Friday, June 5

Beauty Is In The Heart Of The Beholder...

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be...
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me...



WTF why is she taking so long? What is she buying, more shoes or more of my yummy bikkies? How I wonder...


I'm just a lost lil pug waiting for my shopaholic owner to come back and get me a drink...mmmm maybe a dogoccino?












o I'm getting a lil tired now...life is a Biyatch, so is my owner @#$%%**!






Isn't this pug the cutest lil thing ever!!! The moment I saw these pics, they reminded me of Snuggles (re post:I've Been Over The Rainbow). btw both Snuggles and her brother Otis Jr came to visit me yesterday, played with me, leaving me totally refreshed and very happy. What some animals can offer you, not even humans can. Unconditional love and mateship.


The aim of this post is to remind you that there are beautiful people, animals, trees, events, places, gestures, words, deeds etc etc around you, that in your busy schedule, may go unnoticed. Just stop for a while, and think about it. Pick someone/something in your life that adds beauty to your life just by being there. Without having to do anything special or go out of the way...just by being thesmselves, like Snuggles. Did you think about it? Now take that person/thing out of your life...and see how empty your life may be, even though they may not be the greatest thing that happened to this world. How do you see your life now, without them in it? How boring, dull or empty it will be. No matter how small the gesture or presence may be, if you wake up everyday feeling complete just cos these people/things are there in your life, then be thankful you have them in your life. Everyone you know, including yourself, is special. Treat your loved-ones with respect, love and dignity, just the way you wanted to be treated. Never understimate the power of anyone you know...cos each person contributes to your being and can never be replaced. For if this whole world was to be like you, would you learn anything...would you be happy...would your life be rich? I guess not!


Snuggles maybe just another dog that belongs to someone else, but the fact that now she's in my life, makes my life so beautiful. Same goes to my mum and sis, and family and friends. Also the fact that I have a job *cos a friend lost her job last week*, the fact that I have an iPod *one of my cousins is deaf*, the fact that I receive emails from friends saying Hi *I'm not all that lonely as I claim to be*, the fact that I have my fingers *the son of a lady at work lost 3 of his fingers last night in a lawn-mowing accident!*, the fact that I'm breathing *200+ people lost their lives in the Air France crash 3 days ago* etc etc are more than enough for me to think that this world is indeed beautiful for me right now. I know not what tomorrow brings, but I know that there's so much beauty around me today, and I'm not going to be blind to it...and I'm going to start loving it and appreciating it. Sorry I have no time to complain or to be sad, cos I'm busy admiring what I already have in my life. This is as good as it gets...it may get better or worse, but for now, I love the way it is. After all, NOW is all I have. Life may be a Biyatch, but there's also alot of beauty in that Biyatch...just try and find those beauties would ya. Just be good to yourself and to others, and stay happy...no point worrying about a life that can end any minute. You might as well be happy and delay the wrinkles! :)


And I want to dedicate this post to my darling friend Chriz who is another 'beauty' in my life, cos he's someone who knows just how to be a friend without having to tell him anything ;-). Guess what he did? Just cos he plays the guitar very well *that's a photo of his room..aint his room neat and tidy!*, I just asked him to try and sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole's version that I played for my first Snuggles post), and Chriz like a genuine matey, took that on board, respected my wish and compiled his own vid, especially for me! Now how very sweet is that! *but I'm thankful for not having to be in his room to watch his performance cos if I did, you'd not be able to find me in that mess!*.
He posted the vid at his site here. Please check it out! It's really worth watching and the way he sings and plays the guitar, adds more and more 'chronic' beauty to my life *the dude is a chronic professor btw*. I'm not just praising him, I'm truly lucky to have met Chriz and to have such a wonderful person in my life, net or not. CHRIZ HEY THANKS FOR KEEPING IT REAL! Love ya mate and thank you for making me feel so loved from across the seas! *red undies or not you're special ;-)* This song is for you...it's a song that brings tears to my eyes, thinking about my dad, a beauty in my life that I lost long time ago...but is still present in my life in spirit...just like how you are present in my life in spirit though I have never met you in real. Enjoy!


Current Music: Rain by Dax Johnson (with lyrics of You Raise Me Up)

81 Cranium Signets:

Chriz said...

i was smiling all the way... hugs girl..

i still have that big smile :) i could eat a banana sideways now

La vida Loca said...

That's one adorable dog!

I for one LOVE bulldogs!!!

Ria said...

Hey thanks for pepping me up with this fresh as a daisy post!! :)

When i saw those pics i actually thought tht u have written something abt Snuggles. :P She is so so adorable!!I jus cant get over a cute dog. IT may belong to anyone, but i can stop admiring it.

