When I woke up this morning, I asked myself, ‘What is Life all about?’ I never realized it but I found the answer in my room only:
The Fan said, ‘Be Cool.’ There is no need to be worried or agitated. Life is very simple and easy going. Appreciate every minute of it. I am here giving you peace and relaxation.
The Ceiling then said, ‘Aim Higher.’ Take up challenges that come your way and be assertive and confident. Be in the company of people who encourage you. Trust yourself in me and all will be good.
The Window too said, ‘See the wonderful world’. Always wear a beautiful smile of joy and happiness on your face and see the world from a different perspective. Reflect before you act. I will redirect you towards your goal.
The Clock chimed and said, ‘Every minute is precious.’ Once you have lost it, you can never get it back. Use your time preciously and carefully. It is free, but it is priceless too. I will always be following you wherever you go.
The Door then said, ‘Push harder’. Be positive and do your best. I am there as your greatest support. Everything comes to you at the right time, be patient. Go all out, I will never let you down.
The Floor said, ‘Kneel down and pray.’ Be Humble and Pray from your heart. Feel God, in every gentle touch. See God, in every happy face. I am ready to serve you.
The Calendar said, ‘Be up to date.’ Start every new day in your life like a new blank paper, a new hope and a joy in your step. Today is the moment that I am here for you. Enjoy this very day.
The Wall said to me, ‘Be quiet and observe in silence.’ Take the time to listen to everything in detail that speaks to you without words. The tongue is like a sharp knife, kills without drawing blood. I am silently watching you.
I got my answers from the simple gadgets in my house, what life is all about. If we have the spirit of Understanding everything in a Positive way, we will surely enjoy each and every moment of Life, whether it is a Pressure or Pleasure. Life is a Miracle and every Breath we take is a Gift. Love it and Live it to the best you can. SAY YES TO LIFE.
One, Mr. Gupta boarded flight from Delhi to Mumbai, economy class. He noticed an old person sitting next to him on the window seat. Since he had a presentation to be made in an Engineering Company in Mumbai, he took his documents and started going through them for the final time before the presentation. After 15-20 minutes as he was done with his documents, he put them away and started looking out of the window, and suddenly he looked at the face of this person sitting next to him. He thought he had seen him somewhere but could not think of right now.
He was pretty old, his face, the suit was not very expensive and he was replying to some e-mails or going through some documents on his laptop. I noticed his shoes; they were of average quality. Something struck me and I asked him: “Are you Mr. Narayana Murthy?” He looked me, smiled and replied in his polite voice, “Yes, I am.” I was completely shocked! For one second, I had no idea what to say next. I looked at him again. His shoes, his suit, his tie and his specs. Everything was average. This guy was worth $2.3 billion and co-founded a great Company like Infosys.
I always wanted to become super rich so that I could buy all the luxury things in my life and travel business or first class. He could buy the whole airlines and yet he was sitting next to me in the economy class. I again asked: “Sir, why are you travelling in economy class and not business class?” He replied in his gentle voice and said: “Do business class people reach early? Is there any difference between them and us?” I felt completely humbled by his reply. Afterwards I introduced myself and where I was working. He very kindly listened to me and also asked me few questions regarding my work and we got talking.
He also answered few questions I asked him. But his last answer to my question changed my life entirely. I said, “Sir, you are so successful and have made so many good decisions in your life. Is there something you regret?” He got pretty intense look on his face, thought for a while and answered, “Sometimes my knee hurts, I should have taken better care of my body. When I was young, I was so busy working that I never got time to take care of myself and now even if I want to work more, I cannot. My body does not permit me.”
He further said, “You are young. You are smart and ambitious but don’t repeat the mistake I made. Take proper care of your body and take proper rest. This is the only body you have got! Do not play with it the way you want to. Life is all about taking things calmly and learning how to relax in our day-to-day life but when we are young, we are very energetic and are racing to meet targets and overburden ourselves with work.” That day I learned two things, one that he told me the essence of life and another that he showed me that being rich is not about owning things. His knowledge was priceless. I understood immediately how I needed to be conducting my life from today onwards. What a great and down to earth human being he is, no doubt he is so successful and humble at the same time. Rich people too can be unassuming at times.
