Saturday, September 10, 2016

"KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS" - Actual Meaning

(This content was shared by my Aunt Mrs.Jyoti R.Shah who I thank a lot. This is the unabridged version of what she shared and no content has been changed)

Since we always say "Keep me in your prayers" to each other, I thought of sharing a small story about the actual meaning of these 5 words. Just go on and read it and I am sure you will start thinking the way I am after reading this story.

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree that they had no other recourse but to pray to God

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, there was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes and more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming,"Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"

"My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,"the first man answered."His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything."

"You are mistaken!"the voice rebuked him". He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings."

"Tell me,"the first man asked the voice,"what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?"

"He prayed that all your prayers be answered."

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.

This is too good not to share...

My prayer for you today is that all your prayers are answered. Be blessed.

"What you do for others is more important than what you do for yourself".


Friday, September 2, 2016

Think simple, Do simple & Live simple.

Think simple, Do simple & Live simple.

A must read Incident that will open your eyes!
An engineer in a car manufacturing company designs a world class car.
The owner is impressed with the outcome and praised him a lot.
While trying to bring out the car from the manufacturing area to the office they realized that the car is few inches taller than the entrance.
The engineer felt bad that he didn't noticed this one before creating the car.
The owner was amazed on how to take it outside of the manufacturing area.
The painter said that they can bring out the car and there will be few scratches on top of the car that he will do the tinkering later on.
The engineer said that they can break the entrance and after taking the car out, they can cement it.
The owner was not convinced with any ideas and felt like it is a bad sign to break or scratch.

The watchman was watching all these drama and slowly approached the owner.
He wanted to give an idea if they have no problem.
They thought what this guy would tell them that the experts could not give.

Watchman said that The car is only few inches taller than the entrance so if they release the AIR in the Tyre, the height of the car will be adjusted and can be easily taken out.

Everyone clapped!!

Don't encounter problems from the expert point of view.
There is always a LAYMAN point that will give the best solution in a given point of time...
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Life issues are also same.

Many a time a friend's entrance door fall short by few inches, we feel taller!!

Release some air (ego) and adjust the height.
Think  simple...
Do simple...
& Live simple.
God Bless! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thank You For Your Patronage Motivation and Love!


I remember making a decision with myself a few years ago. I was trying to decide: do I make writing books, articles, and other “mainstream” writing my main writing avenue… or do I devote myself to blogging? It was back when I was first getting started, just starting to get attention, and I wasn’t sure if I was devoting myself to the right avenue of expression. So many people told me to stick to blogging on the side, and make writing books and articles for “mainstream” publications my main goal. But I made a decision then (a decision I’ve come to love) to make blogging my “job”. My personal form of artistic expression. The way I paint the world.

Because I could see, even then, that my skills with writing happened to fit in so perfectly with the new-fangled world of internet expression. I enjoyed finding the kind of headlines that would get people talking and clicking. I enjoyed building and engaging with an audience. I loved and was addicted to social media. Everything about blogging just fit me. And so I decided to devote myself as fully to it as I possibly could as I had left my Job almost 8 years ago.

And it’s been over the course of the years or so since I made that decision that I’ve been slowly developing what I guess I would call a “manifesto” of blogging. My view of what blogging can be, what I want it to be, what I want to elevate it to. Because I believe with all my heart that blogging is an art. An art just as powerful as any other, from painting to movie-making to novel-writing.

And I know that I won’t be going on any “blogging” tours (unless I write a book), and I know no one is going to put my writing up in a gallery and have fancy people in fancy clothes looking at it and examining it and saying, “Ooooo, yes, I like this. Do you see what he did here? Oh, wow, what a master.”

No. That just won’t be me. I write for the love of writing, sharing my experiences, my own personal tryst with life, my views, my musings and findings and that has made my life what it is today - full of happiness, content, satisfaction and peace. 
Today I am proud that 15 of my Best Blogs have been approved by Google Adsense for Monetization which is a great achievement for me. It will be an enhanced source of earning for me which was already there earlier, but in smaller levels.

And for this I thank You all, my Friends, Fans, Relatives, Well-Wishers, and even Critics who in fact had nothing but my good for me in their feedback, and without whom this achievement could not have been possible. But the Best is yet to come as I have not elevated my work to a new level in which I will be having Dedicated Youtube Channels for almost each of my Blogs which will portray Videos on those respective subjects. This is a huge task which will take some time but has already started and you will soon see my first Videos coming up shortly.

All I can express now is a Big Thank you to all for your Viewrship, Patronage, Motivation and support in helping me reach this destination.

I solicit your Blessings and Love as always in my new endeavors and assure you the best of my work for your reading and entertainment.

