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Faith. Remembrance. Peace. September 18, 2012

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Dear God,

Hi! How are you doing this morning? I’m sure you have your hands full, what with 5 babies coming into the world every second, changing day to night and night to day all over the world (I’m amazed at your precision, what App do use to be so perfectly on time?), giving us snow, rain, sun, I guess the list just goes on and on!

Well, didn’t mean to bother you too much. I just had something to share with you. You know how whenever I”m sad, I cry and say: “GOD, why did this have to happen to me?”, or when I’m angry, I say: “I swear to GOD, I wont let go of the *******!”, or when I need something, I say: “GOD, please help me get this!”. You’re probably thinking, here she goes again with her ranting. But, guess what? TODAY is a bit different. I’m in a good mood today! ( Surprise? 🙂 ) And, I had to just write to you to say: “Wow, you’ve done an amazing job of making today so good for me!” Thank you for the beautiful world around me, the great friends, all the love and understanding, well, even the wonderful work and office ( Did I hear you cough right there? ), for giving me good health and vitality and for making me so happy. A big, gigantic THANK YOU for making my life worth living! A big THANK YOU for giving me hope and patience, for giving me a new beginning every morning, to start off right where I left yesterday!

I guess the world isn’t as bad as we make it out to be, you just need to tweak the strings a bit, put a few drops of oil in the right places, and boy, does life go into the highest gear in seconds! So, hey, thank you for showing me the brighter side of my life this beautiful morning!

And since, I’m so positive already, thanks for getting me Freshly Pressed too! I know you’re with me on this one!

Yours,

Juveria

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Emotional outburst = Amazing writing ? May 23, 2012

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The human mind is quite funny, it operates at its best when it’s under pressure. Late night assignments, deadlines to meetings, last-minute arrangements for dinner. You feel like you could do so much, but bam! the deadline’s here.

As a kid, I would always have a perfect timetable to study before the exams, equal distribution of chapters for each day, but somehow the efficiency of the last day was just unbeatable !

I’d say that pretty much the same applies to when I want to write. Writer’s block seems to be a really good friend of mine, not giving me too much time alone!
But, as soon I have an emotional overdose, be it happy or sad, the creative juices just start flowing uncontrollably! 🙂

Now that my current emotional (happy) overdose seems to be wearing off, I have a feeling that writer’s block is coming to visit me again. Sigh! 😦

 

So this is where H&M started ! April 14, 2012

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The History of H&M !

And I had no clue that my favorite shopping brand started in Sweden, WOW ! 🙂

PS Love the picture from 1952 … Old world feel !

 

You are what you believe … February 24, 2012

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The pursuit of Happyness was a movie that I just loved. Apart from the fact that Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, is as great an actor as he is, the movie truly touched my heart. The extent that a father would go to protect his son’s livelihood and the blind faith that his son has in him is soul unnerving. The movie brought tears to my eyes at various points. But, I think what really worked for me was the feeling of how we can do great things but at times we just don’t believe ourselves to be capable enough.

The movie has a great line which says:

Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. NOT EVEN ME. You got a dream , you gotta protect it. When people can’t so something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. PERIOD.

That just sums up some of life’s dilemmas beautifully. You may see someone failing at something you dream of doing and lose hope, but how can be you so sure that you’ll face the same fate? Maybe that’s what you’re destined for but you didn’t even give it a try ! Ask someone for advice but don’t get help ? Have faith in yourself ! Pep talk yourself into believing that you can do it ! Be your own motivator, don’t depend on others to boost your morale, because once you succeed, your success will be what gives you an adrenaline rush. And, for the days that you struggle, you will become a stronger and more experienced person than before. Just imagine what all you can miss out on by believing that you “can NOT do it” in someone else’s opinion.

So the 5 step guide to getting what you want:

1. Believe in YOURSELF and have FAITH in GOD

Yes, it’s easy to believe what people say and even easier to take things as they are.But, that’s the simple way out ! Because, without believing in yourself, you’re just another guy/girl.

2. GET OUT of your comfort zone

Comfortable job, easy money, convenience. But, is this what your actual capability is? I’m sure you can do better than this ! Push yourself, challenge yourself and face the hardships that come your way, because you’re made for much better things, you just have to go that extra mile !

