An Extraordinary Award: “Premio Dardos”

This post is so special and heart warming that I couldn’t resist myself to reblog it on my page. Thank you so much Robin for this encouragement 🙂

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I first would like to say it has been awhile since I received an award so this caught

me totally by surprise. Rashmi, who is a fellow blogger who writes “Soul N Spirit,”

gave me an international award, called “Premio Dardos!”  It stands for the darts that

are sent to others called,  “prize darts.” This is particularly exciting since I enjoy

Spanish words, having studied Spanish for 6 years and lived almost 22 years with

a Spanish teacher (yep, that’s my Mom!)

Cultural, literary, personal, ethical and other very important values are enhanced

through our international community of blogging. Her blog will show you the process

to carefully award 15 others with nominations. Rashmi writes with her heart,

passionate about life. I enjoy her photos of her travels, what she sees along the way

and her poetic way of expressing herself. You will enjoy her positive attitude, too:

http://soulnspiritblog.com

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I am thick skinned

Due to some reasons this post was not able to show on The Daily Post prompt grid in time. Reblogging it to share my response once again.

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The Daily Prompt: Handle With Care

How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty?

I  cooly shrink into a shell which I have developed over the years, listening to various forms of criticism, some honest, some brutal, perhaps an outcome of sheer jealousy or might be critic’s own insecurities.

Whatever may be the reason initially it used to get bothered when people misunderstood me, I even tried explaining my point of view and felt pained, but not any more…… but then I have learnt my lessons hard way. 

I read few quotes one day and it changed me into a thick skinned person – that’s what I’m today, not bothered what people think or say about me.

“You can’t change others.The only person you can change is you.”

” You can’t keep everybody happy. There will be few…

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I am thick skinned

The Daily Prompt: Handle With Care

How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty?

I  cooly shrink into a shell which I have developed over the years, listening to various forms of criticism, some honest, some brutal, perhaps an outcome of sheer jealousy or might be critic’s own insecurities.

Whatever may be the reason initially it used to get bothered when people misunderstood me, I even tried explaining my point of view and felt pained, but not any more…… but then I have learnt my lessons hard way. 

I can easily make out the intension, intensity, approach as well as the reason for criticism, occasionally I react if there is a need otherwise I keep quiet  maintaining distance from that person.

“Do you criticize me just because you can’t see me happy ?”

“Do you think what you do is perfect and rest don’t know their job?”

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 I love myself and my intentions are pure, my spirits are high and my soul can cure.

Then why should I bother to know what you think? I am quiet confident of my actions and always ready to learn.

Whatever it is good, bad or ugly, I take full responsibility. 

For those of you who are my real critics, I have all the respect and gratitude because due to your honest feedback I continue to improve in all aspects of my life. In fact my father is the best critic who is honest, friendly and frank, a bit brutal in his approach, that’s his style of conveying things. Next in line is my elder son whose forthright views I solicit to gain insight to the mind of Gen Next.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CRITICISED ME TIME AND AGAIN TO MAKE ME WHAT I AM TODAY 🙂

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_The Daily Post /handle-with-care/

The Worst Thing In Life – You’ll Be Missed Robin Williams

Today my soul is not happy and my spirit is down
I bid adieu to a noble soul who is not around
Alas ! There is so much pain and grief all around
Have we closed our eyes and shut our ears ?
Stone hearted,aloof,obsessed and unmoved by tears

This world need love,care and compassion
Hold hands,talk to friends,hug your daughter and son
Look after elders, give a smile to patients, share often
Spare some time to wipe tears, offer your company to some
Let’s together make a difference to create a close knit world