Know self to #keepsmiling

What keeps your SMILE away from you? A few of the answers to that question usually heard are: ‘My family’, ‘my friends’, ‘the stinky place I live’, ‘my marriage’, ‘lost job’ and even ‘new-found job’, ‘the weather’, ‘the society’, ‘the crimes around’, and many more.

Which one is yours?

One means to deal with these and #keepsmiling is to know yourself. And maybe – adapt – if necessary! It might be through meditation, reflection, conversation with people who stay with you, psychometric tests, or any other similar means.

When you know yourself, you are better at dealing with the things that hurt you or bring pain to you. And thus at not letting these take away your smile!

There are things you can change and there are those you can’t. It’s easier both to change and to handle the unchangeable when you know yourself! What do you think? Can knowing yourself help you #keepsmiling?

Not mad or pad – what has stopped you?

We sometimes get a feeling that whatever we are doing is of no significance. It could be because we have not attained fame! Or we haven’t seen anything changing!
Have you felt that way? And you might stop doing those activities!!!

Obviously, probably anyone would stop! 😭

Maybe you got busy. However, as we know, we ALWAYS have time for anything we like doing. So did you get busy? Or you always shrugged it aside just because it was either not paying you (PAD) or you felt it’s not ‘making a difference’ (MAD)?

I had stopped writing blogs for all of the above reasons😝. But for the past several weeks, people have been frequently asking me why I stopped blogging (didn’t know I and my blog were already so famous 😁). THEY ACTUALLY ENJOYED READING MY POSTS🤗! And so, this is my comeback post!!! Thanks to all those whose words have inspired me to restart this blog.

Actually, I realized that we need to trust that anything we are doing, however small, is creating an impact. It is MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

The videos you are sharing… the stories you are telling… the blogs you are writing… the poetry you are penning down – everything is making a difference for someone somewhere!

So, please don’t stop!!!😊🙏 And of course, #keepsmiling🤗

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Melodies that help you to #keepsmiling

My previous post spoke of one recent song that I had found. Today I thought of creating a collection with your help! So, most of us already know this technique to #keepsmiling. But just if you are missing out, I love listening to different evergreen melodies at different times. You too do right?

A few that I used to listen like a broken record, when I had fallen for someone. 😛 I still sometimes listen to them. It takes me back to ‘those’ days and automatically gets me smiling :). Chosen songs from the movie Ajab prem ki gajab kahani, Rab ne Bana Di Jodi, Soldier, etc can be counted under this category. Special mention of the song ‘O Piya, o re piya‘ by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan!!!

Other few that I used to listen when we would celebrate with a party. Songs from the bollywood movies Khalnayak and Band Baja Baraat. This too gets me back into those times and gets me to #keepsmiling!

There were several others that I used to listen when I felt lost and needed inspiration. The music from the movie Rockstar, Zindagi na milegi dobara and Three idiots would suit this category. Older ones like ‘Mein zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya…’, ‘musafir hoon yaaron…’ have also often helped me to #keepsmiling.

Do you have any such music collection that you go back to? Which is your most favourite? Any particular moment when you like to listen to it?

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#keepsmiling song – so apt

I just came across this song and thought it is so cool [and hot :P]. At least worth one time listen! I usually find it extremely difficult to understand English songs. ;P. Also, written are the lyrics for the song. 😀

Keep smiling, keep smiling and we’ll see what tomorrow brings
keep smiling, keep smiling and be thankful for the little things
The sun is shining in the morning I get out bed
instead of being negative and thank the lord I ain’t dead
cuz I can do what I want and I can travel the world
and just maybe and while I’m doing it I might meet a girl
I live my life on a stage with a pen and a page
I follow all my dreams and I wouldn’t have to care about a wage
but if it doesn’t work out, I keep a smile on my face
and ill be thankful for the fact that I got food on my plate
Keep smiling, keep smiling and we’ll see what tomorrow brings
keep smiling, keep smiling and be thankful for the little things
cuz we won’t be around forever so come on all let’s join in together
keep smiling, keep smiling and just remember all the good old days
I live everyday as it comes, I breathe the air through my lungs
I spent my pocket money then play the PS with my chums
if I didn’t want the melody then forget about reality
id make a hit and id give all my earnings to a charity
people would be glad for me I would help out all my family
and depending on my mood whether I would change pethetic fallacy
playing football in the streets like my dad used to tell
back when everything seemed to run so well.
Keep smiling, keep smiling and we’ll see what tomorrow brings
keep smiling, keep smiling and be thankful for the little things
Cuz we won’t be around forever, so come on all lets join in together;
keep smiling, keep smiling and just remember all the good old days;
were back to back you know it’s up to you.
its amazing what a single friendly smile can do,
never under-estimate yourself or any others
cuz deep down were connected like sisters and brother
Keep smiling,, keep smiling, and we’ll see what tomorrow brings
keep smiling, keep smiling and be thankful for the little things
cuz we won’t be around forever so come on all lets join in together
keep smiling, keep smiling and just remember all the good old days!
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Can downward movement actually be upward?

You won’t deny that we have to keep growing in our own ways! Some slow, some quick!

What do you think? Is growth always upwards – in terms of financial capacity or organization’s hierarchy? Or from the point of view of the individuals’ assets?

Or could it be otherwise too? Could less actually be more?

Yes I think it can! When you fail you still grow, isn’t it? When you lose a game you still grow, isn’t it? When you face any financial loss you still grow, isn’t it?

What do you think?

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Read t-shirts to #keepsmiling

This is further to the post where I requested you to observe to #keepsmiling.

Well, that was a bit war like story!!! And maybe didn’t appear attractive. Here is another observation that made me smile today. And actually, similar observations frequently do.

“YOU MAKE ME SMILE” was the quote I read on somebody’s t-shirt at quite a distance. But it immediately brought a smile and I kept smiling remembering the quote.

Do you read t-shirts? Or quotes around you? Does it make you smile?

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Break rules to #keepsmiling

“This,🤔 is the right age to finish college!” “That,🤔 is the right age to get married!” Another this,🤔 is the age to settle down! Still another,🤔 is the time when you must own a house. This is the way to behave!🤔 have you heard anything similar?🙄

What do you think about ‘all this’? Do you step ahead in life keeping all ‘this and that’ in mind?

Release some of “this and that”! Get rid of those that don’t suit you. It’s impossible to do everything PERFECT and get everything PERFECT! And, at the PERFECT time! You have to break certain predefined rules to #keepsmiling. You have to release some stress! And just chill! What do you say?😝

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