Archive | June 2012

As You Go Through Life

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Don’t look for the flaws as you go through life;
And even when you find them,
It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind
And look for the virtue behind them.
For the cloudiest night has a hint of light
Somewhere in its shadows hiding;
It is better by far to hunt for a star,
Than the spots on the sun abiding.

The current of life runs ever away
To the bosom of God’s great ocean.
Don’t set your force ‘gainst the river’s course
And think to alter its motion.
Don’t waste a curse on the universe –
Remember it lived before you.
Don’t butt at the storm with your puny form,
But bend and let it go o’er you.

The world will never adjust itself
To suit your whims to the letter.
Some things must go wrong your whole life long,
And the sooner you know it the better.
It is folly to fight with the Infinite,
And go under at last in the wrestle;
The wiser man shapes into God’s plan
As water shapes into a vessel.

Poetess:  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My first Blog Award – Nominated by Sharon(aleafinspringtime.wordpress.com)

I AM so SORRY Sharon Dear, it’s dis-courteous causing delay in accepting this honor which you have granted me long ago.Actually, i was new to blogosphere and i wanted to get acquainted with blogs and to get the hang of it…

In accepting this award:

1.Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award to 7 nominees.

Sharon was the very first blogger who appreciated my posts, joined my blog and whose blog i was able to read for the first time.She continues to inspire me, and in many ways we have similarities between us as well, our opinions and thoughts seem to match on various subjects.I thank you Sharon, from the core of my heart, not only because you have nominated me for this award, but also because your posts, photography, sensitivity and courage, all have impressed me, and you will always be very close to my heart.I do wish the very best for you in life.The gentle, kind person you are, that’s very much likely, for God never led down goodness.It’s always paid back doubled! Love, hugs and prayers for you and your family after this emotional speech! ㋡

7 Things About Me:

*I am a true Libran, don’t mess with the scales please!!!

*I regard emotions, art, creativity, words of wisdom and virtue.

*I am an optimist!Hope is the last of what i will lose…

*I love nature and animals, the beauty,sincerity, peace, love and faithfulness they bless me with is irreplaceable!

*Since childhood i’m addicted to comics….Hi & Lois, Beetle Bailey and the Family circus is all time favorites…

*I love reading books and poetry.My most favorite authors nowadays are Paulo Coelho and Nicholas Sparks.William Arthur Ward is regarded as one of the best writers by me.My favorite poets, ahhh the list is long, works of a few is posted on my blogs too, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Sara Teasdale, Maya Angelou, Edwin Markham……

*I love music, pop, rock and metal being the most favorite genres.Some of my favorite musicians and bands are: Roxette, Scorpions, Metallica,Bon Jovi, U2, Eagles, Collective Soul, Foreigner, Def Lappard, Gun’s n Roses, Journey, AHA, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Claypton, Reo Speedwagon, Lionel Richie, Anngun, Bryan Adams, Micheal Bolton, Micheal Jackson (Miss Him!), Engelbert Humperdinck, Gary Moore, Whitney Houston (Sad to lose her!)….Oopss  i can go on and on with this one! 🙂

My nominations for this award:

1.http://dipsintheroad.wordpress.com/:

I find EVERYTHING on her blog……Poetry, music, photography, and deep thoughts.As i said i love creativity, and i find it here in heaps.Especially poetry is worth publishing……THUMBS UP!

2.http://liferevelation.wordpress.com/:

Motivational blog, which has so much to offer, experience, thoughts, actions, routes, it actually reveals the good and the bad of life, and makes living life worth while.I especially admire the self-struggle of Stephen and his long-distance running achievements across America

3.http://mentallypoisoned.wordpress.com/ :

Rebekka’s blog has beautiful quotes, philosophies about life, and we also have alot in common, like social criticism,music and books 🙂 It has pretty images and brief posts which kick start your thoughts positively.Make my day whenever i read her blog!

4.http://theenlightenedpath.wordpress.com/:

Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harmony is what i call this blog.It is an excellent place to grasp all, knowledge, info, music, quotes, brilliant thought – provoking words, philosophy, and spiritual uplifting.Every post is highly inspiring, written with great care and effort.

5.http://paradoxicalwisdom.wordpress.com/:

Full of wisdom,and deep thoughts, this blog was a treat for me to have stumbled upon.I find alot of similarities in the way the posts are written and formatted with my own posts, but of course Maher has written it with much more knowledge, experience and expertise about life and it’s various shades.I always have alot to learn from this blog.

6.http://clearskiesbluewater.wordpress.com/:

Leigh’s blog is an insight to revealing life’s true meanings and purpose, a quest we all are on, but most are unsuccessful.I love her attitude towards life as she expresses it in her posts, her opinions about all the different dimensions of life.What really inclines me towards her posts is that she isn’t afraid to say and support the truth, which takes courage.

7.http://zendictive.wordpress.com/:

I can easily say that this is the blog which i don’t wanna miss reading.Art’s beautiful quote illustrations enhancing the beautiful short inspiring stories, which teach us quite a lot about our self as well as our thoughts and emotions and how to make the maximum from them.It is full of lessons of life, acquired after years of experience, and full of useful morals.The posts are written painstakingly and definitely deserve appreciation.

