Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Be positive!" ...even if your tail is on fire?

As you can see, my posts are getting less frequent. Am I busy with other things in life? Do I have no time to blog? Have I stopped taking pictures? Yes, no, and no. I have plenty of things to do but I also hate the phrase 'I have no time'. I guess if we love something strongly enough we will always look for ways to find time for it. Oh yes, I still love blogging but now there are quite a few other things I love that I am giving my time for.

Since a couple of days I have been trying to give this blog a makeover in terms of look and feel. I just realized it is not very easy with the limited choices in templates and what all you can do with them (when you have a limited knowledge of HTML!).

I also realised one thing about this blog:
I have been writing less and posting snaps more and it started getting pretty monotonous! So, for a change, I have been looking for something that would make me write and here it is:

Just this morning I read this interesting post at http://positivesharing.com/2009/11/the-happiness-hat-will-hurt-you-until-you-smile/ which got me thinking about this 'Be positive' phrase that you must be hearing very often.

I think one of the problems in simply saying 'Be Happy!', is in the way it is said. Saying just that without 'Real Caring' (a phrase so nicely put by one of the commentors on that blog), makes it insensitive and therefore more irritating and depressing. And people who show you Real Care do not need to say 'Be Happy!' ever. They spread happiness without saying it!

The phrase 'Be Happy' itself gives us a very important clue about what it is, which we often miss. We 'be' happy, we never 'do it' like it were some work. So it is not like we have a happiness switch that can be turned on and off! And sometimes the pain that precedes it is important to let us know that there maybe something we need to sort out before we feel that bliss. Yes, it is sometimes important to make good use of the wisdom we gain from a bad phase! And when we are happy it does not mean we would be grinning from ear to ear 24/7 either! :)

15 comments:

nivedithasperceptions said...

Nice! :)
Hmmm... Got me thinking. I'll read the other post too. :)

illusionaire said...

lolz bro, you are now married. Stop complaining about not finding the time to blog frequently. Its common. :)

manasi said...

The link you gave was circulated at my workplace with zeal. There were heated arguments from both sides.
We don't mind too many photos either!

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Martin Stickland said...

Happy New year my good friend and I hope 2010 is great for you!

love Martin & Family

Arunima said...

Hppy New Year Dear.

I agree with illusionaire. wink wink!

and the photos were always nice.

claytonia vices said...

@illusionaire: Who's complaining bro? ;)

illusionaire said...

Hahaha lemme guess... the missus was standing over your shoulder as you were typing that comment? :D

*whiplash* :D

Lucy In The Sky said...

Ummmm...why is sandman calling you "bro"? I thought you were a girl! Aren't you???

illusionaire said...

lolzzzzzzzzz! He is very much a He. :-)

And Lucy, only people in Mizo online discussion forum know me as "Sandman". Don't confuse the poor guy.

claytonia vices said...

@lucy: LOL! I am a guy :) Now what made you think I am a girl? The name?

@lucy and illusionaire: Since I read illusionaire regularly, I do know he is also sandman :)

@ Manasi: That's nice Manasi!

@Thanks arunima :)

Lucy In The Sky said...

Guess I just assumed. Prolly the name, yeah. I pictured you as a sweet girl. Not that I don't think you are sweet as a guy! Dang! You know what I mean.

Sandman, you are more famous than you think you are :D

Arunima said...

hope you get more time to blog now.

GuNs said...

Hey, you have indeed been rather infrequent lately. LOL, so have I. I'm trying to get back into the groove though. Lets see how well it works for me. What's keeping you from writing?

-PeAcE
--WiTh
---GuNs

Ms. Neha Gandhi said...

Being happy ... is one of the most or rather the only sought after goal in life...

one of my friends says...
that being happy is actually easy..and being unhappy is tough.. if we feel we are unhappy ..then we have done the difficult part...:)

great post...