Friday, August 15

Less Is More...

Here's some news for you. You think Keshi has it all. You may think she gives credit to too many things that don't deserve it. You may think she finds joy in places that you won't usually even spend a minute. You may think she's got lots of time to dream and lots of things that you don't have. Well to be honest, she hasn't got many things that many others have. and her life is far from perfect..very far! There are things that I don't wish to tell you all about...cos it's best to go about life like it's my last and enjoy it to the fullest. What's the point dwelling on what cannot be changed. And who knows, my days could be numbered too! But then how come Keshi sounds so happy, confident and on top of the world all the time? That's cos she has one thing that many others don't have. Contentment with what she is AND what she isnt. I'm what I have and I'm also what I DON'T have. That's what makes me who I am. And that realisation is what keeps me content and not whinge about things that I don't have in life. I'm no Wonderwoman or some Superhero, but that realisation keeps me grounded in life. We all have terrible things happen to us in life, we all have unfulfilled wishes and probably even die without reaching them, but the difference is that I choose to bloom fully, even while standing in deep mud and total isolation. So have you got your priorities in life set straight too? Read on.



Does more 'Comforts' mean real Comfort?
I have a relative who's rich and continues trying to be richer. I have no probs with that..it's her life and it's her wish. But watching her trying desperately to make money puts me off big time! She's got many houses here in Aus and overseas, she's loaded way over what she 'needs', she's in her late 60s now and all her kids are well-settled in life too. So what more do you want in life? It seems some people's 'Wants' keep growing every single day until those Wants become their life. They keep seeking more and more 'comforts' in life that they forget to enjoy what they already have...and time passes them by, never to return. Every moment that passes you by is irreplaceable.


The other day a friend said this to me, 'Keshi I don't have a man yet and I don't even have my own house...I haven't done anything in life'. I was pretty peeved at what she said. Is that all my friend? I mean is that all your life lacks? Wow then you're life is quite grand. Now do you have to be married or own a house to have done 'something' in your life? Do you have to have what some others have to be 'comfortable' and 'content' in life?


Once I was at a funeral of a friend. She was unmarried. And guess what everyone was feeling sad about? That she died without getting married! Now is it Marriage that defines someone's life or gives that person's life some value? I don't get it. Any life is valuable without any additional statuses, assets etc added to it. Or else we would all have been born married and with things! Who knows, though she wasn't married, she may have had found happiness by other means in her life. Like being content with who she was, as a person. Why can't people realise that?


The comfortable Contentment
What is comfort to you? To me, my comfort is being myself...being content with whatever I have right now. Now I know everyone has dreams to achieve and that's ok...I'm not dissing them, cos there's got to be some aim in life. But to chase those dreams too fast, and to overly seek comfort in external things will never get you to true 'contentment. Cos, both true comfort and contentment lives within you. You're stuck with you all your life, not with others. Others and other things may come and go in your life, but it is you that you always have, until you die. So seek that comfort in YOU, and you shall always be content. In life you don't get everything that everyone else has...you have what some others don't have, just like they may have what you don't have. Everyone misses something in life, just like everyone has something special that others don't have.

The key is to be content with what you already have and can 'afford' to have. Work with what you've got. Having Less is actually having More...think about it...cos then you get to devote 'more' time and dedication to what you've already got, be it family, friends, career, yourself etc...and that adds to the Quality of life. If you're someone after Quantity, forget about reading this post. So, Having Less is More and chasing More is Less...


Question for you...
As a learning experience to be more comfortable and content with ourselves, I'd like each of you to list what you think you have been 'gifted' in life with...what you already have AND don't have that makes you YOU. Cos that's what you should find comfort in, be content with and be thankful for - cos that's what wouldn't change, that's what will most probably stay with you until you die. So tell me about the 'gifts' that you have been blessed in life with, and find your own comfort and contentment...the ultimate place to rest. It doesn't matter how many things you have in life, what matters is how much you enjoy the things you already have. After all we only bloom for a little while...so enjoy every 'moment' of your life for it's not gonna last forever.


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Tarun said...

Well,

Read this line while net surfing ...
"Those who say money doesnt count for much have already earned enough."

Yeah people are running after something or the other. We all will be doing that.

As for gifts that has endowed on me,I have a strong sense of clairvoyant.
I communicate things well.

HOBO said...

Very true.
Learning to control oneself is equals to Winning the World.

Priya Joyce said...

the fact which u tried to explain with the examples I agree on them.
The thing in both the cases is priority.
People like us don't make marriage a big issue but some people the superficial ones... make money, marriage, a good job….. all prime needs.
That’s all accomplished then their life becomes a successful one. Otherwise a faliure
The other issue is contentment …. Yes of course we should not run afer things like hungry wolves but tell me don’t u thing life wud be that much joy if we only celebrated contentment and never desired for more. But it is also true that if we are not contented then all the time we spent to earn such joys wud be useless.
Plees don’t get me wrong here I haven’t at all tried to prove u wrong.

My gifts
My understanding parents
A sweet stable family
My abilities my talents. Don’t really want to boast through this answer so not putting it here.

Vrij said...

I'm happy with what I've got from life as yet. Hope that everyone around me also remains happy. I might yearn for small material stuff but that is all optional. I am happy the way I am. I just need a happy family around me always. :)

Tazeen said...

money or material stuff seriously does not do anything, i recently bought a spanking new laptop and was gifted a solitaire and both things made me happy for about an hour and after that it was back to same old boring life ...

vishesh said...

hmmm...what do i own keshi? All i own is my ability to write and think...that too comes from somewhere....yet i own it all,for i am all...i am not saying this from the philosophical point of view or something....thats how i see everything in life as....
Yes i have dreams of being known...i want to write and be a published writer...at the same time i also want to be known in the field i choose...sometimes i wonder if i ask myself too much..but i know i don't for whatever i am is cause i am meant to be...imagine if no one chased money? then what will we all do?The reason why earth id earth is because of the differences ...

