Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge

I would like to thank Kristian for nominating me for this challenge.  He loves sharing poems and short stories along with his travel photos on his blog. You can find more to read at https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/

Sharing my day 3 quote:

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

Three Days, Three Quotes
THE RULES:
•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post one quote per day over three days.
•Nominate 3 blogs per day to take part in the challenge.

However, if you are reading this and love writing or collecting quotes please consider yourself nominated for this challenge and share your quotes.

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Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge

I would like to thank Kristian for nominating me for this challenge.  He loves sharing poems and short stories along with his travel photos on his blog. You can find more to read at https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/

Sharing my day 2 quote:

Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. – Rainer Maria Rilke

A perfect quote that I’d like to dedicate to the love of writing and reading, because there are writers who write and readers who read.

Three Days, Three Quotes
THE RULES:
•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post one quote per day over three days.
•Nominate 3 blogs per day to take part in the challenge.

However, if you are reading this and love writing or collecting quotes please consider yourself nominated for this challenge and share your quotes.

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge

I would like to thank Kristian for nominating me for this challenge.  He loves sharing poems and short stories along with his travel photos on his blog. You can find more to read at https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/

Sharing my day 1 quote:

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

I absolutely love collecting quotes. I have a journal in which I have written plenty of them. I keep on adding more and more whenever I find something inspirational or funny.

Three Days, Three Quotes
THE RULES:
•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post one quote per day over three days.
•Nominate 3 blogs per day to take part in the challenge.

However, if you are reading this and love writing or collecting quotes please consider yourself nominated for this challenge and share your quotes.

 

Rise and Shine

Every morning I get up with a smile… and then people happen. I fret not upon the day as it stretches itself; I fret and frown upon some annoying, irritating people that I meet.

People whom I meet outside, are strangers and what they say or how they say don’t bother me much.

But what to do, if an extended family member tries to find fault in my actionas; or tries to tell me that I’m not (good) enough; or lets me down by throwing sarcastic remarks at me.

I’m a positive person but I cannot stop myself from fretting and frowning on these occasions. The problem is, by doing so I hurt myself and also those who care for me.

People say, “You should not hurt yourself like this. Don’t pay any attention.”

It sounds easy, but it is not.

I’ve realized that no matter how broken or hurt you are by the actions or words thrown by some (negative) people, in the end you have to pull yourself out of that misery pool. You can stay there, and it’s ok for you to stay there but don’t make that forever. You should know when the time’s up and pull yourself out of it. It’s difficult but it can be done. Try to find a way to get yourself back on the life’s saddle and ride it like a rider. Don’t make yourself suffer because of someone else. Your greatest responsibility is towards yourself and not the others who put you down in any way possible.

Whenever I find myself caught in the misery pool, I shift my focus on my priorities. I keep saying to myself, “Unimportant people and their talks don’t matter. They are not important. I’ve better things to work on.”

Priority is very important in life; because at times like these, it helps you to know where you need to focus your energy on.

So rise and shine for the day is strong, but armour yourself well because you’ll find things and people who’ll try to wear you down and take that shine away from you. In the end, the shine fades away but one should have the courage to polish it again and again and again.

Inspired by daily prompt: Fret

Day In and Day Out

There is no such thing as work life balance; however, you are free to believe according to your experiences and wishes.

I believe that there is only work… and… more work the moment we join hands with a company. There are three pillars that support our cause in working — our bosses, our colleagues/team and the management.

Life is simply marvelous when all these three pillars are functioning without any glitches. But that is either a myth or doesn’t last long enough.

However, the reality is that one gets churned in the office politics even if, one is not involved or doesn’t want to get involved in it. One gets a nice churn in the office mill when the work is really piling up.

But that’s life….

Where would the fun be?

Like some say: “At the end of the tunnel, there is always light.” We all know that no matter how or how much one is churned at the end of the process is the much awaited salary or money, which is the result of our churning day in and day out.

For daily prompt: Churn

Betrayed

The mask that you wore lured me into thinking that you were the one – the only one.

You gave me flowers, lots of them, but they also had thorns in them.

Had I been careful, as to not ignore the signs, I would have spared myself form being hurt.  But you knew that, right!

You knew well enough to earn my trust, enter my heart and stab me in the back just when I had asked you to watch it in the dark.

For the daily prompt: Betrayed

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to thank Grateful Single Moms for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. My apologies to make the post so late, I’m a bit embarrassed but at last it’s here.

