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How to embrace each day when we slow down

What is it really that makes us move on and go ahead with our day to day life ? Have we ever thought and asked ourselves why do we need to go on with each day? What is it that drives us on? It is either work or family.Most of us feel it is just to pay the bills we need to move out and work. What happens when we have fulfilled all our goals for professional as well as personal life.

After having an eventful active life it is not easy to slowdown and embrace the calm. It is here we need all the reasons to look forward to. I constitute this look-forward-to as an important ingredient to stay healthy and wise. The day this element goes missing we feel a sense of futility in everything around us. I see a lot of people going through this phase when they suddenly make a transition from active busy life to a sedentary slow life.

Things stop to happen when there is nothing to look forward to. It is very crucial to give ourselves a daily dose of something to do to sustain.Especially when we retire from work and even our children are settled in their own lives. The phrase ‘look-forward-to’ means to think of (a future event) with pleasurable, eager anticipation. This is what makes our morning brighter and the chain reaction to a lovely day begins.As long as we stay committed to ourselves that we will add more to our day in terms of experiences it works wonders. The  lines below can certainly give us a bit of direction.

Let us keep the promise

to move on, no matter

what comes our way

Never stop looking forward to

# Having a lovely breakfast

# Call up an old friend

# Read a nice book

# Watch some movie

# A new hair cut

# Sitting out in sun on a nice day

# A glass of  wine

# Going out for a nice cup of coffee

# Feed the birds

# simply indulging in something sweet

# Fresh and warm chocolate chip cookie

# Blossoming of flowers

The list is endless and anyone can make their own customized look-forward- to if we sincerely have the will there is absolutely a way to embrace each day.

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Green summer vs White winter !!!!

On a low cast gloomy day of winter our heart longs to see sunshine and summer greenery around. The mere idea gives us the comfort and convenience of being outdoors.  We all try to make hay while sunshine. The warmer climate has more tendency to add genuine warmth and positive vibe to a day. But we all know that good things don’t last for long. Here in North America summers are short yet it is the best time of the year.

Each day is exclusive and it comes only once in a year. It  is so fortunate for us to go through the weather transitions each year. Nature’s way of saying life changes, grows and take a different form from what it was before.

Imagine a year that does not go through different seasons–spring, summer, fall and winter. Each one has its own charm and beauty.  Same season throughout the year will be homogeneous. How will we realize the difference between pleasant spring, warm summer, colorful fall and cold winter.

The green in summer is so fresh and alive. It makes us go ahead with our plans on anything. So much to look forward to and is all about outdoors. Going out is so much fun and a lot easier. It is like long awaited sweet treat after a boring dinner. It looks so amazing and lovely. This is where I go for my daily walk and for me it is the best place to refresh my mind. The pictures were taken during the summer.

Now it is winter and the scene has changed altogether and you wonder ‘was this the same place I used to come for walk’. It takes an extra effort to go out as you need to bundle up and pack yourself before you leave the indoors. Then tread on the same road that may be slippery too. Finally you reach there.

Wow , it is an equally amazing sight to see. In some other parts of the world people travel and cover long distances to see the snow. Here it took exactly  five minutes walk to reach  the spot. Isn’t it amazing so pristine and white. Again it is only now we can see it because it will be gone too. I am glad that I took the effort to move out otherwise I would have missed so much.

Chirping sparrows

I remember these birds  were there in summer too and now in winter they looked even more alive. It was as if they were giving me a message to embrace each day as it is  and remember this too is not going to last long.

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New year or New morning- what difference does it make !!!!!

Brand new, such  an amazing feel one gets with the word new. Here it is we are at the beginning of 2012. Just like a new born baby, gives such a nice feel. A time of resolutions and to make fresh start once again on a clean slate .

It is so important to take time off and recollect all that is found  as well as lost during the course of a time. Imagine what it would be like if we keep on running the rat race without pausing anywhere. What if there is no transition from dawn to dusk, spring to summer or even fall to winter. What a homogenous world it will be. The same time period going on forever. I believe it is nature’s way of saying—‘wait, think and plan’. Nothing like a planned thing. Obviously, everything works out better but sometimes it does not work as planned. Even then it is one step ahead of where we were before.

The time of the year has arrived again to retrospect and inspect for the future. As always we tend to focus more on what is missing and less on what has been accomplished. Even the worst of the years have something of relevance for us. Try hard to think but I could only see that through those experiences I have learned more.  Oprah said “when you know, you do better”  in her lifeclass.

Anyways, not to delve too deep into the lavity and gravity of the things. Why do we need to wait for the new year to make resolutions. Each morning presents a hope and an opportunity to start afresh. December is as good a month to start afresh as January.

The best time to make resolution is morning. Everyday is a new day and a new beginning. It is different than yesterday and more alive than tomorrow. What matters most is now.

Here is my day beginning with a new resolution to write more and share more. It is such a liberating and amazing feel to do something new each morning. I like to remind myself and all of you there that if we want to do something then time is now and place is here. Then we all know that there are No limits ! No limits.

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