Archive | March 2012

Essence of Life

Sir Muhammad Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life transends above simple gain and loss

It is sacred and is laid down for a sacred cause

Epic and era fall short of its measure

Eco and resonance eternal is its treasure

Being the trustee of creators breath

Boldly but humbly mold your life on earth

Let the Gracious Lord touch your thoughts and missions

Then create your own world that you envision

The stressful life of a miserable query labor

Acquiant’s you with the life’s stark flavor

Toiling hard, lifting loads from dawn to dusk

Earning bread to keep body and soul together

Mighty souls chained and shackled soon wither away

Delicate ones free of bondage soon grow into an ocean way

Not all men however strong are truly alive

But only those who win,conquer and survive

 

Translation of a Poem Written by:Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal (Poet, Philosopher, Politician of Pakistan)

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Compassion for colors…

A Wonderful post by Karen on her blog (thewalkup.wordpress.com) about a vibrant artist, Roxa Smith!I simply loved it!Such a cozy little interior filled with colors!

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Roxa Smith was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela (yummy Arepas). She came to the US in her teens and attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, earning a degree in Art History and German in 1984 with a minor in Visual Arts. In 1987, she received a Graduate Certificate in the Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She now lives in and works in New York City and is represented by George Billis Gallery NY and George Billis Gallery LA.. Roxa has exhibited nationally and internationally.  Her painting focus on mostly empty interiors, wherein the remnants of a family or place remain regardless of human portraits. She is currently an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor at Baruch College- Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS). Her interests include cooking, biking, traveling, education, and India. To buy some of her works and prints directly online, go HERE.

Roxa Smith, Green Couch, 36”x45”…

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Hope Springs Eternal – Thanks to Terry Fox!

“Hope is the physician of each misery”.       Irish Proverb

The world faces pain each day.Some give in, but there are some who bear it, for others.Terry Fox is one such man of hope, whose hope blooms everyday, in the hearts of thousands, helping them stand and fight, never give up – not untill they achieve greatness, not till they soar high above, and till they achieve solitude and escape from pain!I feel so proud to share his story of ever-living hope, because for me the name “Terry Fox” means “DREAM” and “HOPE”.

Photo of Terry Fox, Canadian cancer fund-raise...

Photo of Terry Fox during "Marathon of hope" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles”.     Alex Karras

“Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic”.        Martin H. Fischer

Terry Fox was born on 28th july 1958 in Canada.He lost a leg to osteosarcoma when he was 18.He woke up one day with a dull pain in a knee, and thought it could be an ordinary pain as he was an athlete and a basketball player in high school, and was awarded athelete of the year’s title the year he graduated.A visit to the hospital confirmed it as a malignant tumor, and that his leg needed to be amputated after four days.Being an athlete and a beacon of hope, a night before his operation dreamed to run across Canada.

“I’m a dreamer. I like challenges. I don’t give up. When I decided to do it, I knew I was going to go all out. There was no in-between.”          Terry Fox

During the year following his amputation, he was treated for cnacer in a cancer clinic, where he saw cancer patients, debilitated, agonizing pains, strong young people hanging in between hope and hopelessness.

“I could not leave knowing these faces and feelings would still exist even though I would be set free from mine.Somewhere, the hurting must stop… and I was determined to take myself to the limit for those causes.”              Terry Fox

After being cured and left cancer clinic, he joined a wheelchair basketball team and practiced running with an artificial leg.He rigorously worked towards making a dream come true, he trained for almost a year, running till his stump bled, until his artificial leg broke to two pieces, but there was nothing stopping him.

 “It’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left”.       Hubert Humphrey

The Canadian Cancer Society was skeptical about his sucess when he approached them for support, but he proved them wrong by earning sponsors, leaving them no choice but to promote his marathon and support him.

On April 12th, 1980, he embarked on a journey of hope, called “A Marathon Of Hope” whose purpose was to gather 1 dollar each from everyone of the 24 million people of Canada, his dream had already come true!He ran through Canada, but infact he ran through the hearts and minds of people, stirring them to donate, to raise their spirits, never lose hope and never stop persuing dreams, to never consider disability as something which ceases your ability to dream and hope.He was pursuing to achieve something for everyone!

“Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope”.       Author Unknown

The people shed tears seeing him, on their disability to hope and follow their dreams, and his ability to live his dream.He made the disabled able of believing in themselves and making the impossible possible.He was a torch bearer, and soon many started following the light he was spreading all around.Every city he ran through, he was joined by many, cheer leading him, bucking up his aspirations, looking at him with hopeful eyes.Eyes which had lost all the shine, voices which were raised only in pain, were now with him, for him and for his goals.

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails”. Author Unknown

People gave more than he expected, more than a dollar!According to the Terry Fox Foundation website, a musician, out of money, gave him his 500$ worth guitar. He was courage, vigor, hope.People waited for him to pass so that they could donate and encourage him.

“If you’re going through hell, keep going”.       Winston Churchill

He was running 18 miles away from Thunder Bay, he saw many people infront of him on both sides of the road, which suddenly started to seem a little long.He felt pain in his lungs and although coughing stopped the pain was there.People were calling out to him, making comments on his determination:

“I started to think about those comments. I thought this might be my last mile.”      Terry Fox

Sadly, it was the last mile he ran.He died at the age of 22 on June 28th, 1981 – the year i was born.Cancer had spread to his lungs from his leg.

“Even if i don’t finish, we need others to continue.It’s got to keep going”.       Terry Fox

Terry Fox memorial at mile 0 of his cross-Cana...

Terry Fox memorial at mile 0 of his cross-Canada run, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In my childhood, i remembered looking at his pictures and seeing him on tv, but as a child i couldn’t make up what he did.I saw a man limping, but could never realize he aided a limping humanity to stand up on its feet again.Later, i had this urge to know about him, because even as a child, i knew he was being brave and doing something great.When i knew about his strength, his conviction and dedication towards eliminating the pain of others, in making them strong and worthy to fight, in making them forget about their ailments and disabilties, and in doing so forgetting hand hiding his own pain, i could only he inspired by him, and i will always be!
Today, i feel honored to induct him in my ‘?The Compassionate’s Hall of Fame’.He deserves so much more, like the dreams he dreamth and achieved also, should be dreamed by all, hope that he hoped flourishes in us and by us, the strength we observed in him makes us strong.

So many years after his death, cancer stil prevails,killing many others.We need another marathon of hope now, to end it forever.To find its cure we can use his courage and steadfastness to keep us going, we can carry his smile to hide our pains, we need to believe in the purity of this goal as much as he did, we need to forget our shortcomings and hindrances just like he proved it.He will always be the landmark on the pathway of overcoming pain, disability and weakness.

“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated”.       Plato

The disabled inspite of being inducted and accepted in our societies, are still fighting it out.

“I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn’t let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness – I want to turn my disability into ability”.         Susan Boyle

We have sports teams for them, we see them doing everything nowadays that an ordinary man can attempt, but our mindsets make fun of them, pity them, STILL consider them a little less ordinary.They are not invalids any more but our minds still find them a little DIFFERENT and we still haven’t learnt to accept the difference.

   “The only disability in life is a bad attitude”.  Scott Hamilton

“I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable  infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope”.        Voltaire

Statue of marathon runner Terry Fox overlookin...

Statue of marathon runner Terry Fox overlooking Thunder Bay and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terry’s life and his efforts are nothing but hope for all the hopeless in the world.Everyday we forget that God still loves us, He gives us life every next day of our lives, he gives us breaths and heartbeats, He showers his blessings upon us, we are blessed with food without even asking , every child born in this world means HOPE, every flower that buds showers HOPE, everytime the sun rises, it proves that the creator wants us to hope, and endeavour everything!

“Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man”. Victor Hugo

Make it a point today to vow never to loose hope, no matter how tough and trying are the times, no matter how rough the roads and no matter how hard the circumstances are, because the Creator loves us therefore blessed us with life, not to live in despair, but to believe in HIM and grow hopes in the hearts of others, just like Terry Fox.

Terry’s hope is relived every year.The Terry Fox Foundation organizes TERRY FOX RUN AROUND THE WORLD in which all donations collected goes towards Terry’s cause of curing cancer and finding cancer cure.It’s is the world’s greatest one day fundraiser for cancer.The Foundation is donated almost 20 million dollar every year for cancer research in Canada, through Terry Fox Research Institute.Do visit them online and donate here.You can also follow them on Facebook here.

You rock Terry! You will live forever, in the hopes of thousands around the globe!

Resouces:Official site of The Terry Fox Foundation and the Wikipedia

Rod Stewart Tribute to Terry Fox – “Never Give Up on a Dream”:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2327492518783505290

Don’t give a damn…Give a DIME – Raise your voice…Give them CHOICE!

“Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food” . Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, Maximes

Credits:Jay Lopez

My recent post about smiling got me thinking, and i checked out a few stats:

Hunger = 925 million people (Recorded:2011)

Multi – dimensional poverty Index(MPI)  =  1.65 billion people 31% of total world population falls within the POVERTY index, MPI is based on three dimensions – education, health and standard of living

50% of the MPI poor people live in South Asia and 29% in Sub-Saharan Africa

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined

The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income

1 child dying every 4 seconds, 14 children dying every minute due to hunger, poverty and lack of health facilities.According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty

Well, alot to smile about!Once in a while, we need to look around us and ponder too. Now, what to do about their smiles???

I wanted to admit one thing here today…i consider my self selfishly and conceitedly responsible for poverty, every second of mine when i am busy raising my kids, there is some losing theirs!!! I am busy deciding what to cook for meal, or which place to dine at, but others have no choice but to embrace hunger, my table is set with plentiful everyday, and others don’t even have a handful! How notorious can we get !Those of us who are NOT POOR, have some or all of what is there’s.Heinous! These stats are heart breaking.Poverty is not a natural calamity, it is no earthquake or tsunami…it’s man-made! It’s inflicted from man to man!!!

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin”. Charles Darwin

Credits:World Hunger Org

We have deprived half of us from the basic amenities of life, how can we walk about this earth with our heads held high and with a proud stiff neck???Even animals don’t create barriers between them….cats adopt bunnies, and dogs raise kittens in this world, but we being human have attached stigma to one half of us considering them worse than animals, and of a different species,we can’t help to raise half of humanity?What’s more to it – it’s a pity that i’ll forgot about it the first thing in the morning, and i’ll fill a bowl of cereal as indifferently as ever!!!

“The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.”         Jeremy Rifkin

Next – take at look at our priorities at Global level, and how sloppy and how detached we are from one half of the world in our priorities:

Global Priorities (in $U.S. Billions):

Narcotics drugs in the world: 400        Military spending in the world: 780

“People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It’s almost maddening”.        Daphne Zuniga

We neglect the disadvantaged because their voices call us, and ask for something which requires us to forgo our luxuries and pleasures, comforts and desires.The woebegone are locked outside our world, we can’t hear their wails, because we are happy in the world of our own, unstirred.We are creating a group of people who are charged guilty with poverty, and punished with poverty and rejection.

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe”.         Frederick Douglass

We have taken away their toungues, sanity, freedom, existence…and we need to wake up our overslept sensitivity on job, and do something about poverty which is becoming a cliche in MODERN society.So much for being modern!

“Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult”. Samuel Johnson

Credits:Clésio DaGama

Our mindsets needs overhauling too.We can save our bus ticket costs a day per week, when we don’t live far from offices or schools and can take a stroll, and save its in a GIVE AWAYS basket, we can accesss all are needs and desires per month and sacrifice one desire like a movie ticket expense or a spa trip that already wasn’t that necessary and save it in the GIVE AWAY’s.Kids will also follow a similar kindda approach – those who do get pocket money, infact they will learn not to allienate the impoverished and consider them equally viable.I am sure thousands out there are implementing this approach or similar much better ones and are indeed are creditable for their contributions.

“Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.”        Khalil Gibran

Some of us do collect charity in educational institutions concerts or walks, volunteer for this cause, and visit places where poverty rules, and i support them from the bottom of my heart, because i can only sit and cry on my blog and they can actually think and react.

“Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame”.       Ali ibn Abi Talib

I truly and sincerely believe that this is the minimal that can be done, and THEY are doing it.But actually it’s alot more than that.They are keeping them from dying by buying them food to live on, but they need to start living too.

“There’s only one thing money won’t buy, and that is poverty”.          Joe E. Lewis

Credits:Ramzi Hashisho

A few bucks or dimes CAN buy a day’s meal, but makes them lose their self respect. Poverty is not as cursed than beggary.They are not needy by choice, we can go a step further and try to eliminate poorness by giving them the freedom to choose…choose what kind of life they want to spend, give them opportunities to improve their lives…like i believe food for free education program, where they are asked to study and everyday they are given food for their families, or learn a craft and take away food for your loved ones.

“When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”       Mark Twain (Pauper in the “Prince and the Pauper”)

This got me thinking further,and i read somewhere about the UNITED NATIONS MILLINIUM CAMPAIGN : END POVERTY 2015, too close to end in the literal sense.It’s a global campaign taking place worldwide in many countries to end poverty by implementing the Millenium Development Goals(MDG’s), which during United Nations Millenium Summit in 2000, 189 world leaders promised to implement and make this dream possible.However,with only 5 years left, we lack political will by the leadership in these countries, hence hampering the campaign immensely.According to Wikipedia, Sub Saharan Africa, which is one major area where poverty reins has shown no significant progress in the achievement of the MDG’s.

“By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense”.            Brad Pitt

The Millennium Declaration signed by 189 countries was as stated below:

We will spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty, to which more than a billion of them are currently subjected.

We can help in the attainment of these goals, which listed below, are all very essential:

Credits:Piotr Ciuchta

1.Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2.Achieve universal primary education
3.Promote gender equality and empower women
4.Reduce child mortality
.Improve maternal health
6.Combat HIV/AIDs, malaria, and other diseases
7.Ensure environmental sustainability
8.Develop a global partnership for development

(Source:Stand Against Poverty Site)

Every year till 2015 for 3 days events are organized around the world to raise awareness towards the need of this campaign, the event is called STAND UP AND TAKE ACTION.The photostream of the events that have taken place can be viewed on Flickr.

What we bloggers can do?Actually the European Journalism Centre already conducted a bloggers competition called TH!NK ABOUT IT.There were extremely interesting posts developing awareness and calling attention of the political frameworks in these countries.The centre also announced the winners on their site, who will be the site’s reporters.The popular posts can be viewed here, on their site.

CEDITS:unicef

The centre also conducted a photography competition to raise the unfavourable circumstances of people living within the poverty index.Their site adorns the winning photographs, you can take a look here.

What more can be done?We should continue to raise awareness on our blogs because only the people can make MDG’s possible.We cannot let the will of thousand’s die at the hands of a few with no care attitudes.Write about it in your posts, motivate yourself,encourage others to join hands, feel the need of the times.

“Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance”.        Ayrton Senna

The poverty struck count on us, we shouldn’t let them down.The needy have every right to be at our place, and we are no special not to go through the trial and tribulations they are facing.

“It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn’t be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over”. Jerome K. Jerome

Credits:Benjamin Earwicker

Expectations are dying, just because world leadership is not serious to share the world with those deprived.The power of the people should outclass poverty and thosewho come in the way of poverty alleviation.

“Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.”        

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You can download the campaign’s logo from here.Place in on your blog, and you’ll automatically be a part of the campaign.

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought

to map change.”     Muhammad Ali

United Nations Millenium Campaign group on facebook is also a good place to show your will and to show you care.Do join here.

In her teary eyes i could see her dignity die
Don’t make her beg, when she can try                

(letsspreadcompassion)

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”    Helen Keller

Lets unite,make a team to end poverty!

