Don’t give up girl, Don’t give up!

The leaves rustled to call her;
The clouds rained to tell her;
The sun shined bright on her;
The wind whistled into her ears;
All of them told her the same thing;
Don’t give up girl, Don’t give up!

 
Your dreams define you;
Your dreams inspire you;
Your dreams live within you;
Your dreams make you work harder;
Your dreams keep you alive.
So, Don’t give up girl, Don’t give up!

 
Yes, it could take some time;
Yes, it could get a little hard;
Yes, it could drain you out;
Yes, it could drive you nuts;
Yes, it could knock you down.
But, Don’t give up girl, Don’t give up!

 
The day your dreams come true;
You will thank the leaves and the clouds;
You will kiss the sun and the wind;
You will feel so proud of yourself;
For not giving up when it was tough.
You will tell every little girl you meet;
Don’t give up girl, Don’t give up!

 

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The Day I Raced With A Butterfly

As I ran in the park, looking for someone to race with,
I found a butterfly flying right above me.
“Why not race with a butterfly” I thought.
I kept running behind/under it.

Suddenly it stopped at a flower,
Drinking nectar and spreading love.
I kept marching a little far from it,
Shifting my weight from one feet to the other.

As I looked at her closely,
And saw the various colors on her wings,
I suddenly did not want to race with her,
I just wanted to be with her and look at her.

She got up from the flower and spread her wings,
My gaze following her every movement.
And there was a difference this time,
I was not racing , I was just running with her.

When I got back home, I thought of all the butterflies,
That I had raced with during my entire life.
Those destinations where the journey was equally beautiful.
Those relationships in which the end did not matter.

Those goals which got fulfilled many times during the process.
Those moments which added up to much more than the event.
Those ingredients which tasted as good as the dish.
Those flowers which were as good as a bouquet .

It shall be another butterfly tomorrow,
But the intention shall remain the same .
Not to race with her or overtake her ,
But to observe her and run with her

 

 

 

 

My First Blog

What took me so long?
Why haven’t I blogged for the last 30 plus years?
And, why now?

Well, I haven’t blogged for the last 30 plus years because:

I learnt the spellings only when I was 6. I couldn’t write anything before that. And hence could not blog for the first 6 years of my life!!🙂

According to wiki, the modern day blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or journalers. Justin Hall, who began eleven years of personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earliest bloggers. Blogging gained popularity by 2004. Today, there are close to 300 million blogs on the Internet.

I did not blog for the remaining part of my life (say, 2004 to 2016 ) because there were some questions that I was trying to find answers to. In this very first blog of mine, I have put down those questions and how I found the answers for them and convinced myself to write my first blog.
Please note that I am doing this because anyone who reads this blog (fingers and toes crossed , hoping at least a couple of people read it) and is going through a similar dilemma, can identify with this and take the first baby step towards blogging because as I am doing this, I realize it is so much fun!

The questions that I finally answered are:

1. If there are millions of blogs on the internet, why the **** would anyone ready my blog ????

Ans: The world population is estimated to be around 7.4 billion. Around 40% of the population is assumed to have Internet access. So, my blog is accessible to a whooping 2.96 billion people on earth (and who knows, may be, as many , outside..🙂 ) If a dozen of them read my blog and at least a couple of them are able to relate to it, or identify with it or smile while reading the blog, I will consider myself as a successful blogger.

2. What do I write about?

Ans: I can write about anything I want to. I can aim at one article a week to start with and increase if I feel like it. As I was writing this blog, I could identify at least 5 more topics that I would like to write about. So, if the blogging quotient of the universe has been calling you, then it is only about taking the first step. Everything else follows…

3. What is the format that I should follow in my blog?

Ans: After analyzing some of the blogs that I read, I have decided to follow the following format/pattern in my blogs:
The topic that I choose will be supported by some data that I can research and find out. The blog will have some of my personal viewpoints and experiences and will aim at inspiring the readers to think about the topic.

4. I am not a writer by profession!!

Ans: Well, I am not a writer by profession, that’s why I am writing a blog and not a book!🙂

So here I am, completing my very first blog sitting in the comforts of my home and feeling extremely proud about becoming a blogger!