Monday, May 02, 2016

Our mother Earth

Our mother earth,
a beautiful jewel
surrounded by emptiness.
The vast blackness space
pierced by the brightness
of her sapphire blue.
Home to countless souls
living under her care.
Nourished by her,
protected by her.
Yet there are those
who fail to understand
this simple truth of life.
Raping her mercilessly
for their own selfish needs.
Destroying her
day by day.
When will man learn
that without our mother
we will surely perish.
If we are not kind to her
there will come a day
when her patience will be tested
and she will retaliate.
On that day, all hope will be gone,
and we will be no more.
Reduced to a mere memory

in the darkness of space.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hope for my life

There was a time
when my life was empty.
Without meaning ,
without direction.
An automaton
going through motions
pretending to be alive.
Then a light from heaven
gave me hope
in the form of an angel
who turned my life around.
You gave me purpose
to be strong,
and to keep walking ahead
in the fiercest of storms.
My greatest joy is to hear your laughter.
My greatest wish
is that you find happiness in life.
For all that you have given me

I will love you with my life

Friday, April 29, 2016

Snapshots of Matale

Some pics from a recent visit to Matale, Riverston, and Sembuwatte lake.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself.

An interesting article that I found on A lot of people are too focused on greed, that the miss smelling the roses. I can't say that I follow all these steps at the moment, but I'm definitely going to give it a try.

#1. Start spending time with the right people.
#2. Start facing your problems head on.
#3. Start being honest with yourself about everything.
#4. Start making your own happiness a priority.
#5. Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly.
#6. Start noticing and living in the present.
#7. Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
#8. Start being more polite to yourself.
#9. Start enjoying the things you already have.
#10. Start creating your own happiness. 
#11. Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance.
#12. Start believing that you’re ready for the next step.
#13. Start entering new relationships for the right reasons.
#14. Start giving new people you meet a chance. 
#15. Start competing against an earlier version of yourself.
#16. Start cheering for other people’s victories.
#17. Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations.
#18. Start forgiving yourself and others. 
#19. Start helping those around you.
#20. Start listening to your own inner voice.
#21. Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks. 
#22. Start noticing the beauty of small moments.
#23. Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.
#24. Start working toward your goals every single day.
#25. Start being more open about how you feel.
#26. Start taking full accountability for your own life.
#27. Start actively nurturing your most important relationships.
#28. Start concentrating on the things you can control.
#29. Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes.
#30. Start noticing how wealthy you are right now.

Read the full article here.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Good manners while traveling in public transport

Something we lack...

Found this great post on FB, for a public service campaign to improve the manners of passengers on public transport. Not sure what the country is, but think there is a lot that we can learn from it too.

A majority of Sri Lankans rely on public transportation. While it's  not the greatest in the world, it's all we have. One way to make it pleasant is to be considerate of other passengers and not be a nuisance. If all passengers make it a point to be nicer to each other, then the journey would be a more pleasant experience.

There was another great article on Yamu about the same subject.

7 Types of People You Get in Sri Lankan Buses

So, the next time you are on public transport, be nice.