Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

A New year with bundle of resolutions!!!!!!!



I wish you all a happy 2012, dear friends!


I was shimmering back on 2011, and thinking what would be a fine fusion of the work I have been doing, and how I might concisely sum up a New Year’s resolution for myself. Here is what I have come up with: I know I'm pretty early on hitting up on my New Years Resolutions and gave it a lot of thoughts on it. I want to do certain things I am fond of but I disregarded it for the last few years. The things I would like to attain this year are so easy coz I want to be plain and modest
Some people asked me to carry on with my New Year’s Resolution into 2011.  I thought about it since it was so immense for me, though there are so many other things I want to achieve this year: learning to cook well, starting to paint again, maybe relearn French and starting to do charity works on Sunday. I had so much fun and will continue to try new things, but I won’t have to be so stiff about it.  I also have so many things I did this year that I want to do again – Books and Blogging, cooking classes, volunteering with church association , all the festivals, lots of voyage etc..etc...

Life has so much to offer, I hope to always have a zest for new understanding and not to get sedentary before my time comes. I learned a lot from my new adventures in 2011.  I learned a lot about my independence.  If I want to do something, I will now just do it if I have someone to join me or not. I learned about my friend’s and acquaintances, those I could count on and those who would continuously cancel last minute. Some people I wished would have canceled once we made it to the event/activity.  And I learned that hypothesis are truly that – some of the activities I was most looking forward to were not what I was hoping for and some activities/events that I was leery about were unbelievable

My greatest New Year resolution is to stay positive. For next year I want to spend on time of what I have passion for. A few resolutions are

-         I will restore broken relationships.
-         I will focus more on giving rather than taking.
-         I stay calm and in control even under times of stress.
-         More bonding with my family and a close friend of mine. 
-         I have passion on traveling and planning to arrange some vacation time by visiting my family in another state and more cruises.  

Thank you for those who supported me previous year
Sincerely
SJ


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy happy new year



May the stars carry
shine upon you,
May the flowers fill
your heart with beauty
May hope forever wipe
away your tears,
I wish you the very best with a
year full of happiness
may u achieve all that u wish for…
Wishing you many wishes for the New Year
Have a great 2012 ahead
Happy New Year 2012

SJ

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

Hai dear loving friends,
How are you all  doing? I hope you are fine and healthy. Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in our own way, by going to the mall of his choice. When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know. 
Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
I am keeping well and busy with Advent and Christmas schedule . This year I enjoy  Christmas in a very festive mood.christmas is the  word that brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. 
The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful.  We ring the bells when princes are born, or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away.  Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals, but once in the year and only once, the whole world stands still to celebrate the advent of a life. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. Some wants to do that, but most probably engage with some other spirits.
Sometimes I think about my Christmas preparations and celebrations. And many questions come to my mind. Which Christmas is the most vivid to me?  It's always the next Christmas…..
I wish a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
With love
SJ

Monday, December 12, 2011

How cute is first love...

How cute is first love...



The first time he whispers those three words in your hear.
the first time you admit to yourself that the are butterflies inside you.

when your falling rapidly,
faster than your feet can catch you.
falling somewhere,
who knows where.

And who knows when your going to land.

is there a net below you?
will it catch you?
or will you hit the ground.

After knowing how much love can hurt
its so easy to be scared.
scared to let go,
scared to hit the bottom.

do you decide to to fly freely,
or keep your only blood pumping possession inside its cage?!

i think i might fly.

SJ

Friday, December 2, 2011

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery- 2 December



The United Nations (UN) International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is annually observed on December 2 to remind people that modern slavery works against human rights.lets join our hands together to fight against slavery that still exist in this world


SJ

Thursday, December 1, 2011

World Aids Day


In the present day we observe world aids day, to honor those who have died of AIDS and those who live with HIV or AIDS and to raise consciousness of these conditions. The day is devoted to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

AIDS is a condition resulting from damages done to the human immune system by HIV. It affects tens of millions of people around the world. The theme of World AIDS Day 2011 is “Getting to Zero”: zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths”.

“Heading into the fourth decade of AIDS, we are lastly in a 
place to end the epidemic. The progress we have made so far is lucid evidence that we can realize our vision [of getting to zero].

