It’s what you have that counts

I didn’t have a pen, so I used a stick to write

I didn’t have a paper, so I wrote on the mud

I didn’t have a toy to play, so I added wheels to a matchbox

I didn’t have a phone, so I pretended to talk over a toy phone instead

I didn’t have a canvas, so I used the sky to paint with my eyes closed

I didn’t have friends to talk, so I spoke to birds, trees and sometimes walls

I didn’t have a melodious voice, so I sang along with a cassette playing

I didn’t have money, so I worked hard day and night to have an account balance

I didn’t find peace in me, so I lit a candle in a church

I didn’t have a smile on my face, so I looked at flowers

I didn’t have an encouraging and supporting father, so I rested all my responsibility on my Heavenly Father

I didn’t have an advising companion, so I called for the guidance of guardian angels

In life I found that I sometimes didn’t have the things that I wanted, so I did whatever I could with whatever I did have

Finally it’s what you have that counts, keeping a bigger perspective in mind

Blues in life

Life is just like a tide in an ocean; you have highs and you have lows in life.
High waves are a representation of excitement in life and low waves represents weariness and hopelessness.

What do I do during those weary moments of my life?
It very simple, I’ve a few tips of my own. Some might be weird, some might already be followed by you and some would make you smile a little.

The first one on my list is to cry. It eases away all the emotional pain and feelings of distress. It proves to be a good therapy. When I’m thinking too much and the blues have drained me of my sleep, I simply cry. I simply cry at it and not laugh at it. I would laugh at it had the blues hit me during my high tide, but during my low tides I like to cry.

Let me tell you how it proves to be effective.
I make sure that I think about all the aspects of the problem and start crying at night when everyone is off to sleep. After crying for sometime I go off to sleep. I’m always able to sleep peacefully after that. Let me warn you, the next day I wake up with a swollen face. But it proves to be effective as the pain has subsided. If it still exists I carry the therapy for few more days the pain just vanishes away and I bounce up like a high tide.

The second one is to write. Even before I started writing, and much before the WordPress coming into my life I had a small dairy. It is still there with me. All my experiences good and bad are captured in it. It serves as a scrap book, capturing the good and bad moments of my life (no pictures included, just words). Over the years my dairy has been my silent companion by simply giving itself to me by letting me jot down the important moments of my life.

The next on my list is: praying and meditating.

Of course this should be at the top of the list but it is not. Let me explain. When I have lost all hope, I have a restless mind and I no longer can take the pain-I simply cry. When I’m in a situation and floating in the sea of life, I analyze and try to find a solution-I write. When I’m all positive about the solution and know the steps to take- I pray or mediate.

In response to:Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

Steps towards happiness


Have you ever seen one of those glowy smiley balls? They look so cheerful, don’t they? I wish I could be like one of those smiley balls. But I guess being human has some limitations (but, I don’t care I can cope up with those).

So, what makes me happy?

I mostly stay positive all the time and so I stay happy most of the times…or may be NOT.

So, what do I do to stay happy?

Read self help books, practice meditation, dance, and write (Oh! Please give me a break, I don’t do any of these things). Wouldn’t you agree with me, in a state of depression no one wants to go through these things. It’s kind of over burdening.


This is what I do when my head is swirling with negative thoughts and I no longer have a smiley on my face. I follow the following steps towards happiness:

The first step is to take giant steps towards kitchen.

Then open the door of the fridge.

Gently scan through all the things stored in there.

I simply hunt for a candy bar (snickers or mars) or may be ice-cream. Well! At this point you can hunt for anything of your choice. I would suggest that you could go in for something non veg, also ( totally up to you).

At this time I look at my prey.

On my way back to the room, I start tearing its cover.

The action of tearing the cover of the bar and me reaching to my favourite chair is finished at the same time.

I sit victoriously in the chair with the prey in one hand while the other hand becomes audience to its actions.

Now comes my favourite part as I start eating the bar with all the enjoyment (as if there is nothing to worry about). I’m not concerned about gaining weight at this time as my major focus is something else.

Here’s what I get towards the end of all these steps  a “Smile” which I guess is a sign of happiness.