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truthboyThis summer I had Fun conducting, Story workshop to my students ( I prefer calling them my Kids). Proud to present a few stories of my kids, written by them.

Once upon a time there was a boy named Krishna who was 10 years old . He loves to ride a motorcycle. one day his mom tell him to bring a sugar packet of 1 kg and a salt packet of 1 kg .His mom gave him 500 rupees and tell him that “It will cost 100 rupees so you need to bring back 400 rupees and give me and he said okay . He started on his way to the shop . Finally, he reached the shop and asked the shopkeeper kg salt and 1 kg sugar and gave the 500 rupees note. The shopkeeper gave the salt and sugar and 420 rupees and said “Both packets together it costs 80 rupees. He took the money and he was on his way home. In meanwhile, he saw two things . Those were a bakery and an old man as a beggar. He thought to buy a samosa for 20 rupees without telling to his mom but he saw the old man and he gave the 20 rupees to the old man and said him to by some food and eat his lunch. And went back to home and he gave his mom 400 rupees then his mom was busy in her work and he was in a confusion that should he tell that he gave 20 rupees to the beggar or not. Finally he told his mom about the 20 rupees while eating dinner. His mom’s reaction after listening to him was that, “I thought that you will tell me a lie but you told me the truth. I didn’t expect this from you my son so I am very proud of you”.


Story by Jhanavi, age -14, class 8


A Click for Encouragement


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All your mails have been encouraging me to post more blogs. Sometimes we wonder that there are lots of supporters and friends for a person that as a stranger,our word of support may not mean anything to them. No, it is not the case.A kind  word is needed by all the hearts.Your each mail commenting or scolding or sharing your story whatever it is ,I rejoice them.

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What a woman wants

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Archana, was working full time before marriage, and for a year afterwards.when she gave birth to Arjun, she decided to quit her job.

When, Arjun started going to school, the thought of joining her office again, started crossing her mind. She was not able to take a decision and after much thought, she decided to be a stay at home mom with a difference. As, she was browsing the internet, in laptop, she found an online job for marketing,a product in social media. She started finding out more information. She joined few free courses in, enriched her knowledge. She started applying for those jobs in free lancing websites. Slowly, she started getting orders. What she earned was not huge but decent enough to take care of her personal expenses and she was glad that she could spend quality time with Arjun.She was happy being a successful, freelancer and her husband, Santosh, as usual supported all her decisions.

Archana went to visit her brother, there was just 2 years difference between them. They were more friends, than siblings.She decided to visit her brother, who lived in the other part of the city. She was excited to visit her brother after a long time. Her brother Arun, her sister in law Shailja , lived with their little daughter, Amulya, in a gated community. After, Amulya came to their world, Shailja, also left her high paid MNC job. Arun was not interested, when Shailaja expressed her desire to work before their marriage. Still he didn’t object, when she got recruited in a high paid MNC job. Once, Amulya was born, he said her to quit her job. Which Shailja did obediently. Now , this June, Amulya would be joining her school, so Archana brought all gifts to her.

Amulya was excited to see her cousin. Both kids started playing. She had a long chit chat with her brother and sister in law.

After they were discussing about everything under the sun, the topic slowly came to archana online assignment.Shailja, with wide eyes was listening, to Archan’s experience. She started explaining about her job and suggested casually, if Shailja is interested, she can start joining one too. For this suggestion, her brother replied sharply. ” I don’t want to give any tension to Shailja, I earn enough, she can take rest and take care of Amulya. Don’t put unnecessary tensions in her head?”. Archana could see Shailja’s disappointment. She kept mum.

Both the ladies chitchat for a while, when Arun, left to his room.After sometime,

when Shailja left to make some snacks for Amulya and Arjun, Archana, slowly went to her brother’s room.

She spoke to him casually about few things here and there and asked him,” Is Shailja interested in working again?” . He replied casually,”I don’t think so, but she just brought the topic once to me and I asked her about Amulya and she left the topic”. Archana said then she can try online jobs like freelancing, where she can do from the comfort of her home. Arun said,”But what is the need Archana. I give her enough pocket money. She is not a person , who loves shopping. I think she saves and gives to her parents, a partial money. I really don’t ask her , what she does with that. Why she needs take a freelance job?”

