Strong Heart

"The world breaks us all, and afterwards some are stronger in the broken places"
                                             -Ernest Hemingway.
Everyone of us have bad days--when we feel like we cant wake up and make it through the day.Whats important is not that we go through the day like a rockstar, but we pull on our clothes and shoes.Get out of our beds and make it through, and whatever maybe broken inside will heal.But be thankful to the God who gives you another day to deal with. You get a dream, an ambition to fall in love with. A cloud to chase or dreams of building your own home one day. I dream of having my very own puppy, any breed will do. I saw a puppy being mistreated on the streets today, wish I was a stronger person to protest more soundly. Maybe I shall adopt a puppy off the streets, maybe two. On that note, something needs be done about tigers in India..Only 1411 left! Is that a number even? Join the Aircel initiative, I know I have.
Also do you know of anyone who has faced conflicts head on and survived..someone who needs assistance for further studies, you might want to refer them to the The Strongheart Fellowship
Till then I shall work on making this heart a stronger one, big enough to deal with problems and strong enough to shelter others in it.
Do you have a strong heart? If you do, cheers to you!


Lessons of Life

10 Things I learned about relationships..the usual type:-

  1. Never be with a person who does not appreciate your tears- Life is not perfect and neither are human beings. We will all break down at some point of time or the other,and its then that companionship and acceptance matters the most. A person who thinks you are manipulative just because you are crying, has got some serious problems and should be avoided at all costs.
  2. Never let anyone make you feel inferior- If anyone wants to make you feel competitive with people of the same gender in their lives, first look within yourself for any insecurities. Then try and understand the basis for those insecurities. More often than not, if you were not suffering from paranoid jealousies before with anybody else(eg-parents, friends' attention), there is something wrong in the way your partner is treating you and you are hitting back in the most primal way.
  3. Dump a flirtatious partner at the 1st instance- When your significant other is making twinkly eyes at someone who is not you, RUN!!
  4. Integrate yourself into the family- If the family does not accept you easily, try. If the family does not accept you even then, keep trying. If the family is constantly degrading you: read last word of 3.
  5. There's no breaking the glass wall- If at any point of time, you feel like you have hit a glass wall with the other person & it only needs a lil trying on your part to make him/her to see your point of view--truth is he/she has already chosen his/her own point of view. If you can compromise and live with that without regrets, do and if not: read last word of 3.
  6. Do not give of yourself completely and unconditionally-You are just thought to be cheap. I know it sounds contradictory to what the ideal of love ought to be, but thats the way it is!
  7. Distinguish between friendship and flirting- Related to point 3. But this refers to yourself rather than the other person. Never give up your friends whatever sex they belong to, no matter how much your partner pesters you on this point. However that does not mean, you can walk holding hands or ride shotgun with hands all over the place.
  8. Careful if its not public knowhow- If your partner is not comfortable to making your relationship known to people, be a teeny bit careful. Not only because it signals not all izz well with him/her, but also because however good/justified a reason he/she may have for not doing so, you will ultimately feel like the loser.
  9. Quit if its making you sad/depressed all the time- Relationships are a part of life, if contented & fulfilling it can go a long way in enriching the life experience. But if its not, it can drain all the energy and happiness out of you making you feel disheartened. It makes sense to quit because the whole point of being in a relationship with someone is that you want to share some special moments/something with another.
  10. A relationship takes two-Enough said.


Heartbreak Valentine

One minute of silence please.
For the death of my love.
One moment of silence please.
Need to pick up my heart from all over the floor.
One timeless moment of silence please.
Need to wish my tears away.
A minute of your time please.
Before this memory washes itself away.