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Nugget # 103 Life is an Acappella!

acapellaHi friends,

Hope you are doing fine. This week I’d like to share a nugget that many of us could relate to. Firstly let’s define what an acapella really is: Acapella according to Internet slang refers to “vocal music without instruments.” The first time I heard this kind of music I was flabbergasted. Since then I have been a big fan of all kinds of acapella music.

Click here to hear the first acapella song I heard. It’s made from an old Hindi film song. The song was brilliantly remade using sounds made by voice, mouth and body only. Can you imagine, there are no musical instruments used in making it! Amazing right? 🙂


This week I’d like to share how much we too are like Acapella singers in our life as we do the many roles handed over to us- a daughter/son, a sister/bro, a spouse, a parent either by choice or chance, a homemaker / a career person, a friend, a writer, teacher, story teller, a cook, a cleaner, a singer, a believer… the list goes on endlessly…. And we can keep adding or subtracting from it. Just like how in acapella, we mainly sing vocals but simultaneously we also imitate the other instruments or sounds to give it the effect of hearing the original track , in life too we may be called to play several other roles in addition to our main role. Just like the acapella singers focus one by one on each sound and then synchronize it with the other sounds similarly we need to give our 100% dedication to each role assigned to us and do it with a spirit of excellence. Later on, we will be able to manage our time and prioritize the things according to their urgency. Sometimes we will have to postpone or even drop some activities from our list in order to live a balanced & stress-free life. Many times we may have to even sacrifice certain privileges just in order to see a smile on another’s face. At these times it may be tempting to ignore ourselves or others, the optimal method is to be able to know when and where to draw the line. Prayer & planning as well as delegation & brain storming with friends & family helps us to do this. Once we have drawn a blueprint, it is essential as far as possible to stick to it. However we need to be flexible enough to incorporate changes as we move along.

downloadThe final result will be the acapella where our different roles are played out successfully & now we can hear the lovely song played in our own unique version. Surely, there will be mixed responses and reactions to the music of our life but as long as we have tried our best and even enjoy or like what we have done, we can lean back and nod our heads to the trendy beat of the song we have always loved!

Click here to hear Pentatonix singing Mary, Did You Know?

guitar-smiley-emoticonNugget of Life: “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest. Heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from Heaven to the soul!”

Have an awesome week!



Sparky laurie

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Life is full of Surprises: VERSATILE Blogger Nomination?

Hi friends,

Life is full of surprises and the best thing about a surprise is that it comes when it is least expected but always brings along with it joy.

My surprise came today evening when a fellow blogger Holly [who writes an amazing blog describing her  travels and adventures as Au pair ]passed on her Versatile Blogger Nomination to me. My first reaction was definitely JOY as I shared the good news with my husband.My second reaction was to look up the word Versatile* since my Blog NUGGETS usually talks about ONE thing –  LIFE. But on looking the word VERSATILE up I realized  that NUGGETS qualifies as it touches  upon a wide range of subjects – literature, sports, parenting, poetry , philosophy, music, history  and draws a parallel of each to LIFE .* Hence it is both “multifaceted” and “flexible” which is the very definition of VERSATILE.   Thanks Holly for helping me realize that by nominating this Blog! 😉 

Now the Rules:

1.  Thank the person who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post. 

2.  Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know that you included them in your blog post.

3.  List 7 things about yourself. (end of post.)

These are my recently discovered 15 nominees for the AWARD

1) Sarah smiles awhile:

2) My Eventful Life  :

3)The Authentic Me :

4)It’s a long story :

5) Bola Babs :

6) Khushboo’s Blog :

7)The Wuc :

8)Baked Stale :

9)Balladeer’s Blog :

10)The Frivolous Rantings of a University Student :

11)Twirling Girl :

12) The Song of Life :

13)Euphoric Euphoria by Wan Azhar :

14)Zilch :

15)Vilho’s Blog :

Now 7 things about me:

Welcome to my world of paradoxes…

1)     I’m extremely simple and yet can be quite complex too.

2)     I’m a people person but not a people pleaser, 

3)     I enjoy friendship but thrive on solitude,

4)     Love the promise of a new day but am a night owl,

5)     Thoroughly organized but  diversely creative.

6)      A true encourager and yet often too straightforward with criticism- …am working on it! 😉

7)     I keep my phone conversations to the minimum and yet could write the longest mails.

Well, that is my NUGGET about me…keeping it short, sweet and simple…

Thanks once again Holly for this lovely opportunity.

Each and every blog above deserves this nomination. Be sure to check them out.



Sparky laurie



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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in LIfe, Uncategorized