Monday, July 21, 2008

Little DOES matter

Have you noticed the bright full moon or the constellations standing out on a moon less night, lately?
Have you smelled a flower recently?
Have you noticed your surrounding and those small things that you find reassuring and rejuvenating?
... The smell of the earth, just after it has rained for the first time
... The tip tap of the rain drops on the roof
... The colors in the sky at sunset
... The bird chirping next to your window in the morning
... Shades of green and yellow in trees and plants just after the rain
... Making images out of fluffy clouds in the sky
... Listening to your favorite song
... A hug from your best friend
... Splashing the water and blowing bubbles
... Remembering a moment that truly touches our heart and makes us smile every time we think about it
... The old pullover and a steaming cup of hot chocolate
... A baby's laughter

NO...Most of us, including me, have ignored all this and more to concentrate on the more pressing things in life, getting our work done and running our lives in this jet age. Sometimes, in our rush to get things done and accumulating the materialistic treasures being offered, we overlook the true and unadulterated joys of life and hence let go of true pleasure. And these small little things that are accessible so effortlessly all around us and that too in abundance, suddenly become forbidden delicacies.

God has prearranged an endless supply of such small joys for us, and to really LIVE our life, all we need to do is look for them, share them with others and magic will transpire on its own.

So what’s that one thing that makes you smile no matter what you are doing, no matter where you are and no matter who you are with?

posted by Heart'n'Soul at 12:39 PM


beautiful post girl!

Smalljoys..small pleasures...simple things..they are the ones that bring REAL happiness.

What's the one thing that makes me smile no matter what? MUSIC. I can never live w.o. it and even if/when Im dying, I'll hv my iPod on. :)



July 21, 2008 at 1:06 PM  

i can name many..

when i think about some people i love
when i see my little niece
when i see a small kitten or a puppy playing on the street
when i see little kids trying to talk like adults
when i notice how the nature wakes up from winter
the list is just too long because long ago i realised for myself that only small pleasures can make your life worthwhile :)

July 21, 2008 at 1:22 PM  

Children. Their innocence. Never fails to perk me up. :)

Nice post.

July 21, 2008 at 1:32 PM  

@ Keshi...thnkooooo :)
haan music...sachhi it really makes me smile everytime i listen to my fav songs :)

July 21, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

@Lena...wow, u must be one happy person thn :)
Hope u r always happy like this and god bless ya

@ Solitaire - children are so cute, so innocent...thr company is total bliss till they become cranky n start cryin...lol

July 21, 2008 at 1:38 PM  

a well done small post! yayy!
on a more serious note, i havent lost that touch of being able to notice these things :)

July 21, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

@Fali - yeah a small one...was about to mention that - PS: this is for u fali....lol

I know u still notice the small things...the futwagirafar in u is at work all the time...lol

July 21, 2008 at 2:01 PM  

I can say happily that yes,I do appreciate these things almost all the time.Sometimes people think I am weird because I do,but who cares!

Sweet fresh post :)

Have a nice week!Hugs

July 21, 2008 at 2:09 PM  

what makes me smile? the thought of FRIDAY!!!!! :D

you made me think there, girl! its like you get on with the mad rat race just like everyone else, and then you reach a point where you don't realise your true elements anymore, you become just another s/w engineer (or any profession, for that matter) on the block.

July 21, 2008 at 2:09 PM  

@Sameera....yayeeeee....one more happy person...touchwood...stay the same and keep smiling...hugz hugs n more hugz :)

@usha: ...one thng bout mad rat race tht we all forgett is that it makes us a RAT...we just become one of the pack...

July 21, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

A baby in the arms of mother smiling while looking at me makes me smile too...

July 21, 2008 at 2:34 PM  

@Hobo...thnks for droppin in...babies make everyone smile...i guess its cuz thy r so untouched by all the bad feelings in this world... bundles of pure joy haan!!

July 21, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

People say "I am a bachcha"
I dont know why but if feels good to listen great compliments.

July 21, 2008 at 3:02 PM  

The one think that makes me smile? music is one. But sometimes, even that fails, and at that times nothing can make me smile I think.

Hey Nice post,
I'm blogrolling u!! :)


July 21, 2008 at 5:16 PM  

Of course little does matter.

If anyone thinks that something small cannot make a difference, they should try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room.

July 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM  

@Aneesh - when u think nthn can make u smile and you are totally down n out...look at urself in the miror and admire the person u r...m sure thrs sumthn or the othr thts unique bout u abd gr8 too :)

blogrollin u too :)

July 21, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

@Roy - woho...wt a thought!!!

Love your quote....eeehiiihahahahah

Thnks for droppin by

July 21, 2008 at 5:35 PM  

I enjoy the simple things in life. Sometimes I just wonder if the world that I see looks the same to other people and I often think it does not.

see they are so samll. that i cant remebr them right now..but they make me happy..so thts all that matters..cheers...

July 21, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

I enjoy and 'live' every part of life..and I strongly believe everyone should!

And you know.."whats little makes it big some day" ;)

July 21, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

exactly!! The title is most apt!! Little does matter!!

