If you like tuna and tomato sauce- try combining the two. It’s really not as bad as it sounds.
How was the math test?
Lets all be unique together until we realise we are all the same.
Should we start class now, or should we wait for everyone to get here?
Surprise your parents with flowers
House chores can be tiring – offer a helping hand
Make someone a cup of coffee
Feed a stray animal if you spot one
Make an effort to get to know someone you don’t usually talk to
Gift someone something they complimented you for
Compliment someone today!
Hug your parents
Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
Save water – take a shorter shower today
- Drive Me Nuts Meaning: To greatly frustrate someone. To drive someone crazy, insane, bonkers, or bananas. Hmmm… other way round actually.
- Cry Wolf Meaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying. Came true!
- I Smell a Rat Meaning: A feeling that something is not quite right, or awry. Final test done. Results on expected lines. Gut feel came true.
- Two Down, One to Go Meaning: Two things have been completed, but there is one more that has yet to be finished. Will finish soon.
- Up In Arms Meaning: Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight. But I gave up. No point raising my BP and suffering. Let others suffer.
- It’s Not Brain Surgery Meaning: A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity. Probably Brain surgery was a better option.
- Down To The Wire Meaning: A tense situation where the outcome is decided only in the last few seconds. Absolutely true – within few seconds all was over! Criss cross of messages and failed communications.
Sad end of a saga, stretched beyond necessary.
Things Don’t Change, WE change! – said Henry David Thoreau. In my life, I have seen that not only WE change, We help change. But sometimes, we come across People who have piles of masks and masks which require constant unpeeling. The process is not pleasant for the untrained surgeon like me but also for those who laboriously have put them on and maintained very protectively for years!
But, sometimes, unwittingly, people open their mind’s windows or closed Silos – like the Johari Windows and we get a peep into their Brains. The darkest parts are become visible to us and once we have got an insight into this side of people – judgements become easier.
Sometimes though, the masks which are not carefully worn -fall off and the Real faces in all their gory, bloody ways become visible that cause sadness and does not help us.
Blossom – A Didactic Cinquain
Wilting, happening, growing
Braver that I, perhaps?
Free verse by jay
All that is present is not absent,
absent, by all account is Absent.
Now absentminded is just the thing,
To get me wondering if the absent is inattentive.
How happy are inadvertent, occasional omission!
Odd, obvious, occasional omission.
Never forget the unintended and accidental occasional omission.
Just like copious remarks, is polemical prefaces.
Do polemical prefaces make you shiver?
They cause BrainFog in my brain!
Why do we need a Master/ Mentor?
Story shared by a friend on WhatsApp this morning.
Once upon a time, a cow went out to graze in the jungle. Suddenly, she noticed a lion racing towards her. She turned and fled, fearing that at any moment the lion would sink his claws into her. The cow desperately looked for someplace to escape and at last, saw a shallow pond. Barely evading the lion’s reach, she jumped into the pond, and in the heat of the chase, the lion blindly leaped after her.
To the surprise of them both, the pond was extremely shallow yet filled with deep recesses of mud. After toppling over each other, the cow and the lion found themselves a short distance apart, stuck in the mud up to their necks. Both had their heads above water but were unable to free themselves no matter how much they writhed.
The lion repeatedly snarled at the cow and roared, “I am going to enjoy the sound of crunching your bones between my teeth!”
He thrashed about in fury but soon became fretful as he found no prospect of escape.
The cow thoughtfully laughed as the lion struggled to free himself and asked him, “Do you have a master?”
The lion disdainfully replied, “I am the king of the jungle. Why do you ask me if I have a master? I myself am the master!”
The cow said, “You may be the king of the jungle, but here all your power has failed to save your life.”
“And what about you?” Retorted the lion. “You are going to die here in this mud too!”’
The cow smiled mildly and said, “No, I am not.”
“If even I, the king of the jungle cannot free myself from this mud”, snapped the lion, “Then how can you, an ordinary cow?”
The cow gently replied, “I cannot free myself from this mud, but my master can. When the sun sets and he finds me absent at home, he will come looking for me. Once he finds me, he will raise me up and escort me home sweet home.”
The lion fell silent and coldly glared at the cow.
Soon enough, the sunset and the cow’s master arrived. He immediately recognized the plight she was in and lifted her to safety. As they walked home, the cow and the master both felt renewed gratitude for one another and pitied the lion they both would have been happy to save if only the lion had allowed them.
The cow represents a surrendered heart, the lion represents an egoistic mind, and the master represents the Guru. The mud represents the world, and the chase represents the struggle for existence therein.
Its good to be independent and not rely on anyone. But don’t take it to an extreme, you always need a partner/coach/mentor/ friend who will be always on the lookout for you.
Having them does not mean you are weak, it’s just that you can be stronger with their help.
Make sure to share this story with your partner/coach/mentor/ friend and express your gratitude.