Closing cycles

Closing cycles
by Paulo Coelho

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?
You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.

You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.

That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.

Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.

Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”�

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.
This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.

Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.

Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.
HAPPY 2017

We Grew Up!!

*Don’t know who wrote this… But beautiful…….*

Somewhere between *“Crying loudly to seek attention”*
and *“Crying silently to avoid attention”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Katti!!”* and *“Blocked”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Believing in happy endings”* and *“Accepting the reality”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“stealing eclairs of your sis”* and *“Bringing Silk for her”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Just five more mins Mom”* and *“Pressing the snooze button”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Broken Pencils”* and
*“Broken Hearts”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Crying out loud just to get what we want”* and
*“Holding our tears when we are broken inside”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“We are Best Friends Forever”* and *“Knowing that nothing truly lasts”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“I want to grow up”* and
*“I want to be a child again”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Lets meet and plan”* and
*“Lets plan and meet”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Eagerly waiting”* and
*“Forever waiting”*,
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Parents fulfilling our wish”* and
*“We Fulfilling our parent’s dream”,*
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“ 7 pani puris for 1 rupee”* and
*“1 pani puri for 7 rupees”,*
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Ground mai aaja”* and
*“Online aaja”,*
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Craving for pizza”* and
*“Craving for home food”,*
we grew up!!

Somewhere between
*“Waking up at 6 am”* and
*“Sleeping at 6 am”,* we grew up!!

And as we grew up, we realized how, silently but irretrievably, our lives have changed…!! 😊

*Have a good life* 🤗🙃💫

Gujarati Kadhi

Gujarati Kadhi is a Gujarati version of Kadhi, It is very popular Gujarati dish made from curd or butter milk and gram flour. Kadhi is an essential part of Gujarati cuisine. It is very delicious and easy to cook. Here is a quick recipe for this dish 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

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  • Yogurt
  • Gram flour
  • Curry Leaves 
  • Ginger
  • Green chili
  • Dry red chili
  • Chopped potato 1
  • Chopped Raddish (Half)
  • Black pepper (Optional)
  • Sugar half tbsp
  • Salt
  • Cumin powder
  • Cumin seeds
  • Mustard  seeds
  • Coconut Chutney (Optional)
  • Asofoetida

PREPARATIONS:

Step 1:

Mix two tbsp gram flour and a bowl of Yogurt in a bowl.

Mix it properly, make sure there is no lump.

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Step 2:

Grind green chili, ginger and black pepper and mix it to the bowl of yogurt.

Quantity of green chili should depend upon your taste.

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Step 3:

Heat a pan add oil

Step 4:

Add pinch of cumin seeds, Curry leaves, black mustard seeds, asofoetida and dry red chili to the heated oil

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Step 5:

When mustard seeds crackle, add pinch of cumin powder to it.

Step 6:

Add chopped Potatoes and Raddish to it.

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When it is cooked little bit add water and cover the lid until potatoes becomes soft.

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Step 7:

Add bowl of yogurt- Gram flour mix to the pan

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Step 8:

Add salt, water and coconut chutney (Optional)

Quantity of water depends upon the desired consistency.

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Step 9:

Add half tbsp sugar in it.

Boil the mixture for few minutes.

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Kadhi is ready.

Serve hot with Steamed rice 🙂

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Read Read!!

A certain gentleman walked into a Hotel and after perusing through the Menu ordered for some Food.

After about 20 minutes another group of gentlemen walked in and ordered for theirs.

To his dismay, the first gentleman saw them get served first. He watched as they began to eat and laugh heartily.

He even overheard one of them brag about how he knew everyone at that hotel and how things moved fast for him there. He felt he was being mocked.

He contemplated leaving. But he had waited so long. Unable to take it anymore, he called the waiter and spoke sadly of how unfair things were.

The waiter calmly told him, yours is a Special Order Sir, being prepared by the Chief Chef himself. Their orders were prepared hurriedly by Interns because the top chefs are busy with yours. That’s why they came first. Please have some juice as you wait.

Unknown to him the Owner of the Hotel (who happened to be an old long lost Friend of his) had seen him coming and wanted to surprise him. He had made changes to his simple meal to make it a Five Star Meal.

He calmed down and waited. Shortly after, his Meal was served by 6 Waiters and he was waited on hand and foot and being made very comfortable.

The party at the other table were shocked. They couldn’t stop staring. Suddenly they were the ones murmuring, asking why they didn’t get that kind of service and meal.

So it is with Life. Some people are ahead of you and eating now, laughing at you about how they know people and how they’re blessed with money and how they’re enjoying life because of it.

You have been waiting long wondering why its taking so long to get your breakthrough, enduring mockery and humiliation. Maybe you have contemplated suicide, gone through depression or suffered severe mental anxiety.

D O NOT WORRY. The Owner of the World has seen you. And He doesn’t want to give you simple meals like those laughing at you.

You’ve been waiting for long because yours is a Special Meal and takes time. And only Chief Chefs make those.

Take heart today. Wait for your Meal and relax. When it comes, the laughing party will be silenced for good.

Calm Down. You are Special to the Owner of this World…God is there.

 

P.S ( Taken from an article, felt like sharing )

Live life beautifully…..