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This blog as you see will be as simple as possible because being simple and straight makes things easier isn’t it ? If you see it interesting please read and give me your feedback or else just move on and read what you feel to be interesting :-)
So what is this blog all about?

  • This is about great people, great lessons in our simple talks **simple yet splendid **
  • Its you and me on one hand and these great personalities and great lessons on the other hand. Its easy for a person to write from any corner of the world but it is difficult for the same to understand, learn and live what we read/write in our life.
  • I shall bring in my real life experiences relating them to everything that I come across to be great and narrate it in simple sentences.
  • It is always “Good” to talk about all that is “Good”
  • Remember – Great people need not be famous “they are ordinary ones with extraordinary qualities” Great lessons need not be from our documented philosophical books – “it is just our real life’s true learning”

What’s in It for me ? this question is for each of us

  1. 5 minutes to this blog of our time in the daily routine will be the most valuable ones 
  2. I assure – lessons from Great people, Good content, Simple talk
  3. Lets learn together from great achievements ,Lets walk together for our betterment
  4. You can write to me on feedback (Great people you have come across, inspiring behaviour of someone you know, celebrities you want me to write about, Inspirational quotes you want me to relate to any person..or just simple suggestions…..anything good from you will simply rock on my blog . Without you this journey becomes incomplete……
But one thing I promise you and ask for the same is..Lets at least try to live what we see/read/write/believe to be good from now on….
Keep checking cimplicityrockss for upcoming articles

No one lives forever

No one lives forever 

I know it’s been a very long break from my blogging world :-) hope you all missed me, if you haven’t then i shall assume that i have always been sitting in your heart :-) hahahaha.

Wanted to share my thoughts on this particular issue with all of you. If you are from India then definitely you know how disturbing events have taken the front seat all over the country. Starting from list of rapes on elderly women, young girls, innocent kids and it does not stop here….. bomb attacks at several places, regional anti social elements ..oh God this list is just not ending and a funny thing to highlight in middle of such a serious talk is “Fights between our FEW corrupted politicians not for the country but just for their political chair and power which benefits their personal motive” Isn’t it funny to see someone fighting for chair in a house when the house itself is burning????

The least a government of a country can do to its people is to give a basic safety. But today situation here is so worst and scary that our future kids should be equipped with self protection items as soon as they are born because people today have lost humanity and cannot even spare innocent, helpless kids to satisfy their cruel intentions. All of us including myself, you, general public, politicians, celebrities have become a reason for such a society in one or the other way.

Everyone is going to be a victim in some form to these anti social elements in coming future…. so guys stand up and voice your thoughts, If not big atleast do whatever little possible from your side to ensure a safe society to our families and future generation.  Let us start from correcting ourselves first. Please.

Best way to hurt someone is ………Just let them live their life ….because living a normal life in today’s world is highly impossible as we already have diseases like cancer and its friends, natural calamities like tsunami and its friends who are killing us naturally and easily….In such a situation why do you want to stress yourself in plotting murders, rapes and other unwanted stuffs. It is very simple to hurt your enemies – Just let them live their life …….that’s it and the rest will be taken care by the nature.

No one is going to live forever neither you nor your enemies ……………..

“My friend, life is very short for you and for me too…
 Let me live and i shall let you live too :-) .
 Let us share love and happiness between us two…
 If you kill me on day 1.. :-( …you will be all alone on day 2″ .

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Copyright © 2013 by Cimplicityrockss

Magical Tree 12 – Be in the right category

Magical Tree 12 – Be in the right category

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Magical Tree – 12

प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः
प्रारभ्य विघ्नविहता विरमन्ति मध्याः।
विघ्नैः पुनः पुनरपि प्रतिहन्यमानाः
प्रारब्धमुत्तमगुणा न परित्यजन्ति ॥

There are three categories of people who contemplate an undertaking.  At the lowest level are those who never start off for fear of encountering obstacles.Those at the middle level start the project but, at the first sign of obstacles, withdraw themselves from the goal. At the top level are those who, in spite of repeated obstacles, persist in their work until they take the undertaking to a successful conclusion.

