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Hello!

It’s a beautiful day out here in Mumbai today! It’s Saturday after all! The weekend, when everyone is in a happier and relaxed state of mind. 

Today has become even more special due to the rain. Yes indeed! The first rain has blessed us with its lovely appearance and has given rise to happiness and joy in people’s hearts! Although a bit untimely, most people are at their cheerful self because of nature’s surprise today.

Outside, the world depicts an enchanting gray sky with sparse rain falling from the clouds. It shimmers slightly as it touches the ground below and makes one believe in the beauty of nature all over again!

This is why, today, I visited this lake in my neighbourhood (it seemed like the ideal day to do so!) It looked all the more beautiful today and here is where I captured this picturesque view posted above! I have also pinged back this post to ‘The daily post’s’ weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme is ‘reflecting’!

This picture is captured using my phone, (sorry for the picture quality), after the rain seemed to cease a little. The buildings are reflected in the lake below.

As I looked at each building and it’s reflection, it made me reflect on one important life lesson. I felt that the more we achieve in our lives and rise onward and upward, the bigger the roots we should grow into our ground to stay balanced as an individual. Think over it!

This is why I thought of sharing this picture with you all! Does this view convey something different to you? Do let me know! 

Have a fun Saturday! 😊

Love, Pooja.

Reflecting

Hello again!

‘Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.’ – E. V.

I am in love with the above quote! It shows that there is something that we can learn from every other thing around us, including flowers.

Flowers have so much beauty and contain magic within them! Magic enough to mesmerise anyone and uplift anyone’s mood in an instant! Just like the flowers in the picture above did! Simply noticing the above beauties in the morning made my day and I instantly knew that this was something that I had to share with you all!

Since it also happens to be floral Friday, I am going to list down a few things that we all can learn from flowers. Read on for some major life lessons which flowers teach us every single day;

Bloom where you are placed An important lesson for us to remember! We CAN grow to our fullest potential irrespective of where we are placed in our lives.

Spread your fragrance Each of us have a fragrance or quality which is unique to us. Never let go of it, even if times get tough!

Learn to live with thorns Not all periods of our life are meant to be celebrated. Accept that life can and will be tough. It only makes the good moments sweeter.

You can survive unfavourable conditions – Just as flowers can grow on plants which grow through cracks, we too can find our greatest victories and achieve maximum growth even in adverse conditions.

Stay rooted Even on reaching your highest goals do not forget where you first started from. Stay humble and rooted to your branch.

The power of silence – Flowers grow to their fullest and bloom even in silence.

Beauty is diverse Every flower is different. There are so many varieties of flowers but each is beautiful in its own way! None can be compared with the other.

This, of course isn’t an exhaustive list but all that I could compile for now. Will add some more in another blog post later! Concluding this post with another quote that I love;

‘The flower which grows in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.’

Hope you have an amazing Friday! Stay happy! 😊

Love, Pooja.

Hello!

I am sure that reading that title above is enough to let you know that I am about to share an infographic with you all today!

I am a huge fan of infographics! With their beautiful colours, fonts and clarity, they state information out to the reader in the most engaging way possible. Personally, I feel that information conveyed through infographics is better understood as well as retained by our senses and the brain. This is why, I have tried my hand at creating an infographic today!

Read on and do let me know if you liked my first attempt at creating an infographic! If you have any more tips for me, do feel free to drop in a comment below! 

Hope you enjoyed reading through!

Think over these reasons and have a thoughtful Tuesday, everyone!

Love, Pooja.

Hello!

It’s a magical monday today! The first day to welcome us all to a week full of new possibilities!

Monday is the day most people dread and require motivation to trudge along on. In reality, monday is just like any other new day. In fact it is one which provides us all with a chance to a fresh start and to begin with a clean slate.

This monday fill in your slate with motivation and happiness. Make your monday a happy one by referring to this monday checklist –

1. Get up – Only when you get up can you show up and once you do that, you will realise that this is all you ever needed to jump right into a happy and eventful week! Showing up makes you win half the battle. Getting up a bit earlier than your schedule demands you to, will help you relax through monday.

2. Grab that coffee – Not that difficult right? In case you prefer tea, do that. The power and magic contained within a cup of your favourite beverage cannot be overstated! It helps get you charged up for the day!

3. Make a brief to do list – This is for the anxious ones out there who can feel a little out-of-place without one. If making lists works for you, chart out a plan for the day and list down the things you wish to get accomplished today. This will help you organise your activities and will lead to a happier and less stressful you!

4. A healthy breakfast – Having a healthy breakfast gives you the energy to kick-start your day! It is the most important meal of the day and research had proved that certain foods can affect your mood and emotions which gives us enough reason to seriously concentrate on this activity!

5. Practice affirmations – Very important! Have an idea about how you want your monday to turn out? State the reasons out to yourself as affirmations. Affirmations have a lot of power and can fill your day with good vibes!

6. Pray – Believe in the existence of supreme power greater than you are? Call it God, call it nature or anything you believe in. Praying and having faith in this power can help you feel blessed and at peace and will make your monday mindful and happy!

7. Hold an attitude to gratitude – Be thankful for all the small yet lovely things that you come across throughout the day!

Follow it through and you will realise that this checklist is all you need for a great start to your monday! Do add in your comments if you feel like I have left out on something!

Wish you a lovely Monday filled with happiness.

Love, Pooja.

Hello!

The weekend is finally here and to all those who have had a difficult week – You made it through! 😊  Keep rocking and relax!

Weekends are fun! Weekends are unpredictable as these are the only times when most of us do not have to go by a schedule! I am thankful for weekends because they allow me to catch up on the things I love but don’t find time for throughout the week. For me, weekends are a time to catch up on my reading, listen to music, spend time with my loving family and to read through all the interesting stuff posted by the bloggers at WordPress.

It is also lets me do one more thing that I love most, to write! Inspiration hit me today when I came across ‘The daily Post’s current prompt which is the word -‘better’!

Better is a word that has a big hold over happiness. In our lives, at some point or the other, we are all victims of the ‘better tag’! I have noticed that when people are asked if they are happy with their lives they always reply with a, “I wish I had better _______ (something) than I have now!”

They wish for better health, a better job, a better car, a better house, a better lifestyle, a better family and so on.

Wanting better things in life is the way one achieves progress. This wish is sometimes even motivating! A healthy wish to own ‘the better stuff’ is welcome but if your wish to get better things supercedes your happiness, unhealthy feelings like frustration and negation soon come into picture.

If you are experiencing this, let go of these harmful emotions today! Do not let these feelings ruin your present and stop you from loving what you have. Appreciate and be grateful for the things you have now and better things will soon follow. 

After all, life is like coffee. It does not matter what cup we are served the coffee in, that isn’t the point. It doesn’t even make sense to judge someone else’s coffee based on their fancy cups. What matters is the taste of the coffee within. It is ours to enjoy! 

Hope your weekend is full of positivity. Love, Pooja.

Better

Hello again!

Just like any typical workday, I was sitting at my desk and thinking over ideas and looking for some inspiration for my next blog post (during break time, of course!). That was when I came across a quote and all of a sudden, I wanted to quote today! So after a lot of pondering over whether to ‘quote or not to quote’, I decided to jump right in and quote away.

Do you love quotes! I do and I have never met someone who doesn’t. If you think over it, there is a quote for almost every situation one comes across in life! I like quotes because of their versatility and the way that they can relate to any individual! They force you to stretch your boundaries of thinking and show you a path that you might not have figured out before. This is why, today, I have decided to share a simple yet lovely quote with you all.

 

I think this quote is one of my all time favorites! But oh.. If only simple quotes didn’t have to be so complex. We all know this quote and have seen it so many times but do we really listen to and implement the message it shares across to us? I am sure that you all know what I mean to state here as we, often times, take things for granted and fail to see them as blessings by focusing on our life and its difficulties .

We do indeed have many beautiful reasons to be happy! Every tiny reason counts!

Just wanted to remind you about them all by adding a post about it here! 🙂

Have a positive day. Love, Pooja.

 

Hello to everyone!

It’s a lovely day out here today! A perfect one to pen down all the random and colorful thoughts swirling around in my head. I can hear the birds chirping away as I sit by the window and I can say that it is the most relaxing setting to start the soothing and creative process of writing.

Basically, this conducive environment is what eventually led me to my WordPress reader and I got instantly hooked to the collection of lovely posts I came across. The WordPress reader and all my fellow bloggers are definitely my new-found love! 🙂

As I was scrolling through, one particular post caught my attention! The one referring to the weekly meme, ‘The Wondrous Words Wednesday’! Sounded very interesting to me as I simply love words! I believe that each word, be it a little one or a big one, contains enough magic and power to help catch a reader’s heart!

So here I am, writing a blog post pertaining to this amusing weekly meme! I have picked up this challenge and have a few ideas, as well as an apt image for this topic! What else could any blogger wish for? I am now cutting down the talk and my top three entries are as follows;

Word number one – Sophrosyne – This is, in fact, a Greek word which relates to a Greek concept of possessing a healthy state of mind, especially one which is characterized by moderation, self control, an awareness of a person’s true self which ultimately leads to true happiness! I simply love the deeper meaning behind this word as well as the sound of it! It feels calming and soothing to me somehow. 🙂

Word number two – ‘Serendipity‘ – I am in love with this word and it has been a part of my screensaver since ages. It means finding something really beautiful without even looking for it. Few words can match up to the magic and wonder of this word! This word makes me believe that magic is just waiting around the corner, ready to happen to anyone, anytime! 🙂

Word number three – ‘Elysian‘ – This word is used to describe anything that is creative or beautiful, perfect and peaceful or divinely inspired. This word, its meaning and the way it sounds when one utters it instantly caught my attention! This is one word I love to use often!

