Savvy Raj

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On Optimism

Optimism

Musings on Positive Mindsetting and Optimism by my mother Anjana.

Love this piece by her.

Seeing the glass half full or half empty makes a lot of difference to your mind set. Positive thinking is not to ignore the negativities of
matters or situations. It is to see the options to overcome the obstacles in the best possible way. Seeing goodness and being positive reduces unnecessary stress and unwanted heaviness of heart. It lightens the mind, to a cheerful mood and to a healthy you.


Being positive does not erase the difficulties or seriousness of the problem. But when you look at the light out side the dark tunnel, finding ways to cross the darkness becomes easier. The severity of the dark cloud fades away when you have the bright Sun in your vision. A positive mind strengthens your will power to cope up in situations , reduces your stress level resulting in a healthier you, increases life span.


A positive mind can identify and filter the negative thoughts at its seed level and tries to steer away from it. Devoid of imaginary fears you can see problems at its reality with an optimistic mind. Approaching life, facing its realities with a positive attitude makes solutions easier. It gives you better resiliency over adversity, reduces depression, improves your immunity. When your mental strength is increased, it becomes easy to identify and manage challenges, to bring out best positive results.


A positive mind makes you more stronger, , more communicative, more people friendly, more humorous, & healthier. It makes you a better person to be with.
Always be positive, be happy, be healthy. Surround yourself with positive people.

Anjana


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On Respect

Respect your self

And show respect to others

In thoughts words & deeds

No matter how deserving

In empathy & compassion

It is a reflection of your nature

It speaks much of who you are.

Others will respect you.

When you respect self effort

As well as another’s

You reinforce self discipline

And let it guide manners

When you dont allow yourself

To be disrespected

None can take you for granted

Or behave as if you don’t matter.

Care to own your space in the sun.

Respectfully…

The world will be better by it.

Savvy


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On Affirmations

Let me

Begin the day…

Affirming  positive intentions

In  hope and goodwill

Keep the faith alive in trust and strength  of self belief

Think of health and happiness

Peace and prosperity

Joy & love

For one and all

In this whole wide world

May all of life thrive

In  this now and forever.

May we all…

Manifest goodwill

In abundance in thoughts words  and  deeds.

Savvy


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Cos every day is fathers day!

On my Dad’s 80th Birthday…

To the man who taught me ….
To step up to this world with a smile in my heart .

To dance is to have no worries
To live is to be alive to this moment and most of all…
To care to waltz with life joyfully in Gratitude.

Happy Father’s Day Dearest Dad My Dance Guru… May I have this dance with you .?

Savvy


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This now

Sharing musings from my mother..

Life moves on

In carefreeness
In dreaming.      
In reality.             
In sensibility.      
In witnessing.     

Each phase like
the changing face
moves on
teaching new lessons

To adjust
To accommodate
To analyse
To be detached
To let go

The most valuable lesson
‘To be in the Now.’
Live every moment
As it never come twice

Never contemplating,
Never anticipating.
Valuing the PRESENT
As a precious Present.
Live the NOW

With joy and peace
As they are not
From outsourcing.
For they are in me

Never let the transcient changes affect,
Like water bubbles,
they come and go.
Like passing clouds
They disperse.

With compassion in heart,
With awareness in mind,
With realisation in soul

Be in the Now.
Be in Bliss.

Anjana


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Cultivate the good

It is a habit of a lifetime  to cultivate
To remember to be kinder to oneself  as much as another
It’s good to acknowledge the now
And remember every movement is happening
As it is preordained.
Let worries take a backseat
As well as the need for overt perfection.
Just keep the faith and hope alive in your heart
Simply know deep within…
All is well as it is meant to be.


Savvy


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Just be

Just be…
Witness the wisdom


In the stillness
Beneath the din 


In the silence
Betwixt the sound


In the spaces
Between  the moves
Just be

Savvy


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Being Kind to Nature

Couldn’t help sharing this

With all my heart ❤️ 💙 💜 💖

In thankfulness for nature

That survives all odds

The living trees

Are our pillars of support

Towards sustainability

Releasing oxygen for the planet

Every one of us owes everyone of them so much.

Thankfulness & Gratitude 🙏

To the kindred spirit of the soulful trees….🌳 🌲 🌴 🌳

Savvy


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Can you help the world thrive?

If you can help the world you influence thrive…

Then you are a true leader

In being a leader

There is an unspoken responsibility…

Of creating a space for growth & acknowledgement

Of ideas and explorations

Of possibilities in the potential

Of development of the individuals

Of nurturing the spirit in patience and strategy

Of accountability of the purpose.

Of ensuring discipline and compliances when needed

Of using appreciation as an evolved method of correction.

Of empathy in thoughts words & action for the followers.

When the leader practices

All of the above consistently in time

Then all the directive of such a leader

Gets understood and supported in kind by the followers

And that is when managing change becomes easier for the leader

For all begin to thrive in this way….

And thats when leadership becomes an art.

And life thrives.

Savvy


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On Gratefulness

It is always a learning in progress for learning is never ending and is a continuous path in life and living.


Yet it is beautiful to pause & be grateful for the understanding that comes our way.