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Democratic Hopes in Mayanmar


Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi 's decision to contest in the next general election in Mayanmar is awesome. Now Mayanmar's democracy icon  Suu Kyi says she will run in upcoming elections after her party is re-registered.all the best dear Suu Kyi

Monday, October 31, 2011

condolences



Food and Civil Supplies Minister and Kerala Congress (Jacob) leader T M Jacob passed away .condolences

Friday, October 7, 2011

Congrats Nobel Winners




Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women's rights activist Tawakul Karman have been named winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.


The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the three women "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.


Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland told reporters."We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society" 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poverty and women

Poverty is the sum total of a diversity of issues that consist of not just income and Calorie ingestion but also access to land and credit, nutrition, health and longevity, literacy And education and safe drinking water, sanitation and other infrastructural conveniences. The excessively high frequency of constant poverty amongst historically marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, the elderly, women and the disabled is increasing day by day . The numerous deficiencies experienced by these groups make it harder for them to escape from poverty. The “feminization of poverty” is a fact that is sadly on the increase. Normally, women are increasingly the ones who undergo the most poverty. At the same time women manufacture 75 to 90 percent of food crops in the world and they are responsible for the administration of households. According to the United Nations, in no country in the world do men come somewhere close to women in the amount of time used up in housework.


It is a truth that Worldwide, women are impoverished. In India also feminisation of poverty exists but it is not only peculiar to India. India still has the world’s largest number of poor people in a single country. Of its nearly 1 billion inhabitants, an estimated 350-400 million are below the poverty line, 75 per cent of them in the rural areas. India has made strides toward bridging the gender gap, however still has a long way to go before women can take manage of their own lives. A huge sector of India’s population lives in poverty, and women are the poorest of the poor.


It is vital that all policies and “poverty lessening” measures have a well-built gender focus so that the feminization of poverty is not institutionalized .A message of concern is necessary at this point. Femininity as a terminology is being included loosely into all development words, with little concentration to the detailing of measures that would ensure gender sensitivity in planning and implementation. But women’s concern must be specified essential to all planning and implementation processes because when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits.


SJ

Monday, October 3, 2011

"Kerala women's code bill 2011"


Proposal of the "Kerala women's code bill 2011" is illogical.The bill suggests for imprisonment for fathering a third child and upholds that breach of family norms will be considered as official banning and parents will not be eligible to receive any benefits from the government.devoid of a proper research and debate how can the "commission of the rights and welfare of women "come to such an unreasonable conclusion?


SJ

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Health advantages of pomegranate

Pomegranates have been cherished for their exquisite beauty, flavor, color, and health benefits for centuries. From their distinctive crown to their ruby red arils, pomegranates are royalty amongst fruit. They are symbolic of prosperity and abundance in virtually every civilization. Fortunately, this treasure’s versatility and possibilities are as abundant as the juicy arils bursting forth from within. 

has gained a great deal of popularity over the years. Originally from the Middle East and Asia, the pomegranate fruit is also known by the name Granada or the Chinese apple. The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. The tree was introduced into California by Spanish settlers in 1769. In this country it is grown for its fruits mainly in the drier parts of California and Arizona.
These days, the fruit is mostly grown is India, Africa and the United States. The best place for pomegranate fruit to grow is in hot climate areas.


The great thing about pomegranate fruit is that the trees on which it grows can live for many years. Aside from being a great d├ęcor for a backyard… it produces the delicious pomegranate fruit. Pomegranate fruit have a round, spherical shape. Inside, you’ll find dozens of small ruby-colored seeds. The pomegranate fruit has a citrus flavor and is very juicy. There are many drinks and even foods that are made with the pomegranate fruit.
The pomegranate fruit is now becoming more commercialized and can be found in supermarkets in a variety of forms. The most popular is pomegranate juice but there are also pomegranate jellies, pomegranate wine, and even pomegranate salad dressing. The wide adoption of the pomegranate is due to recent studies that have shown that the fruit contains a high amount of antioxidants that are beneficial to our health in many ways.
Its great flavor and health benefits have made it a great candidate for those who seek natural health foods.

