The #AllINeedIsLove Project! It’ll Make Everything Right

Evidently, I’m not having a good day. I’ve expressed myself on Twitter and Instagram too.

But while moping, I remembered something and it caused me to take on this project.

I was going through my Hotmail inbox (yes, I still have one) and I found an email from a wonderful lady who’s the co-founder of a singles’ community. It was an invitation to write for their blog. I replied much later with one of my famously long emails and signed off with love. I literally typed ‘Love, Dhruvi’.

I had no idea then what I had started. But she wasn’t having a great day and she read my email and smiled. She thought to herself, ‘Of course, love can make everything okay.’ And she told me the story of how this little gesture altered her communication with others. I had no idea what I had started.

If there is one thing I know to be true, it is that ‘love’ is kind and it can grow if we share it. It can heal and it can blossom if nurtured. So, I’m going to take on this task of spreading love. Simply message me privately here or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with your postal and email address. In no time, you’ll received a handcrafted love note from me. And when you do receive the love note, upload a picture to your own social network and hashtag it #AllINeedIsLove.

#AllINeedIsLove

Sounds good? Let’s do this!

Wait. Breathe. Read. Now Join Me In This Journey To Embrace Yourself.

I’ve often heard that what sets apart children from adults is their innocence and worldview. They are not corrupted by practicality and a way of life that caters to adults. They do what their heart desires. They dream without any limits. And they don’t wear masks.

I have always been open about how I feel. And in a recent conversation with an admirable woman, I learnt about the legacy she wants to leave behind. She said she wanted to be remembered as honest and kind. In that spirit, I have written a micro story on Instagram today.

I want to tell you a story. Of a girl just like Alice. It was 6 years ago. She had a pretty pink bow in her hair and she was happy. She was in love. With a boy who took this photograph of her. She thought she would never find love again because they went their separate ways. It took 6 long years. For her to realise she had found love again. Only this time it wasn’t a boy. It was spring and she was in love. With the weather, the colour pink and most importantly, life. She had chosen to embrace everything about herself. And she was truly happy being who she was. She was in love. She was her best self. The little girl, like Alice, had grown up! She still wore a floral tiara but her heart was golden like the sun. ❤️

A photo posted by Dhruvi Shah (@alicewandering) on

I want to take you along on the journey as I find myself in this new avatar. And show you how you could embrace yourself too. Will you join me? Double tap on Instagram, shout out to me on any social media platform, leave a comment below. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. :*

Putting it out there: Chapter 1

I have always found my rescue in words. I don’t know when I started stringing sentences together to mean something. Now, for as long as I can remember, I have harboured the wish to write a novel. Since I quit my full-time job, I’ve been working on the structure and words of a book. Here’s a little something I wrote. It would mean the world to me if you would give me your feedback and comments. Here goes:

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Alice loves the Volkswagen Beetle

@VW
@VW

Browning’s words are so true. I grew up listening to a joke involving a Volkswagen. The punch line was that Volkswagen’s boot was at the front of the car. In my grown up years, I haven’t owned a real Beetle but I bought my sister a toy Barbie one when she was 9. We still have it and every time my nephew comes over, he has to play with it! In the year that went by, gen next Hindi film heroines, namely Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone identified the Beetle as the car for their on-screen characters. You remember the blog I wrote? I haven’t managed to test drive it yet but may be there’s a sign.

Alice and the Beetle
Alice and the Beetle

Photograph: Mom

Jumpsuit – Evolve, Lokhandwala | Clutch – Bliss, Versova | Shoes – New Look, UK

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