Friday, December 07, 2007

There is no Way to Happiness, Happines is the Way


Feeling down last couple of days, somehow me and not me, lost in space, time and reality. But even being lost and disturbed as I am these days I remember I have to write the tag. "Life would be different if.." And actually I knew what to write about but somehow not into anything these days, even was not sure if I would write anything this week.

But today while waiting for the bus to go home after work i thought that life would be different, if I didnt have to stay there in this cold evening and wait for the bus for the time period which one would call eternity! And then I again thought and thought and thought..... I guess I just thought too much and then..... well .... then the bus came.. not mine!! Whatever! I took this one, just like that as it came to my mind, then changed it, took another one and another. Finally it was the one that could bring me home.

And sitting there, almost falling asleep I got this line that was supposed to be the last line of my yet-to-be-born post. Trying to catch the line and not to let it go i pulled myself together and concentrated on it.. Somehow didnt work out and the line was gone. Felt miserable, really, but then i caught it again ... and again lost it... playing hide-and-seek with this thought i finally reached home and tried to store it somewhere deep in my mind in order to get this thought out of it when time comes.

So you see I really had to write this post otherwise the thought would have gone forever. This tag is pending for such a long time which someone would call ETERNITY. During this time I read lost of tags done by my blogger friends and only wondered what should I write about. Now I know.....

Life would be different if...

we had no sunrises to watch
there were no rains for walking out
there were no first snowfall each year
there were no flowers to blossom

Life would be different if

we didnt have smiles that happen for no reasons
we didnt have smiles for every reason
we couldnt laugh till it hurts
we didnt have friends to be with us when things go wrong
we didnt have friends to be with us when thing go right
we didnt have friends who we could call at 4 am just like that
we didnt have pillow fights

Life would be different if

we didnt have dreams
we didnt believe in impossible
we didnt have hope
we didnt believe in wonders

Life would be different if

we didnt know that someone loves us
we never got to hear "I love you"
we never said "I love you"
we didnt know that someone cares
we didnt care for someone we love
we didnt know that someone misses us
we didnt miss that someone special
we couldnt give a hug to someone we care about
we couldnt get a hug when we need it
we couldnt have a chance of being with our loved ones

Life would be different if

we couldnt stay at home on a rainy day, sit at fireplace and read our favourite book
we couldnt have a family dinner every now and then and enjoy funny family stories
we couldnt have a hot tea on a cold day
we couldnt have breakfast in bed when we want it
we didnt skip room cleaning every now and then (more "now" than "then")

Life would be different if

we didnt have instant messengers to keep in touch
we didnt have miss calls to show we are there
we couldnt call each other to make each other feel important
we didnt have chocolate to cease the pain when things go wrong
we didnt have chocolate to feel more joy when things go good


And maybe...

Life would be different if

we knew what to do
we knew where to go
we knew what it is all about....

But does it matter? If we have these small moments of happiness each and every day, do we really need to know why sometimes things go wrong and we cant do anything about it, why sometimes life is dark and people just dont care.

Sometimes when we think the world is dark, it is just us closed our eyes. Open the eyes, start to appreciate the moments you have got because it might happen you wake up one day and those moments are gone and life is different... but then ...different doesnt always mean better. Happiness is not in looking for better options, it is in the ability to appreciate the ones you have got. There is only one life you've got to live and choose to live it happy because there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way..




And life would be different if i didnt tag Sameera because i also have my mischievous side :D

Anyone else eager to write on the topic is very much welcome :)

PS: forgot to tell that i was tagged by bizarre kid :)

46 added colors:

Sameera Friday, December 07, 2007  

That was breath-taking,not to mention so beautiful,so so so...I am at a loss for words!

Instead of writing wishfully about what life should have,you have shown just how many things life HAS.Kudos to your thinking dear,and thanks for bringing such a broad smile to my face :)

Life would be different if I had not bumped into an angel called LENA!Love you sweetie.You are simply wonderful!Love you loads.Hugsss

P.S.I don't know what to write after reading such an awesome rendition of this tag,anyways will try to do my best sweetie!

