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I Am No different!

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‘I am mature and I am stronger emotionally’, this is what I have been telling myself for years.

How true is this?

I have always been the worst in handling emotions; my tears used to find meagre reasons to spill out. I have been vulnerable; I have been exceptionally weak. Even a slight blow would break my heart into pieces.

Did that affect anybody?

I guess nobody… except me!

So I changed myself or let’s say time changed me.

But have I really overcome those unsung hurricanes arising in the deepest part of me? Have I really become immune to the turbulence that life poses every now and then? Do the mishaps occurring everyday affect me less now?

Most of the time I believe so but why is it that an unfortunate incident or the sorrowful faces involving the loved ones always pull me down to where I started?  When there is suffering, I am utterly weak and badly in tears!

However I have gained courage over time to compose myself and get up again to face the truth (however ugly it is) but it does hurt.

So does that mean there’s nothing that can make you woe-proof?

Or is it necessary to become fragile once in a while in order to feel that you are actually ‘alive’ cause no reaction to a situation is definitely, not a ‘sign of life’!

LIFE: Leave ‘IF’ and Live ‘IT’

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What do you call that ‘thing’ when you come so close to success and then… you just don’t make it!

And not only once but say…countless times….

The first thing that comes to mind is obviously…lack of sincerity in the preparation to reach your goal!

Yeah that’s the best possible cause but…did you notice…I said… so close (Picture me, making a gesture with my thumb and index finger) and how come every-time!!!

No one would be naive to always reach a specific ‘near-win’ point and then just give up!

Then what goes wrong?

I call it D-E-S-T-I-N-Y…a thing mostly denied still trusted by all with our full heart!

They say destiny is fixed beforehand…whether we like it or not…we are going to eventually end up…where we are supposed to be. That doesn’t mean we stop doing things considering all our efforts may go in vain.…Even if we sometime think of doing so, that again will lead us to the place where we ought-to-be!

Ever tried fighting your destiny?

Trust me, I have…No use!

So…lesson learned…WHEN IT’S TIME, EVERYTHING WILL FALL IN ITS PLACE AUTOMATICALLY.

Till then No worry, No stress, and No daydreaming!

All you have to do is…

Wake up with-a-start every morning,

 Look fabulous throughout the day,

Work tirelessly till the sundown and beyond,

And every night sleep with a wonderment,

“What would tomorrow be like?”

 

Find…What’s Missing!

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You don’t feel happy always, and likewise, you can’t stay gloomy forever, for these are states of mind in response to the environmental conditions that you face. If you are getting what you need, there’s no point in feeling sad, but what about desires?

Has it ever happened that you own everything a happy person is supposed to have, and still you feel empty inside, as if there’s something missing…something you haven’t achieved till now, and that something constantly keeps disturbing the peace of your mind! How do you deal with this?

Well, I can tell for myself; Monotony is the root cause of mine not-being-happy at times. I hate doing the same things over and over again. Without any scope of novelty, life becomes dull…colourless! And when this dullness crosses the limit, I temporarily lose interest in people and things in general. But fact is, routine life has to run; it’s necessary for survival. Every day, we wake up at a set time, do the same domestic tasks, rush to office, do the same stuff, come back…do the house job…look after our family…sleep…wake up again to the same routine.

These activities have become so natural that we behave less like humans, and more like robots. But again robots have an advantage here; they don’t feel what they do. On the contrary, the side effects of monotony starts showing in our behaviour!

So, when I start making issues out of trivial things; when my arguing becomes pretty frequent, and when I start complaining for treatments I rightfully deserve and don’t receive, I know it’s time for an ‘alteration’ (an addition or a deletion from the routine). This is my way of breaking the ennui. Sometimes I succeed, and at times it doesn’t work, but I keep trying.

What I feel is that mostly the environment around us decides how happy we are! No doubt we all have this inner power to always boost and keep us going but there are times when we are really tired of pushing ourselves, and an external source of inspiration is indispensable, and I think, this is where the role of family and friends comes to play. If we are blessed with loving people, life is easier, and if these people have a tendency of not keeping their love to themselves, I mean they believe in showing it, life becomes ‘interesting’ and ‘exciting’ as well!

