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Just 5 random things I experienced, (re)discovered, learnt…this week:-

Kids and sarcasm don’t blend!
It makes me so very happy everytime I am touched by the divinity of my 2 and half year old niece. She has no idea what ‘sarcasm’ is! Try being sarcastic with a kid and you’ll get slapped with oodles of innocence and unconditional love. It doesn’t cease to amaze me how kids are untouched by the corruption of the adult mind..the need to complicate things! Isn’t is awesome? Why..why can’t we keep it?!

Your truth is only yours
Most of our ‘issues’ stem from misunderstandings..differences in definitions and perceptions.It’s what we think the other person is doing that becomes reality for us, not necessarily what they actually intended. One’s point is only what it’s understood to be. It doesn’t have to be the truth, it just has to be yours and that’s enough. Sometimes.. that’s not very nice. Sigh.

Carol me anytime!
Christmas Carols in January? Why not? 😉 The season may have passed, but the spirit of joy stays. Feeling low or not? Just sing along (howl, in my case) with as many christmas carols as you have time for, and feel the magic of walking in a winter wonderland. Works every single time! Coz magic needs no season, and happiness…no reason.

Women can compete at anything.that’s it.
Dresses, shoes, buying vegetables! yup! Here’s the scene:- Down at the supermarket, aisle no.5, 2 ladies armed with shopping baskets, their hands sifting through a huge pile of red juicy tomatoes, and then…their pace picks up and they got more aggressive when they realize that they are both going after the ‘best’ in the lot! teeheehee. Their eye-hand coordination was amazing..really! Their hands checked and bagged the perfect ones as their eyes scanned for the next target, at lightning-fast speed. And when one of them was done, she had this smug look on her face. She even threw me a “now you can take what’s left” kinda glance as I stood there, empty basket in hand, waiting for them to finish the ‘race’. Fun. Lol.

Do the obvious dodo!
Why do we humans act so stupid sometimes? We refuse to see the obvious and then get into trouble or complain that things aren’t good enough! Like..if you serve correctly and with a smile, you will get a better tip, it’s obvious! If you jump a red light, you will have to pay a fine, d-uh! If you leave everything for the last minute, you will get delayed, won’t you? Yet, most of us still don’t do these so-called logical things. Why do we overlook even when we know it’ll cost us? Apathy, tsk tsk.

 


Come festival season and our inboxes are bombarded with wishes from all over the world! Some go “wish you and yours a very happy whatever!” While others are just “forwards” of colorful words strung together to make ’em look pretty! But in the crowd of these impersonal messages, when you receive a text that is an obvious “blanket” wish from someone you know well enough, how do you feel? Based on who the sender is:-

Do you think , “you sent me a BLANKET text!? hmm… so I’m as unimportant as the other 500 people you sent that very same text to…thx a lot!”
Or do you feel, “you sent ME a blanket TEXT, aww! It’s nice of you to have remembered me among 500 other people on your list!” (ok, we never really think that, but you know…we’re genuinely grateful!)
Or…
if you know of such a “blanket text” floating around that you didn’t get, do you feel left out?

Our responses to the above questions describe the way we live our lives. Coz it isn’t just about “compliments of the season” It’s about what we’ve trained our eyes to see! What our minds have been programmed to read decides what we notice in a situation…yes, the glass half full or half empty thing. But think about it, how happy we allow ourselves to feel depends largely on what we think we mean to someone. NOT on what we actually mean to them. Bottom line, it’s always our choice! Of course, I ain’t consistently unaffected by the initiatives or responses of others. But I do keep that influence to a minimum. And trust me, it’s worth it 🙂

With social networking making the world smaller, the number of people we connect with is growing! And it’s practically impossible to “accidentally” not forget to wish someone, so most of us choose the safest and quickest way :- Mass texting! Besides, it’s just a wish, right? So what’s the big deal?!

As for me….mail me, ping me, buzz me, text me…I don’t care…I’m happy you wished me anyway 😉

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