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Gratitude

24th September, 2022 We all want a happy life… A cushy job, a perfect family, financial stability, and a great social life! And in this

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‘Regret’

22nd September, 2022 ‘Regret’ is a short story by the American writer Kate Chopin who wrote ‘Regret’ in September 1894 and it originally appeared in

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Fear

21st September, 2022 To move to a zone of growth we have to leave the familiar and the old patterns of decoding life. This often

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’Commitment Device’

19th September, 2022 In the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the French author had promised his publisher

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‘Seven Wonders’

18th September, 2022 A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were

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THANK YOU GOD

17th September, 2022 A man died and his newly arrived soul in Heaven was met by the Saint in Heaven. The saint  took the soul

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‘Good Deeds’

16th September, 2022 The year was 1892 at Stanford University. A young, 18 year old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an

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JUST DROPS

15th September, 2022 Recently, when I was going to bed after using my bathroom, I started hearing sound of drops of water from the tap

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Aarons Last Wish

13th September, 2022 Aaron Collins passed away just three weeks after his 30th birthday, but he left a legacy that has touched thousands of people.

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The CHI Benchmark

12th September, 2022 CHI ~ the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine

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Happiness

11th September, 2022 Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man  was allowed to sit up in his bed for an

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Ganpati Visarjan

09th September, 2022 Ten days after welcoming Lord Ganesha to our homes on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees bid adieu to Ganesh idols on

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Teachers Day

05th September, 2022 The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He

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Learn to be Still

03rd September, 2022 How different would the world be If we spent as much time listening to our conscience as we did listening to others.

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Are you Afraid?

30th August, 2022 A newly married man was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a lake in a boat, when suddenly a great

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Sambha

21st August, 2022 Continuing with the Lord Krishna theme, I recently came across an interesting article  by Devdutt Patnaik, which  highlights the importance of creating

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‘Kindness’

13th August, 2022 You tell people to be kind, and the most common reply is, “what difference will my small act of kindness make in

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Rakshabandhan

11th August, 2022 Raksha Bandhan has been celebrated by Gods and men alike since ages. Rakhi fables abound around Gods like Lord Yama, the Goddess

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‘Perfection’

08th August, 2022 On the first day of class, Jerry Uelsmann, a professor at the University of Florida, divided his film photography students into two

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‘Be Grateful’

02nd August, 2022 Lewis Howes, in his book ‘The School of Greatness’ talks about creating a grateful mindset which he calls an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. 

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‘Fjaka’

31st July, 2022 We’ve all become obsessed with mindfulness, meditation and self-help. ‘Fjaka’ is the latest self-care buzz word to add to the list. First,

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‘Promise Less’

30th July, 2022 One cold night, A billionaire met an old poor man outside. He asked him, “don’t you feel cold being outside, and not

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‘Uketamo’

26th July, 2022 The Dewa Sanzan is a little-known mountain range in northern Japan. Since the 8th century, it has been the sacred pilgrimage site

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‘The Wabi-Sabi Way’

22nd July, 2022 “Wabi-sabi” is a Japanese term that essentially means finding beauty in imperfection.  ‘Wabi’ refers to living with humility and simplicity while being

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Who Moved My Cheese

21st July, 2022 I have read this little book multiple times and read it whenever any new complexity arises. It is about coping up positively

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‘Letting Go’

20th July, 2022 After the great rains, the lion was faced with crossing the river that had encircled him. Swimming was not his nature; but

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‘Via Negativa’

18th July, 2022 I remember, I read somewhere that we spend the first half of our lives adding things, and the second half subtracting most

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‘Wasting Time’

17th July, 2022 Wasting time is about recharging your battery and de-cluttering, Taking time to be totally, gloriously, proudly unproductive, which will ultimately improve productivity, 

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‘The 99 Club’

11th July, 2022 Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. One day, he came

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Go With The Flow

09th July, 2022 धीरे धीरे रे मना ,धीरे सब कुछ  होय। माली सींचे सौ घड़ा , ऋतु आये फल होय । ।Kabir “Go slow my

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‘Dream Big’

04th July, 2022 This quote by George Bernard Shaw offers me inspiration on difficult days when my goals seem too far away: “The reasonable man

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Self Priority

03rd July, 2022 Are you the most important person in your life? How often do you make time for yourself? Conventional wisdom centers around giving

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Don’t make Excuses

29th June, 2022 Excuses make today easy, but tomorrow harder. Discipline makes today hard, but tomorrow easier. The choice is always yours. Rudyard Kipling,”We have

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The 5 Monkeys

28th June, 2022 Whenever I come across old customs, traditions and beliefs hindering change, Iam reminded of an actual experiment conducted in the U.K. more

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Take a Break

25th June, 2022 When Nobel prize-winning West Indian poet Derek Walcott was asked by an interviewer what he liked to do when he wasn’t writing

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Dealing with Pain

24th June, 2022 Seeing the disciple troubled and muttering to himself, Guru Ji called him to the Meditation room. It was obvious that the younger

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‘Digital Detox’

13th June, 2022 Good Morning, They say ‘Offline is the New Luxury’ Of late, I realised had been having these FOMO pangs and becoming obsessed

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ECHO

11th June, 2022 A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise,

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Who is Happy?

10th June, 2022 A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is

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‘Atomic Habits’

08th June, 2022 Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations. “It doesn’t matter how successful or unsuccessful you are right now. What matters

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The Nudge Theory

02nd June, 2022 A father was cajoling his daughter to jump into the pool. The little girl was adamantly refusing. He was getting frustrated. Then

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The Man in the Arena

01st June, 2022 One of my favourite quotes is, ‘Be an encourager.The world has plenty of critics already.’ by Dave Willis. Whenever I think of

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Buridan’s Donkey

30th May, 2022 Buridan donkey is a philosophical term or paradox that refers to a hypothetical situation where a hungry and thirsty donkey is placed

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‘Forgiveness’

26th May, 2022  Sharing a message from a book on Forgiveness I came across recently, by Gerald Jampolsky, “Forgiveness The Greatest Healer of All”: What

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Happiness Boosters

22nd May, 2022 I was recently re-reading  one of my favourite investment book, ‘The Behavior Gap’ by Card Richards and came across these wonderful lines

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Positive Outlook

11th May, 2022 When lobsters win a fight (e.g. to compete for their territory), it changes their biology. Winning lobsters experience a boost of serotonin,

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Checklist

09th May, 2022 David Blair, born on November 11,1874, was a British seaman working with the White Star Line (WSL). During the early 20th century,

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The Power of Words

05th May, 2022 In his best-selling book ‘Awaken the Giant Within,’ Anthony Robbins devotes an entire chapter to the way in which our vocabulary affects

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Aarons Last Wish

03rd May, 2022 Aaron Collins passed away just three weeks after his 30th birthday, but he left a legacy that has touched thousands of people.

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‘Be Grateful’

01st May, 2022 Count your blessings, by noticing the many gifts you regularly receive, is a good way to commence a daily practice, and start

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‘Look for the Good’

29th April, 2022 In the Mahabharata the preceptor, Dronacharya, while explaining an important life lesson to his pupils, asked the eldest of the Pandavas, Yudhishtra

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Pay it forward

24 April, 2022 A must watch movie is 2000 film “Pay It Forward”—in which a young elementary 7th grader performs good deeds for strangers and

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Look Within

16th April, 2022 When God had finished making the world, he wanted to leave behind a piece of His own divinity, a spark of His

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Happy Baisakhi

14th April, 2022 Baisakhi is the time to rise above prejudices & join in the unique celebration of life.  It embodies at a deeper level,

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Practise faith

12th April, 2022 The other day I watched a professional soldier being interviewed on TV. He was asked what it felt like going into battle

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Happy Ram Navmi

10th April, 2022 त्याग दी सब ख्वाहिशें..   निष्काम बनने के लिए…  राम’ ने खोया बहुत कुछ..    श्री राम’ बनने के लिए… On the ninth day

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Happy Durga Ashthmi

09th April, 2022 During Chaitra Navratri, We celebrate the nine forms of the Goddess, the Universal mother, an embodiment of power. According to mythological scripts,

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After fame is oblivion

07th April, 2022 Some time ago, I was reading from “Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor” by Frank McLynn. Marcus Aurelius lived roughly 2000 years ago

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Success & Prosperity

3rd April, 2022 I once asked my mentor, “What really is the sign of success & prosperity?” “There are several” he replied – “a smile

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Happy Navratras!

02nd Apr, 2022 The beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn are two very important junctions of climatic & solar influence. These two periods

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Rule the World

01st Apr, 2022 In the jungle which animal is the biggest – Elephant. In the jungle which animal is the tallest – Giraffe. In the

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‘The 40% Rule’

26th Mar, 2022 Jesse Itzler, the co-founder of Marquis Jet, talks about mental toughness in his book, ‘Living with a SEAL.’ While running a 100-mile

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Salute our Heroes

23rd Mar, 2022 चूमा था वीरों ने फांसी का फंदा, यूँ ही नहीं मिली थी आजादी खैरात में।। On the Shaheed Diwas, today, Let us

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The Art of Giving

22nd Mar, 2022 Once Krishna and Arjuna were walking towards a village. Arjuna was pestering Krishna, asking him why Karna should be considered a role

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Buy Free Time

19th Mar, 2022 For his book, ‘30 Lessons For Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans’ Professor Karl Pillemer interviewed thousands of people

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Celebrate Life

18th Mar, 2022 Any excuse to celebrate is good, the nature of the spirit is celebration. Holi is associated with Mal Utsav (smearing of Colours).

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Meaning of Life

17th Mar, 2022 One of the best books I have read on the pursuit of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, is George Mallory’s Climbing

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Size of God

15th Mar, 2022 A boy asked the father: What’s the size of God? Then the father looked up to the sky and seeing an airplane

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Die Empty

14th Mar, 2022 The most beautiful book for a young man to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry. The author was inspired and got

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Magnanimity

11th Mar, 2022 “Another trait, which is very important to succeed is to be Magnanimous. For me, magnanimity is to be generous in forgiving an

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Humility

10th Mar, 2022 One of the most important traits that you must develop, whatever your achievements or level of success, is Humility – the wonderful

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The Frog

09th Mar, 2022 Human Beings and frogs are the two creatures in nature who have tremendous power to adjust. Put a frog in a vessel

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Respect your Women

08th Mar, 2022 Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was

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Be Happy

06th Mar, 2022 The biggest contemporary disease is, ‘I’ll be HAPPY when… When I get this job, When I get the money, When I get

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‘Happy Mahashivratri’

01st Mar, 2022 ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥ Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva), Who is Fragrant (Spiritual

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Mistakes

25th Feb, 2022 When I started using a pen in my primary school, and I made a mistake, I would try hard to erase it

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Live Life

19th Feb, 2022 Life is like one of those races in nursery school, where you race with a marble in a spoon kept in your

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What can Love do?

13th Feb, 2022 Brad Pitt supposedly wrote this essay for his wife Angelina Jolie on “A Secret of Love”, written from the perspective of a

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Excellence

08th Feb, 2022 A tourist was visiting a temple under construction. In the temple premises, he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. He

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The Mountain

06th Feb, 2022 If the mountain seems too big today, then climb a hill instead; If morning brings you sadness, it’s okay to stay in

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Happy Basant Panchami

05th Feb, 2022 In the Hindi language, ‘basant’ means spring and ‘panchami’ means the fifth day. According to the Hindu calendar, Basant Panchami is celebrated

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Veblen Effect

04th Feb, 2022 At 23, Julius Caesar was a junior politician on the way up. But he had an advantage: confidence and brains. Sailing across

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How to Save

03rd Feb, 2022 The other day, I came across an article about personal finance in which the author tries to organise his personal finances by

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Lucky Fool Moment

02nd Feb, 2022 Every reasonable investor has, at least once in a lifetime, their own ‘Lucky Fool Moment’. A moment where everything falls into place

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Budget Day

01st Feb, 2022 It’s the Union Budget day! Budget is like life. It is all about balancing; Balancing priorities, Balancing what you have & what

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Start Small

31st Jan, 2022 A golden rule of behaviour change is to start small. Don’t try to renovate your entire life all at once (as I’ve

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Enantiodromia

29th Jan, 2022 Enantiodromia is a principle introduced by psychiatrist Carl Jung – that the superabundance of any force inevitably produces its opposite. It is

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False Economy

27th Jan, 2022 I recently spoke with an architect friend about the problems one of his clients was going through. While they had originally interviewed

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‘Association’

22nd Jan, 2022 Jim Rohn said, “We are the average of the five people closest to us”. Ask yourself – Are my closest friends and

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Ho’oponopono

18th Jan, 2022 Ho’oponopono  means ‘to make things right’. It is a prayer and a Hawaiian practice for forgiveness. It is a tradition about learning

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Happy Lohri

13th Jan, 2022 Lohri is celebrated across India in various forms & different names, but the essence remains the same. It is a symbol of

