Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hakuna Matata


Monday, October 10, 2016

God has blessed me with more joy

Thank You Jesus & Mama Mary. You have blessed me with Joy in my heart.

It is alright to waste some time sometimes!

Aimless drawing and scribbling on my sticky note. It kept my mind focused for these few minutes and kept me away from unwanted thinking. It is cool with me!

When I am bored!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

A loving tribute to Rev. Fr. Walter Albuquerque

You are a solitaire diamond,
Never to be found.
But your presence will survive,
Etched in my heart.
Music - your talent,
Possessed in exuberance,
Buried deep within.
In the midst of angel's,
You certainly have a warm welcome.
A divine personality,
In Heaven now.


Dear Fr. Albuquerque,
Thank you for being the best person when you taught me. I must admit that I have never been able to find a loving teacher like you after you left to Nagaland. If I ever play some music now, it is because of your guidance. I still have your notes and every time I open it, I smile, because it remind me of the most beautiful person.

When I was 8 year's old, Fr. Albuquerque first taught me to play guitar and I was somehow amazed to see a little kid playing harmonium. I kept admiring her and Fr. came over to me and asked if I am interested to play. I of course smiled and that was an 'yes'. I would keep running around in Fatima Retreat House and he would patiently call out my name and then teach me.
He came over to my house and brought a Casio for me, which I still hold on to it, as it is precious to me.
I had made plans to meet Fr. this time. However God had greater plans for him. This is a loving tribute to the legend.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Awakening my soul

They made me feel guilty,
Got me traumatic.
Decided to amend my acts,
Sitting in tranquility.
Gates of wisdom opened,
Got my mind & heart working.
I got to know that,
There is power of love,
In forgiving.
So I sprinkle warmth of kindness,
And I keep my heart secure.
Feeling light when darkness surrounds,
Because my Maker fortifies my soul!

I feel I should be heedful of who I share my fear with, for one never knows the outcome. Sometimes we all do manage to survive the catastrophe. Keeping this in mind, I awakened my spirit and wrote bits of poetry.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A gift to my dear in-laws leading to precious memories

It was that time of the year, where my husband and I got enthusiastic to do something for his parents on their 37th wedding anniversary. I had lost my dad exactly 5 month's prior to my in-law's anniversary. It was beyond doubt one of those moment's for me to ascertain the significance of our parent's. Sometimes they fail, yet they try to do their best for us.

When we had about 2 weeks, I took out my diary and composed the lyrics. My husband got busy in creating music, that felt divine. We were geared up, cleared the decks and practiced this over and over.

On their grand day, we posted this on YouTube and forwarded the link to them. It indeed made them feel more young and beautiful.

Here is the video for you to feel that moment of what we felt!

We booked a 10 day trip for them to UAE the following month. Glad to come over and as soon they stepped in, the first thing my mother-in-law wanted to check was, the lyrics written by me. I handed over my diary. May be she wanted to know what my feelings were when I wrote this for them. Of course who wouldn't want to know?








A photo posted by Queenie D'Souza (@queeniesshortpoetry) on



A photo posted by Queenie D'Souza (@queeniesshortpoetry) on


Such reminiscences keep us alive and are the one's which will be adored for ages.

It was a dream come true for both of us to bring them here, take them around to show some beautiful places, cook good food, feed them and enjoy their company. Those 10 days were heavenly, with our silly chats, gossips of all kinds, fun and laughter.

My mother-in-law is fond of music. We had few jamming sessions and surprisingly my father-in-law too joined us. I wish I had those videos uploaded on YouTube. It is somewhere there saved on one of our old mobile's.

We have our days and we have bad times. But the good times spent will never get bitter and old. These moment's will remain young, fresh, ever beautiful & close to our heart.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Inhumane Humanity

Something peculiar did strike me where I could feel the misery of innocent people.
Most of us are gifted with our desires, except an important trait which is a must.
I walked a mile in the shoes of a learned person, feeling content, as if nothing was lost, yet been called a 'failure' in life, because of no humanity.
We are at times inconsiderate towards others. If we take time to evaluate ourselves, we would never want to be the same!

