I Want to Sing with the Birds……….

I want to sing with the birds

Wake at dawn with a winged heart

Giving thanks for another day

Can touch the sky with the birds

As they soar to freer skies

I want to sing with the birds

Script my imaginative dreams

Waltzing in lush green meadows

Surrounded by brilliant rays of colors

Being silent and listening to their singing

I want to sing with the birds

Open my hands wide and free

To be held by the freshness of the wind

Joyfully hug the lush green leaves

Running wild with the little puppies

I want to sing with the birds

Appreciate every beautiful moment

Whistling along with the lovely birds

Remembering my radiant true nature

And enjoying who I really AM…………..

Having an Optimistic attitude towards Life………

20 Quotes About Attitude To Be More Positive

Every human brain is both a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thoughts, both negative and positive.  Unfortunately, we allow “negative feelings” like anxiety, despair, envy, stress and regret to overpower us and influence our way of thinking to such an extent that we sometimes do not want to rise the ladder towards success. We must believe in ourselves, with patience and determination we can achieve what we have set out to be in our life.

Once Beethoven’s teacher said to his mother, “As a composer he is hopeless. He will never be a great composer in his life.” A newspaper editor once fired Walt Disney because he was thought to have “no good ideas. You do not have new concepts.” When sculptor Auguste Rodin was young, he had difficulty in learning to read and write.  His father said, “I have an idiot for a son. I don’t know what to do with him.” 

There are many other people who have achieved great names for themselves and have done well in life. What if all these people had listened to the negativity all around them and become discouraged in life? Where would our World be without the Music of Beethoven, or the entertainment without Walt Disney?  As Oscar Levant has accurately said, “It’s not what you are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.” 

Become a person who believes in Himself or Herself and spreads Positivity and encourages people in every walk of life to live with courage, hope and confidence.  Let us all grow in this feeling of positivity every single day, face every problem with a smile and an optimistic attitude. It may not change your problem overnight, but it can for sure change the way you go through life……….. 

Value the People in your Life……….

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Every time you SMILE at someone, it’s a GIFT to that person.  They too smile back at twofold. SMILES are very catching.

Some enter your life as BLESSINGS, others as LESSONS. We must learn from them.

If we want to LOVE, we must learn how to FORGIVE ourselves first.

God did not call us to be SUCCESSFUL. He called us to be FAITHFUL.

If you cannot feed a HUNDRED people, then at least feed ONE and see happiness on his or her face.

If you JUDGE people at all times, you have no time to LOVE them. Be kind and compassionate. You have nothing to lose.

If you want to CHANGE the WORLD, first learn to change yourself.

LOVE your family and your fellow beings and spread LOVE everywhere you go. 

PEACE begins with a beautiful and joyous SMILE.

Life has taught us not to complain about others. It does not bring joy even if we want to.  Change yourself, if you want peace of mind because it is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to Carpet the whole world.

Life is nothing of importance when we get everything on a platter. But life is everything when we miss out on something. It is in suffering that one will know the pleasures of Life.  The Value of people is realized in their absence only.  Happiness often sneaks in through a door you did not know you had left open.  Sometimes we are tested not to expose our weakness, but to discover our strengths.

Walking in Nature’s and its Beauty…

Me and My Soul

Hand in hand, a wonderful feeling

Over enthusiastic as ever

Happy and joyous

Best friends forever

We’re walking in nature’s beauty

Singing along with the cherry trees

Listening to sweet magical melodies

Dancing a merry jig, a twirl, a skip

From gladdened warm hearts

Letting the forests speak

Healing words of rhapsodies

Laughter echoing in the wilderness

Delighted beyond words are We!

Our feet sashaying on the ashen leaves

And cheerfully following us

Are the squirrels, the monkeys

Jumping from branches green

Beautifully singing are the birds

Oh! What a joy to be here

Where Me and My Soul

Are filled in raptures of ecstasy……………

The Irony of the Present Situation……….

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Let me tell you

Never have I seen

Such a mess in my life.

The air is pure and beautiful

But wearing a mask

Is compulsory and binding.

Roads are empty and deserted

But it is so impossible

To go on a long drive.

People have clean hands

But there is a ban

On hugging and shaking hands.

Friends have time to sit together

But they cannot get together

Have to stay isolated in their houses.

The cook inside you is crazy

But you cannot one-bit invite

Any of your friends to lunch or dinner.

Every Monday

The heart longs to go out

But the weekend does not seem to end.

Those who have a lot of money

Have no way to spend it at all

They are all locked up in their four walls.

The culprit is all around

But cannot be seen

A world full of irony!

Be positive, please test negative…………..

The Parable of the Coffee Bottle………..

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A young couple had neighbours who were senior citizens, the husband was around 80 years old, and the wife about 5 years younger to him.  The young couple were very fond of them and made it a point to visit them and have coffee with them every Sunday and have a little chat with them.

They observed that the old lady would bring the coffee bottle to her husband to be opened, every time she went to make coffee.  The thoughtful young man gifted the lady a gadget, without her husband’s knowledge, to easily open the bottle, and showed her how to use it. 

On their next visit, the old lady once again brought the bottle for her husband to open.  The young couple were amazed. Had she forgotten about the gadget?  They both looked at each other a little surprised.  When the opportunity arose to be alone with the old lady, they quizzed her about this.  Her reply made both of them speechless.

