Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1-2-3... Happy Birth Day Aarav... You are 3 today !!


Last year same day.. posted a blog on your 2nd birthday and could not stop writing this year too and will keep writing on every birthday my son !! Many Many happy returns of the day little master!!

Three years ago on this day, we welcomed most precious bundle (“LisAnk-Aarav”) of joy in our life. We knew life would change after having baby but we never understood the extent of how much you can love something until you came to our life. We thank god every day for gifting this bright, smart and handsome boy !!

I don’t even know where to begin this post. It’s your third birthday and since my last post I have millions of things and thoughts to express for you Aarav !! Let me start with few of them on your 3rd birthday.

Our day started seeing you sleeping peacefully in the bed at around 7:30am. As always.. by the time you wakes up.. I would have completed my 20% work time !! ;) You wakes up late everyday dude… ! Thank God you are enrolled for afternoon class for your pre-school. But don’t be happy… you are on wait list for morning class anyway, so in next few weeks you would have to wake up early and go to school… J J We ordered very nice cake for you with your loving car theme (which was any way surprise for you). The moment we open a cake your expression for "wow" was not for cake but was for CAR... ;) We took you to the school and during the circle time we celebrated your birthday with all school kids and with your loving teachers. Thank You MLC School  (http://mlcschool.com) for allowing us to celebrate Aarav's birthday. You were not expecting Dady and Mummy at school for your circle time and you were sad initially (dont know what were you thinking) must be afraid that Dady and Mumma would stay at school and with that thought how would you enjoy :) 😝 After your memorable birthday celebration we came back home and  you started your regular school time and activity. We requested your teachers to make a wish and write something in your beautiful memory book we made with all your beautiful photos... Thanks to MLS staff for your wonderful wishes on Aarav's scrapbook!

This year has bought many many changes in life since last year. We have been noticing lost and lost of change in you… Speaking is one of the biggest change.. You have started speaking almost everything… I use to call you a copy cat ;) few months back you started copying everything I speak at home J

Most beautiful thing you have started doing is.. giving big hug when I come home. Well, that’s not it… you have special style of giving your Daddy a HUG. You first ask me to go 10 feet away and stand there, then you start counting 1,2,3… all the way to 10.. The moment you speaks 10.. you run towards me and jump on me to give me a Billion Dollar HUG J !... Well, what could be the biggest thing in your life compare to this B$$ HUG from your son! You are awesome dude!! You are naughty and Apple of everyone’s eye… ! Keep doing your Bakada with Daddy every night before sleep time:)

I always mentioned in my posts that you have been feeling our book of memories with lots and lots of happiness…! Any time we go back and picks up any random page of this book, It was always you with lots of fun and happiness my Son! I am sure…you will keep feeling thousands of more pages!

Wishing you a very happy birthday my Son.! Keep smiling, be happy and always try to be a reason for other’s happiness in life !!

Love You,
LisAnk-Aarav

Sunday, January 22, 2017

You learn in any case... - Happy New Year !!!



First blog post of this year !! So, Happy New Year dear readers J

2017 has finally arrived like every new year and we are almost done with first happy month of 2017. New year always bring new challenges in many fields which will allow us to learn and grow even more!!

This time of the year is filled with moments of celebration, reflections and resolutions- all of which are great for inspiration and making the necessary changes one has been thinking about in the past year.
It is also the time to assess the year that has passed. So what happened during 2016 and what to do for new year?

Everybody expect life to have smooth way, nobody expect their life to have painful bumps like a 'ROLLER COASTER' ! Things may go wrong in life, everything is up and down in life. Every year has new challenges and opportunities with lots of fun, learning !! Like every year this years was also an awesome year together, we had lots of fun and many good learning experience… ! Most of them are really nice in terms of learning!! Let’s all step back for a few moments and think, list down all major good/bad events occurred to individual’s life. I must say… every event would teach you something to learn and accept few things.. whether it is good or bad. Good events teaches you how to share, celebrate and enjoy quality time while bad events teaches you even more… like how to react, fight bad time, learn, accept and how to move forward with all set of new positivity. I strongly believe It’s a matter of how you look at it together.

With all these things in mind…. 2016 was more special for us in terms of many things…. Aarav… our Son started speaking, started his pre-schooling and his first music class! Isn’t it fun and fantastic memories when you see your kids learn and do things first time….
Our parents visited us and we visited home country for short vacation and had lots of fun together! Towards end the 2016 we bought a new family car… We had many more events and celebration we expressed it with friends and family together and added few more pages to our memory book!   

Everyone has their own learning and experience from past year and new thinking, expectation from new year ! Like everyone we also learn many things nice way while some hard way….. but you learn in any case!

I wish new year would be 1000 time more better than past year for everyone! Stay tuned for more exiting post this year !!

Wishing you all very happy healthy and wealthy new year !!

Thanks,
Inspiration With Ankit

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Its my first day of school Mumma Daddy !!


People say first day of pre-school should not be stressful. Well, yeah.. we also tried very hard and made plan thinking small things in advance to be relax on first day of Aarav’s school ! It was not a stressful day, busy though :) !!

Aarav was pretty excited to go his school today. Actually he was keep asking to go school from last few weeks. We knew the reason, in our recent vacation trip to back home India, he use to see my niece and nephew going school everyday, different school activities etc... Every morning he use to see School bus and kids going school. He was pretty excited to see them going school and was asking us “Daddy School… Mumma School” pointing his finger to the school bus. We took him to my niece’s school couple of times when we were in India, he was happily playing around with kids, running behind them on schoold ground, following kids what they do. We thought while he likes this activities and showed his interest to school, let's start his school. 

After coming back to states we started exploring different options to start his pre-school and choose “Montessori Learning Center” (Best school around our area)  . We visited school couple of times and met teachers there, Director of school Ms. Diane and teachers are very nice. We had a great school tour to see the facility and activates, we also discussed many things on how they teach kids, methods of teaching alphabets, we are impressed with their methods and way of teaching kids.  After our school tour and a discussion with School director, we choose this school for Aarav and enrolled him for 2016-2017 !

