Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Just A Little More...

“There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love" 

I was falling.....Falling into the never ending caverns of lies, lies and more lies....
I was falling... Falling into the never ending caverns of hatred,  blames and melancholy...

And then you came...!

I see you every day, in my dreams, in reality, while taking a ride or a stroll. I feel you in every way, while sitting in the silence of the darkened rooms. I feel you tucking me tight and holding me close never to let me go. I feel your words assuring me to go on. I feel your whispers creating shivers down my spine.  I feel your 'ever-so-heart-skipping' gaze on me, making me go weak on my knees. 

I feel your heart pounding, I feel your skin burning, I feel your lips trembling wanting to break into a smile or tear. I feel your pain and love and hurt. I feel your care. I feel your need for me. I feel your unquenchable thirst to get closer. I feel your heavy breath to rip the distance apart....

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I feel your absence amidst the utterly noisy crowd. Your voice reverberates from every corner of a space. Your touch is a celestial phenomena to me. Your finger tips clothe me internally. You give me an eternal joy, you have 'taught me to fly on broken wings'.....

I was broken, shattered to the core. I felt like a shredded leaf not wanting to sway with the wind anymore. Now i feel different. Now I feel strong. Now I feel blessed. And with each passing day I feel that there is nothing that can stop me from falling in love with you. 

Into the deep dark tunnels I move, not sure, not knowing the destination. But I wouldn't care less as long as you are right beside me. Holding me, clinging on to me till the very end. 

But I want a little more....just a little more of you. Coz i can't have enough. It's a feeling never to be replaced as long as we live...

Monday, 30 May 2011

..And She Is A Woman

"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being." - Oscar Wilde

....and what makes her not 'a perfectly normal human being' is her nature...to sacrifice, to give and to love unconditionally. 

Being a woman is tough. It is tough because of the nearly impossible demands demanded and expectations expected. From the time she is born and till her very last breath there is not a day when she thinks of herself alone. Not a day when she puts herself first. You can't help it! It's in her nature. 

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When she cries,  know that she is happy. When she weeps, know that she is in unbearable pain. When she fights to keep her tear from flowing, know that she is angry. When she shouts till she breaks down, know that she tired and can't put up anymore. When she smiles and says nothing, know that she is thinking  about words to express. When she is quite, know that there are million things going inside her mind...Oh! Don't even try to decode what it is? You will end up banging your head against the wall! (Just an exaggeration though).

She is obstinate and yet soft like a feather. She gives the gift of life and forgets about herself. She fears but keeps the strength to tackle everything and everyone. She endures silently and sacrifices unconditionally. She breaks down alone without the world watching and yet puts up that sizzling smile to make her loved ones happy. 

No one cares if she is hurt within, but she will pounce for aid at once if one has a scathed skin. Such is her care for others. She loves and she hates. She laughs and cries. She is strong and weak. She thinks and contemplates. She smiles and weeps. 

She is beautiful. She is fine. She is a breath-taker and a life giver. She makes a home for her own flesh and blood in her womb, and yet would mother a stranger. She stumbles and stands. She looks beyond imperfections. She keeps promises. She is a symbol of happiness. Plain happiness.

But each one of us commit the crime of underestimating a woman. We forget about her strengths, her real ability. We forget that she never forgets the pain inflicted upon her. We forget that she is a human being with her own life, joy, demands, hopes and expectations. We forget that even she can desire, wish and ask for things. We forget that she can have her own aspirations. We become oblivion to the fact that she too has dreams of her own....

We forget what she is worth....!

She has every right to be happy. Every right to fly. Every right to choose and every right to fall in love.

Don't make the mistake of hurting her. Don't take her silence for granted. Don't bring out your ego. Don't test her. Don't try her. 

Trust me, a woman's wrath is much worse than the magic in her love.

Can you do her one favor? Give her love. Appreciate her immensely. Respect her and please her. Love her with all your life and might. Show her how much you care for her. Don't wait for tomorrow. That's all she asks for. That's all she wants. 

She might be a mother, a sister, a daughter, a lover, a home-maker, a professional, a wife or just a little girl. But above all she is a woman. The greatest gift from God. To us. 

Friday, 27 May 2011

Promises...Fake, Are They Not?

"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah."— Richard Bach

With all due respect to the author Sir Bach, this quote will always hold true till the last remaining breath of the last soul that lives on this planet earth.