OM..

the light shines the brightest

Mu Tai Dong said...

WOW!!

I am the one gifted with bosoms of love to make menny foods for all kindsa people in my own RESTARANT!!

Also The sexy Asian girl on the loose...

Hemanth Potluri said...

i have my family and friends like u...and wat i want more is a wife who cares me more then i do and more frnds like u to cheer me up :)...

ur post has lot of internal meanin i had lot off feeling wen i was reading it ..soo swwt to know many things through u ..thnks a lo...

urs..hemu..

Keshi said...

ty Tarun!


**"Those who say money doesnt count for much have already earned enough."

Well thats wrong cos the relative Im talking abt has more than enough of money but still doesnt say money doesnt count.

And I hvnt earned enough money to be called 'stable' but Im content.





**Yeah people are running after something or the other. We all will be doing that

yes but there's a difference between running and chasing madly.



**I have a strong sense of clairvoyant.

really? wow! :) so wut is it like? Tell us more.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hobo!


**Learning to control oneself is equals to Winning the World.

Spot on! U got wut Im trying to say thru this post. Amen!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Joyce!


**but tell me don’t u thing life wud be that much joy if we only celebrated contentment and never desired for more


Contentment doesnt mean the absence of Desire. :)




**My gifts
My understanding parents
A sweet stable family
My abilities my talents.


Great to see u identify the 'gifts' that need to be identified.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Vrij!


**I'm happy with what I've got from life as yet.

Im so glad that someone said he's happy with wut he's got. Shows ur confidence and satisfaction. Good on ya Vrij!




**I might yearn for small material stuff but that is all optional.

We all do and there's nothing wrong with that. :) Its when ppl become too engrossed in chasing things that Im talking abt here.



**I just need a happy family around me always

me too!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

WC Tazeen!


**i recently bought a spanking new laptop and was gifted a solitaire and both things made me happy for about an hour and after that it was back to same old boring life ...



haha I can so relate to that. Just last week I went shopping n got some nice stuff for myself. Within a week I've forgotten all abt it :)


Its momentary happiness...and thats all life is abt anyways. thats why we should enjoy the moments.


tnxx!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Vish!

**All i own is my ability to write and think...

And thats GREAT! :) And u do that well too.



**...imagine if no one chased money? then what will we all do?The reason why earth id earth is because of the differences


I u'stand that Vish...and I earn money too cos no one else wud pay my bills, neither do I want someone else to :)


But thats not wut Im saying. Some ppl r way too stuck in wut they DONT hv and in that process they forget who they are and wut they have.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Mu tnxx!


**I am the one gifted with bosoms of love to make menny foods for all kindsa people in my own RESTARANT!!


aww now how GIFTED is that! :) Keep giving Mu!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hemanth!


**i have my family and friends like u...

thats great to know!



**and wat i want more is a wife who cares me more then i do and more frnds like u to cheer me up


Hemanth I hope u get a good wife some day but hey dun always count on others to CHEER U UP. :) ppl will help u but there r gonna be times when u hv to depend on urself too.


As gifts, do u think u hv any natural inherent qualities in u that u wud like to tell me abt? I'd love to hear abt them Hemanth. :)


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Iceman said...

what you think you have been 'gifted' in life with...what you already have AND don't have that makes you YOU.

The first part is pretty simple... have been gifted some dumb courage n boldness.. or rather call it foolhardiness!

The second part... well... nothing to gain nothing to lose.. and I guess thats what makes me "ME"...

Mez said...

I must say that most of your posts add a new dimension to our lives..things that we may have never addressed even in our subconsious minds.U are gifted with this talent girl!

For me, everyday to wake up and find that God has taken me and my loved ones through another day is the best gift of life. Life is precarious & so it's equally imperative to value it all the more.

Hiren said...

and i thought that amongst all my friends I am the most contented soul ... but am glad to know that I have an elite company :)

"I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose..."
~ Epictetus

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-nicely said..*shakes hands*- my thoughts,totally.:)
**Contentment with what she is AND what she isnt.**

**To me, my comfort is being myself...being content with whatever I have right now.**

I don't think I can add much more in this comment-those two sentences from you say it all.Thanks and have a superduper contented weekend. :)

Tys on Ice said...

lets see now;

I think i have been gifted with life and its many possibilities...also an inane sense of optimisim and stupidness so as not to see much of problem in anything...so i plough on and I have been told tht i can keep getting up no matter how many times i been beaten down, guess that makes me a stuborn son of a ...

wht i dont have that makes me?...now, thts an interesting question...i have no malice...i dont hold grudges...my anger is brief, flaring and momentary...its always towards the act not the actor, since everything is always justified if walked on their shoes...

iam also irresponsible, irritatingly unrevealing abt real feelings, incompassionate and have no empathy....well, hey...thts me :)

Sach! said...

I totally agree that contentment is all one need.
Over the past years I have had people telling me how shit my life was...how badly i needed to complain to God...but now I have made them see that I at least have a life...A life that gives me reasons to smile and cry, a life that makes me fight for and against...a life that can never be summed in just words...
I think the most b'ful gift in me is that I smile and make others do that too. I have made them realize that cribbing about the things won't get them to their hand...and if they really need something...try and get it!

Pooja said...

rly loved dis post...i was rly lyk, "no ones cares 4 me" b4 readin' it...n u had dis stord 4 me...m feelin' so mch better...:)

i believe bein' happy wth urself s d real key 2 hapiness...

i hav a rly kool mum, a gr8 li'l sis whoz a lot mor maturd dan me, n few lovely friendz...i love my life!!!

Jay said...

