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A letter from God

Dear Son,
As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday.
But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were to busy.
At one point you had to wait, fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead.
I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.
I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they a…

એક ડગલું ઘણું છે

સૂર્ય, ચંદ્ર, તારા ઘણાં છે આભ મહીં; આશાદિપ્તી રશ્મિ બનું તો ઘણું છે.
તપ્ત થયેલી મન-ધરા પ્રખર અગન મહીં; પ્રથમ વર્ષાની હેલી બનું તો ઘણું છે.
ભોગપ્રચુર સ્વાર્થાંધ થયેલી માનવતા; પંક મહીં જો પદ્મ બનું તો ઘણું છે.   
ઉત્તુંગ શિખર વાદળ મહીં ગગન આંબતા; પ્રગતિ-પથ પર એક ડગલું ભરું તો ઘણું છે.
અનંત વેગે વિસ્તરતા વિશ્વ મહીં; આત્મવિજય અર્થે અંતર્મુખ બનું તો ઘણું છે.
ઘોર નિશા ને ધુમ્મસ વ્યાપે અંતર મહીં;   સૂર્ય-તનય પ્રકાશ-પુંજ દીપક બનું તો ઘણું છે.
~ સિદ્ધાર્થ મિસ્ત્રી

Five easiest ways to be happy

What makes us happy ?
We all want happiness. But why is it so hard to come by? Why do most of us spend entire life seeking for happiness but never realizing it?
I think it’s because we are looking in the wrong places. Most of us go looking to any other person or thing. When we try outside; we fail. It’s frail efforts that don’t lead us anywhere. We don’t reach the destination and finally goof in misery.
We change relationships, jobs, cars, houses, friends, etc. always thinking if I had that; I’d be happy. But when we get that thing it only brings temporary happiness. Then we start looking for the next happy high.
Some look to negative ways like smoking and alcohol to find happiness. We feel status and style in it. Actually we escape instead of facing reality in such ways. It’s nothing but a blunder only. We harm own self and lead self to death.   
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend my entire life looking for happiness only to find it and have the buzz wear off, the relatio…


Life is a game; play it. Do we really feel it ? We forget it when we live. In making money, in building bungalow, in gathering lumps of gold; we forget that it’s too a play. Here is a little sweet poem that makes us realize: Life is a play. Everything is a play and articles we get are toys that God has gifted us.
A little child is playing in dust with broken twig; still happy in play. We live in luxury and still unhappy with all. If a child will see us he will tell us that what a stupid game we are playing. He will refuse to spoil his morning with such pebbles.
Actually we have forgotten the art of being absorbed in a play of sticks and mud. We seek costly playthings. We don’t satisfy in havings. We crave for things and rush after them. Out of experience we realize that they are unobtainable. Ultimately we lose happiness of life.
It’s called an ocean of desire in philosophy. In a frail canoe, I am struggling to cross it. In hassle I forget that this life is a play and playthings are g…