Friday, December 19, 2008

Surprise your Dear One

This is a nice gift to your dear ones.

Swanky watches, iPods and gadgets are always an option, but somehow the thrill, the joy and the satisfaction of knowing that some 100 kids will have a nice lunch and at the same time thank you and remember you on that day is just priceless!

Go ahead! Try it. I surprised my dear one today.

Clueless I was when I first saw you,
How my life would change forever and for good,
Another lifetime I ask the creator to provide,
Never enough for my love that'll never subside
Doing everyday-little things with you is bliss,
Ripens our bond and for that, I blow you a kiss
And, thank you for all that you are to me, Happy Birthday my dearest C!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Garbage Truck & the Wise Driver

One day I hopped into a taxi and we took off to the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy and I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it on to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so..... 'Love the people who treat you right.

Pray for the ones who don't - that they see the wisdom of their foolish ways'

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Got this in my mail box and thought of sharing it...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yay! Awarded!

I have to admit I always imagined getting one of those blog awards :-) It makes one feel very content and accepted. And, as I logged into my blog this morning, I see that I have indeed been awarded!

Gracious Art has bestowed on me, my very first blog award! Yippee.

It is called the Proximity award

and here is what it means:

This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I guess I should pass this award to 8 more people. I can pass it to many more (all the blogs in my reader), but I will mention the two that I really want to thank.

One is Art herself, for being the sole commentator on my posts thereby encouraging me not to abandon the blog.

And another is Timepass - She did something that really touched me. So, I want to thank her for that.

Thank you, Once again.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

International Day of Disabled Persons

December 3 is observed as International Day of Disabled Persons.

Let us try to do our bit by helping the differently abled. Even small gestures as helping them cross a busy road will go a long way.

Pete on Federer

I am a huge Roger Federer fan. In fact him losing the Wimbledon should feature in the list of disasters of 2008!

Pete Sampras talks about Federer and Nadal and he says:

"It will be interesting to see what happens with Nadal next year," said the
37-year-old. "The amount of work he has to do to stay on top and stay healthy - I think that's where Roger has a bit of an advantage because it takes a lot less
energy for Roger to stay on top than Nadal.

"Rafa's strung so tight and the guy is an absolute animal. He puts so much effort into each point that eventually something will break. "There's a certain grind that he goes through, unlike Roger who is a lot more fluid and wins matches a lot easier.

"But when you're the best player in the world and people are gunning for you
year after year, that's when it takes its toll and it'll be interesting to see
how he handles that."

Finally, someone has spoken exactly what was on my mind.

Terror Fear

Yesterday I was in office by 9.15 or so. There were hardly 5 or 6 other people as people only start trickling in by 10.30 or so.

My seat is closer to the entrance and the office space is one huge hall with the restrooms and a small pantry room on the other side of the hall.

As I was sitting contemplating the day's work ahead I was suddenly engulfed by some sense of deep fear! What if some terrorists barged into the office? I know there were few security personnel downstairs checking the identity of anyone entering the premises. Also, I sit on the 6th floor. But still! What if they mercilessly shoot them down and take siege of the building? What should I do? Where will I hide? Under the desk? Nah! That is too obvious. Isn't that the place everyone chooses to hide? Won't those well-trained terrorist know that much? Can I run all the way across the hall to the emergency exit? Should I crawl across the floor and hide behind the stored cartons containing some newly arrived printers and servers? What about the steel bureau right across my desk? What about the wood and glass bookshelf next to it? Can I nudge it a little forward and creep behind it? My stomach was churning and my mind was racing! Trrring..... I hear a huge beep and mobile starts vibrating... C calls. I snap back to reality. Phew!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The last month of this so-far dreadful year has come. I really want to get this over with. Perhaps the personal loss we suffered makes me see only the negatives this are some terrible incidents (few personal and many other natural and man-made disasters) that took place.

April - Great personal loss. Lost my baby when I was 16 weeks pregnant.

May - Blasts in Jaipur (a city that I have begun to love, thanks to the frequent trips that we made while in Gurgaon)

May - Sichuan (in China) Earthquake of magnitude 8.0 M

July - Blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad

August - One of my Perippa (my mom's elder sister's husband) passes away

September - Blasts in New Delhi in GK II and Connaught Place area

September - Blasts in Malegaon

October - Another perippa passes away!

October - Blasts in Tripura and Manipur

October - Blasts in Assam

November - Terror Attacks in Mumbai

Not to mention the economic downturn.

These are just few of the ghastly incidents that took place over this year. Especially in India. I don't even want to attempt listing down WW happenings!

I really pray for all those who lost their lives. Especially for my beloved baby. I miss you so much.

The heart is heavy and the mind is numb,

Seeing the loss, bloodshed and apathy, am dumb.

But what is life without hope and so I pray to you,

Please give us a happy, healthy, peaceful year and help us start a fresh life anew