Mother’s Day is always special, but I feel mothers are so special that everyday we should celebrate her being in our life. A single day isn’t enough to express how you feel about your mother, but you can always make it special. She is one who gives us life and teaches us to be what we are today. In every person’s life, first love is his or her mother. My mother devoted her all life for her kids and for her family. She always stood by us. In return for her selfless love, she expects nothing but love and respect.
She knows every single little thing about us. We always take her for granted because we are closest to her, but I realised the pain and love she gave us when I became mother myself.
She is an our angel and she is our God. I love you Mom, happy Mother’s Day 🙂 .
Do you love cycling? If yes, then it’s not only a excellent sport for you but also an indirect support to our environment. Turning it on!!! Cycling is not only good for your body, joints and overall health, but is also a duty that we do to save our mother Nature. In today fast moving world, air pollution is major concern for all. Our young generation today is not able to breath fresh air; the carbon footprint is increasing day by day. The continuous emission of CO2 from various sources into the atmosphere is adding up to an ecological imbalance and the which we drive is just one of them. Suppose, each time a person chooses to ride a bicycle over driving a car or riding a bike will certainly cut down on some amount of CO2 emission leading to control a very small percentage in the air pollution, which would eventually grow percentage wise and benefit our community. In case the more people pedal and the less they drive, we can indirectly contribute to building a healthy nature and better future. In major countries, traffic is currently the main source of air & noise pollution in populated metro cities, and which results in disruptive sleep patterns, increases stress, anxiety and ruins the quality of our life.
If we take up cycling and give up on motor travelling, we would help ourselves in many ways. Moreover, Cycling has many health benefits such as building endurance, power, strengthening muscle, developing stamina and improving overall health. It is a really fun-filled way to get fit– compared to other physical activities that are confined to places with limited timings. Cycling can be done any time and anywhere in the world. It increases your cardiovascular fitness adding strength and flexibility. It also reduces anxiety and depression to some extent. So let’s take initiative to “Pedal more & live more”
Last month from 14 February to 11 March three men from Mumbai, chose to pedal a distance of almost more than 2100 k, the Idea was to start from “Wagah Border’ Amritsar and cycle all the way to ‘Powai” in Mumbai and creating environmental awareness to reduce CARBON FOOT PRINT and inspire localities on the way to take up cycling as a hobby and promote it. The mission was named as “TRIO from Wagah To Mumbai 2100 km”. The Trio was led by Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma, (68 years) a retired Civil Engineer from BMC, who had already covered a similar track on cycle but from Mumbai to Amritsar lat year during June, 2nd companion Mr. Rajesh Sharma (52 years), who is a marine engineer and the 3rd companion Mr. Raj Mhatre (42 years), a professional cyclist who holds several records and titles of championship for cycling from the Raigad district. All of them chose a cycle route to raise attention towards the rising pollution level affecting the youth of our country. They were also encouraged by the public through their mission to adopt cycling in their daily routine to stay fit and healthy reducing carbon Foot Print. During their journey, they have covered five states — Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Mr. Rajesh Sharma mentioned that nowadays, if you just pass by a bus stop in the morning you will find mothers & school going children covering their face with a mask to protect themselves from pollution, how pity is the scenario to a traveler sitting in the car with his car AC on and the young generation covering their faces with mask!!! Its high time to control the damage already done. So, people should come ahead and promote cycling to work, office, college & school. The concept of One Person One car should be stopped immediately!!! People should promote pedaling from all aspects of commuting.
Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma took second such a trip last year in April; it was self sponsored trip. He said we want to create awareness of the benefits of cycling and need to control use of motor vehicles to save the environment. He also has a message to the youngsters and public. Youngsters should take up cycling a a part of their routine and public should respect and promote cyclists by giving them way to ride cycles during the traffic hours. Lastly, he has taken a mission that would keep planning such missions and promote cycling on different lines and tracks across the country.
Mr. Raj Mhatre, cyclist (Raigad District) said that he had almost spent his life cycling and holds major titles of championship from Raigad district. He was contacted by Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma to participate in the Mission to cycle from Wagha to Mumbai. Raj Mhatre agreed from the very word “Go” it was a splendid journey of 25 days, where not only local people, but even local media supported them to amplify this cause. Raj Mhatre has a message for all the youngsters and children to promote cycling and reduce the carbon footprint! contributing our role to mother earth to help us survive and give a best future and better world 🙂
Start the year right by committing to a healthier lifestyle. By introducing a few simple and practical lifestyle changes, you can make a positive impact on not only your health, but your happiness and sense of well-being..
Most New Years Resolutions lists are triggered by a feeling of enthusiasm for the possibilities of weight loss, eating right and dusting off that gym pass.
More often than not, most resolutions are unrealistic. “I’m going to drop three dress sizes in 4 weeks”, “I will go to the gym every day ” and “I am completely abstaining from alcohol”
Setting small, realistic goals, one step at a time is more often than not the more sensible approach in achieving your long term goals.
When taking these small steps, here are some examples:
I will limit my intake of soft drinks and alcohol and high-sugar fruit juices. Stick to water and herbal teas.
