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Fear that drives

We all are afraid of something in our lives. We have fears like, “What if I don’t get through the exam?”, “What if I don’t reach the place in time?”, “What if I am not in good health in my later years?”
We are typically asked to avoid all kinds of fear. What I feel is, certain fear is good and it is a beautiful thing. It is beautiful because, it drives us.
Doesn’t make sense? Well, I’ll put it this way.
Supposedly, I am afraid of not reaching a place in time. What will I do? I will naturally plan ahead, start early, skip the traffic and reach the place well ahead. So; had I not feared, I have high chances of getting late, getting stuck in traffic.
‘Fear is always a good motivator’, says James Dyson and Robin Sharma says, ‘If you’re not scared a lot, you’re not growing very much’.
Yes. It does make sense.
We need to have a “little constructive fear”, as I like to call it. Like how it is said, “Courage is not the absence of fear”, courage is rather the ability to overcome the fear…

When you are next to me

When you are next to me My everyday starts with a smile Long tiring bumpy air travels also seem possible My each and every cell gets instantly activated The little boy in you makes me fall for you every single moment Even the worst day ends with a smile!
When you are next to me I feel like a lady And I also feel like a little kid I feel ‘home’ I feel like I can conquer the world I forget that you are my husband, but my best friend!
When you are next to me The little artist in me gets the start The troubled part in me is soothed Those things that I once whined about, seem like a joke Long nights of empty chatter are heart warming My past, my present and my future look beautiful!
When you are next to me I feel there is someone to laugh with me and to cry with me I feel there’s one person in this world who’d back me up, no matter what I feel proud of being the wife of a man with the most beautiful of hearts I feel as though we are still lovers living together :P I feel, myself!
When you are…

Hope

Hope is like - a bright ray of sunlight gleaming through dark stormy clouds; a life boat for a strangled sailor; the sound of water for a thirsty traveller; the beaconing light from a light house for a lost ship; the first drop of rain for a drought hit farmer; the positive nod from a doctor for a patient; the first positive test result for a scientist.
We all know of many many great people in this world, like Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Kalam or Abraham Lincoln who started their crusade with nothing else, but hope. Their hopes were for a better country, a better education system for the society, a cleaner world, a cast-less nation, a race-less world. And we all realise the great heights they reached in life.
This “Hope”, is just a small thing that can make us do such great things. It is that small twine of thread that holds a kite in the air. Well, there are times in our life, when the question, “Oh! What will happen?”, will be haunting us day and night! The answer to it and our attitud…

Oh! What will people say?

For a long time, I have been experimenting with the question, “Oh! What will people say?”   
I wanted to know, if it is good to ask this to ourselves before doing something, so that we can be good to everybody around us.

And few days back, I came across this beautiful quote, “No matter how hard you try, you can never please everyone. Follow your heart, make the most of every day, and be proud of who you are.” – John Cena The saying is so true.

I see a lot of analogy between this quote and a small story, which goes,

There was once a man, who had a donkey. He went with his donkey to a nearby town. He was walking and taking the donkey with him. Seeing that, people said, “What kind of a man is he? He has a donkey and doesn’t know to use it. He should be riding on the donkey!” Hearing that, the man mounted on the donkey and before he could cross few blocks, people around him said, “What kind of a man is he? Doesn’t have a sense of pity to the poor creature! Riding on the donkey when he can e…