If you don’t have a smile, i’l give you one of mine! :)

Credits:Billy Frank Alexander
@http://www.rgbstock.com/

I had a smile, I gave my smile away

The milkman and the postman enjoyed it every day

I took it to the shop, I had it on the street

I gave it without thinking, to all I chanced to meet

I gave my smile away, as thoughtless

Ever thought why we humans are blessed with a gift of a smile?Smile is a response to a stimuli, your body sometimes automatically generates it and a smile comes naturally and spontaneously.Also at times we feel something is funny or beautiful and we pass a smile willingly.Smile detoxifys our hearts, emotions, thoughts as well as our biological system.

Science proves that smile releases essential hormones in the bloodstream called endorphins and T-cells.A natural feeling of well-being comes with the release of these hormones and all kinds of stress and depression is gone with the wind.Also, smile is a catharsis for our emotional stress.

Credits:Mattox@http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1150155

We are not blessed with the art and science of smiling only…..this world is full of reasons to smile.Nature has so much to offer, beauty of the sunshine, clouds drifting by, raindrops, rainbows, flowers,waterfalls, greenery growing even at the most unexpected places, colors, trees swaying in the wind with leaves blowing everywhere in autumn, feeling the breeze blowing gently, birds chirping, the young ones of animals with their innocent looks, beautiful peacocks, butterflies, babies with their cute looks and gestures, a moonlight starry night sky…….There’s beauty everywhere, and they generate notions for beaming 🙂

Credits:Hagit Berkovich
@http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mC05bXo/monkey+2

I am always so inclined to smiling when i look at kids.They smile unconditionally. Tickle them and they chuckle, catch a glimpse of them when they are watching their favourite cartoons or playing with their favourite toy…they are so excited, faces all lit up with smiles, their eyes are so full of amazement seems they’ll pop right out and fall on the floor!They get so amused whenever something makes them pleased and smile wholeheartedly whenever they find a thing worthy of appreciation.Even a few animals have such smiley faces,although they can’t smile.Look at the bottlenose dolphins, they are such lovely treat to watch, seems they are passing you a smile!But, we must always remember, that the smile of our kids will be strengthened by our own, because they always look upto us, and we need to practice it ourselves more often, as i read somewhere a beautiful quote:

“Children learn to smile from their parents”. Shinichi Suzuki

HéctorLandaeta@http://www.rgbstock.com/
photo/miWCsqa/Happy+Baby+2

We can also trigger reasons to smile!I do know a few people i met in my life, which hardly smile, infact i can declare without hesitation that they may never had smiled in all their lives…which reminds me of a Russian fairytale i read as a child, of a princess who NEVER smiled, and how one day she saw an ordinary man passing under her window falling in a puddle of mud and started laughing loud.It takes a jiffy to smile, we just need to be sincere enough to feel happy, because it is happiness which initiates a sunshine smile on our faces.Even the craziest things can bring a smile on someone’s face, even an incident!

If we notice, most of us are more often gloomy and sad, as compared to being cheerful or happy.What we don’t know is that it is a sign of psychological disorders!If that’s so, majority of people living on this earth are moving towards serious psychological problems, and they don’t even know it.Solution, however is in our own hands, but some of us are weak emotionally and they can’t fight it out.Most of them carry artificial smiles and they think they fool the world, infact they fool themselves.They should understand how smile or laughter invigorates us.The strength, is always within our grasp!

“Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval”. Thomas S. Monson

We are becoming more and more eccentric i feel.The focus of our attention becomes the melancholy in our lives, in the lives of others, all around this world.We are also creating more and more miseries in this world.All of these factors make us loose our focus from the small teeny weeny good things in life, everybody experiences them but doesn’t consider them worthy of our consideration.We need to make those small moments of joy the highlights of our life, and if others don’t give us reasons to be happy for, we can always create them.

