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You are someone special … I always admire!!

I talk to you

I scold you

You are always there standing and waiting for me

Rain or Shine you are there for me

You make sure that I reach my destination safely!!

I always feel as if am in safe hands

There were times when I really needed you more than anything else

I trust you and you trust me.

You are the only one who knows my true- me!!

And you are the only you understands my silence and emotions

You understand my mixed feelings at different situations

I love you and thank you to be  my part of my daily life.

My Dear – Honda Activa



{May 15, 2011}   Why you re (am) single ?



{May 15, 2011}   This Too Shall Pass

Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them, ” Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstances, in every place and in every time. In every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? One answer for all questions? Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me? Tell me is there any mantra?”

All the wise men were puzzled by the King’s question. They thought and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appealed to all of them. They went to the king and gave him something written on paper, with a condition that the king was not to see it out of curiosity.

Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he can see it. The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.

Some time later, the neighbors attacked the Kingdom. King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. The King had to flee on his horse. The enemies were following him. getting closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing at the end of the road – that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished…and he could not return because it was a small road…the sound of enemy’s horses was approaching fast. The King became restless. There seemed to be no way.

Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was – ” THIS TOO SHALL PASS”

The King read it . Again read it. Suddenly something struck him- Yes ! This too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom and all his pleasure have gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. Like those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. A calm came on his face. He kept standing there. The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his Kingdom.

The revelation of the message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forgot about those following him. After a few minutes he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were near him.

The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regained his empire. When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fanfare. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory.

Everyone was in a festive mood. Flowers were being showered on King from every house, from every corner. People were dancing and singing. For a moment King said to himself,” I am one of the bravest and greatest King. It is not easy to defeat me. With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging in him.

Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him of the message. He open it and read it again: “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”.

He became silent. His face went through a total change – from the egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness. If this too is going to pass, it is not yours. The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours. You are just a watcher. Everything passes by. We are witnesses of all this. We are the perceivers. Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Sorrow comes and goes.

Now as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your own life. This too will pass. Think of the moments of joy and victory in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they permanent ? They all come and pass away.

Life just passes away. There is nothing permanent in this world. Every thing changes except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks, all defeats and all sorrows. All have passed away. The problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away.

You are just a witness of change. Experience it, understand it, and enjoy the present moment – this too shall pass!



{May 13, 2011}   DO IT NOW

Now – DO IT NOW 

if you have hardwork to do – Do it now.Yesterday is not for you – Do it now

If you have song to sing -Sing it now. Let each day some music bring-Sing it now

If you have some kind words to say-Say it now. Loved ones will not always stay- Say them now.

If you have a smile to show- Show it now. The Love you have before they go -show it now


LOVE ME – Letter from a mother to her daughter

if you are ever going to love me

Love me now while I can know

The sweet and tender feeling which from the affection flow

Love me now

While am living

Do not wait until am gone

And then have it chiseled in marble

Sweet words on ice cold stone



{May 13, 2011}   Drive for life

Joys of solitude 

1. Dont feel sorry for yourself

2. Search out the joys of solitude

3. Accept your solitude as true to grow.

4. Deepen your life

5. Love – Respect and ENJOY yourself 

Enthusiasm on Target

1. Learn to believe in yourself

2. Learn to believe in other people

3. Learn to believe in your job 

4. We must have some ideals to believe in.

Your Life 

Do new things 

Learn new things

Visit new places

Develop new attitude 



{May 13, 2011}   Ask Questions

How self Assured are you?

1. Develop interest in others 

2. Accept yourself

3. The Right clothes help

4. Pursue your education

5. Travel as much as you can

6. Keep Relaxed

Know yourself:

1. What is my reason for being alive? AM i just taking up space on earth or do I have a purpose in life.

2. What to I hope to achieve in life? Is my aim just to make money? Is my aim to find satisfaction in my job? It is essential getting to know ourselves to face up to our basic aim.

3. Have I made progress so far towards my goal? Have I kept my aim clearly in front of me.

4. What resources have i to achieve my aim? 

5. What is my attitude towards other people?

6. Am I happy? If am happy or afraid what is the reason?




{May 13, 2011}   T-Day – Roadside Tea shop

It was a typical Friday evening, the software Engineers rushing back  home from office. It had rained, bangalore was in its own shine.We were there crazy to  experience this so called T day the local Tea shop. The caption was the conclusions happen here. I am not sure on this :). There were 3 tables & chairs, precisely all were already occupied. one table had a fat guy waiting for his client- was looking like insurance agent, The other table had 2 young guys talking about their love and gal friend, probably from school. Finally we managed to get the place close to the road – the view was opposite to the Bus stand. I am not here on the discussion on if tea is better or the coffee. Both have its own charm on different situations / breaks.We ordered for the Veg cutlet and Tea. The Veg cutlet had its own taste and decently toasted, tea was simply amazing. Except for the mosquitos,we could experience the real taste of tea at this local Tea shop.

It was much better than the coffee day wherein we pay the major amount for a/c and the brand, get the very less coffee taste. 



                  

                          – Helen Steiner Rice

Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember,
The hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart
Start upward
And climb ’til you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it,
And you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill,
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God’s wisdom and will.
For faith is a mover of mountains,
There’s nothing that God cannot do,
So, start out today with faith in your heart,
And climb ’til your dream comes true!



How to Be Just Assertive Enough

by Kellye Whitney | Talent Management

In order to be a good boss, it’s important for managers to learn to be assertive, but not so assertive that one becomes unbearable or unapproachable. Adapted from Robert Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss, here are a few tricks managers can use to help them take charge of their direct reports or gain influence in a crowd without crossing the line into bad boss territory.

1. Talk more than others – but not all the time.

This is sometimes called the blabbermouth theory of leadership where people who talk first and most often are viewed as influential. A manager should not dominate all conversations or risk being viewed as a bully.

2. Interrupt people occasionally.

People gain power by winning interruption wars, interjecting and battling back when others try to interrupt. Managers should interrupt occasionally if needed to keep a group on task or to remind employees who holds the final word, but avoid being interrupted themselves.

3. Be cognizant of physical presence.

For instance, when people cross their arms, they often persist in an argument longer and generate more solutions. Crossing the arms boosts confidence, but over doing it can come off as uptight or unapproachable.

4. Flash anger now and then.

Studies by Stanford professor Larissa Tiedens showed using anger strategically gives the impression that the expresser is competent. But constant anger can undermine a manager’s authority and likely will earn that individual a reputation as a jerk.

5. Not sure whether to sit down or stand up? Stand up.

This is especially important for a new boss. Standing up signals to the group who is in charge and encourages others to accept that individuals’ authority. A manager should position himself or herself at the head of the table to cement that authority.

6. Ask direct reports what they need to succeed, then give it to them.

This may seem like an obvious management tactic, but it’s rarely done. If it’s not possible to meet all of an employee’s requests, meet some of them. Make an effort.

7. Share pet peeves and quirks.

New bosses should write a “Managerial User’s Manual” for a team identifying his or her preferences, work and communication style, anger triggers and things that may otherwise by mysterious or unclear.

8. Give away power or status sometimes, but be sure everyone knows it was a deliberate choice.

A manager can show that he or she is powerful by accepting or even bargaining for some status symbol and then giving it away.



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