Love You Mumma...

She takes up so many headaches for me, and panics so easily for no reason at all if I don’t pick up her call. She is the ‘go-to’ person in our home when we don’t find a thing in its place. We owe our peaceful mornings and ‘get-ready-to’ times to her. I can’t imagine the chaos that the house would have been in, without her. She is our savior from father’s occasional anger and irritation. Even though we all dislike her nagging, it’s just so adorable. She loves me, and I love her, even though we don’t express it with words that often.

She’s aging gracefully if that’s what it can be called. From needing spectacles to read the newspaper, dealing with frequent joint pains, and fighting high blood pressure, she’s gradually equipping herself with all the knowledge that’s required. Her TV time has shifted from daily soaps to watching yoga and healthcare shows in CareWorld and Aastha channel. And since last year she’s been losing weight too. The least I can do every day is to ease her of some of the huge stress- both physical and mental. I try helping her out, and not wasting too much time in front of the laptop that annoys her to no end. Quality time with family and relatives does her good; I love and treasure the time I spend with her in our kitchen where she teaches me, guides me, helps me and admonishes me. We come up with delicious dishes and really hilarious child-like discoveries.

And she takes too much stress. Be it my food habits; my heart burns and other health issues; and emotional and esteem problems, she’s the one bothered so much. She’s so tensed and yet is brave not to let it show. Unconditional love takes its toll. A soothing aromatherapy massage is what she really needs. Parachute Advanced Aromatherapy oil is best for #StressFreeMom. I would love to accompany her to the spa for a rejuvenating massage, manicure and pedicure when I earn my first salary. J J

I believe everyday is an occasion to celebrate mother’s day. Every day when you wake up in the morning, take time to realize how blessed you are to have a mother. If some of you don’t have her by your side at present, pray for her well being and make sure to reach her. If god deceived some of you by calling her to his abode soon enough, be thankful for the beautiful past and the heart-warming memories of your doting mother. She did her part and now you need to make her proud. She’s always watching over you. Believe, have faith and live on. And some of you who think yourself unlucky to have not even seen her face since birth, remember you were cradled in love. You spent so many months so close to her, so close to her heart, in her womb. That is not much, but still something to be grateful for.

I’m blogging about why my mother needs to de-stress with a Parachute Advansed Aromatherapy Oil massage for the #StressFreeMom activity at BlogAdda.


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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