Hoping to take you back in times when you were a 6 year old.

Little Government Man


Did you not have such sweet thoughts? I did :)


Lets be childlike.
Lets not over-think! :)
Cheers!

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An open mind! Love to share inspirational thoughts and a keenness to learn. My interests are growing culinary herbs and playing golf. I enjoy my teaching assignments and interaction with students.

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  1. luchaniktravel says:

    I like poems, and this one was really good, cute and witty. Oh, to be 6 years old!

  2. artzent says:

    Can you make that for girls of six too? they like all of those things! Trust me. Great poem!

  3. Dilip says:

    वाह वाह क्या बात है – कैदा तोडके … is a song that transports us back to our kid days! Loved it thank you my dear friend.
    Cheers!

  4. Dear Dilip,

    Here is a song from my side to you which speaks of the very same sentiments as this post of yours mentions. Feel free to ask me for a translation in case needed! Enjoy!

  5. Tarun says:

    very nice poem

  6. sash says:

    Ah! that was me, that was me,
    Played with many girl friends, I had then,
    I did not know, they were girls! :D
    Ran to the corners, just to hide,
    I did not know, I won’t fit in now! :(
    Three bells, Ah! they Sweetly dwell,
    One of the rickshaw, second of the School,
    And, the sweetest of all, was the Kulfi bell! :P

    • Dilip says:

      Hey Sash … amazing poem so well matches the theme and –

      Ah that was me too “One of the rickshaw, second of the School,
      And, the sweetest of all, was the Kulfi bell”!

      Thanks my friend I tip my golf hat to you! :)
      Regards.

  7. Dilip, thanks for the lovely reminder that we should not overthink things and be like a child again. When I was 5, I got my first Bible and my sister told me I could WRITE in the back of it on the note pages. I couldn’t write at that time, so I had my sister write for me the most important thing I could think of writing: “I love everyone in the whole wide world.” If only we could all be like little children, certainly the world would be a happier place.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Bethany you so beautifully bring out the feelings we have in our childhood . And your words “I love everyone in the whole wide world” have a lot of meaning today. We hope people all over the world really start caring for each other and make the world a better place.

      Felt good hearing from you. And yes your appreciation for Biswadip is nice to read.

      Thank you,
      Dilip

  8. pennycoho says:

    Great Post Dilip, Yes be childlike…Always. Have a great day today. :)

  9. Finding one’s inner child is so important. Let’s all do it and let’s have lots of fun! :)

  10. Geetha says:

    ‘Beautiful Blogger Award – and my vote goes to Brig. Dilip Naidu!
    I love the learning in this post and the insightful comments that it has generated. The variety and depth in it is mind-boggling. Thank you!
    And yes! There are times when it is good to see things just in black and white. The ability to see the myriad shades of grey with the ‘meddling intellect’ can spoil the sense of wonderment.
    I will only change one thing in the quote below: “Whether sixty or six, there is ….”
    “Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.” ~ Samuel Ullman.
    We need a heart that watches and receives:
    “Enough of Science and of Art;
    Close up those barren leaves;
    Come forth, and bring with you a heart
    That watches and receives.” ~ Wordsworth
    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174826
    I must watch Mrinal Sen’s “Ichhapuran”. Thank you for telling us about it, Biswadip!
    And Lubna, keep smiling please : )

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Geetha as always your appreciation and value addition to such inspirational themes never fails to amaze and inspire me. I am enthralled by Wordsworth’s ‘Tables Turned’ a masterpiece very apt for this post and something I’d love to believe in always.

      Thank you so much! With kind regards and cheer :)

    • Biswadip says:

      Thank you Geetha for showing interest in “Ichhapuran”.I appreciate it.
      Regards,
      Biswadip

  11. Jenn Ji Hyun says:

    As always, lovely post! If I were part of the Government, I’d make weekends to be 3 days (1 day strictly as family day only). ;)

    Btw, I nominated you for the beautiful blogger award (for never ceasing to share beautiful posts). If you’d like to participate, please see this link: http://memoirsofasassygirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-tribute-to-bob-ross.html

    Have a nice day!

    • Dilip says:

      Ha ha 3 days week end would be most welcome to all :) even for grown-ups.

      Thank you for gracious nomination for the ‘beautiful blogger award’ I fell honored and humbled too. I’ll will respond and click the link.

      With kind regards & best wishes.

  12. Wanted pools of ice-cream and to climb every tree in sight, didn’t know about beer then ;-)

  13. ajay says:

    Ha ha ha……………. Lets be childlike. what a wonderful thought. Children at 6 are in bliss all the time unless elders interfere. All children are so beautiful and full of fun. Innocence is the most precious thing because it is only to the innocent heart that all that is valuable can happen. To the cunning nothing happens. forgiveness is so easy for children at 6 or so. next moment they play as usual as if nothing has happened. Life is full of juice at that age. Thanks dilip for a lovely break from the so called grown up wisdom. with warm regards.ajay

  14. Sachin Macwan says:

    Dear Brig. Naidu,

    I would like to start my comment with the teaching of CHRIST. I always inspired by his words during my Sunday School Class (the classes organized by the local church for learning the Scripture) in my childhood.

    Jesus Christ said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)

    The above scripture is eye-catching and so much relevant in today’s world. The vision of Christ was to bring GOD’s Kingdom on the earth. Now, whosoever; wants to be a part of GOD’s kingdom has to be a child. It means one has to be a humble by heart. Children really aren’t conscious of what other people think of them. They just follow their ways. In my point of view, this is the biggest strength of them.

    Other powerful tools of “Childlikeness” are Happiness and Innocence, which help them to be imaginative and curious. It only happens since they are not concerned about productivity, money, quality etc. Children just play and lost themselves in game. Can we be like them?

    I personally believe that to be like a child is not an easy job. After engaging myself in “Light House” Project (which is being run among the needy children), I came to know about their Psychology. I simply observe them; how they play, how they live, how they talk, how they ask questions etc. I try to be like a child with them. As a beginner, I found it hard but gradually it has molded me with a new arena of my life.

    In the time of cut-throat competition most of us have lost the spirit of “Childlikeness”. May of us say, “Be mature, do not behave like a child.” We compel our child to grow up soon. So, we try to shape them as we want to see them or the world wants to see them. We should stop making them our own piece of clay. Let there be freedom!

    In addition; Jesus Christ said to his disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14). At the end of our lives, we may not take anything with us even if we may have won the world.

    Let’s follow this incalculable teaching of Christ & try to be like a child. It seems, B2B (Back to Basics).

    “…childish, selfish, immature – that’s right, I am. But do you know how much money I make for thinking this way?” (Hollywood Star Tom Hanks)

    Sachin. :-)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Sachin,

      I am in admiration of your spiritual beliefs and social activities of helping ‘needy children’. There can’t be more better quest in one’s life. I do believe we are on this for a purpose and speaking in generic terms it is purification our minds and to be of use to the those less fortunate.

      All best wishes in this journey and in bringing more smiles in children.

      Thanks for your inspiration. Regards.

  15. supriyadhende says:

    Child life- So pure,, so clean,, so protected ,, caring ,,, loving which will always be in the memories……

    Nothing is more powerful than the memories created by a child’s experiences. The child’s memories fashion the adult’s life. Every day of adult life is touched by the memories of childhood experiences….When we were child we always had a feeling to grow up fast but when we become 30 we try to peep back to our past and say kaash main hamesha ke liye baccha hi rehta….

    Our greatest adult fears were created by childhood memories. Our greatest adult anxieties were produced by childhood memories. Our most negative adult views of ourselves are the product of childhood memories.

    Our most important adult goals have their roots in childhood memories. Our most powerful adult drives have their roots in childhood memories. Our adult attitudes, adult perspectives, adult expectations, and adult view of life are all powerfully influenced by our childhood experiences and memories……..

    Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons. ………Lets be a child again….. :P

    Regards
    Supriya

    • Dilip says:

      Oh yes Supriya “kaash ki main hamesha ke liye baccha hi rehta’ (alas if I could remain I remain a child forever’ is dream we all would love to live. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

      With kindest regards! Cheers :)

  16. Biswadip says:

    I’m Flattered Sir.Many thanks for liking my Rhyme.I born on the 6th and will remain at 6 always.
    There is a very famous short story of Rabindranath Tagore called “Ichhapuran”
    (Wish Fulfillment).The story depicts that the bodies of a naughty boy and his father get swapped and they discover what it’s like to be in the other person’s shoes.Also based on the same story a film made in 1969-directed by one of the greatest film maker of the world cinema Mr.Mrinal Sen.Though It’s in Bengali but subtitle is available for the same.I would request you and all your readers to watch the movie.I’m sure this would work as a “Time machine” for all.You all would get an opportunity to rediscover yours childhood one more time. I’m posting the link that you may buy the DVD.time.http://cfsindia.org/ichhapuran-wish-fulfillment/.

    About living life to the fullest I remember an excellent dialogue from “Anand”—”Babu moshai, zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi”.

    Finally John Denver-
    Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
    Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
    Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
    Sunshine almost always makes me high

    Cheers!

    • Dilip says:

      From Rabindranath Tagore ‘s “Ichhapuran”(Wish Fulfillment), to Babu Moshai – Pushpa I hate tears and to John Denver’s Sunshine amazing variations on the same theme … Oh to be 6 :)

      And you are lucky to be born at 6!
      Be well my friend.
      Cheers.

  17. Dilip says:

    Marina … the kind of beautiful art you create is only possible from a uncluttered and free mind .. thank you and with kindest regards!

  18. Ah yes, that special “clarity” that gets lost in the hard process of growing…

  19. Lubna says:

    This is so nice. I love it when people still hold deep within themselves a fragment of their childhood wonder and can take pleasure in simple things, such as sunsets, fresh breeze, trees, clouds a rainbow – I saw a rainbow today and am still smiling.
    Having this childhood wonder is different from being immature, the former is a precious gift to have. Yet most people don’t seem to understand the difference. Thank you for this post, Dilip Sir.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Lubna- ‘I saw a rainbow today and am still smiling’ beautiful क्या बात है! Yes the colorful rainbow will always remain a wondrous phenomenon even today. And you are right wonder is a truly precious.

      Albert Einstein’s quote signifies the same ~ ‘There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle’.

      Thanks & many regards!

  20. Bikramjit Singh Mann says:

    Beautiful shot.. I can’t decide which one I like more…

  21. manju says:

    Nice verse! It’s a pity we have to grow up, and cannot stay six years old always. :)

  22. Biswadip says:

    Dear Sir ,
    My journey from 6 to 30—

    Life
    Seemed perfect
    Everyday
    Peach & cream
    colour’s of contentment
    But
    colours fade
    I realised.
    One day,
    I saw
    my life
    All peach and cream
    had faded away.
    I felt betrayed
    Looked around to see
    If anything was left.
    I saw the new colours
    Unknown
    Red, Blue, Green & Gold
    Vibrant.
    But colours fade
    I know now
    Then I read You
    Brighter than all the Colours,
    The rainbow can dream of
    The colour,I know
    will never fade.
    Come on in,
    colour my life
    my dreams.
    Lets embrace 6!!
    Regards,
    Biswadip.

    • Dilip says:

      OMG Biswadip,

      This is too much of a lovely surprise to know of your poetic mind. Perfect expressions and rhyme. Yes my friend at 6 were the days of “peach and cream” and “colour’s of contentment”. I tip my golf hat to you!

      So lets just lets keep our minds at 6 and be playful and full of fun :)

      Thank you Biswadip for making my day!

    • Biswadip–this is truly a beautiful poem.

  23. We do need to remember to have fun – smiling now :)

  24. Very true I still want that now.. Wish it happened..

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