Three Days’ Quote Challenge (Day 3)

Today is my third and final day. Once again, I would wholeheartedly thank Sure Scribbles for nominating me.

I would like to quote Julie Andrews. She has always been my favourite!

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.”

Indeed, nothing should deter our hopes. We can rise and shine again.

“If you remain calm in the midst of great chaos, it is the surest guarantee that it will eventually subside.”

Yes, it will. And we believe we can make it through.

“Whatever man imagines is possible.”

When things go wrong and you feel low, imagine you are a bird flying high.

To continue the Challenge I would like to nominate –
1) Stories from my diary 💟
2) theurbanartist
3) tinypresence

The rules are as follows-

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days.
3) Nominate 3 blogs each day for 3 consecutive days.

Hope you enjoy the challenge! All the best 🙂

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Three Days’ Quote Challenge (Day 2)

I would once again like to thank Sure Scribbles for nominating me.

Today, I would like to quote Maya Angelou. She is one of my favourite authors.

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”

Indeed, a smile is the best thing to give. A little smile can always spread a mile.

We delight in the beauty of a butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

A butterfly teaches us to be strong.
Hold on! Your pain will end and the sun will shine again.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

We experience a lot in life. Some good, some not so good. Let’s embrace the good and discard the ‘not so good’. Let’s not let the ugly stuff overcomebus or belittle us in any way.

To continue the Challenge I would like to nominate –
1) GILDASPOEMS
2) lavieenrose2196
3) shellsshizzle

The rules are as follows-

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days.
3) Nominate 3 blogs each day for 3 consecutive days.

Hope you enjoy the challenge! All the best 🙂

Three Days’ Quote Challenge (Day 1)

Firstly, I’m really excited about this! I would like to thank Sure Scribbles for nominating me for this challenge.

I’ll be posting three quotes for three consecutive days. My quotes will be related to my blog.

Today, I would like to post three Pete Seeger quotes. I hope all of you reading my posts are well acquainted with the amazing man!

“I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”

Indeed, taking care of each other is a great thing to do. If you feel you haven’t, go help someone today. I promise that you’ll feel great about yourself!

“If there’s something wrong, speak up!” –

For all the beautiful souls out there, whose voices have been crushed, who are cringing in guilt and shame.

“Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.”

Yes, a million times! Be generous and kind. Spread the same. Spread happiness. Live life. Live well.

To continue the Challenge I would like to nominate-
1) kariazam
2) Olaronke Ariyibi
3) rebelsouladventures

The rules are as follows-

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days.
3) Nominate 3 blogs each day for 3 consecutive days.

Hope you enjoy the challenge! All the best 🙂

Can You Love Me ?

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Can you love me with my ruins?
Can you love me with my scars?
Can you love me when the sky is dark,
when rain clouds hide the stars?

Can you love me if I let you know
that I have been through hell?
If I tell you things I’ve never shared,
can you promise not to tell?

Can you heal my scars and make
me feel like everything is fine?
When things go wrong and I am down,
can you still help me shine?

I need not love, I am complete
Give me a shoulder to cry on
If I promise you we’ll be good friends
Will you my dear, be gone?

Will you not stay to touch my soul
So I can feel your love?
Will you heal my scars and set me free
So I can fly above?

I Am a Woman

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I’m not this hair, I’m not this skin
I am the soul that lives within.
I’m not this curve, I’m not this fat
I am a woman, have I told you that?
My shade, my eyes, my lips, my face
Not to forget my cheeks, in case
you consider these while defining me
I still don’t care, I’m a woman, you see!
If my beauty is what you’ll define,
why not then my enchanting smile?
Why not my heart of love and care?
Why judge my skin that’s dark or fair?
I know, for you my guise is all
It matters whether I’m short or tall
But to love me true, you’ll need to find
the beauty that is in my mind
I wear not looks, nor care for things
that falseness, and hollowness bring
In guise a handsome, gentleman
Without whom I’ll embrace my tan!
For I live to love, to care and share
My heart for wounded souls I spare.
Beauty always, in my heart will be
I am so pretty, I am a woman, you see!

Obstacles in the Path of Love

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Have you ever loved someone
and hated him as well?
Blocking painful memories,
forgetting you went through Hell.

Have you ever loved someone
for he loved you the same?
Yet, you knew he hated you
Made you cringe with guilt and shame.

Have you ever loved someone
for he’s as broken as you?
The stories untold, secrets unknown
Though, in togetherness you grew.

Have you ever loved someone
for you wished to heal his scars?
When both of you were worlds apart,
you dreamed to reach the stars.

Have you ever loved someone
and wished he’d love you back?
Just once he’d ask for forgiveness
and help you heal each crack.

Have you ever loved someone
and wished to hold him tight?
Wished you’d share much love and care,
wished things would soon be right.

Have you ever loved someone
for you knew he loved you too?
He cared for you and craved for you
But there was nothing you could do.

Have you ever loved someone
and wished you wouldn’t be so far?
If only he would heal your heart
and every tiny, little scar!

Happiness

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Today, I’ll  tell you a story. No, this is not one of those bed time stories you were told as a kid. This isn’t even a story about my own successes and failures. May be, it isn’t really didactic in its approach. Yet, this is the best story of my life; the best story I’ll ever tell. My little story makes me happy, and I wish to spread this happiness.

One day, I was returning from college. Like any other day, I was walking with my backpack on my shoulders and my cellphone in my hand. I was too exhausted to observe my surroundings. Suddenly, two boys came up to me. The older one, hardly ten. I looked at their ragged t-shirts, their worn out pants, their unwashed faces, and their dishevelled hairs. Nothing about their appearance was particularly remarkable. They were like millions other kids who lived each new day to calculate their monetary requirements, only to be able to afford a quarter of a meal to survive till the next day. Yet, they allured me towards their little selves more than any of my favourite books ever did.

For a moment, I could only stare at the adult-like  expressions on their faces. But when they spoke, they were like any other innocent children, deserving love, care and attention. I wanted to carry the little one in my arms. But no, that was not what they expected of me.

“Please give us money, we will buy our meals”. They wanted a meagre amount, yet I couldn’t decide whether I should give them that. To my astonishment, the older child protested, ” Don’t give him any money. He will only buy addictives”. A little boy, hardly six years old, why will he buy addictives? Who will let him? It was beyond my wildest imagination. For a while they argued, mostly trying to tell me that they don’t buy such stuff any more. Then, they changed their minds and asked for a packet of chips. Well, chips are really unhealthy stuff for kids who need at least one proper meal a day.

I knew the perfect solution. I asked them, “Do you like chocolates?” They nodded joyfully. I held their hands and took them to the nearest store. I bought them two chocolates each. You should have seen the smile on their faces. They yelled in delight, admiring the colourful packets. They were elated at the thought that I had given them two each. “She gave me two, she gave me two”, they murmurmed in between bursts of laughter as they scurried along.

I could feel my eyes moisten. I had never felt this good about myself, not even when my teacher applauded in the presence of all my classmates or, when I got a gift I had never expected. All my life, I have been pampered with some the best chocolates from around the world. And here, I meet two kids who are happy with two little chocolates bars that I’ve had so many times, I never thought of counting them. For a moment, I was so emotional, I didn’t notice the shopkeeper smile at me. But I knew, that was the best experience of my life.

I have never felt so good about myself, ever. I have never been so happy, ever.
And the little incident, has taught me a lesson too big for the world to care for-
A little act of kindness means a lot to others. It creates a beautiful memory in the hearts of those who are neglected and unwanted. They feel loved, they feel special. We only share some of our precious time with them. But for them, probably, it is a moment they will never forget.