Welcome 2021 with a positive note

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE December 28, 2020 Monday Good Morning 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 Quote for the day: "Your earning ability today is largely dependent upon your knowledge, skill and your ability to combine that knowledge and skill in such a way that you contribute value for which customers are going to pay.” -Brian Tracy (Brian Tracy (born January 5, 1944) is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. More quotes at G A Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New! Preparing to welcome 2021 M G Warrier Enter 2021, with a positive note, literally!" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/enter-2021-with-a-positive-note-literally-28613/ Submitted version: Enter 2021 with a Positive Note, literally! M G Warrier This is about what is in your hands. Whatever is left in your hands after continuous washing for about one year. Thought, the caption will attract you to open the link. Now read on. This morning, I received a video link, courtesy the other half, which led to a talk by a happy-looking young man from Trissur, in his Trissur accent Malayalam, about living in the present. Gist of the talk is, we have no control over the past (we can't change) and the future is totally uncertain. If at all we can do something about, is the present moment. More later. Now, have you been writing a diary? (Ask me, whether I write anything at all? Writing includes keying in also). If you have not been, start writing a diary daily from tonight. Write only positive thoughts and experiences in your diary from tonight onwards. If you have been writing a diary and your habit has been to record more negative experiences, here's a tip to take a U-turn on the narrowing road. Rewrite slowly the 2020 diary dropping everything you find negative in it, and add any positive thoughts that come to mind while rewriting 2020. Even if the whole thing adds up to a blank page, nothing to worry, you can make it up from tonight onwards. You will start experiencing the change for the better from now onwards. Who am I to preach this? I took retirement from a reasonably good job some seventeen years ago. I've been trying to retain a positive attitude to life, all through. During the last one year, I've posted over 80 Blogs here and have my own Blog too. In my writings I've been trying to maintain my positive attitude, by and large. I have been lucky to have people who accepted me as I am, around me, since my childhood. Many may not be as lucky. Several circumstances beyond our control decide where and among whom a person is destined to live at a particular point in time. Our happiness depends also on satisfaction of our needs. Let me give an example. During the 1960's I was staying in a shared accommodation in Thiruvananthapuram. 13 "bachelors", most of us working in different offices and one or two students were staying in a three BHK independent house. To pursue some part-time studies, I shifted to a small single room in a big lodge which had several single and double rooms. Total of over one hundred inmates. In my room, in addition to a bed, a table and a chair, I had a water pot and a small kerosene stove which I used to prepare my morning tea. On New Year's Eve during the 1960's, Murthy, an Executive in a public sector organisation arranged a small teaparty for his friends in his room. I was invited. That was the first time I was entering his room. The room on the first floor with an open terrace outside was a large one, may be four times the size of the room I was occupying. Lavishly decorated, with three or four table lamps, a ceiling fan and a table fan, a radio humming some Hindi song in low voice, half a dozen cups of colourful juice on a side table, some six or 8 chairs and two tables well-arranged with "bakery items"(that's what we called biscuits, farsans, cakes and pastries those days!) the room reminded me a party in a posh hotel. A cot bed and an almirah had been pushed to the outside terrace. Guests were yet to arrive. Murthy was still arranging the room. Once he saw me, he made himself free, gave me a seat and pulled another chair for himself. He said I was early by about an hour. I thought of going back and returning on time. But Murthy's next sentence surprised me: " Now we'll chat for sometime, first tell me about yourself, your family and your friends in AG's Office" Without responding to that, I chose to express my amazement while entering his room. I said: "For one person, you have a big room and so much furniture and other things!" Murthy said: "Warrier, don't go by what you have today. You will also start accumulating things and if leave Thiruvananthapuram one day, you will transport your things in a truck. That we'll discuss later. Now, you tell me about yourself and your parents and others in your native place" That was the beginning of a long family friendship. Murthy was right. During the last 55 years, I accumulated truckloads of things, now lying idle. My present requirements are limited to what I owned the day I met Murthy in his room on the first day, I think December 31, 1964. I've to learn to unburden. The same way I suggested to you to reduce the negative thoughts about 2020 and earlier by welcoming 2021 with an open mind with a positive attitude. Happy New Year. ****. ****. **** B Availability of books by M G Warrier https://www.amazon.com/M-G-Warrier/e/B079ZC3JKX?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_w0m_abau_000000 C Introducingng Upanishads "ISHA UPANISHAD" https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/isha-upanishad-674275/m-lite D Welcome 2021 Goodbye 2020 Welcome 2021 Wishes, Quotes With Images" https://www.quoteswishesmsg.com/goodbye-2020-welcome-2021.html/amp Think how you would like to say Bye to 2020 and welcome the New Year. First time in the Century all are happy to say bye to an year! Everyone is all set for it and gearing for it because what you might have lost in previous year you want to find in the coming New Year 2021. And Collage hopes, may you. Coming of New Year is like renewing of seasons as they come, it comes too but with more jubilation. E Blogsgs and Links The balloon seller : https://thg.page.link/AsLBZ5btWQpFZ23m9 F New Year Jokes 30 of the Funniest New Year’s Jokes | Reader's Digest" https://www.rd.com/article/new-years-jokes/ G Quotes about Knowledge 35 Inspirational Quotes On Knowledge | AwakenTheGreatnessWithin" https://www.awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/35-inspirational-quotes-on-knowledge/ --

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