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

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!

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.

 

Don’t quit – Life is a game -Just play it

To all my friends who talk about suicide ……..I say 

Dont quit from life

Dont quit from life

 

1.Just like in basketball sometimes in life we struggle , fight, put all our efforts to make our best shot  but it might simply slip away even being this close …….

Wait don’t quit –  Who knows you might simply get one more opportunity just like a free throw . 

2.Just like in cricket we might get bowled out of happiness by others 

Wait don’t quit – It is just in one ground one match……in life there are plenty of grounds and reasons to smile and make our life as happy as sixer 

3.Just like in surfing , our life might also encounter strong waves, dangerous situations, unexpected tides 

Wait don’t quit – Like dangerous waves in surfing, difficult times in our life makes us more stronger to face unexpected situations. Don’t you think an adventurous surfing is better than sleeping in a lazy river.

4.Just like in boxing, in life you might get hit again and again by others, it can be painful with bruises and cuts ….

Wait don’t quit – Every punch every hit others give you is because you are weak enough to fight back….enough of giving up…get up …give back…fight till the end …dont forget that you have a chance in life to win even at the last minute of the game……

5.Just like in gymnastics our life can take complete U turn from what we expected for it to be like…

Wait don’t quit – Just like in gymnastics …your U turn in life might be for a beautiful artistic landing which can be a spectacular lesson for others ….right?

Now you tell me is it wise enough to quit life before playing all such beautiful games of happiness, adventure, sorrow, tough times, enjoyable sweet moments ,……..??

Be    SPORTIVE     my    friend  🙂

Copyright © 2012 by Cimplicityrockss

Magical Tree 9 : Win the tests of life

Magical Tree 9 : Win the tests of life

आपदि मित्र परीक्षा शूरपरीक्षा च रणाङ्गणे
विनये वम्श परीक्षा च शील परीक्षा तु धनक्षये

A friend’s testing ground is calamities, the brave are tested on the battlefield, the test of a family is in its humility and character is tested in times of poverty.
Source: Samskruta mouktikani

 

Style like “Stars” but better be “Stars”

“Attitude is not what you wear …..it is what you are…….”

During my college days ……attitude was one word which we all use to laugh at because it was so extensively used by my professors that we were very tired of hearing that word …but trust me ….they were always right when they said “Attitude is not what you wear, It is what you are”. Though this was a very popular quote I heard it for the first time and many times in my college for various reasons…..hmmmmm certain facts might sound stupid, some might sound humorous some might be bitter …but Facts are Facts…..thats reality isn’t it? 

This was during my starting days in the college….. one of the popular public personalities in India had gifted me 3 to 4 small books about freedom fighters and true heroes (Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekar Azad, Savarkar, Rani lakshmibai) on an occasion of Raksha bandhan (Indian festival). It was at the same time we had a presentation in our class where we could choose any Indian personality to speak about for 5 to 10 minutes…..

I had chosen to speak about “Bhagat singh” and if am not wrong there was this guy in our class who had chosen “Chandrashekar azad”as his topic of the day. What is special here is that this guy was a look alike of chandrashekar azad….He had grown mustache just like the one which great Azad had…

of course he spoke very well about freedom fight, army , role of Azad etc……..friends you might be wondering with what connection am talking about this guy , attitude, Great heroes …isn’t it?

Here it is …..

Many of us watch movies —> admire movie stars
—> wear what they wear —>That’s it
–>The End
Many of us read about great personalities —>admire their intelligence
—>Style like they style —>That’s it
—>The End
Many of us talk about great leaders —> admire their struggle
—> Enact like they act —>That’s it
–> The End

All that I need you to do is ask this question to yourself……

Is just admiration?? Wearing what a movie star wears?? Styling your hair like that of a famous person?? Buying what some star endorses??Talking fantastically without anything truly inside you is  allllllllllll that we call as an ATTITUDE   ??? Are these the only things which we are able to see in great personalities      ?????

Why don’t we take one step ahead and listen to the subtle messages of what these great personalities have told us without openly telling…

Their struggle, their hard work, their dedication, their learnings in life, and mainly their own and unique ATTITUDE have made them great and that’s the reason why they are role models, trend setters for us….

