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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Take Time

Take Time

Take time to think ~ It is the source of all power

Take time to read ~ It is the foundation of all wisdom

Take time to play ~ It is the source of perpetual youth

Take time to be quiet ~ It is the opportunity,to seek God

Take time to be aware ~ It is the opportunity,to help others

Take times to love and be loved ~ It is God's,greatest gift

Take time to laugh ~ It is the music of the soul

Take time to be friendly ~ It is the road to happiness

Take time to dream ~ It is what the future is made of

Take time to pray ~ It is the greatest power on earth

Take time to give ~ It is too short a day to happiness

Take time to work ~ It is the price of success

Today , take time or rather make time for

what's really important in your life.

Remember to share a smile , give a hug,hold the door open for another person,

be courteous when driving , call someone you, haven't talked to for awhile , write a letter to a loved one and tell those close to you that you love them...

Life is too short to go around living it with Anger or Hatred

Have A Beautiful Weekend


Friday, September 9, 2011

"HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND "!!!!!!Problems faced by Children in today's world

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Sometimes we must be Hurt in order to Grow,
Sometimes we must Fail in order toKnow,
Sometimes we must Lose in order toGain,
Because some lessons in life are best learned through PAIN....

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Problems faced by Children in today's world

Mom I don't feel like going to school today! My class teacher is punishing me in front of my classmates! - Jenni complained

Dad I don't like the color of the dress which you had bought for me! Yack even a beggar would not like this color! why did you purchase this one? -
Timothy frowned

Mom what is this you have prepared for lunch? This one is tasting putrid. -
Trisha shook her head.

Jenni, Jemmy, Allan, Danny, Timothy, Trisha, Treya, Caren, Tanya, Tina, and you kids may be shouting like the above kids at home. Fighting with your parents for every trivial things. Do you know there are children in this world who are forbidden this freedom that you are enjoying in this world. Some of the common problems faced by the children of your age are given below:

Literacy Forbidden:

Children are frequently denied their right to an education on equal terms with their peers. They are denied their right based on various factors.
Children in conflict zones face tremendous dangers to reach schools in place where tension prevails.
Due to family situations, there are many children dropped out of the school in their early ages.
Worldwide children are harassed as they either belong to different social group or differ in color or belong to different religion and thus are undermined their opportunities to learn. It causes them to drop out of schools resulting in psychological trauma, physical and metal stress and even to death.


Terrorist groups recruit and some time compel children to fight for their cause as Child Soldiers. This is a common practice in some of the countries in the world. They are either abducted or forced to join as soldiers. Children from the age group of 8-18 are recruited for this. In some countries children in the age group of 7 - 12 are trained as Paramilitaries.


Children of Third world countries are greatly affected by famine. Most of them suffer from Malnutrition and some are affected to the extreme level of starvation to death. Due to the economic conditions of these countries the availability of food is very less. Children in some of the under developed countries are attacked by chronic diseases and die due to lack of proper medical facilities to treat them.

Refugee and Migrant:

Children who migrate along due to war or famine are prone to the risk of abuse when they are separated from their parents and caregivers. When they are left unsecured, they can't get food, shelter and clothes. They are branded as "ORPHANS" and their future turns out to be horrible.

Child Labour:

Children are pledged for some amount to reduce the financial burden in some families. When their parents fail to clear the debts, the owners prison the children and put them as child labourers in their factories, shops or fields.

In some families children are sent to work to earn the bread of the day for the family. Normally children are recruited everywhere. Be it a mill, newspaper distribution, mines, factories, hotels, etc., Some children are forced to rag picking, begging and smuggling.

There is no product that has not been scented by the sweat of a child labourer.
Such kind of problems attack the normal physical, intellectual, emotional and moral development of a child. Children who are in the growing process can permanently distort or disable their bodies when they carry heavy stress and loads of suffering on them. Children are less resistant to diseases and suffer the most.

Those children who suffer in their childhood are prone to become rogues, terrorists, thieves and anti-social elements. A child instead of becoming a good youth and further an element of making a good society takes the shape of the above.

