Daily Dose of Sunshine, V2.0: Day 6, Light & Darkness

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“I hope the light finds you,

Even when all you want to do is to stay in the darkness.”

There are always those days where we wake up, and find ourselves falling in a pit of darkness. Then there are also those nights, where even the darkness doesn’t accept us and we find ourselves lost and lonely.

There are times when all we want to do is, wrap ourselves up, find a hiding spot, and lose ourselves in the dark recesses of our psyche.

Even in those times, I hope you find the light.

I hope you know that the light is there; no matter how dim, it’s there.

Even when you want to isolate yourself in the darkness, I hope you remember to turn on the light.

Lots of love,

P.

 

 

Daily Dose of Sunshine, V2.0: Day 5, Perfect Sense

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All it needs is time and patience.

Everything you are feeling right now, the uncertainty, the doubt, the unanswered questions; all the answers will come.

And it will all make perfect sense someday.

And on that day, you will know that it all happened for a reason.

Lots of love,

P.

Daily Dose of Sunshine, V2.0: Day 4, Take A Chance

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“If there is even a slight chance at happiness, take that chance. 

Life is too short, 

And happiness too rare.”

I like to believe that life has been designed to be full of opportunities and doors waiting to be opened. Doors that hold something unexpected behind them; sometimes unexpectedly good, and at others, unexpectedly, not so good.

Over the years, if luck has it, we might get dealt more “not so good” cards, and we might become afraid to go near any more opportunities; afraid and terrified of not liking what we get.

But, instinctually, deep down, we know the opportunities which hold an inkling of a promise; a promise of happiness. We know the stakes are high, and something might have to be risked to achieve that happiness.

And that risk terrifies us. 

We convince ourselves that what we have is enough, and we don’t want anymore if it involves a “risk” of any kind.

But, life is really too short, and happiness is really too rare. 

So, if you come across a door, that indicates even the slightest chance of finding happiness, take that chance.

Take the risk, and open that door. 

At the end of the day, what’s the worst that can happen, right?

Lots of love,

P.

Daily Dose of Sunshine, V2.0: Day 3, I Am Enough

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It’s funny, don’t you think?

Our reliance on others to “make us whole”?

For our partners to “complete us”?

For our families to “be there for us”?

And then the rise of our loneliness when our friends, family, and partners fail to make us “whole”?

I find it funny now, because somewhere, deep down, we know that we are enough. While we have evolved into a species thriving on the ties of our social groups and acceptance by those social groups and norms, we are born as complete individuals. We have within us the power to exist as a complete, whole, and unique individual.

While social support, relationships, friendships, and love, make life infinitely better and joyful to experience, it is important to recognise that we aren’t incomplete, or broken, or a half of a whole. 

We have reached a point in our lives, where we must look at ourselves, and reaffirm the fact that, I am enough. 

And we need to say it as many times as it takes to believe it.

I am enough.

You are enough. 

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Lots of love,

P.

Daily Dose of Sunshine, V2.0: Day 2, Upbringing

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Life is just one endless loop of expectations and disappointments; so much so, that the hope within us never gives up on its expectations, despite the number of times they aren’t met.

Recently, I have come to understand something very fundamental to finding internal happiness; you have to remember that not everyone has been brought up the same way as you have. Not everyone shares your values, or your beliefs, or your faith. Every individual is a sum of all his/her life experiences and their inherited values and belief systems. These are almost always very different from your own.

They may not love the way you do, or hurt the way you do.

The moment you realise that others don’t share your belief systems, you stop expecting them to understand or empathise with you. And with the end of those expectations, you see an end of your disappointments.

Its pretty simple really- people cannot fulfil what you want from them, because most probably, they can’t even understand you, your feelings, or your expectations.

So go ahead, allow people a little leeway, and start to feel happy with the life and love around you.

Lots of love,

P.

Daily Dose of Sunshine, V 2.0: Day 1, Bringing the Sunshine Back

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The last few months have gone by in a blur, and honestly, I have missed writing and connecting with all my great readers! Even in the absence of new blogs, you all have been reading, liking, following, and patiently waiting! For that, I am so grateful! Thank you!

With this gratitude, I bring to you, Daily Dose of Sunshine, Version 2.0! A whole new series of posts to keep you motivated, inspired, and ready to face the curveballs life throws at you.

There will also be book reviews, listicles, and a tad bit of nostalgia from some of my previous posts.

Stay tuned for some sunny, shiny stories!

Lots of love,

P.

 

Daily Dose of Sunshine, Day 63: Who You Used To Be

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I’m sure, or I at least hope there are many others like me who over-think, over-obsess, and over-analyse. We assess situations and feelings to their minutest details, and find ourselves lost in the abyss of a mental chaos.

We keep going back to conversations that have happened, wondering if what we said was the right thing to say, and what we could have said instead. Replaying arguments and discussions, obsessing over what the other person thought of us.

We go back to all our fallacies and all our mistakes, judging ourselves endlessly until we have shredded all of our self-confidence. Because, as I wrote in my last post, Hate is Easy but to love requires strength and courage that we most often deny ourselves.

But you know, all of that, really doesn’t matter all that much. It doesn’t matter because it’s gone and it’s over. What really matters, is what you took away from that, and whether or not, you evolved from those actions and conversations.

What truly matters, is who you have become today, instead of who you were yesterday.

And as long as you are a better person than you were yesterday, you are okay 🙂

Lots of love,

P.