April 30, 2016

Zest

They left their parents alone as if someone throws away an old tattered cloth  little realizing that the hands that can raise a child to reach the pinnacle can change their own lives when time comes.

The elderly couple renovated their house and renamed it. “The Grand mom and Grand dad abode.”

The young veterans’ membership to this happening place demands a single criterion and that is faith on the motto, “Life does not end with the tattered thoughts of the young.”


In the end, if one dies with a guilt all the pain one took for achieving the materialistic gains go in vain. Guilt is the biggest punishment. What do you thnk?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  Z.

April 29, 2016

Yearning

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She had left her job due to personal reasons however the society refused to see her point. While she was at home, they expected her to do all the chores; the house cleaner was relieved of her duties too.  However, her soul wanted to make a niche for herself and thus she began her tryst with writing and crafts. Gradually she started uploading her work online. All this was a hobby until one day she began her full-fledged career.

Her hard work and determination had paid off as she started to work from home satisfying her yearning to do something for herself. If we wish to do something in life we should do, our best to leave no stone unturned and never leave hope.

Sometimes there may be conflict of interest between self and our priorities however we should not burden our souls with it. If one way is closed we should seek another direction to nurture our soul. Have you ever been at such cross roads?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  Y.

April 28, 2016

XL excelled

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As a kid, she could never understand why people treated her differently , however; growing up taught her, that life is more about the appearance than about the heart or soul so she hid herself in her house. She even completed her studies as a private student.

She had few friends and a few like her succumbed to the pressures of the society but she chose to stand up against the general perception and today she proved her point as a successful entrepreneur. Everyone who had run away from her wanted to share the limelight with her.

“Had I tumbled over the pricks that were scattered around me I would never have reached this point? M, L, XL, XXL does not matter in the end if you live a happy life and excel in the school of life,” she thought.

Body Shaming is the work of idle minds with a destructive outlook towards life.

A person is beyond the physical attribute visible to the human eyes. It is a pity that we seek superiority in shaming other people without realising we, ourselves are too shallow.

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  X.

April 27, 2016

Weird but True

Hurt to the core the bruises that adorned the body felt nothing.
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The words pinched harder than the pricks of cigarette butts.

The world echoed the pain and agony of women.

Here sat a soul tattered, silent as no one would believe in it. Embarrassed and guilty of its existence.

The anonymous group called "We Men".


 
 
Hurt and abusive life is not restricted to women alone there are men who are silent sufferers too. 

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is W.

April 23, 2016

Time

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AK waited for the right time before taking the step and was a success in life.

DJ listened to his heart and took a chance and achieved his goals.

People cribbed both; one for the lack of spontaneity and other for being impulsive.

The right time is whichever way gives a result without taking wrong means. Society will speak its mind but that does not mean it is right. Life is about living according to the situations one faces. There are no short cuts or potions to success. Once we learn to live each moment is worth.

So, are you affected by the herd or do you believe in treading your own way?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  T.

April 22, 2016

Silence # A to Z Challenge

All these years she had wished for a few minutes of silence but today when she had one she sat confused tossing with her thoughts. She was now a woman free of her duties – retired, children married off, and a husband whom she had tamed over the years according to her preference.

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She had all the silent, ‘me’ moments with no disturbance still she was not happy. A glum heavy heart felt as if the SILENCE was mocking at her. A few minutes were fine but now she had to live with it forever. That is how she had made it evident to her family and as much they loved her, they would never betray her wishes.


Only, this time, it was different and she wanted them to give her company occasionally, however, it was long before she could muster the courage to ask for it! 

Sometimes we are so busy with life that we forget it's true meaning.

Life,without the people around, would be like bland food, flavours of life add the zing to it and that is what makes it worth living. merely existing is like living the life of a log!!! True or false?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  S.

April 21, 2016

Reason #AtoZChallenge

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All these years they had tried to reason out his behavior toward his family, however, today when they saw him deal with his children they realized he needed medical attention.

It was late but for the sake of his family, they had to take this step.

What the psychiatrist told them left them speechless  for after 30 years they had found they had failed in their duties as a parent and hence he had grown up to be so.

