Before we go old: Worry about nothing, pray about everything!!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge

8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Worry about nothing, pray about everything!!!

Source – Received as an email from my friend Spandhana G


The Tale of Marbles and Sweets

Source – Email by Pratik Thorat

Stay Happy

The question of how to be happy everyday may be a little difficult to answer, but as always said, happiness is a choice and you can definitely learn how to be happy everyday. Here are some ways to help you remind yourself to stay happy every single day.

  • Stay away from things that make you unhappy and from people that have negative influences in your life.
  • Wake up every morning by giving thanks – for the bright sunrise, for a great breakfast, or for a good night sleep. Cultivate the habit of being thankful – for great friends or for favors done to you, however small they may be.
  • Think positive – Do not think of what you do not have but learn to appreciate whatever you have. Eliminate self-doubt and think that you can overcome difficulties in life.
  • Do not let anything ruin your happy day – If you are faced with a difficult situation at work, do not let it ruin your day. Find ways to fix it. If some people make you mad, win the battle by not giving in to anger. Truly, learning how to be happy everyday is your choice.
  • Meditate – This will help you manage stress and take charge of your life. Stress can make you irritable or annoyed. It can even put your health at risk. Get rid of stress to help you face tomorrow with a happy smile.
  • Understand and respect other people – One great source of the many unhappiness in life is our difficulty to accept our differences. If we see something that we do not like, we seemed to be irritated. Understanding the people around you and why they act that way will help you get rid of negative feelings.
  • Do something good for others – Doing something good is indeed one of the best ways to feel good about yourself and be happy. One source of happiness in this world indeed comes from being a blessing to others.
  • Watch your words – Learn to be positive with your words – whether it is for yourself or for others. This will keep you from hurting people and avoiding trouble.
  • Smile – A smile can truly radiate a positive energy to the people around you and to you as well. Greeting the people with a smile on your face is also one best way to looking good.
  • Give and share – The magic of giving is not just about feeling good to be able to give and share to those who need your help. It is also in giving that you receive more blessings.
  • Have a good laugh – Learning how to be happy everyday could just be as simple as having a good laugh. Eliminate boredom and sadness in life by sharing a good laugh with your friends or family. Go out with friends who talk about hobbies and travels and share light stories and not talking about other people’s lives. Choose to talk with your co-workers about something that is pleasant – your dream places or destination or hobbies and sports.
  • Eat healthy – This will spare you from any discomfort and pain. Take note too that it is easier to be happy if you are healthy.

Learning how to be happy everyday can be easy if you choose to be happy. If someone gives you a reason to get angry, it is actually your choice to get angry or not. So stay in control. Think about being happy – always.

Writer – Carolyn Anderson Source –

You will never come out of it alive

“Don’t take life too seriously. You will never come out of it alive”

The above is one of my favourite quotes. I first saw this hung in a wall of one of my senior directors office in Chicago. That was in 2006. It was simple, handwritten, maybe done by his chidren.
I felt it had such a deep meaning. Even though I didnt ask the person on why he chose to hang it in his work place, I soon realised that it is qutie an effective stress-buster.
We all take our life very seriously. For many of us, the term “our life” means our job, career, money, comforts, family, growth, fame and maybe status. For achieving these, we put in long hours of stressful work daily, sometimes even on weekends. In this process, taking care of our health is quite neglected. We forget that half of our life we spend earning money only to spend that on medical bills due to ill health. Isn’t that an irony?
When we are young and able to go and climb mountains, we come up with an excuse that we have so much of work and no time to go on vacation. Later on, as age catches up, even though we have time and money, we wouldnt be able to do the things we can do now.
Am  not advocating that we should neglect our work always. I believe in the saying that “Work is worship”, but I also realise that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.
So, is there a way out? Yes, “Balance” is the key word. Draw a balance between the time spent in “work for a living” and “actually living”. Make your own rules. Learn to say “No” whenever required. That is the simplest word to throw many monkeys off our shoulder. (In a mangament seminar, I learnt that extra, unnecessary works dumped on you is called as monkey on shoulder)
Realising this is the first step. Second step is to make plans on what you want to do in this life. A note of caution – too much planning sometimes takes the fun away. Act on the spur of the moment. I have enjoyed many vacations where there was bare minimal planning and I took off on the journey. I try to enjoy the journey and not just focus on arriving at my destination.

Live each moment completely. Act on your dreams and not procrastinate life. As the slogan says “JUST DO IT “

Remember the day you are born , the countdown has started. Lets make the most of that!

Happy Living ! Celebrate Life !

Writer – Prashanth RajaRao  Source –

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