And yes Chriz is a wonderful person!!i jus love his posts which always mahage to enthuse humor in my day to day life. :)

Talking To My Soul said...

To Chriz.....I just raised a toast.

Good you've such friends, K. You should concentrate on them, and not on others who are not worth the time and emotions.

Bless ya.


*smilez*

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Superb post Keshi! Holds a lot of meaning and tells us how important it is to take cognizance of all the good things in life!

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

lovely post
full of optimism and that's what I call being human....

though i hate dogs....coz one bit me and I had to take the injections :-|

and checking out Chriz now...and pic of the room..lol..i thought mine was messy :P

яノςんム said...

awww.. thth pug is really sweet :)
and yeah.. the love the pets give u really knows no boundaries.. i have an acquarium at my place and my fish love me.. when i keep my hand on the glass- fingers spread, they take turns to visit the gaps of the fingers :)

they r soo cute. check out their picture on my blog in the side bar :D

ohh n btw i havent watched the video yet.. cuz ur hidden cams got active when i right clicked to open it in a new tab :D

will watch now and then comment!!

Cazzie!!! said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Keshi :)

Arv said...

oh... its a pug's life :) he hee...


Chriz.. way to go bro :)

take care... cheers...

Adisha said...

Another heart felt post.

THe other day one of my friends wa talking about how depressed she was and how her life is nothing like she had wanted. And I told her many of the things that you wrote here, that she needs to count her blessings for what all she has, and even though it might not be how she'd imagined but she had much more than many others have ... Her problem is that she never imagines how things Could have been in the worse way. I shudder wheneve the thought occurs to me, that I may lose all that I have today .

It's so important to cherish everything you have, for when you see others who don't have the same or have lost something or just imagining those things or peple not being there, is like a reality check !!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's job loss and the boy who met with that accident, your cousin whose deaf. My heart goes out to those poeple on that flight and those who cared about them ..

There are so many reasons to smile every day, but so often we forget it all in the haze of what we desire to have.

You're so lucky to have such a sweet friend in Chriz. I saw the video and he's sooo talented and it's even better that u appreciated his efforts in this way :D

Kudos to both of you !!! Keep Smiling ...

And Snuggles is JUST so darn cute .... You would not believe yesterday only my hubby was telling me about a story he heard on the radio, about this lady whose life improved incredibly after she got a pug. She had been really lonely after her kids left and now just by having his around, she feels loved. It as so cute. And when I saw the pics in the beginning for a second i thought you had heard the story too :))

Well, take care .

Jack said...

Keshi,

It is not said without any reason that " Dog is man's best friend ". Yes, past is gone and future is yet to come. So why rue over past or worry over future. Live in the present to make it lovable. Learn from past mistakes so future will look after itself.

Take care

MultiMenon said...

Cool cool cool.. :D

I love that doggie.. :)

Chriz is a superstar..

Take care sis,coz I care.. :)
Nikhil

Cяystal said...

Yes, I did hear Chrissy boy singing it..he's such a ted! :)..
And Snuggles definitely would be holding an important position in your life..and this cutiepie dog is equally adorable, and yes, beauty is in the heart f the beholder. =)



PS- On a cynical term..thrs this quote I remember..
"Beauty lies in the heart of the beerholder. *gulp gulp*
ARGH! Where's the Beauty I saw last night?"

Suresh Kumar said...

Hmm... Instead of complaining what we don't have, its better to be happy with what we have...

And here's a toast to chris and for the friendship....

Priya Joyce said...

well there's no one person or thing dear.....many people around me make me happy....my parents my friends...both blogger frnds and others...well..tat dog reminded me of..my cat...i miss it..well wat to do..it's reely sad tat we realize importance of a person/thing/animal..wen it's no longer wth us..i think i've started valuing ppl around me more after losing my cat....

got emo..sorry :(

chrizzy is reely sweet...and u r worth being sweet to...
I mean..i haven't seen any thng bad in u till date tat has made me feel..a li'l uneasy...though i believe..we all can't be perfect..well niway :P:P

Loved the way u brot out the post..very needed one in this world..this tym :) tc
:):)

Kido said...

Snuggles is so so so pretty!!!

Hugs & :-x s

What some animals can offer you, not even humans can. Unconditional love and mateship.

How true!!!

Lovely post, Kesh :)

Devika said...

Yes, Keshi via the eyes...it (beauty) goes into the heart to stay forever :))

Interesting read, as always Keshi

and to Chriz -- You got a super voice! i loved the song :)

wishes,
devika

Mysterious Mia said...

it was awesome reading this post just reenforcing back on ua that yes now is the time that we really have to make r loved ones special and be thankful to God for being blessed with em...

hugs dear....
btw how is sydney treating u anyways huh......its been on my mind for the last few days

rayshma said...

gosh how cute is the doggie! his expressions are priceless! :D

Margie said...