We always make promises.. To people.. To ourselves and to God. But, hang on, when was the last time we actually fulfilled a promise made to someone? 

We make promises and then we forget about them. Life goes on, and people move on. Everything changes. Why promise in the first place when someone doesn't mean it. Why say something which would question a heart later on..?? 

Life has never promised us anything, but yes people have. They promised to be there for us. They promised to never leave us. They promised to never let us down. They promised never to change. They promised to stand by us in all our misfortunes and good times.  

...And they promised to fulfill all promises....

Are you now the same person who once promised...??

Ha! How long..just how long before we stop cheating others. Before we stop making a fool of ourselves? How long before we realize that promises were always made to be broken, they are made to console ourselves and not others. 

Tell me my reader! What satisfaction is hidden in fake promises? Why do we want to utter words which are never meant to be implemented? We hurt others and we hurt ourselves. What's the point in making all endeavors to be true to others when we can't even be true to our own self. 

Each promise made becomes an age-old myth in days to come. They are forgotten and left to be burnt within. They are left as deep dark desires of the past. Scary isn't it? 

Think carefully before you promise someone. Because someday it might happen that you are not able to meet your own eyes. Please don't give yourself a chance to repent. Don't be fake!

You can be true to yourself only when you are true to others. It's our loved ones who make us. Let's not break them. This the least we can do in our lifetime. 


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Science? Not My Cup Of Tea!

Ahh! Science...I never really liked reading the subject, forget about studying it. What's even worse to know is that i made a record of flunking miserably in what people call 'one of the most interesting subjects' - chemistry! AArrrrggghhhhh!!!!! 

Oh did i say chemistry???? Ooopsss, I forgot to mention math! Yeah, math would take the lead followed by the former. Biology and physics definitely followed close too. During the science hours, the classroom helped me with the reverie. And the night very sincerely helped me with the jitters and nightmares if there was an assignment to be completed for the next day.

It was only when i got promoted to class 9 could i get rid of the highly 'scientific' subjects. i mean it when i say "getting rid of". They really were a pain in all the wrong places. I could finally make a decision to leave behind something that i never really liked doing.

I somehow knew that it wouldn't work for me. After taking up Arts for grads (English has always been my most favorite one), i ended up working on content development. 

So, basically my current state of affairs, in no way whatsoever, makes me any less worthy than a science graduate. Even though i wasn't an exception when it came to facing the humiliations from our respected teachers for not taking up science. I nearly believed that we (students of commerce and Arts) were about to become a bunch good-for-nothing fools later on in life! 

But things turned out to be quite to the contrary. Ahem ahem! 

Do whatever your heart desires and wishes. Do not force yourself to decide on something which would make your loved ones happy and not you. Don't give yourself a chance to repent!

There are certain decisions one needs to make in life, which might and will invariably hurt the close ones around. But you would need to be firm and judge which is going to be the best for you. See, it's your dream and you ought to believe in it. Everything else will fall into place at the right time. 

You got to give it time. Give people the time to realize your dreams!

God has never promised a 'with love from heaven'  life. Hardships make life. But if you believe in yourself then there is nothing that can stop you from achieving your goals. Nothing.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Sunny Side Up!

Finally! Finally I was able to do it!

House chores? No no no! Don't even tell me about them. They give me nightmares and goose bumps. And of course a tremendous Mummy noise too! Guess what! I hate doing them because i am ssoooooo bad at them! At home I am like this "you keep me away from the chores and i am sure to dance with joy" sort of lady who wants to nearly hide in the cupboard or become temporarily invisible whenever she hears her name being called to lend a hand for some house work.

Phew! But of course there is no escaping. Anyway, if there is anything i kind of 'like' doing while at home (because most of the times i am not), is making a good breakfast for anyone who wants it. The usual king's breakfast of toast and eggs, milk and butter, and fruits and jam. Well! it's easy and fun! No extra effort needed, it's all at the table in a few minutes time. Phew!

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Now, the only thing that has grown to be a real favorite of mine in the past two days is a sunny-side-up! After days of toils, two mornings back i could finally come up with five perfect looking poached eggs. I am so glad! I actually saw this glittery pride in my sister's eyes. And we both exchanged a quick 'oh yes!' glance. It's only her who actually knew how hard i worked towards it. 

The sunny-side-ups looked just as picturesque as in the picture. A sunny day it was for me amidst the rains!

