Stepping into 2016

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‘2015’ is leaving us with memories, experiences, learning; and leading way to a new year. As I set to welcome ‘2016’, I ponder on the last days of the year I’m present in – what have I gained, what have I lost, what will be the following year like. I feel I should also add to the list – what have I learnt, how have I helped others, how have I influenced others, how have I become better. Using the day for an introspection, I  jot down some points which came to my mind. Things which I will focus on, in the coming year. I will love to hear some more from you if you would like to share.

  1. Engage more with family, friends & network – I realize that there are many instances where I could have engaged more with my family, friends and people in the network. ‘I was busy’ is an easy excuse which can be given to oneself and others. But was I really that busy that I couldn’t spend time with my grandmother, accompany my mother to the place, return a call of a friend or go to a dinner party. Life is moving fast. I will spend more time with my buddies.
  2. Help the needy – I always feel that God has given me more than necessary and I feel glad whenever I could be of any help to someone – in any form –  an appreciation, advice, help, solution, or goods. ‘There is abundance in the world if we share.’ I too am a needy.
  3. Get into the shoes of – Everyone is fighting a battle which no other knows about. So, I will “Live and let live”.  In today’s world, the most sought after necessity is ‘peace’ .
  4. Give love to the animals – I will support the beings as it is becoming tougher for them to survive in the world, with us trespassing and encroaching their homelands, yet we are ‘Deaf, Dumb & Blind’  towards them. Do something  or adopt a pet whenever you can. If God has made them, they too deserve freedom, peace, happiness as much as we do.
  5. Get the facts right before jumping into gossips – Social media and people network comes with easy accessibility as well as a convenient layer, which definitely helps in raising my voice and expressing opinions in an easy manner. But I won’t be just another voice to the web of gossipers practicing that, which could be demeaning and detrimental to  another person.
  6. Learn anything – I will improve my awareness and knowledge on something new. It will definitely only act as a positive.
  7. Spend time in hobbies & recreational activities Off late, I have started focusing on my much-staggered hobby – Creative Writing. Pursuing a hobby indeed relaxes the mind and the body and makes it more productive. Sing, dance, play, paint, sketch, read, write...
  8. Walk, run, exercise, meditate, beautify, travel, dine – I will focus on my health as this actually traverses with you wherever you go: a healthy body and mind. I will also beautify myself by indulging in grooming and eating right. Travel is rejuvenating and I will explore new places.
  9. Love, respect, understand, spread smiles & happiness – I will put effort to bring a smile and happiness to people I come across.
  10. Be humble & open – The higher I fly and fall, it is harder. The parachute which acts as a support is humility. Shed ego, be humble and open.
  11. Forgive and let go – Holding on to anger is a quicksand of deterioration. Forgive and let go.
  12. Laugh hard – Laughter is the best medicine and is contagious in spreading merriment.
  13. Give my best & do work hard The result is not in my hands but the effort is. I will give my best to whatever I’m doing. I will also work hard to achieve professional excellence in whatever domain I’m working in. At the end of the day, bread & butter matters for survival.

Wish you & family peace, happiness, prosperity – Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas

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“Dashing through the snow,
In a one horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
bells on bob tail ring
making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.
Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh”

This Christmas, let’s do what Santa has been doing for centuries and gift something to someone who needs something. A merry Christmas to all and let’s make it merrier for someone.

Be happy, smile, spread happiness and smiles !

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Unleashing the writer in you

You have been dreaming that dream of being a writer.  Now the dream may keep changing – author of a book or/and a columnist in a newspaper or/and blogger in a website. Initially you maybe unsure of what to write, as tits and bits of ideas just float and swirl in the mind making it seem so confusing, so you do a bit of online search where you again enter the sea of information. In the sea of information, this article is like one wave which contains elements on how to unleash the writer in you.

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