Archana smiled, “Do you think women do a job only for money. Few women are happy to be a stay at home mom, few like to do work and try to balance work and home, few turn enterpreneurs to support others, few enjoy free lancing, for enjoying their creative side. You can’t restrict anyone of their personal choice and freedom , when it is in no way affecting, your family.You love your job so much, Suppose, you get 3 times a pay , to sit in home and take care of Amulya, will you do that? “Arun smiled and said, “I will feel blessed”. Archana looked sharply and said,” I know about you arun, you will be like that for 3 months, after that, you will return to your job. I am saying  that all women need appreciation, respect, and satisfaction. If Shailja, would love to do a freelance job, don’t restrict her.Also, when she gives your money to her parents, she may not be comfortable. She may like to earn and give her parents. Or she may need that sense of achievement of fulfilling a project. It could be anything. As she would be freelancing, she will have all the time in the world to take care of her family and work for her self satisfaction. Never take a sense of achievement, from anyone’s life. It is everyone’s right “.

Arun was silent and lost in his thoughts.

After, 6 months, Archana visited Arun’s home and he proudly displayed a Kindle , “see archana, my Shailja got a Kindle as Gift from as her blog was selected as the top blog”.

Archana was happy to see her brother.

Shailja had taken part time freelancing in content writing and was a successful blogger in many parenting websites.

Shailja, called Archana, ” Thank you, Archana, without you, this could have been impossible. I overheard, your conversation, with Arun, the other day. I am thankful to God that, I have a sister in law like you.”

They hugged each other in joy.

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The Rich Beggar


In the streets of New York, there lived an old man.He used to beg in the streets, from the day, he knew. He didn’t have a family of his own. All his life he begged in the streets, lived with rags as clothes, ate the meager food , he bought from his money.A kind Landlord gave a small home to the beggar for very less rent. The house was small, with an upper deck to store things.He always lived happily and didn’t complain about his life. One day, suddenly he died while begging in streets.
The people who he knew, informed the public authorities, and they cleared his body and gave him their last respects. After that, the Landlord with a helper checked the beggar’s home , it had his scarce belongings. The Landlord and the helper, checked the upper deck and to their astonishment, they found, millions of $1 dollar notes and hundreds of $5 notes, neatly stacked in the room, in a cardboard box.

The helper was wondering, when he had a fortune, why he lived the life of a beggar. He questioned, the landlord.
The Landlord , answered him, “Even though he had a lot of money, he didn’t know what to do with it. All his life, he did something, he was comfortable with. He was comfortable, begging, and he was not sure, what to do with the money , he got from that. He didn’t have a passion to do more. He achieved his daily goal of getting some money and he was happy with it.When he got more , he saved it and again begged the next day.”
The helper asked him, ” He is better in some way isn’t it? He didn’t lay lazy the next day, and daily went to beg to earn his income, isn’t that wonderful?”
The Landlord smiled and said,” True, he was not lazy, but the money he earned without passion was of no use to him.”
The helper understood and nodded his head.
Many times, we find very intelligent, well educated and knowledgeable people in our lives, living in a routine life, happy with what they are doing. We know that, they can do much more.One of that person, was me, just an year back. I was living the life of the rich beggar. I was not sure, what to do with my knowledge. Today, I guess , may be I am using it a bit.

All of us are capable of doing a lot more, let us break, all our mental shackles. 

Let us, use all our knowledge, and education to bring a change in our lives. To bring change and development in the lives of people, around us.

Learning is a never ending process. Let us spend just 15 minutes, of our life to think and execute, what we can do more.

Yes, yes, I hear you, I am very busy. And all the other 25 reasons , running in the minds. It may not be you, but it was certainly me, just a year back. But , today, i am not busy, even after multi tasking many things, because I love what i am doing.I am enjoying every moment of it.

If we really decide,15 minutes of our lives is easily affordable to spend with ourselves, to enrich us, to enrich people around us. So, invest in yourself and reap the benefits of ultimate happiness and satisfaction in our lives. Hope to know about your thoughts in the comments section, below.

My Husband’s Girlfriend


Rahul and Ramya were good friends from high school. They studied in different colleges, chose different careers still their, friendship continued. Their parents knew about their friendship and were always supportive. When, there relatives commented on their friendship, they just ignored. Rahul and Ramya , won the first prize in an inter school quiz competition, when they were in tenth standard. It was a big trophy. They decided from that date the trophy would be for six months, with Rahul and the next six months with Ramya. This ritual continued even in their college days and even after Ramya got married. Ramya got married to a very handsome, intelligent Vivek. Vivek didn’t have any problem with Rahul and Ramya’s friendship. Still, both of them couldn’t meet each other more than twice in a year to exchange their trophy.