I'm not much for material things. Although I would probably wish I had some of the stuff I do have like my computers and TVs and car and stuff if I didn't have them. But, the important stuff in life can't be bought and you'll never be content with your life if you don't have the basic stuff like being happy with who you are and family and friends and all that.

La vida Loca said...

counting my blessings..just what I need!
Good heart and a great mind
Lovely family- mom, pop, bro, hubby..all included
wonderful friends- on and off line
great education
independence

What I don't have..at this point I wont get into it coz I am busy being greatful for what I have

Thanks Keshi! HUGZ

rayshma said...

see, the thing is... different people have different priorities. nothing wrong or right abt that... as long as it makes them happy. gives them a sense of purpose.

my gifts? well, the list is never-ending. i tend to be more content than i should, at times!
i have a way of adapting very easily to situations. almost blending in. without losing myself, my identity. my ability to dream. the fact that i've found my soul-mate. awesome friends. all gifts... of differing magnitudes.
things i don't have? well, currently, a job. but i'm okay with that. when u have so much to be grateful for, u tend to not notice the tiny bits that may bother at times...

Crazy Me said...

I am able to make people laugh and I see the beauty in my surroundings. I think that's a great trait to have.

I don't have ... hmmmm... a lot of patience sometimes but that just means I work harder to get where I want to be.

Not bad all in all.

Southpaw unplugged said...

I m a very hungry person i m never happy with anything i achieve, coz the moment i get it, there's always something new and more challenging in my sight and i dont stop untill i get it...it can be professional, personal ,anything...

The Paratrooper said...

be happy but never content with what u got....ur life ends that day

Aneesh said...

***but the difference is that I choose to bloom fully, even while standing in deep mud and total isolation.

You really are a Lotus :)

***she's in her late 60s now and all her kids are well-settled

Well, people are working for different reasons, money is just a byproduct of work, after a particular age, people will go for status than money. it's a fact that people who are in job are respected/valued more than those who are retired and as long as you work, you can keep yourself engaged :)

***what you think you have been 'gifted' in life with...what you already have AND don't have that makes you YOU.

To be honest, I'm still exploring what I'm gifted with. But, if you ask me what I gifted myself, then it's my ability to do something and never to expect the result. Ofcourse, I wasn't like that, but I changed myself. I do anything in the best way I can and never expect anything. And I have a mind to accept defeat when I'm wrong, to fight back when I'm right, to apologize if I did wrong, to help in the way I can, to motivate people by giving them hope

'N I don't have. I cannot act infront of people to show that I'm something, I am a bit shy [Yes, I am LOL], I don't have a hard heart. When people, who have hurt me a 100 times, come crying to me I can never turn them back.

rantravereflect/ jane said...

absoulutely true..
we are what we have and what we don't...
keshi has awesome boobs, fleshy thighs and a beautiful soul that knocks out the other two :)

I have everything I need in family, friends (blogger frenz n keshikins included) and love but I don't have the career I dream of, 'yet'..

well, you have one, you don't have another..that's the balancing act of life- keeps ya grounded..
:) geee.

on the lighter side..
i have big boobs and a fleshy butt,
but i don't have a figure to go with it..
;)
i have a great gym near my place,
but i don't have time to visit it..
;)
i have a sexy bf,
but i don't have access to his bedroom yet
;)
i have keshikins as a greatttt buddy!
but i don't have her near me :(:(

geeee
love
n hugssss

stony said...

* They keep seeking more and more 'comforts' in life that they forget to enjoy what they already have...and time passes them by, never to return. Every moment that passes you by is irreplaceable.

There are people whose favorite past time, hobby is making more and more money and getting more and more comforts. It is an addiction just like some people buy more and more clothes and don't have enough place to keep them.

But in general, people follow Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs.


* Having Less is actually having More...think about it...cos then you get to devote 'more' time and dedication to what you've already got, be it family, friends, career, yourself etc...and that adds to the Quality of life.

This is a brilliant thought. Inspiring too. Now I feel I am the richest man.

Top three assets of my balancesheet - (1) My wife, (2) our kids, and (3) friends like you.

Veens said...

so true Keshi!

u have out itout very well indeed.. it is a rat race out there... and we r all rats i guess :-/

I am gifted with a beautiful family, who lov me and take care of me..
I m gifted with a lovely life, not too many tensions as such, but the ones that r there, r manageable I guess.

I dnt have so many worldly things, but i do care abt them.. thats the truth. but i dnt kill myself or my beau or my family over it!

I m happy and lucky, that I have very good friends also. :)

well this excercis eis good! :) thanks Keshi!

MARIA said...

This your post is for me today,
so much wisdom I found here.
I am thankful for each day in my life.
I am thankful that in my age (80)
I can blogging, study English and I have friends around the world.
Thanks online I can be not only in Poland but in USA, Canada, Europe every day!
I am thankful that I met you.

I stole the word "contentment" from you, not only for improve my English.

Good luck, dear Keshi!

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Hemanth Potluri said...

ok as per my natural inherent qualities

1.I am tooo talkative
2.i am open book to anyone
3.i make frnds quickly as well as enemies ;)
4.frankness( i am proud to tell wat i feel openly even if i am crying :( :) )
5.off all i am tall in my school,college,office..(wer ever i go people recognize and call me in public i get embarrassed :( )


i think i have more have to remember will post bac again after getting all ..and thnks for the previous comment reply..:)...loads of love...

urs..hemu..

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Great post dear!

In this crazy run for worldly acquisitions,people become blind to what really matter.

To answer your question,what I have is faith in Him and belief in myself.

Have a great weekend!Hugsss

mutleythedog said...

We are all different and special - I personally see you standing in a bikini beneath a waterfall in a jungle clearing...

Zubin said...

