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Take your Pick

“To do or not…right choice or wrong one…”

This refrain often comes to the subconscious mind, often at the oddest of moments. At times it may be on-the -spur of the moment, other times it may be in course of experiences the sequelae of events which have been set in motion by the action of the years previous or beyond, by self or even by those around us. In short, there is always an inner nagging feel of “what if’s” especially when the tide goes against one.

What do we with the choices we have ? To choose or not ? Was it the right or wrong one ? Which one is more or less hard ? Is it possible to live a life without crossing certain lines (not those of self or intentional harm though)? Is it possible to experience life without any risk ? Is life always hard for me ? Is anyone else in the same boat, with me ? Is it just me ?

As these thoughts run rampant in the mind; the hope that the true choices will eventually work out, is what keeps the mind and heart sane. As they always say, life isn’t a bed of roses. Where there are roses, there are thorns. To smell the rose, one needs to learn how to settle the thorns (which is an activity worth it’s weight more than gold). How to choose to settle the thorns, makes us experience the beauty of the bloom. So what are we waiting for ?

Choose but be wise about it. Though this hindsight comes over time, one needs to start away. Like Newton’s third law of action and reaction, there are always pros and cons. Yet above all that, follow your instinct, heart and soul. As they align, the mind falls into place and things pan out. Balance mayn’t always be there but trust yourself and bloom. The beauty of the rose always withstands the thorns of life.

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” Goldie Hawn

Posted in Daily, Food, Photo Captions

Coffee Kick off !!

This for all the coffee lovers out there. Imagine a day without the regular caffeine shot and I bet I am not the only one on the dose. Here are few shots below of what my cup of coffee would be like…. be it the espresso, or with milk and cream, frappe, hazelnut, cocoa and so on but the coffee beans do stay the same.

“Coffee, she’d discovered, was tied to all sorts of memories, different for each person. Sunday mornings, friendly get-togethers, and a favorite grandfather long since gone. Coffee meant something to people. Most found their lives were miserable without it. Coffee was a lot like love that way. And because Rachel believed in love, she believed in coffee, too”.
–Sarah Addison Allen

Posted in Daily, Food, Photo Captions

Nuts over Nutella

“Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Chocolate is one of the best luxuries of life. If broken love tears you apart, try asking what hurt’s more to the foodie trying to stay away from “Nutella”.

Below are some shots I found and that’s what I plan to do with my jar of Nutella.

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The Wise vs. The Foolish Builders

46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” ( Luke 6:46-49, NIV Version)

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“How much you can take….”

Do you remember the story of the caterpillar turning into a butterfly ? In short, the essence is that unless a caterpillar by itself builds and breaks out of its own cocoon, it can’t survive being a butterfly. If we ever have the time to turn around and look into nature, there are many small and big instance wherein nature herself teaches that conquering the difficult instances in life is essential to survive. 

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Rocky Balboa had brought out the winning aspects and reality of life, but I do believe that along the way we are moving forward, we can take the adequate time to sniff out the flowers. After all, you live  your life only once.