Posts Tagged ‘Life’

I have this write-up in my mail box from a long time. Even though its an old article, the thoughts are timeless. I just happened to read this again recently, and I felt so refreshed, as I had felt the first time I read it. Many thanks to the original author.

Becoming Recession Proof
-By Anonymous

Money has no memory; Experience has. You will never know what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of the schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalisation bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother’s life or the life you get to live with the just born. You won’t remember the cost of your honeymoon, but to the last breath remember the experiences of the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory; Experience has.

Good times and bad times, times of prosperity and times of poverty, times when the future looked so secure and times when you didn’t know from where tomorrow will come… Life has been in one way or the other a roller-coaster ride for everyone. Beyond all that abundance and beyond all that deprivation, what remains is the memory of experiences. Sometimes the wallet was full… sometimes even the pocket was empty. There was enough and you still had reasons to frown. There wasn’t enough and you sill had reasons to smile.

The first time you balanced yourself on your cycle without support… the first cry… the first steps… the first word… the first kiss… all of your child. The first gift you brought for your parents and the first gift your daughter gave you. The first award.. the first public appreciation… the first stage performance. And the list is endless.

So, what if it’s economic recession? Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on a pilgrimage, at least to the local temple. You can still play with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn’t cost money to lie down or to take a loved one onto your lap. Hey! Aspects like your Health, Knowledge development and Spiritual growth are not economy dependent.

Time will pass… the economy will revive. Recession can make you lose out on money. Let it not make you lose out on experiences… If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more you have, you will still not be happy!

Make a statement with the way you live your life: How I feel has nothing to do with how much I have!

After Burn Effects

Posted: December 22, 2008 in Opinions
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I wonder whether I am the only one who come across such a situation. 😮
What situation? Being in Blank feeling just after a hectic project.

Well, is it really Blank? Its definitely not as its a feeling in itself but I am not able to give it a name.. During the busy days, I’ll be waiting for some free time. And when that day comes, I browse net, do some chit-chat with friends, etc etc etc.. say up-to lunch.. Then, what else? Nothing, just BLANK.. A feeling, where I start thinking, what next but don’t get any answer from myself.. Its some strange feeling which takes me nowhere.. I don’t know whether its positive feeling or negative, I can’t even tell you whether its good or bad, but yes, I get this feeling after every eventful event.. I call it After Burn Effects.. It doesn’t happen only in office, but in personal life too, after any celebration, like New year celebration with friends, Diwali celebrations with family, or an exhaustive trip.. And I am sure I am not the only one in this space.. But don’t ask for proofs.. 😉

Arthur Ashe’s view on Life

Posted: December 19, 2008 in Motivational
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Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: “Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease”?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:
The world over 5 million(5,000,000) children start playing tennis, 500 thousand (500,000) learn to play tennis, 50 thousand (50,000) learn professional tennis, 5,000 come to the circuit, 500 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals.

When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD “Why me?”.

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD “Why me?”.

That’s Arthur Ashe for you!

Make your life Fun!!!

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Motivational
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“Life is Fun only when you raise the Bar!”

You have two choices, keep the Bar in the same level all the time and keep jumping higher each time, see how high you can jump. Or else, get real and Raise the Bar each time you clear one level, and see the difference.