What a day!

Monday was such a lovely day for me. Ganesh Utsav (Ganesh Festival) is here! How I love the festive spirit around me! Everyone is so happy and dressed up in their best, there is lights and music all around and the happy faces. There is a different magic in the air, suddenly everyone forgets about their problems, tiffs with other people and they come together to celebrate festivals, they visit each others houses, exchange food and gifts, spend time together, its just amazing!

On the first day of Ganesh Utsav, I first went to Mayuresh’s place to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. I had a good time over there and I even met his family. After spending some time at his place, we went to my Grandmother’s place as she lives near by, she was so happy to see me there. I like being around her.

Later that evening I had to visit another friends place, but I wasn’t going to go alone this time, I met my school friends after a really long time. It was fun to be with them, we had so much to catch up on, I had an amazing time with them. I think I should meet them more often.

No matter where you go and what you become, your school friends will always be there, though not all the time, but they’ll be there, somewhere.

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I had an amazing first day of Ganesh Utsav, how was yours?

XOXO

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YogaDiaries – Week 1

And it begins !

What, you ask? Well, I am currently pursing a Diploma Course in Yoga, which will enable me to become a Yoga Instructor. I know the journey is difficult and strict, but it is worth it, I am ready to work hard for it.

I was really looking forward to this since quite sometime now. I missed my opportunity to enrol for this course last year, but I really kept a tab on the dates for this year, and here I am, done with the first week already.

It was in the year 2015 when I first started off with Yoga, and ever since then it has been my answer to every problem. I love the peace that it brings into my life. Plus, it has its positive effects in my life, health, wellbeing.

A year to go, to become a Yoga Instructor. I will take you guys along with me in this journey and make sure that you benefit something out of it too. Stay tuned to this transforming journey and evolve as a person. Make sure you follow me on my social media, so that you don’t miss out on anything.

YogaDiaries - Week 1

|| Hari Om ||
XOXO


Today is a Gift!

Some food for thought:

The past is in the past, its history, you can’t change it. What’s done is done, there is no way you can undo or redo it, so there is absolutely no point in cribbing over it. The milk has been spilt! And the damage has been done.

Tomorrow never comes. I am not being negative here, but think of it, do you have any guarantee that you will wake up in the morning and see the daylight again? Again, I am not putting fear in your mind, but are you sure that the cab you took to reach home won’t get crashed in an accident?

So, how can we push our dreams and goals for the future when no one can assure you of a future? How can we make our decisions based on past-experiences?

All you have is today, a day where you are alive! Make the most of it. This very moment is the gift in your hand, use it, you won’t get it again. A moment lost is gone forever.

Think how you wish to live your life, or waste your life. Make the most of the time that you have in your hand. Accomplish your goals, chase your dreams, make new memories, live, love, laugh, eat, discover, click more pictures, record more videos, write to leave something behind, help others, spread love!

XOXO


Change is the only Constant!

Change is the only constant. Okay. We can do nothing but embrace the change. Sure.

I don’t want this major change to happen. It’s been a year now since we graduated from college and already things are changing at a rapid pace. We weren’t meant to grow up so soon. No! Students should be allowed to have a year off after graduation to discover themselves, go on trips, explore, see the world, anything and everything that they want to do. Anything but falling into the trap of job and career.

I agree that career is important, but not as important as your life. Anyway, coming to the point, things are changing dramatically on the ‘friends’ front. I lost my best friend over a misunderstanding and a third person, one of my friends is getting engaged and will soon move to another state, another one is going out of town to pursue further studies, one of them is leaving everything behind and going on a month long adventure trip, another one is getting into the grove of her new job, one is working hard to be a great journalist, one is soon going to be a big name in the sports fraternity and one in the TV industry. In short, everyone is leaving to make their new paths. We won’t meet that often now, we won’t have crazy sleepovers now, everything is changing, and I am not ready for it.

Everyone is doing some or the other thing, and here I am, doing just a regular job, not following my passion and dreams. I wish I could just rewind and go back to the first day of college and re-live it. Oh please take me back to the start!

