Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Kids Freesouls wishes all readers ‘Farewell 2003 & Welcome 2004’

Choose Life and Heal the world. May you possess

Happiness - Deep down within
Serenity - With each sunrise
Success - In each facet of your life
Family - Beside you
Friendship - Close and caring friends
Health - Inside you
Love - That never ends
Special memories - Of all the yesterdays
A bright today - With much to be thankful for
A path - That leads to beautiful tomorrows
Dreams - That do their best to come true
Appreciation - Of all the wonderful things about you

May Peace be with you, me & us. Keep the faith

-Editor, kidsfreesouls
(Editor's note: copyright ilaxi)

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

To all Readers who pass by this Blog.....MERRY CHRISTMAS !

Faith is a light that dispels ignorance and darkness around. Faith is the hope that keeps you surfing on the waves on a sea of storms. Faith is love. Faith is grabbing the magical moments in life. Faith is deciding, daring, challenging and striving to reach the goals. Faith in whom we believe is intimacy & commitment to fulfil service towards mankind. Faith is trusting in tomorrow and dreaming God’s dream of a beautiful world with love, peace and joy to humanity. This Christmas, Kids Free souls offers a small prayer for all FS Readers

Bless the whole wide world, dear God, Upon this Christmas day,
Let hope and faith, love and peace, come to light the way.

Within the golden candle glow, The bells’ sweet silver chime,
The stories and the carols sung, Let all know Christmastime.

The shining radiant evergreen, Each gift and card and prayer,
In glistening snow and twinkling star, Merry Christmas everywhere.

May Peace be with you, me & us. Keep the faith

- ilaxi,
Editor, Kidsfreesouls
(Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Sometimes it is nice to be ‘Jack of all trades but Master of none’ Internet is an invaluable Resource for learning. There are millions of sites and one has ample opportunity to have free tutorials on subjects like HTML, Java and even C++. The most important factor is the TEM – Time, Money and Energy. We all have 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, yielding 168 hours per week. Take away the sleep hours and hours engaged in fetching results we desire! Hence, its wise to work ‘smarter’ than work ‘harder’ and this requires efficient ‘Time Management’ Walt Whitman, the poet, said it best, "The most powerful time is when we are alone, thinking about what we are to do." Daily Planning helps us to focus on what is really crucial and important in our day to come and permits us to identify time to use wasted hours more productively. So, grab the opportunities, think and make your selection and frame your goals keeping in mind the TEM.

Ahoy! Sail ashore Computing wise, thinking twice.

- ilaxi,
Editor, Kidsfreesouls
(Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Sunday, November 02, 2003

One of the most neglected Educational snag in Summer Vacation and Schools is ‘Lack of Reading Habit’. Ask most of the kids and they seldom prefer Reading as a hobby. No wonder, most of the child’s school day is devoted to reading-skills instructions yet, words remain bookish and many kids can hardly read any other book other than the school Text. This is a major drawback, which is overlooked by many Educators and parents, which becomes a serious ‘stumbling block’ in the development of a child in the later stage.There are lot of distractions out there with Television programs, computers, activities and entertainment fun. If reading is not encouraged, kids won't develop the vocabulary, the skills and ease of reading. Fluency creeps out. And they cannot communicate! Once they lose interest in reading, it's hard to get them back to motivate to read. They can't read fast and face climbing mountains when they peek to higher classes. Relationship between alphabet and speech sounds needs to be balance with phonic learning in beginning and than clicking to whole language, literature reading. Conversational skills come along with word power, quite naturally! Gone are the days of the Library reading class or writing a Book review. When reading is on back seat, writing a review of the book is far away hobby kids can adopt.

Kids Freesouls Announces a 'Book Week' every year in November. Dive into the Ocean of Knowledge picking up pearls of Education, Entertainment & Information to share with friends. Books widen the doors of imagination and stimulates the mind. Desire of Knowledge is a natural feeling. Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Some read to think, some read to write but majority of them need to talk! Our mind is a wanderer as it create thoughts, thoughts create intentions and intentions create reality! Thoughts rule the world! The mind in its own place and itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.

Happy Reading, Keep the faith.

- Editor, Kidsfreesouls

(Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Saturday, October 25, 2003

There are magical moments in life that come unexpectedly when the darkness disappears and the sun rises above the horizon. This happens when there is hope, there is faith, when there is faith, there is love and when there is love in our hearts, there is service and this is when Miracles happen! Blessed are those in whose hearts faith flows freely and whose dreams are shaped by their hopes with the heralding of the New Year, bringing in peace and happiness around us.

Kidsfreesouls wishes all
"A Happy Diwali & Happy New Year".
May your dreams turn true.

Keep the faith

Saturday, October 11, 2003

A.G. Krishnamurthy, once said in his interview in Business standard “It does not matter how far-fetched your dream is. The secret is to hold on to it. If you can dream it, you can do it. You don’t even have to try. All you have to do, is not let go.” True, The stars lie hidden in your soul and every dream precedes the goal. So, don’t let your imagination run dry and reach for your goals, scattering the pearls of your wisdom around to build a niche for yourself. Afterall, Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievements. Follow the four P’s – Plan Purposefully, Prepare Prayerfully, Proceed Positively, Pursue Persistently.

