The second post for Blogchatter A2Z is here. The Theme “Questions you muse about” is a reading and learning experience. A conversation with your heart emotes sensitivity whereas your brain sensitizes you to reality. I hope to achieve a balance.
Today’s musing is about being blessed or not?
It is usually on a bad day that this question pops up in your mind. Then begins the comparison with others. First tip: Do not compare.
Stop thinking about the present situation (which is not easy). Divert you mind, drink some water, listen to your favourite song. Then slowly think of the fresh air you are breathing, (with the rising levels of pollution). That’s the first thing showing that your are blessed. This is reason enough for you to be blessed.
Stop suffocating yourself with unhealthy thoughts in this pure air, and move forward. Thinking ahead, always look at the larger picture and count your blessings. Not everyone lets you down, it is just a few people or a particular situation that urges you to ask yourself whether you are blessed or not. Get out of the cocoon and spend time with people who make you feel you are blessed.
Expect validation from those who respect you not from those who expect from you.
We are all blessed in some way or the other. Comparison reduces self-esteem. Hence consider yourself the best, perform (on a day-to day basis) like you are the best, and there is not stopping you from being the best.
Keep counting your blessings, and infinity is just round the corner.
This post has been written as a part of Blogchatter AtoZ
We spend more time with ourselves than with anybody. All the time we are thinking, looking around, listening to sounds, contemplating and taking decisions based on our experience. Also we are questioning our actions (previous ones and the ones that we are about to make). Is it the right thing to do? Why did I react like that? Was I provoked? Should I have said no?
I am going to let the cat out of the bag and ask you the questions directly. That’s my blog and that is its identity. Answer the questions and voilà, one step closer to face the reality of life.
Living life to the fullest is not having all the answers but being ready to face the questions with complete determination.
I am sure the April ride is going to be a complete Blockbuster with summer setting in here in India, vacation for school-goers, Cricket-lovers having their hands full(with the TV remotes of course), and a selected few like us who will dabble AtoZ without missing an alphabet.
This is written as a part of Theme Reveal 2019 for Blogchatter AtoZ
D: Nice to have them at home. Or else they are usually all dressed and hurrying?
B: It’s better that way. At least they don’t tell us what to do.
A: Why does someone have to tell you what to do, if you do what you have to do.
C: They are all the time lecturing us on time management, mobile and studies. No more topics left under the sun to discuss.
B: True that!
D: We discuss politics, bollywood, hollywood, and even relatives.
A: Don’t you tell them about your friends and teachers?
C: Friends!! The minute I say friend… there is a siren at home.
C: My friends are categorised into two sections; one whom I call friends and the second set consists of whom my parents call my friends. Hence, I detest talking about friends.
D: Then what do you talk about?
C: I don’t talk… I listen.
A: Ok, now listen to me… Ha… Ha… ok hear this, the reason I called you all is that today is my Dad’s birthday and mom wants to give him a surprise but she doesn’t know what and how. Pool in some ideas!
B: Does you mom discuss all this with you? Great!
A: Of course. Why?
B: My mom is always in the kitchen when I am around. I don’t even think she remembers Dad’s birthday.
A: And on holidays?
B: She takes art sessions.
A: Wow, she is an artist.
B: Yes, and when she is free she is busy cooking for us, and only telling me to either study or arrange my cupboard.
D: Guess what I found when I arranged my cupboard last week. Our UNO pack of cards that we used to play every summer vacation.
C: My dad keeps telling me to clean my shelf and study table, as if I am even going to study.
A: Why… don’t you study?
C: Who studies all the time? I study only for the exams.
B: Same here, but I do a little math homework otherwise a call goes to my Dad.
A: Anyway guys, it’s my Dad’s birthday…
D: We remember… how about getting a cake?
A: I have done that. Something different.
B: Why different? Is you dad going to appreciate it. All that my dad would say “you shouldn’t have spent so much money”.
A: I don’t want to think about that. My mom and I want to surprise him… that’s her idea. Do you get it?
B: How will I get it when my dad surprises me every time with a new reason to shout at me?
A: That’s ridiculous. Why does your dad shout at you?
B: That’s because he doesn’t like me.
A: Why doesn’t he like you? What does he say that makes you feel that way?
B: He calls me useless all the time.
A: And why do you think he does that?
B: Because when he comes home, I am sleepy and just lazing around.
A: Do you greet him when he comes?
A: Do you tell him about your school?
A: Then what do you do?
A: No wonder he calls you useless.
C: ha.. ha.. ha… hee… hee… hee…
A: Quiet here, My Dad’s bithday is coming to an end dicussing his dad, and you are laughing.
C: Sorry Dude.
D: My dad walks in with a contagious smile and always has something hilarious to tell us.
B: My dad is hilarious, he walks in with the phone on one ear, walks straight into the room, and comes back with the phone on the other ear.
A: I think you must have dinner with your dad and prove it to him that you are not useless.
B: Tried that too… he only asks how much did I study today and whether I have a test tomorrow? For both which I always reply in the negative and this upsets him. And then he goes back to the ear-changing action on the phone.
C: I sneak into my room the minute dad comes. He’a always asking me silly things like do you know what happened in the parliament today?
D: I wait for my Dad.
B: I go to sleep before he arrives.
A: It’s my Dad’s birthday today!!!!
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A baker’s dozen is the number 13. In Medival England, the bakers were penalised or fined if the bread was not the right weight. They tossed in the extra one and played safe, and this term was coined.
I am totally in sync with this phrase. Let us be prepared always a little extra not for the fear of being fined, but to perform well. Some people do just the job required, I have heard the phrase “I will do what I have been told” many a times. Yes, but going one step ahead and knowing the reason for performing the task too adds value to it. Knowing the bigger picture helps with the task being completed in a natural way.
I recall a quote of Jennifer Holliday:
A lot of times we base things on our immediate circumstance. We don’t see the big picture for our lives. We don’t love ourselves. We don’t have a way of gauging the future.
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