Dont Worry…Be Happy..PN

Worry
My brother Arvind used to have a boss who had a very simple Ten Demandments of life. You need ten worries….5 major and 5 minor. When a major worry gets resolved or mummifies, promote a minor one to the major list and create a new one. if a minor one gets resolved, create a new worry. This constant list should keep you ticking Mr.Menon used to say.
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I think worrying is a part of your persona. You cannot not stop worrying. I can obfuscate it by saying “I am not worried…I ma merely concerned”…but it is a worry.
Worrying is a DNA requirement for being a woman I think! From morning to bedtime, in your dreams and aches and pains, worrying is par for the course. There are so many things to worry about….Gosh! the list is endless.
And this new virus has only added and magnified our worries. One sneeze or a blocked nose, a harrumph or cough sends me scurrying to the thermometer/oxymeter, gargle, steamer, Vitamin boost etc. etc. And I am not the only one.
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However, I am of a sunny disposition and laugh my fears off. I also listen to music or pick up a Freecell game or Crossword to focus on. Cooking and tidying are real happiness boosters. So is my little terrace garden. I have this Adenium plant for the past three years that has not bloomed. I t did show a tinge of red a couple of weeks ago…but that too dried up. Everyday, I peer into its stem depths hopefully looking for any signs of budding…I am not worried…I am happy to have this to look forward to!!
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A timely whatsapp forward says it all for me:
When I was YOUNG,
I was WORRIED about
MY PIMPLES.
When I am OLD,
I am WORRIED about
MY WRINKLES.
When I was YOUNG,
I was WAITING to HOLD HIS HAND.
When OLD,
I am WAITING for SOMEONE to HOLD MY HAND.
When YOUNG,
I was LONGING to be ALONE.
When I am OLD,
I am WORRIED why
I am ALONE.
When I was YOUNG,
I HATED being  ADVISED.
When OLD,
there is NO ONE around to TALK or ADVISE.
When YOUNG,
I ADMIRED BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
When I am OLD,
I see BEAUTY in THINGS around ME.
When I was YOUNG
I felt I was ETERNAL.
When I am OLD,
I know SOON it will be MY TURN.
When I was YOUNG,
I CELEBRATED the MOMENTS.
When I am OLD
I am CHERISHING MY MEMORIES.
When I was YOUNG,
I found it DIFFICULT to WAKE UP.
When OLD,
I find it DIFFICULT to  SLEEP.
When I I was YOUNG,
I WANTED to be a HEART-THROB.
When OLD,
I am WORRIED when will MY HEART STOP.
At EXTREME STAGES of OUR LIFE,
WE WORRY
but
WE DON’T REALIZE,
LIFE NEEDS to BE EXPERIENCED.
It DOESN’T MATTER whether YOUNG or OLD.
LIFE needs to be LIVED
and
LIVED WITH LOVE.
This is my take on this week’s Friday 6 On 1 blog post topic. The other five bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are SanjanaRamana,  RajuShackman and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Ramana. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic.

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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2 Responses to Dont Worry…Be Happy..PN

  1. rummuser says:

    You cheated. You have not written anything about worrying about your siblings.

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