Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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On Goodwill & Gratitude

Our life is simple or complex
As we care to think of it
For no matter, the state of life
We can care to see beyond ourselves
There is a world that survives
On the fringes of existence
The stark truths deliver us
A reality bite of how privileged we are.

Wherever we are in this world
If we are alive and well
If we have a roof on our head
And sustenance to be nourished
We should consider ourselves blessed
And choose to care from our heart
As life can be lonely & feel a little lost.

There is much going on around
That we cannot solve
But often enough
There is much one can do…

All it takes is a few words
To make another’s day
Giving and sharing goodwill
A kind word, a genuine smile
In hope and trust.
To leave the world in a better place.

The truth of life is that it challenges
Every minute of our now
In one way or the other
But then instead of seeking more
What if we began living with gratitude
Learning to enjoy this now as it is
Living beyond simply existing.
Then perhaps we can truly say
We are alive to the life in us.
Experiencing life in all dimensions.

Savvy


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Mystic called Love!

Love is fragile & vulnerable

Yet love is empowering in itself.

What is it about love that we are weakened before it?
And what is about love that we are strengthened by it?
What is this power that love wields over us?
Love hurts and heals all of us, one way or the other.

Love is the most sensed, most quoted, read,
most written and talked about.
Yet the most confusing and complex an emotion to decipher.
Inspite of its simplicity…
There is both calmness and chaos in love.
The ocean of love tides washes you over
Yet one cannot get to the root of love.
For love is a sublime embodiment
Of the essence of creation itself.

Love conquers and connects it all.
But every love story is too unique
To come to any conclusions.
Perhaps we ought to let love be mystical as it is!

Savvy

#mysticaltruths #love #infinite #verses


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Pet Health Care Made Easy

Timely help is valuable help.

With the uncertainty of lockdown looming large at us, many pet parents and lovers are at odds to finding the necessary health care and food requirements of their pets.Many pets have no proper food to eat. Some are sick without proper care.To address these needs in times of uncertainty Wiggles.in makes its pawprint on Pune map as an essential services provider for pet health care and food by offering two new value additions to their already existing range of services like Vet on Call Grooming & Dog Training.

  • Smart Vet : Online Vet Consultation
  • Pet Food : Wholesome Pet Food Delivery.

To all residents of Pune here is a list of services on offer and some information.Kindly circulate to your friends and families with pets.SmartVet is an online service.To all Pet Parents,Team Wiggles brings to you a ‘need of the hour’ concept.*Wiggles SmartVet* – Vet Consultation for your Pet via Video Call.
So even though there is a curfew across the world, you can still connect with our experienced vets via a simple video call and get the right advice for your furry companions. Not sure how this works? Read up!*What is Wiggles SmartVet?*
Wouldn’t you as a pet parent sleep easy if you knew that your vet is just a video call away? Wiggles SmartVet is just that affordable and accessible option for you and your pet straight from the convenience of your home.*Why subscribe to Wiggles SmartVet?*
> Vet Consultation via Video Call
> 180 minutes @ just Rs.399/month for a single pet
> Choose your time & device
> Get advice fromExpert Vets
> No Paperwork
> Bid goodbye to long queues
> Convenient for your pet & you
> No long queues
> At the comfort of your home*What do you need to begin with?*
All you need is a dependable internet connection via any smart device that you choose.
Just send us a message to know more and we’ll do the rest!>To begin with, Register with us by sharing a few details of you and your pet
>We’ll send you the e-agreement and the payment link
>You can then book a slot of 30 minutes from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 am to 7.00 pm and our support team will send you the link through which you can do a video call with our vet.See, it’s that simple. We work on Sundays too, only for our furry buddies, so you can book an appointment on your free day.*We understand your anxiety!*
Who better than us to understand that it is risky to put our and our pet’s health on hold.
Hence, an online appointment works like magic, we are here for you in these testing times of social distancing and will also ship your pet’s medicines right at your doorstep.*What’s in it for us?*

We are a Pet-Crazy team who will go to any lengths to make sure that our pooches and kitties are safe along with their hoomans.Be Home, Stay Calm & Stress-Free!Sincerely,Team WigglesCall us on +91 8956572458 to subscribe now.https://www.aninews.in/news/business/wiggles-launches-online-veterinary-consultation-for-pets-across-india20200328142247/Pet Food Delivery Launched in a record 72 hours for Pune Pets.

