Climbing a tree

When we climb a tree, we face many obstacles. Very first time, we will face the bite of ants on first branch. If you sit on that branch, keep looking at the bite places, then you have to fight with some more ants. And at the end, we have to get down.

Journey of our life is similar to climbing the tree and bites of ants are like difficulties/pain times in our life. So if we keep thinking on same matter happened earlier, then we will be caught more by that pain. And our unhappiness will keep growing. We will be broken down instead of growing up. So keep the life simple and truth. Whatever happens, just leave those at that time and just move on. God might be waiting you at the next door to hug you.

finding happiness…

How I can forget you!!! Only you were with me till late night, while others were busy with their personal routine life.

Last Sunday, I really dumped in class by one lecture. So it was necessary for me to find a path to forget the matter.

I got an option to play cards with my friends. But everybody were busy with their own routine life. Hence I prefer to leave them with their comfort regions, ignoring own relaxation with first option and started focusing on watching India-England boring test match for sometimes.

I continued blogging after taking dinner as I didn’t feel better on facebook for long time.

I found lots of topics on inspiration, literature, faith & love etc… But I couldn’t concentrate on each points. Suddenly my eyes stopped at one sentence- “moving on doesn’t mean forgetting, it means choosing happiness over pain…” I concluded one thing from these magical words-

One can literally create own sunshine! Why does we get depressed, what gives us a bad ending of the day? We fool ourselves into thinking that things are worse than they really are.

So I wished to be with you to go for a good sleep. Because you are my best friend I ever had. With this believe, when I switched ON you. I really surprised with your first lyrics. Did you dedicate that to me?

To offer yourself to someone for smiles,
To share someone’s grief,
To have love in your heart for someone,
This is what life is all about.

Well..! As a reply of your first lyrics, I wrote this so you’d know, how much I thankful to you, although it doesn’t show. Because you were there with me till I slept, when all other doors were closed to make me calm. Please be with me even in my happy days like you do while I am sad. I like you so much 🙂

The National Anthem: Word of Inspirations

When I asked to some of  children, “Why should we play National Anthem during parades, before starting of any game etc??” I really surprised on their replies. Herewith I am adding some replies including my views also.

The sense of connection with the past is very strong and the national anthem is a reminder of that. It says, how its country would depend on many factors including the history, struggle for independence or other wars, their heroes, religious views, and so forth at the time the song was written. It aims at bringing out feelings of national pride or patriotism like its nation’s flag does. Think about the situation during any game like Olympics, FIFA or World Cup Cricket. I really surprised after seeing the opening strands of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ started to play at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium on Saturday before the final world cup 2011 match between India and Sri Lanka, a nation rose to its feet and life came to standstill for a minute across the country. It was a moment like no other for every Indian, going into a big ticket game against a seemingly unbeatable side. Shop owners rose behind their cash counters, people inside offices took away from their keypads, motorists halted by the roadside, people in front of TV suddenly stopped roaring for around one minute (52 seconds). From being relegated to a routine exercise at Independence Day and Republic Day functions at schools and colleges, the national anthem has, all of a sudden, become a rallying point and a symbol of hope for millions of Indians, in their show of intense patriotism.

Indian National Anthem

The song Jana Gana Mana, composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on 24 January 1950.

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata
Punjab-Sindhu-Gujarata-Maratha-
Dravida-Utkala-Banga
Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga
Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga
Tava shubha name jage
Tava shubha ashish maange
Gahe tava jaya-gatha
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he !

The following is Tagore’s English rendering of this stanza:

Thou art the rulers of the minds of all people,
dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Yamuna and
Ganga and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
thou dispenser of India’s destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

What will Matter

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.

Author: Michael Josephson