Of course, there are many other lovely words worth mentioning here but these are all for today. Maybe I might follow up with a few more later. Wrapping up my post with the beautiful ambiance these words have created for now! Let me know what you think about them and if these words speak volumes to you too! What other words can you think of? Do let me know!

Passing over lots of love and happiness to you through my rose-tinted glasses! 🙂

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Control

Hello to all the readers out there!

The inspiration for the topic I have decided to write on came from today’s, The Daily Post’s, prompts challenge! I love to challenge myself when it comes to writing which is why I decided to utilize the prompt!

So I thought over how this word could be used to make it suit the theme I write on! Which is what compelled me to write further right away..

So coming straight out to the topic – Can you control your happiness? Can an abstract emotion such as happiness be confined to the finite cage of control?

Being happy and choosing to be happy are personal choices. Happiness is to be set free and with freedom comes more happiness! There can be no control over expressing it and sharing it with your loved ones! Happiness after all, multiplies by sharing it with others!

The only time you should let the word control get into something as personal as happiness is when you tend to let this valuable emotion be controlled by others or exterior circumstances. If you choose joy, you will feel it, irrespective of any negative emotions around you. Every person, himself or herself alone, can control the uplifting feeling of their happiness! Choose to appreciate life’s little pleasures and be grateful for all the little miracles in your life and I am sure that life will reward you with many more such miracles!

Through this blog post, I wish to urge everyone to go ahead and take control of the reins of their happiness and joy into their own hands! Get out there and start doing all the things that you are passionate about now!

Lots of love and happiness to you. Love, Pooja.

Hello again!

Since I have decided to write quite a lot about being happy and have made it my little pet project, here comes another blog!

I have often wondered over how many of us feel like we could go back to our childhood and re-live all those days again – almost every person wishes to. Childhood and it’s innocence enchants all. Ever wondered why?

Even if people might judge you sometimes, I say that we should all keep that happy child alive within us. Here’s why;

  • Because it is during our childhood that we listened to our hearts. Every action was made by being true to our heart’s desires. Although it is true that we as adults cannot sometimes do everything that we want to, we can still take out some time out of our busy schedules to do something that we all love!
  • As children we were never introduced to the process of over thinking! As we grow older, we tend to fret over small stuff a lot and waste a lot of our time and energy over it.
  • Children look at the world with awe and wonder and never let any bad experiences stop them from looking at the world as something magical, always ready to provide them with all that they desire, whenever they ask for it!

So what, as we grow, makes us stop doing all these things? Amidst all our daily problems and responsibilities, we forget to appreciate little moments of joy, which we did as children. My sole purpose to delve into our childhood is to make you all realise the pure joy and happiness we have all experienced as children.

Wish to bring that childlike awe to your life? There is no perfect way to do so but the ideas listed below can work just as well to bring some moments of childhood happiness back to your life..

  • Listen to your heart as it knows your calling!
  • Accept that life is not perfect and the most you can do is give your best to your job at hand. Stop over thinking and fussing over trivial matters as it leads to nothing but a feeling of unease.
  • Find time, at least a half hour, to do something that you love daily. You will find yourself in a better and happier mental state.
  • Irrespective of whatever happens in your life, never lose hope. Never forget to look at life through rose-tinted glasses! Believe that the world is magical and it will be a magical one for you!
  • Talk to children. Simply being with them can uplift your mood like nothing else can.
  • Go through your lovely childhood photos and memories and re-live them.

Life is a gift which is meant to be enjoyed. It’s happy moments are the ones that one tends to remember and reminisce about the most! Do something that makes your heart dance today which your future self will thank you for and remember to keep that child inside you, alive and happy! 😊

Hello again!

It’s been a few days since I last added a post here. Today, I am going to talk about why I have chosen to name my site Pooja’s rose-tinted glasses.

Since a long time, I always wanted to start a blog or a site of my own. In spite of this, I had never been able to zero in on what exactly I would write about. I followed countless of amazing blog posts on almost every topic one could think of and ended up being even more confused than ever!

But all these blogs made me realize one common thing – they all seemed to solve some or the other question and ultimately share joy with others! So I thought, hey! Why not start a blog on happiness itself? Writing about being happy would, no doubt, add even more happiness & fulfillment to my life!

The next question was what to name my blog & this was very easy. I wanted to write about how happiness can be found in tiny ways every single day. To make you all see them, I would have to give you a peek through my rose-tinted glasses! I simply loved the name and decided to go ahead with it!

Happiness is all around us but all it takes is a thankful heart to see it! Let’s stop being blind to it all from now onwards!

With this mission, I hope to make you all a little bit more happy via many more posts to follow!

Let’s spread joy!

If you know someone who needs to add that daily dose of happiness into their lives, do not forget to share this post with them! Let us all see life through rose-coloured glasses!

Love, Pooja.

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