First day of school is a big step in our children’s lives. There will be new feelings for both kids and for parents too. As a parents we hope our kids will be excited and enthusiastic. Parents would be in hopes and worries about how their children would be.  There are lots of information available online on tips, strategies on how to prepare for this big step. Believe me, every parents would have mostly common story (with some differences)!! Sending a child to pre-school for the first time will be emotional roller coaster!! We will have to contain our emotions to help our child to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Today was a watershed step, first day of school !! We were pretty excited and started our day with all our plans we made in advance to be on time at school and do the document work for his school registration. Everything went well, Aarav was pretty happy too, He was thinking that Dady and Mumma are also going to stay at school with him. Aarav’s school timing was at 1:00pm, we reached little early as per plan to introduce Aarav to other kids. They opened school door at sharp 1:00pm, we took and entry. He was still happy, following other kids with his school bag in his hand. We completed some documentation work with school director. We were all set to move out from the school leaving Aarav with other kids and teachers.
                                                                                    
One of the teacher came and asked Aarav to join other kids for their school class and immediately he turned his face with surprise and asked us… “Dady come… Mumma come..” But we had to leave him there. This was the time he started realizing that mom and dad are leaving me alone and he started crying… This was a tough time, seeing your kid crying and leaving him there. But We were confident enough on school and techers. We came out of school, He was crying, we were still be able to hear… ! We thought of waiting outside school at least until he stops crying. After 5-10 mins, He stopped crying. Teachers did an excellent job on keeping Aarav busy on different activities, he started playing with other kids also. I drove back to work and Lisa went back Home. After one hour we called school director to see How is he doing and he was doing absolutely fine.

Well, I must say, we were eagerly waiting for 4:00pm where his school ends, Lisa reached school early to pick him up, the moment door opened and he came out and saw Lisa.. He cried and complaining Lisa about why did she leave him alone. Why didn't she stayed there ? After few minutes he was absolutely fine and started telling us the schoold time story, what did he do, what he eat, what kids were doing, how did he played with others etc.... (obviously in his language which we 70-80% understand ;) ). 

First day of school was a full of excitement for Aarav and specially for us with lots of emotions !! Looking forward to his upcoming school days! Thanks you to Montesorri staff and school director and wishing you all the very best dear Aarav ! Have fun and enjoy each and every moment in life !

Love You,
LisAnk-Aarav

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Good Friends just never say Goodbye !

Good Friends just never say Goodbye !

Could not stop writing this post guys ! I know it is hard to say sweet bye and depart to a different place. But you know guys… Things will comes and go but few friends, quality time and memories never goes !!




It has been a nicely spent time together in world’s one of the beautiful place. How can we forget games we use to play till late night, lots of fun and other outing activities we have done together.  I still remember the first day we met at “stay bridge, San Diego” since then journey has been marvelous in many ways, spending time together, sharing lunches and dinners, playing  few interesting games like poker (desi 3 patti with videsi coins/money J), “Kali 3di J” etc etc….

As we all know time flies, it really does. You guys are awesome, we will never forget good time we spent together specially in last few days, we are going to miss “Jeevika” a lot !! I would never forget one beautiful moment about Aarav and Jeevika we saw today… It was an awesome moment. I have these memories captured and already watched it few times J God’s glory is best seen through the eyes of Kids !!   

It was kinda emotional moment to say you guys a ‘bye’ but happy to see a bright future for you guys in coming months.

Wishing you guys a very best of luck for new location. Stay in touch and have fun at new place!

Take Care,
LisAnk-Aarav


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Learn, Accept and Move On !! :)

When life gets tough, just play pretend !! J


6 years ago, I wrote on post on “Don’t lose your smile because there are people who relies on it” which helped me and many of my near ones to pump the motivation to “move on” !

People many time thinks that it is the end of world. Well, it’s not… Thing, time, people, weather everything changes…… We just need to learn, accept and move on !

As we journey along each day of our lives things will come with different surprises and we just need to accept with smile and keep moving ! Don’t forget, there are always bunch of people who relies on your smile J !

There could be many instances in the life like, losing job, losing relatives, losing your friends etc… Time in these situations are always painful but it’s part of life, either you accept or not, such things do happen.

But here, I must say, we must put efforts hard to keep things alive. I believe the best way is to ask your heart and see whether you have done your part at its best, if yes… just don’t regret, accept it and move on ! If no, try to put things together, try to let go, I am sure things will be in good shape. If with efforts it still does not work and you don’t see positive outcome then Understand one thing….. People change and sometimes they are no longer compatible with your lives… ! I think people change for two reasons. Either they learn enough that they want to or they have been heart enough that they have to.

One of my backbone motivator always use to tell me “there will always be a Hope, possibilities and Opportunities "!

Company does not stop just because CEO dies or leaves…..
Carrier does not stop just because you failed in exams…..
Life does not stop just because you lose somewhere…..
Likewise, things does not stop just because you think J

There is always a Hope, possibilities and opportunities, just figure it out and Move on !

Life simply does not end…. Just Keep moving, keep rocking and keep smiling !! Remember  “A smile you sent will always return” (One more post written years back on Smile J)

Have fun, Keep rocking and Enjoy,
Inspiration With Ankit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Its Dady Mania !! Say... Cheese !

It’s your magical Smile "Aarav" when I “say Cheese” !!



Despite loving natural photos, there is something special about photos captured after you say two magical word “say cheese” !! BTW How did you know Aarav, whether I am taking selfie or capturing your photos from rear camera? Any way I have been accepting your many learning things these days, so one more to that list !

It is amazing that how fast you grow and how fast you grasp and pick the things you like. We have been observing your attachments with DADY and MUMMA !! Well, for mumma you just started .. ! Lisa, don’t worry… there is nothing that you or I could do… I think it’s toddler’s way of making their choices ;)  Well, Its “DADY MANIA” !! Lisa, I understand it’s really hard not to feel a bit guilty if you are the one being ignored specially when I am around ! When I am not around, any way he does not have choice and behaves like he is totally yours.. Shall I say “MUMMA MANIA” throughout day and “DADY MANIA” rest of the time and whole weekend ☺?

I think this is pretty common situation for most parents and have been hearing same stories from lot my friends. Every home would have one (DADY) or another (MUMMA) “MANIA” ! Its toddlers way of grow. Remember there is no standard for toddlers!  Let me also clarify that It has nothing to do with one of you being loved more. It is mostly because of familiarity and comfort with their routine. In our case, for few things he needs Mumma while for some he needs Dady !  Dady cuddles would calm him down when he cries while Mumma would not work in this case! (well, don’t get me start on back pain I have after lifting up every time, this was one of the potential reason we thought we should change this MANIA to MUMMA !!) Likewise there are few other things where Mumma would work but daddy would not… like changing diaper, potty, lunch, dinner etc… ! 

I think, MANIA is something that we create, kids are like plain slate and we keep writing and filling content that we would like. Creator of MUMMY/DADY MANIA are parents themselves !!
I believe, its manageable and can be control by doing few things that we just started. For example, He loves music and wants DADY to dance with him all the time. Now we start putting our effort to make him realize that MUMMY can dance too

Things may vary parents to parents but believe me... No matter MANIA goes to Mumma or Daddy but it’s all fun !! Enjoy your Mania !!

Love you
LisAnk-Aarav

Sunday, February 28, 2016

When things go wrong, take right and keep right !

Dear All,

You have always dreamed of planning perfect wedding, perfect trip, perfect celebration or perfect life but no matter how carefully you plan it, there are many things that can go wrong!!

