7 things to learn from a child …..

by Sunil Bali, 16-10-16

7 things to learn from a child:

1. Be happy for no reason

2. Be totally immersed in whatever you’re doing

3. Focus on now, not yesterday or tomorrow

4. Have no ego

5. Forgive quickly

6. Go where there is excitement

7. Stay where there is love



For my vegetarian friends read "nut roast" instead of "turkey",

Computer: "Enter new password."
Me: "Beef stew"
Computer: "Sorry, not stroganoff"

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and wondered, “Who ties up your shoelaces?"

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. “But why?” they asked, as they moved off. “Because” he said, “I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."


Live big & love deep.



Mission Impeccable …..

by Sunil Bali, 09-10-16

Before she became famous, Marilyn Monroe used to cover the mole on her face with make-up.

When fame came, it was decided that Monroe’s face was too perfect and symmetrical, and a beauty spot would make her face more interesting.

In human affairs, predictability, order and polished to perfection can actually be dull and uninspiring.

Isn’t a film with a few unexpected twists and turns far more captivating than one where you know exactly what’s going to happen?

Uniqueness is far more valuable than perfection. If you don’t communicate your uniqueness, then an opportunity has been lost.

Too often we worry about how we’re supposed to act. But what the world really wants from us is not perfection, but authenticity.

So trust and embrace yourself just as you are, in all your glorious imperfection, because who you really are is good enough.



Why did the chicken cross the road? Because you didn’t cook it – Gordon Ramsay

This beef is so undercooked, it’s started to eat the salad -Gordon Ramsay

A priest walks into a Buddhist temple and the monk says, "Why the wrong faith?"

Procaffeination: putting things off until you’ve had a coffee.

Well it’s,

One for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Four for marketing
Five for customer services
Six to hear these options again


Live big & love deep.



Stuffocating …..

by Sunil Bali, 02-10-16

Given that shops are full of Xmas gifts and decorations, one could be forgiven for thinking that the season for stuffocating is upon us.

Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky says that the problem with buying stuff is that the happiness associated with it is relatively short lived.

This is in stark contrast to experiences which create much longer lasting and happier memories.

Her advice for making happiness last, and to avoid what she calls "hedonic adaptation" and the vacuousness of consumerism, is to focus on having,

  1. Great relationships which include at least one or two very close relationships.
  2. A purpose in life which drives you to get out of bed each day and make a difference.
  3. A variety of peak experiences which make your heart sing. This could be anything from singing to skydiving, or cooking to kung fu. It’s really whatever works for you.

So there may indeed, only be three steps to heaven.



Dumb says to Dumber:

"Have you seen the news headlines? Three Cliff Walkers have fallen to their death"

"Unbelievable," says Dumber. "I can’t believe that they had the same name."


Live big & love deep.



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