Kids make the Cutest Things

Kids say the darndest things.
Kids do the funniest things.
Kids make the cutest things.

Ari made me this beautiful card for Mother’s Day.

The flower petals are made from color prints from his little finger tips.

I have no doubts. I am the luckiest girl on earth.

Happy Heritage Day

Adi’s school had arranged a celebration for Heritage Day today morning. Kids has dressed up in their traditional costumes. Each of them held a flag showcasing their heritage. It was such a wonderful sight to see.

Ad did a short 3 minute Silambam (Indian martial arts) to showcase his Indian heritage. He got a lot of kudos from his teachers and principals.

The best part of the event for Adi was when several pretty looking girls gathered around him after his Silambam performance. I over heard the girls saying “Hey…I didn’t know you could do something that cool”, ” Nobody can mess with you, can they” 🙂

The things that separate us (heritage, skin color, language, accent, goals, myths, beliefs etc) are all very miniscule compared to what unites as humanity (our common goals are all alike…are they not….to spread joy, to provide for our families/society/country/world, to live a meaningful life).

Happy Heritage Day. Spread the cheer around.

Symmetry in Nature – What a Wonder?

Symmetry in nature – what a wonder?!

This little plant (in the front yard) caught my attention as I was rushing to pack the kids up in the car to take them to Tamil School today morning. I paused for a second to admire the symmetry and felt compelled to take a picture of it.

Adi gave me a stern look and said: “Amma, You have been nagging us all morning to get ready and get in the car. Now you stand there enjoying that silly little plant and then clicking pictures of it. Get in the car – NOW.”

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. – Herbert Read

I got in the car and then proceeded to give the kids one of my long lectures. The topic was “stop & enjoy the little things in life”.

What little thing did you enjoy today? A leaf, a plant, a fruit, a conversation, a smile, a hug, some hot chai. What was it?