Wednesday 30 September 2020



Think what a remarkable, unduplicatable, and miraculous thing it is to be you! Of all the people who have come and gone on the earth, since the beginning of time, not ONE of them is like YOU!

No one who has ever lived or is to come has had your combination of abilities, talents, friends, acquaintances, burdens, sorrows and opportunities.

No one's hair grows exactly the way yours does. No one's finger prints are like yours. No one has the same combination of secret inside jokes and family expressions that you know.

The few people who laugh at all the same things you do, don't sneeze the way you do. No one prays about exactly the same concerns as you do. No one is loved by the same combination of people that love you - NO ONE!

No one before, no one to come. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE! Enjoy that uniqueness. You do not have to pretend in order to seem more like someone else. You weren't meant to be like someone else. You do not have to lie to conceal the of you that are not like what you see in anyone else.

You were meant to be different. Nowhere ever in all of history will the same things be going in anyone's mind, soul and spirit as are going on in yours right now.

If you did not exist, there would be a hole in creation, a gap in history, something missing from the plan for humankind.

Treasure your uniqueness. It is a gift given only to you. Enjoy it and share it!

No one can reach out to others in the same way that you can. No one can speak your words. No one can convey your meanings. No one can comfort with your kind of comfort. No one can bring your kind of understanding to another person.

No one can be cheerful and lighthearted and joyous in your way. No one can smile your smile. No one else can bring the whole unique impact of you to another human being.

Share your uniqueness. Let it be free to flow out among your family and friends and people you meet in the rush and clutter of living wherever you are. That gift of yourself was given you to enjoy and share. Give yourself away!

See it! Receive it! Let it tickle you! Let it inform you and nudge you and inspire you!




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Tuesday 29 September 2020


I asked one of my friends who has crossed 50 & is heading to 60. What sort of change he is feeling in him?

He sent me the following very interesting lines, which i would like to share with you all.....

1) After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.

2) I just realised that I am not "Atlas". The world does not rest on my shoulders.

3) I now stopped bargaining with vegetables & fruits vendors. After all, a few Rupees more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter's school fees.

4) I pay the taxi driver without waiting for the change. The extra money might bring a smile on his face. After all he is toiling much harder for a living than me

5) I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. After all, the story makes them walk down the memory lane & relive the past.

6) I have learnt not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. After all, the onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.

7) I give compliments freely & generously. After all it's a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me

8) I have learnt not to bother about a crease or a spot on my clothes. After all, personality speaks louder than appearances.

9) I walk away from people who don't value me. After all, they might not know my worth, but I do.

10) I remain cool when someone plays dirty politics to outrun me in the rat race. After all, I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.

11) I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. After all, it's my emotions that make me human.

12) I have learnt that its better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. After all, my ego will keep me aloof whereas with relationships I will never be alone.

13) I have learnt to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.

14) I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to me.

I decided to send this to many, because why do we have to wait for so long, why can't we practice this at any stage and age in life.

Best wishes to all my grown-up friends



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Monday 28 September 2020

#Thank you #God!

Always be grateul to God !
Thank you God!

The qualification that gave you a job is the same qualification someone has, who has lost his job.
*Be grateful.*

The prayer that God answered for you, is the same prayer others have been praying for, but without success.
*Be grateful.*

The road you use safely daily, is the same road where many others lost their precious lives.
*Be grateful.*

The temple in which God blessed you is the same temple, other people too worship in, yet their lives are still in discord.
*Be grateful.*

The bed you used in the hospital, you got healed, and were discharged is the same bed many other people breathed their last.
*Be grateful.*

The rain that made your field produce good crops is the same rain that devastated someone else's field.
*Be grateful.*

The money that you earned in the stock market, someone else lost.
*Be grateful.*

*Be grateful because whatever you have is not by your power, your might , your talent or your qualifications, but it's just the "Grace of God."*

*HE is the giver of everything you have.*

This too shall pass,

For everything you have, be grateful & stay blessed forever!



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A #strong #message to all the #Ladies

Loved this .... A must read

A strong message to all the *Ladies* :

A few years ago, my friend had just crossed age 50. Just about 8 days later she was struck with an ailment ... And she died swiftly.
In the group we received a condolence message that ..."Sad .. she is no more with us"... *RIP* πŸ™

Two months later I called her husband. A thought crossed my mind ..he must be devastated as he had a travelling job. Till her death she would oversee everything.. home.. education of their children... Taking care of the aged in-laws.. their sickness.. managing relatives.. _*everything, everything, everything*_

She would express at times.." my house needs my time, .. my hubby cant even make coffee tea, my family needs me for everything, but no one cares or appreciates the efforts i put in. I feel they all take me for granted ".

I called her husband to see if the family needed any support, as, i felt her hubby must be feeling lost.. to suddenly have to handle all the responsibilities, for evetything.. aging parents, Kids, his travelling job, loneliness at this age.. how must he be managing?

The cell phone rang for some response... After an hour he returned the call.. He apologised that he could not answer my he had started playing tennis for an hour at his club and meeting friends etc. To ensure he had a good time.

He even took a transfer to Pune. So as not to travel anymore.

"All well at home? " I asked,

He replied, he had appointed a cook .. he paid her a little more and she would buy the groceries and provisions. He had appointed *full time caretakers* for his aging parents.

"Managing are fine. Life is returning to normalcy...he said.

I barely managed to say a couple of sentences and we hung up.
Tears welled up my eyes.
My friend remained in my thoughts... She had missed the school reunion for a minor ailment of her mother in law. She had miss her nieces wedding because she had to supervise the repair work in her house.
She had missed so many fun parties and movies because her children had exams she had to cook she had to take care of her husband's needs...
She had Always looked for some appreciation and some recognition.. which she never got.

Today I feel like telling her..
No one is indispensable.
And no one will be missed.. it is just the play of our mind.

Perhaps it is the consolation.. A symbol of our understanding if you would like to call it that... That's the problem of putting others first.
You have taught them that YOU COME SECOND

*Reality bites* :
_After her death *two more maids* were hired and the house was in order_

We only measure our respect and our value.. ain't that true?

Then do enjoy life.. Remove the frame of mind that I am indispensable and without me the house will suffer..πŸ™

My message to all Ladies :
Most importantly make time for *yourself* .. the *ME* time.. the time for the self..πŸƒπŸΌ‍♀️ 🚢🏻‍♀️

❤️ Get in touch with your friends... Talk, laugh and enjoy
🧑 Live your passion, live your life
πŸ’› Once in a while do things that you love to do ...
πŸ’™ Don't look for your happiness in others, *you too deserve some happiness* because if you are not happy you cannot make others happy
πŸ’š Everyone needs you, and you too need your own care and love..
πŸ’œ Women should come forward to help and guide other women who are unable to handle their personal stress and give them a hand to uplift their confidence.
🀎Let us HELP Ourselves and make this *LIFE WORTHWHILE* πŸ’
πŸ’“ we all have only one life to live ❣️

Life is beautiful ....



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Saturday 26 September 2020

#Give it a #thought...

Give it a thought...

Start a new trend. Stop saying *Sorry* instead say *Thanks*

Like in place of *Sorry I am late* say *Thank you for waiting for me* or instead of *Sorry I am rambling* say *Thank you for listening*.

This will shift the way you think and improve your relationships with others who get to receive your *Gratitude* instead of *Negativity*.



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Friday 25 September 2020


Put a frog into a vessel fill with water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies.

*What killed the frog?*
*Think about it!*

I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was *its own inability to decide when to jump out.*

We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to move on. There are times when we need to face the situation and take appropriate actions.

*If we allow people to exploit us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so.*

Let us decide when to jump!
Let's jump while we still have the strength.



Wednesday 23 September 2020


*To find fulfillment, we need to stop looking out for number one and start looking devotionally at the eternal Number One*

To look out for number one is a phrase that means to act for one's own interest without caring for others. We tend to look out for number one when we believe we are existentially alone and won't survive in the big, bad world if we aren't self-centered.

However, surviving alone doesn't bring fulfillment; thriving does. And we thrive when we connect lovingly with others and contribute wholeheartedly to some cause bigger than ourselves.

Among all such connections and contributions, the best is the one centered on the Divine, because we all are parts of the supreme divinity, Krishna. As he is the source of everything attractive, and thereby the source of all happiness, connecting with him provides us the greatest fulfillment. And as he is everyone's benefactor, contributing in a mood of service to him enables us to do the greatest good for others and for ourselves too.

For connecting with Krishna and contributing in the mood of service to him, we need to appreciate his glory as our all-attractive, all-benevolent Lord. Essentially, we need to appreciate Krishna as the eternal Number One. However, as long as we are looking out for number one, we can't look at and focus on anyone else, certainly not Krishna. Though he too looks out for us, his protection is not always seen at the immediate material level, which is all that we perceive as long as we are looking out for number one.

Nonetheless, if we study Gita wisdom, we can understand Krishna's omnipotent position and benevolent disposition. Thereby, we can get the intellectual impetus to redirect our focus from ourselves to him and delight in devotional absorption in him.

*Verse 15.07 - "The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind"*

*Think it over:*

Why do we tend to look out for number one?

Why is Krishna the eternal Number One?

What stops us from looking at Krishna?
How can we change that?



Tuesday 22 September 2020

#Time Is An #Equal #Opportunity #Employer*

*Time Is An Equal Opportunity Employer*

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.

Rich people can't buy more time. Scientists can't invent new minutes. *And you can't save time to spend on another day.*

Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.

Success depends upon using it wisely - - by planning and setting priorities.

*Time is worth more than money, and by killing time, we are killing our own chances of success.*



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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.