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CatchLight – Dusk

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There is such a difference between the colors at dawn and those at dusk.  I recently posted a picture of the view of a tea plantation in one of my favorite south Indian towns.  At dawn the skies were blue-r making the sky feel more hopeful, and at dusk it was a peachy color which was meant to evoke a more thoughtful reaction from its viewer (or at least that is what it felt like to me).

Its funny how every day seems the same, the same sunrise, the same traffic, the same job, the same bosses, the same grumpy people, the same sunset, but the reality is it isn’t the same at all.  Our minds just stop noticing the differences beyond a point, maybe that’s one of the reasons we tend to take things for granted or become apathetic towards the monotony.  Maybe its also a way for our minds to protect us from feeling overwhelmed all the time.

So take baby steps.

Love this day, there will never be another one like it.

Peace & Love

xo

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Sometimes life throws you massive curve balls, when you’re minding your own business, trying to live peacefully, work, take care of your responsibilities, suddenly the ugliness of the world is thrown at you, and whether you like it or not, it is suddenly your business to deal with.

When this happens, there are only two options (at least, the way I see it):

  1. You can ignore it and hope that troubles go away on their own (they rarely do); or
  2. You can grab it by the *insert word of your choice* and handle it, and make it go away.

I’m from the school of thought which believes in the latter. If something has to be done, its best done asap before you let fear/frustrations get the better of you.

Having said that, I have come to realize (more so than ever), that life also gives you unexpected beauty, kindness and compassion every step of the way, and sometimes its as simple as a beautiful sky, a quiet moment to savor unfiltered beauty, and if you are too busy focusing on the curve balls, you’ll miss all the good.

It is true what they say, counting your blessings instantly uplifts and changes your day.

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Last evening, perhaps like every evening, the sun, the clouds and the trees decided to stop me in my tracks while I was rushing through my day. And for that I am most grateful I got this moment.

Time to slow down and take a snapshot (in your mind or one with a camera) just for you to go back to when ugliness rears its head.

xo