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International philanthropist and global icon Meera Gandhi has played many roles over the course of her life. As the founder and CEO of The Giving Back Foundation, Meera has travelled the world in service of the underprivileged. As a former volunteer at Ashadaan, she learnt the joy of self-sacrifice from Mother Teresa herself. As a mother, she raised her three children while successfully managing her philanthropic, business and social engagements. 

 
3 TIPS ON HOW TO RECHARGE YOUR HOME
AND WORKSPACE
April 21, 2024

 Put the focus on joy: Look around your room, look at the
thing, the object or the piece of art that makes you happy
and joyful, and move it into a central position in your room.

 Allow for spontaneity: Our energies are always changing, and
we should feel free to move little things in and out of our
work and our home spaces.

 Let it reflect
you: Take a moment to make sure that your
space is resonating with your current energy at that particular
point in time.

It is an underappreciated fact that spaces have a profound effect on us. Whether it is our mood, our psyche or our drive—the aura of the space we are in has the potential to help us or hinder us.

Ourspace can make our tasks feel inspired or make them
feel like a chore.

Luckily, small changes can have a big impact on how our
surroundings affect us.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time we struggle to adjust to the aura of our home or workspace—a few thoughtful flourishes are enough to bring the space closer to how we want it to be at
any given time.

Early in 2021, I was transitioning from my Manhattan townhouse
to my home in the country, Ledgewood.

While packing, I found that over twenty-five years of living in the same townhouse had produced a collection of too many paintings, objets d’art, furniture, clothes, crockery and silverware!

Instead of it being a liberating experience, my impending move was becoming an overdrawn battle of dealing with things that had lost their relevance to me years ago.

On the advice of an interior designer friend, Gilbert Holmes,
I took up the mantra: ‘Declutter, Declutter, Declutter.’

So, a tonne of things were sent to several charities for redistribution
among those who needed them the most. Perfect! What a great sense
of joy and relief!

Decluttering is freeing as we let go of what no longer serves our
needs in our current stage of life!

We need to surround ourselves only with things that serve our
current energy.

Furthermore, don’t underestimate the importance of having
 some emptiness.

Thoughts need some empty walls and spaces so the good ideas can incubate and take flight. Get rid of things!

Let others enjoy them; it’s okay. Just do what keeps you happily charged and motivated to get your work done!

It’s also important to not forget the unseen dimension of the
aura.

The thing I do most often is that I light a scented candle,
in every room each day.

 I use my own Giving Candle, and it changes the energy—after
all, it has herbs and flowers of my choosing, which I prepared while
I meditated on the aroma—and is an extraordinarily transformative
tool to have in the house.

I also add a little spray of the Giving fragrance on the crown
chakra and in front of the yoga mat before yoga practice or my
 daily meditation.

The three key herbs chamomile, rosemary and basil are
excellent for cleansing and purifying!

Let’s give the best to ourselves and our spaces as we live fully
each day of our lives!
 
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON BEING A GOOD LEADER
April 14, 2024
 
 Be compassionate: Compassion is the emotional trait that
enables managers to become strong leaders.

Deliver on your promises: Never disappoint those
who work under you.

Lead by example: Encourage cooperation, giving back and
love in your team. Don’t forget to lead by example!

Aleader is someone who can direct human efforts in the best possible direction to achieve the best possible outcome.

A leader looks at the pros and cons of a situation as well
as the different ways of accomplishing goals, and should effectively
communicate these to the team.

Therefore, strong analytical skills and
a process that the team can understand well are important.

As a leader, I never ask anyone to do anything I would not do myself.
If I ask for something to be done—I am 100 per cent responsible if something goes wrong, having directed this action.

It’s also important to compensate everyone involved fairly, and
reward them by telling the team or person what they did right along
with monetary compensation.

Finally, stay on the project until it is done, because as a leader,
there might be challenges that need answers that only you can provide!

Above all, when you select people to work for you, trust them!

When I think of leadership in my own life, my thoughts go back
to my earlier experiences of leadership in Mumbai at the St. Anne’s
High School at Fort, and at The Cathedral and John Connon School.

At both schools, I was elected the head girl of the student council
and then, at the University of Delhi, I was elected the Vice President
and President of JMC (Jesus and Mary College).