“And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Credits:Billy Frank Alexander
@http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/meMMNKo/Sunburst

Nobody can deprive us from our share of ecstacy!We can never let others deprive us of what is ours, we need to obtain happiness, and than share it with others who need it.Let those people know that they can never come in the way of the sun!Sunshine will reach everywhere, and lit all faces with beaming smiles.

“Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears.”        Anonymous

Doing what makes us happy gives us satisfaction and pleasure to smile.We can sing or dance in the rain, listen to good music,read interesting books, watch comedy movies, create some piece of art, bake a cake, cook a meal for our family, travel, recalling good memories…..we don’t usually take out much time for doing something everyday which truly is for our sakes and which makes us feel good.Instead, most of us are entangled with our daily routines, doing things which please others.We need to do things for us everyday, so that it pumps us with pleasure and enjoyment, to last throughout.Only then we can do things selflessly for others, and complete our daily chores and tasks without considering them a load or excess baggage.

Credits:Photonut
@http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dQN9o3

Being gracious also makes us happy.Feeding the birds or the ducks in the pond, helping an elderly cross the street, Sharing ur umbrella with some one in need on a rainy day, making someone feel good about themselves, taking out time for others and sharing it with them, giving a candy to a little kid who’s crying for some reason, any act of goodness which gives a sense of peace and gratification, a delightful experience which keeps us glad and raises our spirits.If we feel a sense of accomplishment, it certainly generates plenty of booming smiles…

How many of us are happy with life and what it has to offer?There are heaps of dis-satisfaction within all of us, with our lives and the way they are going.We need to remember that life is an amalgamation of both light and darknesss, the sun doesn’t shine all the time, the clouds do come up, but we can always hurl them away:

“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”             William R. Alger

“Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.”            Anna Lee

Credits:Lynne Lancaster
@http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhp5oje/Cute+Scarecrow

Have we ever thought to be thankful to one and all who are responsible for this world, this life and everything that’s in it?The answer of majority will be no.We just expect and want everyone to meet our expectations, but we never really are thankful to those who meet them.It’s time to be gracious – to God first of all, who has blessed us with life, our parents who bring us into this world and raise us with care and love, our homelands for giving us identity, our siblings, better half’s, friends and even kids,who brighten up our lives.We have so much to be thankful for and happy about!Life is full of smiles, we just need to grab them and stick them on our faces, feeling and experiencing them from the depths of our hearts.

There is alot of negativity within humans, we are not considerate and kind towards others.The more goodness encompasses us, the more we will be happy, and the more happiness we can spread around.

“It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.”           Unknown

Also, without making happiness available to all the rest of the world, what do we have to glanceupon and smile?There are many deprived, under priviledged in this world.Without showing empathy towards them, we can only frown:

“Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched. Try whether.”            Thomas Fuller 

Credits:Marja Flick Buijs @http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mK44e8c/
Matroshka

Life is all flamboyant, adorned with needed joys and knitted carefully with beauty to rejoice.Because, we need to uplift our broken hearts and weary spirits after agony – all those dull moments in our lives deserve smiles even more.What’s the use of the capacity to chirk up, if we don’t amidst sorrow?

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief”.          

William Shakespeare (Othello)

So…where’s that good old Mona Lisa smile of our’s, hmmm have to find it here somewhere! Let’s Smile ….. a while, to become as happy as a clam, face the troubles in life with a big bright smile, let’s show this world that we are humans who are blessed with the strength and purpose to smile, and we will definately do so!May we all be surrounded by happiness as long as we live, and may we carry it and spread it where ever we go!Let’s achieve Euphoria!

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. “

Quoted in Movie ‘P.S. I Love You’, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I leave you with a few scenes of one of my favorite comedian, and a wonderful human being, who chose the best purpose for  his life, donating his time and efforts to charity, and Cracking up all of us with gales of laughter and leaving us with grins ear to ear!This is a tribute to you – Jerry Lewis! Enjoy your weekends with this dose of unlimited solace and laughter……

Jerry Lewis:The Disorderly Orderly

Jerry Lewis:Hardly Working

Jerry Lewis:Cracking Up