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Would you rather your parents or your boss have access to everything on your phone?

Best Quotes of the Week


Charles M. Schulz“There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2mxPs0e October 26, 2020 at 10:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/charles-m-schulz-quotesJohann Wolfgang von Goethe“Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2KXuPD9 October 27, 2020 at 10:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/johann-wolfgang-von-goeth-quotesRene Descartes“I think; therefore I am.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/31ZypTP October 29, 2020 at 10:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/rene-descartes-quotesPhyllis Diller“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2OtFlXK October 30, 2020 at 10:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/phyllis-diller-quotesMargaret Atwood“Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/34blGP8 October 31, 2020 at 10:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/margaret-atwood-quotesGertrude Stein“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/33VbZUV November 01, 2020 at 10:57AM
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Poetiq


दिमाग कहता है
Feelings को
Uninstall कर‌दो,

दिल कहता है
एक Update और सही…

Khooni Shayar

दिमाग कहता है
Feelings को
Uninstall कर‌दो,

दिल कहता है
एक Update और सही…

Khooni Shayar

poetiq.org/?p=52592

Stories to inspire


Face Difficulties Positively

This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells.

After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together, told them what had happened, and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, HE WOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!

This he did, blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up… shake it off and step up… shake it off and step up!” He repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!

It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! What seemed like it would bury him actually helped him … all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.

THAT’S LIFE! If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity.

Author Unknown

1. Reopening of schools and offices


What’s new in November 2020?

1. Reopening of schools and offices

Reopening of Schools Content Marketing Ideas

After an extended summer vacation for school children and an extended work-from-home stint for most of us, things are returning to a semblance of normalcy. Here’s how your brand can craft conversations around this.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Sanitizing products your child must have while going to school
  • Infographic idea: How can you reduce the risk of COVID transmission if you travel via public transportation?
  • Video idea: How will the workspace change when we go back after COVID-19?
  • Podcast idea: Tips to re-bond with our teammates after returning from a lockdown

2. Resumption of domestic travel


2. Resumption of domestic travel

Domestic Travel Content Marketing Ideas

With the number of COVID cases in the country plateauing, domestic travel restrictions have been lifted in most states. Here are some travel-based thought-starters your brand can work on.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Tips to follow while going on long drives after the lockdown
  • Infographic idea: Here’s a checklist for your post-COVID travel plans
  • Video idea: Travel stories of people who conquered the highest peaks in India
  • Podcast idea: What should you do if you test positive for COVID during a trip?

3. Running of special ‘festive’ trains


3. Running of special ‘festive’ trains

Festive Trains Content Marketing Ideas

Special trains will ply between 20 October and 30 November to ferry people across states in an attempt to cater to the festive season rush. Here are some conversations you can have with your audience.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Simple foods you can prepare for long train journeys
  • Infographic idea: How to ensure social distancing while traveling by train
  • Video idea: The most scenic train routes in India
  • Podcast idea: Which is safer: air travel or train?

4. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists – 2 November


4. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists – 2 November

Journalists

This day is celebrated to bring to light crimes committed against journalists, and encourage member nations to prevent violence against journalists and protect them.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Qualities to have if you wish to pursue a career in journalism
  • Infographic idea: What is the average salary for journalists in different countries?
  • Video idea: How does the media help in preserving the nation’s sense of democracy?
  • Podcast idea: How can media houses stop themselves from falling prey to fake news?

Grimoire – W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Grimoire
grim-WAHRPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid 19th century
1A book of magic spells and invocations.
 
Examples of Grimoire in a sentence “The witch’s grimoire featured heavily in local legend.” “The wizard chanted some lines from his grimoire to create a protective shield.”

Stories to inspire and Random acts of Kindness…


What goes around comes around

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put in you. He said, “I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.”

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.

As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to her aid.

Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, “And think of me.”

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan.

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.

There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do, do not let this chain of love end with you.” Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard… She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, “Everything’s going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.”

There is an old saying “What goes around comes around.”

Author: Unknown