Your most precious gift

God created you for success. God wants you to succeed. May God’s plan for your life come true!

May your prayers for the blessings of others be prayers for you!

May you remain strong in your faith and tightly hooked to your creator!

Dear friend, I like us to talk of the precious gift that is your life. This is your most precious gift from God; a priceless gift; an irreplaceable gift.

When you have something that is precious, what do you do with it? I am sure you will value it, use it well, and keep it well, except you are irresponsible.

Usually, people take care of things that are important to them. They protect and preserve them.

A reasonable person will not waste what they consider useful.

Yet, I see a lot of people wasting their lives; not living responsibly. They just throw their life away. This is regrettable. Does it mean they are irresponsible? I am tempted to think so.

Your life is not something to just waste or throw away.

But when you live a reckless life, you are wasting your life or throwing it away. You can easily lose it.

Life is not something to toy with. It is too precious for that. We cannot afford to let it off as we release a balloon in the air. No! We have to take care of it.

We have to be aware of how we waste our lives and ensure that we watch out.

There are many ways we waste our life, perhaps without being conscious of it.

Look at a few:

  1. Spending time worrying instead of acting and getting things done. There will always be things to worry about; but that does not profit us at all.
  2. Fear can paralyse you and make you waste your life.
  3. Paying unnecessary attention to critics and wondering what people are saying about you. That is a way of wasting your life.People will always criticize you. That does not mean you are not doing great. Of course, if criticism is pertinent, we have to pay attention to it. But for what I know, most of the times, the critics are idle, negative people who take delight in pulling down those who are constructing by marketing cheap, unfounded stories. Wherever they look, all they see is the negative. Pay no attention to such people. They are best described as wet blankets. Keep moving forward an upward.
  4. Indecision. If you are not fast to take decisions you will find yourself wasting precious time wondering which way to go.
  5. Wrong decisions. Taking a wrong decision means taking a wrong road. As someone has said it does not matter how fast or far you go on a wrong road, you will never arrive.
  6. Addiction to television and video films.
  7. Browsing. Many people spend all their time on endless chatting on the web. There couldn’t be a better way to waste your life.
  8. Aimless visiting. You come across people who go visiting all day as if they were paid to be visiting.
  9. Complaining. Some people like to complain about everything. Nothing is ever correct to them. They find fault with everything.
  10. Gossiping. The time you spend talking about other people is time you can spend usefully.
  11. Hanging out with the wrong people. Birds of a feather, says the old adage, flock together.
  12. Hate! Ask my view, I would say the world has more than enough hate in circulation. Can’t we love more and hate less? We have a shortage of love, and yet, it doesn’t cost anything to manufacture this precious commodity. Every heart is a love factory and can generate tons of it a day. Keep the engine turning. When you hate, the harm comes back to you. Hence, it is a way to waste your life.

Our list could go on and on. But I think we have made our point.

To go on with our rambling, I would like us to talk about sharing our blessings.

Sharing our blessings is the way to go in life. We have a lot for free. It costs us absolutely zero to share a smile, a hug, a kind word, a word of encouragement, appreciation, gratitude, inspiration, motivation etc. Be a generous person. It’s by God’s generosity that you have them. What we receive for free, let’s pass on freely.

Your faith and confidence in God is the rock of your life. On that solid foundation must your life be built.

If you find yourself in the middle of a storm or battle, however fierce, and you feel desperate, know that you always have an invisible but unbeatable partner by you in every battle; and he is ready to fight and win for you. All that is required is that you turn to him and solicit his help. Ask him to fight for you; to throw his full weight behind you. When you do, trust that though invisible, he will do it an you will emerge victorious.

Your victory will be my joy. When you are involved in motivation and encouragement as I am, you get a lot of joy when you are instrumental in the success of others. You can understand why your success is my joy.

This post is my prayer for you; that God may hold your hand and lift you to the mountain top where your ivory tower is waiting for you.

May all the doors you knock today, wherever you are open to you! May you have countless reasons to smile, to laugh, to be happy!

You are special (Be inspired today 335 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

You are special
You have a golden touch;
God made you special;
This golden touch
He gave you;
And that is not given
To all;
What you touch
Turns into gold;
It is a great blessing
He has given you;
You have to thank him
From the bottom
Of your heart,
For a gift so wonderful.
You are special;
You are so special.

