Friday, October 22, 2010

The wonder weapon

This is my 400th post. Made me introspect the meaning of life.
Here goes a wonderful one from Pascal of the seventeenth century:
When I consider the short duration of life, swallowed up in the eternity that lies before and after it, when I consider the little space I fill and I see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant, and which know me not, I rest frightened and astonished, for there is no reason why I should be here rather than there. Why now rather than then? By whose order and direction have this place and time been ascribed to me!
Super, right?
I am no philosopher. Surprisingly, many have asked me how I could keep my smile intact. Maybe the devil heard it and tried his trick.
My closest friends had to move off, many lost jobs, family went and roommate shifted.
Putting me in a room alone is like offering a monkey banana after sewing its lips.
When a window closes, many others open. Some bloggers like Dr N and FW stayed with me.
Somewhere down the line, I realized I was losing the mightiest weapon: The smile. I have sworn to bring it back. Not only on myself but also all my associates, whoever crosses my path.
You may be among the Forbes’ top ten richest list. But you are just a robot if you can’t smile.
So here goes. Am standing before the mirror and heyyy, me smiling… grinning…all the way.J
What about you? my darling friend.


  1. Congrats on reaching 400th.. Special congrats for calling smile a 'wonder weapon'. Your display pic shows that u r an expert in using dat weapon..

    however last night I had reached on my 40th post..
    my 40 n ur 400 at d same time may be a mere matter f coincidence..

  2. Congrats Ramesh on the 400 :) :)

    Pins N Ashes

  3. Congrats on your 400!! I will soon be congratulating over your 500

    Right said, many things change, people come and go; environment changes, life changes but we have to stitch that smile on our face and move on.

    All the best :)

  4. I am smiling too, I wish more and more people find things to smile about instead of finding things to complain about. When you smile you get back a smile, which blesses both and makes the day happy for both.
    Keep smiling and keep passing the smile.
    One more thing have you ever noticed when you smile some people don't smile back, and the next time you see them you wonder whether you should smile or just ignore them : now that is a question I have not been able to figure the answer for as yet...

  5. yessssss smiling is goood :)

    congrats on the 400th ... Many more to come buddy all the best nad always as usual keep smilingggggggggggggggggggg :)

    it helps other smile tooooo


  6. wow..;) Congrats on ur 400th post.

    uve always florred me with ur sensible stuff and also made me feel Jlo of u..:P

    Smile is the most powerful weapon i agree..:) Smile can make every damn thing look easy..

    Shall i leave u with a useless bit??
    U said,one is a robot if they dont smile right??
    But rajni did smile in robot no?? :P :D

    thats lame..i admit!

  7. Congrats on the 400th post. Smile is a great gift. You are balancing the joys with the sorrows beautifully. Kudos to you for recognizing the importance of staying happy when life tests you every step of the way.

  8. Congratulations on your 400th ! Keep smiling friend -'it is a curve that sets everything straight' .(maine nahin kaha hai ,kisi aur ki lines hai ).

  9. 400? Congratulations! And yeah, you sure seem to know how to bring the smile back on (Pat on your back!). And hey, I'm smiling, even as I write this:)

  10. hi ramesh,

    congrats ya on ur 400th post..each and every post I have gone through has bought a smile ... ur writing is a gift given to you to bring joy into our busy lives. You little posts are like a little balloon we hold to . i totally agree with you, smiling is a strong weapon and very important to overcome all our fears in life and move ahead keep smiling and spread it


  11. Congrats Ramesh for 400 posts... your posts always make me smile... keep it up....

  12. Wow 400? Cool and love the post!

  13. Wow 400. Congratulations. How long did it take you to write 400 posts?

    I have to admit, when I want to smile, I read your posts :)

  14. Congrats, Rameshji! It's amazing how you are able to talk so simply and yet whatever you speak makes us smile and think about what you say. That is the magic of your blog, the one reason why many of us admire and come back to your blog.

    In particular, I loved what you wrote, that one could be on Forbes rich list but if one can't smile, one's a robot. That was bull's eye, truly.

    Cheers to you and wish you many many more successes to come in everything you endeavor to do.

  15. Nice Post, Why cant you try posting in (English)?, they $$$$$ pay $$$$ for top rated articles everyweek !!. You get more visitors too !! Thanks

  16. Hey congrats for this huge milestone :D and despite the fact that am short of time it is your blog which i keep reading sincerely because it brings a smile to my face :) so keep smiling and continue passing on the curve to all those who cross your way.

  17. Congrats on 400 :). I havent yet reached 100 :P. 400 is so amazing! Congrats again :).

  18. Wow!!
    400!! Cooool :D :D
    Congrats :D
    Smile is a 'wonder weapon', I liked that! And the philosophy was good too :)

    @Madhu: That wasn't lame ;D
    Rajni did smile as a robot! lol ;)

  19. Congrats for ur 400th........n many more to come posts!!!

    I agree with Satya, Ur every post gifts a smile. So u have already IN for ur SMILE mission!!

    Keep Smiling!!! :)

  20. congrats on your 400th my dear friend!! PPL like you will be blessed for your service of smiling on this world!!

  21. Hey congratulations on the 400 posts! I like reading your posts coz they make me SMILE!!! Keep writing, buddy...and keep smiling:-)

  22. Congrats on reaching 400th. I do not know when I will reach that mile stone. Not even crossed 100.

  23. 400?My God! That means, all I have to do is read your archived posts, one a day, to smile for the entire 365 days of the year.(Plus bonuses for those extra lousy days) ;) Keep Smiling. And I am smiling too. Thanks for asking! :)

  24. Congratulations! All of us always smile after reading your posts, like how we are doing now! Thank you!

  25. hey firstly congrates on u r 400th post..wonderfull... it jus reminds me how many post i missed..hehehehe...and the smile part..i am into it definitely...gotto try it out...
    nice one..

  26. 400 posts is a great achievement. congratulations. Smile does wonders, makes friends out of enemies. Good luck to you and may you blog more.

  27. Congrats for touching 400 while smiling all the way.

  28. this is late but still comes with all the best wishes for your 400th post. hope to read more. and thanks !!!!