10 Things I can’t help


  1. Growing old – I saw my mom look flawless while I was growing up and I thought she would always look like glass but there are wrinkles here and there now, naturally. It scares me to think even though I’m not half as beautiful as she was, I too would grow old and have wrinkles. If only I could stay young forever!
  2. What others say or think about me – I have learned that whether you talk a lot or not at all trying to let people see what you are made of or who you are, people truly hear only hear what they want to hear. Half of the time, they are hearing their opinions of you with the more you speak so don’t try too hard. You can’t help what other say or think of you.
  3. The bad news all around the world – I don’t know why bad memories tend to stick with people more than good ones. Perhaps a psychologist can help in this regard but have you ever wondered why we hear more of bad news around the world than good? It’s just the way it is. I wish I could make the world a better place.
  4. The past – The past does not exist, neither does the future. If you want to be happy, you’ve got to let go of the past and move on with life. You can only alter the things to happen anyway but note that that too is not in all situations. Learn from the past and grow from it, then make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes. We can’t help the things gone by.
  5. Be beautiful and smart – Don’t ask! This is borne out of the many comments, compliments and assumptions people basically have of me before they get to know I am good at being both – beautiful and smart. I can’t help it. 🙂
  6. Struggling with weight – Seriously, it’s not as easy as my friends think I have it under control. When I place my birthday pictures side by side each year, sometimes, I look even younger than the previous year. All because I lost some weight compared to the previous year. Yet, weight is something I constantly am having to deal with. I wish I could just be on an auto-pilot slim cruise and not have to worry about what I eat.
  7. Writing – I can’t help writing. I’ve loved writing ever since I could no longer bottle in my feelings. So instead of talking or speaking, I wrote more. It’s the only way I know to pass time, to express myself, to be myself, to be innovative. I love writing that much. When I’m convinced I’ve had a good day, I must have written something that day.
  8. Loving a good read – Hey! This is a no brainer. I just can’t help loving a good read. Once I pick up a book and I can respect the literature and construction and plot, I can’t drop it till I’m done.
  9. Letting off stress listening to music – I must have loved music and writing at the same time but didn’t realize it because all I needed to write was a pen and paper. But I needed privacy to enjoy music, I needed solitude to appreciate rhythms and lyrics. Don’t be surprised I can almost have a song in my head for every word or every situation. J I’m crazy about music like that.
  10. Falling in love. Period! 🙂

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