Friday, January 27, 2017

Bird Effect

It was a Sunday Morning. The whole family had a little late breakfast than the usual days. A flock of crows flying at a distance suddenly sat in the balcony corridor. They were cawing in loud sound indicating that they need food from us. Looking at the plight of their demand,  my younger son was nagging for food for Crow. I ran to the kitchen to hunt some extra food for them. When I came back with few morsels of rice, my son was happy. I spread across the food in the balcony corridor. The flock of crows was hesitant for a while.  They had their stomachful after I came inside and flew away. This incident had left a deep insight on me. 
The flock of birds comes every moment and ask for food. It is a regular sight these days in my home. I am happy to know that the Crow find a little solace in searching food in our house as we always keep food. A little initiative by my younger one of 5 yrs turned to be a family conscious effort. We can always learn anything from little ones. I am very blessed to see that the act of kindness has been deep-rooted at this young age. Whenever children come with any idea or effort to convey something instead of discarding the idea, it is always good to take initiative towards the cause. A little effort can bring a magnificent change in our children and ourselves.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


I had a meeting to attend with my colleagues. I got up ready as usual. I was wondering, should I take my car or go by bus? I felt a little lazy boarding a bus. So I took my car and started the journey. I never drove to that venue in my life. I switched on my GPS and drove. I completed halfway in the drive. When I was about to reach the meeting point,  the GPS confused the route. I was struggling to find the place. I enquired few passer-by and some colleagues.  Even after getting the information, I couldn't reach the place quickly. Somehow I managed to find the route and reached the place. It was just a few minutes from the place I stranded. We finally had a good meeting with a lot of great memories. 

If I would have taken a Bus, the journey must have been easy. But I would not have learned the lesson of crossing rough roads. It is my attitude shift that helped me to reach the goal even though the path and the destination were new at that moment. Sometimes when we start something new without knowing the final destination, the journey may feel a little mayhem. Don't worry, ignore, and carry only the goal in mind, you will reach the destination in no time. 

Friday, January 13, 2017


I usually go to Yoga Class as part of my morning routine. Yoga helps me personally to balance body and mind on an everyday basis. It was one of those days I went to the morning class. As usual, the instructor was keep giving instructions one after the other. Sometimes we get to go to a relaxed mode before starting another set of stretches.  Somehow this particular day, I was feeling the instructor was giving too much workout for the same part of the body. While I was thinking in the same lines, I heard someone raising their concern over the same issue. 

I also raised my concern and spoke for few seconds for which the instructor took the same and changed the Yoga postures. We continued doing the Yoga. The session ended on time. After the Yoga Class, I didn't feel comfortable. I talked to the Yoga Teacher and said sorry that I spoke in the middle of the class and gave a feedback which was not good. 

I realized when we are planning to give any good feedback we can always say in front of many people. However, if we have a concern or issue to raise on anyone it is better to speak one on one and explain the same. We need to step in their shoes and think for a moment to talk and behave accordingly. Not everybody is perfect in the world. However, if we are conscious of those awkward moments we can work towards a peaceful world for ourselves and others. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Paradigm Shift

It was a pleasant sunny morning. I was on my way back from a client visit. It has been long since I traveled by Bus. So I took a bus ride to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the morning. The trip was good until I heard the loud voice from the back seat. The mother was yelling at the top of her voice. I turned my head to see what was going on?

I saw a boy of 7 years vomiting near the window seat. She scolded him asking why he did not inform her earlier? I was shocked to hear the words from the mother. I wondered, how would a child know when vomiting can come. 

As parents, we usually get paranoid on the situation sometimes and doesn't know how to handle. For a second, I put myself in the shoes of the mother and checked. I too have yelled at my child for various reasons on different occasions.  

That day was a learning experience for me.  I understand sometimes we end up in a dreadful situation. It can be related to our children.  As parents, if we take a minute and analyze, we would keep calm and deal the situation in a better way.  For our inability to handle certain things in life, we should not be blaming our children. That day was an eye-opener for me, hope it will bring a paradigm shift with all of us too.