Diwali symbols and the title of the blog

51 Diwali Greetings Up for Grabs

It’s Diwali again. You will be flooded with forwarded messages, half of which are repetitive and commonly exchanged. You want to be positively different from others. Here’s a short list of 51 Diwali Greetings Up for Grabs — expressions that will put more zing into your greetings, strike the recipients’ chords, and touch their core. Select the most appropriate one considering the recipient, tweak it as you like, and use it.

  1. May the festival of lights remove all darkness from every nook and cranny of your house!
  2. May this Diwali shower prosperity upon you!
  3. May blessings keep knocking on your door this Diwali.
  4. May Diwali promote peace and prosperity!
  5. May this Diwali bring with it the fulfilment of your dreams.
  6. May the lights of Diwali guide your path to a bright future.
  7. Sweeter than sweet, better than best. All the best. Happy Diwali.
  8. May this Diwali light up your future.
  9. May those flickering lamps flick away your fears.
  10. May you and your family be blessed this Diwali and New Year.
  11. Get into the flow. Rejoice in revelries. Celebrate the moment. Happy Diwali.
  12. May this New Year shoot you like a rocket and land you on cloud nine.
  13. It’s time to brighten up, smarten up, and liven up.
  14. Unwrap happiness as you unwind this Diwali.
  15. May your fears and worries be zapped into oblivion this Dipawali.
  16. May the spirit and blessings of Dipawali descend upon you and your loved ones.
  17. Happy Dipawali from the bottom of my heart.
  18. Just as rising tides lift all boats, may this auspicious time lift your spirits and hopes.
  19. From me to you, Happy Diwali.
  20. May you grab every opportunity that you come across and make the most of it.
  21. May the divine light guide your path and help you to successfully complete every journey that you embark on.
  22. May you never miss your train, lose your temper, or quarrel with your loved ones.
  23. May your coming year be smoother than Cadbury silk.
  24. My wish for you is that the shares you buy go high on the stock markets.
  25. Our sincere wish for you is that you do not get missed calls or useless forwarded messages in the coming year.
  26. Dress for the occasion, let your hair down and unplug happiness.
  27. I hope success and happiness follow you irrespective of whether your path is familiar or untrodden.
  28. Celebrate this festival with great pomp and ceremony.
  29. Utilise the day, keep the darkness at bay, spread light, and let happiness stay.
  30. Light a diya here and there, happy Diwali to you all everywhere.
  31. Roll out the red carpet for your dreams, prosperity and popularity.
  32. Fling your arms wide, embrace life fully, happily and joyfully. It’s Diwali.
  33. Diwali is a time for long-awaited family reunions, shopping sprees, plus fun and frolic.
  34. Enjoy this Diwali with sombre rituals and vibrant celebrations, full of colours and light, and follow the conventional rules of celebration.
  35. Have happy thoughts and festive moods when houses all around are lit with earthen lamps and candles.
  36. Get rid of the rigmarole of everyday life and give yourself a chance to escape monotony. Be happy, stay happy and make everyone around you happy.
  37. Soak in a general air of festivity and abandon during this festival of light, hope, and prosperity.
  38. Let festivals and celebrations spice up your life to the hilt for the rest of the year.
  39. Join the hilarious crowd, jump the bandwagon, paint the town red, and celebrate this Diwali like there’s no tomorrow.
  40. Forget your worries, put aside your troubles, cast your cares and join in in the fun.
  41. Ring in the New Year with renewed hope and great gusto.
  42. The Almighty has a long list of blessings to shower upon you this festival. It’s just for you to ask.
  43. Create festive moods and spread it like wildfire. Make pleasure and merriment contagious.
  44. Let the glitter be brighter this season with your wit, wisdom and wow.
  45. The Almighty has flung the doors to happiness wide open…lay claim to yours.
  46. The wait is over. May your dreams come true this year and you wallow in joy, achievement, and merriment.
  47. I know you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank this year. It’s your turn to enjoy life to the full.
  48. Get caught up in celebrations this festive season. Throw caution to the wind, will you?
  49. May you thrive in abundance, fly higher than ever before, and make your life a continuous celebration.
  50. May fortune smile upon you and you get what you have aspired for.
  51. May you be completely enthralled in the festivities during this Dipawali.
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I am happy when… by Hasmukh Umaria

I am happy when…

People are so busy these days that they forget or fail to derive pleasure from day-to-day life events. Here’s a small list to suggest things that can make one happy. Do try and make your own list, and you will be amazed to find how joyous and fulfilled our life can be. Please share a few of your sentences in the comment box below.

    A dog chasing its tail

    1. I am happy when I see someone’s eyes twinkling with delight.
    2. I am happy when I make a serendipitous discovery of something useful or valuable.
    3. I am happy when I read my old diaries.
    4. I am happy when I unexpectedly meet an old friend.
    5. I am happy when I see a mother caressing her child.
    6. I am happy when I celebrate a festival with my friends and family.
    7. I am happy when I sit in the sand on a beach.
    8. I am happy when I see a dog chasing its tail.
    9. I am happy when I dance.
    10. I am happy when I watch waves breaking on a shore.
    11. I am happy when I see the rising or setting sun.
    12. I am happy when I go for a stroll in the park in the evening.
    13. I am happy when I catch a whiff of a nice perfume.
    14. I am happy when I walk briskly.
    15. I am happy when I see kids trying to communicate with each other using their gestures and babble.
    16. I am happy when I learn a new skill.
    17. I am happy when I listen to a refreshing idea.
    18. I am happy when I learn a new word.
    19. I am happy when I understand a difficult concept.
    20. I am happy when I read an uplifting poem.
    21. I am happy when I can lull a child to sleep in my arms.
    22. I am happy when I hear the murmur of waves on a beach.
    23. I am happy when I see clouds floating in the sky.
    24. I am happy when I see a dog wagging its tail.
    25. I am happy when I drive a four-wheeler.
    26. I am happy when I ride a bike.
    27. I am happy when I go on a long drive.
    28. I am happy when I win a game.
    29. I am happy when I meet my friends.
    30. I am happy when it rains heavily.
    31. I am happy when the sun shines brightly.
    32. I am happy when I am on a beach.
    33. I am happy when I see children playing.
    34. I am happy when I am with my parents.
    35. I am happy when I go on a picnic.
    36. I am happy when I am on a plane.
    37. I am happy when I see others happy.
    38. I am happy when I pass exams.
    39. I am happy when I get a gift.
    40. I am happy when I give gifts.
    41. I am happy when I am alone.
    42. I am happy when I read an interesting book.
    43. I am happy when I watch TV with my family.
    44. I am happy when things go my way.
    45. I am happy when people smile back.
    46. I am happy when I see people laugh.
    47. I am happy when I play games.
    48. I am happy when I get a pat on my back.
    49. I am happy when I smell freshly bloomed flowers.
    50. I am happy when I eat my favourite food.
    51. I am happy when I can help someone.
    52. I am happy when I have a lovely dream.
    53. I am happy when I look neat and tidy.
    54. I am happy when I have a shower.
    55. I am happy when I make a baby stop crying.
    56. I am happy when I see neat and clean surroundings.
    57. I am happy when I eat ice cream.
    58. I am happy when I listen to lovely music.
    59. I am happy when I tap my feet to melodious music.
    60. I am happy when I sing along.
    61. I am happy when it’s a Sunday.
    62. I am happy when I hear birds twittering.
    63. I am happy when I feel raindrops on my head.
    64. I am happy when I share my snacks with friends.
    65. I am happy when I sip my cold coffee.
    66. I am happy when my homework is over.
    67. I am happy when I exercise.
    68. I am happy when I go shopping.
    69. I am happy when I stroll down memory lane.
    70. I am happy when I visit a fair.
    71. I am happy when I can draw well.
    72. I am happy when I can avoid trouble.
    73. I am happy when I can finally put a jigsaw puzzle together.
    74. I am happy when I play a board game with my family.
    75. I am happy when I stay away from junk food.
    76. I am happy when I attend a party.
    77. I am happy when it’s my birthday.
    78. I am happy after a good night’s sleep.
    79. I am happy when I go on a tour with family.
    80. I am happy when I hear the patter of rain on the roof.
    81. I am happy when I hear the sound of giggles.
    82. I am happy when someone describes a hilariously funny situation.
    83. I am happy when I crack a joke and everyone laughs.
    84. I am happy when I create something new.
    85. I am happy when people appreciate my work.
    86. I am happy when I can perform well on stage.
    87. I am happy when I get the joke before others.
    88. I am happy when I can bake a nice cake.
    89. I am happy when I travel solo.
    90. I am happy when I play a musical instrument.
    91. I am happy when I find a solution to a problem.
    92. I am happy when I can help someone.
    93. I am happy when I can motivate someone.
    94. I am happy when I hear a mellifluous voice.
    95. I am happy when I stand in a fast-flowing stream.
    96. I am happy when I see someone’s mesmerising eyes.
    97. I am happy when my social media post gets lots of engagement.
    98. I am happy when my video goes viral.
    99. I am happy when I am able to finish my planned daily tasks.
    100. I am happy when I can recite a poem from memory.

