The Wait…

When you’ve done all you could,

Even when, no one, by your side, stood,

You mustered up courage and hope,

And took upon you beyond what you could cope,

You waited day through night, 

You looked above wrong and right,

Futile your efforts were, you did know,

Yet, your disappointment, you didn’t show,

The wait was perhaps worth it all,

Inspite of the pain, the tears big and small,

Because, the chaos, the pandemonium, it brought and broke,

Actually, strengthened your soul with each stoke!

Conquer…

Conquer,

Your insecurities, your fears,

Your secrets, your lies,

Your failings, your flaws,

Your misgivings, your loss,

With,

Your goodness, your truth,

Your happiness, your faith,

Your trust, your hope,

Your love, your ability to cope…

Each day, be the best version of you,

Make your every dream come true!

Thank you!

This is basically a thank you blog to the kind soul who helped me today. I took a detour on the way to my office today (because I was late)with the hope I’d reach soon, but ended up boarding an extremely crowded bus. Whether it was the suffocation or my low blood pressure, I really don’t know, but I ended up getting out of the bus at one stop and sat down literally on the footpath. I was dizzy, concussed. I wasn’t hungry, I was on full stomach, (thankfully, I hadn’t skipped my breakfast today). I wasn’t dehydrated, I could feel that. But, I wasn’t able to focus clearly or make my way ahead. So, on the footpath I sat. And then, this young lady comes over, helps me up, gives me her bottle of water (I had my own, but was too dizzy to open my bag and get it out), gets me into an auto to work, and gives me a chocolate to pop into my mouth, so I feel better. I just muttered thanks, couldn’t get more through. 

I felt better once inside the auto.

I don’t know if I’d meet her again. I don’t know if I’d recognize her if I meet her again. So this, is my way of expressing my gratitude to her and this is also a note to self, that there is still goodness around. There is still hope and humanity around.

And, may God bless her!

Stay!

Hang in there a bit more…

When nothing works your way,

And you can’t keep trouble at bay,

Just stay…

Unfazed by opinions and shadows grey,

Let, on your face, the smile play,

Just stay…

With your confidence, slay,

Trust your instincts to save the day,

For the best, hope and pray,

Whatever happens, never give up, just stay!

2016 – In Retrospection ✨

Like every other year, 2016 also has had its ups and downs, but what’s going to make things better is the fact that we are going to focus plainly on what’s been good this year and take it forward to the next.

I am sharing here a few memorable events of mine, of 2016 with the hope to double the joy in the coming year and to cherish what I have, forever.

  • I met a few of my idols this year – people who I look up to, and derive inspiration from. 💖
  • I got around to co-authoring a book with the amazing Mr. Shashi Tharoor with a few other creative people.💝
  • I completed 2 whole years at work 💃
  • I published my poetry. (Yayayayayyyyy!!) You can buy my books here – on Amazon and pothi.com

That pretty much sums up the best things that happened to me this year.

And here’s wishing all of us lots of hope, sunshine, happiness and success in the coming year.

Let’s look forward to a new 2017, to good will, to beautiful moments and to positivity.

Cheers to a new beginning!

Hope and Happiness

It is Christmas. There’s festivity around. There’s warmth. There’s love. There’s splendour, there’s celebration. There’s colour, there’s laughter. There’s anticipation for the new year. There’s planning for the new beginning. There’s party and there are presents. 

Speaking of presents….Presents needn’t actually be materials. Presents needn’t be expensive.

You know what?

The best gifts are, in fact, moments. Memories. People and their presence. 

And scope, for Hope and Happiness

The best gift anyone can get, at any point in time is hope. Hope for a better life. Hope for a better future. Hope for a new beginning. Hope for happiness. Hope to cling on to, hope to look forward to. Hope that all’s well. Because, sometimes all one needs, is something to cling on to, something to believe that everything isn’t over yet, a ray of sunshine, perhaps, that would light up their dark life.

So, this Christmas, be the sunshine, be the hope, be the happiness, be the light, be the support, be the strength, be the smile that’ll help bring joy into someone’s life. 

That’ll be the best gift you could ever give anyone.

Hope and Kindness.

Three weeks ago, there was a huge storm that blew by in the city that I live. There were severe rains and panic. It was to last for 2 days. And it did. The third day, was fortunately a bright sunny morning. And I didn’t bother to carry my umbrella or jerkin to work, to shield me from the cold or the rain. Only, it was sunny all through the day, but began to rain cats and dogs the moment I stepped out of my workplace. Royally drenched from top to toe and shivering out of cold I walked to the bus stand to hail an auto or board any bus that came my way. But as luck would have it, not a single vehicle passed by. Strong winds blew and I couldn’t stand the cold. My teeth were chattering and I was shaking. I slipped into a corner and tried to hold myself in one piece. A lady who had passed by me, a few minutes ago had apparently noticed me. She walked back to me, shared her umbrella with me, waited until I got into a bus and then went on her way. Might sound something simple now, but back then, it was such an incredible, warm gesture. That’s exactly what it takes to protect, save or help someone. A tiny bit of kindness or warmth to someone, anyone might just make their day. A little bit of light from your way, might fill another’s cold day with warmth and sunshine.

Go ahead, don’t think too much. You don’t have to necessarily go out of your way to do your bit. Small things work wonders. Try it. Share the joy.