Friday, February 18, 2011

Fresh Morning Story !

The Painting on the wall

There was a king who was a great admirer of art. One day an artist came and said to the king, “Oh King! Give me a blank wall in your palace and let me paint a picture on it.”

The artist was given the job. Just then, another young man said, “Oh King! Please allow me to work on the opposite wall. I too am an artist.”  The king said, “What would you like to make?” The man said, “My Lord, I shall make exactly what that man will make on the opposite wall. Moreover, I shall do so, without looking at his work. I would even request you to have a thick curtain put up between the two walls so that either of us cannot see the other.”

Everyone in the king’s court, including the king was intrigued. He decided to give the young fellow a chance. The following day a thick curtain was put into place and both the artists got to work. The first artist brought in a regular supply of paint, oil, water etc. The second one worked with some cloth and a bucket of water. After a month the first artist told the king that his work was complete. The king sent for the second artist and asked him, “Young man, when would your work be ready? I am coming to see the first wall this evening.” The man said, “My Lord, my wall is ready too!”

The king went to see the first artist’s wall. He was very, very impressed with the painting and gave a hefty sum as a reward to the artist. He then asked for the curtain to be opened up. Lo and behold! The same painting was to be seen on the opposite wall too! Amazing! But true! Each line, each minor detail was exactly as it was on the first wall. But this man had not been seeing what was going on, on the other side of the curtain. So how had he done it?

The king wanted to know the secret. He gave a double reward to the fellow. Then he said, “Young man, I am indeed very happy with your work. But you must tell me; how did you do it?”

The lad said simply, “It’s very easy! I just polished the wall every day till it shone like a mirror!” It was a wall made of white marble! The reflection of the painting across the room, showed up in it!

That is what it means to polish yourself. World is a reflection of you. Whatever you are, the world will seem to be that too. If you are happy, the world will look to be happy. If you are sad; jealous; angry; restless... That is what the world will seem to be to you! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fresh Morning Poem !!

A lovely rose with petals soft
A scent so sweet and light
So beautiful a flower
With colors shining bright.
But something not so savory
About the fragrant rose -
The thorns, so sharp upon the stem,
That sharpen as it grows.

Yet still lovely is the flower
Despite the thorns that prick
Just as life and love are sweet
They too have thorns that stick.

But do not fear to live or love,
Life's not exempt from pain -
So pick a rose, you may get hurt,
But you will also gain!

Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Start Your Day with Special Morning Notes !

To love what you do and feel that it matters
how could anything be more fun?

~   Catherine Graham

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

~   Mahatma Gandhi

Acceptance gives me the experience of being like an angel:
never judging, never criticizing and never worrying.

~   Unknown

We would never learn to be brave and patient 
if there were only joy in the world.

~   Helen Keller

I think of life as a good book. 
The further you get into it, 
the more it begins to make sense.

~   Harold S. Kushner

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until
they are too strong to be broken.

~   Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cool Morning Poems !

"This is the beginning of a new day.
You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good.
What you do today is important
because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever;
in its place is something that you have left behind..
let it be something good."

We never get what we want,
We never want what we get, 
We never have what we like, 
We never like what we have.
And still we live & love. 
That's life...

Time decides whom you meet in life...
Your heart decides whom you want in life..
but your behavior decides
who will stay in your life...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine Morning !!

The world is full of beauty when your heart is full of love. 
So start & end your day with love & smile in your heart. 

It’s not the presence of someone 
that bring meaning to life, 
but the way someone Touches your Heart 
gives life a Beautiful Meaning.

" The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tight, 
the best way to keep love is to give it -- WINGS!  "

We spend too much time looking for the right person to love
or finding fault with those we already love, 
when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart
Cling to that as you would your life, 
for without them life is meaningless.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

all its readers & well wishers 
Very Happy Valentine Day !!