Mother, I Confess to You

Mother, I didn’t think I would say this to you,
But, after I realize my mistakes,
I admit my misbehavior with you.

Back from school, I would rush in he room,
I would bang the door and lay on bed.
I would howl at you as I were the only hardworker.
Still you would hug me with all your love,
With no expectation of return at all.

Mother, you do each day all the household chores,
I add up your pile with those untimely orders.
Still you don’t utter a word of complaint.
Mother, I confess to you.

Since five, you listen to my daily logs.
Although everything I say is unrealistic and transient,
None but you believed in my world of fantasies.
Mother, i didn’t think I would say this to you.

I have come over my fears only because of you.
Today, where I stand is only because of you.
You are the one who completes me.
Everything that is a part of me is because of you.

Are We Eco-friendly?

On the occasion of World Earth Day, a question arised in my mind. Are we eco-friendly? Today, we live in a world suffering from global warming. With the increasing technology, our energy consumption has also increased which is not at all eco-friendly. Eco-friendly is a term used to describe goods, services, processes and people that are not harmful for the environment.

We take part in public discussions on global warming, but we never ponder upon whether we are taking steps to overcome this problem. We usually forget to do small effortless things that might do a lot to help us become eco-friendly, such as closing tap while brushing our teeth, switching off the lights while leaving the room, etc. When deforestation is done for industrialization, trees are often not planted somewhere else to recover the loss.

Yet there are things that lead us to the path of being eco-friendly. We at times do carpooling when going to visit placees which helps us save petrol, thus in turn saving the environment from getting polluted. Many people have started conserving water by means of rainwater harvesting. This conserved water is used to wash cars, water plants and trees and many other household and daily work that need water.

Thus, when the question is asked that whether we are eco-friendly, it is quite hard to answer. Yet, we shall not consider ourselves eco-friendly because there is a lot to be done to be said that we are completely eco-friendly.

 

A Resolution made this New Year’s Eve.

Today is the New Year’s Eve and the last day to live 2013. I’m looking forward to add up new memories to the precious ones with the head start of 2014.

I have never made a new resolution that I could have kept. Although I have always wanted to take one. So, I have decided my this year’s New Year resolution would be to built in me a habit of blogging since I am quite seldom in doing so.

What is your New Year’s resolution this year? Do reply in the comments below!

Cheers and Read On!

Joy Is Not In Things, It Is In Us.

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

-Richard Wagner

The Richard Wagner quote “joy is not in things, it is in us” means that joy does not exist in material possessions, but within human beings. It cautions us against finding fleeting joy in material goods rather than in humans.

No matter how much money a person makes, it always needs and wants more. This greed isolates us from everyone. We are never content with our possessions and hence look for more. If we can’t afford something we desire of, at times we engage in crimes like pick-pocketing that increases as time passes. Thus, to avoid such things to happen, we need to learn to be satisfied with what we have earned.

There is more than one way to measure wealth. We can be “rich” in ways that have nothing to do with money such as friends, family, strength, health, knowledge, skill, character, etc. We need to make these valuable assets our ‘wealth’. 

We are taxed on the money we have earned, but not on the knowledge, trust or relationships we earned. We can learn freely throughout our life and acquire a huge “bank account” of knowledge which cannot be stolen or diminished and can be taken with us to Heaven unlike material things and money.

Life has meaning through human society. Each of us does one small thing that moves society forward, which provides us immense pleasure in return. Loving our own self, allows us to love others.

Never a Lender or a Borrower Be

Never a borrower or a lender be

– William Shakespeare

The Shakespeare quote: ‘Never a borrower or a lender be” means that it’s wiser to neither lend nor borrow things, especially money. 

It is the best way to lose friends. If you lend a friend something and if it is never returned or returned damaged, it puts you in an awkward position where you can’t say anything to your friend or ask them for money to get it fixed. If you borrow something, it weighs on your mind until you return it. You’re not comfortable with the lender until you get the item back to them.

Before borrowing something, you should know that if you break it, you can afford to replace it for the owner. It needs to be in better shape than the time it was borrowed, in order to feel right.

It depends on the deepness of your friendship. Some friendships can withstand a bad loan. Some valued friendships are destroyed forever. No matter how much money you make, you always want more. Thus, we need to learn to be satisfied with what we have earned. We need to understand that if we don’t have something, it is because we don’t need it and if we can’t afford something, then we shouldn’t buy it.