Tags, Rags and a grateful life



Everyday life brings us gifts. Some are pleasing and others are not. The last couple of weeks are such. A close friend got married and another got pregnant. While these long awaited events made me happy, an unexpected death of a close relative pushed me deep down :(. I miss you vasu anna, may your soul rest in peace!

This has helped me to realise, how grateful I am for each breath I take. To own a comfortable life and many caring people in it. Today, it’s been three months since my honey has walked into my life, its only getting better and better each moment. I love you so much da!

Today is another happy day to remember =) One of my best buddies from blog world G3 is celebrating her birthday. From the number of posts written to wish her and their ragging comments, you can see how much she is loved by everyone. Happy Birthday G3, have great days ahead! : P

Aparna - a new found mate is very good at writing small, sweet and sensible posts about her son "Chotu". Her posts linger on my mind long after reading them. She has tagged and also awarded me sometime back. Thanks so much Aparna!

The tag consists of 26 questions each for one alphabet. Most of them are either personal or teenish, like gummybears, cakes and Zodiac signs! Sorry Aparna, allow me to pass this (to none).

Gils - One of the senior (ahem! experienced) blogger cum my best buddy is good at writing witty posts. I wish I could write such humorous numbers. He tagged me to write about the following 4 questions.

Is beauty permanent?
The only thing that is permanent is change =)
"Beauty lays in the beholders eyes” so more often the beholder's perception changes

Is love important to human being?
Duh?! The world would just stop otherwise. Even god cannot exist in absence of love.

Does God exist?
I guess the previous answer suffices. Since love exists, so does her.
Another long winded answer is: I own an amazing instrument called mobile phone. It looks perfect, stylish and it’s inevitable to me. I don’t understand how it works and I have not seen the person who created it. All I know is, there is a mobile phone and there has to be a creator. And when I look up to the brilliant stars of moonless night; I see the creator’s signature in it.

Is money important?
Duh?! One can’t even do charity without it. I am against the long held belief that money is bad/evil. Money is a powerful energy just like electricity. You cannot live without it, better accept it as a blessing and use it wisely.

I choose not to tag anyone =) Happy Onam to everyone!

Comments

Charissism said…
I agree. We should all be thankful in every single blessing we received and start to live to the fullest...Cheers!
gils said…
dei..tamizhla poda vendia taga enda englishla potruka? international audiencekagava :) anyways..nice anjers :)
G3 said…
//Everyday life brings us gifts. Some are pleasing and others are not.//

Well said :)))

Enakkum innikku appadi oru sema sweet news :))) One of my best friend gave birth to a baby girl today :))))
G3 said…
may your brother's soul rest in peace!!
G3 said…
//From the number of posts written to wish her and their ragging comments, you can see how much she is loved by everyone.//

:))) Just adding few more to my blessing count :D

//Happy Birthday G3, have great days ahead! : P//

Thank U :))))) Ungala maadiri nallavanga aasirvaadhangal irukkarappo enakkenna kavalai ;) I the happy forever ;)
G3 said…
//I wish I could write such humorous numbers.//

Innoru Gilsa!!! venaam sri.. blog ulagam thaangaadhu... Naanga paavam ;)))))
G3 said…
Answers ellam sema nach :)))
athivas said…
Best wishes to your friends! And I am really sorry for the loss of your brother,let his soul rest in peace! "This has helped me to realise, how grateful I am for each breath I take."---Wisdom of words,Sri!!

Really good of you to remember THE day.I remember this is the second time you have expressed your gratefulness in your blog. Wish you do so all life through!!Here's wishing you both a fabulous life together... Congrats on your awards!

Very well said!!I mean, the answers! Esp the anecdote to the existence of God...(The gender you related to God is surprising! Influenced by PC,yeh?)
Aaarti said…
So Sorry for your loss..may his soul rest in peace!!!

Mom n i were talking along the similar lines today, abt how we need to be grateful for all that we have, but instead we crib abt what we dont have!! need such reality checks to keep us grounded i guess!!
Prats said…
Nice post, I have quite contrary on all 4 questions you answered... Might as well answer them one of these days..

Ps. I tagged you for another tag :-D
I'm sorry to hear about the death of your relative. I hope you feel better now.
Srivats said…
@ Chariss

Long time - My pioneer commenter! welcome back :)) Waiting for ur recipes :)

@ Gils

Yes u the right! Thanks da
Srivats said…
G3

//Enakkum innikku appadi oru sema sweet news :))) One of my best friend gave birth to a baby girl today :))))//

Hey super inimel avanga veetu kekka vaangi kuduthuruveenga :P

//:))) Just adding few more to my blessing count :D
//

Amogama add pannikonga :)

//Thank U :))))) Ungala maadiri nallavanga aasirvaadhangal irukkarappo enakkenna kavalai ;) I the happy forever ;)
//

Avvvv... ennai romba nallavannnnnnnuuuu solliteeeeegaley :)

//Innoru Gilsa!!! venaam sri.. blog ulagam thaangaadhu... Naanga paavam ;)))))//

Gilskku epdi oru avamaanama!

//Answers ellam sema nach :)))//

Unga commentsum sema touch! :)

Sari bday epdi pochu ?
Srivats said…
@ athivas said...

//Best wishes to your friends! And I am really sorry for the loss of your brother,let his soul rest in peace! //

Thank you for your kind words.

//"This has helped me to realise, how grateful I am for each breath I take."---Wisdom of words,Sri!!//

Savitha, Enakkey theriyama wisdom ellam naan solrana ? :)

//Really good of you to remember THE day.I remember this is the second time you have expressed your gratefulness in your blog. Wish you do so all life through!!Here's wishing you both a fabulous life together... Congrats on your awards!//

:)))))))))))) I am blushing, Thanks so much, we both thank you from our heart :)

//Very well said!!I mean, the answers! Esp the anecdote to the existence of God...(The gender you related to God is surprising! Influenced by PC,yeh?)//

You are correct :) I like his ways:)
Srivats said…
@ Aaarti said...

//So Sorry for your loss..may his soul rest in peace!!! //

Thanks for consoling words!

//Mom n i were talking along the similar lines today, abt how we need to be grateful for all that we have, but instead we crib abt what we dont have!! need such reality checks to keep us grounded i guess!!//

Very true aarti, the reality always bring us back to the earth and make us realise that life is not so much in our control and we need to respect it
Srivats said…
@ Prats said...

//Nice post, I have quite contrary on all 4 questions you answered... Might as well answer them one of these days..//

Sure that would be fun :) I can have a ball commenting hehe

//Ps. I tagged you for another tag :-D//
oh no not another one :P ok would do it in due time :)Thanks!
Srivats said…
@ ybittersweetkoreanlife said...

//I'm sorry to hear about the death of your relative. I hope you feel better now.//

Thank you very much for ur kind words. Yes I am doing good thanks to my love who always offer a shoulder to cry on and support me
gils said…
//Gilskku epdi oru avamaanam//???dei..ithu prestigeous matter da :D :D g3 vaayal brammarishi :D
Smart answer for the money and God questions! :-)
Preeti Shenoy said…
Yes--every single day has to be LIVED, not just done with.
Money is important as long as it does not become the only objective in life.
Cheers
preeti
very well said...
Srivats said…
@Gils

//dei..ithu prestigeous matter da :D :D g3 vaayal brammarishi :D//
Righ vidu , apdiye maintain pannipom!

@thethoughtfultrain
Thank you! :)

@mybittersweetkoreanlife
Thanks :)
Srivats said…
@ Preeti Shenoy

//Yes--every single day has to be LIVED, not just done with.//

Yeah we selcom realise its value, very true!

//Money is important as long as it does not become the only objective in life.//

Cant agree more, but we lost in the earning process that we forget the basic reason why we started to earn - to have a good life!
Anu said…
yes, we do have a lot to be grateful for...
happy onam to you too..
sri - thanks for those kind words.. i didnt tag u though, just passed on the award.. tags die a natural death on my blog..
Ramesh said…
A profound post. Found your reply to the God question very nice.

You are absolutely right. We are thankful for every breath we take.
Vidya said…
I love this post, particularly the part about being grateful of things in our lives. We forget so often to thank for the happy events and start crying for help for the sadder events and cry "Why me?"

Good for you and your attitude of gratitude!

Vidya
Vidya said…
And I am sorry for your loss. I wish that you are given the strength to endure it and the realization that your relative still lives around you
KK said…
Naanum intha tag'a pannanumnu unga tag padicha apuram than nyavagam varuthu :D

//Everyday life brings us gifts. Some are pleasing and others are not.//

Very True!
KK said…
Sorry about Vasu anna... may his soul rest in peace...

