Waiting for Daddy

Alayna can’t wait for her Dad to be in Hong Kong and is more than ready for the Scandinavian trip! 2 more days to go!!

While in Hong Kong, we’ve so far been to Disneyland, a couple of museums, met up with friends and family and of course did a bit of shopping.

Latest favourite – the Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Nothing like her

I went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and wash my face this evening. When I walk out, my daughter shouts “Surprise” I’m glad it didn’t take me more than a second to see that she had changed her clothes all by herself! Even her T-shirt…: this was the first time ever. I could see the twinkle in her eyes. And she did that just for me. To make me happy. For my smile.

I don’t think I have ever felt more pride. I am so blessed to have her. These little minds are capable of giving us the best moments of our lives – usually at the most unexpected times. I love her to bits. πŸ™‚

A wiser daughter…or mother?

This is the first time my daughter and I are traveling without her dad. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but I could picture us pulling each others’ hair out. But on the contrary, she seems to have grown into a wiser little girl all of a sudden. And when I told someone that, they said, it could also be because you have grown as a mother. I have no choice but to be there for her the whole time till her dad joins us on the weekend!

Been a long while…

I didn’t even remember I had this site. It feels like a lifetime away. 4 years ago…

So much has changed since then.

I am a mother now. My life from the time I wrote my last post has become of a completely different person.

I looked back and some posts and I wonder what I was going on about. Becoming a parent changes you inside and out. Your priorities change, you judge less, appreciate more, become less selfish, your lookout on life is different and you become that tad bit wiser.

I’m still dealing with emotional rollercoasters like before but I am learning.

Optimism

I can’t expect optimism from you if I discourage myself. Only if I believe in it will I be able to make my dreams come true. So thanks for always being there to guide me down the road of optimism when I am giving up, but I know there is no one but me who can truly fill my life with positivity.

A nice quote on Criticism

We have all been criticized and most probably criticized someone. Sometimes it can pinch us at the wrong spot. I came across this quote and thought maybe we shouldn’t take criticism so hard after all.

β€œThe motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”

― Criss Jami

What’s happiness?

Is it waking up to a beautiful sunny day?
Or to the sound of rain on your window?
Or when you find a dollar coin?
It giving two dollars to a homeless guy?
Maybe swimming in the sea or walking along the beach?

It’s amazing how happiness is defined so differently for each person. I don’t think this word should be in the dictionary. I doubt a lot of people even understand what it is or when they are actually feeling it.

Maybe we should be taught in school about happiness. That will help children learn about themselves and know what actually makes them happy. This will stop them from assuming that by doing what their parents want or what the other classmate does is the only way to bring happiness. Money doesn’t have to be it. Neither does a big house or a flashy car.
If we learn what true happiness is early on, we will be able to make good choices for ourselves. Really good and correct choices. We’ll regret less. And the world would be a happier place and I believe there would be fewer of the bad guys.

Know what makes you happy. πŸ™‚ And then… Be Happy!

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