Beautiful Thoughts on Life……….

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  • Look Back at your life and get Experience. It is your True Teacher. It teaches you to be patient and be confident and to believe in who you are. Let go of the past and learn from your mistakes.
  • Look Around and see Reality.  Appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.  You are the Universe expressing itself as a wonderful being. Learn to be compassionate and caring to one and all. There is no difference between you and other human beings walking the Earth. All are One.
  • Look Forward and see Hope. Hope ends when you stop having faith in yourself. So never stop dreaming. A little step towards achieving whatever you want can be the beginning of a new journey.
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  • Look Outside and see Beauty.  All good things are possible when the heart illuminates the mind. May the sunbeams shine in your direction and may happiness fill the air with feelings of beauty for each and everyone.
  • Look Within and find Contentment.  Let go of grudges and anger that you are holding on to. Be like a tree who is so contented and let the dead leaves drop.  Accept who you are and find great satisfaction in yourself.
  • Look at the Present and find Eternal Peace. Enjoy every moment of life. Do not save it. There is no system to get a refund on an unused life. The here and now is the Real moment to live a life of eternal peace and happiness.
  • Look at your Loved Ones and find Happiness. Life is too short. Spend it with the people you  love the most, treasure their love, always forgive and forget and you will find utmost happiness. Life will take on a different meaning altogether.
  • Look at Friends and find Companionship. Friends give us the courage to lift the blinds on our hearts, to open up and show what we generally keep hidden from the rest of the world. We need to put out all efforts to hold our friends for lifetimes and find great companionship which is a wonderful gift.
  • Look at Nature and find Serenity. Water your roots daily with positivism and let your Soul blossom into a beautiful flower from within to find calmness and serenity all around.
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  • Look at Yourself and find His Presence. There is a blessing in all that is unfolding in your life. He blesses you with the riches of His Grace and Love and His Presence is all pervasive. 
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Perseverance can make miracles happen…………..

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An eight-old-child heard her parents talking about her little brother.  All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left for his surgery.  They were also moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s bills.  Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to loan them the money.  When she heard her daddy say to her tearful mother with whispered desperation, ‘Only a miracle can save him now,’ the little girl quickly went to her bedroom and pulled her piggy bank from its hiding place in the closet.  She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.

Clutching the precious piggy bank tightly, she slipped out the back door and made her way six blocks to the local drugstore.  She took a quarter from her piggy bank and placed it on the glass counter. ‘And what do you want?’ asked the pharmacist.  ‘It is for my little brother,’ the girl answered back. ‘He is really very, very sick and I want to buy a miracle.’  ‘I beg your pardon?’ said the pharmacist a little surprised.  ‘His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?’ ‘We do not sell miracles here, child. I am sorry,’ the pharmacist said, smiling sadly at the little girl. ‘Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it is not enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs.’ 

In the shop was a well-dressed customer.  He stooped down and asked the little girl, ‘What kind of a miracle does your brother need?’ ‘I do not know,’ she replied with her eyes welling up. ‘He is really sick and mommy says he needs an operation. But my daddy cannot pay for it, so I have brought my savings.’ ‘How much do you have?’ asked the man. ‘One dollar and eleven cents; but I can try and get some more,’ she answered barely audibly. ‘Well, what a coincidence,’ smiled the man, ‘A dollar and eleven cents, the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.’  He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other.  He said, ‘Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let us see if I have the kind of miracle you need’.

That well-dressed man was Dr. Carlton, a neurosurgeon.  The operation was completed without charge and it was not long before Andrew was home again and doing well.  ‘That surgery,’ her mom whispered, ‘was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost.’ The little girl smiled.  She knew exactly how much the miracle cost, one dollar and eleven cents plus the faith of a little child.

Perseverance can make miracles happen. Miracle can come in various forms, as a doctor, as a lawyer, as a teacher, as a police, as a friend, as a stranger and many others.  A river cuts the rock not because of its power, but because of its consistency.  Never lose your hope and keep walking towards your vision.   The small girl could achieve what she wanted only by not giving up and had faith in herself that no matter what she would see that her brother was on the way to recovery.  Keep going and never give up.

 

Drink Me A Cup……………..

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Oh! Saki

I am in an endless thirst

Make me drink

From your divine cup

Whispered words of melody

Of the crimson shadow

Stealthily moving upon the horizon

Or make me drink senslessly

That I lose my sorrows

In the mist of your heart

For I can barely hear

The song in my dark moments

Nor see myself in sobriety

My gaze only sees you

In the depths of my soul  

Oh! Saki

Light my way, my hands are stretched

My mouth is parched, tempt me to a cup

Of your divine Wine………………..

