Thursday, 3 May 2012

Rules for a happy U...

My life so far has been a smooth ride accompanied with small hiccups here and there. It was all rosy when I was protected under the duvets of my parents love. But I got to know the real meaning after being independent, well enough to face the world. And it has taught me a lot of things which I think will pave the way for me to tread the rest of my life. I will like to share some of the points which I feel are most relevant and may have brushed across everyone's mind for once.

Believe firmly that whatever happens; happens for good.

However rough patch you are going through, just have faith that it will pass and will be followed by something good. This is just a way of God to test you and ascertain that you are strong enough to face the tough world out there. If life will be a bed of roses then how will you learn to deal with thorns?

Decide what you want?

It is nobody but you who have to decide what you want from your life or which direction you want your life to proceed. Nobody can plan a life chart for you, they can guide you through the way but ultimately the baton is  in your hand. You are the propeller! 

Do not judge yourself through someone else's eyes.

No one knows who you are as a person, better than you yourself. Praise yourself for anything good you do and learn lessons from your mistake as no one is perfect. It can be a wrong thing for someone, when it is an excellent job done for you. So don't measure yourself on someone else's scale. Every individual has his/her own parameters to define good or bad. Think that you gave this task the best you can have given. Learn the art of appreciating yourself. 

Let people do bad, God is there to pay them back. It is not your job.

Just be yourself and try not to hurt anybody purposely. Spread joy and see how it rebounds to you. Remember always : What goes around, comes around. Karma's a ya back!!!

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Never ever let a thought of being inferior in any terms let cross through your mind. God has created everyone unique and you are having something which no person in this whole world may be having. Whatever it is, its yours. Believe in yourself and say to yourself, 'I am GOD's unique child and he has showered his choicest blessings on me.'

Don't crib: There may be something better than this for you in store.

It is easy to find loopholes in everything that happens in our life. But just cribbing about that will do you no good. Take this as a way of God of having second thoughts and realizing that this child of him is a real sweetheart and he/she deserves a lot better than this.

Express your love...

Whatever you may be feeling for a person, your love one, parents, friends: just taking some time out to tell them how much you love them makes all the difference. It can mean the world to that person at that moment. Spread love and see how your life becomes a long lasting love affair. Reciprocate as well.

Don't postpone Joy!

We all have the habit of postponing everything to tomorrow, even our celebrations. We always wait for that big moment. But we hardly realize that we are missing the small celebrations which make us and others around us happy. Share happiness with your near and dear ones and see how it multiplies manifold. Who knows about that big moment?

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

We are knowingly or unknowingly dependent on a number of people for support. But we should not make us such that the non availability of that person makes us feel helpless and shattered. We don't realize our strength until we are helpless and have no other options but to do it on our own.

Last but not the least...

Nothing last forever; not even your troubles.

Everything in this fast paced world in short lived. Even your troubles which are now giant sized may not last forever. They will subside and vanish in the due course. So don't lose hope and feel low. Gather the courage and fight them back and emerge as a winner, as you are the only one who can push them away from you.

Beloved LIFE!

Life is so uncertain. No one knows what's going to happen in the next move. We are moving ahead step by step knowing little that on which step life can take a new turn sometimes surprising us happily, sometimes shocking us, forcing to think that this can also happen to us. A small incident, person, talk, report can change the course of our life leading us into halls of darkness. Its said that be prepared for the worse but how can one be! How can we be prepared for the bad things in our life when the mere thought of it can send shivers down our spine. Its easier said than done.

But one such incidence and you suddenly realize the importance of the 'LIFE'. All the pursuit of wealth, material things of life take a back seat......when compared with the longevity of life. Our whole existence rotates in front of our eyes in sets of pictures. It feels as if someone has pushed you from a hilltop and you are falling free under the effect of gravity.

So here goes the mantra : DON'T POSTPONE JOY!. Live life to the fullest. Don't wait for the right time as it may never come. Have fun, enjoy, love your loved ones, live your dreamz. Smile, Be happy.
SMILE is the key to happiness....

"However rough the life may be
   You have to sail through...
       However strong the storm may be
      You have to make your way through...
          However tough the time may be
         Have will definitely pass through..."

Am I too much into it?

"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now."

I have been an admirer of this quote all along. But I think, off late all my thoughts are preoccupied with this eight letter word...PLANNING. I question myself...Am I too much into it? All the lists, surveys, brochures, pamphlets, road maps are piling on the desk. It is said that planning is stupid as life don't move as per our plan. So, one should take life as it comes, in all its glory, with all its pains and gains. But somewhere deep down in my heart, I have this feeling that we are free souls...we have the right to dream and to transform our dreams into reality, to relish & cherish them. True that not every time it realizes but it gives a satisfaction.....of... At least, we tried....We cannot plan everything in our life but yes for the material and physical things, the things which we have the power to mold can be planned.

