Monthly Archives: December 2014

Birthday Post..!! ;)

 

 
Clock struck 12 and the date was 27th December 2014. So, here comes my birthday! I couldn’t believe that year has passed already; it was like a blink of an eye. On this day, I wanted to share what’s on my mind and dwells in my heart. I debated whether to write and publish my thoughts or just keep it in my head. But the amazing thing about having a blog is the ability to reflect on a time of your life in the future. I wanted to document and also share with you some thoughts. My lessons, hopes, fears, dreams and gratitude… I wonder if you ever feel the same?
 
Through experience, I’ve learned so much over the last decade. Part of me wishes I knew then what I do now. That I had the confidence and self-assurance I now possess, but I guess you can’t develop that without enduring conflict situations. The journey you go through to understand who you are, what you stand for, your values, beliefs and standards is an amazing one. People have come and gone (unfortunately sometimes you just lose touch and some I’m pleased to say are gone!), but those who I’ve chosen to continue to grow with are truly cherished. There are friends I know will be life-long and some live thousands of miles away, but the connection is never in doubt and you know no matter what, when you see them it’s like no time has passed. I remember my Dad once said, if you can count your true friends in life on one hand, you are very blessed. 

I realize that I’ve changed a lot in ways I didn’t expect to. For one, day-to-day I live in ballet flats now. Not heels. There’s just something about being comfortable that seems to grow more important and outweigh the need to be entirely impractically glam 24-7.

My ultimate learning? Always listen to your instincts and have the confidence, conviction and trust in yourself to follow them. Over the last year particularly, this has enabled me to pursue my dreams and with hard work, dedication and focus, make them a reality. My hope for the future is to continue evolving and to live my life with purpose and passion.
The last ten years (and longer) has gone by in a blink and to be honest, that scares me. Over the last few, I think I have become more aware of appreciating life and the people in it. The times we are all together are precious and I have to admit, in those moments I sit back and try my hardest to soak it all in. I want it etched in my memory forever. I also can’t help but feel a little pang and lump in the back of my throat because I think, “right now, right here in this very second, my world is perfect”. Because it is and I fear knowing one day it isn’t always going to be like this.

I dream of wondrous things to come. Making a difference and putting my mark on the world, achieving goals professionally and personally, continuing to travel and delighting in the opportunity to learn, grow and experience.
As the sun rises on a new year tomorrow (for me =P), I feel appreciative of the past, contentment for the now and excitement for the future. With lots of change on the horizon, I have a feeling that this chapter of my life would be better than the previous one…

Cheers! Thanks for being with me on my Special Day, for all the wishes and prayers that I have received…!! 🙂 You guys made it worthwhile. Thanks a lot. Love you all..!!   

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WINTERS ❤


Writing is a form of personal freedom. It has been quite a long time since last I had been craving to write something which is not my genre. Finally, this post helped me to unfold a new side of mine. Hope you guys enjoy this piece of writing and share your valuable feedback. So, it goes like this….

 
The girl in the purple overcoat watched the tired leaves dislodge themselves from the branches, swaying in the cold breeze, crestfallen. The branches that hung low before autumn now rose gloriously, liberated from the extra weight.  
 
The snow was pure white. The flogging squalls of winter blew loudly. Screeching winds occasionally rose up. When they died, a tomb-like silence haunted the land. Flint-grey skies oversaw the land. The bleak skies were depressing. Winter smothered the land with its vice-like grip. High above her, the last of the morning stars were winking out sadly. An orb-white, winter moon hung there, imitating a pale strobe light. A corona of shimmering yellow light ringed its dying glory.
The cold was getting bolder by the second, ordering the townsfolk to stay inside their homes like a dictator. She didn’t care for the cold wind though; the only cold that bothered her was the cold in his heart. The world around her was imprisoned in a glair-white silence. Nothing sounded, nothing stirred, nothing sang. She thought of the silhouette of a leafless tree.  Its leafy abundance may be missing, but its beauty was still intact.  There was nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. 
Perhaps the walk out to the stagnant lake among the hills was more keenly relished because of thousands of things that jolted her mind.  For all practical purposes nature was at a standstill. . . . There was a wonderful joy in leaving behind the noisy city streets and starting out along the white road that led across the hills.  With each breath of the sharp, reviving air she seemed to inhale a new life.  A peace as evident as the sun rays on the ground took possession of her inner being.  The trivial cares which fretted like a swarm of mosquitoes were driven away by the sweep of wind that comes straight from the mountains. . . . The intense silence that brooded over the snow-bound land was a blessing.  The deep blue of the sky and the shadows cast by the trees were a feast to her eyes.  The crunch of the snow-rind beneath her feet and the varied hum of the wires overhead were music to her ears.
 
