Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

I just came across the “Spread the Vibe“, initiative by “Youth ki Awaaz” wherein we discuss about the people, places and stories that inspired us to feel good in 2015.

After giving it some thought, I realised that there isn’t any one person, place or incident that inspired me in the previous year, so I list down a few such incidents and/or about few such people who had been a source of great inspiration.

  • While on a vacation with my husband, we met a family of three, mother father and a daughter, so cheerful and too happy to be sad at any point of time. She fell of after getting slipped and was about to cry as an obvious response from a 2-3 years old. And suddenly appeared her mum with a camera and pout and whispered, “Selfie?”. And instead of the crying, she did pout instantly and we both couldn’t resist the laughter. Later, we requested if we could get a click with the little girl to which they agreed. My husband now seldom shows me that pic when he senses that I might cry and to my surprise we both find ourselves laughing again. She taught us to be happy, to rejoice and celebrate the life we have got.

 

  • Another lady who inspired me this year was my mother’s maid who has a cruel and ill-mannered husband. She managed to arrange her daughter’s marriage all on her own, when instead of getting support from her husband she gained resentment and opposition. She didn’t let her husband and step-sons have an upper hand. Even though she isn’t a literate woman and does not belong to the society that believes in equality between the two genders still she managed to fight hard against her husband and step-sons who tried to create all sort of troubles and hurdles for her and her daughter. Today, the girl is happily married and is expecting her first child whilst the lady has decided to get separated from her husband who made sure to bring her all evils and bad name but she stood and still stand as firm as a mountain. She has left her husband’s home to live in her own home and is living her life with head held high, with the confidence and spirit that only a few women in our society dare to show. She truly is an inspiration for the women of our country.

 

  • Towards the last quarter of the year, when winters are approaching soon (here in our country, India), I came in contact with a group of students studying in classes XI and XII who had come up with the idea of collecting old clothes from in and around the city to be distributed to the poor people living in nearby areas who die of the chill as they don’t have anything to protect them against the chilly winds and the cold. And to my surprise (and I believe, to yours too), they collected, packed and distributed around 25000 clothes. Isn’t that a very big thought, idea, task and number for the students of higher secondary?

There are some more such stories and inspirations that could be listed as an year is too long for just a few inspirations, is what I feel. But, here I have listed just three, one each from personal happiness, courage & women power and social upliftment & philanthropy sections.

 

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Inspiration to Happy Life…!!!

Posted: April 27, 2015 in BlogAdda
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Prompt – Write about the things that make big occasions unnecessary, making you want to enjoy the moment you’re living in. Things that you feel should be present for you to be happy. It might be your family, job, hobby, pet, or discovering new places. Everybody’s inspiration to have a happy life is different. Blog about yours this weekend for the #CelebrateLifeAtIvy activity this weekend to stand a chance to win an exciting prize!


Happiness has no perfect, sure shot formula. Unlike the physical sciences and mathematics where two plus two has to be four, happiness is a behavioural aspect that differs from person to person or from time to time and hence no such trick exists. The onus lies on we, the individuals to be happy ourselves. There are different things that please different individuals differently. Here’s a selective list of things, activities, ways or persons that can be the reason of one’s happiness, at least for me, they are –

  • Family – I happened to read it somewhere, the acronym ‘Family’ expanded as ‘Father And Mother, I Love You’. And, yes I believe this to be perfectly true. It is parents who make the family and it is the family who makes house, a home. Without them, not only life seems difficult but incomplete too. Without them, with whom shall we share our happiness and who will be our strength in hard times. They are the ones who will always be by your side, come what but may.
  • Friends – They make happiness more happier.

After, the loved ones that make our life worth living, let’s talk about somethings that can boost up in low times and get going –

  • Pleasant Environment where we can think rationally and find some peace of mind after a tiresome and hectic day, so that the battery is charged up for the next morning. If we are in the best of our temperaments and full of positive energy, we would automatically be attracted towards positivity and spread the same.
  • Music and Dance – When we fall short of words to express ourselves, music comes to our rescue. It can set a happy mood for all, or say, at least lighten up the mood for that matter.
  • Exercising one’s hobby – Hobby is something that we love to do, so practicing it in low moods will surely make our day and inspire us to come out of the reason causing sadness, hence taking us a step closer to happiness. Be it painting, swimming, gardening, reading, writing, or any other such activity, they all act as a stress-buster and tension reliever.
  • Yoga and Meditation – Yoga and meditation helps us to lead a healthy life. Happiness is incomplete without health. There’s  a  saying in hindi, “Pehla Sukh, Nirogi Kaya” meaning the health is first and foremost, hence should be dealt with on priority basis. Only in a healthy  & well-being state can we spread and share happiness.
  • Morning Walk or walk post-dinner. It serves as a cherry on the cake if your near and dear ones join you amidst the lush-green surroundings. Our darling people, fresh air, light talks, and sharing smiles, a perfect combo meal of happiness.

Coming up next to the emotional aspect, they say “Happiness doubles when we share and spread”. Alongwith the other responsibilities we fulfil in the entire day, we should find some time for our social responsibilities as a human. Nothing can bring more happiness than donating smile to a crying or sad face, feeding the hungry, helping the needy, and taking care of those seeking.

That’s my idea of Happiness, what’s yours?

Feel free to share.


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