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O La Paloma Blanca

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?

The early hours are the best part of my day. It is the time when I can focus my mind and decide on the quality of thoughts for the day. After a good nights rest, it is in the morning that there is a flurry of thoughts that invade our mind. Before that happens I usually have half an hour of quiet time for prayer, contemplation and peace.

I find that this practice has been of great help to me especially in times of challenge. After a good rest, the morning sun recharges me and I am ready to give my best. So I am a morning bird that sings “O la Paloma blanca”

When the sun shines on the mountains
and the night is on the run,
its a new day,its a new way,
and I fly up to the sun.

I can feel the morning sunlight.
I can smell the new-morn hay.
I can hear Gods voices calling
of my golden skylight way.

O la paloma blanca,
Im just a bird in the sky.
O la paloma blanca,
over the mountains I fly.
Yes, no one can take my freedom away.

Once I had my share of losing,
once they locked me on a chain.
Yes, they tried to break my power.
Oh I still can feel the pain.

O la paloma blanca,
Im just a bird in the sky.
O la paloma blanca,
over the mountains I fly.
Yes, no one can take my freedom away.

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://bellemorgen.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/dp-because-the-night/
2) http://365daysofthankyou.com/2014/04/21/because-the-night/
3) http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/creature-of-the-night/
4) http://chasingdestino.com/2014/04/21/the-night-time-is-the-right-time-daily-post/
5) http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/because-the-night/

 

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Who I Am & Why I Am Here?

April 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi I am Sajeev Kumar from Singapore.  I like to blog in my free time as I believe is: 

An outlet for my creativity
A creative flow from the deep recesses of your mind. An outlet to express your emotions.  An expression of love, a celebration of success, an inspiration on the joys of life and a search for the truth.

Write to inspire
We can write to inspire and motivate and develop the leaders of tomorrow.  To instill values that stand the test of time.  To inspire people to live a life of value based on simplicity, truth and courage. To stop the mad rat-race and greed that is leading to our downfall.  To seek to know the true purpose of our life.

A stand against injustice
Writing also enables us to take a stand against injustices prevailing in society like corruption, child labour, rape, terrorism, atrocities against women, racial distinctions etc.  By writing we can take little steps to enlighten and educate people of the ills in our society.

A fight for a noble cause
 It helps us to undertake and mobilise people to work for noble causes like education for the poor, the fight against poverty, environmental causes, food and water for poor etc.

The recognition of the oneness in us
Writing opens our heart to the world.  It recognises the oneness in all of us.  And by sharing our joys, sorrows and successes we recognise and re-inforce the belief that a community effort is more successful than a lone voice that cannot be heard.  It helps us to mobilise people towards a noble cause.

We can write to inform, to educate, to share, to lift the spirits, to lighten the mood, to seek the truth, to inspire with poetry, stories, art, travel and photography.

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://worldruler007.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/daily-prompt-moments-to-remember/
2) http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/i-am-a-rock/

Wordless Wednesdays

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?

April 10, 2014 1 comment

Do you find it easy to make new friends? Tell us how you’ve mastered the art of befriending a new person.

Life is so short that it would be boring without friends. I am not exactly extrovert or loquacious by nature. But I love to meet people and network.

This was one of the reasons why I joined toastmasters. It is a great way to network, learn and have fun at the same time. I have met and made friends with wonderful people from many parts of the world through toastmasters.

At our club, we welcome guests and it is a great opportunity to learn how to start conversations, make our guests feel at home, engage them and enthrall them. Most of our guests feel welcome and want to join our club.

Blogging and social media also help me to network with people. Another good avenue is meetups with groups pursuing similar interests like table-tennis, music and other hobbies.

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2014/04/09/daily-prompt-why-cant-we-be-friends/
2) http://curlymamaof2.com/2012/11/15/adult-friends/
3) http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/daily-prompt-why-cant-we-be-friends/
4) http://untiltheinkwelldries.com/2014/04/09/the-look-the-art-of-befriending/
5) http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/04/09/daily-prompt-why-cant-we-be-friends/
6) http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/daily-prompt-why-cant-we-be-friends/
7) http://cognitivereflection.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/daily-prompt-why-cant-we-be-friends/
8) http://manmadeoceans.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/why-cant-we-be-friends/
9 http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/daily-prompt-making-new-friends/
10) http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/daily-post-why-cant-we-be-friends/

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Make Me Smile

April 8, 2014 10 comments

If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face?

