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TIME IS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN EVER GIVE

The most prized possessions we own are our memories-the bittersweet moments we fondly treasure to look back into and smile whenever we need one.Those cute childhood memories,the times we spent being our parents’ spoiled kids,the memories of school and college,the precious little moments of sharing talks about anything and everything with our friends, the moments of laughter,pain,achievements and a million other things.

Memories are precious..

Memories mean treasured moments;

Memories mean time-that was,that will never come back yet stay in our heart and mind forever.

As we move on with our life, we often remember people by the memories we hold of them. We laugh and cry and become all nostalgic reliving all those old memories when we meet our friends who we haven’t seen since ages.We realize that it wasn’t really what we gave our friends or our family or our loved ones that mattered more,it was how much we spent time with them to create such treasured memories and that, made the real difference.

The best gift there can ever be is the gift of TIME.

Sure we all love getting gifts.Besides the happiness of having shiny new things; it is also about that special feeling of knowing that people genuinely care.But besides all the momentary happiness we gain from having things we always wanted,in the end,it is the thought, the love, the care and the feeling that matters the most to us.

Every relationship needs time. We grew up happily because our parents gave us their time no matter how hectic their own schedules were. We have a few friends who are dearer to us than life itself because we gave them our time and they gave us theirs.We fall in love because we give it time to flourish.Those memories, those beautiful moments-everything resulted from time we spent on creating them.

Everything is only a matter of time.After a while, It won’t matter how much you spent on that lavish gift you gave your loved one. What will matter is the amount of time you spent on making people feel special, on showing that for you-your people come first.

Sometimes in life,we get so busy putting everything  together that we forget there are people who expect us to spend time with them but are too considerate about our busy lives that they don’t even say it.We tend to be so caught up in our own lives that we don’t realize how long it has been since we last spoke to our loved ones or spent quality time with them.We don’t give them our time,and life passes by in wasted moments which could have been magical otherwise.

As humans,we are emotional beings-we crave love,we crave care,we crave moments of pure joy,we crave happiness. Occasionally we get tired of all the chaos and want to spend some time away and alone but most of the times,we want to be surrounded by people who love us-we crave importance!

For instance,one would rather choose their family and friends come over to see them on their birthday than getting a stack of presents delivered at their homes and not having a single person to share the joy of the occasion with.

The thing is-time,is the greatest gift of all!

 

I hope all of us realize this and spend more time with people we love.I hope we make fond memories everyday,I hope at times we go out of our way to make someone happy,I hope we share laughter and good times everyday,I hope we share moments everyday and I hope that we live everyday.

Happy Living!

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. “-John Burroughs

LIFE-So many of us live just for the sake of  it without realizing how precious each moment is.So many of us just wait for occasions to be happy and celebrate.So many of us often treat life as if it’s some cumbersome job that is just to be done with.

But do we really realize each day we live in that it is such a divine blessing to have this life?Do we understand that the time we have today,will be gone tomorrow never to come back again?Do we realize that the memories we hold on to so dearly are those parts of life we spent beautifully and that it was us who helped make it so dear?Do we realize that we live,but don’t live enough?

So many of us go about with our lives and do not appreciate it enough,

Be the one who appreciates life!

So many of us take life as it comes and do not make efforts to make it our own,

Be the one who makes life his own!

So many of us get so caught up in our life that we no more have time for the people in our lives,

Be the one who always makes time for people!

So many of us just dream of a perfect life,and waste it whining and waiting,

Be the one who never waits and make his own dreams come true!

Life is like an empty canvas to be painted on with all the beautiful colors and the palette is in our hands.Life is not what makes us,We are what make life.

So,Live like there’s no pain in the world,Live like there’s no tomorrow and Live like today is the best occasion to celebrate.Because TODAY,the life that is happening to you right now is the right time to live,laugh and enjoy in the best way you can.

Don’t just breathe,Don’t just sit there and watch life pass by-LIVE and LIVE LARGE-IN YOUR OWN TERMS!!

DON”T JUST BREATHE,LIVE INSTEAD!

Like William Wallace said-‘Every man dies. Not every man really lives.’
Be the one who lives!

Life isn’t perfect,but it’s beautiful.

Happy Living!

WHEN LOVE KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR..

Life isn’t exactly like the glossy romantic movies or fairy tales where one fine day,you stumble upon your soul mate- a statuesque picture of perfection,who sweeps you away from your feet, wins your heart all over and takes you out of your misery to a faraway place where you live happily ever after.

By now,we know well enough that it doesn’t work like that.But still, we long to find the perfect lover-Right from the looks to the character to the voice and manners and even the way he cares and loves-the picture of our ideal lover is fairly etched in our minds.

But there is never a perfect person,a perfect day,a perfect place,a perfect time or a perfect moment to fall in love.Love simply happens-the only difference is that sometimes it eventually materializes as time passes by and sometimes it happens in the slightest of moments-when you see a person and sparks fly all around.

That is love for you-it comes unannounced and has the ability and strength to stay as long as forever.Love is the biggest blessing we have,the biggest gift we can give and the biggest treasure that we own,which increases all the more when shared.It doesn’t come with a price tag but is still precious,it doesn’t come with terms and conditions but is still required to be handled with great care.Love is the synonym of happiness and who doesn’t want happiness in life?So when life offers you love,don’t let it slip by.

Love is not about the perfect people and a perfect relationship-it is about imperfect people and a love that goes beyond perfection.As Jodi Picoult stated in My Sister’s Keeper,“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”

An ideal relationship is beyond materialism;one that is simple,sweet and surreal.If the happiness of the person who you love matters to you more than your own happiness,If your love grows deeper and stronger with every passing day,If you feel in your heart that finding the love of your life is  the best thing that ever happened to you,If you know and understand that it is meant to be-then what more reasons you seek to make it last forever?

One doesn’t find love,love finds you.Let love find you,and when it does;don’t let it go.Whoever said that whatever happens,happens for good, was right in saying so.Even if  you failed at making a relationship last,love will find you again-don’t shut yourself from all the happiness you deserve and can have.Don’t let go of people who love you simply because they don’t love you the way you want them to,because they still love you in their own way.

When love knocks at your door,don’t restrain with the hope of finding a better one

Because in the hope of finding a better one,you may have given away the best you could ever get.

And lastly, remember that life may not always turn out the way you wished it would,but it sure turns out good and what is exactly right for you.I wish you joy,happiness and love and above all,I wish you LIFE!!

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” 
― William W. Purkey

HAPPY LIVING!!!!!

THE HAPPINESS RECIPE

Each one of us-with different dreams,different goals and different perspectives,wake up each morning with a new purpose and go about with our different lives.All of us are different,unique and distinguished from one another-yet there are things which brings us all together irrespective of all the differences we have.

If personalities make us different,emotions make us alike.

If religions divide us,humanity brings us together.

If choices make us different,love makes us alike.

If countries divide us,the world brings us together.

The core of everything that we seek is same.The path we walk on may be different but our destinations are the same.We all strive for happiness alike,we are all afraid of being left out,we all want a beautiful life,we all want unconditional love,we all want life-long friendships.We all want HAPPINESS.

The recipe for happiness,in fact,is simply there in our hearts,waiting to be brought out in each one of us,to be shared,to be given,to be felt and to be expressed-without greed,without selfishness and without negativity.

All we need is just a little love,

All we need is just a little care,

All we need is just a little encouragement,

All we need is just a little kindness,

All we need is just a little respect,

All we need is just a little faith,

And the world is a happy place again!!

An artificially coloured rose. A white rose is...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Living.

THE GREATEST INSPIRATIONS II:FATHER

Quiet,untold,sometimes merely unexpressed and sometimes hard to define in words-such is the relationship between a father and his child.

The glory of this relationship may not be as much written about,as much sung upon or as much discussed about as a mother-child relationship,but both the parents bestow the best of their love upon their off springs.A father’s role is as equally contributing and important on shaping the future of his child as a mother’s.

A father works hard to secure his child’s future,He returns home tired yet takes out his children to dinners with a smile on his face,He wants his children to have all their whims and wishes fulfilled at their first demand,He spoils his children rotten but still manages to set an example of discipline in the house.

