Friday, July 9, 2010

Blog Award and a Simple Thought!

The weekend has arrived and is extra special because of two things:

1.) Having 100 followers!!

I am so grateful for the way blogging helpes me connect with incredible people whom I would not have met otherwise. You all keep me motivated and inspired!!

2.) A blog award from the lovely Miss Ali!


I am passing this on to:

Theresa
Vicki
Laura
Lydia

Check out these great blogs if you haven't already :)


Now, a closing thought for the weekend.....



It is so easy to berate yourself for all the things you didn't do in a day: laundry, writing, a phone call, reading....

But maybe it's okay to give yourself credit for what you have done, even if it's something simple, just because it got you through the hours---like watching a funny television show, thanking someone, smiling, laughing...

So many times, we feel guilty for the present: I shouldn't be wasting so much time doing this or that.


But sometimes, those moments can be the most refreshing and relaxing; the ones that add variety to our routines, making even the "in betweens" worthwhile

*Picture from weheartit.com

20 comments:

  1. Thank you Saumya! You totally deserve the award! And your thoughts are very true and I need to remind myself of them. Thank you for those words, too!

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  2. thanks for the linky Saumya! and you deserve the award! i love ur blog, its pretty and inspirational so congratulations on the 100 followers! well done- hopefully i'll get there soon too :) lovely closing off point too! ive been writing all day, and feel guilty for stopping, but we have to remember thats its okay to have lives too- we write about life and if we dont live it too how can we truly write about it? love your stuff xxxx

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  3. Very interesting! We definetly need to be happier with the little things more often =)

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  4. First, Congrats on 100 followers! That's AWESOME!

    Thanks for the award! But do you know what this means? I am now a hoarder again!

    Nice reminder about cutting ourselves a break! We (ahem I) am so much more generous with others than I am with myself. hmmmm. I could probably use some therapy, hahaha

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  5. Congrats on your 100+ followers! And thanks for passing on an award to me!!! It's so pretty!

    I love your closing thought. So true! Sometimes it is okay to not get everyone done on our to-do lists (as long as we're not lazy like that every day, lol). It's important to congratulate ourselves for what we do accomplish! Thanks for the reminder.

    Hope you're having a great weekend, Saumya!

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  6. YAY on your followers-- happy to be one and to see your progress on this break:)

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  7. Congratulations on your followers and your award. Thanks for passing it on to me. And congrats to the other award receivers.

    You are so right - it's easy to make a list of what we haven't done so let's remind ourselves what we have done.

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  8. Saumya, it's so nice to connect with you! I love your perspective in this post. Plus, when we're doing these other things, maybe creative gnats will pop in on us and solve plot problems or give us quirky characters.

    I absolutely love your blog title - the quarter life crisis. That's great!

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  9. Congrats on the award :)

    I agree - we spend far too much time on regrets and apologies and guilt. Gotta get over that and enjoy life - it's far too short to do anything else.

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  10. Hey, just stumbled across your blog from 'Love Miss Ali' and I must say, I love your blog! :) Consider me a new follower!

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens...

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  11. Thanks so much, everyone!! I'm trying not to feel guilty today as I put off writing for some nice television watching :)

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  12. I completely agree with you that we should allow ourselves some time just to live, rather than always worrying about getting something done. I know, I'm always late to the party, but congrats on your 100 followers.

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  13. Congrats on the award and the followers - big YAY!

    And you're so right. Sometimes we just need to live in the moment and not feel guilty about it.

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  14. Thanks so much! I hope I can be better about this myself!

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  15. Aww, I really needed to hear this tonight. Didn't accomplish anything useful today (other than unloading the dishwasher and writing a blog) and was feeling sort of guilty about it. But darn it, it was a good day!!

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  16. good to be here; cheers n congrats

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  17. Congrats on the 100 followers! And we do tend to dwell on what we didn't do. (Or at least I do) and not what we did get done. Very true!

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  18. Well said. Yeah, so called wasting time activities are the ones which keeps us moving forward. Later, so called activities dons some meaning.Many felt that i was wasting time chatting or moderating a forum, now today i feel i learned alot from countless people.For my writing it has been a great impact.

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  19. Well forgot to tell." Congrats"!

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