Hey keshi..great insightful post as usual;...
I am a bit tired and fatigued right now..a little sick as well..will comment my views later.. :)

Nirmal said...

nice to be here after a long time.......

gift i have is i can make people smile...

wat i want in my life is to keep my family happy forever....and ever..

deepsat said...

three things are needed in life - health, happiness and success!! one leads to the other!!

hav a good weekend!

;-))

Cazzie!!! said...

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Suess

Invincible said...

Amen !!

1. It's all relative.
2. It's all relative.
3. Just in case you missed it, it's all relative.

Rich getting richer and poor searching for pennies is the way of life in world. (classic 20-80 rule). It's fair for the not-so-rich to chase after money. Why cos they have seen how the rich live lavishly, and they had to sleep w/o meals.
The unhappy rich would tell u that money can't buy happiness cos may be they blew off their wealth over too many carnal and morbid pleasures. They live life superficially.
You've seen "The American Beauty" where Spacey says "this is just stuff, this is not life.".

Anyhow ...
Me - It wud be difficult to count gifts, other than the friends, a little bit of grey cells that i've, and an outgoing nature, a bit of humor here n there.
The list of things i dont have would be huge, like a buffed body (and that's my fault:) ), lots of money (not that i am chasing it mad), a beach house (lol), a farm, a management degree, the most of all, the freedom to do whatever you want in life. Like go on hiking, jet skiing, go play tennis at will, skip office, go enroll in yoga, spinning classes, hit the gym and sweat it out, improve skiing skills. It's that freedom to do things you like is the biggest factor missing.

Arv said...

Keshi...

Balance is the key girl. I would make sacrifices now and then to make a dream come true but then, never too often to throw me (or my loved ones) out of comfort. What good is a dream realised when you have left behind an unhappy trail? All the money, fame or whatever material glory that one may seek can never reward someone with the real happiness.

And real happiness exists in living consciously; by learning to appreciate what we have rather than what we could or dont have and to live that way till the end, is in itself a greatest achievement in life (more than money and fame).

Hope you found my answers to your questions in those words :)

Have a nice weekend da... Cheers...

phoenix said...

>>>You think Keshi has it all. You may think she gives credit to too many things that don't deserve it. You may think she finds joy in places that you won't usually even spend a minute.<<<

what is wrong in this keshi?i think because you do this you are different you are You and we, at least i am very proud to have known you. what we like or don't is relative... we cant all like the same things... and since you give importance to such things which others may feel are irrelevant and trivial, because you are able to look in smallest of things and appreciate it makes you so much better....i think the number of people visiting your blog will tell you how special you are

*HUGS*

Sun Follower said...

I think... what attribute I best possess is the ability to be a good friend. I'm a good listner, even with those who don't listen to me.

tulipspeaks said...

I think everyone will be happier if they try to live one day at a time and stop chasing the 'rainbow'. :-)

Its easy to say but it is not impossible to do. I am trying to do that now.

How have u been dearie? Just got back from my short trip.


hugss!


ammu.

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

I m gifted with some god's full love n grace that i have wonderful parents..quie a neat earning source and a comfortable life

I have my courage, smartness and intillegence to solve most of the life's trouble and I don have any permament girlfrnd which makes me unique and single handsome soul :P

lol

hehehhehehe

that's wat is immodesty at it's best :P


but I do think..my keshi is perfect in all and needs one bro soon close to her to shoo all her woes away..

love n carez

comfortably numb said...

thr r no two ways abt it....u just rock:)
every time i read one of your posts its like reading the truth of life
gifts:-this life is a gift for me...yes it has problems n troules but they get far outweighed in relation wid this amazing gift called life.

Am In Trance said...

"What you think you have been 'gifted' in life with...What you already have AND don't have that makes you YOU.

Nothing is Gifted Or "Done For Me" as they say...but My Family...

I have... "Me"..
n' I don't have... "Mine"..

What makes me "ME", is that tiny source o' light at the end of the tunnel, which makes me walk.. makes me run.. gives me hope..
The Hope that no BaD is really "BAD"...
:)

TkCare Sweety...
:)

Ria said...

Beautifully expressed hun! U always do it... yeah the sad part is sometimes ppl get so engrossed in running after materialistic comforts tht they forget to enjoy life. And by the time they realise it...its too late! Life has passed by and u dint even realise. I wud say the best gift tht i hav got in life is the gift of love. I feel lucky to hav ppl like my parents, my brother and my bf who love me to death! And thts the best thing i hav got from life. :) I dont believe in running in the mad race to get more and more money in life. Becoz i firmly believe tht money is something in life but not everything. I believe in enjoying every little moment tht goes by. And tht i feel is the secret to being happy n content.

ani said...

babez that actually made me feel that u have written it for me.. and telling me about me...

i always have many of my friends come and tell me.. i have never seen u cry or be upset.. how can u be like tht..

i am also human.. i also do feel dissapointed and sad when something i was planning or thinking of doing doesnt work out.. but just because i dont show it..doesnt mean that i care about things less.. just that i have known to take things in my stride..

i always believe that.. all thinks happen for a reason.. at that moment you might feel that its so wrong and unfair.. but later on something good really comes out of it.. and it would all be worthwhile...

so you rightly said .. To me, my comfort is being myself...being content with whatever I have right now... so if i cant content myself.. then it wouldnt make sense to me..

i guess am lucky to have my parents.. for even though i have my small differences with them.. they will always support and understand me.. and i have got few good friends.. who always understand me.. and not like the other types u mentioned before..

so guess this makes me what i am.. u become a person depending on the circumstances you have faced.. and the ppl whom u have interacted with..

the_thinker said...

