EMBRACE EACH MOMENT

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Have you ever wished your life could be like a movie? The soft music in the background. Intense, when appropriate. Scripted words for each situation. Conflicts solved in under 2 hours. A fairy tale ending!

But life isn’t like that. It’s messy. We don’t have perfect reply. In fact there is nothing called as ‘happily ever after’. Movies and books make us want something that doesn’t exist.

Seize those moments that take our breath away. Those where soft music would be apt in the background. The ones we cherish in our hearts forever. Put those in special memory box inside. We all have one. But it has storage limit. Use it wisely 😉

It’s a simple choice. To hold on to bad memories or good. You can’t have both because bad will consume you and drown the good.

Cherish the moments and put them in your memory box. Don’t cover the space with bad memories for there will be no room for the good.

Take time to enjoy the sunset on the way or dance in the rain. Embrace each moment for life has no Ctrl+z!

MOTHER AND SON

The first relationship a son will ever have is with his mother. A well-bonded child does better emotionally, behaviorally, academically and demonstrates resistance to peer pressure.

A mother teaches emotional intelligence to her son, which ultimately ensures that he can not only understand his own feelings, but also can be compassionate to others. This opens a space to teach him the power of intimacy, which ultimately leads to happiness in all relationships.

A son in late adolescence needs emotional support from his mother. He needs that hug and kiss on his cheek, that restores him, no matter what’s going on in his life.

Behind every successful man, there is a controlling mother. By constant communication with him, she promotes his emotional intelligence. Because of this, he has better friendships and close relationships, which help him have a happy life.

Salute to all the mothers. And Happy Mother’s Day!

LIVE YOUR DASH

 

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The other day I was reading a quote, ‘Your life is made of two dates and a dash. Make the most of the dash’. And it got my attention!

Life is a struggle, neither comfortable nor safe; always moving a second towards death. No one will understand our journeys. We’re here to live our lives and not to make everyone understand.

We’re born and we die. What we do in the dash either echoes in eternity or will be forgotten the moment we die.

What we build, what we love,
What we’ve lived for,
And what we’re willing to die for!

Never settle for less than what we’re capable of, and regret in the end.

Unless we step out of the comfort zone; unless we step ourselves up for failure, we’ll never live life the way it’s meant to be lived.
We’ve one life. One chance.

Make the most of the dash and make it count!

 

BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOR

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As a child, many of us hated broken crayons. For a few, it was like death! We couldn’t stand to even look at the crayon. 😀

The same with people. People push people, who have troubles, away. We outcast them and make them seem inferior.

Being broken does not mean that we are useless. Break a crayon and it becomes perfect for sharing with another person. Being broken means that we have the capacity to color the world more beautifully than a rainbow. We must not see our broken life as pointless. Quite the contrary, in fact. Every broken piece of our life is a part of what makes each of us beautiful and meaningful.

The ugly things in life can be used to make something much better than you had before! Stop hiding your brokenness.  Somebody needs it. Your brokenness is useful! Use those pieces to help someone else, to make something new, and to live a life that is even more spectacular than what you originally had planned. Broken pieces still color.

Let’s color this world in our own special ways because we’re broken. 😉

THE WORLD AIN’T ALL SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS

maxresdefaultLife isn’t always sunshine, rainbows and smiles. More often it can be unjust and unfair. A lot of people in general have this sense of entitlement. We all understand that good things happen with hard work, but at the same time we expect things to fall in our lap.

We expect things to just happen. We hear about guys, who are wildly rich at a young age, and we expect the same kind of thing to fall in our laps someday. We expect to be spontaneously treated with respect or given promotions. We expect our hard work to pay off quickly and without a hitch. We get delirious expecting all of these, and then are crushed when life isn’t perfect. That’s just life, it’s a part of what helps us grow up, and shapes the kind of person we’re going to be.

Life can deal blow after blow and isn’t always satisfied with just knocking one down. It will knock every one of us down, we’ll have times when everything feels hopeless and we even want to crawl into a corner and wave a white flag at life saying, seriously.. enough already.

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows – that’s the truth. It’s an amazing place filled with amazing people, and great opportunity – but never think that we don’t have to work for it. We have to stand up for ourselves, even if we are standing alone. Rid the people in life who have no place in future, shed the negativity and realize, that life can deal us blow after blow, but we can fight back. We get knocked down again and again, we get back up.

Above all in life we must be true to ourselves. If there is something in life we cannot put our hearts and souls into, then take it out completely. Accept everything. Life may knock us down, it may bloody our noses and break our hearts. But those can be slowly put back together, again and again till we get it right.

The journey of life each day, begins with a single step.

SPARE THE ROD,SPOIL THE CHILD

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It is not easy for a loving parent to discipline a child, but it is obligatory. The greatest responsibility that God gives parents is the nurture and counselling of their children. Lack of discipline puts love of parents in question, because it shows a lack of concern for the development of their children’s character. Disciplining children turns aside long-range disaster. Without correction, children grow up with no clear understanding of right and wrong and with little direction to their lives.

Don’t be afraid to discipline your children. Such discipline is an expression of “love” instead of “hatred”. Why? Because parents who allow their children to misbehave at will, do not love them enough to teach them right and wrong. Thus, a lack of discipline is the opposite of love, which is obviously hatred. The godly parent should be heard saying, “I love you enough to teach you right from wrong, so I need to discipline you now.” Children actually appreciate “security” of discipline in that they want Mom and Dad to show them the boundaries they can live within. Remember, however, that your efforts cannot make your children wise; they can only encourage your children to seek God’s wisdom above all else!