Energetic Enthusiasm

An active interest or excitement about an idea, some work a person is doing is defined as  Enthusiasm’ in dictionaries. Very often, we may have to do things , which are not of our interest or passion or liking. But, by putting in an enthusiasm in our efforts, we can do better. It activates us, changes our attitude from a negative one into a positive one, gradually.

By being an enthusiast, we can also spread the enthusiastic approach amongst others. Enthusiasm is contagious. Such an approach improves the team spirit. It fuels the work engine. It is always there to provide resilience, creativity, hanging on in difficult situations, enjoying the journey towards achievement of goals.

It may happen that we may not spontaneously, instantly, naturally feel enthusiastic about something. We may have to make an effort to generate enthusiasm.Here are some ways to feel enthusiastic.

Here are some ways to be enthusiastic:

1) Look at the positives of the situation.

2) Find out the reasons for not feeling enthusiastic.

3) Analyse the reasons.

4) Classify these reasons as long term or short term.

5) Classify these reasons as variable or constant.

6) Understand the role at an individualistic level in the plan and project.

7) Understand what you need to do.

8) Understand what you are capable of doing.

9) Assess the skill set. Which skills need to be sharpened and which need to be learned?

10) Be prepared to take the plunge. Take the plunge. Enjoy the challenge.

11) Learn, unlearn, do, make errors , mistakes, take responsibility for the mistakes, focus and concentrate, be patient with yourself and others.

12) Spend sometime for your hobby, daily or atleast a weekly basis.

13) Exercise the mind and the body. 

14) Watch and/ or play some sport . 

15) Take a break from work for sometime.

16) Enjoy the holidays by relaxing at home or travelling, going for some outing.Relaxing is good for not making the enthusiasm extinct!

17) Break the monotony and routine as well. 

18) Enjoy the festivals. Festivals spread joy, positivity.

So, for the vehicle of efforts, use the fuel of enthusiasm  🎈🎉🎈

Enthusiasm

Energetic Enthusiasm

Kolis , Fish and Mumbai

Fishing and men have an historic relationship. Fishing is one of the oldest hereditary occupations. Be it sea, be it a river or a pond- fishing for food, fishing for fun, fishing for trade, fishing has always been there. The fishing villages, fishing countries have a fabulous history.

India , with her long coastal peninsula and mighty rivers like the Ganga, Narmada, Godavari has a wide variety of fishing zones. Mumbai- originally a cluster of seven islands , later reclaimed, was a fishing heaven. It’s earliest inhabitants have been the people of the fishing community – the ‘ Kolis ‘.

The ‘ Kolis ‘ are famous for their fish , food, dance, songs, flamboyance , jewellery,  koyta ( a weapon, a type of question mark shaped cutting and chopping knife) and courage. They wear colorful dresses , jewellery and sing some melodious songs too. Their songs are known as ‘ Koli Geetay ‘ . Many music companies have recorded these renditions and  some of them are popular even amongst the people who don’t understand their language…Their dance form known as ‘ Koli Nrutya ‘ (‘ Koli Dance ‘) is a vivacious, fast dance form. They revere the sea a lot. They celebrate ‘ Narali Purnima'(a festival ) by offering coconut to the sea. It is a day of thanking the sea.

The men fish ,while the women of the community are the ones who sell the fish and other sea food in the marketplace. Traditionally, this has been followed for ages. Now, people from their community are seeking education in many fields and venturing into many different professions.

Now, Mumbai is a melting pot of cultures.But a vivacious Koli family will always have a significant historic place in the cultural canvas of the city -Mumbai.

Being a vegetarian, I don’t eat fish. But I have always loved and respected the courage of the fishermen . They risk their lives for every fishing trip…

Now, a few verses for the fish eaters and lovers:

It is a blessing :

To enjoy an afternoon siesta in the shady lawns

After having a delicious dish of prawns…

To make the taste buds feel great

After eating the very dear pomfret…

To hold and grab

The plate of crab…

To forget the studious semester

And feast on the lovely lobster….

True,

It is a blessing to Eat Fish…

Fishing

Kolis , Fish and Mumbai

A maddening threat- Stay calm…

Life is not easy for many. Instead of clicking the maddening button, it really helps to be patient, assertive and calm in difficult situations.  A calm mind can create miracles. It can extinguish the maddening fears, insecurities, negativities. A calm mind can think rationally and ideate a highly creative solution too.

It is not easy. There will be frustrations, rejections, dejections,disappointments, failures, sorrows, pains. But a Survivor’s instinct can generate wonders…

So, when the maddening threat challenges us, why not make a sincere attempt to defeat it with calmness, wisdom, creativity and agility ?

Maddening

A maddening threat- Stay calm…

An innocent baby’s Conundrum

Conundrum- a difficult problem to solve , a riddle are the dictionary meanings of the word. What an appealing word! I could hear the drums of noisy , thoughts with its pronunciation.

A baby’s conundrum:

1) Why do these elders think , I like only cartoons and nursery rhymes? (I also like Salman Khan and Manisha Koirala of Bollywood , Sylvester Stallone and Meryl Streep of Hollywood- eye candies!!!)

2) Why do these elders think I am sleepy, if I yawn? ( I can also yawn because of their boring banter…..)