The gift Of Friendship

The gift of friendship

It’s 3.3 minute read.

Don’t you agree with me that True friendship is difficult since finding a true friend is the hardest.

” A friend is some one who understands your past,believe in your future….accepts you to-day the way you are “. Unknown

We may not realize the value of friendship until the time it is given when it is badly needed,so we have to cultivate and cherish the friendship .

Make aware to your friends how much they mean to you and how well they contribute to your happiness from your routine boring life.

Don’t ask me how to pick up a true friend or how to know,that the other person can be a good and even a true friend.

This is a difficult subject and can be discussed on another day.

The following quote is my feeling ,whenever I interact with my true friends.

Friendship is a treasured gift,and every time I talk with you I feel as if I’m getting richer and richer “. Unknown

Friends can even become Besties.

True friendship is ‘Magical’ !!

“Friendship is not about whom you have known the longest,it’s about who walked into your life and said “I’m here for you” and proved it.  Unknown

The true friend helps me being a counselor in times of distress ,

Can be my confidant when the situation demands,most importantly gives all the strength I need when I am the weakest at some point of time of my life.

Now you will ask me…What is the secret of sustaining this friendship ??

Certain things come to my mind,which can further the bond.

1. Be frank.Accept the drawbacks or short fall either of you may possess.
No body is perfect in this world and everybody has some story to tell and as a true friend you are willing to listen.Provide the much-needed leaning shoulder.Respect the individuality.Even if situation demands call spade a spade and explain the realities.Never thrust your opinions.When you tell the truth let the other person accept this rather than doubting and vice versa.

2. Develop the principle of ‘forget and forgive’ since we know we are never free of committing the mistakes and it’s human to do mistakes.

3.Try to recollect the fun moments or joyous moments you both had while spending time together or enjoying the jokes during your chat times.

4.Share the happiness together.

The happiness ,one can feel only when one is able to share with the other.

Remember you can never enjoy happiness all alone.

Thank you my friends for patiently reading.

Now please share your personal experience on ‘Gift of Friendship’ be on-line or off-line.

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography


Today is the greatest blessing

Today, you may take for granted;
Are you aware of your doing?
A great error it is;
Today is your greatest blessing;
Imagine you were refused today!
Would you be here?
Not at all;
Having today is having life;
Had God not given you today,
You would be in the next world;
Today is a gift to be valued,
And well utilized;
So easy it is for this gift
To be refused anyone;
Many are those who were here
With you Yesterday,
But do not have today;
And here you are my friend,
Freely enjoying this gift;
It’s a priceless gift;
Thank the author of your life,
The one who controls
The heaven and the earth,
The Almighty, all powerful God,
For the wonderful gift of today.
The greatest blessing
We all have everyday.

The gift of helping others is a blessing

Helping people is a gift. There are some people who possess this gift in great abundance and others who don’t. Those who possess it help with ease. They easily find situations where they can help and do not waste time to help.

The gift of helping is a good gift to have. What is good, it can be cultivated. To cultivate this gift, start to look for opportunities to help in everyday life. When you find them, use them to help.

Do not help to be rewarded. Do not help to be recognized. Do not help to be praised. Help only to use the gift of helping that God has blessed you with. Help as a service to God; for when you help a fellow human being, you are, indeed serving God.

Although your motivation for helping should not be to be rewarded, you usually end up being rewarded; and the reward is always more than you could ever imagine. No help goes unrewarded. If you are not rewarded at once, you are rewarded eventually; and always in a big way.

If you are not naturally blessed with the gift of helping, cultivating it is a worthwhile exercise.

Wonderfully amazing people

These wonderfully amazing people 
You have given me O Lord,
Are my golden gift beyond compare;
These sweet souls
You have put on my path,
Are my best blessing from your throne;
You did not randomely choose them;
You took your time,
And made a careful selection of sweet souls;
Excellent hearts and minds;
For lofty is the work
You have put us together to do;
How can I ever thank you enough
For a gift so great as this?
You so kindly put in our hands! 
See how nice they are!
Irresistible human beings;
You are an amazing One;
To you be all the glory now and forever.