Do You Believe

A poem. Can life be like a fairy tale?

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Do you believe in fairy tales

Where dreams do come true

And good guys always win the race

And live happily ever after too

Fluffy cotton candy clouds

Showering gum drops down below

On a fancy castle or a gingerbread house

Sets on a valley of green meadow

Fairy dusts and magic spells

Sprinkled paths of magical quest

Possibilities aplenty in this hopeful land

But reality got to take a rest.

Close Your Eyes Darling

Sleeping is best when you get to enjoy it in your bed.

In your travels, you might've encountered sleeping in the most luxurious bed, that was as comfortable as how aesthetically pleasing it looked. You fell in love and wished that you could take it home. After a couple of nights though, your feelings changed. That was when your yearning for the good old bed back home started.

Oh, yes. The best sleep is definitely in the comfort of one's own bed, with its familiar smell and texture. A combination that will lull you away in no time to the land of endless possibilities…

Where’s Your Thinking Hat?

Keep your thinking hat on, even when you speak.

Be mindful of the words that flow from your mouth. One day they might flow back in and choke you. Just because you’re free to speak your mind, it doesn’t make you invincible to the impact of the things you say to others. Freedom of speech comes with responsibilities. If you can’t be responsible, then it’s best to keep your nasty thoughts hidden in your journal and don’t ever let it leave your mouth. Think before you speak is an adage that we should all live by. 

Learners for Life

A little something to think about in becoming a lifelong learner…

No one can teach you unless you’re willing to learn. Leave your pride behind, keep an open mind and be a gracious receiver. Know that learning is a process of discovery, so your attitude matters to ascertain what you’ll gain out of the experience. Learning doesn’t stop when the lesson ends. That’s just the beginning.

Life Inspired

I don’t want to be famous. I don’t need recognition. I only want to be helpful by making others feel good.

BE THE MOST ENCOURAGING PERSON YOU KNOW.

I’m Ugly, So What?

I love your new hair cut! But you gotta do something about your white hair.

By chance you met someone you haven’t seen for ages on the street, and the first thing she said after the usual airy fairy kisses, 

‘You look fab! Have you lost weight?’

In other words, previously you were looking so so. Nothing worth mentioning or probably too kind to say you were pudgy before and you looked ugly. But what’s up with that? Am I unattractive when my bones aren’t sticking out?

Another example:

‘I love your new hair cut! But you gotta do something about your white hair’

Right. When you love something about someone, nip the buts. Keep the positive and bite your tongue. More people these days are embracing the signs of aging or natural defects proudly, without feeling the urge to wipe them out. And let’s say you’re giving a compliment only to be nice, don’t. Just smile and keep your real thoughts to yourself. 

Oh, and this as well:

‘She’s gorgeous! So lucky to have fair skin’. 

All of us are born with different shades, that are not only made up of fair, medium and dark. Also having skin as white as snow, isn’t the only sign of beauty. However, if you want to go for whitening treatments, obviously nobody should be questioning your choice. 

As for me, I tan easily. Sometimes I’m a latte and I can be a mocha the next minute. Though it doesn’t bother me, I do find it annoying when someone asked,

‘What happened to you? You’re darker now’.

We got to stop these shallow perceptions when commenting on someone’s appearance. Everybody’s beautiful in their own way and that is how it’s meant to be. The standard of beauty should remain highly subjective instead of prescriptive as dictated by others. Appreciate our unique differences and give sincere compliments. No buts and ifs, would be a good start.

‘You’re beautiful’. Full stop. Oh, yes you are 😍

 

Please Mr. Postman 

Wishing that the snail mail brings more joy than just bills to pay.

Please Mr. Postman. Please drop by. Bring me some cheer. Need a reason to smile. Show some love please. Don’t make me cry. You’re my hero. I’m your number 1 fan.