But you children, how much more are you privileged and blessed than the children who are caught in the above problems. You have good parents who give us good food, colorful clothes, beautiful home, high-class education, modern toys, and what not. Are we truthful to the Almighty God who provides everything to us through our parents?

God says, "I will bless you and you shall be a blessing". Yes, God has blessed us because He wants us to bless others.

We are under the wings of the Almighty, so we are safe and sound. But let us think about the children who have never tasted happiness in their life in this world. Let us not grumble ourselves that we are forbidden with some trivial things for which we are adamant. Next time when you see any children suffering don't show faces but show them your love and affection.

Let us understand the problems of the Children who suffer and let's uphold them in our prayers to turn their sufferings into joy. Our simple action could bring somewhere a change to somebody. Let's intercede for such kind of children to our Almighty God to make a better world tomorrow.

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Start each day with thanks to God
for the night of rest:
Then put your day in God's good hands,
for He alone knows the best.

No one knows when life will end,
or what will come our way,
But we face the future full of hope when we put God first ea
ch day.


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Lesson From The Elders (Story)

A Lesson From The Elders (Story)

Grandfather was an elder Cherokee Native American who had a wrinkled, nut brown face and kind dark eyes. His grandson often came in the evening to sit on his knee and ask the many questions that children ask.

One day the grandson came to his grandfather with a look of anger on his face; the child's anger turned to quiet tears. "Come sit, tell me what happened today", grandfather said. "Father and I went to the store today and because I helped him, he bought me a present of a jack-knife. It was small but a good size for me.

Here the boy laid his head against his grandfather's knee and became silent. The grandfather, softly placed his hand on the boy's raven hair and said, "And then what happened?"

Without lifting his head, the boy said, "I went outside to wait for father and to admire my new knife in the sunlight. Some town boys came by and saw me, they got all around me and starting saying bad things. They called me dirty and stupid and said that I should not have such a fine knife. The largest of these boys pushed me back and I fell over one of the other boys. I dropped my knife and one of them snached it up and they all ran away laughing." Here the boy's anger returned, "I hate them. I hate them all."

The elder Cherokee, with eyes that have seen too much, lifted his grandson's face so his eyes looked into the boy's face. Grandfather said, "Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those who have taken so much with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feeling many times. It is as if two wolves are inside me.... It is a terrible fight.

One wolf is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. It will only fight when it is right to do so and in the right way. This wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The other wolf is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of a temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. This wolf represents fear, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, lies, false pride and superiority.

Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me for both of them try to dominate my spirit. This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person too.

The boy looked intently into his grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simply replied....

"The one you feed."




Wednesday, September 7, 2011



ONAM - The National Festival of Kerala

A legend of Kerala is about the sweet memories of a period of peace and
prosperity in the distant past when Mahabali, a celebrated emperor of
the Asuras, was supposed to be ruling over this land. His period is
believed a have been the golden age in the history of the country. A
popular folk song narrates the glories of that period. When Mavely
ruled, all men were equal, they were leading a life of happiness and
nobody had any calamity-thus goes the song. There was neither
dishonesty nor deception, nor was there any instance of false
utterance, use of counterfeit measures of other kinds of unfair
practice. Perfect harmony, communal and otherwise, prevailed. In short it was ideal welfare state, the legend tells us.

But this golden age came to a tragic close when Mahabali was expelled from
his Kingdom by Vamana , the dwarf incarnation of Vishnu. Thus by the
designs of the jealous Gods, the glorious reign of the Asura emperor
came to an end. But his grateful subjects, request that their former
ruler might be permitted to visit the land once a year, was granted.

The time for his annual visit was in the first Malayalam month Chingom
(August-September) and this occasion became one of Jubilation
throughout the land, reminiscent of the prosperous times of Mahabali.

Whatever be the truth behind this legend, Onam has for last several centuries
been a grand national harvest festival in which all sections of the
people participate with extreme Jubilation.