Thanks for this beautiful post, Keshi.
You always touch my heart in a special way!

You make me laugh, cry & always Smile :)

HUGGGGGGZ to you Swthrt & have a wonderful weekend!

Margie

MAN IN PAINTING said...

wonder post..as usual..
happy to know the way you think keshi.
wishes.

Mayz said...

smtimes v get lost in our own misery...n need posts like these to come outta em...thnx for this post keshi :)

oh n chriz rocks!!!

muthu said...

Nice post.

I am too gald to have met chriz on the blog ville.

A sense of humor with a laid back attitude such as his is hard to find.

And yeah small things --

I think that our lives are made up a zillion small things...

a few smiles, rears, frds, angers, letters, comments, ----

the list goes on.



And a celebreation of those small things is in fact a celebration of life. :)



cheers.


muthu
www.average-everyday.blogspot.com

muthu said...

And I kind a really wanted to know whats your take on the second part of the trilogy i posted

- the one about sex and society.

comfortably numb said...

n I thought that beauty lied in the eyes of the beer holder:P

on a serious note...we fail to appreciate the small details which make life beautiful coz we tend to get used to them and take them for granted...sad fact:(

vishesh said...

" a thing of beauty is a joy forever " :)

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Irene said...

I'm not really a pet lover but I'd gotta admit that pug is perfectly adorable! :p

- Sugar Cube - said...

After all, NOW is all I have. Life may be a Biyatch, but there's also alot of beauty in that Biyatch...just try and find those beauties would ya

Loved that thought!

Pugs are darn adorable!

Jeevan said...

Absolutely, the beauty lies in our heart and while we caring it, everything sense beautiful around us. As usual this post brings courage keshi. Cute pug!

I no wonder after listening to his song, what makes u feel beautiful and admiring. Congrats to Chriz, he has done it well.

Tabitha said...

Watta Cute Dog :)
The best part about dogs are they love you unconditionally without expecting a thing back....Lovely Post :)

Rakesh said...

Cute lil pug! No No, I didn't mean Chris :)

But jokes apart, that video was sweet!

rabbit said...

keshi, this post reminds me of a movie called 'the secret'.have u seen it?

Vest said...

There is beauty in everything if we look hard enough.X.

Laugh at comment by Rosemary on my last post.

Phil said...

You are wise to appreciate the little things in life. Too many people are distracted by focusing on the big things that only come along once in a great while rather than appreciate the little miracles that occur every day. As for the pug, someone once said, "Some of the best people I know are dogs."

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Hey Keshi! How are you? I've been absent from blog world for a while, but thought I would give it try again. I see you are still posting witty, clever, and inspiring posts!

Missed ya! Hope you're happy and well!

Hemanth Potluri said...

:D beautiful post i should say :)...i soo love snuggles :)....xoxoxo kisses and hugs to him :)...and offcourse to u also sweets xoxox :)...

yet another post from heart and full of love..


:D...

chriz is a good friend :)...and wonderful way he dedicated that song post to u :)... humorous filled in everypost of his :)..

gr8 u dedicated this post to him...


sweets been to ur previous post :P....well i dont want to discuss much abt being cheap :P..heheh...

good mornin to u have a gr8 week :)

urs..hemu..

Cess said...

sooooooo cute puppy, funny that i read ur post today, it s Best Friend day today in France that reminds me I should call mine! Leaving away from friends and family is not always easy thanks god my grandma is high tec enough and can use internet :) so i can keep in touch with most of them via internet :P except my granpa who s gonna turn 80 in july :) will go to France to party wid him :) Thanks Keshi for the reminder :)
tc
C.

Margie said...

Just came by for a quick "hello" to my dear friend, Keshi.

Have I told u lately that I luv ya a lot!!!?

Hope all is good with u swthrt!

I've been so busy lately but never to busy to think about you!

HUGGGGGGGZ!

Margie

Beach Bum said...

Now take that person/thing out of your life...and see how empty your life may be,...

Of course I can't imagine my life without my children in it. They are the reason I'm holding my fragile mental state together.

Its funny though, your post hits home on so many levels. I've met people who have the huge houses filled with expensive furniture, drive fine cars, wear stylish clothes, and want for nothing but as I talk with them they are about as empty and hollow as a tree that has rotted from the inside out.