Ramya was blessed with a baby boy, Ravik, 8 months back. Rahul married Latha, 1 year back. Now, Latha was 5 months pregnant and Rahul was joyed. Whenever they met once in 6 months, they poured all their, views and feelings. Never had they felt the gap of those 6 months in their lives.

Today was the day for Rahul to take his trophy and Ramya was waiting for him to come and pick up. Rahul came tired and late from office. He seemed disturbed too.

Ramya didn’t fire Rahul with questions. She knew, he will take time to say things. So she prepared his favorite chocolate milk shake as Rahul started playing with her son.

Vivek was away in his office for a meeting.

Rahul, was playing with Ravik, when his phone rang.

Rahul stared the phone for a moment and lifted with a sigh. He started speaking and Ramya understood immediately, it is Lakshmi aunty, on the other side, Rahul’s mother. He was her only son.

Lakshmi aunty must be speaking something for a long time and Rahul was simply nodding his head and kept the phone after 10 minutes. As Rahul was heading home in an hour, Ramya didn’t understand why she was particular to speak to him before, he came home.

Ramya, casually started, how is Latha and Lakshmi aunty. He gave a sigh and slowly opened up. Rahul started speaking, “you know my mom, and she is cleanliness freak. She really works nonstop keeping the home clean and taking care of everything. Latha has to manage office and home. Latha said before marriage to me that she wants to work and give her entire salary to her parents to take care of them. I and my family didn’t have any problem with that. Now as she works, she does her part of home chores, but not as perfectly as my mom. Now, she is pregnant too and she is not able to do. If she says to my mom, she says, I worked triple when, I was pregnant. If I support Latha, my mom gets upset and if I support my mom Latha gets upset. This has become a daily drama in my home. I am not really sure, how to deal with this.

When my mom is not around, I clean the room so that mom thinks it is Latha who cleans the room. I don’t know what else to do. She now called me up to say, Latha answered her back, on some trivial issue and wants me to scold her. I feel Latha should not have answered her like that.

I will go and speak to her.”

Ramya kept quiet, for some time and she spoke, “Do you know Rahul, when a women is pregnant, from the 5th month,  the child listens everything that is said to the mother .Spend quality time with your wife and child”.

In her heart, she knew, Lakshmi aunty was feeling insecure about her son and she has a fear of losing him. Keeping the home clean was a petty issue and about Lakshmi aunt, she is a wonderful and loving woman. She was behaving like this as she was feeling insecure about him. Soon, this will pass. She knew all this and understood that Rahul also knows this in his heart. He just didn’t want to see his mother hurt.

Rahul took the trophy and left Ramya’s house.

Latha had overheard Lakshmi aunty speaking with Rahul in phone. She was not scared anymore. If, Rahul, would advice her something on this matter, she was ready to give him a sharp reply . She was sick of the insecurity feelings of her mother-in-law.

When Rahul came home, both women were quiet. They were waiting for a storm. He simply freshened up. Ate his dinner and was about retire for the night. Lakshmi called him in her bedroom and said him,” Go and speak with your wife. Tell her not to answer me back”.

He said, “Yes, tonight I will speak”. Lakshmi was happy.

Rahul entered the bedroom, and Latha was expecting him to speak something about his mother.

Instead, Rahul came close to Latha and slowly touched her tummy. He started to speak to his baby by touching her tummy, which he never did before. He said,”Latha, you have to take care of yourself and our baby”. Latha didn’t understand what was happening. Rahul was caring but never showed it. She got used to it and this act, filled her eyes with tears. She decided, whatever his mother will say, she will not revert back as Lakshmi aunty was insecure about Rahul, otherwise she was a golden lady. If only she could treat her as a Child, nothing would hurt.

As she was about to say something, Rahul said,” I forgot my trophy in the car” and went running to bring it back and kept in his bedroom. Latha understood, he met Ramya. Relief swept through her. She understood it was Ramya’s advice. Her introvert husband gives a lot of respect to Ramya’s words. She thanked God that, her husband had a wonderful girlfriend who was neither his wife nor mother and gave him a third person’s simple advice to complicated problems of home.

