What makes you smile? #SpreadingSmile

Smile is contagious

What makes you smile?

This article is for those who remind me that the world isn’t such a bad place

Ok! I can’t promise that these article and videos hold all the secret to a happier world. I don’t know the way to make you (or anyone) smile. I wish I could! I am not a psychologist or a scientist or somebody who has gone through all experiences of life and become an expert on this. I am just somebody who was a little bit sad one time and decided to do something about it for myself more than anybody else.

On the very first day of my personality development class, Mrs. Ann Marie Cardoza showed a video to the whole class regarding a topic which just pumped up my endorphins and dopamine and got me hooked up till now and forever. Its title is #HappinessProject- what makes you happy?

I wanted to do something like this since time immemorial but never had the guts or equipment (which I still don’t have). I tried my best, but all the efforts were futile because of my shy and introvert nature. Time did pass away, but the gush caused in me was now uncontrollable.

As soon as I started basic video editing, this was a dream project (It still is). Now with just a little knowledge and support from friends (especially Palak, who felt as high as me about this video project), I have been able to get a glimpse of what I really wanted to do. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, but this piece of time gave me heaps of happiness, hope and love. In turn, it had the same exact effect on so many people that I could have imagined.

I and Palak went through various streets of Windsor city and ask a question with four golden words and got an answer with words beyond any price. We met various strangers (More than 60, I guess) who opened-up to us, it was difficult at first but then it was just a zing! The whole experience just opened-up my eyes to the people who had been cracked and glued back together many times and people who were imperfect but absolutely wonderful and magic.

Now I find myself “helping out” others whenever I go out. With “Helping out others”, I meant something as simple as a smile or helping someone in holding the gate when entering a café or holding a luggage, asking a homeless person if they want some food. These are TINY-almost insignificant in the grand scheme of everything.

I believe that if we all did more of these tiny, almost insignificant things, the world (or few people’s worlds) would a much happier place. We can’t change huge global problems-we don’t get much to say in the big decisions made by our town or by the government, but we can control and have a say how we treat others on daily basis.

This article is a generous reminder that kindness persists in abundance, that there are strangers helping other strangers every single day, in all corners of the planet and you and I can be a part of that. #SpreadingSmile is a campaign which aims at freeing yourself from entangled life due to pressures and stresses of life. All you got to do is write down (I prefer saying pen down though) various small things which give you sheer treasure and you don’t have to look up your cellphones and laptops while engaging in these. These are the moments which are immeasurable, and no power or money can buy them.

What I mean to say is that ” You have the ability to change the world, one random act of kindness at a time…how good is that?”

So, whether this post is your therapy or little companion to remind you that you’re not alone and something to pass the time of day, I hope that it brings just a  tiny bit of happiness, consideration and kindness to those around you.


We’re going to have the most magical time.
K E E P | S M I L I N G,
T H E    | P E N S L A V E


10 signs if this year is really your Happy NEW YEAR

10 Signs If this year is really your HAPPY NEW YEAR

A new beginning…

Well yes 2017 has ended up for us on various terms. Some had a terrible breakup while some gonna cherish each glorious days of affair. But there are many who don’t know or are still in queue and wondering if it was worth for what happened or not.

We still believe in fancy princely charming hush hush fairy tales where you will get money, honey and days which are just sunny. But altogether it is not the destination for which we strive in, it is the journey to that holy-grail which matters.


Trust me, it either ends up spending unnecessary gym fees or makes you feel more and more single or strengthen the process of quitting drinking and smoking. Think each day as a 1st of Jan, make more and more short term goals. Hustle for it, strive for it until you achieve 1% of it. Rest 99% will come automatically. I have been there and you can check my 1st blog on new year resolution. 

