5 Quotes that echo my thoughts…

I came across these 5 lovely quotes and thought of sharing it with you. I firmly believe that whatever happens may not align with our expectations but it is always for the best in the long run.

So, acceptance of the situation, gratitude for what we have and the belief that all will be well can do wonders. After all, ‘He’ is there to take care of everything! Stay lively and blissful. All will be taken care of!

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A small note of hope to You!

Bhagavad-Gita-Quotes-3Hello there! How are you doing? Chances are that you are in the same situation as I am, just hanging in and waiting for this ordeal to pass. With uncertainties looming and a blurry future, going with the flow from moment to moment is the best thing to do. It keeps you afloat.

Who knew the world would change so drastically in a span of just two months? Did the people who live through the World War had the same feeling as ours? Maybe! Well, I know there are things at the back of your mind that comes to bug you often. It is only human to think, plan and analyse about the future. I have been doing it too.

But in between thoughts, struggle and survival, do not forget to breathe and appreciate what you still have – life! And with life, anything is possible!

You never know what opportunities this pandemic holds for you. Still, if everything looks dark, just hang on, it’s about to be dawn. When there is collective misery, it won’t last long. Hold on! We just have to keep looking out for each other during this time.

Therefore, dear friend, I am sharing some of my favorite quotes to brighten your moment and hoping that you will like it. Sending lots of prayers for health, luck, peace and success to the world! Stay safe and be well.

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The Epic Awesomness Award

  
I’ve been nominated for this
award title by my dearest blogger friend Millie Thom, whose works are always on my must read list.

She is a versatile writer, who packs creativity and information masterfully in her works. Her castle explorations and travelogues are memorable works, fit to be included in study courses. Do peep into her blog and you will know not one word here is an exaggeration. I am very thankful to her for nominating me for The Epic Awesomness Award. It is awesome to be referred to as awesome by a blogger as awesome as Millie…!

Before I begin about this award in particular, allow me to apologise to some of my blogger friends who nominated me for various awards, but I couldn’t accept those due to time constraints, sicknesses, domestic duties. Nevertheless, I have been very very thankful to them for  encouragement and support.

This particular award is special as it allows flexibility to ramble and there are not many specific questions to answer. Here are the rules:
1. You are awesome; tell us why.
2. You are my friend; tell us about other friends.
3. Be creative, but it’s ok if you are having trouble with this one.
4. There are no direct questions to answer; let yourself run wild!
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
6. Notify your nominees.

Here goes my answer:
I believe that I am Awesome simply because I believe in the power above me. I am nothing, He makes me special. I am not creative, He gives me ideas. I barely get time to express, He schedules everything for me…It is Him that makes me Awesome. Earlier, there were times I doubted myself all the time…even now I seroiously doubt my abilities and skills. But gradually, I have learnt to surrender my works, my actions to Him. I just need to work hard, He takes care of the rest. I am just a body, He is life. I am still learning that miracles do happen when you least expect them… and that there is something magical in our existence…the most important thing is to have faith!

I haven’t reached the stage when I consider myself a part of Him. I am a very ignorant seeker. However, I am happy being in His company. We are friends😀.

I am lucky and so very grateful. People around me have always been awesome. First, my parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunties, cousins, friends …all of them were and are wonderful part of my childhood in small town India. And subsequently, my job years, friends, colleagues all were lovely in their own ways. And now, my kids, my husband and the new family – awesome in a myriad ways.

Last but not the least, my readers and fellow bloggers, are totally awesome people! Everyday I educate myself with your posts… get motivated by your likes and responses…and write to seek your company and feedback. Sometimes a message… a feedback… a like makes my day!

Here is a list of ten general things that make life awesome for me:
1) Cuddly babies who look so magical ( Cheers to all the newborns this year)
2) The ever changing pattern on the sky
3) Sound of laughter
4) Sinful icecreams, cakes, sweets
5) Unplanned outings to explore the world
6) An unexpected and sweet message out of nowhere
7) Genuine smile and nod from a stranger
8) Colourful and vibrant festivals
9) Books
10) WordPress
My Nominees: It is time to nominate some of my fellow blogger friends whom I consider as fabulous and awesome (I would be glad if you accepted the award but if you are unable to… no issues at all). They are each gifted and special people and I love their posts. Here goes the list:
Lata Sunil
Susan Langer
Sherin Skaria
Ritu
Nimi Naren
Louise
Just Maria
Yinglan
Draliman
yarnspinner
Vibrant
Indira
Oliana

5 Most Powerful Thoughts of My Life

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There are times when we are sad, depressed, dejected and morose for real or imaginary reasons. Sometimes life is so hard, so unjust, so evil…it is easy to fall prey to the sin of despair. But I have learnt with experience that at such trying times, it is our own thoughts that can either make or break us…they can make most lethal of enemies… Or they can be better than the best of friends. The choice is ours only.

So, here are my 5 favourite borrowed thoughts that I chant like mantra whenever faced with trying times or any grim reality. Hope it strikes a chord with you too:

  • Be aware of me always, adore me, make every act an offering to me, and you shall come to me; this I (Krishna) promise, for you are dear to me – Krishna in Bhagwat Gita ( He is in happiness as well as in unhappiness. All is His doing, even the pain is sent to us with a good intent. So, why should we despair when He is taking care of us.)
  • All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you – Swami Vivekananda (the most positive person ever!)
  • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you’re running and you think. ‘Man, this hurts, I can’t take it anymore. The ‘hurt’ part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand anymore is up to the runner himself. ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. ( The quote is anonymous but Murakami has beautifully elaborated it.)
  • It is great if you get what you want but in case, you don’t get what you want, then it is even better….because of the simple reason that what you are getting is God’s will. And there can be nothing greater than God’s will! – (The legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s advice to his actor son Amitabh Bachchan holds so much truth and wisdom.)
  • If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken, Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
    (If by Rudyard Kipling is my favourite poem. I love the last line here, ‘to stoop and build’ whatever we have lost one more time and rise like a Phoenix from our ashes.)

Hope these 5 wonderful thoughts keep you and me positive under all circumstances and enable us to fight with problems. Amen!

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