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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

117a. Vom Regen in die Traufe.
117b. From the rain into the eaves.

This is the gentler version of the English proverb
'From the frying pan into the fire'

While trying to escape from one danger, we may get into another even more serious.
In the rain one will get wet but in the eaves one will get washed down with the rain water!

Vom = from the
Regen = the rain,
in die = into the
Traufe = eaves

Visalakshi Ramani

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Are Family reunions very similar to travel?
They both are probably very closely related.

When we travel, we get to meet our other family members.
When the other family members travel, we get to meet them.

So the emotions of these happy reunions turn out to be one and the same.
For me it involves several spikes in the blood sugar and blood pressure.

Are our strong emotions also being circulated by our
blood stream - just as oxygen and other nutrients???

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

118a. Vorrats nimmer schadet.
118b. A storage never hurts.

It is always better to have something stored and not need it
than need it very badly and sadly not bothered to store it.

Vorrats = a stock of
nimmer = never
schadet = hurts

Interestingly 'n' is used for negation as in many other languages.
Immer = always and nimmer = never

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!
119a. Wahrheit gibt kurzen Bescheid, Luege macht viel Redens.
119b. Truth gives one short answer, lies can make many reasons.

It is universally accepted that no one can be lie successfully all their life.
As they say in Tamil, "gettikkaaran poi ettu naaL mattume!"

It is said those who speak the truth need not remember too much - except the truth.
Those who speak untruths have to remember not just what they have told to people
but also what was told to whom, when, where and why !

Wahrheit = truth
gibt = gives
kurzen = one short
Bescheid = answer
Luege = lies
macht = make
viel = many
Redens = reasons.

Visalakshi Ramani

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It is one of the wonders of the human body.

It shows a spike in the fasting blood sugar ... both when
the medicine is an overdose or is an under dose!

When the medicine is under dose it is
unable to keep in check the blood sugar value.

When the medicine is overdosed and brings down the blood sugar value drastically,
the reserve from the body is released elevating the fasting blood sugar to form spikes!

To me it sounds like the extreme choice
between the Devil and the Deep Sea!
Or the Roaring Fire and Frying pan!
Or the Drenching Rain and the Draining Eaves!

What God had created to protect the body from harm, is itself harming the human body!
My Doctor Father was right in calling the human body 'A finely tuned musical instrument!'

IF Only the human body can be re-tuned as easily as the delicate musical instruments!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

120a. Was du allein wissen willst, das sage niemand.
120b. What you alone wish to know, tell that to no one.

oruvar aRinthaal adhu rahasiyam.
iruvar aRinthaal adhu parasiyam.

moovar aRinthaal adhai viraivil anaivarum aRivar.

Was = what
du = you
allein = alone
willst = wish
wissen = to know
sage = tell
das = that
niemand = (to) no one

Visalakshi Ramani

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Most of us get into troubles / or grow old doubly fast because
we tend to do much more than what we are capable of doing
or much more than our fair share of the chores and tasks.

The Server becomes worn out and old while the Served Ones
thrive and remain young forever... with neither worries nor work! :(

Visalakshi Ramani

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It is true that we hurt most ( or get hurt most) by the persons we love most.

It is the same thing with The Liver which literally makes a person LIVE.

The liver is a metabolically active organ responsible for many vital life functions.
The primary functions of the liver are:

1. Bile production and excretion

2. Excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs

3. Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates

4. Enzyme activation

5. Storage of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals

6. Synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin, and clotting factors

7. Blood detoxification and purification

Due to these important activities, the liver is exposed to a number of insults and is one of the body's organs most subject to injury and insult.


Leet us learn to treat this precious organ with due respect to live a normal happy life!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

121a. Was Gutes kommt wieder.
121b. What is good comes again.

The Good and the Bad we do to the others will get duly returned
to us, by someone else, at some other time, and some other place.

God keeps His Equations very straight and very simple! :)

Was = what
Gutes = is good
kommt = comes
wieder = again

Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

122a. Spiele nicht mit Feuer.
122b. Don't play with fire.

Sounds very silly when put down in black and white and yet
how many people play with fire and explosive fiery situations everyday!

They light fires; they spread fires; they steal the warmth from those fires and
generally manage to make everyone else feel miserable and suffer a heavy loss.

Fire is an excellent servant but a dangerous master.
There is an adage in Tamil which says

"Keep you distance from these three things...
A snake, A roaring fire and a crazy King / Ruler"

nicht = do not
Spiele = play
mit = with
Feuer = fire

Visalakshi Ramani

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We lose whatever we don't use!
Also we can't use what we don't have!
So the message is loud and clear!

If you have something and want to retain it, use it!
It may be an art / a craft / a sport / a talent / a skill.
But the only way to retain that is to put it to constant use.

I have seen women who never leave a chair or a couch
or a sofa, fearing the pain in the legs when they try to walk.
To avoid the pain they avoid waking completely.

Maybe they can retire completely without disturbing anyone's schedule or without making anyone else miss their services and suffer. But eventually they will need to be transported on wheel chairs even inside the house.

One lady used to manage to lie down in a 3' long seat all day long, by curling up her legs . Eventually she could not stretch her legs to the full extent. Can she ever again walk? May not be!

So keep doing what all you can do, as well as you can do them, to keep yourself useful and in demand for your talents and time.

Nothing like feeling useful to someone and feeling loved by someone, to make life worth living! :)

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

123a. Stehend Wasser wird stinkend.
123b. Stagnant water will begin to stink.

A river keeps flowing and its water is safe to be used.
A body of stagnant water soon starts to stink,
since many organisms start breeding in it.

The same is true with the mental ability of a person.
Something new ( a word / a sentence / an info ) must be added
to it on daily basis - to keep it fresh and ready for use.

Stehend = stagnant
Wasser = water
wird = will
stinkend = begin to stink

Visalakshi Ramani

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Elastic rope has its elastic limit.

When stretched beyond its limiting value,
it would snap and hit us back very hard.

The same is true of anything stretched beyond its safe limits....
be it Luck, Power, Authority, Oppression or Suppression.

Nature knows when and how to check this extreme step.

Visalakshi Ramani

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I have wondered seeing celebrity women with busts resembling rolling balls - reminding me of an old movie song in Tamil, by Kavignar KaNNadAsan. I have wondered how they always 'those twins' at two different levels - so to say, one upstairs and one downstairs?!

I have wondered what gives these supposed-to-be-identical-twins so much freedom of movement.
I found out the underlying reason very recently.

Being the truly liberated women, they have either burned down or thrown away their bra.
What do they do instead?

They stick on something resembling a rabbit's face to support that enormous mass!
So it is silicone inside them, silicone outside them and silicone is seen everywhere.
But the silicone gives up, or gives in, or droops down under the weight - making weird spectacles!

A woman on Oscar red carpet made me find this out -
since the descent of one was too glaring to be overlooked or ignored -
more so since the woman was exposing her precious things at two different levels!

Is modern Fashion a Fad, a Mod, or just stark Mad?

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

124a. Taten statt Worte.
124b. Actions in stead of words!

Knowing it is different from Doing it.
Saying it is different from Doing it.

One may know something and
say something but never do it!

Actions speak louder than words.
An ounce of action = One tone of advice!

Words are precious like Time and money
They should never be wasted!

So we should talk less and do more!
Also less we talk, less the number of controversies!

Taten = actions
statt = in stead of
Worte = words