Optimism

I can’t expect optimism from you if I discourage myself. Only if I believe in it will I be able to make my dreams come true. So thanks for always being there to guide me down the road of optimism when I am giving up, but I know there is no one but me who can truly fill my life with positivity.

A nice quote on Criticism

We have all been criticized and most probably criticized someone. Sometimes it can pinch us at the wrong spot. I came across this quote and thought maybe we shouldn’t take criticism so hard after all.

β€œThe motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”

― Criss Jami

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What’s happiness?

Is it waking up to a beautiful sunny day?
Or to the sound of rain on your window?
Or when you find a dollar coin?
It giving two dollars to a homeless guy?
Maybe swimming in the sea or walking along the beach?

It’s amazing how happiness is defined so differently for each person. I don’t think this word should be in the dictionary. I doubt a lot of people even understand what it is or when they are actually feeling it.

Maybe we should be taught in school about happiness. That will help children learn about themselves and know what actually makes them happy. This will stop them from assuming that by doing what their parents want or what the other classmate does is the only way to bring happiness. Money doesn’t have to be it. Neither does a big house or a flashy car.
If we learn what true happiness is early on, we will be able to make good choices for ourselves. Really good and correct choices. We’ll regret less. And the world would be a happier place and I believe there would be fewer of the bad guys.

Know what makes you happy.πŸ™‚ And then… Be Happy!

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Up and Down

I am wondering what makes me feel so good one day and unexplainably crap the next. In fact it happens during the same day sometimes too.. A few hours of gloom and then there’s an adrenaline rush and excitement for no reason.. I can’t even blame pregnancy hormones anymore…. It’s been exactly six weeks now since my c section and the hormones should have flushed out ny now…
My new mom hormones?
It’s only up to me how complicated I want this new life to be and sometimes I can’t seem to find a solution to anything and other times I realize there isn’t even a problem here that requires a solution. But I guess we do this with most things in life…
Let’s try to focus on the things that make us smile more and worry less.. Easier said than done but that’s all I can do.. Take one day at a time – Be it a happy day or a gloomy day.