Tuesday, April 29, 2014

O - Optimism ( A - Z : Challenge )

First things first. I am back into Action  and I owe it all to one of the amazing blogger  Debi o'neille @  debi o'neille, writing against the wind  . She inspired me to continue no matter what. She encouraged me in all the ways possible so that I don't quit. Thank you Debi for all the encouragement and Inspiration.

Well , O stands for Optimism in the dictionary of life. There are always two ways of looking at things. one looking positively and another is of course negatively. The thing to be looked is always the same but the perspective with which We look at that very thing matters.

This picture says it all :)





Optimism is not something difficult to achieve . We all have it in ourselves but the only thing is we don't use it. It is being positive all the time no matter how life is treating us. BE POSITIVE even when we are having sunshine or even when it rains. If we are positive enough ,we might even enjoy the dark clouds and everything that comes along.

So lets start looking at the greener and brighter side of the life and Enjoy every second of it :)



Stay positive and always believe that Glass is half full.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Interrupted ! :(

Its 28th April and I am still stuck at letter N.I don't know if I should continue writing for the Challenge or just wait till next year.

I was very excited and a bit nervous at the same time about this A - Z. But somewhere deep in my heart was a voice telling me that I can do it in spite of all the odds that were to come. I really had this thing in my heart that I can do it if I really wanted to.

Series of unfavorable events took away my ability to think and creativity . Then my true test of being a student popped up. I had my semester exams of Management Studies. I had to balance my career as a student as well as a blogger. I am sad that I failed. But failure is never permanent .It teaches us lot more things.I have learnt my own lessons.

Everything happens for a reason. May be now I am unaware of it. But the time will reveal what it has for me in store.Till then I await and expect for the best

For all the bloggers who are in A- Z ,I wish you all the very best :)

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Friday, April 18, 2014

N - Nature (A -Z Challenge :Day 14)

I was wondering that what  should I write for Letter N. I was trying really hard to get an idea. All the time I had my idea around and right in front of me but I couldn't see it because I was totally into the writing of post . But later I realized its(A - Z) not about writing a post daily but its something more than mere writing everyday. Its all about thinking creatively . Innovating something and discovering that is around us . Then sharing your views with other bloggers.

As it is said better be late than never. So here it comes . N is for Nature. I bet everyone of us loves it to the core. Beauty of nature is beyond description with adjectives. All the adjectives used for describing beauty fall short to describe the real beauty of nature.Where did all this beauty come from?  Well, I guess we all know the answer. God ,the greatest artist of all , manifested the nature with his own hands. His creations act as the base for the great artists in our world. Great paintings, Beautiful poems, amazing photographs and lot more are inspired by the beauty of nature itself.

The best quality of nature is that its selfless. It always gives ,gives and gives but never asks anything in return. It is Unbiased. It gives us every basic necessity without discrimination on the grounds of nationality, race, caste,economic status, color,gender ....so on. It sees none of these but gives us the fruits of comfort. I feel its right to say Mother Nature instead of Nature.

If we go on mentioning the blessings that Mother Nature bestows upon us then my entire life wouldn't be enough.

But are we respecting the Mother Nature? The answers are pollution,deforestation, deadly diseases, extinction,endangered animals, and what not.

Lets Save the Mother Nature and pass on the treasures of nature to our next generations .

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Happy Blogging :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

M - Must Haves for Inner Beauty ( A - Z Challenge : Day 13)

Lets do a make - up post. Lets glam ourselves with inner beauty essentials. The best thing about these beauty products is that we can always wear them to look beautiful inside and out :)

For Eyes : Adorn our eyes with the vision of Lord.This would help us see the path that Lord shows us. Also it helps us to see the positives in others leaving behind the negatives and look at the greener and brighter side of the world

For Mouth or Lips : Apply a tint of good language and kinder words. Moisturize  lips by using lips for blessing someone instead of cursing .

For Nose : Massage your nose so that you will realize that the most important thing called breathing is least thought of.

For Ears : Clean your ears with truth lotion so that it will enhance your ability to hear the words of the God and your conscience

For Hands: Moisturize your hands with benevolence cream so that your hands raise to help the needy .

For Legs : Apply a cream of Courage to moisturize them so that they can stand for the righteous things even if alone

Above all have a heart that feels the pain of others .


