Friday, November 4, 2011

It's a good life

There will always be a bit of dissatisfaction in everything we do and receive in life. We wonder it could’ve been better and things could’ve been more in abundance like more happy moments, lovely romances, sweet understandings, no fights, no grudges, more money, more comfort etc.

But before we demand too much or complain about anything, have we enjoyed everything that life has offered? Have we seen the positive side of all situations to make it look normal and good? We often tend to see one side of the situation and fish in shallow waters. Though we know that there’s other side to every situation and should think deep before coming to a conclusion and crib/whine about anything.

With the pressure in work side and in life, we say that peace of mind is lost and want to get it back. Remember, solutions always lie within the vicinity of the problem. You cannot find the key in the light when you’ve lost it in the dark! Have a serene walk by the beach, do an open talk with your close mate over a cuppa coffee, enjoy a child’s smile, smell a bunch of roses in the bouquet. And make sure you find time to enjoy such things in life.

Money and other materialistic things cannot determine your peace of mind and happiness quotient. If you feel that having less money or those physical possessions are the reason, you’re guiding your mind in a wrong direction.

With money, you can buy a bed but not sleep, buy music but not peace of mind, buy a pet but not a life. Learn to enjoy things that are given rather than cribbing about things that are not given to you. The best things in life are all around us and they are free - hugs, friends, smiles, family, sleep, love, laughter, memories etc. Devote attention to them and enjoy. It’s a good life!


This was originally published at KHOJ as my guest post for SUB.

48 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely post... My remarks on Khoj are valid even here...:) :)

Ashwini said...

You know, I always believe in "Everything in life happens for a good reason". It might take us a while to realize that. Patience is something people should have in today's world, but they are in no mood to wait for it. The need to de-stress and relax is highly warranted given the pressure we face from all aspects. In the midst of all this we lose out on the small things in life, which actually make us happy. Good post :)

Sujatha Sathya said...

perfecto!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Interesting write-up.Life is good and beautiful.Something is wrong in and around us if V couldn't enjoy it (Life).Welldone again.

ashok said...

thoughtful post...

Renu said...

Nice post..but nothing is easy...

--- Bagya --- said...

Thats a refreshing post!

SUB said...

you have been tagged here>>
http://khonjtheeternalsearch.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanks.html

Cheers!
SUB

Krishnapriya said...

Excellent! and I agree totally, but would work be a problem, if considered and done with the same happiness?

Saru Singhal said...

I totally agree...A beautiful post to embark life in its full swing. Big achievements take a toll on us and it is always a long long journey towards it. In the meantime we should do small things to make life beautiful like sipping coffee or taking a walk or reading your blog:)

Another soothing and inspiring article:)

Lady*♥*Fiona said...

"You cannot find the key in the light when you’ve lost it in the dark!"

Love that!!!

Another wonderful reflection on life, Anand :) The best things in life are free, indeed! Everyone holds the key to unlock this *gold* that money can never buy :)

Nasnin Nasser said...

First of all let me say a sorry for this delayed visit here. Time is a big challenge:-)

My favourite: "You cannot find the key in the light when you’ve lost it in the dark!" So true!

It is said that we should count our blessings to know the real value of things. And you have encapsulated that very refreshing thought here! We hardly allow ourselves to stand and stare at the beauty of a rose in this rush for materialistic needs and all the mumbo-jumbos! We always wants to guess the unseen beauty of a distant future rather than the exquisite sight of our own garden;-)

Another lovely post Anand with feather of hope! My regards and wishes:-) Life is indeed good and beautiful!

Anand said...

@Rahul Bhatia: Thank you very very much :)

Anand said...

@Ashwini: Completely agree Ashwini. people are in no mood to be patient and loose out on small moments to enjoy in life. Thank you :)

Anand said...

@Sujatha Sathya: Thank you very much :) :)

Anand said...

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!: Exactly. Thank you very much Christy :)

Anand said...

@ashok: Thank you Ashok :)

Anand said...

@Renu: Yes nothing is easy and that's life for us. Thank you :)

Anand said...

@Bagya: Thanks a ton Bagya :)

Anand said...

@SUB:Thank you very much SUB. Am super glad :)

Anand said...