//Answers ellam sema nach :)))//
repeatu!
Chan said…
Srivats, Sorry abt the loss. Very nice post mate!
Srivats said…
@ Anu
Thanks much :)

@ Aparna
Natural death haha - you mean you just dont write it ? :P

@ Ramesh
Thanks for the appreciation , I am honoured :)
Srivats said…
@ Vidya

Attitude of grattitude - sounds like a nice caption!

//We forget so often to thank for the happy events and start crying for help for the sadder events and cry "Why me?" //

Correct! So typical of many - we dont ask "Why me" when we were given promotion or when good things happens :) so we shouldnt ask why me during hard time too

Thanks so much for your condolances and nice words :)
Srivats said…
@ KK

//Naanum intha tag'a pannanumnu unga tag padicha apuram than nyavagam varuthu :D
//

haha naanum marandhutten I saw the tag being done in couple other blog sites thankfully! :)

Thanks for words :)
Srivats said…
@ chan

welcome back :) thanks!
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Srivats naa chonna mathiri 40 pottuten:)

chonna choolla kaapaathunathala enaku oru sweet receipe chenju tharreenga
Annam said…
okays blog padichitu varen straighta comment sectionku vanthuten:)
Annam said…
// gils said...
dei..tamizhla poda vendia taga enda englishla potruka? international audiencekagava :) anyways..nice anjers :)////

ennoda anjers vidava gils:))))))
Annam said…
//Everyday life brings us gifts. Some are pleasing and others are not.//

kareeta choneenga boss:)
Annam said…
room pottu tag questionku anjers panni irukurathu theriyuthu

superu anjers ellam superu
Annam said…
adada intha postlayae kummi mudikala athukullara adutha post release panneeteengala:(((((
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okay 50 pottutu adutha new post comment sectionkullaara kuthikalamnu iruken:)
Annam said…
hey 50 nerunkidichu
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50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
:)
Srivats said…
@ Annam

//chonna choolla kaapaathunathala enaku oru sweet receipe chenju tharreenga
//
haha my first 50 comments post :P sari kandippa undu alva tharattuma ?

//room pottu tag questionku anjers panni irukurathu theriyuthu//

Ammama roomla light sariya eriyama adheye poda mudilayam edhula room engey podradhu, roomla erundhu ennai veliya podama erundha sari

//adada intha postlayae kummi mudikala athukullara adutha post release panneeteengala:((((( //

ellaya podhiya kaala avagasam ellam kuduthene :)

//okay 50 pottutu adutha new post comment sectionkullaara kuthikalamnu iruken:)//

Ennadhu kudhikarengala , ennoda blog oru arivu kadalnnu solreengala ;)
Annam said…
Srivats said...
@ Annam

//chonna choolla kaapaathunathala enaku oru sweet receipe chenju tharreenga
//
haha my first 50 comments post :P sari kandippa undu alva tharattuma ?///

hello enga ooru thirunelveli pakkam engalukey alwava........alwa naanga kuduthu thaan palakkam vangi palakkama illengo:)
Srivats said…
@ Annam
//hello enga ooru thirunelveli pakkam engalukey alwava........alwa naanga kuduthu thaan palakkam vangi palakkama illengo:)
//

Appo 2 kilo anupi vayungooooooooooooo
jehan said…
hi Srivats... your posts really remind me of my previous job... i worked for an engineering inventions patent abstracting-editing firm. our U.K-based client has 6 suppliers from India and just us from the Philippines. the client would send us monthly quality reports reflecting all of their suppliers' performances. we were always on the top spot for the first 6 months but kept on losing to the India-based suppliers after that... we always wondered why and how do they do their work, even citing that they produce more than we do... now I know why and i'm deeply humbled by that...
Srivats said…
@jehan said...

//hi Srivats... your posts really remind me of my previous job...//

Nostalgia! :P

//were always on the top spot for the first 6 months but kept on losing to the India-based suppliers after that...//

Sorry for that :(

// we always wondered why and how do they do their work, even citing that they produce more than we do... now I know why and i'm deeply humbled by that...//

:) Thats very kind of you, I am sure each one of has something to learn from other :P

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