In the classroom

In the classroom

Sunday, December 14, 2008



KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium,Vitamin E & fiber. Its Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has alow Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhancesthe activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of coloncancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit.Strawberries have the highest totalantioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body fromcancer-causing, blood vessels-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine.Taking 2 -4 oranges a day may help keepcolds away, lower cholesterol, prevent &dissolve kidney stones as wellas lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest Thirst Quencher Composed of 92% water, it is alsopacked with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immunesystem. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fightingoxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for Vitamin C.They are the clear winnersfor their high Vitamin C content. Guava is Also rich in fiber, whichhelps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is goodfor your eyes.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Flowers that attracted me



Wednesday, September 24, 2008


My dear friend....You came into my life so unexpectedly..
Little did I know what was to lie ahead
For the longest time you were a click of a mouse, words on my screen
Hugs that warmed my days.. and secured my nights
Within the many hours of our private room,
You showed me strength, when I showed you my weaknesses.
You taught me the importance of believing in myself,
When I thought there was nothing to believe in
You taught me so much, in ways I never knew
You stood behind me when I began to fall.
Along side of me when I needed a friendIn front of me when I needed a guide
You showed me my ability to fly...
How to reach places I had only dreamed of
You saw me with your heart and not your eyes
But more importantly you gave me a piece of you
A gift worth far more than money could buy.
You gave me a floor to dance on..
A song in my heart that I finally understand the words to
And a peacefulness in my heart...where you will live forever..I hope everyone finds a "YOU"


When I Asked God for Strength He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Brain & Brown He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve

When I Asked God for Happiness He Showed Me Some Unhappy People

When I Asked God for Wealth He Showed Me How to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Favors He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Peace He Showed Me How to Help Others

Gave Me Nothing I Wanted He Gave Me Everything I Needed - Swami Vivekananda
1. Namaste stu mahamayesripithe sura-pujite,Sankha-cakra-gada-hastemahalaksmi namo stu te.
2. Namaste garudarudhekolasura-bhayankariSarva-papa-hare devimahalaksmi namo stu te.
3. Sarvajne sarva varadesarva-dusta-bhayankari,Sarva-dukha-hare devimahalaksmi namo stu te.
4. Siddhi-buddhi-prade devibhukti mukti-pradayiniMantra-Murte sada devimahalaksmi namo stu te.
5. Adyanta-rahite deviadyasakti mahesvariYogaje yoga-sambhutemahalaksmi namo stu te.
6. Sthula-suksma-maharaudremahasakti-mahodare,Maha-papa-hare devimahalaksmi namo stu te.
7. Padmasana-sthite deviparabrama svarupini,Paramesi jagan matar-mahalaksmi namo stu te.
8. Svetambara-dhare devinanalankara-bhushite,Jagat-sthite jagan-matar-mahalaksmi namo stu te.
9. Mahalaksmyastakam stotramyah pathed bhaktiman narah,Sarva-siddhim-avapnotirajyam prapnoti sarvada.
10. Eka-kale pathen nityammaha-papa vinasanamDvi-Kalam yah pathen nityamdhana-dhanya-samanvitah
11. Tri-kalam yah pathen nityammahasatru-vinasanam,Mahalakshmir-bhaven-nityamprasanna varada subha.

Meaning for these stothiram

1. O Mahamaya, abode offortune,who art worshippedby the Devas, I saluteThee; O Mahalakshmi, wielder of conch,disc and mace, obeisance to Thee.
2. My salutations toThee,who rides the Garuda and art a terror to Asura Kola; O Devi Mahalakshmi, remover of all miseries, my obeisance to Thee.
3. O Devi Mahalakshmi,who knowest all,giver of all boons,a terror to all the wicked,remover of all sorrow, obeisance to Thee.
4. O Devi, giver of intelligence and successand of worldly enjoyment and liberation, Thouhast always the mystic symbols as Thy form,O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.
5. O Devi, Maheshwari, without beginning or an end, O Primveval Energy, born of Yoga, O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.
6. O Mahalakshmi,who art both gross andsubtle, most terrible, great power, great prosperityand great remover of all sins, obeisance to Thee.
7. O Devi, seated on the lotus, who art the Supreme Brahman, the great Lord and Mother of the universe, O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.
8. O Devi, robed in white garments anddecked with various kinds of ornaments, Thouart the mother of the universe and its support, O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.
9.This hymn to the great Goddessof Wealth, if read with devotion, will bestow all success, will grant all worldly position.
10. If always read once a day, great sins will be destroyed. If always read twice a day, wealth and prosperity will ensure.
11. If always read three times a day, the great enemy(ego) will be destroyed. Mahalakshmiwill be ever pleased with that auspicious one