Falling in love was easy,
Getting a doctorate, a dream come true.
Finding a job was a cake walk.
Satisfying! Wasn't it?
Yet, they called me a failure.
Proud was I, but the feeling was a lie,
It took time for me to realize,
That I had failed in life.
Because of no 'humanity'.

Humanity



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Know Your Circle


Have you ever felt sluggish/ lazy/ sleepy/ low energy level, on any day and do not know the reason behind it? Days where you want to pull up your blanket and never show your face to anyone! Do you know the theory behind this?
It is time to recall about the people who you are surrounded with, starting from family (your own & extended), relative's, friend's, neighbor’s and whoever you are in close relation with. One cannot break the ties with a certain group of people where we have no choice, especially when it is family. But we can perhaps cut down the time we spend with them (either face to face/online conversation's/phone).
Our lives somehow are hysterical, that we easily get attracted towards toxic people, without realizing the harm they cause.

We all have a friend who would love talking hours together (but what you hear from him/her would be, only ill of others).
We all have a neighbor who loves to gossip about the other neighbor’s kids (they make it even more interesting)
We all have a sis-in-law/bro-in-law who will spoil our relation with our mom-in-law/dad-in-law by saying all the worse things possible (they playing the safest game, by being sweet & kind to the in-laws while you end up miserably being in the bad books of your in-law’s)
We have a bunch of people who will stand up for all the wrong that is happening, with conviction (to show that you are at fault and make you live in guilt)
We also have that one person who keeps telling us - "Hey, they talk this and that about you" (we succumb to such small talks without knowing their motive)

Of course not to forget that colleague who will try to harm our career because they have lined up stories to make us feel unworthy & bad about the company that we are working in (The end result would be - You quit while you see even after years that colleague is enjoying the perks)
Sadly, we do reach a point where we are one among those toxic personalities.
Why? Because we gave them the freedom to control us.
When did we realize? That pragmatic friend of ours started avoiding us.
That is the time we try figuring out where we have gone wrong!

Yes, we have people who bring us down with their toxic behavior.
We get to a juncture feeling vulnerable, wanting to come out of their clutches without jeopardizing our relationship with them.
Although very intricate that it may seem, we still have a way:-
  • Close your eyes, meditate. Breathe in (think of what you want to emulate), breathe out (the poison that disturbs your mind)
  • Categorize your hobbies on a sheet of paper, stay committed every day and work on it. Have a fanatical mind.
  • Sometimes, we find that certain people cannot be shunned, but we can surely change our style of talking (When we meet these people and get into a conversation, either we smile or ignore their negative talk, by simply showing our lack of interest). Learnt the art of subtle sarcasm which can be used with these people. 
Instead of being a slave to their actions, it is now time to learn your thoughts and actions. Remember, no one, but you, have the power over YOUR MIND!
In a world, where we feel the need of peace, let us start feeling and experiencing that peace individually.
Grow strong and help other's bounce back.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Life's Lesson doodle # 5 - Stay Kind to Yourself

If we have ever given it a thought, we would discover that we are our own enemy, who are immersed in negativity and not conscious of self. We let people walk over us by taking receipt of their treacherous acts. Understandable, that when encircled in a cynical environment, most of the situations, gets us whacked. But, where is our presence of mind? Can we for once hop off the treadmill?

I have perceived that people who are kind to me are the one's who give topmost importance to themselves. They are able to judge better and know when to end the game, acknowledging that their peace is important to live happily so as to safeguard this energy and disseminate it to people who play an important role in their lives. We often go to them when in trouble or need any sort of advice, because, they have given us the feeling of dependence of never letting us go in a distressed state of mind.

Whoever gets to read this either today, tomorrow or any other day, please know that you are precious & whip-smart, tranquil & beautiful. Take the liberty to feel royal and always treat yourself well, whatever you are facing right now. You will certainly feel the difference, enduring the fact that the universe is in accordance with your positive commands.


