Tag Archive: Lessons


Hello my fellow bloggers, I do have to admit that I do have to disappear once in a while thus I apologize for that but I have been working on something exciting which you’ll get to know in a few months time. SO until them let me share another interesting mail with you all that I had received recently…

“A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

 SON: ‘Mummy, may I ask you a question?’

 MUM: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the woman.

 SON: ‘Mummy, how much do you make an hour?’

 MUM: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the woman said angrily.
 SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

 MUM: ‘If you must know, I make   Rs. 50 an hour(roughly a Dollar).’

 SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

 SON: ‘Mummy, may I please borrow Rs.25?’

 The mother was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish.

 I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’

 The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

 The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

 After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:

 Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs.25.00 and she really didn’t ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

 ‘Are you asleep, son?’ She asked.

 ‘No Mummy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

 ‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the woman. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the Rs.25 you asked for.’

 The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you Mummy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

 The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

 The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

 ‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the mother grumbled.

 ‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

 ‘Mummy, I have Rs.50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’

 The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.

 It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers
 without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember  to share that R50 worth of your time with someone you love.

 If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. ”

Hope you all did like it and please do try and spread the message by sharing it with your friends… Thanks & Best Wishes…

The True Essence of Value

Hello Bloggers, I decided to share an email that I received quite recently. So here it goes:

“A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.  

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!”

I was simply blown away by this mail and was itching to share this with you all. Hope you guys did enjoy this as much as I enjoyed sharing this with you.

CAUTION! Fragile Content Inside

Caution! Fragile Content Inside!!! Image Courtesy: Photographersdirect.com

Hello my dear bloggers, I do not know how to admit my mistake that I wasn’t able to post anything at all for the past couple of weeks as I was a bit busy in clearing up some things, but Hey! I also did some pensive work about my next blog topic…

And a recent conversation with a good friend of mind helped me in cementing my topic for today’s blog topic. I’ve seriously been itching to write on this topic and I finally got a heaven-sent green signal in the form of my friend.

As we all know human beings, in my opinion, are the most complex of living beings to comprehend and I have to disagree with those people who have the knack of saying that they can judge a person in the first five minutes.

Hellooo???

Are you kidding? I beg to differ with such cynics and have to add that it takes an entire lifetime to understand your fellow mates  and one cannot do it in the first five minutes or five months!!!

How many of us would’ve cribbed about a specific person whose “original character” comes to life only after they betray your trust?

I’m sure over half a million people around the world will definitely raise their hands, including me!!!

Emotions, in my opinion are very fragile and volatile by nature, and if you the handyman drops the package then you’re in for some serious trouble buddy!!!

However lets analyse this from a different perspective, the brain and heart are the two most vital and projected organs for a human beings’ survival. Yet they both bear so much brunt that they eventually have to break down at some point of time!

And this happens quite often to us. People react in helluva different number of ways which we cannot gauge. Yet we believe that, oh ok they seem to be really nice don’t they? Yeah, right!!!

The fragile nature of our heart does tend to give us a lot of pain that sometimes tend to be irreparable. There are some who pour their hearts out and there are some who forgive and forget and there are MANY who would like to take revenge (But that’s a different topic! 😉 )

Yet we al have learnt to move on ultimately and that’s what counts!

Although it is a highly impossible task for us to constantly keep cushioning our heart with many layers, mistakes do happen. After all humans do err!!!

Nevertheless, we need to pick the stones up and start our journey again and again and again despite the many life-threatening hurdles that we may meet.

But in a another perspective we crib however we also fail to understand that the other person who we may think bad about also has a heart that is equally fragile as ours.

However good or bad they may be, it is our duty as an individual to not break their emotions in any way.

So fellow bloggers do keep your heart and others’ hearts comfy as well… Until next time, Best Wishes from Addy 🙂

Long Overdue

Hello my fellow bloggers, as the title does suggest, I completely understand that it has definitely been quite “long overdue” since I posted anything on my blog. But never fear, cuz am here!!!!! ( God! Do I get a kick out of saying something cartoony 😉 )

Well, last couple of weeks have me kinda philosophical by nature. You know I had to use my cranium quite a lot (not that I disapprove of!), started feeling anxious and nervous.

