Inspirational quotes, inspiring stories


A to Z of Life
April 30, 2008, 7:19 am
Filed under: Inspiration

Life is an interesting concept. In fact this is an interesting concept. It has given inspiration to many philosophies, poems, thesis and what not! Life resembles to a multifaceted prism, which gives diverse colored images, when viewed from different angles. Though, life is same but it appears different to different people. Today, I would be sharing its one color, seen by one person but it will hold true and similar to many of us.

 

 

a. Life is a struggle, face it.

 

b. Life is a lesson, learn it.

 

c. Life is a brief intermission, between birth and death, enjoy it.

 

d. Life is work, work is life.

 

e. Life is not a joke, take it seriously.

 

f. Life, without a wife, is no life

 

g. Life is a dream, to be realized.

 

h. Life is an ocean, fathom it

 

i. Life is to be lived, enjoy it.

 

j. Life is not a bed of roses.

 

k. Life is what you make it.

 

l. Life is an opportunity, don’t miss it.

 

m. Life without love is desolate.

 

n. Life is a goldmine, exploit it.

 

o. Life lies in optimism. Be a positive thinker.

 

p. Life is like a game of snakes and ladders; one faces many pitfalls before one reaches the top.

 

q. Life will be a pleasure, if you love your work.

 

r. Life without goals, is groping in darkness.

 

s. Life without trust is a life in turmoil.

 

t. Life is a journey; make it as pleasant as possible.

 

u. Life doesn’t mean bread alone.

 

v. Life is meaningful, only if there is a mission.

 

w. Life is enriched by good friendship.

 

x. Life doesn’t mean years alone: “IT IS THE LIFE IN THOSE YEARS”

 

y. Life is useful, if you contribute something, which will outlive it.

 

z. Life lies in diversity, not in monotony.

 

  : – Courtesy M. K. Soni


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Comfort Zone
April 28, 2008, 11:18 am
Filed under: Igniting Our Will

We humans tend to find comfort zone. It makes us feel comfortable and secured. We often forget to venture out of this comfort zone. And the cost we pay is, missing out on new experiments, new experiences of life. But the truth is, we can only grow if we are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when we try something new. It has been said that, “If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness”! How true! We must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

Let’s read out this wonderful poem depicting the need of getting out of our comfort zone.

 

My Comfort Zone

 

I used to have a comfort zone

Where I knew I wouldn’t fail.

The same four walls and busywork

Were really more like jail.

 

I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,

But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

 

I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.

I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such.

I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,

But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

 

I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win.

I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,

I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

 

If you’re in a comfort zone,

Afraid to venture out,

Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.

A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.

 

Reach for your future with a smile;

Success is there for you!

 

: – By Author Unknown



Accomplishment & Obstacles!
April 27, 2008, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Attitude

We all come across millions of obstacles in our life and we are meant to overcome these obstacles. And the most crucial factor in overcoming those obstacles is our own inner strength. The inner strength to overcome along with the support of others, are intense motivators when attempting to prevail over the obstacles that lie ahead. The objectives we envisage, create, along with our strength of mind to succeed are considerable factors in conquering any challenge. As Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” True words of wisdom! Once fear of obstacles conquered, success is there for taking. Success which could be anything ranging from, money, career, fame, happiness amongst other things.

 

 

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty,

To find the best in others,

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,

A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded

 

: – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

 



Learnings Of Childhood-2
April 25, 2008, 10:02 am
Filed under: Musings Of Life

Continued-

 · Take a nap in the afternoon

·  We must be aware of the word wonder. Let’s remember how we had planted those tiny seeds in the barren land and how in amazement we watched the roots going down and plant going up. Probably we would never figure out why that happens but all of us are like that.

 

 ·  While going out into this complex world, watch out for traffic, remember to hold hands and stick together.

 

 · Then also remember the book about Dick and Jane and other fascinating stuffs and the first word we learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything we need to know is in there somewhere. The golden rule and love and basic sanitation. Even Ecology and politics and sane living. All neatly summed up.

 

 ·  Think of what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk about three o’ clock every afternoon and then laid down with our blankets for a nap.

 

 · Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations always to put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. That would have been a real pleasure.

 

 · One fact will always hold true that no matter how old we are, when we go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together. And finally

 

 · Whether its hamsters or goldfish or rooster or even those tiny seeds in the barren land, they all die. So do we. So lets not forget to get best out of this wonderful life.

 :-       Courtesy Robert Fulhum

 



Learnings Of Childhood-1
April 23, 2008, 9:29 am
Filed under: Musings Of Life

Internet can be called encyclopedia of knowledge. One comes across so many fascinating things which otherwise we would not have found. Few of the things manage in hang in there, in the back of your mind. And they stay that way because of their sheer quality and authenticity. There was this article called “We Learned It All in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum.

 

He mentioned it so correctly that most of the basic things we learn in kindergarten. Things like how to live, what to do and how to be are taught in kindergarten. The point is wisdom does not come out of doing graduation; rather it’s inherent in basics of childhood.

 

We need to remind ourselves of many of these basic learning at every phase of life. Some of them are:-

·        Save everything.

·        Play fair.

·        Put things back where you found them

·        Don’t hit people.

·        Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody

·        Clean up your own mess.

·        Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

·        Live a balanced life.

·        Wash your hands before you eat.

·        Learn some and think some, and draw and sing and dance and play and

·        work every day some

 



Determined Awakening
April 22, 2008, 7:27 am
Filed under: Inspiration

Success is always an achievable element depending upon our determination. We can always determine what we want. We can decide on our major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. We can not control our surroundings but we can definitely decide how to get the best out of our surroundings. This decision itself will influence our ability to choose our own direction in life and where our paths will lead. Our will to succeed is a powerful force and with it, you can accomplish anything. But foremost, we need to awaken our soul; our inner being and determination will come to us.

 

Awakening…

 

Awakening, dawn’s chorus

Welcoming,

The day new, untouched

Waiting to be filled….

 

And will we paint a rainbow

With all its promise

Or dull the canvas

Sadly seen?

 

Each day brings its own colors

To be chosen mixed,

Pigments of joy,

Happy moments,

Smiles and laughter….

 

And which will you choose?

For ‘Life’ is choice,

We are all painters

In our own way,

All needing to create

Something of worth,

Of lasting beauty,

Marking our journey….

 

Footprints in the sand….

 

The sky today is azure,

The sun warm and golden

A filigree of light and shadow-play

Through the gently swaying trees.

 

I clean my brushes,

Choose my palette

Of vibrant, living colors,

And begin to fill

Today’s blank canvas

 

: – John McLeod



Musings Of Life-3
April 19, 2008, 7:10 am
Filed under: Musings Of Life

Continued…

17). It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

 

18). Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, need to love those who still love, even though they’ve been hurt before.

 

19). It hurts to love someone, and not to be loved in return but what is most painful is to love someone and never finds the courage to let the person know how you feel.

 

20). Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and find out you still care for that person.

 

21). Never say goodbye when you still want to try;

Never give up when you still feel you can take it;

Never say you don’t love that person anymore when you can’t let go.

 

22). Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they’ll love you back. Don’t expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in their hearts but if it doesn’t, be content it grew in yours.

 

23). There are things you love to hear but you would never hear it from the person whom you would like to hear it from, but don’t be deaf to hear it from the person who says it with his heart.

 

24). When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life to the fullest so that when you die, you’re smiling and everyone

around you is crying.

 

:- Author Unknown