Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 begins.....

Every year comes and goes as usual. The world looks the same. Only,we tend to see it differently on the New Year's day. The motivation to make resolutions is on high spirit. What I believe is, New Year is a Year where I transform into higher self from the core being of what 'I' was before. A realization that came at a 'magical moment' and after that I was not the same being anymore. From that euphoric moment onwards, the New Year starts. January 1st is just an ear marked period. The transition and the transformation can be any part of the day and year.
However we are entering into the new calendar year according to Gregorian Calendar. As we step in with lots of hope, dreams and aspirations to accomplish, I wish everyone a super success with abundance of joy, health and wealth.  

Let the New year mold us in to New 'Being' and achieve goals and success beyond our imagination by the grace of HIM. Stay Blessed.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Better to Best

After I complete my writing and wrap it for the day, the next day when I look at my content for review there will be few places where I think I can write/change it better. The content looked very right at the moment I wrote. However when I see with a higher maturity and fresh mind I can think a little more better.

In life too, some decision of ours seems to be right at the moment and we continued on. It was according to that moment's intelligence. Later after few years down the lane when we look back, they were not right. When we grow higher in maturity and thought process, we won't be the same person to take the same decision now.

Hence I believe none of our decisions are right or wrong. It was right according to the mindset we had. As we grow, it differs. The decision we made at the moment was needed to shape us the person what we are of today. As we quietly slip into New Year, with lots of resolutions in mind, hope everything is right at the moment. As days go by, and months pass by, who knows you may change your mind, but everything is for good. Enjoy the transition from better to best.


Hard Stand

Post Chennai floods, the official medicine which has been talked about much in awe is 'Nila-Vembu' aka 'Neem of the ground' powder. We have also bought to use at home. For a whole long week, I was struggling to push the Antibiotics for my son to get rid of the fever. Nothing worked. Fever was still on. Since my patience has reached the threshold, I thought to make use of 'Nila-Vembu'. I boiled the powder in a vessel as per the instructions and thought to test myself.

Alas!!! It was so bitter that I couldn't even sip a bit. Initially I was very hesitant to give that to my younger son. However I was very surprised to see my son drinking with an annoying face yet drinking it believing that it would cure him. I knew the decision he took was very hard to achieve the same. Finally fever was gone.

Similar way, In life too some decisions are tough to take and once taken we need to follow them wholeheartedly to get the desired results. We all knew getting up early and heading to a Gym or Yoga class is very tough. However if we can practice doing the same, after a point it becomes a regular ritual for us.The more and more we take a hard stand on ourselves, life will become easy and start flowing abundantly.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Love vs Hate

Few weeks back, my son came from school with a drooping face. It was rather unusual Mr. Charming from School. I asked him the reason. He said, " A friend whom I thought was so good has turned against me today, I don't think I will be friends with him". I said, "Discuss with him on any issue and sort it out, don't just avoid and hate him immediately".
With that I said, "If you think of love and spread it around, you will receive the same back.Instead if we spread hatred, that alone will come back". He was sitting next to me for few minutes and listening to me.
I believe it is good to teach kids at an young age on how to deal with friends, family and community. If we sow the seeds now, we can enjoy the benefits as a tree. It is very necessary to indulge certain qualities in them very deeply at an early age to progress further in good tone.


Feeling Sick....

It was a cold stricken night
My thoughts were not right
I and my little one ailing in bed
With lots of aches and fever around the head

Days were passing by
I spent each day with a sigh
Coming back to normal
Is something I felt abnormal

My patience has been under test
To evolve into very best
Thank you GOD for the experience
To focus on some priorities very serious

A hard learning all the way
To keep us healthy throughout the day

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Greatest Battle

Few teachings from the Prophet are

"Strive always to excel in virtue and truth"

"Do not get angry, Do not ask people for things, wish for people whatever you wish for yourself"

"He who sleeps on a full stomach whilst his Neighbour goes hungry is not one of us"

Among all the teachings, the most wonderful one is "Surrender to one God' and thereby embracing peace. If we can completely follow at least one from his sayings in our life time, we can achieve the greater good and make the world a better place to live in.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tree Observation

After I completed my prayer, I sat in the prayer mat for a while introspecting something. In a little far distance in my neighbor's backyard I could see a lovely tree with some super juicy fruits on the top in full bloom. Felt like going and plucking the same and then realized I need to walk down all the way and  a little further to the  destination and ask for it from someone whom I never spoke or interacted in any manner.

