Being Selfless – Thursday Tree Love #2

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I was at The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Delhi, a few months ago. The first thought that I had when I saw this place, the one shown above,  is a no-brainer. Yes, I was totally floored by the view.

As I sat on one of the cozy and comfy chair and closed my eyes, cool breeze of the early morning brushed by, ruffling my hair. I heard the bird chirps which seemed to be coming from everywhere, they were of different intensities, different tones, and may be coming from different heights in the trees. When I opened my eyes, I couldn’t see even one, though.

It was so peaceful and tranquil. If I hadn’t had work that day, I would have loved to read a book with a cup of tea in this beautiful setting or may be dozed off for a little while.

This cozy little haven reminded me that I am able to enjoy this slice of nature simply because someone planted a tree a long time ago. 

This made me realize that when he planted the seed of these trees, he would have known that it would take years for these seeds to grow into tall trees and he might not be around to enjoy their shade. But he acted selflessly years ago and planted the seeds, anyway, for anyone and everyone to enjoy their fruits.

This got me thinking that there’s a big learning from that person who planted these trees and the trees themselves.

  • Being selfless…seeing beyond our personal concerns.
  • Doing our bit bit to help others too.
  • Small little acts that would mean a lot to others.

Grab some paper and list things you do / think you might do, to help others, selflessly! Oh, you can share them in the comments section below too!

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Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago – Warren Buffet

Linking this to Thursday Tree Love, a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link up using the linky. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us.

ZZZ… #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

The wind was in her hair and the sun on her face while Bob Marley crooned on the car radio.

A smile lingered on her face as thoughts of meeting him filled her up.

Weekend plans were taking shape in her head as a truck crossed three lanes of traffic and struck her car head-on.

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My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, Z is for ZZZ… or Falling Asleep While Driving.

Maggie’s Law states that a sleep-deprived driver qualifies as a reckless driver who can be convicted of vehicular homicide.

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Young & Reckless #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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The respect they elicited was admirable.

Their camaraderie was awe-inspiring.

They were tight- like a close netted structure.

Before I knew it, I was one of them.

They defended me tooth and nail. Sometimes, literally.

They gave me everything I never had.

They filled a void.

How can I not kill or rape for them?

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, Y is for Youth Violence

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Xenocide #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

You might’ve heard that blood is thicker…

But do you know that nobody fights as brutally as your own blood?

Yeah, they know what makes you tick and all that…

And you know they fought for me too.

They fought tooth and claw to get their honor from death by wiping clean my husband’s clan.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, X is for Xenocide

Xenocide is “the deliberate mass destruction of one group of people by another group or by a regime, with the intent to eliminate a large part of the targeted group due to its ethnicity, religion, race, political belief, social identification or cultural heritage, or due to rivalry over scarce resources.”

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Paintings Online

Have you ever considered buying art online? 

Well, now you can. Gallerist.in is your one stop shop for buying paintings online.

Gallerist.in is a leading Online Art Gallery based in India & open to the world for connecting art and art admirers. You can search and buy paintings online to decorate your home or office space. 

With more than 3000 paintings, Gallerist is exhibiting the art online created by 900 artists worldwide. Gallerist.in can help you select paintings based on the theme, type, cost, idea, etc. 

There are paintings on various subjects like Abstract Paintings, Buddha, Wildlife, Figurative, Floral, Folk Art, Foil Paintings, Cityscapes, Landscapes, Modern Art, Conceptual, Religious, Still Life, Portraits, Nature etc.

A wide range of drawings are available at Gallerist.in. These include Abstract Drawings, Art Deco, Conceptual Drawings, Cubism, Dada, Documentary, Expressionist, Figurative, Fine Arts, Folk, Graffiti, Illustrations, Impressionist and Minimalist Drawings.

You can select paintings designed for the various rooms of the house viz dining room, living room, bedroom and offices are available too. The paintings at Gallerist are affordable and can suit every budget. 

These paintings are created by using various materials viz 24 Carat Gold Foil, Acrylic, Enamel, Fabric, Ink, Oil, Natural, Pastel, Pen, Pencil Colours, Ceramic Work, Charcoal etc. The painting surfaces are pretty varied too. There are paintings and drawings on Canvas, Ivory Sheet, Rice Paper, Thick Board, Cloth, Silk, Ply Board, Hardboard etc.

India, being the cultural hub of fine paintings, Indian painters are highly sought after when it comes to making art talk, to one and all.  On Gallerist.in you can finding paintings from highly creative and talented Indian painters.

Buddha Paintings 

For centuries, Lord Buddha paintings have been considered as a symbol of prosperity, and wealth. This sentiment is echoed by both Hindus as well the Buddhists

The presence of Lord Buddha in homes has been considered divine and spiritually enlightening. It encourages people to strive for the sense of peace and enlightenment, just the way the lord had done himself. 

There is also another reason people place the images of Lord Buddha in their home and offices. According to Feng Shui and Vastu, keeping paintings of Lord Buddha increase the flow of Chi and bring prosperity and great fortune. You can select from a wide range of Buddha Paintings at Gallerist.in and bring serenity and calm in your life.

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Elegant Dancer Painting

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Krishna Painting

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Locomotives

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Go on and buy art and paintings online and also motivate budding artists achieve recognition and dexterity in their work at Gallerist.in. It’s just a click away, log in and experience an exhilarating escapade into the world of art at Gallerist.in and make it your own.

Workplace Woes #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

No one said anything. Maybe there was nothing to say.

No one even cringed. Maybe it was routine.

I had always thought that it wouldn’t happen to me.

And if it did, I’d scream. I’d shriek and certainly raise hell.

But when it really happened, I was too scared. Too humiliated. Too embarrassed. Too silent.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, W is for Workplace Harassment

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Vitiating Acts #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

Raising his hand, he instructed the group to hang back.

He circled around the block and asked them to move only when he was certain that nobody was watching them.

The guys spread out and stealthily moved towards their target.

At his signal, the group covered the cars and walls with graffiti and hate messages.

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My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, V is for Vandalism

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Unlawful #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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He studied for years, every scrap of knowledge he could get his hands on.

A breakthrough was all that he wanted.

When an opportunity knocked on his door, he simply jumped on it.

There was no looking back as he got deeper in his work.

His mantra, if it’s on the internet, it isn’t private.

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My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, U is for Unauthorized Access to a Computer

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Terrible Tragedy #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

There’s something magical about a bazaar.

It’s always abuzz with lively sights, sounds and smells, she observes nonchalantly.

Listlessly, she buys some things and rushes to her car to get away from it all.

“Madam, your bag”, says the panting boy.

She turns towards him with shock or may be surprise as the bomb explodes.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, T is for Terrorist Acts

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Snitch #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

I appear relaxed, but inside I’m all nerves as I walk out the door.

Without looking back, I then break into a run.

A hand stops me.

“You should be in better shape before doing this”, the guard sniggers while pulling the slimming-belt covering my tummy.

“Why do you think I took it”, I remark.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, S is for Shoplifting

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