12 July, 2017

Piecing it together

There is a lot of merit in piecing everything together, even if it is something as simple as a jigsaw puzzle to something life keeps throwing our way...

The biggest benefit, ofcourse, is that we are working towards putting it together, towards a final goal, an end result, which in itself results in lots of positivity..

Also, humans seem to have a tendency to play with puzzles... we like toying with the conditions to figure out what fits the situation best....

And finally, if the end result is as expected or better, the sense of achievement is incomparable.. the joy of completion with the desired outcome provides a sense of satisfaction which most daily activities are deficient of...

Ultimately, a puzzle might puzzle us... 
but once we solve the puzzle...
we are often puzzled as to 
why the puzzle puzzled us so much :)

11 July, 2017

An instant of opportunity

What would you do if you are unexpectedly given the choice of choosing you future... 
or atleast a form of it...
Would you jump at the opportunity, or just blank out like me...

Let me explain...
there were multiple thoughts running through my head just at that instance...
first, and foremost, as ironic as it may sound, I wondered if I might end up underestimating myself (like duhhh !)
the other one ofcourse, was wondering if life (or rather the circumstance) was playing a joke on me...

Effectively, the opportunity and the option was lost...

Maybe, sometime in the future, I'd wonder if I would've been better off making the choice !!!


28 June, 2017

Unfiltered Words

We are simpler and more honest people when we are younger... what is on our mind is what comes of our mouth... the blatant brutal truth...  added to that, we never bothered filtering any information with our family/loved ones.

But it seems like the older we become, we put in a lot of thought into everything we do, be it a simple good morning to conversation over coffee.... cheerful banter with friends or simple things to be shared... till a point where the thinking becomes over thinking... 

The joy of sharing suddenly becomes a well thought out exercise.... thoughts to be shared are treated like burdening the other person, wondering if the would affect the person too much (or maybe not at all)... leading to muted conversations and longer silences...

The urge to share thoughts is replaced by the thought of whether to burden a person... We know the issue is important, and yet we assume it isn't vital for the other to know....

Simple uncomplicated words and conversations, which were earlier treated as bridges to forge stronger relationships are now weighed down by the myopic view of whether the words will affect the other persons mind...

We were better as child... we didn't know right from wrong... but we also didn't have a filter planted in our head, weighing everything under pros and cons...... everything was so much more clear cut and uncomplicated.


19 June, 2017

Just Do It !!

We often have a longing in our life... for certain people, things, places.... We feel it... we absorb it... and sometimes we weep about it... But more often than not, most of us rarely do anything about it...

We lead such busy lives, that the standard excuse for not fulfilling this longing is that we don't have time... but more often than not, what pulls us back is not the clock ticking by, but our will to just do it...

We want to speak to our friends, but get caught up in our busy - mundane lives... and if our lives are not busy enough, we wonder if the other might be, and if we may end up disturbing them... This tendency to over-think an action is actually the true cause...

So the next time you are longing for someone, but pickup the phone/car to reach out...
All the fulfillment of a wish to visit a place takes is booking of tickets...

All you need is just an attitude to Just Do It !

03 June, 2017

Women = Men ?

All of us talk about gender equality, and woman empowerment...
How a girl is as good as a boy, that she can be treated like one...

I've heard lots of parents saying they've raised their daughters like sons... maybe with the intent that they have been raised to be as independent and self sufficient... 

But as long as we aspire for our girls to be treated like the boys... as long as the women are competing with the men... we can never be expected to be treated as equals... it feels like there is still something lacking...

Women who seek to equal men lack ambition
~ Marilyn Monroe


01 June, 2017

Help while you can

There is a secret joy in helping strangers.... those walking by the street... people fumbling in a market place... or simply some pedestrian trying to cross a road....

I try not to loose such an opportunity.... 
But truth be told, I have a strong ulterior motive for doing this...

It is always, and I mean always, with the hope that, in case my family and loved ones are having trouble and need help, some stranger will come around and help them out...


We can't help everyone,
but everyone can help someone.
~ Ronald Reagan

14 May, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

From being critical about the Mother's and Father's days, to writing this today...

Our life goes through different phases... from being an infant, and holding their hands... to childhood heading to adolescence, where the hand became a finger, but the touch was still essential.... somewhere in the middle of the second decade, we long for independence, striving to break free (from I wonder what !) from the "hold" our parents wield on us... I guess life comes a full circle, when we actually set out to build a nest of our own, how much we depend on them...

Though I may not end up saying this to you face to face (you might even think I've actually lost it if I do ;))... but it is true...

Amma, I might have grown up, but I don't think I can ever outgrow you... 
You mean the world to me...  from being a child, and yet enjoying being treated as an adult by you; to now being an adult and yet your indulging my childish whims and fancies.. you just know it...

I adore you.. admire you and respect you, for what you pull off each day, each moment...
Happy Mother's Day !!!

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. 
Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.
~ Maya Angelou