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Monday, April 14, 2014

L - Love at first sight ( A -Z Challenge : Day 12)

Love at first sight is such a beautiful feeling.No other feeling in this wide world could beat it down. Love at first sight is so tender to feel . Everything begins with that very first sight. We are simply drowned in the ocean of love from that very moment . The very first sight of our dear love makes us forget the rest of the world.
Have you ever had such feeling? I am sure that each one of us has gone and still in love with our first love.

Wondering how did I know? Because Even I fell in love ( madly ,deeply ,completely) with my MOTHER the very moment I opened my eyes in this beautiful world.

For me, Love has a very simple definition i.e; Mom = Love and Love = Mom.

There is no other love which is above and beyond Mother's love. Its the only selfless love in this Universe. 

I still remember someone asking me that do you know why God created Mother ? 

I nodded my head and said  "no"

Then I was answered that " God Can't be everywhere ,therefore he created Mother ".

I was silent for a moment and then realized that Its so true.

Its the reason why babies who know nothing can feel and sense the touch of their mothers. 

The most beautiful relation of the world is  Mother-Child relation.

Mother is idol of selfless love, forgiveness, dedication,benevolence,........so on and this would be a never ending list.

Still I am deeply in love with my mom :) Hope you are too :)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

K - Kids ( A- Z Challenge : Day 11)

Kids are the flowers of the same garden.It is us who make them as beautiful roses or the wild flowers.

 They know nothing but love.

They all are as pure as water.

They carry no pride or prejudice .

They are the dearest to the God.

They understand only one language i.e; God's Language of Love

God gives them to us like wet clay. Its us who mold them the way we feel right.

If a kid turns out to be a good human then its his/ her upbringing.If not then its also its upbringing.

So lets be a better person to make our little one's even better :)

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Have a great weekend :)



Friday, April 11, 2014

J - Joy of Giving (A - Z Challenge : Day 10)

Joy of Giving is something that cannot be described in words. If we would try to define it, we would definitely run out of words for sure.

Joy of giving is above and beyond the description by words.

Joy of Giving is felt by Heart. Joy of Giving is not about giving something to others, We receive much more than what we give . We are given back the most precious thing i.e, Happiness. Our heart beats with new rhythm of joy . Happiness in the eyes of the person whom we help gives us an amazing memory to our stock. We find new definition for happiness.

Joy of Giving returns us a day to smile and a day to sleep with content heart.

Joy of giving is receiving in feelings and brighter emotions.

Joy of giving is everything that makes you smile with your heart .

Its is smiling with tears in your eyes..Which is Priceless :)


The video linked below would be an inspiration for all the wonderful people out there.This video will make you smile through your tears.



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I - Integrity ( A - Z Challenge : Day 9)


Lets get inspired to live a life of Integrity. Integrity is all about doing the right thing even when you are not being watched and standing for the right thing even if you are alone :)


Lets make our learning fun. Hence ,enjoy the video .







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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H - Humility ( A - Z Challenge : Day 8)

Are we true to ourselves? Well, most of us wonder what kinda question is that. But yes ,you heard it right folks.Are we true to ourselves? May be yes and sometimes No. The situations where NO is the answer then its not us who's answering it. Its our darker side or should we say the "so called greatest me" called Ego answers it. We cannot deny the fact that we don't own Ego. Lets be humble enough to accept the truth.Often we feel that we don't carry our ego always. Trust me Ego is like the shadow, Its not seen always but its always with us. It makes it appearance depending on the direction of the light. So does our ego. Its embedded deep somewhere within us and pops out suddenly whenever someone underestimates us or our abilities and capacities.

How do we cope up with it. The answer begins with "H". That's right. Its Humility.
Humility is not thinking ourselves less but accepting what we really are. Nothing happens to us if someone underrates us. It shouldn't matter to us at all. Because at the end of the day we know who we are. We can lie to every one in this world but lying to our own heart or soul is not easy.So other's opinions or ideas towards us should not affect our existence.

Humility is the modesty to accept who we are and what we are capable of. Nobody is perfect in this whole wide world . But we can try to be better than what we were yesterday . If we are humble enough to accept what we are then, We will definitely grow. Its better than pretending to something great that we are not.

Great leaders possessed this gem called Humility. Even though they have achieved the impossible, they were always humble in their approach.They never bragged about their glory and achievement.