 Source: Neeti Shatakam

Super Sweet Blogging Award & One Lovely Blog Award

Super Sweet Blogging Award from super sweet Marsha lee – A simple and sweet teacher 

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On receiving this award the first thing we both discussed was about teaching profession…My family has teachers from all generations….and my all time favorite teacher is my mom…:-) having seen many teachers in family and being lucky to be mentored from some of the best of best teachers in life i have learnt the importance of teachers at a very early stage itself

In different paths we take in life we might not meet our teachers on every day basis or may not talk to them regularly but their teachings come along with us as a guide forever….I always respect every teacher for their contribution in making my life better…

To sweet teacher Marsha lee…

I know that you retired officially from teaching profession couple of days back but…

A teacher can never retire because all of us are in learning phase till death …and teachers like you have to walk with us till the end :-)

Nominations for Super Sweet Award is in


http://cimplicityrockss.wordpress.com/awards-it-means-more-responsibility/

Nominations for One lovely blog award which was pending for longggggggg time now.. is also updated (Finally) …Simona thanks once again for this :-)

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http://cimplicityrockss.wordpress.com/awards-it-means-more-responsibility/

A child’s truth, a child’s solution! By Penny L Howe

Humble thanks from Cimplicityrockss to writer Penny L Howe for sharing this
“Simple Yet Splendid” lesson with us

I also thank my sweet friends Mr.Raj & Mr.Charan for allowing me to design the banner using their kids pictures :-)

The pure innocence of a child is much more wise than we fail to recognize. Children will see a truth immediately and a solution to a problem.

When Jordan was 8 years old she saw her first commercial on TV that talked about homeless children in other countries. It included a close-up view of children just like her!

Jumping up out of her chair (true story) Jordan turned to her parents and said, “Let’s go get them, they need a place to stay, we have room!”

Her parents then spend quite a little bit of time explaining that many people in many countries on this planet were and are homeless. Jordan kept shaking her head and asking “why”. To her, in her mind there should be no “that’s just the way it is!” “There’s nothing we can do about it” and so on. In her mind there was only one truth. No one anywhere on this planet should go hungry and homeless.

To this 8 year old little girl the solution was obvious and simple. Let’s go get them and bring them home, we have room!

The ‘thinking positive’ learning lesson I received that day was that if a child can see the truth in the world better than an adult then we (I) need to try much harder to see the view from their eyes and do something about it!

 Penny L Howe

A quick postscript here. Jordan still cares passionately about those less fortunate and works with her church youth group. Apart from those things she does locally, she has made several trips to Mexico to help build homes for the homeless.

SHE did not forget!

It might be a technical error – Chorry :-)

Friends i noticed that sometimes i receive my own posts and comments for approval haha :-) Also comments pending for approval keeps repeating even after i approve…am not sure if there is network issue or technical error in my blog but 100% am not spamming any of you….so if at all there is any inconvenience caused or repeated posts from me please keep me informed instead of troubling yourself….Till now i have not received any complaints from any bloggers regarding this and not expecting as well :-) ..as of now am not troubled and i don’t want to see you troubled…….takecare happy blogging keep rocking :-)

I would have become a thief today if my dad had not walked with me that day :-)

Cimplicityrockss 7 – I would have become a thief today if my dad had not walked with me that day :-) i know this title is very big to fit in but it is not just a title ………………..it is a fact

 

It was almost 8 PM on a weekday and on the main busy street of Majestic bus stop in Bangalore i walked holding my dad’s hand to visit our family doctor…this happened some years back. Those who have visited this oldest business center of Bangalore can actually get a clear picture of what am talking…..

The street was filled with darkness as it was 8PM but had enough light for all the road side businesses ….Just to give a glimpse of  how this street looks i have to tell you that this place is one of the very oldest business center with lakhs of people earning their food be it in big shops or on the corner of the road…..plenty of carts, plenty of buses, groups of people sitting on the road and selling different things…..hmmmm It is in this place you can actually see different faces of our life :-)

I walked on this road holding my dad’s right hand and my right hand was waiting to do something mischievous. When my dad’s eyes were busy looking straight and ensuring safety while walking my eyes noticed a heap of peanuts on a cart . The cart owner stood behind the heap and was looking for customers. I was a small girl (mostly 8 years old )and went unnoticed to the seller..this became an advantage for me and within no seconds i lifted one hand full of peanuts without giving any clue………and walked happily with dad…

It was only after walking 15 minutes away from the cart i showed my dad the stolen peanuts with a face filled with sense of smartness. My dad immediately stopped me and asked “where did you pick this from ?”and i replied smilingly thinking that he will be happy seeing my cleverness but he immediately held my hand much tighter and took me back to the same cart and asked me to drop all the peanuts which i had stolen. The peanut seller was watching me and my dad and dad smiled at him and we walked our way back…..Am sure the seller had understood what had happened…:-)

Friends here i have to tell you that i was just a kid and my dad could have done any of these below listed options

  • My dad could have thought that i was a kid and just laughed and continued walking
  • My dad could have hit me for stealing
  • My dad could have thought that it was 15 minutes far and does not make sense to walk back all the way to that cart
  • My dad could have thought that the peanut seller might fight with us for stealing and it would be wise not to go back  

My dad did not do any of these and instead chose to walk with me straight back to the seller and teach me a lesson….I would have become a thief today if my dad had not walked with me that day :-)

I learnt a beautiful lesson from my dad long back :-) Did you ?

