Game of Life

In past few month I experienced a big setback in life, saw how people play games against you, experienced how cruel people can be, learnt a lesson of lifetime. Some days I just felt there is nothing left in life now and prayed for death😕😕

Days seemed to be dragging and long with practically nothing to do and  just to pass time I started watching some old movies and tv shows. Among these only some stories,scenes or dialogues left a deep impression on my mind and lifted my mood from depression, gave me the strength to cope with difficulties or hope to continue….

First one among them was

Shawshank Redemption– In this movie a banker is falsely accused of murdering his wife and her lover and sent to prison for life sentence.Inspite of all the hardship he faced in his days in prison he works towards betterment of prison library and also makes use of his banking knowledge to help the guards in money laundering and finally managed to escape after spending almost 20 years in prison and becomes a millionaire even though by illegal means.After seeing this I thought very deeply is my situation more worst than this guy no right?then why am I thinking of giving up ?why am I wishing to die ?  What if somebody posted politics with me ? What if all my efforts of past few years were wasted ? Knowledge which I gained till now is still with me, I will rebuild my life from ashes and achieve even better position than what I had before. At this juncture I remembered a proverb I had read somewhere “They tried to bury us but did not know we were seeds“.

Next among them are

The Bucket List – In this movie two terminally ill men decide to explore life and make a bucket list comprising all the things they haven’t tried before…This made me look back on my life did I really live me my life fully? If I were to die tommorow will I not have regrets about the things I did not do? So I started to prepare my own wish list , my own bucket list which I have already shared with my readers in my previous post..Sharing it again for my readers…

Video on Facebook– While browsing on Facebook I saw a video posted which had warning as “This video may make you quit your job …” The video urged people watching to not waste a life working on a job, waiting for weekend and paying rent and in the end regret for things they wanted to do but did not do… Instead find their dream, their passion leaving fear of failure aside. This left me thinking what is my passion? what is it that will give me true happiness and satisfaction, I am yet to find my answer..

Last but not the least…

I am a sensitive person who gets upset on even small offending remarks from people. And over last few days I had to go through many offending question initially I tried to hide my failure from people giving false excuses but while watching old seasons of “Game of thrones” I came across this dialogue which made me realise that more and more I try to hide my failure from people more and more their questions will hurt me instead it is better to face my failure and boldly admit it.

Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you. ~Tyrion Lanniser, Game of Thrones


Settling Accounts

To pay for his education, a poor boy used to sell goods from door to door. One day, the young boy found he was really hungry but had no money to buy any food. He decided to ask for something to eat when he knocked on the front door of the next house.

A beautiful young woman opened the door, and the boy lost his nerve. He simply asked for a drink of water, too embarrassed to ask for food. The young woman brought him a glass of milk, which the boy greedily drank.

The boy asked her how much he owed, but she simply smiled and said her mother had taught her to be kind to others and never expect anything in return. The young boy left the woman’s home with a full tummy and a heart full of renewed strength to push on with his education and continue working hard. Just when he was ready to quit, the woman had instilled in him newfound faith and fortitude.

Years later, in a big city, renowned surgeon Dr. Howard Kelly was called to consult on a woman who was suffering from a rare disease. When the woman told him the name of the small town where she lived, Dr. Kelly felt a faint memory arise in his mind, and then suddenly recognition dawned on him. She was the woman who had given him the glass of milk many years ago.

The doctor went on to provide the woman with the very best care and made sure she received special attention. In fact, it was his skills as a doctor that saved her life. After a long and difficult hospitalization, the woman was finally ready for discharge home. The woman was worried it would take her years to settle her account with the hospital. Her serious illness and long hospital stay had produced a substantial bill. However, when she received the bill, she found that Dr. Kelly had paid the entire bill himself and written a small note for her.

The note simply stated: Paid in full with a glass of milk.

Good Things Take Time

Few days back I read below story somewhere which has inspired me and taught me how to keep faith in difficult times, when prayers are not answered immediately to keep patience as “Good things take time…

An elephant and a dog became pregnant at same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months on it gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued.

On the eighteenth month the dog approached the elephant questioning, “Are you sure that you are pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date, I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies and they are now grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant. Whats going on?”. The elephant replied, “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road, human beings stop and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention. So what I’m carrying is mighty and great.”

Don’t lose faith when you see others receive answers to their prayers. Don’t be envious of others testimony. If you haven’t received your own blessings, don’t despair. Say to yourself “My time is coming, and when it hits the surface of the earth, people shall yield in admiration.”

Stay encouraged!

Travel Diaries

Since childhood I loved travelling and have travelled to lot many places in India, some of which I have forgotten because I was too young but some have carved an image in my permanent memory and I will not be able to forget them….

1.Ropeway trolley in Darjeeling-This ride gives the magnificent and breathtaking view of the valley below covered by mist. It feels as if you are moving in through the clouds..

2.Tsomgo lake or Changu lake– This is a glacial lake located near India China border.Eventhough I visited this in summer still chilling cold in this region was too high for me to even get down from my car and walk for few minutes around. This was my first experience of freezing temperature and will always remain in my mind.

3. Desert safari in Dubai-This drive through sand dunes in desert gives you feeling of roller coaster ride and leaves you screaming as the car drives through the desert and you also get the beautiful view of the sunset in the desert alongwith the Belle dance at night.

4.Niagara Falls– Breathtaking view of this magnificent falls in day and with illumination in night is a must see for everyone seeing the fireworks at night and the maid of mist ride was a bonus.Seeing this was my dream since ages which was fulfilled few months ago.

5.Newyork night tours-Travelling on the top deck of the bus watching the lights of time square as the bus moves on and later having the magnificent view of Manhattan skyline and a drive over the Manhattan bridge and the Brooklyn bridge is a once I n lifetime experience.

6.Grand Canyon-All over the internet this natural wonder is in the list of the places which you need to see before you die and which indeed it is..Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.

7.Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios– This magical 3D experience makes you forget everything for the time being and leaves you feeling as if you are riding on a broom in the magical world of Hogwarts. This leaves you completely shaken and is most exciting of all theme park rides….

Somethings are to be seen with your own eyes and experienced with your own senses, words cannot describe them fully… This list is never ending and new and new places will keep on getting added to this as I travel.

Lastly I would like to say only one thing which I had read somewhere

“Travel is the only thing which makes you richer even after you spend money

Bucket List

Few days back I saw a movie “The Bucket List” in which two terminally ill men decided to explore life and make a bucket list of the things they have not done before but wish to do. Their wishes range from sky diving to trekking in Himalayas. In short in their final days they fulfill their wishes which they had left behind while they were busy with their jobs,career and their other responsibilities.

This made me look back at my life what did I do all these years initial years were spent in studies, then I was busy with my job in between as a break I enjoyed few vacations… but was I really living my life what is my secret wish list, my bucket list , what did I want to do before I die?

With this I started preparing my bucket list of items I am yet to do…..

1. I want to see snow fall, I have always lived in a city close to sea and thus in a hot and humid climate, I want to experience the freezing temperatures and look outside my window and see the snow falling and everything around covered in white blanket.

2. I want to learn driving once again and then buy my own car and go on long drive on rainy day in place of lush greenery or drive in the night at high speed on an expressway.

3. Laugh till my belly hurts, when I look a few years back I don’t remember a time when I had a real hard laugh forgetting all my tensions and worries so I want to see something maybe a comedy show which will make me laugh till tears roll down my cheek.

4.Water sports, right since my childhood I had fascination for all activities related to water whether it was learning swimming or just playing in the water on the beach so now I want to do scuba diving and river rafting once.

5.Foreign trips, I always loved travelling and I want to see a couple of places like Australia, Europe,South East Asia and maybe once again visit Newyork and few places in USA which I have not seen and click lots of pics over there.

6. My blog to hit the 10000 visitors mark, currently it is just 250 so a long way to go…

7. Get rid of all hard feelings and hate in my heart, yes I have had a few bad experiences and hate couple of people but after deep thinking I realised that this is robbing me of my peace of mind so I don’t know how but I want to completely forget these people, the hate should be replaced with apathy.

8. Click a lot of nice pics and Post them on Instagram and Facebook and get hundreds of likes…

9.Bring joy to someone’s life, I want to give someone a happy experience which will always remain in their memory and whenever they will remember that they will happy and seeing them happy will also give me happiness.

10. Last but not the least I want to achieve some big success so that the whole world will know me, to be more honest I want to make it to Forbes list of powerful women…..

Some of list items above may seem very small and easy to achieve while some maybe seem impossible so all my readers wish me luck that I maybe able to do these things in my life…

I also urge you all to prepare your own bucket list so that at the end of your life you do not have regrets for things you wanted to do but did not do…..

Lastly I would like to say only the below line I had learned somewhere

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross