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Happy Soul's Day, Linda Lum. Monday's Inspiration 64

Updated on February 4, 2020
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Master

"...Each birthday is a petal of a flower. The flower, petal by petal, blossoms and then it is ready to be placed at the inner shrine in the aspiring heart..." -Sri Chinmoy

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Friendship


It’s tea-time in this magnificent ambience,

Where connoisseurs of this subtle art meet.

The blue china tea pot pours a perfect blend,

Into cups laid out, on a table for two.


Amidst a background of outstanding cream, the red and

Pink tulips, caresses our breaths with their redolence.

A translucent window, gleams its verdant hue and

Shimmering rays, as Tchaikovsky thrills our Spirit with his charm.


Amid this symphony and magical setting, a red-breast

Enters, singing ‘I love you’ to our Hearts, as the scones appear,

Topped with clotted cream; laced with tenderness and Love.


Friendship -- it is like this harmonious blend of beauty and pageantry,

Where the tea and décor merge; the song-birds lend their voices,

Playing hauntingly to the Spirit, in a Garden of Love Divine.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 3rd February, 2020

Every day is Friendship Day

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God has many children and Art is one of His favourite darlings. Linda Lum has mastered her culinary skills – a true art-form - sharing them selflessly to numerous hubbers, in the spirit of soulfulness and oneness.

A fine writer, she excels with her quality of light humour, exquisite skills and colourful presentations, to please the eye and satisfy the needs of the stomach.

Brilliant at research, she has both an ancient and modern command of cuisine; of how to make a delectable dish and her talent on Hub Pages is magical.

Linda Lum is a mother, a wife … a diligent and assiduous gardener and a parent full of loving concern for family and friends. She writes informative, educational, inspiring and well-loved articles on Hub Pages.

Like me, Linda is also a dreamer of peace and an ardent devotee, of the message of Love, as expressed in the Sermon on the Mount and other aspects of the Christian doctrine.

El Bulli iconic dishes. In honour of Linda's culinary creativity

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Wisdom from the Master

"Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfillment..." -Sri Chinmoy

"Each birthday is a tune, a melody of the universal music. Each individual is also a melody of the universal music. The seeker grows and glows in his music, which he can hear with his soulful ears... the soul needs to climb like music, soulful music. The soul, when it climbs, knows no boundaries, no religious barriers, no political boundaries. It is all freedom, freedom within and freedom without..." -Sri Chinmoy

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    You got it Chris.

    Only the best for the best. Thanks a lot!

    Pamela,

    just heading home. What a loving piece from you! More gratitude to you

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    Chris Mills 

    16 months ago from Traverse City, MI

    You used words rich and savory to deliver an appropriate message of love to Linda. Nicely done, Manatita.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    16 months ago from Sunny Florida

    What a sweet way to celebrate Linda's birthday. This is just lovely. The quotes and the pictures are a beautiful addition to your friendship poem and the very nice comments about Linda. Blessings.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Thanks Umesh.

    Welcome here and great to see you. Peace!

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    Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

    16 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

    Friendship is a lifelong treasure. We have to preserve it.

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    Nikki Khan 

    16 months ago from London

    Same here. Yes, always for you my Bhaia Ji. Ha ha.

    Blessings to you always!

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Gratitude ... gratitude, Gratitude. Love ultimately triumphs. Om Shanti!

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    16 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    My dear brother, I couldn't imagine a better birthday offering for our sister, Linda! I thank you so much for this! Linda is an angel on Earth, and I am grateful to learn from her! Live every one of your days in Love and miracles, my dear sister!

    Blessings from Greece!

    Sean

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Well Hello, my Didi Ji.

    You have free time? Great! Thank you so much!! Om Shanti!

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    Nikki Khan 

    16 months ago from London

    This is incredible way of saying 'thank you' to Linda Lum, for her so many recipes. I love reading her cooking instructions. They are quite beneficial.

    Thanks for sharing from heart, Manatita Ji!

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Thank you Dee.

    You know me, I'm the same old 'toad' (Lol), who you befriended so many moons ago. Much Love, my dear Friend.

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    Dora Weithers 

    16 months ago from The Caribbean

    Friendship is very important to me. I admire this rich friendship tribute to Linda. So thoughtful to highlight all those virtuous characteristics. Love and Blessings from me too.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    My spiritual Didi Ji,

    count me in as one of them. I'll be honoured. You, Rinita, Venkat Ji, Nithya, Nikki, Rajan, Shaloo ... my Indian friends. O yes, Rosina, Devika and more.

    Yes, I sent her a most palatable soup from the culinary Maestro himself.

    An exquisite sentiment. Thank you so much!

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Indeed Linda C,

    indeed. Only for the best, Your contributions always reflect beauty and thoughtfulness. Muchisimas Gracias.

    Hi Marlene,

    CEO, eh, and in a way, retired, almost. How I would love a life like that! Awesome!