    Please don’t forget to share a few of your sentences in the comment box below.

    Best wishes,
    Hasmukh Umaria

    Hasmukh Umaria, a senior English language trainer

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    Happiness at your Fingertips

    Wanna be Happy at will? Wanna have happiness at your fingertips? Wanna control happy hormones in yourself and others? Read on.

    We as humans experience that our desires govern our life. We live in a state of “wanting” something. Be it a good career, a loving life partner, a warm relationship, a huge bungalow, a royal car, good wealth and health, etc. And there is no end to the list. But why is that so? What do we want? What is the ultimate goal of every human being? The simple answer is: HAPPINESS!

    A survey once found out that 80% of people wanted to become rich or get famous to be happy. And the impression that they carry is such that they need to constantly push themselves to achieve their goals to have a good life. But actually they don’t find happiness in the process and “miss” life. What if they learn to see the entire life as the sum total of instances and experiences? That will surely change their perception of life and happiness. But then the question is what is happiness and how to bring it under our control?

    The same question must have popped up in a psychiatrist named Robert Waldinger’s head when he chose to conduct perhaps the longest and the most extensive research in human history, i.e., study on human life AKA the Harvard Study of Adult Development. This professor of Harvard Medical School is monitoring the study that has tracked the lives of 724 men for over 80 years.

    Since 1938, they have tracked the lives of two groups of men. The first group involved the sophomores of Harvard College. They all finished college during World War II, then went off to serve in the war. The second group was a group of boys from Boston’s poorest community; they were chosen because they belonged to some of the most troubled and disadvantaged families in Boston. They lived in tenements without many basic facilities like hot and cold running water.

    The project involved studying the journey of subjects from their teenage years into their old age and to know what keeps people happy and healthy through yearly questionnaires regarding their work, their relationships, their health, etc.

    They began by interviewing these teenagers along with their parents. They were given medical exams. When these teenagers grew up into adults, they chose to be different professionals from factory workers, lawyers, bricklayers to doctors. Some developed alcoholism and some developed schizophrenia. Some became very successful and some lost their success and failed miserably.

    Sometimes studies like this may fall apart within a decade due to various reasons, like people may drop out or die, the funding of the research may fall short, or the researchers get distracted. But this rare study survived all odds. Several generations of researchers were consistent in conducting this, and took it further. A few of the subjects are still alive and participating in the study even at the age of 90. Now they are studying more than 2000 children of the men who participated in the study.

    So what was the conclusion from this 75-year study? Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. And there is a scientific reason behind that. Having the people whom you love around you, your body generates all those happy hormones, neurotransmitters, chemicals that can help you to lead a happy and contented life. So technically, our happiness is in our own hands. Anatomically, indeed in our own body.

    Hormones act as messengers for our body that regulate our physical functioning like heart rate and digestion, our emotional well-being, mood, and feelings. Our thoughts, emotions, activities, conducts, diet, gut microbes, exercise regime, environment, relationships, and the people we surround ourselves with, all these things influence the hormones in our body. Some hormones help one to feel joy, experience pleasure, give relief from pain, boost mood, and promote general well-being. They alleviate anxiety and prevent depressive symptoms. These are called happy hormones. These feel-good hormones are dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. Let’s have a brief look at them all.

    • Serotonin:- The mood stabilizer

    Our gut bacteria stimulate the cells which are responsible for serotonin production. This happy hormone (and neurotransmitter) helps regulate your mood as well as your sleep, appetite, digestion, learning ability, and memory. Most rhythmic activities generate this hormone.

