A beautiful smile

Why does one gets sad? Do we really have a reason? Look around, there are another million trying hard to bring a smile on your face. Look around and you will begin to feel these unhappy reasons grow infinitesimally small.

A friend singing for a national FM, another one travelling abroad to present his research paper, friends getting placed as treats for you get lined up, meeting your best friend once or twice every year for mere hours, dozens others bugging you to ask you how you are, a simple text from your loved one.

There is a simple way to get back up and running when sad. Pick up a notebook. Write down the reason why you are sad or feeling low. Parallel to it, write down reasons why you should be happy right now.Already feeling the single reason getting devalued? If not yet satisfied, tear out another paper. Write down why you are sad right now. (Some work which is frustrating your wit, some situation which doesn’t seem to get better any sooner). Draft down the exact sequence of steps how you plan to counter this problem. Still not reaching somewhere? Here is the trick. Assume your best friend to be in your position. What advice would you have given him? No need to follow it just yet, just write it down. Write down whatever you feel. You will see that load getting transferred from your heart through your pen to the paper. Feel the negative energy leave you. No one deserves to be sad.

Look around yourself when sad. Remember the finest memories in your life. By now, you have done things to make yourself proud. You have fire to go through any damn thorn in your life. Get up and get moving. Life never ends my friend.If anything it teaches you to become a better soul. If anything, it only makes you more awesome. If you have a reason to keep a frown face, millions are hidden to lighten that beautiful face of yours. Because life, it indeed is beautiful. 🙂


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Rusted Photographs

With so much of time to kill during the holidays, I stumbled across the old belongings in the house. I began flipping through old files and documents. Finally I came across some old photographs. And as I sat there, staring at them continuously for some time, a thought crossed my mind. How much have I changed? And moreover, how much has the surroundings changed around me.

I was looking at a photograph in which I was barely 3 years. The innocent smile on the face of that 3 year old was enchanting. And then I looked at the background. It had some flowers and a Tulsi mandir. Now, a temple has replaced the tulsi mandir. There are no more flowers around. My house has replaced the huge backyard we had.

Another photograph I was going through was that of me and my twin brother, in our parents’ lap. It was ‘muhjuthi’ or the day when we first taste grains. I was constantly looking at sweets. How were those days, they never fail to mystify the moments.

I came across some bills about some treats I gave years ago, its like I am sitting with my friends again. I can almost remember the joke someone cracked which sent roars of laughter all around.

A photo speaks a zillion words. They send you back in time and let you relive those moments. When you look at those photos, your past rewinds back like a movie. You smile and you cry when you see these rusted photographs. So, why not make some memories now. Such that, when we look back after some years we will always have something to remember. Some happy memories which wont fail to bring a smile on our faces. Lets keep the sadness at bay and create moments. 🙂

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