I hope till now you will be fed up with new-year wishes and copy paste messages of greeting and welcoming the following year. (Well, It’s just that 7 gonna be replaced by 8 and everything remains the same) What really matters if you (yes, you!) have changed and felt certain transformations which define you. This article is especially for millennials. Presenting you the various signs which showed that it is definitely a Happy New Year:

  1. Reduce Over-thinking: This is the best lesson one can learn but not many are able to crack the code to merry life. I know it is tough to stop it but if you are able to control your overthinking stratum, then you definitely can celebrate your new year as now you can avoid many problems and complexities of relationships.

    Reduce overthinking
  2. All friends are not real friends: Yes definitely, this sounds cliché but time and again, many people get trapped in web of mock friendship. If you have brought the change, you may know that not every entry of friend is a blessing and many just come to use you. Managing your Real-friend list is essential.

    All friends are not real friends
  3. Love is permanent but not the person: Today in grimace world of social media and of course overpopulation, we see, meet and even follow new faces with whom we start making Tuscani wedding plans but what we really forget here is that real love is what comes from parents. We should cherish and respect them and their decisions for us. Here, my friend you have achieved a legit new year.

    Love is permanent but not the person
  4. Don’t wait for anything, work for it: Success is not a commodity. It won’t come to you directly, you have to work it out and plan for it. Make necessary short term goals, be specific and it will kiss your cheeks. Gone are the days of day-dreaming. And hell yes, if done with it then you have unlocked another New Year milestone.

    Don’t wait for anything, work for it
  5. Manipulate your addiction: To fly in sky, you have to learn to play with the wind. Excess of anything is wrong, but using it productively can help you out. There is nothing wrong in being old-school, enhance your creativity. Reduce your mobile phone usage. Take vacations and feel the peace. That’s what a New Year sign look like.

    Manipulate your Addiction
  6. Fewer people, more happy. More people, more bullshit: Grass always remains greener on the opposite side. Partying with many friends can never replace the moment of messing in trouble with few friends. That’s what no one can deny as filtering people and friends in life helps you stay away from higher negativity and brings out the creative version of you.

    Fewer people more happy
  7. Love and Care yourself firstly: It is not morally wrong to think just about yourselves and if you are able to do so, you have got a new-year hack because it hurts when you don’t get the gesture of care which you showered on others. If you can’t love yourself then who is going to love you?

    Love and Care yourself first
  8. Don’t make everyone close to heart because it is internet world and anyone can move on easily: Getting connected is easy but getting attached take some balls but if you do this often, it is more likely to hurt you. What a real new-year sign signify is to have this special talent of moving on and not having soft corner for everyone.

    Don’t make anyone close to your heart
  9. Don’t just dream, aim for it: Dream what you want to and work hard. If you dream nothing happen except a waste of time. This year you count down every little achievement you got and join the cards to see the bigger picture. If you have done so far you are ultimately a NEW YEAR person.

    Don;t just dream, aim for it
  10. Don’t neglect people who love you and cares you a lot: Always appreciate ones who stood in the ups and downs, thick and thin, shiny and rainy days of your life. It is rare to see someone that precious, be good with them. And that’s all what a new-year change feels like.

    Don’t neglect people who love you

No year is completely happy. It is always a mixed pudding of varied taste of emotions. It is not just about numbers. It is not about taking a resolution.
It’s all about commitment and bringing change in life by taking tiny-tiny steps.

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To your success,
The Penslave.

Graduation Serendipity-Goodbye to all soulmates you found in last four years

A Pic Of Friends

Farewell, Adieu, Sayonara, Alvida & Adios- All these words have the same meaning- Goodbye for the last time, but these are not just words, these are the emotions, these are the feelings from which no one can run away.

The most sentimental place on earth for any graduate student will be a railway station or an airport because this is the place from where you leave your college or move on to a next destination. You are all going to dip your toes into adulthood, real adulthood, and this separation is part of it. We’re not going to live five-person flat anymore where empty bottles of alcohol proudly line up the walls of the balcony and mismatched furniture sits happily together in our second family rooms- our little messy, hectic, chaotic yet beautiful room.

