Thursday, 27 January 2011

Let's play!!

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" ~ Proverb

I read a lot of articles supporting the theory - Children need to play in-order  to learn important skills.
Can you imagine that they are learning a whole lot by just throwing toys around(LOL!!!) . So this is for all you little Einsteins and Madame Curies out there.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Early Bird!!

"The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning - and the younger generation doesn't think much of it either."  ~John J. Welsh

Blast form the past:My dad always woke up at 4:30am despite what day it was. He showed no partiality what so ever to any day of the week...everyday was the same...even on weekends or holidays...he was up at 4:30am.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Lessons from a Mother

"Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together."  ~Pearl S. Buck

Most of us don't realize the lessons we learned from our mothers until we become wives and mothers ourselves. I don't know if that's the case for you but I have heard many say so.
There are things I have learned from my dad, they are endless and valuable but I knew when I learned them that I had been learning or adapting them in my life. It was a conscious decision to some extent at least. But I never realized the lessons in life that my mother subtly taught me even without actually teaching me.And it is only now that I realize that some of the basic survival skills are the ones I got from my mother.

Mothers

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love."  ~Mildred B. Vermont

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
  ~HonorĂ© de Balzac

"She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along."
  ~Margaret Culkin Banning

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
~Washington Irving

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hostel Life...

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."  ~Theodore Roosevelt

I was a hosteler in my college days. At first I thought I was less fortunate when compared to my day scholar friends but after a while I began to enjoy it to the maximum. There are a few things that make hostel life fun and the most important factor is that you have loads of friends.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

All about Discipline!!

"You will always be your child's favorite toy."  ~Vicki Lansky

My son lights up like a 1000 watts bulb when he sees his "dada". I have tried to see if I have the same effect on my son but no. You might see similar case with your own child as he grows up to recognize people. I did a bit of reading and found out that this is normal and it has nothing to do with you.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Forgive yourself

"We achieve inner health through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of other but also of ourselves" ~ Joshua Loth Liebman

Have you ever had anyone close to you telling you that they have done something wrong and that they just hate themselves for it? What do you do then? If you are like me then you will give them loads of advise. And as and ending note you would ask them to let go and move on, we all make mistakes and so on.....we would encourage them and make them feel better inside out and help them to forgive themselves.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

The power of "NO"

“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” ~Tony Blair

 

Most of us including me feel really guilty about saying 'No' when we actually mean to say it. Instead we say 'no' which can be altered to a 'yes' by merely being compelled by the other person. And if the person who is compelling us is the assertive type we usually end up saying 'yes' every time and then we feel as though we have been used, exploited or manipulated by others.