Soulful Sundays- Murphy’s Law

Soulful SundaysΒ : These are the posts Β I enjoy writing, because they are reflections on the week gone by and the simple lessons that come from grand incidents.

Today, we shall talk about Murphy’s Law. Don’t worry, it won’t be a science lesson.

Soulful SundaysLife really can strike you when you least expect it. But if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it is to learn the lesson from something ‘bad’ and make it out to be good for yourself.

Murphy’s Law relies on the principle, ‘Anything that can go wrong will go wrong’.Β Now there’s probably way too much negativity in that so let’s step back for a second. It also means that too many wrong things seem to happen to us on any given day. And that’s okay. Bad things do seem to land up unannounced at our doorstep. How do we deal with them?

Murphy's Law, Moving_Quill


  1. Working on a particular post was giving me a lot of grief as it wasn’t coming out the way I wanted. I cursed myself, got up, walked away and did something else for a bit. Coming back after a few hours to look at it with fresh eyes really helped!
  2. My daughter fell sick and I wasn’t able to reach my doctor on the phone. A part of me began to panic, then I reached out to a few friends to check if they could help. Help they did! With phone numbers, suggestions and offers to assist. Oh and my doctor called me back too. So, patience and a clear head help. Most of the time.
  3. I couldn’t spend a very special day with my husband thanks to his current work schedule. As sad as I felt, I decided to cheer myself up by blogging about it. Oh that worked like a charm! πŸ™‚
  4. A wonderful meet last Sunday with my blogging group took me right out of the blue feeling I was in and put the smile back on my face. There’s so much to be said for online friends who gel offline too!
  5. So many friends reached out to check on me after I put up this piece on Friday night. Now, if that doesn’t show Murphy who’s boss, I don’t know what will πŸ™‚

Did you have a soulful Sunday?

Have you Β been overwhelmed by Murphy’s Law too?

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20 thoughts on “Soulful Sundays- Murphy’s Law

  1. Hmm..sounds like my week, except nothing really has gone wrong. Too many things are happening at once, leaving me overwhelmed, and more than a little uneasy (I can’t explain why!). I am trying out your strategy- deep breaths, clear head – one thing at a time.

  2. While this particular Sunday has been a-okay, I have been courted by Murphy’s Law on so many occasions that I have come to learn from it. And yes, the end goal is patience – the series of incidents will end, the day will end, the week will end and eventually the memory will end.
    So just hang in there.

  3. First of all, I hope that Gy is doing better. Wishing her speedy recovery.
    And yes, I definitely agree that if we give life a chance, things do have a way of working out. Perhaps some growing sense of equanimity about things also helps as we experience different things and learn from those experiences.
    And double yes on that post thing – I do that walking away often, sometimes for days. My recent post was brewing up for the last two days but only managed to give it final form just a while ago.
    Have a good week, Shailaja.

  4. Hope Gy is feeling better and V has got some time on hand to spend with you.
    With posts – I let them sit in drafts if it doesn’t shape the way I would like them to. It really works. I loved the Sunday when we met. This time it was a lot more fun. I am glad I have friends in my blogging circle too πŸ™‚
    Murphy’s law – I can feel that on my end too. Lots happening but nothing the way I would want.

  5. Glad to hear that it all worked out. I can imagine your panic related to Gy. I feel similarly when my kids are sick. About the post bit, it helps me too to just leave it and come back to it later. Hope you have a great week ahead, Shy.

  6. I honestly believe in the thought that ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ and that ‘Everything happens for our own good.’ It’s what’s kept me going forever and ever, actually πŸ™‚ Some days are tough so it helps to take a deep breath and look at things dispassionately.

    As for spending double time this week, ah let’s just say the work schedule won’t allow it.

    Gy is better. Thanks Rekha πŸ™‚

  7. You know my version for Murphy’s Law? It’s ‘Anything that can go wrong will also bring forth thousands of ways to make it go right.’ Hope Gy is feeling well now. And compensate for that special day by spending double the time this week. Running away from posts for a while does help change the tone as well as the overall direction of a post. Have done it too. Here’s wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friend. πŸ™‚

  8. Good to hear that it all worked out fine for you in the end, Shailaja! Patience always help. I also got one such learning last week where patience indeed came out as the big winner. Hope Gy is doing better by now. Take care Shailaja. πŸ™‚

  9. I do the same thing when I can’t finish writing a post.
    Someday I would too make it to the bloggers meet. You guys had so much fun πŸ˜€
    I had a lazy sunday… lots of cleaning and cooking. πŸ™‚

  10. All’s well that ends well! No point brooding over Murphy’s black tidings….just keep at life; it will give you what you want – look for happiness and happiness you get and vice-versa!

  11. Let’s just say that things have a way of working out πŸ™‚
    As for Murphy – well, he and I have a special connection, as some of my posts have shown in the past.
    Over all, you seem to have had a decent week. And that’s what matters.

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