What I learnt about life while building PUZZLES… You would be surprised!

This is a story about a P-U-Z-Z-L-E …

In mid-2016 when I first quit my job to work from home, I was a little terrified and agitated. A few weeks into me leaving my job, my husband bought me a 1,000 pieces of jigsaw puzzle as a tool to help calm my mind down. When he first gave it to me, I received it with a smile and I put it away in the cupboard.

Two years later, I decided to do the puzzle. Little did I know, how long or how hard it is to put the pieces together to complete the beautiful picture. I worked day and night towards the one mission I had – to see my completed piece of hard work. There were many nights I stayed past mid night putting them together. It took me almost two and a half weeks to finally get to the completion stage. I was ecstatic when I placed the 999th piece of the puzzle. At that very moment, I felt I could see the light of joy.

Well my story doesn’t quite end here!

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Banana Blueberry / Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

I just love Mini Muffins. They are fabulous and so easy to bake – bakes in less than 30 minutes. Their irresistible bite size form makes it perfect for kids and for people who are trying to watch their diet yet enjoy a little bit of sweet portion.

These little muffins are a very healthy option as I’ve substituted coconut sugar instead of normal sugar. This recipe gives a combination of Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins & Blueberry-Banana Mini Muffins.

Mini Muffins – yummy in the tummy 😀

Here’s the recipe for you! Happy baking 🙂

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A Random Act of Kindness

Today is our 2nd year wedding anniversary. My husband and I decided to go for a morning coffee at a shopping mall close to our home. While we were having our coffee, we spotted this very old couple walking towards to the coffee shop. They looked really adorable together. There was something really special about them. My husband and I are very fond of old couples and they always bring a smile to our faces. When we see old couples, we end up talking about how we would be when we grow old together.

The old man sat down at a table next to us while the woman stood in the line to buy their morning coffee. My husband, Anuj turned to me and said, “Baby, I’m going to buy them coffee”. I was a little reluctant at first. I always feared what if they took our act of kindness the wrong way. Ignoring my thoughts, Anuj stood up and went to the old man and said “We would like to buy coffee for you and your wife”. The old man smiled and said “for sure, you’re very kind”. He just couldn’t help but to smile and continued chatting with us.

The old man told us that he was 93 years old and that he and his wife have been married for 70 plus years. We were really astonished with how long they have been married for. Anuj asked him “What’s the secret to your long and happy marriage?” The old man replied, be pleasant, kind and respectful towards each other. And he continued “When a woman says “No”, she means Maybe and when a woman says “Maybe”, she means “Yes” and when a woman says “Yes”, she’s not a woman. We had a good laugh.

He also shared a marriage joke with us.

“A couple was married for 50 years and they were called for a TV interview. The interviewer asked the woman, “Have you both ever had any arguments”. The woman replied, “Yes, we only had one argument”. The interviewer was surprised that over 50 years of marriage they only had one argument. But the woman continued, “We only had one argument and we are still arguing about it till today!”

How funny was that? We were so joyful being in their company. Although it was a short conversation, it really amazes me how much an old person can share with us. Their life experiences and wisdom are always to be learned from and cherished. My husband and I had such a great conversation and good laugh with this old couple. What can I say? A random act of kindness can put a smile on another person’s face and brighten our day.

On this beautiful day of our 2nd year marriage anniversary, I just wanted to thank God to have matched me with a man with a kind heart and strong values in life. I am very lucky to have someone who always pushes me to my limits to achieve greatness in my life. You are my guiding light, my pillar of strength and my protector. Thank you for always loving and supporting me. I want to grow old with you my dear husband. Happy Anniversary.

What’s your random acts of kindness??? Feel free to share your story!

New Year Resolutions .. Are we really committing to our resolutions?

We all know that when we are approaching the New Year, we are full of excitement and we have New Year resolutions set in our mind. For some people, it may be losing weight, quitting smoking, saving money, have a better work life balance or even as simplest as mine – just showing up on time. So, we have these resolutions, and we are bloody enthusiastic towards getting there, but how many of us do not give up and actually achieve our New Year’s resolutions. Trust me, not many! I did some research on this and it appears that before the first month of the year has even come to an end, most people have given up on their annual commitment to themselves.

So, how you can make, keep and achieve your New Year’s resolutions.

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DIY Easy Rose Bath Bomb

Who doesn’t fancy a nice relaxing bath after a long day.. I am one of them! So, rather than buying expensive bath bombs in the shops, I decided to make my own bath bombs (just like the ones in Lush).

DIY Rose Bath Bomb! They are so easy to make at home and they make such great gifts for your family and friends or even just to pamper yourself. Fun and easy to make, and pretty inexpensive too!

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