We are like a tiniest droplet in the ocean of knowledge.No matter how much we learn there is always much more than we can image to learn in this world.So lets accept ourselves the way we are. We need not brag about our own self. Even if someone underestimates you let them do it because its going to change nothing.
Most importantly , we must never consider ourselves great even if we have achieved something. Its the time to be humble and appreciate the things or people who helped you to succeed.


As per  Humility is simply being down to the earth.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G - Gratitude ( A- Z Challenge : Day 7)

I have been wondering what is the word that We often use. The word first struck me was "THANK YOU" . We usually thank people for their help or support. Do we really mean it? Well, God knows. For me , Thank you is so much more than just a word to appreciate other person's efforts to help us out. Thank You is the word that should be uttered by heart not just merely with our mouths.

As per me, Thank you is the word expressed in Gratitude. Its just doesn't only appreciate the other person's effort in extending help. Also  means that We are grateful for what they (others) have done for us and we will always remember their help ,also if needed and possible we will try our best to return the kindness. If we are able to help them back at their worst that doesn't mean that we are square. We must not think that we are free from the circle of exchanging help.We must always be thankful to them as they helped in a situation where we had a dead end. Gratitude should always be carried till the last breath of our lives.

 Not being grateful is considered to be the great sin on earth. It is so because when we are surrounded by pitch black darkness, a ray of light matters more than anything ,right? So is the person who helped us and supported us in our most worst conditions must never be forgotten.

Here are the two perspectives of being Thankful.


Here is the another one :



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Monday, April 7, 2014

F - Faith ( A - Z Challenge : Day 6)

Its a new day and  yet another week to discover the beauty of Life. I would like to begin the week with a hope of seeing a better me .

There are times when our eyes see nothing but the darkness. When we are done with our patience to see the light, eventually darkness becomes a part of our life. The darkness of life can be broken down into pieces when we believe that God loves me and no matter what happens in the life ,he is always there to save me.
When things fall apart never give up the faith in God. God is always in time.In the times when our expectation are drowned , put yourself in the hands of God and believe that he has even greater plans for you.

Faith is jumping off the cliff with a confidence that God will definitely catch you.
Faith is walking on the ocean believing that God will not let you drown.




Faith can take many forms. Its just not a relationship between the God and you.
Faith is one of the higher qualities of life , which is the ability to believe in impossible.Heart is an enlightened guide if it is inspired by faith. Faith gives unequaled strength and also a special dimension to all that constitutes to daily life, in each one of its activities .Faith is the strength of a human being. In spiritual sense , Faith is the lively link between the supreme and mortal.

Mahatma Gandhi had faith in non violence to achieve India's freedom from the British rule which was an unbelievable/impossible task for many.Again its the faith in Mahatma Gandhi's leadership for freedom fight whom the Indians followed and ultimately leading to Independent India.

Another inspiring example is Nelson Mandela. Had he not guided by his heart inspired by faith,still South Africa be in the clutches of Apartheid.Can anyone imagine his suffering? I am not talking of his jail life of Robin Island.He had much bigger invisible suffering after he was freed from the jail and became the first President of democratic South Africa.The people who followed him his struggle for democratic South Africa wanted a sort of revenge including his family members after he became the President.But Nelson Mandela asked his followers all their fighting weapons in the sea and forget color, race and creed to make South Africa really a democratic Nation.It was his faith that did not allow him to yield to the pressures of his followers.Otherwise , South Africa might have been still fighting the racial war.

Hence, faith is an invisible force and results can be obtained if followed by Love, Patience and Discipline.


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Happy Monday :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

E - Empathy ( A - Z Challenge : Day 5)

Today, its Day 5 and its weekend too. So lets do things differently today. Instead of writing so much , I just thought I would convey my thought through a cartoon which will not only teach us a better way of living but also it will take us back to our Childhood ( The most amazing part of our lives ).


So here it goes :




 Have you ever tried someone else's shoes? If we try them either our feet will hurt or we end up throwing them away as soon as we feel that they are uncomfortable. We find it very easy to comment or disgrace a person if they are a bit different from us. But we never try to feel or know what they are actually going through. Or even we least care about their lives but we do like commenting them.

Sometimes if we see a person in pain we sympathize with him/her. Console them saying " Everything will be al right" . But are we sure of it? Many a times we know that's a difficult situation to overcome but just to lighten or ease the pain of others we say " Everything  is going to be fine", even though we know its quiet hard. We just say it and easily go back to our lives.