Thinking on those lines, I was wondering even our goals, dreams and aspirations are too far away. HE always shows us in virtual realm. If I am willing to put effort and work hard for it, it will come and materialize one day. Rather if I keep thinking and not doing anything to achieve the same will never bring the fruit back. Thank you God for showing me the tree and the realization.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Skipping rope

Yesterday my younger son was nagging me so much to go and see the Tennis class of his brother. I also accompanied him to the park and indeed we had a good time. While I went there, I could see Afshan doing skipping before the start of the class and I knew he went late that day. So he was the last to join the class. He had to do 200 skipping as part of his warm up routine and he kept on doing even though he was getting late for the class. He said to me one day when the coach asked, "How much did you skip?",He said '120' and for that he got strong remarks from him on why he couldn't complete till 200.
I was wondering even if he would have said 200 to the coach he would have believed the same as he was not tracking the count as many kids were doing in sequence and also he was in the tennis court coaching the others. Yesterday also I witnessed the same, after doing 200 on the dot only he goes for the practice. That was one stunning moment for me as he keep exhibiting truth and continue doing the same. I believe we should encourage the traits and also that kept lingering in me on how I can evolve and carry forward carrying the same value in my life. He taught me a profound lesson.

I am hooked

For more than a week, I am very much hooked to this wonderful song. The song is "Imagine" by John Lennon. Whenever I hear this, it brings lots of peace and quietness within. A soul soothing song. Wonderful lyrics and a new way to see the world. Hope you would enjoy too.

Friday, December 18, 2015

From the book 'I Inspire'

I was reading through the book 'I Inspire' the story of Neerja Malik as told to Megha Bajaj. All through the book I thoroughly enjoyed. I have few more pages t...o complete. From the pages I read, what inspired me most was the column 'Accept what is, is.....' . This gives a complete freedom to think, settle down and relax when things aren't going right. Yesterday, I couldn't complete my set of activities which I have planned earlier and I had to be with my younger one for his activities and sometimes tantrums. When my mind goes a little frustrated for few seconds, this thought 'Accept what is, is...' would come, soothe and makes me relaxed. When I spot any inefficiency around, instead of jumping up and high and shouting in loud spirits, it made me realize 'Accept what is, is ....' and handle the situation in a more peaceful manner.

I believe I am going to use this key going forward whenever my plans doesn't fall in place. Thanks Megha Bajaj and Neerja Malik for the wonderful realization and the book.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Coloring Fun

During the days of Black out when Chennai flooded, my young critter involved himself in coloring activity for a long time much to my surprise and he continues on. This is something good he developed during the bad times. All the family members have learned something new and continuing on as part of the black out and without technology. Staying without gadgets opens many doors of life which we never thought it existed ever before.

As my little's Montessori school haven't opened yet considering the safety measures, he is spending his time by coloring and reading with me. Yesterday when he started to color with crayons, he asked me very strictly to sit beside him and color along with him. I was initially reluctant giving some excuses to get away with my work. But he being with strong will power pulled me in and I had to start coloring with him which he thoroughly enjoyed. In the due course of time, I could see myself enjoy doing it with him in full commitment and full of life.

I realized how soothing effect the coloring brings when we give ourselves completely in the picture coloring them. Accepting and giving ourselves completely in any work brings immense joy and very peace. Hope you can try doing with son or daughter too,when they keep nudging you to spend time with them. After all we don't get these precious years, when they move on to the next years of life.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A lovely sight

A view from my balcony
So mesmerizing for the family
A lovely crescent moon
As a white diamond in throne
Clouds flying above
Covering the sky as bow
My heart bounces high
Glancing the sight thereby
World is filled with treasure
I thank HIM for all the pleasure
All the scene is beautiful
Life is always bountiful