Everybody expect life to have smooth way, nobody expect their life to have painful bumps like a 'ROLLER COASTER' ! Things may go wrong in life, everything is up and down in life. Being an engineer, I take life exactly as “sinusoidal wave”, frequency of wave could be different for individuals though. Thousands and millions of factors keeps changing with respect to time and as a result this sine wave frequency keeps updating!! Isn’t it interesting? Well, that is all about life !  

I have been hearing one of the great and motivational statement from my Dad and would like to share it across you all. He always says "લાઇફ મા તડકો અને છાયો આવયા કરે" which means Sun lights and Dark are part of life, you cannot stop them from your life. Sunlight (Happy time) and Dark (Painful time). You cannot avoid or stop them as they are under control of thousands of factors, some are under your control while many are not !!



We all must have feel/seen painful time in our life. I always chat with my Dad whenever I feel dark time and he always inspires me on  how to tackle and pass this time. He said if you think things are not going right and you feel frustration because of dark time in your life, you would surely cook wrong things as "Frustration and Fear triggers your bad Time Bomb !!"  He thought me some important things to take care while things go wrong !!

  1. Cool Down; Think with cool mind
  2. Share your time with person who always inspires you, Don't spare your time with who you think is just adds fear or frustration in life.
  3. Always take some advice and suggestions from person who you believe and start implementing those.
  4. Things/Time does not come with label “RIGHT”, Do your best and make it RIGHT !!
  5. Motivate yourself and keep it up.
  6. Don’t think about bad time which has already been past and think how to make presence and future good.
When things go wrong, take right and keep right !

Enjoy,

Inspiration With Ankit !

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Aarav, You are 2 today !!

I don’t even know where to begin this post. It’s your second birthday and since my last post I have millions of things and thoughts to express for you Aarav !! Let me start with few of them J

On your second birth day I just went back and read last few posts and it brought an emotional feeling to my eyes! Can’t believe you are 2 today !! Two years ago on this day, we welcomed most precious bundle (“LisAnk-Aarav”) of joy in our life. We knew life would change after having baby but we never understood the extent of how much you can love something until you came to our life.  We thank god every day for gifting this bright, smart and handsome boy !!



Our day starts with seeing you sleeping peacefully in the bed. By the time you wake up I would have completed my 25% work in office and around 11:00am phone rings with your Mom’s number and I come to know that you are UP now and Mom’s duty running behind you starts !! I don’t think I need to mention how much you love, cartoons specially some standard ryams like “Wheels On The Bus”, “”Johny Johny Yes Papa”, “Head, Shoulder, Knees and toes” etc…  You would always need those ryams to play either on tablet, TV or on Mumma’s Cell Phone. We have been observing a great change and growth in terms of many things, like learning letters, ryams, signs, numbers and speaking on your way no matter what that means, How funny it is !!

This year has bought many change in life since last year, You are like talking machine !! You know what you say when you have been asked to say something! Ok… Here are few of them… J

Bus is Bushee
Dog – Dodee
Orange – Oenge
Apple – Ishee Apple
Shokes – Souse
Lightee – Tightee
Yellow – Ellow
Aero plane – Coooo
Helicopter – Coooo
So sorry – So Soeeee
Dhubaka - Bakada (This one is real funny in Gujarati though)
Seven - Senen
Jany Jany Yes Aapa...! :)


Isn’t it funny  ! You know I have lists of words in my mind, If I start writing those, it will be many…! J

You wouldn’t know how much you like Buses and Aero Plane ! Thank god we are living nearby Bus Transit station, whenever we go out we at least  be able to see few buses going in and coming out from the transit station. The most exciting part for us is when you say “Baaa Bushee… Baa Bushee” with smiling excitement on your face whenever you see buses ! How exiting !! You are dady’s super little buddy, always ready to give hug especially when you say “No” J.

You made many friends in this two years, Devarsh, Aangi, Rian, Naitik, Akshat. When you all gathered at one place, you use to play like anything and makes us busy in one or another way J !! Funny ! I don’t know where you all will be in future, one of you might be a business man, engineer, doctor, dancer, artist, or may be a politician J I am just guessing… I know you all would do best where you are at ! Wish you all the best for future, you all have bright future ahead of you !!  There is always something special about seeing you sleeping so peaceful. You wouldn’t like to go bed until late night and that to be you would always first like to jump in the bed with us, you make us horse and ride on us J and then you fall down many times in between and laugh like anything until you feel yourself tired!

You are Naughty as ever and still the apple of everyone’s eye, You manage to smile so easily. In the melody of your parent’s lives, you are the sweetest note ! Happy Birthday to you my sweet son Aarav. You are the light of my life and we are proud of your parents. You have infinitely made us stronger and better individuals, we look forward to each and every day we spend together. You bring more love and happiness to our life than you will ever know.

Wishing you a bright future with lots of friends, fun, happiness ! Happy 2nd Birthday Aarav. Love you to the moon and back again a million times over.

Love you..

LisAnk-Aarav 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year !

Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festivals celebrated by families around the world. Deepavali (actuall name of Diwali) means "a row of lights." This auspicious day is also known as the "festival of lights. There is a saying “An Happiness can be found from darkest of dark if one knows how to switch on the light” !

There is so much happening during this whole week, people starts preparing for Diwali, shops (e-shops J) are full of sales and there is light all over. People celebrates Diwali with many other things like firecrackers, visiting friends and family places and having lots of sweets ! Well, I miss those days celebrating Diwali with lots of firecrackers and lights on streets with friends. A lot of regulation here.. but still we manage to celebrate with some of crackers in our patio J One of these years, I am going to take a vacation to celebrate Diwali back home town to renew my Diwali spirit.



Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year

Diwali is one of the biggest and brightest festival in India and we do celebrate it with full of enthusiasm and happiness. I would like to celebrate this Diwali by expressing thanks to all my friends, family members, near and dear ones ! You all are awesome and I am lucky to have you all in my life. 


Diwali is the last day of Gujarati Year, Today, Vikram Samvat 2072 begins. So wishing you all a Happy New Gujarati Year. May this new year comes with lots of happiness in your life. Few messages on this new year… that I would wish we all could follow this year.

1. Value your family and care as much as you can
2. Make your parents happy and be the reason for their happiness
3. Spend quality time with your family and friends
4. Stay focused and motivated in life
5. Help poor and needy people whatever way you can



May This Diwali be as bright as ever and brings joy, health and wealth to you and your family. May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity. I wish you all a Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year !

Happy Diwali & Happy New Year!
LisAnk-Aarav

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I hold your little hand in mine, it reminds me that life is so fine !!

I could not stop writing this post Daddy's little guy !! Actually, I must say, every day is a new post with lots of fun and excitement when you have baby at home!!

I am sure, all parents must have experienced this fun, every parents probably would have different story to share. Here is ours... and this one is for you my life.. Aarav !