Keep the faith

-Editor, Kidsfreesouls

* A.G. Krishnamurthy is the founder of Mudra Communications, MICA and Magindia. Currently the Chairman of AGK Brand Consulting. And my ‘First Boss’ in my career as Krish's Secretary which began at ‘Shilpi Advertising Limited’ – ilaxi

(Editor’s Note : Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Friday, October 03, 2003

In music, one must think with the heart and feel with the brain and so, after every silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music! And when you face a closed door and you’re feeling hopeless, know that all doors can be opened, making way for you to step right in and this is when music vibrates in the air which brings in love, hope, peace and solace making life more easy to trudge along smooth. Music is speech of angels, a universal language of mankind. This is when faith builds hope within to bring sunshine into the shadows of our lives. It is our link for a better tomorrow but if hope is gone, so to is our life force. And when hope is kept alive, so too is our determination to go on.

Feel the music, feel the love, keep the faith.

- Editor, Kidsfreesouls

* On occassion of Navratri - Festival of nine nights of Music & Dance

(All Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Each person is born in an environment that influences upbringing as from childhood and from the culture, society or family, the person ‘you’ make waves to confront the darker shadows and its then being assertive that makes a difference. The world’s disaster, natural or man made may never stop but it’s the more unity of ‘We’ rather than ‘I’ to keep one community worldwide alike and that’s to observe a religion of ‘Humanity’. If differences defuse, black seeds of anger, ego, hurt, hatred ness or the like melts and remains is a universal dream of ‘spellbound happiness’ It is nick of time to infuse moral values in kids and check their EQ, IQ & adopt to SQ. Researchers puzzle that some of the IQ scores do fairly poor and waste their potential by thinking, behaving and communicating in a way that hinder their progress. It is more evident that present times demand more IQ, EQ and the coming third wave generation would definitely have to sort for the third ‘Q’ – SQ (Spiritual Quotient) Blend the three together and a ‘Genius’ is Born!

So, check those ‘Qs’ Live up to potentials, Keep breathing Alive, Quite Naturally!

-Editor, Kidsfreesouls
(All Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Saturday, September 13, 2003

It's Raold Dahl's Birthday on Sept. 13 (1916) - a profilic writer of children's stories, adult fiction and film scripts born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His stories are marked by nightmarish or fantasy elements, grotesque humour and surprise endings. His most popular books for children are Gremlins(1943), James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (1964).
Dahl's adult fiction includes the short story collections Kiss Kiss (1960), Tales of the Unexpected (1979) and Raold Dahl's Books of Ghost Stories (1983). He wrote the screen plays for the James Bond film 'You only live Twice' (1967) and the Children's classic 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)  Raold died in1990 leaving behind his books that find place on top shelves in kids rooms.

Indeed, Books widen the doors of imagination and stimulate the mind. Desire of Knowledge is a natural feeling. Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Some read to think, some read to write but majority of them need to talk! Our mind is a wanderer as it create thoughts, thoughts create intentions and intentions create reality! Thoughts rule the world! The mind in its own place and itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.

Surf Blossomsmile ilaxi's world and dive into the ocean of Knowledge. Read the reviews and there, you sure pick up some gems! Enjoy!

- Editor, Kidsfreesouls

Friday, September 12, 2003

The Zero Ground is the bitter memory of a devastating fall of the Twin Towers. September 11 (911) marks the two-year anniversary of an attack that shocked the world. September 11th changed lives around the globe, and its impact can still be felt today.

Like Robert Schuller says in ‘Why Bad things happen to good people’, there stands no exceptions for good people and god leave us room to be human. The story of a man named Job reflects the story of a pious man, a perfect person who has faith in god, yet God takes his trials when Satan challenges god and tells him to take away his riches and comfort and then see how good he is. Yet, God rules! Job has faith in him and does not flinch! “Behold, he snatches away and who can hinder him, what are you doing?’ (Job 9:12 – Bible) Job said we live in an unjust world and we cannot expect fairness. There is god but he is free of the limitations of justice and righteousness. God even has a hard time keeping chaos in check and limiting those evils can do. And like our very own Hindu Religion says, Kalki Yug is here, the destruction of evil on earth and god comes riding on a White Horse to do so!

At this hour, one can pray for peace to the souls and hope, peace prevails all over the world and terrorism with its deadly claws, sleeps to rest forever!

-Editor, Kidsfreesouls

Thursday, September 11, 2003

In their religious goals, men do not differ from one another, no matter where they live and when. All seek favor and protection against dangers of life. They pray for courage in hour of conflict, comfort in time of grief, guidance in daily concerns. They release pangs of conscience. There are six great Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Some have similarities but all six obviously have supplied answers to some of the great questions raised in every human mind by the mystery of life. All of them help men to bear their sorrows. They all tell men how to live, give assurance in the presence of death. Every Religion has noble teachings and lofty moral goals. As Osho says "God has been talked about in every corner of the world but God has remained far away, beyond the stars. Only India has established that God is within man. And in realizing that God within man, only India has given man the capability, the dignity and the beauty to be himself becoming the temple, the shrine. How every being can become a temple and how each being in each moment can become a prayer - this you can call my Dream" Leaving aside our Religious Differences, the World can be a Better Place on earth and spread the message of a big great Religion called HUMANITY!

God Save Mankind, God Save the Universe
Let there be Peace on Earth. Scatter sunshine - Let Love fill the colors of Life!

- Editor, Kidsfreesouls