HappY Anniversary! You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago.
I registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago! It’s ‘Happy Anniversary!’ today.
Am I happy That I registered with WordPress.com?
Yes, very much. It has given me a chance to write about some topics which I thought I could never write with Daily Prompts especially about myself.
Writing about myself I discovered that I have some positive qualities as well as some negative also which I overlooked before.
I started writing with few lines and now I can write short stories.
I made so many friends here who encouraged me to write by appreciating posts with positive comments.
I get to read many excellent posts by other blogger friends.
Weekly Photo Challenges helped me to discover my love for photography.
Thanks a lot for reminding me friends.
I’m grateful for your help and support.
The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless. They shift and drift and beg interpretation… such is the nature of art. ~Jeb Dickerson
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~Rabindranath Tagore
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams….
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Cloud”
Daily Prompt- Locked and Sealed- Can you keep a secret? Have you ever — intentionally or not — spilled the beans (when you should’ve stayed quiet)?
I hope it will not be called bragging if I say that I am very good at keeping secrets.
Still I can recall one incident where I was guilty of spilling the beans, unintentionally though.
When I was in school final, we were four very close friends since class eight, we shared everything between us.
One day my closest friend KK asked me whether I can keep a secret or not. I said yes and she told me that her parents have arranged her marriage and soon she is going to get engaged. She requested me to keep my mouth shut as she herself will tell other friends and give us a party. I was very happy and wanted to share it with all but she made me promise to keep quiet.
Next day when all were chatting in lunch break one of my friend complained that we did not have a party for a long time. Suddenly I said that KK is going to give us one nice party soon.
All friends forced her to tell her the reason for the party. Unwillingly she told them.
It was a slip of tongue, I apologies to her but she did not forgave me and stopped talking to me since then.
My friends also requested her to forgive me but she was adamant.
We resumed talking after sometime as we both were dying to talk to each other.
Since then I have never revealed a secret.
Daily Prompt- Advantage of Foresight- You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, it at all?
Future is unpredictable and that’s what makes life interesting.
What is the use of predicting future unless you have the power to change it?
Just knowing what lies ahead and lessen one day of your life doesn’t makes sense unless it is good for you and you can change it if it is bad.
Life already is full of problems, why add more worries and lose peace of mind.
Your choices and decisions taken today make your future.
So take lessons from yesterday, live in today and work hard for better future.
Everyday is an adventure.
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?
(Thanks for suggesting this thought-provoking prompt, Chocolate Eyes!)
Mirror is my best friend.
It has taught me many things.
The first time I saw my face in the mirror, I did not believe it was me.
Didn’t mother say that I was pretty?
But mirror did not show a pretty face.
Was mother lying? I asked her.
She said I was most pretty for her.
Oh! That! Every mother thinks that her child is prettiest of all.
Then I started trying to make myself beautiful with different hairstyles, make up and look at the mirror hoping now it will accept me as pretty.
Mirror never lies but it taught that first I have to accept myself then it will accept me.
Slowly it became my friend.
It reflected an honest, loving caring face which may not be beautiful but acceptable to all my near and dear ones.
It taught me that the best quality a face possesses when one can look in the mirror without feeling any guilt and without envy, anger and hatred toward others.
My daily routine ,after waking up in the morning,is thanking God then go to mirror to notice how dishevelled I’m looking and to tidy up myself. It’s not important though but has become a habit which is very difficult to get rid off.
If I wake up one morning to find the world without mirror, after cribbing for sometime I will definitely find some replacement.
But I will miss my best friend very much.
I never thought we would miss so much without mirrors until I read joatmons post.
Daily prompt- Pains and Gains- Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?
I totally agree with Jane Fonda as I truly believe that nothing comes without hard work even if one is born with a silver spoon in mouth , it may give one lot of comforts, privileges and opportunities which may help one to become great in any one particular field such as, science, music, dance etc.etc.
Is having name, fame money and power greatness?
Or there is something else which makes people great.
Some wise men say that one is great if one does not gives into six enemies, lust, envy, pride, anger, greed and illusion.
This type of greatness may not need physical pain or hard work but requires very strong mind and hard discipline as it is not easy to control one’s mind to conquer these enemies and become real great person.
Long sessions of meditations, satsang( company of pious people seeking truth) and introspection made me think that all my inner conflicts have vanished , I have learned to control my anger, and peace and calmness dawned on me.
I accepted that God has given us so many ups and downs in life to make us tough.
I realized that all religions teach same virtues love, compassion, kindness, harmony and compatibility and only some intolerant of follower spread hate and disturbance for their personal gain and power.
I understood completely that anger and greed are the biggest enemies and empathy and forgiveness are our biggest friend and liberate us.
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