So I wish you wear your unique attitude (with good virtues) and you can set your own trend……..

At the end …for that person who was a look alike of Chandrashekar azad in my college class …whichever corner of the world you are ….you will be a simply great person if you have really dedicated your life in army or any other activities connected to social benefit because “Long back you styled like a star and today we wish you to be a star” …..its okay you can do it with that stylish mustache……..:-) 🙂

Style like “Stars” but better be “Stars” 

Copyright © 2012 by Cimplicityrockss

Cimplicityrockss 4 – “HR” by an “HR”

Friends it is common for many professionals especially in HR departments to refer candidates for a job and it becomes more easy for the candidates when they actually get the same person who referred them in the selection panel as well

Just imagine yourself in the place of an Interviewer for a particular job and you land up in meeting your best friend in the place of candidate and to make your position even more complicated, your friend is not suitable for the role …what would you do ???


Am sure most of us would answer that we would select the candidate based on their performance only…but trust me though this sounds simple to us… in reality it is very likely that majority of us try to be more generous in our selection process when it comes to known people…it is a natural human tendency which I agree but keeping in mind the larger community of suitable & more qualified candidates your decision of selecting your friend becomes biased…..

Am surely not here to discuss good practices of human resource professionals but just want to tell you about this person who in HR profession set his own rule and I believe that his simple attitude of honesty can be a great lesson to many of us…

I know this person for quite a longggggggg time now….he is an HR professional (Human resource professional). He Voluntarily backs out from interviewing any candidate whom he refers for any job and not just the referred candidates but also when he happens to meet any known people in interviews then he honestly discloses it and gives the role of interviewing to third person to ensure at most quality and integrity in recruiting……Why would a company need stringent policies when all its employees inculcate such great policies in their own life………?

Sometimes we don’t realize the greatness in certain simple things we do isn’t it? Am sure even this person would not have realized that his simple attitude would make such a good impression and meaning to other professionals…if he is reading this, then I would say “I have recruited you in my Blog with great respect  🙂”.

 “HR” by an “HR”
(“Honesty Recommended” by an “ Human Resource” professional)

I learnt honesty from his simple attitude did you?

Copyright © 2012 by Cimplicityrockss

 

Why many ask for “Money”?

Why many ask for “Money”?

 Am definitely not a person who says that money is not important, Yes we do need money but I really believe that money is important only to an extent where it supports us for a decent living condition, satisfies our hunger and safety in society (basic needs) but rest of the most valuable human necessities like love, affection, respect, recognition, family bonding, friendship etc are gained without money………For clarity you can ask these questions for yourself….

What did God ask for?
Bhakti (Devotion)
What did Guru (Teacher) ask for?
Interest and thirst for learning
What did mother ask for?
A warm hug from her child
What did father ask for?
Bright future for his kids
What do kids ask for?
Happiness of their parents
What do siblings ask for?
Wellness of their brothers and sisters
What does a true friend ask for?
Ever lasting affection and friendship
What do couples ask for?
Unconditional love and affection
What do enemies ask for?
Your downfall
Finally what did lord of death (Yama) ask for?
Life of that person whose purpose of this birth is completed

Did you get your answer ?……So right from our birth to death every bonding, every relation, every connection on this earth asks for many things except MONEY…..Money is just that “something” which we have created to support us in enjoying these human needs but it is definitely not “everything”.

When it is not everything then Y ask for money?
ask for happiness for yourself and for others

 

Copyright © 2012 by Cimplicityrockss

Magical Tree 7 – Wish for wealth of knowledge

Magical Tree 7 – Wish for wealth of knowledge

न चोरहार्यं न च राजहार्यं न भ्रातृभाज्यं न च भारकारि।
व्यये कृते वर्धत एव नित्यं विद्याधनं सर्वधनप्रधानम् ॥

Not stolen by thieves, not seized by kings, not divided amongst brothers, not heavy to carry. The more you spend, the more it flourishes always – The wealth of knowledge is the most important among all kinds of wealth.
(Source: Chanakya neeti)