It's my collection of the mails received over the years or the content/media that I came across during my journey through life. Nearly all of them have a message to convey, and some bring a smile on the face ......and hence "Smiling Pearls". I would also like to acknowledge the credit to the original creators of each article or incident included in my blog.....nearly all of them unknown to me, for the wonderful lessons that I have drawn from them. I cherish them, so I treasure them. So will you.
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30 March, 2014
young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting
with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the
responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked
the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon
forget your girlfriends," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the
bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older. No
matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children
you'll have, you are still going to need girlfriends. Remember
to go places with them now and then; do things with them. And remember that
"girlfriends" are not only your friends, but your sisters,your
daughters, and other relatives too. You'll need other women. Women always
a funny piece of advice," the young woman thought. "Haven't I just gotten
married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for
goodness sake! a grownup. Surely my husband and the family we'll start will
be all I need to make my life worthwhile!"
she listened to her Mother; she kept contact with her girlfriends and made more
each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to
understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and
nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, girlfriends are the
mainstays of her life.
almost 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:
Children grow up.
Love waxes and wanes.
Jobs come and go.
Colleagues forget favors.
Men don't call when they say they will.
girlfriends are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between
you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach.
you have to walk that lonesome valley, and you have to walk it for yourself,
your girlfriends will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you,
pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the
valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you. Or
come in and carry you out. My mother, sister, sister-in-law,
"sisters," extended family, and friends bless my life!
world wouldn't be the same without them, and neither would I.
we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys
or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.
I am an Army Officer, who is now re-attired as a Corporate Warrior, and having interest in varied fields from IT to Arts, and Photography to Blogging. I have an inherent inclination for motivation training and personal inspiration. Being an admirer and staunch supporter of human values and humanity, I am always on lookout for means which can help society at large. I am also an extremely passionate Direct Selling Professional and vociferously promote the concept of Time and Financial Freedom. I can be reached by filling the contact form.