Make Hay While the Sun Shines 

Nature has a holy plan, said William Wordsworth.

Night follows the day, winter follows autumn. When spring comes it will be pleasant everywhere, nature putting on a new garb, trees blooming swarms of bees and butterfly hopping from flower to flower and collecting the nectar.

When once the spring goes, and winter comes, there cannot be this riot of colours and the joy of beauty, certainly not for months to come. If the bee misses this spring and fails to collect the nectar, its larder should remain empty.

So, we must make Hay when the sun shines. When the sky is overcast with the clouds, or when there is a heavy downpour, we cannot make Hay. We can strike only when the iron is hot. When the iron becomes cold, there is no use of striking it, how hard it may be. So we must do things only at the right time.

But procrastination is our number one enemy. We feel complacent and postpone things. We keep motto ‘Do it now’ on the table before us, but we don’t ‘Do it now’.A little delay doesn’t matter, we tell ourselves and postpone. Finally, it becomes our trait and we fail miserably in life.

As students we cannot pass well in our examinations, as graduates, we fail to secure proper placements, as adults, we lag behind in the race and finally when we grow old and weak, there will be nothing that we will be able to do then. We might wish for another lease of life, but that is day dreaming. 

Therefore what is needed is to understand the holy plan of nature, comprehend the rhythm with which time moves, and adjust our actions accordingly.

“Only Lucy should go to the mountains, the mountains will never come to Lucy”. Often we don’t realise and as a result, if things go wrong, we blame others or make excuses.

Birds and animals understand this principle much better than man. Bees collect honey and store it in their hives for the lean months, birds which cannot put up with the devastating cold weather migrate to warm sunny soils long before cold increases. Even creatures like frogs migrate to better water homes before the hot summers winds dry up their little water pools.

Only man, perhaps, because of his superior intelligence doesn’t give much thought to his problem, thinks that he can meet any contingency that may arise and postpones things and wants to make Hay in winter.

It is true he has the technology to make Hay even at the dead of night but the extra manoeuvrability is to give him an extra sense of confidence to do it better and certainly not to give himself into procrastination.

There are many things like disease and natural calamities that need immediate attention. When finally old age seizes and we become invalid there would be none to save you.


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It’s Time To Forgive Yourself

“You know what I regret the most?” she says, her voice just above a whisper.

I don’t answer. All I can think about is how crappy it is that my eighteen-year-old friend already has regrets.

 If somebody makes a mistake and comes and asks for your forgiveness and asks you for a new chance, you’re most likely going to give them a new chance.

So why don’t you forgive yourself when you make a mistake?

Why don’t give yourself a new chance when you make a mistake?

I really want you to think about that because that is often what stops us from moving forward in life.

We beat ourselves up over the mistakes that we’ve already made, but they’re in the past.

Instead of focusing on your past, focus on making yourself a better person because Mistakes can be fixed. Bad decisions can be undone. Model houses can be rebuilt

And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!”

And each day, it’s up to you, to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say “No. This is what’s important.

And we will always see the eyes the thousands of wandering, questioning, reproving eyes-they are all around us. They will penetrate our clothes. They will rip our skin. We will fall into infinite white.

But, in just one night, a new dandelion manages to sprout up in place of the one destroyed. It’s a strong weed. A rebellious fighter.

So, why don’t you become a dandelion?

We all have power to fix our own lives. 

So think about it, and I hope that you make some wise decisions today, and start with yourself because regrets will knock on every door of your life.

5 Habits For A Happy, Fulfilling Day 

One: Tend to your spirit before your body.

Pray to whatever you beleive  in and stop trying to control your entire day. The best happens when we’re not looking !

Two: Give yourself to those around you.

Little acts of kindness set the time for a lovely day.

Three: Smile ! ☺😊

Four: Eat well and excercise.

The better you eat,  the more you will thrive. 

Five: Be the best version of yourself for 24 hours you have. 

Love in today and let tomorrow worry about itself. 

The Things We Leave Behind

If you want to make room for new things in your life, you have to let go of the old but most of the time we let our past dwell in our present.

Almost every day of our lives, we face some kind of bad experiences, big or small which is inescapable.

Trust me, we have all done things or been through situations that we are not so proud of or happy with, which is part of life.

We need to acknowledge the fact that: We chose to be stuck in the past. Only We Chose.

Think about framing our lives and our personal histories in a frame. The lens we see it through, or the way we tell our own stories. We mythologize ourselves.

