Recently while viewing the Rhymes and stories on KIDSHUT, m thoughts wandered on childhood and now and the lessons we got from it. I chose the simple two here.
“If you are happy and you know it”
As a small kid I felt it was a wonderful rhyme with lot of energy and things kids like to imitate and enjoy. Which child does not feel happy to clap, jump or to stamp feet. This rhyme was full of energy and had all ingredients a child would love.
But when I grew up the meaning changed for me. When we get into competitive world and lost in the fast track of life we loose the child in us and hence forget to celebrate the things that bring happiness to us. As a child we celebrate every small wins and we also show our happiness. But as we grow we tend ignore to celebrate and express our happiness. The happiness a child feels and expresses when it gets a toffee is far more than a man’s happiness when he gets a salary hike or a promotion. Its just because people have lost the express and bring out the child in them. Imagine if everyone decides to express their happiness and start celebrating how energetic this world would look like. And this happiness is a contagious thing it can bring smiles on people around you too. So why don’t all people take a lesson out of this Rhyme and show their happiness. So first thing is to find happiness and then certainly to celebrate it.
Won’t this small change in life bring a big change in world…………………….. FOR HAPPY WORLD.
The Thirsty Crow
This childhood story is one of my favorites. I have listened this story hundreds and thousands of times and also repeated same to my daughter. In this story the thirsty crow overcomes a tricky situation of small mouthed bottle/pot with little water at the bottom. It drops pebbles to get the water level up by dropping pebbles and increasing the water level. And drinks water and flies happily.
This simple story tells us there is no problem which can not be solved. Given a little thought any damn problem can be solved all we need is to spread our wings of imagination. When things get tougher just think of this ‘Thirsty Crow’ and I am sure you will find a way out of it. I love some newer versions of the Thirsty crow too.
Kids Rhymes and stories are not just for kids its for all and apart from learning language there are multiple lessons one an take from these.
You have heard of grapevine, gossip and rumour right? And did you think you were not the one who would easily fall prey to those? If someone told the boss is having affair with his PA you are least bothered, If neighbor said the guy living upstairs might be a terrorist you did not blindly believe her. But now when it comes to internet you just forward each and everything thing which sounds interesting or never heard of.. right? why is it?
Some one forwarded a photo telling Congress is making a Yaga to invite aliens, everyone forwarded it in whatsApp and laughed at congress. But they never realized they were such big fools to believe the news.
Then there are many forwards which ask you to forward the message to ten people and you will get auto-recharge, or the picture will change, so on and so forth. I agree you want to test it, ok test it, but how many of you ever go back and send a message that it did not work? At least that way everybody realizes such things wont work.
The biggest fraud of all is forwards like ‘Telegram’ is an Indian messenger application and Modi asked to install it. How many so called software engineers forwarded it!! were you also one of them? You were rather marketing a foreign product which was not even as good and safe as whatsapp!!
Jokes making fun of women, and even women forward it!! I am sure now why the half of the world considers women as Dumb.
There is this video of a girl singing a nice Hindi Song. Neither the name of the girl, nor her city nor the senders information is there in the video. But everybody is requesting to forward that video telling it will help the girl get publicity. Now I wonder how many men with ill will approach her promising her of bright future and misuse her innocence!! If somebody really wanted to help, he or she would have given their contact details so that the people wanting to help would have had a point of contact.
Forwards like – Today you will see many moons, or there will be no light for 48 hours, sun will disappear etc are so hilarious. Whatsapp works on internet, Facebook works on internet why not just Google it out and confirm before forwarding?
Kids lost, or kids found, blood needed all these forwards have some good will behind them, but make sure to add some date, name of place etc so that when it goes on circulating around the world through out the year or years, someone will cross check and find out if its relevant or not and stop forwarding.
Friends forward a joke, forward inspirational quotes, forward all good things. Before you forward anything, just make sure the information you are sending to the world around there is true, helps someone and important of all does not harm anyone!!
Most of the time the word Dream is followed by Dream Home, Dream Girl/Boy and Dream Job. Among these three also Dream Home is something which every one dreams about. People of all ages from Children to Old ones, people of all countries, Rich or Poor, Educated or Illiterate everybody dreams of his or her dream home at least once in his or her lifetime.
When we moved from a small town like Shivamogga to a big city like Mysore in 1985, how excited I was about our new own house. I was so thrilled. I was only a small girl then. But I was little disappointed when I saw the house. At that age I could not understand that owning a house in a city like Mysore itself is a great achievement. I had dreamt of very big house in my imagination. As there were no Digital Cameras or smart phones at that time, my father had not shown the image of house to us! I was too naive to understand its area by listening to the measurements. So my imagination and the real house did not match. But after a while I was happy. We had enough space to grow flower plants and vegetables. So much wind and light. We could climb on the terrace with a ladder which we could not in Shivamogga as it had a roof made of Mangalore tiles. Then even that house became bigger when I was in High School. I had my own room in First floor. I loved to spend most of the time there.
So that is Past now and we are building our own house now, and understand what it means to own a house, plan every inch of the house, get finance, make adjustments in our life style to complete our dream home. To avoid any disappointment to my daughter I ensure she is present in almost all moments of our Dream home in making. So she knows how big it is, where it is, which is her room, How big is her room and so on.
But somewhere I was not really satisfied with the size of the house again!! With Real Estate booming like anything the prices have shot up like Rockets. And I wonder whether my house will be even as big as the house in which I lived from high school days till marriage! But I found a solution. I felt that it is not the big rooms or number of rooms that matter, it is how you design them. The interior design, the walls, the paint the wardrobes, the windows and the curtain and the furniture and our love towards our house and people living in it. That is what makes a dream home. Love is in abundance so no need to worry about it. All I need to worry is planning the walls, the roof, the floor and Kitchen, shelves, bath room tiles and so on. Here I found some virtual solution to my real dream home. 🙂
Let me start choosing and see how my dream home turns out to be. Good thing Porcelanosa did is that it has mentioned price in its catalog. So no constraints, let me choose the best one for my dream home!
Ours is an independent villa which is under construction. I would like to have some Sit out arrangement in front of the house as we have more space left in the East Side, which is the Entrance. This is how it I want it to be
So I am choosing Dublo Beige Structure for the outdoor flooring. I selected it as it looks rough and it can stand the attack of water from rain and sun shine from Sun. 🙂 Also it is not slippery. Children run around and make lot of fun in out doors and its just suited for that.
I would choose Par-Ker Oxford Antarcita for the Terrace flooring. As we would be spending most mornings and evenings on Terrace. I spent most of my study hours on our Terrace when I was a student.
For Living room I would choose Madagascar Marron. I chose this color because I am very nostalgic about the house where I was born and brought up. Till 1990 we had the Cement flooring which had Red Oxide painted on it. The floor would shine more and more as we would mop it day after day!! The tiled floor never looked so clean and appealing to me. This Maroon colored tiles in the Porcelanosa catalog really matches with my imagination.
Here is something unique for my Kitchen. I always dreamed of something like this. Most things get lost in big shelves, hence I want to have as many small units as possible so that everything is at my reach. Just look at this.
Now let us see what I buy for my bathroom. Here it is
Friends I am writing this post for Indiblogger’s Happy Hours. But I hope my dream home comes somewhere near to the dream home described here. Thanks for reading.
Charity has become a way to earn money for various people. Thus its difficult for the common man to identify genuine helping hands from those which act like genuine but on the other hand just fool people. Thus it is good to share news about actual existing Orphanages, old age homes and other Social Service oriented establishments so that people who would like to donate or be a part of it can be made aware of such entities. So I thought of sharing news about Subhikhsa Orphanage. Came across it in TheHindu newspaper and after that collected more information from net.
The news I read about was Subhiksha orphanage, but what I found on net is this. Hope both are same. Visit their website on www.Subhiksha.org
Subhiksha voluntary organisation
Plot No. 154, Arunoday Nivas
Doyens Township, Near HCU
Gachibowli, Serilingampally Mandal,
Hyderabad – 5000019
Tel: 040 60501664
Mobile: +91 9959027192,8885550212