Lena Friday, December 07, 2007  

you know, Sami, i thought, what the need in wishes that would never come true... whatever we need to be happy we already have :)

I am glad i could make you smile, exactly as you made me smie with your comment :)

And, yes, life would be different if we didnt met, but we did!! :)
Love you :)

PS: i am sure you will make the best out of it :)

divya Friday, December 07, 2007  

Instead of writing wishfully about what life should have,you have shown just how many things life HAS.

Agree with sam.there's so much to learn from u lena.Soooooooooooo much!!

you know, Sami, i thought, what the need in wishes that would never come true... whatever we need to be happy we already have :)
......................

not many people can think like u lena...blessed u r with ur nature and ur thoughts :)

takecare.
Loads of love.

Lena Friday, December 07, 2007  

sometimes, divvi, i believe you think about me better than i am :D
Only after you are through some failures in life you start to appreciate what you have got. Blessed are these ones who realize it before they fail even once. and I only shared what i feel :)

Love you, sweetie!!!
Hugsssssssss!

anonme Friday, December 07, 2007  

Lena, God must have been smiling down on me when he showed the link of our blog to me..
i am so glad to have met such a lovely person and better still, stay your friend!

its amazing how you define beauty with your simplicity!
i just love love love wat u wrote..

love you even more,
hugs!
akki :)

Lena Friday, December 07, 2007  

Sweets, am glad too! Seems like God loves us both :)
and thank you for loving loving loving what i wrote :P

Take care, akki!!
love you! :)

Anna Saturday, December 08, 2007  

Oh Lena this is such a nice post, I just really enjoyed reading, and just the title, Smile! Tomorrow could be a lot worse, is so true, that is why I just like to enjoy every minute of my life, because it can be changed forever in matter of minutes or even seconds. I really think that we cannot design our life or have it the way we wanted, our life is designed for us, and guided as each of us has purpose in life, to be good, and sometimes to be bad too, because if we wouldn't have opposition or tension, we wouldn't be strong, just like working out in the gym - resisting the motion, lifting weights, etc. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Anna :)

zahid Saturday, December 08, 2007  

Thiz the best way this tag has been done!!! god!!! i am reading it twice!!! And life would be different if .....I dont know i want to write more but you have covered all of them.....*bows*

*bows again*

Cheers !!!

Lena Saturday, December 08, 2007  

hi, Anna, and thanks for comig back :)
you are right, we should enjoy life as it comes because we havent got another one and dreaming about what life could be is just wasting of time. But i still think that we have powers to change our life for better even though if each of us has his/her own path. Some things are meant to be but some others are meant to be changed! :)

Lena Saturday, December 08, 2007  

thanks, zahid, thanks, zahid, thank, zahid!!
now i am also lost for words :D
Thanks for coming, reading, commenting.............. and yeah.. blogrolling me :D

Ashu Saturday, December 08, 2007  

This is tremendous......Absolutely tremendous.....

Pursuit of Happyness is a lifetime chance, got a dream, go get it....

this words from Will Smith have become my mantra of life....

Thats awesom!!!!

Lena Saturday, December 08, 2007  

thank you, ashu, so much!! :)
i believe that happiness is all around, we only should learn to see it, to catch it and to live it! :)

Anna Saturday, December 08, 2007  

Lena, no problem, and yes you are absolutely right we can change our life and take the right paths, but don't you find that once you think you got it, something else comes up. But that something else is not usually part of your path, just may be two paths crossing together - i.e. someone elses path crossing yours, and that may alter the routine again. We just don't know, everything is unexpected, however, like you said still managable, depending how we react to each situation. Thanks Lena, it is nice conversing with you. Anna :)

kaylee,  Sunday, December 09, 2007  

VERY NICE POST!!!!!!!!

Bubbles of FireWhisky Sunday, December 09, 2007  

"Life would be different if

we knew what to do
we knew where to go
we knew what it is all about..."

i hv goosebumps... so beautiful...

Bizarre Kid Sunday, December 09, 2007  

Thank me for having tagged you :p
Lol!

hehe! Ok! You know what! Different people have finished this tag in different ways! Everyone has done it wonderfully and of course, even you, as usual! :)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) Sunday, December 09, 2007  

such a pretty post :)

We all have our days... sometimes I think they are necessary for us.

