Thursday, July 31, 2008

Savour the love of your loved ones before it is too late

“The love of our loved one’s that you miss today or ignore today will never come back.”

Savour the love of your loved ones before it is too late

A busy life had resulted in a situation in which I was not able to spend much time with my family. I returned home late and would find my six-year old daughter already asleep. I would have one drink too many in the night and sleep till late. By the time I woke up next day, my daughter would be gone to school. Sundays were spent in pursuing hobbies.
One Sunday I was going out with my friend’s then my daughter rushed towards me. She was upset that I was leaving her again and was not taking her along. She told me that she was making a special gift for me which would be ready only by the afternoon. She wanted me to return soon so that I could un-wrap it in her presence. But I was held up with my buddies and by the time I came back, it was almost two in the night and my daughter was fast asleep. Nevertheless, I saw a small box and it was light. I shook it from side to side but no sounds came. I hastily un-wrapped the box and found that it was empty. I was a little puzzled and tossed it aside. The next morning, I was woken up early by my daughter who was all ready to go to school. She asked me with a flush of excitement if I had got her gift. I told her that it was an empty box. “But Daddy, I had filled it with a hundred of kisses for you!” she said a little sadly. I had become so involved in my pursuit of pleasure that I had not been able to recognize her hundred kisses.
We are all stuck in the race of success or pleasure and don’t have time for our loved ones. By the times we realize it, it is too late.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

He loves you? He loves you not?

He's dated his fair share of women and has always enjoyed keeping his options open, but lately there's this one woman that has him wondering if she’s ‘the one.’ Here are the ways to know if you are ‘the one’.

He starts thinking about the future and you are in it
It used to be that the future with a woman meant his date on Saturday night, but with you, the future seems infinite. Not only does he plan to see you this weekend, but he wants to see you a year from now as well.

Other priorities take a back seat
He used to train religiously, but lately, if you are free for dinner, he doesn’t mind missing a workout. His workaholic tendency of bringing work home at weekends to get ahead seems a bit excessive to him lately.

He doesn’t mind compromising sometimes
There was a time when it was his way, but with you it’s different. Not that you ask him to, but he doesn't mind missing a night out with the lads to be with you. And he finds himself trying to incorporate you into his plans or altering them to accommodate you.

He loves spending time with you
This one is obvious but important nonetheless. He looks forward to seeing you, and doesn’t care much about what the two of them will be doing. Lately, just going for a walk with you sounds like the best way he could spend an evening.

He doesn't notice other women as much
Did he see that gorgeous babe who just walked by? ‘No’? Although he can’t help noticing a beautiful woman when one walks by, when he’s in love, some of them tend to slip under the radar, while others just pale in comparison to you. Furthermore, he doesn't seem to be flirting half as much as he used to.

You share a great chemistry
He can’t be in love with someone that he has no chemistry with. If he seems to always be on the same wavelength, and think in similar ways, that’s a great sign. If you also generate enough heat to set off a fivealarm fire bell, then you are probably someone that he could fall in love with, if you aren't there already.

He finds your quirks charming
The fact that you carry your passport with you everywhere you go - just in case. You say things that make you different, and he likes it. He can't quite put his finger on why, but it doesn't even matter. He likes you just the way you are.

He cares about you
There is a reason why he doesn't really want to know too much about the girl he had a one-night stand with - he didn't love her. When he's in love with a woman, he wants to know all about her - who she is, what she thinks, what makes her laugh. He truly cares about her and his feelings.

He can't stop thinking about you
Instead, he is consumed by thoughts of you. You just pop into his head for no apparent reason, and he wonders if you think of him half as much as he thinks of you. He wonders what you are up to and even considers calling you.

He's forgotten his ex
More often than not, a break-up is followed by a significant amount of time spent thinking about his ex and wondering whether or not he made the right decision in going their separate ways. Depending on how long the two of them were together, these doubts can resurface again and again. Ever since he met you, the thought of getting back together with his ex is the farthest thing from his mind.