Tenterhooks for all…

Tenterhooks

The shirt on the tenterhook has still a part of the day to deliver, before getting revamped in the washing machine. It has a task to serve, before making a new start. The buttoned-up look, with dash of a pleasant perfume, topped by a slightly broken crease; are the proof of a hectic day. But we have a hitch. The tenterhook is a resting period to gear up for stamping the day as “Done”!

This resting period is our “power nap”. It’s just like the refueling session of a Ferrari, equipped to cover up the remaining laps and cross the finish line like a shining star!

These tenterhooks happen to be a part of all things, may it be living and non-living. A log of wood is resting till it turns into a drawing board. A flower is dormat inside a seed, before it shoots up as a plant. A foetus is asleep in the mother’s womb, to rise and shine in this wonderful world of ours!

Let us take such tenterhook breaks in our day and our weekly routine. Take a coffee break, sit up in cafeteria, breathe in some fresh air. Leave a day early from your workplace, meet up a friend, relive your memories. Visit a garden, watch the kids playing, smell the flowers. Sit back in the armchair, with your favourite novel and a cup of hot coffee!!!

Wish you all some awesome tenterhook breaks and may you all fly high with brighter and shinier colours, to achieve your dreams in a marvelous manner!

 

 

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Let bygones be bygones…

One-Way

Everyday we meet our folks. The everyday ones, the besties, the oldies, the blue moon appearances, and the categories continue… We interact with them. There is a barter of thoughts.

Each of us has our list of likes and dislikes. We all have our point of views. There comes a time when we fight for “the last word”, while sometimes we “agree to disagree”.

The next time we meet, it’s a decision to be made; whether to let go the past and start afresh or to live with prejudice and play the attack-defense game.

I have learned to follow the former one! I just live in the moment, say out loud whatever I feel and relax. I follow my heart, to just look forward rather than in the rear view.

Like it’s said “To err is human, to forgive is Divine”! I feel to let go the bygones is the simplest implementation of this quote. It’s the easiest way to buy peace for ourselves.

As quoted by Dale Carnegie in his book ‘How to stop worrying and start living’, he says “to live in day-tight compartments”. It’s nothing but to focus on the today’s day and face it, fair and square! Set targets for the day, achieve them, pat ourself on the achievement and that’s it. For me, to implement this was a tough job. But after racking my brain regularly, I can now very well decide the tasks for the day and achieve it.

In all these quotes and sayings, there is a common thread. We need to look in one way, we need to look forward. Let’s  seize the moment between recent past and immediate future, and live a happy life!

 

Surprise package…

Everytime I meet this person I find something new. This “new” is many facets. I am in a total “awe” state every single time.

Anywhere, anyone has an work related issue, he is given a call. All the work related issues are solved… Phew… Just like that!

If you need help in writing emails, especially escalation mails, he is the specialist!

He is learning Indian classical music since a very long time. Thus has an amazing music sense!

He loves all kinds of music equally. May it be film music, classical or instrumental. With this know how, he creates moods for music in a startling manner!

He sings all the songs on whistle too. Sometimes he whistles just to appreciate a song, a expression, a quote or even a comment!

He does an amazing analysis of things around us. May it be planning a car pool, driving the car in a crowdy area, to restart a bike on a rainy day, to have a perfect sense of attires, an exemplary taste of perfumes….

He is a perfect gentleman in all ways. Right from doing shopping for his dear wife, to ask me whether I will drive home safely; from being at home to have company to his father, to give company to his friends over drinks; from doing social work as a hobby, to be a helping hand at home…. He does it all, whole heartedly!!

He loves mathematics dearly. He shares amazing shortcuts in maths. He knows some bewildering stories of mathematicians and their findings.

He always has a pleasant smile. He has a vast sea of friends, whom he cares a lot and who care for him too. Whenever he is around, you laugh out loud, your spirits rise up to new highs…

With all these virtues, he is never boast about it. He is very down to earth in all ways.

This is the best surprise package I had ever seen. These are the facets known to me to date… Hoping to explore the next set, the next time…

I pray for this friend of mine, that he all his dreams come true and all his wishes be granted. I am blessed to have this wonderful friend in my life!

Smile – inside out

“Like minds attract eachother!”

This thought is so very true for our friends. If our wavelength matches, we are friends. Our wavelength is nothing much our thoughts and reactions about a thing.

My granny used to say that we should always have a smile on our face. We should always carry a pleasant personality. Since God has graced us with such a good life and family, we should always be contented in all walks of life, at all times.

Me and my teammate turned friend Neha, are just like this. We both are happy faces. We laugh aloud on the silliest jokes we come across. We have loads of friends, from different friend circles. Our friends of friends are our friends too.

We have a happy and cheerful environment in our team. Since our mind is happy, we deliver quality work. Thus, we have happy clients!

We have similar taste of attires, where comfort matters more than the styles. We are obsessed with eating salads. We love workouts.

We are the “girl” of the family. We take care of our families very well. We are contented in our lives. We have our short term as well as long term plans in place, and we work religiously on them to work them out.

To sum up the story I can say, as Neha has her real sister Atmaja, I have Neha as my soul sister!

Forever Habits…

Yesterday a school friend of mine shared an article with me. The prose was a really good piece, listing some lessons to be practiced in our day to day life. Some short an simple quotes, which I felt to be really inspiring.

As a regular practice, I noted them down on a sheet, in different colored pens and put it up on my office desk.

I took a picture of it and sent it to her. The great thing was – she too had done the same thing as me. I was amazed!!

We used to do this activity in our school days, that whenever we found something good, we noted it down. After all, faint ink is better than a strong memory.

It was really great to notice that this one practice of ours is still the same, since over a decade! Some things have not changed with time, and I am happy to have experienced it!

Tender Coconut

Tender

In the world of icecreams when the flavours of strawberry, orange and mango were the celebrated ones, Natural’s Icecream came up with an unconventional range of icecreams!

“Tender Coconut” is one such impeccable innovation. Vanilla icecream having kernels of green coconut!! Yum yum..!!!

The flavour is soothing. I feel like having scoop after scoop, till my heart’s content! Coconut being available all year round, we can enjoy the fresh icecream anytime and everytime we want!

God bless the innovators of such bewildering ideas! May we get to eat more such wonderful icecreams!

For time being

Temporary

My current state of mind is quite dull. No mood to do anything. I feel just like to lie down, stare the ceiling and go to sleep. Daily chores and household work have no option, so I am doing it.

I am hating to see myself like this. I have always been a happy and cheerful person. I love my schedule, my friends, my work, my hobbies. But since a week or so, I don’t feel like doing any damn thing.

Still I am trying to cheer myself up by doing some grooming for myself. Meeting my besties. Eating my favourite food items​. I feel fine just for that time. Then I am again, back to pavillion, back to the “dull me”.

I know this is a temporary state. I am at my lowest lows now. I will be fit as fiddle in just a while. Just the problem is, I don’t know the duration of this “while”. When this “while” is over, I will shine like a star and rock the show after the break. As it is said , the show must go on….