Several recent studies have shown significant potential health benefits from drinking pomegranate juice.

Fights Breast Cancer
Studies in Israel show that pomegranate juice destroys breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It may also prevent breast cancer cells from forming.
Lung Cancer Prevention
Studies in mice show that pomegranate juice may inhibit the development of lung cancer.
Slows Prostate Cancer
It slowed the growth of prostate cancer in mice.
Keeps PSA Levels Stable In a study of 50 men who had undergone treatment for prostate cancer, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day kept PSA levels stable, reducing the need for further treatment such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
Protects the Neonatal Brain
Studies show that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.
Prevention of Osteoarthritis
Several studies indicate that pomegranate juice may prevent cartilage deterioration.
Protects the Arteries
It prevents plaque from building up in the arteries and may reverse previous plaque buildup.
Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
It may prevent and slow Alzheimer's disease. In one study, mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease were given pomegranate juice. They accumulated significantly less amyloid plaque than control mice and they performed mental tasks better.
Lowers Cholesterol
It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol).
Lowers Blood Pressure
One study showed that drinking 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day lowered systolic blood pressure by as much as 5 percent.
Dental Protection
Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sorry for the unexpected absence





Sorry for the unexpected absence
Life sometimes gets in the way of blogging. I will be back soon, though.
SJ

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pessimistic feelings are noxious

 “There are all kinds of toxins that can build up in our minds. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do, how somebody hurt us, or how we’ll never get ahead, those thoughts are toxic. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste. It gets into your heart, and eventually, contaminates your whole life. It affects your self-image, your attitude, and your level of confidence. The Bible tells us that we have to guard our hearts and minds above all else because if your mind gets polluted, your whole life is going to be polluted.Make a decision to go on a fast from negative, self-defeating thoughts. Cleanse your mind from what is harmful and fill yourself with thoughts of faith and victory. As you do, those good thoughts will strengthen and empower you to live the good life God has planned for you!” – By Joel Osteen

The above is a very powerful statement. In my opinion we must first believe that a positive thought will produce positive results. I truly believe positive thinking can bring about a positive change in our lives, and improve our lives in most areas.I’m sure it will be a challenge at first to block these negative thoughts, of course!!!BUT once you put this pattern in place and get into the habit and realize what the power of positive thinking holds, you'll wonder why you hadn't done so sooner! As a negative thought attempts to enter your spirit…”will” it away and replace it with a positive thought.

I’ve learned that if I continue to hold grudges, be mad at ex’s, have regrets, etc., I could go through my whole life in a negative state of mind – I WONT claim that! I will not allow this thought to take over who I am aiming to be. Anyone who goes through their entire life in a negative state of mind does not realize it will take over their very soul and become who they are!


I would say the negative thought pattern in the above statement would automatically relate to “Self Esteem”. Self Esteem, or self improvement, is the measurement of one’s self worth or how important they believe they are. Do you agree with the relation? If so, let’s delve deeper:

How can we have the negative thoughts mentioned in the above statement and have “High” Self Esteem? We can’t, it’s impossible. Your Self Esteem begins as a child, with your parents showing you love, affection, telling you, you can do anything, giving you a sense of invincibility. If this is not instilled in us as children we grow with no sense of appreciation…am I making sense? As you grow you begin to believe the things your parents told you about yourself, and your confidence is increased…this is a healthy way of living.

All in all, a happy and healthy thought process will lead to many a fruitful life…