It always feels good to be appreciated for your work or efforts. I’m very thankful to the blogging community that I have. I would like to share the Sunshine Blogger Award with:

talesfromthemindofkristian

Matylda Onyango

Poetry talks

Sky Blue Pink

Hiral N.

Em

Meenakshi Sethi

Annika Perry’s Writing Blog

Yinglan

Shivangi

Life Confusions

My questions to the nominees are:

What inspires you the most?

Which power would you like to possess, if you could have one?

Which is your favourite season and why?

Why do you blog?

Which is your favourite song?

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Mountains/forests or seas where would you like to spend your time most?

What is the next best place after home?

What is your favourite movie/ serial or book?

What are you most passionate about in life?

If you could change one thing in your home what would that be?

I would like to say to my nominees that if you feel pressed on time to make the blog and prefer not to accept the award, I would totally understand that. However, if you do come up with the post please leave the link to your post. I would really love reading your answers and meeting other new bloggers. Thanks. 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions asked.
-Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

My answers to the questions are:

What is your blog about and what are your goals for your blog?

I started my blog as I wanted to share my life’s experiences and then I moved on to poems, stories, photography. I’m thankful that my blog has transformed ever since I had started this. For me, my blog is a blank space that gives me the opportunity to fill it with as many colours of creativity as possible. I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the support that I get from my fellow bloggers in the form of their encouraging, kind, supportive comments; likes or follows. I still don’t know what I’ll be adding new to the blog.

What are you most grateful for?
I’m grateful for a healthy mind and body. I used to have severe migraine and knee aches but I’m thankful that I don’t have them now.

What is your fondest memory?
My fondest memory is when I was a child of 5 or so and all the family members used to gather for Christmas celebrations.

Who most inspires you?
Nature! I’m inspired by nature.

If you could do anything, what would it be?
Fly! I would like to fly, fly like a kite, a bird, a butterfly, a fly.

What are you most proud of?
At the moment I’m proud of joining an art class.

What’s on your bucket list?
I feel like I haven’t slept in a long a while. I would like to go off to sleep for at least a day without being bothered by anybody as to how much I am sleeping. The next thing is a book that I’ve been working on.

What are you most passionate about?
Recently I feel that I’m drawn to two things — writing and drawing. I would either find myself writing something or sketching something. Although, when outdoors I love to click photos of anything strange, beautiful, and captivating.

Where would you most like to go?
I love trees and lots of greenery and flowers. I would like to go to a hilly place in a nice resort and take a walk, sit, meditate, click photos, talk to the locals. Eat, pray and love kinds. 😉

What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
I had visited Leh last year and I wanted to see the monasteries. They were at a great height. There was no other way than walking. One specific one was Hemis Monastery. It had stairs some 100 or so stairs I don’t remember the number now. But there was no other way — no cycles, no donkeys no motors. You just had to walk to reach the top or the monastery. I started walking but also feared that my knee would start hurting. Throughout the steps I kept the self- talk on. Once we reached I felt every step that I had walked was worth it. The beauty was majestic and the serenity of the place brought inner peace. The walk down was easy. After reaching the hotel in the evening I did some acupressure for myself and slept like a log.

What advice would you give to other bloggers?

Write, share and contribute to your blogging community. Be encouraging and supportive off the efforts of others.

The choice is ours and Only Ours

At times I fumble upon people who do their best to make me realize that I’m inefficient. Or that I’m not enough. Or what I’m doing or do is not enough. They are everywhere – at home, office… outside. I get frustrated. It could be easier to shout at them, but I don’t. It could be their fault or it couldn’t, I pause and think, but we are all human beings molded by our own experiences. Sometimes they have reasons to be BLANK and sometimes they are just plain BLANK.

I feel it’s best to avoid such people, as much as possible, and as far as possible. I don’t care what they think of me — rude or whatever. Earlier I used to, but now I don’t. Such people are toxic. They have a way of injecting you with their negativity and killing every ounce of positivity that you own. They may or may not do this deliberately but sadly they don’t want to change or be changed either.

On the flip side of this equation, though, I get it — that, no one can let you down, unless you let yourself down first.

When we focus and prioritize what we want in our lives, we become efficient. When we talk positive to ourselves over the negative of what others say or think of us, we become efficient. When we live our lives working on ourselves, we become efficient. When we help others who need our help, we become efficient.

We are who and what, we chose to be. We are as efficient as we think and want to be… and — we become.

Inspired by the daily prompt: Inefficient