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Day 98: For the love of teddy !

As I was shopping for my groceries today, I saw a little girl, probably between 4 and 6 years of age walking with her teddy bear. She looked adorable and so did the teddy bear. It was off-white and was very cute and it looked cuter in her hands. In fact, I tried looking around for that kind of teddy bear in the store :). It also led to me think about how we (adults and kids) we love stuffed animals. Yeah, some are really attached to theirs that they want to collect it and a few others just like it and probably don't collect it. I confess that I do have a few in my collection. So, why do people love it even after they grow up. If we pause and reflect, we can see how human beings attach meanings to products (and goods). Each product means different things to different people. They are symbolic and have special meanings to people. People buy them not just for their functionality of the product but also the symbolic meanings they associate to it. Stuffed animals are also like that. T…

Day 97: The little white flower

Yet another picture post! 

Day 95: Pursuit of Happiness

Each one of us are on our pursuit of happiness. Happiness is very subjective. What makes us happy evolves with time and place and where or whom we are with. We can say, "No, my pursuit is to know who I am or the true meaning of life." Well, we 'follow' that because that is what will make us happy and complete. For others it could be even the simplest things like being with their loved one and eating a plate of their favorite food. As simple as that. The studies or research on happiness and materialistic possessions have always shown how that varies with people. It all goes back to where or what level we have evolved both mentally and spiritually. This probably has nothing to do with the physical age. Our experiences shape our personalities and this will lead our way to  that 'definition of happiness'. So, what is your pursuit of happiness?

Day 94: Troubled deep within (Wordless Wednesday Post)

Day 93: Lost

You see me and think,  I'm all pretty and blessed in hues of blue and green. 
But do you know,  I'm lost and I sit around wondering if there is any place I can be without these meshed wires around.                                                                        ~Meena Arvind~

Day 92: The Shawshank Redemption

 "Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." One movie that has always retained its first place position among Top #250 movies list provided by IMDb is 'The Shawshank Redemption'. This is also my favorite movie ! Of course, there are many many more movies that are wonderful and inspiring (it is hard to name them here). But this one was very good as this was the story of a bad system, how these kept the prisoners within the vicious cycle, institutionalization, story of hope and injustice.It is a movie that paints hope. I must have watched this movie so many times that I can hear the narration of Morgan Freeman in my head as my mind's eye moves the various scenes from the movie. If you are a film lover and one who appreciates beautiful cinema, this is one that you must not miss. After over 20 years since its release, this movie continues to entice us with a brilliant story and screenplay. What makes it special? As…

Day 91: What do I do?

What do I do when I am lost?
When there is no light
and when the doors are closed?

What do I do when there is only darkness around?
When the paths are rough
and when there is nowhere to go?

What do I do when the 'surprises' aren't sweet?
When the changes scare me
and when I can't take it any more?

What do I do when I don't know how long to wait?
When I wonder if I am right in staying quiet,
and when I am holding on to that single string of hope?

I don't really know.
I wait and I wait,
just to see things change,
with prayers and faith,
I wish, I can walk past this challenge as soon as I can,
and I wish, I can hold on to my faith and see that light.
I wish......

Day 90: Saturday Picture Post (Purple/Blue Water Lily)

Today's post is a simple but precious picture post of a lovely water lily. This was shot a couple of year ago at a place in Tennessee. This is symbolic in Buddhist culture that offering water lily to Buddhist places of worship is considered very special. The native American Indians used this for many of its medicinal properties. Wishing you all a wonderful month of August ahead !