In the stillness of our self-isolation nature offers us a kind of redemption in contrast with all our previous noises and uproars every day from morning to dusk in our chaotic lives. Now at present, a beautiful joy is ringing out to us from birds’ singing their sweet melodies, flowers have started to bloom in all their beauty and mystical marvel. The sun is shining in all its glory and the air we breathe is completely clean. Simple things are bringing great happiness.
One can see so many different kinds of animals roaming freely as there are hardly cars seen on the busy roads and there is so much quietness all around. It is such a beautiful sight to see them walking without restrictions and no one is there to disturb them.
In national lock-down’s supposed cages, people are sharing their creative talents. Children are helping too instead of playing games on their computers and imaginative ideas are flowing freely within the four walls. Mothers are at peace that at last their teenage children are at home and they do not have to worry at all.
At the prospect of a shortage of food, imaginative cooks are making awesome recipes. We wonder why we did not appreciate the best of food we regularly ate at home but unnecessary felt like going out to restaurants and eat the same food and paid double the price.
When at night we are wrought with worry, don’t waste time in feeling low and sorry, pray for strength to our Omniscient One to accept whatever he has chosen for us. Grateful eyes reveal great beauty in the ordinary.
In these tumultuous times, only love can reach out across barriers. Only prayers can help incessant worries. Let our souls unite in harmony helping one another to find peace and give caring support to each other. Be someone’s Sunshine when their Skies are Grey.
Jacob and his wife went to the Church every Sunday for an early morning mass and every time he had this habit of switching of his phone before he entered the Church. One Sunday as they were getting late, Jacob forgot to switch off his phone. As soon as the mass started it was to his bad luck that his phone rang in the Church by accident during prayers. The Pastor scolded him. The worshippers admonished him after prayers for interrupting. His wife kept on lecturing on his carelessness all the way home. His co-vineyard workers shook their heads in disgust. You could see the shame, embarrassment and humiliation on his poor face. He never stepped foot in the church again.
That evening, Jacob was so disgusted that to pacify himself, he went to a drinking bar. He was still very nervous and trembling at what had transpired. He spilled his drink on the table, bottle falls by accident and it splashed on some people. Those it touched rushed towards him. He closed his eyes expecting bashing of words or slaps. Instead they were concerned to know if he did not get a cut from the broken bottle. The waiter apologized and gave him a napkin to clean himself. The janitor mopped the floor. The female manager offered him a complimentary drink. She also gave him a huge hug and a peck while saying, “Don’t you worry man. Who doesn’t make mistakes?”
He has not stopped going to that bar since them. From this we can surely understand that sometimes our attitude as believers drives our souls to Hell. We can all make a big difference by how we treat people especially when they make mistakes. If we cannot be a bridge connecting people, then we must not be a wall to separate them. If we cannot be a light to brighten peoples’ good deeds, then do not be darkness covering their efforts. If we cannot be a pencil to write anyone’s happiness, then try to be a nice eraser to remove their sadness.
We can always be each other’s keepers, let us resolve to heal the world and make it a better place. Inspire Someone Today.Send Love and kindness to each and everyone and Be Humble and Humane.
–It takes a warm slice of bread to soak in the butter that is put on it. The butter will melt so beautifully. It does not matter how much butter we put, but if the bread is cold the butter will stay on the surface only. It will not melt even if you want to. Bite into it and you will see how different the two taste.
–It is the same bread and same butter but a world of a difference in the taste. The melted butter tasted just right but the cold butter had no taste at all. And so, it is dear friends with the Blessings in our life too. It does not matter how abundantly our Lord blesses us, showers us with His unconditional love but if we are not gracious in our acceptance of what he has to give us, how can those blessings ever make a change in our lives.
–Pretty much like the layer of butter on cold bread, blessings not graciously and wholeheartedly embraced continue to remain on the periphery and fail to make any positive change in our life. We have to root out selfishness from our very life and be selfless and humane in this World.
