Friday, April 03, 2020

The Magic of Thinking Big

  • There's only one growth strategy: work hard.
  • We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.
  1. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
  2. One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. Don't go through life, grow through life.
  3. Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
  4. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
  5. Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.
  6. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. The power of imagination makes us infinite. With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

My message from when I was going to be sixty

Dear Our Sweet Three: In a Couple of months on June 19, 2020, I turn 80. But here is my email written to you around my 60th Birthday I.e two decades ago. I cannot change anything still. Please receive the message, again.

Dear our sweet Three !!

I reach sixty 60th year mile-stone soon. My journey of life is fine, although there were several ups and downs in between.

Now I feel that I am more fortunate as I am in a position to learn from our own sweet kids for my further life - journey. I teach them with the virtue of my experience and learn from their knowledge. And we grow well all together.

On the auspicious occasion of my Birthday I wish our little but great ones to tell me what I need to learn, for my happy future journey of my life. I value your suggestions more than any body else’s.

I know it is quite natural for people to invite the things they want and not what they need. So most people just tell their companions only things they wish to know but never tell the things that they need to know to avoid conflicts. But we know well that conflicts are the cause to progress. They are not avoidable.

But we have to get good solutions to move on the relatively correct path. Please think for a while and write to me. I shall await for your valuable suggestions.

Yours lovingly,

* Dear Nana - The one key positive difference now as you approach 80 years is that you have 4 lovely grandchildren. We all can love and learn from each other 💓😃

**  Our Sweet Grandkids Vikram, Vinod, Pragathi and Prabhat Kiran celebrated my 75th Birthday in Edmonton AB 🇨🇦 and my 80th Birthday in advance, during our Cruise Carnaval trip to Bahamas Island. I enjoy associating with them the most.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Memories are timeless treasure of the Heart

  1. Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies University of British Columbia, August 17—23, 2007 , Triennial Conference.
  2. June 5, 2010: Nana attended Pinnacle 2010 IIM USA Global Convention at San Jose, CA. Please Click Here to read Naana's impressions of this event
  3. June 19, 2010 : AmmaNaana attended 5th California Telugu Saahiti Sadassu
  4. Nana attended the discussion on Progressive Movement in the United States by Kate Forrest and Barry Kendall organized by Democratic 21st Century Club in Santa Clara CA, USA.
  5. The Democratic 21st Century Club provides a unique venue for Democrats from all walks of life to come together, listen, learn, and increase our unity.
  6. February 2013 Nana attended Fourth Annual India Summit at Emory University
  7. January 16, 2015 Indo - American Friendship Forum Conference at Hyatt, Olive8, Seattle
  8. January 26, 2015: Nana went to Washington State Legislature as part of IAWW delegation on the invitation of Senator Pramila Jayapal (D) for the celebration of India's Republic day, honoring 60,000 Indo-Americans in the state who contribute every day to make our state great.
  9. Last but not the least attending Nobel Peace Forum Annual event in Minneapolis. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Happy Ugadi 2020 - Beginning of Telugu New Year

Thank you, Somayya, for sharing the family photos of your celebration of the New Year. 
You are so wise and fortunate to have such a lovable family and for getting together as you do.

Thank you for once again teaching me.  
You gave me reasons to read and learn something about the special day, Ugadi.

Enjoy every day.


What gives our life a meaning

Some argue that our purpose is to find happiness. Others say our purpose is to love others, to become the best version of ourselves.

You will grow from adversity. Overcoming obstacles and failures is a central part of your life journey. When you are challenged by the darkest of life circumstances, know that your journey is fashioning you into a wiser, more resilient individual.

You will assemble a team of allies. You should never undertake your journey alone. Heroes find a way to attract sidekicks, friends, and mentors to help them overcome obstacles.

Building a team around you, Often the person who helps you is someone you least expect. Remember that the point of the journey is to transform you into a stronger, better person. Trusted allies will guide you through adversity and will assist you in becoming forever transformed by your journey.

You will give back to society. The hero’s journey is far more than mere personal transformation. Once you return from your journey, you will use your new-found gifts to make the world a better place.

Your life purpose is to use your own personal transformation to help transform society. Once mentored by another, you will now mentor others. Your selfless service to the world will forge your place in the human chain of love shown by people who came before you and by people who will follow you.

As you struggle, remember that regardless of the outcome, you are fulfilling your life’s purpose. Each human life is meant to be a heroic life.