Monthly Archives: June 2018

Swing is her company

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Girl with dog

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Girl in a beautiful dress

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My new hobby- Drawing

People say anything can be learnt with little bit of practise. One small try to check that fact and to pat myself that even I could draw . Winks. What do you think about my first try ?

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20 words story with twist

A girl was talking something non-stop to everyone , her joy knew no bound , it’s effect of long years of silence.

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Better today than tomorrow

“Rahul….” My mom voice echoed from backyard.

“Mom. I am here.” I ran towards the backyard with my cute small car.

She was standing there with spade in her hand, digging the ground.

“Mom what are you doing ? “ I asked curiously peeking into the hole.

“I am going to plant a mango tree here. Can you go and get me the seed?” She asked using the back of her hand to remove sweat from forehead.

I giggled looking at her innocently and said

“Mom you are making yourself dirty.”

She smiled sweetly at me and pointed towards the house to go and get the seeds.

I ran inside and returned with the seed. I looked at the small seed and asked her thoughtfully.

“Mom This seed is so small. You sure big tree will grow from it”

She laughed hearing my doubt and said

“That is how it works in nature. You plant this and give proper water and care for it daily , It will became beautiful tree and will give you sweet fruits”

“Wow I would want it to grow soon.I will love it then. Now we are working hard to get better tomorrow right Mom? ” He tried to summarize his understanding.

“Yes. It will take years and years for that. But don’t you love this now baby ? We are working on something beautiful today. Let’s celebrate it.” Saying this she handed me the small spade.

I thought about it and smiled understandingly. She is right today is always worth living than dreamy tomorrow.

 

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Haiku – Moon

You rule the sky

like a princess,Inspiring

million stars to shine!

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What inspires you to thrive for more

I met Srija in my first day at new school. When Everyone was hesitating to start talking, She was going here and there with smiling face and mingling with the crowd, helping everyone to relax a bit and to talk.

She was so cool and friendly person. That was the first impression I got about her. I was so admired by that attitude. I was looking at her when she came towards me to introduce herself.

I suddenly looked in different direction, She patted my shoulder like a long last friend and smiled.

“I am Srija. You can call me sri “ She winked.

I couldn’t stop my smile and stammered “I am Sarumathi. You can call me …” I started thinking.

“May be saru ?” She offered a suggestion. I smiled gratefully at her.

She stays  positive even during stressful times with smiling face, sometimes making others envy with that carefree attitude.

“This year student of the year goes to Srija. she has topped in class and also in sports” My principal’s voice used to echo every year in microphone repeating the same sentence. She was so humble,  being in top position never stopped her from mingling with others.

I always took her to my home , She even  stays there sometimes during holidays. She made me great listener  also with her stories.She loved her family very much, always talks very cheerfully about them. Her mom , dad and her little sister all seemed sounded so fun to be with. She narrates her daily incidents at home, first thing right after , she arrives to school.  I was so curious to meet her family, They kind of seemed like my family as I was hearing about them daily. But on contrary to her, I was so silent girl from my childhood , I was so scared to talk with my stammering. She made me talk a lot with others and sometime in stage too. She made sure I overcome that fear. That eventually happened one day.

“Sri I want to meet your family once. Will you take me to your home today ?” I asked curiously.

I thought she will be happy hearing that but she appeared sad for a second. Then regained her smile.

“Do you really want to come home today ?” She appeared to be taking time to think about it.
“ I really want to “ I replied slowly.

“Come on then. I will take you home.” She dragged me along with her.

When I reached her home, I thought her family had gone out. It was so silent house. I started looked around for them. She happily ushered me inside and went to kitchen to take snacks.

I  also followed her and said “It’s okay sri. No formalities na. I just want to meet your family. All this can wait. Where are they ?”

She took me to the other room. She said cheerfully “See mom, This is my best friend saru. That girl I was telling you about all these years. Come on , Saru, This is mom,dad and my cute little sister, Nila”

I looked around but found no one. She then pointed to the wall at the pictures she was talking to .

My eyes welled up. I looked at her with heavy heart, But she had the same smiling face.

“It’s okay Saru. They died when I was child, I only heard story about them from grandma. But I think they are still here with me. I didn’t tell anyone about this in fear of living in sympathy. I got scholarship every year so I could study as they wished. No worries”

I still couldn’t control my tears. I hugged her tight. I have seen many people around me , even I complaint about my good life. But she didn’t complaint even a bit about it. She accepted her life’s reality. She even achieved their dream and remained so happy with all this in mind. I couldn’t even imagine if anyone else could do that. She is great inspiration for me, One personality I would remember every time to cross any hurdles in life. I am happy I met her in my life. Its very true  ‘You are as unlucky, as you think you are’.

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Dear past

Dear past,

You know how special you were to be when you were my present, I have laughed a lot , at the same time cried a bit with you.  I have achieved but also failed sometimes. I don’t think about those laughs and success   all the time now, In the same way don’t expect me to stick to my cries and failures.  I am matured enough to be humble with success, Don’t you think I am matured enough to forget my failures?

You are so cruel sometimes, in my sadness you remind me of my failures and shortcoming backing up with lot of facts. Only If you could just do the reverse, Reminding me of my success when I am sad. I would have kept those memories with gratefulness.

Sometimes people say ability to forget is a boon. I also believe that now. I don’t want to add your burden by making the present the regretful past in future. I have moved on, I have started working with present to make it better tomorrow. you also move on , be bold enough to let go of all your sorrows.I have no grudge on you, I wish you also don’t have any. Don’t burden yourself by keeping all those memories, Just let go of hurt,tears and failures. Keep it light with happy carefree laugh and success. I am planning to add the same to you from now on. Present and future is having more faith on you, Because you made me who I am today and you will make me more strong than today.

With Thanks,

Your present and future.

 

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Is it so cool to be popular in social media

Did you ever tried to recall  how satisfied we were before we get addicted to this smart phone social(Virtual) world? We took one photo out of blue, we framed it and were happy seeing that , we used to show it to all our relatives and friends when they came home. Now trend has changed, Click the selfie or group picture , share it instantly to social network and became restless if no one liked that picture. If noone liked that we began to self-doubt , wasn’t it  a good picture?

Most of our time is spend in grooming our picture with effects and filters , then actually taking care of our own health or beauty. Foods left forgotten in interesting chatting. Even emotions are limited to smileys.  We put a lot of  effort in making the chat without any interruptions, But what about the person sitting right next to you ? We talk to them with our eyes glued to phone , half of the time we don’t have any idea what they are talking about.  You will be isolated in your own world. Remember One day when you decide to stay away from phone, no one will be there to be with you.

You can be so popular in social media. You can have lakhs and lakhs of followers, you might get millions likes. But for this virtual happiness we are spending more precious time , thinking about what to post next, what picture should I take, we are losing the real happiness . we are even missing real happiness of traveling, with few pictures, songs and movies. Leave all that, Look around your surrounding. Connect with real people and places. Don’t let your world shrink to the size of phone screen, Take off your eyes and live your life.

PS: Saying all this , I am not exception to this, But I have realised it at least now , What about you ?

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