*Wiggles Dog Food Delivery available in Pune.* 🐶🥣Hello Pet Parents, we know exactly how difficult it is to stock up healthy food for ourselves and our pets during this lockdown. But it’s also important for us to stay put and safeguard our health. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out.To make things easier, we’ve preponed the launch of our Wiggles Wet Homemade Dog Food, which is a balanced meal for your pet made by our in-house chef and approved by our vets. The ingredients are pure, nutritious and so safe that even you can have it.

We have two variants Veg (Includes Paneer) and Non-veg (Includes Chicken). This exclusive meal has been tasted by many of our trusted pet friends (we wouldn’t ever go ahead without their wagging approval).

*How will this work*🔹You tell us your pet’s name, age, breed, weight and whether he/she is a puppy, adult or senior. If there are any allergies, you can let us know, so we’re extra careful.🔹Our team will assess how much food your pet needs per meal and will suggest the right amount and let you know the price per day/week.🔹We’ll prepare, pack and deep freeze our Wiggles Wet Homemade Food in the right quantity for each day. So you just have to thaw, cut, reheat and serve this Ready-to-eat meal.🔹You decide whether you want to stock up for one week or two. Make the payment via GPay or UPI.🔹We’ll personally send our staff to your building with food for your pet baby.(Please help us make this a contactless delivery for the safety of our staff.)

We’re starting out in Pune first, because this is our home city and we really want to start helping out. Honestly food is something that will maintain the health of our pets and it can never be compromised upon.Help us, help you.P.S.If you keep our Wiggles Wet Homemade Dog Food packets in the freezer, they will last a month. And if you keep them in the fridge, they will last for 2 weeks easy.

Pls Spread the word to all Pune Dog Pet Parents, today.Sharing this post in appreciation for all such human endeavors that arise braving all odds, to fulfill the basic needs of all the loving pets affected under the lockdowns.🐼/strong>🠽𝠽🠊
Savvy


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Power of Celestial Light

We are reborn every night

As the beam of sun shines upon us

Every day, we are restored with hope

And faith in the consistency.

Every night awakens to a new day

At the dawn of light

Darkness gives way even in the presence

Of a single ray of light.

Such is the power of light

To instill hope faith and trust

In the possibilities awaiting us.

To envision and uncover our undiscovered light.

To overcome the shadows

As they recede & fade away

For light makes the world more beautiful

As nature is all aglow, in its pristine glory.

So if you are feeling overshadowed in this now

Keep the faith, for your ray of light

Is just around the corner to meet you.

Keep the faith! You will step into the light!

Savvy


Serenity of Silence

Silence is serene

There is a general consensus

That Silence is deep

So much is submerged

Between the apparent and the hidden

Beneath the layers of learnings.

Is the truth of solitude.

In the serenity of silence,

One can tap the wisdom within!

Savvy


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Laugh yourself happy

Laugh yourself happy

Laugh a little or laugh a lot,

Laughter elicits laughter

Laughter promotes health

Laughter builds community

Laughter fortifies the heart

Laughter bridges the gaps.

Watch this awesome video…

Laughter speaks one language

Laughter tides over barriers

Laughter steers over the despair

Laughter fights off loneliness.

Laughter is a dose of health

Laughter is the best remedy!

Develop a sense of humor

It is gift within you for you.

Find it for your own happiness

Laugh yourself happy!

In this train of life we are on ….

We as humans of the so called evolved societies with education and global experiences and connects on our sides are often the ones who take the most time to smile at one another as humans traveling in the same journey of life, let alone share a laugh in the open. I wonder why?

We live within boundaries for our own safety which is good for our protection and yet it robs us of our freedom to live life.

We are always so careful in looking to put our best foot forward that we lose the joy of spontaneity.

Our life is controlled by our own doings that we throw ourselves into little boxes every day and night and we forget what it feels to think feel and sense beyond the box literally.

And sadly those who do are ridiculed for being the odd one out.

True freedom is unshackling the self from these chains of false convictions…of how to be. And just be.