    The activities which increase serotonin in the body are :

    1. Meditation
    2. Running
    3. Walking in nature
    4. Swimming
    5. Cycling
    6. Sunbathing


    • Endorphin:- The Painkiller And The Runners Hormone

    Your body produces endorphins in response to stress or discomfort. Once released, it binds to opioid receptors (that are the body’s natural morphine). Thus, it inhibits the transmission of pain signals in the central nervous system. So endorphin is your body’s natural pain reliever.

    Endorphin induces euphoria. A big rush of endorphin is the cause behind the occurrence of the famous “Runner’s high”. That is the reason why people get hooked on exercise even when it requires physical efforts and causes post-exercise DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness).

    Any reward-producing activity like eating, working out can increase the level of endorphin. Now endorphin and dopamine are interconnected. When endorphin binds to receptors of the central nervous system, dopamine (the pleasure hormone) is released.

    The activities which increase endorphin in the body are.

    1. Laughing
    2. Watching a comedy movie
    3. Eating a dark chocolate
    4. Exercising especially running
    5. Reading or listening to a joke
    6. Enjoying delicious dishes


    • Dopamine:- The motivational roleplayer in the brain’s reward system

    Dopamine is a “feel-good” hormone and neurotransmitter that makes you happy. It keeps you alive and alert. That’s an important part of your brain’s “reward system” that gives you pleasurable sensations and keeps you coming back for more.

    Dopamine is associated with achieving, completing a task, learning, memory, motor system function, and more. Your gut produces more than 50% of your dopamine.

    The activities which increase dopamine in the body are:

    1. When you complete a task
    2. Self-care activities
    3. Enjoying a delicious meal
    4. Celebrating little wins
    5. Physical and mental pleasure
    6. Entertaining feel-good thoughts


    • Oxytocin:- The love hormone

    Oxytocin is a “love/cuddle hormone,” that helps promote trust, empathy, bonding, and trust in relationships. It is highly active during childbirth because it stimulates contractions and is essential for breastfeeding, and strong parent-child bonding.

    Physical affection like kissing, cuddling, and an act of lovemaking can increase the level of oxytocin. It’s a neurotransmitter that regulates stress responses and calms the nervous system.  It’s produced in response to touch and the right kind of eye contact.

    The activities which increase oxytocin in the body are:

    1. Playing with a baby
    2. Playing with a dog
    3. Holding hands
    4. Cuddling with a loved one
    5. Paying a compliment
    6. Carrying out group activities with friends and family


    The following are some lifestyle modification ideas that you can add to your schedule to increase the production of happy hormones.

    1. Let The Sun And Vitamin D Be Your True Doctor

    Sunbathing is known to increase the production of serotonin in the body. Early morning sunlight in your verandah, nearby park, or gallery can be helpful to you to get enough yet safe sunlight required for your body.


    1. Work That Body Out

    A regular fitness regimen is important to relieve anxiety, improve mood, and combat depression. Good exercise promotes the secretion of happy hormones in our bodies.


    1. Laugh Your Lungs Out

    Some comedy series, funny videos, hilarious novels can do wonders to provide you  with your daily dose of the best medicine, i.e, laughter. Laughter removes or reduces sadness and pain.


    1. Cook And Cuddle With Your Loved One

    The comfort you get from eating something delicious can trigger the release of dopamine and endorphin. Sharing the meal with your loved ones, and bonding over meal preparation help to boost oxytocin levels. Remember those community feasts? Cooking together and eating together!


    Different types of food can trigger the release of different hormones. For example, spicy foods help with endorphin release. Yogurt, beans, eggs, meats with low-fat content, and almonds are responsible for dopamine release. Foods that are high in tryptophan tend to increase serotonin levels. And lastly, foods containing probiotics, such as yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut, can influence the release of all happy hormones


    1. Sup! Supplements

    You can support your mental wellbeing by taking care of your gut bacteria and your diet. There’s a second “brain” in our gut; the enteric nervous system that is to be credited for our longevity.


    A balanced whole-food diet promotes mental as well as physical health. Contrary to that, people who eat an unhealthy diet consisting of refined carbohydrates, fast food, and animal products tend to have less beneficial bacteria.


    One can add foods containing tryptophan; the essential amino acid the body uses to produce serotonin, to their diet. Chickpeas, wheat, oats, milk, cheese, and potatoes are such a few examples.

    Foods with tyrosine are linked to dopamine production. Green tea and green tea extract help in producing dopamine and serotonin.


    People with certain health conditions should always consult a physician before adding any supplements as they interfere with some medication.


    1. Music To The Rescue

    Listening to instrumental music increase dopamine production in your brain. But listening to any music you enjoy puts you in a good mood. And such a positive change in your mood increases serotonin production.


    When a musician produces a piece of good music or performs music by dancing, singing, or drumming, he experiences an endorphin release.



    1. Meditate For The Mind That Matters

    Along with the many benefits of meditation, one of the major benefits is that it helps to increase the level of dopamine and endorphin in our brain by creating new neural pathways and releasing the old that doesn’t serve us.


    1. Plan A Rosy Evening Filled With Romance

    The ‘Love Hormone” oxytocin is released even by simply being attracted to someone. Spending time with someone you care about helps increase oxytocin production. Dancing with your partner releases the endorphine in you. A word of caution: Handle this suggestion with care! 😉


    1. Pat Your Pet

    Any dog lover can vouch for the happiness he gets when he cuddles or plays with his dog. This bonding increases the oxytocin level in both of them.


    1. Sleep Tight so Good can Be Your Night.

    7 to 9 hours of sleep each night helps restoring the balance of hormones in your body. Without enough sleep, dompamine levels are disturbed. The majority of the healing including the balance in your hormones happens during sleep. Respect sleep!


    1. Stress! Stay Away

    This one is a complete no-brainer. Living with regular stress and dealing with highly stressful life events can cause drops in dopamine and serotonin production. Cultivating a hobby is a good way to keep the stress at bay.


    1. Keep Your Massage Mode On

    A good massage can boost all 4 of your happy hormones. You can choose a licensed therapist for getting a massage.


    For a healthy body, you need a healthy mind matters. It is indeed the issue of mind over matter! So keep your mind occupied with the activities mentioned above, and have happiness at your fingertips.

    Written by
    Dr Krushika Shah

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    Boost one's morale

    Encouragement matters!

    At times things are not as people want them to be. They want something but give up after trying for some time. In such cases, they need a lot of encouragement. You can use expressions such as the ones given below to encourage them and boost their morale.


    1. Well done.
    2. Keep it up.
    3. You are a hard worker, don’t give up.
    4. You have always passed with good marks. You’ll do well this time too.
    5. You must stick to your guns / decision.
    6. Look at the bright side of things.
    7. Act responsibly.
    8. You must not be sad.
    9. Be happy.
    10. Make a fresh start daily.
    11. Have confidence in your abilities.
    12. Always do right. You will not fall into trouble.
    13. Not everyone can do as much as you have done.
    14. Keep a win-win spirit.
    15. Believe in yourself.
    16. It’s how you look at things that matters.
    17. Be positive. Be optimistic. Always.
    18. Surround yourself with people who are optimistic.
    19. Remember: change is constant.
    20. Remember to be grateful for what you have.
    21. Look forward to a bright future.
    22. Every problem comes with a solution.
    23. You can play and win easily.
    24. It’s child’s play.
    25. Nobody succeeds without failing a few times.
    26. You are capable of great things.
    27. Count your blessings.
    28. Pray hard for answers to your problems.
    29. Make the most of each day.
    30. Face your problems bravely.
    31. Seek help when needed.
    32. Be your own motivation.
    33. Make a start and don’t stop till you reach your goal.
    34. Always be confident.
    35. Go ahead; you are doing well.
    36. I am with you all the way.
    37. I assure you of my total support.
    38. Don’t stop now. Actually try harder.
    39. We are praying for you.
    40. You have our full / financial / technical support.
    41. You have our moral support.
    42. Our whole family is with you… all the way.
    43. Do please let us know how we can help.
    44. Don’t lose hope.
    45. Don’t hesitate to ask for help of any kind.
    46. You are such a brave boy/girl.
    47. Be strong mentally and physically.
    48. We won’t let you fail / suffer.
    49. Be positive. Things will fall into place in due course of time.
    50. With him / her beside you, you will definitely feel encouraged.
    51. Come on, show your guts.
    52. Come on, show your mettle.
    53. Oh, you sing so nicely. Well done.
    54. Everything is going to be okay.
    55. Let’s have a pep talk.
    56. That was so nice of you.
    57. You have done such things earlier. Why not now?
    58. I encourage you to stand up and take up the challenge.
    59. Keep your head / chin up.
    60. Just be yourself.
    61. Time is a great healer.
    62. Put yourself in my place.
    63. It’s okay to cry. It makes you stronger, actually.
    64. We learn from our mistakes.
    65. It’s a time for change.
    66. Keep on smiling / laughing / trying.
    67. Discuss things frankly. Open your heart to people you trust.
    68. Don’t suffer in silence. Speak up.
    69. Say what you like. Don’t bottle up your feelings.
    70. Rise to the challenge.
    71. Show the world that you can deal with any situation successfully.
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    Down the Pandemonic Road