She said, “Oh, dearies, I can surely open the bottle myself, even without your gadget that you have so kindly gifted me. But I get my husband to open it so he feels he is still stronger than I am and thus he feels he is the man of our home, that he remains useful to me as always, that I still depend on him, that togetherness is the main ingredient of any marriage.  You see we do not have many more years of life in us, and togetherness is of utmost importance for both of us.  We value our companionship a lot and feel nice and happy to be sharing things together.”

This clearly showed the young couple to never underestimate the wisdom of the elderly.  Our parents/grandparents may not be bringing in money any longer, but their guidance alone is priceless.  They have taught us what it is to be humane, loving and kind to one and all.  You may have a fruitless tree in your garden, but at least it gives you shade, you will not cut it off, now, will you?  Looking after the elderly and infirm should be looked upon as a blessing.

My Beautiful Heart…….

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My beautiful Heart sit only with those

Who know and understand you?

Sit quietly under a tree

That is full of gorgeous blossoms

Walk in the bazaar of herbs and potions

That smells of delicious hibiscus

Do not wander aimlessly

People will rob you in no time

Do not fill your bowl with food

From every boiling pot you see

Not every joke is humorous

So do not search for meaning

Not every eye can see your beauty

Not every sea is full of pearls

Let go of all unwanted distractions

My beautiful heart, let us sing the song

Of longing like a nightingale

Embrace the light and let it guide you

Beyond the winds of desire

Gently tend to your vital heart

There you will find a spring

And nourished by its sweet waters

Like a tree, you will bear fruit forever

The World Is Mine……..

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A Profound Poem but the Author is Unknown:

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman

And wished I were as beautiful as her.

When suddenly she rose to leave,

I saw her hobble down the aisle.

She had one leg and used a crutch.

But as she passed, she passed a smile

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine

I have two legs; the world is mine

I stopped to buy some candy.

The lad who sold it had such charm.

I talked with him, he seemed so glad.

If I were late, it’d do no harm.

And as I left, he said to me,

“I thank you; you have been so kind.

It’s nice to talk with folks like you.

You see, he said, “I’m blind”.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have two eyes; the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,

I saw a child I knew.

He stood and watched the others play,

But he did not know what to do.

I stopped a moment and then I said,

Why don’t you join them dear?”

He looked ahead without a word.

I forgot; he could not hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine

I have two ears; the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go,

With eyes to see the sunset’s glow,

With ears to hear what I’d know,

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine

I’ve been blessed indeed; the world is mine.

Hope this poem makes all of feel thankful and grateful in life. There are so many people who are less fortunate than us. Let us show them the gift of love and kindness. It never comes empty. May God bless us with all His joy and happiness to each and everyone of his children.

Power of Appreciation…….

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BEST ADVICE GIVEN BY A MOTHER:

A BEAUTIFUL STORY WRITTEN BY JONATHAN PETIT, A GREAT NOVELIST ON THE POWER OF APPRECIATION:

‘I was about ten. My mom had just finished creating one of her amazing meals and I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was simply Delicious. Later, as I was washing the dishes, my mom came up to me, ‘Sorry, dinner was so awful again.’ She said. I was shocked, ‘What? No, it was great. I loved it. You are the best cook in the whole world.’ ‘Really?’ she said, with mock surprise. ‘You always eat so quietly, never saying anything. You’ve never told me you liked my cooking, so I thought you hated it.’

Jonathan again said in a loving tone, ‘No, my darling Mom, you’re the best cook I know and I love you for being so kind and generous.’ ‘Then you should tell me that,’ she said. ‘Whenever someone does something nice for you, you should thank that person. If you don’t, then they might think they are not appreciated and loved and would stop doing those nice things.’

Something clicked in me right then. From that day onwards, I made it my sincere practice to thank everyone for literally everything. If anyone did something that even vaguely helped me, I thanked that person profusely. It became a habit, something I didn’t even think about, and that’s when the magic started happening. People liked me more. They talked to me more, shared with me, were more friendly.

In my first year of high school, during the final week, I came home and found a giant freezie (a kind of sweet of frozen snack) waiting for me. ‘Thanks, mom!’ I said instinctively.’ ‘This isn’t from me, she said. ‘This is from your bus driver.’ He had been driving that bus for years, and my siblings and I were the first people to ever thank him as we got dropped off to school. Those two simple words made a huge difference, so much so that he went out of his way to tell our mom and give us a present.’

That is the power of appreciation. When you have it, all is right and beautiful in the world, but when it is missing life is empty and dull. My mom taught me many things, but taking two seconds to say ‘thank you’ every time in any situation, was the best. The other person felt so appreciated and there would be a beaming smile of joy on their faces.

Debriefing of this Story: You would have met people who call themselves as good critics but have you ever met a person who says I am good at appreciating others? Isn’t that a sad part of our society? Let’s start appreciating people more frequently especially people who are close to us. Be kind to one and all we meet in our lives. ‘The sweetest of all sounds is praise. Let’s start it today.’

Magical Moments…….

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Once I see the magical moments

In the tiny blue flowers

In the daffodils dancing gaily

I feel like cupping them in my tender hands

They seem to be winking at me

And calling me ever gently

“Come my Friend into our fold”

The forest too is leafy and mystical

Tiny Fairies in their pretty pinks

Sashing and flitting from tree to tree

Unfurling petals of loveliness

With their charming hearts

Birds singing sweet songs of melody

Only love can bring joy, cheerfulness

On each and every beautiful lip

Being present is the only way

To live these truly magical moments

The path is soothing under my foot

And I am enjoying it to the fullest……..