Never knew this. Hence sharing: Some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”::

Never knew this. Hence sharing:
Some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”::

Did you know that the Traditional Deck of the Playing Cards are a strikingly coherent form of a Calendar?

There are 52 weeks in the year and so are 52 Playing Cards in a Deck.

There are 13 weeks in each Season and thus there are 13 cards in each suit.

There are 4 Seasons in a Year and 4 Suits in the Deck.

There are 12 Months in a Year so there are 12 Court Cards (Those with faces namely Jack, Queen King in each suit)

The Red Cards represent the Day, while the Black Cards represent the Night.
If you let
Jacks = 11, Queens = 12, and the Kings = 13, then add up all the sums of 1 + 2 + 3 + …to 13 = 91. Multiply this by 4, for the 4 Suits, therefore 91 x 4 = 364, Add 1 that is the Joker and you will arrive at the number 365 being the Days in a Year?

Is that a mere coincidence or a greater intelligence ?

Of interest is the sum of the letters in all the names of the cards; eg :

add up the letters in “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King” = 52 !

The Spades indicate ploughing/ working.

The Hearts indicates Love thy crops.

The Clubs indicates flourishing and growth.
The Diamonds indicate reaping the Wealth.

Also, in some card games 2 Jokers are used.Indicating the Leap year.

There is a deeper Philosophy than just a merely a Game of Playing Cards.

The Mathematical perfection is mind blowing.

Superb Message – Be Greatful to God

Superb Msg 👌🏻

The qualification that gave you a job is the same qualification someone has who still does not have a job.
Be grateful.

The prayer that God answered for you is the same prayer others have been praying but without success.
Be grateful.

The road you use safely on a daily basis is the same road where many others lost their precious lives.
Be grateful.

The temple in which God blessed you is the same temple other people too worship in, yet their lives are still in discord.
Be grateful.

The bed you used in the hospital, you got healed and were discharged is the same bed many other people breathed their last.
Be grateful.

The rain that made your field produce good crops is the same rain that devastated someone else’s field.
Be grateful.

Be grateful because whatever you have is not by your power, your might , your talent or your qualifications, but it’s just the “Grace of God.” HE is the giver of everything you have.

For everything you have, be grateful. 🙏



Sometimes changing your situation isn’t possible — or simply not possible soon enough. You can’t restructure your entire lifestyle in an instant. You can’t make someone else change against his or her will. And you certainly can’t erase the past. So, what choice do you have left?

*Change your attitude about your situation.*

Doing so will help you shift your approach and ultimately allow you to grow beyond the problems and barriers you can’t immediately control.

Let’s be honest, we all have negative thought patterns we emotionally default to when times get tough. Patterns like people-pleasing, reacting with a victim mentality, succumbing to needless worry, wanting to spend time with toxic people, or indulging in negative self-talk.

It’s time to break up with the faulty patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back! Remind yourself that the most powerful weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. You need to train your mind to see the best of what you have right in front of you.

There’s nothing wrong with being open about struggling with your faults, venting on occasion, or even complaining every now and then. But accept the fact that your thoughts and actions, especially the ones you tend to revisit regularly, are the foundation you cast your future upon. For example, when you think about something repeatedly, you begin to personally identify with it, and your inner identity gradually becomes your outer reality.

*The bottom line is that the biggest and most complex obstacle you will ever have to overcome is your own mind. Let that sink in. You aren’t responsible for everything that happens to you in life, but you ARE responsible for undoing the self-defeating thinking patterns these undesirable outcomes create.*

From an Army officer who is at the forefront of rescue and relief operations at Kochi:

From an Army officer who is at the forefront of rescue and relief operations at Kochi:

“I have been in the centre of activities at Kochi. While there is no doubt the armed forces have been doing a tremendous job and it has to be acknowledged, I would like to bring out the differences I felt in this mission and the ones carried out at Srinagar, Chennai, Uttaranchal and Mumbai.

Firstly to the credit of the civil administration, they have also been in the front and have been operating along with the public. Unlike other places where they had hid themselves and were unwilling to show themselves to the public, here they were shoulder to shoulder with all affected people

Secondly, youngsters had on their own taken on the task of organising the efforts. IT companies had given their people off, to work on relief and rescue. These ppl had all sorts of software programmes created, to coordinate the efforts. The place where they were coordinating the efforts were teaming with the youngsters who were bringing in supplies and other essentials as needed. From my flat complex, young ladies had overnight collected over Rs 3 lakhs and were supplying packed food.

Thirdly, the fishermen community had on their own transported their boats and were rescuing the stranded. Similarly, others also had formed their own little organisations to rescue the stranded.

The population in general did not wait idly for the govt machinery to begin the actions as in other places.

I find tremendous happiness having seen all the groups work together without any sense of religion or caste or other divisions. I had gone to a church with rations and they directed us to a temple as there were more people there.

I am sure with such an attitude, in spite of our politicians and what a number of us say, this country has a good future.”

Great that there are enough people who still believe in humanity above all…. it’s better that the hate mongers keep out… it will be a favour to the nation.

How can I improve myself within a month? 20 ideas -:

How can I improve myself within a month?

