Savvy Raj

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The Unburdening

I came across this story and it touched my heart … do take some time to read.

“I hired a plumber to help me repair an old farmhouse.
He already had a rough and tiresome day.
* a flat tire
* his electric drill fault
* his old car broke down.
* his tiffin was spoilt
* he lost his wallet
* his bank was calling for loan repayments

In all the tension and stress he finished my repairs.

Since his car broke down, I drove him home.
While I drove him home, he sat silently, but I could mark his agony and restlessness.

On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family.
As we walked toward the front door, he paused at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands and closed his eyes.

When the door opened, he was smiling and happy.
In seconds he underwent an amazing transformation.

He hugged his two small children, gave his wife a kiss, laughed, and never even slightly made them feel the troubles that he had encountered that day.

I was astonished and curious. Seeing my inquisitive eyes he said, “Oh, that’s my Trouble Tree. My best friend. My trouble carrier for the night”.
He replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure. Those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.”
He smiled and shared a secret. He said, “when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging there the night before!!”

Life may be a burden of worries, but there is a way to keep our loved ones untouched from these worries.

Time will heal every wound.

Whoever is tensed today,
look for a tree 🌳

Great advice indeed!

Feel like sharing a few reflections on a tree..

The tree symbolises the supportive grounding in the rootedness.

A tree is a friend for life.

Always there by you growing with you through the trials and tribulations.

A tree has few needs but gives so much.

It’s shade protects and it’s bearings nourishes.

There is much depth to this wisdom of being in touch with nature especially a tree … but more of it in my next article.

Have you ever taken the time to embrace a tree for a while . If you haven’t I suggest some time off with just you and a tree. You will certainly feel more collected in your thoughts connected in your heart with yourself in time.

So care to spend some time nurturing a tree if you can . Your life will be better for sure!

A few reflections of life and living…

Life is truly unpredictable!

Vagaries at work is part and parcel of life. Stressful living and tensions seem at an all time high. Sometimes we all need a shoulder of support.

It takes consistent effort by one and all to build a thriving atmosphere in the family.

On power equations:

A gentle reminder to those who bring home the moolah! Simply ensure you do not take the loved ones at home for granted and use them as punching bags to vent out your own frustration from work .

There are many so called powerful people who seem successful in professional and social circuit who get on by downloading their insecurities and problems to their families. Nothing wrong in it. In fact the family is your strength and support and they will truly care and pray genuinely but as long as there is no violence attached.

Often domestic violence can be traced to a failure in a profession as much as a faulty upbringing or most often triggered by influence of alcohol. And as for alcohol well it cuts through barriers the rich and poor divides.In fact the addicted know no class under its influence. Then there is remorse and regrets but the memories of deeds done cannot be forgotten. At best perhaps, they may be only be forgiven.

An angle not much talked about is of the emotional and mental wounds… for such torture is inflicted especially on the financially dependent . As in knowing that the family cannot escape because of societal pressures there is more power to the aggressor in question.

What is relevant is knowing how to steer clear of passing the baton of worries to one and all and creating chaos confusion and at times utter despair. Besides developing patience to bear the inevitable truly one needs to learn the strength of equanimity in all situations.

Time heals all.

The truth is we will get on by in time. The pain and problems of today become small matters tommorow. And new experiences will occupy our thoughts and vie for attention. Such is the circle of life.

Savvy

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On Writing & Writers

By Savvy Raj

Every writer has many or no reason about what and why they write …

It is the most natural thing to do or it is a task to even bring two words together. It is an integrative experience or a chore to get done with depending on our attitudes, to begin with!

Any artistic expression like writing is always very interconnected with the emotions an emotionally charged experience especially when you express anguish through words.

Writing can set free deep-seated emotions and in such freedom is the underlying responsibility…

Writing is a responsibility as once writ, the words have great power to stir emotions and touch hearts , to enthuse or infuse hope or hatred . So it is imperative to exercise awareness through every word written and published.

“It’s only words and

Words are all I have to take your heart away…”

Words by Boyzone

And so the beautiful song ‘Words’ goes on but the truth is undeniable.

Words wield power and the choice of what you say or write matters a great deal than one can imagine.

Write to express
Write to share
Write to heal
Write to enjoy!

Savvy


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Three Years on WordPress!

Dear readers & friends,

A happy ‘Third year Anniversary’in writing and sharing to me today as I just got informed that I am officially 3 year old here on Word press.😀

It’s neither too long a way back in time nor too young to let go a look back in time .

Amazing memories of writing and sharing and learning here on WordPress with you all my friends.

Yes the learnings are a treasure I welcome all thanks to you my lovely readers and cowriters who have been so very thoughtful and inspiring as well as engaging in each of these posts.Thank you so much for the appreciation of my writings and paintings.

My artwork and poetry has definitely flourished in the patronage extended by so many of you kind souls. I extend my deepest gratitude for the caring and kind and encouraging words you share in your posts and comments.

Well as I look around the bend and take a bow in gratitude for the memories past am eagerly looking forward to writing and hoping to share so much more in time in love and goodwill.

Wishing you all lovely day and a wonderful weekend!

Savvy


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Spreading Positive Intentions

“Being yourself as you are is beautiful!
Share more of your uniqueness in your own unique way!”

Savvy Raj

#wordpressblogger #heartspeak #positivity #greatintentions #gooddeeds
#positivevibes #spreadingpositivity ositivity #savvyarts #thoughtoftheday #motivationalspeakers #unique #expressions #sharing #beingyou #letgo #wellnesstips #artfulliving


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Life is…

 

Had written these following verses to a dear friend while discussing the spirit of life and living … Thought I could share it here.

Savvy

 

Life Is…

Savvy

 


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Our world needs us!

Positive change begins with us.
Every living being is making a difference to the environment in every moment. The question is how and in what way can it become sustainable.

Like the Great Barrier Reef, once the coral reefs are affected there the entire ecosystem stops thriving, and less fresh water will flow through the lakes…


Closer home the topography of the Great Himalayas are changing as well.
With melting ice-caps, the collapse of vegetation and wildlife, and violent surges of hurricanes droughts and frequent wildfires are all concerns for our world.

And there is really not much difference in the apathy that is happening in the name of sustaining the future… only much similarity in the situation of corruption and deceit through politics of governing people whatever the part of the world we are living in.

What we can do for our Sustainability:

Besides the regular ‘Reuse, Recycle and Reduce’ advice that comes to mind immediately I am sharing a post I chanced upon recently https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/stopglobalwarming.php

I realise I am perhaps contributing in my little way by ‘Spreading Awareness'(Tip 35 on the list ) on the need for Environmental Sustainability … but I found a lot of the tips here pretty much adaptable and relevant to us as an individual …

For the true change starts from each of us.

Savvy

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Explore the Ocean of Peace

On Life & Living

Visual verses

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Savvy Raj