Last night, I read an inspiring story about a mother who learnt a lesson from her 5 year old daughter. “Place the mask on yourself first, then offer assistance”. Sounds like an airplane announcement, Right??
One afternoon mom watched her little princess getting dressed. Her daughter was imitating her by touching her stomach which made her sad. She wasn’t twirling or smiling or thinking about how sparkly and pretty she was looking; she was mimicking the way her mother touch her stomach standing in front of the mirror, pressing her palm into her gut hoping to eventually hit a reset button. There she realized that she was not her daughter’s friend at all. She was the woman ruining her life and letting her go on the path where one day she will hate her body too, because she was fat or her feet were large or her face was round. Don’t know from how long the mother was feeling gloomy about her body though her original goal was to prove to a preschooler that she loved her body and that she should, too. But, as months passed, she knew there were things about her body that she didn’t love, but the good began to outnumber the bad. And in the end she started loving herself. All because she wanted to up bring a beautiful and self confident girl who will never feel bad about herself.
From some time I have been facing the same disappointment, when ever I stand in front of the mirror… but this story helped me to discover my inner beauty and made me see the best in me. So to enjoy and cherish the inner beauty of every women, let’s have some sweet.
Its summer, and what could be a better then sharing a recipe about ice cream. Don’t get confused with the name “Kulfi” as it is the Indian version of creamy Popsicle, which is easily available at small road side ice cream carts in various flavours like Mango, Saffron, Chocolate, Pistachio, Almond and the list is endless.
1 ltr whole milk
2 alphonso Mango
2 tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt
Boil the milk in a pan on low heat, and reduced it to half. Keep stirring in between.
Add sugar and stir well and let it cool. Cut the dice of Mango and give it a nice pulse in blender to make a smooth puree.
Once the milk and sugar mix is cool enough add mango puree and a pinch of salt and mix it well.
Put the mixture in blender and blend it nicely and than pour into the Popsicle molds.
Freeze it for 6 hours to overnight, serve chilled.
Inspiring mother-daughter story via cosmopolitan