That ONE-word MOM embraces ample significance across the world regardless of culture, ethnicity, race or religion. God, the master of the universe, bestowed upon this human form the ability to hold human life for nine months and to give birth to that life –… Continue Reading “That One-Word MOM”
I know that deep, profound gratitude has the power to transform human thoughts and emotions.
My poem on Gratitude from 2003.
I chose the cup of tea over the chocolate chip cookies. It was a hard choice to make at 9.p.m when I felt tired and hungry but the vision for my body quickly superseded my immediate hunger.
hen you LIVE THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT – every day is a Christmas Day – filled with love, happiness and a sense of well-being. Imagine living from this space every single day of your life!
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama Last week, I met with two human resources professionals who teased about calling themselves ‘Happy Resources’ instead of ‘Human Resources”. They take on their role quite seriously in the organization but have consciously… Continue Reading “Are you a Happy Resource?”
He lived with the regret of spending much of his hard earned money drinking and partying in his younger days. He felt that he should have been wiser and saved more money. One day, he threw the regret out of the window and re-framed the party going days as some of the best days of his life. He got pictures of his friends and wrote a letter to all of them to reconnect and laugh about the past. The rekindling of friendship has made him a happier person. He has given new value to his past.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure the privilege to meet with multiple award winner, Marie Claudine Mukamambana who lost her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, when she was only a teenager. What touched me the most was that she has used this tragedy to find meaning in life and to give back to the orphans of Rwanda
“I had no childhood.” he told me. “I became a man without ever playing. I had to take care of the family as the eldest son.” It was a heart-breaking conversation listening to this older gentleman relate his life experiences to me. “How can… Continue Reading “We are never too old to play – it is good for the soul.”
“We got on the horses comfortably but I had to make sure she knew it was O.K. to say ‘stop’ or ask for what she wanted like water or to go at a slower pace. I was a little scared when my horse started galloping downhill but I did not want to exhibit that fear so I quietly asked the tour guide to put me down & I proposed to walk the tour! However, to walk the tour would take two hours. I gathered my courage and thought that if my niece is now facing her fear of horses, we could do it together.”
My friend Sharon stopped by my office a few weeks ago and I could not help but admire her clear flawless complexion and her youthful energy. She is a great role model of a woman who is aging gracefully. (I won’t tell you her age!)… Continue Reading “Are you aging gracefully?”