Fabulous Reads This Week on Medium

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Did the week whizz by or am I imagining it? But of course I know that Time waits for no one and ambles on at her own steady pace regardless of our perception of her speed.

I had a pleasantly busy week with work deadlines, lots of cooking (think batches of stuffed cheesy garlic bread and lasagna), and some Netflix. I also went for walks around the market and enjoyed the colorful sights that are unique to our local market.

One evening I was obsessed with writing and have a lot of drafts to show for it. Happy times.

And then, there was the reading. It was overwhelming to discover so many wonderful writers and I am guilty of not commenting on all the posts although I wholeheartedly clapped/highlighted/tweeted. I guess Medium will always be addictive.

Here are the posts I enjoyed this week — some made me laugh, some made me reflect, some sobered me up — and ALL of them left me in awe.

With gratitude, here we go!

Ching Ching’s post where she talks about Old Aunty Sim’s instructions for growing an orchid had me laughing. She compares it to surviving in another country.

And just when I thought I would like to know JM Heatherly a little better, I read his fascinating “about me” story. Blessed to be connected and be at the receiving end of his kind and thoughtful comments.

Trista Signe Ainsworth’s opening words in her post kept me hooked. She asks: Have you ever felt a deep pang of disappointment from the outcomes of your writing?

Jennifer Dunne’s post offers four solid strategies to help you stay positive and productive as a writer. Bookmark!

Diana C.’s writing prompts are always fantastic and these are no exception. I know they’re meant for 26th–31st of July, but I see absolutely no reason why you can’t use them whenever you want. Enjoy!

APURVAM’s offers valuable information about the Science of Aging and Beauty

I loved Sandra Pawula’s post about calming your emotions and reclaiming your peace. Her tips were timely!

Evelyn Lim’s post about how to discover the true meaning of a relationship with money is and how an improvement can help you create a positive shift in your well-being offers fresh perspective on what you feel about money.

In her post, Trista Signe Ainsworth talks about how to relax and let life flow. Lovely read!

Thief is a talented weaver of words and I had a great time reading his poetry. Here’s one.

I loved Pene Hodge’s post about soul connections!

Adrienne Parkhurst’s letter to her dad, in verse, had me in tears.

Barbara Dalton’s post took me down memory lane. I may or may not have filled my son’s ears with “those were the days” stories!

Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc offers four soulful ways to nurture wisdom

And with that, it’s a wrap for this week.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead!

With love ❤

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles. Did you smile today?




Writing about Self Improvement, Mindfulness, Meditation, Parenting, Health, Travel, Life, Books. Showing my diabetes who’s boss. Visit: https://vidyasury.com

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Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Writing about Self Improvement, Mindfulness, Meditation, Parenting, Health, Travel, Life, Books. Showing my diabetes who’s boss. Visit: https://vidyasury.com

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