As has been mentioned earlier the festival falls in Chingom, the Malayalam
month corresponding to August-September. The festival is supposed to
begin from the lunar asterism Atham which falls ten days before the
asterism Thiruvonam. The preparations for the celebration begin on the
Atham day. The Thiruvonam is the most important day of the festival. In
the front yard of the house Athapoovu (floral decoration) is made for
ten days from Atham to a Thiruvonam. The idol of Thrikkakkara Appan
made of clay is placed in the middle of the floral decoration, a clear
example of the aesthetic sense of the Malayalam who do it with a sense
of devotion.

On the Thiruvonam day every one bathes and offers
worship in temples early in the morning. Then the gayest new garments
are put on. Presents are distributed to the younger members of the
family. Then follows the onam feast of delicious food served on
plantain leaves. Members of families, staying far away from native
places make it a point to visit their ancestral homes to celebrate the
festival in the company of their kith and kin. Keralites celebrate onam
by organising community feast, cultural programmes, etc.

After the feast there will be sports and games, both indoor and outdoor, in
which both men and women of all ages participate. Mack fight, ball
games, card and chess play are the favorites of the menfolk whereas
women find pleasure in `Oonjalattom, thumbithullal, Thiruvathirakali,
Kaikottikali, etc. Boat races (regatta) also form another item of onam
festival which attract thousands of people including tourists from
outside the state.

Of late, the state Government itself has taken the initiative to celebrate
Onam season as tourist festival with the motive of attracting tourists.
Various cultural formS, old and new, are presented in all important
towns in the state during the Festival
is the most important harvest festival of Kerala and is an attraction
for thousands of people within and outside the state. Ranging from four
days to ten days, all the activities during this season are centered
around worshipping, music, dances, sports, boat races and good food. It
is celebrated in the Malayalam month Chingam (ending of August and
beginning of September).
This year it falls on 9th September2011

Onam is a harvest festival, and celebrates the bounty of nature after a year
of hard labor. Elaborate procession of Trichur and spectacular snake
boat races on River Pampa mark the merry-making nature of the festival.
Women dress up in new saris and heavy jewelry and make elaborate and
intricate designs of “rangolis” (with colored rice paste) and
“pookkalam” (with flowers) in front of their homes.

Onam is celebrated after the memory of King Mahabali. It was said that King
Mahabali ruled Kerala a long time ago and looked after his people well.
Thus Onam symbolizes the joyful rule of the King and the happiness that
the people had under his rule. The people also have the belief that
during Onam, the King returns to Kerala to visit his people.

The people in Kerala prepare for the festival by cleaning their houses and
decorating them. On Onam, everybody in the family would be wearing new
clothes. Delicious sweets and favorite dishes would be cooked and
served on banana leaves. One important item that would be visible
outside each house is the ‘pookalam” a flower mat. This flower mat is
like a symbol of welcoming the King Mahabali. During Onam, traditional
rituals are performed and the people celebrate the occasion with a
grand feast. One favorite dessert that would be served on the day is
‘payasam” a sweet & tempting porridge.

An attractive feature during this festival is the famous ‘Vallamkali” or

otherwise known as the great boat race. In this boat race, hundreds of men row
the boats to the beat of drums and cymbals. An interesting thing to
note is that above each boat there is a scarlet silk umbrella and gold
coins are hung from the umbrellas. There are various boats, which also
include the ‘Chundans”: the snake-like long boats that are shaped like
snakes. This event is extremely popular with various types of boats
compete with each other to win the race.

Thisfestival is not celebrated by Hindus only but by
Christians and Muslimsas well. It is one festival that unites all people regardless of race
and religion





Onam Varavayi !!!

Keraliya thanima thottunarthunna,

malayalikalude hridayathe

pookkalam kondu theerkkunna,

naavil ruchiyeriya vibhvangalumayi

ee ponnonathe varavelkaam.

Ellavarkkum Ente Hridayam

Niranja Onashamsakal


Decoration Of Onam Festival
Happy Onam

malayalam onam greetings scrap
malayalam onam greetings scrap

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