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I have been nominated for Blogger Recognition Award by Anushka of https://4anushka22.wordpress.com. I am very thankful to her for the nomination. Though this is not a real award, it is still an acknowlegment by your fellow bloggers which means a lot to me.
Anushka’s https://4anushka22.wordpress.com is a beautiful blog which expresses her thought process of this life journey. Friends, if you have not visited yet, do visit her interesting blog.
Regarding this award : What are the award’s rules?
1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.
How did I start blogging?
I am a doctor, a health professional who worked in various health-related sectors for a long time. I was always keen on wanting to do something on my own. I started writing medical and health-related articles and publish them on random sites on the internet. When I started getting views and comments, I felt that I should follow my passion more sincerely. Then, when I started my blog and took writing more seriously.
Advice to new bloggers
I think ‘patience’ is the keyword. You need to have patience. Any skill, be in writing/blogging need much time to develop, grow and polishing which happens only after a course of time.
Success and failure are both temporary. If you love writing or love your passion, it’s the courage to continue that matters. Therefore, encourage yourself and encourage others to continue their journeys by supporting your fellow bloggers.
I, admire and respect all my fellow bloggers, not just those who follow my blog but also those who do not. I learn everyday something or the other by reading their posts. So, whoever read this post, please regard yourself as a nomination and feel free to do the award.
During these troubled times, with news coming around of Corona Virus outbreak from all around the world, everyone seems to be in a panicky state. But yes with precautions, friends, don’t forget to appreciate and enjoy this beautiful journey called life. Because difficult times do not last long and hopefully, this will pass too. Our prayers and well wishing for those who have been affected.
My post is to announce that I have been nominated 4th time for Sun Sunshine Blogger award by Ceridwensilverhart of https://illuminatingthefoolsmirror.wordpress.com/author/ceridwensilverhart/. I am very thankful and grateful to her for the nomination. She owns a beautiful blog that features on various subjects on literature, traditional folklore and Mythology. I find her blog posts very interesting to read. Friends do go through her blog if you like reading these interesting kinds of stuff. Now, for the award…
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.
1. If you get all the items on your to-do list crossed off, what doyou do?
This happens rarely with me. But yes, when it does, I would like to spend the time watching a movie, a comedy preferably. Mrs Doubtfire, Little Miss Sunshine are some of my favourites. Otherwise, I might end up strolling in a park or shopping as I love doing it. 2. What is a food or drink that you really enjoy but you know it’s not good for you?
Hot chocolate and Cheesecake. 3. Do you prefer to talk things out or silently mull?
I would always talk things out when it comes with my closed ones like my husband, my mom or with my son. With others, if it is hurting, I prefer to remain in silence.
4. How often do you look at the stars?
Yes, very often when they are there. I simply love Nature at any time, any day. 5. Given the choice, would you rather travel by car, by public transportation, or on foot?
Depends on the distance. If it is nearby, I would prefer going on foot. Otherwise, I would travel by car. 6. Where do you go barefoot?
I go barefoot to my place of worship. I am a Hindu by faith. I also love walking barefoot on the green grass if possible. 7. Would you feel more nervous walking alone at night down a city street or a country path?
I would be nervous about going alone on a lonely night, down a country path than walking in a city street where there are people around. 8. What device would you have a hard time living without?
I would be upset about living without my iPhone. But, if at all necessary, I can manage without it also. 9. How often do you read translated books or watch subtitled film?
I somehow, don’t enjoy reading translated books or watching movies with subtitles. I feel,that I miss the originality of the text or content. 10. What is one thing that surprised you about blogging?
That with blogging, you become more expressive, more empathetic and a better writer. 11. If you could pick a legacy to leave behind, what would it be?
More than anything else, I want to be remembered by my near and dear ones as a kind, loving person.
Now for nominations:I love and have great regards to all my fellow bloggers and those who follow my blog. So, I feel it is unfair to nominate some and leave the rest. Instead, I would prefer to nominating all of them. So, whoever like to take this award, feel free to do so. You can answer the same questions to those that I have answered.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity of visiting Brussels for the first time. I was amazed by the architectural marvel across the city. The city is famous for the Art Nouveau architecture and also the home place of the famous architects Victor Horta and Paul Hanker. That is why we get to see stunning examples of Art Nouveau architecture across the city.
The city is not only the capital of Belgium but also the headquarter of the European Union. This city is a busy place with many tourists visiting, lots of eateries, restaurants, bars and shopping malls.
I would like to share some of the pics that I have clicked while touring this magnificent city.
Manneken Pis, a bronze statue of a boy peeing in a basin. There are two more peeing statues in Brussels. The theme behind these statues is the free-spirited, down to earth, surreal spirit of the Bruxellois!
What is luck? All of us at some point or the other in our individual life experiences must have felt lucky or some other point in time as unlucky. I think, every individual can have a unique concept of luck which he/she must have experienced through the life journey. It is also influenced by the concept that we must have developed through our growing years from our elders and parents. People wear or use all kinds of lucky charms, symbols to favour their luck. So, by luck, we usually mean an unknown, mystical force that comes unexpectedly and gives us the opportunity, or provides us with the situation, a circumstance in our daily chain of events which one can perceive as a good one or a bad one. So, when it comes to the probability of events, there are both equal chances of good luck or a bad one. As the Universal truth exists, that everything happens as the consequences of cause and effect. So, the predictability of the luck factor is based on chances or probability rather than accuracy. Therefore, this is quite complex.