Nothing is out of your reach, if you want it to happen with all your heart. The important thing is to go on striving and give everything in your strength till you succeed. 

For me this was definitely an achievement, a small one though, but it was! 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Tale To be Known In Years To Come...

Please note: This blog is being dedicated to the creatures who are right now in a mother's lap or in the safe confines of a cradle!!!

Hello sweets,

Wow! Congratulations! you all have just taken birth on the planet and it's time only for extremest cuddles, love, warmth, hugs, kisses and innocence. And there is nothing to worry you other than wet diapers, Cerelac, too much 'not-needed' attention from some people you don't like and of course a slight discomfort in your ears that you can't express or may be some injection shots for your safety and health.

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But hey kiddos, here is a little piece of advice that this 23 year old can give you. Just don't hurry to grow up alright? Let me warn you, you would then be ready to step into a world which is full of all the things completely contrary to what was stated above. There wouldn't be a hand you can reach out to, neither there would be anyone to hear your cries, let alone the inner pains....

Beware darlings! In few years to come you are going to meet people, people who are good and bad, understanding and difficult, brilliant and ridiculous, jovial and sad, loving and hateful...

You would fall in love and get your hearts broken more than you can even conceive, you would try your best but fail, you would be happy one moment and crestfallen just the next, you would laugh and be hearty, make friends and some of the best ones. You would lose them too. You would be rich and poor. You would be lazy and not...

You would cry and feel suicidal, you would die of happiness. You would sacrifice and give. You would expect and hope and dream and wish but get nothing in return. You would feel beautiful and ugly. You would lie and you are going to be lied to. You would feel awesome and awful....

You would struggle and fall, you would try until you succeed. One day you are going to get married, and have children of your own. You are going to be in your parents' shoes. You would work and get paid and try and make most of your dreams come true....

Little angels! you are going to experience all of these and much beyond in years to come.  So don't hurry to grow up! The journey has just begun... 

The ride would be bumpy and creepy. But at the end if you have survived it all, then you will be a winner child. A winner in a journey called Life.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Misty Pictures...Vivid Memories

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." - The Wonder Wars

It was a silent Sunday afternoon and i was spending my lazy hours in bed idling because i had nothing else to do. Ah! (I hate Sundays!).  I was thinking about nothing in particular. In fact my droopy eyes kind of summoned me to doze off.  It was then that this sudden thought struck me. 

It's been months since i have glanced through an album full of memories.

There was this mixed feeling in me and i don't know why? I was thinking if i should flip through those pictures again. You see, it's hard to let go of the memories, it's tough to not think about the wonder days of  one's past. 

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Viewing photos of the past make it even tougher. But i did. After a while's wondering i finally could make myself take a look at the pictures. They were faded, worn out and looked old. Yet the memories that they brought back were as if it was just a 'yesterday'. Fresh and twinkling.

Each picture tells a story. Each of of them bring back the reminiscent memories that we try and keep aside, we try and bury.  Pictures can get misty, but memories never will. The more you grow up and move on in life, the more will the memories come alive with vibrant colors!

I guess it's the same with all of us. Moments, like pictures tend to fade away. It's the remembrance of the time spent together with  dear ones that stays with us forever. 

Cherishing them, living with them is all we can do. No options at this. So make the most of all moments that you spend. Memories are all you are going to have tomorrow!

Good or bad - You decide!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Be Thankful

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say 'thank you'?"  - William A. Ward

When was the last time you expressed your gratitude to a person? You know, it's hard to get people in our lives who can make our days. Very seldom do we find reasons and gifts to actually thank the people around and God. Yet, when we do find them, amidst all the happiness and excitement the only thing that we forget to do is be grateful.

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Life might be vile and completely unfair, but yet it gives us moments and opportunities to be thankful..to people..to God. You never know when things will change, you never know when people might change. You never know when these scenic moments might slip away from your grasp. Value them and value the people in your life. Thank them for being there for you.

Out of all which are priceless, gratitude is a priority. See, it costs nothing to thank someone. Not a single penny. We eat, we sleep, we work, we talk, we dream, we wish and we do all things that any normal person would. Then why do we think twice before uttering a 'Thank You'? 

There are some people whom you can't thank enough, someone like a mother. But a simple utterance once in a while can change and improve relationships. Don't take anyone for granted.

It takes something close to two seconds to say it...Before it's too late take time out to thank all around you. Trust me, what you would get in return is something more than just satisfaction. You will receive blessings to be happy forever.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A Heart Never Lies...

