My first post

Hey, my very first post. So excited about the whole thing. Was thinking of creating my blog for a long long time, but never really got around to it. Finally did it today!

Lemme start my blog with something I wrote a few weeks back. It is called ‘Smelling the roses’. Here goes:

7.00 A.M. Morning alarm goes off…….
7.10 A.M. You get out of bed grumbling……..
7.30 A.M. A quick glance at the headlines with your morning cuppa……..
7.45 A.M. Go for a bath……..
8.00 A.M. Decide your schedule for the day………
8.30 A.M. Start for office……..
8.30 A.M. Reach home from office…….have dinner, watch T.V., go to sleep……

Sounds familiar? This is the normal daily routine for most office goers of today. Whatever be your role in the organisation, you have to slog it out. You have to give your best in order to survive. Times are tough.

You leave for work when the dawn has just broken and reach home hours after the sun has set. Chances are you are becoming a workaholic, just like thousands of other career-minded people. “There is no time to stand and stare.” So when do you smell the roses?

Ensure that you take the time off from your busy schedule for a friendly chat with that long-lost college pal. Take the time to reply to all those e-mails you received from well-meaning friends and relatives. Take the time to have a word with your parents. Take the time to hug your spouse and whisper a sweet something in his/her ear. Take the time to lend an ear to your child’s growing-up woes. Take the time to affectionately pat the back of your neighbour’s kid and say ‘Hi!’ to your neighbour. Take the time off for your favourite hobby. Take the time to listen to the music of the birds chirping in the morning. Take the time to gaze at the stars. Take the time to feel the sun on your face. Take the time to feel the cool breeze on your body. Take the time to count your blessings. Take the time to pray to God and to thank Him for the little pleasures in life.

Stop to smell the roses every now and then and you will find that the grind of life has suddenly become more bearable.



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5 responses to “My first post

  1. Sathej

    No time to stand and stare-one of my fav. lines by Davies in his poem Leisure.
    Take time off,yes,but isn’t it easier said than done?

  2. Priya Iyer


    yes it is šŸ˜¦ but not impossible if u really set ur mind to it!! šŸ™‚

  3. One of the more meaningful “first-blog-post”s I’ve seen.

  4. priyaiyer


    thanks! welcome here! šŸ™‚

  5. hey Priya! nice message shared in your first post šŸ™‚

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