Today In Short : #16 – When You’re In Trouble, Think About Those Who’ve Nothing But Hardships

Usually I would be away from the blogosphere because I’d be in deep trouble or depressed and so I wouldn’t write anything as I would have nothing positive to write about. But this time I was away because I landed in a job that every Engineer would dream of! Yes, am glad, excited and grateful for it. Bu sadly, it leaves me with very little time to sit and write..

So, what made me write a post on trouble when am actually in a happy place in life right now? (although there are some existing troubles and worries that cling on to the shoulders and never let you go…)

And…

Of course, life is a “package” and it comes with all kinds of flavors including bitter and sour, not just sweet and spice. Savor it all. Or end up starving. It’s your choice.

Talking about choice, I always tell people that you choose what you want in your life, be it happiness or sorrows. But some problems are not our choice. We can’t control them. They happen whether you like it or not. All you can do is endure them.

Today In Short : #16 – When You're In Trouble, Think About Those Who've Nothing But Hardships

Here’s what made me re-think about choice of life and troubles:

I hardly discuss about my personal life and the hardships I have been through to anybody and never here on my blog because there’s no point in discussing it. Everybody thinks about problems and believe they have the biggest of troubles. Nobody usually thinks about the fruitful things they are blessed with.

During coffee break, I was discussing about faith in God with my colleague at my new workplace. She is one of the most positive and loving person I have ever seen. She bears a beautiful heart and I admire her for taking everything in a good sense. I never once saw her making a negative remark about anything/anybody. She is an angel!

She told me she had deep faith until she lost her mom a couple of years ago to a huge electric shock. You all might know how much I respect “mothers” and that’s the only term that can make me emotionally weak and weep like a baby. The story was really too hard to digest. I shed no tear as my heart was heavy and I was crying within. Is that anybody’s choice? In front of her I felt so small. My past looked too tiny like a needle in front of a huge mountain. When it was my turn to tell her my story I just told her that I’ve been in some trouble as I grew up, I didn’t narrate it. I felt like I was ineligible to share it as a sad story.

When you are in trouble; you tend to ask “why me??”

When you think you get the worst meal in the whole world, you never know how many people don’t get even a bread-crumb to taste and starve to death.

When you believe you don’t have enough money, you never know how many don’t even have a penny in their pocket or even a pocket to hold a penny. 

When you are in trouble never say “why me?”. Think about those who have nothing but trouble and hardships. Loss of money/property, health issues, family troubles, unemployment, quarrels with spouse, misunderstandings among friends, everything would pass, someday – sooner perhaps than later, the dark clouds would shift and you will see sunshine. Just endure them. Be grateful for all the beautiful people and things you have in life.

Never ever say “why me..?? “.

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

– The Confused Young Adult

Today In Short : #15 – Nothing Beats A Tattered Old T-Shirt!

Do you own a really old, discolored, tattered T-Shirt in your closet? That one T-shirt that you always wear, at home, for evening walks, friends meets, grocery shopping, when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you’re on a holiday, or preparing for an interview, whatever you do, you prefer wearing only that? No matter how sorry you feel for it, even though your closet is full of bright fresh and new T-Shirts from several famous brands, you can’t let it go..

Is that true? Well, don’t worry! You’re not alone!

Nothing Beats A Tattered Old T-Shirt!
Nothing Beats A Tattered Old T-Shirt!

It is so comfortable, cosy, warm… You feel safe and so pleasant when you wear it and every time you do, your mom goes “Oh, please even a beggar has a better one!” and your friends be like “Dude! You’ve really got to do some serious shopping!“. Every time someone says that your heart bleeds, and you get all defensive, clutching your poor old and loyal T-Shirt and say “Heyyy..!! Don’t you say that!

But who cares? Our bond shall never be broken by such trivial comments.

My dear T-Shirt,

No matter how old you are, and how tattered you look, you will always be my most precious, invaluable treasure that these normal human beings can never understand. 

Well, if you found the above statements “weird“, let me tell you,

Dude, you’ve really got to do some serious shopping! Get yourself a “good” T-Shirt for life!!!!” 😉

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

Today In Short : #1 Kindness

April A-Z Blogging – Day 11 : ‘K’

How about a Re-blog of my very first post for Today In Short?
This is a post that meant a lot to me, made me believe in Kindness and humanity in the midst of this busy and competitive world.

The Confused Young Adult

Every evening, after work, I go to an educational institute which is 2 kilometers away from my place. I usually walk till the bus stop and take an auto or bus from there because it is more convenient.

Coming from a country with the second highest population in the world, it is quite rare to find a place without people. You are always surrounded by different kinds of people speaking different languages ( I hope you know, there are over 780 languages spoken in my country), with different complexions (Yes, North, South, East and West.. we all have different complexions and features!) wearing different kinds of clothing ( Well, there is so much cultural diversity, it will take years for me to explain 😀 ), rich, poor, tall, short, good, bad.. the list is endless. Simply put, you are just surrounded by all kinds of people everywhere!

