Can I inspire?

Just when you need an inspiration, do you get it? Can I help? Of course, with your prior permission…

Real question is, am I leading my life in a way that’s exciting enough. I guess, I am. Because life keeps me always on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. In the hindsight, it’s been a fun whether I’ve enjoyed or suffered in the past. Honestly!

Each time the water rises to the level that I am almost at my last gasp, It’s really amazing how circumstances change drastically, and I am able to swim out of the difficulty, as though it never existed.

I came across many wonderful people in life including those in the blogging world. Many of you have displayed tremendous optimism towards life. You rekindle hope in it’s essence. I look up to you and wish if I can inspire ever, as you do. To live and to live before I leave!

Let’s do it together
~ Yogesh D. D.

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Creator of simple things

The world is full of geniuses. The way they exhibit their talents may be very different though. We must value individual interests and encourage them to come out and express the artists within them.

Creativity is a bliss. We tend to lose our inhibitions while we spend our energies working on an artefact. Tools may be carving knives & glue, colors & brushes, pen & paper, hammers & cutters, gardening implements, or even the heavy dies & welding equipment.

As they say, love what you do and do what you love. It’s of an immense importance that, when we do it, we’re happy. So, go grab the opportunity to put things in some shape. It can be as simple as just stacking the books in your shelf so that all the titles are visible easily.

Wish you happy Sunday!

Let’s do it together
~ Yogesh D. D.

Shade in October

These are the days when there is scorching heat during the daytime. The weather is almost like summer. In addition, if it’s going to rain, the humidity levels are very high.

In such conditions, imagine that you have some work in the afternoon. You are halfway through. You can’t stand the heat any more. Your mouth is parched like it’s been years that you haven’t drunk water.

Suppose at that very instance, you find a shade that is unoccupied. You also find there is provision of cold drinking water to satiate your thirst. You silently thank the unknown entity, who made those arrangements even without  a slightest desire to get credit for same.

You wonder, can I be of such service to people unknown to me? Will it give me satisfaction? I guess, the answer is yes. We may do anything to earn a living; but we all are capable to build a shade for at least few persons. Let’s be an Oasis in someone’s desert!

I intended to convey a direct and simple message here; at the same time I leave it to the reader if he or she chooses to consider the text as a metaphor. Entirely depends on how you like it. Thanks!

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Let’s do it together
~ Yogesh D. D.

What illness teaches us!

Recently, when almost everyone at my home wasn’t well, I encountered with a truth…

We visited our family physician several times. We also had to visit pathology labs for a few tests.
When we used to await our turn at each place, I would observe. Patients sitting in the waiting area belonged to all sections of society.

There, no one cared about economic statures, education levels, social or political inclinations. Every one was simply a Patient. Just another human whose conditions suggested about physical unease.

It was also striking to notice how some patients were very hopeful about recovery, regardless of the severity of the disease or the affordability of the treatment. While patients like us, even with trivial ailments, carried dreaded expressions with long faces.

When the pain woke me up in the middle of the night, I would think, “Death might be the ultimate equalizer; but it doesn’t give second chance to mend the faults. On the other hand, illness reminds us about the inevitability of the death. The aching limbs let us know how ungrateful we are to our own bodies; how can we be grateful to others?”

In the gloomy days of sickness, one tends to introspect. I think it’s good in a way…

Let’s do it together
~ Yogesh D. D.

Future – unknown territory

Peaks Are Moments When You Appreciate What You Have. Valleys Are Moments When You Long For What Is Missing.

– Dr. Spencer Johnson.

At this very moment, I am experiencing Joy of having added value to my writing skills and having found a few wonderful friends. At the same time, I am little sad that the writing 101 assignments are over.

The feeling is similar to that of a kid who has to join a new school as his parents are shifting to a new city. He will be going away from best friends. The friends who understand him; who know whether he is happy or sad even if he doesn’t utter a word.

Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the kid stands a chance to win new friends at new school. He may learn new art forms, games, and stories from them. He has to only believe that the Sun rises brighter at the new horizon.

The kid has got hundred reasons to grieve about. But it’s equally true that he has hundred reasons to smile, too.

The writing 101 course this year has been thoroughly enriching and very encouraging one! Thanks to WP team and fellow bloggers again.
Wish you all  the best of luck for the future endeavors.

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
– Leo Buscaglia.

Let’s do it together
~ Yogesh D. D.