I have always advertised myself as a great planner. I have always my To-Do list ready. After treading the path of my life so long, when I look back and see all the planned and unplanned phases of my life, I can definitely affirm that planned phases were so beautiful that I can still feel the joy of those moments. The history, geography and psychology of my life graph have  been on the positive side with my planned path carved out right from the conception of the dreams to their realization. It is not that those who don't plan have their life wasted but its more easier for the planner.

As per the Wikipedia...A plan is typically any diagram or a list of steps with timing & resources, used to achieve an objective...And planning is the working out of that plan. Hence, my definition of planning is well thought steps taken towards making your dream come true.

I have tasted the fruit of planning & trust me its sweet with a sense of contention. Its every individual's prerogative to take life his/her own way. 'To each his own.'

Hence, I get an answer to my question.....No, I am not too much into it.

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

AND I dream with my eyes open......

Defining Me – The Charismatic Leo!

‘I was the one who changed, it wasn’t fashion. I was the one who was in fashion’ – Coco Chanel.

That’s what I call attitude and that’s why I just love this line as it defines me.

With this first post of mine, which has come after much contemplation, I would like to tell people who will be a part of my blog about ME. Not that I am a celebrity or have done something great to be profusely mentioned….but to connect with the readers.

I am a fun loving person with self belief and positive outlook towards life. With countable number of years to grab, why not live each moment and enjoy it. I am passionate about life and everything else associated with it.

I want to be a leader, a solution provider, a person with whom everyone can relate with.....

I am a SHOPAHOLIC in true sense. Can just spend hours together shopping alone, finding out new trends, exploring markets, every nook n corner….in search of something different appealing to me rather than just being in fashion. My closet is oozing out of the innumerable clothes, handbags, shoes in almost every color, accessories, stoles n various other obsessions…the latest being the home decor stuff…I have one cherished dream to build a full wall size wardrobe for my shoes in my house when I buy one...crazy but a dream! I am a perfectionist by my own definition. I like everything to be in perfect place…be it my workplace, handbag, my wallet, my closet, my bedroom, my kitchen or even my bathroom…Everything just has to be in place. At times I end up having no me time but a satisfaction that, Yes, everything is as it should be. Even a slight misalignment of things makes me restless. I like colors and like to get dressed in every hue of them. I love my friends and respect friendship.  I am a people’s person and can’t live in isolation except from little priceless Me moments. I love socializing and cannot be stranded indoors. Like recognition and love praises….I mean who does not…its normal…I am crazy about music and can listen to it even while sleeping….can hear any genre of music…I love reading and can spend 24 hours on internet without getting bored...And Yes, I am addicted to social networking.

You must be thinking that has this lady gone insane, praising herself all loud on a public forum (apne muh miya mitthu), but that’s how I am. This does not means that I am full bag of all goodies to blabber about ….there are a few (to be noted) negatives too. I can be dominating sometimes when things are not done my way and if there are no explanations so as to why it is being done, the way it is being done. I love to keep my house my way…suggestions are always welcome but final verdict is mine. I am damn choosy about food which has improved a lot, courtesy my hubby…who has made me taste a plethora of vegetarian variety out of which I had tasted none till recent past...liked a number of them….I do take time to get ready when going out…but that’s with every girl I believe…..and Yes, I have this sort of disorder of rechecking the door latches, gas knobs, electrical switches which can be really irritating at times..but can’t help myself to get rid of this habit…trust me have tried really hard to do so…..hell lot of emotional…can cry at the drop of the hat….

Now enough of my criticism….I am a lovely person to hang out with, to discuss your problems with, a solution finder, a friend of friends and a true motivator.  Traditional at heart yet modern in thoughts.

I luv to smile, to celebrate each day, like to be surrounded by friends…luv to shop…a cleanliness freak, …a lover of music….passionate about little things in life….I believe in living life king size….I simply luv to be Loved.

Now that you know me as a person, do be a part of my life connecting with me through my blog.

As my blog says, Imprints of the MIND, I believe that there are number of things happening around us that compel us to stop and ponder....thought provoking...leaving a mark on our conscious mind…redefining the thought process.  So, I will try to share such moments, insights which make me stop and think over them. Let the mind pour in…

My dear readers….keep participating and keep connecting…do share your thoughts to let me know that we are together…they are valuable to me. After all, it isn't just about MY thoughts,  it's also about YOUR thoughts.