I was at a final interview, a few days ago, the Hiring Manager said he will help me with improving and fine tuning my Indian accent, until then i never talked to him about my deafness or hearing aids, at that point I took out both my hearing aids and told him I will never be able to hear fine sounds of any accent, so it will take me a very long time to get anywhere close to american accent, due to my hearing aids that are not perfect, cannot give me 100% perfect hearing, just like the contact lenses I have put on, that will not give me 20:20 vision. Of course they never called me back and i didn’t get the job. #fightforlifenevergiveup #Peoplewithdisabilities #fightagainstdisabilitydiscrimination
My job interview experience #fightforlifenevergiveup #Peoplewithdisabilities #fightagainstdisabilitydiscrimination
29 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
05 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
Wouldn’t it be nice if some day I could visit Stratford-upon-Avon, birth place of William Shakespeare? well anyways hope you enjoy the sonnet as much as I do.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! It is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
See the links below to understand it better. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Friday to you all. Have a good weekend.
04 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
Ten things I am grateful for today.
1) My day here, is just another peaceful day, while parts of Europe and Middle East is in turmoil.
2) Meditation, that brings peace to my heart.
3) Another beautiful day for a nice long walk.
4) Glad my son is did well in his Math test, at school.
6) Social media that connects me to the world when i want to.
7) My mother, who I keep thinking quite often, i think i learnt “Contentment” from Mom. I have never seen complain much. She is the most optimistic person I ever met.
8) Gandhi, I have learnt a lot more on Gandhi in recent years. I am still amazed at Gandhi’s doctrine of nonviolent, peaceful resistance, that worked so beautifully in India. If it worked for India why can’t it work for rest of the worlds political problems? Why is there so much killing and violence in this world?
9) Good Karma. Enjoying all the goodness around me.
10) My self confidence. Meditation gives self confidence, self assurance, knowing self, honoring self, making peace with self, where you are, what you are. By the way meditation is Hindu/Buddhist spiritual practice. It should be learnt from a Guru, teacher. I am getting tired of this mambo, jumbo that it is an exercise of the mind and such. I am sorry to tell you, but meditation is a eastern spiritual practice for attaining enlightenment, period. If anyone tells and calls it anything else, they don’t know what they are doing.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty! Thank you so much for a wonderful day.
02 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Music, Parenting, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: classical music, homework, KDFC, Pandit Ravishankar, sitar, sitar music, universal peace, Vasona Park
Ten things I am grateful for today.
1) 10431 steps walk at Vasona Park.
2) Pandit Ravishankar’s sitar music,
3) US troops.
4) Finding nice parking spots where ever I went today.
5) For my peaceful life.
6) My little boy making coffee to me this evening.
7) My wonderful family and friends.
8) All the new job opportunities coming my way.
9) 104.9 FM, KDFC classical music radio, San Francisco.
10) My son finishing today’s homework without my help and supervision.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty! Thank you so much!
02 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: children, constant contact, Family, healthy-living, marriage, Meditation, Mobile communications, outdoors, running
Ten things I am grateful for today.
1) 10.313 steps Run/walk I took today.
3) My family.
4) Mobile communications, Google talk, Skype and text, that keeps my family in constant contact and communication.
5) Fantastic weather today.
6) Polite and friendly friends and neighbors I met today for small talk.
7) All the runners on the trail, that inspire me to run.
8) Nice and long conversation with my son in Austin.
9) Great relationship i have with my two boys.
10) My gorgeous, supportive, caring, trusted, protective, loving and incredible life partner.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty! Thank you so much!!!
31 Aug 2014 Leave a comment
Ten things I am grateful for today.
1) My morning meditation.
2) Nice three day weekend with my family.
3) Awesome friends and neighbors.
4) My life Partner.
5) Gorgeous Sunrise this morning.
6) Safe, secure, very clean and lovely town of Los Gatos, CA.
7) My peaceful life.
8) Simple joys of life.
9) My excellent health.
10) Amazing summer time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty! for my amazing fantastic life. Life is beautiful. Thank you so much!!
30 Aug 2014 2 Comments
Ten things I am grateful for today.
