IT’S NOW OR NEVER

Every weekend I decide not to blog, stay away from internet and laptop, no Facebook and whatsapp or any other connection with the world which requires Wi Fi.

Promises are meant to be broken. Truly said in this case as I find myself glued to blogging even on Saturday and Sunday. Shhh….Saturday is my most active day according to stats.

Facebook is not on priority list and can manage without whatsapp too, I can always send a SMS if there is a need but blogging? A difficult proposal. I guess I’m addicted to it and don’t want to admit it. 

Therefore decision taken. I will try to spare myself from blogging at least  on weekends. Last Monday, Andy, my fellow blogger shared with me a very good habit which he developed recently. His weekends are dedicated to his daughter. He spends quality time with her and make up for the entire week. I was touched though my reason of taking break is purely related to my health and physical problems because of  continuously sitting for long hours, like working on laptop for more than 40 min. is not all good for spine and eyes.

So it’s now or never. Today is Sunday. I’m going to unplug my glowing box, my favorite mac NOW.

Does it means I won’t like and comment on your posts today?

Is it possible ? That’s where the catch is ! Let’s see. IT’S NOW OR…..

Hey, where are you going? I guess it’s me who need a break, right? You are going to stay here so comments please…..Who knows if  I’ll be  like a hovering ghost here. Didn’t I tell you I’m addicted, eh?mac

HUMBLE PIE: WHERE’S THE PEN?

How embarrassing it was for me. I was constantly nagging, ticking off children for losing the expensive pen which I gifted them, blamed them not to value gifts and then one fine day I got it inside my pouch which I carried to school. Actually I had borrowed it for my work few days before, forgot to return, and later on kept on scolding my sons for the careless handling of things. Ashamed of my behaviour I had to eat a humble pie.

Never mind I guess all mothers are more or less like this. They scold and then they pamper. Of course I baked a cake for my brats who faced the music without their fault. Isn’t it looking good in the picture above?

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Tarun has a habit of  keeping things in a safe place only to forget later on. When he can’t recollect his so called safe place then he simply announces that it was me whom he handed over the things. I keep on rejecting the idea and suggest him to check his brief cases. Very confidently he would open his bags in front of me and turns red when he finds it right there where I told him. No wonder he smiles and eats a humble pie.

What about you? Does it happen with you during one of these days ?


 

This poem totally expose our politicians while “the people” eat humble pie…..

The Elitists in Government are dragging their feet,
while “the people” eat humble pie and sweat,
wondering how far their lives will plunge into
the unknown depths of chaos and debt,
They wine, dine and schmooze on the
Hill of no thrills,

In the meantime, people are losing their homes,
Dropping dead or electing to end
their lives with pills or any means they
can find, because they can’t afford to
take care of their children as they should,
Yet, the Politicians continue to act as if
United States’ condition is “All Good”

With indifference they retire to their mansions
and lives of prosperity, while the “little people”
are left hanging in the wind,
Then they turn around and blame their incompetence
on the only minority who is desperately trying to save the
country from ruin and pestilence…..

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Margeret Bailey

DIAGONAL LINES: CCY WEEK# 8

This week’s CCY Theme is Diagonal Lines.banner-compose-yourself-challenge2-2

There really is not a lot to say about diagonal lines except they appear to be more dynamic.  Depending on the type of diagonal line you have, it can add tension to your image. In addition to this, diagonals can serve the same purposes as horizontal and vertical lines in that they can guide the eye, and act as frames for a specific area of the photo.  Diagonal lines can be placed in any direction in your photo.

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TRANSITION OF LIGHT

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TRANSITION 

Major change or minor adjustment, transitions are a constant. Let life itself be your muse.

There is nothing permanent except change.”
Heraclitus

When I look at these pics I captured during one of my hikes to a plateau not far from my house, I realized that life and nature changes every moment. Sun is about to set and while it goes down, it shines through clouds, sometimes just a glimpse, other times a perfect golden ball in the sky which is painted in red, orange, grey hues.

 

THE LUCKIEST OLD MAN

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The first man I met in the morning

Was old, sitting at the door, yawning

As I went for my morning walk

I saw his fragile figure, thin and dark

Once strong, agile, glowing human

Now wrinkled, shrinked, aged  man

Done his duties, fought his battle

Tired, withered, dry eyes, shriveled 

Faced hardships, struggled, battered heart

Slippers at side, thinking for long

“Will my children take me along?

My body is aching, as if falling apart,

vigor and strength of bones depart

I have a stone where once I had a heart

I may be alone, aloof, shaky and bit sad 

Inside this old carcass, still a young lad !!!”

 I met this luckiest old man, there he sat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW CAN I FORGET?

_DSC2735.JPGToday’s prompt asks, “Do you hold grudges or do you believe in forgive and forget?”

Why should I forgive and forget?

Read my previous response to this prompt.

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Now I will say what I want to.

I don’t know why this prompt is so close to daily post team. Frequently asked. In fact it is the most favorite question of counselors too.

Seriously. Whenever we have counseling sessions in the schools organised for teen agers the first thing they ask to students is do you forgive or believe in ‘tit for tat’? Do you believe in revenge or do you forgive others?

Then the counselor teaches them about how harmful is to hold grudges or escalating the things and finish their lecture with their favorite line, “Let bygones be bygones.” 

I wonder why they try to make it sound so simple. Aren’t they try to make them week in the name of spirituality. Yes, I agree we must be tolerant but not at our self- respect. What’s wrong in catching bull by it’s horns? 

Is it so easy to forget if someone humiliates you publicly? Is it possible to respect your boss forgetting that how he purposely neglects your presence and good work in front of others? The obvious answer would be ‘No’.

There is no need to forgive a person if he has knowingly or unknowingly  harmed you. There is no way one can revert the action as the damage has been done by then.

You can forget and forgive your friends, family and children but not everyone who come across your way in work place, social circles and life who hurts, humiliates or insults you. I mean I can’t. 

Someone told me few days back that ego is not such a bad thing and at times ego is like your self respect and dignity which people don’t like and termed you as a egoistic person. I liked this logic and was relaxed as many a times it happened with me. People say I have that oomph in me. It is not high headedness, it is just my confidence and attitude which people cannot digest. I don’t pretend to be bold and give my opinions often. It’s just that I’m like this by nature. They feel insecure, feel threatened and  try to pull me down, spread rumors about me and finally create problems for me. Mind you they do it deliberately. Now do you expect me to forget and forgive?????

They don’t deserve my sympathies rather I will avoid them, talk to them being diplomatic when meet and smile but at the same time…..

I will not sulk, cry or crib about it.

I won’t forget what they did to me.

I may  forgive but I’ll remain careful.

For others, I will keep on doing good to them.

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