Friday, September 07, 2012

Question of the Week: Week 1

I have a weird habit – I call it ‘weird’ though it may be a common practice with some of you. At the end of each day, I ponder over the highlights of the day – whether good or bad. And I try and derive a lesson from these events and promise myself to deal with the event/issue in a different way that will help me to reach positive results. I think about the minor and major occurrences both in an objective manner and try to make sense out of it, because not all events have conclusions always! (Hope I’m not boring you with my ramblings.)   

I thought of writing the above lines, because I firmly believe that a beautiful mind leads to beautiful soul which is an essential element to look pretty, graceful and elegant. After all, beauty is skin deep isn’t it?

Okay, so today I’m starting a new section in my blog, which is titled ‘Question of the Week’, with an aim to exercise our minds and think about other equally important stuff such as the worldly matters, parenting et al. (No need to worry, I'll ask simple and open ended ones, once which need not have a 'yes' or 'no' answer, Promise!

With this initiative – I would like to know more about my readers (yes, all of you pretty Ladies!) Also, I would like to learn more about different perspectives, thought processes and patterns. After all, we grow internally by sharing ideas and dwelling and debating on sensitive topics as well. Do you agree? So let’s share to grow from within.

Festive mood is in the air already and many of use are shopping for Ganpati or Durga Puja  . So today’s question is based on our favorite topic Shopping. (I can see the ear-to-ear grins almost!)

Question Time! :) 
I eagerly wait for Sales and postpone my shopping until I see husge discounts raining everywhere. However, the flipside, I become greedy seeing the less money I pay, and buy more than I want. Back home, I repent and regret spending my hard earned money on stuff that I could’ve done without.

So is it a smart idea to only wait for the sales (and not buy otherwise) or avoid them like plague or follow Buddha's Middle Path? 

What do you think and how do you deal with guilt, once you calculate the expenses and do a reality check? Please share, I’m eager to know.


  1. I agree beautiful mind leads to a beautiful soul and moreever i believe that if a person is good at heart no way that he can look bad.:)
    Its the good and beautiful heart that matters at the end of the day..:) :)
    I have got an award at here :

  2. i would say middle path is the best :) sometimes we just get amazing stuff in sales but most quality stuff is available when there are no sales at all!!!
    and, its a record with me that i always end up liking stuff which are not on sale :D

  3. @Anna and Klaudia: Am glad to know that you found my blog interestingand thanks a ton for follwoing me. I'll follow you back too. Btw your blog looks very interestingand attractive to me too. :)

  4. Niesha: You are bang on! And that is why I wanted to know different perspectives because exchange of views and opinions enriches us a great deal. :) And thanks a ton for awarding me. It's these awards that enthuse me! :)

  5. I have been in your situation so many times.. but the price tag has compelled me to curb my soending instints. :D Agree about the middle path and I try to incorporate that now!

  6. I buy stuff throughout the year!..and i almost always give in to temptation :((...Gotta show some restraint now

  7. frankly speaking i have never tracked my buying habits. i buy on sale and without sale too... i buy specially when there is a need. this way i limit some of my expense. suppose i am planning to go for a vacation, then i will shop a week before packing all things. for my birthday, i jot down wht all i need and then i go buy few days before. oflate, i have started buying online randomly. while browsing, if something appeals me, i end up buying it.. so u see, women can never control at least this habit of theirs!!

  8. @Dolon: I used to give into temptation so often earlier. Thankfully I have been able to curb my instincts now. :)

  9. @Supriya: Ditto, I also follow the same mantra now. Buy only when in need, else dont! That's the best thing to do I feel. :)

  10. @Dolon: Forgot to say this earlier... You're a typical Gemini after all. Temptation is our first flaw! :)


I'd like to know your opinions and views. Pls share! :)