I still remember the post I wrote last year on "parenthood" and fun.. ! You were 9 months old and were away from your Daddy for few weeks, I know how hard was that time! I can't believe 20 months have passed since you came in to this beautiful world. Time flew so fast, may be because we enjoy, we really did enjoy watching you grow up my son ! I must say, you fascinate us with your every little milestones. You are the one making us feeling happy every day and busy too ! You are the reason of our life little one... ! I don't know if I will be able to do what it takes to achieve all my dreams but I do know that I will do whatever it takes to help you achieve all your dreams as you grow up.

We are observing changes within you. For instance, we noticed how you reaches out to brightly colored toy cars. How can we forgot your interest in music? We were thinking babies at the age of one and half probably would not know about the specific type of musics and you proved us wrong my hero !! We surprised to see you enjoying music. Well, place does not matter fro you, you are just enjoying :). I still remember that shopping day, we were busy in debating to chose some cloths while you were enjoying and dancing on the song played in the store, I recorded that moment in a short video and enjoying to see you and your innocent dance on the floor every time we play this :). I tried not to miss single moment of our life together and keep recording, lots of selfies, videos, photos and of course few blog posts :) I am sure you will enjoy each and every thing when you see and feel this !!

I still remember the first word at the age of 11th month you pronounced saying "baasssh.." it was soo sweet to inform people "that's.. it" but for you it wasn't !! :) Later, each day something new.. few of them are "Basee... (this one is for bus)", "Ohh nuuuuu", "Oooooo", "Mummaa", "Dadeee" etc... Wait, How can I forget "Ishikaa.." :) Today I could see you are trying to copy every single word we ask you to speak with your cute way ! Whatever you speak is way more impressive and cute than we speak, no matter whether its correct or not !! You would not know how cute you were speaking unless you hear yourself all these moments I captured for you. You know, I am addicted to your cuteness your laughter, your sweetness hugs and kisses, magic and your response to the music and dancing with me. I love that you let your imagination make your and our life more exciting and colorful.

You would probably enjoy the moments and fun you have enjoyed with your first friend in your life.. Devarsh ! Lucky you that you have Devarsh as first friend in your life. Couple cutees are waiting for the best time to come in to the beautiful world to give you a company :). I am sure and wish you all will have fun in future and enjoy your life wherever you all may be !! Have fun guys.. life is yours!! 

 There has never been, nor will there ever be anything quite so special as the love between you and us !

Love you LisAnk-Aarav !

-Ankit

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Thank You !

I was standing in the greeting card section of the grocery store a couple of days ago, I just couldn't find a card that could adequately express the love that I feel for you Lisa. After a 4 years of marriage, I just can't believe how happy I am !


From last couple days I have been thinking that how often I express my appreciation to you for all such things that you have been doing for me. Today, I could not stop writing myself. “Thank You” for your all support and being with me during my bad and good time. Last 4 years that I have passed would have been not so memorable if you would have not been part of my life. I would like to ensure that passing years have not diminished my love and caring nature for you in the least, Instead my love only depends on time because it always gives me more opportunities to appreciate how you have been managing challenges in our life in good and bad time. I would like to express thanks for all your support and care that you have been doing for myself and family from last 4 years.

I was recalling memories of our travel to many states of USA and India, late night long drives on express ways, fun with friends and family etc.. 1st March, 2011 was the day when the new chapter of our life started, since then we have been writing lines by lines and paragraphs by paragraphs. It always gives me more happiness whenever I go back and open any page of this chapter and read any paragraph, because each and every paragraph has one or more reasons for the happiness J. Thanks for writing such a wonderful memories on one of the best chapter in my life, I wish we keep filling up the contents for coming years and years and years !

I know, 2014 is the best memorable year in our life as our dream came true! We blessed with a Cute little pie, our little champ “Aarav”. Since then the days are passing extremely fast with lots of happiness every day. I would not like to miss the opportunity to celebrate so much of happiness that we gathered together since last 4 years. Hope you loved the arrangement! Aarav, you made our life even more beautiful, adding lots of happiness every day. We wish you a great life with lots of happiness around.

I was given a mic during the party by my friends and asked to express the feeling over the past years of togetherness, the moment I start expressing thanks for them, they stopped me saying friends are not whom you should express thanks J… My dear friends you guys are awesome !! made our life even more joyful ! I know here you would not be able to stop me J

Thank you all of you my friends, you blessed us with your best wishes on the occasion of our 4th wedding anniversary and our cute little Son’s first birthday. Special thanks to all of you who attended the party and made our day even more wonderful. Without your presence that day would have been just like another day in the calendar ! I still remember the time, decoration was not ready, arrangement was not done till last hour and you guys made it possible with your hard efforts. Friends like you all made my party totally worthy!

The music wouldn't have been exciting, food wouldn't have been yummy, drinks (soft one J) wouldn't have been slurpy if you hadn't come to our party ! By gracing our party you guys have graced our heart with joy and our day with good wishes !

Love you LisAarav and Thank you all.
LisAnk-Aarav !

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I owe you guys !!

One more weekend staying away from family… and can’t stop writing myself !

It has been around 2 month my loving wife and cutee hero little Aarav on vacation and are back home in India. There are couple of things I was thinking when we were planning for this vacation. We thought a lot together and decided for couple months vacation for my wife and little one as dear and near ones were waiting to see them back home, especially “our little hero”. I was in dilemma whether to let them go on vacation these many days or not. The reason is, I started realizing the life without family, especially without my 8 months old hero who keeps charging his daddy every day. But then we took a decision and finally made a travel plan to make other family members happy back home country. So the vacation started with a new paragraph of one the chapter in my life! Now they are back to home town for vacation, people were extremely happy to see them back especially with Aarav (LisAnk’s little guy). They all were very happy and started enjoying life all together with lots of fun and memories. Initial days I was too feeling very happy to see them enjoying back home with parents and other family members and at the other hand, getting a chance living alone here in freedom with bachelor life J.  But I must say this freedom you would not accept after couple weeks especially when you have little on in your family, missing you "Daddy's little guy", counting these days ! I still remember, I wrote a blog on April 2010 on "Somebody was crying whenever I was flying" Here the situation is kind of reverse :), You never know what is waiting ahead in your life.



Here I would like to express thanks from bottom of my heart to all my near friends who took care of lot of things during this time when I am away from family. They never let me feel away from family. During this time there were many occasions, gathering, celebrations we had but I must say guys, in none of these events I felt that I am away from family. Weekdays are kind of busy for most of us so time would go fast, but weekends are kind of long time to pass without family but they (specially all my younger sisters :)) always arrange something over the weekend and never forgot to invite me to be a part of it. Mostly it is kind of potlucks, gatherings, playing games, making some gossips, going together for bowling, pizza parties, and more importantly make memories out of it. So time was passing fast and I am not feeling away from family. Mostly every weekend or some time during the weekdays they somehow arrange dinners for me and they always try to make me feel like I am not away from family by making delicious home made dishes. Every time I go on dinner, I always felt having dinner with family as I never felt its just a dinner but always felt a dinner of delicious dishes made with lots of love, kindness, friendship and feelings of caring nature !! They keep arranging potluck mostly over the weekends with different reasons and never forgot to invite me. They knew that I can cook something for potluck but they never asked me to do so and come with some recipe. You guys have took care of many things when I am away from family. I would like to express my thanks for all such things not only by writing but would like to arrange a small party for you guys once my family back home :) I must say without you guys it would have been difficult for me to pass the hard time away from family. You guys have made memories in one of the chapter of my life and I owe you guys !! 

