Friends for Life!!✌🏻

Cherish that bond which is not defined by blood or law or society. A bond that can form with anyone, that doesn’t need a courtship or in today’s times doesn’t even need physical presence!

Dhadkan ye kehti hai
Dil tere bin dhadke na
Ik tu hi yaar mera
Mujhko kya duniya se lena

Dear Best Friend,

You have always been such a wonderful protective and supportive person to me. You have been with me and been there for me ever since I met you. You’ve had more faith in me than I have ever had in myself. There is nothing in this world that I would not do for you. You are the only one I trust, I trust you with everything I have and everything I am.

No one makes me smile like the way you can. The thing is, you make me happy. You were there, you are there and you will always be there, and I am endlessly grateful for that. Thank you, for everything!
We have known each other for an inconceivably long time. I want you to know that I love you so much and I’ll always be there for you above any other person and I want you to know that I haven’t ever had a friend that I could tell ANYTHING and not be judged about it.

Thank you for trusting me right from the start. You truly have got a wonderful heart. I love the special bond that we beautifully share, I love the way you show you really care. Thank you for constantly giving me compliments that make me feel good about myself🥰

This is for you, my best friend. The one who can relate to me like no other. Who I can laugh with to no extent and who I can cry to when times are tough. And I hope you know that I’m always here to listen to you laugh and cry & help in all the ways that I can.

I am sure that we will meet soon.
Love you so much!💜

Someone Awesome in Life!

Not everybody will always treat you fair. You might have done everything you possibly could for them. You might have been there for them in their times of need. You might have cherished their friendship,even treasured it and given it a lot more importance than it deserved. Yet, when it came to what matters, when it came to counting on them, they might have let you down. Real bad.

You hurt and you hurt. The pain is almost physical. And you learn a real good lesson.

And then when you let go of the past, someone even more awesome walks into your life. Someone who will stay and will not walk away.

You hold on to them, cherish them. You travel a few thousand miles to be with them.
They are there for you. They always were–only you took a while to recognise them.

If you know what I am talking about, send them some love today!
Brighten their day.
Call them and tell them you love them.
Tell them how much they mean to you and tell them why you’re grateful for their presence in your life.
Send them a card.
Hug them.
Let them know.

The ones who left–let them go their own way. You cannot tie down someone. They choose their paths.
Forget them.

And the ones who stayed–oh they are the awesome’st!
Never let them forget that!!

So here sending a lot of love and a lot of positive vibes your way. Take a deep breath now. Let go of all the negativity.
Let there be peace in your heart, a smile on your lips and may you let go of everything that is troubling you.

You are loved and everything is going to be okay! 😊

What goes around..comes around!

Life is so uncertain. Things change within moments and our life takes a sudden diversion to an unknown road which we are not prepared for. We live through it whether we like it or not. In the end it is for us to decide on how we dwell with what is coming our way.

We all have been told that we should have certain plans and goals, and we should work towards acheiving that one goal. But why do we forget, that our life is not in our control. I believe, take life as it comes and never expect anything. At this stage of my life, when I turn back and see, my life has never been the way I planned or expected. I never imagined myself in a situation like I am going through now.

Like all, I too had dreams and wished and prayed for them to turn into reality, but they didn’t. This is not the first time I prayed, neither this was the first time that my dream was not fulfilled. But I still don’t stop. Today, my mistakes are solely my mistakes and I don’t blame anybody for this situation. But at the same time, I feel I am blessed. I am blessed coz I know that my life has something different in store for me. It’s amazing to have our lives controlled by something someone unknown. Something which cannot be described and someone who does not exist. Yet we still make plans and we all strive hard to fight against the so called destiny.

Sometimes, I feel life is just about playing hide and seek with destiny, where the destiny always wins. Nothing comes free and neither does life. We need to pay back everything. It’s all karma. And nobody has an option when it comes to life.

Prayer!

Dear God,

We’re grateful that you never leave or forsake us. And we’re grateful for the technology that helps us stay in touch with each other.

Give us the strength to endure this difficult time and deepen our connection with you.

Today help us remember that this time of social distancing and isolation will not last forever.

Empower us with an extra dose of your love, peace, hope and joy. Remind us of your promises and please heal our land. 🙏🏻

Big dreams, A silver lining!

We are all so stuck with our everyday routine, with everyday life that we almost don’t think about getting out of it. Everyone thinks they are not good enough to be someone big enough. That they might have huge dreams but they are probably never going to be that good in life. Why ? Because we are ordinary people, and extraordinary things don’t happen to ordinary people like us.

But what if Einstein thought he was just an average kid, that he was not good enough to even pass a history exam because he couldn’t mug up things like the other kids at his school. He never gave up on his dreams,  he never stopped believing in himself. So why would I ?

I feel we all get a chance at living our dreams, I read this line somewhere  – It’s not over till it’s ALL over. Its not even close to over for me and I am not going to give up on my dreams so soon.

Adele, a five time Grammy winner, I don’t know if you have heard of her but She wrote a whole album when she was dumped by a long time boyfriend, and was almost suicidal. Today, that album is a multiplatinum hit and made her win all those Grammys. So, I think every cloud does have a silver lining to it.

I am pretty positive that silver lining will come through soon, for me and for everyone else around. We just have to not give up and keep moving.

Dear Son, As you grow up!!

Dear Son,

I don’t know how to start this, I just wanted to say a few things.

