In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Playlist of the Week.”
1- Monday begins with it just another Manic Monday -Bangles
2-After heading home its like” lts been a hard Days Night and I have been working like a Dogs”- Beatles
3-Someday will be Saturday Night – Jon Bon Jovi
4 -It’s a miracle Hysteria – Def Lepard
5 -NewYork city shaking and everybody breaking Stayin Alive – Bee Gees
– What’s Your take 5 –
It was Friday, a weekend, I had a many commitments on hand to accomplish.
In no means I wanted to have a bad day ( because of Friday and a weekend) however because the fixtures of the day meant a lot to I and I had worked day and night for this day.
I left for office and the car stereo played Another Brick On the Wall – an amazing Pink Floyd number which I love for their guitar work.
I had an hour to go for the meeting, it takes me approx 15 min to reach work, so an hour’s time was well enough to go ahead and plan my day.
The conference was well ahead the start of the business and people around the globe were to dial in, it was organized by me and the who’s who from my client was involved. It was considered rude if I was unable to make up for the call.
We can only plan, but we cannot plan unplanned activities, at times plan B doesn’t work at all.
As I steered I ended up in a log jam and a traffic mess, and the clock started to tick like a time bomb.
This song turned out to be an omen for me, I won’t play it again.
I had 45 minutes in hand, and things seemed worse, there was indeed a lot of speculation in my mind, do I leave my car and in the mess, do I call or send a cancellation?
I waited in the log jam, took a deep breath and decided lets steer, if I clear the 600m in next 30 mins then still I will be able to make it.
I finally made it to office and started to line up the meeting, to my surprise an email popped up with one of the board of directors saying to reschedule it, and I was like Argghh….
I was not rushing hitherto to get it postponed, however I thought I could drive it and change directions.
I called him up to explain that I had managed to get the time of many on board and it would again take another decade to line up all of them, he agreed with me and we had the call as scheduled and all went well.
Why am I sharing this bit with you, I wanted to make you realize that the movie is not yet over, give it your best and stay positive in adverse situations, this will lead you out as a winner.
Don’t start blaming and creating myth, this song is cursed for me, this road is bad luck avoid it, won’t wear this shirt again.
We can always plan for events, create a plan B however not for unplanned events, unplanned events are surprises thrown our way, it is us by our experience and ability to manage unplanned activities are at test.
When in deep shit, don’t get bothered, remember this is the worse and now it is going to be better forget everything and take a deep breath and take some time to think, recollect your facts and previous experience, there are no thumb rules in life.
So at the end of the day all’s well that ends well and always believe in the saying:
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
I believe you had a lovely weekend, make it your best.
To end despite all odds I believed in myself and all was right in the world.
Today I discovered a natural phenomenon although I and almost all of us has heard this many times before.
So my wife insisted that we go in the nearby shopping mall over the weekend, she wanted jacket and winter wear, it’s spine chilling cold here after all. So I agreed and we were soon at the mall.
To my surprise the mall was so crowded and I saw people buying stuff like crazy.
It led me to conclude:
Women were doing the shopping as if it were the end; there won’t be any stuff available after this day. The jackets, pullovers, bedsheets, tops, bottoms, skirts all are going to be extinct from tomorrow. It’s in the female DNA to shop till you drop.
As a counterpart when it comes to the other sex: Men who hang out in the bars and booze they keep on repeating this is the last one, as if this is the end of the holy liquid and they will be deprived from tomorrow. So they would take until they cannot hold themselves, break the crockery, mess with people and puke.
So what alcohol is to men shopping is to women.
This reminds me of another snippet:
Man texts his wife who is away from the last 2 weeks and here is what happens:
Husband: Darling, how you doing?
Wife: I am good, are you missing me.
Wife: And what do you do when you miss me.
Husband: I eat your favourite choco fudge ice cream with extra nuts and watch your favourite movie, and do you miss me.
Husband: And what do you do when you miss me.
Wife: I take 4 shots of Johnie Walker, complimented by 2 Marlboro and then I don’t remember what happens thereafter.
This post was intended to be written in humor, with no allegations to any male/female/alcoholics/smokers/shopaholics and to husbands and wifes.
My wife is going to kill me after she reads this … Enjoy your week ahead.
To start with after I saw the daily prompt I read many of the responses, I did not mean to borrow ideas, today I wanted to read how others are thinking and how many people are having similar thoughts.
So most posts at least the ones I had read clearly state that they are not a church goer or a dedicated religious person and all agree to the fact that there is something, a force that drives us all.
So at times when people fall short, at times of distress, when we feel lost, when we are in the middle of nowhere, in emergency life and death situation, fear of losing – do we utter God save me, and join our hands and look towards the sky.
It happens, I am not conservative when it comes to religion, I respect and believe in humanity above all. I had spent 12 years in a catholic school so I was brought up singing Carols. So I enjoy most of the festivals and today y daughter sings the carols for me although she is not in the catholic now. However I love them and its nostalgic and the festive time of the year.
My daughter praying during my surgery.
So this post and most of the post responding to this prompt becomes more directed towards our religious faith rather than sharing our experiences around it.
Love all and stay happy and Keep the Faith in everyone whom you love, be it your near or dear ones or your pet.
What change, big or small, would you like your blog to make in the world?
I wish everyone drives the following benefits out of my blog. Happy reading and posting.
1- Light up the life of others by my posts. Generate more wisdom among everyone.
2-Ability to scale higher altitudes in Life.
3-Follow and believe in your inner reflections.
4-Enjoy your life to the fullest.
5-Shine brightly like the red cherries.
6-Sail smoothly in your life.