1) My daily meditation practice from 20 mints to 2:30 hours. For some reason i haven’t been able to sit still for 3 hours straight.
2) My Jeep Wrangler.
3) My two teachers, my two boys, Himmi and Johnny that make me try harder to be a better person, make me learn something new every day.
4) Vasona Park, Los gatos creek trail.
5) Silicon Valley, the number of awesome opportunities that are available here.
6) California, for it’s awesome weather all year around.
7) Scenic Pacific coast Highway California state route 1. I can never get tired of the coast.
8) Blossom Hills Elementary, Los Gatos, one of the best schools around here.
9) Living in Los Gatos, everyone around are very friendly, helpful, kind, professional, amazing and awesome. I love my neighbors.
10) United States of America. The best country for women of Indian origin to live, work, grow and thrive in their career.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty! for my amazing fantastic life. Thank you so much!!
23 Jun 2013 Leave a comment
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson.
23 May 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Parenting, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., wellbeing Tags: beach, beautiful mountains, flowers, lush forests, michael josephson, new sunrise, Santa Cruz, spectacular skies, sunset, top of my lungs
The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. – Michael Josephson.
In the end I had to add Giant Dipper, because my son Johnny sitting next to me on that ride, behaved very well compared me screaming at the top of my lungs with my eyes closed, when I am the one that is supposed to calm him and give him courage. After the ride was over he even said Mom I think I am ok :-)
19 May 2013 Leave a comment
11 May 2013 Leave a comment
Clouds and Waves – by Rabindranath Tagore
Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
“We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon.”
I ask, “But how am I to get up to you ?”
They answer, “Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds.”
“My mother is waiting for me at home, “I say, “How can I leave
her and come?”
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall cover you with both my hands, and our house-top will
be the blue sky.
The folk who live in the waves call out to me-
“We sing from morning till night; on and on we travel and know
not where we pass.”
I ask, “But how am I to join you?”
They tell me, “Come to the edge of the shore and stand with
your eyes tight shut, and you will be carried out upon the waves.”
I say, “My mother always wants me at home in the everything-
how can I leave her and go?”
They smile, dance and pass by.
But I know a better game than that.
I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore.
I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with
And no one in the world will know where we both are.
Happy Mother’s day to all Moms out there :-)
22 Apr 2013 Leave a comment
20 Apr 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Parenting, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Campbell, Citizenship, Naturalization Oath Ceremony, oath of allegiance
“Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.” — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison.
Heritage Theater in Campbell, California.
Oath of Allegiance -” I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
Pledge of Allegiance – I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.To the new beginning……………………………
14 Apr 2013 Leave a comment
07 Apr 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Parenting, Photography, wellbeing Tags: California coast, Lao-Tzu, mind, stillness, ZaZen, Zen
31 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
in Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: Adi Shankaracharya, Bhajagovindam, Dhyāna, Jikoji Zen Center, Meditation, Peace, Zandu, ZaZen
I find peace at www.jikoji.org
27 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone. -Paul Johannes Tillich.
24 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
“When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots – it is not yet painting Spring.”― Dōgen.
20 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: -Alfred Edward Housman, A Shropshire Lad, Cherry, Spring
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
from A Shropshire Lad (1896) by -Alfred Edward Housman.
I could not resist taking a picture of spring flowers, when I went to pick up my eight year old son from school, yesterday. He was patient while I stopped walking, taking pictures and enjoying the signs of spring. While I am in no rush to hustle or hurry, my son is always talking about how he can’t wait to be sixteen and get his driver’s license. He wants to work, save up $$ to buy his own car. So, whenever we go to stores like Safeway, Nob Hills, Trader Joe’s, he says to me I wish I could work here. He even asked the cashier if he can get a job at a couple of stores. And I keep telling him, but you are only 8 years old, even if you save for your car you can’t drive until you are old enough to get your driver’s license. We have these regular conversations. This little bird already has plans and getting ready to fly away from mama :-) Anyways I hope you enjoy the above poem by A E Housman as much as I do.
17 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
10 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: Daylight Savings Time, Los Gatos, Vasona Park
Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path. -Thich Nhat Hanh.
08 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou.
