Ten things to KEEP in mind

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What does the word, “Keep”, remind me?

Keep means to have something with yourself. To have them CLOSE.

Keep reminds me to keep SMILING. Because, smiling takes all the worries away. Smiling keeps you at ease. Smiling is contagious. If someone doesn’t smile at you but you do, he’d most probably smile back at you. Smiling creates friends. So, keep smiling.

Keep reminds me of Google KEEP, which is a digital sticky-note app. It lets me keep my ideas, that is, it saves them them safe.

In Hindi, the word keep, reminds me of a funnel. What a funnel does is, accept a lot of liquid from one side, and passes all of it to the other. It saves us from wastage. It is something which doesn’t really KEEP anything to itself. It gives what it receives. So, it teaches us to GIVE all we have.

Keep also reminds me to keep PROMISES we make to others and to God. We should also keep SECRETS, well — secret.

Keep also reminds me of KEEPER, as in inn keeper, or a house keeper. What these people do is to keep the place neat and clean, and also make sure no one enters without permission. Similarly, we should keep our inner-self neat and clean (that is, eradicate waste and negative thoughts), and not permit them to enter our mind.

Keep also reminds me to keep CALM and WARM. Without being calm and peaceful inside, we can’t be warm. We can’t love others. What do you think of a person who gets angry and shouts? He creates disturbance in the atmosphere. People want to stay away from him. They want to stay away because he doesn’t keep his calm. So, keep your calm. Keep your cool.

Keep also reminds me to keep GOOD company. Because, it’s said — as the company, so the color. Your company, your friends, affect how your ARE and what you DO. If you keep the company of wise, you’ll certainly become like them too. On the other hand, if you keep the company of fools, well, I won’t tell you what you’ll become. But, the strange thing is, people who are in bad company or in the company of fools, don’t realize they’re in such company. They think, they’re on the right path. It’s like how a lean and weak person, after drinking wine, thinks and behaves as if he’s a King.

Keep also reminds me to keep in SHAPE. Because, over the last few years since I’m freelancing, especially in the last six months, I’ve developed a little pot belly. Not a big one, but it sure doesn’t look nice. Some time ago, I had come across  the ten heaviest people, and how some of them couldn’t even get out of the house, and one of them had to be lifted by a crane. Of course, I won’t become so heavy, but thinking of them, reminds me, I should keep in shape. That is, I should EXERCISE.

Keep also reminds me to keep WRITING. Why? Because, I’m a writer. A writer, writes, doesn’t he? What else would he do? It’s by writing regularly that I can keep my writing muscles in good shape.

Keep also reminds me to keep SAFE. How do you keep safe? By remembering GOD. I recently updated the About page on my other blog, and added 21 fascinating facts you probably don’t know about me. One of them is this:

In 2008, I escaped 18 accidents in a row (within a month and a half). The common thing in all of them was, I remembered God when these happened and I was saved without knowing what happened.

Well, that’s all I could write today.

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