17 July, 2010

This Paradise of Mine

A tiny ray of sunlight,
Sparkles on my finger.
Like a pretty diamond,
On my hand it lingers.

It's a beautiful feeling lying there,
Beneath a calm blue sky.
The wind sweeps through my hair,
As it swishes by.

A cute-lil bird,
Perched up on a branch.
Chirps away sweetly,
Speaking to my heart.

The merry brook nearby,
Is of true delight.
It dances to a Waltz,
Filling my soul with joy!

A Petal - dainty and pretty,
Comes fluttering down from the sky.
I watch it dancing lightly,
And feel it come, rest on my eye.

I turn my face to the other side,
An explosion of colour greets me.
Row and Rows of Blossoms,
Sway in tune side-by-side.

Sigh! Sigh and Sigh,
Is all that I can do.
I do not want to leave this Paradise,
But leave it - I have to do.

Not for long though,
Not for long you know.

'Cause all I have to do,
Is slowly close my eyes.
And there it is in front of me,
My sweet Paradise.

Peace and Tranquility,
Bits of Hope and Happiness.
A place spiced with Love and Joy,
A place made just for Me!

Venice :)

03 July, 2010

Billion Hearts Beating

This post of mine is quite different from my earlier posts. I just liked the concept and hence felt like writing about it.

I came across the Billion Hearts Beating Campaign through Indiblogger. This Campaign seeks to create awareness among people about the importance of keeping their heart in good health. This campaign is being run by one of the premier health-care group - Apollo in partnership with the Times Of India.

I feel it is a good initiative taken up. In today's lifestyle, there are among us few who value health. Most of us on the other hand love to indulge ourselves with harmful substances that torture our health, without us even realizing it. So a campaign like Billion Hearts Beating brings to our attention the damage we do to our body system.

We sit in front of computers the whole day, type, type, typing away... we hardly move from our seats, some of us even eat our lunch at our desks!! Also, with materialism all around us, we hardly ever walk... the only time we do walk I think is when we have to get to bed. Trains, buses, cars, elevators - though they make life a bit easier, they also make us so dependent on them that we forget that we could jump off them a few streets away from our destinations and continue on foot to the place we need to reach.

Junk food, rich food, spicy food, french fries, ... mmmm, makes ones mouth water doesn't it? I have always been a big fan of junk food... it's so tasty and yummy and oh-so-tempting, who can not do without it? However, I've just changed my mind after reading through this healthy heart talk... How can I harm my heart? It's the one thing that helps me Live, it's the one that sees to it that I get to do so many things in life... So, difficult as it may seem for me, I pledge to stay away from oily food and junk food. Sigh!

We don't exercise enough too... Our muscles and mind need some exercise to feel refreshed in order to help us tackle our daily chores and work. No wonder, we droop, slouch and have headaches and body aches most of the time. Without exercise our body feels zapped with no energy!!  Everyday I make up my mind that the next day, I'll start yoga or aerobics... but it's never happened, till now! Well, yoga, here I come, finally!

If we don't take care of our hearts, we may be inviting coronary  heart disease, heart attacks and other heart diseases.

But don't lose heart :)  There are ways to maintain the health of your heart.. Here are

92 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
"Sourced from www.apollolife.com”

You can read more about  the heart, the risk factors, tips to keep your heart healthy, see inspiring videos and other heart related news over here:  Billion Hearts Beating

Plus, if you are an Indiblogger, you can join the campaign and pledge to keep your heart healthy by the following ways:

 So guys, those of you who would like to Support and Pledge for the health of your heart, you can do so by clicking on the "20,000 Bloggers for a Billion Hearts" Widget that I have pasted on the right hand sidebar.

Those of you who do click on the Pledge, please leave a comment below saying that you've clicked on it and mention that you have pledged for A Billion Hearts! Thank You!

I have taken the Pledge to Get enough Sleep... will do so now on!

This thought just popped into my head - If I don't take care of my heart... how will it take care of me?

Venice :)