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Warrier's Daily COLLAGE November 29, 2020 Sunday Morning Special Edition 🙏 M G Warrier Satyajit Ray Oscars 1992 (Ray's acceptance speech from hospital bed in Kolkata 🙏) Music (Piyu Bole...) (Link courtesy: Ramesh Warrier) Blogs and Links 1) Book Review Book Review: Promised Land Another view. 2) India Growth Story Analysis by a IIMA Alumni 3) Life: Perceptions & Reflections Posted online comments Received from Dr Prabha Ramadurai I really I loved it so thought of sharing with you all. Usually we frame a negative feeling or attitude even before seeing a place or people. The prior positivity of mindset will bring happiness and allow us to get adjusted to any situation or place. Prabha Ramadurai I LOVE IT A lady who was over 80 years old, had a great flair towards dressing up well, applying makeup and arranging her hair in beautiful patterns. She and her husband had been married to each other for around 60 years. After the departure of her beloved partner, having no children and no one in the family to care for her, she decided to move to a nursing home. Even on the day when she vacated her home for good, she dressed up elegantly and looked gorgeous. After arriving at the nursing home, she had to wait patiently in the lobby for her room to be ready. When an attendant came to take her to the room, she gave the lady a visual description of the tiny space that she was meant to occupy. *"I love it,”* the lady expressed with the enthusiasm of an eight year old who had just been presented with a new puppy. "Mrs. Jones, you haven't even seen the room yet... Just wait," the attendant remarked. "Well, My joy has nothing to do with the room," the lady replied. "My liking the room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged. It depends on how I arrange my mind, happiness is something you can decide ahead of time. And I have already decided to love my room, to love the people around me, to love my life. It is a decision that I make every morning when I wake up. You know what, the greatest asset we all have is the power to choose how we feel." The lady continued speaking, as the attendant listened attentively with her mouth wide open. "I can spend my entire day in bed thinking of the pain I am in, focusing on the parts of my body that no longer work or are aching or I can get out of bed and be thankful for those parts that do work. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes can still open, I will continue to focus on today and all the happy memories I have stored in my mind, just for this time in my life." The attendant was astounded by the positive attitude of the elderly lady, whose life from an external point of view, was only full of problems and hopelessness. Actually, Problems come to one and all. Joy while struggling is our choice. Hatred comes frequently. Loving is what we should be doing. Negativity knocks on our door daily. Positive attitude should be our goal. Complaining comes automatically. Gratitude is a choice we all have to make. Saying 'I LOVE IT' is an approach that brings more, by default. It's a way of life. Root Cause Analysis* QUALITY Management lecturer was talking about "Quality". Lecturer : We all know Lord Ram went to spend 14 years in forest and Sita was kidnapped because of a "quality issue". Student : How is this anything to do with quality? Lecturer : Tell me why did Sita go to forest with Ram ? Student : Because she was his wife and respected his every decision. Lecturer : OK but why did Ram go to forest ? Student : Because his father Dasharatha told him to do so and he never disobeyed his father. Lecturer : OK why did Dasharatha send his son to forest ? Student : Dasharatha offered his wife (Kaikeyi) two boons , and she chose to make use of them in the future. And she wanted her son to be king, so on the day of Rama's crowning, she asked Dasharatha to send Rama to forest and crown her son; reminding him of his promised boons. Lecturer : So why did Dasharatha offer his wife two boons ? Student : Because during a military campaign against Sambarasura, the wheel of Dasharatha's chariot broke and and kakiye inserted her finger to hold the wheel in place. Touched by her courage and timely service, Dasharatha offered her two boons. Lecturer: Hence Proved. The quality of Chariot's wheel was not up to the mark .. leading to kidnapping of Sita...!!!! [So, using the "5 why" technique we see that Quality is very important and if the quality of Chariot's wheel was good, the Ramayana wouldn't have happened!] Root Cause Analysis* Forward received from C V Subbaraman Mysuru Books by M G Warrier Now available at Books on display: 1 Restoring TRUST in Governance 2. India's Decade of Reforms 3 Assorted Letters of Dissent 4. Scrambled Monologues 5 Chasing Inclusive Growth (eBook) 6. Saving for Survival 7 Ants and Honey Bees


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