“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”

What does one do when he/she needs to make a firm decision under a very compelling circumstance? It's interesting to learn how each one of  us deal with a particular situation at hand. Do we obediently listen to others or just listen to this thing called 'heart' which beats and thumps, and has dedicated every second of itself to keep us alive and breathing?

Our life is filled with experiences. Serene and stormy, colorful and dull, good and bad, baffling and astonishing! They all connect at a place when all of these moments demand us to take a firm step or a foot down to reach a certain decisive point.  What's actually important to know is, how we react and what or to whom do we listen to while taking a step further towards another chapter....

This drives me to think if we have ever lent a patient ear to what our heart is speaking of? If you lock yourself up for sometime and silently try to figure out as to how you are going to come out with a solution which not only will make u happy but others around you too, then the best thing you can do is at least for once hear what your heart has to say. 

When a Heart speaks, remember that the ultimate assurance and strength is right around the corner. It might not strike you at first. You might just think that what it's trying to convey to you would be wrong and lead you nowhere. You even might have to fight your way out in the crowd trying to reason with them. Yet, in the long run when you rewind and visit the memory lanes,  you will be glad to know that you did just the right thing listening to this enigmatic heart of yours.

When you are in love with someone, when you think you have failed, when you need to choose between what's right and wrong, when you need to decide on the most important issues of your life, trust your heart....

Follow your heart.... Keep faith.. At the end your heart will be the only one to never let you down. It's going to be the only one never to hurt you....

Monday, 16 May 2011

What It Takes To Be Strong.....

"You never really know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have left"

People talk about being free. Free from everything. In fact, many of you out there are actually living on your own terms having the gala most times of your life without having to think about anything or anyone. It feels great isn't it? To be just yourself, not caring a damn about the world! Born free, being free...

Each one of us want to lead a kind of lifestyle where there would be nothing at all to get us upset. We try and escape everything that tends to take place around us. But, sometimes  that's not enough. It's just not enough to experience the 'happy! happy!' moments and hours in life. 

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To know life we need to have knowledge of what saddens us. It is vital that we experience the existence of melancholy and miseries. Look i am not trying to be philosophical, neither am i telling you, my reader that it's any of your business or something that should be of utmost importance to you. 

Yet scribbling down such 'avoidable facts' helps me to be strong, really strong! Trust me. That's all anyone can want. To be strong and not break down with all failing circumstances. Nearly all of us complain about the current state of life that we are in, always desiring for a better one, never overlooking the pain, hurt and disappointment in the process. Why?? What's wrong in feeling the bondage? What's wrong in enduring certain harsh realities? Why can't we embrace the hardships? And why are we so weak to accept failure? 

It's tough to face setbacks, nearly impossible to keep a smile on your face when all you can do is just cry inside. Yet, value the baffling moments of your life. Respect them. Each of these brings with it a lesson. Learn them. They are there for a reason....

It takes a lot to be strong, to fight. Tell yourself this, Joy will come and knock your door only when it knows that you are brave enough to handle all the disappointments that surround you. 

You will only be happy when you have known the pain by taking the merry-go-round ride. That's the taste of Joy. That's the essence of life. 

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Being A Nobody....

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
- E.E. Cummings

It's tough. It's hard to remain who you are in a world which is trying it's level best to make you what you are not.  To break you into millions of pieces, to shatter you completely so that you can be born again to be someone absolutely different from who you are, it declares the world to be a winner! 

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Sometimes it makes me think deep, is it so difficult to be yourself? There are times when all you feel like doing is be alone and hibernate in a place where nobody will ever be able to find you out. I wonder why is it so important for people to know what's going on in your life, rather than concentrating on their own's? 

A favorite has no friend. You see, standing out of the crowd can be pricey. Nothing comes free, therefore being too famous surely proves to be injurious to you. Relentless gossips behind your  back, shameless stares and the prolonged interference can get so much into your nerves, that you might feel a strong tingling and desire to break their faces. Ah what satisfaction that would be! It's not really funny, is it?

Let's try to be a nobody in the crowd for a change. Let's at least pretend to be one. It's way more difficult to be a nobody than to be a somebody in life. Yeah! I mean, it might take you endless efforts to be someone, and finally you would achieve it. 

But, making efforts to be a nobody is fruitless, because no matter how you push yourself to that door, you are still going to find the world way ahead of you all set to win the war. 