03 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Have good trust in yourself – not the one you think you should be, but the one that you are.— Taizan Maezumi Roshi“
03 Mar 2013 1 Comment
“I will not be available via Facebook from this point on as I am deleting my Facebook account.”
“I can be contacted at email@example.com.
“Please delete any data in your Facebook account that involves me. This includes conversations we’ve had and photos of me that you can part with.”
“Please respect my privacy and avoid posting anything in future that personally identifies me.”
15 Feb 2013 2 Comments
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: Aldous Leonard Huxley, John Lennon, Lao-Tzu, literature, Mother Teresa, nature, plants, Richard Bach, Sara Paddison, Valentine's day, William Wordsworth
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. – Mother Teresa.
As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral… As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product. – Sara Paddison.
Kindness in words creates confidence; kindness in thinking creates profoundness; kindness in giving creates love. – Lao-Tzu.
On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved. – Isha McKenzie-Mavinga.
The best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts, Of kindness and of love. – William Wordsworth.
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up. – Ogden Nash.
If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was. – Richard Bach.
There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving — by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. – Aldous Leonard Huxley.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.- Theodore M. Hesburgh.
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. – John Lennon.
10 Feb 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., wellbeing Tags: creativity, culture, Deepak Chopra, inspiration, intuition, Meditation, Sacred Sunday, spirituality, Sunday, Zen
Prayer is your speaking to God and meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you, but it speaks in silence and it then manifests as intuition. Inspiration … the word means ‘in spirit’… [the word] enthusiasm [is rooted in] “en theos” … ‘To be in touch with God.” -Deepak Chopra.
09 Feb 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Nature, Peace, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., Relaxation, wellbeing Tags: Califirnia, Davenport, Pacific Coast
08 Feb 2013 Leave a comment
Meditation creates, keeps enthusiasm alive. This is my fundamental belief and observation. Do small 10min meditation about 4-5 times during the day, I recommend it because I am practicing it. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!!!
04 Feb 2013 Leave a comment
I can still hear my Mother reading it to me, and explaining. We had no Youtube you see, to watch and to feel snow. I have to only imagine….Imagine and visualize a lot of things in my mind, spend hours imagining, how they all might look like, about all the things alien to my life in India, my Mother was reading to us, the stores, the poetry of distant lands so very different from what i was surrounded by at that time in my little town of Gadwal.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
03 Feb 2013 1 Comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Leadership, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., work Tags: Budha, cloud, Cloud Client Manager, Cloud Computing, Dell, Goutama, Sidhartha, Wyse, Zen
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”- Siddhartha Guatama Buddha
02 Feb 2013 Leave a comment
in Children, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: Dell, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, inspiration, Prep talk, work
I work in sales, I just finished my first quarter at work. I am just not happy and satisfied with what I have done so far. Well! we all need some inspiration, some prep talk to cheer us up every one once in a while don’t we? Here we go….
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” -Dalai Lama.
All the best to you in what ever you aspiring to be….Have a good weekend!
13 Jan 2013 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Leadership, Meditation, Nature, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., wellbeing, Wellness, work Tags: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sacred Sunday, Zen
-Ludwig Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951).
31 Dec 2012 Leave a comment
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.
01 Dec 2012 Leave a comment
I wish Anjali all the success …May all her dreams come true…..I saw this inspiring picture to day. I thought I will share this with you.
“She (Anjali) is talking to another girl by eye contact and saying…”Being girls we will have to face so many challenges in life. Like every girl should be wanted child, rights to education, rights to food, to get same place, same importance like my brothers have in family, not be neglected, not to be rejected, rights to choose my life partner and finally to remove this gender based discrimination from my society….Yes, will face them with smile and take them as opportunity to learn, to get experience so that we can change our life, society, India and rest of the world”…-in Chayas words.
Nine-year-old Anjali Kumari in her class room in middle school in Supaul district of Bihar.
Photo Credit: UNICEF India/2012/Dhiraj Singh
29 Nov 2012 Leave a comment
in Christmas, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Parenting, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., work Tags: Cloud Client Manager, Cloud Computing, Dell, Eckhart Tolle, Oprah, Thin Client, Wyse
I get really excited about every day stuff, just like my little one Johnny. It is one of those things I made a habits, from reminding and staying in “NOW”. Thanks to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey. I was attending “New Earth -Webinars” Oprah did a while back, I believe in 2007.
