Friday, 18 September 2020

How #old are you ??

Many of my well wishers often ask me- how old are you?
I tell them how can I answer
This stupid question!

When I play with a little child
I am one year old.
When I watch cartoons
I'm three.
When I dance to the tune of music, I am sweet sixteen.
Yes, when I try to heal
someone's wound,
I'm sure I've crossed six decades of my life span.
And when I chat with sparrows or bulbuls,
Or run after my dog and his ball,
I become their age.

What is there in age?
Isn't it a number only?
Like the light of the sun
And the flowing river waters
I am ageless.
I keep changing with time and the experience.

Days are marching towards night
No doubt,
Whenever it extends its hand
I shall hold it.

Till then It's not my age that matters.
How fully have I lived thus far, which is the crux and consideration.🌷



Monday, 14 September 2020



Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life,
For without them, life is meaningless.

Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past
Nor in the future.

By living your life one day at a time,
You live all the days of your life.

Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances; that we learn how to be brave.

Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.

Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Do not run through life so fast
That you forget not only where you have been,
But also where you are going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.



Sunday, 13 September 2020

Who Moved My #Cheese

*Who Moved My Cheese*

I have read this little book multiple times and read it whenever any new complexity arises.
It is about coping up positively with change.

*Who Moved My Cheese illustrates the simple fact that change will happen, whether we choose to accept it or not.*

*The defining factor is how we deal with it; whether we allow ourselves to change or insist on staying the same.*

The story involves four characters who live in a maze: the mice Scurry and Sniff, and two little people named Hem and Haw.
They find a huge source of cheese in the maze.
Hem and Haw move their houses to be near it and the cheese becomes the centre of their lives.
But they do not notice that it is getting smaller, and are devastated when they arrive at the site one morning and find the cheese is gone.
Having built their lives around the big cheese, they feel they are the victims of fraud.
Yet this only makes things worse, as their clinging on ensures that they go hungry.

The mice Scurry and Sniff, on the other hand, quickly accept the loss of the cheese and go off into the maze in search of other sources.

For them, the solution is simple: *The situation has changed, so they must change*.

The fable captures that moment and experiences we are all familiar with i.e., sudden, unexpected change.

The author's message comes out loud and clear and that is that instead of seeing change as the end of something, we must learn to see it as a beginning.

Like, to make himself accept reality, Haw writes this on the wall of the maze –*"If you do not change, you can become extinct."*

Another of my favourite quotes from the book is –*"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"*

And finally, here's an advice from Haw that has helped me immensely at various stages of my life –

*"Sometimes, Hem, things change and they are never the same again.* This looks like one of those times. That's life! Life moves on. And so should we."

This too shall pass,
Let's not wait for the old normal to return to,

Let's accept the new normal, lets change and stay blessed forever.



Tuesday, 8 September 2020



There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors and prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in the competition with yours each year?" The reporter asked. "Why brother?"

The farmer replied, "Didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard and poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors to grow good corns too."

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors' corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!

Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others live well too. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches...

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbors and all.

"Success breeds Success."



Tuesday, 1 September 2020



*1. JUSTICE*- a reward or penalty as deserved.

*2. JUDGMENT*- the ability to come to a sound opinion

*3. DEDICATION*- to devote to a purpose

*4. INTEGRITY*- acting honestly and sincerely

*5. DISCIPLINE*- being efficient in controlling oneself

*6. TACT*- the ability to say something without offending

*7. INITIATIVE*- the action of taking the first step or move

*8. ENTHUSIASM*- an intense or eager interest

*9. BEARING*- the way one carries and conducts oneself in pressure situations

*10. UNSELFISHNESS*- showing a concern for the interest of others rather than yourself

*11. COURAGE*- the quality of being consistently brave

*12. KNOWLEDGE*- how well you understand a specific task

*13. LOYALTY*- faithful to ones family, friends, colleagues, and obligations

*14. ENDURANCE*- the ability to last and withstand pain

These traits are the road map to character. They separate a team with character from a team of characters. A team of characters will never be successful, no matter how gifted they are, because they lack the traits that give them standards for the degree of excellence that they hold themselves and teammates accountable for day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute.

If we teach character, we can go to bed, knowing that we sent young men into life with the tools to succeed.



Monday, 31 August 2020

#Self #esteem

*Strategies For Building Self-Esteem*

*What is Self-Esteem?*

Most people's thoughts and feelings about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their daily experiences. The grade you get on an exam, how your friends treat you, ups and downs in a romantic relationship can all have a temporary impact on how you feel about yourself.

Your self-esteem, however, is something more fundamental than the normal ups and downs associated with situational changes. For people with good self-esteem, normal ups and downs may lead to temporary fluctuations in how they feel about themselves, but only to a limited extent. In contrast, for people with poor self-esteem, these ups and downs drastically impact the way they see themselves.

*Poor vs. Healthy Self-Esteem*

People with poor self-esteem often rely on how they are doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. They need positive external experiences (e.g., compliments from friends) to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts that constantly plague them. Even then, the good feeling (such as from a good grade or compliment) is usually temporary.

Healthy self-esteem is based on our ability to assess ourselves accurately and still be accepting of who we are. This means being able to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses (we all have them!) and at the same time recognize that we are worthy and worthwhile.

*Where Does Self-Esteem Come From?*

Our self-esteem evolves throughout our lives as we develop an image of ourselves through our experiences with different people and activities.

Experiences during childhood play a particularly large role in the shaping of self-esteem. When we were growing up, our successes, failures, and how we were treated by our family, teachers, coaches, religious authorities, and peers, all contributed to the creation of our self-esteem.

*Childhood experiences that contribute to healthy self-esteem include:*

Being listened to

Being spoken to respectfully

Getting appropriate attention and affection

Having accomplishments be recognized and mistakes or failures be acknowledged and accepted

*Childhood experiences that may lead to low self-esteem include:*

Being harshly criticized

Being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused

Being ignored, ridiculed, or teased

Being expected to be perfect all the time.

People with low self-esteem were often given messages from parents, teachers, peers, or others' failed experiences (losing a game, getting a poor grade, etc.) were failures of their whole self

*What Does Your "Inner Voice" Say?*



Sunday, 30 August 2020

I #believe in u

*I Believe In You*

You are a good and worthy person.

You are courageous and brave.

You are caring and kind.

You always try to do the right thing and feel compassion for those who struggle.

You extend your hand in friendship every day and people love to be around you because your energy is so positive.

You have a terrific smile and share it with everyone you meet.

You are willing to take risks and falter.

You motivate and inspire others when you rebound from tragedy.

You care and believe in the goodness of others and cheer for the underdog.

You are a champion, a winner in all you do. I believe in you!

Make me proud in the coming week!!!



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