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Don’t sit idle

30 Nov

 

girl-sitting-on-a-bench

I’m lazy. Yes I am. I have loads of dreams and aspirations and wishes and all, but I don’t usually get to do all of it. That must mean I’m lazy. As I mentioned before I’m relaxing and rejuvenating, so I was thinking how to make the most out of this little time I’ve got. I recollected all the articles I’ve read now and then and the speeches my mother and grandmother have given me over the years. But it’s all very confusing. They ask you to make a list of what you want to do, then a list of what you rather do. Then a list of what eats up your time. Then a list of motivational factors to be on your schedule. And lists and lists. I mean, if I could do all this why would I be calling myself lazy. I wanted something simple like a key rule or like a mantra or something. And then I got it.

                                                                 “DON’T SIT IDLE!”

Yes, it’s as simple as that. Just don’t sit idle doing nothing. Do you know how much time we kill just by being idle. Scrolling through channels on television, stuck in traffic jam, waiting for your turn in a salon. Sometimes even none of these, we just don’t feel like doing anything. So, take a week out and don’t do this. Don’t be idle for anytime in your day. Be physically or mentally active. If you continue doing something the whole time you do a lot more. It’s not a very new idea or a discovery but it’s just a simple rule (not difficult to remember and follow) that can increase output a lot many times. I am trying this, and will keep you updated on results.

Try it. It might help.

🙂

 

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Big Lessons in tiny pleasures: Part 3

8 Sep

You are still alive in our hearts baby!

Foreword: I am a huge dog person. So, in the post ahead if I narrow down my opinion to the best creatures of this world, which would be dogs, then I expect a lenience in your criticism. Also, this post is dedicated to my beloved pet dog Sheru. Darling, may you rest in peace.

I do not recall a child who hasn’t wanted or had a pet. A pet is like the best better half you can have. A pet is like a kid that can be trained. A pet is a living soft toy (pardon my metaphorisation of pet with a dog).

These are the lessons that I’ve learnt from all my pets I’ve ever had which include Michael, Lucy, Suzy, Tiger and Sheru. You sweethearts have had a big impact on my life!

  1. Loyalty: The first and most important lesson I believe every pet teaches is being faithful. Dogs are renowned for it, but I’ve had a heart-warming experience with my Granpa’s  parrot, dad’s pigeon and cousin’s monkey. The monkey’s name was donut and it died within 3 days of my cousin’s fatal accident.
  2. Concentration: It’s a small observation that every animal has an extreme level of concentration. This may be a result of the fact that they do not have to worry about their looks or career or crush. Whatever be the reason but it’s worth learning that everypet has a hell lot of concentration and learns extremely fast.
  3. Aggression: Have you ever had an encounter with an angry bird? Do you believe teasing a monkey is harmless? It’s in your benefit that you reply to both the questions as a big NO!
    You annoy an animal in the matters that are important to it and beware it can do anything!
    So, if it’s important to you, fight for it.
  4. Simplicity: My favourite quote of all times is “HANDLE STRESS LIKE A DOG. IF YOU CAN’T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT, PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.” Similarly, if you can do something about a problem then do it. Otherwise bury it.
  5. Stand for your fellows: My granny used to say, “A pig when in trouble, finds other pigs around for help which makes us believe humans are even worse!”
    Isn’t that true? Why is standing up for others so much insignificant to us?

Pets are a blessing from the heaven above. If you’ve never had one, go for it! Even if it’s as small as a goldfish. You’ll learn a lot and definitely evolve!

P.S. I know metaphorisation is not a word!
😉

Big lessons in tiny pleasures: Part 2

8 Aug

The image is from google. But i promise, I’ll start clicking soon.

What is your favourite corner in your home? Kitchen? Your own room? Shower? I may believe that until you don’t have a front porch! What could supersede a front porch! And that is not a question. It is an exclamation. Everything about a porch is to love. The breeze, the semi natural furniture, the vibes of serenity, the view and the exquisite attraction. As I sat in a cane wood chair in our patio basking in the last rays of a very twilight evening, I couldn’t help learn a few things from it.
1. The view: When you’re sitting in a front porch viewing everything from a distance, things appear simple. Similarly, when you broaden your perspective, issues appear trivial. So, when you’re stuck in a situation just step back to stretch your outlook.
2. The watch: For my great granny, the porch was not only her own corner but also a window to watch over the entire household. She would sit their keeping a keen watch on everyone who walks in or out of her house. So sit in the front porch of life once in a while and watch over who is walking in or out.
3. The slowdown: Whenever there’re a lot of chores to be done, I take a front porch slowdown. I make myself a tea and I just sit there thinking nothing. Just exactly, reduce your life’s pace once in a while and enjoy what it has to offer.
4. Family time: There’s something in patios and porches that make families sit together. I don’t know what it is. But most of my family traditions are somehow associated with it. Play the front porch of your family once in a while and bring it closer.
5. Nurture yourself: Porches are sites of hobby development, whether it is kids painting or it is mama’s gardening. Take some time to locate yours and let it grow.
6. The Kiss: If you’ve a front porch, it is most likely the place you will kiss your date for the first time. (Dreamy? Well, I am a girl and I am allowed to be hopelessly romantic once in a while. ;).) Therefore, let your life belong to your special someone once in a while just like your front porch.

I hope you have some special memories related to a front porch too. If yes, relish. If no, make some.

🙂

You, me and love

25 Jul

As i was wandering through different folders in my laptop, i found the following. It’s a poem i wrote almost 11 months ago, when i was head over heels in love with this guy. Not even close to someone who can write a poem, but i still scribble. Reading this poem once again, everything came flooding back. The togetherness, the faith, the moments, the kisses, the hugs, the yearning, the naughty games, the suppressed laughters, the hang outs, the nick names, the ususals, the unususals, the promises, the dreams and then the SHATTERING! Anyways, i wanted to share this one with my fellow bloggers, the only society i have for now. Therefore, here it is:

You, me & People

People tell me that you are not as I think

They say you are all black with just a shell of pink

According to them I should not trust you as I do

Coz you are not what you are supposed to

They keep telling your love for me is a trap

It’s ugly inside and what I see is just a wrap

They want me to believe you are different behind my back

And when it will be exposed, my heart would crack

In short they want me to get away from you

Or else one day truth will cut right through

Me? Oh! I never reply to what they say

Not that I don’t have words that weigh

Just that it does not matter to me

I am happy with what I see

It’s my love and I am to decide

And your love is where I confide

I do not deny I may get hurt

But what’s the point enjoying rain fearing dirt

I am myself with you, nothing to pretend

You bring me peace, in my soul you blend

Let them say for its theirs to find wrong

For me your love is a true song

If u hurt me ever it can be taken

But without a reason my faith can’t be shaken

Don’t you feel pressure to prove your love

Be yourself that’s the most I love.

Some are still Good!

23 Jul

Few years ago, I got an email from one of my transcendentalist friend which was although just another forwarded mail but was beautiful and has stayed in my heart since then. Amongst other messages that it contained, one was MAKE A GRATITUDE LIST. It has been on my mind for long, but time couldn’t be better than now. Coursing through a rough patch in life, it could actually help to see what i have or what i have received over the years. So, here it is:

  1. Mr. D: The first person that deserves mention is my friend D. The one who actually sent me that mail. Before i met him four years ago, i was all studies and my then boyfriend. He on the other hand had a vision. A vision that really influenced me. He was a aspiring student enterpreneur then and now owns a greeting card company and an online magazine. I learned from him to live my dreams howsoever impossible they seem.
  2. Mr. X: Next in line stands Mr. X, who is none other than my ex boyfriend. Yeah he turned out to be a jerk in due course of time. But i owe him the fact that i regained myself. He was a little less selfless (i’m just being polite), which made me think about myself and interview my soul for the first time in my adult life.
  3. Mrs. Bunny: She was my mess incharge in hostel. I don’t even know her real name. I called her Bunny. She is one lady that stood by me all the ups and downs of my college days. Be it she-bitched-about-me tears or i-have-an-exam-tomorrow-i-will-fail depression, she was always there.  One hell of a lady, she single handedly brought up her 3 children and a husband who was never much help. I loved her fighting spirit and her patience. I owe a lot to her.
  4. My brother: When i was a kid. nobody taught me how to ride a bicycle. I would take it on road early morning and try myself. That one morning I was riding it from one side, not having enough confidence to cross my leg to the other. My little brother who was watching me said,”Why don’t you just cross your legs and sit on it?” And that made me do it. He knows my fears & weaknesses better than anyone else (he’s very liberal mentioning it everytime he should and shouldn’t) and makes me face it. He’s a menace!

Of course this list is spread over a long temporal scale, but i tell you, make a daily gratitude list. Add those small favours that people do for you everyday. And you’ll feel good. Moreover when you meet bad people in life you can look at that list and say, “What if most of the world is bad, SOME ARE STILL GOOD!”

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