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Success

12th Jan, 2022 I came across this story in a podcast I was hearing recently. I dont know whether it is true but it definitely

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Faith

11th Jan, 2022 Sometimes there’s no logical solution to life’s challenges. Fear says your situation is permanent. Logic says it’s impossible. Facts say it doesn’t

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Vorfreude

10th Jan, 2022 This German word Vorfreude is unique and has no English equivalent. It comes from the words vor (“before”) and Freude (“joy”) and

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Give yourself a Gift

08th Jan, 2022 Recently I told a friend, ‘You’ve earned a vacation.” Then I realised and asked myself, “Should a vacation be earned?” Everyone deserves

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THE PROJECT

07th Jan, 2022 While going through my notes, I came across this wonderful piece written by Robin Sharma a couple of years ago . Found

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Agathism

06th Jan, 2022 A new study suggests that we recall bad memories more easily and in greater detail than good ones for perhaps evolutionary reasons.

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Faith

04th Jan, 2022 A little boy and his father visited the country store to buy some groceries, and upon leaving the store, the owner of

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New Beginnings

03rd Jan, 2022 January is named after Roman God Janus. He is the deity of new beginnings. He is two faced. His older face is

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I wish you enough….

2nd Jan, 2022 Among many inspirational quotes, “I wish you enough” poem by Bob Perks from ‘Chicken Soup for Grieving Soul’ captured my attention recently.

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Forgiveness

29th Dec, 2021 Before Nelson Mandela left  prison he said, “As I stand before the door to my freedom, I realise that if I do

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Good Deed

28th Dec, 2021 One cold evening, a little boy was standing in front of a store window. He had no shoes and his clothes were

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Two Horses

26th Dec, 2021 Some time ago, I visited a farm, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looked like any other horse.

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Wish Time

22nd Dec, 2021 A man was washing his new car when his neighbour asked him, when did you get the car? He replied,” My brother

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Change

20th Dec, 2021 Darwin’s theory states that evolution happened gradually over a period of time. But about 521 million years ago, for a brief period

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The Hygge Lifestyle

18th Dec, 2021 In the last couple of years and particularly in the winter months, you would have surely come across this wonderful term: Hygge.

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Are You Happy?

16th Dec, 2021 We are all searching for happiness. In achieving this happiness our attitude towards life plays a crucial role. Whenever I hear this

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Escape your Bubble

14th Dec, 2021 We’ve all heard a lot about ‘Bubbles’ lately in the Covid times. Many groups have been isolating themselves in bubbles to escape

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Find your Passion

13th Dec, 2021 “If you have not discovered something you would die for,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., “you are not fit to live.” My

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Sobremesa

12th Dec, 2021 (Spanish: “upon the table”) is the Spanish tradition of relaxing at the table after a heavy meal. It begins after dessert is

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Divine Lunch

11th Dec, 2021 A little boy told his parents , he wants to meet God. They told him that he lives very far away and

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Overconfidence

10th Dec, 2021 In a wonderful book I read recently, Factfulness by Hans Rosling, he did a small survey and asked some simple questions about

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Firgun

09th Dec, 2021 You tell your friend how much he deserves the prize he just won – and you really mean it. Or perhaps your

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Life is an Echo

07th Dec, 2021 A son and his father were walking on the mountains, Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh and he hears

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Humility

3rd Dec, 2021 नमन्ति फलिनो वृक्षा नमन्ति गुणिनो जनाः। शुष्ककाष्ठ्ठश्च मूर्खश्च न नमन्ति कदाचन ॥ The Sanskrit shloka says, “Just as a fruit laden tree

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Perspective

2nd Dec, 2021 We are on a minor planet of a very average star in the outer suburb of one of a 100 billion galaxies.

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Heroism

29th Nov, 2021 Heroism is less about “pre-installed bravery” and more about what you do when you’re petrified. The women and men we see as

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Meaningful Life

28th Nov, 2021 ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ was a great book I read some time ago. In one passage, the author wrote something that resonated well

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Golden Buddha

27th Nov, 2021 This is an old yet true story. Thousands of years ago, Located in Wat Traimit, a temple in Bangkok, existed the Golden

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Learn from Failure

26th Nov, 2021 Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly ~ Robert Kennedy It’s important to remember that everyone makes mistakes,

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Miracles Do Happen

25th Nov, 2021 An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they

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