“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”
-N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.
Mother; a word with literally so many meanings. To me, its just love. The incredible woman who very easily swoops in to protect me from all the worldly foolishness. I honestly believe that for all the stupid things I do, she still is going to love me, because she offers her heart as an eternal resting spot. She looks after me, brings her whole self to me, I am probably the beat of her heart and she knows me more than I know myself. Her love, or she; softens me, teaches me to be patient and more than anything for whoever I am today, her love has shown me the way. She filled my heart in the first place and i always wondered if my smile was bigger than hers. It was maybe, but never as beautiful.
Your love is the fuel that enables me to do the impossible. I don’t need a superhero, because i already have a supermom. I love you more than i think i can.
Happy Birthday Maa!
Its that time of the year again. Love and laughter over food and drinks. But, what is Christmas really about? Is it the the gifts under the trees, the luxurious turkey dinners, Santa’s surprise gifts and the Ho Ho Ho or red stockings and lighted windows. Have we ever pondered over the real meaning of Christmas? Let me tell you a story about a small girl who found her way through life with love and joy only because of Christmas.
Sarrah, an eight year old was living in a small town of Hawaii called Hana. Every year on Christmas, she used to write a letter to Santa Claus. All her letters were about what she desired to have on Christmas every year. This year she decided not to ask anything for herself but for others. In her letter she wrote
I am very delighted to ask for my gift this year. I want to help the poor, the needy and the underprivileged. I want to create joy, happiness and laughter all around the town, the country and eventually the world. Please grant my wish this year just by granting the wish of all these people out there.
That year, Sarrah created a ripple effect. It seemed a small wish to her but that was actually an extraordinary ripple. She was the reason of someones smile. Since kindness is free she made sure she sprinkled it everywhere. You can also be the reason behind someone’s smile too. No I’m not saying you should write a letter to Santa. Christmas is the day when a magic wand is waved over the world and everything just becomes more beautiful. Be someone’s magic wand. Do unto others as you would have unto you. Honor this day in your heart and keep it all the year round.
Its the most wonderful time of the year, so jingle all the way and spread love and joy everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier than ever!
Be who and what you are. Never change yourself for someone who does not know how priceless you are. This way you will add that beauty to the world which was needed.
Everything happens for a reason, because anything that happens is always going to be in your favor. All you have to do is put on your brightest lipstick and pull yourself together.
Don’t be too much focused on victory or defeat. It really doesn’t matter if you won or lost, as far as you looked good doing it.
Getting ahead in life may be tough and tougher will be the choices you will have to make. But, if you don’t want to do it for the rest of your life; make sure you don’t start it at all.
Its okay if you aren’t the good kid in the house, just be careful with whatever you do.
Set your priorities in life, know what you want and strive for it. Choose happiness over wealth whenever you feel the need or the piece of cake over your morning jog.
Accept things with love and understanding. Accept what you cannot control, let there be warmth and no prejudice. Because, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and when you’ve given in all your power, if its meant to be you will find the sun shining brighter than ever before.
So if grandma says, they aren’t the big things in life but the million little things.
Since 2017 is in its final weeks, do you plan to let this year fade away slowly, leaving its colors behind or hug it tight and kiss it goodbye?
How about a few points to be pondered on while you have a birds’ eye view of this year!?
Now, De-cluttering is getting rid of the fear, hopelessness, shame, anxiety and soak in all the peace and joy around. We certainly wish if Pandora hadn’t opened the box, ever. You can let the chaos not affect you and dance in the rain and smile while the sun is shining. Accept what is, because que sera sera. Be kind to yourself, because that face in the mirror is always going to be there for you, no matter what. Visualize what is important and allow yourself to be vulnerable, because life is too short to be or do mediocre things. And, find what does not fit in the puzzle of your life and set it free, let it go.
So tell me something, did you make lemonade out of the lemons that life threw at you? Well, I did. That lemonade has been the highlight of my year. It is true that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet. I learnt how there is beauty in the odd and imperfect things in life and they are the most interesting. Did you love yourself enough, took enough crazy pictures, talk to random strangers and did things that swept you off your feet? Well, I did. Just don’t get away from reminiscing the good times, because memories are all what you have in the end.
To conclude, one advice to stand by; “If it doesn’t make you feel fabulous, don’t buy it, don’t do it, don’t keep it.”
Every human has an inner potential as well as desire to plant flowers in the garden called life, be it lilies orchids or cacti. Because happiness is not ready made, it is power packed by you. Now the sun is shining and the soiling is also done, which flowers do you choose? You see the world and relate to it, through your thoughts and beliefs. They are like the curtains that hide what is beyond them, like clouds concealing the clear sky. How about you lifting the curtains and let the light seep through, let the fragrance and beauty of the flowers out there get to you. This lets you expand your consciousness and add to your garden of life. It is very necessary that each human has an inspirational flower in their life which they later want to adapt to in their life.
Also, inspiration is not always the only thing that shall take you ahead. Sometimes you have to create your own sunshine and own breed of flower. People around you will always notice something about you. Live each day that you want to remembered for and how you want to remembered for, obviously with and without the flowers.
Be Fearless – Don’t be crippled by fears, create unending possibilities instead..
In the pursuit of – Live your life in the simple pursuit of your comforts or earthly luxuries or leaving a greater impact of leaving your impressions on the world or all of the three at once?
What sets your soul on fire – Don’t just set your soul on fire, keep it burning instead.
Be really fearless and find what you love and let it kill you.
Who are we? Rightly those who evolved from prime apes to full grown homo sapiens trying to fit in this almost perfect yet crazily wrecked world. We have been crawling and running and moving forward from red letter boxes down the lane to red notification badges on our applications. Ever wondered how life has changed and how technology has been driving us through?
Isn’t it crazy how precisely your smart phone wakes you up in the morning exactly at the time you fed in, without missing a nanosecond or how Facebook gives you the update about whose birthday it is. Or, how easily you can send a text or a voice note to your loved one who is miles away from you. Or, how these applications have been driving us through the thick and thin of life. Isn’t it funny that we have become slaves to the 5 inch sleek and beautiful device, that actually works on our fingers!
No, I am not against the fact that technology has become the master force driving our lives but it’s just appallingly true that we have become slaves to this magical digital world. Probably I’d go hungry without zomato or get lost without Google Maps. I’m not sure if it’s all for the good or not, because the best is yet to come.
So has technology over powered our lives? Well actually it’s not technology shaping the taste of our culture and our lives but it’s the human desire to connect, share and transform thats making all the difference.