word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Tombolatom-BOH-laPart of speech: nounOrigin: Italian, 19th century
1A game in which people pick tickets out of a revolving drum and certain tickets win immediate prizes, typically played at a fete or fair.
 
Examples of Tombola in a sentence “I hear Jonathan is running the tombola stall at the fair this year.” “The young child was an expert at tombola, always seeming to pick a ticket that won a prize.”

Covid survivor’s dARK POETRY


The Accelerated Stranger At The Corn (Corona) – A Narrative Poem

by jay

One day at a Covid-19 shop,
I met a man selling cats,
For money he wanted to swap,
But I really wanted some bats.

“Got any bats?” asked I.
“For that’s how I’ll spend my money.”
“No bats here!” said the guy.
He seemed to find it quite funny.

“We’ve got some lovely cakes,
I’ll give you a very fine price.”
“I’d rather have some snakes.”
The man blinked rapidly thrice.

The man seemed exceptionally we,
And his manner was strangely amused.
He wasn’t what I would call ree,
Great disdain he noticeably oozed.

Like others, he thought I was odd,
Some say I’m a bit accelerated.
Still he gave me a courteous nod,
As if he thought I was plenty consolidated.

So in search of my goal I departed,
But before the Covid-19 shop could I leave,
The man came running full-hearted,
“I can help you I believe.”

“Cats, bats, you shall find.
Cakes, snakes, you can get.
You must now open your mind,
And get down to The Corn (Corona) Market.

So to The Corn (Corona) Market I decided to go,
In search of the bats I craved.
The winds it did eerily blow.
But I felt that the day could be saved.

There were stalls selling crisps,
Rings in many shades.
There were even stalls selling lisps
People were scattered from many trades

I was greeted by a peculiar lady,
She seemed to be rather accelerated
I couldn’t help thinking she might be quite shady.
I wondered if she was at all consolidated.

Before I could open my mouth,
She shouted, “For you, I have some bats!”
I headed towards her, to the south,
Past some cakes and cats.

“But how did you know?” I asked,
“Do you want them or not?” she did say.
Silently, the bats she passed.
Then vanished before I could pay.

As I walked away I hard a crackle
Or was it, perhaps, a hushed cackle?

random acts of kindness


1. Donate musical instruments, sports equipment, and electronics you are no longer using.
2. Drop off a pizza to someone who just had a baby, had surgery, or you just think might need a break from dinner making
3. Leave a RedBox code or a pack of microwave popcorn at the RedBox machine
4. Make someone a book of coupons for special time with you, hugs, back rubs, story time, etc.
5. Put your shopping cart back in its place.

wisdom quotes


All it takes to change your world is to change the way you think.
Change your thoughts and you change your world. (Norman Vincent Peale)
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The actions of today form the foundations of tomorrow.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Sempiternalsem-pə-TUHR-nlPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, 15th century
1Eternal and unchanging; everlasting.
 
Examples of Sempiternal in a sentence “As an astronaut, I’m intrigued by the sempiternal vastness of space.” “The young couple’s heartfelt vows promised their love was sempiternal.”

A millimetre makes a world of difference when calculating planetary trajectories | Aeon Videos


Most anguish isn’t an illness but an evolved response to adversity | Psyche Ideas


Judgment is an exercise in discretion: circumstances are everything | Aeon Essays


Covid-19: Milestones of the global communicable


Covid-19: Milestones of the global communicable

because the variety of Covid–related deaths passes the one-million mark, we look back at the beginnings of the communicable and the key moments as the virus spread the world over.

information of a. mystery virus aboriginal emerged in china, with a array of situations within the metropolis of Wuhan. On eleven January, chinese legit media stated that a -year-ancient man within the metropolis had died with the virus two canicule past – making him the first generic fatality. then, it became described as a abstruse viral pneumonia.

after that ages, chinese language scientists referred to the secret ailment may well be brought about by using a. new class of coronavirus .

The outbreak induced Singapore and Hong Kong to herald screening strategies for visitors from Wuhan.

on the time, there were fears the virus may well be affiliated to Sars extreme acute respiratory affection, a flu-like virus which originated in china and killed people in . there have been additionally fears the virus could spread all of a sudden as a whole lot of tens of millions of people in ceramics prepared to trip across the country for chinese New months.

nevertheless it became nevertheless unclear how the sickness was transmitted, with health officers announcing no cases of human-to-human transmission had been tested.

At that aspect, the area health company WHO spoke of it turned into privy to the beginning, it become involved with the chinese language government and it changed into carefully monitoring the event.

Media explanation Wuhan, add oil! : Watch association shouting to increase assurance in quarantined metropolis

On January, we said that the loss of life toll from the virus had climbed to in china, with the variety of infections almost doubling in a day to greater than four,.

by using this factor, the virus had spread across china and to as a minimum sixteen nations globally. Some cases had been verified outdoor china, but no pronounced deaths.

countries started to send planes to Wuhan to evacuate citizens. in the meantime, the us advised its nationals to. reconsider go back and forth to ceramics.