She could see a group of kidult playing on a nearby pond. They stamped their frozen feet and thumped their chilly bodies to warm up. Their ears caught fire and turned an icy-blue where their scarves couldn’t reach. Their teeth were chattering as they captured memories through a camera.
Leaves come and go; the branches grow stronger and higher, she contemplated.

Like the springing of leaves, she had been a seasonal phenomenon. The thought tortured her. It was still there. She gritted her teeth to prevent them from clattering in the cold and hurried on, careful not to trample the dead leaves scattered all over.

Everything will fade away with the foggy nights. Things will become unclear like the mist on the rear glass of a car. This was me blinking my eyes wanting to have a better view. But, all I saw was the smoke blowing away like haze. The trees looked tedious and they miss the sunlight.
Flowers fell and they miss the branches. Moon too hid behind the clouds, covering itself from the frosty sky. The sun shivers with its bright rays getting low. There is a craving for everything. Although it was saddening but I did not let despair get hold of me because somehow I know that I’ll see it someday, at some place and I’ll be happy to have seen it, wait for it.


P.S: I couldn’t stop writing but eventually I had to. 😛 =) Enjoy (y)


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Do You Even Realize How Amazing YOU Are To Me..?? ;)


After my last post and your great support I have seen a new confidence in myself. I went through a gazillion topics, streaming them wisely and came up with this one for an important reason. I was unable to find anything in between but then again I’ve always been the kind who’s always on the extreme sides. I try my best to bring out the best in me maybe that is why! I can’t seem to stay in between and that’s a major problem. Trust me when I say that! =P

 

Today I’m writing about someone special; a ‘Someone Special” we all look forward to.

I believe that “Everyone can’t be in your front row.” The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you…the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be pushed out through to the balcony of your life.
I think a lot of people do not understand what real relationships are.

Anyone can buy you flowers, candy and jewelry, there’s no love in that.  True relationships are about those little things you do every day that you care about. It’s going out of your own way to make that “someone special” happy. Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me “believe in something.”

 
The beginning of love, is to let those we love; be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image.
 
The way you hold her hand when she’s scared or you save a last piece of chocolate for him. A random text in the middle of the day, just a reminder. It’s about laughing at his jokes even when they are really lame ones or when he sings to you.
 

 ‘I Love you’ means that I accept you for the person you are and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I do not expect perfection from you. It means that I’ll stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you when you’re in a bad mood or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down- not just when you’re fun to be with. ‘I love you’ means that I know your darkest secrets and do not judge you for them. It’s about someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face, an embarrassing story to tell about something that had happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six. 

 
Over here I’m talking about that special being with whom you can share dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life…

They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurt or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. 
I like someone who isn’t afraid to tease me and be sarcastic. I don’t want all our conversations to be serious after all. =)
I take things slow because I don’t believe in perfection. I build walls because I don’t want just “anyone” coming in and ruining my life/thoughts. Some people are like that and there is nothing wrong in it. He was lucky enough that the walls in his name had windows and even doors. Time and tenderness eroded the walls, brick by brick and he found a place suitable enough. They were never completely gone but just because of Him they’re ancient ruins. Most importantly as I allowed Him an opening in my life, you proved yourself worth the struggle.

You don’t get to choose, you just fall in love and you get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. And you know you love them so much except sometimes they drive you completely insane – no one can explain it. And the reason it is so confusing is because it’s love and if love didn’t have challenges, what would be the point? So live the moment, love to love and don’t be fake when you can be real.

 

Cheers..!!
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A Prayer For All..!!




Today I pray that we can be courageous, kind and humble. Let’s practice as many acts of kindness that we can and courageously give away love and forgiveness. Buy someone a coffee this morning. Freely give compliments to friends and strangers. Smile at everyone. Thank the people in your life who encourage and support you. Lend a helping hand to someone in dire need of it. =) 
Give without expectations. Forgive your enemy and let go of the weight you are carrying, even if they ain’t sorry. Pray for each person that you encounter today, right there with them in that very moment. Remind anyone in your path today that they are worthy and precious. Be slow to anger. Kindness is free. Forgiveness is brave. Love is worth it. 

 
Today I pray that we can be courageous, kind and humble.
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