I always thought of leadership as a service. For me, it was a way
to use my skills and my ‘ins’ with the college administration to solve
problems for other people who are of my age, or to put forward ideas
they might be passionate about.

Being a leader was a joy as I loved
interacting with all kinds of people, understanding their different points of view and finding solutions to their problems.

I would sit in the JMC canteen, eating my chana bhatura and
drinking karak chai, listening to things that were going on in college,
or in other colleges and in the lives of others.

 If someone needed something done, they knew I was just an ear away and always happy to help optimize a situation, if it fell within
my value system.

I held up certain values of honesty, integrity and rightful living,
which basically meant not hurting another human, and no one could
sway me from my principles.

This quality of keeping true to one’s inner compass that I developed
 at JMC in Delhi and imbibed from the nuns has literally taken me through life, keeping me ‘on course’ during many
challenging moments!
 
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON TRYING TO MAKE A TRAVEL OR
SCHEDULING DECISION
April 7, 2024
 

 Schedule correctly: When you hear the proposed date of travel,
ask yourself whether it sounds comfortable or stressful.

 Be flexible: If the date of travel sounds stressful and unaligned
with current happenings, reschedule!

 Prioritize: Ask yourself whether you really need this trip or
not. Can the same thing be accomplished by phone or video
conference? Prioritize time.

Travel has been one of the definitive factors in my life, just as it is in the lives of millions. It is how I gain a deeper understanding of the world and its many glorious cultures, languages and people.

My travel experiences have always been a source of great joy and learning to me. No matter the original purpose of each trip, I always try to make the most of it by trying something new, visiting family, or meeting an old friend along the way.

Adopting a multitasking mindset also helps you adopt a
mindset of flexibility.

By structuring your time, this rule can be applied to
 so many other aspects of your life.

However, like anything else, too much travel is not a good idea.
I wrote down these tips before most travel came to a grinding halt
at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I was starting to feel the stress of traveling constantly and it was becoming very unsettling.

It’s not like I had much of a choice in the matter either.

My three children were studying in London, Rhode Island and Washington, DC, while I was living between Hong Kong and India, managing home and the demands of a married life, and running the Giving Back Foundation.

It was a thinly spread existence!

 I was caught in a cycle of planning, packing, traveling, arriving, unpacking, attending meetings or meeting family, packing for the trip back, and repeating each step all over again.

It was very exhausting, important as it was, and joyful as I could see
and guide my children!

My takeaway from these years of extensive travel was simple: if
you don’t absolutely need to take the trip, try to find a solution by
videoconferencing.

If you are too busy, find another date to travel.

Finally, when you do decide to take the trip, pack calmly,
meditate on the plane and enjoy the trip.

 If you are going to go the mile anyway,
you might as well enjoy the trip!
 
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON HOW TO RECHARGE YOUR HOME
AND WORKSPACE
March 31, 2024
 
 Put the focus on joy: Look around your room, look at the
thing, the object or the piece of art that makes you happy
and joyful, and move it into a central position in your room.

 Allow for spontaneity: Our energies are always changing, and
we should feel free to move little things in and out of our
work and our home spaces.

 Let it reflect
you: Take a moment to make sure that your
space is resonating with your current energy at that particular
point in time.

It is an underappreciated fact that spaces have a profound effect on us. Whether it is our mood, our psyche or our drive—the aura of the space we are in has the potential to help us or hinder us.

 Our space can make our tasks feel inspired or make them feel
 like a chore.

Luckily, small changes can have a big impact on how our
surroundings affect us.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time we struggle to adjust
 to the aura of our home or workspace—a few thoughtful flourishes are enough to bring the space closer to how we want it to be at
any given time.

Early in 2021, I was transitioning from my Manhattan townhouse
to my home in the country, Ledgewood.

While packing, I found that over twenty-five years of living in the same townhouse had produced a collection of too many paintings, objets d’art, furniture, clothes, crockery and silverware!

Instead of it being a liberating experience, my impending move was becoming an overdrawn battle of dealing with things that had lost their relevance to me years ago.

On the advice of an interior designer friend, Gilbert Holmes,
I took up the mantra: ‘Declutter, Declutter, Declutter.’

So, a tonne of things were sent to several charities for redistribution
among those who needed them the most. Perfect!

What a great sense of joy and relief!

Decluttering is freeing as we let go of what no longer serves our
needs in our current stage of life!

