Remembering Louise Hay…

A blessed soul

Gem of a person

An angel on earth

She gave hope to all those

Who felt hopeless

She motivated all those

Who felt demotivated

She gave courage to all those

Who felt dejected

Positive thoughts and positive affirmations

Can change your life

Free you from any dis-ease

Was her motto

She introduced us to the universe of

Infinite possibilities

She inspired millions of people

She changed lives of many

She brought about positivity and love in everybody’s life

She taught us to love our enemy and most importantly,

Love ourselves first

She taught us to forgive ourselves

She taught us to accept who we are

And the way we are

You will be missed, dear Louise Hay,

You will be missed…

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Taking responsibility

The only person responsible for your life is not your parent or your partner or your friend or your neighbor! It’s YOU! Yes, you read it right. The only person that’s responsible for your life is you!

The day you stop blaming others for everything that happens to you or in your life, your life changes. Stop blaming and start taking responsibility. Now, what do I mean by “start taking responsibility”? It doesn’t mean you blame yourself. NO! Nor does it mean you have to punish yourself for all the things that went wrong! A BIG NO!

Instead of being a ‘victim’, see yourself from a third person’s view. Instead of blaming yourself or him or her or them, think about the circumstance, think about what went wrong and what could be changed to make things better. Think what you would do if certain things would suddenly change in your life. It doesn’t matter what happens to you in your life, but what matters the most is how you react to it. If you feel dejected, rejected, depressed, sad and you feel like everybody is against you and nothing is working out – you will never be able to solve your problem.

If you blame others for your life situation, what do you think the solution would be? Change them? Can you ask them to change themselves? Now, what if you take responsibility? What happens? You can change, right? If you have been around a lot of negativity, try thinking something positive. Laugh, go out and meet new people, socialize! Well, isn’t that a change?

If you blame others for everything that happens to you, then it means you are not a part of that ‘problem’. So now it means that you cannot be a part of the ‘solution’. The first step in taking responsibility is being aware of the ‘problem’.

Ask yourself the following questions :

Are you blaming others for all the problems in your life?

What if you stopped blaming others for all the problems in your life?

What if you start taking responsibility for all that happens in your life?

What if you see your situation as a protagonist and not as a victim? Can you arrive at a solution?

What if you knew you always had a choice and you could have made a decision but FEAR stopped you from making that decision? Are you ready to face that fear so that you can move ahead in life?

What things can you change so that your life gets better than what it is right now?

 

Blurred and Framed

I am submitting my homework late this time. Raj sir, I hope there is no punishment for this 😉

For learn photography post titled focus on blurs, I have decided to go with bokeh.

And, the photo for learn photography post titled frame your subject is … One of my favorite photos of a Goan church. 

Fone Free Sunday #1

I have been reading Pradita’s posts on Fone free sunday for a couple of months now and this time I decided to join her. So what is fone free sunday? All you have to do is… Throw your phone in the river.. alright! No jokes this time! All you have to do is refrain yourself from using your phone -social media mostly. You can recieve important calls or reply to important emails. 

I thought this is going to be an easy-peasy task for me since I do not use a lot of social media. I am.. you can call me anti-social media, although I have nothing against using social media! I was on Facebook and it was all fun and nice in the beginning. And then, it got all boring- same old people, same old status updates, photos, people changing their relationship statuses, *blows raspberry* it was BORING!! I know that I am considered to be an alien just because I am not on Facebook *rolls eyes*… being E.T. is cool!!! 

Okay, I am supposed to talk about how my fone free sunday was, so I am going to stop ranting about social media. The weather here in Bangalore was cloudy, cool and it was drizzling or raining the whole day. I woke up at my usual time – around 6am. Then spent some time watching TV with kitty. A cup of hot chai and kitty by my side – nice way to start the morning.  Then I decided to do some reading – completed a book on positivity (short read) on Kindle and started another book – Amsterdam (paperback). And somewhere in between I had idlis for breakfast! 

As far as I remember, I skipped lunch. I think I did. Oh god, am I suffering from temporary amnesia? I don’t remember what happened last afternoon!!! I did sleep for a long time – an afternoon siesta is a must do activity in Rekha’s diary. 

Sometime before breakfast and lunch, let’s call it brunch. So I ate Goli baje for brunch! Ah! Now I know why I skipped lunch! Goli baje is a Mangalore speciality – fritters made of refined flour and curd. So, I was still dreaming about Goli baje when I woke up in the evening, after all, it was raining heavily and who doesn’t crave for hot pakodas on a rainy day!! So I decided to make some Goli baje – easy recipe you see. Shared a couple of bajes with my neighbours too. If you want to taste the Goli baje that I make, please pray to God and ask Him to make you my neighbour. 😛 

Meanwhile, I did check my phone once or twice, well.. how else does one know what time it is!!! I am not one of those who can estimate time from the position of sun and shadows and what not!!! Other than that, I did not use my phone much. And then, late in the evening, I watched NCIS for sometime – I am really obsessed with this TV series! And if you are an NCIS fan too, let me tell you, I am lot like Abby -except for the fact that I am not goth, nor I tie my hair in pony tails nor I wear heels nor am I a forensic scientist. 

Meanwhile I heard Facebook and Instagram was down for sometime yesterday. The universe was helping people to observe a fone free sunday!! Savio (one of my fellow bloggers ) did leave me a message on WhatsApp. Very clever, Savio! Were you checking if I was using my phone or not? 😛 Before you jump into conclusions, I saw savio’s message today!!!! 

So… Do you wish to join fone free sunday? It happens once in a month on..you guessed it right! It happens on a Sunday! 😉 (Last Sunday of the month)
P.S. : wrote this post through mobile app and I must admit I am really bad at typing !!! If it says fine free or done free, please read it as fone free 😛 !!  I have corrected it, just in case you find an err, (my title read fine free and I clicked publish!! I have corrected it now) Mister autocorrect is way too enthusiastic today! 

Mundane Monday #26

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No  LPG? No problem! We have kerosene stoves. 😀

 

Post submitted for Mundane Monday Challenge.

P.S. : Is the photo tilted or are my eyes playing a trick? As far as I remember, I was standing at some distance from this place, so I am guessing it’s just the angle that is wrong.

365 days of Flower Photography : Day 89

A slight twist in this challenge for the time being. I would like to call this “mini-series” – Floral Decor. Starting from the ones I clicked during the flower show in Jan 2015 to the recent one in August 2017, I will be posting beautiful decorations made out of flowers.

 

For the next few days, the photos that I would show you guys would be from the flower show of Jan 2015.

Floral Decor #1

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