Doodle#5 Life's Lesson - Stay Kind to Yourself


Monday, August 29, 2016

He found his sunshine


Only he could feel and see her charm,
And this was meant to last for a lifetime.
Every time he saw her,
His heart kept pounding out of his chest.
Oceans did dry up,
But this time, love never did fail.
Broken pieces lived cheek by jowl,
Creating music to build a perfect consonance,
Life itself was like a windfall to him,
A love song even if the world stopped spinning.

Doodle - His Sunshine

Monday, August 22, 2016

Life's Lesson doodle # 4 - Take Chances

These days we find it a lot easier to accept defeat, fling our strong aspirations. We are jittery to take chances, because, we fear failure! Sadly, fear of failure is one of those, caused by our very own society/family/peers.

We question ourselves - "What will they think of me if I fail?"

You know what? Let us ask this question instead! - "Does it even matter what they think about me? I do what I want to do and I do it for my own delight and not for anyone's approval/criticism. If I lose it all, they will certainly talk and if I win there are still chances that people will talk negative. So why should I drain my energy and not take any chances in life?"

Here is a simple mechanism, when you want to do something with all your heart and you feel that opportunity has not yet knocked the door, but you decide to take a chance.
  • Think only about yourself.
  • Work with a lot of gusto.
  • Take chances and stop thinking about the world.
  • Always be proud of your past failure's (because failure gives you courage and wisdom).
  • Flaunt your achievement's (even if it is a simple one or just an achievement. It simply does not matter)      

#Doodle-Take Chances

There are awful days where we have to create our own sunshine, look for opportunities or create one if there is none and ADMIT the fact that each one of us is out there in this world to make good! Confidence is trying our best out of the meagre resources that we have, living your dream by facing any obstacle and never bow out.

Live, take chances, laugh at yourself, explore and possess the tenacious endurance.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Life's Lesson # 3 - Carry happiness in your heart

In a busy and a nerve-racking environment, we forget to be joyous and enjoy our life light-heartedly. Thankful to those cameras, selfie sticks and social media which overpower us in a way that makes us smile when we are clicked!

How often do we compare ourselves, draw an analogy knowing that each one of us is a distinctive personality and forget to whoop it up?

Our present will soon be a memory, so, let us not rue it and live in a way that we treasure those memories deeply.

While we do this, let us also remember to help the one's who breathe but are dead within and cannot come out of their state of desolation.

As we say,
"Happiness lies in our own hands"
We must hold ourselves highly responsible to see to it that the people around us are happy, because,
"Real happiness also lies in making others happy"

Doodle - Happiness

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Two Rhea's - blogger and doodler


Both share the same name with a different surname of course!

One, who I had promised, almost 2 years ago, that I would be obliged to say something about her on my blog, while I had promised the other few days back and who has indirectly urged me to write this. There is a correlation that they share the same name (I guess)!

In our lifetime, we have all experienced people who embolden and exhort us to achieve either, their dreams or of our own. But there are very few who are a motivating factor, a driving force to us in their own simple little ways, by showing what they do and how they do it. This is the real story of these 2 young girls who indirectly brought something out of mothballs.

To make it less confusing to the reader’s, I would address them as R.S and R.D.

R.S. is pretty quirky, ingenious with her writing skills and my heart skips a beat when I read stuff on her blog. Her brain somehow works out of the box and I have personally felt that she has a higher cognitive process which gives it a spark. Well, she is a super talented young girl, and, so far her writing has been awe-inspiring and melodramatic, which has motivated me to write. I had a blog of my own in the year 2007! That was the first one created (followed by 3 – 4 other blogs of my own), where I would write occasionally. By the time I used to decide to put up a next post, I would forget the password and lose interest in it, although, writing has been my passion since childhood. I would say inherently, people do lose interest with their own passions and there comes along someone who has enough competence to bring back the interest that was earlier lost. So, here is a token of gratitude to my darling niece Rhea Srikantan.

