Everyday Inspiration, Day Eight: Reinvent the Letter Format

Day Eight : Reinvent the Letter Format

Dear Aunt Bela,

It was a long time ago we the siblings came for a visit to  our grandparent’s house in Cheora. Though our grandparents passed away, we found you in the house. 

I asked you, Bela Auntie, how many children do you have?

You replied: I have two a boy and a girl. The girl is only a few months old.

I said: Auntie can I see the baby?

You told me I can she is in the bedroom.

I ran to see her, she was lifting one leg and then the other, she did not know who I was, but quietly played in her cradle. I thought she was so quiet, did not cry at all, even though I was a  complete stranger.

Everyday I went to the kitchen to watch you cooking, suddenly you said: Ranu it’d be so nice if someone invented a pill we could swallow instead of eating plate full of food which took so much time to cook and we ate it so quickly. Then had to wash the dishes. 

I laughed and told you, yes it’s simple, but we are humans we want to get the aroma of  food and chew and swallow it to get the taste. No auntie I don’t think your wish can be fulfilled.

We left after two months, I loved seeing you and your little girl and told my friends about our vacation.

I wanted to see you again, but couldn’t I was teaching in a school, you came to our house in Comilla, you told my mom you will visit again to see me.

Unfortunately it never happened, you suddenly passed away. 

I hope you are in heaven and do not have to cook anymore.

I love you Auntie Bela, may you rest in peace!

Your niece Ranu

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Everyday Inspiration,Day Seven: Let Social Media Inspire You

Day Seven: Let Social Media Inspire You

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Blue Marten


In our universe a star explodes and dies every single second and there’s you, worrying about work tomorrow.

I think a star explodes and dies every single second is, Natures way of controlling over-population.

I have to worry and work diligently, so my place will not go to someone else.

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Everyday Inspiration,Day Six: The Space to Write

Day Six: The Space to Write

When I write I look for a quiet place. My bedroom fits the description. I need a notebook to write  what my assignment is. I then start writing. I need a few things, my laptop, a pen, and my TV in the background, I put it on mute, the continuous repetition of the weather annoys me. 

Why do I have it on? To check the weather forecast  if I feel like going out for a few minutes. Unfortunately past few days the weather is not fit to go anywhere. 

In a way it’s good I can concentrate on the assignment.

I of course need a decent chair to sit on, light because outside is dark, I do hope the rough weather will not cause power failure. These are some things that can motivate my writing.

Readers when writing your comment, please add a few lines to let me know what do you like me to write in the future? Thank you all.

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Five: Hook ‘Em With a Quote

Day Five: Hook ‘Em With a Quote

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.____ Bernard M. Baruch

I chose Bernard M. Baruch’s quote, it makes me feel, there is someone out there who inspires me to speak my mind.

My mom always told me  I was too outspoken. I tried to convince her, I don’t like to pretend who I’m not.

Her words of wisdom was: ‘people will dislike you, they’ll ostracize you.’

When my mom was trying to change me, I wasn’t aware then that there was someone who wanted us  to say what we  feel. I did face criticism for speaking my mind, some gave me a weird look, but there were others who  liked the way I am because I did not pretend.

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Everyday Inspiration,Day 4: A Story in a Single Image


Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

Imagine this is Heathrow Airport in London, England, I am the passenger waiting to board an Air Canada flight to Montreal, Canada. It is 8am, I went to the counter, handed my passport, ticket and was about to put my luggage, when the man at the desk said, ‘stop me darlin, your flight is at 10 pm, not am, I’m afraid I can’t check you in this early.’

My brother and his wife said, ‘Let’s go back home, we’ll come back at the right time.’

I was both embarrassed and guilty, I opted to stay at the airport and wait all those hours, rather than go back with my brother and his wife. My sister-in- law tried to convince me it was way too long to wait at the airport. I disagreed and they reluctantly left and I felt relieved.

I found a spot at the airport lounge, took a seat and watched passengers coming in and departing. the first few minutes were magical, all these people speaking languages, I did not understand, but I wasn’t bored or unhappy, it was the first time in my life I was stuck in an airport, I was determined to enjoy the experience.

The next hour I got up with my cabin luggage and went to get some food, the place I chose was, ‘EAT,’ they had fast foods galore, I  picked something that would not disturb my digestive system. Found another place to sit and chomped my food.

I spent eight hours watching, walking, at times eating, finally the dreadful hours came to a screeching halt with  the announcement: ‘Air Canada flight to Montreal is boarding.’

These were the sweetest words I heard after so many hours of waiting. 

It taught me a lesson, check the time of my flight before I dash my way to the Airport.    

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Three: One-Word Inspiration


One-Word Prompt: Home

When I hear the word Home,

Instantly I see children roam.

There is music in the air,

little voices  singing  have no care.

Mama darling is busy cooking,

Delicious dishes everyone likes eating.

aroma of the food is out of this world,

the spaghetti is quietly making a swirl.

I remember, no one  cooks like our mom,

When school is out we can’t wait to be Home,

So sweet is the word Home!

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Everyday Inspiration,Day Two: Write a list

#Everyday Inspiration, Day Two: Write a List

Out of the topics, I chose : Things I’ve learned

  1. Children are innocent and honest.
  2. It’s best to let the friend or foe know if I am unable to help.
  3. Reading books help to enlarge my vocabulary and style of writing.
  4. A real friend is difficult to have.
  5. It’s wise to ask God for help, rather than humans.
  6. Early to bed, early to rise, will make me, healthy, wealthy and wise.
  7. Junk food is bad for my digestive system.
  8. As I sow, so shall I reap.
  9. If I keep my brain active, dementia will spare me.
  10. Shovelling snow is not an easy job.
  11. Rich or poor, respect everyone.
  12. Smoking is not good for anyone.
  13. Over using red pepper will burn my stomach.
  14. A friend in need, is a friend indeed.
  15. I must not  count my  chickens before they are hatched!
  16. ……….…………………………………………. 🙂  🙂   🙂

Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration,   Day One Why Do I write: I write because it helps me say what is lodged in my brain. I try to help anyone who asks me , even if what they want is not within the scope of things I can do, still I look for ways to be of service to my friends and acquaintances. It happened to me recently,I tried my best, but what I thought will help was a disaster, something I thought would help didn’t. The reply I received stunned me, made me feel so small. I promised myself if I’m not able to do what I was asked, I should not suggest someone else’s name.  This is a lesson I learned.  ……………………………………….. 😦

Bollywood Song; Duniya badal rahi hai,posted and translated by ranu

World is changing ,

do not waste time shedding tears.

Let your eye-lashes cover your tears.

My heart wants you to

transform your tears into flame

wash the scars of your heart

with rays of hope.

In this dark storm of sorrow,

light up the lamp of your mind.

Get rid of pessimism,

look forward to your morning

with hope.

It’s difficult to check my emotions,

when I watch your face.

erase the memory of your

ruined life,

change it into something positive,

O my friend,

it’s no use shedding tears!

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