Hope & Strenth..

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”

Laini Taylor

“Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.”

Joel Osteen

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”

Dalai Lama XIV

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

Nelson Mandela

The mankind has survived through the toughest of battles sometimes with nothing but hope, courage and determination. And it’s that qualities we need, when we find ourselves in a deep hole filled with darkness – to keep us going, to find the light and to thrive.

JMJ

Imprint

Once full of life,
It gave lives to many,
Sunshine was its friend,
Who used to put happiness on its face,
And breeze its companion,
With whom it loved to dance.
Then the time changed,
Starting to change its colour,
Was the first sign of ageing,
Now the sunshine was nomore tender,
And the breeze transformed into storm.
Disgraced and battered,
It fell on the ground,
Lying there,
It was stepped by many,
But it took that chance to leave an imprint,
On their path forever.

-JMJ

31st of March

Snowday

It snowed here on the last day of March as if weather agreed to my mood on that day. It would not be complete without a proper song accompanying the video and I think that would be the song from the animated film Frozen.

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation
And it looks like I’m the queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I’ve tried
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway
It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free
Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand and here I stay
Let the storm rage on
My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back, the past is in the past
Let it go, let it go
When I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand in the light of day
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway

As someone who has seen Frozen many times with my daughter, my day, the weather and the song were perfect match together.

JMJ

A Church At Twilight…

I walk almost everyday on the path where I have been seeing this church for more than 2 years now. I had taken several photos of it but was waiting for the perfect moment where I could feel and say “Yes!!I got it.” Yesterday, while coming back from work at night, I felt it. My picture perfect moment…..

Hope that you will like it too.

-JMJ

When all you can see is, beauty around you….

Make magic out of each moment…

It’s never about where you grow, it’s about how you grow…

Even if it’s a storm outside, always carry a sunshine in your heart..

Beauty in white…

Beautiful and humble…

Open your eyes…

This daffodil likes to photobomb…

Looks like it’s raining yellow..

Nature’s own bouquet..

It doesn’t matter how small you are when you decide to shine, you shine…

When hope spreads from one to another….

“When in doubt, wear purple.” – Unknown

-JMJ