Saturday, May 29, 2021

Happy Brother's Day "મોટા ભાઈ"

Dear Friends,

Happy Brother's Day! A couple days late on posting this. 

Let me begin by sharing a happiest update that Lisa and I are blessed with baby boy last week on 18th May, 2021. Aarav is now elder brother to ANSH! What a great blessing in the week of Brother's day!  Aarav has got a younger bother "ANSH" and we are now LisAnk-AaravAnsh 💕

This post is for my elder brother, Dhaval Gopani. To a brother like you is a blessing! To me, you are my guardian angel who always protects me from every sadness and sorrow. I could still remember the days when you protected me even before I felt for a need of protection!! I still remember the first mobile phone (from your earned money) you gave me when I was in engineering college, not because I had a need but because you wanted to make sure I run along with the world. 

In good times we enjoyed together while in the bad times we shared our pain together and learned from mistakes. This one is for you, Big..B !!!



Lots of love from my heart to yours!
LisAnk-AaravAnsh 💕

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day! - મા તે મા બીજા બધા વગડાના વા !

જગતમાં સર્વપ્રથમ અને બાળકના મુખમાંથી નિકળતો પ્રથમ જો શબ્દ હોય તો તે ‘મા’મમ્મા’ છે!

ઈશ્વરે પ્રેમનું સર્જન કર્યું હશે ત્યારે સૌથી પ્રથમ માતા બનાવવાનું વિચાર્યું હશે ! મા એટલે વાત્સલ્યની મૂર્તિ એના જેવી વ્યકિત આ જગતમાં કયાંય મળે એમ નથી ! બાળકને જન્મ આપનાર અને એનું લાલનપાલન કરી જીવનનું સુયોગ્ય ઘડતર કરનાર માતાની મૂલ્યવાન સેવાનો બદલો કોનાથી વાળી શકાય એમ છે ?

જ્યારે એક રોટલી ના ચાર ટુકડા હોય અને ખાવાવાળા પાંચ હોય ત્યારે જે સૌથી પહેલા બોલે કે મને ભુખ નથિ એ "મા" 

માતા એ માતા જ છે, માતા ગરીબ ઘરની હોય કે શ્રીમંત ઘરની  માતાના વાત્ય્સલયનુ ઝરણું તો અખૂટપણે વહ્યા જ કરે છે. કવિ બોટાદકરે પોતાની કવિતામાં કહ્યું છે કે, “જનનીની જોડ સખી નહિ જડે રે લોલ !  

મીઠા મધુ ને મીઠા મેહુલા રે લોલ
એથી મીઠી તે મોરી માત રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

પ્રભુના એ પ્રેમતણી પૂતળી રે લોલ
જગથી જૂદેરી એની જાત રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

અમીની ભરેલ એની આંખડી રે લોલ
વ્હાલનાં ભરેલાં એના વેણ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

હાથ ગૂંથેલ એના હીરના રે લોલ
હૈયું હેમંત કેરી હેલ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

દેવોને દૂધ એનાં દોહ્યલા રે લોલ
શશીએ સિંચેલ એની સોડ્ય રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

જગનો આધાર એની આંગળી રે લોલ
કાળજામાં કૈંક ભર્યા કોડ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

ચિત્તડું ચડેલ એનું ચાકડે રે લોલ
પળના બાંધેલ એના પ્રાણ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

મૂંગી આશિષ ઉરે મલકતી રે લોલ
લેતા ખૂટે ન એની લહાણ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

ધરતી માતાએ હશે ધ્રૂજતી રે લોલ
અચળા અચૂક એક માય રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

ગંગાનાં નીર તો વધે ઘટે રે લોલ
સરખો એ પ્રેમનો પ્રવાહ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

વરસે ઘડીક વ્યોમવાદળી રે લોલ
માડીનો મેઘ બારે માસ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

ચળતી ચંદાની દીસે ચાંદની રે લોલ
એનો નહિ આથમે ઉજાસ રે
જનનીની જોડ સખી! નહીં જડે રે લોલ

- દામોદરદાસ ખુશાલદાસ બોટાદકર

આ શુભ અને પાવક દિને સમગ્ર માતૃશક્તિને વંદના. 

Love you "મા", Happy Mother's Day!!

With Love 💕
Inspiration With Ankit

Monday, March 1, 2021

સમય વિતતો રહ્યો ને પ્રેમ વધતો રહ્યો.... Happy 10th LisAnk 💕

સુખ આવતુ રહ્યુ ને આનંદ વધતો રહ્યો, દુખ આવતુ રહયુ તો વિસ્વાસ વધતો ગયો,
સમય વિતતો રહ્યો ને પ્રેમ વધતો રહ્યો...
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ફ્રેન્ડ મળતા ગયા ને સબંધ વધતા ગયા, જીવન ચાલતુ ગયુ ને આશિઁવાદ મળતા રહ્યા
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Age does increase each year, And so is our love for one another. As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change and that's our love and understanding to for each other.

Last 10 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 the passing years have not diminished my love and caring nature for you in the least, Instead, my love only depends on the time because it always gives me more opportunities to appreciate how you have been managing challenges in our life in a good and bad time! I would like to express thanks for all your support and care that you have been doing for the family.

Time flies by when you’re having a good time. This is especially true when you’re spending your time with the one you love most. After 10 years of marriage, I just can't believe how happy I am! Wedding anniversaries are beautiful reminders of this wonderful journey.  You’ve accompanied me through all the good and bad times of life. You’ve always been there for me when I needed you and I’ve always stood by your side through your difficult days. Our hearts are connected for infinity. Thank you for helping us pass those hurdles and get all of us there to have a fantastic life!

It's been an incredible ride and looking forward to what the next many many years have in store for us. Thanks to all family and friends for supporting and celebrating with us all these years.

Its Love that makes a relation, Its Relation that makes family and Its family that makes Home. I would like to express thanks for all your support and care that you have been doing for myself and family from the last 10 years! Happy 10th Lisa 💕

સમય વિતતો રહ્યો ને પ્રેમ વધતો રહ્યો...
LisAnk-Aarav 💕

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thank you - આભાર !!


હોય ભલે ને થોડી કુટેવો,

હુ તો તોયે મલવા જેવો,
સૌ પુછે છે, સારુ શુ છે?
સાચો ઉતર કોને દેવો !

આપ ભલે ને હોય ગમે તે,
હુ ય નથી કાઇ જેવો તેવો..
દપણઁ ની ઉમર વધી છે,
હુ તો છુ એવો ને એવો :)

One less year in life to achieve what I have been trying to and what I have planned to achieve. Well, that's the Inspiration!! An inspiration to run even faster, learn fast and act quickly, years are just passing!!

On this day, I recap the last whole year and realize that there were many incidents and events where I feel I improved, there are still many things where I still think, I could have done better. Those things are on top priority on my list to work on this year. 

I have been felling strong in the family but this year proved me wrong. You always have some weakness no matter how strong you are mentally or physically. Learning from this year, "You lose if you use your weakness as your primary weapon to fight against the problem" One should not use emotion to fight aginst the problem in life. If you let your emotion takes over the situation, its dangerous. Take a deep breath think and talk and share with your closed friends about your situation, This definitely will help. If we allow our emotions to dictate how we live our lives and how we fight our problems, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and even have a negative impact on your health and relationship. 

I must say I have been surrounded by such a nice and motivational people who have been taking care and lifted me up from my bad time this year and pushed me so hard to took me back to the normal. I am very very thankful to my wife Lisa, Kind Uncle and my family. Thanks to my parents and my big brother Dhaval and all my family members and friends. You all are a real gem in my life! Special thanks to my little master Aarav, my life. Thank you for all your love and happiness that you have been showering on us..! We have been watching you grow and you have been such a nice and responsible kid. You are my life..!

I had a wonderful birthday with my sweet family. I spend beautiful moments with Lisa and Aarav today. We first went to Jain Mandir to express our thanks to the God and take blessings! Later, drove up north 100 miles to Los Angles and spend beautiful evening watching sunset from pacific costal with yummy food. I thank God for all his love bestowed on me the last year, I cherish each day and each moment of the year. 

I believe this year is the year of restoration in all that I do and that I could not do last year. Thank you all for wishing me and standing by me the last year and all the years. I promise this year, I will be even more better!!

With Love,

LisAnk-Aarav 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Love you to the moon and back, Happy 7th Birthday, Aarav !!

Seven !!!! Where in the world has the past 7 years gone? It just seems like yesterday. I find myself wondering where the time has gone. We are feeling like we are in some sort of speed time zone where the years actually melt away every time you blink !! Lots of memories this last year, games we play together, song we sing together dance we do together, fighting we do together.

These 7 years came and went too quickly! You have brought us a pure joy since that very first moment. Watching you grow, absorbing things around you, learning new things every day every moment. I am very much impressed and happy to see your curiosity to learn new things and keep asking question, WHY? WHAT? HOW?. Your questions inspired me to work on and help you practically answer questions and as a result we came with an idea to start your YouTube Channel "Aarav's Science and Arts"  You can find all his video with his excitement to share what he learned. Stay tuned this year for more fun and learning experiment.

You are a KID who is an impressive, passionate and loving person who God created and chose to be part of our family.  You are outgoing with mom-dad and also with friends :). You are confident, brave, strong, passionate. You are funny too when you copy some characters from Hindi serials you watch regularly in TV (especially Bagghaa character from Tarak Maheta ka Ulta Chashma), OMG that's so awesome, it was even more funny when you asked me to do the same acting together with you :D


Many times you proved us wrong on something that we did not remember but you do. You are exactly who God wanted you to be, and I am so grateful that I get to watch you grow each and every day.

Your favorite toys are still CARs but this year Bay Blade beat all of your toys interest and took top position of your toys. You have been in to bay blade pretty much all last year and you like playing it and keep battling with me at home EVERYDAY (of course, you win...)! Keep rocking!

I can do nothing to stop the time from passing, but I know that I can cherish every moment you are learning, growing, loving, caring, playing, exploring, and smiling. Every day we count our blessings and we are so blessed to have you in our lives. You truly are amazing and have shown us what it means to love unconditionally. Keep being awesome and bringing joy to everyone who is lucky enough to know you. 



Love you to the moon and back little champ..! Best wishes on your 7th birthday. Keep Rocking, Keep smiling and be the reason for someone’s smile too!! Remember "A Smile you sent will always return"!

Love 💕
LisAnk-Aarav

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New year and Thanks to REAL HEROES !!

Happy New Year and Special thanks to our front line workers and corona warriors! Hates off to you HEROES ! You are true heroes! Salute and Respect and a very Happy New Year to everyone!


2021 has finally arrived like every new year. New year always bring new challenges in many fields which will allow us to learn and grow even more!! Lets not forget to express our special thanks to our real HEROEs  Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Police Officers, Home Care workers, Pharmacy and other medical workers, Grocery store personnel, Delivery People, Transit Workers, Airline workers and anyone who works with the public and cannot stay home for rest of the world to #StayHome. Hates off to you HEROEs ! Happy New Year to everyone!

Not all heroes wear capes, In the midst of the novel corona virus pandemic, the real heroes wear mask and help world to stay healthy and safe! They go to work so that we can #StayHome. Hates off to all of those who are leading and staying up in front line and fighting against this corona virus. THANK YOU HEROEs !!

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. 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...

So what did we learn from 2020... and what to do for new year?

  1. Love and Care for each other, love care and compassion get you real happiness!
  2. Humans are more adaptive and life is more flexible than we think.
  3. There is goodness and humanity even in the darkness !
  4. Life is precious, be grateful for what we have.
  5. Money does not buy you a life and permanent happiness
  6. Health professionals are worth more than anything ! Hats off to them
  7. Animals most likely feel the same in the zoo as we do while being quarantine.
  8. Planet and clean environment can regenerate without human interference
  9. Most of the people can work from home and manage things
  10. We all can survive without eating junk food
  11. Men can cook and can learn to become best chef at home in regular life too :)
  12. Living hygienic life is not most difficult, may this this new normal !!
  13. Actors are just entertainers, They are not HEROEs.
  14. Life is so fragile we really need to take seriously and need to put health on first priority.


What Can we do for new Year?
  1. Lets try stop bargaining with small business owner, workers and vendors. Sometime few dollars more is not going to burn our pocket but might help other person to get their HAPINESS!
  2. Lets try to tip generously whenever the opportunity comes.
  3. Life is too short, work hard to achieve your dreams!
  4. Keep a cash reserve and be kind to learn from each other
  5. We are all equal, Lets respect each other.
  6. Lets not be embarrassed by our emotions, after all our emotion is what make us human.
  7. Lets compliment freely and generously, after all its mood enhancer not only for recipient but also for us. 
  8. Lets learn not to bother about spot on my shirt or worn pant because personalities speaks louder than appearance.
Lets be thankful for those who helped us in our bad times. Thinking about the our real HEROEs who are Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Police Officers, Home Care workers, Pharmacy and other medical workers, Grocery store personnel, Delivery People, Transit Workers, Airline workers and anyone who works with the public and cannot stay home for rest of the world to #StayHome!


Thank you all Thank you all 'Heroes' for your dedication and sacrifice. You are our real Heroes and we will win this fight together! Wishing you all a very happy new year! Best wishes for 2021~

Love & Respect 💕
LisAnk-Aarav

Friday, December 25, 2020

Technology Belt on our neck...! - મોબાઈલ નુ બંધન !!



Many People living in this day and age use technologies for everything. These days social media is everything from work to personal. We are indirectly (pretty much always) tied up and connected with electronics gadgets..! Everything is connected these days through internet and technologies. Like Home, Cars, Cell phones, TVs, Freezes etc.. etc..


If we pause for a moment and think how many people we meet in person a day and spend time with them, how many times we go out with friends? Do we talk each other when we sit on table for lunch/dinner?  Social media connects people with each other, this could be a reason why children are not really bonded with families. They end up spending more time on Digital platforms then they spend with their family members. They (in fact we too) pretty much started celebrating things virtually... (Birthday, Anniversaries, Social gathering, playing games...) etc..


Technologies are great and is very very useful if it can be used as in limit with the right purpose but that's what is not happening. People go for lunch/dinner with family but end up spend time on the phone sitting in front of each other on the same table. 


Lets all pause for a moment and try to spend more time with family and friends (not virtually) of course after COVID time :)


Lets all learn, understand and adopt technologies and use it purposefully! More importantly lets not replace relationship and feelings with technology!! 


Wish you all the best through this Holiday season and throughout the new year!


Love & Regards,

LisAnk-Aarav 💕

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Michammi Dukkadam - મિચ્છામી દુક્ડમ્ 🙏🏻


Dear All 🙏

On the last day of the "Paryushana", the most important annual holy event of the Jain calendar, I seek forgiveness! I understand that there are many people who might be hurt as a result of my deeds without me knowing about it, I take this means to bow to the entire world and all the creatures and ask for forgiveness. If I have offended you in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, I seek your forgiveness… Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)! It shifts the ego to humility and helps to dissolve our ‘Karma- May all the evil that has been done be fruitless’.

This is a time to be connected to that ‘Oneness’. To reflect and let go of anything that is holding us back from that Oneness and connection. The reason for meeting and celebrating the circle of love and joy is to forgive and rejoice. Everyone in the community says “Micchami Dukkadam” (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्) to the Divine and then to each other with folded hands and gratitude. 

Traditionally, it is said on the day of Samvatsari which is the last day of Paryushana, 8 days of the most important annual holy event of the Jain calendar. Seven days are days of attainment and the eighth day (Samvatsari day) is one of fulfillment or achievement. It is at this time that we embark on our respective annual pratikramana – a reflection on our spiritual journey for the past year. Old quarrels are forgotten and friendships and relationships renewed, as we fold our hands and ask for “मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्” or forgiveness. Michhami means to be fruitless (forgiven) and Dukkadam means bad deeds. Therefore the meaning of Michhami Dukkadam is my bad deeds (with you) be fruitless. So the concept behind saying or writing someone “मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्” is that ‘If I have done any harm to you than those bad deeds to be forgiven (be fruitless)

This is to me is a great way to improve the quality of Life. I like to practice this ritual every year and love all the dimensions of it, from exchanging hugs, to tears to love and liberation.


"Antha karan thi" (from bottom of my heart)

આખા વર્ષ દરમિયાન મારા કે મારા પરિવાર તરફ થી આપની લાગણી દુભાઈ હોય તેવુ કોઈ પણ કાર્ય જાણતા ક અજાણતા થયું હોય.... તો હું નત મસ્તકે ક્ષમા યાચું છું...


મિચ્છામી દુક્ડમ્ ! 🙏
Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्) ! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Happy Father's Day - "બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો"

Dear Dad,

Happy Father's Day!! Thank you for the example you set and for your leadership in our family. We love you. Here is our wish with lots of love on this father's day! We can't express our gratitude enough for the encouragement you always give for the values you taught us and for the love you gave us each and every day in our life.

Here is our wish on this father's day.... Happy Father's Day!

https://youtu.be/_EzdKKk7ICo



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