Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Small is Big!

I got so busy with my life that I forgot to notice the little things in life. I failed to notice the beauty of just being there. I failed to see simply how beautiful the world is. I failed to fathom the significance of the seemingly insignificant.

Then one day staring out of my window, it hit me that simply how glorious the sun is and how soothing the breeze is. It is then that I realized that in the race of life, I had forgotten to slow down. I had forgotten to appreciate the beauty of small things.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Small Hands, Big Deeds!

It’s been quite some time since I showed up here. It’s not because I had been short of things to share, it’s because I had been short of time to write. It took me some time to settle down in my new job and adjust with the shift in my daily routine. Now, that I am settled – or as settled as I ever could be – I have decided that it’s time to get back in action. As somebody reminded me at work yesterday, you always need to do something which you do just for yourself and your personal happiness. Well, for me it’s my blog, quipped I!

A lot has happened in the last couple of months – the tiny tot who inspired me to write my first blog post has turned two now and is now rapidly developing into a chatter box; I am enjoying my profession to the core; my students love me and I love my students (talking about them would take a whole new blog page!); I have made some new friends; I have learnt and am learning many new things each day; my most favorite teacher passed away last week, it was horrible; I had a talk with an old teacher of mine, it was lovely; I have learnt to handle work pressure better, thanks to my confessor’s rebuke; I have learnt to calm down; I have learnt not to worry much, no matter what; I have learnt to be detached; I have learnt not to be attached – whether to work or a person; I have learnt that life goes on, as it always would.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Find Your Happiness

We have all been in a place where everything seems dark and it feels like an endless tunnel with no light at the end of it. It’s a difficult phase in life and it happens to everybody. Some may pretend as though nothing ever wrong happens to them and as though everything is hay and happy in their life. It’s a lie – a big fat lie. They are just kidding themselves. I call it ridiculous. On the other hand, some may call it positive thinking and looking ahead in life.

The actual, real, genuine smile is the one that flourishes from the happiness within one’s soul. It shows in the twinkle of one’s eyes and not on the wideness of one’s grin. And that can’t be pretentious. It has to be real.

Monday, May 23, 2016

She Walks In Glorious Grace

She walks in glorious grace,
Her beauty lies, not in the charm of her face.

But in the compassion of her touch,
That in its tenderness, words need not speak much;
And in the serenity of her mind,
That in its calmness, endures the raging wind.

She walks in glorious grace,
Her beauty lies, not in the charm of her face.

But in the twinkle of her eyes,
That in its innocence, show no vices or lies;
And in the charity of her soul,
That in its benevolence, reaches out to all.

She walks in glorious grace,
Her beauty lies, not in the charm of her face.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

That Special Moment

The winds were strong. The skies were getting dark. The kids in the field stopped playing. They all stared at the skies above – a flash of light, followed by an earth shaking thunder. And then - a drop of water on the face. I knew the rains were coming, and they were coming hard and strong. A downpour and we were all drenched and soaked in the rain. The kids were cheering, laughing and running. I was happy, jumping and beaming. I knew I would get rebuked by my mother later. Who cares? I was happy, and that is what mattered. I was with nature, and that is what mattered. It was cold, it was raining hard, and I was filling it all in me – the smell of the earth, the sound of the rains, the joy of nature - and drinking in the glory of nature. Like a mendicant filling himself with God, I filled it all in me. And then suddenly, my eyes opened, I woke up and realized … it was a dream. Well, a sweet dream at that. Good morning everyone!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

H for Honesty

The basis of our character is laid in our childhood. Some things we learn early, and never forget in life. We form certain habits as children, and no matter how hard you try to give it up later as an adult, you just can’t give it up. Habits – both good and bad, character traits – both strong and weak, are formed in us when we were too young to even start distinguishing between good and bad, right and wrong.

One such habit I formed was that of speaking truth and absolute truth and nothing but truth. Sounds unbelievable huh? In this pretentious and insincere world where hypocrisy is the norm, honesty is one trait that’s too hard to find and too difficult to believe. And your incredulity doesn’t come as a surprise to me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I Was Sunk Deep Down In A Valley

I was sunk deep down in a valley,
But now I walk right up the alley.
I faced struggles I could not cope,
But the Lord has given me new hope.

He lifted me up and sat me on a rock,
A rock firm and strong, that none can knock.
He is my pillar and my strong fort,
In His arms, do I find comfort.

The Saviour who rose from the dead,
Will guide me through my way ahead.
In Him I find a life ever new,
His love is a joy that I never knew.

Without you I can do nothing,
Indeed, in you I find everything.
Oh Lord, let me always follow thee,
I thank you for calling unto me.

Praised be the Lord Jesus Christ, forever and ever. Amen

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