Do Not Lose Hope……..

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BEAUTIFUL LINES WRITTEN BY SOPHIA LOREN THE GORGEOUS ACTRESS:

“When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone from below my feet.

When I was sure of Losing, I won.

When I needed People the most in my life, they Left me.

When I learnt to dry my Tears, I found a shoulder to Cry on.

When I mastered the Skill of Hating, someone started Loving me from the core of the Heart.

And while waiting for Light for Hours when I fell asleep, the Sun came out. That’s LIFE!!!  No matter what you plan, you never know what Life has Planned for you. 

Make space for new growth. Make your own music, the right people will dance along.

Success introduces you to the World but Failure introduces the World to you.  Always be Happy No Matter What!!!!! Often, we lose Hope and think this is the end but dear friends God smiles from above and says in his most gentle and sweet voice, “Relax Sweetheart, it’s just a Bend, not the End!!!!!!

Temple Stairs………..

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When Radha was a young girl almost every day, she used to go to the Temple with her mother. The temple had many stairs. She used to ask her mother almost daily, “Why can’t they build the temple on the ground? Why do we have to climb the stairs each and every day.  Some temples I have seen are built on mountains that are so high and there are plenty of stairs to climb until we reach the temple”.

The mother gave an excellent answer to her daughter and said in her gentle voice, “You need to rise above your level to reach God.  Each step of the stairs is a reminder that you are rising above your level in terms of your envy, greed, anger, ego and all negative aspects of your life. Tensions have become our guests; we invite them unnecessary. It also suggests that you have to climb the steps one by one, you can’t just jump off from first step to the last step in a minute. It takes time and effort.

Relaxation and Patience is our very nature; we don’t have to invite it; we simply move into its very core and every fibre of our being, letting go of our anger and negativity. Being completely stress-free and relaxed you can reach your destination to the top.

That is the cycle of life, once you conquer these aspects, you reach towards your inner core self, the Divine You. You might think that every increasing hurdle in front of you is a sign of stopping. It’s not. When you keep going on and turn back after a few years, you will see it was just a staircase after all, that you were climbing on the way to your victory and success.

Two Boxes………..

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I came across this beautiful poem on TWO BOXES and it reads like this:

I have in my hands two boxes

Which God gave me to hold.

He said, ‘Put all your sorrows in the black box,

And all your joys in the gold.’

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes

Both my joys and sorrows I stored

But though the gold became heavier each day

The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black box

Cause I wanted to find out why

And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole

From which my sorrows had fallen out

I showed the hole to God, and mused,

‘I wonder where my sorrows could be!’

He smiled a gentle smile and said,

‘My child, they’re all here with me….’

I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,

Why the gold and the black with the hole?

‘My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,

The black is for you to let go.’

We must consider our family and friends

As a blessing and just to let them know

That they are a joy in your life

And you are always thinking of them

A treasure that is granted by God to me.………

The Strongest Muscle in our Body……….

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One of our bodies strongest muscle; if used thoughtlessly, can create a huge struggle in our lives. Biceps nor triceps; it’s our Tongues that can hurt or make amends.

Words are very powerful. They can cut through our hearts and lungs. Remember, you may be great at eloquence and persuasiveness; but pause, think, speak, should be the sequence before you utter anything that comes to your tongue.

Do not hurt another person, even if they have caused a grave upheaval in your life. Before you open your mouth to give him or her your choicest outbursts, just silence your mind and think whether it will serve any good to anyone.

Let not anger, pride or ego take over your senses. The consequences are very dangerous. It can harm you for life and you can lose your family and friends forever.  The key is to learn to forgive and not carry any guilt whatsoever.

It’s of utmost importance to use this muscle of our body, but one must use it with great care. Once your words are said, you can never take them back because they are like a bullet that you can compare them with.

Expand Love. Make watering your seeds of Happiness a daily practice. Feel a peaceful joy inside, your words will then only Reflect Love. The Universe is taking care of everything that is there.

Have a Fantastic Year 2020……….

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Time has no holiday

Dreams have no expiry date

Feet has no destination

Heart never stops loving.

Thankfulness has no name

Nature knows only how to give

Smile adds beauty to our face

A child loves us unconditionally

God is always merciful and caring

And life has no pause button.

Enjoy each and every moment

Of your wonderful life

Save only those cheerful memories

That make your eyes twinkle

And your face not wrinkle.

Live your life to the fullest

Love her beyond measure

And you will receive it manifold

Have a Fantastic Year 2020

Shower Love and Kindness

To ONE & ALL………………….

The Salted Coffee……….

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He met her at a party. She was a gorgeous woman with many men trying to woo her, and he was just an ordinary guy, nobody paid much attention to him.  At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but being polite, she agreed. They sat in a coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything and she too was uncomfortable, raring to leave.  Suddenly, he asked the waiter, “Would you please give me some salt? I’d like to put it in my coffee.” Everybody stared at him, so strange!  His face too turned red but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She curiously inquired about the salted coffee?”  He replied, “When I was a little boy, I lived near the sea.  I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salted coffee.  Now every time I have the salted coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown and my parents.

She was deeply touched and she also spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood and her family.  It was a sweet conversation and also the beautiful beginning of their story.  They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance and was kind hearted.  He was a good person and she had almost missed him! Thanks to his salted coffee!

The story was just like every beautiful love story, they married and were living the happy life.  And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that’s the way he liked it. 

After 55 years together, he passed away and left her a note which said, “My dearest, please forgive my whole life’s lie. This was the only lie I said to you, the salted coffee.  Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt by mistake. It was difficult for me to change so I just went ahead.  I never thought that could be the beginning of our communication.  I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do so, as I had promised not to lie to you for anything.

Now I’m dying, I am afraid of nothing so I have to tell you the truth, I never like the salted coffee, what a strange bad taste. But I have had salted all my life.  But since I knew you, I never felt sorry for it.  Having you with was my biggest happiness of my life. If I can live for the second time, I would still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even if I have to drink the salted coffee again.  There were tears in her eyes. One day someone asked her, “What’s the taste of salted coffee?” She replied, “Sweet.”

Actually, love is not to forget but to forgive, not to see but understand, not to hear but to listen, never let go of good friends and relationships even though sometimes we have to taste salted coffee!

Relationships are like birds, if you hold tightly, they Die.  If you hold loosely, they Fly.  But if you hold with Care, they remain with you FOREVER.

Let us all pledge to Love and Hold each and every Being in this World with kindness and gratitude all throughout the New Year 2020 that is just upon the Horizon.

Music in the Soul……….

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Music in the Soul

Can be heard softly like a whisper

As sweet carols and hymns

With a touch of joy and ringing of bells

As Christmas season of merriment

Has come to every doorstep.

Time to let go of discords

A Merry Christmas on pretty lips

Embracing love and gaiety

With family and friends

A flutter of warm hearts

Sitting cosily near the fireside

And every room being lit up

With Streamers and Christmas trees.

And not to miss our jolly good Santa

With his ever-faithful reindeers

Booming with jubilant “Ho, Ho, Ho”

Bringing a whole lot of goodies

For all the wonderful children.    

Hope these enchanting days

Will last forever and ever

Deep within everyone’s Soul……………….