Hmm...I do not want to write about anything specific today. No travel features because I have to write two features and a dozen other article in the next four days as assignments. Its funny in a way. I sit down to write an assignment and my mind draws a blank. I feel as if I have never written a word before in my life! This, when I can ramble on while blogging! Gosh!
There are times when I have half a dozen topics on my mind to write about and then there are days when I just...write, when I ramble on and try to hide the fact that I have nothing specific to write about, like I am doing here!
Anyways, life is going on. I was home this last weekend for some family commitments. Madikeri was the usual, beautiful and calming on my senses. I watched movies, worked on an environment report, usual stuff. I am back today and I have just realised that I have plenty of work to do and that it is time I got serious.
Meanwhile, I realised how precious life is. I realised that we need to grab every moment, look for something positive and be happy. There is nothing you cannot do if you have the will and the confidence. All old lessons that your parents would have told you. But the folly of youth is that you do not want to listen, even when you know it is true, until you go through a rough patch, learn it the hard way and write about it on a place like this, hoping people will take your word, though you very well know that they will read it, say, 'oh, she's right' and forget all about it, until they learn lessons the hard way too! (Did I make any sense at all?)
I have this new way to be happy and positive everyday. Every day, I look around me and consciously try to find something beautiful. Like the other day, I walking down the road when I saw yellow flowers fallen on the ground like a carpet around the tree, so beautiful. And then last night, I looked up and saw the deep dark blue sky lit up with the brightest of stars, in intricate patterns, one close to the other, the next one shying away in the distance, one a shade of red, the other with just a tint of yellow. To me the night sky filled with stars like precious gems strewn across a velvet blanket is the most beautiful sight on earth. I could stare at it for hours.
Now that I have rambled on for this long and now that you have read it, I should sign off for today. It works you know, looking for something or someone beautiful, consciously appreciating it for a few seconds and thanking God or whoever it is you believe in for keeping you alive on this beautiful earth for jut one more day. Stay happy, stay precious!