Many Philosophers, psychologists and successful people have said, observed and written many books on luck. We must have already read a ton of them, yet the concept seems to lack clarity of thoughts.
Therefore, in trying to understand the concept of ” Luck”, I have come across 4 observations:
1. As the statement goes, ” The harder we work, the luckier we get”. This statement doesn’t seem to be wrong. When we have a clear vision, a goal in our head, and work harder on that particular task, a subject or a passion, we do get successful after some time. We keep putting our continuous effort, we come across opportunities, like-minded people and end up being very successful. We consider ourselves lucky then. Isn’t luck and hard work going hand in hand? But, this isn’t true for all the people. Many people end up doing hard work throughout life, in their area of work without much success. Do they carry bad luck? Or, were they not lucky enough to get the right kind of opportunity and meet the right people at the right time? Isn’t there is something more to know about this luck factor?
2. The word ‘Luck’as originated from evolution time, as ‘locking together’ like (the cogwheel locking with one another and moving the cart forward). So, it can be the trigger of events influencing luck. Sometimes luck can be linked to the intuitive voice within us, guiding us to make the right decisions or pick up the right opportunity at the right time. Suppose, we are starting a business, or following a passion, a chain of trigger events can definitely lead to or most probably will give us good luck. It goes like this, if we attain the full expertise, complete knowledge about that particular area (attaining the skill and expertise), do active networking, meet the right kind of people, follow our intuition to pick the right opportunity, and being more enthusiastic, we end up being lucky, successful. Again, failure and success are both sides of the same coin as though being lucky and unlucky. I think all successful people have gone through great failures and bad luck through many events though they were considered successful and lucky in the long run. So, the option is not to quit, but to keep putting continuous effort in the right direction.
3. Vibration: As the great scientist, Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to find out the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration”
Therefore, everything in this entire Universe, including us are in vibration. Every atom in our body moves in vibration. So, we must have noticed in our individual life that when we are sad, unhappy, depressed, we are in low-frequency vibration, we get sick easily, and bad things keep happening, bad luck seems to never leave us. But, when we are positive, happy, vibrant, we are in high frequency, good luck seems to attract our lives then. Again, Buddha said “What we think, we become”. In the same way, if we think and consider ourselves lucky, keep following our dreams, we seem to attract good luck. But yes, efforts and hard work are very much required in the process.
4. The well-known psychologist Richard Wiseman has written many books on luck like “The Luck factor”. He has researched many people’s lives on this factor called “Luck”. He has rightly pointed to 4 Principles:
*Maximize whatever chances, opportunities that come.
*Listening to your consciousness, your intuitive voice (the little voice in your head) is important.
*Having a positive attitude towards life can turn even a bad thing or situation into a good one.
*Expecting good things to happen, remain positive in life.
After reading books and listening to various talks (Youtube) on luck, I have concluded that the luck factor or the thing called ” Luck” isn’t so unknown or mystical. Luck is very much within our control. We can attract luck in our life. The only important thing is being in the right state of mind. Not necessary, that we may get the right opportunity at the right time or meet the right people at the right time. Each one should consider oneself as lucky, having a positive attitude towards life. Acknowledging this, attaining the skill, putting continuous hard work and effort, being focussed on our goals, I think nobody can stop us from attracting good luck in life. We are bound to be lucky in life.
I have been nominated for Sunshine blogger award for the third time. Yes, I am still not bored. I am simply loving it. Though not a real award, it feels great to be acknowledged by your fellow bloggers. I have been nominated by my fellow blogger Kacha of https://journeythroughlife591163021.wordpress.com. A big thanks to her.
Her blog is about her candid journey through depression and burn out and how she has struggled and overcome it. The beauty of her blog is that she has been very openhearted, unpretentious and honest. I hold great regards and earnest appreciation for her.
Now to speak of the Award: Here are the rules
Rules for the award
• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site
Her questions :
1 If you could, would you turn back time?
No, I wouldn’t. I try living in the present moment and take each moment as it comes. There is no point in thinking about the past or worrying about the future. 2 What is an expression you use quite often?
Nowadays, I try smiling very often. 3 What is your favourite fairy tale?
Now, as an adult, I am too realistic. But, yes during childhood, I love the stories of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and seven dwarfs. 4 What is the trait you are most proud of?
I try being kind to all, as much as practically possible. 5 Where do you find inspiration for your blog?
My inspirations are very instinctive. 6 What languages do you speak?
I am an Indian living in The Netherlands. So, English is the common language I communicate mostly. At home with family, I speak my native Indian language including Hindi. 7 What do you dislike most about blogging?
I thoroughly enjoy blogging. There is nothing that I don’t like. 8 What subjects in a conversation are so boring to you that you could fall asleep standing?
I find the technology conversation a bit boring.
9 What do you love to talk about?
I love life to the fullest. So, I love talking to people, their experiences, emotions, problems, joy, sorrow, everything about life 10 Do you have habits that can be considered as a little out of the norm?
I love and read about spirituality very often. I keep listening to spiritual talks. 11 Which trend needs to stay in 2019?
The only trend that is going to stay the longest is “Back to basics”. Be it health trends, food trends, lifestyle trends, going back to basics is in.
As for my nominations, I love and have great regards to all my followers, readers and fellow bloggers. So, I don’t like picking out some names leaving the rest. So, anybody, whoever likes to do this award, you are most welcome and appreciated🙏. You can take the same questions given by Kacha as above.