OMG, Twins!!!

It’s double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you’re blessed with twins.
The bond of twins is unique in different ways. To the world, it’s always so amazing and extremely weird too to be twins. People are naturally curious to talk to Twins.

I am that lucky one to have a twin sister. Being twins our growing up was a unique experience. At first, it was cute, getting all that attention and stuff. But this ongoing process gradually became incredibly predictable and included a series of repetitive questions, my sister and I were wondering why people make such a big deal about us being twins.

The most common question was always, “What’s it like to grow up as a twin?”
My answer was, and has been, the same “I don’t know.”

Here, I am putting down some of the questions, which were directed to us, too often.

“O-M-G! You look so similar! Are you twins?”

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This is exactly what people ask when they see twins together. Ummm,if we are dressed alike and look similar does not that mean we are twins??

“So, are you identical??”

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No, we don’t look alike. We are fraternal. But what difference does it really make?

“Do you wear the same clothes?”

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We are grown up now and we buy our clothes as per our preferences. It is true that our parents dressed us alike when we were young and it was cute, isn’t it?

How did your parents manage?

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We don’t know, to be honest. But they were never confused and could easily identify us.

“Can you feel it if the other person gets hurt?”

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Do you really want to know this?? To be fair, we never experienced this. Though, there are twins who say that they have experienced some kind of telepathy.

“Which one is the oldest?”

 

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Why does our five-minute age difference fascinate you? We are the same age.

“Do you ever switch places?”

 

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This is an especially stupid question if you are asking Fraternal Twins. No, I didn’t decide to take on my sister’s for a day and she never went to give my exams.

“How do you feel being a twin?”

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Come again?? I mean are you asking what it’s like to have a sister, brother, etc. Our lives are normal like you. But yes we are Lucky!!

There have been so many questions that I think If I will not stop here, my list would become another book.

Growing up together, I have realized that it’s indeed a blessing to have a twin sister. I feel thankful that my sister is the one person with whom I can share my true feelings without the fear of being judged.

I love my sister and I want to tell her that ” We’re twins and so we love each other more than other people.”

If you grew up as a twin and have faced any such questions, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Today is Day 20 of the #DailyChatter by BlogChatter.

 

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Who was She ?

She barely managed to reach office on time and left early mostly.
They thought she was not committed.

She was always in a hurry,
They thought she was pretending to be busy.

She was never a part of the gossips at the water cooler and finished her lunch at the desk;
They thought she was an introvert.

What they didn’t know was that one tiny soul was waiting for her at home
She was a MOTHER!!!

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Today is Day 17 of the #DailyChatter by BlogChatter.

When I was a Child, I wanted to…

As a kid, every day I used to get up with a new dream every day and would tell my Mom what I will become when I would grow up. She used to hear me patiently and then with a smile, she would motivate me to work towards studying hard and perform well.

If I can recall correctly, I wanted to become:

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A Dancer: I participated in many cultural and social activities in school and our township and I would prepare a dance every time. I had also enrolled myself for classical dance learning but had to quit the training after 3 years because of re-location and the pressure of higher studies.

Now I shake a leg at some family wedding or a party and the excitement stays up always.

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A Painter:  I was never very good in drawing and I really wanted to master this art. I could not become better, though. I used to scribble, doodle and make many drawings and never could I get satisfied.

Till today, I like buying colors, pencils, drawing books and diaries which make me happy.

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A Time-traveller:  I used to read a lot of books as a child and the fairy stories fascinated me always. I wanted to travel the time and go back and live in that beautiful world for once.

Now, I wish I could just go back and relive those carefree childhood days where I felt protected in the family cocoon.

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A Driver: Whenever I had to go to a friend’s place or to the market, I was taken by my Dad. And this way I was totally dependent on him. When sometimes, he wasn’t available, peeved I used to imagine myself becoming a driver.

Today when I am eligible for driving license by age, I still depend on my husband and cab services as I could not drive alone due to lack of confidence.

Coming to the reality, I am working in the corporate sector, since 5 years, after completing my management studies and I am very happy with my present job. I also started pursuing writing (via blogging) and I’m loving it.

But on some days, I feel like becoming a child again and exploring some other passion.

What did you want to do when you were a kid? Please share and relive those memories.

Today is Day 14 of the #DailyChatter by BlogChatter.

Also linking this post with prompt “What did you want to be when you were a kid?” #Friday Reflections hosted by Sanch of Living My Imperfect Life and Corrinne of  Write Tribe.

 

God’s Mistake

What came in God’s mind?
Why He created this World?
Nobody has ever heard
He made the Human- Race
All alike but with different face
He provided them with the way to live
Also told them how to forgive
But what I see Today?
Everyone looks for his own interest
There is no one whom I can trust
What will be our future?
Today I hate the human creature
Now God is also feeling sorry
He realises his great folly…


As we celebrate Dusshera today, Let us start a great life by conquering our external evils.
It is the time for celebration, a time for victory of good over bad, a time when world see the example of power of good. Let us continue the same true spirit. 

Wishing you a very Happy Dusshera!!

Today is Day 11 of the #DailyChatter by BlogChatter

Of Lazy Days !!

I am too lazy to write on anything particular. I came across this exercise and gladly I accepted to answer these only in a word. 

You are most welcome to try this, the only rule is that the answer has to be just one word.

