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!
My very special M<3 M -By Jonathan.( All his original thoughts, no one helped him)
My mom is special to me because:She stands up for me.
When I am with my mom we like to : Go to the beach.
I know my mom is very smart because: She knows all of my Math problems.
My mom is good at many things. One thing she’s best at is: cooking Indian food.
I know my mom loves me because: She gives me hugs and kisses.
“Not all who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien.
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 🙂
“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……………………………
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.
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.