July 21, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

Simple joys in life!!

I remember doing most of them, because off late, I have started becoming fanatic about not enjoying life and hence now I make every little thing count! I take time out to do these little things. It means a lot to me to be able to touch nature and feel the vibrancy and the colour. The joy it brings is heart warming and the smile it brings is contagious!

P.S. I know I am not your best friend, but does a hug work? I hope it does..!!


P.P.S. I absolutely love the new template! It is so Sagi!! :)

July 22, 2008 at 5:17 AM  

yeah Div...Music is way better than PEOPLE lol!


July 22, 2008 at 10:08 AM  

I think we all have noticed these mentioned things but not give too much priority.These things feels great when we feel alone.

July 22, 2008 at 10:53 AM  

@Vishv - true...the happiness these small things give us certainly matters :)

July 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM  

@Aayushi - nice thought girl...litle WILL make it big one day :)
And true everyone should enjoy life, but we all dont :)

@Shrav - thnks for droppin in...n welcome to heart'n'soul

July 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM  

@Anindita - firstly m gonna call u Ani from now on :)
yes...i recently went on a weekend trip to himalayas and it was just so soothing...everythn seemed so surreal... now ur comment brought a smile on my face, OFCOURSE the hug works...hers a bear hug back to you

ANd yes, the template is so saggi...only tricvk is tht i need to update the HTNL code everytime i blogroll someone...lol

July 22, 2008 at 11:01 AM  

@Keshi - yeah, was reading on music therapy the other day, cure for all the bad moods and feelings induced by other people...lol

July 22, 2008 at 11:01 AM  

@crazy - true, these things just blur in the background of our daily routines.

July 22, 2008 at 11:03 AM  

wow really? nice :)

Music is THERAPY indeed!


July 22, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

Nice introspectve post...Divs !

It is the little things that conjure the most colourful shades of life !

July 22, 2008 at 3:12 PM  

a good coffee almost always cheers me up :)

July 22, 2008 at 6:49 PM  

Yah, that's true, but sometimes, even to look at the mirror takes a great deal of strength which we feel we don't have :)

July 22, 2008 at 8:27 PM  

Right said... d simplest things in lyf r d best !

# I like d entire 'feel' of ur blog, as in d template too.. !

July 22, 2008 at 9:49 PM  

@Gunj - Coofffeeee, how can i forgett tht :)

@Aneesh - yeah,,,,but its wt we feel, truth is that the strenght lies sumwhr within us, just gotta srch n let it out

@Debasish - thnks a lot :)

July 23, 2008 at 11:08 AM  

Maggggggi and cofffffffeeeeeee!!!:D

Scribblers Inc.

P.S.-Oye kithhe??

July 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

And until they poop and pee too!

July 23, 2008 at 12:26 PM  

@Scribbler - hmmm, cofffeee same to same...but maggi makes me sick now....tired of eatin it for two whole yrs in collg...lol

@Solitaire---yeah ppop n pee...lol, once i told my bro tht his daughter is damn cute, n she makes me smile all the time...he told me to take her and return after 15 years...lol

July 23, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

Thats beautiful post divkiran :).. the only sound I hear these days is the tic'tac of the keyboard :(

July 23, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

@Arun...welcome to my side of the world...tic tac toe with the keyboard...lol...thts y i wrote the blog...had tried really hrd to bring a smile on someones face and felt gr8 when it happened...and the smile was cuz of a really really small thing...realized thr r so many more small thngs tht can make us smile :)

July 23, 2008 at 1:23 PM  

I can not agree more on this.Morbidity and abyss characterize our lives of late.Atleast that is valid for my case.Things that matter have never been big- they are small,in a sense that possibly we can not assimilate in context of times we are part of.We crave for the old chakkar-wala-telephone when we have mobile phones and N series ( I do )...I still like dahi jalebi when Pizza places attract most of us.I like watching movies in normal theatres...Still, I admit, we are lost.

As for your question regarding what makes me smile ~ I always smile when things get irreversibly horrible..Its always fun to be messed up isn't it ?

July 24, 2008 at 12:50 AM  

Vaise, I had this nice nice trip of Del. It was as beautiful as it has been in my dreams and memories...You are a lucky girl to be staying there !

July 24, 2008 at 12:52 AM  

Yes, little does matter..in fact, a little rest to your blog and our eyes would matter a lot!! :P :P :P

July 24, 2008 at 1:32 AM  

@Mishar...nice to know u had a gr8 trip...yes i am lucky n i love delhi :)

Agree to the whole mess thing...its fun to come outta it, feels good to sort it out haina..lol

@Venky - well i give my blog enough rest, its once a week tht i update, unlike u who just send it to hibernation :p...lol

July 24, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

Glad to read it....amkes me thing I'm angel kinda coz I nvr miss out on it all LOL!
Thgh at time si do it to ur blog...sorry....for being late here...otrwise....I'm a very keen nature observer...or observer in general...tell ya secret...that's wer my stories and poems come frm...and yea...chck my blog...ter's somethng fr u!!

July 27, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

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