Everyday Inspiration, Day Seven: Let Social Media Inspire You

Day Seven : Let Social Media Inspire You

Out Of Five Tweets I Chose: : “I can’t decide if procrastination kills creativity or is essential to it.”

_____Grant Snider

This is the question I asked myself many times, as I grew older and perhaps wiser, I realized, procrastination does not kill creativity, it is sometimes necessary.

Let me give you  an incidence I had recently, I selected one prompt out of six, I thought I’d have no trouble writing this one. 

When I started writing I could think of nothing, the deadline was passing, I decided I’d ignore it and think about it. 

I felt hopeless and decided to sleep over it. Suddenly I heard my mind telling me, ‘why don’t you write about your own experience.’

Next morning I opened my computer, thought about my assignment, but this day was different I had no problem I could write a few pages with ease.

Sometimes we overload our brain with anxiety which only causes more stress. If we give more time it works better, so delaying to do something does not necessarily kill creativity!

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Six : The Space to Write

Everyday Inspiration, Day Six : The Space to Write

I write on my laptop in my bedroom, I like it because I have everything I need there. I do not think I am away from civilization. I can make my bedroom noisy or quiet I want to. I have a TV which I turn on when I feel I need some humans to prevent me  falling asleep when I am writing.

I spend most of my time in my bedroom, it’s not too large. On its left I have a small black table, it is full of books and note books. Next to it is my laptop, a tiny table with my telephone, and on the right is my queen size bed, with a green cover and a large pillow. 

Further to my right is a larger table, it too holds my books. A large window next to it gives me the sunlight, when it’s not cloudy. Still on my right is my dresser where I have my clothes.

I’m not sure my bedroom is an ideal place for writing, I’m used to it, I started an online course in 2011, blogging in 2012, I did all my writing here. Six years are a long time, any change of place at this time may not suit me. I am happy to continue writing here.

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Five: Hook ‘Em With a Quote

Day Five : Hook ‘Em  With a Quote

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.

___ Rabindranath Tagore

I read a lot of quotes of many authors, this one awakened my mind. The poet is right to caution us how we ought to teach our kids.

Two days ago I saw a boy hardly four was busy with his cell phone, though I don’t know whether he was writing a story or playing a game, what amazed me is the fact he knew how to use it.

I compared him to me, when I was that little, I doubt I knew the word telephone, today I watch and see little kids around me with a telephone, either talking with his friend or doing  a crossword puzzle.

We still can guide the little ones about the world of today, but it’s better to let them learn their daily studies as they please, I suppose this is what the poet is telling us to do!

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Every Day Inspiration, Day Three: One-Word Inspiration

Day Three:  One-Word Inspiration

When the world says, “Give Up,” 

Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”_ Author Unknown

Today I choose hope out of the six prompts I’m given

Each time I want something I think of belief,

Next question is faith the only way to  realize my dream?

The reply is no it’s not a good enough reason.

I was twelve, I lost my father, I left my most

beloved city because Mom wanted to go back 

to her roots where she grew up with her family.

within six months we landed in Grandpa’s 

house, this is where I spent nearly a year

Mom was happy, we the siblings explored

Grandpa’s village and were happy.

There was no school to go to, 

no fear of the nun for spending our 

days idly, in the middle of all this,

my mind was pre-occupied with 

the longing of studying in England,

perhaps it was a lofty dream,

given the fact I was in grade eight

when my father died, I didn’t even 

complete High School, how dare I have 

this ridiculous ambition, 

around that time my little 

sibling won a lot of money in 

‘get a word,’ competition, he offered to

pay for my trip, I instantly refused,

my wish is to win a scholarship,

which I knew was possible if I continue

my studies and reach a point where I 

can apply for a scholarship!

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#Everyday Inspiration, day Two

#Everyday Inspiration

Day Two: Let’s Write A List

Things I wish

  1. Children are never separated from their parents
  2. There is no discrimination 
  3. World is a  safe and happy place
  4. Humans will be kind to each other
  5. Humans are  responsible for the planet
  6. Universal health care
  7. Children should get warm food in schools
  8. Education  is free
  9. Wealthy humans should pay higher taxes
  10. There  is no cruelty to animals
  11. This is my list

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#Everyday Inspiration, Day One, Why Do I Write?

Day One : Why Do I write?

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword’ is an adage coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, indicating that communication, or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than direct violence.

I believe writing helps me to express clearly which a violent weapon cannot. I know writing is powerful,   politicians  are afraid of press which is why they call it ‘fake News,’ which convinces those who either are blind followers or do not understand the words in print.

Our sub-continent achieved independence with the help of  powerful writers like Tagore, Iqbal, and other writers, they did not use weapons to drive our foes away, they used their writing to convince the masses  to understand their  poverty will not disappear  as long as they’re inactive and blame their fate for their condition. 

God wants us to use our intellectual power to change our lives. Violence will never help  change our current situation.

The politicians put   fear in the minds of innocent people, they tell them everything the press write is fake news!

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Song sung by Rafi posted and translated by ranu

Knowledge of religion

Is the cause of feuds

God created humans,

Man divided them into

Hindus and Muslims,

As long as a child

Is unaware of religion,

He will become a good human.

Knowledge of religion

among humans has

produced a divisive world

A newborn child cannot

be blamed as long as

he stays human

God created One universe,

Man divided it  into

Bharat and Iran

Faith does not teach hatred

It does not teach to crush the weak

A temple that has no Quran

cannot be a place of worship

A mosque without a Geeta,

Is not a place of worship

those who claim they are faithful

and pious are selling the country

They live in palaces,

they are infidels and looters

All you innocent children

you will teach humanity

to these liars and thugs!

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#Shaping Your Story, Week Three

#Shaping Your Story,   Week Three

In my week two #shaping your story, I wrote about Ramadan and the day after. It’s the day when fasting is over and Muslims all over the world celebrate by having a feast with friends and family.

I got an invitation to attend the dinner to celebrate Eid after a month of fasting. when the time for me came to get dressed and visit the friend’s house, a telephone call changed everything, our good friend of many years suddenly passed away. The invitation did not take place. It was time to visit his family to give them moral support.

I think the angle that illustrates my story is why my dinner invitation did not take place.

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hindi song, posted and translated by ranu

Life is a puzzle!

What kind of riddle is life

Sometimes it makes us laugh 

and at times it makes us sad.

Sometimes our heart is unaware

Of following our dreams

One day the traveller of dreams

will leave ahead of dreams to the unknown

Those who decorated the Fair

Did so after facing sorrow and happiness

These are humans who chose silence

This is how they leave to the unknown alone,

What Kind Of Riddle Is Life!

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