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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

Received this via email and it is definitely share worthy...

 If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging  ... Will Rogers!

A great football coach once said,” Just because you’re doing something wrong, doing it more intensely won’t help.”

Yet, how often do we do just that? We are making a mistake, getting ourselves into trouble – and, instead of backing off, reflecting, and doing it differently, we roll up our sleeves and do the very same thing even more intensely!

The same pattern exists in many areas of our lives. Many people have a great deal of conflict to manage. Whenever a potential new conflict arises, or the environment or circumstances seem to be encouraging that development, instead of backing off and looking for new ways to defuse the situation, they charge straight ahead, as always – repeating their identical patterns and responses, taking the adversarial approach – and, once again, find themselves in the middle of another drama or conflict. Then, frustrated and stressed, they assume the world is to blame, or that they need to find more effective and more aggressive ways to deal with things. This is the essence of being in a vicious circle. The same essential problems come up over and over again, unless and until you see your own contribution – and vow to do something differently.

The solution is simple, but not always very easy. The trick is to recognize when your part of the pattern is being repeated; for example, “Here I am, arguing again,” or “I’m upset by the very same things – this sure feels familiar.” Then, rather than clenching your fists, feeling frustrated, filing your mind with stressful thoughts, and trying the same old thing, you instead relax, back off, and empty your mind. Soften and try to see the situation in a whole new way.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Floppy... Lost & found

Did you hear about Floppy's (mis)adventures? asked my uncle.. My heart stopped for a minute and i wondered what he was talking about. I had been out of town for 2days, and i did speak to people from home but nobody squeaked a word... 

Floppy runs around the house and in the morning is put on leash by either me or uncle. But day before, he apparently ran out of the gate [he does it at times, goes for a stroll and returns within minutes], but within few minutes both gramma & uncle heard a sharp squeal.. They rushed to the gate to check on Floppy and couldnt see him anywhere. But, they spotted a Yellow van [symbolising the Dog van that goes around snatching strays].. Uncle took the car and drove around looking for the van and finally spotted it down the road. Spoke to the driver and spotted Floppy inside sitting meekly... 

Thats my sweetheart= Floppy

Uncle spoke to the guy and told him we own Floppy.. the driver said "But saar, he looks like a stray".. Uncle said "yes, but he, belongs to us, so let him go"

The driver made a fuss "no can do, come to the pound, pay Rs300 or Rs500 and take him".. Uncle managed to convince him to let Floppy go for a price of Rs100.. Though uncle told him Floppy was neutered, the guy dint believe as his ears werent clipped [ Govt sprays and snips the ears of all strays]... The only we hadnt done was get him a License... We did take it up with his vet when he was a few months old, but left it at it... 

Am glad Floppy's ok and back home....5 years ago, i found this little pup shaking and shivering under a water lorry and i brought him home... 

Would have been devastated and some more if something had happened to him [ just hearing the tale and writing this post has me in tears] 

Lesson learnt for us... I am now gonna make sure i get his License done asap... 

Any inputs, help on where/who to approach/how to get the License is much appreciated... Thank you

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Joy of Quiet

I sat there reading an article by Pico Iyer on the Joy of Quiet and decided to pen a few words of my own...

The joy of quiet is my working late in the night when the world has gone to sleep!

the joy of quiet is why i go for movies, plays and concerts alone

the joy of quiet is what gets me to pack my bags and wander to an unexplored desination

the joy of quiet is why i sit on the porch sipping my coffee in the mornings

the joy of quiet is what i cherish most when am home alone

the joy of quiet is what helps me focus and be most productive

the joy of quiet is not just about being alone,it's about being in the right frame of mind

the joy of quiet is when i watch movies or read late in the night

the joy of quiet is where i find peace and bliss.

The joy of quiet is when am me!