Thought of The Night- Contentment

12/4/2016

10:14 PM

I am really sorry folks! I have not been blogging regularly for a while. I am getting side-tracked in my daily work routine. Everyday I come home thinking tonight I will write something but somehow feel really tired. I recently downloaded a phone app called “Design Home”. So that keeps me busy for a few minutes before going to bed.

But tonight I have decided to write on the topic called “Contentment”.What is contentment? “A state of happiness and satisfaction.”

Really, feeling content and grateful is the key to happiness. Happiness is not based on money, career or anything else. It is based on our state of mind. But does contentment mean killing your ambition, goal and drive? No, atleast not for me.

I always have personal goals and ambition-be it about my career, life style or spiritual well being. The best thing I learned from my experience is not to have any kind of attachment or self-entitlement with my dreams while I am trying to achieve them. I don’t think “I have to” get that job at that particular company, or go to that prestigious school to get that degree or buy a luxurious house in that posh neighborhood. I don’t think if I don’t get all these my life is losing its purpose. I now-a-days actually think like “what if” I get it instead of “I must” get it. My change of perspective has helped me stay calm and positive. It has helped me to stay stress and anxiety free. This approach has actually helped me to get things done while being patient and persistent in my path.

Past has passed and no one has seen the future yet. So let’s feel content with what we have for now. Let’s take it by each day. Be grateful guys!

Goodnight!

What the SHORT STORIES are missing in blogs

Not just in blogs but anywhere, storytelling is an art. Not many people are good at it-particularly at short story telling.

I have read a lot of stories in blogs from a lot of aspiring authors. Number one thing that I miss is called the “content” At one time I was reading a story after following a link, the author is probably trying to imply that he has great vocabulary.  He pretty much used uncommon words wherever he could. Majority of the readers would need the help of a dictionary for every word that he used-thus feeling lost in finding the meaning of the words but not being able to see the whole story itself.

Another time, I found a very smooth kind of writing style. In fact, the words had such a nice zen like flow that I forgot I was reading a story, I thought it was poetry. When I reached the bottom, I found out actually there was no story line and in fact the author went off-topic.

When we write novels, I think details are important. But when we write “short stories” we should be able to give a high level perspective-the larger picture of the plot without driving readers away in opposite directions.

And please, no one reads long posts and posts which are too difficult to read. This is a fact. Keep it simple with an easy flow, while building up the content of your story gradually, so that it hooks the readers from the beginning till the end.

Thanks.