I love your template:)

Shalini Gowrisankar Sunday, December 09, 2007  

That was such a lovely post and an apt pic to go with it. I'm really glad I found your blog :)

Life would be different .. if I hadn't come across your blog. Its an eye opener to me in so many ways :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

yes, Anna, you are right, the thing is that once you know it is your path you should go it no matter what trying not to be distracted from it by anything else :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

thank you, kaylee, dear! :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

thank you, Mann, i am glad you found it beautiful!! :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

thank you, carmen!
and thanks for visiting! :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

hey, bizarre kid, i guess it should be like "thank me for giving you a chance to thank you for having tagged me" lol
From your comment I consider you liked the post :D
Thank you! :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

Raaji, yes, we all have our days, thats a part of life :)

thank you! :)

Lena Sunday, December 09, 2007  

hi, shalini!! thank you so much! :)
I am also glad to have bumped into your blog once :) :)

c e e d y Monday, December 10, 2007  

in search of the unknown....we dont appreciate the current.....beautiful post.....

life is all about living the present (learnt it the hard way :)

Ameya Monday, December 10, 2007  

I like you for this.. u express every minute thing with so much ease.. the post was more than jus being beautiful! lovely!! :*

tons of hugs!

Vasanthan Monday, December 10, 2007  

Thanks a million for reading my blog.

Life would be different if..

There was no TV
There is no internet
There is no Blog.
.....
its getting too painful i goto stop...

Sam Monday, December 10, 2007  

wonderful!!! very.. in-depth analysis of what goes on around us.. and how despite knwing that they happen we fail to realise their absence could change things around us...
beautiful...

Abhishek Khanna Monday, December 10, 2007  

Life would be different if

we knew what to do
we knew where to go
we knew what it is all about....

well said

Nick Phillips Monday, December 10, 2007  

A very well and interestingly written post.

Lena Monday, December 10, 2007  

yes, ceedy, life is all about living in present and once you learn it you take it much more easier :)

Lena Monday, December 10, 2007  

ameya, sweetheart, you are just too sweet!! I am glad you liked the post!!! :)
**hugs**

Lena Monday, December 10, 2007  

@ vasanthan: you can continue, so much painful it is not ;)
after all these are things we have :)

Lena Monday, December 10, 2007  

thank you, sam :)
you are right 200% - sometimes we fail to realise beauty around us but once we do life is becoming easire and more wonderful :)

Lena Monday, December 10, 2007  

thank you, abhishek :)

Lena Monday, December 10, 2007  

nick, thank you very much!! :)

--xh-- Tuesday, December 11, 2007  

wow, strikingly beautiful post. life would ahve been different if we know what to do and all, but then, the beauty of life would have been lost. a very nice post :)

Lena Tuesday, December 11, 2007  

@ xh:
right you are, the beauty of life is in unknown and in our capability to recognize the small pleasures that can make us happy :)

Dusty Fog Tuesday, December 11, 2007  

first time visitor to your space - and what a read to begin with...beautiful...!!

Lena Tuesday, December 11, 2007  

@ dusty fog:
thanks for visiting and i hope to see you more soon :)
Glad you liked it! :)

nikol.dent Tuesday, December 11, 2007  

I realy enjoyed reading what you have written and i agree to almost eveyrything you mention. but... there os always a "but". wouldn't life be better if we knew why things happen and not just let them happen? well, i guess that i am very impatient, and this is why i need aswers to everything, before everything turns to disaster.i think that every moment of our life is precious, but we will be able to fully enjoy it only if we know what will follow up....does anyone agree??????

Lena Tuesday, December 11, 2007  

hi, nikol, thanks for coming by :)
you know i believe that the beauty of life lies in unknown, once you know things you lose interest to them. I think that not knowing what will follow up makes life more courageous and gives us more points to think about, more things to dream on. And life would be beautiful if we accept it as it comes without thinking how it might be :)

Black_Mamba Thursday, December 13, 2007  

Very nicely put. Happiness is a choice, not a destination ;)

Lena Thursday, December 13, 2007  

@ black mamba:
thank you :)
and yes, you are right. Happiness is always a choice :) :)

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