I feel insane for the fact that I have to differ most of the times. Running after money is not a crime (moral). May be the relative of yours enjoys pursuing money and if that gives pleasure to her its good for her. Being content is usually temporary and sometimes consolation that we offer ourselves is termed as our contentment. Yes there are people who earn money in wrong way but money undoubtedly is a unit of success. Undoubtedly money is a representative of materialistic pleasure and however sinful we might consider the materialistic pleasure we all enjoy it. I used to think people are selfish, money minded and this is sinful till some years back but now I don’t unless people work hard to earn it. Consideration of life, evaluation of success is individualistic as there is no standard. But when there are no standards we follow what majority of people follow. Money in itself is not capable of getting everything one wants but it is capable of providing almost everything.
As far as your friend is concerned, I find that pretty normal because we live life comparing what we have, what we have achieved with our peers. Success is measured in terms of how much you have earned and we tend to envy those who have more than us. This is not under our control, we have been built thus. Why won’t I envy my peers who drive in AC cars, limousine and BMW when I have to struggle in public transport? Even a beggar who does nothing except extending his hands asking for alms feels jealous at those who come out of posh restaurant get into their shiny cars and drive away.

maverick said...

well....i think the biggest gift ive gotten is the most amazing family i have...and along with that..an awesome friend circle...and i believe that whatever i dont have..i will have that once the right time comes...sometimes we shud let time takes it own course :)

Miladysa said...

I've been gifted with life... as far as I can see that is the greatest gift of all.

Make sure to enjoy yours :-D

MAN IN PAINTING said...

life is the fine art of loosing.
knowing that, was a great gift!

I keep a "contentometer" inside me..Whatever things I do for a living should not delay the grand arrival of my sleep even for five minutes...
that was a great post
MIP

Keshi said...

ty Iceman!

**have been gifted some dumb courage n boldness.. or rather call it foolhardiness!


Courage and Boldness isnt dumb Iceman!



**The second part... well... nothing to gain nothing to lose.. and I guess thats what makes me "ME"


Interesting way of seeing it. well said! :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

awww ty Mez HUGS!


**For me, everyday to wake up and find that God has taken me and my loved ones through another day is the best gift of life


Way to be hun! Thats the attitude alot of ppl need to get.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hiren, its my pleasure to be ur company :)


**"I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose..."


bravo!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Hello Amit Im pretty content with ur comment :)

tnxx!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Tys ur the BEST, u know that!


**...also an inane sense of optimisim and stupidness so as not to see much of problem in anything...


Its not stupidity...I call it perseverance.




**i have no malice...i dont hold grudges...my anger is brief, flaring and momentary...its always towards the act not the actor, since everything is always justified if walked on their shoes...

wow wut a great answer!



**iam also irresponsible, irritatingly unrevealing abt real feelings, incompassionate and have no empathy

sometimes we all r like that and its only being REAL.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sach n HUGS!

**I think the most b'ful gift in me is that I smile and make others do that too. I have made them realize that cribbing about the things won't get them to their hand...and if they really need something...try and get it


U ROCK! Thats teh secret to being content. Ofcourse we all get upset, sad etc but dwelling on em wont get us anywhere. So we mite as well be happy anyways!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

Im so glad to hear that Pooja :)


**i believe bein' happy wth urself s d real key 2 hapiness...

Spot on! If ur not content with urself, u wont be content with anyone/anything else!



**i hav a rly kool mum, a gr8 li'l sis whoz a lot mor maturd dan me, n few lovely friendz...i love my life!!!


Now how great is that! *HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Jay altho I rely on material stuff every now n then to bring myself some smiles, I know they wont last that long. :) So I rely on myself.


**But, the important stuff in life can't be bought and you'll never be content with your life if you don't have the basic stuff like being happy with who you are and family and friends and all that.


Absolutely!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty LaVida!


I was worried abt ya, after ur latest post. I hope ur doing ok. HUGS!


**Good heart and a great mind
Lovely family- mom, pop, bro, hubby..all included
wonderful friends- on and off line
great education
independence


Wonderful! Those r REAL gifts!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Rayshma, and I will email u soon :)


**different people have different priorities. nothing wrong or right abt that... as long as it makes them happy. gives them a sense of purpose.


I agree. And I hv no probs with that. But when u see their families falling apart, children suffering, personal lives breaking, all cos of money-chasing etc...I do feel that they hv mixed up their priorities.



**i tend to be more content than i should, at times!
i have a way of adapting very easily to situations. almost blending in. without losing myself, my identity. my ability to dream.


Wonderful! Way to be.




**the fact that i've found my soul-mate. awesome friends. all gifts... of differing magnitudes.


Lovely Raysh!



**things i don't have? well, currently, a job. but i'm okay with that. when u have so much to be grateful for, u tend to not notice the tiny bits that may bother at times...


This is the kind of spirit that everyone should hv! Great to know u can SEE more than some others can.


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

heyy Crazy MWAH beautiful!


**I am able to make people laugh and I see the beauty in my surroundings. I think that's a great trait to have.


Ur def one of those ppl who makes others laugh and also feel comfy ard ya. :) and yes, its a great trait to hv cos not many ppl know how to LAUGH n take life easy no matter what.




**I don't have ... hmmmm... a lot of patience sometimes but that just means I work harder to get where I want to be.

Spot on! Wut we dun hv make us work harder and aim higher.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Southy!


**I m a very hungry person i m never happy with anything i achieve, coz the moment i get it, there's always something new and more challenging in my sight and i dont stop untill i get it...


And thats a great way to live. This does not mean that ur not content with wut u hv...it just means u pursue ur dreams but not w.o. enjoying wut u already hv too. Am I right?


There's a difference between Desiring and Greedy. Ur cerftainly not the latter! :)


*HUGZ*


Kshi.

Keshi said...

ty Paratrooper!

**be happy but never content with what u got....ur life ends that day


hell nah not mine :)


Wut I meant by this post is not to stop dreaming or desiring...just not to be GREEDY.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Aneesh!