To peek through her writing, please follow her blog:-




R.D. is a budding artist! I first started doodling in 2014, when I was inspired by my batch mate, Mihika, after which I do not know if I lost interest or if I was finding an excuse of not being so interested in it. After a year, on my Facebook newsfeed, popped up, exquisite & intricate doodles and were meticulous. My eyes glued to her art work because it was simply phenomenal. Every time I view those, I wonder how one has the patience! The work being definitely breathtaking and impressive, I thought of giving it a try. I gave it a search on GOOGLE – “math doodle art* and here they are which definitely tested my patience. This took hours for me to complete while my husband patiently gazing at those lines and constantly saying that it has to look neat! (by that time I had already lost it!)


Doodle


R.D. has the artistic way of exhibiting her work. It has the purest form of dedication, endurance and her beautiful persona attached to it. Her work says a lot about her – her profound ideas attached to it would make people love her more for her pragmatic thinking and subtle work. This young girl has brought out a lot of positivity in me and kept me busy! I can write pages about my grandniece - Rhea D'Mello (does make me feel a bit older now), for her work has been heart-warming to me. For you to know more about this doodler, here is the link that you must follow:-


Because of 2 of my lovely niece's, I make a list of every creative idea I can think of and have a look at it whenever I’m blanking out. Thank you both!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lost without you


I love the way you smell, just like the scent of a delicate rainfall,
Without being pretentious, you carry blessings of benevolence,
Every time I choose to lose myself and be with thee.
It is always my wish to take you along wherever I go,
But this heart breaks to the thought of people mishandling you.
Not all have experienced, the depth of your wisdom,
Hence they believe not all of it that is written on you is true.
You are precious and need to be handled with care,
So I dreamt of building a beautiful castle, with shelves, flanking towers and a curtain wall
Sooner did I realize that there was nothing that suits the beauty of paradigm personified.
Then I preferred to pack you carefully in my handbag,
For you always help me to walk with you in pride,
Though tiny, your shadow lifts my heart and fills the dark chambers with light.
Now I know, that you have it in you to kill my boredom,
So tread your knowledge and may it last forever.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Life's Lesson #2 - Let go

#2 Coming up with the second important note - Let it go! Not every action needs a reaction simply because it is not worth it. Have fun and let go of something or someone and carry on with your charming personality😊



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My Dear Son


Come on, my child, do not fear,
For you have your father always near.
He gave me the strength to hold on to the worse,
I am here with you, so never shall we curse.
Yes, we have lost a wonderful treasure,
Never should we cry, for life’s meaning cannot be measured.
We are gifted with a chance to live once again,
I will walk with you, to see you smile and bear all your pain.
Though the world is cruel, I pray it helps you see its beauty,
To smile at those stranger’s and make their day groovy,
As you grow, you will know that people are a mystery,
But your father and I would always want you to create history.
Let guns and drugs be afar,
Your life is precious and dad’s only star.
Listen to all, but never compromise,
None, but you, is bound to win your prize.
Conquer your fear and achieve that dream,
We all live and create our own theme.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Life's Lesson #1


#1 Here is something for you and me. Just letting out some positive/happy message to keep your day going. Hoping these messages helps in wearing your beautiful smile 😊



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Learn to be gentle to yourself!


Life and its achievers






He craved for peace, in the midst of a wave,
For they believed that life was a game and a basket full of hope.
The sweet soul did not know what it is to be brave,
And little did they know that it was possible to cope.
The world wished that they give up and falter,
Life then stumbled and it was never  fair,
Kneeling down they offered themselves at the altar,
When they never had an answer, life itself was a prayer.
Though nothing was perfect, they would never question,
Realising, they had to fall in order to rise.
Their mind believed that they were a part of this audition,
Though it took years but the test did make them wise.
To be filthy rich was not their dream,
But a heart filled with love & sunshine with lasting happiness
For richness has never ever made anyone supreme
Because, humility had the utmost power to keep up their liveliness.