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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Crusader, Foolish & Imaginative - Thats Me !!

Crusader, Foolish & Imaginative !!
 
Thats how someone described me lately :D
 
a friend from my MBA days ... we were never associated closely in either assignments or other projects and activities ...
batchmates is the only word which could probably describe our love-hate relationship .. :)
 
and these were the words he used to describe me recently ... Crusader, Foolish & Imaginative !!
 
It was indeed a pleasant surprise ....
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Habit

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me,
For I can do them quickly, correctly, and profitably.
I am easily managed, just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will then...do it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit.

The author of the above is unknown, but the words are right on target. If you make good habits, they in turn will make you.
 
But like the weeds in the garden, bad habits can take over your life. Make a decision today to pull those weeds.
 
I got the above in an email from simpletruths.com ... liked it so thought of sharing it further with you all ...
 

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Year 2008 in Pictures !

Have a look at the year gone by in some stunning pics of the year !!
 
 
 
 
enZoy !!
 
And have a great wonderful happy joyful smile-filled fun-filled year ahead !!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Walking on Water !

A few days ago, over the weekend, i went to Jumeirah ... Jumeirah Hotel, Burj Al Arab Hotel and a small beach.

Saw around, clicked a few snaps and went to the beach ...

Stoood there watching the vast expanse of blue-green waters ... it was nice ...

the small waves .. the splashing ... the sound fo the sea ... serene ...

 
After a few minutes ... there was an urge to go nearer to the water ... to step in it ...

I was dressed in jeans and a heavy pair of shoes with my laptop bag on my shoulder (without the laptop of course - it had water and some snacks) ... not the dress code for a beach u see ..

 

But the thought had struck and so the jeans were folded and brought to the knee level .. the large shoes removed, a suitable plastic bag found and hung onto my bag ... and i was ready to go ...

For a few moments i simply walked on the dry sand and then eventually on the wet sand ... the feeling was GREAT ! and then suddenly a small wave touched my feet and i received a 'coool shock' of water at the soles of my feet ...

 

The cool water touched my sole and serene feeling rushed through my soul ...

 

I am nto very goood at words, in fact, i am not any good with words so i cant describe the feelings i had for the next 2 hours while i walked in water ... sometime a few centimeters and sometimes knee deep ... and at a time a wave drenched me entirely waist down ....

i ran to the shore and emptied my pockets ... the 2 mobile phones, the digi cam, purse etc etc ...

 

I realised i hadnt walked on sea water for about 2 years now ..
And when was the last time i really enzoyed the sea water under my feet ...
well ... i dont even remember .. must have been when i was a tiny kid who didnt care about a thing in the world ...

 

Those two hours were the most peaceful, beautiful and serene moments of my recent life ... a life which has seen a ot of emotional roller coaster turmoil off late ...

 
And yes ... All the while i was missing something ... i mean .. someone ..

I was missing the company of a special someone … someone with whom i could share these special serene moments ...

wish the one was there with me ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mumbai terror ... in frozen frames ...

Two links with pictures of the Terror which raged in Mumbai !
 
 
 
I was in Mumbai during those times and it was unnerving ... thinking about family, friends and relatives who were out there in the nearby areas ...
 
I just wish such incidents dont happen again ...
 
Is someone up there listening ??????

Monday, December 15, 2008

Power of One ...

One Tree Can Start A Forest.
One Bird Can Herald Spring.
One Flower Can Make A Garden.
One Tune Can Compose A Song.

One Smile Begins A Friendship.
One Hand Clasp Lifts A Soul.
One Star Can Guide A Ship At Sea.
One Sunbeam Lights A Room.

One Candle Wipes Out Darkness.
One Laugh Can Conquer Gloom.
One Word Starts A Prayer.
One Hope Raises Our Spirits.

One Step Starts A Journey.
One Touch Can Show You Care.
One Vote Can Change A Nation.
One Life Can Make A Difference.

One Heart Can Know Whats True.
You See, Its All Up To You !!!
 
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Got this in a an email forward and liked it .. so sharing it here ...

One more on Optimism ...

Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose
- Author Unknown
 
- Courtesy Feras Mahmoud
 
Feras is my Change Management Counterpart at the current client location in Dubai. He send daily inspiration mails with quotes ... the above is from one of them !