Have a wonderful life and god bless !

Regards & Love,
LisAnk-Aarav

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fun, Love, Memories and happiness is what you get when you are in parenthood !

“Dreams always comes true, and ours came to us wrapped in blue” 
 

Our's came to us on 31st of Jan, 2014 and since then the life changed completely in many ways. Today he turned 9 month ! Life filled up with all sets of new happiness and joy when baby arrives. We realized that he (his name is Aarav) made love more stronger. Initial 8-10 weeks he was mostly sleeping without knowing when to sleep and when not too J So that time was kind of challenge for us.. but you know, I must say even with sleepless nights I was totally charged in every morning for the work and having excitement to come back home soon finishing work fast to see cute smile. So the time was flying fast with an excitement to go home after work to see baby every day. After coming home we use to go out for walk with baby and believe me these moments are real memorable as you could see extremely different reaction, excitements and fun on baby’s face. We laugh when they laugh, we smile when they smile, Baby remind us what it’s like to be happy with the simple things in life. They are so innocent that whatever expression you give them they will return those with a cute smile which is what you always wait for and that will force you to smile... Isn't it ? :)

Somewhere I read and our parents also told us that we should go out for walk every day for few minutes. Giving baby an opportunity to see the world with different things, lights and fresh and natural air in their initial growth phase. This is very useful for the babies as it helps improving baby’s vision and grasping power in terms of their growth. Seeing your baby with different expression on their face is extremely different experience. Isn’t it ? I am sure the moment you see your baby with different expression, you would try to give the same expression in return. Isn’t it a fun you have ever enjoyed? Giving them a different expression with full of joy is a one of the great fun in the world. We have been realizing and enjoying these moments of life with ‘Dady’s little Guy’. At the age of 4-5 months he started recognizing people around him meaning he know who is mom and who is dad. One day we had a regular doctor visit when he was 5.5 months old. He was playing with us even when we were discussing with doctor. The moment we put him down for doctor for regular checkup, and the moment doctor touched him for checkup he started crying!! We realized that he is recognizing people ! The moment we lift him up he was smiling and started playing in his natural mood !

Another kind of fun I always enjoy is with my wife Lisa :), arguing on whether he is “Dady’s little Guy” or “Momma’s little teddy” !! J Especially when we are on shopping for Aarav. I always want to buy a cloths with printed statements like “Dady’s little Guy”, “Dady’s little Champ” etc… and She always wants to buy something like “Momma’s little teddy”, “Mummy’s little master” etc… ! With making arguments to each other we sometime end up buying two sets of cloths to make our self-happy or someone (mostly I have) has to compromise J. Isn’t it a fun shopping ! Yes it is, we have been hearing from many friends but now we are realizing the fun out of this little things. A baby makes love stronger, day shorter, past forgotten and the future worth living for…. !

Babies makes us charged everytime we see them, makes us stress free when you come home and see them. Every day is full of fun, surprises and happiness because every day they grow by grasping and learning new things. We could observe new things and activities everyday which makes us even more happy!!. Seeing your baby learning new things keeps you busy and charged.

Fun, Love ,Memories and happiness is what you get when you are in parenthood ! Enjoy your parenthood at its best and keep recording all memorable moments !


Love you LisAarav !
Ankit

Monday, June 17, 2013

Friends at old age makes them feels like their young age!

Dear Readers,

Today I would like to share one of my best experience and learning on old age friendship !!

Having strong circle of friends can be a good source for aging hearts and helps the body's autoimmune system too! People who have one or more good friends have better than those who have any casual friends or no friends. Friends are as important as families. In our society, people without friends are likely to feel isolated and lonely. Friendship is very important for older people, One close friend can help releave stress and depression.

Today I would like to share one of my best experience and few learning things from my Dad's friendship.


I have been working as Lead engineer in Semiconductor Company. As you know being an engineer you have to be dynamic at certain extent! I was in USA and shifted to Pune. Luckily I rented a flat in one of the best and peaceful society of Pune in Aundh area. Initially I shifted alone and then in 2 weeks my wife joined me. We settled with basic needs and asked our parents to come and join us. Climate and environment was peaceful. They came after 1 month and joined us at our Pune home. They were surprised to see the society, climate and environment. They started health center, walking in the evening and morning time activities. They were very happy and feeling good. Days were passing, they initially enjoyed the stay, slowly they started feeling loneliness as they did not have friends in Pune. Life was going smooth and easy with their friends when they were at our home town where they had their friends for day activities.

One day they were sitting outside society on one bench and were talking in their native language "Gujarati", at the same time one same age person heard them talking and asked my parents "Are you Gujarati?" and golden relation of friendship started !!!

Now that they become friends and started sharing their knowledge, experience, they have decided timings for their everyday meeting. Twice in a day they use to meet. They use to  care each other, if any one of them didn't find them around for a whole day, they use to call each other to check things are fine!!! How sweet of their friendship !!

One day, I was sitting with them and felt really great to see them happy. Uncle was telling me all the good qualities of my Dad and was thanking my Dad for all good things he learned. Same way Dad was also started explaining Uncle's good qualities and learning things and thanked him. Life was extremely super and enjoyable for them.

Now, I  had to move back to USA and had to leave Pune because of my work and emotional situation occurred. We had to wind up our Pune home. Now that relation was so close for both the families they have requested us to wind up our home few days before we leave and join them at their home to spend good time together. We winded up our home and went there at one day lunch and dinner, we spend quality time together on the day of our leave. We had a train at night and they came to our place with their good wishes and sweet flowers. My Parents were surprised to see the arrangement they have done for send off !! It was a rainy day and Uncle was not feeling well. Though he was not feeling well, he went out on motor cycle to buy flowers to wish my dad for their friendship. I remember that was really a emotional time. I could see little tear on both friends' eye. They were not happy because we are moving but at the same time they were happy and feeling proud on their friendship. Life never stops and friendship too !! They proved, relation and friendship they had is still continuing even though we are out side Pune. They are still calling each other helping, caring and exchanging their thoughts, experience, learning !

Here I would like to thank Vaishnav Family for their whole support during our Pune stay. We will never forgot the time we spend together !! Hats of to old age friendship!! I wish Happy friendship to Mr Baku Vaishnav and Mr Arvind Gopani.

