Happy Life

“The day we pass away, our money will still be in the bank…

When we are alive, we feel we don’t have enough money to spend.

When we are gone, there is still a lot of money not spent”.

A Chinese tycoon passed away. He left for his widow $1.9 billion in the bank.

The widow remarried her young Chauffeur.
The Chauffeur said, “All the while I thought I was working for my boss.
Now only I realize that my boss was all the time working for me!”

The Moral?
It is more important to live longer than to have more wealth.

• Strive to have a strong and healthy body.

• In a ‘high end’ hand phone, 70% of the functions are useless.

• In an expensive car, 70% of the speed is not needed.

• In a luxurious villa, 70% of the space remains un-occupied or un-utilized.

• In a whole wardrobe of clothes, 70% of them are seldom worn.

• Out of whole life’s earnings, 70% stays behind for other people to use.

70% of talent is not utilized

So, How to make full use of our 30%.?

• Go for medical checkup even when you feel fit.

• Drink more water even if you’re not thirsty.

• ‘Let go’ your ego, whenever you can.

• ‘Give in’ even if you are ‘right’.

• Be humble even if you are very powerful.

• Be contented even if you are not rich.

Hardships

Today is a new day! This may be a time where you don’t feel a song in your heart. You should sing anyway, because all experiences good and bad and temporary and you must remember this too shall pass. You have courage to endure whatever hardship someone or something presents to you. It’s just a bit annoying but you’ll get through it.

Have a wonderful day today!

Family Bonding

Amazing things can happen when a family comes together to do things together. A family that can bond together will be a family that is united forever. The world is fast paced and works against families being united and bonded together.

There is nothing better than having a place you can call HOME, where you feel loved, appreciated and safe.

On same platform

Meeting between Chaplin and Einstein:

Albert Einstein said –“What I admire most about your art , is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet … the world understands you”.


Chaplin It’s true replica “But your fame is even greater… the world admires you, when nobody understands you.”

Hand full

Once a baby Girl went to a shop with her mother. The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed her a bottle with sweets…


And said, “Dear Child, you can take the sweets”.
But the child didn’t take. The shopkeeper was surprised Such a small child she is and why is she not taking the sweets from the bottle.
Again he said take the sweets. Now the mother also heard that and said, “Take the sweets dear”.
Yet she didn’t take it. The shopkeeper seeing the child not taking the sweets. He himself took the sweets and gave to the child. The child was happy to get two hands full of sweets. While returning home the Mother asked the child Why didn’t you take the sweets, when the shop keeper told you to take..?
Can you guess the response:
Child replies Mom! My hands are very small and if I take the sweets I can only take few.. But now you see when uncle gave with his big hands, How many more sweets I got! 😀

MORAL LESSON:
When we take we may get little but when Our Father in Heaven gives He gives us more beyond our expectations more than what we can think of Because His blessings are more better than we can even imagine 🙂 
Always ask God what you want and wait for the Lord to give you more!!

~Steep way to God ~

Kedarnath is one of the 4 Char Dham Hindu pilgrim centers in Uttarakhand, India. The town and the temple are open from May to October only to avoid heavy snowfall in winter. Specific dates are as per the Hindu Calendar and one needs to check for specific dates for each year. One can still visit when the town is shut down but one needs to be prepared for being on own amidst heavy snow fall.

Kedarnath (about 3400 m high)  is highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Kedarnath is approachable on foot from Gaurikund (about 2900m high), which is connected by road to Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun, Haridwar and other important hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region. Daily buses/taxis from Hardwar/Rishikesh/Dehradun ply during the pilgrim season (approx May to October) take you to Gauri Kund. The road ends here. Kedarnath is a steep 14 km trek from Gauri Kund (horses and palanquins are available for hire). There is even a helicopter service during peak season, which is run by Pawan Hans Helicopter service.

From Haridwar every day morning buses start to Gaurikund. Advance bookings can be made at GMOA (Garhwal Mandal owners Association) office in front of the railway station. It takes almost one full day journey to reach Gaurikund if there are no Landslides. Bus journey is very beautiful because most of the 240 kms is ghat road journey with many mountains around and river ganga following you through out the way.

If you choose to drive your own vehicle, make sure it has good ground clearance as there are rocks strewn all over the route. A powerful engine will make life much easier. There are two parking lots just before Gaurikund (100m, 500m before Gaurikund). Getting space for private vehicles is tough, but can be managed after polite cajoling discussions with the caretakers. 5 km below Gaurikund, there is SonPrayag. There is fatak (gate) here to make sure vehicles move in one direction only from SonPrayag to Gaurikund. It ensures minimum traffic snarls, but adds 1-1.5 hrs to journey time should you end up on the stationary side. It would be advisable to park your vehicle at SonPrayag and hitch a ride to Gaurikund.

As soon as you reach Gauri kund, the people who own mules will start asking you if you need a mule for trek to kedarnath. Dont commit anything to them. The going rates in 2011 are INR 400-700. Make sure your mule has been adequately rested before you start (it’s a very steep climb) and that it has some experience of the route (mules run on auto-pilot if not controlled by the guide or you).

Porters (pitthus in local language) are also available to carry your luggage up to Kedarnath and leave you free to walk up lighter. They can deliver to your hotel directly or walk with you.

At Gaurikund, there are some privates guest houses to stay. GMVN’s guest house is usually the best option and bookings can be made online as well. You can also take a dip in the holy water from a hot spring. Its a great relief to take bath in hot water. Some may find it crowded.

Kedarnath is 14kms from Gaurikund and you can choose to walk or take a mule. Older people take the doli, which is carried by 4 hired people. If you can walk half a kilometer towards Kedarnath you will find the office of booking mules and dolis. There will be plenty of people on the side ways asking you, if you need a mule. Its always better to book in that office because the mules which they give are good in health and strong.

Once you start from Gaurikund, there is a concrete road to walk on and there is a small shop for every 200 meters where you can get some tea, chocolates, biscuits, maggi noodles etc., After 7kms , you reach a place called Rambara. There are couple of guest houses here to stay including one by GMVN. Most pilgrims take a break here and eat some food and then resume the journey towards Kedarnath.

Trek towards Kedarnath - KedarNath, Uttarakhand

The air gets thinner after Rambara and many people experience breathing trouble between Rambara and Kedarnath. This is particularly acute for people walking up. The ascent flattens out about a Km before Kedarnath. Thus, one climbs up about 1500 m in the 13 KM between Gaurikund and this point.

The Holy river Mandakini accompanies the trekkers throughout the tough, but rewarding journey, as one is encountered by numerous beautiful waterfalls on the way. 😀

The view is fantastic while moving towards temple but the dung of mules make you feel uncomfortable because of so many mules. Even though there are some people, who constantly clean the path, it still smells little bad. A good pair of binoculars would make the journey even more breath-taking.

Uphold

I lost my way a million times,

Faced thousand storms and a hundred landslides,

With each step I took, my goal moved afar,

Tired of the struggle I decided to go back,

I reached the place I started the first time,

And chose the other road to change this life of mine,

I won something with each new turn,

And the road offered me a million goals to conquer.

†△† Way Too Early †△†

John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr.

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.

Food for thought!

 

 

What is Key to growth and self-discovery?

Thought Questions 8

Some good questions. I’ll definitely be reflecting on this for some time. Makes me think. 😮

I feel reassured that life – as complex as it may seem, life has so much to offer and the possiblities for you are endless and hopeful.
Live life to express, and be inspirational all the while being inspired for thy self.

What do you think about this question. share your views 🙂