She hoped her child if it is a boy gets a good girlfriend like Ramya and if it is a girl be a good girlfriend to someone else, as everyone needs a girlfriend / boyfriend to discuss things, other than their family members.

Latha felt, Rahul was lucky to have Ramya in his life. She decided to be the same to her male friends, who she lost in touch.

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Become a voucher than be a paper


When I was young, my father used to bring some papers to home and used to check with his accounts book of his office. I know the account ledger, I have seen it but I didn’t understand the papers he was carrying. Those papers had some numbers. My father explained to me that, if in an office account, you spend cash, you debit the account (expenditure) and when you get cash (income), you credit the account. I didn’t understand one thing, there were mere papers, with numbers then why they were called vouchers, than papers and why he was very careful about them.
He explained again that, when a paper is shown in accounts, it is treated as a bill/ voucher, which is of importance. You can’t lose a voucher, it is already accounted.
I was amazed by this concept.
Now, I was just wondering if the same concept is applied to our lives, what happens ?? What happens to our dreams, when we make it accountable for someone, Yes they become real as we work for them?
Thanks friends, I got good appreciation mails for my last few posts regarding passion. So the mail was, yes, I have a found a passion, now what to do about that?
So, I would like to introduce the voucher concept. What is the difference between voucher and paper in the layman’s world, a simple accountability. So whenever we have a dream of working hard or think of achieving our dreams, what do we do? Who do we become accountable for?
For ourselves, nah?? We have already tried it hell a lot of times and didn’t achieve it right!
Now, who else, family and friends, yes, they help, but when we are out of track, they understand our problems and keep quiet, most of the times.
So, who else, can we depend on? We have a boon in our society. Man is a social animal , and still in our society, we all have someone in our lives, may be a neighborhood aunty, an office Colleague, a family friend, aunt’s uncle, brother in law’s friend, just someone, who is more interested in our life than, theirs.
These people are the perfect persons who will help you to become a voucher from a mere paper, just approach them / call them with a casual “Hi !”. They will surely ask, how is life and what are you planning, something like that.”
Here, this is the time, tell the person slowly about your passion and how you are planning to achieve in detail. If he/ she is really an, “well- wisher”, that person will say, the plans are wonderful but I doubt whether you can achieve it or not, directly/ in their mind.
Well, you can understand from their responses. Now you have become a voucher for that person. You have become accountable for that person, you have dreaded all these years.
Now, whatever your passion, become healthy, working out, start a new career, learn a new language, or just anything, start working smart towards your dream..
If you feel lazy or feel like procrastinate things, think about your “well-wisher”. Think about their secret dream to see you fail, and smile within themselves,” I know, Mr. / Ms. (your name) will fail”. Don’t give them a reason to smile. This thought process works out wonders for me .After you succeed, they will still have something to say, well, who cares once you succeed.
Also, if possible, join a group of like-minded strangers, as an accountability group. After joining, a daily writing accountability group, my writing improved a lot. Those strangers, have become my friends, as we interact with each other regularly, has also become an inspirational group for me.
A mix of people who are positive and people who are negative towards you, help you shaping you and direct you towards your goals.
So, all the best.
Hope this post helps you become a voucher.
Please comment if you find this helpful and share if you would like to help others.

Old enough to dare a dream, Young enough to start a New Passion

TajmahalWhen I was around 10 years old, I read an article that children memorize and learn 80% of things before 5 years of age and remaining 10% by 10 years of age. I fought with my mom that, why she didn’t teach me, Karate, chess, tennis, writing , entrepreneurship, books, countries and capitals, everything under the sun, before I was 5,  or at least by the time, I became 10 years old. I felt very bad, I was upset that  my crucial 10 years of my life was wasted and with the remaining, 10% of memory and the whole life in front of me, I can’t do anything. I was really upset, my whole life was wasted.

My mother waited till, I poured out all my grumblings, smiled and just said a sentence,” If I teach you everything, by the time, you are 10, what will you do with your life, after that?” I didn’t understand the question at that time. For me, being intelligent at 10 years was important. I didn’t understand the process of application of knowledge learned, at that age. My mother, further said, “Many successful people, were not child prodigies”.