@Krishnapriya: Yes, I dont think work will be a problem if people consider it with the same amount of happiness. But is it possible? :p
Thank you very much! :)

Anand said...

@Saru Singhal: Thanks a ton for this comment Saru. Truly cherish it :)

Anand said...

@Lady*♥*Fiona: Thanks for the comment Fiona. Your comment always brings a smile on my face :)

Anand said...

@Nasnin Nasser: No problem and no need for that sorry Nasnin. Everyone will get busy in life at sometime and priorities shld always be addressed first! Even I couldn't visit and comment on your blog because of time crunch :(

I loved the way you expressed the like "We always wants to guess the unseen beauty of a distant future rather than the exquisite sight of our own garden". Beautiful my friend and thanks a lot for dropping by and for commenting in the midst of your busy life! :)

Uruj said...

This was indeed very thoughtful.

Confused Soul said...

that was quite a thoughtful post. Loved every bit of it. Rejoice and be content in the little things that life has to offer, hai na? :)

P.S. Great blog.:)

:-Dee said...

A truly inspiring blog and I second that totally - 'It is a good life'! :)

ツ Marjan's ツ said...

lead a happy life...:))

Anand said...

@Uruj: Thank you very much :)

Anand said...

@Confused Soul: Agree with you. Thank you very much for the appreciation :)

Anand said...

@:-Dee: Thanks a ton for the visit and the comment :)

Anand said...

@ ツ Marjan's ツ: Yes, lead a happy life.. Thank you :)

Menachery said...

well written, but then well, words and situations, move in two different directions.. its only when we fall, that we emerge more wise, and mature, and well at times do the same again :P .. hmmm... but an amazing read ..:)

Cяystal said...

I love the positiveness running through this post! Good job.

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Loved your post :)
Your writing always gives me a perfect dose whenever I need it :P

We always crib about what all we don't have, and how our life isn't good. But we always fail to see what all we have :)

Lovely :)
Take Care.

Dibakar Sarkar said...

The writing has energized me. Thanks dear.

Anand said...

@Menachery: heheee agree to an extent. Thanks for the visit and comment. Well appreciated :)

Anand said...

@Cяystal: Thank you very very much :)

Anand said...

@♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫: Thanks a ton gal. Glad that the posts reach you when in you're in need. Take care :)

Anand said...

@Dibakar Sarkar: Thank you very much for the lovely comment dear. Glad that it energized you :)

Kunal said...

I am sure...everyone would agree with what you said..and I am also sure...when we sit and relax and are only in the company of ourselves, these small gifts of life, is what we think. But..when we are in the outside world, we change a bit...we compare ourselves with others..if someone is more happy than us..what do they have..which we do not...and so on...

I have always been of the belief that I do not have to have lots of money to be happy and though I do have lots of gadgets, they do not provide that much happiness as say seeing a new place and enjoying the beauties of nature.

But that said, I think, every reaction, say envy, jealousy, complain, whine are present in us and they do serve a purpose for some... :D

Ajay said...

i agree with youuuu !
really i enjoyed your post, i enjoyed myself joining indiblogger tooooo

Sujatha Sathya said...

looong time Anand no new post yet?

Prime Aque said...

'The best things in life is free...' well I agree on that bro! Things brought by money are short live, effects easily fades away, just like saying buying a new car wont make you happy forever, but finding a true friend would make you find yourself complete through the years :)

Anand said...

@Kunal: Agree with you Kunal. monies and gadgets cannot get you complete happiness unlike people and nature.

Yes, when we are in the outside world, we do tend to compare ourselves with others. But that should be a healthy and positive comparison which should result in learning something from that person to attain more happiness in life. And yes, every reaction has a place and purpose in life.

Thank you very very much for the comment :)

Anand said...

@Ajay: Thanks a ton for those words Ajay. Welcome here and happy blogging :)

Anand said...

@Sujatha Sathya: Yes Sujatha, working on the next post and will be up soon. Was preoccupied with other work and feeling guilty for not devoting time here. Truly appreciate the visit and your expectation on the next post. Thanks a ton :)

Anand said...

@Prime Aque: Yes materialistic possessions cant give you everlasting happiness. Thanks for the comment and welcome to this place :)

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