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Hello everyone!

Its been a while since the last time I hit publish on a post! Hope you have had a lovely and positive week so far. If not, I am sure that things will turn out to be better! You can do it right!

On coming straight to the blog post here, I am sure that the title must have made you think. There are a lot of contradictory opinions on this topic. Many a people, ok, maybe sometimes, even me, believe that happiness is only possible when things are going right for us. Unless we come across that cloud with a silver lining, we do not truly feel happy from deep within. It is only human to feel this way.

But, does happiness really depend on money? Can the existence of money in our lives guarantee happiness? 

If you feel that it does, let me tell you that the most beautiful smile I have ever seen is on the innocent face of a child who knows nothing about money. Reflecting back on my memory of this happy child made me question what I used to believe!

Sure, money can buy you items that can ensure that you have a wholesome life. It can rarely buy the moments that can make one ecstatic or give one that warm glow of being happy. It can only buy you something that can make someone happy. So if your happiness is gaining money, you can find happiness with money!

Happiness is an emotion. It is priceless. No amount of money can buy us any happiness. One has to take that one crucial step on the journey to happiness if he or she wants to find any of it on their life path!

Science and the bestseller, ‘The Secret’, point out that having an attitude to gratitude and positivity help attract the life of our dreams. This shows that embracing positivity and happiness in spite of having even a few reasons to, leads to increased happiness.

Let’s all have a thankful and a grateful heart for all things that contribute to even a tiny thing in our lives. That way, we will never run out of healthy moments of happiness!

Here’s some wednesday wisdom on the topic;

Money can buy you a fine dog but only love can make him wag his tail.

You aren’t rich unless you have something that money cannot buy.

I have learnt how much happiness only money can bring you, very little.

Money can’t buy happiness, neither can poverty. Only a thankful heart can embrace it.

Money alone can’t buy happiness. It can buy something that brings happiness.

There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money.

Money isn’t everything but happiness is.

Any thoughts on this topic? Do let me know!
Have a positive day! Love, Pooja.

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Hello everybody!

I love to write. There is something magical about this relaxing process through which one can pen down what one feels. 

This is precisely why it feels amazing to be liked for doing what you love most! Rishabh has nominated me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. This award has really cheered me up! Thanks a lot for this nomination! 😊

Rishabh has a lovely and interesting blog set up here and is just starting to review books as well. I look forward to his posts! Do check out his blog!

Coming back to the awards!

Here are the rules:

  1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  4. Nominate 15 people to do the award!

So here are 7 facts about me:

  1. I love eating sweets. I am a hopeless sweet-tooth! 
  2. I love the smell of new books.
  3. Home is my favourite place to be!
  4. Sometimes I can turn into a couch potato.
  5. I love playing badminton.
  6. My personality type is INFP.
  7. Any sort of news related to science interests me.

My nominations: 

I don’t want to break the actual rules but choosing only 15 bloggers from all the lovely bloggers out here is something I really could not do. This is why I wish to nominate every blogger here who wants to participate as I think every one deserves this one! In fact I would love it if every one who reads this post comments on it by stating at least one fact about themselves.

Looking forward to reading all your interesting replies! 

Have a fun day! Love, Pooja. 😊

Hello everybody!

Just sharing some brief events of yesterday here today! Yesterday was definitely one lovely day out here in Mumbai – especially one worth sharing details about!

Monsoons have officially started here. It has been really beautiful to see sunlight filtering through the window one second only to be replaced by gray clouds in the next! This weather pattern will now officially continue well into mid-August.

This is precisely why yesterday night, it felt great to be tucked in into my cosy place after having spent most of the evening waddling through watery roads and streets on the way home from work! And I must add, this was definitely one of life’s little pleasures! 😊

Yesterday’s enchantment didn’t just end here! It also marked the arrival of a book from one of my favourite authors that I had prebooked earlier. It has been launched on the 29th of May and I am so excited to be having it with me, here, now! It was my special book Thursday! 😃

It’s titled, ‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila‘. 


Written by Amish, this book is book number 2 from the Ram Chandra Series. Amish is previously well known for his Shiva trilogy series which had a gripping storyline. 

These series tell us the story from the Era of Lord Ram. Book 1 of these series was released about more than a year ago which left all the readers on an interesting turn in it’s story almost begging for more! 

So yesterday night was spent in indulging in the things I love! A rainy day, a cosy reading nook and a lovely book! What else could a girl want? Especially one who loves to read! 😊

So that’s it regarding yesterday. Today has already arrived and it is meant to be another beautiful day, full of interesting surprises I am sure! Any particular event that made yesterday special for you? Do let me know. Let’s celebrate life’s little pleasures! 😊

Wish you a beautiful day. Love, Pooja!

Hello readers,
Mondays mean fresh starts but for some of us they can trigger anxiety and the Monday blues!

Being anxious isn’t harmful, we all experience anxiety at some point in our lives. Getting over it and not letting it interfere with our daily routine and mood should be under our control.

When our anxiety gets a grip over us, it gives birth to feelings like fear and doubt. These very fears and doubts are known to be responsible for killing more dreams than failure ever can. Fear of failure arises only when one fixates over the end result and not over the journey towards success. 

But why fear failure? 

Failure is success in progress. – A. Einstein.

I haven’t failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work. – Thomas Edison.

This is what two of the greatest minds in history thought about failure! If they didn’t fear it, why should we?

To get your inner confidence shining brightly, I have brought you a mantra this Monday!

“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt!”

Simple, isn’t it? Say it to yourself today! Repeat it while you breathe to give you the confidence to do whatever you set your mind to! Remember that doubt will stop you every time you decide to take an action. Exhale and let it go.

Inhale confidence and do whatever it takes to achieve your task at hand. Believe that you can do it! Divide your work or activity into small, simpler and doable tasks and tackle each one of them, step by step. This practice will help you understand and complete any task in a better way. Writing down relevant points will also help you remember stuff better and let you think in an organized way. Try it, it works!

If you suffer from​ Monday blues, go through one of my previous articles and see if it helps you by clicking here. Till more tips follow! 😊

Go ahead and own this week with confidence.

Keep rocking and stay happy! Love, Pooja.

Hello readers!

It’s monday today! This day marks the start of another eventful week of work which is why getting worked up and anxious is but natural.

Wishing to start every week on a happy note? Get rid of those monday blues now by reading through these quick fixes guaranteed to get you cheerful in no time!

  1. Figure out why you dread ‘the Mondays’ – Stop dreading Mondays right now! Realise that monday is just like any other day, which it actually is. Try to zero in on what exactly is making you dread Mondays. A little self introspection can help here. Is the dread related to not getting to office on time? Set your alarm a bit earlier than usual and see how it works for you. Is it because of your work? Try to get the issue resolved to get rid of the monday blues! Figuring the cause for your dread will help you solve this problem once and for all!
  2. Schedule a fun activity – Notice how we look forward to the fun activities we schedule? Who said that fun can be only had on weekends? If you have a relatively free monday evening coming up, schedule something fun to look forward to after work! Go shopping or watch a movie which you have been planning to watch for quite some time now. Meet up some friends for a quick get-together or binge on tv!
  3. Meditation or exercise – These are great at eliminating the feeling of dread and replacing them with positive feelings. Meditation and exercise boost your happiness levels and decrease stress. They increase the blood supply throughout the body and make you feel refreshed and energetic. These help boost your immune system, increase your strength as well as cut the flab! All in all, a great package to try out.
  4. Listen to music – Listen to good music, one with motivating and uplifting lyrics! Researchers have found out that musical beats affect out heartbeats and thereby affect our mood. This activity is also said to be a complete workout for the brain as it improves your memory, your listening skills, decreases pain, aids in sleep issues and so on. So what are you waiting got? Go grab those headphones now!
  5. Go walking –  There are a few things that cannot be cured by a simple walk. Walking is great for both physical and mental health. About 5 minutes are also enough for your body to show anti-anxiety effects!

    Try these methods to beat your monday blues in no time and do let me know if they worked for you! They sure do work for me! You don’t even need any expensive stuff to indulge in all these. Know something else that works even better for you? Let me know!

    Let’s have happier Mondays!

    Love, Pooja.

    Hello!

    It’s Mother’s day today! A day celebrated in order to respect the women who have taken up the daunting task of motherhood!

    Being a mother is a full time job for both working women as well as homemakers. Every mother faces many challenges on her journey but seems to forget them all, just on seeing her child smile!

    Mother’s love their children, stand by them, prioritize their child’s needs and mould their children into better human beings. They definitely have the most important job in the world!

    My mom is everything to me. Without her I would have had no existence as she is the one who has given me this gift of life itself! She is a strong woman who has done everything that is possible to help me have a happy and healthy life! I wish to be like her someday. If I do, nothing can make me prouder! 😊 Love you a lot, Mom! 

    Respect to all the mothers out there and keep the good work going! Here’s a reminder for you – You’re doing great and your kids love you! 😊

    Wish every mother out there a very happy Mother’s day!

    Wish you all loads of love and happiness. Spend some loving moments with your mom today. 

    Love, Pooja.

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    Hello!

    It has been less than a month since I started my blog, Life – Rose-Tinted, and I am thankful to you all for all your likes, comments and support! I truly appreciate it! You truly inspire me to do better with each passing day!

    For today’s blog post, I have decided to go ahead with the Thursday thoughts theme.

    I love reading thoughts as they help us become better people. They are an entire knowledge source within themselves. This is why I am sharing some of my favourite thoughts with you. Simply a collection of some lovely thoughts which I love reading through again and again. Going through them will give you that much-needed boost for the day and fill you with purpose and inspiration!

    Read on for some food for thought –

    ‘Thousands of candles can be lighted from one single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.’

    ‘If you have the power to make someone happy, even if it is to bring a smile to their faces, do it! The world needs more of that.’

    ‘Shared joy is double joy.’

    ‘To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.’

    ‘A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.’

    ‘Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.’

    ‘There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path.’

    ‘We all have a unique art, a personal passion that serves as a vessel through which our souls speak. True happiness is found by filling it and purpose is fulfilled by pouring it out.’

    ‘Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.’

    ‘Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart than a piece of our mind.’

    ‘It’s all contained within the little things in life.’

    ‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light!’

    ‘I AM, are the two most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your destiny.’

     

    What do you think about these thoughts? Take some moments to reflect over these. Let me know about some of your favourites too! Wish you all a thoughtful Thursday!

    Love, Pooja.