Category: Gratitude

I received this story on Whatsapp today. Inspiring ...



Arthur Ashe, The Legendary Wimbledon Player was dying of AIDS which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983.

He received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:

"Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

50 Million children started playing Tennis,

5 Million learnt to play Tennis,

500 000 learnt Professional Tennis,

50 Thousand came to Circuit,

5 Thousand reached Grandslam,

50 reached Wimbledon,

4 reached the Semifinals,

2 reached the Finals and when I was holding the cup in my hand, I never asked God "Why Me?"


So now that I'm in pain how can I ask God "Why Me?"

Happiness keeps you Sweet!
Trials keeps you Strong!
Sorrows keeps you Human!
Failure keeps you Humble!
Success keeps you Glowing!
But only, Faith keeps you Going.

Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life.

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead dreams of flying. But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse dreams of returning home. That's life. Enjoy yours...

If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only poor kids do that.

Live simply. Walk humbly. Love genuinely.
Lost Time 
-Rabindranath Tagore


On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time.
But it is never lost, my lord!
You have taken every moment of my life in your own hands.

Hidden in the heart of things (more…)
An essay by Bridget Fonger Sep 26, 2013 I was at a big boisterous dinner party last weekend. On my corner of the long table, two friends were having a bit of a serious exchange about trying to be okay (more…)

A voice said, Look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.

The Word

By Tony Hoagland

Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today,

between “green thread”
and “broccoli” you find
that you have penciled “sunlight.”

Resting on the page, the (more…)

Groupon Inc. founder Andrew Mason sent a memo to employees after he was fired Thursday. The absolute lack of ego and anger, the presence of gratitude, and focus on the right goal (focusing on customers) (more…)

The awesome thing about Billy Collins’ poetry is that I can enjoy the lesson of gratefulness with my 9 year old.

Here is a poem where the tortoise looses the race to the hare. Or does he?

My Hero

Just as (more…)

The following is a beautiful contemplation written by my friend and poet Jessica Kristie (http://jessicakristie.com/2013/01/blessings-jar/):

In the face of building odds, where does one find courage? Strength (more…)

@damnitstrue: #ThingsMyDaddyTaughtMe Before u talk, listen. Before u react, think. Before u criticize, wait. Before u pray, forgive. Before u quit, try.

@ddiaz_wann: Be nice with people, they will respect (more…)

There might be nothing but averageness  in me, my song and our weight but its great to be alive and singing A  happy, celebratory feeling! – Shiv Earthling by Billy Collins
You have probably come across those (more…)
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