You don’t need money to help people, only an idea or inspiration

September 29, 2019 Leave a comment

QUEEN’S ROAD Bangaluru :You don’t need money to help people, only an idea or inspiration. It sounds cutesy but that is how it was with 23-year-olds Harshil Mittal and his friend Ashutosh Morrison who work with Accenture.

The two have started the initiative Let’s Feed Bengaluru, to reach food to the needy. They collect food from willing donors and deliver it to someone who can’t otherwise afford it.

The initiative was inspired by a similar one in Chennai, The Food Bank, started by a visual communications student Sneha Mohandos.

 

In Bengaluru, Mittal started by reaching out to the residents of his society, and 40 of the 50 people he asked contributed. Anyone interested simply has to cook for an extra person and package it for the team to come and collect.

 

“We have a zero-money policy. We don’t take or give money, whenever there is money involved people doubt the intention,” said Mittal. “Instead, if the donor simply gives a portion of what is being cooked for the family, even the food will be of superior quality.”

 

The team drops off packaging material, sponsored by Mittal’s landlord and CEO of Homigo.in Nikhunj Batheja, at the donors’ homes.

The team now consists of 750 volunteers. 

 

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Journey..

September 28, 2019 Leave a comment

One fine morning I spent nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour.

I was fascinated by the ingenuity of this ant, one of God’s smallest creatures

From a young age we are programmed into thinking that, Moving through life loyal to the values of mastery, ingenuity and decency should need little effort, and so if the road gets tough and requires some patience and make the necessary detour.

Hard is good! Real greatness and the realization are the inherent genius is meant to be difficult spot.

A dedicated team led by Mazen and Alex sacrificed enormously mentally, emotionally physically as a team we built our awesome art from the standing sea water. These kind of dedication to the optimization of expertise would now be labeled as “crazy.” “Lacking.”

Fifteen Years of association! I’ve learned that, your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

These leaders constant companion in my knowledge is a virtue the Temperance, being able to order your passions according to what is good, True, and beautiful, they were always react properly in respect to the things around them..

I remember my grandmother saying, “Nothing is ever lost, your journeys will always take you where you need to be in time…”

Chill! I’m unstoppable!

(I tried to write short note, English is my second language- please forgive.)

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Mother Teresa Quotes

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

· We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes.

We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

Pause and ponder. Think before you act. Be patient. Forgive & forget. Love one and all.

if you judge people, you have no time to love them.

· Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to

that person, a beautiful thing.

· Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the

beginning of love.

· Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according

to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to

do the humble work.

· It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to

love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve

hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved

in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our

love for each other must start.

· The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

· We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

· It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.

· Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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I’ve learned..

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ve learned-

that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned-

that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned-

that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

I’ve learned-

that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned-

that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned-

that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned-

that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned-

that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned-

that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned-

that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned-

that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned-

that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I’ve learned-

that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned-

that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned-

that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned-

that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned-

that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned-

that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned-

that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned-

that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned-

that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned-

that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

I’ve learned-

that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned-

that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned-

that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned-

that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned-

that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned-

that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I’ve learned-

that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned-

that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned-

that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned-

that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.

I’ve learned-

that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned-

that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned-

that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

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The story of an ant

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour. At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack in the concrete about 10mm wide. After brief contemplation the ant laid the feather over the crack, walked across it and picked up the feather on the other side then continued on its way.

I was fascinated by the ingenuity of this ant, one of God’s smallest creatures. It served to reinforce the miracle of creation. Here was a minute insect, lacking in size yet equipped with a brain to reason, explore, discover and overcome. But this ant, like the two-legged co-residents of this planet, also shares human failings. After some time the ant finally reached its destination – a flower bed at the end of the terrace and a small hole that was the entrance to its underground home. And it was here that the ant finally met its match. How could that large feather possibly fit down that small hole? Of course it couldn’t. So the ant, after all this trouble and exercising great ingenuity, overcoming problems all along the way, just abandoned the feather and went home.

The ant had not thought the problem through before it began its epic journey and in the end the feather was nothing more than a burden. Isn’t life like that! We worry about our family, we worry about money or the lack of it, we worry about work, about where we live, about all sorts of things. These are all burdens – the things we pick up along life’s path and lug them around the obstacles and over the crevasses that life will bring, only to find that at the destination they are useless and we can’t take them with us.

Author Unknown

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The sad demise of our beloved Grandmother Mariyamma Mathai Muttathil (91), My Ammachi

In my Garden of memories

I see you standing there

An angel in disguise

Who taught me how to care

I long to hear your voice

for real not in my dreams

I am missing you so much these days

how empty my world seems

People say time heals all wounds

that someday the pain will subside

But Ammachi I can tell you

I think they must have lied

The emptiness I am feeling now

is strong and I am weak

These days go by without you

so dreary and so bleak

In my Garden of memories

I know you’ll always be

for though you’re gone

from this mortal world

In my heart you’ll always be…

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“Blessed In Aging” – written by Esther Mary Walker.

Many people will walk in and out of your life.

But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head;

To handle others, use your heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;

If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas;

Average minds discuss events;

Small minds discuss people.

He, who loses money, loses much;

He, who loses a friend, loses much more;

He, who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t

live long enough to make them all yourself.

 Friends, you and me … You brought another friend.

And then there were 3 We started our group.

Our circle of friends …

There is no beginning or end .

Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is mystery.

Today is a gift. Show your friends

how much you care …. Send this to everyone

you consider a FRIEND. If it comes back to you,

then you’ll know you have a circle of friends.

A friend Forwarded this lovely poem. "Blessed In Aging" – written by Esther Mary Walker.

"Blessed are they who understand,

My faltering step and shaking hand.

Blessed, who know my ears today,

Must strain to hear the things they say.

Blessed are those who seem to know,

My eyes are dim and my mind is slow.

Blessed are those who look away,

When I spilled tea that weary day.

Blessed are they who, with cheery smile,

Stopped to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who know the way

To bring back memories of yesterday.

Blessed are those who never say

"You’ve told that story twice today".

Blessed are they who make it known,

That I am loved, respected and not alone.

And blessed are they who will ease the days

Of my journey home, in loving ways".

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