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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Journey of life

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The road to success in life is full of suspense, for the misty clouds of darkness and the fear of unknown tend to obscure one’s vision of gleaming sunshine.

This slippery path tests one’s strength and courage. Moreover, man encounters a “series of uncertain events” in his way of life.

His encounter with these uncertain events compels him to resist and despite the might of Divinity, he never ceases to “fight back”.

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Pains and sufferings are the most prominent aspect of this immortal life, for the death is an “inevitable fact” and we simply can’t deny this harsh reality.

And, then the closer look of one’s surrounding reveals the very fact that life never waits. It tends to “move on”. Crying over failures and holding onto past pains and resentments will only hold us back.

This is the world of brave and courageous people,this is an ongoing battle and only the man of “strong nerves” tends to survive in the end.

It’s worth noting that life emerges from the debris of death and “warrior of lights” are wise enough to realize this reality of life. So, they kept on moving by believing that there is always a ray of hope at the end of dark tunnel.

This is the world of great oceans and mighty mountains and man is just a speck. And, despite of his fragile nature, he “keeps on fighting”.

In the end, his zeal and passion prove fruitful and despite of all his tiredness, he embraces the success with a “smiling face”.

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 1

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I have been nominated by afairymind to take part in 3 days, 3 quotes challenge. Thank you afairymind for giving me a chance. This is my favorite quote from les miserable. I was reading an article and I love this picture.

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This is a picture of a child from Hussaini village Pakistan. It is situated in Hunza valley 145 Km north of Gilgit.

The rules of the challenge are:

1) Thanks the person who nominated you.
2) Post a quote each day for 3 days.
3) Each day nominate 3 new bloggers to take part.

My three nominees are:

1. Fatmawaty

2. randombytes

3. revels1

visit to a magical land!

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That land of kind people is surrounded by misty mountains but despite being covered by foggy clouds, the people in that land are learned and informed.

Once, I got a chance to visit that place. I found that the flowery meadows and the lush green fields covered every inch of that land. The beautiful winding streets were covered with the dense green trees. The leaves of the trees were thick and they formed a canopy which provided passersby with shade against the sweltering heat.

That land is known for its large number of libraries. Walking into one such library, I found the people were absorbed in reading. They were taking notes. There was a silence and only sound audible was that of the scribbling of pen on paper.

There prevailed an atmosphere of peacefulness. Outside the windows, the green leaves were trying to filter the warmth of sunshine and the shimmering rays of a distant sun were coming dancing through the windows.

I looked at the librarian. That old woman with her wrinkled skin was in her late sixties. I walked towards her and asked her about the book of descriptive writing. She looked up and smiled. Adjusting her glasses, she coughed and said, “You’ll find it there on the left side of that shelf.”

I said, “thank you” and moved towards the shelf when I heard her voice. She was saying, “Don’t forget to write something about our land”.

I smiled back. I had no doubt that the woman was wise enough to recognize me as a writer.

So, without the description of their houses, this post would not do justice to those kind people.

The people of that magical land keep their houses neat and clean. They grew a variety of flowers in their gardens. The windows of their bedrooms opened in their gardens. So, in the morning when the sunshine falls on the petals, the sweet fragrance escapes and gently strokes the hair of a sound sleeper.

The softness of their touch is so fascinating that a person wastes no time in leaving his bed.

Dear Reader, the people of that land of mesmerizing beauty took a great care of their neighbors. In the evening, when the sky is blue and the soft breeze is blowing, it’s a ritual that neighbors arrange a get together. So, before the sun could set in completely, the toasty nutty aroma of chocolate cake spreads in their houses and one could see the fairies of mirth and happiness dancing in their backyards.

I remained there for some time and before returning I asked a wizened man how one could find his way to their land.I saw something sparkling in his eyes. He smiled and said, “You only need to have a pure heart to find this land of peace and beauty.”

I returned with the promise of writing about their land. It was a heartfelt experience and this was the story of my visit to that far away land which lies hidden among those misty mountains.

Image courtesy:(pixshark.com/magical-land)

Writing 101, The sunrise

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The shimmering rays gently tickled the petals, the red rose stretched and slowly opened its eyes and the gentle sunshine simply passed a smile to that sleepy flower.

That warm gesture was widely welcomed. The scent escaped from the flower and soon the garden became a fragrant paradise.

The sun was rising, the colors were melting and the furrowed clouds were in a hurry to give space to that giant glowing disc.

Standing on the wet grass, I was barefoot. The dawn chorus of birds sounded sweet to my ears.They were large in number. Sitting in the dark green trees, they were twittering. Their voice was full of passion as if they were trying to burst their lungs.

I moved towards a tree and tried to find them. But, my presence startled them. Their fluttering of wings produced a noise and I saw them flying in the air.

I was absorbed in watching them when my father called me and we left for home.

It is more than twenty years now, but that morning walk is fresh in my mind.

Every experience of childhood is priceless. So, I wish  that I could go back and from the pure heart of a child I once again want to observe the beauty of sunrise.

It happened one night…

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The wind blew furiously and soon it started to rain. After a hot day, the cold breeze brought much-needed refreshment and we all became very happy.

I was in a kitchen, making a tea for my family, when I heard a pathetic chirping of a bird. Our flowering shrubs had been home to many birds. So, I got alarmed by that voice and asked my sister to come with me.

What we saw outside was a baby dove huddled against the wind. The poor bird was probably blown away from its nest.  The little bird was frightened. We got worried and the whole family gathered outside. Everyone proposed his or her own idea, but my father gently took the bird in his hands and carried him inside.

My mother placed a basket in an inverted position and my elder sister wrapped the bird in an old shirt and carefully placed him on the sheet of paper.

Children were especially very excited. They kept sitting around the bird and continued to examine it. At last, when it was very late, my mother scolded them and asked them to go to their beds. The morning was bright and sunny. So, after breakfast, my father took the baby dove outside and gently placed him on the wall.

The window of our drawing room opened in a garden. So, we all gathered there and started to look at the bird. I must admit that never, in my life I had ever seen such a touching scene.

There it was a pair of a light brown colored “mourning dove”. The father and the mother doves were grooming their chick. They were cleaning his feathers and gently pushing him with their beaks.

The golden sunshine was filtering through the green leaves and was gently caressing the happy doves. It occurred to me that the cOO oo-woo-woo of the dove was no more plaintive. In fact, it was a happy song of the delighted heart of a dove. The bird who was earlier mourning the loss of his baby was now singing the happy song of reunion.

That beautiful scene is still fresh in my mind. I can never forget that care and love of a dove for its chick.

 

The Journey Of Life

The Hub Challenge #3 : Picture this

The Prompt:  Select one of these photos and free write about it.  The Twist:  Try all three photos.

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The road to success in life is full of suspense, for the misty clouds of darkness and the fear of unknown tend to obscure one’s vision of gleaming sunshine.

This slippery path of life tests one’s strength and courage. Moreover, man encounters a “series of uncertain events” in his way of life.

His encounter with these uncertain events compels him to resist. So, despite the might of Divinity, he never ceases to “fight back”.

street

Pains and sufferings can be regarded as the most prominent aspect of this immortal life, for the death is an “inevitable fact” and we simply can’t deny this harsh reality.

And, then the closer look of one’s surrounding reveals the very fact that life never waits. It tends to “move on”. So, crying over failures and holding onto past pains and resentments will only hold us back.

This is the world of brave and courageous people,this is an ongoing battle and only the man of “strong nerves” tends to survive in the end.

It’s worth noting that life emerges from the debris of death and “warrior of lights” are wise enough to realize this reality of life. So, they kept on moving by believing that there is always a ray of hope at the end of dark tunnel.

This is the world of great oceans and mighty mountains and man is just a speck. And, despite of his fragile nature, he “keeps on fighting”.

Thus, In the end his zeal and passion prove fruitful and despite of all his tiredness, he embrace the success with a “smiling face”.

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“The Ordeal Of Woman Work”

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The warmness of my tears is enough to protect me at this late hour of night. I had never thought of such a “lonely moment” and the irony of the situation lies in a very fact that despite of having a complete family, I’m all alone in this whole world.

Pinkish glow, tinted clouds, spreading sunshine and melody of birds announce the start of a new day.But, I find no time to “savor this moment” of natural beauty because I have to perform “bundle of tasks” each day.

There actually exist a “wide chasm” between my experience of daily life and my husbands daily routine.

Here I’m mopping the floor, washing the dishes, cleaning the house and pressing the clothes, dressing up my kids and frying fish.

And, after all this hectic routine I simply hate the moment when he returned in the evening and asked in his robotic voice ” How was your day?”.

This is so ridiculous because my “uncombed hair” and “stained shirt” are enough to tell my ordeal. And, this does not ends here as he loves to find faults in my work.

So, despite of my utmost efforts he always succeeds in finding out a simple  “mote of dust”.  Sometimes, I wonder that perhaps he finds pleasure in finding ” mistakes in my cooking”.

But, then I use to assure myself that it is not his fault, It is all because of his ” male chauvinism”.

If only words could express my feelings then there would be a pile of scribbled notes in front of me.But, pages can’t bear the “misery of my pain”.

I try to find pleasure and solace in my dreams.Those dreams of my childhood were so pleasant; but this reality is so dreary and I simply wish for a moment of joy and happiness in my life.

The clock is ticking fast and everyone is sound asleep. Soon, it will be a time for my kids to wake up for school and then daily chores for a day will be started. The saltiness of tears seems to stabilize me somehow and I stop crying. Perhaps, mere words of “appreciation” will boost me to move forward.

I can recall these beautiful lines from ” Woman Work” by ” Maya Angelou”

Shine on me, sunshine

Rain on me, rain

Fall softly, dewdrops

And cool my brow again

 

Storm, blow me from here

With your fiercest wind

Let me float across the sky

‘Till I can rest again

 

Fall gently snowflakes

Cover me with white

Cold icy Kisses and

Let me rest tonight

 

Sun, rain, curving sky

Mountain, oceans,leaf and stone

Star shine, moon glow

Your’e all that

I can call my own

Smile And Embrace The Sunshine!

 

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This world is a strange place where suffering and ease go side by side. This Life is weird where ordeal follows the moments of joy , and the key to live a happy life lies in understanding the”miracles of nature”.

It’s worth mentioning that the “pure heart” and “searching eyes” of a weary traveler can easily observe the bird who preferred to get the pleasure of being in free air until the merciless hands of death capture him.

He can also observe the flower who despite of having all odds in its life enjoys the company of green leaves, soft breeze and gentle sunshine and that is what I call the “beauty of nature” as the Mother nature gives us a great message of ” living a life in a present”.

So, whenever I get back home, I pour myself a glass of water and give myself a treat by hearing my all time favorite song.

Lyrics to Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile
Just think of all the happy times we’ll have and smile, that’s the style
What’s the use of worrying, it never was worthwhile
So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile

This song is a reminder of all the moments of success in my life. It is a witness to many such occasions when I lost hope and courage.

I still recall those “bitter moments” of my failures. Those were the difficult times of my life. I was “heartbroken” and “depressed”. That was the time when life appeared colorless. In fact, I had got no attraction in it but then something strange occurred and I decided to move on.

I realized that it was useless to get worry. My family members were kind enough to make me realized that life does not ends there as it has got much more to offer.

Today, I’m thankful to Divinity for all its kindness upon me.

At this very moment I feel myself quite blessed as the “mere feeling of failure” has offered me with great opportunities to discover my inner self. I’m fortunate enough to understand that if I’m still living, it’s because I have not yet arrived at the place I should be.

So, I’m moving forward with a smiling face. I simply believe that it is useless to cry over past.

I have decided to pack up my troubles in my old kit back and I hope that you’ll do the same.

 

Take a deep breath and enjoy yourself by hearing this wonderful song