Anyways each time I pass I smile when I look at our Christmas Tree at work. Did I ever tell you I work for Dell? Selling Cloud Clients/ Thin Clients. By the way we came of up with new product first of its kind “Cloud Client Manager”. You guessed it :-) I love working for Dell.
21 Nov 2012 2 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving every one. I am listening to David Garett’s music tonight. I thought you might like it too :-)
10 Nov 2012 1 Comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Education, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Poetry, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: freedom, human-rights, philosophy, politics, Rabindranath Tagore, religion
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Tagore’s portrait is by Sasi kumar Hesh.
03 Nov 2012 2 Comments
Orange Lilies at Feng Shui love corner at home. Helps me get back my attention to here and NOW.
How are you all doing?
14 Oct 2012 Leave a comment
Nice morning! I went for my walk at Campbell Community Center Track. I made friends with two runners Juan and a lady. They both offered to coach me to run a half marathon. I love this American spirit. Random strangers become buddies for a common cause. God bless all those Angels, Teacher’s that come my way and teach me the things I need to survive and thrive. God bless America. It feels fantastic to live here :-)
07 Oct 2012 Leave a comment
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
~ Henry David Thoreau.
19 Sep 2012 Leave a comment
7 Secrets to Success of Steve Jobs
1. Do what you love.
2. Put a dent in the universe.
3. Say no to 1000 things.
4. Kick start your brain.
5. Sell dreams not products.
6. Create insanely great experiences.
7. Master the message.
27 Aug 2012 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Nature, Peace, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., Relaxation Tags: compassion, culture, Gratitude, inspiration, Los Gatos Creek Trail, Meditation, nature spring, people, Photography, Silence, Solitude, spirituality, stillness, Vasona Park, walking meditation
When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters for some part of the time for some other part I lead them back again to the walk, the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself. -Montaigne-Michel de Montaigne.
25 Aug 2012 Leave a comment
in Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Parenting, Peace, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., Relationships, Wellness Tags: bay area news, children, compassion, culture, entertainment, Happiness, heart and spirit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, holiness dalai lama, India, inspiration, love, Meditation, people, Photography, Russell Brand, spirituality, universal peace
If you want to be happy, be.- Leo Tolstoy.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx.
Attitude is 200% of how we handle life and all it brings. Work Hard, play hard and smile even harder! – Jacob Atkins.
If you keep a smile on your face, you’ll always know where it is.:) – Susan Gale.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.- Benjamin Franklin.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. – Samuel Goldwyn.
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.-Victor Hugo.
Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. – unknown.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. – Charles L. Morgan.
24 Aug 2012 Leave a comment
in Children, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Education, Family, Goals/habits, Leadership, Meditation, Peace, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: bay area news, compassion, culture, Empire State Building, Gunman, heart and spirit, heart mind body, human-rights, inspiration, Meditation, Mother, nature, NYC shooting, Peace, people, Photography, prayer, spirituality
Prayers and Peace for the shooting victims and families at NYC shooting.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.- Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson.
It is not enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” Peace is found within us if we believe on it, only then it would happen. -Eleanor Roosevelt.
05 Aug 2012 Leave a comment
Prayers and Peace for the shooting victims and families at Wisconsin Gurudwara.
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.”
Gandhi’s Prayer For Peace
29 Jul 2012 2 Comments
in Children, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Health, Leadership, Music, Parenting, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., Relationships, wellbeing Tags: 77, bay area news, counseling, culture, empowerment, Family, forgiveness, Friend, fun, futuristic, Happy Birthday, heart and spirit, heart mind body, human-rights, India, inspiration, karnatic classical music, kindness, love, Mother, non-violence, optimistic, Peace, people, Photography, positive, relationships, travel, vacation, women
Counting my blessings for a wonderful mother
1) Thank you Amma for always taking excellent good care of yourself. I love seeing you fit and healthy. You are my role model, and I completely agree with you “ health is wealth”.
2) Thank you Amma for always speaking to me about the importance of peace and nonviolence. I understand it better now.
3) Thank you Amma for always encouraging me to focus on getting good education and work.
