I have a confession to make..

confession
Few days ago, I returned from Office to find my Shared room locked with a different lock than the usual. And, I did not have the key to unlock it. This happened, when I was already exhausted with 2 hours of sleep the previous night, then 6 hours of travel in the morning and then, a full day in Office.
My first reaction: Panic. OMG!! I have to stay outside the room in this hot weather. Will have to wait helplessly until my roommate arrives with the key. What am I gonna do!!
The Second reaction: Anger. How could you do this to me? Didn’t you know that, I might reach the room before you do. And in that case, I will have to wait outside. Poor me 😦
The Third reaction: A general negative impression about the world. About how inconsiderate the people are. And, what shall I do next.
Although this reaction, gave way to more clarity about what action needs to be taken. As I was pondering over these thoughts, I went upstairs to see if by any chance, my roommate had given the key to our House help to hand over to me. And then, I got a call from her, finally. On the call, I went on: blah blah blah. She asked me to calm down and listen to her.:D She told me where she hid the key. Awwww. She had strategically placed it away from direct limelight and I would know where to look for the key on contacting her.
This incident made me think, how quickly do we jump to negative conclusions. If only, we could pause to think clearly about the next course of action. Why do we always think negative about others? Obviously, my first assumption was wrong. She was not inconsiderate as I made her out to be in my mind. Instead, she was concerned to have thought about where to place the key for me. People are generally good. It’s our own negative lens, which makes us think otherwise.
Staying calm in stressful situations and giving people our benefit of doubt is the lesson I would take from this slice from my Life.

Keep Smiling and Stay Inspired 🙂

This post is in response to Blogging 101 challenge, inspired from my About Page.

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5 things i learnt from the last movie I saw

Queen

The last movie which left me inspired was, Queen(hindi).

The only thought in my mind, when I left the hall was: Every girl needs to watch this movie.
It’s one of those movies which just connect with you. And you are left feeling inspired after you’ve seen this movie. The 5 things which I learnt from this movie are:

Dealing With Rejection:
There will be a number of times, people would reject us- jobs, relationships, etc. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with that crappy feeling of being rejected by someone, the most important thing to do is to accept it. And, try to make the best of what we do have in our lives.
People who have rejected you, also do not deserve you. Don’t base your own worth on the value they give you.

When One Door Closes, Another Opens:
When something bad happens to us, it feels like the end of the world. When that happens, take your time to let the feeling sunk in. And then, look beyond the current life-threatening situation and the next course of action. Life will move on anyways.

Discover what you want to do with your Life
Connect with the inner you and try to find out what makes you come alive. What you want to do with your life, keep that final decision to yourself. Your dreams and aspirations may not match with other’s values. Don’t let that stop you from following and protecting your dreams.

Accept yourself completely
You have got to protect what gives you happiness. Don’t seek approval for it from outside of you. If it feels right to you, it is. You don’t need to change yourself to fit into somebody else’s image of you. Only when you can accept the true you completely, can you expect others to follow suite.

And finally: Be the Queen of your own life, rather than thriving to be someone else’s Queen.

I would recommend this movie to every girl. 🙂

Why Am I Here

Hello everyone, I am Pushpinder from India. I am a Software Engineer by Profession and want to explore my writing abilities. I love reading whatever I could lay my hands on. This love for reading gave way to the desire of writing a book. So, this blog is an endeavor in seeing that dream come true one day. For which, I want to develop the writing habit which otherwise gets sidelined when a full-time job has to be taken care of along with it.

I am a Positive person by nature, and want my writings to reflect that. I feel inspirations are available everywhere around us, if only we would pause to see. Our lives and the people we interact with can teach us alot. There is something or the other to learn from even small incidents which happen to us.

Slices from Life, I promise would bring you such incidents or the things I feel passionate about or the lessons i learn on my life’s journey. I want each one of you who read my posts to leave this blog feeling inspired and content in their lives.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Weekly Challenge – Fifty(Short Story)

‘He’s dead’, she thought. Remembering her sister Rita’s last words: He abondoned me. ‘Twas the last resort.

She had finally avenged her death. Her only dream since 5 years. But alas! She still felt empty.

Did she bring justice to Rita or killed the only man who truly loved her?