Thank you all!

As yet another year is nearing the end, I want to thank all the beautiful people across the globe for stopping by, commenting & liking my posts – I am truly honored and humbled – thanks much!!

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I’m off WP till the next year, so ciao in 2014. Happy holidays & a lovely new year with lots of love, peace, laughter & good health.

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Happy Blogging!

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Wish upon a star

Hand in hand we walk for miles
With talks laughs and secret smiles
Guiding our path through the hazy mist
Softly blows the cool breeze
 
Green misty and peaceful
Dreamlike and beautiful
There’s a perfect spot
Our eyes have caught
 
Straight out of the storybook
There’s this babbling brook
We sit by its gurgling water
And continue our chatter
 
You toss a pebble or two
I keep looking at you
You smile at me lovingly
And plant a gentle kiss
 
Shimmering in the silver moonlight
The night is a complete delight
We dip our toes in the sparkling waters
Being with you here is all that matters
Sitting cozy, wrapped in your arm
Glowing softly in your love so warm
Wondering whether it’s a dream
I look at your eyes, as they gleam
 
I close my eyes and
Remember an old dream
I smile and snuggle
As the wish comes true

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Image courtesy: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Watching-the-stars-71569927 – Thank you 🙂

How much is OK?

“A few drinks are OK– but not so many!”

“A few minutes delay is OK– but not so much!”

“Spending some money is OK – but not so much!”

Whenever I hear such sentences, I wonder how one can really quantify those ‘a few’ and ‘not so much’. How can you possibly know how much to stop at?

It’s really situational I think. You cannot set bars so generically at things that have nothing in common. The standards for ‘a few’ and ‘not so much’ that’s really OK shouldn’t be based on someone’s experience & definitely shouldn’t be the same for all situations. In fact, you shouldn’t even borrow it from one of your own past experiences for the future situations.

The same applies to interpersonal relationships and friendships. Not only the times change, people change as well. While it is important not to misunderstand and act impulsive as these relations are a part of your being, it isn’t fair to mistrust your inner voice & slacken your self-respect at the same time. Try to assess the situation before deciding how much of anything is really okay. Trust me; you would know it more than anyone else.

This does not hold true only for situations within your comfort zone, but also outside it – like at your workplace. Be yourself – do not emulate or do things out of your character to impress your boss, show your commitment and be dedicated, be confident & rely on your skills to impress your employer, give and earn respect – you know it all. But probably what most of us forget, is amidst respecting the job, the employer, co-workers, subordinates, etc., – respecting your self is equally important too. Don’t just let someone spoil your day or your work or demotivate you unnecessarily in the name of professionalism. Although you should not take it personally and ignore the trivial or insignificant matters as much as possible – but you MUST stand up for yourself when wrongly accused for no fault of yours. A friend of mine once said – one needs to take all the shit from the boss if they want to survive and grow at the work place. Well, I really don’t buy that!

If only a few drinks can be okay but too much can harm – wouldn’t too much criticism & unjust treatment at work harm as well? Like you should know when to stop drinking, you should also know how much unethical and unfair behavior to be tolerated. What I am trying to say here is – since you know yourself best – know when the ‘OK’s’ of your life cross their limit to become ‘but not so much’ & learn to say STOP and help yourself!Image

I ♥ to doodle-doodle :D

Doodle #1

Doodle Day : Friday

When I doodle, it usually means I’m jobless or have time to kill.

Friday: I had finished all my work early (5 ish) & was in no mood to start with the new assignment – Friday evenings have that effect on me 😉

This one is from that Friday. Shhh..!! don’t tell anyone :p

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Comfort or style?

There is always room for new shoes in a woman’s closet. What do we really think about when we go shopping for shoes – comfort or looks? In my case, I’m always flabbergasted at merely seeing the vast footwear collection, the style, the colors, the look, the design – so many to choose from. Unlike men’s footwear, women have plenty of color choice. Sneakers, flip-flops, wedges, stilettos, flats, canvas shoes, sport/gym shoes, pencil heels, sandals, boots & so on… I mean wow! And men still wonder why we take so long to shop?

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My shoe-rack has loads of comfort footwear – flip-flops, Converse, sport shoes and flats. Yes I do love the stylish high heels & do have one. But oh boy! I remember the way my legs hurt when I wear them than remembering when I used them last. I love & do a lot of walking, travelling & so the flats/converse are always my first choice. I have some party queen friends who have awesome collection of high heels, stylish & shimmering footwear. Every time I see that I decide to go buy one of those kinds but what I end up buying instead is a comfy wear & I never regret that. Oh BTW, IndusDiva has some pretty cool collection of outfits to match with your footwear.

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On your next (shoe) shopping spree don’t get swayed like me. Be a smart shopper & pick something that:

You need (occasion/reason)

You like (color, style, material, design, etc.)

Isn’t overpriced (you don’t want to shell out a fat wad of bill on just one item)

And most importantly – something which is super COMFORTABLE – do not compromise on this! After all it’s your money & you should get the best when you decide to spend it.

How’d you like to be in Nirvana?

Buddhism explains Nirvana as ‘a state of bliss or peace and this state may be experienced in life, or it may be entered into at death.’

There comes a point in everyone’s life when it all just seems to be over. The relations that you blindly trusted on seem to have been fooling you. People you loved seem to have never loved you. People you respected seem to have never cared about you. The dreams that you had been running after seem to be meaningless. The hopes that you had for tomorrow seem to be hopeless. It seems that you have been left all alone…alone in the entire world. Nothing seems to be right, nothing seems to matter, no one seems to be bothered, and no one seems to be worried…hopes get faded, emotions become immune, feelings do not matter, and tears get dried. You feel nothing, your heart doesn’t ache…and then you finally realize no feeling, no emotion is left in you…can a human survive without emotions? What is it like to live without emotions?

What helps you at this point? You cannot count on your people; they don’t seem to be bothered. You cannot count on friends, they seem to be distanced. Think for yourself…what keeps you going? Only you can help yourself. At this point, no external entity can come to your rescue. You have to be your own savior. Help yourself from drowning. Help yourself to regain what you have lost – trust, faith, love, confidence, hopes, dreams, self-respect…the list is too long. Sit back and close your eyes…think for yourself – nobody is going to think for you. Question yourself – you know them better. Find the answers within you – no one’s going to answer them for you. Then break free – break free from past…break free from false hopes…free your spirits…free your mind…free your soul…rise up higher…higher than the last time. And once again play… play along with life!! Life – a vicious circle, indefinite, uncertain, ambiguous…you know it all. No escape till you live!! So just play along… Forget everything and just play…  play it loud..!! Play it ‘yourself’, play it ‘for’ yourself! Break free from everything and play it loud – that’s the key to existence…attain the eternal blissful state of Nirvana – while you continue to live in this world – the mirage – should I say the illusion of Nirvana?

When Am Gone ….

 
I may not say but am hurt,
for all that you have said n done
to humiliate my love!
 
Am not sorry that i "loved" you
but now you sure do
make me feel sorry
that i loved "you"
 
I dont know what love meant to you?
Love to me meant ….
the whole world — to me,
it meant YOU!!
 
You slammed the phone down
When i called you last
I still tried calling
till the hundredth time …
 
You walked away like a stanger
when we met at the mall
you turned your back to me
and were long gone even
before i could say goodbye…
 
Am never gonna phone you,
Am never gonna meet you,
Am not gonna waste my life
crying for you …
 
I know you will remember me
when we wont be together …
And am sure you gonna miss me
When am gone forever ….!!!
 
– YOGiNi 🙂