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Which is the most commonly used NOUN in the English Language?

Here is a trivia for you…

Which is the most commonly used noun in the English language?

Many Oxford  University scholars pouring over a wide range of  reading material and  came up with the conclusion,

that it is…..

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TIME!

(Delivered by presenter Gillian O’Shaughnessy on breakfast radio )

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Chasing a busy bee in different angles ( WPC: “From Every angle”)

Birds Eyeview

“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open” -Dalai Lama-

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“Cock your hat, Angles are attitudes” – Frank Sinatra –

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” Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.” – Stephen Hawkins

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Side view of a bee, carrying pollen on his foot

Is it why that the Beauty is said to  be in the eye of the beholder?

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

Quotes credit to :  Brainy quotes

Respect cannot be cultivated

Respect is something you earn,

You cannot beg, borrow or steal it.

It is a process of  right doings

– Graeme A.S. Browne –

I am Free

A young life was abruptly taken away at the age of 18. A freak accident plucked the young university student from his parents, relatives and his friends.

The pain of agony was felt at his funeral service. There was not a single dry eye at the service. His family and his friends gave him a glorious send-off.

On behalf of the young spirit I like to share a poem attributed by an unknown author.

 

 

I’m Free

 

Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free!

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard Him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

 

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found peace at close of day.

 

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy!

A love shared, a laugh, a kiss

Ah yes! These things I too will miss.

 

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow

My life’s been full, I’ve savoured much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

 

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me,

God wanted me now, HE SET ME FREE…..

 

            -Author Unknown-

Who? (Friday Funnies)

St. Peter was on extended leave so a minor saint was left in charge of the Pearly gates.

The Saint was  ordered to get proof of identity before letting anyone into heaven.

First up was Beethoven.

“I need proof of identity” said the saint.

So Beethoven played a few bars of his Fifth Symphony and he was admitted.

Next up was Albert Einstein.

“I need proof of identity” said the saint.

So  Einstein explained the  theory of relativity and he was admitted.

Next up was George Bush

“I need proof of identity” said the saint.

” But I am George Bush, former President of the United States of America.”

“Sorry, everyone needs proof. Even Beethoven and Einstein needed proof.”

“Who?”

“OK,  you can go through”

 

(Modified from  “The Mammoth Book of Jokes )

Keerimalai Kerni – WPC : Humanity

“Keerimalai- Kerni”
Keerimalai Hot springs, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

"Keerimalai- Kerni" Keerimalai hotsprings, jaffna Sri Lanka

The above  shot  was taken  two years ago at  Keerimalai – Kerni  (hot springs), Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

The  hot spring pool  is a  very well known historical site in Jaffna. The springs are separated for each gender and this picture  captures the open-men-well area. The picture shows a typical day at the hot springs when public enjoys a dip.

The  wall adjacent to the ocean was open until Tsunami in 2004. Unfortunately Tsunami waves took away few lives while they were bathing in this pool. Since then the a wall has been added as a safety measure (beige colour wall)

 

The great soul  Mahathma Gandhi said:

“You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean.,

If a few drops of the ocean are  dirty,

the ocean does not become dirty

 

This photo is an entry for the daily post photo challenge:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/humanity/

The Mountain and the River

The mountain does not speak ill of the river just because it is high and mighty.

Nor does the river scorn the mountain just because it moves swiftly and gracefully.  

They both are great in their own way. 

– C.Spurgeon –

Pursuit of Happiness – March 20 – International day of Happiness.

March 20th  2014., is the second international Day of Happiness .   The day was  declared by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2012.

 

It's hard to measure happiness

How do you measure happiness? (Photo Credit: Canberra Times.com)

Happiness contributes to 16 scrabble currency
(Photo Credit:Sites.Google.com)

Content with Social media? (Graphic credits: Blogspot.social maximizer.com)

 

A song about Happiness “Dont worry, be happy ” by Bobby McFerrin (Video Credit to YouTube)

BITTER TRUTH OF HAPPINESS

Happiness is not something ready-made

It comes from your own actions

– Dalai Lama-

 

Happiness depends upon ourselves

 – Aristotle-

Happiness consists not in having much,
but in being content with little
 – Marguerite Gardiner-

So What is Happiness??

A pair of slippers makes a barefooted man happy,

Exchange of new shoes  for an old pair makes another happy,

Where do we draw the line for happiness?

Is it  in the philosophy of  each individuals ?

Whatever your philosophy is .. ..

Be Happy and celebrate the Happy day!!!

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A Senior Moment!

A Senior Moment!

A Senior Moment!

 

Nelson Mandela the Madiba is no more (1918 – 2013)

“I hate race discrimination most intensely

and all its manifestations. I have faught it

all during my life: I fight it now, and will do

so until the end of my days”

Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 – Dec 05, 2013

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Modern South Africa has lost his father. The international symbol of the world, admired by young & old, blacks & white has left this earth for a better place.

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Rest in Peace Madiba!

Nelson  Rolihlahla Mandela born as a tribal prince, who lost his freedom to fight for the freedom of others. Faught for the  freedom of the black South Africans against the  anti apartheid government of that time and jailed  for treason for 27 1/2 years (1964 – 1990) in the notorious  prison Robben Island.

Won a Nobel Peace prize in 1993 (shared with de Klerk) and became the first democratically elected black President of  the modern South Africa in 1994.  He had the great ability to bridge the gap between the blacks and whites of the Modern South Africa. He also  became an advocate  for fighting against Aids .

Nelson Mandela  was also known as Madiba  by his tribal name retired from  public life in 2004

I have re-blogged the  article which I  wrote on this blog in June 2013 while he was admitted at the hospital.

Finally Heaven has got ready to accept the great leader of earth.

Quotes of Nelson Mandela

There are only a handful of  men & women on this earth who became the Masters of the situation and sacrificed their whole lives for the good will of fellow human beings.

Martin Luther King (Jr) from The United states of America, Mahatma Gandhi of India, 14th  Dalai Lama in Exile , Mother Theresa of India , Aung San Suu kyi  of  Burma ,  Pakistani  school girl Malala  Yousafzai  and  Nelson Mandela (Madeba) are few of them.

While I type, the nonagenarian  Nelson Mandela of South Africa  is fighting  for  his life in a hospital.

I would like to share some of Nelson Mandela’s quotes below.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon 

which you can use to change the World”

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“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that

there are many more hills to climb.”

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“If you want to make peace with your enemy,

you have to work with your enemy. Then he

becomes your partner.”

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“A good head and a good heart are

always a formidable combination”

Quotes of Nelson Mandela.