Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It is a tag world out here!

I was tagged by hillg’mom and I enjoyed doing it. Here I go!!
There are 3 rules.
Rule 1. The rules must be mentioned in the beginning of the tag.
Rule 2 You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
Rule 3. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
I don’t have a middle name. So I gave myself one—Lata

L—Love & Laughter – What would do if these two wonderful qualities did not enrich my life. I have experienced so much love from so many people that I may never ever be able to give as much as I received. And as for laughter I enjoy a good laugh and need an excuse to giggle away. I sometimes laugh aloud while reading a book and look up to see if others have noticed it and get on with my book.

A—Admiration – I find admirable qualities in almost all people I meet. More of it in those from the lower strata of society. We have Ajay who supplies tea in our college who is hunch backed and shorter than most men though not dwarfish. I am yet to find a more cheerful person. He feels so bad that I refuse tea with sugar and the sugar free one turns cold before he can bring it to my lab. I feel surprised that he should bother about me. He does not run the canteen and it should not worry him at all whether I drink or refuse tea. There is so much goodness in him that one can feel the vibes when he is around. There are more like him who would put many of us to shame by their good natured behavior.

T --- Tolerance – I am glad that I have plenty of it. And I want it to abound in our universe. Tolerance would solve most of the malaises that have made their way into our lives. The terrorist acts can be traced back to religious intolerance as also riots and strikes to political intolerance. If one is more tolerant it may be easier to understand the other person’s point of view and judge the situation without a prejudiced and pre-decided outlook.

A— Adaptability – As a teacher of Biology I emphasize the fact that organisms that are adaptable survive and those that don’t adapt perish. Look around and check out on all life forms and you will find that the environment sustains only those that adapt. Just a look at the branching in trees would show how well the same light source has been used by different plants. Some thrive in direct sunlight while others are satisfied with diffused light. Some have adapted to shady conditions and some have learnt to droop down when it is too hot. Is there not a lesson to be learnt from the plat kingdom that teaches us life’s lessons without actually lecturing to us from the dais? Adapt to the environment and you are sure to succeed.

So that’s it. Now I have to tag 4 people. Maybe just like that, whatsinaname, altoid and serendipity would like to take it up. Others are welcome if they feel inclined.

11 comments:

Just Like That said...

Its POURING tags out in blogdom. And yours is my 4th in line, if I remember right!
Will do it - soon- sooner than it took me to do the thinking blogger one, I hope! :-)

Hope you won't mind if a few qualities like love and laughter hop over to my blog from yours.;-)

Its so nice to have you back.. or have I said it before?

WhatsInAName said...

HHG :)
Am homoured that you remembered me ... but yeah this one is going to be tough :)
Will do it by this weekend for sure !!

And may your Lata grow on to me too :)

WhatsInAName said...

forgot to add..

Really happy to see you back :)

Altoid said...

Hello Teacher ;)

I have completed my assignment, thank you and enjoy :).

-altoid

serendipity said...

HHG!
I have done your bidding!
:)

Hip Grandma said...

JLT:waiting to read your response.Don't take too long though.No problem about qualities crossing over.

whatsinaname:It is not tough once you get started.good luck.

altoid:saw your tag and you've done a good job of it.

serendipity:I'll give you a middle name.'Quikie'.Care to do a repeat tag?

Usha said...

Love,tolerance and adaptability - all that we could do with a little more in today's world. I do worry about the lack of the last 2 in society today.

kurrodu said...

I admire Ajay for being so considerate. I often feel that is few folks like him who make this world wonderful. I loved the reference made to the nature's rule of survival. It is so true! I also totally agree with the tolerance one.

Hip Grandma said...

usha:these are qualities that may soon become fossilized.Time we worked to save them for posterity.

kurrodu:you are right we have so many Ajays in this world if only we stop to appreciate them.

WhatsInAName said...

Done done ...
But I am afraid its a shoddy work :(

hillgrandmom said...

Thanks HHG for doing the tag. It's done really well!