My First Sari

I have never worn a Sari in my life until today. One of my female relatives discouraged me from wearing it because it is very easy to slip in it. But, she also said that if you start wearing it, then over time, you will get used to holding it properly. I heard all these descriptions and got tired enough not to buy a Sari. But, deep down in my heart, I have always wanted to wear Saris at parties. Do you know that there are over 80 different ways of wearing Saris and that the origin of this particular type of clothing can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization (2800–1800 BC)? Its really that unique!

Today, an Indian friend of mine gave me a really lovely Sari. It still needs to be fitted though! It has Beige and Black colors. It is a very simple Sari, which is what I adore about it.  I love the colors: Beige color is neutral and relaxing and Black color is linked to strength and elegance.  I am very gifted with reading colors so I loved it at first sight. This one has an embroidered blouse—Black blouse with Golden Beige embroiderybut it needs to be fitted as well; so I am wearing one of my Black tops under this Sari.

My friend taught me how to wear the Sari: how to tie it, fold it and then wrap it. I wore it once at her home. Then, I got back to my place and tried it on for a while. I even practiced walking in it for a couple of minutes. Taking a selfie was not that easy because I was unable to capture a photo of the entire Sari; so, I took one selfie while sitting. I was so happy while wearing this Sari that I started daydreamingI am still kind of daydreaming.

I love my friend for giving me this gift and helping me find and cherish great memories! According to article “Why good memories are less likely to fade“, good memories don’t fade away easily. According to article “Savoring the past: Positive memories evoke value representations in the striatum”, good memories help remember the past better, which is actually very helpful especially while coping with stressful situations. The article, “How to make and use good memories to be a happier person” gives some tips about how to make great memories. I totally love these ideas; and, I usually employ all of these tips since I am an ENFP.

What is your personality type and what are your favourite moments? Do you know that people socialize differently based on their personality type?



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