This Ganesh Chaturthi was very special for me, as it was my hubby’s birthday and I was in Mumbai after My daughter’s birth in Himachal. My daughter also turned one this year in May and loved watching colorful streets, decorated pandals and lights everywhere. It is that time of the year again when the streets are dotted with pandits and loud music of the dhols & drums take off the air to celebration as the city wears a festive look. I love this time of year.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten day Hindu festival celebrated to honor the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday and arrival at people’s houses. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is considered as Vighnharta mean Superhero to people in their bad times. The Ganesha Festival is made special by worshiping the elephant God, meeting relatives and friends with preparation of mouth watering dishes and gifting memorable(s) being presented to near and dear ones. You can see the lords very favorite & famous sweet called “MODAK” in every sweet shop throughout the city.
We also visited some pandals additional to our friends place and had lot of fun eating sweets, singing Aarti’s (Prayers to praise the Lord) and even got some return gifts. I can say it was really a well spent day!
Here are some pictures that I took this time, with decors of beautifully decorated pandals and at our friends place.
Two days back I received message from my dad saying “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out”. How true…Since childhood my dad taught me to choose friends wisely, and luckily I always got very true and good friends.
I believe true friends are always available, whether you are happy or sad, excited or exhausted, they will always listen to you. I feel I am very lucky in that case though I have very few friends but my friends are always there for me. Your friends are like extended family. On 7th August it’s friendship day so I decided to write on an Amazing ideas what we can gift to our friends as token of strong bond.
Personalized Photo Mug: Print your friend and your picture on Coffee Mug and send it to your friend or else send mug with special messages. Printed photo mug will bring smile to their face every morning.
Friendship Band: Friendship Band is very common Idea. Send friendship bracelets for friends to make them feel special. You can send handmade friendship band to your friend which will bring smile on his or her face. You can also send friendship band with name of your friend on it.
Chocolates: There are hundreds of reasons that make chocolates one of the most popular gifts for any occasion. No doubt that every one of us loves receiving chocolates as chocolates makes a yummy and delicious friendship day gift. And if you send your friend favorite box of chocolates he or she will love that.
Flowers: Fresh Flowers are the best and the easiest way to convey emotions and hence they make a wonderful gift for friends. Ideally, you must choose your friends favorite flower. Yellow color flowers are also symbol of friendship.
Books & CD’s: Books are said to be Man’s best friend, such gift would turn out to be one of the most precious ones for friends who are really fond of reading. It is important to keep in mind the choice of your friend while selecting the book. You may also gift music CD’s to friends who are fond of music. You may also give a personalized CD by recording your friend’s favorite songs.
So enjoy you friendship day. Happy Friendship day to all 🙂
According to you what is most powerful part of Human Body? I feel the Greatest Power is the Power of our Subconscious Mind. I believe in that because I have experienced it in many ways. Whenever I am in a positive state of mind I have always achieved whatever I wanted…and when I am in a negative state of mind, I lost in life and also that has affected to my health in many ways. I believe that once we understand and learn to use the power within us, we can create wonderful changes in our life. We can achieve many goals. So, staying positive is first step, staying in healthy atmosphere and staying with positive people is very important. Our thoughts have a powerful influence; they affect what happens to us in many ways.So, keeping check on your thoughts is very important, our thoughts are the primary creative forces in our life. There are some suppressed thoughts in our subconscious mind DON’T you let them take over your conscious mind! Use your positive thoughts consciously and use them often and it will lead to a whole new life with power and opportunities. In my life I always do what I believe in and I like to stay with positive people around. In my opinion five steps which can lead to positive and healthy life are: Self Disciplined: Discipline comes through self control. Whether in terms of your diet, fitness, work ethics or relationships, self discipline is one of the very important and significant trait to accomplish our goals and lead to a healthy lifestyle and ultimate happiness and for that self control is important. Removing of temptations and distractions is first step that leads to self control. Improving self discipline means changing up your normal routine, which can be uncomfortable and awkward. Be Ambitious: Our desires and vision should be very clear “Ask the Universe for what you want, and believe in it – Act, speak, and think as you have already received what you’ve asked for and feel the way you will feel once your desire has been manifested.” Many times I have followed this Mantra and believe me it works!!! So keep your focus strong. Knowledge is important: I am not talking about degrees; here I am talking about general Knowledge and Lifelong Learning which comes through experience. Legends such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Sachin Tendlukar, Walt Disney all of them don’t hold a Masters Degree but they have knowledge of their craft. They keep on improving and adding to their Knowledge, which makes them highly successful people around the world. So keep on adding to your knowledge and keep learning. Try to think laterally coming out of the routine..which has to break the constraints leading you to innovation. Good Health: For Healthy mind, healthy body is important. No person can imagine good thoughts without good health. Good Life is equal to good health. So keep a constant check on your health and make your lifestyle healthy by eating healthy and by exercising daily. As it is teuely said that “we become what we eat” so eat healthy and think better. Keeping Good Company: People around us have a huge impact on our life. Healthy and positive company of people around you makes you healthy and leads to healthy mind. We should think about the people we are spending time with, the same way we think about what we are eating and how we exercise. Actually, all of us have a connection with the universe that brings us unlimited (positive) energy. Staying with Positive people gives a boost to our energies in positive way. A positive aura is created around us as a BUBBLE SHELL, While the challenge with dealing with negative people is that interactions with them tend to be draining our energies. No matter what you say, they always have a negative opinion to offer. So try to be Positive as much you can and company matters a lot.
“Healthy Mind means Healthy Body” So Stay Positive and keep Smiling 😊