July 10, 2006

In Praise Of Cheer

Filed under: Chicken Soup For The Soul,Random — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 12:18 pm

“A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds”

Sometimes a staid, boring, oft repeated phrase catches your eye as if for the first time. You sense the subtleties and suddenly its as if a ‘eureka’ kind of glee takes over. It happened today when randomly the term ‘spread cheer’ appeared, out of nowhere as it were.

How true’..I said to myself. If there is something in short supply and abject state of solitariness, it was good ole ‘cheer’.. Not in fashion and certainly not in parlance of the accepted kind. Resultantly even lesser in application! When last do you recall encoutering a ‘cheerful personality, who was consistently so, out of choice and not play acting. If you have, then hold on to him/her for dear life.. believe me he is a gift from the heavens and a rarity, fast disappearing, as rapidly the Tigers of India.

Why is it so hard to come by? Cheer..I mean..Imho, we tend to live in the future carrying the burden of the past and neglecting the present. Whilst good cheer would arise out of faith in the future, gratitude for the past and joy in the present. A trifle noteworthy..dont you think?

If stories of personal dilemmas are anything to rest arguments on, then one can safely conclude that fear, insecurity, wariness, trepidation of obdurate circumstances leads to the wilting away of the capacity to cheerfulness, slowly but surely. Perhaps, accepting the axiom that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen..Imbimbing this to the fullest, might help..Worth a try..

So spread it around.. it sure has a way of getting back to you! Lifes like a get back equal or double the propensity of whats been sent out..

Look out for the person who only stands and cheers..He too serves a certain purpose.

Lastly.. this verse

“The world will never adjust itself
To suit your whims to the letter,
Some things must go wrong your whole life long,
And the sooner you know it the better.
It is folly to fight with the Infinite,
And go under at last in the wrestle.
The wiser man shapes into God’s plan,
As water shapes into a vessel”

Happy Monday!


  1. Oh I cheered for Italy!!:) I sure do serve a purpose

    Comment by sanjay — July 10, 2006 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  2. come to think of it..nothing is that could be worse!

    and sanjay..yeah deserve to be applauded.. that should keep you cheered up for a while!

    Comment by Neha — July 10, 2006 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

  3. elasticity of relationz… even holds individuals naa?? never to fall apart..
    like sum unknown lines of force helps us tide over phases… incidents, maybe driven by a greater truth- the foundation of it all… we do come bac to the ones we love:)

    spread cheer!! really can be the mantra of the week.. away from the bamboozled life around!! u made me smile:))
    “it is not growing like a tree
    in bulk, doth make Man better be;
    or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
    to fall a log at last, dry, bald and sere;
    a lily of a day-
    is fairer far in May,
    although it fall and die that night-
    it was the plant and flower of Light!!
    in small proportions we just beauties see:
    And in short measures life may perfect be” 🙂
    thanks for the lily 🙂

    Comment by der Bergwind — July 10, 2006 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

  4. Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Comment by Anonymous — July 10, 2006 @ 8:39 pm | Reply

  5. “If all the grieves i am to have- would only come today…
    i am so happy, i believe, they’d laugh and run away ! “

    Comment by Dim Poetry — July 10, 2006 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  6. Sanjay:) Ofcourse..What good accomplishment if there is nobody to cheer!! And that too for the winning team..your guess was as good as mine.

    Neha..There is a titbit in relation to this.”Cheer up could get worse”..and so he cheered up and it did get worse..:)))..not meant as a dampener.

    Der..that was lovely as also the lily.. perfectly rhymed..A good beginning to the week makes for a good end:)

    Anonymous.. that was a timely use of cheers..That reminds me the only other time a cheer is sounded with much gusto is with the clinking of glasses..but cheers in any case.

    dim, bravo!!.. Make it happen..always:)

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 11, 2006 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  7. Thanks for the reminder:)

    Boy….did I need that!! Have been cursing the heavens eevn for the leak in plumbing..n then France lost! But ‘its folly to fight with the infinite’..I agree.

    Comment by doublebarrel — July 11, 2006 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  8. just what the doctor ordered. Thanks…also for ”cheer up…it could get worse’ straightened me up immediately

    Comment by anonymous — September 19, 2006 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

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