Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.

New Year's Day:  Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.  

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty?  I live according to twenty-year-old habits.

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.

Happy Newyear to all my kith & kins

               your' lovingly

Happy New Year 2012

If it didn’t Bring you Joy,
Just Leave it Behind.

Let’s Ring in the New Year
With Good Things in Mind.

Let Every Bad Memory Go
That Brought Heartache and Pain.

And let’s Turn a New Leaf
With the Smell of New Rain.

Let’s Forget Past Mistakes
Making Amends for This Year.

Sending You These Greetings
To Bring you Hope and Cheer

Happy New Year!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

Year-end is neither an end nor beginning, but it happens with all the wisdom, 
experience can instill in us.

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year.
 It is that we should have a new soul

Year old has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. New Year in possession of hours of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the next twelve months!

The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

your's lovingly,

Thursday, December 29, 2011


1. Drink plenty of water.                                              
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince
     and dinner like a beggar
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.                                                  
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.              
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.                  
6. Play more games.                                                    
7. Read more books than you did in  2008.                                
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.                    
9. Sleep for 7 hours. (or   more)                                        
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day.. And while you walk, smile. .  

11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.                                                    
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment          
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.                                    
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.                  
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.                          
16. Dream more while you are awake.                                      
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..            
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.            
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.    
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.            
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.                    
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class
     but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.                                  
23. Smile and laugh more.                                                
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.      

25. Call your family often.                                              
26. Each day give something good to others.                              
27. Forgive everyone for everything.                                    
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.      
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.                    
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.            
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will Stay in touch,

32. Do the right thing!                                                  
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful..        
34. God heals everything.                                                
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.                  
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.                
37. The best is yet to come.                                            
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.              
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.                      
Last but not the least: 
40. Share this to everyone you care about.    
Happy New Year My Dear Friends

Cyclonic Storm 'THANE' brings rain to Chennai

The very severe cyclonic storm 'THANE' over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-southwestward and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 29th December 2011 near latitude 12.00N and longitude 82.50E, about 270 km east of Puducherry, 250 km east-southeast of Chennai (Tamilnadu) and 420 km north-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka). The system is likely to move westwards and cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Chennai, close to Puducherry around early morning of 30th December 2011.

Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (25cm or more) would occur over north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry during next 48 hours. Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would also occur over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema and isolated heavy rainfall would occur over south Tamil Nadu during the same period.

Squally winds speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is likely along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts. The wind speed will increase gradually becoming 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph along and off north Tamilnadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coast from today night onwards.

Storm surge of about 1 meter height above the astronomical tide would inundate the low lying areas of Chennai and Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram & Villupuram districts of north Tamil Nadu at the time of landfall.

Sea condition is very rough. It will gradually become very high to phenomenal along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts.

Fishermen along north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & south Andhra Pradesh coasts are advised not to venture into sea during next 48 hrs.

Damage expected (over north coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh): Extensive damage to thatched roof and huts. Minor damage to power and communication line due to uprooting of large avenue trees. Flooding of escape routes. Storm is expected to damage the standing rice, groundnut and maize in coastal districts of Tamilnadu and rice and groundnut in coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Action suggested (over north coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh): Total suspension of fishing operations. Coastal hutment dwellers to be moved to safer place. People in affected areas to remain indoors. Farmers are advised to drain out excess water from the field to prevent crop damage. Taller crops like banana, leaves may be removed and extra physical support may be given.

Source: India Meteorological Department