Busy Much?

I don’t need to pretend to be busy because I am. Even when you don’t see me doing anything, the chaos inside my head is keeping me pretty much occupied.

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Killing Time

People say all sorts of things

Just to fill the void

I keep fiddling with my rings

Trying not to be annoyed.

Some are genuinely nice

While others are clearly not

They freely give advice

But I’m not easily bought.

My poor head is pounding

As the chatters continue

This fake smile is thinning

Though none takes the cue.

How sad if my end is here

Drowning in a mindless chat

It’s not death that I fear

But the fact of where I’m at.

I’d rather be lost in solitude

Having silence for company

Enduring with great fortitude

Away from chattery tyranny.

No Dramas Please

I’ve a fair share of high dramas, so I totally don’t need to get sucked into others’.

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A Matter Of Course

Cultivate self-love and dignity, before allowing others to enter your life with their emotional baggage and undesirable ideals.

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Stay in the Moment

Cherish the unfolding moment wholeheartedly as much as possible. Let its imprint tattooed in your memory. Forget the social media updates just for a bit; for photos capture the sight, but never the soul within. Perhaps there’s a time when the memory is all you have…at least it’s filled with plenty of good stuff to replay.

Which is Worse?

Indifference has nothing to do with ignorance. It’s a choice of being detached rather than having lack of knowledge.

You Are Your Story

Every story has a different beginning with an unknown ending. Just like every journey charts a different path and faces unthinkable fate. Knowing this should stop us from carelessly judging others, or categorizing them in simplified boxes. Although life is simple, experiences are not- the twists and turns makes us unique. You’ve never walked in that person’s shoes, neither would you ever get to do so.

Blessing Twenty-nine

An observant eye and a compassionate heart, accompanied by a helping hand. Though help is never expected, it’s gratefully welcomed in times of need.

Blessing Twenty-eight

When you start loving what you already have… there’s absolutely nothing more that you ever need.

A fulfilled life is an outlook, not a requirement.

Blessing Twenty-seven

Being content with who you are, where you are and what you have.

Contentment is not about accepting a mediocre life. It comes from knowing that certain things are meant to be just so, in attaining true happiness.

Blessing Twenty-six

Making progress, albeit rather slowly and too tiny to mention. A little something is better than nothing.

Blessing Twenty-five

The smell of nature rejuvenates the senses and cleanses the soul. A wonderful start to the day.

Blessing Twenty

When empathy is present, you know you are (or trying to be) a decent human being. Don’t be hard on others because life is hard as it is.

Blessing Fourteen

A fit and healthy body with every single part functioning effectively; and well supported by a balanced emotion.

Blessing Thirteen

Legs. Walking. Moving about without help. Free to roam this world and experience life to the fullest.

Blessing Three

Living a busy life without putting your needs first is not good for your health and morale. Miraculously there are quick pick-me-ups like chocolate, coffee and online shopping.

Randomness At 40++ (Part 2)

When you’re above 40…

  • Fads are no longer on your curiosity list. It’s rather nice to be different than blending in…oblivious than know-it-all.
  • You don’t wait for a special reason to reward yourself. Each breathing moment is a celebration itself.
  • For a peace of mind, forgiving someone comes naturally as emotional baggage is downright draining.
  • Taking full responsibility of your mistakes instead of playing the blame game to appease your ego.
  • Your kids are unique individuals who happen to share your genes, but that’s where the similarity ends. Don’t expect them to be like you.
  • It doesn’t matter whether you eat to live or live to eat. Life’s too short to worry about your diet.
  • Be loving and kind to your closest and dearest without keeping score. Love doesn’t seek equality, it’s the sincerity of one’s heart.

What’s the Price?

If sacrifice has a value

How much would you rate it?

To go through extreme measures

Enduring countless challenges

Giving it all without questioning

Painstakingly exercising patience

In the name of sacrifice

Is it ultimately worth it?

Where glory is never to be found

Tho heartaches are aplenty

Losing yourself in the process

And probably some dignity

What is it then

If sacrifice has a value?

Respond Don’t React

Have you ever noticed in an unfavourable situation, there’s something good that accompanies it? If you try responding with a rational mind, instead of allowing your emotion to take over, you’ll see the predicament as an essential part of getting to the good stuff. No, this isn’t about the bad thing magically disappears. It’s just the ability to see the positive side even in the bleakest hour.

When your initial reaction is to break down or go mad, it’s not easy to respond rationally. So usually, I’d force my brain to see the situation as a separate thing from me. By detaching myself, I don’t associate the problem as mine and it becomes easier to deal with as the third party. It works most of the time…on good days. Nothing is foolproof in this world, not even the words of the wisest man!

In life, positive and negative energy coexist in harmony. Good, bad and everything else are here to provide a balance. We can’t stop bad things from happening but we can control how we react towards it.