Celebrate your journey πŸ’–

Never compare your journey with anyone else’s in the world, no matter how similar the circumstances might look – Only you know what you go through to reach where you want to.
The demons that you have to fight are always exclusively yours. So are the accolades that you get to flaunt. And it wouldn’t do justice to undermine either of them.
Because what looks worthless to you, might actually be a very big deal to so many out there! 



Satiating Saturdays – What’s stopping you?πŸ˜‡

Live each moment like it’s your last. There is no time for regret. Never has been, never will be. Live now πŸ’

I always make lists. Wish list, bucket list, To-Do list, resolution list, etcetera, etcetera. So yesterday, I was preparing a list, to just be aware, to help me figure out what I wanted from life and where I wanted to be. I then slowly started analysing why I wasn’t where I wished to be. While I was doing that, I was actually aghast of the compromises I had made. I was aghast of my excuses, my reasons. I was irritated with myself, for not fighting for what I wanted and for simply accepting just whatever came my way. I was angry with myself for being lazy and for not trying enough.

I found I was coming up with excuses every single time I had to fight for what I wanted. 

I found I was ready to compromise with what I got, each time, when I could have actually gone out there and won what I wanted.

And that is exactly what the problem is. 

With so many of us. 

I top the list. 

We just don’t do so many of those things we have always wanted to, either because we have given up on ourselves even before we set out to try, or because we are mighty scared of the hindrances that might come in our way, or because we are too lazy to try and have a set of excuses ready to console our conscience when it pricks later, with regret.  

We are pathetic, aren’t we?

This is one life we have got. And we don’t know how much of it is left. We don’t even know what might happen the next second. So what’s the point in playing it safe all the time? What’s life with excitement? What’s life without the adventure, the euphoria and the exhilaration of having achieved what we dreamt to?

So, it is time we shelved our cloaks of hesitation and step out there, to do what the heart says. It is time we figure out what’s stopping us and why, from being what we want to. It is time we begin to realise our dreams, even the smallest of them. It is time we begin to live life to the fullest. It is time we stop regretting. It is time we stop making compromises. It is time, we stop waiting for the right moment, but try and make each moment, right.

Let’s live each moment when we can. There’s no point regretting when it’s long gone, there’s no way we can bring it back.

It is time, to seize each moment and take the plunge. Happily.

Satiating Saturdays – Finding your happiness βœ¨

The one thing that has always kept me going is celebrating the small joys of life. 

When I say small, I literally mean small. 

Every small thing that gives me joy, I make it a point to celebrate it, get excited about it and make it something I could look forward to.

Like, admiring the beautiful sunrise each day morning from my terrace, or eating my favourite salad each day, or reading my favourite book to sleep, or, having a good hair day or listening to my favourite song on loop when I’m traveling to work, or publishing my blogpost and looking forward to the response to it, or watching my favourite show on telly, or finding bliss in my alone time and solitude or just having a sound, proper, undisturbed sleep.

I actually look forward to each of them, and feel blessed that I am able to.

I know they are small, simple things of everyday life, but, there might be so many out there to whom all of these might still be a beautiful dream, to whom all of these might be that big happiness waiting to be realised. Having said that, I also believe happiness is always relative. What gives immense happiness to me, might not, to somebody else. It doesn’t really make sense to compare your source of joy to someone else’s. There’s absolutely no point doing that.

So here’s the shortcut to happiness. Instead of overlooking the smaller wonders of daily life, and waiting for that big, penultimate “happiness”, we could as well learn to relish, cherish and rejoice those beautiful, significant moments too, and celebrate each of them, while treading along in the journey of life.