Wednesday, January 1, 2014

After a long time

I have neglected my blog for last one month and havent even replied to the comments and I am really sorry for that.And I dont want to go into the reasons even, because they may be only excuses. Because I firmly believe that whatever we want to do, we do it, and take out time for that.

I envy the people who remain the same despite ageing because in myself I find lot of change. My choices in everything have become quite different and so the way of living..( though even earlier I was nevr impressed with anyone's money or attire).like When I hear people talking with awe....

So and so is buying every saree for 20-30 thousands and spending so much  money on marriage..
Their party was awesome, so high end, they must have spent a bomb..
He bought a house for this amount and furnished it so well....
They take a yearly vacation abroad

and so many other such things which dont find any importance in my life..for me that money is important which is spent on good cause, or that life or event is worth sharing where it made any difference to somebody's life..personal extravaganzas and opulence for individual material satisfaction have no importance for me and dont feel like talking about them.Whether its in relatives or friends or acquaintances, I fail to understand why people highlight it.

I prefer to talk and listen about something new happening anywhere, some new innovation, or about people who are changing so many things on this planet, like the other day I read about someone who has started Gram power in villages like a prepaid electricity....There is so much happening everywhere...how can people find so much interest in mundane things and that too in others....do something yourself....

so my motto for new year is....

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

18 comments:

anilkurup said...

Well stated.
You know something, twenty years from now people will still be unsatisfied after all that they may have flaunted , spent, acquired . All in vain

Jayashree said...

Wish you a very happy new year. May the year bring you all that makes you happy.

SG said...

I agree. Happy New Year to you and your family.

KParthasarathi said...

I am glad your perception of living is animated by noble values.The quote at the end by Mark Twain best illustrates them.
Happy New Year to you and your family

chitra said...

Nice to see your post after a long time. It is nice to see someone putting forth one's views boldly without mincing one's words.

chitra said...

happy New year!!

Usha Menon said...

Renu, welcome after a long silence. You are correct,as we grow older, our likes and dislikes change. Our attitude and approach to life also changes.

manjujoglekar said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year, Renu!

I like your motto! :)

I haven't been posting regularly either, I mean to start writing regularly from now on...

sm said...

happy new year
like the quote says lot

Renu said...

Anil Kurup: Thanks Anil!Enjoying life is fine, even with some over the top things also fine, but publicising it or making it a point of conversation?...

Jayshree; Thank you dear! How are you? whenevr i pass thru that building I remember you:)

SG: Thank you :)

KParthsarthi: Thank you sir!..You know sir, For me living a life means doing something good, not just luxury..

Chitra: Thanks Chitra..I am like that only:)


Usha Menon: I just hope that the change is for better..

Manju: Yes please Manju..start writing again, I look forward to your posts..

Sm: Thanks a lot!

Sandhya said...

Happy New Year Renu! I like the quote a lot! We change as age catches on. Many things are silly now! Some people like you say it boldly and some don't!!!

Take care.

Chatty Wren said...

Welcome back Renuji, did miss reading your posts! Lovely quote you've shared. Wish you a Very Happy New Year!

Dilip said...

Nice to see you back. Wish you a wonderful New Year :)

Asha said...

I love those mark twain lines. Read them on my children's school day invitation.It was themed "Around the world in 80 minutes".

Hope you realize your dreams in 2014.

Amrita said...

Your posts were missed Renu! Welcome back and hope you to see many more posts from you.
Well i do not mind show of monetary prowess cause if that is the most happening thing in their lives so be it. to each their own. i have met people who flaunt their charity work which i personally find obnoxious. I think the good is halved if you make a show of it. Many people make a show of the achievements of their kids... which rubs some folks in wrong
way.

I think any perform of bragging not only in terms of material possessions a bit unsettling.. but yea i m getting used to it :)

Dilip said...

That's a beautiful quote to start the New Year with and nice to see your post after a longish gap.

You are so right its always better to look within and be content rather than envy others.

Thanks and wish you a Very Happy New Year :)

indu chhibber said...

Renu i love to read your thoughts,i feel as if you are writing down what i feel.

Renu said...

Sandhya: Thanks!..I am a typical saggi..totally straightforward..

Chatty wren: Thank Vibha ! and please remove the ji:)

Dilip: Thanks Dilip!

Asha: That is the problem, have no dreams now:):)

Amrita: Very true..and I will nevr get used to it:(

indu Chhibber:Thanks Indu !..this is the biggest compliment for me..thanks from my heart!