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Monday, August 31, 2009

Lesson for Life!


Hi. I read this article recently. It changed my perspective of approaching things. Just thought of sharing it with you! You won't regret for being here and reading this post of mine. Here comes my latest post..

Tarun belongs to a very rich family. He always spends lavishly on his father's money. One day, his father took him on a trip to the country side with the purpose of showing him how poor people live in poverty. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son. "How was the trip Tarun? Did you enjoy?"

Tarun replied, "It was great, Dad"

"Did you see how poor people live?", the father asked.

"Oh yeah", said Tarun

"So, tell me, what you learned from the trip?", asked the father.

The son answered, "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end… We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them"

Tarun's father was speechless. He was really spellbound by his reply. He wanted him to learn about how people live without large amount of money! But he learnt something else.

Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are"

Tarun learnt the LESSON OF LIFE!

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?

It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have

Appreciate and be thankful to every single thing you have and value every single relationship you have!!

My mom is incomparable. She taught me everything and its because of her, Now I tell everyone proudly, 'I am what I am'. I have the best dad who loves me irrespective of whatever mistakes I do. Though I Fight with my sister and shout at her, She is the best. I have a best set of friends who love me (Atleast to what I know, they like me). I thank the Almighty for all the best I have!

I believe in a proverb,"The pen is the tongue of the mind", hence i started writing. I can feel the difference in my style of writing from my first blog to this one! Its all because of my blogging buddies! I also thank you people for extending your appreciations you gave for all my writings till date.

I go with William Shakespeare in telling my thanks to everyone by quoting, "I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks"

With Love,







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72 comments:

Shankar said...

wow.. guess tarun is like me...

"I am what I am..." thats mine...

The pen is the tongue of mind... but you dont use a pen over here...he..he... just kidding...

reply to ur xomment in previous post:

I am just lazy..nothing else...Got some new games.. so spending a lot of time on those.... 24 hours a day is not enough...

Shruti said...

@Shankz
U can refer my about me section. I would have told the same. "Am what Am"

Thats ok! Yeppo paathalum games ah!!
Sebba!!!

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Oh wow...simply marvelous!!!

gosh wat a perspective...now i can sleep peacefully!!!

Shruti said...

@Sid
thank you so much yaar!!

Sleep well!

savitha said...

Nice story re.. i think this is the best example for optimism. great.. Keep going :)

Shruti said...

@savitha
:O
Still here?! Checked out my post too?!
Thats why it is raining heavily!!

Btw thanks for the visit and comment!!

Guria said...

Great! Great! Great!
Love the thought!
Optimism, my favourite thing in the world! I'm an idealist after all! :D
Way to go Shruti!
Again, another beautiful thought as always written remarkably!

Love Sreya *_*

Arnav said...

Nice yaar ..

I so strongly believe in the lines

"if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have"

I mean if we all try to follow this life would be so peaceful..


Keep Writing and Smiling
Arnav

Shruti said...

@sreya!!
Yes Optimism!!
Glad you liked this!!

Thanks :)

Shruti said...

@arnav
thank you!!
""if we all try to follow this life would be so peaceful..""
yes,only IF!! But we won get satisfied!

evanescentthoughts said...

Nice nice.. it is really an enlightening post.. "I thank the Almighty for all the best I have" -> good one :)

Shruti said...

@ashwini
Thank you so much!!
I have the best dad and wonderful sissie!!
what else i can ask for?!

Aditya said...

Brilliant post and an inspiring story. As the famous quote goes-" Life is short-dont waste it by living someone's life." be yourself and love yourself. I always believed, if you cant love yourself, dont expect others to love you either. Its just not possible :)

P.S - You dont have to remind me to read your posts dear. I get all the updates in my blogs coz i 'follow' your blog and I will be here the moment i see a new post of yours :) .

Shruti said...

@aditya
""be yourself and love yourself""
this is very true and will yield the best results!!

""I will be here the moment i see a new post of yours""
thank you so much and its really sweet of you!

Aditya said...

oops you areas internet addict as me ;). You are online always :P

Cool :)

Shruti said...

@Aditya
:P
Height of being bored!!

Aditya said...

Well no, Lets call it-devoted to the world of writing and blogging.

This post is about optimism and lets start now ;)

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

nice write up :)

VeNkY said...

Thats a nice thought put across. Hey Shruthi very nenja nakking stuff ma.

"Doing what you like is freedom liking what you do is happiness" eppidi

Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Shruti!
Yet an another brilliant and inspiring post from you; I too feel like Tarun most of the times. The desires that I've set before 10 years have been achieved by me (God is great) whereas poor me, as I see my heart craves more. I'm not confusing ambitions with desires or I'm not telling that I'm greedy. We got to be content with what we have :)

kasabiangirl said...

Very inspiring post Shruti...we do need to appreciate what we have and be happy with it :)

Shruti said...

@aditya
""it-devoted to the world of writing and blogging""
U are becoming an optimist ;) :P

Shruti said...

@suga
thank you so much!

Shruti said...

@venky
nenja nakking stuff eh?!!

hehehehehe!! Nandri magane!!
""Doing what you like is freedom liking what you do is happiness""
pinrappa pinrappa!!!

Shruti said...

@musings
Very well said anna!!
you achieved your goal now! Congrats!
Now your heart craves for something more! Set a goal for that new things and achieve them!! This can't be called as greedy!!

Best Wishes!

Shruti said...

@kasabian girl
thank you so much re!!

Amit414@ITBHU said...

gr8 learning... :)

Being grateful to existence for what you are, provides a new paradigm to see the world...and this is full of beauty, peace and love....

excellent story..
i feel it like a ZEN story... :)

cheers!!!

Shruti said...