We need to surround ourselves only with things that serve our
current energy.

Furthermore, don’t underestimate the importance of
having some emptiness.

Thoughts need some empty walls and spaces so the good ideas can incubate and take flight.

Get rid of things! Let others enjoy them; it’s okay.

Just do what keeps you happily charged and motivated
 to get your work done!

It’s also important to not forget the unseen dimension of the aura.
The thing I do most often is that I light a scented candle,
in every room each day.

I use my own Giving Candle, and it changes the energy—
after all, it has herbs and flowers of my choosing, which I prepared while I meditated on the aroma—and is an extraordinarily transformative tool to have in the house.

I also add a little spray of the Giving fragrance on the crown
chakra and in front of the yoga mat before yoga practice or my
daily meditation.

The three key herbs chamomile, rosemary and basil are
excellent for cleansing and purifying!

Let’s give the best to ourselves and our spaces as we live fully
each day of our lives!

 
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON OWNERSHIP
March 24, 2024

 
Ownership is a myth: While we are on this planet, we have to
understand that we never really own anything, not even real
estate. When we pass away, we leave it all behind.

Ownership is transient: We have to understand that our
belongings are loaned to us by the universe to enhance our
lives, and so, we should cherish the things we have.

Welcome joy, not stress: We should not be attached to things.
We should enjoy our belongings as their purpose is to bring
joy into our lives and not stress.

Let’s examine our relationship to material things.

We own things because they connect us to people, to places, to life experiences. They provide shelter, safety and enable us to take care of ourselves and accomplish whatever goals we set out to accomplish.

These things are useful while we are alive, but we must always remember that the minute we die,  they are of no use to us whatsoever.

The ownership of things gives us a sense of status and
safety. This, in turn, help us attain our goals and wishes.

Ownership, thus, has a powerful effect on the earth and the people around us as it enables us to fulfill our mission on this planet.

It is best to consider the things we own as loans. So, we must
take care of these things and make sure that they are actually serving
our needs on this journey of life.

Non-attachment or aparigraha (a Sanskrit word for non-possession and non-greed) is an important quality to cultivate in our lives.

We must remember this while acquiring ownership of homes, cars, clothes, jewellery, books, digital equipment and other worldly objects.

The biggest mistake we make when we acquire all that we strive for
with hard work is that we forget to enjoy it!

Don’t make that mistake.

Enjoy your things; you deserve it. Enjoy it without attachment,
without greed, and without boastfulness or ungratefulness!

You deserve to own some of the earth’s wealth.

Work hard and enjoy it!
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON BEING A GOOD LEADER
March 17, 2024
 Be compassionate: Compassion is the emotional trait that
enables managers to become strong leaders.

Deliver on your promises: Never disappoint those
who work under you.

Lead by example: Encourage cooperation, giving back and
love in your team. Don’t forget to lead by example!

Aleader is someone who can direct human efforts in the best possible direction to achieve the best possible outcome.

A leader looks at the pros and cons of a situation as well
as the different ways of accomplishing goals, and should effectively
communicate these to the team.

Therefore, strong analytical skills and a process that the team
can understand well are important.

As a leader, I never ask anyone to do anything I would not do myself.

If I ask for something to be done—I am 100 per cent responsible
 if something goes wrong, having directed this action.

It’s also important to compensate everyone involved fairly, and
reward them by telling the team or person what they did right along
with monetary compensation.

Finally, stay on the project until it is done, because as a leader,
there might be challenges that need answers that only you can provide!

Above all, when you select people to work for you, trust them!

When I think of leadership in my own life, my thoughts go back
to my earlier experiences of leadership in Mumbai at the St. Anne’s
High School at Fort, and at The Cathedral and John Connon School.

At both schools, I was elected the head girl of the student council
and then, at the University of Delhi, I was elected the Vice President
and President of JMC (Jesus and Mary College).

I always thought of leadership as a service. For me, it was a way
to use my skills and my ‘ins’ with the college administration to solve
problems for other people who are of my age, or to put forward ideas
they might be passionate about.

Being a leader was a joy as I loved interacting with all kinds of people, understanding their different points of view and finding solutions
to their problems.

I would sit in the JMC canteen, eating my chana bhatura and
drinking karak chai, listening to things that were going on in college,
or in other colleges and in the lives of others.

