While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine-looking boy,” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”
Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter and said, “what do you say we go, Melissa?” Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, dad, please? Just five more minutes.” The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter, “Time to go now?” Again, Melissa pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.” The man smiled and said, “OK”. “My, you certainly are a patient father, you are so cool with your daughter,” the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d love to give anything for just five more minutes to be with him. I have vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa. She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”
Life is all about making priorities and family is one of the important priorities besides anything in life, so spend all the time you can with your loved ones. They mean a lot to us.
Kindness is like snow it beautifies everything it covers. Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly ENDLESS. Let us learn to be kind and compassionate to whomsoever you meet. Be useful, you will find yourself peaceful.
The world always says, find good people and let go of bad people but the fact is, no one is born perfect. So try to find the good in people and ignore the bad people in your life.
Start everyday with a new hope, leave bad memories behind and have faith for a better tomorrow. God bless your day and keep you safe from harm and more and may you have a better one than the day before.
When we are wrong and we surrender, it means “WE ARE HONEST”. When we are in doubt and we surrender, it means “WE ARE WISE.” But when we are right and we surrender, it means “WE VALUE RELATIONS.”
There is nothing in this world that can trouble you more that YOUR OWN THOUGHTS. There is no enemy outside our soul. The real enemies live inside us and they are Anger, Ego, Greed and Hate. Avoid them and enjoy a peaceful and joyous life.
As you get older, you will understand more and more that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. Nothing can DIM THE LIGHT WHICH SHINES from within.
God does not give us all that we like. But God gives us everything that is good for us. Be selective with your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
If you ask people what they need to be happy, everyone will make a list of different things. But if you really think about it, the only two things we need are a healthy body and a calm soul. Remain happy and cheerful always.
I once asked a very successful woman that I met at one of the Office parties, to share her secret with me. She smiled so beautifully and said to me in all confidence:
–‘I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights which did not give meaning to my life for small fighters. These fights did not bother me at all.
–I stopped arguing with those who gossiped about me. These people did not matter to me one bit. I kept away from gossip mongerswho do nothing but gossip about people.
–I stopped fighting for attention from the people I associated with. It did not bother me whether anyone liked me or not. I was totally detached from flattery.
–I stopped fighting with my in-laws, my boss, my colleagues. There was not much to talk about. I wanted my peace of mind.
–I stopped fighting to meet people’s expectation of me. It was not required. I was doing whatever I wanted for my own satisfaction.
–I stopped fighting to please everyone. It is a hopeless cause and in return I suffered, as it is of no use pleasing others as people are never satisfied. I simply wanted calmness for myself. I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight about.
And I finally started fighting for:
My vision, my dreams, my ideas and my destiny. The day I gave up on small fights and unnecessary quarrels is the day I started becoming successful and so much more content in my life. Some fights are not worth your time or energy, choose what you fight for wisely to live happily and cheerfully.
Confident walking is more successful than confused running. Follow no one but learn from everyone. Brave concept is “Do or Die”. Practical concept is “Do before you Die” and Winner’s concept is “Don’t Die until you Do it.” Live your life and forget your age.
A Sufi mystic who had always remained happy was asked by people who observed him almost every day for the last 70 years, why he had never ever been found sad. One day they asked him, ‘Pray tell us, what is the secret of your happiness? We have never seen you forlorn but looking joyful and smiling forever. We would definitely like to hear from you what makes you happy and cheerful and take some learnings of value from you.’
The Sufi very kindly said, ‘There is no great secret. It is very simple. Every morning when I wake up, I meditate for five minutes and I say to myself, ‘Listen now my friend and soulmate, there are two possibilities for you, either you can be MISERABLE the whole day through and keep on crying at your misfortunes and bad luck, or you can be BLISSFUL and lead a peaceful, fearless and a worriless life. CHOOSE. And let me tell you ‘I ALWAYS CHOOSE TO BE BLISSFUL.’
He further stated, ‘All alternatives are open to us every single moment of our life. It is entirely up to you what you CHOOSE. CHOOSE to be BLISSFUL. There are people who can be BLISSFUL even when they are imprisoned or confined in prisons and there are people who remain MISERABLE even when they are living in marble palaces, having plenty cars, lots of clothes, lots of jewelry and many other material things but they are never satisfied.
The universe does not demand that you struggle unnecessary, it’s simply responding to your vibration. The way you think, so shall you become. So why not have a pep talk every morning before you start your day and be positive and happy instead of being miserable and saying why me and why all the suffering has to come to me only. We need to be contented with what we have been given.
Fill your mind with seeds of GREATNESS & GRATITUDE. No matter what the situation you find yourself in, remind yourself: ‘I have a Choice’. Life is the Art of drawing without an Eraser. So be careful while taking any small decisions about valuable pages of your life.You are your own Creator and Destroyer. Let us all learn to live a Blissful Life and be cheerful and joyousand live a life of Harmony and Togetherness.
Once there lived many fish in a pond. Every day, they would wake up in the morning with a dread, the fisherman’s net! The fisherman would be there every morning, without fail to cast his net. And without fail every morning, many fish would get caught in it. Some would be taken by surprise, some caught napping, some would not find any place to hide while some others, even though aware of the lurking danger, would simply find no means to escape the deadly net. Among the fishes was ONE young fish that was always HAPPY & CHEERFUL. It had NO FEAR of the fisherman’s net and it seemed to have mastered the art of being alive and staying lively.
All the senior fish wondered as to what might be the secret of this little fish. How can it manage so well when their cumulative experience and wisdom were not enough to save them from the net? Unable to bear their curiosity and desperate to find a way to escape the net, all the fish went to this little fish one evening and asked, ‘Are you not scared of getting caught in the fisherman’s net, when tomorrow morning he will be back again??
The little fish smiled, ‘No! I will not be caught in his net ever!’ ‘Share with us little one, the secret behind your confidence and success’, the elders pleaded and coaxed the little fish. ‘Very simple,’ said the little fish. ‘When the FISHERMAN comes to CAST his NET, I RUSH & STAY AT HIS FEET. That is ONE PLACE that the NET can NEVER REACH, even if the fisherman wants to cast his net. So, I never get caught’. All the fish simply marveled at the simplicity of the little fish’s wisdom. Similarly, when we CLING TO THE MASTER’S FEET, WE CAN ESCAPE THE NET OF IMPRESSIONS OR MAYA. THOSE WHO HAVE SURRENDERED THEIR ALL UNTO HIM CAN EASILY CROSS BEYOND IT.TRUST HIM AND HAVE UTMOST FAITH IN HIM.
When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not, you would not do that, instead you will go and change the batteries so that once more there will be light. Similarly, when a person messes up his life or finds himself in a dark place and does not know how to come out, do we cast him aside? Of course not! You help him change his battery which has gone dull with negative and unwanted thinking.
–Some need AA….attention and affection;
–Some need AAA….attention, affection and acceptance;
–Some need C……Compassion;
–Some need D…..Direction;
–Some need B……..Blessings from God;
–Some need E……..Empathy to understand and give comfort;
–Some need L……Love from the family and friends;
Some need S…….Support and someone to L…….listen to what he is going through in his lifeso that he could mend his ways and live a positive and beautiful life free from worries and fears.
And if they still do not seem to shine and brighten up from their dilemma, simply sit with them quietly and peacefully and share your Light. The reason why seesaw has two seats is because that way there is always someone to bring you up when you go down.
To make a difference in someone’s life you do not have to be beautiful, rich or perfect, you just have to Care and be Loving. Let us all brighten each other’s Light and be guided by Love and Happiness.………………..