Warm Regards to all, and God Bless!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Your Life Is Your Message To The World

Your Life Is Your Message To The World!

 Introspecting on various events in my life, brought me to an awakening moment! Simple yet so important in everyone's life, but we barely pay attention to it. Yes what I am trying to say is boldly projected in the image above - "Your Life is Your Message to the World. Make Sure it's Inspiring". 

How many times in your life have you taken some time out not only for yourself, but but as a moment of Introspection into your own life to see, what is what! It's like reading a "Who's - Who" of your own life and events in your life. The layman or the common man had little time for this as we are so held up and tied up with out daily commitments, run-of-the-mill jobs, "family responsibilities" as we so tag them with; that we rarely have time to introspect! Yes the world "Introspection" has a deep rooted meaning and connection with how your life shapes up! But we rarely do it!

As is rightly mentioned in this Image - "Introspection" is basically "the journey to myself and away from it" ! Such a sublime yet strong way of expressing its true meaning. 

My post today is related to simple events and occurrences in my presence on my various Social Media Platforms which I introspected, reviewed and applied to my life to make it better. Hope you too can do it!

We often overlook small comments, suggestions or even taunts given by others, whoever it may be as looking at them from an angle of despite and anger for someone who we always feel is out to get at you. Let us now change the approach to this view and look at is as a genuine hint at trying to convey to you a much stronger message for your own good. Look at those messages as something to do better to your life and you will see a whole new world opening to you and to others. 

I say this not only out of personal experience, but with conviction, as I can proudly say that if today I project an Image of myself as what people look at me , I am proud of it. Yes there is always a lot of room for perfection as no one is ever perfect, but I get that deep satisfaction that "Yes I can be and am looked upon as someone reliable, trustworthy, compassionate, knowledgeable, caring, and the very humble person that I am today". And what better can I say than thank all of you for making me what I am, because it was my serious introspection of every comment, like, suggestion, and messages that I have kept receiving in life from so many of my friends, fans, relatives either personally or through my vast social media presence and writing on the Internet that has brought about a change for the better! 

Many a times, we neglect small comments from others. As mentioned above not all critics are haters. They also have something to say to help you. Proud to say that my biggest critic as well as well wisher is my daughter Mansi, who from time to time keeps pulling me down for constantly liking, commenting and posting on my various social media platforms. She means good most of the times but many times I need to explain to her my reason for doing this and she immediately or most of the times agrees to it when she sees reason. The same holds good for all those wonderful friends, fans and relatives who keep commenting, and messaging me with so many inputs. 

The bottom line or key discussion for this post was try to be what you are truthfully. Don't create a Pseudo Personality - one yourself and one for others as a public image. That can be harmful not only to you yourself but to others as well. There is no harm in being who you are, in fact be proud of whatever you are as far as it does not affect the society badly that is! All you need to do is control your Attitude!

What you write, comment, share on your social profiles speaks a lot about your thinking, your culture, your upbringing and your respect for others and their feelings too. You may have an opinion and share it but never force it on someone. 

I have myself many times lost my hold on my feelings and posted very personal comments and posts which immediately related with those close to me and they messaged me to find out what was wrong. It only goes to show how much they actually care for you and are concerned about you. Never take social media lightly. It is a very powerful media which can bring about a revolution if you want to and do it in the right way. 

Posting events from your personal life may be viewed by many as inappropriate. Rightly so, but if those same incidents can bring about a change in someones life they will benefit from it. Yes it takes a lot of courage and confidence in yourself to speak out about your personal life, but then if you can justify every word or event being standing up only to let people know what you have gone through, and how you dealt with it, it could strike a chord with someone who is going through a similar situation, and may help them. Some may find this unnecessary , but as long as you are not being a crybaby and just posting for some attention I feel it is ok. Most important is never post or comment when you are in a Bad Mood, cool down, relax, come to your normal state and then think before you comment!
Posting Articles or comments that arouse secular or community based biased leads, can be very harmful. Respect every community, every religion, every country for what it stands as each is going through their own stages of good, bad or turmoil. Share their happiness, be with them in their bad times and feel for them in their moment of turmoil. That will only make this world a better place to live in. 

Having been a member of Various Social Media platforms I have come to realize that the power of Social Media as I mentioned above is very strong so use it in a way which will not only create a good respectable image of yourself but also get to know like minded people who could make a difference in a good way. Groups and Chats can spread the good news around very soon as much as the bad, but a bad post reaches out faster, so be careful what you post and present.

Ok friends, just sending out a last message, Be proud of yourself and make your life worth looking forward to, God Bless!