Happy Reading,
Ankit Gopani

Friday, January 6, 2012

When thing goes wrong always take right !

Dear All,

You have always dreamed of planning perfect wedding, perfect trip, perfect celebration or perfect life but no matter how carefully you plan it, there are many things that can go wrong!!

Everybody expect life to have smooth way, nobody expect their life to have painful bumps like a 'ROLLER COASTER' ! Things may go wrong in life, everything is up and down in life.

I have been hearing one great statement from my Dad and would like to share it across you all. He is saying "લાઇફ મા તડકો અને છાયો આવયા કરે" which means Shadow and Sunlight are part of life, you can not stop them from your life. Here Sunlight (Painful time in your life) & Shadow (Happy moments in your life) are part of life. You can not avoid or stop them as they are out of your control.

I had a painful time in my life and I am sure you all must have seen painful time in individuals life. I was in depression during that time and was confused. I had a long chat with my Dad. He though me 'How to face your bad time (Sunlight)' He said if you get frustration in your bad time, you would surely make wrong things as "Frustration always triggers your bad Time Bomb !!"  He thought me some important things to take care while thing goes wrong !!

1. Cool Down & Think with cool mind
2. Share your time with person who always inspires you, Don't spare your time who demotivates you.
3. Always take some advice and suggestions from them and start implementing those.
4. Make things right

When thing goes wrong, take right and keep right until you feel its right !!

Enjoy,
Inspiration With Ankit !

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cry as much as you can, but dont cry again for the same reason

Dear All,

Here I have learn interesting thing from one of my friend that "Cry as much as you can, but don't cry again for the same reason" it is really interesting and inspirational things for me !

You might have seen so many people in your life who are crying for the same reason for which they were crying few month or few years back ! Even I was in the same boat and was crying for the same reason.. But after discussion with some examples with my friend, I realized that crying for the same reason does not make sense or it is not adding any value to inspire you or to motivate you.

So cry as much as you can if it is first time for you, what I mean here is if you came across a situation which is not expected or anything bad which is really unexpected and because of that you cry. There might be so many situation which leads you to cry, A well known example is "failure". One of my friend who is very close to me wanted to start his new business with some investment on hand. He was eager and started his small business in city, he started earning and he was happy. He was happy with few people working under his management. He had enough trust on the people who are working under him. After some time, he had to go to out of station for few days because of unavoidable reason, as he had a trust on this mans, he left the city for few days with all authority given to his man. Now have you ever feel what will happen when somebody who is very close to you breaks your trust !! The same thing happened here, that guy had robbed and left with lots of money with some important things in terms of business. My friend started crying and lost his enthusiasm and courage.
But after few weeks he started with the same business with full of enthusiasm and motivation and now a days he is doing good, it has been more than 4 years he is in the same business with 20-30 % growth every year !! He told, He never gave a chance to anybody or even himself then, because he learn a lesson. He did not want to cry again for the same reason and he is not !!

After few minutes of our discussion with his experience I learn a lesson and thought of sharing the same.
"Cry as much as you can but don't cry again for the same reason !"



Enjoy
Inspiration with Ankit

Friday, June 18, 2010

The first best thing in the word is to make your parents happy and second is.... be the reason for their happiness




Parents, they give you YOUR life, but then they give you THEIR Life too ! It is very true statement and practically correct as well.

From the day we are born, parents spend their lives trying to bring up, develop their children into the greatest human beings they can possibly make them. Parents make unconditional sacrifices and give up their lives for us!

When we are young, parents sacrifice their sleep and rest. They are the first ones to wake up and the last ones to go to sleep. They are focused only on one goal, to provide for their children. They go through continuous hard work all day just to make sure that they have done everything for their children, from giving us food and shelter, to teaching us how to prepare for the world, to teaching us how to prepare for judgment day, to teaching us how to be a good citizen and most importantly, how to be great human beings.

Parents do all this not to get any benefit from their children, but only with the hope and belief that their children will become pious, educated, and respectful to their parents, useful to their family, society, country and a living example of success.

When we hurt our parents, we are actually hurting ourselves. Do you think, anybody in the world is crazy enough to do harm to themselves ? I don't think so... Taking into consideration the love they have given us, have we ever for a moment thought what they have been doing to make us happy? Are we grateful for what they have done for us? Have we shown them our gratitude?

Unfortunately, instead of loving them back, respecting them, being grateful and showing gratitude, we have always been complaining, blaming and hurting them. We forget that parents are the ones who have taught us the meaning of life; they have taught us how to live this life and lead a life of contentment. They are the ones who have given us everything, from A to Z. Yet, we are ungrateful and disrespectful towards them. Ask your self, Is this humanly fair and true ? If No, How can we be so cruel & shrewd ?

It is our moral responsibility to take care of our parents. We should make sure that we are good human beings and whatever we do in this world reflects upon our parent's personalities and their upbringing. Listening to our parents is the only way we can show our parents that we really love them and care for them. It is a way to show them that their precious time that they have spent in making us great human beings has not gone in vain and they have been successful. This is all they want from us and we should do everything in order to assure this to them.

Now question here is "How can we become a reason for their happiness ?" Answer is very simple with below given points I am damn sure that we can make our parents happy.

1. Listen to your parents show them that we really love them and care for them.
2. Let your parents know that everything in your life is good and you are in the perfect control.
3. Show respect to your parents. It brings great happiness that they are respected by their kids.
4. Showing gratitude to your parents for everything they have done to you brings happiness to them
5. Remember your parents' birthdays and important anniversaries.
6. Keep them involved. Invite your parents to parties, birthday celebrations, holiday events, and other family activities you will hold. It makes them happy to still be part of the fun even if they are old.

I am 200 % sure that by doing these you will feel great son in the world and your parents will feel great parents in the world. By doing these we can be reason for our parent's happiness..!

I have been doing this and feeling happy and proud on myself.....! I love my MOM-DAD

Inspiration with Ankit
-Ankit

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fine is Mine or Mine is always Fine ?

Dear Readers,

You could literally change your life overnight just by changing the way you think, and your attitude. But most people think negatively – it seems to be human nature. Thinking positively involves being optimistic, or positive, even in the most dire situations.

"Fine is Mine". This statement is very small in length but its is very powerful statement for individual. If you think that all fine things are mine or all fine things should be mine, then you motivating yourself to make it happen. So by making your attitude motivational, you are motivating yourself. You don't need to attend any motivational lecture.

I have seen people in my life with different attitude. There are two types of people
1. People with attitude called "Fine is Mine"
2. People with attitude called "Mine is always Fine"

People who are in first category are more enthusiastic, more hardworking person. They believe that whatever is fine should be mine. So to make it happen they work hard. Most of the industrialist and businessman are fall in this category.

People who are in second category are satisfied person, they feels that whatever is there with them is fine. No eagerness to achieve more, satisfied with things whatever is there. This way they are happy. They don't care about the others, they wont compare themselves with others.

