Lets be selfish!


The more you give, the more you get ….
Spread your knowledge, share what you have…..

Make a little effort….. lets not just sit and criticize others, and be “judges” about what others are doing or not doing, or how the system should be…..
Take a little step.. a little step is the beginning of a wonderful new journey ๐Ÿ™‚
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adios randy!


Randolph Frederick Pausch, or Randy, succumbed to cancer on Friday, July 25, 2008:
From the Wall Street Journal
Randy Pausch, the computer science professor who rose to fame after giving a quirky last lecture about celebrating life in the face of his terminal cancer, died Friday, July 25, 2008.

I learnt and re-learnt a LOT from his simple, yet fantastic lecture, which keeps popping to the front of all audio/video lists I maintain…..

I listened to him first around mid Jan 2008…..

My favorite quote from the last lecture by this CMU prof
“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams; it’s about how to lead your life. if you lead your life the right way, the dreams will come to you.”

Randy Pausch, in 2007, holding his children Logan and Chloe, with Dylan on his shoulders.

May your soul rest in peace….!

which side of the coin?

With so many (uhh as what mah lovely friends say ๐Ÿ™‚ ) blogs….., I have been thinking of re-christening this blog…. or rather start a new one… uhh actually can’t yet decide…..

I just restricted some thoughtfully thoughtful thoughts and stuff I read / wrote about to this blog…… d actual … life-line sunshine blog needs to re-open maybe…. uhh! well…. why am I so confused… ๐Ÿ˜› err.. well… I guess…. I let it be for -a-while ๐Ÿ˜€

See! this is what I face….. ๐Ÿ˜›

Instead of cluttering all kinda info I read/ write about, I just segregated ’em into different blog-lines.. uhhh does that sound like.. starting off with new fashion lines… ๐Ÿ˜€
ah! jokes apart….. well… yeah… I did post in random ramblings to d blog on whose edge I lived :D, but den kinda removed/ moved d posts…. hmmm… so as to not break the theme….. so I guess… I should… err.. well.. or should not… damn… where is the coin i flipped to decide…..
uhhh! had such simple decisions been so easy…. eh!

or is it that we make simple things complex….
or is it that it is complex to see things simple….

hehe….. well… lemme look for another coin… and make sure it falls flat on the ground… and does have either a “head” or “tail” “only” on d side it lands on, and that it doesn’t change shape mid-air, or rather the coin just doesn’t decide not to fall on the ground! :D:D

ah! the summary is…… we some-times analyze, and over-analyze simple things in life….. and …. and …. then re-analyse, and then re-re-re-…..err.. well… lemme stop… here….. lest I start thinking why I wanted to post this…. or rather should I post it, or …err… well.. I should STOP. ๐Ÿ˜€
giggles ๐Ÿ˜›

A date!

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie.

She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.

The other woman that my wife w anted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

“What’s wrong, are you well,” she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a sur prise invitation is a sign of bad news.

“I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed t hat she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s.

“I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting”.

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down,

I had to read the menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

“It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said.

“Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

How was your dinner date ?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I did to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “ I LOVE YOU!” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.

Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

**********

Pass this along to everyone with an aging parent, to a child, to an adult, to anyone with a parent. Here’s hoping today is better than yesterday and tomorrow.

A date!

A lovely fwd…..

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie.

She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.

The other woman that my wife w anted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

“What’s wrong, are you well,” she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a sur prise invitation is a sign of bad news.

“I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed t hat she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s.

“I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting”.

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down,

I had to read the menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

“It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said.

“Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

How was your dinner date ?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I did to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “ I LOVE YOU!” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.

Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

**********

Pass this along to everyone with an aging parent, to a child, to an adult, to anyone with a parent. Here’s hoping today is better than yesterday and tomorrow.

Returned to Innocence

You may listen to the awesome Maha Mantra here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIkEFYdXcWs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wozyuBsgCn8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0Qzs1xqUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=espTd2S-V8I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty2XLidTzfc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5t8kzbJVf4

Here’s my heartfelt prayer….. God Bless .. May all of us have peace and love! and May each of us feel the love of God enfolding us! and May each of us feel surrounded by God’s awesome light….. ๐Ÿ™‚ May there be true love… genuine happiness and the sparkle of contentment in our eyes…… Feel God’s presence! He’s there!He’s here! He’s everywhere….. Amen!

and this Awesome poem by Rabindra da:

the great poem of Tagore which shall ever remind the Indians what kind of India the poet dreamed of :

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,

Where knowledge is free,

Where the world has not broken up into fragments by narrow dogmatic walls,

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 lever widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!

