Just One Day

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Today is the first day and also the last,

Live it fast before it becomes the past;

Spread love, fly like a dove,

Be like a star in the sky above.

 

Smile and laugh for a while,

Embrace every moment with style;

Everyday will be a day to rejoice,

Just go ahead and make a choice.

 

Where there’s no pain, there’s no gain,

Let the sorrows flow away with the rain;

First days or last days; all are forgotten,

It’s the memories that still remain.

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of  The Daily Post: First

A New Day

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A sunrise behind Sam Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

Everyday is a new day,

A new beginning that tries to say;

Be as happy as you can be,

Be the change you want to see;

Keep it simple, keep it clean,

Live the life that you always dream;

Where there is a will, there is a way,

Be thankful to the Lord while you pray. 

This post is part of a Daily Post Photo Challenge: NewThe Daily Post: Be the change and  Nancy Merrill Photography

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

Be the change

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A view of a city clicked on a clear winter day.

The Daily Post: Be the change
What change, big or small, would you like your blog to make in this world? 

Change is something inevitable. And those who adapt to the changes survive. This has been the rule of this world since ages. However, change cannot and should not be imposed on anyone. Different situations and circumstances demand different rules.

Talking of this world and its people, a change is brought about by someone who thinks different. And those who think different will either be followed or criticised. Had we the power to change this world, we probably would not have been blogging here. We do not blog to bring about any change.

Yes, we have followers here in WordPress. They are our followers by their choice. They are those who probably like and enjoy our posts or get lost in the photographs we share. We love our followers because that gives us a sense of satisfaction, that we exist. This is a platform where we can be what we are- eccentric, stupid, crazy!

We are just like anyone else living in this world, with innumerable imperfections.  We make mistakes and learn from our mistakes. We are here to share our life; the good and even the bad, but trying as we do, to add a touch of positive vibe to make life look as simple as possible. We are one among those, struggling to create a life comfortable and suitable to live. We are here to make us feel good. We are glad to be part of the blogging community, learning everyday as we share our posts.

We are not here to change this world through our blog.  We are here to change us and be the change.

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

One-Liner Wednesday: “Happy New Year”

A beautiful landscape

“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

All Grown Up

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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

Courtesy: Daily prompt

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!

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“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

The Peaceful Smile

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Here we are again sharing one of our best photographs in response to two Challenges:

Nurturing Thursday  and   A Photo a Week: Up Close and Personal 

Let us all take that step towards peace. Peace, not on Earth, but within us, in every soul. Let us all carry that innocent and sparkling smile that has the power to solve any problem. Let us not just hope for change, rather be the change! Let us empathize and not sympathize.

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

Way of Life !

“Do not worry about going fast; you are not in a race. Do not think of going far; you cannot defeat death. Just walk. Enjoy the journey.”     —- Ahmad & Ahmad

This post is part of two challenges: Cee’s which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #23 and Nurthuring Thursday

In response to the Challenges, we share below few of our photographs that actually describes the Way Of Life!

Here they are:

1. Beautiful

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Clicked at Birla Institute of Applied Sciences, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India.

Our life is sometimes beautiful, straight, smooth, supportive (represented by the green tress, if you could not guess that) and with available directions to show us the way to our destination.

 2. Indecisive

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Clicked at Terrace Garden, Chandigarh, India.

In many instances life puts us in a situation where we are not sure which way to go; whom to follow, whom not to follow. The choice is ultimately ours! 

 3. Twists and turns

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Clicked at India- Nepal Border (Dharchula in India and Darchula in Nepal)

Sometimes our life changes its direction as we climb up the path of growth. This is seen through the changes we undergo, in our thoughts, behaviour and way of living as we cross childhood, adulthood and old age.

 4. Challenge

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On way to Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, India.

Our life offers us many hurdles. These hurdles may be in the form of depression, rejection, fear or failure. It is up to us if we wish to go back, wait or go ahead and face the challenges. 

 5. Struggle

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Inside Bijrani, Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, India.

Life is not always smooth. (represented by the gravels on the road). Though we know the way, it demands hard work and patience as we move ahead. 

 6. Unsolved Mystery

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On way to Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India.

Finally, life is an unsolved mystery. However smooth or straight the way is, or far it may stretch, after a point it goes out of view. To relate, we are heading towards infinity, towards the unknown!  

How would you describe your way of life? 

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

The Winning Streak !!

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When we started blogging in WordPress, it was a new experience for us. The excitement pushed us to meet this site daily and we were sort of attached to this new experience that supported us to ‘play’ with our daily thoughts and expressions. We state here “play” because we enjoyed every moment we spent scribbling our thoughts! Sooner or later, for whatever reason, we lost the magic wand.

We are back again and we are here with renewed zest and vigor. We are back with a  winning streak !! We are back with the magic wand to live our life more fruitfully. Here is what we have to offer to our readers.

We come across many quotations on anything and everything we want to learn. Quotations are mere experiences of people great and small and what ‘they have learnt’ from what ‘they have observed’ in the situation and environment ‘they have lived’. We tend to accept those that better suits our thoughts.

It is  never too late  to learn. We can learn everyday and every moment if we want to. We learn from others and we learn from our own experiences. 

Here are few quotations we tried to figure out from our own experiences. 

 “Never blame anyone for the life you are living. The life you are living is your choice. Believe in your choice.”

“Give me the opportunity to love and care for people i have never met. Those i love and care for, are already safe in my heart.” 

“Don’t go by words. They are mere ways of expression. Follow what you feel because your feelings are all that you own and they speak the truth.”

“Never say: I’m busy. Instead say: I’m never busy but i’m never idle either.”

“The heart never breaks. It opens the door to new beginnings. Good or bad, learn to treasure the past, accept the present and continue living. This is how you welcome your bright future.”

“Dare to take risks, dream and expect. It is better than doing nothing.”

“I love to think because it gives me the opportunity to go on a date with ME.” 

“We all can be a genius. All that we need is to think different.”

“I’m not unstable. Life provides me the ups and downs. I simply adjust myself.”

“That education is not worth it that cannot teach us how to live when we are emotionally dead.”

“Enjoy the time you waste. This way you will not regret wasting your time. Life is all about living and not winning.”

“The best Research is that which is done when we do not know what to do.”

“Be flexible, you will bend. Be rigid, you will break.”

“Be thankful to people you don’t like. What we don’t like in others is what we don’t want for us. Think simple, think wise.”

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad