It was a sunday morning and I had gotten up a bit later than usual that day.
During breakfast with my family, we were having our usual discussions when I noticed that the house was all clean and my mother looked a bit tired. When I asked her if she was feeling okay she slowly replied, “I was just doing all the household work since morning and then today I also cooked your favourite meal.”
It struck me how much effort my mother takes for me on a daily basis. This is just one of those countless subtle moments when, if we take a pause, we will realise the efforts that some one is putting in for us. Its those kind of moments when we should verbally give a compliment or say thank you.
Sometimes we wonder what difference would it make if we do or don’t vocally appreciate our near dear ones… Maybe we make excuse to ourselves by thinking that the other person is just doing their work as usual and take things for granted. Let’s not take things for granted anymore. Let’s not keep our thank yous for other days. Let’s take a moment now and today.
Do you know that it’s a fact and many studies also show that complimenting or genuinely appreciating someone creates a positive impact on the person. It also helps to build their self-confidence and motivates them to continue with their good deeds. So keep spreading positivity around.
P.S. – Try to compliment one person in your day and see the magic and positive vibes it reflects in your life. 🙂
Sometimes small things scare us. First we stay in denial, then we delay in accepting it and then finally one day we deal with it.
From a very long time, I have not been uploading doodles or my writings on my blog because I’ve been afraid. It’s been a strange feeling. I’ve been afraid of being judged for my work and have also just wanted to put the best out for my readers.
Still a bit anxious, but uploading this doodle for you.. 🙂
P.s. Hope this quote lightens some of your monday blues. Do tell me how you feel about it. Also, share your experiences if you have ever faced a similar situation like mine.
We sometimes ignore people’s messages when they want to talk to us. We call them names or crack jokes when they might be already upset with their lives. If they share their problems, we call them ‘rotlu‘. If they say they are depressed some of us shun them as if it’s a taboo. We forget we hung out with them in good times when we get too busy to be with them in their bad times…
We all have done such things sometimes.. either directly or even being a silent spectator to someone’s misery. Today we are shocked, tomorrow we’ll forget. 😩
This isn’t a one-off case. There have been many Sushants previously and there may be many like him in our circle too.
According to the WHO, 1 in every 4 person suffers from mental health issues. Sometimes children to sometimes elder people, people from humble background or the high-end class of society. Your class topper, office colleague, your doorman or maid, the guy next door. Anyone literally.
We are all posting about mental health. It’s great. Let’s put it in action. Let us be kind and compassionate. Let us be approachable.
And beyond social media, let us build true relationships with people who’ll hold our hands when things go wrong.
It was just yesterday when someone made a passing remark and compared me to someone who is superior to me in some aspects.
The whole night and the following day I kept feeling bad about it.. I wanted to ask how he dared to compare me and tell me that I’m not good enough.
But when I analyzed the whole matter at some distance, I realized that the other person may truly be good in academics than I’m or have more knowledge than I have, maybe she is indeed prettier or whatever it is…I should not feel inferior because of it.
I guess every one – literally just about everyone has felt inferior to someone else at some point of time in some way or the other. Maybe some one is more intelligent than you, more talented than you, higher educated than you, more beautiful than you, healthier or richer than you….
But we should realize that everyone is unique. We should learn to embrace our own uniqueness. As we do this, we’ll start feeling more confident and at peace with ourselves. The whole society is just continuously comparing and the whole idea now sounds so stupid to me.
Everyone talks, eats, sleeps, or thinks in a different way. So we should stop comparing our lives to others and even if we do, we shouldn’t feel sorry because of it.
P. s. We should just be confident in who we are and stop worrying if someone doesn’t like us. It’s not our problem. It’s theirs.
I asked her to make a wish and she said she wanted to go on a shopping spree with me.
What will you buy?
A quick reply came that she always wanted to have a beautiful pink frock for herself and be dressed like a barbie doll.
Such innocence in her eyes.
Despite of going through so much of pain she wanted to live her life. No wish is big or small and this one would have brought her a lot of contentment and happiness.While volunteering at Make-A-Wish in these last four years, I got the chance to identify and fulfill several many wishes. This exercise of bringing happiness to others also gives the bearers and the instrument (me) a lot of contentment.It also gave me the chance to meet many people, and observe life and its struggles at a close range. I have learnt so many things in this journey of four years…We need to live life to its fullest irrespective of whatsoever difficulties we are going through. We should never stop fighting..We should never give up on ourselves and our truest desires..
P.S. Let us take a moment and think what we want. Let us a make a wish and never leave hope. While we try our best, let’s also believe in God for we never know when God might send an angel to fulfill it..