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Wellwisher 

​She was again  the last one to be working and it was too late to go home alone. Just then she saw another email arrive in the inbox. No subject , unknown sender; she would usually delete such emails but  today was too tired to process it. Wishing it not be another defect to be fixed “ASAP”, she opened it. 

Nice blog. But is it safe to meet strangers as you did on weekend ?
~ A wellwisher

Well , for whatever reason, Some one did think of her. She smiled at the thought and hit reply 

What is the wellwisher doing so late at work ? Care to drop me home, stranger ? 

(To be continued when I get time to think about the stranger or the wellwisher .. ) 

What matters ?

“No melodramatic Monday morning wish this week ?”, he asked me , sounding shocked.
I send these Monday morning messages to some of my friends every week. Though he is never the recipient of those , he does check my phone to read the message I know.
“It does not make a difference to anyone”I responded lightheartedly , trying best to hide my disappointment of my own statement.
“It matters to many. It matters to me the most to know you have not given up on doing something so good and positive in life” , he replied , looking kindly into my eyes that a minute before were full of doubt.
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Inspired from 3WW

You are a dream !

When i had lost hopes
And faith on even friends,
You , stranger , light of love
Came to put the darkness to end.
Did you know i resisted long
To smile at your best joke,
To let you feel privileged
For only you i let come close.
It was my lucky stars at work
When we finally met for coffee
One look at you, and i realized
God has sent his best angel for me.
Books, coffee, walks and songs
We shared less than we wish for,
We have talked hours and still much
Is always left to pass along.
Books,music,wines and nature
Things people want to dream of
You add charm to all of these
You are what dreams are made for.
You are the goodwill I earned,
The comfort of home,childhood wish.
You are the friendship I love,
I adore,I flaunt;and always will.
🙂

Inspiration from movies

Last night I thought to change my laptop wallpaper. For a change, i thought to put some filmy dialogue. First one was “aye ganpat , chal daaru la” ( Ganpat , get some alcohol) 😀
So , while searching other ( decent and inspirational) images , I remembered Vinay asking me share some quotes for the next post. Just like there is a bollywood song for every situation ( that deserves another post actually) , there is a dialogue for every kind of emotion too. since I am in some sort of gyaan mode for self , and for my love for Ranbir kapoor movies , I started there.  Here are the three that I relate to the most this week / month –

🙂

And one from the lovely lady.  for obvious reasons , google search showed kat images and dialogues in related search terms  –

Btw , i put a different one from the movie Ye Jawani Hai Diwani , something that I needed as a reminder.
And since passing time on internet is something we all do well , here is a list of other motivational or impressive bollywood dialogues . Enjoy ! 

Writing ideas and reading mojo 

About 5 years back when I was active on this blog , I remember meeting some wonderful poets and reading / collaborating with a random people. To read , comment , react and bond with a community of bloggers was a norm in my day. And then I had to shut my blog for some months , returned months after  I got married, tried to write this and that but some where I had lost so many bonds and the inspiration to blog like I used to. Life took me down so many paths that there was not enough pause to reflect and write. Or perhaps not writing about my days made them feel so much more heavy . 
So many of the prompt sites that helped me grow as a blogger and poet have closed and the new ones are just off the radar. It is not the prompts that I lack but more so the interactions and the takes on same theme that I sorely miss these days. The free banter and the challenges were amazing fuel to my lazy mind.Even after trying again and again to revive the same spirit , I feel this space still lack the life and love it once survived on. Is it just me or are you all feeling that gradual recess of visits and talks that were once the reason for so many fun moments and friendships !
Thankfully , some of my friends are blogging along me till end of 2016 and so , I am also getting into habit of reading blogs. I plan to dedicate weekends to visit old blogs and see how they are  today. I hope you all are writing still and  feeling great in general. If you know of good weekly / daily writing prompts , do share the link with me. What new is happening in the world of blogs ? What have I missed upon ? Hit me the new trends and ways people ! I will be so grateful !
Love. 

Letting go 

With half of the things , people or events that bother us , the problem lies with us. No , it is not expectations , ’cause after certain time , we all get used to the patterns. The issue lies when we do not move on. Learning to let go , comes so hard to many of us including me.
Off late , I am doing a lot of things for no reason other than as if I wear heavy weight chains of “it won’t look nice if i do not ..” or “I can not refuse him/her ..”  Whatever those things are ,  the compulsion of doing affects none other but me the most. I become irritated and angry on myself to not able to make a better decision. As a result , neither I enjoy nor can I hide it from the rest of the world. I have been told that this makes me appear as very unhappy or hostile person , which I am not. But once can not argue with perceptions forever , hence the need of the hour is to change yourself and build walls that no one can guess through.
I want to take a stand for my own joy and peace. I want to do things that will make me happy and I also know it should start with being alone and enjoying on my own . As I mentioned in this post, I have decided to shower myself with more of self-love. This will be followed by avoiding external factors that mess up my peace and smiles in the day. The days I can not do that , I will find a corner , let my hair down and read , paint or cook. Or perhaps write a rant post like this 😀
There is a song in hindi ( shared below ) which has lyrics that suggest, it is better to leave at a beautiful turn rather than drag the relationship to gutters and then end it. The same I plan to follow at moments when I know my heart is not in the activity and all my attempts to make it work have been futile.
Am now going to learn to let go of the negative vibes and rather focus on the love that I attract. Lets make some things unknown to the consciousness 😉
 

Countdown .. #100BlogDays #day2

It started around the time I started earning and hence could plan gifts for myself. I have always made a big deal of my birthday as in buying something special or expensive. I can actually list the things i bought in last 7 years for my birthday.  
I can not explain the feeling – its not expectation from friends or family even when I have never had a birthday that was not overwhelmingly love filled . It is neither an obsession for materialistic things. The closest I have come for an explaination is that I value the fact that I am responsible for creating my own happy moments before anyone else does it. No one owes me that. I earned that privilege as I gathered some amazingly kind people around me. But first , i should be willing to pamper myself with love.
I am far away from transitioning the same understanding to some of my flaws and relationships that I hammer due to my fears of losing peole. I still do not value and cherish myself the way I am , this version of me that is sum total of all my past decisions and dreams. And that I suppose is what I should and would be doing this year. This year for my birthday I will be writing , reading more , taking my health seriously and become a better person with a positive outlook. 

Hope you all have figured out about yourself and your goals too !  Let me kNow if I can lend a helping hand to those .. 
Oh , btw its 20 days to my birthday !! 💐 😀 

In the beginning .. #100blogDays #day1

In the beginning there is a thought , which for me is as good as an idea. Then comes the doubts , the questions on the feasibility , the laziness , excuses and the fear of failure. With me this is the usual cycle that I can not break often. 
But share the thought or idea with a good friend and you can be assured that you will get a few pokes and reminders to atleast begin. As the dialogue goes in one of my favorite movie , 

unless you take the car out of the garage, how will it ever see the daylight.. 

So this is the beginning .. 
This is me trying to not just revive this blog but to also get back to writing.
This is me reclaiming my voice of opinions , expressions and dreams. 
This is the first of the 100 blog posts I will try to write till end of 2016.
Thank you all those who took upon this crazy ide of mine seriously and now attempting to do the same. You guys are huge inspiration and reason for me to start. 
Please feel free to read , suggest topics , engage in talks and creative collabrations as you seem fit.
Happy reading.