“Keep your face towards the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.”
We come across plenty of situations from time to time in our lives that tend to throw us off track. That tend to depress us. That tend to slow us down and make us think. That tend to break our hearts. That tend to make us feel defeated. That tend to force us to break down and cry. Plenty. Every day.
But, life, is meant to be a rollercoaster ride, ain’t it? I mean, there are highs. There are lows. There is stability. There are moments of peace. Moments of joy. Moments of contemplation. Moments of exhilaration. Moments of sorrow. Moments of satisfaction. And nothing ever stays the same. Everything keeps changing, in some form, at some time.
So, why bow down for sympathy when grief hits us? Why let grief engulf our very being, our very existence? Every single soul goes through grief. Each has his own share of sorrow. Nobody is spared. But how we choose to deal with it makes us what we are, shapes us to who we want to become. The endless grumbling, complaining and lamenting ain’t going to take us anywhere. Being grumpy wouldn’t help us find a solution. The meaningless accusing and whining wouldn’t help us reach where we want to. But that is what most of us end up doing, everytime we find ourselves in an unpleasant situation.
Instead, let’s follow this.
Discuss. Debate. Decide. The 3 magic words that’ll help us reach a better solution than all the mumbling would. Discuss and debate, not digress. Learn how people figure their way out. Broaden our options. And deal with our distress in dignity, because, seeking sympathy doesn’t always help.
Let’s try and be the go-getter. Let’s be the energy. Let’s be the positivity that’ll help us cruise through the worst, successfully. Let’s muster the courage from our success to deal with our failures. Let’s learn to take things in our stride and march ahead.
Let’s be the sunshine we look forward to, in somebody else.
My favourite way of spending a Sunday evening would always be this.
Sitting out in a quiet corner, enjoying the evening breeze, watching the birds chirp and the squirrels run around, and finding bliss in the sunset. The mind is purely in the play mode, no rewind, no fast forward, and I’m compelled to breathe in the beauty of each moment.
The anxiety about the future forgotten, I’m just finding solace in the present.
Trust nature to help us ease out and rediscover ourselves amidst all the chaos, atleast for a little while every now and then.
Happy Sunday everybody!
For Day 19, here I have 2 soulful Alka Yagnik songs.
1. Tumhi Dekho Na from Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2. Tu Muskura from Yuvvraaj
For today, here are 2 of my favourite songs of Katrina Kaif
1. Teri Ore from Singh is Kinng
2. Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si from Rajneeti
The second one, especially, steals my heart everytime I listen to it. Antara Mitra’s voice is magic ✨
Happy Saturday, everybody 💝
Throwback to the time when we were told off at school for day dreaming during class hours. Throwback to the time when we were ticked off for getting distracted. A big throwback to the time when we were punished for not being attentive.
Time to put these unrecognised skills to good use. Time to put the day dreaming skills to make your day more productive.
Lemme tell you how.
Be selectively receptive. Choose what you want to listen to. And zone out when you’re not interested. Zone out to where your brain takes you. Zone out to whatever attracts your attention. Zone out to what you’ve been thinking about, or would want to think about. Just zone out. But try avoiding the dreamy/serious look on your face when you are zoning out. It’s a little hard but can be mastered with practice.
This way, you’d still be in the group, physically (as much as you’d love to not be) but mentally, you’d be in your own space, in your own choice of place. And, subconsciously you’d still be part of the conversation, that if you suddenly happen to hear a word that attracts your attention, or your name thrown somewhere in the conversation, you can always say “Hey, what was that? Come again?” Or something like that. Cool, right?
Of course, you can’t be selectively receptive when you’re at work meetings or something important, but otherwise, this is one solid technique that always works for me, and helps me manage situations I don’t want to be part of. It helps me stay away from negativity, unwanted gossip, controversies and conversations I wouldn’t like to be part of, extremely easily.
Choose what you’d like to respond to. Choose what you’d like to be part of. Choose what you’d like to be receptive to.
Choose, so you can have your cake and eat it too!
It’s Friday. Yayayayayyyyyy!
So here are two happy happy songs to begin the weekend mood.
1. Hai Junoon from New York
2. Life Is Crazy from Wake Up Sid
Here are two happy, peppy songs for a fun Saturday ✨
1. Uff Meri Dil Mein from Bang Bang
2. Tera Hone Laga Hoon from Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
P.S. This is my 500th blog post. Yayayayayyyyyy!!! Thanks for all the love, here’s to a lot more ✨✨✨