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Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men

This Thanksgiving was unusual than before! Family was the theme!

“I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.” ~Dan Wilcox

We drove around 180 miles and stayed at a hotel room facing right to the ocean at Pismo beach. Sun was at the right moment to set when my camera clicked it all!
The redness with a touch of orange in color brings all the excitement even though it was sun-set time.

“Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.” ~ Paul Klee
The best part was the Hearst Castle which is near San Simeon beach. I mean we all have heard these fairy tales and stories of kings and queens who had this big palace or castle where they lived happily ever after. Such palaces, castles which we had only seen in story books and in granny’s stories and yet with the imaginary tales we used to feel so happy and content that we used to go to bed peacefully.

“Be w…

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see”

I heard a sad news about my dear friend Zainab in Pakistan that she lost her mother!
It was recently when Pak declared emergency...I asked her while chatting if everything is okay and she said so far it is there is no impact!!! When I asked about her Mom and Dad ...she said Mom is doing great...and so now all of a sudden when Manish gave me this message to me...I just don't feel like believing him! I wish it was a I just cannot see my dear friend who has all the aspiring ambitions to get into University to fulfill them she lost her mother leaving her, twin sisters, a younger brother and Dad and a elder sister who is married.

May Allah give all the peace to the departed soul and give strength to the family to bear this pain and a great loss - ameen!

I still remember her mom talking to me on the phone saying "Zainab keeps talking about you and I always thought its a myth :) now I feel so better after hearing your voice....!" I think am so unlucky that now I will ne…

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice

"Happy Thanksgiving to My entire Dear and Near Ones" ~ Dawn

Let’s make the title of this post true! I am sure my few friends have plans on this day and for the holidays that comes along with it. I wish them a safe trip and enjoy their turkey dinner with friends and family.

"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day". ~Robert Caspar Lintner
When I was in Canada, my first Thanksgiving dinner was with Carol and Stuart and believe me since then I always know the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and no one can fool me there .. lol!
As I move to US, I see there is slight difference in tradition and the concept too; though it means all the same.

May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! For my friends who always wonder what is this ‘Thanksgiving’ all about here is the answer to that:


“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”

It was the afternoon on the weekend; weather was quite sunny yet cold! A very good time to cuddle up in your comforter and have a nap – yes! I was having my afternoon nap!!!

“Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.” ~ Annie Dillard

Suddenly my sleep was disturbed by two ladies in the neighborhood talking and I remember by paying attention to there chat, I heard something like this –
“I wanted to clarify since the name of Pakistani people is so ruined, I want to tell you that we are not like that, and we are nice people!”

“Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.” ~ Jimmy Durante

This sentence made me curious and I went to my front door when I heard a knock on my door. Looking at the perfect opportunity, I opened the door and I saw my neighbor wishing me for Diwali and then I see this lady – who smiled at me and said – ‘Hi, am Nadia. I just live near by and new to US. I thought I might introduce myself to you all and make some friends.”
I fel…

“Life is a festival only to the wise.”

Happy Diwali To All Of You...

“You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Probably thats why I always celebrate my birthday with the same enthusiasm as I used to when I was a kid ;)

Have a safe one