One sparkling smile can bring a friendship to blossom
One helpful hand can lift a soul out of misery
One constructive word can frame the goal of life
One word of cheeriness can bring so much joy
One candle lit with an intent that can wipe out darkness
One uproarious laughter can conquer gloom
One gentle touch can show you care
One look of compassion can relax the weary traveler
One honest deed can dissolve years of mistrust
One life can make a difference to someone
One loving gesture can work wonder
One happy moment can wipe out all your pains
Be that one noble person today who can bring so much pleasure and cheerfulness to a hungry, confused Soul who is in need of loving-kindness, care and compassion. Let us put Love in everything that we do. Serve others with a Grateful Heart and always Believe that a bit of Miracle is waiting for us somewhere behind the radiant Sunlight.
Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try! You do not have to be a professional to build a successful product. Be motivated and courageous. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.”
THE POWER OF UNIQUENESS:
Today, I asked my mentor, a very successful businessman in his 70’s, what his top three tips are for success. He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking and do something no one else is doing.
Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I am working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said: “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile and at peace with yourself.”
TRY AND YOU SHALL KNOW:
When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father, “Dad can I play baseball?” He said, “You will never know until you try.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, “Dad can I become a surgeon?” He replied, “Son, you will never know until you try.” Today I am a surgeon, just because I tried and listened to the encouraging words of my father.
GOODNESS & GRATITUDE:
Today, after a 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I did not recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the sincerest smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center. I wanted to say thank you for saving my life.”
A DOOR CLOSES TO OPEN ANOTHER:
Today at 7 a.m., I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3 p.m., I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted for a while and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
Today, as my father, three brothers and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”There were tears rolling down our cheeks and we all realized the importance of being connected with family and friends.
Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” she replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that is where I keep all my stuff” she said.
Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining and crying for what I have not got in my life and start celebrating it again.
Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving, he said, “I hope you feel better soon.”
When you ask for the GOOD in others you DISCOVER the BEST in yourself too. We do not need everything to enjoy life. We already have LIFE to enjoy everything. Everything has been given to us. Let us make others happy. REAL HAPPINESS LIES IN MAKING OTHERS HAPPY AND JOYOUS.
–Grapes must be crushed at all times to make wine.
–Diamonds are always formed under high pressure.
–Olives are pressed to release their oil.
–Seeds grow in darkness and germinate in soft soil.
–Hatred breeds out of jealousy and anger.
–A child is born after nine months.
–Copper and Iron are melted at very high temperature.
–Smiles and laughter kills every negativity.
–Healthy and good relationships bring Love and Joy.
–The more you know about life, the more you suffer. It’s okay to unplug.
Whenever you feel crushed, anger, under pressure, pressed, negative or in darkness you are in a powerful place of transformation. Always learn to trust in the process. Everything that has come will soon pass. Learn to have immense patience and act with love and kindness with one another. We all need each otherin our lives.
Sometimes we must express our gratitude for the small and simple things that are given to us. There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy felt in our hearts and beings.
God has a reason for allowing things to happen. He knows what He is doing. We may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to TRUST HIS WILLWITH IMMENSE FAITH.……….
I was inspired by My Friend, Jonathan from noblesthemes blog. He writes amazing and beautiful poems. This poem of his “Can I Take You………..” moved me to write a lovely poem. Thank you Jonathan. My verses are given below:
A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, housework to be done and to top it all, her extended family was coming over for a festival lunch the next day. She was feeling miserable, overburdened and not knowing what to do. At this moment she was not feeling very thankful as she was very nervous and full of anxiety. As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter scribbling furiously into her notebook.
She asked her, “What are doing in your notebook.” The daughter said, “My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanksgiving” for homework today. She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all.” With curiosity, the mother peeked into the book. This is what her daughter wrote:
“-I’m thankful for the bad-tasting medicine that I have to take compulsorily, because it helps me feel better.
–I’m thankful for waking up to the beautiful rays of the sun, because it means I’m still alive and fresh.
–I’m thankful for doing my homework after school everyday, because it will help me to pass my class.
-I’m thankful for everything that has been given to me by my Creator, because I can then understand the values of life.”
It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful and grateful for. She thought again to herself that she had to pay taxes but that meant she was fortunate to be employed.
She had housework to do but that meant she had a shelter to live in. She had to cook for her many family members for lunch but that meant she had a family with whom she could celebrate and be joyous and happy.
She was thankful for her daughter who opened her eyes and taught her how to appreciate everything in life. Negatives are always there but with determination and courage we can move towards positiveness and be inspired with faith and trust.
The moral here is we generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it. What is the positive in your negatives? Look at the better part of life today and make your everyday a great onewith Love and Kindness. Life is about being happy and taking everything as it comes with a challenge and persistence. Let Go of things that are not wanted in your life and embrace a beautiful life with great fortitude. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.
I was nominated by my blogging friend, Robbie from robbiesinspiration wordpress.com to post one or more favourite travel pictures a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations. I would like to nominate Radhika from radhikasreflection.com to take up this challenge. Thanks a lot dear Robbie.
SOME OF THE IMPORTANT PLACES OF MUMBAI, AN ISLAND CITY (A PART OF INDIA). A pet name for our Mumbai city is also known as AMCHI (MEANS OUR) MUMBAI:
Since I live in Mumbai city which is bustling each and everyday with lots of activities there are some of the beautiful architectural monuments built by the British who ruled over the Indian subcontinent from 1858. Few of the pictures are show-cased below: