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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)

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Happy living.

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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.

A MOTHER’S LOVE….

A mother holds up her child.
The greatest of souls-mother (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Love that i see in your eyes,i can never find anywhere else,

Mother,I owe you the world and the life i live!!!”

In the entire maze of different relationships we share,discover and treasure in our lives-of  being friends,family,lovers,colleagues,acquaintances,relatives and a lot others,there is one which undoubtedly is of the highest virtue and deserves to be placed above all.The relationship being the one we share with our mother.

If there is anything that can best define what “Unconditional Love’ is-it is a mother’s love.It has no conditions attached to it.None of her deeds,her love,her upbringing,her gestures are selfish,they have no self-centered motive.All that love she gives is what she selflessly pours out from that heart of gold.For a mother,there are no conditions,no limitations and no barriers as to love she bestows upon her child.

Who else but a mother will stay awake all night just to see that her child sleeps in peace,Who else but a mother will  go  without food just to make sure that her children are fed well,Who else but a mother will put on a smile on her face no matter what her mood is just because she wants her children to feel alright,Who else but a mother will be there at any time of day or night ready to answer at a single utterance of her name?

A mother finds pride in her children s’ successes, rejoices in her children s’ happiness and lives her whole life making it sure that her children live the best life while she does her best to make it happen.Her glory is beyond description,words can never be enough to completely describe what purity the soul of a mother holds.

A mother will be a tigress to protect her child,a philosopher to lead her child to the right way,a bridge to connect her child to the world,a shade to rest when her child is tired,a storyteller to make her child go to sleep happily,a shoulder to cry upon when her child is hurt.She is a light that burns but spreads warmth and spark to the lives it touches.She is that favorite place you can return to anytime to pour your heart out,Somebody who will always listen,always care.

We may all listen to tales about great people and read books of the best achievers in this world but never will we be  more  inspired than looking back into the person,the shadow of god herself,the epitome of love that our mother is.The greatest source of inspiration is the most wonderful woman in our life-MOTHER.

Happy Living.

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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

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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.

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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.

“What goes around comes around,you give joy and it will be your own.

What doesn’t kill you gives you a better will to survive ,with each passing day rise and shine.

What you don’t learn in books you learn in life,Even the bad experiences teach you to keep on your stride.

What your eyes cannot see maybe felt by your heart,Keep up the good spirits and move forward.”

 

All we need is a little love,a little care,a little reason to smile,a little compassion,a little kindness and a little encouragement.Take life as it comes and make ways for a better tomorrow.Live in each moment.Live on the reality and make reality beautiful.Life isn’t always easy but accept the hardships too.There maybe some rainy days but the clouds will clear out.

life is beautiful....
life is beautiful. (Photo credit: [ jeremy ])

Smile and make people smile,

Love and let people love,

Be positive and spread the warmth,

Live and let live.

Life’s too short to hate,too precious to waste and to important to neglect.

 

 

 

 

Happy Living!!!!!!

HAVE YOU MADE A MEMORY TODAY?

Another day has come,and soon it will end.Maybe it was just another day in your regular life with nothing significantly different ,maybe it was an adventurous day with fun filled activities,maybe it was a day spent hanging around with friends,maybe it was a day you spent lazing around in your room,maybe it was just a day you spent working on an important assignment in your office,it may be any kind of day,it may be every kind of day.

So, in this ordinary day,what have you done to make a difference?a difference in your life?a difference in your being there?a difference in your journey towards greater heights?

 

It maybe simple as passing on a smile to a stranger you meet on your way,you never know how much that person needed it.It maybe as easy as calling a friend who you’ve not seen since a long time to say hello,you never know you might just have lightened up that friend’s grumpy mood.

It maybe anything,don’t let a moment pass by without fully living it to the fullest.Thank your mom for that glass of juice she made you drink before you hurried out,Drop a coin or buy some food for the roadside beggar,Greet your colleagues with a smile,Take a moment to breathe in the aroma of the rich coffee and take a break from  work,Take a walk in the nearby park and enjoy the evening air,Have dinner with the entire family and talk of the things that happened during the day,Spend some time painting or your favorite hobby.These are the things that really matter,these are the things that make YOU.

Make memories,be grateful for your life,make the best of your existence by simply living your life in the best way.Do whatever makes you happy.The kindness,inner happiness,true relations,good health,all the simplicity around you is a blessing in disguise and as i say,THE GOOD LIFE.

SO go ahead,live your day up,make a memory.

Keep Living.xoxo.