Oh what joy! Sunday is finally
here. I can almost smell the sweet scent of relaxation laced with mischievous tinges
of joy. Can’t you?
After an entire week running around
ticking chores off the to-do list don’t you think we deserve not one but at
least two Sundays a week? Some food for thought eh? I’m sure most of you agree.
And those who don’t, well why don’t you folks think about it over a cup of
coffee, glass of wine or a mug of beer perhaps? Whichever suits you! Just sit
on that easy chair and think where you’d rather be, this chair or at office. And
we’ll have you on our side in
no time. That’s a given!
A couple of days back I was going
through some inspirational quotes on Pinterest
where I found this one.
to do what makes your soul happy’
Such a simple sentence but one that
makes so much sense, doesn’t it? Think about it for a moment.
In this huge rush we choose to call
life, do you know what we neglect the most? Take a guess.
Yes, it’s true you know. We end up
chasing after so many things that we forget to ask ourselves if we are indeed happy.
Instead of living a life, we end up living through a routine. Makes sense? But then there are also
those who only do what makes their hearts twirl with joy. Lucky characters I
must say. But they, my friend, are the ones who truly know how to be happy.
I’m guilty of neglecting myself from
time to time. I do try though. But everything else takes over just like a city
being run over by enemy forces. Office, the worn out rhetoric of working hard,
doing well, taking care of home, loved ones, kitchen, cooking, saving for the
future and what not. It just swallows you up in an avalanche of responsibilities.
And before you even notice that soul of yours cries silently every night in a
cold corner of your heart buried under what you call obligations.
Have you ever thought why children
are the happiest? They seem to have no care of the brutal world. In fact, theirs
is truly the world of dreams. Do you know why? No. not because they are
children silly. Tsk tsk. It is because they aren’t afraid to follow their
hearts. They err, are scolded. They cry but they still follow their hearts.
Sometimes, well actually most of the
times, I wish that I could go back to the spring of my life. Become a child
again so to speak. But life doesn’t have the reverse gear, does it? Nevertheless
have you ever wondered why it is so hard listening to our hearts once we become
the so called ‘responsible adults’? Why are we so petrified of letting our hearts
take over? Isn’t the heart right in more ways than one most of the time?
Well enough said. From now on I’ve
decide to make this quote my mantra in life. Yes, amongst many other mantras. Of-course
I’ll take it one day at a time. Let’s see how much I’m able to follow it. I
wouldn’t know if I didn’t try, would I?
In this context I thought I’d share
with you some of the things that make me happy. Some of the things that I plan
to take time out for no matter how busy the day gets. You know how much ever is
humanly possible. Then you can share your list too. How does that sound? Good?
these are the words that give me a different high altogether. One that I just
cannot put into words.
Writing or Blogging.
think a lot of the positivity in my life comes from my blog. I smile from ear
to ear every time I’m able to write to my heart’s content.
Eating in a restaurant.
quirk I know! But I just love trying different cuisines. And since I hate
cooking this works out best for me.
Listening to music.
think we all enjoy music, don’t we? It’s relaxing and who doesn’t like being
Dancing. Yes. But when no one is looking. When I'm alone at home I turn on the music and dance like I'm the best dancer in the world. You have no idea how happy that makes me.
Now tell me what brings happiness
to you, to your soul. Singing, Dancing, Painting, Cooking, Reading or Writing. Tell me. Tell me!