You can keep fighting though. I guess in the end, all that matters is to keep going......

I am fighting since i was born and my award of being lost in the crowd is yet to be discovered. May be never! What's your story?

Friday, 6 May 2011

A Date With Oneself...

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover is yourself." - Alan Alda

It's too easy for us to give ourselves away to the world. Work, family, relationships, peers, and future, all of them have a tremendous influence over us. We tend to hide in them. We tend to sway to everything that's happening around us.  

Losing oneself to something is important, it's essential to life. But not to an extent, where it becomes nearly impossible for us to rediscover ourselves. Discovering one's true identity in this ever so confusing world is an herculean task that lies ahead of us...

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We go for dates with dear ones.  We treat others, others treat us! We spend time thinking and contemplating about everything and everyone. But, ask yourself, which is the time of the day, or week or month when you actually spend it alone all by yourself. When was the last time you were alone, dating yourself. Treating yourself to just what you like. 

It doesn't necessarily have to be a real date of munching and crunching, watching movies and experiencing a shopping spree. You don't always have to compromise on your bank account. There are things which come free in life...

Things like cooking a giant meal to eat, watching a favorite film on your PC, spending hours reading your favorite book, taking a walk in the deserted lane, or just plain thinking about yourself, where you are headed for or what is it that makes you completely happy  and miserably sad, are good enough.

Our minds are never void of worries, of things which are ready to pounce and knock and break us every time we sit back with our eyes closed trying our best to think of those very few 'glorious' moments....

Yet, i strongly feel that there has to be a moment when all we know is loneliness. Yes i mean it.  Take some time off to discover the person in you by doing for a change what you want to do. Only then will you get a satisfaction and true desire to do for others. 

Trust me, there is nothing else that would make you happier.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

From Friends To Strangers.....

"Moving on is simple, what you leave behind that makes it difficult." 

It was a sunset in the horizon of a beautiful friendship. Standing in the cross roads of life, it often makes me wonder where i went wrong in realizing the true essence of it. Trust me, if there is anyone i seriously can blame, it's me. May be i didn't try hard enough.  May be i should have tried harder...

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You really do not need too many friends, all you need is just one person to fulfill an entire universe. It's that time when all you actually want to do is have the fun of a lifetime! All the laughters laughed together, all tears shed together and all silly, stupid things done together. That's what you experience when you have your best friend with you. 

I had that friend in my life but for butterfly days. I often hear people say heavens getting envious of one's happiness. May be that was what took away the sublime bliss that i felt at the time. For days we took fooling around to its zenith. Cracking funny jokes,  and fighting over silly matters were the only things that we took seriously, things that actually mattered. Those two years of my life was considerably one of the most memorable ones. 

 I never really knew that a simple misunderstanding can create havoc in one's life. Well, then i knew though. It was a feeling of the world falling apart, a feeling of complete destruction and void. These feelings were so new to me. I was too busy having merriment to understand that nothing ever lasts forever. 

From strangers to friends. From friends to being best friends. And then strangers again.......

Never let any misunderstandings come in the way of trust in friendship. Don't let anything ever take the power to damage a beautiful relationship. It's everything that matters in life while you are still alive. Breathing.

I kept it vague. Its for you to find what this blog can give.

If Dreams Came True...

"Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.” 

May i take a moment out to audaciously speak against the quote above? If the statement following your dreams would lead you to your destiny, holds true then why can't beggars ride horses called 'wish'? Then why does a person dreaming passionately,  has to see them shattering down like a mirror broken into million pieces?

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It all depends on the kind of dreams that each one of us have. The few fortunate ones can celebrate their dreams coming true while others are left with nothing but wishes. Trust me, they kill! But, wait a minute, consider this. Why not spend sometime pondering over the fact, what if all dreams came true? And we got exactly what we wished for all the time? Would dreams have the same values in our eyes, the way they are now? 

Even life would lose it's meaning if everything we desired for just reached to us in a flash. Things would get all so mechanical and we would never be happy and content with anything. Let alone the fact that we as it is never are satisfied.

What worth would be to hope, what worth would be to expect? Dream is one of the most celestial ways of taking you to a world quite contrary to the reality. And it is also one of the most haunting ways of bringing you back to the utterly scary reality. Accept that! I know it hurts...It will. But the important thing is to walk on.

