Happiness : It is an internal feeling… money, success, people do not bring happiness… you are either happy or not… you cannot be happy one moment and unhappy the next moment… or maybe I am mistaking it for contentment. But I prefer to define the above as “happiness”. I had forgotten this. Just remembered it now. I am happy… even if my day is bad, my bank balance is low, there are few friends around etc etc etc etc
Independence: I learned that no matter how far you come in life… or how many people are around you… you can only truly depend on yourself. I keep forgetting this and start depending on people around me. When they do not live upto my expectations, I get frustrated. I have learned that it is better to do things on your own than depend on someone else.
Dependency: I have learned the relief and joy someone else’s support, involvement and effort can bring. It minuses out the above lesson… but thats the trick….
Blogging: 2 people reminded me yesterday and today how important blogging is to me and how important it can be to others. I will not let it flag like this again. I started blogging in 2006. It has been 5 years already and my journey is reflected in my posts… something which reminds me who I was as a person at a particular time. Nothing can replace that.
Commenting: I am not huge on commenting for various reasons- some blogs are so popular my comments get lost out. I eagerly look forward to their posts but they probably dont know I am a regular reader… they have so many fans, it won’t matter if there is one comment less. Another reason is sometimes I come online only to read posts…. I do not have enough time to comment… specially when I am at work. Thirdly, I write for myself… the blog has never been an “exchange” of ideas for me… it is more about me spewing my thoughts and feelings here. So, less importance on comments. But, I have learned that for everyone blogging serves a different purpose. And I am going to be open to the exchange of ideas
How to take a long live: Plan the trip 2 months in advance, at least. Get the leave approved… no one thinks so far off into the future. Do not mention it again till 2 days before the leave begins. Your immediate superior may get a panic attack remembering his approval… but it will be too late for anything. Do not… feel guilty. If you do, you will end up working on the trip
Nothing is so important that you cannot take a whole week off in the year