Food for thought

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Your-Brand-Sucks-Because-Youre-Trying-to-be-Someone-Else (2)Just on crazily busy day with calendar full of meetings and a long to-do list, my Skype notification attracted my attention. One of my friends had changed his Skype status.

I thought to myself, my status message is also getting old day by day. It needs to be youthful, a refreshment to mind as soon as I start my work. It should make me smile as I begin the show!

Not that the current one isn’t doing so, but may be I have started taking it for granted and not paying so much attention!  😛 Is it like an old relationship.  😀

So after a couple of minutes in my own thinking world – I came up with a great message – oh I do think it’s a great one!  😛

Believe in the power of being YOU!

I got so impressed with my own thought that I posted it on Facebook as well to see if I have like-minded people around. 🙂

And to my surprise, a dozen of “likes” followed 🙂

This makes me think – is this very simple fact of life of being and living the way you are, really worth a status? Does it really need to be practiced? Is there a disconnect between who we are and how we are portraying ourselves?

Even standing in front of the mirror gives a “mirror image” not the real one. The reflection in water also shakes with the flow. The photos you have saved as memories doesn’t necessarily reflect your true emotion in that moment.

And then what are we scared of? Are we too busy pleasing others? Or just not very confident about our own selves? Is it a fear to avoid loneliness? Or a habit to showcase an ideal figure??

Not sure of the answer really – but worth food for thought!

It just needs a moment to look within and find out – how does it feel to just be “ME”.

May be the “likers” of my status message took that moment!

Are you in it yet??

 

 

 

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Wordless!

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EmotionsLabeledConversations.. The talks, the discussions, the arguments, the gossips! 🙂

Most of our time goes in conversing with people. Formal, informal,  in office or home, our mouth gets more energy by talking than by eating! Do you second me here? 😉

And now with the new media of “silent communication” over Facebook, Whatsapp or any other messenger for that matter, it become more easy to exchange thoughts – INSTANTLY! 🙂

Many in the business of life coaching claim that healthy conversations with you partner or family members, friends or colleagues make healthy relationships for you! True, really works.

However would you agree with me if I say that sometimes words are not enough to explain what we feel? Have you ever given a thought to this – most of our emotional moments are WORDLESS!

Well, now I am sure you are thinking what I mean by wordless?. And I do not plan to confuse you more with this sentence. Let me explain.

Do you recall a moment of success when just a “hi-fi” to your friend meant – “yes we did it!”

Isn’t a tight hug enough to convey “thank you” for a surprise gift from your partner?

Just a tap on the back to your best buddy when his eyes are teary speaks more than what words can express!

Shy face of your girlfriend when you propose her is something you are gonna remember lifelong!

Can you explain in words why your lips made that big curve looking at your baby’s first steps?

There are endless examples like these.

We are humans and we are emotional. We emote in number of ways!

The best of your emotional moments are still WORDLESS! 🙂

Probably that’s the reason that even when we have liberty to type without limitations on words, ‘smileys’ are the ones that make our chats complete!

What do you think guys?

 

 

A Sunday of Emotional Roller Coaster

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What is a typical Sunday for you? Probably to get up late, plan an outing with friends or family; for some it’s to finish the home chores pending over the weekdays, for others it’s simply to lie on bed throughout the day and enjoy the laziness of life.

My Sunday was no different. I got up late, forcibly, with a list of “To-Dos” in my mind. I believe, for working women, Sunday is the busiest day of the week . From buying vegetables, ironing cloths, cleaning home, to getting pampered with beauty services at the parlour – it’s all done in one day – SUNDAY.

For me it was worst when I heard my maid has taken leave. Uff, I had no option but to turn cook cum cleaner cum maid. Promotion at home you see 😉 and I was absolute brilliantly showing my multitasking talent since morning.

Generally I get quite upset of such thing happening on a Sunday. But this day was different. For a change, I had no complaints doing all the chores because there was an exciting outing planned in the evening !! I guess I had got that extra strength in my blood in excitement of this plan. We were going to Sanskruti Resort to spend our evening in the cultural and fun-packed place . This reason was good enough for me to keep my energy levels high! 😎

Since the time I had got up, I was only thinking of the several poses we would click there, the likes I would get on FaceBook, the cover photo I would change tomorrow, the long drive we would take with my favorite music and of course the tummy tickling feeling that I am not supposed to cook dinner 🙂 what a relief 😉

One of our friends had described Sanskruti Resort in so much detail that I was flooded with Euphoria thinking about my evening ahead! The panipuri stall, the magic show, the mehendi stall, the gaming zone, the variety of food items – overall the so much fun out there waiting for me!! 😎

However, as it is said, overexcitement sometimes leads to huge disappointment. My overexcitement was a victim of the so called reputed IT job my husband is in. My husband called me up at 3.45pm, just when I was about to put on my favorite dress for the perfect evening ahead, saying he would be late and the plan in canceled. 😦 😦

My cheerful mind turned into anger replicating Shiva’s third eye and so was my Tandav at home. In anger, in sympathy, with loving words and at last with warnings, I tried my best to convince him to postpone his work for tomorrow and come home. Nothing worked and I was left with just a “sorry – next time” in the end.

With a broken heart, I sat in the balcony convincing myself that we surely will go some other time. Well, I didn’t have much option after all. I played some of my favorite tracks to change my temper, then turned towards reading book on “keeping yourself calm in difficult situations” 😛

My brain again started building a To-Do for the remaining day but my heart was not at all ready to co-operate.

Somehow got into bed thinking at least I will do something that I love – sleep. 😉

At about 7, the door bell rang and though I knew who was there, I didn’t get up to open the door. There are some typical tantrums a wife plays at home and this one is out of them. 😉

My husband slowly opened the door, well aware that handling me is going to be quite difficult for him. He sat next to me explaining how all he tried to postpone his work, how important was the deadline of project, how bad he felt to cancel the plan. For all of it, my response was silence – the most powerful weapon of a wife 😛

After about an hour of “no talking” at home, he initiated another plan – a candle light dinner – as a compensation to what I missed. My eyes were instantly wide open! On one hand I was angry so can’t accept this so easily; on the other hand, I was afraid he would cancel this as well if I don’t respond quickly. A big fix for me to handle. 😦

After a quick thought, I said – ok this is fine for now but don’t forget your promise of taking me to Sanskruti next weekend. A so called compromise 😉

I dressed up again and we went for a quiet-romantic candle light dinner.

I believe every ambience has its own charm in it. The chill breeze, the moonlight, the open sky, the twinkling stars, the small candle light and that cozy feeling of togetherness – everything was just spectacular! I must admit I forgot all my anger in that environment.

It was a relaxed time for both of us. We were nostalgic at a moment and futuristic at the next. In this fast paced life, when both the partners are working and have their own social circles, such time of affectionate closeness is precious!

I felt overwhelming joy in those moments we spent together. It was just an ideal evening – full of emotions, full of love!

The super moon not just brightened the sky but also made my evening radiant.

No doubt God made this bittersweet relation of husband and wife most special amongst all the others.

A happy me returned home with a sweet smile and a happy heart. 🙂

Our emotions are so very light – they go high low and again high in just fraction of time. Isn’t it something really amazing?

This was truly a day of emotional roller coaster!!