Everybody can do self analysis and can find out in which category they are.

Analyze your self and make your self motivated if you are in first category or feel happy if you are in second category.

Enjoy,
Inspiration With Ankit

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Its all about the way you talk and the way you smile...



Dear All,

Again I am inspired by somebody who is very close to me, and as a result I forced myself to write this blog. I am writing this post again on smile because what I have felt so far is "Your smile is everything from which you can create happiness around you"

The way of talk and the way of smile are the biggest things to make yours and othere's life with full of happiness. As you know I have been posting all my experiences and personal feelings on inspiration, Here I would like to share one more......

I was staying with some of my friends in Ahmedabad who are very close to me, I have learn so many things from individuals. I have a big friend circle, from them one is very close to me and I am socially attached with him too. He was perusing his Masters in Business Management (MBA). He is a very funny and fun loving buddy and always eager to know new things in his area. He has lot of good qualities like "to make people happy", "the way of talk", "the way of smile" etc.... What I have seen is, 'wherever he goes he use to make relationship easily with anybody with sweet talk and smile'.

We use to go out for food at Manek Chowk before he (my cousin) came to Ahmedabad. Then he shifted to Ahmedabad to finish his Master Degree, I arranged his stay with me. We use to go out frequently for food at the same place (Manek Chowk). Interesting thing was, 'he had created a good relationship with the food court owners within a 2-3 visits !'. Not even with the owners, he had created a good relationship with servants as well. I was really wondering how can it possible in 2-3 visits....! But I marked his way of talk and smile and realized that He was able to make people happy with his talk and smile. People doesn't need only money, they need something more and that is 'sweet smile and sweet talk'.

We have to pay money if we want buy something, there are no doubt in that. Paying money is not enough to create happiness around but paying it with smile and little sweet talk will definitely create happiness across. I could easily see his way of communication with little smile always on his face. I am seeing the same quality and encouraged myself to follow the same. You can also try and I am damn sure that you will get the result soon...! Try and enjoy your life with happiness around....!!

Inspiration with Ankit
-Ankit

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

somebody was crying whenever I was flying....!


"Somebody was crying when I was flying....!"


Statement looks hard to digest. But if you think emotionally, pass your time with somebody with emotion then you will definitely realize its meaning and finally you will end up with the power for digesting....!

As you know I have been posting my experience, Some days back I have realized something, I could see the tears in somebodie's eyes because of the emotional attachments. I had spent some years in Ahmedabad Gujarat and during my stay in Gujarat I have developed good relationship, I have made so many friends with emotional attachments. When I have decided to leave Gujarat to explore myself, I could easily see tears in so many people's/loved ones' eyes who were/are very close to me.

I have spent couple of years in Bangalore and made lot of friends there with good relationship. But as you know as life moves, we too, I was in a situation to leave those all friendly environment too. I have made my mind to come back to my native place, Gujarat because of so many reasons. The same situations occurred there too. I could easily read individual's face when I declared that I am going back in couple of weeks. Even I was wondering when God have started crying (rain started in Bangalore) the moment I booked my flight ticket...! I knew that rain is not new things in Bangalore, but still something clicked and as a result thought came to my mind "Somebody is crying when I am flying" and get motivated to write this blog......!

I have seen these kind of situations with some of my friends couple of years back when he decided to explore his carrier and went to USA. But during those days I was thinking why people are crying (what I mean is emotionally be in sad situation) but when it comes to me, I have realized the exact situations and felt the emotional attachments.

Note: Above picture has been taken from Google->Search->Crying.jpg


Inspiration with Ankit
-Ankit Gopani

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dont lose your smile because there are people who relies on it..!



Some time people just don't understand and forget the truth that there are other people who are living because of his/her smile. We all are living in a world where we are engaged with each other with different relationship and trust. We all have people around us who are living their life just because of our smile. As an human being people gives us an smile or frown knowingly or unknowingly.

Sometimes life may seem unfair, the present unsure and the future unclear but as we journey along the road, remember "don't lose your smile as there are always your loved ones who relies on your beautiful smiles"

I have been in the critical situation in my life, I was really in tough situation where I could not stop my mind to think on negative side and finally I lost my smile. But then after some time I realized that as we journey along each day of our lives things will come with different surprises and try to accept the things which is fact. But that time was really bad in my life as I went through unexpected and unacceptable things. I was in a state where I could not smile to friends, my brother, my mom, dad. Every day they keep calling me with the hope to receive my beautiful smile but I could not. Mom was asking me everyday on phone "su thayu appu (she use to call me 'Appu') beta?" It means what happen my son?  Answer was always without smile.

Days were passing and life was going in sadness. After some days I have realized that all my loved ones who are very close to me are also in state where they could not smile to each other. They were waiting for my smile, why is he not smiling? where is his smile gone? etc... I though a lot and realized the reason behind all my loved one's smile. And that was my smile..! Finally I made my mind to accept the fact and tried to be happy and keep people happy around me.

I started following a rule called "when life gets tough we should just play pretend"
I am happy now and feeling happy with lots of smiles around me.....!

So keep smiling with Ankit...!

Inspiration with Ankit
-Ankit

Monday, April 12, 2010

Life is like a bicycle. The moment we stop pedaling, we start losing momentum.



Do you remember a time when you had a big and lofty dream? Maybe you wanted to be a movie star in art house films, doctor, or a master mind engineer. Perhaps you dreamed of crossing the ocean in a sailboat and you may have worked hard toward achieving that dream. But slowly you drifted away from your heart's desire. What happened?

The answer is easy: You got distracted! or You got confused. You were no longer in rhythm with who you are.

There are lot of reasons because of those you might got confused, disturbed and some time even hurt. As a human being we may come across in situation no matter how much strong we are! I have come across a situations where I have got confused, disturbed and that's where I have written a blog on "choices makes you confuse"

I have come across a situations where I got hurt by somebody who is very close to me. But I have consider it as a unexpected surprise of my life and that's where I have written a blog called "Life is full of surprise and we are one of them" So whenever you feel that you are hurt or demotivated by somebody don't stop pedaling as life is like Bicycle, if you do so, your life may stop and you may lose.

Every situations are part of life and I have been forcing myself to accept all things instead of hurting myself or putting myself in confusing state. It is very tough thing but trust me, if you able to do these and try to keep yourself motivated to live your life then you will live your life like king size...!

Life is like a bicycle. The moment we stop pedaling, we start losing momentum. So don't stop pedaling and enjoy the voyage of life...

I wish you and myself a incredible success!

-Inspiration with Ankit

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sketch your future but do it with pencil....




I have been writing many a times that life is unpredictable and very complex! most of us are sketching our future and making our future plans. Most of us are living in a hope that we are pretty much sure about our future.

I am not denying, we should live in a hope and we should make our future goal. By doing that, we are deciding our road map for future. By making a goal and sketching our future we internally triggering our self for motivation and enthusiasm.

But what I feel is making goal, planning and sketching future are needed but we should always do it with pencil so that we can easily modify it as and when it requires. As we all know life is totally unpredictable. So we may have to modify our sketch accordingly depending on the situations. But please keep in mind that we should only modify the sketch, we should not remove the portion of sketch as lines of sketch are our path for future and success. If situation is tough and life is complex then sketch may have long lines and if everything is fine then sketch will be with small and clear lines.

So always "Sketch your future but do it with pencil.... " a very small statement but really complex to understand and follow..!

Enjoy.. Inspiration with Ankit

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish………!
This massage was given by Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO while he was addressing Stanford Commencement in 2005. It was really a nice and inspirational statement. This statement was actually written by Stuvart Brand in late 70’s when personal computers was not even published in public.

If you see any of the CEO’s past or try to find out the way how they became the CEO of their organization then you will realized their foolishness and how much they hunger to achieve their dreams.

I have read one book called Stay Foolish, Stay Hungry written by Rashmi Bansal an IIM-A Graduate. In her book she has given 25 different story of IIM-A pass out graduates who are now CEO and running their organizations. She has briefly explained how they become CEO. Each individual has their own story. It is not the case that only millionaire’s son or person with good family back ground can become and CEO or enterprenioure, To become an CEO or to become and successful person in life you should have clear vision and innovative idea with patience to achieve and fulfill your dreams.

I will give you an example of my uncle who was running a small provision store in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. He was simple a commerce graduate from local collage in local medium. He was hardly 6 years older than me. As soon as he finished his graduation he joined his father’s provision store as his father was running 60. He had taken an in charge of small provision store and his father had taken up almost retirement. Days were passing and life was going as usual. In weekend we were sitting together in his shop and discussing life’s complexity and some other social stuff. We were like friends and playing cricket together in Sunday, going out for shopping usually, enjoying most of the festivals together.

After spending 2-3 years in provision store he realized, if life will go like this, how can we fulfill our dreams? He started thinking on the same and became hungry to become something in life. In his provision store business he saved some 50K money and he decided to invest it in proper place. And he realized the real estate market is booming. He could see real opportunities in that market and invested his small money there. He gained lots of money by investing in real estate. He again re invested those money he made lots of money. But still he did not forget to become an owner of his own firm. He was still eager, hungry and I would say foolish as he was taking risk too….! During that time he started his real estate company with one partner with money which he had earned from real estate. They are doing good and going ahead to achieve aims and fulfill their dreams. I will post you copmany’s name and website in my upcoming blog…!

His family was happy with his progress. He could have again re joined his provision store with earned money and could have passed his life with family. But he did not, as he had a clear vision in his mind. He started his own real estate company with money which he had earned. With his eagerness, foolishness and hungriness he has some good qualities like marketing, management too. They have invested huge money in his company with some construction projects. They did not have an idea about their success. Initially they faced lots of hurdles as recession was started after starting his projects but with his skills they have cleared all those hurdles and made those projects successful. He is such an inspirable and motivational person in my life who is very close to me.

Have somebody around who always inspire you…….!

-Ankit Gopani

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A smile you sent will always return....



It is very true statement that “smile you sent will always returns”.

There are lots of people for whom giving a smile is so far…! I don’t know why people can’t smile, may be they are not aware of the beauty of smile..!

Let me explain you with example, most of the time I am sharing my views with practical examples which people usually come across in their daily life.

As I am in stage of my bachelor life, I am living with my friends. We have a cook. Every day he comes and makes dinner for us. He is actually managing 3-4 places and trying to earn some money. While coming to our place he usually gets tired as ours is a last place for him. One day I gave him a sweet smile and realized smile in return in place of sad reaction...! After giving him a smile with 2-3 minutes of sweet talk every day, I have seen him with full of courage and enthusiasm with happiness in his work. I have been seeing him with smiling face while going back to his home with this exercise. So I have realized that giving smile can create happiness in somebody’s life. If you do so you will definitely get a smile in return. It’s well proven and I am damn sure it will work.

You might have remember “Jadu ki jappi” from MBBS movie, where moral was to create happiness with the help of hug. But that will work with your close ones or whom you know well. That may not work with unknown people and in your professional life. But smile with sweet talk will work everywhere. You can’t give hug usually to everybody but you can definitely smile with sweet talk.

Your smile does not harm you but it will definitely make somebody’s day.

I have been doing it from last couple of years and as a result I feeling self motivation, happiness with lots of encouragement with lots of my friends and people around me. It’s amazing…!

Smile always….

-Ankit

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Choices makes you confused….! But there are ways to make good choice out of them.




Dear All,
I am sure you all must have come across the situations where you might have felt confusion to take a decision. When you have choices on your hand it is very tough to make a proper out of them. It always be tough as choices always makes us confuse..!
For everybody, there could be situations where individual have to come up with the proper decision which should drive his and his family’s life towards comfort zone. Comfort zone is not always the outcome of money. There are things with which you can make yours and your family’s life in comfort zone. I understand this is very hard to digest. But frankly speaking “Things which are tasty for tongue is not good for health most of the time” 
This is what happened in my life some days back, I had a good option and lucrative offers to start my life with luxury and on the other hand my family and loved ones.  I was in a state where I had to take a proper decisions considering all the situations. I could have chosen thing through which I can drive myself in comfort zone with luxury life. But had not. My friends were telling me that you are going to make a wrong decision, even I had been mentally forced by some of my friends and colleagues but I was stick on my decision. The reason behind my decision was, I was not thinking for myself, instead… was thinking for people (my loved ones) who are mentally, socially, economically attached with me. I have finally chosen my family and my all loved once with whom I can start my life with some what less comfort zone and with little bit less luxuries in terms of money. But ultimately what will you do when you don't have your family or your near one with you, but you are millionaire…!
I would say “Don't chose an option which is beneficial for you rather chose a option which is beneficial for your family and all your loved one”
-Ankit Gopani    

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some time we have to compromise to gain something... But what is the defination of some time then ?




Dear All,

Some time we have to compromise to gain something... But what is the defination of some time here ?

I have been hearing statement called "Some time we have to compromise to gain something..." from lot of people around me, from my family, from my friends, from my managers from my relatives. But nobody has clear idea on sometime, I mean till what time is sometime?, what is the defination of sometime?.

I have seen two types of people:

1. People who have been compromising since their childhoold but still they are in same situation and living with the hope that they will definitely gain something. Ultimately their life ends with the same situations without gaining any thing...!

2. People who have been not just compromising but they are putting their efforts to find out the way how to gain, are definitely doing that.

So living with the hope just not enough to gain something in life.... with that effort is must...

To put an effort till the time you find the gain is 'sometime'...! Do your best, put your efforts until you find your way to gain...!

-Ankit