**it's a fact that people who are in job are respected/valued more than those who are retired and as long as you work, you can keep yourself engaged


Gosh u think I dun u'stand that? lol! Thats not wut I meant. Wud u keep earning money at the cost of ur family's well-being, time spent with em etc?



** I do anything in the best way I can and never expect anything. And I have a mind to accept defeat when I'm wrong, to fight back when I'm right, to apologize if I did wrong, to help in the way I can, to motivate people by giving them hope


Those r wonderful traits to hv Aneesh! Thats really great. :)




**'N I don't have. I cannot act infront of people to show that I'm something, I am a bit shy [Yes, I am LOL], I don't have a hard heart. When people, who have hurt me a 100 times, come crying to me I can never turn them back.


wow ur a big softie ha? me too :) There was a friend of mine who hurt me big time, didnt even invite me for her wedding which was a big shock, cos we were good friends. but the day after her wedding I sent her a beautiful card and wished her well...she was
shocked!

Basically I cant keep grudges...thats a trait I DONT hv :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha ty Jane HUGGGGGGGZ!


**keshi has awesome boobs, fleshy thighs and a beautiful soul that knocks out the other two :)

lolz!



**I have everything I need in family, friends (blogger frenz n keshikins included) and love but I don't have the career I dream of, 'yet'..

u will get that too...dun worry. In time u will.




**well, you have one, you don't have another..that's the balancing act of life- keeps ya grounded..
:) geee.

Spot on! Cos imagine we all had everything we wanted? How boring and dull wud that be!




**on the lighter side..
i have big boobs and a fleshy butt,
but i don't have a figure to go with it..
;)

who said so? Big boobs n fleshy but is wut most women call a great FIGURE and wud die to hv!



**i have a great gym near my place,
but i don't have time to visit it..
;)

haha good one!



**i have a sexy bf,
but i don't have access to his bedroom yet
;)


better that way so u can blog now ;-)



**i have keshikins as a greatttt buddy!
but i don't have her near me


awww MWAHHHHHH! we r close in heart na? :)



ty sweetie!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Stony tnxx!

**Top three assets of my balancesheet - (1) My wife, (2) our kids, and (3) friends like you


wow nice :) btw I didnt know u were married. Great stuff mate!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey tnxx Veenz HUGS!


**I am gifted with a beautiful family, who lov me and take care of me..
I m gifted with a lovely life, not too many tensions as such, but the ones that r there, r manageable I guess.


Wonderful gifts!


yes we all long for some material things and thats ok. As long as we dun get disappointed when we dun always get wut we want.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

awww Maria I feel so privileged that u learnt a new word from my blog. HUGS!


**I am thankful for each day in my life.
I am thankful that in my age (80)
I can blogging, study English and I have friends around the world.
Thanks online I can be not only in Poland but in USA, Canada, Europe every day!
I am thankful that I met you.


Wonderul attitude to life there lady! MWAH u rock!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Lover I read it, it was too good!!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Hemanth!

**2.i am open book to anyone


Now thats the best quality to hv!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sameera HUGS!

**In this crazy run for worldly acquisitions,people become blind to what really matter.


Thats exactly wut I meant by that post. tnxx for u'standing it!



**To answer your question,what I have is faith in Him and belief in myself.

And thats wonderful to hv...Faith in God. Cos not many do.


*MWAH*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Mutley!

**- I personally see you standing in a bikini beneath a waterfall in a jungle clearing...

haha why?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

No wurries Zubin :)

TC!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

heyyyy Nirmal HUGS! Where hv ya been? :)

**gift i have is i can make people smile...

Thats for sure!!

:)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Deepz!


**health, happiness and success!

yes true and the best kind of wealth is health n happiness!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Thats a quote I love Caz!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty v000nie :)


** It's fair for the not-so-rich to chase after money. Why cos they have seen how the rich live lavishly, and they had to sleep w/o meals.


but thats not the kind Im talking abt. Im talking abt already rich ppl chasing after more money at the cost of losing family time and love.



Ur gifts r great v000nie. Ur def special in that way :)


**It's that freedom to do things you like is the biggest factor missing.


Why not? awww...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Arv ur the best!


** I would make sacrifices now and then to make a dream come true but then, never too often to throw me (or my loved ones) out of comfort. What good is a dream realised when you have left behind an unhappy trail?

And thats exactly wut I mean by this post. U nailed it!!!


HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty sweet Phoenix!

:) Im glad that u cud SEE thru me.


*MWAH* friends like u encourage me to keep writing my thoughts!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sun HUGS!

**what attribute I best possess is the ability to be a good friend. I'm a good listner, even with those who don't listen to me

now how GREAT is that! Wonderful gift u've got sweetz.


U know Im slowly learning to be like that. Before I used to get annoyed by ppl who always yakked n never listened. Now I hv more patience. Cos I hv myself to listen to me, so let em talk and I'll listen to em. :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

heyy Ammu WB n HUGS!

**I think everyone will be happier if they try to live one day at a time and stop chasing the 'rainbow'

I always ish for that u know!

:)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

**WISH for that

@AMMU!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

my dear bro u rock! :)


**I m gifted with some god's full love n grace that i have wonderful parents..quie a neat earning source and a comfortable life


Lovely gifts there! REAL ones.



**I have my courage, smartness and intillegence to solve most of the life's trouble and I don have any permament girlfrnd which makes me unique and single handsome soul :P


lol good one! Always see the bright side ha. :) Good on ya!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty CN :)

**this life is a gift for me...yes it has problems n troules but they get far outweighed in relation wid this amazing gift called life

thats exactly wut I mean!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Trance!


