Lets Be Human

April 25th 2015 .  Time – 11:15 am

I was in the neighbourhood market to deposit a month old cheque in the bank. It was a hot humid day, thus wearing a simple t-shirt with half pant and sandals was justified. I was walking carefree on the mildly busy dusty road when a trivial juice shop caught my attention.

ObservationTwo teenage guys had just ordered juice when an unkempt girl of probably 5 – 6 years walked shyly and stood by their side. Out of the two, one of the slightly over-weight guy asked if she wanted anything. After confirming, he ordered the shopkeeper for another glass of juice.

Isn’t that a nice gesture? I was moved. Without foreseeing any benefit for himself whatsoever, he genuinely offered a glass of juice to a fellow human, whom most of us mistakenly see as ‘Street dwellers’.

Go away” are the first two words spoken when a street dweller comes near us. We overlook the human aspect and judge them by their clothes. Is that fair?

They don’t judge us before coming near whether we are filthy rich or middle class people, then why do we?

Now the crazy part – #BeingHuman was not printed on his t-shirt nor was he a part of any ‘social experiment’.

For offering a helping hand to fellow human we don’t need to be tagged. All we need is our heart’s to be in the right place.

Stop being #BeingHuman for just the sake of being tagged and Lets Be Human for real.

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On a totally separate note – My debut novel All the best, Baby is available on Amazon.

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ICU@11

I heard this story a decade back and wondered about its authenticity. Although the story was palpable but I felt jitters every time its thought crossed my mind. Not being a big fan of horror or suspense proved to be a blessing in disguise. The story goes like this:

Somewhere in a hospital near the dense forests of Kerala, ICU patients died in the same bed every Sunday at 11A.M. The patients had no sign of any murder weapon or injury marks. Their heart would just stop beating. The death of one or two patients can be a coincidence, but the sudden unexplained demise of patients over a period of 9 weeks on the same bed and same time cannot be ruled out with co-incidence.

Doctors and nurses thought it was something Supernatural. A secret visit of a renowned ‘Tantrik’ also went in vain, as the death toll continued.

Henceforth a nationwide expert team was formed to investigate the cause and save the reputation of the hospital.

Next Sunday fifteen minutes before 11 A.M., all doctors and nurses gathered around the bed in an adjoining dark room and waited patiently/bravely in an attempt to resolve the mystery.

Suddenly, the ICU gate was half-opened by an unrevealing entity. Muniyamma, the part time Sunday sweeper appeared, unplugged the Life Support system of the bed and plugged in her mobile charger.


 I hope you all enjoyed reading my last post of 2014. 😛 🙂

I wish you all have a great year ahead. A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to everyone 🙂 God bless all 🙂 Keep smiling. Keep Living 🙂

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The 30th Birthday

I was 18 years old. I had envisioned a perfectly smooth and fun-filled life for myself. I was pursuing B.Tech, had a girlfriend to live for, had friends who would support me in every endeavor and a family to feel of. My dreams were as simple as imagined.

  • Successfully complete B.Tech with grades above 7.5.
  • Get a corporate job before leaving college and pursue it steadily for 2 – 3 years.
  • Meanwhile convince parents for marriage with the one I Love.
  • Get married to my Love by the age of 24.
  • Leave job by 25 – 26 years of age, build up my own business.
  • Enjoy a romantic and exciting life with my wife.
  • Set up the income source perfectly along with family and buy a Honda Civic.
  • Have a kid by 29 – 30 years of age.

These were my plans for the next 12 years.

Today is my 30th birthday.   I am sitting in a rented apartment, 1500kms away from home, in a suit holding a glass of wine and staring at this old torn and taped piece of paper. My then girlfriend is long-lost, probably married (so is my last girlfriend). I am still single, doing a job, living a questionable life away from family.

Even though I say ‘I don’t wanna get married’, but I do. I wanted to get married by the age of 24 and live a happy, healthy life with my love. My dreams encircled the single-most powerful variable – LOVE.

The Phase

There are times or rather a phase in every relationship when couples fight over petty issues. They keep finding flaws and blaming each other. Yelling and bullying dethrones the sensitive love talks. Frustration, tension, irritation, sarcasm and anger shadow’s the true love. Moments come when either one thinks that they may not have made the right decision or that they were not meant to be together or may be their Mrs. Perfect or Mr. Right is someone else and that they should break up and move away from each other. It’s a phase which is surely going to come in every couple’s life who truly love each other. These are in fact the testing times which show the actual strength of the relationship.

Napoleon Hill rightly said – Every adversity, every failure and every heart ache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

If they stand by each other during the thunderstorm they will surely realize the depth of their true love; if they part ways, true love was just an illusion.

No matter how far-flung is the conflict but when question comes to break up, the whole world stops (not literally though). One can take the pain of fighting but cannot bear the twinge of losing the one they truly love. The turmoil’s of a day cannot bury the undying love in one’s heart. True Love adds flavors of all kinds of emotions in a person’s life. There will be no feeling left for one to discover.

It’s better to kill the misunderstanding before the misunderstanding slays the relationship.

Gratitude Mantra

The attitude of living with gratitude on a daily basis is directly proportional to the happiness quotient of a person. Learn to master the art of saying (feeling) ‘Thank you’ for the things you already have. Most people find it difficult to search for things to be grateful about. Let me make it simple for you – you have the eyes to read this post. Isn’t it something to be grateful about? You have the technology to access my blog – gadget, internet, electricity. One can be grateful for anything and everything in their life – friends, family, clothes, gadgets, money, books, sunglasses, video game, weather… If one truly seeks to be grateful, then the list is never ending.

The attitude of gratitude goes a long way in making one’s life affluent. By being grateful for what you already possess, you secretly send a message – I am happy with what I currently have and am ready to receive more of what I desire. However good or bad be the current situation of a person, it can always converge to the path they want their life to follow by being grateful for what one already has.

Tomorrow when you wake up in morning remember to say – Thank you for the bed, peaceful night, the slippers, the toothpaste… Make a list of 10 simple things you are grateful for in your life (feel the gratitude) and before you know it you will master the art of being happy and living with gratitude.

Simply stating the secret of living a prosperous life lies in two simple things – being happy and being grateful. 🙂

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