Ways to attract happiness in life

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(I usually write short posts. This long post of mine was sitting in my laptop for some time. Today, while going through some of my drafts, I discovered it and decided to post it anyway. Points discuss in this post are not new but what I wrote about them is what I feel)

Human beings, marvel of Divinity are wired in a way that if on a certain day they are feeling good then on very next day with no apparent reason they feel themselves losing interest in their lives.

When down in the dumps and feeling sad, they are in search of something to chin them up.

Below are six points which can be embraced to get rid of this sadness of mood in life.

1. Make your own grateful list

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We don’t realize and we often ignore but there are lots of things in life for which we must need to show our gratitude.

For instance, while walking up and down the stairs we hardly notice that how firmly our feet hold the weight of our bodies. Any time we could lose our balance and we could fell from stairs and on every day if you are easily walking up and down the stairs without meeting any kind of accident then you are the one who is lucky and you need to show your gratitude for this.

According to an estimate there exist some 783 million people who don’t have access to clean water and if you are the one who is drinking clean water then it is a nice gesture to show your thanks and gratitude for this abundance of water in your life.

Make your own notebook or diary. In the night, make it your habit to list down three things for which you are grateful for.

At the end of the week or month, while going through it, you’ll find yourself discovering some very interesting things in your life which you haven’t noticed before.

Believe me showing your gratitude, and saying your thanks for hearing the chirping of birds and listening to the rhythmic tick-tock of the clock in your room would never allow you to feel sad next time.

2. Spend time with family

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From Jane Austen to Arthur Miller and from Thomas Hardy to Charles Dickens, every great writer of English literature has laid stress upon the importance of the institution of family.

If there is anything common to the success of people around the world then it is nothing but the support of their family. In fact, the relationship which we share with our parents and siblings is priceless.

Harry in Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire was once in need of some guidance. In the form of Ron and Hermione, he had some good friends but he needed to seek help from some father-like figure.

Rowling through her beloved character Harry Potter has also presented the importance of family in life. A family is a bond which never allows us to lose our spirits.
So, next time when you are sad, try spending time with your family because

• Family is there to support you in your bad times.
• Family is always there to protect you from evils of the world.
• Family is never late to share your feelings of happiness.
• Family is always there to give you confidence.

3. Go for a walk and embrace sunlight

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When down and glum, go for a walk. There is such a magic and attraction in the natural beauty that with its therapeutic power it purifies our minds.

Scientists are agreed that there exists a healing power in sunlight. Try observing the shades of sunlight and try looking at the majestic beauty when the slanting rays of mellow sun come filtering through the leaves.

People who are in love with nature would start loving themselves and once they fall in love with themselves, the realization of the importance of their very existence emerges before their eyes which in turn would never allow them to feel sad again.

Next time when you are sad, go outside and standing beneath the sun, try to feel the warmth of sunshine. It appears absurd but standing there and appreciating the warmth of sunlight, you’ll be happy to find yourself shedding the very leaves of sadness.

4. Become a kid

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Feeling downhearted and dejected? Go and become a kid.

Yes, it is true, for spending time with kids helps us and takes us back to that innocent period which we have left behind in the rat race of our lives.

You are still feeling yourself getting short of ideas? Don’t worry; try watching cartoons or what about doing some colors in the coloring book?

Kids have the power of imagination. Try imagining what you are lacking in your lives.
Don’t lose your spirit. Remember, becoming a kid is an excellent way of attracting happiness in life.

5. Write down your thoughts

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Some researches have shown that people who are in habit of writing journals or doing blogging are less likely to feel themselves alone. In fact, they are more connected with their surroundings as compared to those people who are not in habit of writing down their thoughts.

Writing is a key to become systematic in life; it keeps you motivated and at times helps you in unveiling those beautiful aspects which remain obscure in the hurriedness of life.

Blogging is one such kind of positive activity which not only keeps your mind active but helps you to interact with different kind of people around the world. Once, you start doing blogging, the urge to share the beauty of Mother Nature in the form of writing and photography would never allow you to feel sad again.

Gloomy mood welcomes sad thoughts. A dejected person finds it hard to see light at the end of the dark tunnel, he is in need of some friend and pen and paper is one such friend which in any case never let you down.

6. Watch movies

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Some people prefer reading books over watching movies but when down in spirits, it’s advisable to watch your favorite movie. There’s this kind of power in movies that you not only find yourself laughing at some comic scene but also find yourself pondering over some inspirational quote in the movie.

Watching a good movie with family and friends is a fun process, it soothes down nerves, and it relaxes our mind.

Apart from reading books watching movies can also be a source of attracting happiness in life.

So, in the presence of all these opportunities to attract laughter in life, there’s no need to become sad anymore.

Now what do you think about these ways of becoming happy? Do you have any other idea to attract happiness in life?

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Movies: Some great moments

(This post is a response to Deb Cowdrey 3 days three quotes challenge. Deb‘s “daily greatful post” is a highly commendable work. She’s a dedicated blogger who writes from her heart.

It’s a bit different approach to this challenge but I enjoyed doing it 🙂 )

In an ordinary day of daily life, some moments become precious and while watching movies, I’ve experienced a similar thing. For, some scenes become so special that the particular time of watching them becomes an “aha moment”.

These scenes make us to feel for a character. We cry with him and a particular dialogue continued to resonate in our minds.

Gifted Hands:

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I always cherished the moment when I decided to watch this movie. The true story of a neurosurgeon, Dr Ben Carson is an inspiring tale. He performed a first successful operation on conjoined twins. It’s a story of a child who was living an ignorant life and his mother made him to realize his abilities. Thus, fighting with all difficulties in his life, Carson became a famous neurosurgeon.

The last scene in which the successful team of doctors led by Ben Carson emerged gives me a goose bump. I know that was a movie but the thunderous applause, the flash lights of cameras and the swarm of reporters were all very beautiful.

There are lots of dialogues which I love to share but this one is close to my heart.

“You can do anything anyone else can do. Only you can do it better”.

Pursuit of Happyness:

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The inspiring tale of Chris Gardener and his struggle in raising his child on his own is a real treat to watch.

The soft and beautiful sound track complements the movie and the moment in which the Will Smith came to know about his permanent position as a stockbroker is a tissue worthy scene.

This quote from a movie has always inspired me

You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it”.

Captain Philips

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Tom Hanks in a pirate movie was a sufficient reason to watch it. It’s a true tale of Captain Phillips and his experience of becoming a hostage.

The moment the white knuckled scene of hostage rescue operation ended the compassionate scene of love and care started.

The last scene, in which the doctor examined Philips is my favorite scene. The Phillips was under a great shock, while the calm and soothing voice of a doctor sounds music to ears.

The Great Debaters:

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The art of public speaking has always inspired me. My main reason of watching that movie was “Denzel Washington”. It’s the true story of Malvin.B.Tolson and his efforts in creating a successful debating team.

The particular scene, in which James Farmer narrates his experience of watching a lynch mob, makes me to shiver. Here is my favorite dialogue from the movie.

In Texas they lynch Negroes. My teammates and I saw a man strung up by his neck and set on fire. We drove through a lynch mob, pressed our faces against the floorboard. I looked at my teammates. I saw the fear in their eyes and, worse, the shame. What was this Negro’s crime that he should be hung without trial in a dark forest filled with fog. Was he a thief? Was he a killer? Or just a Negro? Was he a sharecropper? A preacher? Were his children waiting up for him? And who are we to just lie there and do nothing. No matter what he did, the mob was the criminal. But the law did nothing. Just left us wondering, ‘Why?’ My opponent says nothing that erodes the rule of law can be moral. But there is no rule of law in the Jim Crow south. Not when Negroes are denied housing. Turned away from schools, hospitals. And not when we are lynched. St Augustine said, ‘An unjust law in no law at all.’ Which means I have a right, even a duty to resist. With violence or civil disobedience. You should pray I choose the latter.” – James Farmer Jr.

So, in my opinion the movies can also be a great source of learning. Have you watched these movies? Do you agree with this notion?

Rewarded again!!!

The daily reads and writes on Its PH blog is a wonderful place to visit. I’m very glad that Prakash Hegade has nominated me for Liebster award. If you are not following his blog then please take some time and visit it. You’ll definitely enjoy his posts.

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1. What is your nickname? How proud of it are you?

No nickname exists and I’m proud of it 🙂

2. Which is your favorite city and why?

No second thought. The city of gardens.It’s Lahore 🙂

3. Which is your favorite food that you would like to cook yourself and eat? and tell                 everyone about it.

I’m good at making breakfast and I feel happy when my family enjoy eating it 🙂

4. Given an opportunity, whom would you like to interview?

Well, I haven’t thought about it 🙂

5. Write a sentence with no vowels in it. Give a try. If not possible, write a four line poem on vowels.

Why? sly? wry? All I could think of are these words

My conclusion:(Vowels are important so please don’t omit them:)  )

6. What is your idea of surprise birthday treat?

Definitely, a great family gathering:) there is nothing more beautiful than the family!

7. Which one is your favorite movie that you would like to watch when its raining heavily and your are with hot snacks and coffee?

Oh… “Narnia, the lion, the witch and the wardrobe”. I like that fantasy land and the strong bond between the siblings. I simply love that tale 🙂

8. How do yo imagine your dream home to be? Does it have pets? which ones? A pond?       what else?

No, pets! but lots of books. I wish I could have my own library 🙂

9. Life, for you in two sentences. It is a shit? or a shift?

Life is beautiful and a great gift from Allah Almighty. It’s all about shifting of events!

10. With whatever may concern, when do you like? when do you comment?

I read posts very attentively and then try to like or comment. Good feelings release positive energy so I make it sure that I’m in good mood while I like or make any comment 🙂

Infinity Dreams Award

My dear friends arfanazeer and RANDOMBYTES are very kind in rewarding me with this reward. I strongly recommend you all to visit their blogs. It’ll be a worth a visit.

Some facts!

1. Life needs some recreation so, I like to watch English movies in my free time.

2. No matter what family is important. I like to spend time with my niece and my younger       sister.

3. Hmm.. not a pet lover and hate cats but birds are fine.

4. Books are my best friend. I like to read books in my free time.

I have noticed that most of the blog that I have been following are already nominated and some of them are an award-free blogs.

So, I’m going to break the rule here:)

These awards are dedicated to you all. Thank you for your kind support and presence here 🙂
Keep blogging and have fun!!!

Award Time!

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I’m thankful to Prakash Hegade and Nimmi for nominating me for a versatile blogger award. I am very happy and believe me this is wonderful experience.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
  3. State 7 things about yourself
  4. Nominate other bloggers for the award.
  5. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them.
  6. Display the award logo on your blog.

Here are seven things about myself

1. I am not a cat lover:)

2. I like to eat rice.

3. Love to watch good English movies.

4. I find pleasure in reading books.

5. I like to write favourite quotes in my diary.

6. Cleanliness is my passion.

7. I am good at teaching Maths:)

My Nominees are:

1. Fatmawaty from https://ishlahii.wordpress.com/

2. ady from https://roundworldnme.wordpress.com/

3. arfanazeer from https://arfanazeer.wordpress.com/

4. SAADIA PEERZADA from https://saadiapeerzada.wordpress.com

5. Ruchi from https://cometravelalong.wordpress.com

6. Mary from https://lektionenmitmary.wordpress.com/

7. salwaadlyy from https://adlysalwa.wordpress.com/

8. izza ifzaal from https://touchofmysaint.wordpress.com/

9. yousratoday from https://yousratoday.wordpress.com

Thank you to Prakash and Nimmi for sending me this beautiful gift and love to all my followers. You are all special to me. Your very presence on my blog motivates me to write more beautifully.

Stay Well:)