Some of you are going to be in my wedding. Some of you are gonna be godparents or even God grandparents of my children. Some of you will fade away from my life slowly and slowly not because you want it but because life will get in the way. Some of you, I will never see again after I walk away from this place.

But all of you have left a mark on me.

-Kim Quindlen(ThoughtCatalog.com)

I can’t  have all of you, still when all of this is over. I wish I could, but I can’t. Because never again will life be this easy, this smooth & this effortless. Never again I will be surrounded by you, my second family, my support system- I regret that I could not meet you better, I could not know you better, I could not spend time better while your doors were a few feet or a couple blocks away from my own. Gone are those days when we used to complete the work before 1 hour, sitting on chairs, talking all night, chugging coffee and feeling comforted as we prepare for our exams or type our assignments because we feel each other’s warm presence just an inch away.

We were never alone. we couldn’t have been even if we tried.

But soon we all will be heading to different directions. Soon we will be residing in some other part where we would have to adjust to the rough smack of quietness that hits us each time we walk in the door after work. It will be the first time that the silence will be horribly loud. We will work out plans to meet up for happy hours on Friday nights or even fix dates to meet in particular month. It will seem easy and fun at first. We will feel grown up and make our way through busy schedules and travelling weekends.

But as it always does, life will come in the way and these visits will become rare and rare, the meet-ups more sporadic. Our lives will be filled with new relatives, friends and family. New routines, new hangouts and whatnot will come into being. All we could do to connect will be tagging each other on various memes and FB posts to remember that we were something. These candid moments will bring a smile on face and again we will tend to meet up. Things gonna change and that’s okay. You can’t stay in the same bubble, hidden away from all the very things for which we came here to learn about. We have to move on. We have to grow up. We have to work out this friendship in new circumstances because things are always going to change.

What I will remember from this place is that it will hurt because of you. It will hurt because you brought me such joy, laugh, gags and pure happiness. You taught me lessons even you don’t know you taught me. You are part of the reason that I am a different person today than I was before four years ago when I arrived here.

If we ever come back to this place again, it won’t be the same. There will be eventually new buildings, canteens, sidewalks and food joints.  But most of all there will be new energy that we won’t recognise. The place we knew before will only exist in our mind. But what remains immortal will be our moments and experiences because when it exists as a memory, a connection, an energy between you and I, it is safe from upgrades, construction, weather damage, people and anything that will try to alter it.

The four years we spent together, between us,  no matter what happens, will always be here. That’s the safest home these moments could ever have.  And in this moment we are infinite.

My New Year Resolution(2017)

 My New Year Resolutions(2017):

Happy New year guys!!

It is 2017. I hope you all are enjoying the new year, the new stuff, the new you. Well, all of you are probably bored by all of  these stuffs and that it gets annoying.I personally didn’t like them either in the beginning and if any of my friends started it then i will probably tell them to shut up. But now my opinion has changed, think of it this way were you the same person you were in 2017 as you were in 2016?

If no, then continue reading…

Things happened, some were terrible, some were messy while some were tangy. But the most important thing is that with all that we grew up every passing second, every minute, every hour and everyday because life is  a food which is to be sparkled with sugar and salt. Both are white but changes the taste all together. Both have their own significance and are required in proper proportion otherwise the food will not taste good.

All I ask you is that now it’s time to change because the thing which remains constant is CHANGE and don’t you think  you need some goals, some things to look forward to, some milestones to achieve??

Your resolutions can be as small as “smile more often” or as big as “wake up early”( waking up in the morning is a big task). You may want to learn a new skill or maybe want to practice more on a skill. From “help mom” to “eat together as a family”, it can be anything it doesn’t matter what, just tiny little things that change you into a better person, makes you HAPPY. 

So, you can comment down below and tell me what your resolutions are😀

P.s. :- The image on the top has my resolutions on it 😀