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The glow-worm

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While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things are extraordinary. ~ Matt Bavin
None is small or none is big, it's a matter of attitude only. Which seems small, it may be big. And which seems big, it may be small. According to me, strength may vary, but the purpose for which it is used makes all difference.
People perform big actions. It seems so gigantic. It may be in the welfare of all. But God always checks the purpose of it. For what purpose it has been done, that matters most.
Good actions done with bad motives are bad. Bad actions done with good motives are good. ~ Bhagavad Gita
Here is a little poem about Firefly. Tagoreji has poetically woven the act of him in words. Firefly is a small creature but act he does is not at all small. He enlightens the world. He borrows from none. In service to others, he uses his own power.
In essence, it’s an elegant, noble and selfless act done out of love and kindness. So it seems small but it’s really not. It’s a great act of …

The serene fortitude

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When challenges arise, when difficulties shake, the attitude that can fortify is the fortitude. Fortitude is the strength of mind that enables us to endure adversity with courage. In the midst of storm don't be afraid but face boldly. God blesses us with adversities to reinforce.  
But the nature of mind is flickering. It may deviate in negativity. I realized three stages of mental state in the danger for upliftment.
Adversity is Distress. Adversity is a Difficulty. Adversity is a Blessing.
First one is frustrating. We get disturbed in it. We are doom in it. The second one faces it with hesitation but comes out of it. While the last one doesn't complain, even he enjoys and learn from it. He blesses God to gift him such an opportunity to strengthen self.
So never give up. Don't be a victim. Fight and learn from it and come up as a winner. Here are underpinning quotes by great people to inspire self.
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A serene fortitude in the face of disappointment and chagrin should be our …

The contact lens

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Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff.
In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda’s eye and knocked out her Contact lens. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below Her and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping it had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn’t there.
Here she was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help her to find it. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but there was no contact lens to be found. She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to make it up the face…

I am a ray of sun

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I am a ray of sun; Illuminating in the dark inside.
I am a splash of colors; Painting on the canvas blank;
I am a smir of rain; Satisfying the thirst of my soul.
I am a spring of nature; Blossom in the autumn inner.
I am a drop of water; Playing in the ocean of infinity;
Being an instrument divine; Is a noble, ever renewing, blessing.
~ Siddharth Mistry

A king's painting

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Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom. The king there only had one leg and one eye, but he was very intelligent and kind. Everyone in his kingdom lived a happy and a healthy life because of their king. One day the king was walking through the palace hallway and saw the portraits of his ancestors. He thought that one day his children will walk in the same hallway and remember all the ancestors through these portraits.
But, the king did not have his portrait painted. Due to his physical disabilities, he wasn’t sure how his painting would turn out. So he invited many famous painters from his and other kingdoms to the court. The king then announced that he wants a beautiful portrait made of himself to be placed in the palace. Any painter who can carry out this should come forward. He will be rewarded based on how the painting turns up.
All of the painters began to think that the king only has one leg and one eye. How can his picture be made very beautiful? It is not possible and if the pict…

Master of thought verses

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It is wisely said that what we think we become. We must take care of our thoughts. What we think, we feel it. And it influences our actions. Company of good thoughts makes us the master of self. After all light of knowledge illumines.  
Knowledge is the highest good. And the reason is the highest good. Intellect is the invaluable gift of God. Through the medium of intellect, only a man can rise or fall.
Here are a few verses and quotes selected to enlighten self. These are my favorite ones and gems of wisdom:
Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become!
~ Lao Tzu
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By Thought we rise; by Thought we fall; by Thought We stand or go: all destiny is wrought By its swift potency; and he who stands Master of Thought, and his desires commands, Willing and weaving thoughts of Love and …