Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Difference

How many people feel that life is so dreary... right from getting up in the morning, hurrying to get ready, gobbling the breakfast if time permits, overtaking others to get past the traffic, rushing to the office, working the whole day on ppt, xls or some lines of code, spending extra hours in the confines of our cubicles, getting back home just for the sake of dinner and a bed to lie down....and starting all over again the next day! 
Is life really so monotonous or we have forgotten how to live ?

How many people fear of the unknown... praying on the day of the exams or the results, leaning towards astrology or palmistry to speculate what's going to happen in the future, listening to the blabber on TV channels of some 'grahan' bringing in some 'maha-pralay', worrying what others might think if they speak-up their minds and hearts!
Is everything destined or our actions define what will happen to us ? 

And, how many people appreciate small things in life... breathing the fresh morning breeze, walking along the beach by the moon-light, relishing a road-side 'gol-gappa', singing and dancing with friends, laughing just to bring a smile on others face, acknowledging a trivial gift, giving a helping hand to somebody, understanding the language of the heart and the eyes!
Is it gold or joy that we seek to accomplish ?

This new year, make a difference to your lives. Thank God for whatever little you've got, than frown on what you've not. Remember God in the best of your times, and not in the times of your sorrow. Feel blessed!

The Difference - Grace L. Naessens 
I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I didn't take time to pray. 

Problems just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task,
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered. He answered, "You didn't ask." 

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me--He said, "But you didn't seek," 

I tried to come into God's presence; I used all my keys at the lock,
God gently and lovingly chided, "My child, you didn't knock." 

I woke up early this morning, and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray. 
  
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