Choose Your Echo…….

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A man was taking his son out for a walk in a nearby forest. Suddenly the boy tripped and feeling a sharp pain, he screamed, ‘AHHH!’ Surprised, he hears a voice coming from the mountain, ‘AHHH!’ He was completely taken aback as it was his first experience of an ECHO.  Filled with curiosity, he screams a little frightened: ‘Who are you?’, but the only answer he received was, ‘Who are you?’ This made him angry, so he shouted, ‘You are a coward!’ and the voice answered, ‘You are a coward!’

He looked very confused at his father and asked ‘Dad, what’s going on. Who is he who is talking back to me in such an angry way?’ ‘Son,’ the man replies, “Pay attention. Say something nice to him.” Then the son screams, ‘I love you!’ the voice answers, ‘I love you!’  Realizing his son’s confusion the man takes over the conversation with nature and shouts, “You are wonderful! You are beautiful” and the voice answered, “You are wonderful! You are beautiful” The boy is thrilled but still cannot understand what is going on.

The father further explains, “Son, people call this an ECHO, but truly it is LIFE. Life always gives you back what you give out. Life is like a MIRROR of your actions. If you want more love and kindness from everyone, give more love and kindness. If you want people to be patient and respectful, then be patient and respectful first. This rule of nature applies to every aspect of our lives. An Echo is nature’s way of teaching us to do unto others what we wish them to do to us and wish for others what we wish for ourselves.

Life always gives you back what you give out. Give your hands to Serve others and your Hearts to Love. Your life is not a coincidence, but a mirror of your own doing. Everywhere you travel, go with all your heart and leave a trail of kindness behind you. Someone who needs it may just pick it up. Choose your ECHO wisely and carefully.

Live Simply, Love Unconditionally, Enjoy Life.………

Keep On Smiling……..

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Keep on Smiling, beautiful friends

As Smiling is so very infectious

You can catch it like the flu

Your health chart will tell its true.

When someone smiled at me today

I winked and smiled at her too

As I walked around the corner

Someone saw me with my cheesy grin

When he too smiled at me, I realized

I had passed it on to him too.

I thought about my beaming smile

And then realized its worth

A single-lovey smile like mine

Could bring joy to everyone I met.

Let’s just make each other happy

Without a reason every day.

So, if you feel a smile begin

On your pretty dimpled lips

Do not let it go undetected

But start a far-reaching pandemic

With your Gorgeous Smile today………………….

“I” And “U” Important Qualities of Life……….

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How can You “SM_LE” WITHOUT “I”?

How can You Be “F_NE” WITHOUT “I”?

How can You “W_SH” WITHOUT “I”?

How can You Be “N_CE” WITHOUT “I”?

How can You Be A “FR_END” WITHOUT “I”?

How can You Be a Human “BE_ING” WITHOUT “I”?

How can You Be “K_ND” WITHOUT “I”?

“I” AM IS VERY IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFE

But with all this “I” Can Never Achieve “S_CESS”

Nor Can “LA_GH”

Nor Can be “H_MBLE

Nor Can be “_NITED”

Nor Can be “H_MANE

And that makes “U” more important than “I”.  

Let us all be United and Interconnected with each and every one.  We are like the beautiful blossoming flowers. They grow together on trees but Everyone is different and special but TOGETHER we are great in our ONENESS. May God continue showering health and happiness upon all of Humanity.

No matter what is happening in our World, let us all fight negativity in whatever form it comes with a spirit of courage and valor and not be Divided, otherwise we will all fall like a ton of bricks.

Live every moment of our lives in gratitude for what we have and the less we respond to negativity, the more peaceful our life will become.

Everyday in your life is a Special Occasion……..

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A friend of mine had invited me to his house and in the midst of our talks he wanted to show me his late wife’s wardrobe. I was surprised though he did not say anything and followed my friend who opened his wife’s wardrobe and picked up a silk paper wrapped package. “This,” he said, “is not any ordinary package.” He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box and silk satin dresses inside.  He then said, “They all were untouched and she had loved picking them up. She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago but she had never put it on, was saving it for a special occasion”.

When I asked her darling “why don’t you wear all your beautiful dresses that you bought with so much enthusiasm” she said to me with all love in her eyes, “Honey, I will open it some day, when my mood is right and one day I will open them and show it to you. You will love me in them.” “Well, I guess this is it.  That day never came in my wife’s life.” he said to me with tears in his eyes.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.  He turned to me and said, ‘never save something for a ‘special occasion’.  Every day in your life is a “Special Occasion. You never know when your time will come to leave everything behind. Life is so very short, why don’t we enjoy whatever we have bought or have with us, instead of waiting for a right occasion.

This completely changed my life forever and I have come to realize that in life Some Days and One Days never come.  Now I take every day as it comes. I have started reading more books which I love reading and sit on the porch without worrying about anything.  I am no more a control freak.  I spend more time with my family and friends and less at work. I go for parties and freak out like nobody’s business.  If I have money, I splurge on it and buy whatever I like or give it to the needy, as I know I am not going to take anything with me. I now understand that life is so precious and beautiful. It must be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. 

Sometimes we just need someone to show us something we cannot see for ourselves, then we too can change forever.

When I run after what I think I want…………

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When I run after what I think I want

My days are like a hot furnace

Of acute stress and anxiety

For days I am at my wits end

Have no power to think sensibly

But start to decay in my own edginess

If I sit in my own place of patience

Being one with myself in silence

Letting each breath cleanse my inner chaos

And knowing that life still colours

My gorgeous world with her vivacity

What I need flows beautifully in me

And without an inch of pain

I feel that spaciousness inside

From this I can well understand

That what I want also wants me

Is looking for me and attracting me

To come and be with Him

There is a great secret here

For anyone who can grasp it

Simply sway with the movement

There is magic in the unknown

Not Everyone is your cup of Tea…………

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Some people are not your blend or do not have the right taste.

Some people are strong, while others are quite weak.

Some are fruity, bubbly and friendly.

Some are bitter, jealous or plain judgmental.

Some are shy or fearful. They do not want to mix with anyone.

Some may be brave and noble. They would go all out to assist many people who are wanting their help in times of difficulties.

Some may be loving and kindhearted. These are the people one can rely on at all times.

Some people are not grateful for what they have got in life. They always crib and cry for little, little things.

Everyone’s taste is different. No two people are similar to each other.

If people are not your blend of tea, move on and wish them well.  Do not argue or feel hatred towards them.  It’s completely fine to leave them when you think it is a burden for your own good.

Forgive and forget is the key to happiness.  So, forgive those who have hurt you.  It is best for your own peace of mind.

Keep the ones you like and enjoy their company. Drop all your defenses with them and have a time of your life. They will understand your true feelings.

The right taste will keep you filling your cup every moment with joy and happiness every single day.

A good CUPPA is meant to make everything better, not bitter.

Let us all learn to blend together lovingly and joyfully leaving all differences and hostility forever in the CUPPA OF TEA.  Be kind and caring with each and every one we meet on our journey and remember all the wonderful memories and sweet people who have made our life so beautiful and attractive.…………………..

A Best form of Charity……..

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There is a Restaurant in Norway that has come out with a selfless act of charity and kindness for all the needy people of their country:

Do you know what is “Suspended Coffee” or “Suspended Meal”? Let me tell you what this is:

A woman went to this restaurant and when giving money at the counter tells the billing person: “Five coffees, two suspended”. She then gave money for five coffees and carried three cups of coffee with her to the table.  Another person came and ordered: “Ten coffees, five suspended.” He too paid for ten and grabbed five coffees.” After that another woman came and ordered: “Five meals, two suspended” She then paid for five meals and took three lunch packets with her.”

An old man with shabby and dirty clothes then entered the restaurant, came to the counter and said in a quiet voice, “Any, suspended coffee?”  He asked.  The woman at the counter said, “Yes,” and served a cup of hot coffee.  Soon another bearded man came in and asked, “any suspended meals?” The man at the counter gave a parcel of hot rice and curry and a bottle of water.

In this way, this generous restaurant catered to so many destitute people who were so satisfied and happy with this act of kindness.  They need not go hungry and famished.  Helping the unknown and poor even without knowing their face, is the kind of humanity which really is the best form of charity. What is more remarkable is that, this good act has come to a few countries in Europe and is spreading throughout the world.

We have millions of hungry people in our World. It is so difficult to even get one square meal to eat in a day and so many go to sleep with just plain glasses of water.  It would be so nice if there are restaurants that cater to such acts of kindness and generosity instead of throwing away tons and tons of food that is cooked in surplus.  Food is meant for each and every human being on this Planet.  Let us all learn to eat sparingly and not lavishly and not waste at all.

CHARITY IS THE BEST FORM OF PRAYER. GIVE LAUGHTER, GIVE JOY. REAL HAPPINESS LIES IN MAKING OTHERS HAPPY.

The Power of a Song………

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My lovely and wonderful friend, Zaza from scribeforlove blog has written enchanting four verses on The Power of a Song and I have added few verses that is penned below:

The Power of a Song

Pierces deep into your heart

Verses of pure love

Composed in mystical tunes

Can move you to tears

Or can make you fall in love

With the sweet melody of the song

Let the tongue be lively

Let your feet tap gracefully

Let your Soul sing beautifully

Upon tender blossoms lips

To sing a song of gladness

With the chirping of the birds

Serenading upon magical clouds

Creating a sweet symphony

Dancing to its enchanting rhythm

Holding hands to the merry tunes

Together we all can sing

Songs of delight, songs of joy

That hearkens heart’s splendor…………..

Beautiful Perspectives on life……….

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The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

Falling in love is one of the best things that happened and it definitely shows.

Just one person saying to me, “You have made my day” makes my day special.

Having a small child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

Being kind and compassionate is more important than being right.

That I can always pray for someone when I do not have the strength to help him in some other ways.

No matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy and foolish with.

That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. Words are not required, silence speaks for itself.

Simple walks with my father around the block in summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. The feeling was simply beautiful.

We must always be glad that God does not give us everything we ask for. It is in the suffering that we appreciate what real freedom is all about.

Under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. Let us all learn to not sit in judgement but be loving and kind.

I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.  So why not smile and make others smile too.

That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you are hooked for life.

That it is those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular and beautiful.

An Extra Second of thinking can change our life forever…

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On a Sunday afternoon a family gathered over the lunch table to have their favourite biryani (an Indian rice dish).  Wife was serving the food to both her son and her husband. After the food was served, husband tasted the biryani along with Raita (a dish made of curd which is good to eat with Biryani) and started yelling at his wife for adding more salt to the Raita. 

She opened the refrigerator and added some curd to it, and she served it again after tasting it to her husband and son. The curd then tasted very nice. Her husband said in a disgusting tone, “You should have done it properly and checked it before serving it to us, because of the extra salt, you have spoilt my mood of eating biryani.”  He then got up in a temper and went away to his room least bothered how she was feeling from all this.

After some time, the son and the father completed their lunch and the wife served herself and completed her lunch alone. While she was washing the vessels, the son came to meet her and he saw his mother with bitter tears in her eyes. When he inquired why she was crying, she just wiped her tears and said “nothing” and he quietly went away.

After some years, son was married and his mother lived along with him since his father was no more.  On one Sunday afternoon, he was helping his wife in placing the dishes on the table and his daughter started serving biryani to her grandmother, and she also served her some Raita too. Then they all sat to eat.  While he started eating the biryani with Raita, he felt it was salty, he immediately got up from his chair and picked up the curd bowl from the refrigerator and added some curd to the Raita and told his wife, “Biryani is yummy and awesome.”

His wife who was observing him asked why he added some extra curd to raita, he looked at his mother and said, “my mother knows the pain of extra salt in raita”.  His wife was totally confused and said, “I did not understand what you said right now.”  He then smiled and said very nicely, “Raita was salty, so I added some extra curd so that you will not feel it salty.” She said, “I am sorry about it.” 

He then said, “If my father could have added extra curd to the Raita, my mother would have not had tears in her eyes for the rest of her life.”  He further said, “If he could have taken extra care and attention towards my mother, she would have not had the additional burden that she carried in her heart.  If he could have gone an extra mile in loving our family, we would have gone an extra mile in being peaceful and happy as a loving family.”

Every one of us make mistakes in one way or another in our life, but the greatest mistake is fighting and yelling over the mistakes that was already made.  Ask yourself, “Did you reach over the extra salt in the raita or did you respond by adding extra curd to it and solving the problem amicably.” 

Life becomes sweeter when we understand the power of adding some empathy, care, kindness and forgiveness first with the ones that matter most and are dearest to us. An extra second of thinking can change our life forever.