30 Mar 2020

My30DayTransformation
My 30 Day Transformation If I signed up for the #30DayBloggingChallenge, conceived and run by Sarah and Kevin Arrow, I knew what I had signed up for. I knew it would challenge me. (I had done this twice before!). But the desire to learn something new (and there’s always something new!) was always there. My 30 Day Transformation From weakling to warrior If I started with trepid...

29 Mar 2020

FindingHope
Seriously. Where DO you find hope? I looked for hope everywhere. And found it outside my window. In the rustling of the trees. The sounds of the birds. The evening sky. The crescnet moon. And then I wrote this. And turned it into a little film. For you to see. Find hope. And share. HopeWhere do you find Hope?Hope is the end of the a dark nightThe promise of the first rays of dawnHope...

28 Mar 2020

From Darkness to Light How does one go from Darkness to Light? These indeed are trying times. Where everywhere you look doom and gloom reigns. As I write this I've just come across devastating news of someone passing away. Someone young and seemingly invincible. If it is all darkness it is here. What does darkness mean in times like these? The Quote from Og Mandino When I've be...

27 Mar 2020

HopeYouFeelBetter
Hope you feel better The times right now are tough. Especially the lockdown. Social distancing and the ensuing sense of isolation. And there's not much we can do for each other except give each other a virtual handshake or a hug. I've been sending flower emoticons to friends who are unwell, hug emoticons to thank someone and then the lovely one that shows biceps for a 'More Power To Y...

26 Mar 2020

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When do you start with hope? What's the right time to learn about hope and what it can do? Is it this time? In the time of crisis? May be. May be not. There's a fascination study on hope (Link ), covered in an article: Dr Seuss, resilience and the science of hope by Chan Hellman and Casey Gwinn (LINK) While a serious read, it also delves into the 'science' of hope. Hope is ...

25 Mar 2020

I wish you enough
I remember a time when a post with this title, 'I wish you enough' was doing the rounds of the Internet. In those days it came in as email. It was a touching little anecdote of a father and daughter saying their (maybe last) goodbyes to each other at the airport at which point each says to the other, "I wish you enough". It was a contribution by Bob Perks to Chicken Soup for the Soul. So...

24 Mar 2020

There's so much people have said about HOPE. And what they said... about hope, is for times like now. As India moves into a 21-day lockdown, people are in a state of panic, uncertainty and to a small extent, hopelessness. But we cannot despair. Hope has to come from within. And all we can really do is... HOPE. What they said... about hope So here's a quote from Thomas Carlyle. And...

23 Mar 2020

On a wing and a prayer
On a wing and a prayer In 1943 as World War II raged on, a pilot whose plane was quite damaged was trying to make an emergency landing. While doing that he radioed to the station down that he was "coming in on a wing and prayer". Inspired by this, a wartime song was written for it. It's set in that time, but it has a lovely marching beat to it (can almost imagine the infantry singing ...

22 Mar 2020

Stringing Together Beads of Hope
In a state of sheer WhatsApp-Forward Fatigue and COVID-19-Information-Overload yesterday, I wanted to think of something better. That is not to say that I'd stick my head in the sand or ignore warnings. But to find an anchor in these troubled times. There are pleasant things to think about, to talk about and to share. This is the time to string the beads of hope together. Strin...

21 Mar 2020

BeadsOfHope
Let's string together Beads of Hope The entire world is enveloped in a pall of gloom. The world needs hope. Beads of hope. Between rumours and fake news, the truth is obfuscated. The populace is swinging between unfounded panic and complete despair. In such a time it's best to switch off and do some inner searching. While doing my sketching with crayons today, I realised that I can do...