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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Live Your Life The Way You Want (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

    Master Dzong attained the ultimate
  knowledge: that of detachment.
    When his disciples asked him how he
  had attained this state, he laughed and
    "When I was 20 years old I didn't
  care what other people thought about
  me, and I only paid attention to myself.
    "Past that age, I began to worry
  about what other people were thinking
  about me.
    "Then the day after my 50th birthday,
  I suddenly realized that no one around
  me thought or cared about me one way or
  the other."
    Master Dzong was right. You have to
  attain a certain degree of wisdom to
  live your life the way you want, not
  caring about what other people think.
  But at the same time, it is important
  to pay attention to what is around you,
  without judging others.
    And that is the problem: being both
  independent and conscious of others.
    "If you don't control your life,
  someone else will."
        John Atkinson
Author unknown - Posted by Priya Deelchand

Listen to Your Heart (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

    Every year Father Cornillo opened the
  vestry of his little country church and
  received visits from the young people
  of neighbouring villages.
    They came from far to receive advice
  and to learn about what to meditate on.
    One day, a young girl from a good
  family knelt at the feet of the priest.
  "Father," she said, "I want to become a
  saint. What should I do?"
    "Follow your heart, and never deviate
  from what it tells you," Father
  Cornillo replied.
    The girl was pleased with the advice.
  'How easy it is to become a saint,' she
  thought. 'All I have to do is listen to
  what my heart says.'
    But before she could get up and leave
  the church, the priest added, "To
  follow you heart you will have to be
  very strong, and your life will be full
  of sacrifice."
    Father Cornillo was perfectly right:
  listening to your heart requires
  tremendous willpower.
    It is not a question of living
  according to what you feel like doing
  day by day. On the contrary, you have
  to seek out the wisdom of your heart,
  and never give up. You cannot be
  satisfied with little victories, and
  you must not fall prey to self
    Listening to your heart means being
  hard on yourself, and never trying to
  circumvent its moral requirements.

-Author unknown - Posted by Priya Deelchand

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Making The Best of You! (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing great! Here is a true story written by Steve
Goodier that I would like to share with you.

They say "make the best of a bad situation." But I believe the bad
situation makes the best of you. Even the irritations of life can be
useful. President Abraham Lincoln showed us how this is so.

One of his cabinet appointees, Edwin Stanton, frequently found flaws
with the president and criticized him -- sometimes in public. Lincoln
seemed to show excessive patience with him. The president was asked
why he kept such a man in a high level position.

Lincoln characteristically responded with a story. He told about a
time he was visiting with an old farmer. He noticed a big horsefly
biting the flank of the farmer's horse. Lincoln said he reached over
to brush the fly away. As he did so, the farmer stopped him and
cautioned, "Don't do that, friend. That horsefly is the only thing
keeping this old horse moving."

Even life's many irritations and problems have their place. They may
cause us to change directions. Or prod us to greater achievement. Or
keep us moving along when it's easier to go nowhere.

Are you simply making the best of a bad situation, or will it make the
best of you?

Have an excellent day!
Much Love,

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A Life That Makes a Difference! (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing awesome! Here is a true story that I would like to share 
with you. It was written by Steve Goodier.

"How do you account for your remarkable accomplishment in life?" Queen
Victoria of England asked Helen Keller. "How do you explain the fact
that even though you were both blind and deaf, you were able to
accomplish so much?"

Ms. Keller's answer is a tribute to her dedicated teacher. "If it had
not been for Anne Sullivan, the name of Helen Keller would have
remained unknown."

Speaker Zig Ziglar tells about "Little Annie" Sullivan, as she was
called when she was young. Little Annie was no stranger to hardship.
She was almost sightless herself (due to a childhood fever) and was,
at one time, diagnosed as hopelessly "insane" by her caregivers. She
was locked in the basement of a mental institution outside of Boston.
On occasion, Little Annie would violently attack anyone who came near.
Most of the time she generally ignored everyone in her presence.
An elderly nurse believed there was hope, however, and she made it her
mission to show love to the child. Every day she visited Little Annie.
For the most part, the child did not acknowledge the nurse's presence,
but she still continued to visit. The kindly woman left cookies for
her and spoke words of love and encouragement. She believed Little
Annie could recover, if only she were shown love.

Eventually, doctors noticed a change in the girl. Where they once
witnessed anger and hostility, they now noted an emerging gentleness
and love. They moved her upstairs where she continued to improve. Then
the day finally came when this seemingly "hopeless" child was

Anne Sullivan grew into a young woman with a desire to help others as
she, herself, was helped by the loving nurse. It was she who saw the
great potential in Helen Keller. She loved her, disciplined her,
played with her, pushed her, and worked with her until the flickering
candle that was her life became a beacon of light to the world. Anne
Sullivan worked wonders in Helen's life, but it was a loving nurse who
first believed in Little Annie and lovingly transformed an
uncommunicative child into a compassionate teacher.

"If it had not been for Anne Sullivan, the name of Helen Keller would
have remained unknown." But if it had not been for a kind and
dedicated nurse, the name of Anne Sullivan would have remained
unknown. And so it goes. Just how far back does the chain of
redemption extend? And how for forward will it lead?

Those you have sought to reach, whether they be in your family or
elsewhere, are part of a chain of love that can extend through the
generations. Your influence on their lives, whether or not you see
results, is immeasurable. Your legacy of dedicated kindness and caring
can transform lost and hopeless lives for years to come.

You can never overestimate the power of your love. It is a fire that,
once lit, may burn forever.

Wish you an excellent day!

