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Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

                                                                                                              

                                                By Groucho Marx

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Okay! Okay! I know we are nowhere near thanksgiving yet. But c’mon just think for a while, why can’t we celebrate this great day all round the year! Though I’m not a Christian by religion but neither am I restricted to one. I respect every religion and will definitely be celebrating all with my kids in the coming future once I reach that stage of my life. Oh! By the way, I am 23 right now, and yeah I know I’m such a day dreamer :-P.

So, basically all that I know about thanksgiving is that this day is been celebrated every year as a day to be thankful of the blessings that has been bestowed upon us by the Almighty in every way. I hope that is primarily correct and I might still be unknown to some details which I am sure to be filled in by you all. I’d be very happy to add it all to my knowledge:-). And that’s one things to be thankful to internet and the blogging platform for making it easy for us to share our thoughts, experiences and knowledge with one another.
And I would also like to be thankful to God and that boy who today, made me realize that how much blessed I am. That instead of counting the things that I don’t have, I haven’t accomplished (despite of the fact that I am working hard my way through to it). I am forgetting what I have, what all I have accomplished, what I’m blessed with, even without asking for.
Today being a beautiful weather after 3 days of non stop rains and occasional storms, I was sitting in the small yet beautiful sort-of-a garden of ours. Thoughts of several failures, unmet goals, incomplete dreams were crawled up in my mind. Feeling low I was gazing onto the empty road into nothing, when a bike roared through, distracting my “nothingness”. I naturally looked up disgusted, resuming to my surroundings. My eyes stayed with the bike till it reached to the side of the road where a boy of somewhat same age as of the boy riding the bike, was standing. But he was not as same as the bike boy. Even in this weather when I’m wearing layers, he was just in a single dusty t-shirt and a shabby dirty pair of pants. His eyes didn’t left the bike until it was gone. He still stood there gazing into that direction for a while, but then started walking to the other side of the road. On reaching there he shook his head as if to wake himself up from some dream and walked on.
I still couldn’t forget the hint of despair in him as he walked on with his head and eyes lowered to the ground. At that moment ,my mind had been emptied up from all of my own disappointments. I forgot my problems, my life’s shortcomings. I have all that a person would ask out of his/her life! Why am I still in despair about things which I still, am very much capable and able to do! I can think of, plan of and still work on all the desired luxuries, all the achievements, all the extra cherry toppings over my already sweet and delicious cupcake life that I want to have!! But there are millions of people in this world who aren’t even sure about their next day’s meal!!
Shouldn’t I be thankful to God for blessing me with a beautiful life! A life full of love and support from my loving parents, two great brothers and so many beautiful friends!
Even if I am unable to get into great college or couldn’t have a better job or anything, I still am sure enough that I will be sleeping comfortably with full stomach under the safety of my sweet home’s roof! How ignorant we become of everything we have in the never so ending marathon of getting bigger and better lives.
Dreams are a part of every person’s life, even that boy who for a moment imagined himself riding such a bike, owning such a bike. No one should ever stop dreaming, not even that boy. But does it mean that we should forget all that we already posses! No! Definitely not!
But we still do! We all forget that God has blessed us with a life where we can live happily in the present and can still make our dreams come true with all that we’ve got at this moment. Lets not waste anymore of these moments full of blessings in crying over what we don’t have. Let’s be happy and thankful to everything we have in our lives. And for a moment, lets just pray to God to bless that boy and many millions other to have a life full of blessings, to own such luxuries, but most importantly to sleep happily with full stomach and a calm assurance of tomorrow’s meal for themselves and their families, sleeping happily within the warm arms of the walls and under the safe roof of their sweet homes 🙂

So shed off all the disappointments, all the complaints against God, for whatever we couldn’t have. And celebrate each day as a day to be thankful of all the beautiful blessings that we tend to forget and take for granted.
Be happy, blessed and thankful. And SMILE 🙂

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Have you met ” The Drainer”?

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Yes “The Drainer”!! Sure you must have met him/her at some point of your life or may be on a daily basis!
Okay, Please don’t think that this out-of-nowhere girl is all mad-mad!! Nope! I am one among you all who unfortunately keeps on meeting these drainers no matter how hard I avoid! This world is full of them…! Okay enough of this guessing game!
Let me introduce you to the so called today’s celebrated guest of my post – “The Drainer”!!
Look around… He might be your neighbour, your some from far island uncle and so on… He might be anyone around you who on meeting you, leaves you feeling drained, yes those monsters with scrutinizing monster eyes scanning you from head to toe, the one who can never be happy or praising for anything and everything you can ever do!!! The ones who’d lampoon you for every portion of yours!
So, How do you deal with such devils? Should we let them dampen our faith in ourselves? Well that’s where we all (mostly) let these squibs widen there bad coloured, wide and weird so called teeth in a victorious grin, under the ever so gleaming bald head !! Or whatever the way yours looks like! Mine, I just described!
I too was left drained, faithless and brutal-on-myself after my drainer-encounter! I just couldn’t think straight, even after been persuaded by my BF (Best-est Friend) for several hours over the phone! ( And I heart fully Thank him for always been there for me!)
But after being done with brutally scolding-me-inside-my-head, shedding some tears and everything else for another couple of hours, I realized that I am being the biggest enemy of myself!! Even bigger than that bald headed monster!! How can I do that to myself!!? Neither should you do this to yourself! Not now, not ever! NEVER!
So what should we do? We cannot let such people harm our self-esteem to any measure! So somethings that you can try as I did (and for some, I again heart fully thank to my BF):

1. Importanize things! I know thats not even a word!! But its our life! So rules are ours only! So yes! Ask yourself how much importance does that person holds for you! How much of importance his criticism is for you and your life! If the person is important, then the criticism can be important too! Important people in our life holds importance because either they are our family or the ones we look up to! And any one of these two would never want to led us down, infact they might be trying to help us! However as in many cases, the person in question would be of no such importance to you or your life! They might be just some uncles or aunts or so called ever-so-bragging-of-his-son/daughter kind of a neighbour, just as in my case! So they are not as important as YOU are to yourself! They don’t have any right be the judges of your abilities and capabilities. So rewind back to the start and #importanize#importanize#importanize!

2. Recognize that criticism can be good as well! Appreciation can make all of us happy! But these put-downs also makes us pause and think, re-evaluate our actions whether whatever we are doing is in the right path to wherever we want to be.

3. Take such criticism as a power packs of motivation. Let them give you that extra push towards your goal. Remind yourself to do even more better and show that monster how wrong he was!!

4. Remind yourself of all the splendid things, either small or big, that you are proud of yourself to have done. Once you tell yourself that you are too good to take such criticism seriously, you definitely will SMILE :)…

So remember- “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Don’t you let yourself down with anything! Keep that faith alive in yourself! Be full of hope! And never forget to SMILE!

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