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Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!-Sebastian Coe

“it turns out we were some people which has been chosen by God to be happy in a different way # beggars” ys sroyer

The topic ‘Another Day’ reminded me of Phil Collin’s song ‘Another day in Paradise’

An emotionally touching song! Worth watching and listening!

Love this song.

For you and me it’s another day in Paradise.

But for beggars and homeless- it’s another day of battle!

Why begging?

Begging can be out of necessity or because it has become a habit.

Poverty is the main culprit.

I don’t have any idea of beggars or homeless people in other parts of the world, but in India, we do come across beggars and homeless people in most of the cities.

Problems faced by the beggars are too many including no home or proper food and poor hygiene.

Less said better about their health condition.

I also understand that there are gangs that force people to beg.

Chances of getting abused or trashed (thinking that the person is a thief) are possible.

It’s much worse in case of disability.

The government is helping these helpless people by taking various measures to stop it.

Many NGOs are also helping in eradicating this problem.

Another day in beggar’s life

Let us imagine ourselves as a beggar.

  • When you wake up in the morning no water to brush your teeth or take a bath
  • Proper clothing and grooming are your biggest problems
  • You must live nearby restrooms (provided by the Government & NGOs)
  • No breakfast most of the times
  • If you are lucky you may get breakfast at the wastage bin near a hotel
  • If you are fortunate, during begging you may get some coins, if unlucky you may be showered scolding and shouting
  • If your coins are sufficient in number and worth, then you can try your luck for lunch which is not guaranteed every day
  • Forget your dinner
  • You get drenched during rainy days and have to sleep or sit on those drenched pavements
  • During hot summer days…chances of you getting dehydrated and suffer sunstroke- a possibility.
  • As a pavement dweller, you can get hit by erratic vehicle drivers

I can go on and on…

So before you complain…

“Before you complain about your life, remember the life you are living might be someone else’s dreams” Manoj S Naik

But life is life and to be lived fully!

“There were worse things than death, as she’d discovered. Sometimes living took far more courage. Facing another day. Enduring. Those things took strength. Far more than dying” Maya Banks

Message

“If you are reading this, be sure to count this on your blessings list.” Anthony Liccione

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Crow

“The crow does not hide its prey, but calls for others to share it; So wealth will be with those of a like disposition.” Thiruvalluvar

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Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument.

Kaleidoscopes are toys that always mesmerised us during our childhood.

As adults, we too enjoy the designs it creates.

Sir David Brewster of Scotland invented this instrument.

The term Kaleidoscope has originated by utilising Greek words…meaning ‘observer of beautiful forms’ (wonderpolis.org) also means, a changing and enjoyable mixture or pattern. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Do Kaleidoscopes remind you of anything?

Just think my friend.

Our lives remind us how things can change with in a blink of an eye!

“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change and all patterns alter” Sharon Salzberg

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Lollygag

“Who needs fiesta when you can have siesta” unknown

What is the meaning of Lollygag?

Lollygag means to spend time idly or aimlessly.

Who does not love to be lazy?

Oh! those days of early childhood

Laughing all the time for no reason!

No tension.

No need to remember the day.

No heartaches.

No job.

No worries.

No responsibilities.

Somebody pays for all the expenses and fun!

Everything is free!

Every need is taken care of!

Just get up late in the morning and that’s it. The whole day is yours!

How I wish I get back those childhood days!

Was life kind to you during your childhood my friend?

My childhood life was mixed with both unhappiness and happiness.

But I miss it a lot when I look back.

Irony of Life

The majority of the Adults miss childhood though as kids they wanted to grow as quickly as possible.

Some have memorable childhood and others have nightmarish childhood.

That is the way of life.

Nothing can be done.

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Nightmare

“Of all the things you choose in your life, you don’t get to choose what your nightmares are. You don’t pick them: They pick you” John Irving

The above image is a millipede.

They feed on decomposing vegetation, faeces or organic matter mixed with soil, and play an important role in the breakdown of plant litter.

Thus maintain the balance in Nature.

What exactly is a nightmare?

A nightmare is said to be a disturbing dream associated with a negative feeling.

Simply put, a nightmare is a bad dream.

Said to be prevalent in the children.

Nightmares are said to be related to stress.

Also, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) patients usually suffer from nightmares.

Common insects like bed bugs, caterpillars, scorpion flies and cockroaches can induce nightmares in some.

Are you aware of nightmare-inducing insects?

These are really scary creatures, unlike the one I just mentioned above.

Then check this out.

15 of the world’s Nightmare inducing insects

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Foreboding

“The ego is like too many dark clouds around the sun – the sun gets lost” Unknown

Clouds in general resonate with some of our emotions

Different clouds bring different meanings and these things depend on your current mood and situation.

Do you remember fog?

When clouds descend on earth we get fog, and you know very well that fog clouds your vision.

It can mean that you are in confusion and you lack clarity in matters of decision making.

Does the colour of the cloud tell something?

Yes, my friend.

White clouds indicate positivity and stability.