3) Why do these elders think I have to wear mittens, gloves, sweaters and every possible woolen they can lay their hands on? ( I ask them sheepishly)

4) Why do these elders think I should be served super soft food, even if I have some Calcium symbols ( Teeth ) to flaunt? ( There has to be some Crispiness in life)

5) Why do these elders think I don’t understand their complex talks? ( They can be very stupid and immature as well)

6) Why do these elders smile and nod ,as if they have understood everything during my baby talk ? (when I am actually telling them to mind their business and give me some space… )

7) Why do these elders take me to be pricked?( Those Vaccines …Oops…Painful memories)

8) Why do these elders…..🤔

The baby conundrum continues….

Bye for now,

Innocent Baby 😇

Conundrum

An innocent baby’s Conundrum

She fled…

He loved the woman of his dreams. He waited for her acceptance. She simply couldn’t decide.

He decided to marry someone else. He married someone else. He tried to love her. He couldn’t accept someone else whole-heartedly. She remained someone else for him. Someone else loved him. She could feel his dilemma, his distance, his desire to be with that illusional lady of his dreams, his distress. She , herself , was stressed. She struggled . She craved for a happy life. He desired perfection. She tried and failed. She couldn’t satisfy his high standards and high expectations. She decided to flee. She decided to fly. She fled to fly. She didn’t know her destination. But, she decided to set him free from the  unwanted relationship with someone else.

She paved the way for his freedom.  After all, he wanted her out of his life, but couldn’t express himself. She took the flight and put an end to each other’s plight….

There could have been a different turn. If he would have accepted her whole- heartedly, gradually….Both of them would have made more effort to be patient with each other….

Flee

She fled…

Mystical Moments and Man (My 100 th blog post)

The mind is a mystical creation. It has infinite  thoughts. The heart is very sensitive. It feels. The man is an active animal. He acts.

Nature is mystical. It does the following:

1) creates,

2) destroys,

3) organizes,

4) generates,

5) degenerates,

6) injures,

7) wounds,

8) heals,

9) produces,

10) reproduces,

11) evolves,

12) revolves,

13) solves,

14) dissolves,

15) echoes,

16) erupts,

17) imposes,

18) superimposes,

19) merges,

20) submerges,

21) emerges,

22) weathers,

23) flows,

24) blows,

25) bows,

26) bends,

27) blends,

28) bleeds,

29) churns,

30) chops,

31) cuts,

32) chants,

33) crosses,

34) burns,

35) roasts,

36) bloats,

37) bleats,

38) beats,

39) designs,

40) assigns,

41) composes,

42) decomposes,

43) wears,

44) tears,

45) shares,

46) cares,

47) mixes,

48) chisels,

49) weathers,

50) eats,

51) drinks,

52) assimilates,

53) digests,

54) precipitates,

55) emanates,

56) gazes,

57) grazes,

58) walks,

59) talks,

60) stands,

61) sits,

62) laughs,

63) cries ,

64) stirs,

65) blooms,

66) rusts,

67) bursts,

68) oxidizes,

69) synthesizes,

70) symphonizes,

71) sucks,

72) plays,

73) sings,

74) stings,

75) listens,

76) glistens,

77) glows,

78) freezes,

79) froths,

78) foams,

79) fumes,

80) rains,

81) drizzles,

82) storms,

83) grows,

84) recycles,

85) percolates,

86) evaporates,

87) depends,

88) interdepends,

89) sticks,

90) occupies,

91) vacates,

92) swims,

93) drowns,

94) waves,

95) caves,

96) spreads,

97) jumps,

98) runs,

99) dents,

100) cents….

And much more…..

Nature is truly mystical. But, Man reads and writes. These are Man’s unique capabilities. He can make the best possible use of reading and writing skills and create a mystical, beautiful world . Man can also do many activities, which nature can do in his own way.

I take this opportunity to thank the constructive men and women of the world and Nature.

( This is my 100 th blog post. A big thank you to WordPress, my fellow bloggers, bloggers who have liked my posts, commented about them. Your feedback was highly encouraging for me. Also, I am grateful to my husband, daughter, parents for being my support and a source of motivation…I would like to thank my alpha readers (the early readers)of these blog posts- my friends, cousins, sisters- in-law, brother-in-law, aunts, uncles and other relatives, who spared time from their busy schedule to read by blog and gave me their feedback.) 

Mystical

Mystical Moments and Man (My 100 th blog post)

Memories -My treasure forever, for sure….

A treasure is a collection of valuable, precious objects, events, occasions, values. It can be intangible as well. Memories is one such intangible treasure, which can be a wonderful treasure. As long as a person is alive, the memories will be with him.

A few verses:

They may seize my house,

But not my hands which made it a ‘home’….

They may snatch my jewellery,

But not my smiles and joys, I enjoyed basking in their glory…..

They may misappropriate cash,

But, they can’t deny it without batting an eyelash…

They may take away the person I love,

But they can’t love him the way I love….

They may destroy all the symbols of my cherished memories,

But they can’t destroy the memories in my mind….

People, places, seasons, styles may change and/or leave. Memories are for life…So, memories are my treasure forever, for sure …..

Treasure

Memories -My treasure forever, for sure….