Saturday, September 24, 2016

Each day is a Gift …

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.
Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready.
As she maneuvered (an action, especially a devious or deceptive one, done to gain advantage) her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”
“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”
She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”

And with a smile, she said:
“Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, October 10, 2014

Self Confidence Key to success - Introduction

“He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religions says that he is atheist who does not believe on himself”.
                                                                                                                                   Swami Vivekanand
All power is within you;
you can do anything
and everything.
Be live in that
do not believe that you are weak.
Stand up and express
the divinity within you.

Blaming others for anything and everything has become a chronic disease with us. Why should we expect someone to come and help us? To depend on others is slavery. No good comes of blaming fate , karma or circumstances. 

Only a man of confidence converts challenge in to an opportunity. Confidence is not a gift of God. It has to be cultivated with self effort & diligence. Success stories of great people reveals the truth that in spite of there tremendous confidence they were not always successful. 

But the only difference between ordinary people and great ones is this. Great people never consider defeats and failure as obstacle, on the contrary, they turn into stepping stone to success, where ordinary people get discouraged and stop moving further. 

Great People are fully aware of the power within themselves. Capable of overcoming huge obstacles and continuing there march till they reach their desired goal.

The foot never begins a work for fear of the failure the mediocre gives up in the middle, frustrated by obstruction but the man of confidence never gives up in spite of failure till the goal is reached.