Life is all about struggle.

You never live without struggle.

Life begins with a struggle.

Life ends with a struggle.

Struggle is the part of our life.

A mother struggles to give birth to her child.

Every living creature struggles for survival.

Struggle is the rule of life.

If you struggle to get something today,

Tomorrow or in your near future, you’ll receive your grand rewards.

Don’t scare to struggle.

Enjoy your struggle and hug it like your true pal.

Your grand success and victory is always waiting for you.

Source: POSITIVE THOUGHTS OF SELF-MOTIVATION! Only you can motivate yourself… Only you can bring positive changes in your life…. Birister Sharma


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La plus belle langue du monde par Ngobesing Suh Romanus

Quelle est la plus belle langue
Du monde?
Certains diront la langue
De Shakespeare;
D’autres parleront de la langue
De Molière;
Moi, je dirai que c’est ma langue maternelle;
Qu’en pensez-vous?
Pour vous, quelle est
La plus belle langue
Du monde
J’affirme que
Non seulement ma langue maternelle est belle,
Elle est la plus belle langue
Du monde.

New Word Challenge no 1

Hello fellows! How’s your week? Amazing for me.

New things coming up. Your New Word Challenge.

What about it?

You have to grow in your word vocabulary. Language is power, you know. And you can grow into an iroko just by learning one new word a week.

It mustn’t be high-sounding or jaw breaking word. Just let it be a word you want to get into your functional vocabulary.

No better way to do this than writing about it and sharing.

Every week, we will invite you to send us your new word for the week by sharing our own.

First, you will write, post on your site, then send us the link, or ping.


So easy!

Talk about your new word any way you like: define it, use it in a sentence, ask a question or questions about it, talk about it etc. It’s left to you to decide.

Let me set the ball rolling:

My new word for this week is Millennial.

This word is becoming very common all over the world. But still many people don’t know it. I will get this word into my functional vocabulary by looking up its meaning and using it often. You can join me to make millennial part of your functional vocabulary. Who is ready to join me?


12 big advantages of building a rich vocabulary

If vocabulary is your forte, you are blessed. You are in good stead to succeed. I hope that you will continue to hone your language skills especially your vocabulary, and in particular your functional vocabulary.

Here are 12 reasons a strong vocabulary is good for you..

  1. The world perceives people with rich vocabularies to be more creative, and more intelligent.
  2. People with larger vocabularies get hired quicker,
  3. People with larger vocabularies are promoted faster.
  4. People with larger vocabularies are listened to more.
  5. The big winners are the ones who are able to use rich vocabularies with grace. 
  6. People with good vocabularies use words which fit the situation.
  7.  People with rich vocabularies carry out rich conversations.
  8. People with rich vocabularies hardly sound inappropriate.
  9. Their words and sentences slide gracefully off their tongues.
  10. People with rich vocabularies are more esteemed and more respected.
  11. People with good vocabularies sound more confident.
  12. People with good vocabularies are more interesting to listen to and to read.

How do you build a good vocabulary that will stand you in good stead to succeed?

Experts say “the difference between a respected vocabulary and a mundane one is only about fifty words! You don’t need so much to sound like a big winner. A mere few dozen words will give the impression that you have an original and creative mind.”

 “In his book”How to talk to anyone,” Lell LOWNDES says acquiring a “super vocabulary is easy. You needn’t strain to do that.”

Let me summarise the advice that Lell Lowandes gives.  He advises you to think of a few tired, overworked words you use every day – words like smart, nice, pretty, or good. Then get a dictionary or book of synonyms (online) Look up the boring, tired word and find a list of alternatives. Taking the word smart as an example, he says you will find dozens of synonyms such as ingenious, resourceful, adroit, shrewd. You must choose a few favourite ones and practise saying them aloud ‘until they become a natural staple of your vocabulary.’  The next time you want to compliment someone on being smart, say instead:

“How ingenious!” “It’s ingenious!”

“How astute!” “Quite astute of you”

“That is resourceful”

“That is clever.”

If you do this, and take it serious, within a short time, you will be far ahead of thousands of your peers.

Dear friend, flying to the top is not magic. Sometimes, just a little trick will put you miles ahead.

Ayub’s Recipe (A Very Short Story)

It’s bound to be utterly delicious “, he said, “cooks are from Qatar, no joke.”

I was waiting for my turn sitting in a corner with my head buried in the newspaper when this remark made me look up; he was cutting hairs of an elderly half-bald man while talking to another old guy sitting at the other end of the pew, almost on the edge, with his head tilted to the left like he was really enjoying either the talk or the wait, not that he had that much time on his plate at this age but he wouldn’t have any choice, I thought.

Ayub is talkative and it works out well for his profession as a barber. You could spend hours listening to his narratives and not get bored.

“Only thing is, that I am not invited”, he continues, “and he is”, he adds further pointing to the soda stall next to his shop.
“This is funny because I was the one who introduced them, and now they seem to be going at it without me”, he said with a scoff followed by a grin, and then a self-assuring smile which remained plastered to his face for few more minutes until he started to speak again, “Have you ever had such a relishing dish?”, asked he to the other old man sitting at the corner of the bench.

Man shook his head.

At this point Ayub picks up a different pair of scissors and steps out for a few seconds, looks here and there on the road and then stares at the hardware store across the road from his shop.

They are going too”, he said as he started trimming moustaches of the man in the chair, “You should know the recipe is pretty special and intriguing, let me tell you.”

He goes on without waiting for any response, “First chicken will be washed in detergent powder for an hour..”, I tilted my head, “..then it will be dried out and immersed in boiling kerosene.”

I was trying to find any hint of jest on his face but it looked sincere as he continued telling about the recipe.
“Once fried in kerosene, four bags of chewing-tobacco will be poured into it and then it will be mixed and mashed into keema.”
And he remarked, “Who would not want to be invited to a party where one will be served with such delicious chicken-keema!”