    Sometimes some ordinary experiences give birth to astonishing ideas and expressions. Something similar happened with me about a month ago. While walking home in the evening, I saw two feeble dogs lazily chewing on something that looked like a non-juicy bone. The same day in the morning, I had read in the paper all kinds of negativity—deaths, corruption, black marketeering in medicines, political drama, and what not. Luckily, just before I reached our apartment building, I saw something interesting on the roadside—a tiny plant with shiny, dark green leaves on the upper surface and light green underneath. The sight just stopped the world for me for a few moments. Upon returning home, I scribbled a note, as is my wont. I sent it to my Guru Dr Sudhakar Marathe. He suggested a few additions and modifications. In fact that transformed my garbled “note” into a “poem”, something that I can dare share. 😉

    Please read my 26-line poem below. I don’t think it will take more than 2 minutes to read it.

    Do please write your comments in the comment box. You might like to recite the poem in your own words.

    Best wishes,


    Down the Pandemonic Road

    Two dogs gnawing
    on the same marrowless bone,
    not fighting, growlless…
    death of their doghood, dignity.

    Rotting carcasses scattered about—
    human emotions and what matters;
    vultures feeding in the muck heaps
    on the offal of human corruption.

    Chaos reigns supreme in mind
    asynchronous, inexplicit, disquieting,
    suggesting man’s senile decrepitude.

    Is his punishment
    beyond the grave?
    Will trees bear fruit again?
    Will anyone listen to questions again?
    Will there ever be answers again?

    A little ahead
    From within a heap of dead leaves
    emerges a new growth
    cracking the earth with all its might…
    a slap in the face
    of widespread apathy.

    Faith restored
    Sanity returned
    Strength regained
    Hope renewed.

    Dharmendra Sheth June 2021

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    Sip your tea nice and slow…

    Sip your tea nice and slow…

    A beautiful poem
    by Lee Tzu Pheng of Singapore

    Sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow
    No one Ever knows
    when it’s Time to Go,
    There’ll be no Time
    to enjoy the Glow,
    So sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.

    Life is too Short but
    feels pretty Long,
    There’s too Much to do, so much going Wrong,
    And Most of the Time You Struggle to be Strong,
    Before it’s too Late
    and it’s time to Go,
    Sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.

    Some Friends stay,
    others Go away,
    Loved ones are Cherished but not all will Stay.
    Kids will Grow up
    and Fly away.
    There’s really no Saying how Things will Go,
    So sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.

    In the End it’s really
    all about understanding Love
    For this World
    and in the Stars above,
    Appreciate and Value who truly Cares,
    Smile and Breathe
    and let your Worries go,
    So Just Sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.

    This poem is beyond all relationships
    But made for us all.

    When I’m dead.
    Your tears will flow
    But I won’t know
    Cry with me now instead.

    You will send flowers,
    But I won’t see
    Send them now instead;

    You’ll say words of praise
    But I won’t hear.
    Praise me now instead

    You’ll forget my faults,
    But I won’t know…..
    Forget them now instead.

    You’ll miss me then,
    But I won’t feel.
    Miss me now, instead.
    You’ll wish You could have spent more time with me,
    Spend it now instead

    When you hear I’m gone, you’ll find your way to my house to pay condolence but we haven’t even spoken in years.

    Look for me now.

    We are nothing without each other
    Live beautifully, leave beautifully.

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    Communication Mastery

    Hi everyone,

    Here’s a 20-minute video specially for you. The topic is:

    Own Your Behaviours, Master Your Communication, Determine Your Success

    Very interesting, indeed. Excellent content, apart from standard English accent. Watch this video a couple of times to get the most out of it.

