July 25, 2015

5 Photos 5 days Challenge – Day 3

Today is the Third day of this challenge, for which Susan Scott has nominated me to take part in the 5 day 5 photo challenge from http://www.gardenofedenblog.com.

Today I am glad to have met friends who work for a common purpose. I am an active member of the YWCA Secunderabad. YWCA (Young women Christian Association). The YWCA is a Christian global network of persons leading social & economic change in 125 countries worldwide. YWCA advocates for peace, justice, human rights & care for the environment & have been at the forefront of raising the status of mankind for more than a century. You will find a lot more information of YWCA Secunderabad activities and programmes in the link given below. 

 I enjoy doing my bit and am always glad to meet and share my experiences with this community. Today the board members and the members of the various committees decided to go out for a lunch together, leaving all work aside and just being together for a fellow ship meal at 10D. So I came out today with my daughter for the lunch here and had a good time meeting the other women friends.

I remember reading a forward that speaks about, the importance of nurturing relationships in order to be healthy as women. “ A Psychiatrist at Stanford says that, among other things, that one of the best things  that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a  woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her  relationships with her girlfriends. 

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps us to create more serotonin-a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being.  Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities.” He goes on to explain how men are wired differently and the kind of communication is so very different from women.

I find this so true, and I have so many experiences of having girl friends not only during tough times in my life; but also other times… I just need to dial a number and I have a friend on the other side ready to listen to me; the best part is that I can just pick up the conversation from any where, in the last two months, I am feeling so blessed to have connected with my college friends, and it did not take a second to get back to each one of them on email, whats app and sms and whatever possible ways to communicate.  The happiness of meeting and being together is such a great feeling.

So today I was out with the YWCA women’s group for lunch, and after which just went around window shopping which I enjoy. I just love to go around looking at all that is displayed in the shops and check the rates and keep myself informed.   At the end of the day, I am grateful for the experience of just being together and connecting with one another.

Some quotes on friendship..

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” Hellen Keller

“A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.” unknown.

“A friend is someone who knows the song n your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” Unknown

I nominate Aparna Adhikari who writes at http://aparnaadhikari.blogspot.in  Aparna is a good friend of mine,  very committed to her work. She works as a Manager for the Suicide prevention helpline at Makro Foundation, Hyderabad.  She is a PhD scholar and blogs whenever she is free to inspire herself and others.

 The rules are simple:
Post photo each day for 5 consecutive days

Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non fiction, poetry, a paragraph – all entirely upto you.
Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation ! this is fun, not a command performance !

Thanks for reading… would love to hear your thoughts..


  1. Oh yes, there's nothing like a get together with girl friends. A few hours of fun, laughter and chatter has the power to relax and rejuvenate you!

    1. yes ! now I constantly keep connecting with friends, from school, college and even from workplaces, and there is so much to share as women and I do enjoy listening and sharing their experiences..it can de-stress and keep one happy !

  2. I'm evidently going backwards in responding to your posts Genevive! I agree meeting up with girlfriends for coffee, connection and a chat is one of the pleasures in my life! I always feel refreshed and more in touch with the world outside. How terrific to meet up with college friends and the YWCA - what gorgeous photos! Thank you!

    1. No problem Susan, we are all living our lives ...I am glad to connect with you again here and nice to stay in touch. Thanks for your compliments, it means a lot...


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