I really didn’t understand the deeper meaning. Now I understand, each person, has unique talents, preferences and passion in life. Each person enjoys a different perspective of life.  As I grew older, I understood that I enjoyed, writing my thoughts. If my words, could help at-least one person, inspire one in the billions that was enough for me. If I would have learned so many other things, May be I would have learnt but must have understood sooner or later that was not my passion. That would not be my thing.

I am not against child prodigies or parents who teach their kids, all countries, capitals by the age of 3. I am just saying to the other parents, if you are feeling, you didn’t do anything like that for your children, just don’t feel guilty. You have given the greatest gift to your kids, to find out their passion for themselves and find their joy in life.

In My childhood, Our English teacher used to say about the WH question sisters and the H brother. The Wh sisters are Who, What, Why, Where, Which and the H brother How? Whatever we do in life, before doing it, if we could answer the sisters, then the How brother could be answered easily. For example, as many Indians, I was an Avid reader, but somehow, I never thought I would become an Author.

I used to write many short stories and poems, but didn’t share it with anyone other than my family members. One fine day I felt many words were exploding in my mind and my brain would burst if I didn’t write it. So I just sat in front of a PC and simply started writing. My first draft was 6000 words. I just showed it to near and dear, they felt it was good. I slowly drafted my draft n number of times. In the meantime, joined many authors group and within a span of 30 days, I became a published author about parenting in kindle amazon.

It was just an hour, read about short and simple parenting techniques with nearly 20000 words. Approximately 105 pages, kindle book. The journey was enlightening and rewarding, emotionally, financially and self-satisfactory. I have come a short way from there and still have a long way to go.

so, friends, I feel the age never matters, If you want to do anything new in your life, or feel something missing in your life, just answer the wh sisters and the How brother will come running , giving you an answer. Find your passion, live your life. Who knows, you may be a candle in another person’s life.

We are always old  enough to dare a dream and young enough to start  a new passion.Do you know that Shahjehan(1592-1666), the great Mughal emperor dreamt of building Tajmahal(started building in 1632-1643), when he was 40 years old and completed when he was 50 years old. If a person ,  can dream of a grandeur wonder of the world ,at his 40 Years, can’t we dream simple passions and achieve it? Think my friends.

Each one of us have a talent, which only we have. There is  one thing, which only we can give this world, no one else can do it other than us. So, friends I found mine, did you find yours ?

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The Increase in number of suicides among youth



Today, as our maid came in, she  said, about a neighbour of hers, a 23-year-old boy committed suicide, the reason he was facing harassment by his boss, the other day I was reading a newspaper, to read a story about a boy who committed suicide as his girlfriend insulted him publicly. What is happening? Today’s youth chooses suicide as a path to escape problems, or unable to face an insult? Are the youth alone to blame for taking a decision, dishevelled their loved ones for life? Is their attitude built by the society or in the home? As parents, are we doing any mistake by pampering our children a lot? Are we protecting our children so much that we leave them vulnerable to the big bad world when they are grown up?
Are we growing up our children either to die or harass the other person in the name of love? Are our children unable to face harassment as we give lots of importance to their likes than ours? When they face a rejection, they are unable to face anything.
So, what do we do, there could be various factors stimulating a suicide, but I feel the basic problem is the attitude, we carry for all the pressures and problems? Here are few of my suggestions
1. First, let us teach our children that it is perfectly normal to have problems. Who doesn’t have a problem, everyone does. How do our children know about it? Just let us discuss our problems at home. When the child is around 7 or 8 they start understanding many things. We can discuss our problems in the office. The work pressures we face, how we handled it, all these things help the child to think that, it is okay to have a problem and overcome it.
2. Take autobiography and biography of famous people. Instead of discussing their success only, discuss how they overcame failures. Make the child understand that a successful person’s journey is not the absence of hurdles, but real success comes in spite of failures.
Give them real life situations and how people handle favorite had been Abraham Lincoln’s Journey- the President of US, Our National leader Mahatma Gandhi, US no.1 motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
3. From the childhood it is important to impart in schools and home that, any problem in the world is not huge than time. Given time and little efforts, many problems could be solved.
4. Give hypothetical questions to your child and ask him to solve it. Help him to give different creative ideas. As he grows up, make the situations difficult and different, many problems if lived, prior in imaginations, help to face the reality with courage and positive attitude, as the mind had already lived in that situation.
5. Show examples of real people around you, your relatives, friends, neighbors, their stories. Every human around us has a story, find it out relate it to your child. Real heroes are around us. For example, I tell our maids story to my son, she was widowed at the age of 25 with a son, who was just 8 years old at that time. Her happy family was disturbed when people wounded her husband in communal riots. Her own neighbors beat her husband badly. Luckily she and her son were away from home, when the incident occurred. She did household work and took care of her wounded husband for 2 years. He died after 2 years. She managed to bring up her only son alone.  Educated him with great difficulty doing household chores for many families. Now he is earning and with all their savings, they managed to build a small but fantastic house of their own, in a good locality. She still does house hold chores in others home as she doesn’t want to be a burden to her son. What a noble thought. Real life heroes are around us. We just need an eye to look for them. Our Maid’s name is Narsamma and I am attaching Photo of hers.