If someone needed something done, they knew I was just an ear away and always happy to help optimize a situation, if it fell within
my value system.

I held up certain values of honesty, integrity and rightful living,
which basically meant not hurting another human, and no one could
sway me from my principles.

This quality of keeping true to one’s inner compass that I developed at JMC in Delhi and imbibed from the nuns has literally taken me through life, keeping me ‘on course’ during many
challenging moments!
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON TRYING TO MAKE A TRAVEL OR
SCHEDULING DECISION
March 10, 2024

Schedule correctly: When you hear the proposed date of travel,
ask yourself whether it sounds comfortable or stressful.

 Be flexible: If the date of travel sounds stressful and unaligned
with current happenings, reschedule!

 Prioritize: Ask yourself whether you really need this trip or
not. Can the same thing be accomplished by phone or video
conference? Prioritize time.

Travel has been one of the definitive factors in my life, just as it is in the lives of millions. It is how I gain a deeper understanding of the world and its many glorious cultures, languages and people.

My travel experiences have always been a source of great joy and learning to me. No matter the original purpose of
each trip, I always try to make the most of it by trying something
new, visiting family, or meeting an old friend along the way.

Adopting a multitasking mindset also helps you adopt a
mindset of flexibility.

By structuring your time, this rule can be applied to so many other
aspects of your life.

However, like anything else, too much travel is not a good idea.
I wrote down these tips before most travel came to a grinding halt
at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I was starting to feel the stress of traveling constantly and it was becoming very unsettling.

It’s not like I had much of a choice in the matter either.
My three children were studying in London, Rhode Island and Washington, DC, while I was living between Hong Kong and India, managing home and the demands of a married life, and running the Giving Back Foundation.

It was a thinly spread existence! I was caught in a cycle of planning,
packing, travelling, arriving, unpacking, attending meetings or meeting
family, packing for the trip back, and repeating each step all over again.
It was very exhausting, important as it was, and joyful as I could see
and guide my children!

My takeaway from these years of extensive travel was simple: if
you don’t absolutely need to take the trip, try to find a solution
 by videoconferencing.

 If you are too busy, find another date to travel.

Finally, when you do decide to take the trip, pack calmly,
meditate on the plane and enjoy the trip.

If you are going to go the mile anyway,
you might as well enjoy the trip!
 
#  #  #
3TIPS TO ACCOMPLISH AND SUCCEED IN
YOUR WORK LIFE
March 3, 2024
 
Do your best: Perform any task you are doing to the very
best of your ability. With determination, you will be able to
accomplish any task and any goal.

 Don’t hurt others: Do not accomplish things at the cost of
anyone in the short or long run. Accomplishing things to the
detriment of others will inhibit your ability to be truly successful
in the long run.

 Believe in your work: Believe in what you are doing.
Self confidence is essential to accomplishing a goal successfully.

Success is seen as the measure of one’s will. Those with the strongest will and the dedication to back it succeed. But is that all there is to it?
 I think there is an even simpler definition.

The formula to becoming an accomplished person is simple.
Perform your work to the best of your ability in every given moment.

That’s it! Nothing more is needed!

I remember attending a sewing class at the Convent of Jesus and
Mary School in Delhi. I was six years old, and was working on the
embroidery for a tea cosy. I was painstakingly sewing in the outline
of the red flowers in ‘chain stitch’ and filling the petals in
to give the teacher.

Before I knew it, the bell rang and my neighbour said, ‘Oops!
You did not finish the green stems! We were supposed to have all that
done. The teacher will be so mad at you!’

I was nervous as I took my work up to the needlework teacher’s
desk. She looked at my embroidery and said, ‘This is flawless.’

She held it up to the class and said, ‘Look at this example of neat work.
All of you should talk less and focus on doing such beautiful work.’

‘But I did not get to the green stems,’ I said softly.

‘Yes, I see that,’ said the teacher kindly. ‘You will have to come
in five minutes early for the next class, missing five minutes of break
time, so that you can get this done.’

She was smiling. ‘But your work is excellent,’ she added.
This is one of my earliest memories of being commended
 for my work.

 I understood the power of excellence and enjoyed the feeling
of doing my best and knowing that it was the way forward.

While working hard on our personal goals, we have to believe in them and accomplish them without hurting anyone—even ourselves—in the
process. These ideas have led many great people to accomplish their
ideas with ease and success.