Bringing you into this world was my choice & decision but that doesn’t bind you to live according to my wishes. No doubt, I would scold you now & then for not listening to me and that’s only because I want you to understand where you might be going wrong. But again, that’s my judgement & once you grow up, I would like you to follow your own.

One day you will grow up and walk into the world that awaits you. Job, love, career, friends there are many things waiting for you. Do what makes you happy but never at the cost of another person’s tears. Respect women, who they are what they do doesn’t matter, just respect them.

It can be that you might not enjoy my company & wouldn’t like to spend time with me once you are in college or job, but I would say that whenever you will need me, you can count on me. There will be instances of failure in relationships and at job & you might not be comfortable discussing with me, but there might be chances that you can get some idea from our experiences. We are always there for you whenever you need us.

It’s not a binded responsibility that you have to take care of us during our old-age, atleast I have no such expectations from you. Spend time with us only if you feel happy about it. No, our happiness doesn’t lies in yours but we would like you to be happy & cherish the memories we make.

Never ever be rude to your elders, respect them, care for them. Money doesn’t mean you can be mean with someone, it’s an opportunity to help those who are struggling. You may find me and your dad wrong at times but be patient one day you will realise why we did that.

Some day when that one special person comes to your life make sure she doesn’t feel left out in the family. Be there for her always. Treat her parents like you have treated us, love them just like you have loved us. Help her when she is tired, take her out on surprises. Don’t let her compromise with her life, encourage her to work, have friends, enjoy life. Be the reason and support for her to achieve her dreams. Because you will realise one day if she is happy you will always be happy.

And one day pass on all the good things to your children. They should grow up watching you both love and sharing responsibilities. They should grow up watching how you made a house into a home filled with laughter, tears & joy. She can never do it alone, she needs you at every step to build her home. Be her strength and she will be yours.

Yours lovingly

Mom

Thank God for tomorrow

Some days will be such days that nothing will go right. Everything will seem lousy. Maybe emotionally. Maybe physically.

Just be glad that the day is over and tomorrow is a fresh start.

Wipe off the slate today. It is over. Gone. It exists only in memories now. So leave it behind. Do not dwell on it. Focus your attention on those things that you can do something about.

You can make a change from this very moment if you wish.

So go have that glass of wine (or do whatever you do to relax).
Listen to good music.
Take ten deep breaths.

Let go.

It’s all going to be okay!

Thank God for everything!!

Sunny Side Up!!

Sometimes you make the best plans that look amazingly perfect, so good that you can’t wait for them to come into action and then life laughs at you and throws a bouncer, leaving you shocked and depressed at the same time.

There might have been many ups and downs in life but I have always believed in one thing – life is a cycle, what goes around comes around. There will be good times and then there will be some sad times, nothing is permanent and they keep on moving.

And then there are times when all you can do is hope – Hope that the things will get great again, hope that all the problems you are facing will eventually pass on and a hope that you will get a great future ahead.

And most importantly, you have to hope that there will be sunshine at the end of the tunnel no matter how dark it seems.

A Thought on Friendships

Why do so many friendships break up even after years of being friends whereas new friends seem closer to you than family?

It has happened to all of us at one point of time or the other, Friends have been unresponsive or failed to come through, for no apparent reason. Sometimes it happens when you need them the most, Yet they choose to be silent.
I wonder why people do that. Is it because they do not know what to say? Or is it because of things going on in their own lives?
Whatever it is, I find it difficult to accept such behavior. May be it is because I would personally never do it and I judge everybody by the same high standards that I have set. May be these are what they call the “fair weather friends” — the ones who laugh with you when things are okay but choose to turn away the moment you have something sad. The good thing is that one knows who one’s true friends are, and one feels grateful to have such true friends. The bad thing is that it makes you feel like such a fool to have judged people so wrongly.

It’s a strange universe of fickle friendships.

We have come into an era where friends support you according to their needs. We are all aware that these relationships might not last forever and it’s probably for the best to have some friendships dissolve.
Always remind yourselves that it is not our fault when friends walk away. You cannot make someone stay in a friendship if they want to leave.

And today I can say with confidence that life is really too short to bother about the ones that left. What matters are the ones that are in your life, at this moment.

You can do nothing if people change.

All you can do is make new friendships, or hope like hell that your old rock-solid dependable ones, stay just so.

Accept What You Cannot Change

God, Grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

This serenity prayer is well known.

‘Things I have accepted’

– Friendships break. Even the deepest ones that you thought would last a life time.

– Even your best laid plans can fail. Things will not go the way you planned it.

– People do not reply back to your mails or do not answer your calls or texts because they no longer want you in their lives and not because they did not get your mails or did not get your texts.

– Just because you have the ability to put a fight behind you and carry no grudges it is not the same for everybody. Some people just do not forgive or forget.

– Something that is extremely important and of value to you, sometimes means absolutely nothing to others. They do not understand why it matters so much to you.

– People can stop talking to you for absolutely no reason at all. None from your perspective anyway.

– It is a ‘me-me-me’ world. For the other person a minor head-ache that they have will be more important than the death of your nearest ones.

– I am only human and I too have limited time. I have accepted that I have to say a no. I truly cannot cater to everyone’s request.

Some days I end up working non-stop for long hours, then sometimes I Wish I had a magic wand to speed up things🙂But.. this is the way how it works. I have accepted that too.

Could you connect with these things I mention here too, or is it just me?

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