Sunday, March 23, 2014

Treasured for lifelong...


Treasured memento.... is it a box full of greeting cards and letters, birthday gifts, photographs, trophies or ....

An old e-mail from Dad where he said, "It’s OK and I'm still proud of you", when I failed his expectations.... a memento of his love.

Or my favorite dish Mom made even after I did a walk out on her... memento of her forgiveness.

Or the image of the memory when a friend stood by me when I was going downhill in life... the memento of his friendship.

Or a hug from Brother who loves me no matter what... memento of his care.

Or a message in the inbox from friends to make sure I'm ok after a social hibernation... memento of concern.

Or the happiness I feel when a friend gives me space when I need the "ME" time... memento of understanding.

Or the pride when a cousin shares her secrets only with me... memento of her trust.

Or an "I miss you" e-card from a never-expressive friend... memento of her attachment.

Or the blissfulness when nieces and nephews cling to me the moment I step into the house... memento of their innocence.

Comments on my blog or non-stop bugging, when I ignore writing for long from blogger friends... memento of their time and compassion.


When a person gives me their love, care, understanding, trust and even smiles, they are giving me a part of themselves. And that's the biggest reminder of that person I can preserve. For me every single tiny expression like these are my treasured mementos. I see this as a gesture of acceptance from the people in my life for what I am and not criticizing the weirdness I may exhibit at times. All these moments and smiles complete me and make the picture perfect. If one goes missing, that just takes away the beauty of the whole package. 





I want to thank two lovely friends of mine Aditi and Ankur for tagging me in this contest, conducting by Arti. And now I'm tagging KajalRichaShilpa and Pixie to share their treasured mementos.



46 comments :

  1. Aditi tagged me and now you did too! :)
    Thank you!! I will write my post! :)

    Yours made me smile.. and I was thinking of writing along similar lines! :D

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  2. Indeed treasured are these memories. :-)

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  3. that was sweet man!!!!
    MEMENTO of love they all are at the end!

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  4. Mementos full of love and care ... the most cherished and priceless moments indeed! Loved this post, Sheethal and all the very best for the contest and thanks for tagging me! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Shilpa :) .... Waiting to read about your treasures :)

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  5. Indeed...life is full of priceless memories and mementos...thanks for the tag...will try and do full justice :)

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  6. So very sweet, Sheethal! I love your list of treasured memories!

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  7. This was so lovely... Indeed all these are treasured mementos! I'm so glad I tagged you, warmth in this post!

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    1. Thanks to you, Aditi for the tag... :) ... and making me remind all this once again :)

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  8. sweet.. seriously a beautiful list. I was truly envious of some of them

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  9. This is a treasure trove, Sheethal! Love this list. What beautiful memories you have evoked :)

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  10. Such beautiful little moments...they mean so much and truly, are to be treasured.

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  11. Quite a love-filled post it is. Lovely indeed!

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  12. Thanks for sharing....you're truly blessed with wonderful family and friends!

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    1. Thanks Michelle.... I'm blessed to have so many good people around me, like you :)

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  13. So many beautiful mementos :) Nice work :)

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  14. life's little moments add up to form the precious collage. :)

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  15. Life's little moments and mementos make life worth living and cherishing. Such a happy, feel good post! ♥

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  16. Such things are the treasures buried within our lives. Beautiful post!

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  17. indeed those are the lovely mementos :D beautiful post.

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  18. Ohh I love the memories...priceless and I wish you more of these :)

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  19. that was a beautiful memory you have :)

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  20. So sweet...wonderful treasured mementos!

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  21. These lovely moments are the greatest mementos, I agree. And what for we treasure mementos?Just to keep reminding ourselves of those good days. Loved reading. :)

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    1. Hope we could always treasure these memories :) Thank you Namrata :)

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  22. This treasured moments are indeed the reminder of the lives we live in a single life :) Perfectly stated!

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  23. Love is clearly in all the little things - the ones we so often forget to acknowledge, but would miss terrible if they were taken from us. Thank you for reminding us of that!

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    1. So true... :)

      And thanks to you for reading... :)

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