Yes, it is possible!!

These 15 days of ‘lockdown’ have made so many impossibles…possible! Agree on that na!?! I think we agree unanimously.

Now let’s list them down together…

  • It is possible to stay home and spend quality time with the family
  • It is possible to eat home cooked food everyday and enjoy it too
  • It is possible to survive without a maid and realise that she isn’t the life saviour afterall
  • It is possible to clean the house on your own or as a team with your family members.
  • It is possible to get work done from your kids, it takes time but it happens eventually
  • It is possible to wash our own utensils and keep them sparkling
  • It is possible…waking up late everyday….for 21 days…it is possible!
  • It is possible to cultivate hobbies within the confines of your homes and leave no place for boredom
  • It is possible to see a dip in the pollution levels all across the NCR
  • It is possible to silence self and enjoy the chirping of the birds
  • It is possible to stay home and notice each leaf and flower (in the pots) grow and take on fresh life
  • It is possible to stay locked in our homes and yet play Tambola online
  • It is possible to reduce garbage with the minimal activity
  • It is possible to see the Dauladhar hills (about 160km away) from Jallandhar
  • It is possible to wear clothes that are not defined by the fashion trends and yet feel beautiful within
  • It is possible to stay in the confines of our house and search for the purpose of our life
  • It is possible to stay indoors, look inwards and address our fears
  • It is possible to slow down…yes it was possible…we never paid attention
  • It is possible to stay hopeful in the times of despair
  • It is possible to stay home and yet reach out to the people whom you care about
  • It is possible to stand united as a Nation and not divide ourselves into smaller sects
  • It is possible that your account gets credited with 500/- for three consecutive months under PM Garib Kalyan Yojna (I had to go through that humiliation!!)
  • It is possible to reflect, decide to stay in sync with the Nature and choose to be a minimalist!!

Now it’s your turn…add to the list. Remember, we are in this together. I urge you to reflect and see this list increase. It is simple. Leave it as a comment in the blog, or on my fb page or as a WhatsApp message and I will add it to the blog. More importantly, it is possible! 😊

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How can we reduce pollution?

It is an important lesson that has to be taught to our kids in school like many other chapters. I tried to do that BUT of all the solutions given in the text books or on the internet which the kids seem to have parroted, none seems to actually provide a workable solution. They are merely sermons…sermons delivered…sermons heard…and sermons forgotten!!

The best way to reduce pollution is to be a MINIMALIST!! Surprisingly, none of the books or articles list it as a solution. Yup, because it doesn’t go in the favour of the Industrial World we live in!

The day we reduce our needs, we buy less, we create much lesser dump, the carbon print is reduced and as a result we reduce pollution…as simple as that!!

The day I become a minimalist, I transform my life. I not only reduce waste but reduce my worries and there is a surge in the positive energy…something that I have started to experience!!

My endeavour is to let each child who touches my life, experience this wonderful Energy…the surge…the positivity…the simplicity…the power of being a Minimalist!!

So once again…
How can we reduce pollution?

Be a minimalist…