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Super sweet blogging award!

30 Aug

Load of thanks to Mack for nominating me in this cute award, Super sweet blogging award.

I would also take this chance to apologise for acknowledging it a little late. I was tied down by health issues. So the rules say, display the logo in your post, nominate a baker’s dozen (13 other blogs) and answer some super sweet questions. I don’t count thanking and linking back to the person who nominated you as a rule, because that’s an etiquette.

The Super Sweet questions:

1.  Cookies or Cake?

Cake! I am too impressed by soft hearted cakes and likewise people.

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Can’t I add another option? 😛
But if I had to pick one, then Vanilla for its simple, basic and easy-to-go-with-anything quality.

3. What is your favourite sweet treat?

Vanilla pastries with Strawberry Jam or Kiwi fruit or sometimes Black currant frosting.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?

When I am with sweet people. Like family get-togethers or dates!

 5.   If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

That’s a difficult one, ‘cause I already have lots of sweet nicknames and I chose none of them.

As for nominating 13 more bloggers is concerned, Being completely honest and genuine, I will list 5 (as there’s no point in nominating just for the sake of nominating). I am new here and am still getting to know fellow bloggers. May be later I can add to this list. But for now, here are my 5 really sweet ones:

1. Tina from REFLECTIONS

2. Dating tourettes for such a genuinely fun blog.

3. Alice for heteronormative love fest. Your blog is too cute.

4. The doodle house This one’s specially for your dogs! 🙂

5. Kelly for Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons I love your crafty ideas, your intelligent organising solutions and most importantly i am all over Anabelle!

So, these are the sweet bloggers I can’t help pull cheeks of! And thanks again Mack for giving me this pleasure and opportunity.
🙂

The power of colours

29 Aug

Before I start this post I want to make it really clear that it’s not about some kind of colour therapy (if such a thing exists). Nor is it the conclusion of any scientific or educational research. This post is only a simple exercise and observation I applied to myself.

I did this some two and a half years ago. My then boyfriend and I had been fighting a lot. And most of my time was usually consumed in either fighting or fixing those fights. Plus I had some exams drawing closer. In total I was so stressed and occupied all the time that I was turning monotonous, rather more monotonous. But one morning I had this awful realisation that I’m turning old without traversing through my youth! So, I purposefully decided to start some changes. The simplest, easiest and most effective of those was picking up a different colour to wear every day of the week. I made it a point to not repeat the same colour in my dress within a span of seven days. I would wear scarlet reds and dusty browns. While some days I will looked as oddly bright as a parakeet, on others I was as invisible in the crowd as air. I remember wearing a turmeric t-shirt, rusty grey trousers and an algae green kurti in that duration (Of course not all at the same time!). Colours, I would have never worn otherwise. Clothes, that slept in my wardrobe since almost ages. Badly shopped ones, disgusting gifted ones, picked by mother kind of dresses. I wore all of it.

The result of my exercise was unexpected everyday. One morning I would be hoarding compliments, the next they will all be criticisms. “Where did you get that?” This was said both with awe and repulsion. Some just mentioned, “What has been going on with you lately?” The responses were flocking in also because I was normally dressed in almost the same colour spectrum. I was more into whites and creams and pale peach.

The point of the whole story is that that week was surprising. I felt a difference in the energies of universe everyday. Those colours brought a simple change in perspective because wearing the same colours somehow makes you dull, dreary and lifeless or may be vice versa. I don’t know how. But wearing grassy green made me feel not the same as wearing carroty orange. That change was a therapy in itself. It took me to the faith that pinks actually make world romantic and yellow really brings happiness. Purple can make you feel glamourous and red seductive. Colours really have that power. Just give them a chance.

Wear different colours this week! May be you get to notice a happy change!
🙂

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.

🙂

A nomination in my first month here! Really?

31 Jul

Okay! I am not even sure what made you (every post of this girl would be worth your time, i am confident!) do this, but you are abundantly generous.
So a very inspiring blogger award! It’s nice to know specially when i started this blog for inspiring myself in the first place.
I don’t exactly know what to do next and i don’t know if i am doing it right but this is what i have read here and there. So, pardon if i mess up stuff.

The RULES to follow when nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 things about me:
(It is difficult to do this, when i have chosen to be anonymous)

  1. I have been blessed with the ability to find good in practically anything. That helps me be happy.
  2. I love to read, write, sing, dance, draw, craft, cook and narrate. But i am no good at any of these.
  3. I am a piscean.
  4. Somewhere deep down my heart, I am a feminist and a narcissist.
  5. I am annoyingly moody person.
  6. I had a 7 years long relationship, which was a long distance for 5 years.
  7. I will one day have a published book to my name. Though i am not anywhere near it at present, but i will.

The 15 bloggers that have inspired me:

  1. wanderlust: I love the way you capture. Keep going. I wait for your posts.
  2. clotildajamcracker: attractive writer, innovative thinker. Lethal combination. Makes me want to read more.
  3. The Waiting: What she writes is fresh.
  4. just a quote: i have always been into beautiful oneliners that make you think and this one is the best link for that.
  5. made for victory: when i read about her, i thought “Oh my! If i be half as strong as her, i can do anything!”
  6. Cristian Mihai: A simple fact that he has done so much at such tender age, makes me do want to do more.
  7. allloveinspired: if you read her you’ll realise there are people like you everywhere. Just that they have a better perspective.
  8. Life isn’t so much a puzzle as it is a plan: he is simple and elegant. I read his posts more than once.
  9. betweenfearandlove: she made me feel, its never too late to begin.
  10. roasted marshmallows: there is something about the way she writes. May be its simplicity or fun. but something is definitely different.
  11. Poeta Officium: I want to be as beautiful as her when i’m over 3 decades. She is unbelievably young. Not just physically, but the way she writes too.
  12. Foodosaurus Rex: i thoroughly enjoy her posts.
  13. Search 4 a Soul mate: She is the first person i would label as extrovert in the best and truest sense.
  14. Yeah, that crazy blog…: It’s more than just crazy. It’s happy and fun and smart and sensitive at the same time.
  15. Paperweight: It takes me back to the whole process of my adolescence.

So. here are my inspiring fifteen. I have no idea how to notify them apart from adding their links here. Hope you people get to know it.

And yeah i still couldn’t be thankful enough to Megan Lucas. I don’t know if i could do it, but i would have mentioned you the first one in the list if i could.

P.S. I love it here! 🙂

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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