A father’s love may not come with the fancy packaging of flowers,beautified words,out-of-the-world showering of love and affection but it is nonetheless a raw love that is as ready to give any sacrifices for the sake of creating a heaven for his children to live in.

daughter & dad
Dad-The best Three letter word ever!!(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So here is an standing ovation,a dedication and a nod-

“To fathers who cried with joy when they first held their child;

To fathers who teach their children what is right and what is not;

To fathers who encourage their children to rise again after each fall;

To fathers who are role-models for their children;

To fathers who teach their children never to give up;

To fathers who inspire their children to be just like them;

To fathers who believe in their children above all odds;

To fathers who love and never tell;

To fathers who get tired but never frown;

To fathers who work the hardest and never complain;

To fathers whose hopes and determination never grow old;

To fathers ,The best ones in the world.”

I Love You Dad
(Photo credit: chedder)

as your

Happy living.

ACCEPT

Accept the fact that Love is not always easy.

Relationships won’t be in the same flow and rhythm all the time-it won’t be all glitters and gold everyday.Your partner is not always going to be good to you,just like you cannot be sweet and calm when your world is going upside down.

The state of mind of people will reflect upon their actions-and it is anything but natural.After all we are just humans-We have our own imperfections,personality traits,complaints,insecurities,bad habits,mood swings and all that comes with being a normal  human being .

 REMEMBER:UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THAT LOVE IS NOT MEANT TO BE PERFECT,IT IS MEANT TO BE BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S OWN IMPERFECTION.

FOCUS ON THE GOOD PART 

Instead of finding fault in people,realize the best qualities in them and admire them,accept them as they are.Be grateful that you met people to whom you MEAN something,that you found,experienced and felt LOVE.Think what was it that brought you together in the first place,Think of the things you love doing together,Think of the common interests you share,Think of that wonderful feeling you get in just being with the one you love.

REMEMBER: IF THE GOOD PART OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP EXCEEDS THE BAD PART,IT IS INDEED WORTH KEEPING.

WORK ON IT

Just like everything else,if you want a good relationship,you have to work on it.

In every relationship there will be disagreements,discussions,difference in opinions and sometimes even fights.But don’t make the mistake of taking impulsive decisions at the heat of the moment.That is not where it should all end.

LOVE-You have been there,You have felt it.You know the feeling,You know what having “butterflies in your stomach” mean.You have been through the chase,the blushes,the “very much in love” state,the excitement and every beautiful feeling that love has to offer.You know what a wonderful feeling it is.So,why let it go just because you have differences?Instead,work on it.Make it the best part of your world.You have to think and analyze where you went wrong,you have to give your relationship time,of all the things.Just like an old bottle of wine,Love blossoms and gets better with time.

REMEMBER:LOVE IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS THE NURTURING OF YOUR HEART AND SOUL. IF YOU SUCCEED TO WORK ON IT AND KEEP IT SAFE,YOUR WORLD WILL BE COMPLETE.

LISTEN

In disagreements,we often tend to take out all of our anger,dissatisfaction and frustrations while not letting the other person to even speak.But,you have to listen to the other person too,you CANNOT make your point and then turn a deaf ear to what s/he has to say.It is completely unfair.YOU HAVE TO LISTEN.

Listen, Understand, Act

REMEMBER:YOU HAVE THE IMPLIED RIGHT TO SPEAK YOUR HEART OUT,BUT YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO LISTEN AS WELL.

EXPECT,BUT BE REAL

What are your expectations from your relationship and your partner?

One of the most common factors that hinder a relationship is not being able to meet/live up to the expectations of each-other.It is but natural to have expectations from a relationship but their base needs to be realistic.The world we live in is real and our life is not a fairy tale.Expecting somebody to do things that are out of the world are what may kill a otherwise-beautiful relationship.No suppressed feelings of dissatisfaction would arise if you understand that though life doesn’t turn out the way you would want it to, it still is the best gift you have.

 

REMEMBER:JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN’T LOVE YOU LIKE YOU WANT THEM TO,DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY DON’T LOVE YOU WITH ALL THEY HAVE.

Happy Living.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS? THINK TWICE!!!

As humans,we have a natural tendency and almost a habit of sub-consciously judging people based on their physical appearance, demeanor, way of talking,choice of music,etc.The judgement being based on one or maybe everything that is visible to the eyes and reaches the brain.