The Road Not Taken

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Poet:Robert Frost

An Inspiration

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However the battle is ended,

Though proudly the victor comes

With fluttering flags and prancing nags

And echoing roll of drums.

Still truth proclaims this motto,

In letters of living light, –

No Question is ever settled,

Until it is settled right.

Though the heel of the strong oppressor

May grind the weak to dust,

And the voices of fame with one acclaim

May call him great and just,

Credits:gilad

Let those who applaud take warning,

And keep this motto in sight, –

No question is ever settled

Until it is settled right.

Let those who have failed take courage;

Tho’ the enemy seems to have won,

Tho’ his ranks are strong, if he be in the wrong

The battle is not yet done;

For, as sure as the morning follows

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The darkest hour of the night,

No question is ever settled

Until it is settled right.

O man bowed down with labor!

O woman, young, yet old!

O heart oppressed in the toiler’s breast

And crushed by the power of gold!

Keep on with your weary battle

Against triumphant might;

Credits:Ezurum

No question is ever settled

Until it is settled right.

Poem  by: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

>>>Three Cheers For The Blood Donors>>>

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“I’ve been involved with blood donation since the 1980s because there is a critical need”.   –   Donna Reed

Recently a family member has met a great medical catastrophe, therefore i was away from blogging for a while.This experience has moved me emotionally, spiritually and also conceptually.The way we conceive things in life changes all of a sudden when a sudden mishap occurs, when things start going wrong we realize that life is a complex puzzle, which we till recent had thought to have solved, and which circumstances have proved wrong.In the spur of a moment, life results into something new, we are at times thoughtless, we donate more time to thinking and stressing over less prioritized petty little issues, and suddenly we wake from slumber just to realize that our epicenter was somewhere else…it’s all about life, and how complex it is.It’s life itself we are here to crave for, and to understand, realize it’s worth, and to make it useful.

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Unfortunately, we only seem to realize it after helplessness, sorrow, pain and downfalls.The medical condition a loved one had to go through made me realize how much strength she possesses and how much i lack.I approved the fact that pain is an integral part of survival.Made me envision that love is a quick healer, and develops the will to come back for sure after you doze off under the effect of anesthesia.I also understood that the fear of losing life actually is the biggest hurdle in the way of life.Once we do not fear losing it,we definitely stay on the path and achieve life!But, it is a pitfall, a bobby trap, once we fall in it, the escape is a tough one on our own.Made me think that life is gone in a jiffy, but you have no regrets if you led it and didn’t spend it.I can say that i was able to recognize to some extend the true worth of life, and i finally declared that NOTHING is larger than life!

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But today i wanted to talk about something that struck me straight though the heart……she was transplanted without ANY exaggeration around 90 to 100 bottles of blood!I was shedding tears for the love, generosity and care of those unknown, unsung heroes, who had later sometime before donated their blood in the blood banks.And i gave a glance of admiration to the guests of honor, who had literally considered them honor-bound to come down at the hospital in less than half an hour to donate blood to someone they didn’t even knew…I used to think that sharing our breaths and heartbeats is impossible,but by donating their blood, they kind of connected to the person to share with them the life that runs in their veins!WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IF WE HAD TO GATHER 100 BOTTLES OF BLOOD WITHIN HALF AN HOUR???I only had prayers in reply to their act of goodwill….

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On 14 June, the world celebrates ‘World Blood Donor Day’.The theme for the day is “Every blood donor is a hero” – now i definitely am compelled to agree without a doubt!92 billion donation are collected every year, 45% of donors are aged under 25 (HURRAH YOUTH, YOU ARE OUR PRIDE!), and 40% of donor population in around 25 countries are WOMEN!:)

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Those of us who have ailments can volunteer to help in collection of blood from areas, or transplantation of blood in remote areas.We can help blood banks with blood drives dirorganized in our communities, schools, universities, neighborhood.Awareness about how by doing less we can achieve so much through blood donation needs to be spread around.Those who are healthy are carrying around with them life within them worthy to share with those who need it, and those who need it desperately, infact their need is greater than ours, and we only need to give a bottle full to save them!

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Donors can be of three kinds:Directed donor donates to a specific person, family or friend.Replacement donor replace the blood transfused to patients in blood banks to keep the blood supply stable.Platelet donor donate platelets to patients with severe diseases whose blood coagulation is not functioning well.

Those suffering from Trypanophobia or fear of needle, i only wanna say one thing – I fully understand your fear, but what if you are met with circumstances when your body is injected with cannulas, needles, injections, what if God forbid you met an accident?What if you were in their shoes???

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Nothing is as precious as life.Without life, nothing exists,with life everything IS.Life is precious, because it is given for a certain purpose, it is mortal, and also because it is valuable for many other lives who depend upon it.Life is also precious because it was blessed, entrusted upon us to take care of, lead wisely, purposefully, for helping other in need of support, sharing and caring.

“The measure of a life is not its duration, but its donation.”   –   Peter Marshall