How do you know?

How do you know
Your future is bright?
How do you know
You’re bound for success?
How do you know
You were born to succeed?
How do you know
Your time has come?
How do you know
You must stop it or blow it?
How do you know
You are at the winning point?
How do you know
You have found
Your partner for life?
How do you know
You are on the right track?
How do you know
When you’re on the wrong track?
How do you know
All you need is perseverance?
How do you know
You have come to the end
Of the road?
How do you know
Your spouse loves you?
How do you know
A new idea is better for you?
How do you know
You’ve taken a good decision?
How do you know
It’s time to quit?
How do you know
Staying on can ruin you?
How do you know
Your faith is strong or weak? Yes, how do you know?
Tell me how you know;
I ask because I want
To know how you know;
I ask because it’s hard
For me to know;
So how do you know?
I ask because
I guess you know it;
And I want you to tell me;
I ask because
I know if you know,
I will.know,
Becsuse you will tell me;
Do you know?
Tell me if you know;
I really want to know;
How do people know certain things?
I really want to know
Why some people tell lies;
I really want to know
How one would see black
And call it white;
And that happens daily
Under our very noses.
How do you know
That someone is someone?
That someone is someone
You can trust;
And how do you know
That someone is someone
You cannot trust?
How do you know
When your closest friend
Is stabbing you on the back?
Let me tell you something;
In God alone you must trust;
Take it or leave it;
In Him alone, I do trust;
We, humans, will fail you;
Your most trusted person,
Will fail you,
But God will not;
He will never fail you;
He will always stand by you;
At all times, in him, alone,
Put your heart;
Put your trust;
He will never fail you;
Neither let you down;
He will always hold you up;
That is how wonderful
Our good Lord is at all times.

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How do we avoid working hard for nothing as many people do?

Hard work is the key to success. Who does not know this? Every body should know this already.

But if that were all that was required, the billions of people who are killing themselves with work in vain would succeed.

Hard work is not enough. That is a truth that is often taken for granted.

As a result, many people work so hard for nothing. Isn’t that tragic? That you work so hard but your table is always dry, no food to eat, your family goes hungry, you cannot pay your bills, yet you have exhausted yourself.

How do we avoid working hard for nothing?

That is what I want us to know. That is very important. You must stop wearing yourself out for nothing. Work hard but let your hard work produce the fruits you want – put enough food on your table for you and your family; make you enjoy this world.

The whole thing is simple; so simple that you may not believe it. It is this: do not end at hard work if you want to succeed. You will not succeed.

There is hard work that gives success and hard work that goes does not. It simply goes in vain.

Let me tell you the type of hard work that leads to success and the one that does not or better still, that leads to failure.

This is important to know because unless you are foolish or don’t have value for your time, you will not go in for hard work that will not bring you success.

Unfortunately, that is precisely what many people do. They work extremely hard, and yet at the end of the day, they are worn out but success eludes them; and feel disgruntled, frustrated, bitter.

And so what is the type of hard work that pays?

The answer is contained in a quote by Warren Buffet. This man is an investment guru; one if the mist successful investors if all times. He is someone to listen to when it comes to the secrets of making it big in life. He says: “There is no use running if you are on the wrong road.”

That says it all. Replace ‘running’ in that quote with ‘working hard’ and replace ‘are on the wrong road’ with ‘are doing the wrong thing’. That quote means there is no use working hard if you are doing the wrong thing. It will be a waste of time and energy; and maybe resources.

They key to success is clearly hard work doing the right thing.

To work hard doing the wrong thing is to waste your energy. It is to suffer in vain. It is foolishness.

Do you want to succeed? Work hard but make sure you are doing the right thing. Make sure you are doing what can make you succeed.

You simply need to look around you to see the numerous people who spend their day working hard but at the end of the day, there is nothing to show for it.

You work hard to succeed not to fail. So if you are working hard and getting tired but not getting results you desire, ask yourself if you are not running so fast on the wrong road.

Start rightly

If you start your day
On a bad footing,
You start it rightly;
And it should not surprise you
If it goes the wrong direction;
Start your day
On the right footing,
And get it going
In the right direction;
Ask me
How you start your day
On the right direction;
And I will tell you
It is to start your day
With a prayer.
Pray when you get out of bed;
That the Lord may take
Control of your day;
Surely, he will answer
Your prayer;
And great will be your day.

A right to be here

Good morning to you, my dear;
Man, woman of the world;
I hope you got up
To a good start today;
Look forward to a great day;
For that’s what God,
Your creator has scheduled
For you;
You have a right to be here; Like every other soul;
And a right to have a great day.
Go ahead and have it my love;
None has a right to stop you.
Have what is yours by right; And by merit;
Allow nobody to stand on your way.
You have a full right to be here.

When will you marry?

This is for those who are not married?
I want to know
What you are waiting for;
When will you marry?
Are you waiting for Miss Right?
Or Mr. Right?
If you are looking for Perfect,
Let me assure you
That particular individual
Is still a long way off;
Mr. Right and Miss Right
Are hard to find.
You will grow white hair
Waiting for Mr./Miss Right.
And why should you?
How right are you?
Why do you want right
When you are not right?
If you are not married,
Make up your mind and get in.
Stop looking for what
You will never find.
There is no Miss Perfect;
And no Mr. Perfect anywhere
In the world.
No Mr. Right, no Miss Right.

Why do we Judge others ? Do we have the right ?

Why do we judge others? Do we have any right ?

“Judge not, that ye be not judged” Matthew 7:1

It’s 3.5 minute read,GO ahead if you have time & inclination.Thank you.

I am not talking about friends & relatives judging us or vice versa.

I am talking about people we come across in our day-to-day life,whom we know nothing about.( unknown to us )

It is but natural for all of us to judge the other person with an electrifying speed !

How do we judge a person ?

By appearance= Facial-ugly or beautiful ..Body build= fat or thin ?

Body Language ?

By color ? Whether smiled or not ? By hairstyle ?

By Behavior ?   By  person’s dress ? By seeing the tattoos and piercings ?

Is it true that ‘ First impression is the best impression’ ?

And  later on many times we felt sorry that our first impression went horribly wrong!

Then why we jump to judge people ? Do we have any right ?

Probable reasons for rushing to Judgment …..

Is it because of fear of the unknown?

Is it because…I can never go wrong, (mind-set)

Is it because we think we are superior and at the top of pyramid and rest are lesser mortals ?

Is it because ,we are insecure about ourselves?

Are we not lying to ourselves by judging others ?  The answer is ……

“Judge me if you want, but at the end of my life, I choose to have memories not regrets.”  Steve Maraboli

Read this story

A 24-year-old boy seeing out from the train window, shouted…

“Dad look the trees are going behind!”,dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby,looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity,suddenly he again exclaimed…”dad,look..the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…”why don’t you take your son to a good doctor ?”.The old man smiled and said….I did and we are just coming from the hospital,my son was blind from the birth,he just got his eyes today…”

Every single person on the planet has a story.

Don’t judge people before you truly know them.The truth might surprise you.

“Judge tenderly, if you must. There is usually a side you have not heard, a story you know nothing about, and a battle waged that you are not having to fight.” Traci Lea LaRussa11

Judging the other in a flash of second…….I call it blind Judgement.

“Judging others make us blind.where as love is illuminating.By judging others we blind ourselves to our own ( short comings ) and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Any thoughts you have ? Would you like to share ?

Thank you.

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