**Nothing is Gifted Or "Done For Me" as they say...but My Family...
I have... "Me"..
n' I don't have... "Mine"..


Good to know that Trance :)




**What makes me "ME", is that tiny source o' light at the end of the tunnel, which makes me walk.. makes me run.. gives me hope


Wonderful! Always keep hoping cos u never know wut'll come ard.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ria HUGGGGGGGZ!


**I wud say the best gift tht i hav got in life is the gift of love. I feel lucky to hav ppl like my parents, my brother and my bf who love me to death!


Lovely!


yes money is NEEDED in life but def not the main thing in life!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ani MWAH!


**i am also human.. i also do feel dissapointed and sad when something i was planning or thinking of doing doesnt work out.. but just because i dont show it..doesnt mean that i care about things less.. just that i have known to take things in my stride..


Spot on! And thats wut I meant by my life is far from perfect. I come here to express my thoughts, connect n hv some fun with all of u. But just cos I dun show all my tears, it doesnt mean I dun hv probs..hell I hv alot. Just that I dun dwell on em...I prefer to be happy...live for today.



**parents

how nice! ur def a gift to ur parents too!


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hehe Thinker thats not the kind of money I meant. Now wud u chase after money even when u hv more than enough, and at the cost of ur children suffering, not receiving ur time n love? Thats the kind of greed I was talking abt.


Desire is alright...but when that desire goes overboard and becomes greed, they we lose sight of wut real SUCCESS in life is.


**Success is measured in terms of how much you have earned and we tend to envy those who have more than us

It is a unit of success but not the best and not always! For one can hv loads of money but no peace of mind or unloved family at home. Now wud u call that SUCCESS?



Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Mav :)

** think the biggest gift ive gotten is the most amazing family i have...and along with that..an awesome friend circle

Wonderful gifts yeyyyyyyyy!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

wow Milady rocking ans HUGGGGGGGZ!

LIFE it is!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty MIP!


**life is the fine art of loosing.
knowing that, was a great gift!


Good one! :)



**I keep a "contentometer" inside me..Whatever things I do for a living should not delay the grand arrival of my sleep even for five minutes...



hahaha well-said and thats exactly wut I meant!


Keshi.

Urv said...

Very nicely put Keshi.. As for answering the question, apart from being blessed with a lovely family n friends, I think I have a simple heart that does not complicate things.. Which allows me to not have any ego issues with anyone and also forgive n forget.. The problematic part sometimes is that I am not able to see thru people and not everybody's intentions are always the best..

Southpaw unplugged said...

Yes i hardly get to enjoy what i hv coz the moment i get what i desire, there's always something new infront of my sight...sometimes i enjoy the number of success, mostly its like just another feat.

Donnnnn said...

Hi!
Owning 'stuff' is OK as long as it doesn't own you. Some people are fabulous at sharing their good fortune and enrich the lives of others and some are miserly hoarders who treasure their 'stuff' more than people. They usually die friendless and have survivors fighting over the 'stuff' instead of missing them. So be it.

Getting married isn't the end-all and be-all...sharing your experiences with some one else who loves YOU (not what you do or have or look like) is certainly one of the greatest joys in life...if you find it you're lucky and you worked at it, most don't.

You need to really know yourself before someone else can enjoy you and there are still far too many people of both sexes who still regard women as chattel..even in the 21st Century!

Just do what you want and listen to your gut..your head and your heart will not always agree...but your gut usually tells you the truth.

an experience...nothing short of it said...

I have mind, body, soul. i am content. things which we dont have keep us grounded. But i think there is a need to wish for more. 'desire is the root of all evil', seems true sometimes... but burning desires, wants, needs whatever are NEEDED for progress. the point i am trying to make is that there is a very thin line between contentment and complacence. you want something, stretch your arms towards it.

ani said...

huggsss to u too babez.

well dont know if i'm a gift to them or not.. hehe need to ask them..

but yeh.. sometimes u do things to forget what u r going through.. especially the bad things.. but then again.. ppl just think.. oh my godd look at her.. she's so cheerpyy and happy all the time.. and so luckyy she gets everything she wants..but then again.. things arent like the way it seems to be..

Dawn....सेहर said...

A very nice post Keshi dear, I must say! As many times we forget to realize or understand what we have than what we don't have!
I have to say I have been always blessed with good and comfort things and when I say so it doesn't mean that I have not lost a friend or I have not been able to fulfill my wish of adopting a kid etc. But what I feel blessed about is that I am capable of doing some good things for needy people. I am able bring smile on people's face. I am able to go to bed with peace in mind and happiness in heart. I dont have fear where I have to be scared of something as I have not done any harm to anyone so why anyone would do to me and even if someone does - there is some angel to protect me. Now that is a comfort zone for me :)
Besides that we all are educated, hardworking, earning good enough to have most of the luxuries in life....and these individuals choices....some like to have many houses instead of one and some likes millions to be in there bank accounts, some just want fame and for that they will go to any extent.
It comes with a choice I believe. Happiness is not in getting married and being settled as settled word itself has various definitions for various people...
This topic is such that one can go on n on ... :)
I will tell you the truth, when I was working in a call center for the Bank earning $10 / hr those were the happiest moments for me as I was always having fun with friends and as I moved up in career things became serious and I dont think I enjoy life as I did in those times with friends....:) so its different :)
Take care dear
Hugz n Cheers

Sweetstickychewy said...

A thought provoking post!:)

*** I'd like each of you to list what you think you have been 'gifted' in life with...what you already have AND don't have that makes you YOU.

Life and its many mercies?

The ability to keep a secret and the disability to be very patient that makes me me..:)

Keshi said...

hey ty Urv!


** I think I have a simple heart that does not complicate things..

Thats a very great quality to hv! My mum always says that if u hv a simple heart, u hv a verr RICH heart :)


yes, for me too, it's not easy to see thru all ppl...and like u said some ppl r wolves in sheep's clothing.

