October 12, 2011

Black and White Wednesday: A time for reflection

Count your blessings
Conundrum: Half full or half empty..?
Conundrum: Half full or half empty? Or totally empty?

Translated to — are you an optimist or a pessimist.

Mmm, ever wondered why we are stuck with emptiness. Like an empty glass, or a half empty glass.

Why don't we look at the empty glass with optimism and excitement? Because, we are given an opportunity. An opportunity to fill it up with what’s important. Similarly, why don't we let go of regretsthe things that rent too much space in our heart and mindand look at the half full glass with gratitude. Yes, let us count our blessings; be thankful. For life is precious.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” True.

Optimism is key to happiness. Even if you have fewer friends, be thankful, because those are the only ones you need. The only ones who count. To lift your spirits, to inspire you, to empower you. Give them a chance, you’ll be surprised.

Note: I used a rock and roll silicone ice cube tray for these fancy guitar ice cubes. You can find the drink recipe here.

My submissions to Black & White Wednesday, hosted by Susan at ‘Well Seasoned Cook’

34 comments:

  1. My dear, I always enjoy your photography! as you know very well :)
    the drink recipe is uniquer :)
    Keep sharing !! Enjoy

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  2. Beautiful...Loved reading through the post...Its very ture...Very cute looking ice..

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  3. oooh, those little guitars of ice.. I am going to ooh and aah every time i visit your page because those seem to be my only reactions for now :)

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  4. am glad you're blessed with monies to buy all these fancy stuff regularly...we're here to enjoy!
    loved these..
    hmmm...our destiny is not tied to anyone who leaves us...those who remain are the only ones who count..good good...

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  5. nashima i looked up this foam board business of yours and found something very nice at studiolighting.net. mebbe you can consult that and add your own tips and do a photography tutorial for all we peoples going crazzzy green seeing your clicks ;P

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  6. Beautiful !! well written !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-What's For Friday Dinner??

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  7. A beautifully written and a touching post...Nice clicks :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. The clicks are stunning. Loved the ice cubes :)

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  9. Those ice cubes really rock..such a cute idea to deck up drinks! Nice shots!

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  10. Beautiful post dear..love the clicks..

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  11. Wonderful photography.Looks cute

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  12. Great shots! I want those ice cubes!! They are sooo cool!

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  13. Very nice pics, and great philosophy

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  14. Very well written and true too , like always love your pics and as Thoma suggested please teach us about photography .....pretty please :) .

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  15. fantastic clicks! And what a wonderful way to bring out the beauty of optimism...

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  16. Love you! Beautiful writing and fantastic clicks :)

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  17. First glance (on the first photo) I didn't recognize the guitar! OMG, this is the cutest ice cube ever! Beautiful photography....

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  18. Wow beautiful clicks, loved the way u have written..

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  19. That ice guitar is so cute! A great B&W photo.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  20. Such stunning & beautiful photography!
    I'm definitely a believer in "half full" :)

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  21. Great photography, love the pics. You are so true, if people start changing the way they look at things then the world would be a happy place.

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  22. "Why don't we look at the empty glass with optimism and excitement because we are given an opportunity." So true!Moreover,an empty glass means that things cannot get anymore worse - Now,one needs to be optimistic and wait for the glass to get filled.That is,wait for life to take a turn for the better.
    After all,once clouds sort,it is all sunshine!:-)

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  23. Nice photography and philosophy.
    Thank You.

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  24. Fancy guitar ice cubes?!! Too cute!

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  25. Such a cute picture! Loved the ice cubes

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  26. Beautiful, wonderful and mind blowing pics.

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  27. the most unique of props you have.

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  28. omg !! how how how ???!!! the guitar thingy is so so cute and it reminds me of the tiny violin from the tamil movie-MOZHI if you ve seen it ! u know my hubby is planning to invest into a DSLR, and with it and some lessons from you, I could atleast take half as good photographs ! (hopefully)

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  29. btw, loved ur first post aftr the break - kerala pics I mean were like awesomee and I completely agreed with Anita's comment on that post if you got me ! ;) Hehe..

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  30. cliks are super gooood....fantastic buddy...love ur cliks..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  31. woah! those are terrific!!!!

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  32. Hey all, thanks so much!

    Kadeeja, you are a cutie and one so sweet!

    Rashmi dear, thank you.

    Lahari! …and I’m gonna think you are kidding me. Lol

    Ginza, sweetie, I’ll sure have a look. Btw, I didn’t use a foam board here, it’s just sunlight, in ample. The photography tutorial sounds ambitious for now, but hey thanks for the great suggestion ☺

    Sravs, Prathima, Tanvi, Suja, SouthIndian homes, Chinmayie, Indu: Thank you dearies!

    Shabs, thanks for the kind words and suggestion.

    Sarah: Thank you sweets

    Kankana: Love you back! xx

    Nami, it’s cute, isn’t it? ☺

    Thank you Priya and Rosa!

    Shawn, thanks for popping ☺ Yes, the half full attitude definitely has its beauty.

    Fahad, I like what you said. It sure can’t get any worse ☺

    Raks, Anthony, Reese, Rajani, Zareena, Anita: Thank y’all!

    Gayathri! Wonderful to hear from you & thanks for your awesomeness. Hey, I wouldn’t know what to do with an SLR but it’d be great fun to learn ☺

    Jay and Priya, thank you sweeties!

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  33. Coolness, Nashira - literally. : ) These are some funky, creative images. Thanks so much for sharing for BWW.

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A million thank you's for stopping by, taking the time to connect, and coming back to visit again. I genuinely appreciate each of your kind thoughts, lovely words, love and support. Happy, happy to hear from you, and hope to see you again!

♥ Nashi