3.  Listen to your HEART

Yes, security ( financial or other terms) is important but at the expense of your dreams ? Not worth it ! Spend some quality time with yourself, and discover what you are probably suppressing inside yourself, and work towards it !

4. Don’t go overboard, ONE STEP at a time

Lots on the self development and doing what you love, but you wouldn’t want to take rash decisions that will get you on the street. Plan your journey !

5. Trash all the NEGATIVE company

All the people who say you’re not going to get your dreams are just not worth it ! Spend time with people who are there for you and even if they believe in you, don’t try to bring you down !

So, in the end it’s just:

You want something, go get it. PERIOD. 🙂

 

Three wishes to a new ME ! February 20, 2012

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Don’t you sometimes wish you had a magical genie, whom you could rub and get three wishes granted ?

OK, so first a question.

Since I was a kid, I’d always wonder when people got a finite number of wishes, like when the genie goes like -“OK, you now have three wishes, make your choice wisely for your wish is my command”. Why , why, why does the first wish not entail asking for a thousand more wishes ???? My whole childhood I was traumatized by the fact that no one else was thinking on the same lines as me!

Well, on a more realistic note(not saying that the point above is in anyway invalid :P), what would be my three wishes?

1. To do a job that I really love

As a matter of fact, maybe not even do a job. Maybe work for myself. But to know that at the end of the day, I am happy with what I have done and can actually be enthusiastic for the next day that lies ahead.

2. To love the people who deserve it

To stop wasting time over people who don’t care and who are just not worth it. And to all those who matter and are there for me, to love them unconditionally and to let them know what they mean to me. Maybe a hug and a kiss, and telling them how meaningless life would be without them.

3. To help people whose worries go beyond the latest designer bag they have to buy

To actually be able to help a hungry man/woman, to provide a needy child with education, to give a smile to someone who might need just that.

Well, now that I look up at my magical list, I realize that all these changes aren’t something that a genie can do. It’s all inside me. Which makes me realize all the things I probably can be doing, and should probably start working on.

So, I believe this post will work as MY magical genie who will transform me to a new “ME” !

 

Zendagi Migzara February 17, 2012

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I just finished reading the Kite Runner, and am still reeling with after thoughts. I’ve read hundreds of books, avid reader that I am, but frankly, never has a book left such a strong impact on me.

Reading that book got me thinking, something I rarely do, preferring to take things as they are. Are we truly as perfect as we believe ? When we question someone’s actions or doubt their intentions, how many times can we prove ourselves crystal clear ? I don’t mean we’re bad people, what I am thinking is, don’t we sometimes concentrate so hard on looking at the wrong in people that we often overlook the good in ourselves ? Confusing, yes. False, no.

We as individuals possess strengths and abilities that at times remain unknown to us, and it is only in times of dire need, do we display them. But, if for a change, forgetting the people around us, we sat down and introspected, we could truly discover the true us, and get to know that we can actually be much better than we are and maybe the world wouldn’t be such a bad place after all ! 🙂

P.S. the title, just in case you’re wondering means “Life goes on” …

 

Want it ?? RUN as fast as you can !!! July 1, 2011

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This is something that I think everyone must have experienced, and is oh so obvious in the case of the opposite sex. That the more you run after something(or someone 🙂 ), the farther away it(or they) will run away from you !! And the second you give up hope and retreat back, Voila ! It comes jumping back at you !

Sometimes, I feel it’s like there’s some kind of magical elastic force that governs this law ! Why is it that when we badly want something, it deludes us, and the second we lose interest in the chase, and when the object in question is no longer desired, we get an opportunity to actually get it ?

I’ve seen this to be the most applicable in the case of the opposite gender. Every girl must have been through her phase of going nuts over a guy, and the main reason behind it would have been the excitement of the “lure of the unavailable”. He would either be the most wrong man for her, or the whole pairing would just be very questionable. I’ve met guys whose appeal was in their brooding and “I don’t care about you” attitude, and the minute they would respond with attention, they would become the normal “guy next door”. 🙂

No conclusions on what is behind all this, but I guess, all of us would agree that we’re one confused lot of people, and we girls just top the list 😀

P.S. No offence to girls, after all, we’re an intelligent confused lot who know how to use our confusion to our advantage 😉

Note: These words of wisdom come at a very early morning hour, so please excuse any obscurity in thoughts 😛