Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Do something daring and a little risky every day

The young people who brought us Yahoo, Netscape, AOL, and other famous Internet Companies became billionaires before they graduated from college because they saw the future. If you missed the boat heading for the oil fields, the computer age, the Internet age, do not worry, there is another boat sailing.

If you can let go of your vision of the world and actually see the world from a younger person point of view, you will see a much bigger world, a world filled with tremendous change and an abundance of opportunities yet to come. There are business and invest opportunities coming that will create bigger fortunes than the automobile did for Henry Ford, Oil did for John D. Rockefeller, Computers did for Bill Gates.

Live a little. Do something daring and a little risky every day. This habit will keep you younger for years longer. One of the great things about being willing to try new things and make mistakes is that making mistakes keeps you humble. People who ...are humble learn more than people who are arrogant.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart

When you have nothing to give to others, the best gift one can give is a smile. Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. A sm...ile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Restraints Give Direction & Momentum and Help us Move Forward

Restraint is the secret of success. Nile, as it flowed by, said, “What am I, but mass of water, but for the restraints of these two banks on either side? These restraints give me direction. They give me momentum and help me to move forward. Therefore, restraint is the secret of success.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Live life with a spirit of enthusiasm...

Adventure is the result of our willingness to live life with a spirit of enthusiasm. It is an experience that takes us beyond our comfort level. They expand our horizons and take us into new and exciting worlds. When we feel the aliveness of experime...nting with new opinions and taking risks, we learn the value of adventure in our life.

A life devoid of adventure may be secure, but it is one that lacks texture and color.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and C...hris Hughes. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook's CEO.

"Everyone has an identity, and from a very young age people start building out their identity and figuring out how they want to express themselves and what things they want to associate with. It’s just a really core part of being human"

~ Mark Zuckerberg

Monday, August 17, 2009

NDP Federal Convention 2009 in Halifax

As Canadians, new and old, we’re proud of our country. We’re proud of the way we treat each other, our open-heartedness, our generosity of spirit, the way we help each other out when disaster strikes. Nobody has to tell a Canadian during a flood, Hey..., can you help fill sandbags? Or in winter: Can you help shovel a sick neighbour’s walk. People just step up. I’ve seen it all across this country and so have you!

Today, HFX09 ended with a bang. Jack Layton’s keynote address to the convention shared our New Democrat vision for Canada. It’s time for an end to the old thinking. It’s time for new thinking. I hope you’ll be a part of it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tryst with Destiny - Nehru's historic speech on 15 August, 1947

Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.

At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?

Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon this Assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckons to us now.

That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.

And so we have to labour and to work, and work hard, to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and peoples are too closely knit together today for any one of them to imagine that it can live apart Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is disaster in this One World that can no longer be split into isolated fragments.

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, we make an appeal to join us with faith and confidence in this great adventure. This is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill-will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell.

The appointed day has come-the day appointed by destiny-and India stands forth again, after long slumber and struggle, awake, vital, free and independent. The past clings on to us still in some measure and we have to do much before we redeem the pledges we have so often taken. Yet the turning-point is past, and history begins anew for us, the history which we shall live and act and others will write about.

It is a fateful moment for us in India, for all Asia and for the world. A new star rises, the star of freedom in the East, a new hope comes into being, a vision long cherished materializes. May the star never set and that hope never be betrayed!

We rejoice in that freedom, even though clouds surround us, and many of our people are sorrow stricken and difficult problems encompass us. But freedom brings responsibilities and burdens and we have to face them in the spirit of a free and disciplined people.

On this day our first thoughts go to the architect of this freedom, the Father of our Nation [Gandhi], who, embodying the old spirit of India, held aloft the torch of freedom and lighted up the darkness that surrounded us. We have often been unworthy followers of his and have strayed from his message, but not only we but succeeding generations will remember this message and bear the imprint in their hearts of this great son of India, magnificent in his faith and strength and courage and humility. We shall never allow that torch of freedom to be blown out, however high the wind or stormy the tempest.

Our next thoughts must be of the unknown volunteers and soldiers of freedom who, without praise or reward, have served India even unto death.

We think also of our brothers and sisters who have been cut off from us by political boundaries and who unhappily cannot share at present in the freedom that has come. They are of us and will remain of us whatever may happen, and we shall be sharers in their good and ill fortune alike.

The future beckons to us. Whither do we go and what shall be our endeavour? To bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants and workers of India; to fight and end poverty and ignorance and disease; to build up a prosperous, democratic and progressive nation, and to create social, economic and political institutions which will ensure justice and fullness of life to every man and woman.

We have hard work ahead. There is no resting for any one of us till we redeem our pledge in full, till we make all the people of India what destiny intended them to be. We are citizens of a great country on the verge of bold advance, and we have to live up to that high standard. All of us, to whatever religion we may belong, are equally the children of India with equal rights, privileges and obligations. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

To the nations and peoples of the world we send greetings and pledge ourselves to cooperate with them in furthering peace, freedom and democracy.

And to India, our much-loved motherland, the ancient, the eternal and the ever-new, we pay our reverent homage and we bind ourselves afresh to her service.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Technology Changes & Impacts

Electronic technology is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social independence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and reevaluate practically every thought, every action, and every institution formerly taken for granted. Everything is changing dramatically.

Our use of Facebook has faded in favour of LinkedIn, but tomorrow it could be something else. The websites and platforms may change, but social media is here to stay

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Culture is a process of change. When everyone is accepted, and respected, the result is a more harmonious, more creative, and a more stable society.

Languages are colorful threads that seam the world together.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cariwest Festival - A generous heart, kind speech, and life of service, compassion are the things which renew humanity.

This year (2009) Cariwest celebrated it's 25th Anniversary. I volunteered for this event. Cariwest brought the spirit of Caribbean Carnival to the Festival City of Edmonton, Alberta.

Along with Colourful Costume Extravaganza, we also enjoyed the sweet sounds of a steel pan, savoured the flavour of West Indian Cuisine, and 'jumped up' in the streets of Edmonton as people danced alongside the Mass band parade, with Calypso music resonating through our soul!

A generous heart, kind speech, and life of service, compassion are the things which renew humanity.

One of the most exciting aspects of Edmonton, for me, is the multicultural face of the city. Edmonton is the perfect place to grow up. Quiet neighbourhoods, an abundance of parks, culture and festivals, and the amenities of a big city combine for year-round kid-friendly fun.

Challenges weigh us down, solutions move us forward. We lose, we learn, and we move on.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

It is discipline that turns passion into action...

Encounters with passionate people are memorable. Passion is the fuel that drives performance. It is discipline that turns passion into action. The most passionate person in the world will achieve little without discipline. Delivering remarkable performance requires consistent and persistent effort. That is why discipline is critical.
~Mark Sanborn