Realizing the…

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Today In Short : #12 – World Poetry Day!

Today is World Poetry Day!

How about a tribute to Poetry?! A poem about poetry from A to Z! Here we go! 🙂

Today In Short : #12 - World Poetry Day!

A lot to say,

But I’ve Not Many Words To Utter;

Caught in Silence, Shock, Surprise and Joy,

Desperate – in need of a way to communicate with

Endless thoughts rushing through my brain

For I do not know where to begin and explain!

Given the chance to speak my mind,

Having my vocabulary in vain; Oh no!

I‘m so lost in the sea of words! 

Just let me know if there is any tool,

Known for expressing heart’s deepest thoughts

Like a handwritten journal, so simple and encrypted

Meant to reveal though not all the secrets

Nicely wrapped with just a few words

Opening a different story with every word, like

Petals in a lotus flower. 

Quilling every emotion in each petal – with a different shade;

Reaping a different impact on different readers, 

Sprinkling the message based on their mind’s status.

Treading the path from a different angle 

Ultimately leading to my deepest thoughts

Venturing the twists and open secrets

Whilst showing the picture.. more like an

X-ray. As I searched along, I found one

Yes, a tool that satisfies all of my constraints,

Zestful and Warm – The one and only Poetry.

Today In Short : #11 – The Annoying Hypocrites

Why do people have to be so fake? Recently, am being surrounded by many loud mouthed hypocrites and it’s super annoying!

Here is a sample of “annoying hypocrites” that I’ve witnessed in the past few days.

Today In Short : #11 - The Annoying Hypocrites
Today In Short : #11 – The Annoying Hypocrites

1. A guy talking about gender equality when he himself expects his girlfriend to be under his control. He does’t want her to spend time with her guy friends (who she knows since her childhood). He expects her to take his permission even to go out and spend a day with her girl friends as well. He believes that only men should go out for work while women should stay home and take care of the family.

What?! Aren’t we in the 21st century already?

2. A girl going to another country, and wearing her traditional clothes there and taking snaps saying “Being traditional.. am loving it.. *blush blush*”.  But wears all inappropriate clothes, when she is in her motherland.

Urgh! Is culture and tradition a piece of joke??

3. A preacher who justifies that her community and their God is the highest of all! She is a preacher, a person who is supposed to tell the rest of the world that we all are one, we all are humans! But there she is, justifying that people should not pray to other Gods because only their God takes people to heaven!!

Oh dear.., I wish I could tell her, “I don’t know about her God, their God, heaven etc, but I DO know what is humanity”

4. People who use humbleness as a tool for publicity. Awesome! Right? They know that people tend to like those who are humble. So they put on a fake act of humbleness. You may be wondering how that’s possible?! Humbleness is supposed to be sincere and honest… Yes, let me tell you, there are people like that, and I see them everyday.

Aaargh. Am fed up. 

The list could go on forever.. :-/ But the point is…

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Wear what you like, but make sure what you wear is appropriate according to the culture of the country you are in.

 Practice what you Preach

If you talk about the environment, go green first. Then post updates about “ozone layer depletion, melting of ice in the arctics, etc.”

If you talk about gender and religious equality, practice that first in your own home, with your family. Then talk how much ever you want in the public.

Have you met such people too? Feel free to share you experiences in the comment box below.

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

Today In Short : #10 – Keeping Up With The Confused Young Adult

Hi!

I have been away for almost a week and it feels like a decade !! I really missed blogging and so I thought even if it is past mid night I must post something, so yes, I did the Week 2 Compiled Edition of Mischiefs and Pranks… Aannd Am Back! 🙂

The weather is too hot and it already feels like summer. It is just watermelons, ice creams, glucose-drinks and fruits everywhere already! Wonder how the month of May is going to be, because that’s when the real summer actually begins.

 

 

How many of you are cricket enthusiasts? I love cricket and I’ve been following the world cup matches quite seriously. It’s so much fun! Which team do you support? Share it here in the comment box. Btw, I support our home team, India! ❤

 

 

 

 


As I told you earlier, am learning to play the traditional Indian instrument Veena. Wow, am lovin’ it 😉 Do you play any instrument? Why and how did you begin? Share it here if you like.

 

 

 

These are the two topics that I am interested to hear more about. If you have lots to share, then write a post on your blog and add a pingback to this post. I would love to read. 🙂

I have been invited by 3 of my buddy bloggers : Randoms by a Random – Ameena, Amrit’s Blog, and Living the dream – Hargun Wahi  to write about love in 40 words : the condition being 10 lines with 4 words in each line. Yes, I am so excited to do it! But I really need some time to think and write something new and creative. So please don’t mistake me if am late.

Finally, am thinking of taking a break from Essence of Reminiscence with week 4, having completed 1 month. The event will be back again in April. The details will be announced in advance. 🙂

I am thinking of doing something new called “Story Time With A Difference“. The details will be announced shortly! 😉

Until then, Stay tuned!

