Shefali Razdan Duggal

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Attempt, from the deepest recesses of your heart and soul, to be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile" ~ MOTHER TERESA

Washington D.C., Spring Break 2018

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | May 3rd, 2018

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to share a wonderful experience which I recently had with my son on April 7th – 13th, 2018. I was scheduled to attend a board meeting, and my son concurrently had the week off of school. When I cross-checked the dates, I asked him if he would like to join me for some events in Washington D.C., and then stay a few extra days to tour around the District. … Read More

Epiphany

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | April 1st, 2018

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to talk about my personal journey of realizing that …I was not a terrible public speaker. It is an interesting thing to write about, although this epiphany was a total shock to me at the time. I grew up extremely shy, almost paralyzed whenever anyone would make eye contact with me. I very rarely spoke, except when asked a direct question from a parent or teacher. There were many … Read More

Saddle Shoes (Facebook post from 2/11/18)

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | March 1st, 2018

SADDLE SHOES: These shoes are very meaningful to me. When I was growing up, due to various reasons out of my control, the idea of a luxury expenditure of Saddle Shoes was not even considered. When I saw the girls wearing these spiffy shoes through the 1980s whilst in junior and high school, I so wished that I had a pair. I never considered stating my desire to my mother, as I knew that it wasn’t even a financial possibility, … Read More

Math Class

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | February 1st, 2018

Hello! I hope this note finds you exceptionally well. I would love to tell you about a particular moment which occurred in high school, when I became self-aware about certain aspects of myself and broadly, the attempted external imagery of how others would prefer to be perceived. It was the summer before either Junior or Senior year of high school, and I took a summer math class in order to attempt to accelerate into the higher level before we began … Read More

Our Actions

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | January 1st, 2018

Hello! I hope this note finds you exceptionally well. I would love to talk about my deep belief that life broadly often rectifies our joys and injustices. Of course, in certain historic moments within history, as well as certain personal experiences, I absolutely do agree and comprehend that life is not fair. I am talking broadly about Karma, and how things tend to even out, whether immediately or well into the future. I have great faith within this concept, especially … Read More

Spiritual College Life Lesson

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | December 1st, 2017

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to tell you all about a moment in my life which diametrically, and very positively, formulated how I chose to treat people around me from that instance forward. This memory has been a very large part of my existence, and I often share it with young people when they express their gratitude in the fact that I am responsive to them. As I have mentioned before, I have been … Read More

DREAM.COME.TRUE – – Jimmy Carter

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | November 1st, 2017

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to tell you about my recent trip to visit President Jimmy Carter at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains GA on July 16, 2017. I had been told that President Carter presented a Bible lesson at Maranatha, which was open to the public (one just needed to look online to see the confirmed dates of his attendance). I checked online and found a date which worked quite perfectly for … Read More

Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo Family Trip 2017

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | October 1st, 2017

Hello! I hope this note finds you all well. I would love to share the amazing experience of our August 2017 family holiday to Stockholm Sweden; Copenhagen Denmark and then; Oslo Norway. I had always wanted to visit this region, and we were able to make all the pieces fit into place in order to travel. It is a gorgeous area and I am so very grateful for the fulfilling life experience formed within our hearts. Whilst there, we were … Read More

Secretary Hillary Clinton letter (Facebook Post, 8/3/17)

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | September 1st, 2017

FALLING IN LOVE, ALL OVER AGAIN. Secretary Hillary Clinton, taking the time to write to my sweet daughter in response to a note she had sent to the first female nominee of a major political party. As soon as my doll read the note, she was utterly stunned and had tears in her eyes. Secretary Clinton, you have positively re-affirmed the will, drive and confidence within the heart of my Warrior Princess that she can and will do anything which … Read More

Raja: A case of Accelerated Maturity

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | August 1st, 2017

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to talk with you about my elder brother, Rahul. I call him Raja. In my family (and, many Indian families), we do not address our elder siblings by their first names. This is how I was raised. Raja is 8 years my senior. I only recently deeply comprehended that my beloved Raja was required to become far more responsible and mature than his contemporaries. Raja left for college, earning … Read More