So, I was thinking about Harry Potter’s story, and how different it would be if you told it only from the perspective of Voldemort. Same story, but it would probably be unrecognizable. Voldemort’s would be about evil and devastation. Harry’s would be about love and bravery.

It’s all a matter of perspective.

And maybe we thought we were living one story.

When we look at our past a little different, we can reframe everything – all our memories and attributes and experiences – and see that we’re actually living a different story.

Yes, you have the power to change your own story. 

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy

How to Be Happy (Even if You Hate Everything)

For a long time , I had attitude that , “I hate everything and my life sucks”.

I hate that I don’t have life where my hair is faultless and I don’t have a well-known personality or unsaddle my own insecurities.

” Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your precious life ” I hate that question because I don’t know where I am going.

I hate that people are self-centered and honestly and frankness makes you vulnerable

At the end of the day : I am constantly coveting other people lives.

I know it’s not a good way of looking at life, because I had already made my mind up that I was going to see everything with negative thoughts and emotions.

If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be this:

Even if you hate everything, look for the positive anyway. Even if you hate people, choose to see the good in them anyway. Even if you hate your life, look for the good anyway.

If you want to be happy.

The most important thing you need to keep in mind that happiness didn’t have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place.

Maybe it is about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe Contest . Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there are twenty more levels to go.

Maybe everybody has the same allotted measure of happiness within each day. Maybe it didn’t matter if you were a world-famous heartthrob or a painful geek.

Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us and sometimes you need a mess in your life.

Sometimes you need to make change in the way you perceive yourself and this world

It might not be easy, but it’s worth it.

And even if you’re the most negative person in the world, it’s entirely possible to become a happy and joyful and positive person. Seriously, it is.

I was the one who used to say ” elf my life” all the time, and now I am happy and sad and confused at the same time. 🙂

It’s just a matter of making the decision to change your life, and then taking daily, consistent action to work toward your new goals.

So if you hate everything in your life , take heart: You can change. You got to do it. You can be Happy.

 

Words With Wings

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When you are born everything is out of control : You don’t choose who your biological parents are, when and where you are born. But as you grow older, you start making decisions, and you become accountable for what happens in your life. In adolescence, the number of decisions you make multiples, and when you reach the end of your second decade, your choices are all your own. You’re completely responsible for your “Life”

Below, my friends shared their 2016 Words of the Year. Get inspired. 

Achiever : “With my college ending and project starting, I will try to achieve excellence in it, also that my music has taken another level now. I will try to achieve everything possible. I believe, when a seedling oak is only a year old, a child can tear it out by roots. But once it’s had some time to become firmly established, even the force of hurricane can’t knock it down.” — Sahil Sinha , Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist

Entrepreneur : ” Life is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, however, old or young, and bounding out of the bed because there’s something out here that you love to do, that you believe in, that you are good at ” — Ram Charan TejSenior Software Engineer at Adobe India

Focus :  ” He who does not look ahead remains behind. I believe the future isn’t what it used to be. Your potential lies ahead of you – whether your 8, 18, 48, or 80. You still have room to improve yourself. You can become better tomorrow than you are today. ” — Jatin Anandani, Student

Action-pack : ” The game is scheduled, I have to play ; I dare to dream and act on that dream. Do it in spite of problems, circumstances, and obstacles. I think no matter what a person’s past may have been, his future is spotless” — Rashikha Kemani , Student

Preparedness : ” I will get admission in college due to which I will be one step closer to achieve my dream of becoming a Computer Engineer.  Then I will travel to Dubai which is my dream destination.I believe that each of us has a dream placed in the heart. It’s the thing we were born to do. It sparks our feelings of destiny ” — Varun Nikte , Student

Opportunity :  ” This year is going to  decide my career and I want to achieve certain goals. Most importantly, this year is going to act like a compass, telling us the direction we should travel and we will never know for sure that our movement is actually progress or taking us backward instead of forward ” — Hetvi Shah , Student

Memories : ” This is last year of High School and we all will part our ways and will carry nothing but memories of the moments. I believe no one but you’re responsible for the choices you make today. ” — Suneet Kaur, Student  

Transform :I am changing my career goals shifting my sailing boat towards the stream of my interest and I hope this transformation will be exciting,surprising and joyful for me and as a person I want few changes in me. I believe that success is finding a career you enjoy where you can move up and working your way to the top of the organization.– Bhanukiran Paravastu 

Upbringing : I want to establish a positive attitude, that everyone faces some kind of limitations like lack of talent and they should act as our guidelines, not as stop signs in our journey. I believe yesterday ended last night. — Anisha Valli, student