Farm Day, Fun Day

When the schools are closed for summer vacation, then it’s the time to explore new places. As I come from a part of the world where we can find a mini farm in most of the houses, I was missing animals in my life. My daughter is an animal lover. “Mama, can I keep that cat?” “Mama, how about a dog?” “Oh! I love rabbits. They are so cute.” “Mama, can we keep chicks or ducks as pets.” These are just some of the examples that she asks about keeping a pet at home. So, we decided to go to a farm today.

The place is so beautiful and serene. A wonderful place for children as well as adults. My daughter loved feeding animals there. Another attraction for her was to find the fairies and their houses. The walk and the nature itself helped me to relax and calm my mind.

Sheeps came running as soon as they saw us. They knew we had their food and I had an excited kid beside me.

Those hens reminded me of my childhood. I had hens, Blacky and Browny when I was a kid. I still remember the day they died one after another because of some flu. My mom told the news when I came back from school. I did cry a lot on that day.

Ducks were hungry so as the goose. So, the goose decided to peck them all to have some food.

While, other geese were enjoying a lazy day.

Turkeys were into some show off mood today, I guess. To be honest, my daughter got afraid of them.

I loved these two and it was so much fun watching and especially feeding them. They are so adorable.

Those piglets reminded my daughter of her favorite character, Peppa Pig. They do love muddy puddles!!

In short, it was an absolute fun day!!

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Leadership Is A State Of Mind

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

In this modern world, where everyone is competing against each other for a promotion, most of us think that leadership is about a position. A position, where you can control and manage others to make them to do their jobs.

There are people among us who would take extreme measures to make sure that other people obey and respect them as leaders. This includes blame game, being rude towards subordinates, taking credits for another person’s work and initiating or supporting gossiping. None of these bad traits are the qualities of a good leader. Your position as a leader may look good in your resume, but in real life you will not be respected.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

Jim Rohn

Leadership is a state of mind. It’s an attitude to inspire and motivate others with or without having a top administrative or management position. A good leader lead by an example.

The qualities of a good leader are:

– Integrity

Trustworthiness

Humility

Non judgemental

Transparency

Honesty

Empathy

Confidence

Good communication skills

Good listening skill

Having a vision

Commitment

– Approachability

Adaptability

Knowledge of the subject

I believe that a leader should be confident and strong to take tough decisions but also should be empathetic and approachable. A good leader should never be judgemental about anyone and should always avoid gossips and partiality.

I also believe that juniors, subordinates or followers consider one person as their leader if they can relate that person to themselves. So, a good leader should be able to inspire and motivate others. They should set an example by practicing what they are preaching.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

John C. Maxwell

“The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

Colin Powell

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

Kenneth Blanchard

So, are you a leader by position or a leader by attitude?

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A to Z Of Us!

A lot to tell about us,

But will you allow me to be honest?

Can’t you see the beauty in truth?

Deep inside I know you are good.

Each and every moment is special,

Forgive and find your purpose,

Grace is what we all need,

Heaven will bless us for all our needs.

Intelligent you are, I know but,

Joyous is that what you are searching for?

Keep your kindness and compassion,

Let your heart open and you will find what you were looking for.

Mourning for each and everything will not help,

Night always comes before the sunshine,

Out there you will find others who can help,

People who will lead you out of darkness.

Quick, the time is running out,

Reach out to others who need your help,

Start your day with a prayer in your heart,

Thinking of all the blessings you had.

Up and up you fly above the clouds,

Venting out all the negativity and be proud,

While flying above, don’t forget about the ground,

Xenial and humble you will be known,

Your unconditional love can make another person’s life,

Zen is what, in return, you will achieve.

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Myriad Hues Of Nature

Yesterday, while walking back from work at around 20:30pm at night, I saw this beautiful sunset. Nature always helps me to relax and I hope that you will enjoy this picture too.

Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colors.

Prajakta Mhadnak

If you’re to choose to paint your life today… What will it be? Remember, you’re the artist, not the canvas.

Val Uchendu

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Leigh Hunt

Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.

Vera Nazarian

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.

Khalil Gibran

Glued

Shattered into pieces by her unkind fate,

She was in a complete disastrous state,

Called by the society as a misfit,

She was about to surrender in defeat.

Then a voice came from inside,

“There’s a lot in you that you have not tried,

Take your time to make it right,

Believe in yourself and give a good fight.”

So she picked herself up from the ground,

Every little broken pieces of her and glued,

To make it whole and beautiful again,

And made sure to put some flowers too this time which was a gain.

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Grace

Walking on the beach and letting the sunlight touch my skin,

I allowed sand and water to be my kin,

While listening to the waves and watching the birds sing,

Tears rolled down as it made my heart swing.

Thinking only about all the disappointments and downs in my life,

I wasn’t being grateful to the God who gave me the life.

Then I saw a young girl selling roasted peanuts,

With dirty hands, torn clothes but she was no nuts,

Even after a dreadful long day she had her hopes high,

With love in her eyes, she walked gracefully without giving a sigh.

When she offered me her peanuts seeing me cry,

I could only stare at her and couldn’t ask why,

The beach was a place where I could find my final peace,

Instead I found God in her face and I walked back in grace in one piece.

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Embrace to let go..

When sadness surrounds you,

Run to a place to find your solitude if you need to,

Shed your tears as much as you want,

But come back with a smiling heart.

When despair haunts you,

Don’t allow it to break you,

Seek help from someone, to whom you can talk to,

Speak up and find a purpose to live to.

When you feel like you are all alone,

No one you can trust is around,

Take a pen and a diary in your hands,

And write everything to let it out, my friends.

When you feel like you are overwhelmed,

Embrace it to understand,

That the time can heal any wound,

And prepare yourself to let go, my friend.

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Pandora’s Box

Did you find the key I have lost?

As I really need it the most.

I always made sure to triple lock my doors,

And I found myself safe behind my guarded walls.

Wise men say that curiosity kills the cat,

It was just supposed to be a small talk infact,

The key was handed to me as a gift,

And I opened the Pandora’s box in swift.

It’s been several years that I’m trying to close the box,

But it outsmarts me like a clever fox,

So please tell me if you find the key I have lost,

As I really need it the most.

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Still Walking..

I’m still walking the walk I love,

Where I can feel the fresh air,

See the sunrise and the birds fly,

But where are you?

I’m still walking and taking the same paths,

Where I can smell the blooming flowers,

Touch and blow the dandelions,

But where are you?

I’m still walking on the same roads,

Where streetlights glow at night,

And I can see the moonlight,

But where are you?

I’m still walking and hoping,

That I will meet you on the same crossroad,

Where I decided to look back and found that you were watching me,

But where are you?

I’m still walking…

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