Savvy


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Your place in the sun

What does it take to live life well?

A whole lot of passion
To go after your dreams
A whole lot of perseverance
To achieve your intentions

A whole lot of patience
To wait out the storms.
A whole lot of common sense
To find your way around.

But most of all
A whole lot of thankfulness
And a whole lot of gratitude
To know your place in the sun.

Savvy


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The Art & The Artist

The above clip is my dedication to my dear mother. They are a compilation from her own set of artworks dated around 55 years back in time or more.

The reason I share this is to encourage people to see possibilities in creativity and how it can soulfully connect us all, through creative enrichments.

To give you the background…my mother had and still has a fine sense of design and her drawings always had an artistic flow. But unfortunately the daily grind of life and living took its toll and art and creativity was pushed into the background perhaps not realizing the innate talents. But the truth is, a lot happens in appreciation than in indifference.

So her skills were lying untapped and unrecognized. In time as I grew up and while on a visit to my maternal grandparents home in the village, I chanced upon her collection of drawings and paintings stacked in the attic gathering dust in complete ignorance.

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The moment I saw them I knew they have to be brought out to see the light of the day… although sadly it was personally disheartening, to see many of the beautiful pieces made on paper, crackling and crumbling in time.

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I brought them back with me to the city and took pictures of what was left of it and tried to salvage it piecing them together.

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By then I was encouraged by friends and relatives who saw and deeply appreciated them too.

I hit upon the idea of creating a video clip using technology to enhance her original design sense. Yes, they are not as good as her original artworks, for technology is way too perfect to bring out the joy of uniqueness in the human hand.

Yet it is my humble attempt to value the time spent in creating by her own hand with the limitations of the resources available to her in those times.

There are far too many paintings, so I pieced them like a kaleidoscope of sorts to get a sense of her artistic endeavours.

Many times we fail to see the hidden talents in our loved ones. We relate with them for years and hardly know the depth of who they truly are.

Art has a way of bringing out the brilliance of the light within us by bridging gaps in our understandings but also opening new perspectives of thinking.

Today is the day I was born, and one of the ways I choose to celebrate it, is by dedicating this post to my dear mother Anjana.

Thank you, mom, for the beauty you create, being who you are! God bless.

Savvy


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On Kindness

To combat the cruelties of this world we must start thinking globally not just locally and realise how much our world is hurting all over from all that’s truly unfair.

If only we could realize how valuable it is to be appreciated and supported .

If we could only know how important it is to feel inclusive in our diverse ways.

We must understand that love and kindness is the only way besides adopting a non-judgmental approach.

We must realise how vulnerable life is, but beyond feeling victimized and create further suffering due to negative thoughts…

We need to respond with empathy, show unity through kindness and compassionate deeds.

The power of kindness is truly infinite.
KINDNESS IS THE PRAYER IN ACTION.

Savvy


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Birthing ideas

A beautiful post on Germination of Ideas by my dear friend Ali Anani brought me to spring forth with some of my reflections.

Birthing ideas…

Ideas find their own way to germinate
At times they stay dormant almost invisible and untraceable.
And sometimes they emerge out of nowhere
As if they have a mind all their own.

So whether there are plenty of ideas or one is starved of ideas.
It matters not where they originated from…if it is the mind or heart spaces.
But it matters what path they take how they are applied?
What seeds they sprout in the emergence?

And yet, an idea that remains undeveloped, unappreciated today becomes a genius breakthrough someday.

On too much and too less

Too much of liberty and free will
At times may lead to aimless explorations and confusions.
Too less freedom leads to slavery and subjugation.
Too much thinking can create stress and be overwhelming
Too many ideas can be hard to contain.
Too little fodder for thoughts leads to bland existence.
It’s our choice actually…
Are we to live or simply exist?

Is there a paradox of enrichment?

Is overdoing a crime
To answer this, I ask
Is there bad in the good and good in the bad?
Too much of anything will lose its charm and character.
Appreciation declines and contentment reduces.

As it all turns to excess!

So I believe in equanimity that comes in finding equilibrium
Moderation is the key.
Too much sadness is unbearable
Too much happiness may lead to boredom.
For in too much of the good times
Values are lost and things are taken for granted.

