Happy Easter

Whatever your reason for celebrating the season, wish you all great peace and happiness!


The Lonely Wascally Wabbit

My dad has been asking about the Wascally Wabbit that often featured in my backyard and in some of my posts. You all might remember this and this..

As you can see even through the snow and all it appears to be thriving well. I couldn’t see it’s partner though, maybe going through separation..? I guess it is part of the family now, seeing how it seems to be entrenched in my backyard. Ummmmmmmmmmm!!



Observing Earth Day

As in 2011 and 2012, I very much wanted to observe Earth Day by powering down my entire house for an hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm our time. But my son was home this weekend and was busy with his exam-prep. I offered to keep the ‘power-on’ for today so he could continue with his work and maybe observe the ‘power-off’ tomorrow after he leaves to his own residence. He declined and said that the whole point was to encourage as many people across the globe to observe it all at the same time on the same date. And so hurray to us: him at the dining table working on his battery-powered laptop by a candle light and me reading by the candle light at the kitchen table. We even bundled up and shut down the heater, yeahhhhhhhh for an understanding son! Also, yeahhhhhhh to Earth Day!



For A Good Night’s Sleep- By KR

For a good night’s sleep


Read this on Facebook –

“A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 50 gms to 150 gms.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!”

As a practicing coach and trainer I was absolutely blown by the analogy. How true this is. I did not know whether this is the contra to the oft said statement “If a repeat it enough times you will believe in it”. It is often that we let ourselves get drawn into our own shells by thinking of what is not going right and in the process kill that peaceful sleep. For some reason I read three things today which almost said the same thing three different ways.

On FB a quote from Dalai Lama when he says he is surprised about man “He is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being he does not live in the present or in the future”.

And then I was having tea with JK in the afternoon and giving her one of my favourite sermons about “forgetting the past as it is limited in scope and how looking forward gives us a vast canvas to work on”. She was looking at FB in the evening and reads out “The rear view mirror is small and gives you a limited view while the windscreen is large to give you a much broader view”. What a way of putting across a very complex philosophy of life.

Amazed that in one day I would hear all about leaving the past and thinking of the future. Enjoy the present and love life today. And then this thing about not carrying the glass of water for the whole day. Phew! When I go to bed my prayer today is just going to be “Let me get a good night’s sleep and wake up in the morning like there was no yesterday”.

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

I loved the google doodle. Check it out here or on any google.uk site.  It is lovely. To all Irish TDPP friends: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s a toast to some Irish humor from the Irishcentral.com

A System

Two paddies were working for the city public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind him and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one man digging a hole, the other filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn’t understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, ‘I’m impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don’t get it — why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?’

The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, ‘Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we’re normally a three-person team. But today the lad who plants the trees called in sick.’

Job interview

While being interviewed for a job, the personnel manager said to the Maguire brothers:
‘We’re going to give you a written examination. Ten questions. Whoever gets most right we’ll hire.’

Papers were produced and the boys set to work answering the general knowledge questions. When the time was up the personnel manager collected and marked the papers.

‘Well,’ said he, ‘you’ve both got nine out often, but I’m giving Mick the job.’

‘Why’s that?’ asked Pat.

‘Well,’ said the manager, ‘you both got the same question wrong but he had ‘I don’t know this’ and you had ‘Neither do I!’.

and finally…

What is an Irishman?

An Irishman is a man who…

May not believe there is a God, but is darn sure of the infallibility of the Pope…

Has great respect for the truth, he uses in emergencies…

Sees things not as they are but the way they never will be…..

Cries at sad movies, but cheers in battle….

Gets more Irish the further he gets from Ireland…..

Believes in civil rights, but not in his neighborhood…

Believes to forgive is divine, therefore doesn’t exercise it himself….

Loves religion for its own sake, but also because it makes it so inconvenient for his neighbors….

Scorns money, but worships those who have it…

Considers any Irishman who achieves success to be a traitor…