Sometime people unknowingly mishandle their relations. Instead of giving love, they start distributing solutions! Do you think ‘Unhappiness’ is a problem to be solved? I don’t think so! According to me, it’s actually a void which needs to be filled. My genuine request to everyone ‘Please show your people some love, and don’t just show that you care by offering free advice…DO CARE, for you don’t know when a few loving words from you can make a big difference in their life! 🙂

In the end, hats off to those people who survive all the ups and downs of life all by themselves; with no one by their side, ever to inspire them or encourage them; they are really made up of something else!

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What is the missing link? - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lost and Found

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In this journey called life, you meet countless people but not many stay, forever. Exactly when, you start to have the best time together, something weird happens drifting them apart, for no significant reason, as if this was it! Even distant, you still try to stay in-touch or at-least informed of their well-being but inside you know the magic is fading, bit-by-bit.

You miss them tremendously in the beginning, for, there is a massive vacuum, sucking your soul all the time. You wish, you pray for things to be undone but truth is life has moved on and…there is one more truth… humans are humans…so it’s not surprising that you also find reasons to move on.

Have you ever stopped and thought, even once that have you really moved on?

We think that we have moved on but truth is bizarre. We mostly end up finding similar kind of people, we left or lost. In a crowd of myriad faces, we unknowingly/unintentionally bump into the same material in a different package. So in a way, we are always there, where it all started.

May be that’s Nature’s way of making up to the loss…

Rope More Hope

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“HOPE”, as wonderful word as it sounds!

Hope keeps us going through every thick and thin. When everything is in place, Hope gives us the patience to enjoy it and a wish that it may last for more than our expectation.

Even when every thing’s over, hope gives us something to look forward to; to work in the direction to set new goals and achieve the previous ones.

We go to sleep every night because there’s a hope that a tomorrow will arrive where we can do better than yesterday. But for that we’ll have to wake up. Hope is what lets us go to sleep worriless.

While suffering becomes endurable, hope tells us not to give in or give up. God would never give pain which we couldn’t endure. Just hang on-this phase will pass. There will be a new morning; a painless dawn.

Ever witnessed HOPE?

In the eyes of a farmer, looking towards heavens and his cracking land;

In the eyes of a beggar, looking greedily on your plate;

In the eyes of a performer, for applause at the end of a performance;

In the eyes of a child, complaining about something;

In the eyes of a bride, scanning her new house for the first time;

In the eyes of a commuter, looking to secure a seat;

In the eyes of students, going through the question paper;

In the eyes of a teacher, explaining something to the students and expecting they understand every single word;

And, in the eyes of parents, while sending their children away.

I bet you have seen it and I hope you felt it too.

HOPE is there that’s the reason LIFE is there. So let the HOPE stay.

By the way, who’s in the hurry for the LIFE to end?

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Etiquettes Sound Good When Reciprocated

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Every one loves etiquettes. But there are times when you feel like forgetting all of them and just tighten your fist and punch someone in the face real hard – however unpleasant the consequences!

And without any doubt, such times aren’t very uncommon with myriad annoying people around and you are bound to lose your cool. It’s not easy to control the actual emotions but there is always a probability of landing yourself in much trouble than you already are in. Therefore, you somehow manage to wear a smiling face and let go.

But at the same time, inside, you wonder how spineless people manage to obtain positions or is it other way around, only spineless people manage to get positions. I don’t know but when I see people changing colours, often my blood starts boiling and countless questions start disturbing the peace of my mind:

Why is it so that they don’t have a voice of their own?

Why do they find it difficult to differentiate right from wrong?

Why they always work like puppets and that too when they have nothing to lose?

Are they suffering from some deficiency of Grey matter?

Fine! Sometimes everyone faces a catch-22 situation but always! This is no helplessness; it’s their real self. It’s their bloody nature to make things complicated for others and once you nod to a settlement there are good chances of recurrence.

Sometime you feel like a complete misfit everywhere. You can sense loneliness in a crowd; no one, however close, seems helpful. There’s ubiquitous darkness, frustration, anger and shock.

You just feel like closing your eyes and magically hope someone to take care of everything; settle the chaos for you to wake up to a smooth happy and wonderful life having a conducive ambiance with credible people, all around.

