Sunday, 28 May 2017

My Secret Superpower

Let It Go

Close your eyes, clear your heart, smile and let it go.
We shouldn’t over think, just let it go. My peace is more important.

This is my secret superpower that I have and I am still trying to improve it.

I am very good at analyzing the behavior of the people around me.

My secret super power tries to understand the reason for people behaving in a particular way.


Whenever there is any kind of clash between me and people close to me, I just let it go. I forgive them not because they deserve my forgiveness but because I feel for them and try to understand the situation or condition or problem with them that made them behave in such a way. I try to analyze the reasons that made them behave in such a way. What might be the deeper issues triggering those reactions in them. In this way it doesn’t hurt much and I become normal very fast, after the misunderstanding created.

I believe that it is the situation around us that makes us behave in a particular way and the circumstances makes us the person that we are. And if we don't get proper guidance and support at the right moment then we develop some bad qualities .

People who appear to be mean or hurtful, usually they don’t do it intentionally. It’s the side effect of some situation or event that happened to them in the past. But, yes, there are always exceptions to this.

In my opinion, "let it go" is something which can help in building strong relationships.

What I believe is, if there is some kind of fight between two people in any relationship, before coming to the conclusion if we consider and analyze the situation or circumstances around them that made them behave in that particular way then relationship can move in good direction.

Sometimes we have some difference of opinion with our dear ones on few things. What I realize is, most of the times, no one is wrong, all of us are correct at our own place. It’s just that priorities and circumstances are different for different people. So instead of having an argument with them, we should start listening to them which could make our relationships more strong. So, here let it go means understanding everyone's situation of having a different opinion and let go the resentment.

I don't take time in saying "sorry" to people who are important to me because my peace is more important to me than anything else. We can become more efficient in this by making our heart and brain more in sync.

Anger is a natural reaction. All of us get angry from time to time. But while anger might be inevitable, the way we express it is not. Holding on to anger for a long time will mature into bitterness. If we don't sort it out soon it can become corrosive for our relationship.

Sometimes when we have an argument with our partner and there is an exchange of harsh words, just try to understand the reason for them behaving in such a manner. We shouldn’t keep the bitterness in our heart. Let go the bitterness as fast as possible. We should become the silence breaker after the fight. We should make the first move and say "sorry" or "I love you" or "it’s OK" or whatever we wish and watch the other person melt.

I believe the one who takes the first step is the real winner in the fight.

So, let go of bitterness, let go of argument, let go of grudge, let go of sourness, let go of anger, let go of grievance, let go of resentment, let go of hatred, let go off ego and let there be only love, peace and happiness.

 ‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Origami Domino

Origami Domino 

One of the best activities to engage kids of all age groups

Summer vacation starts and all the parents start looking for activities that would engage their kids for a long time. We don't want our kids glued to the TV watching cartoon channels whole day. Children want a new toy every day, and after playing for some time, they will throw it somewhere, and again ask for a new toy. All of us know how difficult it is to engage kids in good activities.

Domino experiment is a great way to introduce the concept of speed and chain reaction. It can also be used to explore cause and effect, energy and motion.

Domino effect means that when we make a change to one behavior it will start a chain of reaction and cause a change in related behaviors as well. We can explain this to our child.

We can start the domino experiment with origami domino. Later we can buy domino blocks for the kids if we want.

It is very easy to make origami domino. We just need any piece of paper. We need to cut the paper into squares of same size and fold it, as shown in the video below. Please go through the video to see how to make the dominoes and experiment the domino effect.

Some advantages of engaging kids in origami domino experiment are:

Teaching kids to "Play By Themselves" 

Once kids will get interested in making origami domino, they will start making paper dominoes on their own and learn to play and organize by themselves. Sometimes playing alone is important for kids.

I saw my kids getting so much excited for making more and more dominoes. They were making dominoes whenever they were free. They wanted to make as many dominoes as possible, so that the experiment looked really beautiful. 

Great Toy for kids who don't play with toys

Once they develop their interest in dominoes, it is the best toy and activity, especially for kids who don't play with toys.

A video to make origami domino and show the domino effect experiment

Parents can participate in this activity with their kids 

We as a parent can perform this experiment with our kids. We can explain them the concept of chain reaction. We can even help them in understanding how can this concept help in real life as well. How our behaviors are tied to one another. One good habit leads to another good habit. Domino effect holds for negative habits as well. One bad habit leads to another bad habit.

One of the "Best kids' Activity"

I found it as one of the best kids' activity, to engage our kids for a long time. This activity also helps them in understanding the concept of chain reaction, energy, motion, cause and effect etc.

Group activity

This activity can also be done in a group. So kids can make origami dominoes of different sizes and play together with friends in a group.

Creativity, Imagination and Curiosity

This origami domino experiment can help in developing kid's creativity, imagination and curiosity. Kids can create a number of patterns with the dominoes. They can make domino patterns of different sizes. Colorful patterns can also be made.

Best out of waste

We can start this activity with any waste paper. Waste pages of previous year notebooks can be used to make origami dominoes. Later, we can use colored origami paper if we want.