When I think about success, I remember the cycling race organized
by the Jaycee Committee in 1978. I was then a teenager in Mumbai.

 I loved bicycling and wanted to take part in the amateur cycling race,
which was to start at the Flora restaurant in Worli and end at the
Oberoi Hotel at Nariman Point.

I told my parents that I wanted to participate and they said that I had to practice the route and work hard if I wanted to succeed.

I wanted to accomplish more than just finishing the race;
I wanted to win the race.

My father said he would help me. Every morning, at 5 a.m., he would drive me and my bike to the Flora restaurant and I would get down with my bike and ride the route; my father would drive the car alongside, encouraging me.

On the day of the race, I felt strong and calm. I had worked hard and
was excited about the race. The race flagged off and I started cycling.
I gave it my best and kept going strong.

As I was biking, I could hear people cheering along the roadside. I realized they were cheering me on as I was ahead in the race.

I was the leader and quite a bit ahead of the other cyclists. I kept on giving it my best shot and soon saw the finish line ribbon, and crossed it. It felt so good that I had won the race and that my hard work
had paid off.

I was just fifteen and I could see the joy and pride on the faces of my parents and my younger brother and sister. I went to hug and thank my father for waking up so early every day—before his long day of work—to help me practise for this race!

When the time came for the medals to be presented, I received
a terrible blow. I was told that I was disqualified since I was not an
‘amateur’ cyclist.

They said that I came in three kilometres ahead of the girl who came in second; there was no way I was an amateur!

The girl who finished second was the daughter of someone in the Jaycee
Committee, and it seemed like they used the ‘not amateur’ argument
as an excuse to disqualify me.

I was very disappointed, and even more so for having seen the sadness in my father’s eyes. It crushed me.

I did not mind my hard work being in vain, but my father had woken
up each day with so much love and dedication. It was unfair and that
moment hurt me more than anything in life.

When we got home, my father called me and said, ‘You are a
champion in my eyes. We are
so proud of you! You won the race and
were successful and no one can take that away from you!’

His words have stayed with me. Isn’t it worth more than any medal?

This incident taught me the meaning of success. I learnt to ascertain
what success means to me and that I don’t have to prove
anything to anyone.

The feeling of knowing that I have done my best and succeeded
is the best and truest feeling of success!

 
#  #  #
3 TIPS ON HARD WORK
February 25, 2024

 Hard work creates accomplishments: Hard work initially feels
difficult, but through hard work we can accomplish much; and
accomplishment itself is joy.

We must work hard: Through hard work we learn that we are
competent and able, and can handle anything.

 Hard work connects us: Know that accomplishment at an
individual level is connected to accomplishment on a universal
level. We are connected to the universe through our hard
work. In turn, it connects us to the universal energy on earth.
In turn, it connects us to the universal energy on earth.
‘Work is love made visible,’ said Kahlil Gibran, and these words
have held true in my own life. When I understood that my individual effort is definitely connected to accomplishment on a universal level, it gave me faith and confidence. I was able to understand that we are not alone in our endeavors.

Many other forces—visible and invisible—are supporting
our efforts. Is this not a powerful piece of knowledge to keep in our
minds as we give our all to the work we undertake?

The harder we work, the more competent we become, and the
more knowledge we gain. This makes hard work easier and easier
over time.

These are gained skills we can pass on to the younger
generations so they may accomplish the same tasks with greater ease.

We also know that we will have newer technologies at hand, taking
the planet’s accomplishments to a higher degree of sophistication and
complexity, while making the task easier to accomplish.

This is, after all, how we evolve. This is the story of evolution!
I remember that for a time during my childhood we lived in Pune,
at the Indian Institute of Armament Technology campus.

My fatherhad found a spot on the Khadakwasla Lake, and grown
fond of takinga small boat out every evening. Then,
he had a small jetty built.

Every day after his office closed, my father would go there to oversee the
construction. Many days after school, I would be on the waterfront,
watching the digging and building as the marina took shape.

It was soon named ‘The Naval Experimental Bay’ and today, an expanded version of the same stands proudly, with boats docking on it and several events being held there. It was, and is, a product of hard work and one man’s vision. Thus, at the young age of seven
 
I learnt that if you think
of something, you can certainly do it.

Hard work and perseverance are the only things we need
 to accomplish it all!


