My Alone Time

Some find it strange that I enjoy being out on my own. Even stranger when I would dine at restaurants or hang out for coffee with just myself for company. Truth be told, I love spending time this way, as I’d rather listen to my inner voice (though it can get chaotic, it’s still a controlled chaos) than having audible chats with others. It’s peaceful and undemanding, just right for a closet introvert like me.

Whenever a social chat is required, I’m a real expert at keeping the flow minus that awkward silence of an amateur. Sometimes it was kind of nice, but I mostly couldn’t wait for it to end. Oh, what a relief when it did. Phew. Unfortunately the episode would leave me very drained, with the need of immediate recharging time.

Having said that, I don’t shun company altogether. The few lovelies and family members whose presence I greatly enjoy are often willing to socialise. They are the ones that I’m genuinely happy to be around without putting on a ‘show’. And I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual!

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Randomness at 40 ++ (Part 3)

Here’s the third part of the ‘randomness’ series. As my 45th year is approaching quite soon, there’s a strange excitement about reaching the mid point of the next decade. I can’t wait!

Okay, back to the list…

  • Your body knows best whether you have enough sleep without obsessing over 8 hours of so-called optimum rest.
  • The reflection in the mirror is the only beauty validation that you need.
  • Marriage isn’t for everyone. Some are better off without a ‘life’ partner.
  • The true test of a friendship isn’t distance- it’s the absence of connection.
  • Academic credentials are worth pursuing, but success doesn’t depend on it much. Hard work does.
  • Self-love is important so the selfishness of others won’t make you a victim.
  • No matter how troublesome your kids are, they are still work in progress. Give them space to grow and learn.
  • Live in real time, not on social media.
  • Always be the bigger person, than letting that pesky instigator gets the better of you.

White Lies Be Gone

I’m done with lip service and sugar-coated talks. I’d rather listen to hard truth all day.

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Life’s Mission

I believe there’s a reason for each one of us to be here in this world. Not only humans, but every being has its role in life’s sustainability. We’re all bits and pieces of God’s creations who are co-existing harmoniuously for a balance. But sometimes our contributions may seem too subtle to be noticed.

Even if my existence doesn’t create a huge impact on how the world runs; I must and I will continue to benefit others around me by being who I am. A person who cares about putting a smile on someone’s face.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Maya Angelou

Borrowed Time

No one knows that exact moment when the heart will stop beating and the rest of the organs will shut down. Whether we like it or not we’re living on borrowed time. And not only this life is on loan, everything else that we own are not ours to start with. They can be taken away without any warnings in just a matter of seconds. We should be grateful with each passing moment when time is showing its mercy by allowing us to be here; living and enjoying what we love.

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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.