–We need to “Acknowledge our blessings”: accept them with gratitude and thankfulness. Always learn to “Keep your bread warm. Let the butter soak in, bathed in the richness of this butter, every bite, every morsel then is bound to taste yummy and divine”.
We are all Deeply Interconnected. Be Humble, for you are made of Earth, Be Noble, for you are Made of Stars.
An important life lesson to be learnt from Kite Flying:
During the season of kite flying that usually takes place in the beginning of the year, a Mother was flying a kite with her son and daughter on the terrace of their bungalow. Her son who was yet small was watching her carefully. After sometime son said, “Mom because of the string that you are holding, the kite is not able to go higher and higher.” Hearing this, the mother smiles and breaks the string. As soon as she breaks the string, the kite goes higher and higher, then shortly after that it comes and falls on the ground. The child is very dejected and sad. He feels why did his mother have to do this and goes and sits in a corner.
The mother then goes and sits next to him and calmly explains in her composed voice, “Son, in life we reach a certain level and then we feel that there are quite a number of things that are not letting us grow any further like home, family, culture etc. We feel we want to be free from those strings which we believe are stopping us from going higher. But, remember son, ‘That our home, family and culture are the real things that will help us stay stable at the higher heights too. If we try to break away from those strings our condition will be similar to the kite and we’ll fall down soon.
Never turn your back from relationships as they help keep us stable while we are flying too high. We must come back to reality. Life is a beautiful journey. Stay connected. Stay Strong. Life never seems to be the way we want it, but we live in the best way we can. There is no perfect life but we can fill it with perfect moments.
Stay safe. All will be good and what has come will soon pass. Let us all pray that our beautiful World blossoms with Love and Joy.
–Let us all rejoice together in this miracle called Life. Detoxify our speech and reduce the use of negative words instead learning to be polite and caring to one and all.
–Let us take God’s gift of Love and kindness and learn to breathe in His Oneness with Joy and Happiness. We all need to pray with total trust and faith in Him. He always hears our prayers that are spoken from the heart.
–Let us feed the stray animals. It feels so good to feed the hungry and to see their tails wagging in love. We must all learn not to harm them but nurture them with compassion as they too deserve to live among us.
–Let us spend some time with nature every day and not keep on destroying her whenever we get an opportunity for our material needs. Nature is always giving and giving and makes us feel contented and at peace within.
–Let us for a few minutes, sit in silence in our being and know who we really are. Magic will flow, there will be harmony and joy all around. We need to Learn to read good books that comforts us and choose whatever interests you.
–Let us dear Blogger friends all raise a Candle of Hope for all the Patients of COVID-19 around the World and join together as One Human Race to make our Mother Earth a better place to live with Love and Happiness.
LIFE IS SHORT. LIFE IS SIMPLE. LIFE IS FABULOUS. DO NOT FEAR. WE WILL ALL COME OUT WINNERS. STAY SAFE.
“I am a mother of three children and have recently completed my college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called “Smile”. The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.
Basically, I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyways, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake for me, literally. Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald’s for a breakfast meal. It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our daughter. We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.
I did not move an inch, an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved. As I turned around, I smelled a horrible ‘dirty body’ smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was ‘smiling so sweetly’. His beautiful sky-blue eyes were full of God’s Light as he searched for acceptance.
He said, “Good day” as he counted the few coins he had been clutching. The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation. I held my tears as I stood there with them. The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said, “Coffee is all Miss” because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).
Then I really felt it, the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action. I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman’s cold hand. He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, “Thank You.” I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, “I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope.”
I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and daughter. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, “That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope.” We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had given were we able to give. That showed me the pure Light of God’s sweet Love.
I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand. I turned in ‘my project’ and instructor read it. Then she looked up at me and said, “Can I share this?” I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class. She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed. In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald’s, my husband, daughter, instructor and every soul that shared the classroom the last night I spent as a college student.
I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn: UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE. LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS – NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.
GOD WROTE: Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart. God gives every bird it’s food, but he does not throw it into its nest. Keep this going.