Much Love,
Posted by Priya Deelchand 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Live your life to the fullest (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

Today we have higher buildings and wider highways, but shorter temperments and narrower points of view.

We spend more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families. We have more compromises, but less time. We have more knowledge, but less judgement. We have more medicines, but less health.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk much, we love only a little, and we hate too much.

We reached the moon and came back, but we find it troublesome to cross our own street and meet our neighbors. We have conquered the outer space, but not our inner space.

We have higher income, but less morals… These are times with more liberty, but less joy… With much more food, but less nutrition…

These are days in which two salaries come home, but divorces increase. These are times of finer houses, but more broken homes. 

That’s why I propose that as of today -- You do not keep anything for a special occasion, because every day that you live is a special occasion. Search for knowledge, read more, sit on your front porch and admire the view without paying attention to the needs. Pass more time with your family, eat your favorite food, visit the place you love. Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment; it isn’t only survival.

Use your crystal goblets. Do not save your best perfume… use it every time you feel you want it. Take out from your vocabulary phrases like, “one of these days” and “someday”. Let’s write that letter we thought of writing “one of these days…”

Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them. Never pass up a chance at adding laughter and joy to your life. Every day, hour, and minute are special… Because you never know if it will be your last…

If you’re too busy to take some minutes to share this message with someone you love, and you tell yourself that you will share it “one of these days”… “one of these days” can be very far away, and you may not be there to see it… 

Author Unknown - Posted by Priya Deelchand

Don't Quit (Posted by John Sallas)

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit. 

- Edgar A. Guest

Posted by John Sallas

The Final Analysis (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered Forgive them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight;Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is all between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway. 

- -Mother Theresa-

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Wish-Granting Tree (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing fantastic!

Here is a wonderful lesson that I would like to share with you today. 
The author of this story is unknown.

There was once a weary traveler who sat down to rest in the shade
of a tree. He did not know that the tree he rested upon was a
magic tree. It is called " The Wish-Granting Tree."

Seated on the hard ground, he thought how pleasant it would
be if he can sleep in a soft bed. Instantly, a bed appeared before
him. Astonished, the man immediately climbed onto the bed. Then,
he thought that it would be nice if there would be a beautiful
young girl beside him who would massage his sore legs. At that moment, a
young girl appeared before him and began massaging him.

"I'm so hungry," the man said to himself. "Having something
to eat now would be a great pleasure." Instantly, a table appeared
with delicious foods.
The man rejoiced and began eating and drinking to his heart's
content. His head spun a little and his eyelids grew heavy as
the wine took effect. He stretched himself and was thinking about
the wonderful events that took place on that extraordinary
"I'll sleep for an hour or two," he thought. "The worst that
could happen would be if a tiger wandered by while I'm asleep."
Instantly a tiger appeared and devoured the poor man.

You have a magic tree inside you, waiting to grant your wishes.
But be careful! The same tree can also make your negative thoughts
and fears come true. At the very least it will be influenced by
your negative thoughts, so that the good things you wish for do
not happen.

That's what worrying can do.

I wish with all my heart that you live a life free of worry,
negative thoughts and fear, in the shade and comfort of your
personal Wish-Granting Tree.

Have an excellent day filled with positive thoughts!

Much love,
Posted by Priya Deelchand 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Happiness" from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!"

Spread Joy

The Triple Filter Test (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

    In ancient Greece, 
Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in
  high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher
  and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"
    "Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me
  anything, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the
  Triple Filter Test."
    "Triple filter?"
    "That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about
  my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what
  you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.
  The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what
  you are about to tell me is true?"
    "No," the man said, "Actually I just heard about it and..."
    "All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's
  true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of
  goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend
  something good?"
    "No, on the contrary..."
    "So," Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something bad
  about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass
  the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of
  usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to
  be useful to me?"
    "No, not really."
    "Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is
  neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?" 

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Discover The Power Within Yourself (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!:))

Here is a story written by Eric Butterworth that I would like to share with you today.

An old Hindu legend says there was a time when men were gods. But they abused their divine powers so much that Brahma, the master of all gods, decided to take these powers away and hide them in a place where they would be impossible to find. All that remained was to find a suitable hiding place.

A number of lesser gods were appointed to a council to deal with the issue. They suggested this: “Why not bury man's powers in the earth?” To which Brahma replied, “ No, that will not do because man would dig deep and find it.”

So the gods said, “In that case, we will send their divinity to the deepest depths of the ocean.“
But Brahma replied again, “Sooner or later man will explore the depths of the ocean and it is certain he will find it and bring it to the surface.“

So the lesser gods concluded, “Neither land nor sea is a place where man's divine powers will be safe, so we do not know where to hide it.“

At that moment Brahma exclaimed, “This is what we will do with man's divinity! We will hide it deep within him because that is the only place he will not think to look.“

From then on, according to the legend, man searched the world over; he explored, climbed, dove, and dug in search of something that was inside himself the whole time.

So my wonderful friends, stop looking elsewhere and start looking for the answers that you seek within yourself!

Have an excellent day!
Much Love,

Friday, May 14, 2010

Abraham-Hicks: Find Better Feeling Options

Abraham-Hicks: Feel Good Now, It's Important!

Abraham-Hicks ~ Get Happy!!!

Famous Quotes: Insights

Famous Quotes: Happiness

A Box Full of Kisses (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My Dearest Friends,

Hope you are doing awesome. 

Here is a story that I would like to share with you today. The author of this wonderful life lesson is unknown.

The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."

The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each one of us, as humans beings, have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses... from our children, family members, friends, and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this.

Have a great day!

Much Love,

Posted by Priya Deelchand