This is a true story. Last week was my 40th birthday and I really didn’t feel like waking up that morning.
I managed to pull myself together and go downstairs for breakfast, hoping my wife would be pleasant and
say, Happy Birthday, and possibly have a small present for me. As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone Happy Birthday. I thought, Well, that’s marriage for you, but the kids, They will remember. My kids came trampling down the stairs to breakfast, ate their breakfast, and didn’t say a word to me. So when I made it out of the house and started for work, I felt pretty dumpy and despondent. Read the rest of this entry
Hmmm… My thoughts today, was to write on ‘Hard work’. Before i started writing, i decided to check my mailbox. 1st message i saw was a ‘New Post’ alert from a blog owned by @weird_oo that i subscribed to. I clicked on it, and it turned out to be a video clip, i watched it, downloaded it (8.09MB) and i commented on the blog because the message couldn’t have been any clearer. Read the rest of this entry
Quoting wikipedia, Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success.
The criteria for failure are heavily dependent on context of use, and may be relative to a particular observer or belief system. Read the rest of this entry
Internet. Yeah, Internet. Has the internet done much good or bad to this generation of ours? Many would argue that we are in the 21st century and that it’s all about moving forward. Agreed. But, at what cost should we move forward? Huh? Does the good supersede the bad?
There are many pros and cons pertaining to the internet. The ease of accessing information, instant messaging, and banking are the basic necessities of business today. The cons of the internet are that there are sex offenders; illegal downloads of music, pornography of children, viruses, scams. Read the rest of this entry
Living out the dream that the boy i was once had. The above, reads the bio of one of my followers on twitter. Can’t remember his handle tho.
For those who can reflect, how deep are those words? Or rather, how shallow are those words?
As a child, we all had a perfect picture of our future. Ask any 5yrs old that what would you become in future, the automatic answer, is i want to be a doctor/engineer/pilot/accountant and the likes. Read the rest of this entry
You know i love you,and to emphasize how much i’m taking this letter personal, i’m writing it with a pen rather than straight on my laptop. I should have done this long ago but many things do come in between us and they make me skip the issue at hand. I need to ask you something that has kept me sleepless and I want you to be totally honest with me. It might be awkward between us after this but I have to know how you feel. Read the rest of this entry
On my bed, thinking…..
Where did it all go wrong???
I remember how it was when it was just you and me…
The Smiles and laughter we shared
The tears we shed… Read the rest of this entry
One of the hardest things to do in life is to walk out or let go of a relationship. No matter what the cause of a breakup, learning to let go just often isn’t easy to do. It could be the one that got away, a first love, a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or unrequited love. Regardless of the situation, learning to let go of what’s over is often a very difficult thing to do and the hurt can often last for years if a person simply won’t break the hold.
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As long as the heavens and earth remain, there will be cold and heat, seed-time and harvest time, ‘friends’ coming and ‘friends’ going. Ahhh… Friendship!!! That highly underrated Institution which has the power to make or break the most powerful of Kings and the most miserable of Paupers.From Pre-historic civilizations to this Microwave generation of Instant messaging, world-at-your-fingertips existence, True Friendship has remained the utopia that only a handful have ever truly experienced.
Ask yourself, are u a good friend? Or do you have someone you can truly call a friend? Pondering on it? Hmmm, maybe i should re-phrase it and ask if you have a true friend. What defines True Friendship you might wonder? In the answer to that question lies the key to a lifetime of peace, laughter and true meaning. Many have sought this key; an abstract treasure of more value than even the riches of the lost Atlantis. Few have found it; and with the knowledge of what they hold in their possession, they guard it. As diligently as a drunk Mad-man holds onto his bottle, which he believes contains the wisdom of the gods, so the few who find the key to True friendship guard their discovery.
Why do they hold on so preciously to this knowledge you may ask?
Hmmmnnn… can it be because they are aware that even if they handed it over to you on a platter of indulgence, you wouldn’t accept it? But might instead, cast it away as something of no value?
Many others do not know the value of this friendship thing. You extend your arm repeatedly to them in an invitation to join you in the reality of your heaven; your heart goes out to them as you see them suffer without purpose, but they scorn you and your gesture of kindness and adopt a deeper level of complacency in their sorrows.
That is the reason why many seek but don’t find the key to True Friendship.But how can you blame them, when the unlocking of that door is at the very expense of their own lives. True Friendship comes with a very costly price tag. The currencies of this world are not accepted in the exclusive store where it is given.
It demands of you the very thing you have been taught to guard in all your life’s education and experience. Your natural instinct is to preserve your life and do everything within and outside your capacity to sustain yourself. True Friendship calls on you to present yourself on an altar of continuous sacrifice. You have been trained by life in the art of representing self-interest above and beyond any other. True Friendship calls on you to esteem the interests of a Friend above and beyond your own. True Friendship demands your very life of you; the very best of you to be given to another, at the expense of yourself.
It is in our negative experience of the concept, that we have collectively coined the term ‘True Friendship’. That in itself is a form of tautology, because Truth is the definition of what Friendship is.
So what sense does it make to emphasize ‘True’ Truth?
Friendship allows you the freedom to bare the truth of who you are in the presence of another, and not be ashamed. It gives you the platform to express the depths of your desires and not be disdained.
Friendship provides a mirror in which you see the frailness of your humanity; the inconvenience of your weaknesses, the ugliness of your flaws and the deceptiveness of your experience. And yet it is in Friendship that you find the courage to address all that the mirror has revealed to you. Friendship allows you to be weak when the world demands that you be strong.
Friendship gives you strength when the world weakens you with its permissiveness. It awakens the person your experience has brutalized into unconsciousness; and nurses the deep wounds your suffering has inflicted upon your consciousness. All human relationships bow before the sacred throne of Friendship; for the purpose of ALL human relationships, is to discover a Friend.
Be a friend today, it’s never too late.
4th April 2012