The Question We All Ask

“Why me?”

This is a question we all have asked ourselves at some point in our lives; or at the very least have thought it.

“Why do I have to do the dishes?”

“Why does my work keep getting rejected?”

“Why do have to drive my brother to school?”

“Why am the outcast among my friends?”

“Why do have such unruly hair?”

These are ordinary thoughts that often float in my mind while going about my ordinary day, doing ordinary chores, in my ordinary life. When I read these questions over here, however, I kind of feel ashamed. While the world experiences thousands of tragedies every single day, here I am worrying about the most mundane things.

This in no way implies that one person’s problems are more troubling than another’s and vice versa. It just means that when thoughts like these do come in our mind, it is imperative we realize how blessed we are to be worrying about things like the cake you forgot to take out of the oven. Be grateful for the little things, take out time to be appreciative, and never take anything for granted.

You have to do the dishes? Be grateful you have the sources to use clean utensils every night, that you are physically capable of doing this task.

Your work does not get approved? You are getting an opportunity that most people only dream about. Each time you fail, you are one step closer to getting it right.

Have to drive your brother to school? Your parents are putting their faith in you, trusting you with their child. You get to bond with your sibling, creating a relationship that you may always cherish.

An outcast among your friends? That just means you are unique in your own way. You are a breath of fresh air, cut out differently and those who do take the time to know you are the only ones worthy of your love.

Having another bad-hair-day? Appreciate the fact that you do have hair about which you get to worry. And let’s face it – discussing hair problems is a surefire way to make a fast acquaintance!

I know it’s easier to say (or write) things than to actually act on them, but let’s at least try.

Let’s turn our ‘why me?’ to ‘why not me?’

Weekly Photo Challenge: DELTA

Little chirping sounds took me outside of the house early morning. Sitting peacefully on an Epipremnum aureum (money plant), I discovered a perfectly built nest with recently hatched baby birds.

Usually it takes around 10 days for the birds to flee their nest, which means this is just the beginning of their journey; where ever it may be.

Best of luck little birdies. The world awaits you.

Cloudy With A Hope for Joy

For the past few days, Karachi sky more often than not is covered with thick and dark clouds. Everyone is anxiously waiting for the arrival of rain which seems content in keeping the Karachiites in humid air for now.

Karachi Sky at 1700 hours

Every few hours, the skies clear; leaving no sign of clouds at all. Just like everything else in life, the weather too is continuously changing.

Strangest Words in English

There are times when I am trying to get a message across to someone but just can’t find the right words to express myself. At times like these (in an informal setting), I even make up my own words. For obvious reasons they sound gibberish to others but to me they make perfect sense. 

However there are words present in the English language that may sound made-up even when they’re not. They have proper meanings, usage, everything.

Let me share a few of them with you that, for me at least, are borderline crazy!

1. Argle-bargle (Noun)

copious but meaningless talk or writing; nonsense.

2. Borborygmus (Noun)

a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines.

3. Flibbertigibbet (Noun)

a frivolous, flighty, or excessive talkative person 

4. Gobbledygook (Noun)

language that is made meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms; nonsense.

5. Hwyl (Noun)

(in Welsh use) a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy. 

6. Kerfuffle (Noun)

a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views. 

7. Nudiustertian (Adjective)

of or relating to the day before yesterday.

8. Suedehead (Noun)

a young person of a subculture characterised by an appearance similar to that of skinheads but generally with slightly longer hair and smarter clothes.

9. Syzygy (Noun)

a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.

10. Tittynope (Noun)

a small quantity of anything left over.

11. Wayzgoose (Noun)

an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees. 

12. Widdershins (Adverb)

in a direction contrary to the sun’s course; anticlockwise.

How many of these did you know already? I hope it’s not all just argle-bargle to you guys!