That special bond. Do you have one ?

Of late, I have been a regular reader on WordPress. I joined WordPress to indulge in my long lost literary world and improving my writing skills (which is certainly on). But to my surprise, I am spending most of the time on WordPress reading varied realms of articles from a variety of bloggers. Whenever I start penning down my thoughts, my curious mind automatically shifts to the ‘tags’ to get the insights of good minds. The more I hunt for posts, more I get ‘lost’ in them.

When I say ‘good minds’, I am not referring to well worded articles, interesting topics or striking the right chords in writing arena. I mean to read different opinions, overwhelmed feelings, life adventures and much more. Relationships, lifestyle choices and soul searching experiences grab my attention. I get more inclined when I read these topics which rubs the emotional side of the brain than browsing knowledge reservoirs of the mind.

However, in the process of interpreting these posts I have realised that mostly everyone is looking out for one important facet of life – good, trustworthy and deep relationships. I am not restricting it to strong chords between couples, but someone who is really close to your senses – a loyal friend, an ardent confidante or a peachy well wisher. The relation could be anything from couples, friends, cousins, sisters.. anyone.

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Be it on WordPress, books or even our daily conversations. Somewhere deep within, we humans are in constant search to find that one special bond, that one supporting shoulder, that one bright smile. How wonderful would it be if we had one true-blue with whom we can pour our hearts out, share our mind space and connect to the soul. Wow!! In this mad world, where our minds are constantly bewildered by lawless pursuit of life, having a forever friend is a delight!

But then, why don’t we get one? If almost everyone wants that special someone, why are we left alone? I read this article a couple of days ago, where a dear blogger was sadly venting her issues and wished if someone would be there for her. In a separate incident, my colleague is being little ‘lonely’ these days and I really know that she needs a supportive cushion. Yes, there are plenty of us, who would boast of having real gems in our lives, but are we not reluctant at times?

Are we shying away to open our hearts, are we not confident enough to share our inner thoughts or are we staying so aloof in our lives, that we don’t have any special companion? I fail to completely understand. If everyone is searching for the same bond, why don’t we help each other? Why don’t we understand? Why? Do we hide ourselves even when we want to reveal? Is trust a main issue?

Hmmmmmmmmm… This thought really captures my mind. If you and I want a good friend to be on our side, why dont we get along? Let me have this thought in my mind this weekend. While hitting my weekend chores, let me seep in to these thoughts, let me…

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Pure Delights in your Palette!

What do you want in 2018? This was the simplest question asked on a social group on Facebook in January. I find January the most exciting month of the year as many of us are high on new starts, new energy, practical and unrealistic resolutions, and yes End of Sale too! Entwined in this cheery fervour, I read a wide array of responses to this question. There were varied replies like –

  • Ah! What about a holiday in Bahamas?
  • Ooohh! That lovely MK Bag I was yearning for last few weeks!
  • A romantic date with my boyfriend at Eiffel Tower. Wow!
  • My kids to be super achievers
  • Aladdin Genie! What say! End to all problems
  • Ticket to Australia or Maldives
  • A Magic Wand
  • A Brand New IPhone
  • A new car and yes a driving license

Well, apart from these, there were conventional responses like health, happiness, love, laughter, good vibes etc etc etc.

Yes, every wish, fantasy and desire was Bang On to add a dash of vibrant hues in our lives. Come On, who wouldn’t love to get a new car, phone or bag? Who would say no to a holiday? Who wouldn’t fancy a genie? The responses kept me thinking what I actually want in 2018. I was thinking of ‘A Dream Job’, ‘A fine body figure’, ‘A Happy House’ and obviously perfect health and love to all my dear and near ones.

While I was about to respond, another disparate thought fluttered in my mind. As I was thinking of big ambitions, goals, aspirations or whatever we call, I was comprehending on simple delights which we experience quite frequently but don’t realise how easily they add pleasant layers to our lives. Yes, as our big ambitions are definitely wished, required and hoped to add new dimensions and glam up our world, how about those mini dose of happy pockets we experience? They are equally influential and meaningful to pep up our routine, add a little imaginations and leave deep smiles.

Talking about the same, I have jot down a few itsy-bitsy delights which add a range of vivid shades into my daily palettes –

  • A light foot massage with calming face mask
  • Maggi and an old good favourite movie. Nostalgia!
  • A relaxed and sensual meal (with good food!) with my partner
  • Having dollops of my favourite sinful chocolate without any guilt
  • Non judgemental, casual and upbeat conversations with close friend
  • When someone unexpectedly appreciates me. Unforeseen compliments! Wow!
  • Long nail art and makeup sessions with myself. Ooh la la!
  • Genuinely making others smile. What a pleasure!
  • Singing and dancing freely without any hesitation. How I love this !
  • Laughing out loud with my dear bunch! What a carefree atmosphere!

And I realized one thing. It was not about spending money, acquiring fame or popularity which gave us pure delight. It is all about how they leave deep impressions in our lives to yearn more of these!

Well, I am no where ignoring the big aspirations I look forward to, I would love to experience loads and loads of tiny mini pleasures everyday to jazz up!

This was my list! How about you? How about your simple delights ?