Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Why is first impression so much important in personal life (please exclude all corporate dealings and interviews , which might come in the personal category of a few people!)? I mean why just one glance at a person forces you to draw a conclusion on him/her. Isn't that unfair?
The day you see him/her he/she might be not in the correct frame of mind. May have had an argument at home, or may have had a fight with a friend or something. She might not be herself for some reason. And you easily think you know her in and out. So very unfair.
Yup, I simply do not believe in first impressions. I used to at one point of time but now I know it takes a lot to know a person. A lot. Sometimes even a lifetime feels less. Knowing a person is an art. Not everyone can master it. Not everyone has so much of patience. Not everyone will be interested to know who exactly are you. Not everyone will be ready to explore your mind and find extra ordinary things about you which might amaze them and for you, the things were neva of much importance.
The world is full of interesting people. It's full of surprises and wonders. Give it a second chance. Find yourself in someone and then try to know them. You will be surprised that you missed out so much about them at the first chance. Life never gives you a second chance. You have to find it, make it... or create it.
Live and Laugh.. Share..
It's true that 'like-minded' category makes us take a step back, but there is no harm in respecting the difference. There might be so many 'not so good' things in you, but then a few people still love you (family and close friends). So why not share the love with others. No body is ever perfect but one can always strive to be while enjoying life. Let's stop criticizing people for what they are not.
Just appreciate them for what they are.. And Life will be so much easy!! :)
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I had written a long note on my second trip to Maher, but I somehow wasn't contented. I deleted it. Words are too less to describe the feeling one feels after bringing smile on their faces.. So pious, so serene, so calm. Children are really the best gift from God!!
Fearless, innocent, inquisitive, cheerful, lovable.. they truly know how to live and respect life. How to respect what you have. How to believe in yourself and learn the odds of this beautiful world. Maher is a place in shirur- 'mother's home' where I find the missing solace in me.
A day spent with them is a day where you realise the extent of materialism present in the world today and how we all are stuck in it's web. We all have really forgotten how much happiness and pleasure simple things of life can bring. 'A smile to a stranger can make her feel nice about herself' is not what we do. The children knew how to say 'Thank you' with humility. They were so talented and full of energy that it was difficult to believe life can be so simple and enjoyable if we lived it the way it should be.
I am not going to write more since the feeling is inexplicable. I am glad I reunited with my soul and felt peaceful.