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What to do when things do not go as you planned (blog marathon post 2)

Things do not always go as you planned. You wake up in the morning and you plan to do something. Some days it goes exactly the way you wanted. But many times, it does not. There are circumstances beyond our control that twist our plans. They hijack that precious thing called time. And before you know it, it is the end of yet another day.

Yesterday in Bangalore, because of unexpected pelting showers, people were stuck on the roads for more than four hours. In fifteen minutes, some areas received more than 11 cms of rain! Can you imagine the intensity of the downpour?

This morning when I was walking my dog, I saw the full impact of the rains. There was a lovely tree which was uprooted and had fallen across the pavement. There was slush all over, making it impossible to walk without slipping. The roads were transformed into an obstacle course. Mud, dirt and puddles everywhere.

Just two weeks back, we were getting scorched by the summer, and now we are getting swept away by the rain.
Nature. How beautiful she is. And how unpredictable.
Much like the plans that you make for your day.

I always love to be close to nature. But living in a high-rise apartment in one of India's largest metropolitan cities, the best I can do is fill my home with objects of beauty, created by nature.


This is what adorns my dining table at the moment.
And yes, the 'vase' is a recycled bottle.

We may not be able to control everything about our day.
But we sure can control what we focus on.

Focus on one beautiful thing in your home today. Something that makes you happy when you look at it. Something that gives you joy. Something that you fail to notice because you are so stressed.

Notice it. And tell me what filled you with joy today.
(Leave me a comment in my comment box)

Till tomorrow, keep that calmness in your heart. And send out thoughts of  gratitude into the universe for having  something beautiful in your life.
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  2. Just Natural. You described about the pious aura which sensitive person can observe. #Good_one_Maam

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  3. To get away our stress and concentrating on some beautiful thing we love , is actually a skill which everyone doesn't know and this is the reason for a lot of stress related problems. But mam anyways you have such a beautiful blessing in your life to do so�� so I am going to search the beautiful thing on which iIcould concentrate ��

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  4. To get away our stress and concentrating on some beautiful thing we love , is actually a skill which everyone doesn't know and this is the reason for a lot of stress related problems. But mam anyways you have such a beautiful blessing in your life to do so�� so I am going to search the beautiful thing on which iIcould concentrate ��

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  6. Thnx madam ! for your 2nd blog in your blog marathon.

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  7. really,a formula for happy survival mam

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  8. There are these beautiful yellow rice lights in my bedroom. The days are filled with a lot of stress (work related and personal life related) but the moment I enter in my bedroom and switch on those lights....its as if the day seem to look light and stress free. May be these little things in life are the real joys :) And while sleeping, I say to myself "I feel wonderful tonight". Yet again.

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  9. I heard keeping a aquarium ll release tension, but unable to do with work commitments,, i do with cows n bees when i will be tgere in my village,

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  10. A little bird perched in my apartment balcony made me happy. I was happy that I could shelter it for a while from the rain pouring outside

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  11. Excellent.u r right,we overlook petty matters tat r beautiful.i got to look at the view of mountain arunachala beside my house.it reminds of the mighty presence of the lord near me.

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  12. Excellent.u r right,we overlook petty matters tat r beautiful.i got to look at the view of mountain arunachala beside my house.it reminds of the mighty presence of the lord near me.

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  13. Excellent.u r right,we overlook petty matters tat r beautiful.i got to look at the view of mountain arunachala beside my house.it reminds of the mighty presence of the lord near me.

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  14. Leaving a comment here after ages...loved the sight of the recycled vase in a celebrity author's home. I always enjoy your blog marathons!

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  15. Really true in this stressful world, we forget to take a glimpse of nature around us..Nature is filled with soo many mysteries and amazing things.

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  16. Really true in this stressful world, we forget to take a glimpse of nature around us..Nature is filled with soo many mysteries and amazing things.

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  17. Wow..!!! Re-aligned my book shelf and made me so happy to see it placed in an order. Thanks for bringing this happiness back. Life, nowadays, is too stressed and we miss this small things which make us happy..!!!

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  18. My computer chair... this very thing suffers a lot due to my extensive usage of my system.... I felt like.. i should thank my chair for bearing me at all times without questioning.. and this thing unlike people is an example for selfless nature.. :P

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  19. There are lots of family photographs hung up in our apartment. I know they are there. I do not look at them everyday, but today, I sat back and looked at them and after I did, it made me feel relaxed because my mind went back to that day the photo was taken, perhaps it was a sunny or bright day, or maybe I was not feeling well, but still went ahead and took the photo. No matter what it is, photos always make me feel relaxed!

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