Saturday, April 18, 2009

This is how we miss out something called "LIFE"

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband. When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.


1. What were the five words ?

2. What is the implication of this story?


The husband just said "I am with you Darling"

The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.. No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.


Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know.

If you blame others for your failures, do you credit them with your success?

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Snapshot 3

100 truths - Tagged by Jinxed Pixie


1. Last beverage: Sparkling water

2. Last phone call: My Niece

3. Last text message: HSBC

4. Last song you listened to: Erase and Rewind by Cardigans

5. Last time you cried: Fortnight ago


6. Dated someone twice: Nop

7. Been cheated on? Nop

8. Kissed someone & regretted it? Nop

9. Lost someone special? No

10. Been depressed? Yup

11. Been drunk and threw up? Never been drunk


12. White

13. Blue

14. Black


15. Made new friends: Yup

16. Fallen out of love: Nop

17. Laughed until you cried: O ye many times, one of the best ones was last year’s पिल्लो फिघ्त

18. Met someone who changed you: The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am.

19. Found out who your true friends were: Yup

20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yup


21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Nop

22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Few

23. How many kids do you want to have: Don’t know.

24. Do you have any pets: No, I don’t like pets.

25. Do you want to change your name: Nah

26. What did you do for your last birthday: Nothing special

27. What time did you wake up today: 7:00 am

28. What were you doing at midnight last night: Being bhoot bhatakne gayi thi

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Something to end these days

30. Last time you saw your father: 3 hours ago

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Element of Excitement

32. Most visited web page: hotmail, google, miniclip and my blogs

33. Name: Sophie, Tia, Cheeky monkey, TROUBLE

34. Nicknames: VJ

35. Zodiac sign: Libra

36. Male or female or transgender: Female

37. Elementary: Kendriya vidyalaya

38. School: ONMV, BKV

39. Colleges: KHM

40. Hair color: Some Light brown, some black, none grey.. yet!

41. Long or short: Shortest possible

42. Height: 5” 3’

43. Do you have a crush on someone? Feels like

44. Ever been in love? Many times with many things

45. Piercing? Pierced ears

46. Tattoos? No

47. Righty or lefty: Righty

48. First surgery: May be at 50

49. First piercing: Some where between 9-12

50. First best friend: Krishana

51. First sport you loved: Cricket

52. First pet : None

53. First vacation: Haridwar, when I was 8 months old (Yais, paap dhone well in advance ;) )

54. First concert: Never been to any

55. First crush: Tom Cruise


56. Eating: Nothing

57. Drinking: Bhubha

58. I'm about to: Play pool

59. Listening to: My bro

60. Waiting for: Holiday


61. Want kids? Ya

62. Want to get married? Yup

63. Careers in mind? Monk


64. Lips or eyes: Eyes

65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs

66. Shorter or taller: Taller

67. Older or Younger: Older

68. Romantic or spontaneous: Both

69. Nice stomach or nice arms: Nice Arms

70. Sensitive or loud: Both

71. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship

72. Trouble maker or hesitant: Both


73. Kissed a stranger: Never

74. Lost glasses/contacts: Nop

76. Broken someone's heart: Yup

77. Had your own heart broken: No

78. Been arrested: I asked for but that cute policeman said I am not qualified.

79. Turned someone down: Yes

80. Cried when someone died: No

81. Liked a friend that is a girl? Yup


81. Yourself: Yais, though I doubt sometimes.

82. Miracles: Pretty much, And yes they happen to those who believe in them.

83. God: Always

84. Love at first sight: Still not

85. Heaven: Definitely

86. Santa Claus: Ya but I am worried now after reading this “The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing.”

87. Kiss on the first date? Nah

88. Angels: Yes, I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.

89. Devils: Yes but I never say, “The devil made me do it.” Never ;)


90. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Ya

91. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? Naa

92. Wanted to kill someone ever? Ye few people

93. Among you blog mates, whom would you like to kiss? None

94. Committed a blunder and regretted later? No

95. Wanted to steal you friend's boyfriend / girlfriend? Nop

Associate with something you wear:

96. White: My Soul

97. Black: My Fila shoes

98. Red: My Gap hoodie

99. Pink: One of my saris

100. Posting this as 100 Truths? Yais, hopefully. ;)