Love yourself…with your flaws ✨

Everyday I look in the mirror, at my tiny eyes, my humongous nose, my over sized front teeth and I cry. And then, I reminisce. I think of all the wrong I’ve done, all the mistakes I’ve knowingly and unknowingly committed and I drown myself in remorse and resentment. This is a routine for me, everyday. Every single day. Sometimes minimal, but on days when I’m low, to an extent that I’m reduced to tears. I’d fake amazing strength and attitude on the outside, but inside I’d be broken and brittle. I’d go into a shell and stay incognito, just keeping to myself all day long. I’d keep interaction to zilch but peep out once in a while just to check if the world’s still intact. 

I know there are so many others out there who go through the same emotions as mine. Who go into a state of depression and get all worked up. Who blame themselves for everything that goes wrong. 

To all of you out there, and to myself too, here’s what I’d like to instill, strongly :

The ultimate truth is this.

Beyond everything else, you are God’s creation. Every bit of God’s creation is always beautiful. And God has always got a plan for you, for all of us. Something good, like light at the end of a dark tunnel. 
There’s no damage in this world that’s irreparable. Spare yourself that resentment and see what you can do to set things right. There’s​ nothing in this world that can’t be cured, only realise what’s wrong in time. Every bad experience has taught you something​ you’d remember for life, has made you stronger and has helped you emerge a better person.
And, there’s no one in this world that’s perfect. Perfection is overrated, exaggerated. Perfection is fiction. Imperfection is beautiful, plausible. Imperfection is real. Imperfection is what makes us human. So learn to love yourself with your flaws, with your loss, with your past. Just remember to ditch that baggage you keep carrying in your head. 
Love yourself for who you are, for who you have been, for who you will be. There’s absolutely no one like you. You are every bit special with your flaws, incredible in ways you can’t even manifest. Be the best version of you, always, be your first priority when you need to be and love who you are, with your imperfections, unabashedly.

Cheers! 💝

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!

Satiating Saturdays – You Define Your Destiny ✨

The number of times we’ve been distraught and disappointed. With ourselves. With our expectations. The number of times we’ve let our failures bring us down.The number of times we’ve been lost, not knowing where to head or what to do, or who to turn up to. The number of times we’ve accepted whatever came our way because we didn’t think we’d get anything better. The number of times we’ve settled for the ordinary because we didn’t think we deserve something extraordinary. The number of times we’ve needed someone to show us the way. The number of times we’ve expected people to choose for us, or help us choose what we want.

So. Many. Times. I’ve lost count of mine.

And the excuses we’ve come up with to console our disheartened selves, everytime. 

Le sigh. Haven’t we all been there a bit too much?

I know we all lose track, slip and get misled. But it is important to bounce back as soon as possible, ain’t it? 

It is important we begin to weigh down the options we have, to reach where we want to, practically. Because, oh, come on, not all plans we chart out, work the way we want them to. There will be misery, there will be shortcomings. But that shouldn’t pull us down. If nothing else, the failures we face, should give us the encouragement to shift focus and look at the various other possibilities we have, to move ahead. Failure ain’t any pattern we need to get accustomed to.

So here’s a little secret I’m sharing, to help you keep going. And trust me, it works.

  • Everytime you make a plan A, have backup plans B, C, D, E… As many as you can think of, as many as you can afford to have, ready. Because, not everytime plan A will be a success. 
  • Though I’m all for positive thinking, I believe in having nil expectations. Do whatever is required and keep going. Don’t mull over what you’ve already traversed and hamper the progress of the rest of your journey.
  • Give your best, always. Spare yourself the regret.
  • Focus on the destination. The goals enroute, sure, are equally important but don’t let a miss here and there put you off track. 

      Only you are, and can be in charge of your life.You shape your dreams, give them wings to fly. You hold the key to your happiness. You are in control of who you want to be, and where you want to reach. 

      You define your destiny. 

      💝

      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!

      Elixir, not a drug!

      I, very often, come across people who describe what they love, with a term that’s undeniably negative – a drug. 

      The fact that you love something, probably a piece of music or art, means, it brings you immense happiness. And you just cannot describe something that positive, with such a negative term. 

      The fact that you are alive to enjoy, appreciate and rejoice a beautiful creation is a blessing, not a curse – for it to be called a drug.

      Something that has the goodness of an elixir cannot definitely be as incomprehensible as a drug.

      Just saying.

      I wanna wake up each day… 

      To sunshine, to tulips, to warmth, to smiles aplenty,

      To surprises, to love, to positive energy, to faces happy,

      To realisations, to lessons, to success, to glory,

      To a new start, to a new page, to a whole new story!

      P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project. Hope you like reading what I write.

      I’m waiting…

      To be swept by happiness and a new, positive tide,

      For beautiful surprises and smiles wide,

      For horizons new, and new beginnings,

      To ditch all regrets of the past, to a fresh new innings!

      P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project. Hope you like reading what I write.