If any one of you who is reading this is still in college or school, please follow my advice and live it to the core, you won’t get these days back. Don’t crib about homework or exams, they are just a part of your journey. Make memories, make each day count. Make mistakes, learn from them. Cherish the friends that you make on your way, hold them close. You will miss these days when are over, make it worth your while.

Mean while, I will just accept this change.


Little Things!

It’s the little things that matter the most to me. The smallest of the small gesture means a lot. I think that is just a way of letting the other person know that you mean something to me, or you are important to me, or simply I care for you.

It was only at this start of this weak that I wasn’t feeling well at work, and I wanted to go home. I wasn’t expecting that, but the couple for whom I work, were kind enough to tell me to go home, they even offered me to drop home but my parents were coming to pick me up. But what really touched me was when she came to drop me down where my parents were coming to pick me. That was really sweet of her. And since it was something that I wasn’t expecting, it all the more meant a lot.

I usually take a bus to reach my work place, and whenever I am running late, the bus driver to whom I just smile daily, keeps the bus waiting for me. Now, isn’t that sweet?

Whenever I am having a bad day, I know someone waits for me to reach home and shower me with lots of love and attention. You don’t get this from everyone. And this really touches my heart. That someone is trying to make things seem alright for me.

My sister and I fight all the time, but I know she is right there silently protecting me and looking after me. It was just yesterday that we weren’t talking but out of nowhere she just complimented me for something in a grumpy voice, but that brought a smile to my face almost instantly.

I had fallen sick on a family trip, 5-6 years ago, and I wasn’t eating anything, but my father got pizza for me and I finished the whole box very quickly. So now, when I wasn’t feeling well, my father brought a box pizza for me and reminded me of the trip incident. The fact that he remembered that is in itself a big deal for me.

When my mother saves the last piece of cake for me, or when she sits by my side when I am not well, just to make sure that I am sleeping well, means a lot to me.

It’s these little things in life that mean the most. Do a little thing for someone everyday, and see the change that it brings! Spread love, the world has enough hate already. Spread love, spread smiles.

The little things you do for me, and nobody else, makes me feel good!

XOXO


22nd Birthday!

Happy 22nd to me!

I was super duper excited for my birthday, but things didn’t quite work out the way I had planned them or wished them to happen. But every dark cloud has a silver lining, the silver lining to my rough birthday was a person. Just a cast of his magic wand turned my rough birthday into a Happy Birthday!

Anyway, coming straight to the point, it wasn’t the best birthday, but it was a nice and different birthday. It started off with calls and messages from friends and family at midnight, followed by an unpleasant incident. But somehow, I wasn’t really touched with all the messages and midnight attention that I got, is this how it feels to grow up?

The morning at home was nice initially, but then I got into a fight with my sister as I had nothing to wear (hey, this is not a typical girl expression, but I seriously didn’t have anything to wear) We got into a fight as it was only two days before my birthday when my sister took me shopping and we (she) spent Rs. 11,000. Fine, but they were denims and tops, no pretty birthday dress. (you get me, right?)

So for lunch there was a different plan, but at the last moment, the cab ditched us. So I ended up being at a local mall for my birthday treat. But like I said, magic wand, and everything fell into place. We had a nice lunch at British Brewing Co, Viviana Mall, which was followed by an impromptu plan at the gaming zone of the same mall. Ah! The fun that we had! It was after ages that I played at the gaming zone. We even won tickets! And we were so much better than the teeny tiny kids trying out their luck on the games over there. *evil grin*

For dinner, I went out with my family to a restaurant in United 21, it was just average, but we were together, so even that’s okay. Though, we had different plans but even they got ruined because my sister was being adamant.

Overall, it was a nice day. I am a year older now, though it doesn’t seem like it.

PS: I bought myself a birthday gift (signs of growing up, I guess) and I am writing this post with it, also my first blog post using it. MacBook Air !