Simple Ironies of Life……….

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  • Politian’s Divide us, Terrorists Unite us.
  • Everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere, but no one reaches in time.
  • Actors earn more money playing life characters, then the real men or women earned in their entire career.
  • It’s dangerous to talk to strangers, but it is perfectly k to marry one.
  • Most people who fight over religious books, have probably never read them in their lives.  
  • We rather spend more on our daughter’s wedding than on her education. 
  • We are obsessed with Screen Guards on our Smartphones even though most come with scratch proof Gorilla Glass but never bother wearing a Helmet while riding bikes.
  • In IAS Exam, A person writes A Brilliant 1500 words Essay about how Dowry is a Social Evil and Cracks the Exam by impressing everyone.  One year later same person demands a dowry in crores, because he is an IAS Officer.
  • The shoes that we wear are sold in air conditioned showrooms, the    vegetables that we eat are sold on the footpaths.
  • Most of the guys who have been ignored by girls in young age, possesses actually the nicest and better husband material.
  • We live in a country where seeing a policeman makes us nervous rather than feeling safe.
  • Try to understand people before trusting them because we are living in such a world, where artificial lemon flavor is used for ‘WELCOME DRINK’ and real lemon is used in ‘FINGER BOWL’.

The Grocery Store………

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As I was walking down life’s highway, many years ago, I came upon a sign that read, ‘Heavens Grocery Store.’ When I got a little closer, the doors swung open wide, and when I came to myself, I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels.

They were standing everywhere. One handed me a Basket and said ‘My Child, shop with care’. Everything a human needed was in that Grocery store, and what you could not carry you could come back for more.

First I got some Patience. I saw Love was in that same Row. Further down was Understanding, you need that Everywhere you go with you.  I got a box or two of Wisdom and many boxes of Faith that were next to each other and Charity of course, as I would need some of that too.

Somehow as I looked in awe and wonder, I could not miss His Presence; it was all over the place. And then some Strength and Courage to help me run this race.  My basket was getting full but I remembered I needed Grace, and then I chose Salvation as Deliverance was there for free. I tried to get enough of that for you and me.

Then once I thought I had everything purchased as the Masters Will, I approached the counter to pay my grocery bill.  As I went up the Aisle I saw a Prayer book and Prayer Beads and put that in, for I knew when I stepped outside I would run into Sin. Peace and Joy were plentiful, and they were the last things on the shelf and they were merrily sitting everywhere ready to be picked. Song and Praise were hanging near so I just went and helped Myself.

Then I said to the angel, ‘Now how much do I owe you?’ He smiled and said in a wonderful voice: ‘Just take them everywhere you go’. Again I asked, ‘Really now, how much do I owe?’ ‘My child’ he said, ‘God paid your bill a long, long time ago.’ 

This Heavens Grocery Store has been sent to you with love and blessings from Him who loves us all.

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The Guest House…..

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A beautiful poem ‘The Guest House‘ by Rumi the greatest poet of his times:

This being Human

Is a Guest House

Every morning a New Arrival.

 

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

Some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.

 

Welcome and entertain them all

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows

Who violently sweeps your house

Empty of its furniture

Still, treat each guest honorably

He may be clearing you out

For some new delight.

 

The dark thought, the shame, the malice

Meet them at the door laughing

And invite them all.

 

Be grateful for whoever comes

Because each has been sent

As a guide from beyond.

Cheers to Life – Few Short Stories……

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FALL & RISE: Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground. He said, ‘Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago and there was no one to help me.

LOOKING BACK: 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’.

TRY AND YOU SHALL KNOW: I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball.  I asked my father, ‘Dad can I play baseball?’ He said, ‘You’ll never know until you try.’  When I was a teenager, I asked him, ‘Dad can I become a surgeon?’ He replied, ‘Son, you’ll never know until you try.’  Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried.

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 World Trade Center.

AFFECTION: Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. After about 5 seconds after he had passed away, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy. I had lost the opportunity to hug and love him a long time back.

SHARING: Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he had not eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.  The first thing the man said was, ‘We can share it.’

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, ‘1. Read something no one else is reading.  2. Think something no one else is thinking. and 3.  Do something no one else is doing.

These were all people who took up life’s challenges bravely and faced them no matter what in a cheerful manner.  Live simply, Live abundantly and Live in the moment.  A Big Cheers to Life.

Peace in the Midst of Chaos………

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Most people do not understand what is the real meaning of Peace in the Midst of Chaos. A beautiful story illustrates the so called Title: 

‘Once there was a king who one day thought of keeping a Painting of Peace in his beautiful palace and called his Vizier and told him to call famous artists from all over his kingdom. He was interested to have this painting adorning his walls of the palace.  He will offer one of the best prizes from his cherished fortunes to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace.  Many artists came and tried to put their best painting forward, but none were successful.  The King looked at all the pictures very minutely, but he did not like any of them. Nevertheless, there were only two paintings that he really liked, and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm and frozen lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds and there was utter tranquility in this picture. There was no noise noticed anywhere. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.  The other picture had mountains, too.  But these were rugged and bare.  Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played its havoc.  Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall in its full current.  This did not look peaceful at all.

But when the King looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock.  In the bush a mother bird had built her nest.  There in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird in her nest in perfect peace. Not an inch of disturbance was noticed, she was so much relaxed in her world. Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture, because explained the king to his painters: ‘Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  Peace means to be in the midst of all those things that are confused and chaotic and still be calm in your heart.  That is the real meaning of peace.’

The peace that we seek is not the peace of the graveyard where no one speaks but are quietly sleeping.  The real peace is the serenity and tranquility within, where there is turmoil all around us and yet we are Peaceful and not get disturbed by outside forces.

Treats For The Day………..

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Treat Yourself

To a day full of Joy

Laugh out loud, Till your belly shakes

Smile so often, For no other reason

Dream so big, that heavens fall apart

Sing to your heart’s content

In a croaky or a melodious voice

Dance till your bottoms drop

Even if the floor gives way

Hug anyone you want

The pleasure is all yours

Go out for a walk or a spin

Scream at the top of your voice

Be free and let go

Love dearly, Be cheerful

Give up your thoughts to the wind

Assume nothing

Throw happiness around

Like little confetti’s……………

Reblogging & Awesome Awards…….

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A big, big, big Thanks to all my Blogger friends who have loved my work and reblogged so many of my beautiful posts, like stories, poems, sayings and laughter riots on your blogs.

Another feature in my cap, are the beautiful varied Awards that you all have given my Boundless Blessings Blog and I  feel so elated, joyous and happy to know that I am appreciated by each and everyone on WordPress.

I will definitely continue to do the same with all your love and blessings and make a difference in all our lives.  We at WordPress are a great family and are here to make all of us happy, inspired and encouraged by the way we write our blogs.

I would like to name some of my rebloggers. My apologies if I have missed out some:

– Success Inspirers’ World.

– MyLiron.

– Oikos-Redaktion.

– Anisioluiz2008.

– Nancy.

– MF Castillo.

– LynDurante.

– ThoughtsnLifeblog.

– JohnCoyote.

 

– Rekha Sahay.

I would also like to name some of my blogger friends who have nominated me for different Blogger Awards which are so beautiful in themselves. My apologies if I have missed out some:

  1. Lavanya.

  2. Tashnee.

  3. Mozer G.

  4. Shraddha 1993.

  5. Heart to Soul.

  6. His Perfect Timing.

  7. Ujjwalrealblog.

  8. Rhapsody Boheme.

  9. Chandnat.

  10. Roda.

  11. Growingself.blog

Love and Light and Boundless Blessings to one and all from the One who is residing in all of us and that everyone in their own sweet way is doing their best from their levels of consciousness.

Be Cheerful, Be Happy, Be Contented and Love You All.