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Hasna hi jeewan hai haste hi jaana hai..

Smile Always!

Phir aaj mujhe tumko bas itna hi bataana hai,
Hasna hi jeewan hai haste hi jaana hai..

Madhuban ho ya gulshan ho patjhad ho ya saawan ho,
Har haal mein insaan ka ik phool sa jeewan ho,
Kaanton mein ulajh ke bhi khushboo hi lutaana hai,
Hasna hi jeewan hai haste hi jaana hai..

Har pal jo guzar jaaye daaman ko to bhar jaaye,
Ye soch ke jee lein to takdeer sawar jaaye,
Is umar ki raahon se khushiyon ko churaana hai,
Hasna hi jeewan hai haste hi jaana hai..

Sab dard mitaa de hum, har gham ko saza de hum,
Kehte hai jise jeena duniya ko sikha de hum,
Ye aaj to apna hai kal bhi apnaana hai,
Hasna hi jeewan hai haste hi jaana hai..

Healing power of Forgiveness..

Around two years ago, a very close friend said something to me that hurt very deeply. I was speechless. I could not believe she could say that and mean it. When I had no response, she said, “I love you and don’t want to see you hurt.” My thought was, ‘if you love me, how could you say such a terrible thing about someone you love dearly’. But I was still speechless and just couldn’t respond..

Days and weeks passed and it still bothered me. I prayed about it a lot and I thought I had forgiven her, but I couldn’t forget. Weeks and months went by. I didn’t dwell on this, but occasionally after my prayers at bedtime, I would think about it and couldn’t seem to clear this from my thoughts. Therefore, I would have a restless nights.

A years passed and I began to doubt that I had forgiven her. I decided I would talk to her about it and tell her how much her words had hurt. Before I could talk to her, I wanted to think about what I would say that wouldn’t hurt her. (I’m not really sure she would even remember what she had said to me.)

I prayed about this and asked God to give me the right words to say. After four days of praying about this, I began thinking God wasn’t listening to me. Then suddenly it became clear. God had heard and had answered my prayers. The answer was to say NOTHING. JUST FORGIVE. I did — and a sense of peace came to me. I have had no more restless nights over this.

We all do and say things at time that hurt someone. We need forgiveness and we need to be able to forgive. Let us all pray for those who hurt us and ask God to give us the Grace to forgive them. Forgiving them gives us relief from our hurt. When we can truly forgive, it allows healing to take place in our spiritual lives.

God knows He has to forgive us a lot.

Success, world-class health, internal fulfillment and sustained happiness don’t just happen. These elements of your best life are created.

All too often we look at a human being playing their best game on the playing field of life and assume they got lucky or were born into their lofty condition.

What we don’t see is all the devotion and discipline that went into crafting the extraordinary results we see.

Success and joy and inner peace don’t just show up. You need to create them.
Find your series of practices, perform them with consistency. And then go out into this beautiful world of ours and shine..

THIS IS THE POWER OF DAILY PRACTICES..

A man was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along he began to see another man in the distance.

As he grew nearer he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up, and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things out into the ocean.

As our friend approached even closer he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had washed up onto the beach, and one at a time, he was throwing them back into the ocean.

The first man was puzzled. He approached the man and said, “Good Evening Friend, I was wondering what are you doing?” And he replied, “I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it’s low tide right now and all these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they will die from the lack of oxygen.”

“I understand,” my friend replied “but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach and you couldn’t possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many and don’t you realize that this is happening on hundreds of beaches up and down this coast … can’t you see that that you can’t possibly make a difference?

The local native smiled, bent down, picked up yet another starfish … and as he threw it back out into the sea, he replied,

It made a difference to that one!

You may feel like you cannot make a difference in the world today, but you CAN make a difference in one life at a time.

Lessons to be learnt :
Never underestimate your own efforts. You too could make a difference.

 

Live a life that matters. Live a life of LOVE..

At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance.

Live a life that matters. Live a life of LOVE..