Copyright © 2012 by Cimplicityrockss

 

Tale of two grandmothers – By Haricharan

Humble thanks from Cimplicityrockss to writer Haricharan for sharing this lesson with us 

Tale of two grandmothers

Tale of two grandmothers

I have been fortunate to enjoy the presence of both grandmothers during formative years of my life which further helped me to shape my outlook and thought process. My paternal grandmother had lost her parents at a young age of 7 years and she along with her siblings was fostered by their grandmother. She lived and studied in Mysore city by going to an English Convent. Her upbringing had a perfect blend of traditional values as the customs of orthodox Brahmin family and the disciplined mannerisms nurtured by the British system of education. Her father was fairly accomplished as he had built a publishing and book distribution company along with owning a considerable amount of agricultural land which he left behind to take care of when he passed away at age of 37. This made the young children supported by grandmother to shoulder the responsibilities beyond their age. My grandmother was then married off at age of 13 to a boy from a family which was not financially very well off. My grandfather had just passed his 10th standard and managed to work in some private concerns. He was diligent and honest in his work but could not manage to earn enough to support the growing family of a wife and seven children. This further put pressure on my grandmother to effectively manage from the resources that were available to her. During some of the toughest times when my grandfather lost his job and the entire family did not have anything to fend for she managed to support the family by some borrowings and help provided by her brother. All these life challenging situations made her instill in her children firm set of values of being financially well disciplined, high level of sharing among the family members and ability to steer themselves in the tough situations.

My maternal grandmother was quite a contrast where she was brought up in a well to do family and then married off to Shanbog (Village Accountant) of a sleepy village. My grandfather did well for himself from the earnings he had as a village accountant and from some pieces of the land he owned. As being   financial head of the village there used to be lot of people and officers visiting the house from various villages. My grandmother was very benevolent and was known for her culinary skills. She never allowed any person visiting their house to leave without having food. Village life presents itself with different kind of challenges unlike a pleasant visualization all of us have. It has some petty politics, has avenues to make you completely defocused and waste opportunities for personal growth. Some of these affected my grandmother’s family which resulted in them losing some land and financial comfort they had enjoyed. My grandfather did not impose any rules on his children and let them grow up to shape up their own attitudes and behavior which resulted in each of the nine children having different values of life. My grandmother’s all giving attitude made her most lovable among relatives and friends but did not help family much which was facing financial challenges. She was selfless in many ways and did not have any control or command over her children. This factor proved to be very costly in her later years after she lost her husband and had to live close to 19 years after his demise.

Both my grandmothers took turns in staying at our house. My paternal grandparents had a rotation policy of staying with all their four sons’ family so that they could spend time with all their grandchildren, have new environment and allow privacy to their children. During these stays several good features of them became highlighted of which some of them I can recount now. My grandmother always made a point to compliment my mother for whatever food she used to serve her no matter how the food was. Her enthusiasm and physical discipline never came down even at age of 80; she used to always be very neat and ensured that she always got the best attire to attend any event that she had to.

My maternal grandmother trusted and believed my father more than any of her children. She always anticipated that my father maintain the finances for her and ensure he manages her medical prescriptions and getting the medicines to her right in time. My father as he is managed it very well and served her with equal devotion. He also took the liberty of a son to reprimand at times when her benevolence and kindness to her children and relatives made her undergo troubles of all nature.  At same time she was untiringly and lovingly preparing the greatest delicacies for us to feast when she stayed with us and earlier whenever we used to visit her during the summer holidays. True to her character and possessing a genuine mother’s heart was always forgiving of all her children’s wrongdoings and enduringly served physically and financially many of them even when she was in her 80’s.

These experiences made me to imbibe certain qualities as to have the enthusiasm of life, never fail to compliment your nearest and dearest even for their simplest of efforts of theirs towards you, be kind and self-less but not to extent to hurt your own life.

 

Thanks for giving a good start :-) Am happy

I always believe that if intentions are good then support will pour out from all directions. 

1. Am extremely happy and thankful to Mr. Haricharan who has contributed a wonderful lesson and this will be always a special one as it is the first contribution to “Think good -Do good” project.

Tale of two grandmothers

Tale of two grandmothers

2. My sincere thanks to Mr. Arindam Mohapatra for sharing a lesson even in his busy schedule of releasing his first book “Being Arindam”. 

http://arindammohapatra.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/bless-me-by-sharing-a-thought-for-my-first-book/

Wish you loads of success and many more books from you sir. :-)

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