Talk to me….
SJ

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SUNSET AND LIFE



I received a phone call yesterday  from my aunty, letting me know that a friend of mine died.
It wasn’t a complete shock- it was cancer. It was coming. But isn’t it funny that no matter how much we know something like this is going to happen, it still shocks the system. At least, it still shocked me. she leaves behind an amazing husband and three young kids, friends, siblings, parents, and a church family- all who loved her dearly. My heart aches just to write it.
I talked to her sister on the phone, I went for the funeral, and I cried once.
The rest of the day was auto-pilot. Reschedule events for the rest of the week. Make sure all mutual friends are informed. Call her sister again, just to hear her voice and offer a moment of friendship.
I was the first one home, so I piled myself on the couch, ready to relax into the sadness. I had some writing to do [ahem...], but my soul felt dreary.
It wasn’t long until my friends were home.
And it wasn’t long until they were holding a collection of four ultrasound photos in front of my eyes.
A baby. Their first. A life created.
I cried. [Ultrasounds ALWAYS make me do that. I do not know why.] The tears rolled out like they had just been waiting on permission to do so. The absolute joy over this little one’s new life mixed with the sadness of the death of a friend made my insides confused and left me in a puddle.
Through the tears, I asked a thousand questions, including if they wanted to name their baby after me if she is a girl. [The jury is still out on that one.] The rest of the night went along with random spurts of baby talk mixed in with brownies to celebrate and a few episodes of shows that make us laugh.
And now the day is done. I doubt I will live another one like this. Life and death, joy and sorrow, a mother joins the ranks of great moms as one leaves...........
I can’t tell the difference between a sunrise and a sunset just by seeing a picture (like the one above). They just look too similar.
It seems that no matter which way the sun is going, the colors display the beauty and the majesty of God.
And after my experience today, I think something about that feels very true.
. . . . .
SJ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sometimes Love...



Sometimes love can be quiet
And sometimes love can be still
But always love is patient
And is a choice of our will
Sometimes love can be vibrant
Sometimes it's not easily felt
But always love is eternal
And is never boastful or proud
Sometimes love can be tender
Then sometimes hard to express
But always love is truthful
And believes in the very best
Sometimes love can be exciting
And love can sometimes be sweet
For love is always trusting
And chooses never to envy
Sometimes love can be painful
Then sometimes love's like a song
But always love is forgiving
And keeps no record of wrongs
Sometimes love can be gentle
Then sometimes it’s just a word
But always love protects and hopes
And love is always preserved
Love is never self-seeking
And is never angered or rude
Love can never fail us
For God’s love is faithful and true

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Psalm 95:1-3; 6-8

O come let us worship and bow down
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker
Offering the praise He deserves
For He is our God, our creator
We are the people of His pasture
And we are the sheep of His hand
So we shall offer with thanksgiving
Praises to the great "I Am"
Today if you would hear His voice
Don't let your hearts grow hard
As they had done so long ago
In the wilderness at Meribah
So come let us sing to the Lord
Make a joyful noise to our rock
With songs of praise and worship
To the King above all 'gods'.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Even when You are not there I Still Look for You



How much I miss you,
Could never be told.
The days pass me by,
And it never grows old.
The numbness is lifting,
Mental fog setting itself deep.
I feel so incredibly lonely
As I rock myself to sleep.
My tears barely fall,
Though the hurt goes that far.
I’d do absolutely anything,
To go where you are.
Do anything to talk to you,
I’ll never see your beautiful face.
Words couldn’t describe you,
Nor the impact you had on this place.
I look at pictures of you,
Countless memories set in.
I wish I could reach you,
But there’s no way to begin.
I can no longer touch you,
Or reach for your hand.
I’m drowning in emptiness,
And I’ll never understand.
I can’t say how I feel,
Or recognize the pain.
Fear is breathing within me
Can I hold you again?
Because it’s just not the same,
The same with out you around.
And I still look for you,
But you’re nowhere to be found
.

Friday, July 1, 2011

HELOO
















Hello people,
really miss writing my blog
I have nothing to say
that's all for today
EXIT
SJ