Dark clouds are heavy and can make us a bit low.

Dark clouds are linked with darker moods.

Many feel they are intimidating.

Dark clouds on the horizon psychologically keep you depressed.

Darkness symbolises hidden aspects.

Of course, some people enjoy the very presence of dark clouds, since it brings plenty of rain and replenishes the dried earth.

Positive aspects of dark clouds

My friend, do you remember the phrase ‘Every dark cloud has a silver lining”?

Yes. Dark clouds whether, in the sky or your mind, are temporary.

Life is full of ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ and the majority think that their life is always ‘down’s only.

My friend, when the storm approaches in your life … stay positive.

Dark clouds also indicate that brighter days are ahead.

Every negative occurrence has a positive aspect.

Whenever there is sorrow, remember that happiness is somewhere but nearby.

“You can appreciate the light. But before that, you have to know the darkness” Unknown

And clouds can appear and disappear in no time.

What does this tell us?

Just like clouds appearing and disappearing nothing in our life is constant.

Life is a constant change.

Known friends can become strangers.

Friends can even become enemies.

Your loved ones may not be with you forever.

One day your life is on the top and the other day you feel like disappearing.

The point is that just flow with your life both on brighter days or during darker times.

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✔Ragtag Daily Prompt- FOREBODING

✔Hammad Rais’s WEEKEND SKY photo challenge

Fog is not mysterious, fog is the mystery itself- Mehmet Murat ildan

What is fog to do with our mindset?

“When you are happy, you feel the sunshine even inside the fog; when you are unhappy, you feel the fog even in the sunshine” Mehmet Murat Ildan

The above quote perfectly analyses the human’ mindset.

Human minds are unreliable

It’s worse than a monkey’s mind.

I really can’t understand why the human mind has to be so complicated.

I guess Animals other than monkeys are better off!

“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”  John Milton

Strange that we lead simple life into a mess.

Do you have any answers?

I don’t have an answer.

What about you ?

I think We all are crazy.

At least can you try for a reasonable and acceptable explanation?

No chance my friend.

The truth is revealed in this lovely quote.

“(Sometimes) you will come face to face with the sudden and shocking realization that you are completely crazy. Your mind is a shrieking, gibbering madhouse on wheels barreling pell-mell down the hill, utterly out of control and hopeless. No problem. You are not crazier than you were yesterday. It has always been this way and you never noticed.” Henepola Gunaratana -Psychology today

Can our minds be pure?

Just not possible.

Accept it. Live with it.

The only thing that is possible is, you can become better than the person you were

yesterday.

Since our minds can not be pure, all the time, we experience sorrow.

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves” Buddha

Now coming to Fog vs Mist

Many times one gets confused with the usage of ‘fog’ & ‘mist’.

Both are made up of water droplets, they differ in density and location.

Fog is denser than mist.

Mist is a lighter version of fog.

Fog is a cloud reaching the ground level.

Fog reduces visibility less than 1 Km (3280 ft)

Mist reduces visibility to less than 1 to 2 Km (3280 to 6560 ft)

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Scattered

“Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble” Roger Tory Peterson

In the above image, you can notice that birds are scattered instead of forming their usual line pattern while flying in a group.

When does such a thing happen?

My friend, it’s because of the noise.

Rising noise levels giving these birds a nightmare.

What is noise pollution?

Noise pollution is harmful noise.

Noise pollution has detrimental results on human health and other living creatures well being.

Noise pollution can result from industrial, transport or simply from the friendly neighbourhood activities.

I further add

✔festival season/celebration noise which mostly includes bursting firecrackers.

✔Wars in various parts of the globe

Bursting crackers in the urban setup

Birds and animals go into panic mode and lose the sense of direction.

Many birds dash against the walls or hit the glass window and die.

One must realise that fireworks are a nightmare for these innocent and beautiful birds.

Many birds die after being hit by a sky cracker and some birds get burnt.

These firecrackers disturb the bird’s daily routine.

Pollutants from these firecrackers are harmful to both humans and rest of the God’s creations.

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Sweltering

Exhausted

Can’t decide, if I need a HUG, and XL COFFEE, 6 shots of VODKA or 2 WEEKS of SLEEP

What else to do?

The heat is unbearable.

Today’s temperature is 42ºC (107.6º)F

Hug gives me confidence & strength to carry on with this life & heat. Sadly I am all alone.

Better to have an ice-cold XL coffee, which is not available immediately.

They said Vodka ‘chills’ me out.

Some said alcohol increases body heat.

Contradictory signals!

I am confused.

Finally, I decided to sleep,

Yes.

Sleep is the best medicine.

Convenient to dream of owning this world.

Thank you so much for not waking me up…

Have a wonderful ‘Ice cool’ day!

When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind.Ajahn Brahm

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Droplets of Grace🌧️

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” Unknown

“True, the sun and the wind inspire. But the rain has an edge.

Who, after all, dreams of dancing in the dust? Or kissing in the bright sun?” Cynthia Barnett

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