Wuhan and its arena Hubei have been already without difficulty in lockdown, with strict carriage restrictions out and in of the area. wearing masks in public became additionally, by now, mandatory in some chinese cities. A -year-historical man, who had travelled to Wuhan, became the first adult within the basic Beijing to die with the virus.

fitness officials determined that that the virus had emerged from illegally traded wildlife at a seafood bazaar in Wuhan and pointed out it could certainly spread between people. The chinese language authorities talked about the virus was in a position to spread right through its evolution period and before any indicators looked like a traditional flu, authoritative it more durable to comprise.

The world death assessment handed , on February, in response to a account by means of Johns Hopkins university within the US. As more and more international locations had been starting to see their aboriginal cases, tons of the area s consideration was still concentrated on ceramics.

We said that the virus had claimed the lives of ninety seven people in one single day there, the optimum variety of casualties in a day on the time. the total number of deaths in ceramics become now .

at the time, the WHO mentioned the variety of new situations in ceramics became,stabilising – but warned it was too early to assert even if the virus had ailing. It sent a global mission to ceramics to support according a acknowledgment to the outbreak.

by way of now, the virus had unfold to at least different countries and territories, but to this point there have been most effective two deaths outdoor of acreage china, within the Philippines and Hong Kong.

meanwhile, via late February, a whole lot of passengers had confirmed advantageous for the virus on the design princess cruise ship abandoned in japan. A British man who had been on board the ship became the primary UK country wide to die with the virus.

because the number of deaths from the virus around the world passed ,, issues grew to become to Europe. The abstemious at that aspect accounted for about bisected of the deaths worldwide.

The demise toll in Italy – the affliction afflicted nation on the time in terms of said fatalities – accomplished a total of ,. A nationwide lockdown had been imposed there previous within the ages.

The number of established situations all over was at about , at this element, with greater than , americans talked about to have recovered.

On march UK PM Boris Johnson stated he believed the uk may. turn the tide towards the beginning in the subsequent weeks. A civic lockdown become imposed on march, when the united kingdom death assessment had accomplished .

by way of now, the area appeared like a extremely different area from what it did three months previous and the world dying toll stood at ,.

president Donald Trump warned the us may see as many as one hundred, deaths itself however denied that his administration had acted too boring.

Boris Johnson, who confirmed fantastic for the virus the outdated month, got here out of accelerated affliction on April. The number of deaths in the UK had accomplished well-nigh ,, with greater than , confirmed instances, with London noted to be the. epicentre of the communicable in the country.

at the equal time, lockdown restrictions had been eased in some materials of the realm, and people within the arctic hemisphere became their consideration to how they might use their summer.

The ecu talked about it will reopen its borders to citizens from a lot of countries from July, including Australia and Canada – however now not the USA.

At that point, bisected the world s situations had been recorded within the US and Europe, however Covid- became all of a sudden becoming within the Americas. The virus became additionally affecting South Asia and Africa, the place it become no longer expected to top unless the conclusion of July.

The WHO warned that the worst can be yet to return and entreated governments to enforce the correct guidelines.

On Monday, the world accomplished recorded deaths from Covid-. the USA, Brazil and India now make up pretty much bisected of the overall, in keeping with Johns Hopkins university.

besides the fact that children, the demise toll is concept to be a ways higher as many instances may not have been been officially suggested. In June, BBC evaluation of loss of life records in countries discovered one more , deaths that had not featured within the every day banderole figures.

So what do we are expecting sooner or later? we re seeing simply over , recorded coronavirus deaths a day around the world in the mean time, says the BBC s arch of records, Robert Cuffe. If that pace continues, we can predict the day by day count to move two actor in only over six months, he provides.

fitness authorities have learnt a pretty good deal about the virus since the starting of the communicable, but officers say the upward push in deaths is determined to continue.

We see no sign of slowing of the loss of life expense, chichi Baxter, an epidemiologist and arch of Melbourne s college of inhabitants and global health, advised the BBC. the realm s hopes are actually pinned on the short building and administration of a coronavirus vaccine.

19. International Translation Day – 30September


19. International Translation Day – 30September

International Day of Languages

This day celebrates the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding, and development.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Easiest languages to learn
  • Infographic idea: X Words that have different meanings in different languages
  • Video idea: How are various languages structured?
  • Podcast idea: Are multilingual children smarter?

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seth godin’s newsletter = Professional wrestling


Professional wrestling

It’s a theater of status.

Professional wrestling isn’t about wrestling, of course. It’s about who’s up and who’s down. The stated rules are there to be broken by some of the participants, and it’s not professional in any useful sense related to the sport of wrestling.

And the metaphor is powerful in many areas of life.

But we can’t understand the metaphor without understanding the forms of status that are on offer.

There is the status of affiliation. This is about belonging, about knowing and living with the rules. It’s about weaving together the culture and this affiliation leads to a form of popularity.

And then there is the status of dominance. This is about winning at any cost, cheating and subjugating. It’s about unraveling the culture in service of just one aim–victory over the others.