Empathy is entirely different from that of Sympathy. Empathy is feeling with others heart. Putting ourselves in others shoes. Seeing the problem with their eyes. Empathy is like placing our own self in others situation and finding genuine ways of solving it. To empathize with people its very necessary to understand their nature which is the most complex part as every human and his nature is unique .Its very important to give suggestions that match their nature. If not, we will end up disappointing them even more adding to their problems.
That's all human analysing skills which depend on human intelligence.To empathize even more effectively you just need to have a heart that feels their pain then you will definitely come up with the best solution.

A picture is better than a thousand words. So here it is what I really mean by all that writing


P.s : Video has been taken from youtube and the picture is from google search :)

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Friday, April 4, 2014

D - Duty ( A - Z Challenge : Day 4)

'Duty' and 'Right' are the two words that always go side by side. I am well aware of my rights but am I discharging my duties with the same determination and dedication with which I claim my rights .

So I take this post as a reminder of my duties. Well , the set of duties change with the roles I play everyday.

To begin with , The duties I should perform 

As A HUMAN :    My duty as a human is to serve the purpose for which I was sent to Earth.
                          Be thankful to the Lord for everything I am and for everything he gave.
                          I should always embrace the very essence of being Human - HUMANITY
                                                                       
As A DAUGHTER: Never let down my parents
                          Should try to be the pride of my dear Parents
                          Should preserve and if possible enhance the respect and the honor they hold
                          Give them the happiness and joy they deserve from my part.

As A Sister         : Support her whenever necessary.
                       Should be one among the persons she could count on.

As A Citizen       :  Should abide by the law,rules and regulations.

As A Friend        : I should be reliable
                       Capable to wipe the tears of my friend and bring her life back to normal if needed.
                   
As An Aunt          : Should be able to show my niece the righteous path.
                         Should train her to be wise in everything she does.

As A Social being : Maintain healthy relationships with my fellow being.
                        Be helpful
                        Should not discriminate on any basis

As A Student : Should abide by the rule and regulations of my Educational institute

Well, duties should be performed with no intentions for personal pleasures or for personal success. We work because We have a duty to discharge and obligations to fulfill.

For me , duties should be performed with a feeling of " I should " rather than with a feeling like " Uhh! I have to "

On this note , I would like to share a video with you guys.I was moved a lot by this very video.


If we feel that Its mine and I  should do it , the duties will never be a burden 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

C - Character ( A - Z Challenge : Day 3)

Today , I was in a fix while thinking of my post . Actually I was stuck between two most powerful words in the dictionary of Life .First , I thought of going with Courage then later with  Character. Really, it was quite difficult for me to choose one of them. Finally I 've ended up with CHARACTER . The reason for CHARACTER was simple as it is the only thing that is remembered even after the end of life of the person . Neither his wealth nor his reputation is remembered once the person bids final good-bye . In the world nothing lives forever . The only thing that lives beyond time is THE GOOD CHARACTER of the person.




We all know the word character and very often we use it too .But if someone asks us to define Character we either stumble upon words or just run out of words . So how do we define it?
Well, I have discovered a simple way to define the Character. We all love to watch movies,right? Yes , I can watch movies back to back. Okay , that's another story. So at the end of the movie we love or like the lead role actor or the hero/heroine of the movie. Why do we like them? They are just other humans like we all are. Also the hero/heroine plays in other movies too but we like them in a particular role only. Other point is that we don't know these actors in person then what's in them that makes us like them? 
Its the CHARACTER they play that attracts us more.That's the reason we don't like villains of the movies. We get attracted towards the goodness within the person. 

We can define the character as the goodness and thoughtfulness of a person that builds his /her character. 

Character is the combination of bunch of virtues that person displays or hangs on to  even if he is not being watched .Nobody is born with a great character but everyone can build it. It is the measure of how a person behaves with the fellow being . It tells us how a person treats the creatures of the world. Our choices and interests also define our character. Our reactions in different situations describes our character.Our response to the things we dislike shows our character too. Even simpler , music we prefer defines our character . In fact the words we use on the daily basis can decide our character too. So we have to more cautious while we pick our words . Every single action of a person describes his Character. 

