Sunday, May 04, 2008

Life as I see it...


Shouldn’t life be a celebration of all the good stuff that happens around a person? We spend so much of our lives whining about small stuff, fretting about traffic jams, a program missed, a negative comment from an acquaintance and so on and so forth. It is amazing that every single day beautiful things happen and I don’t have the presence of mind to note them, cherish them and remember the joy. But if ever I do take the time to stop and look around, there is so much to see; nothing phenomenal or huge, just small details that I tend to miss normally. It might be a small, colourful, happy butterfly. It might be a beautifully shaped, fluffy, white cloud. Then again it might be the deep, unending blue of the afternoon sky, the fresh green of leaves, the glowing sky at sunset, the velvety sky at moon rise, the thousands of twinkling stars! And as if the beauty of nature is not enough, I encounter so much beauty in the people in my life. The unconditional acceptance from friends, the friendly gesture of an acquaintance, the pleasure of someone respecting my opinion, the unexpected smile from a complete stranger or the naughty grin on a child’s face! More often than not, these are perfectly uncontrollable expressions of the other person’s own sense of joy…perhaps that is what makes it even better…the fact that nothing is really expected in return, it is completely unconditional…leaving you free to respond in whatever way you desire.

6 comments:

Me! said...

True, very true. Pan karnaar kay, we the mere mortals are so occupied with our lives that we whizz past every kind of beauty nature/ human kind offers us.

Nice article.

shyamal said...

hey nice post!!! yeah life n evrything that comes along wid it is so very beautiful, n once u c d beauty u start to njoi evry moment of life..... guess n hope ur njoiing life to d fullest. tk cr.

v2d said...

aplyapaiki pratyekal watanarya goshti netakya ani subak shabdabaddha kelyaa ahes...vachun apan asa vichar kadhitari karato asa watat hota...nice blog

Suneel Madhekar said...

True, there is beauty and happiness everywhere which we refuse to recognize. We associate happiness with material gains and, ironically, material gains only give rise to desire for more... Material gains never give true happiness. The only way to be happy, is just to be happy, at peace with one's situation, admiring the beauty around...

vindy said...

so very true ! and very well expressed...and the realisation of this eases your way to happiness...one starts seeing things which he/she would have normally ignored and various minute beautiful things start getting noticed making many a moments memorable and the very fact that you noticed it also leaves you feeling better from within..

Divyaanka Iyer said...

Deep:)