And Promise Me …

The Good Traveler

And promise me
You’ll always remember:

Braver than you believe, and
Stronger than you seem, and
Smarter than you think.”

A. A Milne, Winnie the Pooh



On the road

Sonamarg, Kashmir


Let my love surrounds you

Like fireflies

A little light with wings

To fascinate your world wherever you are!

If you ever be in the midst of gloom

And loneliness envelops your soul,

I will always be right there

Like hundreds of shimmering fireflies

To light up your world …



At night

I slept well …

I saw you in my dream!

That’s surreal

This moment of joy is gifted by God ….



If only you knew ….

You’re always in my thoughts!

I do not know what tomorrow will bring …

For now,

I m too scared to get my heart broken!


Love Green and Greenery

I can breathe where there is green. Green grows hope. It keeps my heart beating and helps me remember who I am

Courtney M. Privett, Faelost

Til’ Tomorrow


“A couple hundred years ago Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that ’til tomorrow, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity; you’d think we’d pay more attention to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection. Sometimes the fear if just of making a decision. Because…

What if you’re wrong?

What if you make a mistake you can’t undo?

Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing holds true: That by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumor. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically… ‘The early bird catches the worm.’ ‘A stitch in time saves nine.’ ‘He who hesitates is lost.’ We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time; heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day.

Still, sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant…

That knowing is better than wondering. That waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake, beats the hell out of not trying.”

Excerpt taken from : Grey’s Anatomy: If Tomorrow Never Comes

All I can say is that technically tomorrow never comes, and when it does, it’s actually “today”. There are two days that we can not worry : Yesterday and Tomorrow. So, live today. Do not wait for ‘Til Tomorrow”!! Don’t doom yourself in this ‘yesterday’ and tomorrow'”. Live in the moment. Charlene Richard, a psychotherapists and mindfulness teacher says,

“We often go through the day on autopilot, checking things off our to-do list while the mind is off somewhere daydreaming, worrying or wallowing in a string of stressful thoughts!!”

Mark Twain once wrote:

“I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened”.

So, pull yourself out of the autopilot, and come back to this moment. You can do simply two things to wake up and pay attention to this moment.

Breathe :

“In three seconds, anyone can get back into the body,” Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder of Unplug Meditation. How? Take a breath. “The breath is something that is with us all the time. We breathe something like 21,000 times a day, but we pay zero attention to it,”

Lie down.
Breathe in.
Breathe out.

“Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.” ― Gregory Maguire.

Gratitude :

Gratitude is a powerful expression. Gratefulness reminds us of everything that we have to be grateful for, and help us to appreciate all of the good there is in our life. Being grateful helps us to think less of what is lacking in us, and thus we can focus to the abundance that is already present in our life. Author of “Simple Abundance” Sarah Ban Breathnach puts in words :

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” 

Now that you are breathing, and you are grateful, now you don’t fear anything. You keep trying. You keep moving ahead TODAY, NOW!!