20 ideas -:

1. Detoxify your speech. Reduce the use of negative words. Be polite.
2. Read everyday. Doesn’t matter what. Choose whatever interests you.
3. Promise yourself that you will never talk rudely to your parents. They never deserve it.
4. Observe people around you. Imbibe their virtues.
5. Spend some time with nature everyday.
6. Feed the stray animals. Yes, it feels good to feed the hungry.
7. No ego. No ego. No ego. Just learn, learn and learn.
8. Do not hesitate to clarify a doubt. “He who asks a question remains fool for 5 minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever”.
9. Whatever you do, do it with full involvement. That’s meditation.
10. Keep distance from people who give you negative vibes but never hold grudges.
11. Stop comparing yourself with others. If you won’t stop, you will never know your own potential.
12. “The biggest failure in life is the failure to try”. Always remember this.
13. “I cried as I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet”. Never complain.
14. Plan your day. It will take a few minutes but will save your days.
15. Everyday, for a few minutes, sit in silence. I mean sit with yourself. Just yourself. Magic will flow.
16. In a healthy body resides a healthy mind. Do not litter it with junk.
17. Keep your body hydrated at all times. Practice drinking 8–10 glasses of water.
18. Make a habit to eat at least one serving of raw vegetable salad on a daily basis.
19. Take care of your health. “He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything”.
20. Life is short. Life is simple. Do not complicate it. Don’t forget to smile.😊🌟

Your Comfort Zone Will Kill Your Passion: Moving Into Uncharted Terrain

Your Comfort Zone Will Kill Your Passion: Moving Into Uncharted Terrain

We all love to be comfortable.

Comfort conjures in our minds an idyllic life replete with all the trappings of the good life. When we are in our comfort zones, we feel completely secure and are not afraid of challenges – for they don’t exist.

Here at the apex of familiar surroundings, we are the rulers. Everyone and anything bow before us in humble servitude and awe. We want and get what we want without much effort. We can predict what tomorrow portends by just cutting and pasting today.

In our comfort zones, nothing moves, nothing shakes. All is quite and seemingly peaceful. No competition, no challenge, no need to exert ourselves! In a word, everything is ‘cool’, ‘calm’ and ‘collected’ – just the way we like it!

But we all know that life, especially in the business world, is far from being ‘cool’, ‘calm’ and ‘collected’. With the fast-changing technologies and the rat race that characterize businesses today, it would be suicidal for a businessperson to sit on their laurels as though without a care in the world. To think, even for a moment, that we can sustain successful businesses by just ‘sitting there’ is, to say the least, a fallacy.

As business techniques continue to evolve with speed, businesspersons must likewise evolve by adapting new technologies, techniques, styles, etc.

What worked yesterday may not necessarily work today. The fact that your company has in the past employed certain strategies with tremendous success does not guarantee that the same strategies will yield similar results in the future. You should never be ‘satisfied’ with your achievements to the extent that you stop seeking ways to achieve an even better performance.

And this applies to our personal life too. The moment we become ‘comfortable’ and ‘satisfied’ with who we are and what we have, we kill the desire for improvement. However good you may be, you will always find that there are certain things you can do better.

Let us learn to embrace uncharted terrain, even when we feel like we don’t measure up. When you venture into areas that others have given a wide berth, you become unique, a pioneer!

Bill Gates could have opted to get a prime job with a blue chip firm anywhere in the world. This was the comfortable and rational thing to do. Instead, he opted to pursue a dream. Today he is living that dream! He decided to venture away from the mainstream thinking and way of doing things and instead started a company that has today made him the richest man on earth.

Is he now ‘cool’, ‘calm’, and ‘collected’? Not by a billion dollars! He is still reinventing himself and the multi-billion-dollar-company he put together from scratch. In that we can all agree that he is really cool – and damn rich too!

Do you want to live a full life? Extend your boundaries a little further from the ‘comfortable’. And when you reach there, stretch them a little further still. In so doing, you will not only reinvent yourself and your business (whatever it is), but you will also contribute to making the world a better place for all!

You will also realize that you’ve got much more stuff in you than you thought you had. With this realization, you can now venture beyond the outer limits of ‘convenience’ and ‘easy-go-lucky’, and the God in you will arise and help you to move yet another mountain!

The Greatest Act Of Leadership Is Mentoring.


By Dr. Myles Munroe.

The Greatest Act Of Leadership Is Mentoring.

If what you learn, achieve, accumulate or accomplish dies with you then you are a generational failure.

Mentoring is the manifestation of the highest level of personal maturity, security and self confidence.

An insecure person will never Train People, they will oppress people.

Mature people create people greater than themselves.

Your assignment has a shelf life.

You will die one day; so train your replacement.

Your Greatest Gift to the world is your mentee.

True leaders do not seek followers, followers are attracted to true leaders.

The Greatest obligation of true leadership is to transfer your deposit to the next generation.

Leadership success is measured by the success of your successor.

No matter how great you may have been, if you didn’t produce a successor, you are a failure.

You preserve what you built through mentorship.

Legacy is about preserving all that you’ve built by raising other people.

Success without a successor is failure.

Leadership that serves only it’s generation is destined to failure.

If your vision dies with you, you have failed.

Legacy is about living beyond your grave.

Leadership Is not a Sprint but a relay.

The most important part of a relay is passing it on-not running.

The ultimate measure of true leadership is not to maintain followers but to produce leaders.

True leadership measures it’s success by the diminishing dependency factor of its followers.

The ultimate measure of leadership is the ability to leave.

True leadership makes itself increasingly unnecessary.

You are a successful leader when your followers can lead others.

Your goal as a leader is to destroy the dependency of the people around you.

You are a great leader when your people don’t need you.

Make people greater than you and you will live forever.

True leaders do not seek power.

True leaders seek to empower.

True leaders make themselves increasingly unnecessary.

Never confuse your position with your value.

The ultimate goal of true leadership is not to maintain followers but to produce leaders.

The first act of a true leader is identifying your replacement and you begin mentoring them.

You become great by producing people greater than yourself.

When you produce someone greater than yourself, don’t get jealous. Take the credit.

When you train your replacement, you are freed to expand your work.

When you mentor people, your legacy will make your tombstone unnecessary.