Accept each other’s faults & rejoice in relationships……..

Dr. Abdul Kalam Ji, a renowned Indian scientist and politician says:

When I was a kid, my mom only cooked food for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, mom placed a plate of subzi (vegetables) and extremely burnt roti in front of my dad. I was waiting to see if anyone in my family besides me noticed the burnt roti.  But dad just ate his roti and asked me, “So, son how was your day at school. I hope you had a great time.”  I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard Mom apologizing to dad for the burnt roti when they were sitting on the sofa after dinner. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I loved burnt roti that you made.”

Later that night, I went to kiss daddy good night in his bedroom and asked him, “Dad, did you really like eating your roti that was burnt.”  He tenderly wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your momma put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides, a burnt roti never hurts anyone but harsh words do!” He further said, “You know beta, life is full of imperfect things, and imperfect people. I am not the best and am hardly good at anything! I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learnt over the years is: “To accept each other’s faults the way they are and choose to celebrate relationships.”

Life is too short to wake up with regrets! Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t. Enjoy life now. It has an expiry date and you never know when is yours.

A Saint was asked: “What is anger?” He gave a beautiful answer, “It is a punishment we give to ourselves for somebody else’s mistake.” Therefore, train your mind to see the good in everyone and everything and life will be beautiful.

86 thoughts on “Accept each other’s faults & rejoice in relationships……..

      1. Definitely, we should be sharing love than hatred. Accepting someone else with his or her shortcomings is true love. Great lesson to learn from Mr Abdul Kalam.


  1. Great story, my dear Kamal 🙂 As car drivers we also have to take care that we not make mistakes and also neutralize the mistakes of others – if we would not do so, we really would run from one problem to the next – so it is important, not just to see the mistakes of others, but concentrate on our own ones…

    All the best, my dear friend and thanks for sharing 🙂

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      1. Thank you, dear Kamal 🙂 I also got to know very humble persons like Dr. Harbhajan Singh and his wife Biji Surinder Kaur – they built up that fantastic place of Kirpal Sagar commissioned by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji, where one can do Seva (selfless service for the poor and needy people) and where all religions are peacefully under one roof. They both have not had any privacy, they sacrified and devoted their life for whole mankind and people giving there last drop of blood for our Master Sant Kirpal Singh Ji – really amazing – I never got to know such people like them; one can say, they were personified humanity and humility and they provided us with fresh food for the soul through spiritual lectures.

        Thank you for your comment, my dear friend 🙂
        Have a great day
        Love and light to you

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      2. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with these inspiring story, Didi. We do have such people everywhere who do selfless service and it is so good they doing marvelous sacrifices for the underprivileged. We today require many people like them to take up the humanities. Thanks a lot for your support and encouragement. Love and light to you always from beloved God.

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      3. Have my gratitude, dear Kamal 🙂
        May you and your family as well mankind be blessed – we need the change for the better and more love between people.
        From heart to heart


  2. the dad’s act is exemplary and something difficult for most people to do… I’m getting a bit satisfied with myself that of recent I’ve really changed the way I say things to people, so I don’t hurt them, especially when it’s obvious certain things outside their control made them to underperform… on the other hand, I could say something harsh when to many reasons present the need to do so

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    1. Yes and the harshness really hurts though no one is a saint who will not let out their anger but when we come to realize that we are doing wrong it is time to stop and listen to our hearts feelings and then what you are saying is so true Ihagh. It is so nice to be giving in any relationship and see happy smiles on their faces. Thanks so much for your valuable feedback.


  3. This post and the story that accompanies it is so beautiful,
    So heart warming that it fills my heart with compassion and kindness towards those who I thought had hurt me so much, beyond forgiveness. Words of wisdom, dear. I am reading at an opportune time.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks and I really appreciate your valuable feedback and u know Anita these stories come at the right time when we need them the most to make us understand that why not forgive each and everyone who has hurt us cause deep down it is we only who r suffering so let go and rejoice in relationships. Love and light to you dear.

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  4. Thank you dear Kamal! I love inspirational stories because they are easy & practical lessons to remember in life, and hopefully we can implement those lessons to flow more smoothly in life and with our relationships… I also loved the quote on anger, great wisdom!!! Much love, Amira

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  5. Very timely information.We are often taught to forgive and forget. Forgiving involves more then simply forgiving, but “freely forgiving” even if we have a reason to be upset at someone or something. Thank you for sharing.


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