Short Stories with a difference………

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  • She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her six-year-old son for he could never draw a line straight. As he breathed slowly into the ventilator, she begged him to make one more crooked line on the ECG.
  • Everyone goes with the flow, but the one who goes against it becomes someone remarkable. Before I could explain this to the traffic police, the man issued me a fine.
  • Their love was different. She was happy every time he kicked her in the stomach. Every time he kicked she loved him more. She waited breathlessly for the time she would hold her baby for the first time.
  • At 25, I became a mother of one; at 27 I became a mother of two, and today at 55 I have become a mother of three. My son got married today, and brought home his wife.
  • Once a 5-year-old boy was standing barefoot in the shallow water of the ocean. He was repeating the same sentence to the waves, ‘Even if you touch my feet a thousand times, I will not forgive you for taking my parents away.
  • ‘You ruined my career, I was supposed to be an Executive Director,’ she thought to herself. The little angel held her finger tightly and she forgot everything; A mother was born.
  • She was very excited today, after all the school was reopening after a long summer break. Now once again, she could start selling stationery items at the traffic signal to feed her family.

    This is what life is to all of us. There is so much to learn from life and it teaches us how to love and be happy with one another no matter what difficulties come in our way.  There is always give and take and the grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.  Enjoy the simplicity of LIFE. 

I am a little Tea-cup……….

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There was a couple who took a trip to Germany to shop in a beautiful antique store to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.  They both liked antiques and pottery, and especially elegant teacups.  Spotting an exceptional cup in a cabinet, they asked the owner of the shop, ‘May we see that? We have never seen a cup quite so beautiful.’  As the owner went to remove the cup and give it to the couple, suddenly out of the blue the teacup spoke, ‘You do not understand. I have not always been a teacup.  There was a time when I was just a lump of red clay.  My master took me and rolled me out, pounded and patted me over and over and I yelled out, ‘Do not do that. I do not like it. Let me alone’, but he only smiled and gently said, ‘Not yet.’

Then wham, I was placed on a spinning wheel and suddenly I was made to suit himself and then he put me in the oven.  I never felt such heat. I yelled and knocked at the door, ‘Help! Get me out of here’. I could see my master thru the opening and I could read his lips as he shook his head from side to side, ‘Not yet.’  When I thought I could not bear it another minute, the door opened.

He carefully took me out and put me on the shelf-life, and I began to cool. Oh, that felt so good. ‘Ah, this is much better,’ I thought. But, after I cooled he picked me up and he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. ‘Oh please stop it, stop, I cried’. He only shook his head and said, ‘Not yet.’ Then suddenly he puts me back in to the oven. Only it was not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I just knew I would suffocate and die.

I begged, I screamed, I cried, and was convinced I would never make it. I was ready to give up. Just then the door opened and he took me out and again placed me on the shelf, where I cooled down and waited, wondering, ‘What’s he going to do to me next?’  An hour later he handed me a mirror and said, ‘Look at yourself.’ And surely I did. I said, ‘That’s not me, that could not be me. It’s beautiful. I am beautiful.’ Quietly he spoke, ‘I want you to remember. I know it hurts to be rolled and pounded and patted, but had I just left you alone, you would have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped in the middle, you would have crumbled. I know it hurts and it was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I had not put you there, you would have cracked.

I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I had not done that, you never would have hardened. You would not have had any colour in your life. If I had not put you back in that second oven, you would not have survived for long because the hardness would not have held you firmly. Now you are a finished product and this is what I had in mind when I first began with you.’

God knows what he is doing for each of us.  He is the potter, and we are His clay.  He will mould us, make us and expose us to just enough pressures of the right kinds that we may be made into a flawless piece to His perfection.  So when life seems hard, and you are being pounded, patted and pushed almost beyond endurance; when your world seems to be spinning out of control, you feel like you are in a fiery furnace of trials and when life seems to ‘stink’ try this, ‘Brew a cup of your favourite tea in your prettiest tea cup, sit down and reflect on this story and then have a little chat with your Potter who knows All.

Poetry………….

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If you sing of beauty

Though alone in the heart

Of the spacious desert

You will have listeners.

In vain shall a poet seek

The mother of his songs

Of his wounded soul

That enchants the passion.

A dip of his flaming pen

That the earth writes upon

It is a deal of joy and pain

With a dash of the letterings

Rising from a smiling mouth.

A timeless distant song

All words are but crumbs

That fall down from the feast

Of the ecstatic mind………..

 

 

Some Amazing Facts of Life…………

 

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In an Office: Toilet is out of order. Please use floor below.

In a Laundromat:  Automatic washing machines are kept.  Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out and keep it for washing.

At a breakfast table:  The reason why Honey when used in tea or either on a sandwich is easy to digest is that it is already been digested by a Bee.

On a stepladder : Would the person who took the stepladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.

In an office: After tea break, staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board.

Outside a secondhand shop: We exchange anything – Bicycles, washing machines etc., why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain too.

Notice in health food shop window: We are closed due to illness. The shop will open in a few days.

Spotted in a safari park:  Elephants please stay in your car and do not come out. There are poachers in the name of humans.

Our language:   Our language is called the Mother tongue because the father never gets a chance to Speak.

Notice in a farmer’s field: The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.

On a Mirror: If someone calls you ‘Ugly Duckling’ have a good comeback and say, ‘Excuse Me, I am not a Mirror.