Sometime when you’re feeling important; Sometime when your ego ‘s in bloom; Sometime when you take it for granted, You’re the best qualified in the room: Sometime when you feel that your going, Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions, And see how they humble your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining, Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed. You can splash all you wish when you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop, and you’ll find that in no time, It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example, Is to do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There’s no indispensable man. (Saxon White Kessinger)
7 years on WP and still at it..on and off but still at it…sometimes filled with rants and thoughts from my everyday life to forwarded messages which amused me.. From sharing my little cooking recipes to full on b…..g about people, it has been a looong journey for me…
I started WP as I was bored..at crossroads stuck between making a career in the medical field and taking a break from continuous studying…so at my first ever job while still preparing for my post grad exams, I remember writing posts in between seeing patients, I used to and still type them down from my phone…completely new to the blogging world and the technological aspects, I learnt the basics gradually…What started as a hobby and a portal for expressing myself served as hope to when I was really low.. Reading blogs from across the world.. Travelling through places virtually.. Reading about the different cultures, traditions and lifetyles is still exciting…
Once I started my journey here I learnt so many things..it was kind of an adventure for me..the more I read and enjoyed my fellow bloggers post, I realised it is indeed a bright happy world out there.. So with an on and off effect am still here trying to keep up.. Trying to share my musings and thoughts, learning and evolving in the process..
I also made soo many new friends across the world, I enjoyed reading their posts, comments and replying back..soo much for WordPress,so thanks again guys..it is not just a blogging platform it is a boon in disguise!!
As I bid farewell to June, my most happy month for reasons still unknown to me.. I look forward to an eventful rest of the year..(hopefully in a good way though)
I somehow feel this year went really fast initially and then the lockdown happened and things got slow again… So what have I been up to?!! Being on a break from work I realise how much I miss my surgeries.. With the usual mom..daughter in law duties..working on maintaining my weight..houshold chores ..all keep me real busy and of course I tried my best to be active on WP.. 😉
The last few days of June saw me heavily “Pms”ing according to my friend with whom I keep in touch through voice messages, as she has a really busy schedule and given that both of us aren’t free at any time of the day..
We catch up with each other through technology’s boon “Voice messages” I record them when I go for a walk and she replies back in the early hours when the whole world is fast asleep… So during one of my conversations with her, I had ranted about how I felt used by friends only when they need my medical advise! Yes I had a lot of queries from people about vaccination.. When the news channels ..tabloids..all have info about vaccination.. I was still bombarded with questions regarding the same.. And I felt like I was a free doc at hand for many..
Also many friends and acquaintances who dont even ask me how am I doing, just send a message asking for eye consultations..suggestions on vaccine and covid related treatment.. Of course being a doc and a friend and an acquaintance, I feel obliged to comply but when you feel you are being used only for this and at normal times you don’t even get a how are you message or an occasional call is when you feel really upset.. Especially when it’s from close group of friends..
So when I ranted out these to my voice message friend she pointed out #1 I was “Pms”ing.. Which was true🙈 #2 She told me people looked upto me hence this suggestions seeking behavior.. Ok I partly agree to it… 🙄 #3 She told me about how Cats and Dogs feel..😱 A Dog feels my owner loves me so he is GOD A Cat feels my owner loves me so I must be GOD…
So she told me to look at it either way.. Either I think like a Dog and feel people use me for their needs or think like a Cat and feel I am soo good hence people come to me..🙄 so I should feel superior about it… Whatever..😤
This thought really struck me.. Making me realise it’s all about how you look at things yet again.. So thus, I walk into July, a partially enlightened person, thanks to my voice message friend..😈
Hope to take things as they come..Happy doctors day to me and all the docs out there 🤗
In continuation of fathers day, here’s a forwarded message.. It was soo touching that I had to share it..sometimes some messages really touch you and make you think and re think, so couldn’t resist sharing it..
A daughter asked her dad if she has ever made him cry in front of her before, because she did not remember ever seeing him cry.
He said, “Once.”
He told her that when she was 3 years old, he laid out a pen, a rupee, and a toy in front of her. He wanted to see which one she would pick…
It represents what you’ll value most when you grow up.
Like the pen is intelligence, money is wealth and the toy is fun.
He was just doing it out of curiosity.
It was interesting for him to see which one she would pick anyway.
He said that she just sat there and stared at the items. He sat across from her and waited patiently.
According to him, she crawled towards them, he held his breath, and she pushed everything aside and went straight into his arms.
He didn’t realize that he was one of the choices. And that was the first, and the only time she made him cry …
With all that’s happening around us, a little humour sure does help!!
So here we go…
History Professor to class: “In ancient Greece, men had an interesting way to propose to a woman. He would throw an apple at the woman, and if the woman accepted the apple meant that she was interested.”
Been a long time..everytime I think I should be posting more regularly and it never happens…
A lot happening around us..too much of sad news everyday..open any social media and all I get to read is someone is dying..some one needs oxygen cylinders/ concentrators or plasma or remdesivir and the list goes on..too much to take in..
The death tolls going up everyday..every other family friend I know passing away…wats app filled with sad news and requests for oxygen and medicines..feels it is never ending..
During this pandemic when everything around seems soo dull and gloomy all one can do is heal mentally and physically…get back to feeling good and appreciating the little things life has to offer..
Being a doctor and a frontline worker last year this year have decided to take it easy and stay put at home as I have elderly in laws and toddler to take care..
With Inlaws testing positive and having to stop the house help and cook..being a working mother, taking a break from work seems inevitable..
Seriously this pandemic has put in a lot of questions and doubts about the future…
It is like you just wake up everyday and wonder ok what’s in store today??!!
Wonder what is going to happen or what new twist am I going to see…so all one can do is stay put and be thankful that atleast we live to see another day…as of now I am off to my mommy and daughter in law duties..
Hope all my wordpress readers friends across the globe are safe..wishing everyone good health..🤗🤗🤗