My Summer Love – The First Drawing

I began drawing a while ago as part of ‘This is Me’ art project and these days, I have been learning to draw trees. As I was riding my bike through the park, I saw a small bench in a nice shaded spot in front of the lake and I began to complete my Summer Love poster there. As the poster was getting boring, I observed the scenery in front of me. Suddenly, I wanted to draw it. I had never drawn a scenery before as I wanted to start small but my heart said to give it a try…

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Life Changes Us

I find that life changes us in unexpected ways. We don’t always see it coming. We don’t always realize that we have changed either. But we do. Unknowingly, unexpectedly, life changes us. Suddenly, we fear. Suddenly, we start worrying – about every single thing that has happened, could happen and is happening. The way we see the world changes completely. Suddenly, we become a completely different person. We forget to laugh, to believe. Life changes us. It’s not our fault. It really isn’t. So, do yourself a favour: when life gets difficult, don’t let it change you in a negative…

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Be Patient with Yourself

In many countries today, the concept of accomplishment has changed. When we were growing up, getting a mark of 92 on an exam was viewed as “You missed by 8 marks.” (View 1) not as “You have accomplished 92.” (View 2) If you are wondering how these 2 views are any different at all, you probably grew up in the same kind of environment as well. If each mark was a step to get to 100 (ie the final destination), then having obtained a 92 means you are 92 steps into achieving your ultimate goal NOT that you missed your…

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[Dec 19] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 19, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Winter Leaves: It was so hard to get out of bed today. For some reason, even though I fell asleep on time, I felt very tired in the morning. I wished it was Saturday so I wouldn’t have to…

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[Dec 18] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 18, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Work Progress: Every day, I am learning cool tricks to create different charts in Excel and it’s so much fun. For mathematic geeks like me, seeing a visual representation of the numbers is an exciting moment. Slowly and slowly, I am moving…

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[Dec 17] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 17, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Last Team Meeting: Today was our last team meeting of the year and my boss had brought breakfast and drinks for all of us. Unlike other days, he told us to put away our notebooks and enjoy the chitter…

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[Dec 16] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 16, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today and the Weekend:  1) The Fear of Freeze-up: This morning my boss came into my office, informed me that temperatures were expected to drop down -20/-25C again tonight and asked me what was going to happen to me tomorrow (because I…

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[Dec 15] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 15, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today and the Weekend:  1) A Day of Crafts: I have been wanting to indulge myself in crafts lately. Indulge meaning getting lost in it completely for a few hours. It used to be my thing to get lost in the world…

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