Monthly Archives: November 2007

Three words …


Some of the most significant messages people deliver
to one another often come in just three words. When
spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to
forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore
relationships that have cooled. The following
three-word phrases can enrich every relationship.

I’LL BE THERE – Being there for another person is the
greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present
for other people, important things happen to them and
to us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are
restored emotionally and spiritually. ‘Being there’ is
at the very very core of civility.

I MISS YOU – Perhaps more marriages could be salvaged
and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said
to each other, “I miss you.” This powerful affirmation
tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and

I RESPECT YOU – Respect is another way of showing
love. Respect conveys the feeling that another person
is a true equal. It is a powerful way to affirm the
importance of a relationship.

MAYBE YOU’RE RIGHT – This phrase is highly effective
in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed
emotions. The flip side of “maybe you’re right” is the
humility of admitting “maybe I’m wrong.”

PLEASE FORGIVE ME – Many broken relationships could be
restored and healed if people would admit their
mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are
vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. A man
should never be ashamed to own he has been in the
wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is
wiser today than he was yesterday.

I THANK YOU – Gratitude is an exquisite form of
courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good,
close friends are those who don’t take daily
courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their
friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the
other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely
constricted often do not have the attitude of

COUNT ON ME – “A friend is one who walks in when
others walk out,” Loyalty is an essential ingredient
for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that
bonds people. Those who are rich in their
relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When
troubles come, a good friend is there, indicating “you
can count on me.”

LET ME HELP – The best of friends see a need and try
to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they
can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and

I UNDERSTAND YOU – People become closer and enjoy each
other more if they feel the other person accepts and
understands them. Letting others know in so many
little ways that you understand him or her is one of
the most powerful tools for healing your relationship.

GO FOR IT – Some of your friends may be non
conformists, have unique projects and unusual hobbies.
Support them in pursuing their interests. Rather than
urging your loved ones to conform, encourage their
uniqueness-everyone has dreams that no one else has.

I suppose the 3 little words that you were expecting
to see have to be reserved for those who are special;
that is I LOVE YOU.

Gone are the days [Nostalgic]


Our Past Days

When the school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and benches!

When we queued up in book depot,
And got our new books and notes!

When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays,

Yet managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.

We learnt writing with slates and pencils, and

Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!

When we began drawing with crayons and evolved to
Color pencils and finally sketch pens!

When we started calculating first with tables and then with
Clarke’s tables and advanced to 

Calculators and computers!

When we chased one another in the

corridors in Intervals, and returned to the classrooms
Drenched in sweat!

When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
Playgrounds, under the trees and even in cycle sheds!

When all the colors in the world,
Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays!

When a single P.T. period in the week’s Time Table,
Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!

When cricket was played with writing pads as bats,
And Neckties and socks rolled into balls!

When few played “kabadi” and “Kho-Kho” in scorching sun,
While others simply played “book cricket” in the 

Confines of classroom!

Of fights but no conspiracies, 

Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!

When we used to watch Live Cricket telecast,
In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!

When few rushed at 3:45 to “Conquer” window seats in our School bus!
While few others had “Big Fun”, “peppermint” ,

“kulfi”, ” milk ice !” and “sharbat !” at 4o Clock!

Gone are the days
Of Sports Day, and the annual School Day,
And the one-month long preparations for them.

Gone are the days
Of the stressful Quarterly,
Half Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most
enjoyed holidays after them!

Gone are the days
Of tenth and twelfth standards, when
We Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests!

We learnt,

We enjoyed,

We played,

We won,

We lost,

We laughed,

We cried,

We fought,

We thought.

With so much fun in them, so many friends,
So much experience, all this and more!

Gone are the days
When we used
to talk for hours with our friends!

Now we don’t have time to say a ‘Hi’!

Gone are the days
When we played games on the road!

Now we Code on the road with laptop!

Gone are the days

When we saw stars Shining at Night!

Now we see stars when our code doesn’t Work!

Gone are the days
When we sat to chat with Friends on grounds!

Now we chat in chat rooms…..!

Gone are the days

Where we studied just to pass!

Now we study to save our job!

Gone are the days
Where we had no money in our pockets

and still fun filled on our hearts!!

Now we have the ATM as well as credit card but with an empty heart!!

Gone are the days
Where we shouted on the road!

Now we don’t shout even at home

Gone are the days
Where we got lectures from all!

Now we give lectures to all…

Gone are the days
But not the memories, which will be

Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and
Ever and ever and ever …..

Gone are the Days…. But still there are lot more Days to come in our Life!!



Beautiful Poems


I never asked
For a blessing like you.
Like I’ve spoken to God
And my wishes came true.

I asked for a person
To love and to hold.
To be loyal and faithful
Not angry and cold.

God placed you on Earth
As I quested to find,
The one who would be there
So sweet and so kind.

In my wildest dreams
I would have denied.
That something so perfect
Could at all be supplied.

You have such a sweet face
But you are so much more.
You’re my friend and I love you.
Your flaws I ignore.

With this small, simple statement
I give you and pray,
That you’ll love me forever,
And forever you’ll stay.


I truly love you, this I know,
And what we have… continues to grow.
Every day we share is great;
To see you again, I can hardly wait!
We used to be friends, and it was lots of fun
I sometimes miss those days- a ton!
But, to ever think that you were the one…
That was something I would never have done.

It’s kinda weird, but in a good way,
I feel like we began just yesterday.
I am sometimes confused, which I know hurts you,
And that is the last thing I want to do!
But I am still young and so are you,
The road will be bumpy but true love will see us through.

I write these poems to express how I feel.
I know this we share is something real.
There is a chance we will eventually end,
And that is not on what we depend.
It is not discussed between the two of us,
Because it is not what we feel we should do,

If we ever do part from each other,
I know I will, still, never lose you.
We will always be just as close, if not more,
‘Cause what you are to me is so different than before.
You have stayed by me in really hard times,
I’ll never thank you enough,
You know some days are still really rough.

I will always be here, if you just need a friend,
I know you do not always understand me,
But I know when it comes to us,
you cannot help but see.
Your heart will never be blind to you,
this you know is true,
And right now, my heart tells me… I love you!


Expression for me is something hard to do.
I am still finding answers
to all of the uncertainties in life.
And then one day I met you.
You bring a smile to my face,
A brightness to my life,
And meaning to my soul.

When I hear your voice
My heart begins to palpitate.
When I look into your eyes
I feel butterflies.
I never knew what expression was.
You have taught me the meaning.
You are a person that will always
have a place in my heart.

I may not know what love is
But I know what I truly feel.
You inspire me.
Your wisdom, love, and friendship
Is something that is so real.
Your words touch my heart.
I trust everything you say.
You do not let me feel unnoticed
And you brighten up my day.