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!

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….

Men like these…

In my current project, since a few days, my team lead was talking to me in a rough tone. He was pressurising me to complete the work by staying back in office after office hours. I had got really sad about all this. I was in a dilemma how to tell him to behave with me in a professional manner. I was fearing that this might affect my team culture.

I shared this situation with my manager, in order to seek a solution, to stop this daily routine. He said,”You are a girl. People around you, should talk to you with respect. Every team member should get a fair chance to decide the time required for task completion. And always remember, being a girl you can achieve whatever you wish for! ”

These words by him, really boosted me up a lot. He helped me get back my self-confidence and gave me a new vigour to fight back the injustice done to me. I felt really very happy.

And I started thinking…

In my society, even in the 21st century women are given secondary importance in all walks of life. Women are harrassed by famil members, are taken for granted in relationships, are looked down upon at work place…

Although being in a society with a male-dominated culture, I am blessed to have really great supporters, who are men. One such person is my manager!

Dear God, Thank you for blessing me with such an amazing person in my life!

Your personal touch…

Stylish

When we add a new element in our daily routine, it’s a style. Inspiration for this are all around us. It’s just that we need to be ready to receive these signals.

Style is clubbing two weird things together. Sky is the limit for our experiments. In the end, I feel our life is nothing but a set of experiments. Makes sense!!?? (This is the patent dilog of my new manager)

Style is adding a new spice in lunch recipe. Style is teaming up an old shirt with a new scarf. Style is doing a DIY on the favorite shoes. Style is using colored pens for making notes.

So add your style in your day tomorrow, feel the change, feel the happiness, enjoy the compliments…

Out of Routine

Hike

The best part of hiking is that I get to the things which I don’t generally do in routine life. May it be carrying a heavy backpack, get disconnected from the digital world, spending time amidst nature just to get amazed one more time looking at its beauty and so on….

As a team, the sharing and caring is learnt every time in a different way. Each time I get a different perspective towards the bonds we share in a team.

The silence around, the calls by birds, the insects, the bees, the rains, the sunset, the sunrise, the decoration of stars, all of it make me go in my soul searching mode. The next day I find a new me, and I am ready for a new n fresh start..

 

Give time, some time….

Broken things get repaired, but if something is shattered, it needs healing. And healing takes and needs it’s sweet time. The only thing in my hand is to hang on till then… To give time, some time…

I am developing hell lot of perseverance. My hearing filters are being developed very well, to accept good things and ignore the bad things.

It’s my time to prove I am a strong and tough girl. It’s my time to invest the time in myself, in the best possible ways.