But the truth is-There is more than that meets the eye.It takes more than just a mere first impression to know about somebody and form a just opinion thereon about their nature.

Many times,we come forward situations that make us realize that first impressions often get us mistaken.We may now be best friends with someone who seemed too unfriendly,grumpy or cold in the first instance.We may have found ourselves falling in love with somebody whom we found utterly arrogant,self-obsessed,”too loud” or “too plain” for our liking in the beginning.

We tend to make our own assumptions and conclusions about the nature,lifestyle and even the background of a person at the first instance based on material things like the kind and brand of clothes they have worn,the accent in which they speak,the pitch and tone of their voices,their physical features and a million other things .And this phenomena, as we all know is  called”STEREOTYPING

However,we can’t ignore the fact that one cannot look into a person’s soul and feel the purity of their hearts the moment they see someone.It is indeed true that,it is the first impression that makes an impact,it is the first impression that makes us realize whether we want to know somebody more or not.

But the point is,WHY SHOULD WE JUDGE ANYBODY,ANYWAY?

Why can’t we simply have a mere opinion and not a decision?

Stereotyping or making a fixed opinion about someone based on one thing or the other,is consciously or unconsciously done by almost everyone.It’s in our nature,It is a part of our life,It is something we just can’t seem to take out of our systems.We just can’t seem to help it.

In my opinion,first impression is ADEQUATE,but not enough.For making a judgement about somebody,if you have to,at least take a second impression,or maybe  a third!!There is no need to close the doors of your heart to someone just because theirs was not a good first impression-who knows you might have just missed one more person who could have been a beautiful addition to the list of people who you love.So next time you have a lingering first impression about somebody-Good or Bad-THINK TWICE.

Happy Living.


There are two kinds of people in our life-those who love and care for us and those who we wish would love and care for us.

The irony of our lives is that- we spend so much time in waiting,expecting and wanting the love of other people while  forgetting  to notice,appreciate and cherish the people whose love we already own.

We waste our times trying to impress some people while ignoring the ones to whom no pretense is required to win us their love.

We wait forever to be loved back while the love we already have remains unnoticed.

Romantic Heart form Love Seeds
Love is beautiful and divine.  (Photo credit: epSos.de)

The people who love you from their heart and soul are those who want you to be happy- no matter what!!They are those who love you for what you are,know your every highs and lows and accept you without any judgements in your every mood,every appearance and every emotion.

Don’t let these amazing people drift away from your life.Respect their love and treasure their presence in your life.Don’t take those people who love you for granted,because no matter how deep and forgiving their love is ,they are going to be hurt by your indifference at some point of time.

"Where there is love there is life."
And love keeps knocking at our doors,waiting for us to open our hearts and feel all that it owns. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t ever let yourself loose love of the people who are genuine and true because in the end, it will be your loss anyway-it will be a moment of happiness taken away from your own time,a page torn away from the book of your own life.

So give back the love you receive,share the smile you have,embrace love as it comes to you,don’t let the best ones in your life go away from you.Life is too short to leave it devoid of happiness and love.

The love of my life
Love:when you find the true one,don’t let it pass by.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“What good are treasures,riches,diamonds and gold?

when you have no shoulders to lean on and hands to hold?

Don’t let life pass by you without giving you the love you deserve,

The people who love you for who you are the treasures you’ve  got to preserve.”

Happy Living.

HAD A BAD DAY?TURN IT OVER RIGHT NOW!

“Cause you had a bad day

You’re taking one down

You sing a sad song just to turn it around

You say you don’t know

You tell me don’t lie

You work at a smile and you go for a ride

You had a bad day

You’ve seen what you like

And how does it feel for one more time

You had a bad day

You had a bad day”

-Lyrics from “Bad day” by Alvin & The Chipmunks

photo credit: google images

So it was one of “those days”…Right from the start of the day everything went wrong,You got late for work,you missed the bus,got stuck in traffic,you had a fight with somebody,your work didn’t get appreciated,etc.etc….it was like some evil had overshadowed your simply cheerful life,As if the world had come crumbling down on you,it was a crazy day when with or without a reason your mood was angry,upset or plain bad….Now what?

You had a bad day doesn’t mean that you can’t lift your mood now.Here are a few things I do when I have a really crazy day.I hope that these will help you end your day happily and you go off to sleep peacefully with a wide grin in your face no matter how bad a day you had.

1.DON’T FAKE IT

If you are feeling bad,you are.There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a bad mood-it happens.The more you try to pretend that there is nothing wrong,the more miserable you feel inside.Don’t fake a smile when all that is in your head is bouts of anger.Instead,try making things better than pretending you are fine.

photo credit: google images

2.MEET A FRIEND YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IN A WHILE

Sometimes,we get so busy with our life that we don’t realise how long it has been since we met our friends.Meet or talk to a dear friend whom you haven’t spoken to one of these days.The thing with friends is that-they take you as you are and  share your moods too-even if it is mad.

3.TAKE A WALK

If you shrug and sit in a corner,your mood won’t be any better.Take a walk to the nearby park or a spot you like,spend sometime in the evening breeze,listlessly watch people passing by when you stroll on your own….It helps relieve those stressed nerves!

4.WATCH COMEDIES

Tickle your funny bone with a light hearted comedy and laugh out all the stress and mis happenings of the day.Invite friends over or enjoy your own company.It always helps to have a good laugh and when it’s a bad mood..even better!

5.TREAT YOURSELF WITH YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD

Go to your favourite restaurant or food joint and treat yourself your favourite food.For a foodie like me,having  food that I crave is heaven..it is an instant mood lifter.Try it and munch away your bad day.:)

6.LISTEN TO YOUR FAVOURITE TRACKS

They say-Music is  food for the soul.Whatever your taste in music,listening to your favourite numbers and humming or even shouting them along is one great way to turn around those effects of a bad day.

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7.LET GO

Do whatever makes you feel good,there is no need to go crazy thinking “why does it always happens to me?” .The bad times come,they pass.There will be a new day,a new promise,a new hope tomorrow.Let go!!!

Happy Living.

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I am not vain but i am really happy!!(Photo credit: photoframeshow)

My blog just turned a month old!!!And i feel like i just started yesterday and that i have been writing forever-at the same time.

4 weeks-1000+ views…Is it a good thing?Is it a good progress?Average?Below-Average?I have no idea ,I am no good at mathematical inaccuracies and analysis , i have no theory,a deduction or a feeling about this except one-that I AM HAPPY!!!!!

Smile.
Yippeee!!Yayee!!  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah!The small joys of life.Why should i really search for  reasons to be happy when happiness is all around me,when happiness comes to me telling me My Dear Blog is a month old now!!!It’s not a big deal at all-i know it very well,but it is a little personal achievement that i couldn’t keep to myself-just had to share.

When i started this blog,all i wanted was to just express all the innumerable thoughts running in my mind all the time.It was just Me-and my feelings,my opinions!!!But with time,i realised it’s not just about me-It’s not just about me at all.It’s about people-it’s all about people.I realised how happy i felt when someone read my blog and appreciated it,when people told me i could be better,when people started following my blog-To me,it was not about the feeling of being recognized in some way but about that precious feeling of knowing that SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE OUT THERE IS LISTENING.

Reading what i feel,what i see,what i learn,what i wish,maybe i made a little difference to somebody,maybe i gave somebody a hope..I realized a different kind of happiness that i took so long to discover-my love for writing never got this passionate.I absolutely love this!!!!!

Isn’t this whole blogging world all about-sharing thoughts?Reaching towards people and having them reach you-through your words?It’s such a happy feeling-it’s like having that friend you can turn to at any moment of day or night.This is like a job which pays you back for doing something you love the most in the world.And i am Happy!!!

I am happy that 1000 times somebody,somewhere has gone through my words and formed an opinion-no matter what it may be.

I am happy that 1000 times i have been able to SHARE what i feel and what i want others to know and maybe feel themselves-if they wish.

I am happy that 1000 times i have been able to reach out to someone out there.

It’s like a little victory of my own,it’s not about stats  and comparisons with other people,but the joy of having reached a goal i set,it’s pure bliss .Just saying that- I am extremely happy and incredibly thankful for everybody on giving me my very first 1000 views.

Happy Living!!