Thursday, June 30, 2011

Accurate joy

In the present day I am lettering to you concerning joy, my outlook and how I suppose it can be achieved.
When I think of joy I consider gods worship and my prayers which compose me so relaxed .my friends and relatives! Friends and relatives make me cheerful as they help me when I require it. You can forever count on them. If I didn't have associates, I would essentially be a loner! Not only would I be a loner, but I would also have no one to talk to about my vision. But When I think of happiness, god is at the peak of the file now. When I' am troubled I always have god to share.
First I would like to give you my classification of gladness, which is to illustrate approach of happiness and delight. In my view being joyful is a fine thing. If everybody was sad the world would not be a very amusing place, because everyone would be in a bad frame of mind or irritable. I also think that being cheerful can be fine for you, because when you are not joyful people do not want to be around you.
But the genuine question is how one can reach happiness. Is it something that can be given to you, something you can buy, or is it something that everybody has inside them? As the old proverb goes 'money can buy happiness', is this.....One essential standard for living is being able to be happy. Joy can be found in diverse forms. It can be found with the purchase of inorganic stuff that improves our living styles or it can be originate with somebody connected with you. The second is the more vital of the designs of joy.
I think In order to be truthfully glad you need to be able to appreciate that everything is fine within your own living and that you are gifted to be happy with the people that are in your life and the people that influence how you live your every day life.
Satisfaction is all of the good that somebody experiences shared into ones sentiment. This emotion can, and usually does, carry out the best in people.
For someone to be happy they need to know that all that has happened in their past has happened for a cause and that it has happened in order for them to become an improved being. Not only does it make them an improved person but it also makes them understand how fine they have it or can perhaps have it.
Even though things might be stiff to deal with at the moment, people need to understand that they will be able to study from their knowledge and that they will learn to take the good from them all.
The stiff times will assist people struggle for gladness. Gladness isn't complimentary. You have to produce it and work to keep it. The cost for happiness is to undergo and having to query actions that crop up during one's life. People need to be able to adapt to their surrounds so that they can get the most excellent out of them.
You can't exist your living in fright of what can go incorrect. You just need to go out and live your life to the fullest and know that you'll be happy, even if something doesn't go the way that you had designed it to.
The finest kind of happiness is when you know that you are able to be concerned for someone and that they may be concerned about you. They may just be your friends but you care about them enough that you want what is best for them and in return they want the same for you.
This kind of happiness is of the purest form. It is a silent harmony amid people that says that each of you will do anything they can to make the other person glad and that in this development you, yourself, will be able to be happy and take pleasure in the moment.
Happiness may come and go like the seasons but in the end, every moment that you have that is filled with happiness will be well worth the sad or unnerving ones that you have had to endure.
I consider that happiness is an alternative since you can do things to make yourself happy when you're losing. If you're sad, you can put yourself in a joyful environment. In a state, if there is good and bad, look at the fine things and forget the terrible. Plain and simple, you have the power to be happy; you can do things that you take pleasure in. If you're crazy, you can do a bit that you like. If you're down in the dumps, do something that applause you up, something funny. So when you're down, find something that counters your unwanted sentiment into happiness.
And from my current practice I recognize that we can get accurate bliss from prayers. We can establish a link between god and you and it can bestow you eternally
With luv
Dr.Sindhu Joy

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Missing you all


Hello.

How are you? I've missed you.
I know it's been a while. Still, I've thought a lot about you over the last one month.
Please excuse me as I may seem to wander, but I don't know rather what to articulate. As I peep over the recognizable veil that I have kept between you and I for almost a month, I'm now feeling my way making sure it's O.K. to come back out.
I've missed you. Oh, I guess I've said that previously.Well...what I have to say for myself, you may ask. I'm not sure. I guess I just wanted you to know I was still about with much to share.
I needed a break. Not from you. You have been superb. With the hundreds of flattering comments, I was in tears since over 98% of them were good and not spam. I am grateful. Thank you for your love.
There is so much to share. I'm not sure where to start.
Well, the excited election campaign was magnificent. People receive our squad with immense support...Words can't begin to explain how proud I am. We’ve done our part. The rest is up to the people...I m sure UDF is going to win this time
I'd love to hear from you and get your feedback. BTW, don't bother sending me an email. Too much spam came to the one listed. I will get another one soon. If you must get in touch with me, go ahead and leave a comment. Since I moderate all of the comments, I will not post it if it's a personal message to me.
As for Face book orkut and Twitter - I may get back on Twitter and FB. however, don't hold your breath for my keeping up on orkut - way too much work and I have sufficient to do. That's not to say I won't check it out sometime soon.
Believe it or not, I'm busy. Getting back into blogging will allow me to fulfill the calling of written communication. That's easy and I'll work to make more time for this.
Thank you all for your ongoing support for me. I can't believe it. I'm so humbled. Please know that you as visitors have made me feel so appreciated.
God Bless you and I look forward to blogging more soon.
With love
Sindhu Joy