Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Prize from Sulekha - Sulekha Goodies

I had participated in Sulekha .

1.Importance of Healthy Living - Fitness and Nutrition!
2. Sizzling...summer fashion for women!

It was really a great experience participating and it was a healthy competition.

Below is the prize I received from Sulekha for winning the contest.

Pics: A Table Clock

Pics: Sulekha Goodies

Pics: A Pen

Thank you Sulekha!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thoughts: We are what we think.

Life is thought, and when we cease to think, we are not living. How we think, is the kind of life we live. Since we are able to control our thoughts, we can determine the course of our life and the way we feel during our time here.

It is very important to establish good thinking guidelines and follow them. Placing thoughts of peace and happiness in our minds will help to make our lives peaceful and happy. If we do not set our thoughts properly, we travel through life by way of places where we will wish we had not gone.

Our daily life includes thoughts associated with responsibilities concerning work, other people, and handling problems. If possible, try not to think of too many different things during your day, and don't move or think too quickly. Start your morning with a plan to come through to bedtime relaxed, contented, and ready for a restful night's sleep.

Reflect about things that can improve your feelings - learning, completing tasks and duties, pleasant and relaxing experiences, kind words. Think about your happiness, goals, life and its pleasures, your principles and your conduct. Think about enjoying the moment.

So what is important?

A better life has been achieved when we are no longer trying to achieve a better life. It means that we are content, as we should be, with ourselves and what we have. To be anxious for more or to envy someone else's life or possessions is self-defeating. We are then in a constant state of frustration, always hoping and waiting for more happiness.

So what is important? Enough, not more.

"Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." - Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

There is, here and now, much to appreciate. There is life itself with friends, family, and everything that is naturally before us. We just have to look around and take it in. Perhaps it is time to make a list of all the good things we have to grateful for.

Are there people in your life that you would miss dearly if they were not here? When you go for a walk don't you see, hear, and smell, many things to appreciate and feel nice about? Like the flowers, trees, birds, and the clouds in the sky. A caterpillar crossing the sidewalk or your neighbor waving. A cute pup or child enthusiastically enjoying that moment in life.

"Whether in favor or in humiliation, be not dismayed. Let your eyes leisurely look at the flowers blooming and falling in your courtyard. Whether you leave or retain your position, take no care. Let your mind wander with the clouds folding and unfolding beyond the horizon." - Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665)

It just makes good sense to be satisfied and at peace with yourself and others, and to enjoy life now.

Anxieties and Fears Are Normal

Anxiety is defined as "apprehension without apparent cause." It usually occurs when there's no immediate threat to a person's safety or well being, but the threat feels real.

Anxiety makes someone want to escape the situation — fast. The heart beats quickly, the body might begin to perspire, and "butterflies" in the stomach soon follow. However, a little bit of anxiety can actually help people stay alert and focused.

Having fears or anxieties about certain things can also be helpful because it makes kids behave in a safe way. For example, a kid with a fear of fire would avoid playing with matches.

The nature of anxieties and fears change as kids grow and develop:

  • Babies experience stranger anxiety, clinging to parents when confronted by people they don't recognize.
  • Toddlers around 10 to 18 months old experience separation anxiety, becoming emotionally distressed when one or both parents leave.
  • Kids ages 4 through 6 have anxiety about things that aren't based in reality, such as fears of monsters and ghosts.
  • Kids ages 7 through 12 often have fears that reflect real circumstances that may happen to them, such as bodily injury and natural disaster.

As kids grow, one fear may disappear or replace another. For example, a child who couldn't sleep with the light off at age 5 may enjoy a ghost story at a slumber party years later. And some fears may extend only to one particular kind of stimulus. In other words, a child may want to pet a lion at the zoo but wouldn't dream of going near the neighbor's dog.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Just sitting here all alone !

Just sitting here all alone
Rain drops fall from heaven
Wishing i was way back home
Rain drops fall from heaven

Now the only thing that is on my mind
Rain drops fall from heaven
Is the memories i have way back in time
Rain drops fall from heaven

The tears from my eyes and deep inside
Rain drops fall from heaven
Matches the drops that come from the sky
Rain drops fall from heaven

If you could even begin to wonder why
Rain drops fall from heaven
It is simply those tears from lies
Rain drops fall from heaven

A pretty day!!

a pretty a day
(and every fades)
is here and away
(but born are maids
to flower an hour
in all,all)

o yes to flower
until so blithe
a doer a wooer
some limber and lithe
some very fine mower
a tall;tall

some jerry so very
(and nellie and fan)
some handsomest harry
(and sally and nan
they tremble and cower
so pale:pale)

for betty was born
to never say nay
but lucy could learn
and lily could pray
and fewer were shyer
than doll. doll

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala: Lyrics

Oh, I love this song so much that I can't stop myself putting it in my blog.

Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori
( cough cough)

Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
boli muskaati mayyaa lalan ko bataaya
boli muskaati mayyaa lalan ko bataaya
kaari andhiyari aadhi raat mein tu aaya
laadlaa Kanhayya mera ho
laadlaa Kanhayya mera kaali kamli waala
isiliye kaala

Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala

boli muskaati mayya sun mere pyaare
boli muskaati mayya sun mere pyaare

gori-gori Raadhika ke nain kajraare
kaale nainon waali ne ho
kaale nainon waali ne aisaa jaadu daala
isiliye kaala
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala

This song from “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” was just another song in the movie, but it soon became a cult bhajan, and is perhaps the most well known song from this movie that was released in 1978.

The lyrics of this song ( and other songs in this movie) was written by veteran lyricist Pt. Narendra Sharma, who is best known for being the creator of Vividh Bharati radio service. His superbly created lyrics were made into a very popular song by Laxmikant Pyarelal. First para is sung by Manna Dey, and then Lata takes over.Lata Mangeshkar sang this song wonderfully well.

Song- Yashomati mayya se bole nandlala (Satyam Shivam Sundram 1978) Singer-Lata,Manna Dey, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal