Sunday, May 24

Retrospection

how many persons in 2015 thought they would be in 2020?

Wednesday, May 20

Lockdown Experience

This lock-down is getting old and frankly I've had enough.

I've discussed the matter over a cup of coffee with the kitchen sink, and we both agree that the experience is draining.

I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts the wrong spin on everything.

Same with the fridge. He only gives cold comfort. 

I asked the lamp but she couldn't shed any new light on the situation.

The vacuum cleaner was rather rude and told me to suck it up.

The threshold was no better, it suggested I get over it.

The carpet advised me to sweep my feelings under the rug.

But the fan was more upbeat and thought that the crisis would soon blow over.

The toilet looked a bit flushed and didn't offer an opinion.

The wall didn't say a word either, just gave me a blank stare.

The door knob was more forthcoming - told me to get a firm grip on the situation and move on.

The front door declared I was unhinged and so the curtains told me to.... you guessed it right - pull myself together.

Then the chair told me to table it, and the table remarked, I didn't have a leg to stand on.

 When I told the table to break a leg, the mirror said that my comments reflected poorly on my thinking.

However, in the end, the iron straightened things out. She said everything will be fine. No situation is too pressing for long anyways!

Looks like the Lockdown is getting not only to me but to everyone 😁

Saturday, May 9

MAKE A CHAT GROUP ACTIVE (Group Etiquette)

*NINE THINGS THAT MAKE A CHAT GROUP ACTIVE:* 
*(Group Etiquette)*

1. *Always learn to appreciate other people's posts, even if they are not your friend*
It makes them feel important and encourages them to come up with something more positive.

2. *Never run people down on the platform in a group chat*
You will cause them to withdraw and they will never come up with their objective views on issues.

3. *When you see something you don't like from a member, inbox the person* 
Don't attack him/her on the platform publicly

4. *Never insult or use unpleasant language to members* You expose your uncultured manners and attitude to people and it may turn the platform into a combat ground.

5. *Be quick to say sorry and apologize when u have erred* It helps to bring down the tension which your words may have created.

6. *Don't try to enforce your ideas or suggestions on members* Nobody has monopoly of knowledge, allow majority conclusions to prevail on issues.

7. *Never settle scores with anybody on a general group chat*
will give others the opportunity to take sides, thereby causing others to withdraw.

8. *When anyone is celebrating, he/she does not need to be your friend when you celebrate with that person.*
It's the spirit of brotherliness

9. *Some have the gift of talking and others the gift of reading*
Learn to contribute to the group... Even if it is just using the symbol 👍... It makes people know that you appreciate the group.

*There are 3 types of posts you will always see on a group chat*

(A) *Offensive posts*.. Don't attack the person, it could be a mistake.

(B) *lnspirational/educative posts*
Commend the person.. Don't just read and keep quiet.

(C) *Meaningless/wrongly uninformed posts*
Start by appreciating the writer, then correct the information, but don't hush him up with condemnation. 
*#Be affectionate to one another*

Saturday, April 25

What Do I Call You !!?

*अब तूही बता तुझे क्या कहूं*
बीमारी कहूं कि बहार कहूं
पीड़ा कहूं कि त्यौहार कहूं
संतुलन कहूं कि संहार कहूं
*अब तूही बता तुझे क्या कहूं*

मानव जो उदंड था
पाप का प्रचंड था
सामर्थ का घमंड था
मानवता को कर रहा खंड खंड था
नदियां सारी त्रस्त थी
सड़के सारी व्यस्त थी
जंगलों में आग थी
हवाओं में राख थी
कोलाहल का स्वर था
खतरे में जीवो का घर था
चांद पर पहरे थे
वसुधा के दर्द बड़े गहरे थे

फिर अचानक तू आई
मृत्यु का खौफ लाई
संसार को डराई
विज्ञान भी घबराई
लोग यूं मरने लगे
खुद को घरों में भरने लगे
इच्छाओं को सीमित करने लगे
प्रकृति से डरने लगे

अब लोग सारे बंद हैं
नदिया स्वच्छंद हैं
हवाओं में सुगंध है
वनों में आनंद है
जीव सारे मस्त हैं
वातावरण भी स्वस्थ हैं
पक्षी स्वरों में गा रहे
तितलियां भी इतरा रही

*अब तूही बता तुझे क्या कहूं*🙏

Monday, April 20

WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT

Found this gem of a piece written by some anonymous soul ... 
   
I heard that we are in the same boat. 

But it's not like that. 

We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. 

Your ship can be shipwrecked and mine might not be. 

Or vice versa. 
For some, quarantine is optimal: moment of reflection, of re-connection. Easy, in flip flops, with a whiskey or tea.

For others, this is a desperate crisis. 

For others it is facing loneliness. 

For some, a peace, rest time, vacation.

Yet for others, Torture: How am I going to pay my bills?

Some were concerned about a brand of chocolate for Easter (this year there were no rich chocolates).

Others were concerned about the bread for the weekend, or if the noodles would last for a few more days.

Some were in their "home office" .

Others are looking through trash to survive.

Some want to go back to work because they are running out of money.

Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.

Some need to break the quarantine to stand in line at the banks. 

Others to escape.

Others criticize the government for the lines.

Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it, some are not sure their loved ones are going to make it, and some don't even believe this is a big deal.

Some of us who are well now may end up experiencing it, and some believe they are infallible and will be blown away if or when this hits someone they know

Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020.

Others say the worse is yet to come.

So, friends, we are not in the same boat.
We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different.

And each one will emerge, in his own way, from that storm.

Some with a tan from their pool. Others with scars on the soul (for invisible reasons).

It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, more than looking, seeing.

See beyond the political party, beyond religion, beyond the nose on your face.

Do not underestimate the pain of others if you do not feel it.

Do not judge the good life of the other, do not condemn the bad life of the other. 
Don't be a judge. 
Let us not judge the one who lacks, as well as the one who exceeds him.

We are on different ships looking to survive. 

Let everyone navigate their route with respect, empathy and responsibility.

--Author unknown

Wednesday, April 1

Human Species - Guests or Masters!?

I don't know who wrote this, but it's beautiful.. ♥️

We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn't stand up anymore,
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, 
and Mecca is empty.

Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.

Suddenly you realise that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can't get you the oxygen you're fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it's sending us a message:

"You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters."

#pendemic #lessons #reality #nature #earth