Day two: Write a List

This is the next task assigned to me as a part of #everydayinspiration and out of the choices offered to me, I thought I will write on “Things I’ve learned”. Believe me, when I looked at the topic, I once smiled at the childishness of the task. I have already spent enough decades on this planet, living and doing certain things. Enlisting them is a child’s play.

However contrary to my anticipation, when I started writing, my mind was flooded with many unrelated thoughts with loose ends. How to start and organize my ideas was a herculean task indeed.  So I just decided to write randomly about some of the things I have learnt in my life:

  • No one is perfectly happy in this world and has some or other reason to remain worried about. The reasons may differ but the pain and the agony one goes through, it’s all same. So there is no point in comparing my situation with that person’s and feel unhappier.
  • It’s a very human tendency to make mistakes and there are probably many who really have to mess up themselves endless times before they get it right. And sometimes people like me don’t get it right at all. J

So let me accept myself as I am….the vulnerable, gullible one and stop feeling guilt-ridden. Let me live my life without any regret or remorse.

  • There is nothing so called “happy settled life”. Many of us in spite of our attempts of entering into relationships and trying to build them, are not able to cope with the complexities of the same and then end up resigning to seclusion. There is no point in feeling bad about it.
  • I have learnt many wonderful things from my kids at school. These kids are wonderful in reading our minds and as adults, if we are harbouring this notion somewhere inside us that we can manipulate with them, we will be proven absolutely wrong. Our earned cleverness fails in front of their natural perceptiveness which is borne out of their God given innocence and virtuousness. They do judge us very correctly.
  • “Zara”, my dog has taught me thankfulness, appreciation and unconditional love. She reciprocates to my each and every gesture and wants the same from me. She doesn’t like if I act in an indifferent manner. Likewise, I feel everybody around us like acknowledgement and appreciation. There are so many people around us whom we take for granted and don’t really thank them for their contribution in our lives.
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Why do I write?

Well good habits are hard to form and i am bent upon including at least this one good habit in my daily regime..that is, to write everyday.

Now answering the question “Why do I write?” is not difficult to answer but yes, there is a strong probability of my missing upon few reasons.

Okay let me start with few most important ones. I write as it lends me a purposeful thinking. Writing does allow my mind to go astray but at the same time, I do get a result, an outcome of my thinking and contemplation. My thoughts, at the end of the day, don’t end in trash.

When i look at my write-up, it gives me an immense sense of gratification which may be there in other activities too, like spending time with my dog or gardening for that matter but the intensity of satisfaction is always much more and the feeling is absolutely different. Writing brings out my creative side.

Another reason is that it helps me to think intensively about the things. I derive a different perspective about those things too, which may be considered mundane or boring. I get an opportunity to look above the surface level and get an entirely different ideas about the things.

I write as it helps me to utilize my leisure time. If i had not been doing this, i would have certainly been watching TV or simply lazing around. So writing does give me a sense of accomplishment and  I am able to avoid going through guilt and regret.

Writing gives me a kick. I feel happy and rejuvenated. Unlike other stimulants, it energizes me and motivates me to indulge into this more often. It is a great vent for one’s emotional energy and does help in organizing one’s thoughts. It also helps me to relate to the writings of other people around me.

Another reason could be pertaining to my profession too. Since i am a teacher by profession and i teach language to senior kids. As a language teacher, i keep striving for inculcating reading and writing habits among my students. So through my blog i may be able to set myself as a real life example in front of my students.

And last but not the least, it does make me different. 🙂