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Slightly Religious Post



I don't think I've ever done a religious post here. I have been thinking of making a poster for my favorite stanza from The Bhagwad Geeta - Hindu religious text. It is known as Geeta Saar or the Essence of Geeta. It gives me strength in the bad times and happiness in good times. I want to hang this somewhere I can see it daily.

Not one of the most stellar LOs I've done, but I wanted to keep this simple and focus on the text.

Geeta Saar




Among other news, we are leaving for Toronto next Saturday. Our Aunt has been calling us for a couple of years (!) and we're finally going this time. On our last trip, Mehul was 2.5 months old. We went by air that time and it was the Christmas weekend. Nightmare! Not something I wish to repeat. BTW, he turned from tummy to back for the first time in their house! Now he's 2.5 years old. We'll be returning on the 4th of July. I have the 5th off as well. I have a couple of novels for myself (including Harry Potter - Half Blood Prince for a re-read) and coloring and board books for Mehul. It's a 9 hour journey by car. The longest he's been in the car is 3 hours for Ocean City and even then he had a meltdown. Let's see how he holds this time. We'll be taking breaks every couple of hours.

Today is cleaning day. Couple of loads of laundry, deep cleaning Master Bath, Powder room and Kitchen, dusting and vacuuming and picking up wherever necessary. Fun.

Comments

Sue said…
That's really beautiful and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing it here.

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