Sometimes a friendly conversation reasons out the hidden fears and dilemmas and it is better to seek help than speculate over the reasons. Some scars never heal if not cared for at the earliest!

Every parent needs to learn to read their child's silence. Sometimes it is not their nature but the surrounding that contribute to the characteristic of an individual. Do you ay attention to your child?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  R.

April 20, 2016

Quest #AtoZChallenge

“Mummy,” Sid was at his worst behaviour today.
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“I cannot find it anywhere”; “Did you throw it away?”

Alka knew where he had left it but his temper and inability to think under pressure made it tough for him to act so she maintained silence.

“Mumaaaaa,” he continued again but a chilled glass of juice brought him to a halt.

“When you love it so much you should even take care of it. Come we will search for it, together,” She said as if lending a helping hand.

Gradually after going through different places, she guided him to his goal.

She had realised that only if he would taste the sense of loss he would cherish the presence of his belongings. While helping him in quest of his lost souvenir she had imparted an important lesson.

Spoon feeding takes a child nowhere instead, we have to guide them through their quest in life. Lessons of life start at home.What do you think?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  Q.

April 19, 2016

Perspective #AtoZChallenge

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“She is so cool.  Life is a cake walk for her,” they thought when she entered her classroom.

“How much more is in store for me?” she wondered as she entered her office at night.

She worked to pay her fees in the college and to take care of her parents who lay crippled in bed.


Things may be different from what we see. The grass always appears greener on the other side. Judgements are like fiction...

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  P.

April 18, 2016

Old Connections #AtoZChallenge



The chaos in the street confirmed it was the beginning of a weekday.

Two people collided in the ally; angry eyes locked with each other freezing the moment; arms moved towards the other to thaw the chilly intentions.

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Meeting after a decade, the old friends embraced each other.

True friendship never fades away.


Have you had such an encounter with an old pal ? Are you still in touch with your friends?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is  O.

April 16, 2016

No - Learn to say it! #AtoZChallenge

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She stood by him through the rough patches to show her solidarity and support to the man she had loved and cared for.

He thought it otherwise thinking that she was a dependent nowhere else to go so she clung to him and come whatever she would not dare to leave him.

She bared his violent nature for the welfare of her children.

He thought she barely understood anything and took her for granted.

Today, when her children were leading their lives happily and the passage of time had worn out the love she raised her voice against his injustice and was astonished to see him leave his guard without any word.

The air seemed fresh and her old bones sensed a new life making her think, “If only, I had said no to his cruelty long ago without thinking about the world.”

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Better late than never however if we walk out early of an ugly relationships things may be brighter. It is easier said than done yes, but then we get one life only. Your thoughts...

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is L.

April 15, 2016

Materialism

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He gave her an expensive pendant.







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She gave him the latest watch in the market.








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Together they raised a toast for their understanding.







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Eyes met, smiles crossed their faces as the fingers engaged…













Cell phones are the best companions these days.








What is the span of such relation? Is love a thing of era bygone?  What matters understanding or gifts?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is M.

April 14, 2016

Love

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When they held hands and looked towards each other, the hearts fluttered and eyes moistened.
She took care of him and perfectly substituted his eyes.
Today she was scared for he would get his sight back. “Would he still love her after seeing her face?” She cringed at the thought.
He did open his eyes to the world but turned directly towards the blind that hid his life and what she saw on his face proved her wrong.

Everyone's perception about love is distinct; what is your take?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is L.

April 13, 2016

Kindness

As she sat beside her Dude, she realized everything happened for a reason. They had met a long ago but the memory was still fresh.

“While she stood by the road looking left and then right before crossing it she heard a whimpering sound.

The vehicular noise made it tough for her to decipher its origin, however; she traced her steps back in the direction of the sound as her heart whispered its opinion.

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A rough girl with few friends she laughed at her discovery – this was a pup trapped in the bushes. She rescued it that day and he still stood by her.”
Good deeds do not need an audience or a pat on the back. They give pleasure to the soul that winning a competition cannot give. Don't you think so?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is K.

