Helium Balloon…!!!

Sometimes my life goes into a phase I like to call “Helium Balloon”, a phase where everything is nice, really nice. This phase has its own plus and negative side. When I’m in a “Helium Balloon” phase, I am happy because everything leads to something nice, bloody good and I’m just smiling all the time. There is a strange kind of excitement inside and it keeps on rising and rising.

You must know I do not belong to the class of happy people, but it happens once a while when I end up having a day or a week (has even been months & years) where life starts showing symptoms of “Helium Balloon”. I’m happy, positive, hopeful, smiley, cheerful and colorful, all this while being aware of the reality. Problem with this phase where hope and happiness makes me rise and rise (like being on a cloud 9)…is that I also know that soon the balloon will come down. So I make sure I never forget that I have a reality land to go back to. This is where the negative side comes.

“Helium Balloon” phase makes you fly  out of your land of miseries but since you are aware (if you are, like I’m) then, you never tend to enjoy the view from up there because you are too busy giving quick glances to the emptiness, you are rising out of. Only when the phase starts coming to an end, you realize that you should have smiled a little more, enjoyed a little more and you wasted a minute or two of the happiness, by thinking of life you’ll go down to.

But, as a regular traveler to the “Helium Balloon” phase I think I’m learning ways to smile a little more and not spend too much time frowning upon the time when it is all over. Also, that does not mean that one should not look down or forget the reality completely, because if you do not keep a check on reality…it will hurt. Coming out of a rising and happy phase of life is always painful.

It’s like a roller coaster, only you can’t have another ride when it’s over…not soon enough and not on your own. Its a destiny controlled ride. So, just enjoy and remember the wind will stop and the ride will slow down.

This weekend was my trip to “Helium Balloon” phase and now that the weekend is over, I can feel the balloon coming down. I was too busy blogging, had awesome weather accompanying my mood, people loved my blog and I (Thank you again Pia… I will not stop thanking you for a long time now) got nominated for Sunshine Award. Pretty cool, right? Yes. Even the voices were happy. Also I broke my own small record of “views on your busiest day” with a huge, surprisingly huge, margin…and the grin went so big.

I mean despite having a wedding (the word gives me anxiety attacks and throws me into a pool of darkness) weekend, I was still a cheerful and dancing-on-my-bed girl.

Alas! The weekend is over and probably the excitement will get crush with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. So what if the wind is slowing down and its getting over, like a regular rider of “Helium Balloon” I will try to enjoy even it till it lands down.

Being on ground means, you will always get bounced up soon…So smile even if you are coming down, because the only way from here is up!!

The Sunshine Award…!!!

Something very awesome happened last night, I found an orange update beeping on my blog dashboard. It was a message by the very awesome and lovely Pia Valentin Poetry. She nominated me for the Sunshine Award.

Before I present the rules I would like to say special thanks to Pia. She is fellow gleek and I love her poetry and would ask everyone to visit her.

Okay, so the rules for Sunshine Award say:

• Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
• Answer 10 questions about yourself.
• Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
• Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
• Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

Here is the logo-

I can’t believe i’m allowed to be nominated… tears.

And now the questions

1. Favorite color? This is a tricky one but I would say Black because I can wear black any day, all day and anywhere.

2. Favorite animal? My lazy little dog Snowy. He is love of my life and I love the fact that he takes me for granted.

3. Favorite number? 2 and 5. Don’t know why but 2 and 5 have always been my selection

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Coffee… there is no other answer to it.

5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I don’t like them both. I don’t have a Twitter account but I do hold a place in Facebook world. But I don’t really visit my profile much. I’m on Facebook only because of purpose of staying in touch with few friends.

6. My passion? I love writing, I love to read, I love to listen to music all day long, I love to watch movies and I love to love people I love…

7. Prefer getting or giving presents? I love giving presents… the whole search for the right gift and the happy look on other person’s face…Priceless

8. Favorite pattern? I don’t have one. It depends upon the thing.

9. Favorite day of the week? Saturday…because it comes after a long never ending super slow Friday and comes before the super speedy Sunday that ends quickly and is nothing, but a door to Stupid Monday.

10. Favorite flower? Zebras have always been my favorite because they were the first flowers i ever got.


And now time to nominate some amazing bloggers for the Sunshine Award

Sweet Mother


Tales of Twisted Fibers

Poetry Of A Mad Man

Rumpy Dog

Never Contrary

I Got A Story Like That

Girl On The Contrary

Mullings Of Mind Trap

Married With Opera

Hungry Heart Thirsty Mind

Love Letters Are Dying

Caffeinated & Random

If you are reading this post right now…please do do check these bloggers mentioned above. They give you poetry, art, inspirational stories, posts that will makes you laugh, creativity, real stories of their daily life and experience and so much more.