But as you know, miracles are rare (if any). So you don’t have anyone but yourself to make the amendments and convert the present adversity into an opportunity.

That way it hurts less!

Love in The Mist

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Moment to die for

You are by my side

In mere disbelief

I looked in your eyes

Are you real or

I am after a mirage,

For I’ve never seen you

So close to touch; to feel.

My heart sings joyously

I wish this moment to stop

This gaze should freeze.

I’ll never let go of this hold

Never blink my eyes

For I worry

Worry you’ll leave

Never to come back.

Soon everything will fade

And I’ll be deserted once again.

To my surprise

I am smiling,

However ephemeral it was

The moment was ours

You were there,

I know

You were there….

 

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Three days,Three Quotes Challenge: 3rd Day

Today is the last day of my Three day,three quote challenge.

If you are interested in seeing the quotes for the last two days you are more than welcome to visit here, 1st day and 2nd day.

First of all it’s thanks giving time. So Thank you, Parveen and Kevin, for nominating me for the Three day,three quotes challenge. They have been very honest and regular visitors on AlpenGlow but I have been noticing since the day I acknowledged this, their visits have actually declined…Haha. Well, I was trying to be funny but don’t take this as a joke when I say they are  frabjous bloggers and incredible human beings. I would suggest you check out their amazing blogs.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 3 new bloggers each single day of the challenge.

Quote for today is “TODAY ” itself  🙂

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And I am transferring the task of sharing and caring to three new people I have met recently here in the blogosphere.

And the name is…

No… it’s not Bond 😉

Jillian

Mariflies

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I am done with the challenge.

Have fun.

Here’s Mann 🙂

Three day,three quote challenge: 2nd Day

Let Them GO!

I am on a challenge and all  thanks to  two gentlemen, Parveen and Kevin, who have nominated me for the Three day,three quote challenge. They are wonderful bloggers without a doubt. You can check their amazing blogs and See How true is it?

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 3 new bloggers each single day of the challenge.

I was reading a post of a fellow blogger who talked about the temporary friendship and the hurt it causes. So today I am in preaching mood. How about this:

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And now the usual nomination thing. I am nominating the bloggers who discovered and followed ME recently in this huge ocean of uncertainty. My nominees for the challenge are:

Tyler

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The Shameful Sheep 

And one more thing…… You can swear to their faithfulness. (Of DOGS ;), You hopeful expecting soul!)

Much Faith.

Mann

Is there a ‘Life’ after ‘Life’?

Have you ever thought what happens to us after we take leave from this world?

Where do we go?

Is death, the end of our journey or is it just the beginning?

We sleep over these questions every night and wake up again to be normal but what about the answers???

Many say, “Only body dies, the soul leaves for another life….”

I don’t know if it’s right or not! What I know is; Few days back, I planned a field-trip for my junior students where they had a rendezvous with diverse flora and fauna. They were really excited about it and enthusiastically volunteered for sample collection as well.

Back in the lab they disclosed, “Ma’am, we have captured something! Tell us what this radiant creature is?”

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Seeing their interest, I said, “Just put it in a beaker and cover that with of a cloth.”

Not getting the answer, the students reluctantly followed the instructions.

Two days later a student energetically entered the lab and went straight to the beaker and shouted,

“Oh my God, it’s dead!”

Everyone else ran to the spot only to witness the struggle of ‘the’ creature for it had climbed up the wall of the beaker and  became motionless and changed to a lifeless thing.

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Ma’am, did it die because we didn’t provide it enough food?”

Possibly!” I tried to be ignoramus.

So, from that day onwards, the ‘adventure’ ended for them and they got busy in their routine tests. During one of mine, I was strolling around the rows and happened to cross the beaker.

“God! I screamed. All the students turned heads to get a clue. I couldn’t contain the joy and signalled them to come over and see themselves.

All stand there with immense amazement on the faces; eyes and mouth wide open.

“Voilà! It’s a butterfly!”

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The happiness on their faces was unmatched. Now was the time to explain this magical transformation or process of Metamorphosis’ which changes a crawler to flier and the students got illuminated.

What about us. Are we illuminated?

We illusion the death as the end of everything,

however,

in reality, this is just the beginning…

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