One-Liner Wednesday: “Happy New Year”

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“New Year Eve is a time when we’re never busy yet we’re never idle.” 

——–Ahmad and Ahmad 

Through this post we wish our visitors as happy and prosperous year ahead.

This post is part of One-liner-wednesday-festive-edition hosted by LINDAGHILL

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All Grown Up

All grown up

Does it really sound great and feels good to know we are grown up? Let us find out.

When we were kids, there were several instances when we tried to imitate our elders. We fancied the life our parents, uncle and aunts used to live. We craved for the freedom to do anything and everything.

Today, as adults, we admire the life of kids. We find happiness in all the small pleasures they take. We dream of living life as a kid again. Why!!!

Because….

Kids do not know about stress. They are unaware of this complicated world. They do not know about rich or poor. They do not distinguish people on the basis of color, language, caste, creed or religion. They do not know about ego, greed, money, jealousy, hatred or competition. They understand only one language and that is the language of love.

They know how to forget and forgive. They know how to embrace someone who makes them cry.They know that a smile can make others happy. They know how to get what they want without harming others. They never try to impress but know how to express. They do not know fear. They are not bothered about others because they know how to stay busy. They know their worth. They never depend on others to be happy.

Kids explore. They experiment. They learn. They laugh. They live their life!

We feel we are all grown up. We realized this when we were gifted with a son who taught us that life is very simple. Since then, we are living life as a kid again because, we now know that no one is going to get out alive anyway.

©2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

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Sia Positive 2014 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2014 annual report for our blog. We extend our gratitude for the wonderful effort taken by WordPress team. 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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“EVERYTHING IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL”

Warmth of Love

Weekly Photo Challenge- “Warmth”

Here is something nice and cozy for you.

Feel the warmth hidden in the following pictures. 🙂

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 “Hey brother! Wanna play?”

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 “It feels so good to be with you.”

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“You are in my arms now. Don’t worry, I’ll play with you and take care of you.”

Children are more logical and practical than adults. They know how to forget. They know how to forgive. They know how to give love and get love. Why is it so difficult for adults to embrace humanity and spread the message of love?

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

The Priceless Gift to Humanity!

Santa whispers……

“The Armour to defeat FEAR” 🙂

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The craze to excel, succeed and secure our survival on this earth has set for us a life full of struggles. Under such circumstances, we need to keep us armored to face every trial that comes our way. Whatever we fear for, has a tendency to take us in its grip. No fear and we are free!

In our day to day life we are surrounded by many fears: most commonly felt are fear of the consequences, fear of embarrassment, fear of being left behind, fear of failure and fear of rejection.

This Christmas, Santa comes to you with this priceless and precious armor that will help you kill fear in your mind and help you to fight away, not only cowardice but also the bad; and shine with the good. 

Santa whispers…

Believe in yourself

Do you have the capacity to recognize those hidden talents and abilities in you?

No. Why?

Because the grass is always green on the other side!

Humans have a tendency to make comparisons because comparisons provide a competitive spirit and act as a stimulus for success. But then, what is success? Success is not the end but a process. Our main motive should not rest in success but in becoming capable. Once we become capable, success will follow us in every sphere of our life. Therefore, instead of wasting time judging others, try to see the hidden genius in you. Spend time learning about the soul in you.

You ask how?

Observe closely how you carry yourself in your day-to-day life. This will assist you in finding out your strengths and weaknesses and help you prepare yourself and practice; which is the second and most important step to defeat fear.

Santa whispers again…

Prepare and Practice

Once you have identified your talents, work on it. Take that effort to sharpen and polish your skills. Try to look for new ideas and ways to improve yourself.

Ever felt that fear of standing in front of a huge crowd for a speech? Or the fear of an examination or fear of appearing for an interview? Everyone has. That is the fear of our expectations not getting fulfilled. Is that the end of life?

We tend to fear because we are not prepared to face it. A significant amount of homework and research would nourish our belief and act as a tonic to help us face the trial ahead of us. Preparation accompanied by perspiration and perseverance will remove fear from the mind. Practice helps a man give excellent performance! Better not to thrive for perfection because that is God’s business. 🙂

And the magic begins when we add that extra ingredient to Self-belief and Practice; and that is Faith!

Merry Christmas !

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

Hello Yellow!

 Yellow

If you are someone who loves Yellow, time to rejoice! You are not a dirty fellow. 🙂

Within the meaning of colors, yellow is perceived as a great communicator. Yellow is the color of the net-worker, working and communicating on a mental level. We share below two of our photographs that symbolizes yellow as a communicator. For details on the Colour Psychology visit: The Colour Yellow

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Clicked at Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand, India

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© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

A Journey Through Caves

One Word Photo Challenge: Taupe

Taupe is a noun that means grey with a tinge of brown. 

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures described by the government Archaeological Survey of India as “the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting”, which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. The caves were built in two phases starting around the 2nd century BCE, with the second group of caves built around 400–650 CE according to older accounts, or all in a brief period of 460 to 480 according to the recent proposals of Walter M. Spink. The site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India, and since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Source: Wikipedia )

We are delighted to share and take our viewers on a tour to some of the taupe structures. The photographs were taken during our visit to Ajanta Caves this October. We think they would fit well in this challenge.

Happy Journey!

In the pre-Christian era, the Buddha was represented symbolically, in the form of the stupa. Thus, halls were made with stupas to venerate the Buddha. In later periods the images of the Buddha started to be made in coins, relic caskets, relief or loose sculptural forms, etc.

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An entrance to a cave

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Musical Pillars: The pillars that you see in the picture below emit musical sound when rapped.

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A passage in one of the caves

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Sculptures of Buddha in different mudras

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© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad