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    Life's too short to leave the important words unsaid!! consider things left unsaid and my thoughts unexpressed that may be valuable to u...& I promise you will have precious time !!!

    Sunday, 24 December 2017

    She is a fantasy

    "If you follow the rules and stay out of trouble you'll never know what the world is offering you"
    This is one quote she lives through by. She has many appealing traits which make people wonder at her for versatile reasons. She is daring & her enthusiasm is contagious. Let you know something mysterious about her.
          1.She never bothers, how older she is. She still poses weird before CCTV cameras.
    2. She respects people for their intellectdiscipline and education. Age is her least criterion.
    3. She couldn't keep up lies. So she never takes the risk.
    4. She always competes with Koala bear in sleeping. A koala bear sleeps for 16-18 hours and rarely the koala bear wins.
    5. She doesn't flatter or get take in by flatterers.
    6. She is afraid of none in the world except for those icky cockroaches and her conscience.
    7. She has run more in hospitals rather than playgrounds in fear of injections.
    8. She loves coffee a lot.
    9. She has said a very few no's to her friends
    10. She never cared about marks because she believes that single sheet of paper explicitly implies the memory power and not the knowledge.
    11. She deserves to be compared with black. Even on mixing different colors to it, black remains black.
    12. When she writes her biography, half of its paging would be about her teachers.
    13. She never celebrates her birthday.
    14. Harry Potter is her greatest pleasure and she has read "Harry Potter and the order of Phoenix" three times.
    15.She believes destiny when it is of her design.
    Amusing, right? And that's she.

    Well. Let me be as sober as a judge.

    Concisely, one needs to have some steel of nerves to get onto her journey of life. Besides, she derives her inspiration from all those she had met in the journey of growth. Her craving to excel in everything kept pushing her continuously up the ladder.  Basically, she is a multifaceted girl. She is a writer, blogger, artist, orator, bibliophile and a motivator. 
    To excel in a single chosen field & to hit the top is by itself is commendable, but she has excelled in more than one field and created a niche for herself.
    She plays various roles and performs each one with elan.
    She is an aspiring writer and a budding author who has a great passion for blogging that made her win awards from few national blogging sites. She is an artist who wins the hearts of many and earns from pockets of few. She is an awesome orator who makes her audience glued to her words in many forums. She undertakes many sessions for school children and other people under training. She has great astonishment on reading books and that's her favourite hobby. She always gifts her friends with her favourite books. And in short, she lives not to motivate but to inspire.

    This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

    Swathi Mohan
    (Investing completely in the art of living)

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    Thursday, 30 November 2017

    True sight!

    The bench in the park was deserted as I sat down to read beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree. Disillusioned by life with a good reason to frown, for the world was intent on dragging me down.

    And if that weren’t enough to ruin my day, a young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play. He stood right before me with his head tilted down and said with great excitement, “Look what I found!”

     In his hand were a flower and what a pitiful sight with its petals all worn. Wanting him to take his dead flower and go off to play, I faked a small smile and then shifted away.But, instead of retreating, he sat next to my side, smelt the flower and declared with surprise, “It sure smells pretty and it’s beautiful, too. That’s why I picked it; here, it’s for you.”

    The weed before me was dying or dead, not vibrant in colours-orange, yellow or red. But I knew I must take it, or he might never leave. So, I reached for the flower, and replied, “Just what I need.”

    But, instead of placing the flower in my hand, he held it mid-air without reason or plan. It was only then that I noticed for the very first time that the weed-toting boy could not see; he was blind.

    I heard my voice quiver, tears shone like the sun as I thanked him for picking the very best one. “You’re welcome,” he smiled, and the ran off to play unaware of the impact he’d had on my day.I sat there and wondered how he managed to see a self-pitying woman beneath an old willow tree. How did he know of my self-indulged plight?

     Perhaps from his heart, he’d been blessed with true sight.Through the eyes of a blind child, at last, I could see the problem was not with the world; the problem was me. And for all of those times I myself had been blind, I vowed to see the beauty and appreciate every second that’s mine.

    And then I held that wilted flower up to my nose and breathed in the fragrance of a beautiful rose and smiled as that young boy, another weed in his hand about to change the life of an unsuspecting old man.

    With smiles...
    Swathi Mohan
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)

    Sunday, 26 November 2017

    Fitness freak

    Life has become highly materialistic & humans become self-centred beasts. We are leading a barbaric life. About 50 years ago, life was so peaceful. People were quite healthy because of abundant availability of high-quality water & air, that too free. We are forced to shell out so much money for good quality these days!