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

Today In Short : #9 Exes – The Blood Sucking Leeches

A few days ago I wrote about The So-Called Best Friends – the ones who stay with you when they are in need and vanish when you are in trouble. Today, I realised I must write about the blood sucking leeches – the ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend or an ex-friend, who won’t let you move on nor let you live the moment.

Exes - The Blood Sucking Leeches
Exes – The Blood Sucking Leeches

How many ever times you try to pull them out of your life and throw them away, some how or the other they crawl back into your life and stick to you until you get sick of them and destroy their very existence in your memory completely – just like the blood sucking Leeches!

If you have had a healthy break up, where you both have a clear understanding of why it may not work between the two of you; well you are safe and sound. But most people aren’t matured enough, are they? Being young and confused is only a part of growing up.

Although I thought that talking to the ex is not a bad idea because we broke up 2 years ago, my intuition told me I was wrong. When the ex pinged me (which was totally out of the blue) I was excited, really happy! But the truth is the leech that I threw a long time ago had just crawled back to my doorstep.

Here is why: 

The leech-like ex’s don’t want to patch up or re-kindle the relationship. They know it won’t work at all, so do you. Yet, they can’t let you go, and so they text you or call you and do all the sweet talks like : “I thought we could be friends..“or “I don’t want ‘us’ to end in bad terms..without talking or meeting..” and  “What we had was special, it means a lot to me..” etc..

When they ping you, your heart goes “aaaawww” but actually, it should be “eeewww yuck”. Especially when the other person is egoistic, self-centered, ____________.

You are not even an entry in their priority list. You are just an  option, more like an unused unnecessary back-up for their insecurity.

Talking to them would only make you feel low, sad and insecure. You will be lost in the nostalgic-limbo.

Thanks to my best friend, she made me think twice, see the truth and confront it and put a full stop to it. I believe it is now my turn to help others.

So, the next time your ex pings you, remember all the reasons why you ended it in the first place. If they happen to say the words mentioned here, then ask yourself

“Do I really have to stick to this unnecessary sickening nostalgic limbo of unhealthy thoughts and useless memories?”

Ask all the right and wrong questions. After all it is your life and you deserve to play it the way you like it.

~Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

Today In Short : #8 Sorry – The Magical Word

The universal magical word : “Sorry”. This one word could mean many emotions, bring about changes among people and do miracles in relationships!

Today In Short : #8 Sorry - The Magical Word
Today In Short : #8 Sorry – The Magical Word

If you asked me to mention one word that can change a situation upside down, turn anger into peace, hatred into love, enemies into friends,… 

I would say “Sorry”

After a really long day at work, I had a huge tiff with my best friend. We had an argument – some difference of opinion, which led to our very first big fight in 5 years! Although my point was right, I felt really bad for hurting him. He, on the other hand didn’t care if I was right, he was purely angry and blurted out really rude words and spoke to me disrespectfully which is so unlike him. He didn’t like being pointed out and he didn’t want to take it either! All this was not because of my words, but my tone of speech. I should have talked about his mistake smoothly instead of confronting him so bluntly.

We didn’t talk the whole day and I felt very bad. The friendship meant a lot to me than the argument. So I texted him saying “sorry” for being so blunt. I told him I should have discussed with him in a better way. That one word melted his ego and he immediately admitted his fault. He apologized for his poor behavior and we talked it out thus solving the misunderstanding smoothly.

Wow! What a relief! Am glad that the so-called unworthy argument did not ruin our friendship that has been carefully built, guarded and cherished for years!

Sorry : A magical word indeed. 🙂

Sometimes letting go is a good thing. While sometimes it is even better to say sorry.

Saying sorry doesn’t always mean you are wrong. It is the relationship that matters.

While most times, it is the ego that stops us from apologizing! Even if we know we are wrong, we don’t like to admit it. The ego makes us carry the painful guilt filled conscience forever. Why let yourself be troubled by something so bad if you could fix it with just one word?

Do not carry that burden of guilt or shame if you can mend it with just one word – “sorry”.

Shedding your ego is better than bearing that terrible feeling locked deep inside your heart forever. You deserve peace!

If you always wanted to apologize to someone or mend a broken relationship, then take this opportunity to do it now. Say the magical word to that person and free yourself from the horrible burden right away.

Have a good day! 🙂

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

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Today In Short : #7 – 100+ Followers & Counting!

Every blogger’s dream is to reach their first 100 followers milestone. I started this blog on November 24, 2014 and it has been quite an exciting journey. I have written articles for various websites and blogging sites but I never had the time to start one of my own. Am glad I started this blog and now I’d like to take this as an opportunity to show my gratitude to all those who supported me. 🙂

I really didn’t expect to reach the 100+ followers-milestone so soon. Am so happy and overwhelmed by the love shown by fellow bloggers and I really enjoyed connecting with each and every one of you.

100 followers & counting

Thank You So Much!

Will update more interesting posts soon. 🙂 Stay tuned!

~Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult