Welcome to la la land !!! ~ Trupti $

State of mind totallyyyyy characterized by unrealistic expectations / lack of seriousness..lol…You can use and copy my ideas, but you need to inform me and also credit my site and add a link of my blog if you want to share any information.

STARFISH !!! October 13, 2011

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 8:12 pm

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.   He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore.  As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.  He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day.  So he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer he called out, “Good morning! What are you doing?”

The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.”

“I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?”

“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”

“But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach,and starfish all along it.  You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely.  Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

 

– Story based on a poem titled “The Difference He Made” by Randy Poole

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking, By a Child!!!

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 8:08 pm

A message every parent should read, because your children are watching and
doing as you do, not as you say.

“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the
refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned
that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me
and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

When you though I wasn’t looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there
is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a
friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of
each other.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you give of your time and money to
help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something
should give to those who don’t.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt
loved and safe.

When you though I wasn’t looking, I saw you take care of our house and
everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw how you handled your
responsibilities, even when you didn’t feel good and I learned that I would
have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I
learned that sometimes things hurt, but its all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be
everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I learned most of life’s lessons that I
need to know to be good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I looked at you and wanted to say,
‘Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.’”

Each of us – parent, grandparent or friend – influence the life of a child.

– Roger Overweg

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRENGTH AND COURAGE !!!

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 8:04 pm

It takes strength to be firm.

It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to stand guard.

 It takes courage to let down your guard.

It takes strength to conquer.

 It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to be certain.

It takes courage to have doubt.

It takes strength to fit in.

It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to feel a friend’s pain.

It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to hide feelings.

It takes courage to show them.

It takes strength to endure abuse.

It takes courage to stop it.

It takes strength to stand alone.

It takes courage to lean on another.

It takes strength to love.

It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive.

It takes courage to live.

 

Roger Overweg

 

THE POWER OF PRAYER :) August 1, 2011

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 1:52 pm

When you receive this, say a prayer. That’s all you have to do. There is nothing attached. This is powerful. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we can receive. There is no cost but there are a lot of rewards. Let’s continue praying for one another.

Creator God, I ask you to bless my friends reading this right now Lord, show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.

  • Where there is pain, give them Your peace & mercy.
  • Where there is self-doubting, release a renewed confidence in Your ability to work through them.
  • Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, patience, & strength as they learn submission to Your leading.
  • Where there is spiritual stagnation, I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness, and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You.
  • Where there is fear, reveal Your love, and release to them Your courage.
  • Where there is a sin locking them, reveal it, and break its hold over my friend’s life.
  • Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders, and friends to support, and encourage them.
  • Give each of them discernment to recognize the demonic forces around them, and reveal to them the power they have to defeat it.

 

Roger Overweg

 

Ummmm, Dont Settle!! July 28, 2011

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 9:24 pm

Settling is a symptom of a lack of consciousness. We are the co-creators of our lives, which means we, in concert with The Uni-verse, can consciously design what kind of life we want to live.  

If we consciously design our lives, then why take a job that makes you feel miserable? Why enter a relationship with someone who doesn’t value and cherish you? Why tolerate undesirable circumstances?

 

The Uni-verse doesn’t award points for martyrdom, unnecessary suffering or low self-esteem. We are Loved by The Uni-verse no matter what, but we were born to live a fulfilled life.

 

This cannot happen if we settle. If you need money and don’t have enough to live your own creative expression, then you may have to get a job you don’t love, but you have the choice to choose the circumstances. You can design your life to make money and express yourself. You can also choose to see challenging  job circumstances as opportunities to grow and be grateful for the contrast of not getting what you want, so you can design what you do want.

 

Since you are the co-creator of your circumstances and how you respond to them, you get to actively choose what you do with your free time, how you interpret the events of your life and what your final goal is. A dead end job isn’t dead end if it’s helping pay your bills while you construct your masterpiece. Annoying coworkers aren’t annoying if you can see them as helping teach you love, self-love and acceptance.

 

Regarding dating, we all date at the level of our self-esteem. So if you’re not getting what you truly desire from your relationship, look into the true motives about why you choose who you choose.

 

Having high standards and not settling requires us to spend more time with and on ourselves, becoming the people it takes to create the life of our dreams. We don’t allow fearful or manipulative people, places and circumstances to dictate our outcome. We’d rather walk alone than with someone who drains us.

