The next post:
E I N and listen………….”
The next post:
E I N and listen………….”
Okay, apologies. Apologies for the lack of Friday’s funnies and apologies for the silence…
As many are aware, this past Saturday i was part of a fundraising walkathon and joined many others who sacrificed a Saturday morning just to help a good cause. The event went were well and all the blood, sweat and tears were very worth it-they usually are when doing something for a good cause. i love taking part in these events because each one helps to make you a better person.
The event itself had great impetus due to the presence of Dr Kiran Patel, a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist in Tampa. His entrepreneurial spirit is equalled only by his civic spirit. Words of great support were spoken and imparted to the attendees. Noble spirits were recognized at the event whose commitment and drive were motivational.
Moreover, those representing the beneficiary also appreciated that the young and old alike took time out for the walk; although, to those involved, it becomes a duty which is performed automatically, there is pause for thought here…well go ahead and think it through…
Ha! Keep on winning!
The night before an event is always full of anticipation. The planning, the preparation; constantly thinking whether one has left something out! Tomorrow is walk day. i am just one of 100’s walking to raise awareness and funds for a wonderful organization.
But, post-event, we always realize that we could have done something differently. These are not necessarily mistakes, but i prefer to use the term innovation. Apologies for the succinct blog, but everything will be back to normal after tomorrow.
Well, will write more tomorrow. Ciao and keep on winning…
Keep on winning
“Keep on blogging” said my friend yesterday. He is a winner, champion and just a downright good guy! His name translated into English means progress and he really is a progressive individual.
It is comments such as these that make my tapping away in the early hours of the morning worthwhile , which is why despite spell checking and grammatiKal Korrections, sometimes errors slip through the cracks and readers inform me about them. But, the rawness, “in the moment” aspect of the writing – the spontaneity, the thoughts that go through the mind at the time of writing, these are expressed. Get used to it, because you may soon also be hearing my voice ha! Was that a hint of things to come? You will see…you will see!
Watch and wait…keep on winning!
So, you feel that you are out of your element, comfort zone and it is totally something you have no idea or inkling about. Congratulations, somebody just threw you into the deep-end. Just imagine, being thrown into a swimming pool then realizing why you should never have skipped swimming lessons!
We all live in these wonderful zones within which we find a sense of security, but often we are pushed into situations where we have no experience. i have always been assigned tasks for which i neither have the skills or experience, but i have found that being hurled into the dark abyss of the unknown, has actually allowed me to develop. Being thrown in at the “deep-end” is a situation where one is forced to sink or swim-these are the only two options. To swim, one must be willing to learn, to educate oneself and work to succeed.
London, UK: i remember one particular incident when HRH The Prince of Wales had expressed interest in visiting a wonderful building constructed by the organization in which i volunteer, and i was then told that i would be leading the PR invitation efforts. “Yay!” I said joyfully, but my inner voice said woefully: “nay! what do i know about PR, invitations and dignitaries?” But, i had already been thrown into the pool, so i toiled and with God’s grace and help from others, i managed to pull through.
Task after task, assignment after assignment, i kept on being thrown in and each experience helped me learn and improve. Yes, there will be many mistakes along the way, but it is truly the best way to improve. So, if somebody wants to push you into uncharted waters, welcome them and jump right in…worry about the life-vest later!
Keep on swimming..i mean winning!
Antidisestablishmentarianism – easier done than said.
There are 10 types of people in this world – those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
There are three sorts of people in the world, those who can count and those who can’t.
Five out of four people can’t do fractions.
At the feast of ego everyone leaves hungry.
If voting could really change things it would be illegal.
Keep on winning…
Couple slain; police suspect homicide
Kids make nutritious snacks
County to pay $250,000 to advertise lack of funds
Utah Poison Center reminds everyone not to take poison
President wins budget; more lies ahead
Local high school dropouts cut in half
Typhoon rips through cemetery – hundreds dead
Man struck by lightning faces battery charge
New study of obesity looks for larger test group
Nike Says One-armed man applauds the kindness of strangers
Alton attorney accidentally sues himself
Plane too close to ground, crash probe told
Miners refuse to work after death
Juvenile court to try shooting defendant
Stolen painting found by tree
Two sisters reunited after 18 years in checkout
War dims hope for peace
If strike isn’t settled quickly, it may last a while
Man in diaper directs traffic
17 remain dead in morgue shooting spree
Coach fire – passengers safely alight
Grandmother of eight makes a hole in one
Something went wrong in jet crash, experts say
Police begin campaign to run down Jaywalkers
Drunks get nine months in violin case
Eastern head seeks arms
A poignant and reflective day. September 11 2001-a day that has left an indelible mark in our lives. In honor of that, Friday Funnies will appear late Saturday. Eight years, why it seems just like yesterday.
9/11 is one of those events where we will always remember what we were doing. i was working in Marble Arch, UK when our Sales Director called us from next door to look at his screen. He thought it was a faked event-well a wunderkind armed with Photoshop skills and some nifty editing could produce such results. After all, how can such a national monument be decimated so easily?
As we delved deeper and browsed CNN, we realized that this was actually happening. The pictures in front of us were real. As we watched, there was yet another event unfolding. By this time, we all were shocked and speechless but remained transfixed.
A few hours later i learned that somebody i knew growing up lost his life that day. Although, we had lost touch for many years, it was still a shock. i began to think how it must have felt for him being inside the tower knowing that death was certain. We can only speculate. No matter what we think or opine, we can never know.
But, it seems so close to home when somebody who had passed into your life had now passed away.
This is dedicated in memory of Avnish Patel and to all those who lost their lives on September 11 2001. Our prayers for the families of the victims.
i am truly humbled.
Keep on winning…