@amit
""Being grateful to existence for what you are, provides a new paradigm to see the world""
Very true!!!

Thanks!

Amit414@ITBHU said...

in btw I have written new post..

just check out...

cheers!!!

Shruti said...

@amit
sure re!!

Bharathi said...

I am happy that now you are thinking more and more about life. good.

Shruti said...

@Bharathi!
Its because of you i started thinking like this!

Prads said...

Nice to read this one tarun's
i too already got it n sms ..
its good theme..
"Be happy To be wat u have"

Regards,
Prasee

Shruti said...

@prasee
I dint get it as SMS!!
I read in a book!

Thanks

R S said...

@shruti
whenever I used to think about optimism and perspective, a glass half filled with water would start floating in front of my eyes..
you changed that..
thanx.....
now on there would be a big man and a small boy near a sea...

Shruti said...

@RS
its great to hear that cos of me someone's perspective changed!!

Thank you to you too!!

chetan said...

It is a nice story, and has shown that everything has two sides to be seen...important is what one sees

HaRy!! said...

kalakal post ngo... really enjoyed it! just like the myth says...Lord Muruga preaching the Divine Lord Siva!! sometimes we tend to think more theoritically failing the reasons and ground level of life!! Kids dont do that! :) !! neat write and keep writing!

H a R y

Shruti said...

@Chetan
welcome to my blog!!

"A coin has two sides" :)
Well said!!

Keep smiling!

Shruti said...

@Hary
Apdingalaango!!

Thanks ngo!!

Bharathi said...

You ve given me a feeling that first time I have done some thing worthful to some one. Good. Tks.

Anu...:) said...

Nice article.
Life is never about how we live it,but about how we take it (it was a forward message I got sometime back...heehee)
You reminded a good point about being grateful about the things in life.In fact,today has been a pretty much learning day..first in class with friends,then your post :)

Cheers
Keep writing (I mean typing! :P)

Shruti said...

@Bharathi!
As shankar would tell, you are a treasure in our blogging world!!

Shruti said...

@anu
great yaar!! It has been a learning session for you!!

Enjoy!!

Keep smiling!

Bharathi said...

im flattered

BK Chowla said...

One great post.Very touching,very inspiring.
Positive thinking.
May be we can connect it to the SANSKAR from the parents.Can we?

Shruti said...

@Bharathi
hey i told the fact!!

Shruti said...

@Chowla ji
am really honoured that you found my post interesting!

RAM said...

Hey good one da. Nicely written and the final gyan which you have given is really worth. Esp "The pen is the tongue of the mind" is pretty good.reading this for the first time

Shruti said...

@Ram
thanks da :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

ur posts are getting better & better shruthi :)
we tend never to be satisfied like Tarun unless we truly realise how gifted we are :)

btw my name is Sathish & not Satish :)
cheers!!

Shruti said...

@sathish
Thanks re!!

And sorry for the spelling mistake!!

Indian Pundit said...

Very nice post.

Loved the message.

evanescentthoughts said...

check out my new post :)

Bharathi said...

ohh god. Any way thanks a lot. You made me very happy.

Singh Amit said...

Hey shruti...:)

check out my 2nd 55 fiction

cheers!!

Mural! said...

nice blog youve got going here
like this article the most among the 4-5 i read, but 'twas a difficult choice alright :)
liked the 55fiction concept :)
overwhelming feedback you're getting her

nice! keep it going "the finer note"

pra said...

That is very inspiring Shruti!Nice post.I think we all have treasures which we rarely recognise!Thanks for reminding them to us!

Shruti said...

@Ip
thanks buddy!

Shruti said...

@ash-win-i
sure!! Will comment too!!

Keep smiling!

Shruti said...

@bharathi
pleasure is mine :)

Shruti said...

@ amit
yep!! sure!!

keep smiling!

Shruti said...

@murali
hey hi welcome to my blog!
""like this article the most among the 4-5 i read, but 'twas a difficult choice alright""
Oh migh! U find my posts interesting eh? thank you so much!

Thank you so much murali!!

""keep it going 'the finer note'""
hey thanks!! Glad that you noticed that!

Shruti said...

@pra
hey thank you so much re!!

""I think we all have treasures which we rarely recognize""
exactly, we don't get satisfied with what we have!

The Aspirant said...

well dis is really a perspective dat all of shud have, but sumtyms we jst cant bear d loss nd at dat tym we cant think of nething else jst d loss........
well gr8 blog, first tym here nd jst loved it
keep penning.....

cheers

Shruti said...

@aspirant!
Thank you so much yaar!

Sourav !!! said...

Now that's what you call you a sweet dream, which was way too sweeter to be real ;)

Anyways I'm here for the 1st time, you have got a nice blogs and few good posts to be read .. will read them all and I might just follow u till the day you leave blogger ! :P

you are invited too..

Sourav...in love with me and life

keep dreaming and working hard, your DOJ would come real son, really ! God Bless :)

Shruti said...

@sourav!
Welcome to my blog!

""I might just follow u till the day you leave blogger""
Then you will end up following me life long!

Thanks for your wishes too!

pawan said...

Whoa! Whoa!
My comment is lost in the swirl of the other comments but I should tell you that it is a very nice post!
Really, the answer was stunning and I didn't expect it coming!

Very good!

Shruti said...

@pawan!!
thank you so much yaar!!
I never received your comments!!

This post is so close to my heart!!

narshima said...

i am too late to comment...but...after seeing the post......n too many comments..ufff im speechless...
but 1thing im new to blogging world......

nice post!!! ur rock shruti

Shruti said...

@Narasimha
Welcome to my blog yaar!!
Hey, better late than never.

Thanks a ton for those nice words! Welcome to blogosphere! Hope you enjoy your Stay!

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