This is the link about India’s youth suicide rates.

Even though the article is a few years back, what was frustrating for me is it held more relevance today.


The Importance of spending time with the most important person in the world-YOU

This concept is very common from our ancient culture rich India. It is very important that we invest a minimum of 30 minutes, weekly or monthly, in our busy life for ourselves. A time to learn a new thing, to think and improve something in ourselves, to ponder over our behavior. In ancient India, our elders had this concept in the name of “moun vrath” – the name of the fasting style, where the person, whoever decides to do “moun vrath” will not speak to anyone for a whole day or half day. That person thinks only about God.

My mother used to follow this in her childhood. She used to tell me, for the first few hours she felt the words were trying to jump out of her throat and she was trying hard to stop it. It was difficult in the beginning and later the mind calms the words.

Nowadays opting for “moun vrath ” doesn’t mean you don’t speak with anyone but in FB, Twitter and other social media, you keep on conversing with everyone else. No, it means for once in a week at least you allot a time for yourself to ponder over the week’s happenings in your life. Think of ways to better your life in all the aspects like Health, Family, Relationships, Your passion, your new Business idea, your religious ponder, whatever but just anything which you feel is relevant and important for you. This 30 minutes a week could be a Saturday evening or a Sunday morning, whichever you are comfortable with. Tell your family and friends that it is the time you will not be disturbed. Don’t schedule any appointments. Keep your phone on silent. Don’t do any exercise or read a book. Just let your mind be calm. Spend with nature. Do things which rests your mind. Think and Think about yourself, your life. Anything which doesn’t grow, stagnates. The same is with your life and relationships. Nurture your relationships with love and care. Think of ways to improve it. As Sharukh Khan says in the Film, Chak de, one of my favorite films, these 30 minutes, nobody can take it away from you. It is yours, how you spend it and the outcome of it, depends on you.

The biggest challenge of life is doing things. Many of us Plan great things, but actually doing it is very difficult. So. You have planned to have 30 minutes for yourself, so how you go about it. First, make a mental commitment to yourself. That is very easy and easy to break so the next step, tell to people whom you love, your friends, family. Give a verbal commitment to them that you are planning to have 30 minutes of a week to yourself. The third and most important step, each one of us, have a critic in our life. A person who always analyzes us, thinks he/she is helping us, but actually gives us advice unasked and which we already know. These people are a pain in the tooth. You can’t get rid of them but need to be with them. It could be your neighbor aunt, your father’s well-wisher friend, and your mother’s very best friend, just anybody. You know who I mean. Think about such a person in your life, call them or meet them and tell them about your plan. Yes, you heard it right, tell them and give your verbal commitment. We love few people whose words doesn’t hurt us deeply but there are few people like the third category whose one smirk irritates us, so when you commit to these people , I swear you will stick to it so that you don’t get the smirk from them. After all these people have come in our lives for some help right.

I would like to discuss with you , how I go about it.In fact I used to have a small diary , where I make notes of my thoughts and over a weekend which thoughts needed to be nurtured, which one need to be cut off. Our thoughts can become our dreams or a negative thought could just rip us apart. Whatever it is kept a journal or nowadays, I am using Ever Note and excellent app which helps me in noting my thoughts and organizing it on the go.

So Friends, What are we waiting for, Just plan your time for yourself and spend with the most important person in the world-YOU and realize the importance of spending time with yourself for the chance of enjoying a better life. Please feel free to tell me about your experiences and your feelings in the comments section.


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