Smiles and laughter can recharge you and have a great effect on our well-being.   Laughter and good humour is infectious.  The sound of roaring laughter is also contagious.  When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.  Llaughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humour and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy,  diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress

I love to watch standup comedies, fun sitcoms like Friends, Seinfeld, Whose line is it anyway, Just for laughs etc. I also try to play with my daughter whenever I get time. Children have a natural sense of humour
and laugh much more than adults.

Watching cartoons like Tom & Jerry, Popeye with your child is also a great way to relax at home and enjoy some laughter.

Laughter teaches us not to take everything too seriously. It makes us lighten up and also lightens the mood of those around us.

Whether it is sharing a good joke, relating a humorous anecdote or watching a funny movie – we can inject some humour into our daily life to smile, enhance our personality and spread the good feeling to those around us.

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://zaphnathpaaneah05.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/smile/
2) http://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/dp-daily-prompt-make-me-smile/
3) http://undefinedbydesignblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile-when-youre-smiling-the-whole-world-smiles-with-you/
4) http://diaryofdennis.com/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/
5) http://tangledupindaydreams.net/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/
6) http://tangledupindaydreams.net/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/
7) http://rebeccabarray.com/2014/04/07/smile/
8) http://serendipitouscookery.com/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/
9) http://littlegirlstory.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/
10) http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/make-me-smile-paris-in-the-rain/comment-page-1/

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Lookin’ Out My Back Door

April 4, 2014 1 comment

Look out your back window or door — describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.

 

cassia

From my window, I can see that the Indian laburnums (Cassia fistula, GoldenShower Tree) are in full bloom this year.  All along the streets the trees are in full bloom just in time for Vishu (the new year according to the Malayalam calendar).

On April 15th, Malayalee Hindus will wake up early in the morning have a bath and see the Vishu Kani. The elders in the house arrange the Vishu Kani. A picture of Lord Krishna is decorated using ‘konna’ (laburnum) flowers. The Vishukkani consists of an arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh lemon, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the house. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside

On Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight of the new season. The elders in the family first wake up and light the lamp and then they will bring each member of the family by closing their eyes and leading them to the Vishu Kani. We believe that seeing the auspicious picture of Lord Krishna early in the morning will usher in good luck, happiness and prosperity. All the kids will get vishu kaineettam (some money) after the vishu kani from elderly persons of the house.

There is a spread of Vishu sadya (traditional lunch) on this day, crackers are lit up and there is fun and merriment all around.

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2014/04/03/daily-prompt-looking-out-my-back-door/
2) http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/04/the-view-from-the-back-window/
3) http://randomnreal.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/lookin-out-back-window/
4) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/the-view/
5) http://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/daily-post-prompt-back-door/
6) http://kattermonran.com/2014/04/03/daily-prompt-lookin-out-my-back-door/
7) http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/my-back-yard-then-and-now/
8) http://analindenblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/view-of-spring-daily-prompt-challenge/
9) http://lenzexperiments.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/blooming-beauties/
10) http://cindi-keller.com/2014/04/04/lookin-out-my-back-door/

 

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If I Could Turn Back Time

If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?

If I could really turn back time, I would like to go back to my childhood years when I was 8 – 10 years old. My childhood time was really colourful and packed with activities.

Climbing trees, plucking cashews, tamarind, mangoes, jamuns, blackberries gave a thrill to us. We used to also play kabaddi, 7-tiles, cricket, TT during playtime.

We had a big community at our colony. We used to get together for all festivals irrespective of religion. We also emjoyed participating in dramas, competitions, games, entertainment programmes, movie screenings etc

I would also like to go back to spend more time with my mother who is no more.  I would like to be with her, care for her and thank her for all that she has done for me

Childhood was a really fun phase of my life!

Other interesting posts in this category:
1)http://myrenaissanceblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/if-i-could-turn-back-time-if-i-could-reminisce/
2) http://guategrits.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/if-i-could-turn-back-time/
3) http://latebloomerliz.com/2014/04/02/if-i-could-turn-back-time/
4) http://tyviner.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/daily-prompt-if-i-could-turn-back-time/
5) http://theoriesinthought.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/if-i-could-turn-back-time/
6) http://markie1302.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/daily-prompt-if-i-could-turn-back-time-01-04-14/
7) http://thatmontrealgirl.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/if-i-could-turn-back-time/
8) http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/daily-prompt-if-i-could-turn-back-time/
9) http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/daily-prompt-if-i-could-turn-back-time/
10) http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/daily-prompt-if-i-could-turn-back-time-psychology-behind-being-present-and-daily-life/

 

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