One of my another best clicks – Beautiful weather and a great view from pedestal of Statue of Liberty. Yes, the tallest building among them is the World Trade Center.
Seasons change and I managed to click few snaps from central park during peak Fall. Here are some for you to enjoy.
and more… it felt like beautiful golden leavens stitched onto the branches…adorning the view
Eye catching view with water, the shades of varied colors and their shadows in water, birds enjoying the pleasantness of the weather and the beautiful fall.
and another click of same view
and a final beautiful pic where boating is done – the tent like place is where boating begins in central park.
Hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed clicking these beautiful pictures – for you – from me all the way from central park, NYC.
There are many different kind of relationships one person possess. Some we can name as mother, father, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grand parents, friends, lover, fiance, wife, husband, nephews, nieces, neighbors etc but for some there aren’t any pre-defined names. I have been among those fortunate people who have had the share of love & respect from every possible family member, friends and even distant relatives or the people that I do not know personally but have been loved just being part of the family. I am my Maternal Grand mother’s most favorite kid.
It is hard to explain such feelings to anyone. I just feel it when I am surrounded by them and yet cannot pin point or express it. The language of love is quite different and you will only be felt. It makes me overwhelmed with gratitude towards my parents, who taught me to be good to people around and help them if possible. It is their very nature that was passed onto me that I still possess and for the other things I acquired along the way made me the person I am.
My parents being my first and foremost teachers and I owe part of my attributes to them. They protected me from all outside influences and made me focus only on studies and wanted me to be financially independent. Growing up I did not want to study as much and disliked my father for not letting me attend any family events stating various reasons w.r.to “Exams, school and disturbance to studies etc” nor I remember he ever organized any events at home. Looking back, I can only be thankful for his persistence and being strict considering our abilities, financial status, circumstances, family background. He did what he thought was the best for us. My dad thought education is the best weapon one could give to their children, and he firmly believed in it for that he worked hard as well. He has two Bachelor degrees and a Masters degree.
My mother was there for me when ever I needed. She was doing well being a farmer and was considered very smart. I think, my brother might have got her smart genes. She gave up farming to become stay-at-home-mom and went onto become the “Best Mom”, she is our finance minister at home. She lived a simple life and concentrated on our education and giving some financial security to our family by not indulging in luxurious life style. (I wish, if only I got that a bit) She never bothered my father for expensive clothes or jwelery (which most of the women does, spend money on clothes and jwelery to show off), what ever she had, she would spend it on us. She instilled a thought in us to respect elders, speak to guests with humility, never take any money from others, (there was a instance where I found the money on the road and could not dare picking up). Till date, those values still hold strong in me. She is a great human by nature who never poisoned our heads with malicious thoughts of bringing other people down. May be, this is the very reason that I cannot think the people are bad, I always find goodness in every single person and it is sometimes my weakness that people take advantage from me. She always wanted us to help others in any possible way if we can even if any one were intentionally hurting her to bring her spirits down. This is just a bit of her and I can go on writing about her for as long as I wish.
I have this life because of them, only them. All others stand after them. I had fought and argued with them on silly to interesting subjects about life and in general. They sailed through me listening to every thing that I speak and my mother is a great listener and my father is quick to adopt .. they are charming in their own way.
No matter what, they are and will be my best parents ever. I love them.
“Loneliness is the greatest poverty” – Mother Teresa
I started reading a book on Mother Teresa’s lately and it resonates the fact of how most of the rich are the poorest, how we just give “Something” away to poor thinking that we are helping them and yet we fail to provide love, care and treating them as part of our family. This feeling of not being loved is the root cause of so much despair, loss of peace in the world.
I have attended “Art of Living” course once and the instructor spoke about “Belongingness” and how “yogi’s” in Himalayas are at peace, they claim that these people feel connected to every single human being on the earth and they feel they belong to everyone and that makes them feel content and be at peace.
Honestly, is it easy to think like that when we feel lonely? That there is whole world out there who belong to us?
Both of them or any person who is deeply spiritual would advocate the same. I am at loss of this philosophy and perhaps I fail to shower so much love on people that I know and as well poor. May be I am just not sure how to love someone unconditionally?
Although, Mother Teresa is considered to love and provide for poor people unconditionally, but I do not think unconditional love exists. There is always some ulterior motive behind that so called “Unconditional” love. For her it is achieving of the inner peace by serving Lord Jesus in every possible way. She is the epitome of giving utmost love and care for the poor.
If only everyone on the earth thinks bit like Mother Teresa, giving love and feeling loved would make earth a great place to live.
What is poverty after all?
Its true there is so much suffering out there, lack of proper food, shelter, water, diseases and yet we as human beings crave for being worthy of living this life. That gives content and inner peace.
This attracted me when I was wandering on the streets of Ottawa downtown in Canada. This bar is right on Rideau St, closer to the Rideau Mall and Byward Market. I thought this was interesting and had to share with you.
P.S: Although, every one drinks, it is just that, male population is the highest consumer of alcohol.
Yes, it’s her way of looking at life. There is nothing on the earth that would stop this beautiful young lady to give inspiration to not only to just “Physically challenged” people but to everyone around. Despite of her not having arms from birth, she does everything with her foot. Yes including cooking, typing, teaching, writing on class room board… Oh yeah… Driving as well! Yes she drives with her toes.
She is a self-reliant and self-sufficient and independent woman whom everyone could look up to. She is Ms Mary Gannon, Math Teacher in a Middle school, Ohio!
She sure is an Celebrity.Thank you Mary for giving us inspiration and strength!
Photo credit: today.com.
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” ― Mark Twain
In the month of April, I decided to run-a-mile every day for next 30 days.. well I slacked at it and have come up with numerous excuses as to why I could not make it.
Really, Excuses are not an excuse when it comes to staying fit and healthy.
After all, It is your body and be mindful of what you do with it!
After successfully failing at my earlier attempt, today when I woke up, I ended up landing in the GYM with strong determination to put that April “Failed” Decision into Action. .. and I did it this morning.
Here is a picture of the treadmill where I finally ended up working out for 20 min’s – good start! Every big task begins with one small step. So here I am!
How many of us procrastinate on this very important aspect of health? if you are sailing in the same boat as I am and want to step up to make your life style better.. Here we go! Let’s get on board!