Showing posts from November, 2011

Growing up at what cost?

At the age of 10, the only thing I wanted to do was to grow up. I was tired of listening to various excuses like, " You can do this when you grow up ." " You are too young " for almost everything that was on my To-Do list . A grown up was the most enviable person for me at that stage On the contrast today when I am all grown up I could do anything to trade it for my childhood days. Such wonderful times - no worries, just fun and frolic!!It was so good to see life is only black or white shades. Everything could either be good or bad. Though my most desired dream of growing up has come true I feel that I have paid a very heavy price for it. I have lost those simple pleasures of playing in the backyard with a friends on a rainy day. I don't recollect the last time I did star gazing, cuddled up with my teddy for company. I want to wake up lazily someday with no worries about tomorrow but ample plans of how today would spent. Those summer holidays spent with

Indecent Decency

Source: Google Images It is a common trend to ask someone " How are you " every time you meet them. It has come to become such an integral part of the inaugural discussion that it doesn't seem awkward to say, " Hi, How are you? " in one breath. Asking someone their well being is considered to be decency and someone not reciprocating actually risks being labelled as indecent. Well, let me confess. I find this pretty annoying as most of the people asking this question don't intend to know the answer. The " how are you " after the " Hi " has become equivalent to a greeting and lost its meaning somewhere. In simple language asking " How are you " means inquiring about the other person's health.But now we are so engrossed within ourselves that we find it difficult to find time to genuinely understand the importance of this answer. Our busyness has robbed the beauty of this question. Everytime I am asked this it hu

A special note

This is a special note of Thanks to all the people who have been a part of my life.  It’s “ YOU ” who have made me what I am today by leaving me with unforgettable lessons; both good and bad. Your every hurt has made me stronger and your every hug has made me smile.Every smile has given me the strength to chase my dreams with more gusto and every tear has pushed me a step closer to my most cherished dream – NIRVANA.  You all have left beautiful footprints on my life. You might be there for some reason or some season but I would like to just say from the bottom of my heart – Thanks for meeting me in this journey of my life!  

It's Magic !!

Sometimes we get so engrossed in our day to day lives that we fail to recognize the real value of our most prized possessions - our loved ones. They deserve to be treated differently because they are special and they make our life beautiful. Any dish looks more appetizing with added garnishing and dressing. In the same way, relationships become more strong and beautiful when wonderful words are used generously by us. Here's a list of some statements which when used in your conversations could create magic by making your loved ones feel very special: I love you [ Use this very often ] I adore you [ Make your loved one feel special ] Miss you! [ Let them know the importance of their presence ] Take Care [ Sometimes it feels very great to hear this statement ] You are precious [ A heavenly thing to hear from your loved one ] Thank you for everything you have done [ Sometimes it becomes necessary to let them know you acknowledge their presence ] Can I be of any

Random Thoughts

Last night I was sitting by the roadside, looking at the constant flow of people on both the sides. What stuck me the most were the expressions on each one's faces. The expressions were either baffled or puzzled. This is exactly what we do in the journey of our lives. We are so obsessed with our destination and other additions that come along with it, that we forget to enjoy the journey of reaching it altogether. Answer it for yourself - How many times have we felt the cool breeze blowing through our hair while driving back home? On our way to office while passing through a garden how many of us have smelt the flowers? I am thinking........are you ?

Questions N Answers

Recently while surfing the net I came across a wonderful blog . Going through their blog leaves me with 5 things - Tears in my eyes Lumps in my throat Goosebumps A huge smile on my face A beautiful thought " It feels so....oo...oo good to be ALIVE!!" I read one of their articles titled " 50  Questions That Will Free Your Mind ", tempting me to try and answer those questions. Here we go...... How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 5 or 6 years old. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never Trying If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Because that's the way it is. We love to hate it and hate loving it. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? No What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? Hatred If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Making others HAPPY Are you doing wha