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    16 months ago from New Delhi, India

    A lovely tribute to a fine writer friend, Linda. Happy Birthday Linda. I hope she must have enjoyed delicious delicacies on her birthday.

    Friends are so important in our lives. They provide you with hope, when you need it the most. Besides my real life friends, I feel blessed and fortunate to have awesome writer friends through HubPages.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Linda Crampton 

    16 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a wonderful tribute, Manatita. Your poem paints a beautiful scene and your description of Linda is very kind.

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    16 months ago from USA

    Hahaha, I do sell houses, or I should say that I have agents who sell houses for my company. I no longer go out in the field anymore except to train them. I spend more time writing than selling. Life is wonderful.

    Lots of love to you my friend.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Haha. Did you say that you are shy or is it Rosina. Well, our friends do tend to feel an affinity. Thank you so much!!

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    Devika Primić 

    16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Friendships are important to me just with people who understand me. Linda Lum is a great person and you write so well about others. Always inspiring and true.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    So sweet, Peggy, so sweet.

    A most loving contribution. Appreciated

    Marlene,

    You're a gem. You sell houses? I must buy one from you. (A little joke) Honestly, I treasure you also. Much Love.

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    Peggy Woods 

    16 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Friendships make the world a better place in which to live. This is a beautiful tribute to Linda, and it is easy to see that she appreciated your fine words.

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    16 months ago from USA

    My dear one, Manatita, I think of you often, especially remembering you in my prayers.

    Your friendship is quite valuable to me.

    Keep lighting the world with the love that shines through your beautiful poetry.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    A 'sweet' piece, Brenda.

    I appreciate this. Thank you so much!

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    BRENDA ARLEDGE 

    16 months ago from Washington Court House

    Manatita44,

    This is a fine write.

    Your words expressed great friendship.

    To find a true friend is rare...you wrote an amazing tribute.

    Happy birthday Linda.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Mary,

    I was worried about you. Yes, against the odds, there are srill many good humans. So happy you had a chance to experience this!

    Thanks for mentioning Linda's recipes with your fine writing.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Rosina,

    Glad you like the quotes, for they came from one of God's servants. Appreciation for a very meaningful contribution and your reference to Linda Lum

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Ah Marlene,

    And yours is important to me. Just yesterday I was thinking of you and now you write, I feel better.

    Thanks for your support and treasured friendship.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    16 months ago

    Thank you, Manatita for dedicating this poem to Linda Lum who seems to be a great and talented woman. I loved the poem and especially liked the following quote:

    "Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfillment..." -Sri Chinmoy

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    Mary Norton 

    16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    Yesterday, friends from grade school and high school visited me and we had a fun afternoon. Each one brought something to the table so it was not hard work for anyone. They taught me the beauty of friendship. Each birthday is an unfolding like the recipes Linda shares. Happy Birthday.

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    16 months ago from USA

    Friendships are very important to me. I am still friends with several friends I met over 50 years ago. We talk daily and help each other through this world.

    We all were born to be friends to one another.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Ah, Ruby,

    You are so sweet. When is your birthday? Let me know. ceeccil@hotmail.com

    A bunch of hugs for your kind sentiment.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    16 months ago from Southern Illinois

    I can't imagine living without friends, and I consider you one of them. Your dedication is beautifully expressed. Cheers..

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Ha ha,

    I like the bongo cats, remind me of the Caribbean. There were exquisite videos but they lost out to simplicity and sweetness I'm afraid.

    Thank you for coming and for appreciating this Hub in honour for your birthday. An embrace to you and family today. Peace.

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    Linda Lum 

    16 months ago from Washington State, USA

    Manatita, Sha was correct. I am smiling, but there are a few tears as well (though happy ones). I love being here, I love the people I have met on these pages, and I love having an avenue to share my passions. Thank you for this tribute. I am happy and humbled. Gratitude and love to you my dear friend.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    You're privileged, Bill.

    Awesome!

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    Bill Holland 

    16 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday to Linda, one of the few Hubbers I have had the pleasure to meet in person. She is a lovely human being!

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Thank You, Bro.

    Good to know you are well and your appreciation to her for reaching out. May Love continue to bless your Spirit.

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    Eric Dierker 

    16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    What beautiful poetry. It brings piece to me as I drink my tea this glorious morning. I have friends and I am friendly but like the Trinity it is still a mystery for me.

    This is Linda; When I was absent for a spell here she reached out, found my son on line and asked him if I was alright. She brought tears of friendship to my son's and my eyes. Her finest dish is her love for others.

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Ha ha Sha,

    You are as cute as the kitty! Thank you so much!

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    16 months ago from Central Florida

    Manatita, this birthday tribute to Linda is so ... Linda! I know she'll be grinning from ear to ear when she reads this. Bongo kitty is a nice touch. She'll get a kick out of it!

    Happy Birthday, Linda!

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