    Best wishes,


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    Mimetic Desire


    I have received the following message Mimetic Desire via WhatsApp from a friend Dr Yogesh Kashikar (Maharashtra, India). I found it interesting and so I am sharing it here. I don’t know the original writer, though.

    Mimetic Desire

    Have you ever seen children at a party playing with balloons. One child suddenly grabs a red balloon and yells: “This balloon is mine!”
    Inadvertently, all the children drop their balloons and fight over this red balloon. A very dumbed down example of what René Girard calls “mimetic desire.”

    A lot of our desires don’t emerge from within, but from ‘outside’. We import our most powerful desires from imitating the desires of other people.

    In fact, the entire advertising industry is founded on the exploitation of borrowed desire. Human desire is not a linear process, where a person autonomously desires an inherently desirable object. Rather, we desire according to the desires of others. If we are not aware of this, others will influence us on what to desire.
    And this is amplified on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram which are excellent conduits of mimetic desire.

    French thinker Montesquieu, explained it beautifully “If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think they are happier than they actually are.”

    Getting clear about what really matters to you is incredibly important, and not as simple as it appears.
    Don’t follow the desires of others.Understand that what makes them feel rich and fulfilled is not the same for you.
    Look for your own happiness & stay blessed forever.

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    Life is complex

    Life is complex, isn’t it.

    Life is complex, whether you like it or not. It makes you dance and laugh, but, at the same time, it makes you run and cry. Accept life in totality. Make the most of every happy moment and forget the one that caused trouble.

    Life is complex.

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    Happy Learning, Happy Living!

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    Never miss a chance to…

    Hello everyone,

    This morning my friend Hemal Ved (Mumbai) shared a wonderful message with me via WhatsApp.

    Never miss a good chance to shut up.
    — Will Rogers

    Now, here are my thoughts based on the above. Please add yours if you like and share them with your loved ones.

    1. Never miss a chance to help someone.
    2. Never miss a chance to learn.
    3. Never miss a chance to praise someone.
    4. Never miss a chance to appreciate someone’s help or concern.
    5. Never miss a chance to bring a smile on someone’s face.
    6. Never miss a chance to spread love.
    7. Never miss a chance to lighten someone’s burden.
    8. Never miss a chance to make someone happy.
    9. Never miss a chance to apologise if you have made a mistake.
    10. Never miss a chance to thank someone.

    And, finally, never miss a chance to share such a wonderful message with your loved ones.

    Best wishes,
    Dharmendra Sheth

    Spoken English Surat

    After reading this message of mine, many friends contributed profusely to the list. Two major additions are copied below.

    Isha Chaliawala

    1. Never miss a chance to listen to others.
    2. Never miss a chance to listen to your own instinct.
    3. Never miss a chance to celebrate and rejoice.
    4. Never miss a chance to upgrade yourself.
    5. Never miss a chance to console someone.
    6. Never miss a chance to welcome and comfort guests.
    7. Never miss a chance to uplift someone’s spirit.
    8. Never miss a chance to whisper infinity into someone’s ears.
    9. Never miss a chance to be with nature.
    10. Never miss a chance to follow your passion.

    Thank you Isha for the above list.

    Now another list from a dear friend Gaurav Duggal.

    1. Never miss a chance to pay it forward
    2. Never miss a chance to express gratitude
    3. Never miss a chance to show love & care in actions
    3. Never miss a chance to be humble (show humility)
    4. Never miss a chance to count your blessings
    5. Never miss a chance to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud
    6. Never miss a chance to do Seva without showing it off
    7. Never miss a chance to help the less privileged in deeds & actions
    8. Never miss a chance to offer food to needy & poor
    9. Never miss a chance to buy from vendors minus hustling
    10. Never miss a chance to Lead by Example

    Now, here are some more.
    11. Never miss a chance to be Humane
    12. Never miss a chance to be content
    13. Never miss a chance to show off integrity, character, faith, ethics
    14. Never miss a chance to be a self directed learner
    15. Never miss a chance to be a quality producer –
    16. Never miss a chance to be an effective communicator
    17. Never miss a chance to be a ethical user of technology
    18. Never miss a chance to be a complex thinker
    19. Never miss a chance to be a community contributor
    20. Never miss a chance to empower, enable, encourage & uplift others.

    Thank you Gaurav for the above contribution.


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