Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Life & living

Every life has a unique story.

Every living has a unique pathway

Savvy

Whenever I come across a heart touching action, a prose ,a poem or an empowering story, I will be sharing it here in this series…

Some people make the world a hopeful place by their thoughts words and deeds…

Some people, tell it like it is without mincing anything.

And the truth in all its profound simplicity tugs your heartstrings…

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-beautiful-balance-between-courage-and-fear-cara-e-yar-khan#review

This is the story of Cara Khan whose sense of spirit & adventure made her dare the seemingly impossible …

Cara E. Yar Khan is an international human rights advocate promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities within all facets of society.

Thank you my dear friend Ali Anani, for it was you who shared the above Ted talk link and suggested I share a few thoughts on her.

I dedicate these following verses to her daring spirit and dancing soul!

Life is

Inexplicable uncertainty in the now

Undefinable strength in the moment

Unimaginable challenges that arise

Infinite possibilities in the potential

Unstoppable hope in the living

Be it in strength or inspite of weakness

No matter the threats or unexpected opportunities

Life shapes and moulds in experience

Be it the desires, wants or needs

Life is a journey unto itself

Life is a circle in the living.


In salute to the very courageous Cara E. Yar Khan
Her inspirational life story is an epitome of the magic of living a bigger bolder and yet a purpose driven life,
In her I see the verve, and enthusiasm in pursuit  of her Passions
and her drive towards her Purpose
as much as the Perseverance to attain it.
And when these 3 Ps combine, success is bound to manifest itself.
What matters is that she ignored what was preposterous and dared to dream.

Ignore the naysayers
You have one life
Live it well
Give it the best you have got!

Keep the faith in trust and self belief
Let go of illusions of less in assumptions
You have everything  you need within you
In daring beyond doubts &fear
Living life lovingly!

Truly nothing is insurmountable
There is in you, the power
That manifests when you need it most
You may not know the strength
And capabilities that you are carrying.
But it is always there with you
Simply trust in yourself
To be there for you!
You are more than enough for you!

Savvy


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Work from home

Should the Corporates Invade our Homes…?

A youngster was attending a video conference with his Manager who was upset over the background noises. The Youngster turned around and told his grandmother to keep quiet.

She walked towards the youngster, to take a look into what he was doing and saw a person on the Monitor and asked, “Who is he?”

The youngster muted his audio and video and said, “He is my Manager”.

She said, “I want to talk to your Manager”. But the youngster denied. By the time the Manager started pinging the youngster and the youngster unmuted to talk and his grandmother shouted, “Manager I want to talk to you”.

The Manager agreed and the youngster unmuted the video. The grandmother, with a smile said, “Namaste” and introduced herself and the Manager also greeted her.

She said, “You look upset”.

The Manager said, “Yeah, some kind of work tension, a lot of noise around your house and we are not able to complete the meeting in time”.

The Grand Mother asked, “May I help solve your problem?”

Her grandson was stopping her and telling her to keep quiet.

The Manager said, “It’s ok, let her speak”.

The Grandmother narrated, “Once there was a Young man, who sat under a tree for taking rest. He was continuously hearing a bird’s sound. He lifted his head and seeing a bird, started chasing it, so that he could peacefully take some rest. The bird came closer to him and said, “You are taking rest under my nest. I will not ask you to leave this place but you should learn to co-exist with us”.

The Grandmother looked at both of them and said, “Your Home is your nest” where you are supposed to take rest and bond with your dear and near ones. I do understand the Covid-19 situation, but you should also understand that our home is not your office.

*When we come to visit our family members at your office place, we are expected to behave professionally or maintain a certain decorum.*

Similarly, when you are using our home for your office work, you should understand the situation at our home.

There is nothing wrong with working from home, but remember, it is the family members benevolent nature, that is keeping the corporate world functioning today and the economy running.

She looked at the manager and asked, “Am I correct ?”

*The Manager’s mother peeped and said “You are absolutely right”.*


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Dedicated to Batchmates.

It doesn’t matter if its the Army Navy or Airforce once in the forces you are always ready with a Salute!

You can take a man out of the army

But can not take the army out of him!

Humour in Uniform indeed!

Savvy

Sharing a fun forward that came my way!

One day a Colonel from the Army, fell into a well. The soldiers would throw a rope into the well and pull the Colonel out. The moment the Colonel would come up, the soldiers would leave the rope snap to attention and salute. The Colonel would fall back into the well. This happened many times.

Someone suggested that a Brigadier be requested for help-because HE wouldn’t have to salute the Colonel. So one Brigadier arrived. He threw the rope into the well and the Colonel grabbed it. The Brigadier began pulling the rope. As soon as the Colonel reached the top of the well, he spotted the Brigadier. He immediately left the rope and saluted. And he fell back once more, into the well.
There was total silence. Then everyone heard the desperate Colonel’s voice from down below
*”You idiots – get hold of a batch mate !!”*
MORAL OF THE STORY: Batchmates ARE important ! They can save your life!
(Dedicated to all batchmates)

😄😄


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The Journey of Life.

Sharing this insightful post that came in as a forward.

IQ , EQ , SQ , AQ

…..According to psychologists, there are four types of intelligence:

1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2) Emotional Quotient (EQ)
3) Social Quotient (SQ)
4) Adversity Quotient (AQ)

1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ): this is the measure of your comprehension ability”, solve maths; memorize things and recall subject matters.

2. Emotional Quotient (EQ): this is the measure of your ability to maintain peace with others; keep to time; be responsible; be honest; respect boundaries; be humble, genuine and considerate.

3. Social Quotient (SQ):
This is the measure of your ability to build a network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time.

People that have higher EQ and SQ tend to go farther in life than those with high IQ but low EQ and SQ. Most schools capitalize in improving IQ level while EQ and SQ are played down.

An individual with high IQ can end up being employed by a person with high EQ and SQ even though the person has an average IQ.

Your EQ represents your character; your SQ represents your charisma. Give in to habits that will improve these three Qs but more especially your EQ and SQ.

EQ and SQ make one manage better than the other.

Pls don’t teach children only to have higher IQ , but also to have higher EQ and SQ.

Now there is a 4th one :
A new paradigm

4. The Adversity Quotient (AQ):
The measure of your ability to go through a rough patch in life and come out without losing your mind.
AQ determines who will give up in face of troubles and may abandon their families.

*To parents*:
Expose children to other areas of life than academic. They should adore manual work (never use work as a form of punishment), sport and art .

Develop their EQ, SQ and AQ. They should become multifaceted human beings able to do things independently of the parents.

*Finally*, do not prepare the road for the children. Prepare the children for the road.