In the trials & tribulations of being a student & a teacher, life abounds in deep gratitude.

Savvy


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Help ever hurt never

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray 🙏

What is that makes you reach out to help?

Is it because of your nature or nurture?

What makes you stop yourself from reaching out ?

Is it fear of repercussions and ridicule

Only when the hands that help multiply in numbers…

Is there hope for the hurt ragged or bullied.

Every help every voice makes a difference

To someone somewhere.

Savvy


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A sense of it all!

I am because you are & we are because they are …

Let us all care to value the strength of the interconnects in the interdependence.

Savvy Raj


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On Relationships

A poignant tale…

Are we waiting for some opportunity to meet someone dear to us?

The Age Of Relationships

The story of four close friends from school, who studied in the same school up to SSC.

At that time, there was only one luxury hotel in the city.

After the SSC exam, they decided that they should go to that hotel and have some tea and breakfast. The four of them could hardly collect forty rupees. It was a Sunday and all four of them reached the hotel by bicycle at ten-thirty.

Dinesh, Santosh, Manish, and Praveen started talking while having breakfast and tea. All four of them decided unanimously, that they would meet again after 40 years in the same hotel on 1st April.

“Till then we all should work very hard. It will be interesting to see how much progress has been made after 40 years,” they discussed.

It was also decided that the last one to reach the hotel then, would have to pay the bill for that day.

Kalu, the waiter who served them tea and snacks, was listening to all this. He said, “If I stay here till then, I’ll be waiting for you all.”

All four separated for further education.

Dinesh had left the city after his father got relocated, Santosh went to his uncle for further studies, and Manish and Praveen got admission to different colleges in the city.

Eventually, Manish also left the city.

Days, months, and years passed.

In forty years, the city underwent a radical change. The population of the city increased, and roads, flyovers, and malls changed the appearance of the city.

Now that hotel had become a five-star hotel, the waiter Kalu had now become Mr. Kalu, the owner of this hotel.

Forty years later, on the scheduled date, April 1st, at noon, a luxury car came to the door of the hotel.

Dinesh got out of the car and started walking towards the porch. He now had three jewellery showrooms.

Dinesh reached the hotel owner Mr. Kalu, and both of them kept looking at each other. Mr. Kalu said, “Praveen sir had booked a table for you a month back.”

Dinesh was heartily happy that he was the first of the four, so he wouldn’t have to pay the bill that day and would make fun of his friends for it.

After a while, Santosh arrived. Santosh had become a big builder of the city. For his age, he now looked like an old senior citizen.

Now, they both were talking and waiting for the other friends. The third friend, Manish also came in half an hour. On talking to him, both of them came to know that Manish was now a businessman.

The three friends kept looking towards the door again and again, wondering when Praveen would come.

Soon, Mr. Kalu came to them and said, “A message has come from Praveen sir. He’s asked you all to start with snacks, and he’ll join you.”

All three were happy to meet each other after forty years, laughing and joking for hours, but Praveen did not come.

Mr. Kalu said, “Praveen sir has sent another message, you three should order your favourites from the menu and start eating.”

The food was ordered, but even after they had finished eating, Praveen did not show up. When the three asked for the bill, they were told that the bill has been paid online.

At eight o’clock in the evening, a young man got down from the car and with a heavy heart reached the three friends preparing to leave the hotel. The three couldn’t take their eyes off the man.

The young man said, “I am your friend’s son Ravi, my father’s name is Praveen. Dad had told me about your get together today, he was waiting for this day, but he passed away last month due to a serious illness…

He had asked me to come late because if I had come early, it would have made you all sad. Dad had said, “My friends will not laugh if they come to know that I am not in this world, then they would lose the joy of meeting each other… I don’t want that.”

That’s why he ordered me to come late. He also asked me to hug you on his behalf.” Ravi spread both his hands with watery eyes.

Everyone around was eagerly watching this scene, they thought they had seen this young man somewhere.

Ravi said, “My father became a teacher and gave me a good education to become the collector. Today, I am the collector of this city…”

Everyone was amazed, Mr. Kalu said, “Now, it won’t be after forty years, but we will meet in our hotel every month, and each time there will be a grand party from my side….”

Friends, keep meeting your loved ones, don’t wait for any opportunity to meet someone, we never know when it’s time to get separated and we may never get to meet again…

The journey of life is also like a train journey. When someone’s station comes, they will have to be dropped at that moment. Only a few blurry memories would remain!

Stay with family, feel the joy of being alive..

Keep meeting your loved ones, not only on special days but also on other occasions, and sometimes without any reason too. May the tree of our relationships be nourished by the water of love, for whom we do not have to wait for any reason or opportunity to meet.

Dear friends, when you are reading this story, if someone comes to your mind, do talk to them for two minutes. We have all the facilities! ♾️

“We must take time for the people around us and enjoy the beauty of life.”


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The company we keep

I am sharing three quotes on the same lines…do share your thoughts.

A man is known by the company he keeps” Aesop

Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are.”Esmeralda Santiago

On Association

A beautiful explanation by Swami Vivekananda.

Today I take this opportunity to thank my fellow writers and readers who have been there supporting me in this journey 🙏

Savvy