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Southy :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Donn HUGS!

**They usually die friendless and have survivors fighting over the 'stuff' instead of missing them.

So agree!


And I know wut u mean...our Instincts never LIE to us!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Experience!


**but burning desires, wants, needs whatever are NEEDED for progress.

o yes and Im not saying hv zilch desire. Thats not possible for us humans. But there's a difference between Desire and Greed. Cos some ppl, when they dun get wut they desire, whinge so much abt it. Its ok to whinge for a lil while, but to make that ur whole life?



**the point i am trying to make is that there is a very thin line between contentment and complacence. you want something, stretch your arms towards it.

yes I agree. But be careful that u dun stretch and twist ur soul too. :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ani u hv alot of wisdom!


**.. but then again.. ppl just think.. oh my godd look at her.. she's so cheerpyy and happy all the time

Exactly wut I mean. Some ppl ask me how Im so happy and they even tell me maybe becos I dun hv any probs! Can ya believe that? :) If these ppl knew wut Im going thru, they wudnt believe it. So I'd just let em see my cheerful side anyways :)


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

awww ty Dawny HUGS!




**I dont have fear where I have to be scared of something as I have not done any harm to anyone so why anyone would do to me and even if someone does - there is some angel to protect me.


Thats a beautiful gift u hv! Security of ur heart n soul, cos u know u hvnt done any harm to others. LOVELY!


And like u said, when u had a LESS flashy job, u were MORE happy. Very well-said! Cos I can rem, when I was younger and had LESS responsibilities, I was MORE free and happy.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Amy ty darl!


**The ability to keep a secret and the disability to be very patient that makes me me

Ur soooo like me Amy! :) Im the same. I can take any secret to my grave but sometimes Im quite impatient!!


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Dalicia said...

what's my gift? is that i can spot people with fake personality. that's pretty much it.

btw, keshi my ex-supervisor son's died. u know the evil bastard?
i'm so happy to hear that news.

girish kohli said...

oh i kno...ure not privileged...

u ain't got pretty toes... ;)

and since ure too much abt the mush...u ain't gettin much sex either :P

and no ure not contended...

i on my part...dont have the physique tht i wud like...and though it may not seem like it...am also a guy of mush so not gettin much action myself...

but more importantly i dont kno watz my calling in life...and so i'm not contended either

girish kohli said...

oh btw i only read thru half of the post...saary :P

enchanted illusionz said...

m glad u wrote dis , very rarely do i come across ppl lik you & u alwz put a smile on my face.
oikay..movin on to my answers..
i thnk my greatest gifts are the sky , rain , trees , the wind & de moon. dey make me feel so veryyy loved , of course der r persons i luv too but den not as much as de above mentioned .
if i am to name a person , it wld be me ...n all my glory! i may not be de best , but i m de one i knw de best! i knw m a lil too selfish ..dis is me .ppl cum & go , u r de 1 wh stays..

Keshi said...

hey Dal :)

** is that i can spot people with fake personality. that's pretty much it.


Handy quality to hv hehehe...



**btw, keshi my ex-supervisor son's died. u know the evil bastard? i'm so happy to hear that news.


awww...Im still sorry, cos someone died... :(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Mystique lol just cos Im a big mushpot, how does that suggest Im not content? :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Enchanted is that u in the pic? U look LOVELY!


**i thnk my greatest gifts are the sky , rain , trees , the wind & de moon. dey make me feel so veryyy loved , of course der r persons i luv too but den not as much as de above mentioned


wut a beautiful answer! Only u cud come up with something so creative and one that deserves so much respect and appreciation. Alot of ppl forget to see these things cos they take em for granted.



**if i am to name a person , it wld be me ...n all my glory! i may not be de best , but i m de one i knw de best! i knw m a lil too selfish ..dis is me .ppl cum & go , u r de 1 wh stays


Exactly my point! You are all you really hv. HUGS!



Keshi.

enchanted illusionz said...

hugzz !yeah, its me huny! * u make me blush* lol!
remember readin ur comment dat love stinks , i cldnt agree more. actually it aint luv dat stinks , its hw v treat it, as if life hs no meaning unless u fall n luv , get married , hav kids & such. omg!! life hs meaning nly when v live it 4 ourselves. i srsly don get dat crap abt living 4 others , sacrifice & such glorious stuff.
basically evry1 s n search 4 thier own happiness , for thier own heavens , & to mask dat up & paint it wit the colorful brush of sacrifice may boost up our ego & give us a holier than thou image of ourselves. wot gud dat do ..i m yet 2 know..

Jeevan said...

Beautfully written keshi, about the things life gives and gets.

Everyone is special in something else, the comfort is in seeking with what we have, gain or lose, we the only to live our life. And what nature made us, one can’t change, if tried need to face more challenges.

Witnessing world, I get myself comfort in my parents embrace and content with what they give is the best in my life. The pulse one I feel about myself is patience and taking it easy everything, as there is no more to lose in life what the little things do.

gunj said...

she has one thing that many others don't have. Contentment with what she is AND what she isnt!

wow keshi! how i wish i cud b that! i feel trapped by things wich hardly matter!im not able to set myself free! i just hope i learn how to!

Keshi said...

true Enchanted..it's ppl that stink, not love. lol!


HUGZ!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jeevan!

**Witnessing world, I get myself comfort in my parents embrace and content with what they give is the best in my life. The pulse one I feel about myself is patience and taking it easy everything, as there is no more to lose in life what the little things do.


just beautiful!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Gunj!


** i feel trapped by things wich hardly matter!im not able to set myself free! i just hope i learn how to!


I hv always been happy with wut I didnt hv too...eversince my childhood :)


In time u will be less attached hun...it takes time n many experiences for some ppl.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.