    Quality of soil in agricultural land is also ruined by the use of fertilisers, unlike in the olden days when we improved soil quality by planting different items on a rotational basis, which replenished the requisite nutrients. All the food that we eat, especially fast food, is highly poisonous and are devoid of the nutrients we need. Technological advancement has made us so lazy & most of us today are leading a sedentary lifestyle which ultimately results in lifestyle diseases.

    About 5 decades ago, people used to get a lot of physical exercises by doing all the household chores. Manually, from washing, cooking, and cleaning to agricultural work. Now, we have machines for everything. Automated life stinks, I feel.

    Everybody is so hard-pressed for time. So, fitness centres have been the major contributing factor in the spiralling of lifestyle diseases.

    So, here are some features in MCW fitness group facilitating for you.
    MCW fitness group serves you with types of equipment for the purpose of physical exercise.

    It consists of free weights including dumb bells, barbells and other major exercise equipment in the main work out area.

     It also has rowing machines, stationary exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills.
    Group exercise classes are also conducted by certified fitness instructors which include aerobics, spinning(martial arts), and other high-intensity training.

    This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

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    Sunday, 20 August 2017

    Pathshala Funwala!

    "There comes a time when silence is a betrayal" 
    I really wanted to speak out  regarding this and thanks for the team Blogadda and Nihar Naturals Shanti Amla, a leading hair oil in the country.
    And truth is to be spoken at right time. Otherwise, it may be worse than a lie.
    My mother is a teacher in a government school, but not as a regular government employee, bunking classes. She is an honest woman working for the welfare of children in remote areas. In fact, I learnt the discipline of “Loyalty to the chair” from her. She has been my inspiration many times by profession. She has also suffered from the frequent cut of arrears and bonus amount from her office people for the reason that she is perfect in her works and questions them for their irresponsibility. Although she has suffered a lot of transfers and other troubles, she never fails to work for her children. You won’t believe your eyes when you see her classroom. It will be like a private school owned classroom with non-A/C.

    Last week, when we were doing some chart works and PowerPoint slides for her school, she said me that she wants to make English easy and friendly to her students and has been working on that allocating time for it. And she also suggested me to come and undertake some sessions for them so that the interest on it can be reinforced.
    So we planned and adopted the following.
    • ·        We made the children realize that they need not be afraid of making mistakes so that their confidence level would be increased. And thus, we inculcated a thought that, if only they speak, we can help them correct it.
    • ·        We practised this every day by making a study plan. We informed about this plan to their parents too for encouraging them.
    • ·        We frequently indulged in the four core skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening.
    • ·        We bought many DVD’s and used to play it often.
    • ·        Generally children adore stories. So, we narrated stories and gave them a bunch of short story books for them to read by self.
    • ·        We concentrated on the mistakes more and taught them through their mistakes.
    • ·        You can teach a parrot English words but that doesn’t mean it can speak English! You still need to have an understanding of grammar. So we concentrated on Grammar.
    • ·        We started to converse with them slowly.
    • Along with the children, we both too learn new vocabularies everyday.

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    With smiles...
    Swathi Mohan 
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)

    Saturday, 19 August 2017

    It's never too late!

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. But there are times when we hold ourselves back and don’t even take that single step. Be it about acquiring new knowledge or mending a relationship – it is never too late to live the life you want to. So, my weekend post is gonna be like this!

    It’s never too late to fall in love with Harry Potter. I mean the series of Books.
    Books turn Muggles into wizards and Harry Potter does.

    Those who are purposelessly wasting time in chats with their crushes and lovers, Those wasting life in desultory conversations with their “EXES”, those who haven’t read any books yet, come on guys!
    Harry Potter novel is much pleasure than a girl! And it’s never too late to doomed to extinct yourself in that pleasure.

    Harry was defined by something that happened to him as a baby, and had to grow up forging a legacy beyond that of ‘The Boy Who Lived’. Overcoming our past is a prevalent theme across the whole series.

    You can learn lots of life lessons through it. It can mean to us in different ways. You can learn much from

    Harry’s choices

     Voldemort’s mistakes,

    Sirius and Regulus's different paths,

    Grindelwald’s remorse and Dumbledore’s regret.  

    Those who already tasted this pleasure can relate these pictures with the life lessons. For those who want to read this, let me not break the suspense! But the life lessons could be as follows.
    1. Happiness can be found even in the darkness of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
    2. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. And that’s who we really are.
    3. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends
    4. It’s our choices that show us what we truly are far more than our abilities.
    5. Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.
    6. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
    7. Words are the most inexhaustible source of magic we have. 

    And Finally... Just try and have fun. 
    "Life is nothing without risks."
    Most ineffable pleasure for a bibliophile will be the one name, "Harry Potter". So, it never too late to fall in love with it. 
    This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
    With smiles...
    Swathi Mohan
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)
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