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Self Help, Motivational, Thoughts, …General subjects…

Left or Right?

A sketch by elder son for his school work. The original he saw somewhere. Usually he does not draw or paint. But, this came as sudden surprise. It may be a coincidence that of late, we were discussing about natural living a lot….!🙏

Wellbeing around can be because of us as well!

Stay happy.

Kailash SATYARTHI : INSPIRATION UNLIMITED!

Kailash Satyarthi is one of the tallest leaders and the loudest voice in the global fight against exploitation of children. He left a lucrative career as an Electrical Engineer and started ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children and their families from unimaginable struggles of slavery and to bring them to mainstream society. It is as good as working for the future of this country!!! Currently he leads many global initiatives for children!

https://satyarthi.org.in/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kailash_Satyarthi

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/2014/satyarthi/biographical/#:~:text=Kailash%20Satyarthi%20(born%20on,a%20crusade%20against%20child%20servitude.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/inspiring-lives/kailash-satyarthi-fiesty-icon-of-child-rights/story-prNTcxzrPQWdX4Pae3F7tI.html

Have a nice day!


Note: Reference links added above.

I am richer..! Richer by 1000+ times..!

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust

I just realized that I am richer by 1000+ times. A warm feeling to have 1000+ great souls around the globe knows me and connected.

You are all wonderful and stays as friends forever! 1000Friends_FlamingFree

Thankyou_FlamingFree

My Dear Friends, Stay Safe, Happy, and Keep Smiling…!


Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Proust

Pic: flamingtext.com (free logo/design for personal and academic usage)

The gate is opened..!

Why the gate is not opened? It is only 20 minutes left!!

He bent his fingers restlessly. 

The clock was so lazy. His heart was over-clocking. Dripping sweat!


“Uncle, are you ok?”The little pretty girl was staring at him. 

“Am….i am…..oo k…”

“You are sweating Uncle! Don’t be tensed!”

“Am….i am…..oo k…”
Close your eyes and look at that beautiful sky”

“Wha…..t…? Close the eyes…? and look at the beauty of the sky…? that too inside the airport….?”He could not resist airing his valid doubt!


“Granny used to tell me whenever I feel sad…That is what I do. It works!”

“m…” He just did respond!


Actually, uncle, if you close your eyes..you can see anything right?”

He looked at her innocence!
“Yes, Granny!”

He could reply so lightly and it lightened her already bright pebbly eyes…!He obliged Granny’s advice!


He closed his eyes!

…Pinky’s nose and hands are attached with narrow white tubes; Life tubes! The colorful display was blinking above her head. Yes, blinking fast! Pinky looks so white in that white hospital dress and bedsheets! No one around?!

“Aravind, I am there, Don’t worry..!” Diya!  Yes, she cannot leave Pinky.Diya will be with her always…around; Life holding strength!!

He could touch Pinky’s tired fingers…He sat near her!She is sleeping, yet singing her favorite rhyme!

He looked at her nose again….then looked up…wow, the sky is so beautiful….deep and infinite! Sparkling Diya, among the stars….caressing Pinky!!
Sweat disappeared; clock and heart running normally.

He was not sleeping, but he fled!


“Uncle, the gate is opened! Let’s go!”

“Oh, yeah, the gate is opened!”

“Thank you, Granny…!”

He bowed to her!

She smiled, waved her hands, and ran towards her Granny!
The flight was ready to take everyone to the destination!

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Photo: Mobile shot in Dec 2019

Friends!

Before getting I didn’t know!
After getting they amaze me!
Don’t want to lose…
Small word, yet deep…
Friends
A warm shell around me;
In rain, sun or storm;
I write that over n over.
A word powers me
Day in, day out,
Smiles and shines..
Short, yet long…
FRIENDS“!
Yell it loud!


Wrote as a reply to a good morning message from my friend Balaji :

“Everything is valuable

In two situations,

First, before getting it,

Second, after losing it,

In between we dont

Realize the vale of anything!”

Thanks to my friend Balaji again for triggering me writing that word thrice and more – Friends! 🙂


Ho, she will be alone!

Then:

Younger Brother was really hesitant to come for the family event.

“Bro, she will be alone if I come. Moreover, there aren’t many houses or neighbours nearby. I am a bit worried. Please excuse…” He was anxious about his wife.

Elder gave enough confidence and “logical & practical” reasoning.

“Hey, she is not a kid and can manage alone. Moreover, our workers are there, right? Don’t worry. Your presence is very important for the event.”

Finally younger came!

Now:

“Ho, she will be alone! Without me she cannot manage anything. Also, she is not very close to neighbouring families in the apartment! I can’t leave her alone bro.” Elder brother was really tensed about his wife.

Younger brother recollected, but did not remind. He thought, realization cannot be forced!


Let us pause for a while, especially before giving a “logical & practical” reasoning! Each situation can be subtle and deep for others, beyond our reasoning!


I will be back for sure!

He walked fast. He could not find anything interesting. He just wanted to get out! He just rushed.

“Papa, did you read the quote of Captain Vikram Batra?” Elder son anxiously asked him.

“What is so special about it?” He asked his son.

“It moved me, Papa!” His son looked serious and pointed to a poster.

His son’s face pushed him to read it!

“Either I will come back after hoisting the tricolor, or

I will come back wrapped in it,

but I will be back for sure.”

Capt. Vikram Batra.

He looked at his son. His face was still illuminating!!


Captain Vikram Batra, PVC (9 September 1974 – 7 July 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. He led one of the toughest operations in mountain warfare in Indian history. He was often referred to as ‘’Sher Shah’’ (“Lion King”) in the intercepted messages of the Pakistan Army.

Courtesy: wiki. Details: Capt. Vikram Batra wiki page.


This story note is derived based on our visit to Lalbagh Botanical Garden for Flower Show 2018.

Please visit Lalbagh Botanical Garden for “208th Lalbagh Flower show ” during August 4th to August 15. This year, flower show is dedicated to Indian armed forces. The theme for this year is  ‘Sevege Guvravarpane’ (showcase the freedom fighters), & has been chosen to inculcate patriotism and inspire children. (News)