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“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” How can we overcome depression, a painful emotion that can feel like we are having our insides removed?? When we suffer loss, disappointment, failure, monotonous routines or whatever else the devil’s …
What is a hobby?
|Noun An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.|
Wikipedia defines it as: A hobby is a regularly activity that is done for pleasure, typically, during one’s leisure time. Hobbies can include: the collection of themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, along with many more examples. By continually participating in a particular hobby, one can acquire substantial skill and knowledge in that area.
So, after reading this anyone will ask me – “How can housework be someone’s hobby?” Yeah! I know, painting, cooking, reading, trekking, swimming, gossiping, shopping etc. comes in the hobby list. Housework being a hobby is an unheard term! This is sort of true. But let’s see how it became my “Hobby”.
Being a working woman, and juggling between office and housework is really difficult at times. The floors which needs sweeping and mopping, piles of dishes in the sink telling my Friday night tales, washrooms in need of tremendous scrubbing, clothes which badly needs a good wash, dried, folded and put away and all the other household chores are every women’s weekend horror story! There were days when I use to get really irritated, annoyed and angry seeing the amount of work which awaited in the weekend list to be done. It use to drive me crazy! I would not get up early, to avoid the horrendous work pile. I just didn’t want to face the “weekend work monster”. And then one day, while reading through some magazines and somehow going through a post, I got this wicked idea. Instead of resenting my housework and getting angry about all the household chores, I took a deep breath and said to myself that from now on I will make housework as my hobby!!
Now, some of my friends and relatives told me that it is not necessary to do all these work every weekend just like it is not necessary to paint or swim every weekend. Might be I can distribute my work and can do it in alternative weekends or better hire a maid for doing all these! Simple isn’t it? But, I don’t prefer to do either of these. For me, keeping a clean home, just like going for a swim, trek or shopping, is simply one’s preference on how they choose to live. I like to live in a clean home. Arranged cupboards, the fragrance of washed, dried and cleanly folded clothes, washed dishes and an arranged and clean house makes me peaceful and happier. I can sit on a comfortable chair near my apartment window sipping a cup of hot green tea and it gives me immense pleasure to see all my housework done! Keeping a maid might give me rest from doing the housework chores but at the same time will increase my blood pressure and irritation keeping a track of what the maid is doing and how? The amount of stealing, frequency of taking leaves, lies and untidiness they show, leaves me restless. I don’t say all the maids are same, but at the same time I can’t deny the fact that most of them are. Foremost, I don’t want to get into the comfort of having a maid after seeing ladies going bonkers when their maid don’t turn up and they have loads of work to do themselves.
Coming to my point again, when you start to dig into your housework and it seems overwhelming or undesirable, just say to yourself “THIS IS MY HOBBY” and believe me, it will make a difference in the way you see your work! It has helped me a lot! And, since I incorporated these pearls of wisdom my entire approach to housework has changed. I am a much happier homemaker than ever before… 😀 😀
Generally a person who engages in an activity solely for fun is called an amateur (or hobbyist), as opposed to a professional who engages in an activity for reward. An amateur may be as skilled as a professional, the principle difference being that a professional receives compensation while an amateur does not. But in my case, the amateur (or hobbyist) is the one who will be rewarded with peace, happiness and the most important factor, a cleaner home!! 😀 😀 Apart from that, since you will start enjoying your work, you will also find different and interesting ways to do and finish chores much faster and in a more efficient way. You will search, explore and learn new ideas about how you can reduce the time for each chore. And I am sure everyone knows that a happy wife is a happy life!! If the lady of the house is happy and peaceful, the whole house will be happy and content 😀
I wish everyone a very happy weekend. Enjoy well and remember this saying by Richard P. Feynman – “What makes your Heart flutter? Do Only that! There is not enough time for anything else.” 😀 😀
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Photo courtesy: Niranjan Kujur | Flickr “Sarhul” is one of the grand festival of the tribals in Jharkhand and Odisha. This festival is celebrated on Chaitra Shukla Tritiya, the third day of bright half moon in Chaitra month. “Sarhul” is celebrated during spring season when …
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby…”
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It had been scorchingly hot here in Bangalore, and its’ not even mid-summer!! Reports say that Sunday’s (31st March, 2013) maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius has been the highest in the past 25 years in Bangalore!!! I should say that I have started missing the pleasant Bangalore weather terribly. I have been nagging my hubby that it should rain atleast once a week during this summer. As you know, husband never listens to wife 😀 😉 But luckily there is someone who listens. This evening God listened to my prayers and showered me with joy of rain, literally :D. The rain was heavy, easy, with no meaning or intention but the fulfillment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall… Remembered those good old days in Jharkhand, when we used to dance in the rain, collect hailstones and eat them… making paper boats and float them to see whose boat can survive the rain longest …such nice memories… How badly I want those days to come back again…!! 🙁
Anyways folks, I hope everyone is enjoying the first summer rains here in Bangalore… I wish the rains take away all the worries, sadness and negativity from your lives and leave back the happy sunshine full of joy and happiness… If you want to see the rainbow, you have to stand the rain! Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams!! 😀 😀
Here is a rain poem I tumbled over today.. Enjoy it 😀
“Rain drops falling in my head,
and never knowing when it will end.
Should I run for cover,
or let another rain drop fall in my head again?
I would love to dance in the rain,
and knowing somehow it’ll help erase the pain.
Sometimes when I’m all alone,
and I see rain drops are falling outside again.
There’s happiness that I feel because rain is here once again.
Some may feels gloomy when it rains
and some just want to feel it in their hand.
But me I just love it when rain drops falls into my face.
Oh the magic that rain brings, it makes you feel unique.
It may bring you sadness, wet feeling in toes and clothes
but I just see happiness when it rains…. ❤❤”
Gulaal ka rang laal hai..Gujiya ki mithaas bemisaal hai..Sab geele hain pyaar ke paani mein..Sab ghule hain Holi ki ravaani mein..Rangon ke tyohar me sabhi rangon ki ho bharmar..Dher saari khushiyo se bhara ho aapka sansar..Sunhari dhoop barsaat ke baad..Thodi si hassi har baat ke …