Bracelet DIY (Satin Ribbon teamed with Copper Wire)

Hi Y’all,

So yesterday night, I was all bummed out for no apparent reason. You know how that happens sometimes- when you have had a bad day and you feel everyone is out to get you and that all bad things only happen to you and so on. Well, I’ve had one such really terrible week and have had some real trouble sleeping.

So I made this bracelet last night, to keep all the dark thoughts at bay. Concentrating on crafting really helps with calming me down and sort of fills your heart with a blank sort of peace.

Anyway here is the photo.

Pink Satin Ribbon and Copper Wire Bracelet

 

Here are some other views of the bracelet along with some close up shots.

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I hope you guys like it. Would love to hear any comments or criticisms.

Cheers.

One Amazing Thing

I know there has been a long gap between my last post and this one. But i really didn’t have anything to write. Today i do.

Yesterday, i finished reading the novel – One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I will not say that it is one of my favourite books but that does not mean it is not good. It definitely is a great read and it really made me think. I am not here to write a book review but what i am gonna write here is how that book made me feel.

It made me think of all the little things that we take for granted. We always yearn for more when what we need is right in front of us.

From the time we are able to speak and understand what is being spoken to us, we have been taught to always be thankful for what we have. We are told to respect our elders and be courteous to everyone. We are taught to be faithful and honest and not be greedy. And yet, when we grow up, our first thoughts are, ‘What do they know?‘ ; ‘They don’t know anything about me!’ ; ‘Who are they to tell me what to do!‘.

There always comes a day(believe me, it does), when everything we ever took for granted and every little thing we shunned, are the things we miss the most. Now it may feel like it’s your mother’s job to cook for you and that you have every right to complain about the taste and the texture of the morsels in your mouth. When you get older and have to cook for yourself, it feels like you’d sell anything to get the day back when your mother forcefed you with her hands. 

Now you may not give second thoughts to when you speak harshly to someone beneath your status or sometimes even elder to you. There always comes a day when these things come back to haunt you. Every little tiny detail comes back. You’ll remember the look of hurt on the person’s face, the almost shock at being given a rude reply when they were being so polite to you.

From where we stand, it may seem like there is always another time to make up for something you did wrong. It will always feel like you can fix things another day. But i say, what if the sky falls down, or there is an earthquake or a tsunami or a meteor shower? What if the last thing you spoke to your beloved was how irritating he/she was? Is that how you want your last words to be remembered?

Please take the time to smile and be polite and courteous to everyone even if it takes a little extra effort. It could be your mom or your dad or your teacher or your friend or that random shopkeeper where you buy your cigarettes. No matter who it may be, think twice before you speak. Think twice before you bring the words of your mind into existence through your mouth. They may be the only thing that people remember you by. And always remember to smile. Even if it kills you. Smile.

One little thing that makes me happy – Post 2

If you’ve read my previous post with the same title, you probably already know what this post is about. Yesterday, I didn’t watch House as I had planned. I felt that i would have to wait too long for the new episode (which will be available only on Monday), so gonna see this episode little by little and drag it out till Saturday at least :P. Yeah, I am that crazy about House.

Anyway, today’s post is not about House. This amazing thing happened to me early morning. I was on my way to office in my office bus just like every other weekday. This really heavy girl came and sat next to me so the ride wasn’t that comfortable and I couldn’t fall asleep for the whole 2hr journey. My only pastime throughout was looking out through the window. And that’s when I saw the most beautiful thing.. In fact, I wasn’t even looking. I was just staring at the sun as if in a daze. The sun was hidden behind some clouds and I could see less than a quarter peeking out.

And then, it was as if he just knew. He knew I had been staring at him for quite some time, and he came out from behind the clouds and smiled at me. I know it probably sounds crazy, but he did. He did come out and he smiled. AT ME! It was just so beautiful. And then he went to hide behind some other clouds. All this happened in a matter of seconds. But it really did happen.

I am probably going mad. But that was an amazing feeling. It was as if I never used to notice there was a sun till today. And today, he said Hi to me! 🙂 Wow! That just made my whole day. I want to remember this feeling always.

One little thing that makes me happy – Post 1

One of my very good friends told me today that I think too much. She wants me to stop thinking and worrying so much about the future and start living in the present. I am gonna try from today to make a list of things that make me happy each day, even if they are just little things.


Today, I guess I could be happy about the fact that my bus reached my place earlier than usual, saving me half an hour. But is this something to be happy about? Or is it something I should be thankful for? I know i reached half hour early, but what difference did it make to me? That I got to browse an extra half hour on the internet or that I got to spend an extra half hour alone in my room? Hmm… No. I don’t think this makes me happy.
Fine, lets find something else to be happy about. The dinner was good today. I had 4 idlys and sambhar. Should i be happy for this or grateful to God? Umm… I guess that is a NO again.
Alright moving on. I got it!! I am happy that i got to see another new episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 7 🙂 Yes! Watching Grey’s Anatomy makes me happy. And tomorrow i will get to watch an episode of House M.D 😀 Yay!
Alright, so looks like its gonna be tough finding little things to be happy about. But I am gonna try my best to think of what made me happy before i close my eyes for the day.

Lets see for how long this self-therapy works 🙂

P.S: I am basically a cynical+critical+pessimistic person. Being falsely perky doesn’t really look good on me. This post is a sincere effort on my part to try to be happy with what I have. I am gonna try my best not to worry about the future. Because truth be told, my future isn’t that bright. And if I can’t be happy now… who knows if I will ever be happy! Might as well start looking for reasons to be happy now.. than dying sad.

 

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