They find no beauty in life and only see the struggle to get more stuff and to hold to what they have ever fearful that someone might take it away. They are the real monsters in life and while I am far from perfect with my own similar episodes those people scare me.

Keshi said...

tnxx all! Will reply as soon as I get some time.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Chriz!

LOL @eat a banana sideways!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Isnt it Lavida!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Ria!

we all need a reminder every now n then...and thats what I intend to do thru this post :)

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Soul!

** You should concentrate on them, and not on others who are not worth the time and emotions.

ur right abt that :)


In the past, I did posts that gave credit to alot of fellow bloggers...I had Friday posts that I dedicated to certain special ppl in Blogville. They were called 'Flying Kissee' posts. :) I rem I dedicated it to many ppl in the past....but most of those ppl dun even talk to me anymore. Some dun even respond to my countless emails...they act as if I dun exist.

But such is life I guess. most ppl FORGET very easily.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Rakesh! :)

ppl need to concentrate of simpler things in life and count their blessings. cos there's always someone who's hvn it worse than us.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey bro ty!

I agree...optimism is a rare gift.

LOL @dog biting!

did u try to bite the dog first?
;-)

yeah Chriz's room is a nightmare!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Richa ty!

**when i keep my hand on the glass- fingers spread, they take turns to visit the gaps of the fingers

they r responding to ur love towards them. how sweet!


LOL @hidden camera! I just put it up for fun hehe...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Caz Im in love with pugs!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

lol Arv it sure is!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Adisha and ur spot on as usual.


**It's so important to cherish everything you have, for when you see others who don't have the same or have lost something or just imagining those things or peple not being there, is like a reality check

Thats exactly what I mean. We may not hv everything in life, but there's always someone else who's worse off than us.


Snuggles n all pugs hv now become my 'objections' of affection! :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jack!

yes and u nailed it!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Nikhil!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Crystal ty!

**Snuggles definitely would be holding an important position in your life

yes...I might even hire Snuggles as my Bridesmaid some day! :)


LOL @beerholder! Sure sure, it happens sometimes ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Suresh!

**Instead of complaining what we don't have, its better to be happy with what we have...

ditto!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Joyce!

yes there r many 'blessings' in our lives. so we've got to think abt em all and be happy that we hv em in our lives.


Im so sorry abt ur cat :( I know what it is to lose a pet..I've lost many.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Kido!

I guess alot of humans think animals r not as smart as humans r. But I see it the other way ard. :) If we r smarter, then we should know how to love unconditionally. but we dun. so I believe some animals r much smarter than us.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Devika! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Mia ty!

Syd is awesome, as usual :) Hows u over there?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Raysh yes...thats exactly why I put these pics up! His expressions r almost HUMAN!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

*HUGZ* Margie!

Luv ya!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty MIP :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey it's my pleasure Mayz!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Muthu!

**And a celebreation of those small things is in fact a celebration of life

spot on!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Muthu I commented yday..sorry I cudnt get to it any earlier cos I was really busy in the last few days :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty CN!

for guys, yeah its all abt the BEER lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

so true Vish!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey BlogAdda WC n ty so very much! I feel honored :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Irene!

yes...when u see that Pug, how cud anyone not feel LOVE! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sugar! ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Jeevan!

And yeah, the piano music is just BEAUTIFUL!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

so true Tabitha!

Cos they know not what EGO means.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

HAHA Rakesh!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Rabbit!

No I hvnt seen that movie..is it good?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Vesty thats so true!

I'll come ard soon :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Phil!

**Too many people are distracted by focusing on the big things that only come along once in a great while rather than appreciate the little miracles that occur every day.

so very true!


aww dogs r always the BEST companions!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Outdoorsy girl i so missed ya! WB n HUGZ!

I thought u got hitched ;-)

So nice to hv ya bak and ty for dropping by to check on me. It means alot to me girl!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Hemz ty! :)

wussup with ya? So quiet again.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Cess thats wonderful to hear!

Keeping in touch with ur loved-ones and the ppl u know, is a fine quality to hv.


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Margie thats the sweetest thing I heard in a long time. ty so very much and yes I know u luv me as much as I luv u too! ;-)

*HUGZ angel!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty BB! :)

I know ur adore ur kids. They r an integral part of ur world that always makes u count ur blessings.


**They find no beauty in life and only see the struggle to get more stuff and to hold to what they have ever fearful that someone might take it away. They are the real monsters in life and while I am far from perfect with my own similar episodes those people scare me.

I know alot of ppl like that...in my own family. Its sad that they r like that, but I guess they feel sad when they look at me :) Only cos we all hv different 'measures' of happiness and contentment.

But some day that hollowness will him them and it cud be too late for them.


Keshi.