April 12, 2016

Joy

They said it was due to her previous birth sins that Anita had no one to carry forward the family name. His family pointed fingers at her maternal instincts. Her side poured pity over the destiny, confused over the main culprit.

He stood by her sharing the pain and void. They planned to adopt a daughter.

The world again raised eyebrows and the kith and kin paid little if any attention to the little one, as she was not their blood.

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However, the new parents felt only love and happiness after the arrival of the apple of their eyes.

Live is more than a set of rules and duties; it is about compassion and living. Even non-living things exist, learn to live!!

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is J.

April 9, 2016

Harvest

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 “Her friend’s parents helped their children, making life easy and here except for the words of guidance and a rare helping hand she was left to her fate,” she thought.

She never realized why her parents insisted her on doing her own work until one day when a letter arrived and changed her life.

“Dear Daughter,

You are the blossom in the garden of our lives. We knew what our little flower needed for a full blossom so like a good gardener prevented our self from over watering the roots or overindulging with worldly things while you were growing up.

Today when we see you accomplish your goals and set an example for others, we feel proud to be your parents. Like your mother says” In the end, a good harvest pays for all the labor and sweat.

We loved you always and will do so forever.

Love,
Momma and Dadda

Children often misunderstand parents' viewpoint, it is natural and normal. As we move on in life we realize the importance of such acts. Have you gone through such times?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is H.



April 7, 2016

Freedom

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“Thirty - fifth wedding anniversary is a long way walked together. It is sort of an example of maintaining balance, raising a family, and going strong in spite of all the odds. You are literally worshipped by the world,” He thought.

“However, things shall change today. I would break free of the shackles that held me for so long. The money and the lifestyle no longer fascinate the soul as they did to the young body,” He continued speaking to himself.

Her fame and money had tamed him for years but nothing could stop that lava of emotions piling up over the years from oozing . His dormant soul yearned for freedom now!


True love will never leave you gasping for more air. How important is space in a relationship? Do true relationships actually need to pass the Litmus test?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is F.

April 6, 2016

Entrapped

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She is an ideal woman. Other women are jealous of her and men want their sisters and wives to be like her.

A perfect blend of daughter, sister, wife, and mother she had everything in the perfect state except her real soul.

She had lost it long ago while trying to please others and all she remembered now was a faint idea of its existence.

Is it really a good thing to change yourself for others and eventually lose your identity?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is E.

April 5, 2016

Dormant but,not Dead

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“Thirty - fifth wedding anniversary is a long way walked together. It is sort of an example of maintaining balance, raising a family, and going strong in spite of all the odds. You are literally worshipped by the world,” He said to himself.

“However, things shall change today. I would break free of the restraints that held me for so long. The money and the lifestyle no longer fascinate the soul as they did to the young body,” He continued speaking to himself.

Her fame and money had tamed him for years but nothing could stop that lava of emotions piling up over the years from oozing now. His dormant soul yearned for freedom now!


Is it ever late to break out of a dead relationship?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is D.

April 4, 2016

CONSCIOUSNESS

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She said,” I can see through you.”

He replied, “I understand your feelings too.”

What she meant - “Enough, You no longer exist for me.”

Sometimes we take people for granted and the insensitivity makes us blind.

What do yo think?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is C.

April 2, 2016

Beauty


"Beauty is the world that a blind man dreams to see.

Beauty is the food that hungry stomach needs.

Beauty is the heart a lonely soul wishes to share.

Beauty is the mirror of life -

Teaching nothing stays forever," answered Arun (the eligible bachelor) when his peers and family questioned his choice of marrying a simple girl.

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What does 'Beauty' mean to you?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is B.

April 1, 2016

Absolved #atozchallenge

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They cribbed about the dressing style.

They shouted at the raw manners.

They mocked at the verbal abilities.

He stood silent, ever smiling to the hard hitters.

Then one day he achieved what they dreamt.

He prayed for them to be forgiven for the ignorant seldom know the right path.

Do you believe in "forgive & forget"?

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge 2016. Today's letter is A.