Happy New Year

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Happy New Year all.

Last year was a trying year, but I still have to give thanks. Writing and conversing with awesome people from around the world is so much fun.

This year, I expect great things. This year I wish blessings for you all. I wish that all your dreams and aspirations come to fruition. But most importantly, I wish did you all peace and longevity. :mrgreen:

Namaste.

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS guys!!!

Yes I know. It’s late. But whatever, better late than never.

I love this time of the year. No. Not because of the gifts and such, but because at this time of the year, everyone is so festive, friendly, warm and loving towards each other. But Christmas is more than that though. It’s the one time of the year when people are given the opportunity to help others.

People tend to be so busy 364 days out of the year with work and other pressing matters. So on this one day, people tend to make up altruistically for the 364 days of the year. Some people give their time to a soup factory. Some read to some foster children. Others donate clothes and books. The possibilities are endless. And the beauty about it, is that people enjoy doing it!!

So the next time you complain about having too many TV channels and how difficult it is to decide on what to watch, think about those who are living without electricity. Or the next time you throw out an article of clothing or a pair of shoes because it’s out of fashion, imagine how elated a child that has ONE pair of shoe or ragged clothes would be to have it. Or instead of complaining about having soup or pasta again, think about what some impoverished children in Africa and other parts of the world are having — a piece of bread or nothing at all. Giving thanks is the true spirit of Christmas.

So, as the new year approaches, let’s change our attitude and perspective. Let’s be more grateful for the things we have. Let’s try to give more, no matter how little. I wish you all health, strength and prosperity for the new year.

P.S. For a good chuckle, check out my older Christmas post: Oh, Its Christmas

 

What Is Love?

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A shoulder to lean on...
A comforter...
A healer...
A destroyer...
Kindness in this cruel world...
It makes you be who you are..
It's pride-less...
It's self-less...
It's never-ending...
It's all flowing...
It's kind...
It's patient...
It's tolerant...
It's impulsive...

It’s saying the right thing at the right moment.

It’s that warm embrace.

The kiss on the forehead.

The crazy pet peeves.

The long strolls, holding hands.

The PDAs (covers face).

The time spent together doing nothing. Just relaxing in each others arms.

Love in Any Species

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Snippet from Kirk Franklin‘s song – Love

Love a word that comes and goes – but few people really know
What it really means to love somebody
Love though the tears may fade away – I’m so glad your love will stay

 

We all want to be loved. Whether it’s by the father that left your mother when we were a child, or the mother that left you at the hospital forcing us to go through the rigors of foster care or by your significant other. Oprah says that we need validation. It’s the same thing.

Validate me my long lost father with your love.

Validate me mother with your love even though you left me at the hospital due to whatever circumstance.

Validate me my partner because you know me for who I really am.

LOVE is really about accepting someone into your life. When you accept someone in your life, you accept their differences, their quirks, their idiosyncrasies. You accept that they sometimes forget to put down the toilet seat. You accept that they have a disorder. You accept that they are who they are.

You should never try to change the person that you are in love with. The reason for changing them is egocentric. Those little idiosyncrasies are what you will miss the most when that person isn’t around.

What are your thoughts on love?

Why Blog?

Blogging use to be my release (not sexual), but stress, but it is so much more now. It gives me a sense of purpose in this 7billion population world that we occupy, however small it may be. Whether it be, humor, inspirational, drama or educational.

I am especially interested in the people that I’m exposed to through blogging that I would have otherwise not have met. Some blogs take me to other parts of the world (e.g. London). Others have me laughing my ass off on the floor. Some offer a different but insightful perspective on a particular topic. Others have some really deep shit 🙂

There are some really interesting people in this world and I think that’s the main reason why there are so many bloggers around. It’s all about the community and potential friends!

I recently met this crazy ass bipolar chick. Before I thought bipolar people were ones to be avoided because they are unpredictable! We’ve shared several comments and I’ve come to realize that she’s as normal as you and I 🙂 That’s the thing about blogging – It enlightens 🙂

Why do you blog?

 

Love – Is it a fairytale?

We all desire to be loved by someone other than our parents…

…but love can be so elusive. Disney channel always painted this perfect picture of what love should be. But does that really happen in the real world.

I have a special keyboard that allows me to find the perfect match for me. All I do is open up my special browser, enter the description of who I thought was my soulmate in my special search engine – loovle, and hit enter and voila, there she was. 

I did this several times throughout high school and college and they all ended the same way.

Being a hopeless romantic, I was relentless. I didn’t give up on love, but I did give up the keyboard. Then one morning, like a scene from one of those silly Disney cartoons she appeared.

She was radiant. The fairest maiden I ever saw. Her arrogance and wit was equal to my own. It was a Disney moment!

Though she played hard ball for a while, I could tell that she digs me. And even if she didn’t, she would eventually after I wooed her with my charm and personality.

I finally found it. The real thing. The thing so many people keep searching for to no avail.

The fantasy was now a reality. Every moment I spend with her is phenomenal. Every kiss we share is magical.

What I love about her most is her ability to keep me grounded. Her ability to put things into perspective. My heart literally swells when I see her.

Shh…she’s awake now. Wearing her morning face, she looks like a princess. Let me hurry up and end this post so I can go give her a big hug. I wont tell her what its for, but i’ll tell you guys. It’s for being so great. For being my perfect fit. My soulmate.

That’s right Disney,  I found it. I found what you have been selling for years. I found Love!