  1. Where is your mobile phone? Lost
  2. Your hair? Curly
  3. Your mother? Inspiration
  4. Your father? Hardworking
  5. Your favorite food? Dosa
  6. Your dream last night? Scary
  7. Your favorite drink? Tea
  8. Your dream/goal? Contentment
  9. What room are you inBedroom
  10. Your hobby? Blogging
  11. Your fear? Loss
  12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Mumbai
  13. Where were you last night? Home
  14. Something that you aren’t? Assertive
  15. Muffins? Vanila
  16. Wishlist item? Thousand
  17. Where did you grow up? India
  18. Last thing you did? Cooked
  19. What are you wearing? Pyjamas
  20. Your TV? NDTV
  21. Your pets? Bruno
  22. Friends? Many
  23. Your life? Amazing
  24. Your mood? Optimistic
  25. Missing someone? Yes
  26. Vehicle? Car
  27. Something you’re not wearing? Spectacles
  28. Your favorite store? Homestore
  29. Your favorite color? Blue
  30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
  31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
  32. Your best friend? Sister
  33. One place that you go to over and over? Goa
  34. One person, who emails me regularly? Boss
  35. Favorite place to eat? Four Seasons

It was great fun and I enjoyed this a lot 🙂

This is Day 6 of the #DailyChatter by BlogChatter.

 

 

 

I Promise !

Life is very busy and I shared with you earlier  how much I love Friday. The continuous struggle to make our future better overpowers the present.

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Today, I am making a list of Promises to myself and will definitely try to keep them and Live Life in Present.

1- I will always give time to the things I love to do and that includes Reading, Cooking and Sleeping.

2- I will not hold the past against me. Letting go will allow me to move forward in life and be happier.

3- I will stop complaining and take charge of my problems and be responsible for my Life.

4- I will be thankful to God and be compassionate to the world around me.

Making these promises, I recall the words of Robert Frost,

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Have you made any promises?


I am participating in  BAR-A-THON by Blog-A-Rhythm and today is Day 7  of the #BarAThon.

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Fragile Lives

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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
But when they die, no one sheds tears for them.

However, the beauty of flowers lies in the fact that they have fragile lives, but their memories are everlasting, sometimes in the form of dried flowers in a diary or maybe a picture of them in one of your albums.

 


I am participating in  BAR-A-THON by Blog-A-Rhythm and today is Day 3 of the #BarAThon.

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Of Letting Go!

At somepoint in our lives, we have to let go so that we can move forward in life.

I came across such one of  life shaking incident. After completing my higher education, I wanted to pursue my dreams and with sheer hard work and determination, I got placed in one of the Big-shots of Financial Investment Firms.

Somehow, circumstances did not favor me that time and I had to let go of the opportunity in my hand. It broke me completely. The realisation of falling to the destiny was the worst part. I could not think of any good thing  happening in my life and was submerging myself into a coccon where no body could reach out. I was in a kind of depression, totally frustated and dashed.

One day, I got a call for a job offer and I declined it at the first hand. I discussed about the call with a close friend and her words jolted me.

She said, “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.

This came as a realisation to me, I had no control over my destiny then and if I refuse to change myself and keep blaming it, I will never be able to come out of the situation. It is not that I was scared of the change but I was not ready to let go of those memories.

Sometimes we just have to let things go , the only way to grow
and transcend to new levels of happiness is by learning forgiveness. Whether, you have to let go of some material things, a lovable relationship, a bold behaviour or any unfavorable circumstances, it is always hard to let go and start all over again.

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

I started believing in the above statement and made a fresh start of my life (my career) and today I can proudly say that I love my job. Many a times, I have been asked why I have chosen what I am doing right now when my education qualifications do not relate, at all, to this job requirements, I happily tell them that I wanted to do this only in Life .

A Plan B life can be just as good or better than a Plan A life. You just have to let go of that first dream and realize that God has already written the first chapter of the new life that awaits you. All you have to do is start reading!

Do you let things go?


This post is written as a part of the prompt“Sometimes we just have to let things go” #Friday Reflections hosted by Sanch of Living My Imperfect Life and Corrinne of  Write Tribe. 

Do You Complain Often?? #MicroblogMondays

I have often seen people complaining about one thing or the other.Complains about the traffic or the long queue at the departmental store, Fussing over weight gain or about the deadlines at work; almost all people complain about something.

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Complaining is not bad, but when When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, it is damaging to health, relationships and careers.

Lately, a colleague was discussing, with me, something about her personal problems and she said ,”I wish, I could live the life you do“.

No matter what I said or did, it never seemed to cheer her up. There is no arguing that she was going through a tough time, but her negative attitude certainly made matters worse.

So what happens if you are the one stuck in the negative attitude? We’ve all been there. I know I sure have. There are days when everything seems to go wrong and complaining is the easiest thing to do.But I find that when you put your mind toward a more positive outlook and force yourself to end complaining, it is possible!

I try not to complain about my life because someone somewhere is fighting to survive.

I do go through difficult times, but I don’t lament about it.If I can’t change a thing, I try to accept and adapt to the situation and try to find out happiness in itself.This does not mean that I give in easily. I try my best to find solutions to my problems on my own and sometimes I seek advice from those, whom I trust.

What will happen if I keep complaining about a problem? Not only shall I affect others and their mood but at the same time, it stops me from noticing simple pleasures in life.

What are the complaints you tend to hear, or make, the most???


Linking this post to  #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne and #MicroblogMondays .