I continued staring at his face in awe and amusement. If he was laughing in the inside, he certainly was doing a great job hiding the expressions from showing up on his face and in his sad but twinkling eyes.

“That is what takes him through the day.. he keeps amusing himself and everyone around him”, I thought to myself.

I was interrupted by a nonchalant voice, “You’re next! Please come”, it was Ayub, smiling at me as I rose and went to sit in the chair.

Do not break your worth

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To break your word
Is to break your worth;
To break your word
Is to break yourself;
You are worth your word;
If you use violent words;
You are considered
A violent petson;
If you speak words of peace,
You are considered
A peaceful person;
If speak love words,
You are seen to be
A loving person;
If you speak kind words,
You are seen as
A kind person.
But if you say things
And do the opposite,
It is to break your word;
And you will be seen
Not to be a serious person;
Not to be a trustworthy person;
To be a hypocrite.
To be a worthless person;
Your word is your worth;
If you break your word,
You break your worth.
Do not break your worth
By breaking your word.

Words can change our present reality

Dear friends,

How are you all doing?  I am sure you are reading and learning something new every day.

Recently, I was reading the “Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing” by Robert T. Kiyosaki.  I had been meaning to read the “Rich Dad Poor Dad” for a very long time but finally got around to reading this book of his. Just few pages into the book and I read something that I felt was relevant for me.

One of the lines that caught my attention was “If you want to see a person’s past, present and future, just listen to his or her words.”

This line is not to judge anybody. If we apply this to our life, we definitely see a connection  between our choice of words and who we have become.  This also means that if we don’t like who we have become, it can be changed by changing our choice of words.

In my case, I used to be a very negative person.  If anything happened in my life, good or bad, my first thought would always be negative. Now, how was that possible? For example, if something bad happened then it was easy to be negative but if something good happened (suppose I scored very good marks) then I would be scared that it would go away (what if next time I did not do well?).

I still do have a little bit of negativity in me but there has been a considerable improvement in how I see myself now.  There are days when I feel low and I use demotivating words, but now I am conscious about them and try to come out of them as soon as possible.

Another powerful line from the book:

“Words form thoughts, thoughts form realities and realities become life. The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is the words he or she uses.  If you want to change a person’s external reality, you need to first change that person’s internal reality.  That is done through changing, improving or updating the words he or she uses.”   

So to be a happy person, I need to use happy and positive words which will raise my vibrations  and take me into a positive zone.  That is why gratitude is considered to be the first step in becoming a positive person.  It helps us see our blessings, whatever maybe our situation, and this in turn sets momentum for more blessings to come into our lives.

To bring about a change in our present reality, we have to change ourselves internally and first thing that can be done is use of positive or constructive words.  These words will start giving shape to our thoughts and before we know we will start seeing the positive changes in our lives.

It is very important for us to have more positive words in our vocabulary.  Just think whether you speak more positive words or negative words.  We are so used to talking about the problems happening around us, that at times we have long conversations just discussing problems – our life, the society, the nation, the world at large. Increasing the vocabulary of positive words will keep us in a positive frame of mind eventually making us  happy persons.

I had read a similar thing in “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale where he gave a method to come out of a negative state of mind.  He said  to become positive , one exercise to do was to make a list of all positive words that we could think off till we became positive.  So once when I was not in a good mood, I started typing all the positive words that I knew and by the time I wrote some fifteen words, my mood had changed. Now I know more positive words than I have ever known.

Positive affirmations  are another powerful tool to stay positive and believe that things are working out in the best possible manner for us. Affirmations are positive words put together but they become powerful when we believe in them and then let go.

So what can you do about it?  How can you change your use of negative words into positive? Here are few things that you can do.

  1. When you feel negative, first accept it and don’t fight it. The more you fight it, the more intense it becomes. Take slow steps to convert it.
  2. Think about a positive word, look at its meaning and then use it in a sentence. By the time you do the same exercise for 2-3 words, your mood will begin to change; or just like me start making a list of all the positive words you know, you can even google and find new words.
  3. Then, start writing gratitude for at-least 5 things that you remember at that moment. This will make you feel good about what you currently have.
  4. Then dance, hear music, go for a walk, meet friends etc.  Do whatever you feel like doing.  (I used to crochet because it used to divert my mind from negative thoughts into positive and happy thoughts.  I now hear songs that motivate me and uplift me.)
  5. By this time you will be in a very happy state and to further enhance it start saying some powerful affirmations for health, career, relationships etc. Repeat them again and again till they feel real to you and then let go.

All these steps together won’t take a lot of time and before you know you will be in a positive mind frame.

Gradually, you will start noticing a shift in your overall thought process as well.  The negative thoughts will be replaced by more positive ones.  If anything bad happens, you will be calm and you will try to look for something good in it.  Also, if  you do get negative thoughts, you will immediately realize it and automatically take steps to change your thoughts instead of worrying about them.

Words have great power.  So let us use them carefully and positively for our own good and for the world at large.  Let us pray for peace and harmony rather than discussing wars.



The magic of words

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What is here that hooks you?
What is in these lines,
That make them so special?
I see they caught your eye;
They caught his and her eye;
They’ve caught so many eyes;
What is really in them?
They touch your heart, right?
But why do they touch you so?
They don’t touch all hearts;
Some look but don’t see;
You look and I see you see;
You listen and I see you hear;
The words touch you deep inside;
And you feel what is in them;
What is in them or what is in you?
I see the magic of words;
They melt one heart not another;
Yes, truly, the magic of words.
Give me the magic of words;
The formidable magic of words;
Let me melt hearts with words;
No, not melt but glow hearts;
Let me glow hearts with my words.