Welcome to my first blog post. I am really happy to be starting this blog today and hope this journey continues a long way ahead. Live, laugh, love. That’s what we all want right !! Well, the future blog posts might not be specific to me telling you stories that revolve around these three words. They will mostly be around various topics related to food, parenting, home, organization, etc etc. But this post will cover the reason of choosing the name of this blog. Let me spend few words on each one of them.
Well, the literary meaning of the word “Live” means to live life, as in to breathe and have physical existence. But here, in this context, it means living a life that you can call your own. But how do we do that? Does it mean we are able to do whatever we want? Or does it mean spending the day doing some things that add value to you in terms of soul fulfillment. For me, it is latter. We all know that having a perfect life is a complete misnomer. There is no such thing called “Living perfectly”. There will be ups and downs, you will have to live in a certain way where you may need to do some compromises. But, at the end of the day, all that matters is that you get to spend some hours doing what you love.
As the saying goes, “If you don’t plan your life, someone else will”.
So, have a goal. Be it big, be it small. But keep at least an hour or more in a day with you where you can do what makes your soul happy. For me, it is either cooking or writing, and may be few other things. So, keep in mind, you can’t have it all. But, you can set some targets which are achievable and add to your (soulful) living.
Have you ever seen a child’s laughter? I’ve heard this sentence a zillion of times. And I always wondered, yes, of course, I’ve heard a child laughing!! What’s new in that? Well, now that I have a daughter of my own, I understand that witnessing a child’s laughter is the most therapeutic. They are such innocent creatures that they get amazed by the simple things in life. Be it the sound of water when you shake a water bottle, be it an idiotic face you make, or be it some funny sound. They can laugh endlessly at the same thing for the longest of times.
But what happens when we grow up? Endlessly searching for things that make us upset. Thinking and talking about things that go bad in our life. And so on. Well, I think then it’s time for us to make efforts the other way round. Lets search for things, or incidences that would make us happy and grateful in life. Let’s crack a joke, or watch a funny movie. If something is troubling us in life, or the day went bad, let’s not give it the right to control our emotions. Be wary of such feelings, and start thinking about the good things in life. These things are difficult to do at first. But, once mastered, they will play a big role in a person’s success. So, add a curve to that line on your face and show the good 32 sparklies!!
Loving your parents, partner, children or loving your family is what everyone does. But where is that “LOVE” which makes us who we are. “LOVE FOR ONESELF”. In this era of never ending demands by others, getting judged by don’t know who alls, we need time to gather together that shattered image that others make us believe of us. Simple remarks include, “You could’ve done this better. This is okay but not that great. Why did you take so long in finishing this. Etc etc etc..” People are judging us all the time, as if that’s their full-time job to do it. I have myself been a victim of such amazingly sadistic comments. Earlier I would be depressed for hours or even days altogether if someone said even a small thing to me. Well, it was not too late that I realized, “Hey!! Words can’t harm you”. And it became more and more clearer to me that the ones who pass comments so easily can’t even think of doing anything so close if they are put in the same situation. Most of them are those who are running away from their own insecurities.
So, next time someone comes up to you and advises you on how you can do better, smile and forget what they said 😉 . Let them deal with their insecurities. It will surely keep you sane and help you become a better person, rather than a sulky one.
Hope you enjoyed reading my blog.
Adios amigos !!