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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!!!!!

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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!!

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Happy Living.

ON TEACHER’S DAY: A LITTLE NOTE

THANK YOU….

For all those efforts you made to make us understand things a little more better;

For making the journey of success in life seem a little more easier;

For showing us the right direction when we didn’t know where to go;

For making us believe in our dreams and giving us the courage to make them come true.

SORRY….

For the times we achieved and took its credit but forgot to thank you in helping us get there;

For the times we scorned you for telling us to play less and read more not knowing why you said so;

For understanding the selfless motive behind your advises way too late to thank you for;

For the times we unintentionally disrespected you and for not understanding enough what you stood for.

WE RESPECT YOU….

For not letting your personal life or it’s ups and down affect your calmness and demeanor;

For selflessly serving and sharing your sea of knowledge to enlighten our world;

For teaching us that with knowledge we can conquer the whole world;

For being the purveyor of  discipline,integrity,hard work and honesty,all with your heart of gold .

WE OWE YOU….

For pushing us to work harder when we under performed;

For seeing the potential in us and giving us the will to win;

For making us  fighters,achievers,go-getters and winners;

For helping us find our identity and contributing in making us what we stand for.

AND WE LOVE YOU….

For treating us like your children,seeing us grow from clueless toddlers to promising adults;

For shaping our futures,creating new horizons and paving the path for our destinations;

For making us responsible people and showing us possibilities which we never knew of;

For being the inspiration in our lives and simply for being our TEACHERS.

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DEAR TEACHERS;THANK YOU FOR SHOWING US THIS ROAD!!!! (Photo credit: marsmet544)

FOR THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE-WHO TRULY MATTER!!!!

Every day,we meet a lot of people,but there are only a selected few among the millions of people we stumble upon in our life,who will remain unforgettable and hold a very special place in our hearts no matter what.

In all of our lives,we come across a lot of people who,in some way or the other,are in our hearts and minds-be it the special ones,the very very special ones,the unforgettables,the best ones,the loud ones,the quiet ones,the advisors,the “hello-hi” types,the bad ones,the silly ones,etc.

But whatever may be the kind of relation we share with them,people are one of the most essential part of our lives.

Words won’t be enough to explain what importance they hold,but here are some people,who are the best of them all:

Our FAMILY who have seen us grow ,been with us at all times-good or bad and who forgive us no matter what,the ones who give meaning to “Coming Home”.

That one BEST FRIEND who knows all our secrets,shares all our pains and celebrates all our successes.

That BROTHER who stands by us to protect us from this big bad world.

That SISTER who is our best companion,best critic and best friend,who,If it comes to us against the world, even fights for us.

That TEACHER who pushed us to work harder because s/he saw our potential before we could.

That ROLEMODEL whom we looked upon all the time,who gave us inspiration to be the best we could be.

That FUNNY ONE who always managed to make us smile even at our lowest times.

Those FRIENDS who we shared moments and memories with,those who were always there to quietly mourn at our loss and joyfully celebrate on our gains.

That LOVER who admires you for the person you are ,who gives you love that is larger-than-life and for whom you are the best thing in the world.

Life may be hard at times,but when we have the love and support of people who believe in us,every journey seems a lot easier!!Life is all about the people we have in it-to share the laughs,to cry together,to be there for each other and simply to understand that without these wonderful people,our life would never have been what it is!

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.

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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)

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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.

Disappear Always
Searching for my destination that seemed far far away,With time and tide,i was driven away.(Image by Jack Batchelor via Flickr) 

It is a competitive world we live in,Everyone of us trying to outdo,outperform and outlive other people all the time.It’s a constant race we are into,sometimes for the same things and sometimes not.

What is the purpose behind it all?Maybe it’s because-We all want a better life ,a better lifestyle and a better state of mind that comes with it.

And to fulfill our ambitions,to “win” the race and to “outlive” others,We take up the jobs that pay the best,We study those subjects which have the highest “market value,We do what we are “expected” and “supposed” to do,We work hard for a “secure future”,We do what we “need” to do for living a “life of our dreams”.We thrive for”success”.

Success
Success-one thing  that we all seek (Photo credit: kevinthoule)

However,We must not forget that we live only once,WE HAVE ONLY “ONE” LIFE TO DO ALL THAT WE DESIRE AND GET ALL THAT WE SEEK.

So many people spend their lives bringing together the means to lead a better life,to have a better “future’ ,only to realize too late that they gave up so many of their TODAYs and NOWs for a future that nobody can foresee.So many people regret not having enough faith on their own capabilities and having lived a life incomplete and inadequate.

Why give up what you love just because it is not “marketable”?If you are good at something,that thing is good enough to be pursued,That thing is good enough to make you happy or even pay you back.Doing what you love gives you that additional emotional satisfaction that no best-paying job can give if it’s not what you are passionate about.

If  you do what you love,you do it with your heart and soul,you give it the key to success,that fire which fuels your performance-PASSION.If you are passionate about your work,you excel at it,YOU GIVE IT YOUR BEST-ALL BECAUSE YOU LOVE DOING IT AND THE BEST KIND OF SUCCESS COMES WITH DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.

Passage of Time
Image by Gabriella Corrado via Flickr

There is scope,opportunity,chance AND  a promising success in each and everything-You just need to have that courage to listen to that inner voice,to follow the path led by your heart even if it is a road less traveled.You need to believe in yourself because if you are not 100% sure about your own potential,don’t expect the world to recognize your worth.

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The road to success may be a difficult one,but once you let go of your own inhibitions,the war is half won.

As the old wise saying goes-“Where there is will,there is a way” 

Do what you love,Follow your Heart.You live only once-make it worth living for!!!

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART,FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS,GIVE LIFE THE BEST IT DESERVES.(Photo credit: Wikipedia) 

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.