Humans Who Inspire – 1

Note to my reader: This post is a part (#4) of ’30 Day Writing Challenge’ that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is a collection of simple writing prompts.

Today’s prompt is ‘Write about someone who inspires you.’ I had come with the idea of ‘Humans Who Inspire’ at a recent family holiday trip when I saw a fellow tourist’s simple act of empathy. More about that in a different post. I thought I should make it a series of posts about people I see in the day-to-day life who inspire to do good.

However, when I saw today’s prompt, I wanted to write about a friend first. The reason – I do not know. I thought, “Why not follow the gut feeling?”

So, ♪ Heeeerre We Go! ♪

Before I begin to talk about this friend, let me tell you I am always blessed with pleasant, feel-good memories on every trip I take, big or small. And this person is the first of such memories that I can consciously recollect.

The friendship between Praneetha and I bloomed when we went on a school excursion to northern India in our 10th std. We were classmates since way before that but we never shared anything more than a courteous smile for each other.  The excursion was a ten day trip and may be we started bonding by day 3 or 4…? I don’t remember. (I am not a ‘dates rememberer’, you see? I am guilty of forgetting my parents’ wedding anniversary, all my friends’ birthdays – including Praneetha’s, consistently every year XD )

We’ve been buddies ever since. We (kind of, mostly) share similar tastes in terms of people who annoy (not similar to the pet peeves I have listed previously. She is not a reader, btw 👿 ), ummm…, then…. TV Shows! Yes, tv shows… We used watch certain tv shows and call each other up after every episode to discuss about it. These calls used to go on till at least an hour each time until both our moms scolded us at our respective ends. 😀 That’s the best memory we both dearly share. 

Get to the inspiration part, you say? Yes, yes. Getting there… got here. 😀 (Me and my stupid “jokes”). Annnyways.

She’s a true lively and cheerful soul. She’s funny – unlike me, always confident – ALWAYS, down to earth, she knows what she’s doing – she’s brilliance inside out.

– Now, don’t think I am sitting here writing all “top of the world” stuff about her just because she’s my friend. No no. There are n number of things about her that annoy me, get onto my nerves, and drive me crazy. I am just jotting the positives because today’s prompt is making me do it. 😛 –

Coming back to the main point – inspiration. She inspires me to just be myself and not to fret over what people think of me. She motivates me to believe in myself and go about doing what I truly love to do, no matter how silly it might seem to others, come who/what-ever may. BTW, her sense of style – love it! She’s teaches me to simultaneously laugh at and appreciate myself. She proves to me that confidence is the best outfit I could ever flatter myself with and that it brings out my best style statement.

Now, it’d be too toooo much if I say, “I am thankful for having Praneetha in my life.”; in our Hyderabadi language – it would be “over-actions” to say that. So, I will let it pass.

Message to Praneetha: Abey! Share this on your fb. Make people read my blog! And yeah, no need to be obliged to me. It’s okay! 😛 XD

Dear reader, who inspires you? How do they do that? Did anybody ever tell you that you inspire them? Share your stories here.

Love!

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10 Things That Make Me Really Happy

Note to my reader: This post is a part (#1) of  ’30 Day Writing Challenge’ that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is a collection of simple writing prompts.

  1. Smell of paper, petrol, paint, fresh coffee powder aroma, petrichor
  2. Baby’s cackling laughter
  3. Reading
  4. When I am Creative
  5. Learning
  6. Colour
  7. Sending and receiving letters
  8. Fruits, flora, and fauna in our garden.
  9. When I am left alone with a book, and something to drink and munch on
  10. When someone takes the effort to speak the language properly

♫And these are a few of my faaavourite things!♫

Frankly speaking to you, my dear reader, its been quite hard these couple of months – to start or do anything and to keep at it. And hence, no posts on my blog lately. I want to do many things, but I am unable to get myself to do anything. There are lot of brilliant ideas flowing constantly in my brain, but getting myself to execute them – such hell! (A quick google search attributed my symptoms to low dopamine levels. I am working towards getting my levels to normalcy. 🙂 In a healthy, safe, organic way, btw! 😀 )

And so, when I found this writing challenge full of simple prompts on Pinterest, I was more than thrilled. I need not even write all this explanation. But, me just getting myself started by just jotting down a simple list, prompted me to actually to write here. Although there’s nothing really great or important that’s been said so far, it-actually-feels-GOOD! *deep satisfied sigh* I published a post, you see!

See you tomorrow with a brand new post!

The Time I was a Nincompoop.

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I am not perfect. And, I believe no person, no matter how great or simple, is perfect either. Also, we all know for a fact that any sage or saint, before becoming one, was an imperfect human being like all of us. I mostly own my imperfections: Yes, I am stubborn. Yes, I call a spade “a spade”, and if that makes me seem like a “rude” person in your view, then yes, I am “rude”. Yes, despite being a science graduate, I have a math phobia. And, may be you, my reader, have the patience to read the long list of my imperfections, but my apologies, I do not have the patience to ‘list’ them all in the first place. (YES, I am impatient).

But there occur some circumstances in life as a result of certain impulsive acts one must have committed in the past. Obviously as the title suggests, I am not talking about any pleasant ones; the unpleasant ones, that life just decides to throw at your face, “Oh no, no, no girl (or boy). You think you could get away with THAT. Now, take this!” Yeah, thanks life! And, thanks for letting other people know of this stupidity of mine too. Thanks A LOT!
Actually, sometimes, I am thankful to life for doing that to me (not for letting other people know too, though. I am not THAT “sagely” for taking everything in a positive way. NO!). Instances like those, gets me in to self-realization mode; after all the “Why did this happen to me! Why does this ALWAYS happen to ONLY ME!” drama, of course. (Yes, I am silly. And Stupid. Sometimes.) That, “No, I am not that person. I will not turn into one either. I have done it once, and I will not repeat it again. In order to not be that person, I should be doing (some productive) this for not to give myself an opportunity again to behave like that.” If I am giving you an impression of a very mature girl (that I am anyway) who owns up to her actions, don’t forget the drama part. That is always the first step.

So, why am I telling you all this? As I titled it, I had been a nincompoop just a couple of days ago, and the circumstances hit me in my face just a couple of hours ago. I was confronted for what I had done. But, the mature woman I am, I straight up accepted my wrong doing and apologized. I apologized immediately with no excuses and explanations given. And thus, the lesson was learnt and this blog post was born.

I know this has been more of a “Dear Diary,” kind of post, sorry for that. And sorry, if anywhere along the post you were expecting to read what and how exactly of a nincompoop I was. (Arrgh! human curiosity. Curiosity killed the cat, people!). C’mon, I am already ashamed of what I had done, so, why on the internet too? Please, I deserve that at least for learning my lesson!

🙂 So, did you experience any such circumstances? Or is it just me, always? 😀
What do you do in those instances? Do comment and let me know. 🙂

Image: My tweet from my twitter account