Let there be a balance
In thoughts words and deeds
So there is neither depression of deprivations
Nor extravagance in enrichments.

Guess like ideas find their way to shoot in suitable time in time.

Like life itself, ideas also know how to balance and counterbalance themselves in life and living.

Life itself is a great idea after all!

What say, aren’t you one?🙂👍

Savvy


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Heaven knows

Came across this beautiful picture share

And couldn’t help take a second glance

Credits go to the photographer fully for this amazing photograph.

Leaving me to question in awe

Is this a piece of heaven on earth?

Leading me to another question

Is heaven in a piece of your soul

Sought to be sighted in some faraway land?

Perhaps it’s nearer home.

Not milky ways away.

Heaven is the gasp of breath you take.

Heaven is in the tree of life.

Heaven is full of hope and wonder.

Heaven grounds you home or leaves you awestruck.

Heaven speaks from the heart.

For heaven knows …

Have you found your piece of heaven?

Trust yourself you will know it.

Savvy

Image credits to the unknown photographers


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Especially for you

I went to a hotel. After seeing the menu ordered some food.

After 20 minutes a group of youngsters around 10 people came n sat at the next table and ordered their food.

It arrived in a short while and they started eating speaking very loudly and shouting amongst themselves.

One of them noticed me and said ridiculously that he is having good contacts in that hotel, hence food was served to them immediately and they need not wait like beggars.

I felt insulted and felt like cancelling my order. I called the waiter to do so.

The waiter told me quietly, sir, your order is very special to us. So our chief chef is making it especially for you. Their order was prepared by our trainee chefs in a hurry as your food is getting readied by our chief chef.

So I waited patiently for some more time.

In a short while, 6 bearers brought special food which I never ordered and I was given a royal treatment of very rich food. I was perplexed.

The hotel owner was my school friend. He saw me as I entered. He wanted to surprise me. He changed my simple meal to a rich one and instructed the kitchen to give me a royal treat before meeting me.

The group at the next table saw the service given to me and looked at me in wonderment.

That is life. Some will laugh at us pinpointing our inabilities and ridicule us showing off their wealth, power and happiness.

We may feel sad and disheartened thinking in spite of our hard work and sincerity we never get the breakthrough. Sometimes we get depressed so much that we start to think there is no meaning in this life.

Do not worry.
The owner of the world, the chief chef is preparing something special for us. Hence He makes us wait as it takes time. His plan for is special and only He can plan it.

So we have to wait patiently, doing our duties, till his special menu is served to us. When it comes those who looked down at us and ridiculed will have no word to say.

Stay blessed and enjoy your day
Believe in God.
No one and nothing can prevent what is due to us. It will come at the right time. He has Planned.

A share translated by my mother from a Tamil story.


Gifts of life

Gifts of life

Love and wisdom
Are two profound gifts of life
With love life feels meaningful
With wisdom life feels purposeful

Between love and wisdom
Life moves on and evolves itself
Bringing forth emotions
Deeply entrenched in our psyche

All is part of life and living
Interconnects deeply interwoven
The Circle of life flows on
Whole and complete.

Savvy


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On Speaking & Hearing

When you speak, the words are yours and the thoughts are sent outwards, so choose your words…

When you hear, the words are others and thoughts are inwards, so think positively!

Savvy


Rise Again

A few musings from my mother’s heart that I feel like sharing here today!

When we walk along the path of roses, thorns are unavoidable.
It doesn’t mean we stop walking. Remove the thorns from our way and proceed further
It may hurt. But It won’t last. Let’s keep going.

Life is like a seesaw
It keeps going and down.
The fall and climb are parts of the life. Fret not if our efforts don’t yield results.
The seed needs its own time
To grow into a tree,
The buds to blossom as fragrant flowers,
The fruits and grains, to ripe to nourish
Yet till then they need all the care and nurture
So do our dreams, take its own time n
our continuous effort to become reality.

Waves fall to rise again
Leaves fall to bring
spring again
Day falls to bring a new dawn again

Arere we not a part of Nature?
We may fall, be sure we will rise again
Our dreams are the seed.
Our patience is the time
Our hard work is the nurture
Our Faith and Hope, the nourishment.

Success is waiting to be reaped.