Magic is still all around. 32

The word Magic is of much importance in a childhood but as we grow up and get busy with our lives this word lose its importance.

As a child we all have believed in Santa Claus, Tooth fairies, Fairy tales, Cinderella and her fairy God Mother, Alice and her wonderland and what not.

My childhood was a magical era of my life where each night magic used to be all over in my grand ma’s room and all these characters used to come alive in my grandma’s stories. I still remember how I used to listen to those stories narrated by her with my wide open eyes and jaw dropped in awe.

The innocence of a child in me and the grandma’s way of narrating the stories made me believe them to be true. Not even for a nano second I thought them as a story and fiction.

One of my favourite stories was the Cinderella story. I loved to hear that how all her agony comes to an end when fairy God-mother helped her and she went to the ball party. The child in me always believed that fairy God-mother will always come to rescue me if I will be in any bad situation.

One day at school my friend shattered my belief and told me that these are all stories and are not true. I was heart broken to know this.That night I was upset with grand Ma for not telling me that all her stories are fake and not real. Though I still wanted to believe them to be real. I decided to go and ask her about it.

I guess, she always knew that one day I will ask her whether these stories are real or not.

She shared some pearl of her wisdom with me which I still hold as my priceless possessions.

She said, “These characters and the magic in these stories will remain true till you believe it to be true. If you will never stop believing in the magic they hold, the magic will never end”.

She further added,” my girl, when you will grow up you will have all the logics and reasons to believe that these stories are not true and magic doesn’t exist. But then also you should not lose your belief in magic because you will need a magic wand more when you will grow up than you need it now.”

I was perplexed at her answer but her words were comforting me so decided to let her continue and listened to her whole heartedly.

She told me that Magic works only when we believe in it. She said,”Not only that you will have to believe that it exists, the bigger thing is that you will have to believe that it exists within you. To bring it out you will have to believe in yourself. The magic will always be there in your life if you will have faith in yourself that no matter how bad the situation is you will come out of it. No matter how dark the night is, you will never stop fighting your fear of darkness till the dawn. The magic will continue till you believe in the magic within you.”

Now I am no more a child and my dear grand Ma is not there with me. But her words continue to be with me as her guidance at each step. I am glad that I still believe in magic. I do stumble, I do have nightmares but my belief in magic always keep me going forward.

I hope you, my readers, can believe in the magic within you to win over all the situations and hardships you have in your life.

Let the magic continue….

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How I was Duped? 178

This happened many years back, probably in 2011, early months of my marriage. Till date, I still feel ashamed of my naivety. However, I would like to share my story with you all, hoping to warn, if you find yourself in any such a situation. Although I doubt anyone can be as stupid as me, but opportunist and cheaters are found everywhere. So be warned and be careful.

It was one of those busy and hot summer days and I was totally engrossed in my work at home when suddenly the door bell rang. I’ am always careful not opening the door to strangers and so opened the window to check who it was. There was a salesman who wanted to do a survey on a new toothbrush that was introduced into the market. He said he will give me three brand new toothbrush for free and he will be back after a week. I am supposed to use the brush and answer few questions for his survey. Along with that, he will also give me a ticket with a number which has a lucky draw. There were different prizes and if my ticket wins he will get the prizes along with him the next week. All in all, I thought there is no harm in taking those sealed brushes with the ticket. I took them and kept it aside and forgot all about it.

After a week, the same man appeared in front of my door again. I remembered him very well. He said I have won some gifts worth 800/- Rs items and he showed them all to me. He asked me for the ticket. I searched all around the house but in vain and told him that I have lost the lucky draw slip. He told me that there is another customer who have won a refrigerator and those people have shifted their house. He can give that lucky draw slip to me along with the other gifts that I have won and all I need to do is pay him 600/- Rs and I will be getting the refrigerator too. He said he will also give me his phone number and his office number if I need to check. For a moment I could not believe my luck and got carried away. For more than a year I was talking to my husband about buying a new refrigerator as ours was an old model and desperately wanted one.

Now, this man tells me that I would be getting a refrigerator of a lucky draw, was like a God sent a gift and I did not think further. Though I was doubtful, the man convinced me that I need to pay first as he needs to report about the changes in his office to send the refrigerator to my address. Finally, I gave in and paid him 600 Rs and took the other gifts. He said he will be back within an hour. Once he left, I had to finish some work. Later when I got free, I checked the other free items that he gave me and found them all used items and some of them broken though the packs were new. Then is when I realized of foul play and called the phone numbers he gave me. One of the numbers went to a gold shop and the other to a placement consultancy. I realized that I was duped by the salesman and there is no refrigerator on its way reaching our home.

I consoled myself thinking that I was lucky enough that the man did not hit me on my head and steal the house. I learned my lesson and since then I am always careful with people around who wants to sell something to us.

The True Face of a Resume!! 308

I am not sure how many of you believe in a resume but I for one, have never believed in one. It may sure tell us the educational details or some other information which a person can directly tell while in an interview. Sure it saves a lot of time, yet I wonder why an interviewer asks them again though. Such are the times our minds keep screaming “It’s already written in my CV, can’t you see it, sir/madam?” Oh! Well, our face might be deceptive at that time. A resume can never tell you so many things and a lot many times talented people may lose a chance of meeting their destiny or companies may not be able to hire good and talented people just because their resumes did not fancy the interviewer’s requirement. Given the chance to write one cool resume, what would you write? Here is mine.

Objective

To find a job that actually pays without asking me to work more than my limits, giving plenty of free time to relax and have a word with family and friends while I catch up with some of the work.

Personal Skills

a) I might be the first – in walking out of the office doors at the evening

b) The best talking and chatting companion you can ever find

c) cat-like reflexes- The moment you see me and decide there is something wrong in my work and needs discussion, Meow… I am not there.

d) I can sleep well any time of the day and anywhere.

e) I have good communication skills. By phone, by SMS, by group chats, by emails, and also through other Internet facilities that you provide.

f) I know my way around MS Word.

Experience

I am well experienced in any kind of arguments and can fairly win. I have a good experience in eating all kind of tasty vegetarian foods. I have good experience in trying to control gaining weight. I can tell you well as how to write a CV, just like this one. I am a good listener you see because I usually don’t try too hard to listen to what other person is talking. I am extremely good at researching on Google for information. Am a good dreamer, as I have spent most of my time in day-dreaming.

Education

I can read and write. I am educated enough to understand the basic languages ( ie., Hindi, English, Kannada and so on).

I have fairly got through a degree without trying too hard to pay off my pockets. Half way through various other certificate programs. We shall discuss that when we meet.

Reference

Me- Because who else can tell you better about me than I?

There, now you know everything about me, lets meet and talk about some important things that I might have missed mentioning here and you can give me the joining papers. You can also share what would be my salary on joining without feeling much shy. I am quite friendly and adaptable person.

See Ya soon,

XYZ

[Got any other crazy ideas for a resume. Share in the comments and let’s have a good laugh together]