Two Personalities

I guess you can say we all have two personalities.

The one during the day,
if we were asked if we’re happy,
we would say “absolutely”
we’re happy and we don’t need any help,
we’re completely okay.

But then there’s the other
that at 2 am, sits alone in their room
wondering if anyone likes them at all
asking themselves what’s the point.

The one that is in pain
is the one that needs to be shown
how beautiful they are.

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“Please do me a Favor”

Hi šŸ™‚

Before asking you to do me a favor, I would like to share a short story of a Boy and a Girl. This story is about a girl who joined the university, she met a boy who is always kind to her. This story is about few conversation between the girl and the boy before the boy had to move to another city.

“HeĀ greeted herĀ ‘Hi’, She didn’t reply.
HeĀ gave herĀ a sweet smile, She responded with a sigh.
HeĀ showed herĀ the love, heĀ received a shrug.
But when HeĀ bid goodbye, She began to cry.”

This reveals that, we don’t need to wait until its too late to tell someone how important they are in your life, how much their presence matters to you. Because when they’re gone, no matter how loud you shout and cry, they won’t hear you anymore. Love the people God gave you because he will need them back one day.

So, I request you to notĀ let go all those people who made you smile, when you don’t even wanted to Smile!Ā Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. šŸ˜€

Now, can you please do me a Favor ? Can you please smile because it suits you. Smile because you’re beautiful, because you’re amazing, because you’re unique, because you can, because tomorrow is a new day, because no matter what you think, someone loves you. Smile because you deserve to.

I hope you always have a reason to Smile šŸ™‚

Festival of Lights – Diwali

Happy Diwali.. šŸ™‚

Deepavali.. a Hindu FestivalĀ celebrated in autumn every yearĀ Ā with great enthusiasm and happiness in India.Ā The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Diwali is celebrated around the world, particularly in countries with significant populations of Hindu, Jain and Sikh origin. It is celebrated in almost all the Asian countries, parts of Arab’s, Australia, New Zealand and Ā also in some parts of Africa.

Satellite picture of India taken NASA satellite on a Diwali evening.

Satellite picture of India taken NASA satellite on a Diwali evening.

Its celebration include millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings. In India, Diya( Oil Lamp) is decorated. Diya’s are available in nearby and are made up of clay.Ā An Indian potter paints earthenware lamps ahead of Diwali.

A women painting the diya's.

A women painting the Diya’s.

A Diya placed in temples and used to bless worshipers is referred to as an Aarti.Ā Diya’s adorn every corner of the house on this very auspicious day and add fervor to the festive spirit.Moreover, aĀ Diya also symbolizes knowledge.

Diya or Deepak, an oil lamp usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil.

Diya or Deepak on top of a rangoli, an oil lamp usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil.

Rangoli, a folk art from India can be seen on every doorstep. RangoliĀ patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.

Colored Rice for Rangoli making

Colored SandĀ for Rangoli making

The purpose of Rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck.Ā Girls, boys and women’s create Rangoli and other creative patterns on floors, near doors and walkways.

A Rangoli design with diya's on top.

A Rangoli design with diya’s on top.

Decorative materials and statue of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha are brought to home.

Decorative Materials and statue of deities.

Decorative Materials and statue of deities.

The statue are decorated by pushp(flowes) and wore cloths. Later in the evening, during the pooja (prayer ritual) performedĀ to host, honor and worship one or more deities.

Marigold flowers sold for decorating house.

Marigold flowers sold for decorating house.

Pooja ki thali is used to do Pooja and Aarti.

A plate decorated with Diya's and Marigold Flowes for Aarti.

Puja ki Thali, a plate decorated with Diya’s and Marigold Flowes.

Statue’s of Lord Ganesha and modern day Diya’s.

Pookja Ki Thali

 

Diwali is one of the happiest of holidays in India, with significant preparations. People clean their homes and decorate them for the festivities. Diwali is one of the biggest shopping seasons in India; people buy new clothes for themselves and their families, gifts, appliances, kitchen utensils, small to big ticket items such as cars and gold jewelry.Ā People also buy gifts for family members and friends which typically includes sweets, dry fruits and seasonal specialties depending on regional harvest and customs.

Special Sweets during Diwali.

Special Sweets during Diwali.

Girls and women go shopping. It is also the period when little kids hear ancient stories, legends, myths and battle between good and evil, light and darkness from their parents and elders. Ā Youth and grown ups graduate to helping with lighting and preparing for patakhe (fireworks).

Crackers are burn during  Diwali eve.

Crackers are burn during Diwali eve.

Happiness is in the air, it’s Diwali everywhere, let’s show some love and care.

Wish you all a Happy Diwali, Namaste. šŸ™‚

Someday

Someday, we’ll forget the hurt,
the reason we cried and who caused us the pain.

We will finally realize that
the secret of being free is not revenge,
but letting things unfold
in their own way and own time.

After all, what matters is not the first,
but the last chapter of our life
which shows how well we ran the race.

So smile, laugh, forgive, believe, and love all over again. šŸ™‚

The Pain behind the Smile

It’s easy to look at people and make quick
judgments about them,
their present and their past,
but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears
a single smile can hide.

What a person shows to the world is
only one tiny side of the iceberg
hidden from insight.

And more often then not, it’s lined with
cracks and scars that go all the way
to the foundation of their soul. šŸ™‚

The Scariest Part!

You asked,
what is the scariest part?

I answer:
The scariest part is
not the feeling of loneliness
or the darkness that fills you
despite the looming pain
of emptiness.

The scariest part is the realization
that you have lost yourself completely
sinking in as you lay awake
at 2 am
because you lost the ability to sleep
and you can’t even cry
because you don’t even care. šŸ˜

Lost Love

As I sat on my bed
watching old cartoons
and reminiscing good times.

Your name flashed upon my phone
and thoughts of you flooded in my mind
and in that moment I felt
a million things:
Regret and apologetic,
sure and uncertain,
fine and shattered.

You played me like aĀ game board
and I was your toolĀ on strings.

You never wanted me,
you just wanted the feeling
of being wanted,
but I will not fall for it any longer.