 

You have the same 24 hours in your day as everyone else. You have the same opportunity to apply an empowering and loving meaning to the events and circumstances of your life. You have the opportunity to raise your self-esteem and date at the level of love and vulnerability rather than fear and manipulation.

  

Love, Mastin

 

 

Seven Rules on How to Apologize ~ Chris Jordan July 19, 2011

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 6:24 am

You always have to apologize more times in your life than you can even imagine.  Yes, when you are young you will think that you could never possibly be wrong.  But you will be. You will do things for which you are ashamed.  You will hurt the people who are closest to you.  You will say words you wish you could take back.  Inevitably, there will be friendships that will be irreparably fractured.  It happens to all of us.  It is called being human.  

It seems like apologizing would be something easy to do, but it isn’t.  So just how do you apologize?  I have compiled some rules for you to follow.

    • Rule #1: Resist the urge to use the word “but.”  You will want to.  You will want to explain your actions or your words, whatever it is that has caused the other person pain; don’t do it.  The word “but” negates all the words that came before it.
    • Rule #2: Apologize for your actions.  Take responsibility for whatever it is you have done.  Even if you think that the other person has some fault in the argument, apologize for your part.
    • Rule #3: The most important thing is to be sincere.  Look the person in the eye.  Don’t give a half-hearted apology and say something like “I am sorry you got upset when I…”   A half-assed apology is worse than none at all.  Because not only are you not offering up an apology for what you did wrong, you are telling the other person that they had no right to get upset.
    • Rule #4: Do not text your apology.  Do not email it. For the love of all things holy, do not post it on Facebook. Give the person your apology in person, or if that is not possible, over the phone.
    • Rule #5: Offer reparations.   Make it right if possible.  Show the person in a meaningful way that you are truly sorry. 
    • Rule #6: Let it go. All you can do is apologize.  You can’t make a person forgive you.  There will be times when an apology just isn’t enough and the relationship will end.  It is in those moments that you should learn from your mistakes and not repeat them.
    • Rule #7: You should  realize that as much as you will have to apologize, others will have to apologize to you.  Be gracious.  Offer forgiveness. Sometimes you will find yourself overly invested in hanging onto your anger and enumerating the ways that you have been wronged.  That is precisely the time you should do some self-examination.

 

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Love, Your Well-wisher, who wishes she didn’t have to learn these rules the hard way

 

Be A Loving Mirror!!!

Filed under: Sharing Blogs !!! — Trupti Shah @ 5:52 am

Instead of trying to change someone to be the way you want him or her to be, here’s a new idea: send them love.

Love them, just as they are with no changes and just send them love; see them happy, healthy and living a vibrant life.

We step out of love and into fear when we try to make people conform to our ideal of what we think they should be.

 

This is out of alignment for two reasons:

1. We are not unconditionally loving someone when we expect him or her to be any other way than they are.

2. We are not unconditionally loving ourselves if we are consciously choosing to be in a relationship with someone who isn’t meeting our needs.

 

It is faaaaar easier to choose someone who you are compatible with from the beginning, than to choose to be in relationship with someone who’s potential you see, but who you want to change.

When we choose to only love someone when they meet our expectations, we are letting our ego run the show. We have no idea what The Uni-verse is calling this person to do or become. If we simply put them in the box of our expectations, we are limiting their growth and closing down intimacy in our relationship with this person. A person doesn’t feel loved if they are constantly being judged and weighed and measured.

We are not here to judge and value the people in our lives, we are here to be a loving mirror, to show up and to support them in their growth and journey. A person feels loved when they are seen and understood for who they are RIGHT NOW. Sure, we all have growth points, but that’s not the point.

The point is, when we talk about creating rich, fulfilling and loving relationships, when expectations and judgments creep in, we have gone down the path of the ego.

Let us release our expectations of others and let us release the expectations on ourselves. Let us love ourselves and the people in our lives right where we are. We are growing daily; let us love the process instead of trying to only love a specific outcome that may or may not be in for our greatest good.

And, let us choose to be in relationships with people we are compatible with from the beginning, instead of trying to change people to be compatible with us.

Love, Mastin

 

 
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