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Story and a learning

Yesterday my younger son and I were reading a Book together. The Book is "Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss and there was a picture demonstrating a character sitting in the cart in one side of the book and the other side showing the character pushing the cart up with tremendous effort carrying child in the cart. Looking at the picture he was asking me, why is the Cat just sitting in this picture whereas it is pushing so hard in the next picture. I explained him saying when you go down a hill, the force itself will make you come down whereas when you go up in the hill, you need to push the cart so heavy so it can be reached to the destination.
Explaining that I realized myself is this so true in life too? When our spirits go down, it is very easy to sink, worry and to be in despair mode. No need for anyone's support to be in the lowest level of energy. However when we are in a mood to achieve any higher goal or a great destination we need lots of high energy and high spirits which we can gather from resources and from like minded people. Hence I believe always being surrounded with the high energy spirits will make you go and work at higher destination and places. That booster is always needed to level up and go high. Agree?

Monday, December 14, 2015


Yesterday the whole family was interested in public speaking as an effect of Toastmasters we attended on Saturday. It was my elder son's turn to choose the topics and give for the rest of the family members. His topic was "Who inspired the most and how did they inspire you". My husband and I finished speaking and we waited for Afshan(elder son) to talk on the same. He started and continued like this "I believe my mother is my Inspiration and I follow her. Even though we had lots of rain holidays she didn't let me sit lazy. Instead she gave me lots of activities and kept me busy and active all the time". Now hold on, this is not the speech I got mesmerized. Whenever I was loading him with lots of work, with a little irritant mood he comes and does the work. What I was thinking this long was, I bothered him so much and he was really mad at me. When I heard the story differently that was an epic moment.  I smiled.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blackout 'N Fun

We lived a complete eco friendly life during the days of black out. No power, No gadgets and No using any modern equipment's. We had lot of time to read. We practiced going to bed early and rise up early as we need to make the most of the day. As Neighbors, we enquired each and every one very much asking for any help needed. Lots of sharing and caring were continued. It was a great habit going to the prayer place every other day. Donations, Food and Dialogues on Floods continued each day. Even though the flood has caused so much damage to this Lovely City, I believe it has taught strange and wise lessons too. Of all that, the great thing is my husband has turned out to be a voracious reader. He finished two books, "I Inspire" by Megha Bajaj and "Life is what you make it" by Preethi Shenoy in 3 days. Both are super books. I am also loving it.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Story of Milkman

For now, almost 8 months I am buying milk from a milk vendor who brings fresh milk from cow everyday. I have stopped using milk packets and cartons for a while. During the days of heavy rains, the milkman used to bring milk everyday without fail. I could hear from neighbors that there were no milk packets in the shop. He was very religious in delivering them.

I asked him," Considering the necessity of the situation so many would have come and barged your house for milk and they would have sedated you with good money per litre. Why you didn't give them instead bringing me every day". For that he said,"Ma'm for me and my wife, customers are the first prority, even for our kids we don't touch a pinch from there. After we measure the milk for the customers, rest only will be used for home and outsiders.

I thanked him from the bottom of the heart, for we didn't face any crisis getting milk for the family but he stood strong throughout the day on his values and didn't tilt a bit. For me and my family He is a superhero and I am Blessed to witness his character.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chennai Floods

Oh Lord, When I look at the sky
They look so lovely and dry
When the rains poured heavy
I wonder, is it a blessing or curse?

Sometimes YOU are kind
Sometimes YOU are tough
To make me learn something, worthy enough

I believe we are learning
To stand together thick and thin
Rains taught us a Great lesson
To correct ourselves once again

#Chennai Floods #Lesson #Learning

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Learning from Domestic help

During the heavy floods I wanted to check on my domestic help because I knew she is on a low level area. I called her and asked her well being. She said water came inside the house and we were all sitting above the bed. This phone call was during the night time around 8 PM. When she uttered those words there was no sadness, no agony, no angry in her voice. Instead she smiled and said those words and concluded saying let's see in the morning if I need any immediate shelter for the family. I was amazed. I was inspired. There was so much tears in my eyes. After few days, I thought about myself getting frustrated when there was no power, less water and no network for few days in my home. She is definitely an Inspiration and she taught me a strong lesson. People like those can bring smile to anyone in any situation. I am thinking on those lines and to relive great moments going forward.