Try with all you might  to make your dreams come true! When one door closes, another opens. So why not gladly welcome another rainbow dream in your life? The important fact is to never top dreaming, never stop believing in your dreams. 

There are innumerable people around you whose right to dream, to hope has been taken away.  You are the lucky star....So dream while you can......Let the stars shine down on you forever......

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Being in Love...

"There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved." - George Sand

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If there is anything which can make your life worth living is love. There are very few people who are blessed by the Lady Luck to have love in their lives. 

Being in love is to be happy. It is to make your soul satisfied with the fulfillment of being able to share your joys and sorrows and everything else with someone you so dearly care for. It's an inexplicable feeling that all  of us have the right to experience, and yet only few of us actually get.

When you have a person right beside you to take your breath away, to make every moment precious for you, make you dance to all his tunes,  make you love like never before, make you forget all that fatigues you, it's then you know that you are head over heals in love. 

It's when most of the conversations that you have with him are nothing but meaningful expressions and sparling looks, when everything you think of doing is for your 'sweetheart', giving is what you want to do and you want just the smile of genuinity  in return, that's when you know that you can never love again. 

It's when you know that your reactions and actions will make a rooted difference to him, when a mere look at him sets your heart racing and all you do is wait to see him again. When holding his hand makes you feel you have captured the world, when the slightest touch electrifies each nerve in you, thats when you know what being in love is.

It's when you live for a moment called forever! It's when the sacrifices you make seem to be the perfect part in you. It's when all the imperfections are welcomed. It's when your laugh has no hidden pain, and the telepathies are at their zenith. ...That's when you know you are in love. 

It's when each star shines down on you....

Being in love is what i call life. What do you call it?

P.S - "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.'  - Helen Keller.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

It Takes Cruel To Be Kind...Sometimes.

“Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes” 

It's my credence that the journey of your life begins at home where you learn to share, give and gift. It's place where you learn to help others. Most importantly, it's a place where you are nurtured.

Love and affection are not the only two ingredients for one to grow in life. There is something more to it.....

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Even though the famous axiom says - Spare the rod and spoil the child, it has never really bothered me. I'll tell you why. I have a twin sister. So, there are have been numerous times in our parents life which proved to be troublesome. The fights over silly matters, the serious and not-so-serious issues, the twosome crimes and the list can go on. All part of what people generally term as a 'sibling rivalry.' But as far as my mind takes me back, i can never recollect my parents implementing the axiom. In, fact they have been understanding and liberal to the core. 

Yet, mark it when i say, when a situation demands, i have never seen anyone as obstinate and hostile. They make sure that the funda of 'we are extremely offended', 'you have let us down' and 'you'll understand when you have children of your own' news reach our ears. I guess my mother's silence is as spooky as a haunted house, and her barks are as deadly as a lion's roar! Trust me, it's difficult to survive that! Phew!

Hold on, we are forgetting something here. Their reactions on a certain matter would help us realize that we have hurt them. You might feel shunned for the time being, thinking that your parents are always looking for a chance to get you by the neck but hey! stop being selfish.

Be in their shoes, you have brains so contemplate......

To make us feel that we have gone wrong drastically, to make things right in us, for us, we need our ma and dad to tell us about the mess we got ourselves into and the catastrophic consequences that we might have faced. 

I think i have said enough for all of you to understand exactly what this is all about.

Yes, it takes cruel to be kind...sometimes......

Give To Be Happy!

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."  - Mark Twain

We often hear the wise talking about 'gift of giving'. And the saying  holds good for all time to come.  To give is to make others happy. To give is to sacrifice. It's all about that overwhelming smile on your loved one's face. You partially give up your own happiness, wants, joy and demands to fulfill all of them for those significant people in your life. That's how  it makes you beautiful. 

'Giving' is what i have learnt from ma. I have grown up seeing her give a 'gift called life' to everyone around her selflessly. Never thinking about herself in the process.  I was amazed to see how that made her happy. I guess that's how someone can define the ultimate happiness. 

 Even if you are in pain, even if the world around you seems to crash down, even if you need to hide your tears to make your dear ones strong and happy, so be it! In return what you are going to receive is an unknown fulfillment.  

There are many of us who are blessed with beauty by the Almighty. Yet, the apparent looks that we possess is vulnerable to the ones replacing them. They go as swiftly as them come. Eternal is what you do, how you behave and what's you contribution in somebody's life.This determines your inner beauty and worthiness. 

" Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."  - William James