Tag Archives: Life

Your Ingenious Smile

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Keep Smiling

Don’t let that smile
fade away from your lips,
never let your heart sink
for things you didn’t achieve
and when life appear too harsh
paint the canvas red with a broad brush,
let no rife thought ruin your world,
for life is too precious
to waste cogitating trivial thoughts,
so stay blissful
every moment each time
laugh loud, love wild,
take the world into your fold,
and make everyone rhyme
to your life’s melodious chime

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Three Day Quote Challenge 1/3

Thank you Richa aka iScriblr for tagging me to write 3 quotes in three days. I have never done this before and I am excited to be part of this. Have fun reading, and if it inspires you, humors you or leave you otherwise, don’t hesitate to express yourself in the comment section below

MY QUOTE FOR DAY 1

I am not good at picking people hence I nominate any of my blogger friends to post what inspires them the most. And if you chose to write the quotes do follow the following guidelines, only if you wish 😊(I am bending the rules😜)

Guidelines

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day, can be a super short post).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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And It Happened Again

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Drifting

Gradually but slowly,
one tiny step at a time,
like the sand on the banks of a river
deposited over time,
they drifted and fell apart
unsure when the narrow crevices,
and tiny fissures
had become so wide and gaping
that love has fallen off in some deep ravine

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Humanity Is Still Alive

In a span of 10 hours, I transitioned from hoping to relax in the weekend to be on a plane to India. If you had read my travel post, you would have known my last week was really taxing. From 600 miles overnight Uber ride to missed flights, to be in three different states – I had my share of fun. I was so looking forward to the weekend to rewind and be ready for the next week. But as luck would have it, I landed upon this plane for a one-day trip to Delhi.

In the hullabaloo of the last week chaos, I missed telling you a heartwarming story. So, I thought this would be a good time to narrate the same.

Last week I landed in Louisville quite late. The preceding snowstorm in the Midwest had put the airports in complete turmoil. My flight was also not spared, and I was two hours late. I took a ride share from the airport to my hotel. The ride was about 20 minutes. My driver was a lady in her fifties.

When the situation permits, I enjoy interacting with people. I initiated the conversation and she warmly reciprocated. She grew up in Germany and had served in the defense force. She was vibrant and took pride in narrating everything she knew about Louisville. We spoke about Derby, fireworks, about the town and the famous eat outs.

My hotel was in downtown and the car was at the red light across the street where my destination was. Time was way past midnight and there was hardly a soul on the street. Suddenly I saw she is rolling down the passenger side window. I looked at her with prying eyes, doubting her intentions. Then I saw a person running towards the car. Before I could comprehend, I saw her handing him a 10-dollar bill.

He was a homeless person and was holding a placard asking for help. I wondered what he was doing in the middle of the night. Was he expecting her? Her gentle voice took me out of my brooding, “God bless his soul”. The person folded hands and bowed to her in complete gratitude.

I walked into the hotel perplexed. My mind was blurred thinking about what I witnessed. She was burning her midnight oil to make her ends meet. 15 dollars was what she earned, and she didn’t think twice before giving away a huge portion of her earning to someone she didn’t even know.

In the world we live in every time we turn on a channel or read the newspaper all we see is hatred and war. But stories like this would always reassure that there is still humanity left in this world.

PS: I gave her a good tip. The least I could have done.

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Gratitude

Sometime the smallest of gratitude
leave behind
traces of fond remembrance
for years to cherish and rejoice.

So, never shy from doing your bit,
for you might think your deed to be trivial
or your thought as trifle,
but the melodies of your gentle thrum
can touch many soul
and spark several minds

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Her Visage

Her visage had reflection of his vibrant thoughts,
as he casually sauntered her mind,
making her smile,
like shades of dazzling hue
in some rusty aberrant evening sky.

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Self imposed Limitation

The guards we draw to protect our soul, often becomes the barrier towards our inner liberation

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Perspective

Don’t regret that her stay was transient, cherish the moments you spent with her.

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