Words of Encouragement………….

 

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A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing: ‘Last year, I had surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time. The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company and in the same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father. 

And to my utter misfortune in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at the hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of the car was another loss.’ At the end he wrote: ‘Oh God! Why only Me did you choose. It was such a bad year!!’ When the writer’s wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad and lost in his thoughts and totally dejected and depressed. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed in on the side of her husband’s writing. When the writer saw this paper, he found his name written on it with the following lines: 

‘Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain.’

‘I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write great novels that has always been my passion with more focus and peace.’

‘The same year my father, at the age of 95 without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.’

‘The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed completely but my son stayed alive without getting any disability.’

At the end she wrote: “This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well!!!’ The writer was indeed happy and amazed at such beautiful and encouraging interpretation of the happenings in his life in that year. He never realized for one moment that through the bad phase last year simultaneously good things were happening too.

From this story we can throw light on how in our daily lives we must see that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy. Always think positive, be happy and stay blessed. Celebrate your life, the more you value and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Be Simple, Be Loving and Be Grateful.

 

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Let Us Scatter…………….

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Let us scatter

Love wherever we go

Let her verses of joy sing forever

Let us dance freely to her calling

As little gems woven together

 

Let us scatter

Kindness to one and all

Blossoming to its every breeze

Being humble than a blade of grass

And more tolerant as a wise old tree

 

Let us scatter

Seeds of happiness far and wide

Smile, touching tender hearts

See no faults in others

Become a sea of Friendliness

 

Let us scatter

Joy on the dancing fields

Flowers singing in rapturous delights

Sharing their nectar as little treats

Attracting bees and birds alike…………………………

Laughter – the best medicine………..

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Laughter they say is the Best Medicine that keeps a Doctor Away Forever, so there are a few jokes to keep you laughing, dear Friends:

– A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a jewelry box to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark room saying, ‘Jesus is watching you.’ The burglar jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze.   When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, ‘I must be dreaming’, then clicked the light on and began searching for more valuables. After just a few seconds, clear as a bell, he heard ‘Jesus is watching you.’

Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. ‘Did you say that? He hissed at the parrot. ‘Yep.’ The parrot confessed, then squawked, ‘I’m just trying to warn you.’ The burglar relaxed. ‘Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?’ ‘Moses,’ replied the bird. ‘Moses? The burglar laughed. ‘What kind of people would name a bird Moses?’ Suddenly, he felt a giant shadow materialized behind him. ‘The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler, Jesus.’ said the parrot.

 

-A wife suddenly hit her husband from behind with a frying pan.

Husband: What was that for?

Wife: I found a paper in your pocket with the name ‘Jenny’ written on it.

Husband: I took part in a race last week and Jenny was the name of the horse.

Wife: Oh, I am extremely sorry!

Next day the wife hit him with the frying pan again.

Husband: What now?

Wife: Check your phone. Your horse is calling.

 

– Getting angry with somebody? Think before you talk.

If the person is junior to you? Count to 10 and then talk.

If the person is equal to you? Count to 30 and then talk.

If the person is your senior? Count to 50 and then talk.

If the person is your wife!!! Keep counting and don’t talk.

 

-A cute excuse given by a student:

Teacher: Why are you late to class?

Student: Mom and dad were fighting.

Teacher: So what makes you late to class if they were fighting?

Student – One shoe was in mom’s hand and the other one was in dad’s.

 

-Sexy Secretary comes angrily out of Boss’s cabin.

Staff at the Office asked: What happened?

Secretary: He asked me are you free tonight? I said yes! Rascal gave me 60 pages to type.

Keep on laughing and have a fabulous day.

 

An Empty Boat…………….

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One day, a monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes, breathes normally and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence and in a deep meditative state, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own pretty hard. With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising and his face turns almost red with fury. By the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.

But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake not knowing whether there was another boat floating by.  At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization and understands that the anger is within him, it merely needs the bumps of an external object to provoke it out of him.

From then on, whenever he comes across someone who irritates him or provokes him to anger, he reminds himself, ‘The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me. It is not outside. I have to understand from where my anger is coming.’  Take time for introspection and search for your answers within yourself. Learn from your mistakes and be kind and gentle to whomever you come across in your life. Empty boat is simply a famous and fabulous metaphor. Its value lies in its implementation.

Every aspect of our lives needs to be reflected and contemplated through the lens of Timeless Wisdom. Being content and grateful are the keys to living a life free from anger and bitterness. Be a Light unto Yourself.

Live Life fully, Enjoy in the being of Life and Look Fab…………………

Emptiness Is Dancing………………

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Emptiness is Dancing

Ecstatically in her madness

Silence all pervading

Letting her flow as a whisper

Beneath the swirling waves

Above the milky ways

With the splashing of rain

Softly falling on tepid leaves

Echoes of soft mystical flutes

Serenading in the flowing breeze

Dancing with the falling cascades

Gently streaming down the hills

Or on the sword of precision

Aware of its empty presence

So tenderly that only spaces remain

And in the softness of the night

Emptiness is seen dancing

As two lovers in everlasting joy

Creating a symphony of their own……………….

I Am Just A Mother………….

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-I teach a child to read to school, I’m called a Teacher. But if I teach my child to read stories and tales at home, then I’m just a Mother.

-If I plan lessons for a class, I’m called a Curriculum Coordinator. But if I educate my child at home, then I’m just a Mother.

-If I sit and talk to children an hour each, a week, addressing their needs, I’m a Speech Therapist.  But if I engage and help my child with patience every minute of every day, instill proper values, then I’m just a Mother.   

-If I look after a patient in the hospital, I’m called a Nurse. But, if I nurse child when they are ill, stay awake all night, none able to replace my reassuring presence, then I’m just a Mother.

-If I manage my boss’s office, I’m called a Secretary. But if I organize my children’s lives and my home, a place for everything and everything in its place, then I’m just a Mother.

-If I prepare a meal in a restaurant, I’m called a Chef. But, if I cook nutritious meals daily, made with love, remembered forever, then I’m just a Mother.

-If I sing on a stage, I’m called an Artist. If I sing a lullaby every night to my children, then I’m just a Mother.

But we often tend to forget and realize that being a mother and bringing up our children with the values is the hardest profession of all. She is a small portion of God’s love in action. She looks with her heart and feels with her eyes and she is a bank where her children deposit all their worries and hurt and she will go out of her way to do anything for them. She just wants them to be happy and kind and gentle towards all. May our dear God make it easy for all the mums-to-be and all those who are already mothers and give them courage to fulfill their goals.  ‘If a Beautiful Woman is a Jewel, a MOTHER is a TREASURE.’ We need to learn how to Treasure her Love till Eternity.

Complete Trust………….

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One day a pregnant woman had gone out for a walk in the woods and as she was very tired after walking a lot, she went and sat under a big banyan tree.  After sometime, she became very thirsty and she needed to drink water but there was no water anywhere. She did not see anyone passing by or she could have asked for a few drops of water.  Suddenly she saw some drops of water dripping from the banyan tree.  She took a big leaf and made it look like a cup and started tapping the drops.  When the water got to half the cup and she was ready to drink, a bird came and knocked the cup down so all the water was spilled from the cup.  It happened three times and the woman felt very bad and angry as she was very thirsty.  She took a stone and hit the bird so hard that it killed the humble bird.

After the bird had died, she saw a big snake coming down from the tree.  To her utter surprise, she discovered that the water she wanted to drink was not really water but poison. She felt so guilty that she had killed the bird that tried to save her life.  The bird was telling her in her simple language and protecting her to not drink that poisonous water but she could not fathom and thought that the bird was  playing mischief with her.  Always Be kind and gentle to others. Goodness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Sometimes He, our Master is like this bird to us.  He knows when we are sad and crestfallen and about to take poison or do something stupid and repent forever but we get disappointed when actually He is trying to help us. Drop the pain because there is something better for you.  Put your complete trust in Him for He is the most merciful, most loving, most compassionate and he will not let you suffer shame in life. Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds of a plant.

Stay Fit, Look Fab and Love Yourself.