Professional wrestling creates tension between the two forms of status. We know that we all benefit from affiliation, but often are swayed by the avenging dominator if we see ourselves in them.

The theater of status happens in our daily lives. It’s who sits where at the meeting, or who gets to announce that the Zoom session is over. It’s the insurgent and that the status quo. It’s the dramatic back and forth between someone who seeks power and someone who is tired of being told what to do.

The successful affiliator doesn’t seek to out-dominate the dominator. Instead, affiliators weave together enough persistent community pressure to get things back on track. And sooner or later, people realize that the triumph of the dominator, while it can be painful, is short-lived.

seasoned nuts quotable


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE

“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”

Select Panel for Promotion of Child Health 1981

If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.

Marian Wright Edelman

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

Dr. Seuss

wisdom quotes


True wisdom starts with asking the right questions.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. (Francis Bacon)
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It’s not how many years you’ve lived in your life, but how much life you’ve lived in your years.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)

Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity | Stanford Graduate School of Business


Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is National Good Neighbor Day? Being good neighbors is an important part of what makes this country so great. Today, recognize and appreciate your good neighbor and, hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”

— Allen Klein

Nice shloka, meaning found on Twitter today. Inspiring.


यौवनं धनसंपत्ति प्रभुत्वमविवेकिता ।

एकैकमप्यनर्थाय किमु यत्र चतुष्टयम् ॥

तारुण्य, धनसंपत्ती, सत्ता, अविवेकीपणा/अविचारीपणा यातील एकेक गोष्ट अनर्थाला कारणीभुत ठरते,

जिथे चारही एकत्र असतील तेव्हा तर

18. World Heart Day – 29September


18. World Heart Day  29September

World Heart Day

This day is celebrated to increase awareness about cardiovascular disease and reduce the global disease burden.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Signs that let you know if you’re suffering from heart disease
  • Infographic idea: X Foods that can keep your heart healthy
  • Video idea: Exercises that can improve your heart health.
  • Podcast idea: Is ghee a healthy alternative to vegetable oils?

Brand campaign that worked:

This ad from Apollo Hospitals asks everyone to take a vow to eat healthy and stay active to protect their heart.

17. International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – 29September


17. International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – 29September

Food Wastage Awareness

This day recognizes the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Recipes that you can make with leftovers
  • Infographic idea: X Foods that can last the longest
  • Video idea: How can restaurants help combat global hunger?
  • Podcast idea: How to encourage children to eat foods they don’t like

Brand campaign that worked:

This video from Scroll India shows the cost of food wastage in India and explains how to combat it.

random paragraph


Spending time at national parks can be an exciting adventure, but this wasn’t the type of excitement she was hoping to experience. As she contemplated the situation she found herself in, she knew she’d gotten herself in a little more than she bargained for. It wasn’t often that she found herself in a tree staring down at a pack of wolves that were looking to make her their next meal.

nik’s newsletter – free ebook summaries


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Alright, now let’s hit the books!


Winners Dream by Bill McDermott

1-Sentence-Summary: Winners Dream will inspire you to get up and get moving to make your biggest goals happen by sharing the incredible rags to riches story of Bill McDermott, who went from humble beginnings to CEO of the biggest software company in the world simply by having a vision of what he wanted in life.

  1. If you want to become a winner, you need to get a big goal that lights you up inside and make sacrifices to make it happen.
  2. Be the kind of manager and person that keeps people inspired and loyal, not the kind that makes them leave.
  3. Achieving your wildest dreams and becoming a champion aren’t as valuable as the journey to get there.

If you want to be inspired to start winning in business and life, this book is for you.


The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

1-Sentence-Summary: The Way Of Zen is the ultimate guide to understanding the history, principles, and benefits of Zen and how it can help us experience mental stillness and enjoy life even in uncertain times.

  1. Our minds create illusions about reality, but Zen helps us see things accurately.
  2. You need to practice naturalness and spontaneity if you want to learn the art of Zen.
  3. Observe the world just as it is to become good at meditation.

If you want to find more peace of mind, this book is for you.


Suggestible You by Erik Vance

1-Sentence-Summary: Suggestible You helps you understand and utilize the power of your mind-body connection by explaining the effect that your thoughts have on your body, including pain, illness, and memory and how to take advantage of it.

  1. Placebos work by the power of suggestion.
  2. Suggestions can affect the very decisions we make and we don’t even realize it.
  3. You can use this power of expectation to better your life.

If you want to unlock the hidden power of your mind, this book is for you.


That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!

Happy reading,
-Nik


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Whatsapp wisdom shared by a very senior trusted connection. – Die empty by todd henry


Die empty

The most beautiful book to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing ​​this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?”
One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.”
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.”
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed/died and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried.”

Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book, “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.

The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have.
Always choose to die empty.

The TRUE meaning of this expression, is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave.

If you have an idea perform it.
If you have knowledge give it out.
If you have a goal achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.

Let’s begin to give. Remove and spread every atom of goodness inside us.

Start the race.
Die Empty