Dec 28- Sharon's Spruce Tree with Snowy Sharon !!-IMG_1414 (2) copy

Deepthie 1

Snowy Owl- the Iconic Arctic Bird- says  –” Wish all of you  A Very Happy
and Healthy Year 2018. ” .

Snowy  Owl ( Eng) – Bubo scandiocus (  Latin )  Ukpigjuac (   Inuktitut )–

A regualr Winter Visitor to the  Lower Great Lakes Regions of Canada and

Photo by EagleD  – Dec 28th- 2017 ,  Near my home, Temp minus 20 deg C .,
perched on top of the tallest  spruce tree  in the area .



New Year Greetings from Sree


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2018 New Year Resolutions and greetings

-from Ariya


My New Year Resolution Benevolence, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity towards all beings

Shall strive for harmony, sharing happiness and peace In this world over the short time, I am destined to live, Four-fold noble practice, to counter anger and cruelty, Imposters, jealousy & bias towards own, must be dimmed

Antidote for anger, benevolence, I should learn and adhere To the heinous crime, cruelty, compassion is the act humane Jealousy, the green-eyed monster, doused with sympathetic joy Avoid partiality to own views, kith and kin by way of equanimity

Loving kindness, also called benevolence is a quality sublime Being aware of illnesses and dangers to others and protect in time Good example here is how a pregnant mother, protects her baby From possible dangers & illnesses, even by giving up her pet hobby

Compassion, my heart should soften, seeing others suffering I should endeavour with all my might to reduce their burden It is ‘Karuna’ described as a fragrance of the quality humane Like Metta, kindness should be extended beyond kith and kin

Sympathetic joy or ‘Muditha’ a sublime quality, opposite of envy Genuine rejoice over others success conquering thoughts, jealousy Congratulatory attitude coming from sweetness of heart and rejoice It is that heavenly attitude makes friends and the world very happy

‘Upekka’ equanimity, the toughest status of the four, must develop ‘Discerning rightly and viewing justly with absolute impartiality Ups and downs are the rule, I should face the fame and the infamy, Loss or gain, praise or insult, as well take pain and comfort equally

I wish a very happy New Year, 2018 to all my batch mates!

Ariya De Silva



London Fire works


11 thoughts on “NEW YEAR GREETINGS !!”

  1. Hi Batch mates & family,
    We are only 30 minutes away from 2018 in Sydney.
    We wish you all a HAPPY, HEALTHY & SAFE NEW YEAR.
    Seelan , Jean & family


    1. You all are the lucky ones to embrace New Year First

      We are just finishing lunch on December thirty first

      As you are welcoming make the new year a good one

      Thavamani joins me wishing you & Jean a fab year to come


  2. Dear Sam do pass on my New Yr greetings to all our batch mates.wish them all and u a v.happy.healthy.and prosperous New Year 2018 from d 2 of us Ranjani


  3. Thanks to all for the Greetings .
    will watch on tv- the Sydney harbour fire works- a spectacular, start for the year, that never fails to thrill my soul !!
    Sam- thanks for all your good work on the Web- LONG LIVE THE WEB– OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE CHANNEL ACROSS THE GLOBE !

    By the way– the Snow Owl photo- you did a great job on it- I am really pleased that you decided to insert it – as you are a REAL Photographer !

    i just got lucky on dec 28th — this ‘snowy ‘ kind of ‘knows me’ as it comes year after year, to this same farm house, lives in the barn and perches on the top of this spruce tree .

    This bird- is supposed to be a Female- with the brown speckled feathers .
    I think, previously I had ( Sam did ) posted the snow white male on the same perch .
    We have not seen the Male- at this location this year .

    Have a Good New Year- 2018- and Till We Meet Again– in Beruwala 2018—– stay well, stay healthy and have fun !
    eaglemd advice !!


  4. Dear 64 batch mates
    Best wishes for new dreams,new hopes and new aspirations in 2018. Good wishes to your families as well
    Selvi & Satha


    1. HI my dear Selvi and Satha ,
      I did send both of you to your private e-mail- New Year Greetings- but, it got returned .
      You can write to my private e-mail — so I can up date you new address .

      Sorry to hear that both of you will NOT be in Beruwala- 2018….
      Selvi- I was really looking fwd to seeing you .

      Have Good New Year .- 2018-
      Deepthie .


  5. Hi Praxy,
    The video of London Fireworks- was just spectacular. !
    Never seen anything like this before , anywhere .
    Very tastefully and creatively done .

    To see all those happy faces, ushering the New Year 2018– was truly a very heartwarming moment , in today’s painful world .
    Well Done Londoners !!


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