A man with a strong character is never afraid of standing alone for what he believes to be righteous .He would prefer to fight the war alone than to be one among the rest. Eventually this character ends up as Leadership. So if one has good character he can not only be a good person but a great leader. The history proves the rest about the Leaders. We still respect our leaders and try to walk the path they took back then.Again its the character that we admire.

Recipe for Character :

Pure Heart + Balanced and open mind + Forgiving soul + kind Tongue = Great Character

Its said that fate is pre-written but our character can turn things around. 

We don't need super powers to change the world because God has given us the ultimate power called Character. 

There are a bunch of people who inspire me with their characters. They are not famous enough but for me they are my path setters . I am lucky to have them in my life .

" Everything fades, what remains is your character."



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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B - Benevolence ( A - Z Challenge : Day 2)

Many a times we acquire greater understanding and the depth of a certain aspect when told through pictures or stories. So instead of writing so much I would like to convey my thought through a story.



Lawrence  Anthony,
a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller,
The Elephant Whisperer.

He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe
from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals.
 
On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.   

He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and
numerous elephants.
 
T
wo days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home

led by two large matriarchs.  Separate wild herds arrived in droves
to say goodbye to their beloved 'man-friend'.  
          
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 112 miles
to get to his South African House.

 Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence's passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way:  Walking slowly, for days, making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his  house.  Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched,knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years! But yet they knew where they were going.  The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who'd saved  their lives - so much respect that they stayed for 2 days and 2 nights without eating anything. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home. 


 A simple act of Benevolence made the world to witness a miracle .


 After reading the story , I just realized  I live in a world where we need to pay for everything we do .Even if it costs us so much , we never let go doing such things.  I wonder, then  why are we resisting ourselves in lending our hand to help and heart to think for others which is of free. We need not pay a penny for an act of kindness or a thought for others. But still we prefer the things that cost us fortunes.

In this story , Mr. Lawrence Anthony thought of the poor animals and extended his help. He was not a Super-Human but was a Benevolent Man . His this act of kindness was clearly understood by wild animals which don't speak our language. This story truly justifies the saying

"BENEVOLENCE IS THE LANGUAGE WHICH EVEN DEAF CAN HEAR AND DUMB CAN SPEAK"

The easiest way to reach God , is to think and have a heart for others.God,himself appreciates the one who serves others . Simple acts of benevolence can melt even the hardest rocks.Lets not melt the rocks , but wash away our Selfishness.

Its not something we need to think or plan to help others  or be compassionate to them. In fact its the simplest of all. We just need a HEART. A KIND HEART.  When we have a heart , we can feel the pain of others too which will force us to help in the best way possible.


Let us all fan the spark of Benevolence within our Hearts and let the Humanity spread :)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A - Attitude ( A - Z Challenge : Day 1)

Finally , the most awaited month has arrived. Every blogger must have been looking forward for this month as I did. 

 We all are humans or I would say the masterpieces of God . When I say masterpieces Of God , I mean that Lord Almighty has designed each one of us with high potentials and varied talents. No one is alike . But every one is capable of every thing in one or the other way. The only thing is we have our different ways of handling things. But many a times we  fail at many things and just drag ourselves into the darkness of losing.
While at the same time some people succeed at the same work at which others may fail. What makes difference is The ATTITUDE. 

Great men were not born great. Their Attitude towards life made them great. They were just like you and me. Its the right attitude that matters.We all are equal in our potentials what we really need  to do the things correctly is the right ATTITUDE.



You can have a promising life if you adopt a positive attitude.

A man may be very wealthy, but even if he should lose all of it, he is still what he was yesterday. This great fact of being we must learn to appreciate. Being, true being, needs nothing to condition or garnish its existence. It is! A materialistic attitude to life has therefore to be abandoned before one can set foot on the path to right living. It is the attitude which is important, not the fact of possession or non-possession. Given the wrong attitude, poverty can be as damaging as riches.


Talking of ATTITUDE , I found this really amazing piece of article which I would love to share because the goodness should always be shared to make the world a better place to live in.

Well, this wonderful piece of article was once shared by my father. I would like to share this with everyone .




From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:
What Equals 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they 
are giving more than 100%?
We have all been in situations where someone wants you to
GIVE OVER 100%...
How about ACHIEVING 101%?
What equals 100%in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help
answer these questions:


If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
And:
K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%
But:
A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E
1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

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