Accomplishment is joy and happiness, and together they are the
reason why we are on this planet. Therefore, hard work that can benefit
others as well as ourselves is a very important part of our journey on
earth. Think of it as fun and it will be fun, think of it as easy and it
will be easy, just ascertain whether it’s useful or not
and then proceed accordingly!

Here’s to hard work and joyfulness!
“We are to the Universe only
as much as we give back to it.”

 
#  #  #
"Reach for the moon because we all can"
Meera Gandhi
3 TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF
YOUR EDUCATION
February 18, 2024

Write clearly: Learn to be direct and forthright while writing.
 Express yourself convincingly: Learn to make readers
 truly understand.

 Think analytically: Develop critical thinking skills. By thinking
critically, one can weigh options sensibly and make the best
decision for oneself and others in
every situation.

E
ducation is the gift of information that is passed down to us
from other people’s experiences.


We get this informational input so we can use it as a springboard, utilizing this treasure trove of knowledge we don’t have to labor to learn first-hand. Once I understood this, I started learning with gusto, knowing that all this knowledge was a gift that was going to make my life easier, and my choices more informed.

I also hoped that it would help me find the answers to some of the
existential questions posed by my soul from time to time.

Throughout their childhood and even later, I encouraged my three children to love learning. School and college can be a very happy time in life, and I
always communicated this to my children by being present at all school
events and making their school and college life a top priority. A love
for learning is key to growth and a calm, successful life!

Armed with education, we have to add our unique thinking to the
mix and express our thoughts clearly—in speech and writing—and
also think analytically while listening to our consciousness, the best
guide. Utilizing information provided by our education, enables us to
glide through life, making good decisions for ourselves and others and
creating win-win outcomes for all!


Although learning is a lifelong enterprise, the thought of education
takes me back to my own years at school.

 My family moved a lot due to my father’s work, and we kept shuttling across three major cities in India—Pune, Mumbai and Delhi. I studied at St. Anne’s in Pune, then the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Delhi.

When we moved to Mumbai,
I went to St. Anne’s in Fort, Mumbai, and then The Cathedral and
John Connon School for my high school years.

Each of these formative school years stressed on clear writing skills, but Cathedral in Mumbai really taught me how to express myself convincingly. Debate and elocution are taken seriously at Cathedral!

At the United World College, I learnt how to make decisions that had a positive impact on the entire community of students.

The clear ideology of win-win was instilled in me at the United
World College. Later, I went to Boston University where I got my MBA
and learned more sophisticated analytical skills.

My journey of learning didn’t stop there as every day brings forth a teaching moment. We just have to be aware of what we are learning, from where and from whom, so that we can utilize those skills when the right time comes.
"Grow wings...Fly towards your dreams...
The Universe will support you"
 
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February 9, 2024
3 TIPS TO BRING LOVE AND KEEP LOVE IN A RELATIONSHIP

  Let things pass: Forgive and forget small things,
even if they have hurt you momentarily.

 Love without expectations: Love unconditionally and love without expecting anything in return.

 Take a walk in nature: Try to take a walk with a person you love.

The stability of nature cements the bonds of love.


The primary reason people are hurt when they are in love is that they expect the other person to be just like them.

Love is a powerful connector and once in love, two people begin to vibrate on a similar frequency; they even begin to think similar thoughts as they share unique life experiences together.

The problems start with expectations.

Each expects the other to be able to think their thoughts
and feel all their feelings.

These expectations become too much, and soon the love begins to wane.

Love is something that changes our body’s chemical composition.

One has to enjoy the moment, and the flurry of the serotonin
flowing through the body.

You need not worry about tomorrow or what will happen!

The beauty of love is that it works only as long as it generates the chemicals necessary for both parties.

When it doesn’t do so, other wonderful things can be accomplished together. However, wanting love to remain static is not realistic and this expectation sets people up for sadness unnecessarily.

I think forgiveness, walking together in nature and no expectations are the three pillars that can keep love alive
Meera is the author of 3 Tips: The Essentials for Peace, Joy and Success; and the host of the successful Instagram series 3 Tips and The Meera Gandhi Show on B4U Network. Her latest media project is the wellness themed 3 Tips by Meera Gandhi Podcast.
www.3tips.org
 
Click here  for Meera Gandhi Main Page
 

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