Friday, April 24, 2020

📚 You can tell Someone LOVES reading books 📚

Remember brighter tomorrows are always near.

Never stop caring about the little things in life.
Never stop dreaming, and don’t give into strife.
Never stop wondering are we on our own.
Never stop thinking has your spirituality grown.

Never stop building bridges that lead to better tomorrows.
Never stop trying, and don’t give into sorrow.
Never stop feeling amazed at the beauty that surrounds you.
Never stop hearing the music, and don’t give into the blues.

Never stop pushing away negative thoughts that make you feel sad.
Never stop looking at all the miracles we have had.
Never stop loving the ones you hold dear.
Never stop giving, and don’t give into the fear.

Never stop smiling, but look forward to each new day.
Never stop shining in your own special way.
Never forget that all storms will clear.

Remember brighter tomorrows are always near.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

కాసాని నారాయణ

           “ఆంధ్రవూపదేశ్‌కు చెందిన ప్రముఖ రాజకీయ నాయకుల్లో కాసాని నారాయణ కూడా ఒకరు. ఆయన స్వాతంత్య్ర సమరయోధుడు. పధ్నాలుగేళ్లకే సాయుధ పోరాటంలో పాల్గొన్న వీరుడు. నిజాం పాలనకు వ్యతిరేకంగా పోరాటం జరిపిన ఉడుకురక్తం ఆయన. ఉత్తేజ పరుచగల వక్త కూడా. వరంగల్ జిల్లాలోని దేవరుప్పుల గ్రామం ఆయనది. సాధారణ రైతు కుటుంబంలో పుట్టినవాడే. అప్పట్లో ఆ ఊళ్లో చదువుకున్న అతి తక్కువ మందిలో నారాయణ తండ్రి రామయ్య ఒకరు. అందుకే నారాయణ కూడా ఐదో తరగతి దాకా చదువుకోగలిగాడు. చురుకుగా ఉండేవాడు. ఎంతోమంది గొప్పవాళ్ల ప్రబోధాలు, ప్రసంగాల వల్ల ఉత్తేజితుడైన నారాయణ నిజాం పాలనపై వ్యతిరేకత పెంచుకున్నాడు. అప్పటి పరిస్థితుల్లో ఆంధ్రమహా సభ, కమ్యూనిస్టు పార్టీలో కీలక కార్యకర్తగా మారాడు. జనాన్ని పోగు చేయడం ఒక పనిగా పెట్టుకున్నాడు. 1946లో రజాకార్లు నారాయణ గ్రామంపై దాడిచేసి 440 మందిని అరెస్టు చేసి చెంచల్‌గూడ జైళ్లో నిర్భందించారు. ఆ సమయంలో నాలుగు నెలలు జైలు శిక్ష అనుభవించాడు నారాయణ.

అప్పటికి ఆయన వయసు పందొమ్మిది సంవత్సరాలు. నిజాం పాలనలో ఉరిశిక్ష పడ్డప్పుడు అవకాశం ఉన్నా క్షమాభిక్ష అడగటానికి కూడా ఒప్పుకోలేదు ఆయన. కమ్యూనిస్టు పార్టీ ఆదేశంతో నిజాం పాలనకు వ్యతిరేకంగా నారాయణ చేస్తున్న కార్యక్షికమాలు పెరగడం వల్ల అతనిపై నిర్భందం పెరిగింది. ఆ సమయంలో ఆజ్ఞాతంలోకి వెళ్లాల్సివచ్చింది(ఆయన జీవితంలో రెండున్నర సంవత్సరాలు జైలు, ఐదు సంవత్సరాలు ఆజ్ఞాతవాసం ఉన్నది). నారాయణ పటిష్టమైన పోరాట దళాలను నిర్మించాడు. ఆయన దళనాయకుడిగా, కేంద్ర దళ కమాండర్‌గా, జోనల్, ఏరియా దళకమాండర్‌గా వివిధ స్థాయిల్లో పనిచేశారు. నారాయణపై జెజె తిరుమల్‌రావు పీహెచ్‌డీ చేయడం, మల్లికార్జున శర్మ పుస్తకం రాయడం మరో విశేషం.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Find daily positive thoughts for each day of your week! 🎈

* Before you go to sleep at night
* And as you turn out the light
* Count your blessings one by one
* You've done your best, the day is done. ✅
  1. Monday Moreover, the greatest tool we have for tackling our grand challenges is the passionate and dedicated human mind. 
  2. Tuesday:  Mistakes are not really mistakes. Let's expect to make some errors in judgment and welcome them as part of the learning process. Being Happy!
  3. Wednesday:  The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. 
  4. Thursday:  The good that is done for others is a blessing to the receiver as well as the giver. 
  5. Friday:  There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. 
  6. Saturday:  Repeating the same behavior will just get you the same result.
  7. Sunday:  A sense of hope and meaning - the certainty that we are part of a pattern that is purposeful and intelligent. 
  • By keeping your thoughts positive you will find life will be fuller and happier! 

Edmonton Today - A letter from Dear Friend, Bob Price

Hi Somayya,

Below is a brief article about what Edmonton is like today:

Summer festivals are being cancelled in Edmonton, the City of Festivals, due to the coronavirus. 

The latest is the International Fringe Fringe Festival, the largest one in the world outside of Edinburgh.

Also cancelled are the Jazz Festival, Rainmakers Rodeo in St. Albert, and the Shakespearean Festival. Add to that the June schedule of the CFL and the Eskimos, with no guarantee of even a partial football season.

Will the domino effect continue and take out K-Days, Taste of Edmonton, Cariwest, and the Folk Festival. No pancakes at the Legislature this year at Rachel Notley`s constituency, perhaps.

The museums, libraries, zoo, Fort Edmonton, and Space Science Centre are closed.
Add to that the closing of school, the malls closures and limited bus traffic, and Edmonton is resembling a ghost town. Our only salvation is a vaccine, to prevent a deadly recurrence if things open up too soon.

How are things in Atlanta?
I am still writing and have over 140 pages done. 
Keep up the good spirit. And best wishes to you and your family|

Bob Price.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings

* Climb the mountains and get their good tidings
* Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees
* The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy
* while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn

-------------- John Muir --------------

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.