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  • Dear benchmate,
We, like every other bench-partner duo in the history of time, hated each other at first. I remember scrawling over your notebook- 'Ihateyousomuch' flanked by little horns. And I remember us fighting so much that the teacher made us both stay in the classroom during lunch for a week. It was supposed to be a punishment, but somehow, it ended up in us sharing our tiffins and pulling each other's leg.
After that day, we still fought like heathens and made people's lives hell, but somehow, as the lunch bell rang, you would flock to my side, piping hot idlis steaming in front of your face, as you eyed the heaps of biryani in my tiffin. And then? Enmity forgotten, we would lick the tiffins clean, until the bell rang again, and our fighting resumed.
Somehow, I grew to count on you nudging me out of my moodiness with your jokes and barbs, and the days you remained absent somehow seemed more gloomy than ever. In those days, strangely, I missed your booming laugh and Hardy Boys references more than your idli-sambhar and payasam. Strange, I know.
Over the years, you crept up on me, tillI knew the punch lines to all your jokes and the names of all your crushes before you knew it yourself. Ah, and the bench we shared. How I miss scrawling on them with you- song lyrics and names of Hollywood actors on my part, and logos of football clubs and Iron Man graffitti on yours. Those benches were the canvas of our school-days, the reminders of the days when fights could still be sweet and when a bar of chocolate would be enough to bring a smile to my face.
The truth is, I miss those days. I miss being the child I was, playing pranks with you (and on you, too). Now, all that remains of us are the worn desks of a little school, a bundle of texts on Instagram and loads of memories.
So the next time you visit, you little idiot, I will hug you bone-crushing hard before taking you home for some biryani. Of course, after eating your share of payasam.
Yours,
Crazypants.
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~ Alisha Varandani (@_alisha_sv)

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  • Dear benchmate,
    We, like every other bench-partner duo in the history of time, hated each other at first. I remember scrawling over your notebook- 'Ihateyousomuch' flanked by little horns. And I remember us fighting so much that the teacher made us both stay in the classroom during lunch for a week. It was supposed to be a punishment, but somehow, it ended up in us sharing our tiffins and pulling each other's leg.
    After that day, we still fought like heathens and made people's lives hell, but somehow, as the lunch bell rang, you would flock to my side, piping hot idlis steaming in front of your face, as you eyed the heaps of biryani in my tiffin. And then? Enmity forgotten, we would lick the tiffins clean, until the bell rang again, and our fighting resumed.
    Somehow, I grew to count on you nudging me out of my moodiness with your jokes and barbs, and the days you remained absent somehow seemed more gloomy than ever. In those days, strangely, I missed your booming laugh and Hardy Boys references more than your idli-sambhar and payasam. Strange, I know.
    Over the years, you crept up on me, tillI knew the punch lines to all your jokes and the names of all your crushes before you knew it yourself. Ah, and the bench we shared. How I miss scrawling on them with you- song lyrics and names of Hollywood actors on my part, and logos of football clubs and Iron Man graffitti on yours. Those benches were the canvas of our school-days, the reminders of the days when fights could still be sweet and when a bar of chocolate would be enough to bring a smile to my face.
    The truth is, I miss those days. I miss being the child I was, playing pranks with you (and on you, too). Now, all that remains of us are the worn desks of a little school, a bundle of texts on Instagram and loads of memories.
    So the next time you visit, you little idiot, I will hug you bone-crushing hard before taking you home for some biryani. Of course, after eating your share of payasam.
    Yours,
    Crazypants.
    .
    ~ Alisha Varandani (@_alisha_sv)

    #terriblytinytales #ttt #microfiction #wordporn #words #wordgasm #writer #author #poet #poem #writing #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writercommunity
  • 9,897 310 9 hours ago
  • If only I was brave enough. To not let all the what ifs and obstacles stand in my way. To follow my heart, no matter the outcome. To not let my own walls stop me from breaking through. I suppose that's my only regret. The not knowing. Not knowing what was in front of me, waiting the whole time. Not knowing what would happen if I lost someone that meant so much to me. But slowly, you showed me that my fears didn't need to be shackles. You turned out to be right. You showed me that love can overcome any obstacle. You showed me that no matter what, you were here for me. That I was strong enough to face my fears. That I was enough to be loved by you. And that no matter what, I am enough.
— A  S a f e  P l a c e  T o  R e s t
© Sarah Doughty
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Thank you for staying with me and giving my heart a safe place to rest.
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Apologies for the typing typo. It should be "You showed me that my heart had a safe place to rest. With you.".
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If you want to learn more about my free books and where to get them, head to the link in my bio and click on Book Links.
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Illustration by the incredible @broken_isnt_bad.
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#sarahdoughty ✧ @thesarahdoughty
  • If only I was brave enough. To not let all the what ifs and obstacles stand in my way. To follow my heart, no matter the outcome. To not let my own walls stop me from breaking through. I suppose that's my only regret. The not knowing. Not knowing what was in front of me, waiting the whole time. Not knowing what would happen if I lost someone that meant so much to me. But slowly, you showed me that my fears didn't need to be shackles. You turned out to be right. You showed me that love can overcome any obstacle. You showed me that no matter what, you were here for me. That I was strong enough to face my fears. That I was enough to be loved by you. And that no matter what, I am enough.
    — A S a f e P l a c e T o R e s t
    © Sarah Doughty
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    Thank you for staying with me and giving my heart a safe place to rest.
    .
    Apologies for the typing typo. It should be "You showed me that my heart had a safe place to rest. With you.".
    .
    If you want to learn more about my free books and where to get them, head to the link in my bio and click on Book Links.
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    Illustration by the incredible @broken_isnt_bad.
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    #sarahdoughty@thesarahdoughty
  • 6,564 155 20 hours ago
  • У каждого уникального продукта есть секретный элемент, который добавляет изюминку, делает его загадочным, и все хотят разгадать его тайну... Это может быть невероятный абрикосовый пирог Вашей бабушки, который никто никогда не повторит. Это может быть крутая фотография. С одной стороны очевидны все объекты на фото и кажется не составит труда его повторить, но Именно ТАК никогда не получится. Это может быть история, которую никто лучше Вашего друга не расскажет, даже если в точности повторит слова. 
Потому что во всем этом есть Душа, есть Энергия, которая была вложена автором этого кулинарного шедевра, картины или рассказа... И пока мы ценим и помним этих авторов, их шедевры никогда не потеряют той загадочности и уникальности. 
#story #fantasy #author #unique #elements
Photo @bulgakigor
  • У каждого уникального продукта есть секретный элемент, который добавляет изюминку, делает его загадочным, и все хотят разгадать его тайну... Это может быть невероятный абрикосовый пирог Вашей бабушки, который никто никогда не повторит. Это может быть крутая фотография. С одной стороны очевидны все объекты на фото и кажется не составит труда его повторить, но Именно ТАК никогда не получится. Это может быть история, которую никто лучше Вашего друга не расскажет, даже если в точности повторит слова.
    Потому что во всем этом есть Душа, есть Энергия, которая была вложена автором этого кулинарного шедевра, картины или рассказа... И пока мы ценим и помним этих авторов, их шедевры никогда не потеряют той загадочности и уникальности.
    #story #fantasy #author #unique #elements
    Photo @bulgakigor
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  • A student recently gave me the inspiration to sell the handbooks I wrote for teaching Reiki classes, but unlike the other times I’ve heard students say that I’ve officially followed through with doing it this time 😅🙏
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Reiki students, practitioners, and teachers can now order bound hard copies of “The Modern Handbook for Reiki” for levels Reiki I to Advanced Practitioner + Master 🤗
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I created these handbooks when I started teaching Reiki two years ago and couldn’t find anything that was all-inclusive about traditional Reiki and also had additional modern tips, tricks, references, and information to help anyone explore and expand within their own practice. I wanted a “one-stop shop” for these books and they quickly became the only thing I use to teach with 💜 ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
I’m so excited about being able to self-publish these! If you’re interested in buying them to study with, or deepen your current practice, or to even teach your own classes with, feel free to reach out and ask me about them! You can explore each book more in-depth at twistedtreeov@gmail.com too ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
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  • A student recently gave me the inspiration to sell the handbooks I wrote for teaching Reiki classes, but unlike the other times I’ve heard students say that I’ve officially followed through with doing it this time 😅🙏
    ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
    Reiki students, practitioners, and teachers can now order bound hard copies of “The Modern Handbook for Reiki” for levels Reiki I to Advanced Practitioner + Master 🤗
    ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
    I created these handbooks when I started teaching Reiki two years ago and couldn’t find anything that was all-inclusive about traditional Reiki and also had additional modern tips, tricks, references, and information to help anyone explore and expand within their own practice. I wanted a “one-stop shop” for these books and they quickly became the only thing I use to teach with 💜 ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
    I’m so excited about being able to self-publish these! If you’re interested in buying them to study with, or deepen your current practice, or to even teach your own classes with, feel free to reach out and ask me about them! You can explore each book more in-depth at twistedtreeov@gmail.com too ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
    #author #teacher #healer #modern #handbook #newage #reiki #holistichealing #wellness #balance #chakras #aura #cleanse #heal #lightworkers #explore #expand #twistedtree
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  • Hit The Spot
by: @authorjdaniels 
This is such a funny, amazing romance novel, and each and every book by this author, I have not only read, but will recommend to everyone. I easily fall in love with each character
  • Hit The Spot
    by: @authorjdaniels
    This is such a funny, amazing romance novel, and each and every book by this author, I have not only read, but will recommend to everyone. I easily fall in love with each character
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  • David Perlmutter neurologist is certainly one of my favorite author and researcher when it comes to field of health.  His passion about prevention and neurological effectiveness is admirable.  Both those book are fantastic.  He gives you a deep understanding of world of microbes in your gut and how it affects your brain.  How lifestyle choices can impact the fate of our brain.  #brain #healthylifestyle #author #researcher #lifestyle #davidperlmutter
  • David Perlmutter neurologist is certainly one of my favorite author and researcher when it comes to field of health. His passion about prevention and neurological effectiveness is admirable. Both those book are fantastic. He gives you a deep understanding of world of microbes in your gut and how it affects your brain. How lifestyle choices can impact the fate of our brain. #brain #healthylifestyle #author #researcher #lifestyle #davidperlmutter
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  • I miss my professor even today. Makes me regret I never kept in contact with her. She was sweet, but knew when to be bitter to get the results out of you. I love you teach, this "student" is still far from being a master. But, I'll never stop no matter what! Thanks for all the motivation and inspiration, and may your days be fulfilled with success and awe!
  • I miss my professor even today. Makes me regret I never kept in contact with her. She was sweet, but knew when to be bitter to get the results out of you. I love you teach, this "student" is still far from being a master. But, I'll never stop no matter what! Thanks for all the motivation and inspiration, and may your days be fulfilled with success and awe!
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  • NEW VIDEO! 1.22.19 🎥 One Minute Motivation ~ Spend Your Time Wisely! 💸⏳✨ .
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  • NEW VIDEO! 1.22.19 🎥 One Minute Motivation ~ Spend Your Time Wisely! 💸⏳✨ .
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    "Thank you so much for the gift you have given me of improved fitness and health. I can do so much I could never do before!" ~ Diane in Indiana, VIP Online Coaching Client ✨💪
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    Let me help you save your most valuable commodity...Time. ⏳ .
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    ⭐ I design workout programs for busy people. Whether you want to workout at the gym, home, the office or the park; virtually anywhere!
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    ⭐ Let me take the guesswork out of your workouts. .
    ⭐ My client's save their valuable time while losing weight, toning up and feeling great! 💪🙌✨ .
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    "The best investment you can make is in yourself." ~ Warren Buffet 💵 I will be coaching a limited number of fitness clients in 2019, if you're serious and ready for Proven Results, NOW is the time to join my VIP Online Coaching Program to Achieve your Health & Fitness Goals. ✨
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    I email my Online Coaching clients new workouts every Sunday and respond to their emails promptly. I also email them at least once per week to check how they're doing and ask how their week's going. Want someone who is relatable, dependable and reliable? I'm your man. 💪🙌🙏 ✨ .
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    #thankful #gratitude #peace #love #health #fitness #beyourself #laugh #luxury #luxurylifestyle #abundance #live #life #fearless #Hollywood #LA #BeverlyHills #workout #model #motivation #motivationalspeaker #author #ajjackson #jimrohn #quote #win #OneMinuteMotivation #motivationalspeaker
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  • This chair from @pier1 is my absolute favourite reading chair. I’m seriously obsessed😍
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  • Tonight we got our first @sunbasket delivery, which is packaged in recyclable materials! My 15-year-old followed the instructions and cooked the tofu, soba noodle miso salad - it’s got pear and cabbage and a tangy lime vinaigrette. #motherhood #motherofteens
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