Sunday, October 22, 2017

Priceless Happiness with “Chaakri – Seva” !!

Contribute for a good cause and earn priceless Punya karma (Good Deeds) !! 

Someone might have offered you a helping hand when you were down anytime in your life, volunteering gives you the opportunity to pay that favor forward. Contributing for a good cause gives you HAPPINESS that can’t be bought by any amount of money!!

I could not stop writing my recent experience volunteering for a great organization and supporting their very nice products called “Chaakri” Khakhara (Wheat Crisps), Chaakri signifies ‘seva’ and ‘service’ in the Hindi language. All the great products for Chaakri are made by underprivileged women from a rural part of India. “SaNiSa” (Shramik Naari Sangh), this organization thrives to integrate the talent of contemporary and less-privileged women to build an ‘inclusive’ society. “Privileged are those who support the less privileged” is their tagline, you can find more details on their website This organization help creating employment for needy women through the skill identification, motivation, capacity building, and innovation. It helps to create lots of employment opportunities for underprivileged women in a rural part of India.

We had very nice and small booth of Chaakri Khakhara at Sri Mandir, San Diego Diwali Mela where couple to few thousand people visit every year on this event. We started couple hours before the event, set up a booth in about an hour time with the help of a fully energized team of volunteers. We had a free sample of Chaakari Khakhara for people to try, taste and feel the difference in quality. People who tasted this didn’t leave stall without having a packet in their hand! It was a great feeling and happiness, not just for volunteers but also for the buyers as they both knew that both are contributing something to a great cause and earning “Punya Karma”!! In just 5 hours of time spam, we sold 110kg khakhra, that proves the quality and interest. A great event ended with lots of happiness, positivity, energy to empower ourselves to help as much as by whatever way you can! 

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer but I must say, time and effort you spend volunteering for a good cause gives you priceless happiness that you cannot get it from anywhere. Volunteering and helping others can help keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose !!  What I feel best out of my recent volunteering experience is even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, and organizations in need.  

I would like to thank Amee-Pritesh and "" organization for giving us an opportunity to volunteer and be a part of this big cause and to earn new Punya Karma (Good Deeds) “PunyanuBandhi Punya” !!

Thank You,

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year!

Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festivals celebrated by families around the world. Deepavali (actual name of Diwali) means "a row of lights." This auspicious day is also known as the "festival of lights. There is a saying “A 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 start preparing for Diwali, shops (e-shops J) are full of sales and there is light all over. People celebrate 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 the crackers in our patio J One of these years, I am going to take a vacation to celebrate Diwali back hometown to renew my Diwali spirit. 

Diwali is one of the biggest and brightest festivals 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 2074 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 can follow to start this new year wiht lots of positivity.
  • Hashmuk Sweekar - Acceptance with a smile
  • Life is too short to worry about stupid things, Have fun, regret nothing and don't let people bring you down.
  • Value your family and care as much as you can
  • Make your parents happy and be the reason for their happiness
  • Spend quality time with your family and friends
  • Stay focused and motivated in life.
  • Spend more time with people whom you think motivates you.
  • 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!

Monday, October 2, 2017

HASMUKH Sweekar - Acceptance with a smile :)

I could not stop writing on a very nice lesson, recently I learned from one of the learning spiritual session from most inspiring and motivational, friends Amee Vora and Pritesh Vora,
“HASMUKH Sweekar – Acceptance with a smile” :)

As we journey along each day of our lives…. Things, people, weather, circumstances everything changes. In our very much busy and so dynamic life, “HASMUKH Sweekar” is one of the best tool I learned and experience in my life.

What is HASMUKH Sweekar?
One of the most powerful tool to empower yourself with positivity within yourself. In a more simplified language. “An ability to accept things with a smile:)
One can develop this ability to start with a “Bhav” (thought process) to get the inner strength to accept things whether it is good or bad, favorable or unfavorable!!  

Almost around 5-6 years ago, I wrote couple blog post with a tagline “Smile With Ankit” with different perspective and importance of smile which helped me pump the motivation to “move on”!
But here, I must say, we must put efforts hard to keep things alive. Efforts must be 100% but favorable or unfavorable need to be accepted with a smile J. Have some “Bhav” (Bhav is a thoughts/emotion process) for "Veeryabal" (inner strength) to accept things with a smile.

A 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 do not stop just because you think “it should”

Accept with a smile, learn and move on with positivity. I am sure, these will pump more fuel to empower positivity within yourself.

Difficult situations comes along with the life but KEEP LEARNING…,
There will always be speed breaker in your journey but KEEP MOVING...,
Many difficulties you face along with the life but KEEP ROCKING…,
Keep smiling……. :) :) :)

Remember, A smile you sent will always return!! (One more blog post, written years back)

Have a Hasmukh life :)
❤ LisAnk-Aarav