Recollecting from one of mah favourite posts


Returned to Innocence once again!

Om Shanti!

Lets Play!

Jordan, or Michael Jordan – the greatest basketball player who ever lived.

There would be very few people who donโ€™t know him, and I just put here a v brief introduction from the wikipaedia:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player and active businessman. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation, and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
You may read more here

Was he genetically predisposed to be faster and stronger, or was it his iron discipline that was responsible?

Ah! as I was reading, and thinking about this great man, I guess genetics only partially added to the phenomenal talents of this outstanding athlete. He competed against people that were taller, stronger, faster, and younger than him. Despite the challenges he still came out on top.

Michael Jordan’s Secrets

  1. Take Responsibility

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

Throughout his life, Michael Jordan had the honorable quality of taking responsibility for his own destiny. That means that he took action while others paused to ask questions, gather more data, or consult experts. Not that he didn’t have mentors, but essentially it was his wrists that snapped the ball into the hoop.

  1. Give It A Try

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

One of the biggest causes of procrastination is the problem of hesitation. Sometimes people over think, and over analyze, which prevents them from taking that first step that will carry them one thousand miles. If you want to increase sales by trying a new technique, you will never know unless you try. This can apply to baking cakes, meeting singles, or anything that you can wrap your mind around.

  1. Fail Freely

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Can you believe that Michael Jordan missed so many shots and lost so many games? I thought he was the best! Well, he is indeed the best, and it’s because he was willing to fail, and keep going. That allowed him to get past his plateaus and persevere. That’s another big reason for procrastination. When we think we’ll fail, we do not attempt. A good solution is to consider what the worst case scenario of failing would be, because once you do that, it’s never as bad as when the scenario was an unknown. Worst-case scenario is not that you’ll die, it’s that you lived a miserable (or comfortable) life as a coward.

  1. Commit Yourself

“The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.”

Till death do we part, just me and my goal. I know in my heart that this is my role. When you give yourself fully and remove all other distractions you gain an invaluable level of attention to detail that will pool in resources you did not know you were capable of harnessing.

  1. Enjoy Your Game

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”

So many people get stuck in dead end, zero-sum, no fun jobs because they didn’t find their love, or just simply don’t have the knack for taking pleasure in what they have. Consider the fact that you spend more time in your place of work than you do in your place of worship and with your family combined. By not being excited about, or getting full enjoyment out of work, you are cheating yourself from having a life of design and a life of fulfillment. I don’t have a solution for your life, but I think you know which sacrifices you need to make, and are willing to make, in order to have the life of your dreams become your reality.

  1. Play To Win

“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.”

Why bother playing the game of basketball, work, or life if you aren’t planning to win? Do you even know what a statistically relevant way of measuring your personally defined “win” would look like? If you’re in the game to make money does winning mean being the richest man in the world? If you’re in the game for your family does that mean that you see them often and share the joys of life over a vibrant laugh? Whatever your game is, make sure you define what a win looks like, and play to win.

  1. Be Selfish and Humble (Remember – Being selfish in personal relations will take away/ kill all your relations)

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”

Take notes from Michael Jordan, first be selfish until you get on top, and once you are on top be humble and grounded. Being selfish in how you jump over people and slam dunk in their face, whether you are an athlete or business person. In a family setting this would mean taking care of your personal health before worrying about the well-being of your family. If you let your health fail you are of no use, or even worse a burden, to your family. This is why in case of an air plane emergency they tell you to put the air mask on yourself first and then on your children.

  1. Find Your Way Around

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

Anything in life that is dear to us is worth so much because of the time and effort we put into acquiring it. This goes for championships, businesses, and most importantly our relationships. One thing that determines how hard we’ve had to work is the amount of obstacles that were thrown in our way. Next time there’s an obstacle, don’t let it hinder you, think about the fact that whatever you’re trying to reach will be that much worth it on the other side.

  1. Make Your Own Expectations

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”

The number one thing that will literally ruin your life is if you live it by someone else’s expectations. Every single person is different and has their own views on what’s best, which follows what their goals are in this life. By listening to the voices of others, instead of your own voice, you are effectively submitting to live your life for the sake of accomplishing their goals. Set your own expectations, meet your own goals, and live your own extraordinary life (or don’t).

  1. Now, Take One Shot

“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot . . . when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.”

The way this applies to life is quite simple. Much of the time we look too far into the future, while performing a task that needs our full attention right now. This act could take away our focus, paralyze us from taking action, and take away the pleasure of doing what is at hand. In life you can take one shot at a time, then another, and from this all your dreams will come true. At least that’s what works for Michael Jordan.

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