–Little Acts of Kindness makes a better world for all of us to live peacefully, happily and abundantly with one and all.No act of Kindness however small is ever wasted.
–Kindness is another word for Love, Caring and Giving. Do little acts of kindness without any fear. Be Loving and Kind to each and everyone.
–Human nature is itself Kindness and it is such a pleasing word to the ear. It comforts the giver and the receiver.
–Kindness is an act of showing affection, consideration and care. Things which you have in excess you can always share with the less fortunate ones. They will thank you abundantly.
–No one has ever become poor in their hearts by giving. The pleasure you get in seeing beaming smiles on their faces makes your day. Show kindness to all living beings.
–Kindness is exhibited when you help someone in need. This indeed is a great deed. Come out from your selfish nature and learn to be selfless and compassionate to one and all.
–Greet someone with a sweet smile of love and receive hundred-fold happiness from the one who is in dire need of your kindness.
–Spreading kindness strengthens relationships and brings a feeling of satisfaction to the one who is giving. This act will surely receive appreciation. Kindness has the power to win people’s heart.
–Life is simple, life is beautiful. Be kind, it is never too late to start anything in life. We are all little bits of each other. May we all be Well, May we all be Happy, May we all be Healthy and May we all be filled with Loving Kindness.
BE HUMBLE FOR YOU ARE MADE OF EARTH, BE NOBLE FOR YOU ARE MADE OF STARS. BE KIND TO ONE AND ALL YOU MEET.……………..
One day the sun and a cave struck up a conversation. The sun had trouble understanding what ‘dark’ meant and the cave did not quite get the hang of ‘light and clear’ so they decided to change places.
The cave went up to the sun and said, “Ah, I see, this is beyond wonderful. Now come down and see where I have been living.” The sun went down to the cave and said, “Gee, I do not see any difference.” The cave was totally surprised by what the sun had to say because in reality when the sun went down to the cave, it took its light along with it and even the darkest corners were illuminated with its radiating light. That’s why the sun could not see any difference whatsoever.
There is a profound quote from an old book that said, “The enlightened ones can never be sent to hell or pushed into darkness. They carry their heaven or abundant light on their shoulders all the time.” If we are full of darkness within, full of negativity, fear and doubt, you become a cave unknowingly. It’s a hell within and no matter how much you accumulate knowledge, you still remain hollow.
If you are illuminated like the sun, then the darkness of the cave would not matter to you at all. You could be in the worse of circumstances but you’ll still be able to find a blessing somewhere. You will always be positive in life and you will always be carrying your heaven with you.
BE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE. BE LOVING AND KIND TO EACH AND EVERYONE YOU MEET ON YOUR JOURNEY IN THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE.…………………….
I came across this inspiring and profound poem ‘ANYWAY’. It hangs on the walls of Mother Teresa’s children home in Calcutta. I would like to share it with my blogger friends. THE POEM goes like this:
–People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; ‘FORGIVE THEM’ anyway.
–If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; ‘BE KIND’ anyway.
–If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; ‘SUCCEED‘ anyway.
–If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; ‘BE HONEST & FRANK’ anyway.
–What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; ‘BUILD’ anyway.
–If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; ‘BE HAPPY’ anyway.
–The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; ‘DO GOOD’ anyway.
–Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; ‘GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE’ anyway.
–You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; ‘IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM’ anyway.
Let us all not be worried or fearful of what is happening right now in our World but move forward with perseverance, faith and gratefulness that anyways, ALL THIS SHALL SOON PASS and we will all live a happy and joyful life once againon this beautiful Planetof ours.
Joy gladdens the heart Pure as a melody splashes colours of happiness dancing, unfurling petals of glee softens like a wonderful marshmallow Shining bright and beautifully let us take a dip of delight in the first fragrance of the flowers in every meeting of the eyes in every little darlings lips in every leafing merry tree in every taste of tangerine and avacado the soul obtains its nourishment from its own joy that gladdens the heart and a beautiful bliss outshines from the depth of our beautiful heart