There are so many things that you anxiously wait or expect to happen but sometimes it doesn’t and in my case quite a lot, but me who doesn’t give up that easily, pursued my DREAMS and GOALS with “grit” and “determination” if I may add, finally managed to get some things done that I always wanted.

However the process was a rather long and arduous one. It definitely isn’t that easy to pursue something that didn’t happen once but you nevertheless made it happen the second time round. So for that I give myself a pat on the back!!!

Long Overdue

The process literally and I mean seriously tests your patience and self-confidence! For me it took a year, and I just cannot simply sit and watch the time tick by, right? So I decided to dabble in few other things while still giving it all I got!

In the end it did finally happen along with a host of other things. I went on a vacation that was long overdue, and it was just amazing to just while away time doing nothing but enjoy the world!!!

You also get to know of a good omen when things finally start to fall in place. You know, the domino effect, when one initial action falls in place, it triggers other consequent actions to finish in the affirmative thereby finishing the most intricately crafted puzzle.

Although I questioned my decision, lost confidence, lost patience, threw tantrums, spent lost of time solitude, but when the thing that I wanted took place, I felt “It was definitely worth the effort and time!”

So I just want to add that it definitely is easy to give up and later regret about it, but it never is easy to not give up and still pursue your aims!

“Patience” and “Determination” does pay off at times.. although quite delayed 😉 !

PS: On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, I would to extend my heartfelt warmth, gratitude and love to all my fellow bloggers, subscribers and followers who have been supportive of my blog! And a final big hug to my BLOG, without which I wouldn’t have survived my long and arduous wait for things to happen 🙂

Best Wishes everybody…

Lessons Learnt

Before I start my blog post for today, I would highly advice my readers to first go through my previous post “A Memorable Loss of memory”, as this post is based on the previous one.

I did truly enjoy penning down that short story based on the theme of memory loss. It was meant to be sent for a competition but alas the “lazy me” didn’t send it across. However, I feel happy that I was able to share it to the world through my blog and received much encouragement and support from fellow bloggers.

Now, Addy felt that this post was highly necessary to be present on my blog just in order to discuss what I’ve learnt from the story and the meaning within.

In my opinion, losing one’s memory is definitely one of the worst things that a human being could possibly endure! Possibly because he might have to learn things, that he might be good at, again. This is totally uncalled for but unavoidable!

Humans tend to revel in their thoughts and memories all the time, and it’s completely natural as we are the only living thing with the Sixth Sense. However, our brain and heart are continually plagued by emotions of various genres one after the other.

We are happy one moment, sad the next, and angry eventually, or maybe jealous at a later stage! In what can be termed as a life-long battle between “Good & Evil” within the premises of the arteries and veins located deep inside the chest and the head, we eventually remain neutral.

Yet on most occasions we always tend to do something unprecedented and end up miserable for the rest of our lives. Or we are so elated that we jump from the ground to the sky that attitude and arrogance automatically set it.

It is then that the devil in us springs to life causing emotional heartburn not only in us but amongst our near and dear ones as well. Staying grounded is one of the most difficult tasks for us especially if we start seeing “green” all over.

No wonder the term “green with envy” originated 😉 !

Keeping note that control over the mind and heart is a strenuous exercise for all! We constantly debate whether we need to follow our heart or our brain on a certain decision.

Some side with the “angel” ( the heart, in my opinion) while others befriend the “devil”( for the intellects, including me.. Mwahaha..)

Yet, I cannot classify that the heart will remain angelic or the brain “devilish” all the time! We have our good and bad, but its all upon us what we want to portray!

You can argue that the next neighbour is heaven-sent or your boss hell-bent, but remember this “Don’t judge me by what you’ve seen in me. Remember  What you have seen in me is only what I’ve chosen to show you”

As for now, I have learnt many lessons and this was just some few excerpts. Will post what else I’ve learnt and failed to recognize, in the future. Until next time, Happy Blogging…

 

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