4) Thank you Amma for always supporting “women empowerment”. I can still hear you say “All women need to be financially independent”.
5) Thank you Amma for working hard, so that I could have the education that you didn’t get to have.
6) Thank you Amma for always loving me, being kind to me and forgiving me.
7) Thank you Amma for helping me to learn Carnatic classical music. Today I very much enjoy listening to and appreciating world music.
8) Thank you Amma for spending awful amount of time talking to me, counseling me about life and such. Thank you for taking me with you to travel across India. Thank you for the movies we watched together. Thank you for all the cool, fun things we did together. Thank you for your precious time. I really appreciate it.
9) Thank you Amma for always being very optimistic, futuristic and positive. I love it.
10) Thank you for being my Mother. You are my best friend forever. I love you. A very happy 77th Birthday to you.
28 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
Originally posted on ilovethedangerindistance.:
Out of all the places I have travelled to, India has been my favorite. Trying to explain the country to people that haven’t been is like explaining astrophysics to a 5 year old or social skills to Sheldon Cooper. Just impossible.
India is organized chaos to the absolute extreme. Regardless of whether you go north, south or somewhere in the middle you’ll be surrounded by people, cows and maddening traffic. The holy mantra written on the back of each vehicle is what keeps the system going: HORN PLEASE. Everyone seems to drive with one hand on the horn and the other on their mobile. The roads of India make up most of it’s soundtrack. A chaotic symphony of deep blasts, staccato honks, high-pitched beeps, Bollywood music booming from radios and verbal abuse being yelled at anyone and everyone on the roads. It’s as though Indians drive by sound, but many…
View original 486 more words
26 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
in Children, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Fun, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., News, Parenting, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes., Sports Tags: bay area news, children, entertainment, eternal ecstasy, fun, inspiration, London, Olympic Games, Olympic Games London 2012, people, Sports, UK
I am getting all excited about watching Olympic Games London 2012, July 27th to 12th August. I feel the energy, i feel inspired. I can’t wait to watch the top best sport performers.
Picture by Blue Cross Blue Shield Montana Google Plus.
22 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
in Art for art's sake, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Meditation, Music, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: art, bay area news, creativity, culture, English classic, eternal ecstasy, heart and spirit, inspiration, love, Meditation, nature, Peace, people, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sacred Sunday, The Lark Ascending
On my way driving back home from Skyline Boulevard, I heard on the radio, an English classic, Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending ..having a very best Sunday ever! Enjoy!
11 Apr 2012 6 Comments
in Children, Chronicles of Indian American Desi life, Education, Family, Goals/habits, Happiness, Joy, Life as it happens., Leadership, News, Parenting, Photography, Positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes. Tags: Asa, Asha, Asha stanford, bay area news, Brigham Young, cause, children, compassion, culture, Education, entertainment, Festival of colours, fun, generation, girl child, heart and spirit, heart mind body, Holi, India, inspiration, learning, Mahatma Gandhi, Music, nature spring, non-profit, Peace, people, Photography, project, spirituality, Standford, support, travel, women
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
My child had a fantastic, fun time at the recent Asha Stanford Annual Holi, he calls it the color festival. Asha for education a non-profit organization is doing a great job of bringing hope through education, in India. Please take a look at their website. I like their support a child project. Support A child program efforts help sponsor the costs for health, living and educational costs for individual children.
It was a fun day for a wonderful cause and a nice way for my child to learn about India.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”-Brigham Young.
10 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
Originally posted on Thank You Daily:
It’s Thankful Thursday on the Facebook page. This week, I decided to create a list.
1. Waking up in the morning – Each morning is a gift. When our eyes pop open (or slowly creak open, if you’re anything like me) in the morning, the first thought we should have is “thank you”.
2. Shelter – No matter how grandiose or sparse, protection from the elements is a blessing.
3. A hot shower – I can’t imagine how I would feel about myself if I wasn’t able to bathe everyday.
4. Food to eat – If you’re a child of the 80’s, you most certainly were affected by the images of starving children in Ethiopia in the “We Are the World” video. Some of us spend energy every day trying to decide what to eat for lunch while there are others who have no energy and wonder when their next…
View original 295 more words