Feel good :D · Growing Up

The long due post: Birthday

You know life has changed when you no longer crave for your birthday cake nor you need a birthday bash. Just few close friends and family will do the trick.

This year on 27th September I turned umm…. let’s say plus one than how much older I was on my last birthday. 😛 😀 This was different in many ways. My younger brother came to visit me this time. I have not been home in around eight long months. This is the longest I have been away from home. I was missing home and he was also missing me, well not exactly me but our fights :D. I do not remember when I was with him last on my birthday. But it cannot be any less than decade. I could not ask for more and happily cancelled all of my plans. I took one day leave and we went for shirdi darshan on 26th. He wanted me to have divine blessings. Although I am not a believer, I prefer to respect other’s belief. We visited the famous Shirdi and the Shani Shingnapur.  Later one is well known for God Shani’s temple and holds a place in The Guinness book of World Records.

We came back to Mumbai around 11:15 in the might. I am not a big fan of cake, neither is my brother. At midnight, I blew one candle and cut a walnut pie instead of innumerable candles which I would have added to the unused stock of things in my drawer and a creamy cake. I have recently moved to Mumbai, so very few people had my contact number, so I only got few calls to wish happy birthday. The important ones came obviously. And the best part, my parents called at 12 am. On every birthday they used to call me in the morning ritualistically. And I felt happy, differently happy. Bhai was too tired so he slept. And I ended up doing google hangout with my friends for 2 hours. Hangout has really been a blessing for long distance friend gangs.

The morning was pretty normal. Sleeping till almost noon, weekly chores and of course gifts :D. Gifts are definitely the best part of birthday 😉 . And you know what I got a Barbie as present. I do not why but I never had a Barbie while growing up, nor did I ever ask for it. Someone has truly said that a girl can never be too old to play with Barbie. At the same time I felt like two persons, a grown up and a kid is embodied in me. At one front I am rising over the fanciness of the birthday celebration. And at the other side I still crave for little joys. Probably the ambivalence of this feel is the real beauty of being a grown-up.

Birthday gifts <3 :-*
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Sticky Notes

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I haven’t used sticky notes on my computer since ages as I had got a white board. Few days I lent that to one of my friend and today I needed to make some “things to do list”. I found some notes on sticky notes which helped me through all struggle and stuff:

Everyone is struggling. Nobody is blissfully happy. Everyone is fighting their own demons, everyone has their own problems. And the happiest people are the ones who have learnt to make peace with their problems.

How to handle loneliness. Lets face it: all of us are alone in this world. Even our parents wont be there for us after a certain age. Friends will be there for u, but only to the extent of sympathizing with u in your difficult times. U have to face all your problems, heartbreaks, failures and disappointments alone. No one cares. No one has the time to spare a thought for you or your troubles.

If you want to be successful, you have to struggle a lot. I mean, a LOT. No matter how good or intelligent you are, there will be people better than you. The only way to compete with them, and ultimately get ahead of them, is to work hard. There are no shortcuts to success. If you dream big, and if you want your dreams to come true, you have to be prepared for a long, hard slog.

And a last one from ~Mother Teresa:
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway