Gratitude Everyday – Day 6

There is an old song in Hindi (which was even remixed) that went –
“Na Biwi Na Baccha Na Baap Bada Na Maiiyaa, The whole thing is that ke bhaiyya Sabse Bada Rupaiyya”

Loosely translated it means (well in a nutshell) – Neither spouse, nor kids, nor parents matter, but Money matters the most and even makes the world dance to its tunes!!


Yes Day 6

Money! I do not advocate the above song nor the lines (although the remixed tune is pretty catchy) but yes sometimes it does make me think – money makes the world. People are money/power hungry and even when they have lots they just want some more. And then there are those, who hardly have any to even buy them a single decent meal. I for one am one of those few fortunate beings who have always managed to have enough! I was raised in a middle class family, my father worked a couple of jobs to keep us decent, my mom was the typical conservative Indian home maker – saving for the family and supporting dad in all the ways she could. If you recall my second gratitude post you’d remember I said I was a very difficult unruly rebellious wild child and to put up with me and at the same time ensuring they saved and gave me a good life (I know now) would have been difficult. But somehow I never had to worry about having money or the lack of it. I have grown up understanding the value of money, thereby saving as much as I could and at the same time ensured I was enjoying my good life and not just worrying about making and saving money. Today am married and kinda sorta a home maker (for now) but my partner has ensured that Money is never an issue for us. We save some we spend some and yes, we even help others with some. So today I would like to thank the Universe for always blessing with abundance (or subsistence) of money! I for one, have been one of those fortunate people who dont have worry about having money to live my life comfortably. Infact, the Universe has been extra generous to sometimes let me enjoy even the luxuries of life and let me experience Mother Nature in a commercial form  travel & tourism! I take this opportunity today, to thank my Dear Universe for always blessing me with abundance of money, for always ensuring I have enough no matter what day of the month it is and whether or not I earn my own living. Thank you Dear Universe for blessing me as your special child and bestowing me with the riches of life!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Why do We Chase Life..??

A little introspect over this weekend… ok awright this is a bit of a serious post… awright it’s a rant… so if u aint interested u aint reading more than this… but if you don’t mind reading my crap carry on baby..!! 🙂

I have seen from my experiences and those close to me that we cannot have everything in life… and why is that so?? Why is it that life offers you just one thing… and not everything…?

Ok am talking in circles…lemme get down and straight… why can I have my cake and eat it too… with maybe a cherry topping.. Why can’t I have a whole big large piece of cake… from which I can eat some and save some…? 🙄

You can’t sail in 2 boats baby..!! Is that your answer… well… don’t we have a carriage side car available in 2wheelers… ok that’s extinct but they did exist right?? You can’t totally deny that fact… we could have had the option to have both…

Oh! Awright… I’m veering away from the topic again… so let’s get it started…  remember “Stilettos on the Glass Floor” a guest post by Himanshu’s friend on his blog… Well this is not exactly my take on that… but am picking at one thot from that post… remember she said most of women on top manage to balance both work and personal life.. 😳

No offences babes..!! But get a reality check…!! How many of us INDEED have a perfect life… with a super cool awesome I-love-it-baby, job and a harmonic personal life…?? 🙄

Do I hear people crib already..!! Yeaa…Wateva… 🙄 This is my take on the same…

I recently had a super duper reunion of my school gang… awright majority gals… so u know how the conversations go… watchu doing..?? How’s work?? How’s life?? (Most of them married) so whose having a baby?? When is it due?? Who else are u in touch with?? And the usual gossip of who was seeing whom?? Who broke up with whom?? Who married whom and how (this part is def spicy…)??  Who had how many kids… blah blah blah…?

So on our personal introspection I realized most of my gang is either happily married with a splendid married life with/without kids… while some were more focused and career-centric and were having a whale of a time on the vocation front… but personal life sucked… while then there are those like me.. Who’s struggling on both fronts…a perfect case of Dhobi ka kutta na ghar ka na ghat ka (neither heads nor tails…awright that isn’t a literal translation but more or less explains the situation) 😉

Oh if you’re still wondering what I am still blabbering about… well can’t you see from the incidences that I have mentioned as to what I am targeting at…its simple darlings..!! We can either have wonderful successful career or have a wonderful personal seems like someone up there aint interested in giving us both of them…it’s like that old Hindi song “pyar chahiye ke paisa chahiye” (u either get money or love baby)…we don’t need movies to explain this to us… 🙄

Here are some live examples—-

One of my friend’s has a super cool personal life… she’s married to the guy she loved and still loves and they make the most adorable couple I have ever met… by profession she is an Ayurvedic med… But she’s yet to set up her clinic –lack of finances…  he is struggling with his career front as they have a couple of debts lined up… so there… u have a perfect married life.. Personal life is great… but professionally both of them struggling… 😥

Let’s take a vice versa case… I have another school friend… professionally she’s going great guns… she’s a free lancer… she loves her job and enjoys every bit of it… but on the private front life’s not all that rosy… I mean she does freak out with friends… makes merry but no love…its a non-existent love life….

And now comes the 3rd category… people like me… who are blessed with neither… I won’t say I hate my job or that I crib about it… rather I would say I crib the lack of it… from the time I have moved to Mumbai there are not much responsibilities.. Not much work… and not much targets to meet… and then people complain I spam their inboxes with blog alerts…. Hello..!! What else am I supposed to do… since I don’t end up with much work…? I might as well brush up my writing skills… Boss..!!Are you reading…?? I would love to have more work please…!! 🙄 And personal life… Sigh..!! Let’s not even go there… people who know me well know how it is with me… and people who don’t know me well… sigh!! Leave it guys…it’s not worth mentioning anyways… 😕

Also there is another friend… who kind of gives me company in this regard… but kind of better off… cos she’s not that bad with work… but personal life too much trauma… she has no interest in her personal life… her personal life revolves with just friends.. Cos simple… she was always tomboy-ish so was never interested in relationships except friendships and somehow we kind of managed to brainwash her to keep her mind at least open and Bang… her sis has a bad marriage and madam’s now completely against marriage and relationships.. Those topics are like the Untouchables for her…. 😯

Sigh..!! Life…!! 😐

So the matter is simple… why can’t we have a perfect work-life balance..?? Why do we always have to struggle for something or the other… yeaa yeaa I know the philosophers would start “if you had everything in life there would be nothing to work for… there would be anything to look forward to… no excitement… just plain old life” 🙄

Oh yea..!! Then what about those friends of mine who have given up their professional lives happily—mind you contentedly and settled down in life… they are simply not interested in professional life… when they were working they enjoyed every bit of it.,. Had their shares of promotions and incentives and considered work pleasurable… but when they met their soul-mate their life partner they simply gave up profession blissfully to sink-in the gratification of marital life… and so they in a way had the best of both worlds… 👿  Born-Lucky..??? 👿

Then why are we do we have to face such misfortunes in life…?? What do we lack..?? Not that we do not have the talent to manage both… nor that we do not deserve it..?? Then why’s it that life evades such bliss in our lives?? Why do we find contentment in both or either lives..??Why do we have to keep chasing life..?? 👿

Can someone please gimme a solid valid reason to this confusion please??? 🙄

Well… if you have managed to get thru this insanity so far 🙄 please leave in your comments and yes ADVICE too…

Thats it from Megzone..!!

Adios..!! HastaLaVeesta babays…!!!

Keep Smiling..!! Keep Rocking..!! Keep Blogging..!!

Cheerios :mrgreen:

PS:  if you’re wondering why this post is filed under the review category too.. sigh..!! im reviewing mine n my gang’s life right 😉