Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine

This tag is called the blessing tag. Even though I was not tagged to this one but I liked the thought behind this and hence sharing with all of you who read my blog :) as I want you all to be blessed. Thanks dear Priya for tagging me and blessing me too :)

The idea… it’s a game of tag with a difference, rather than looking inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for one blog friend. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the blogging’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a blogging’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to.

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire” ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Hence I guess it explains why I have uploaded this picture ;) but I was really tagged on this one below:

There are 10 points, and you are supposed to elaborate on each point. Here goes my interpretation.

1) It is important to be liked by others: I don’t think so!!! as it’s not necessary to be liked by others all the time.

My belief is that one should like themselves first. If you are right and your heart agrees with what you are doing or thinking then rest falls in place. Its like the fragrance which spreads and those who like it will come to you! Doing something on the basis that people should like you; I don’t know how far that goes but not for me!

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~Herm Albright

2) Obedience is a virtue:
For me it depends, as where it is coming from. We all have in our culture to respect elders and many times I have seen (not me though as that’s why I am always the black sheep of the family .. lol) people obey as otherwise it will be disrespecting them. For me, ask, find out why’s? and then one can decide whether to be obedient or not!!! As nothing can be fully obedience if its not from your heart.

“True obedience is true freedom.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

3) People are not malicious but they become so because of bad experiences or circumstances:

I think like all fingers are not same, the same goes for people no matter what gender, country, race or religion. The only one thing matters is how you control your inside evilness over the goodness and that decides the explanation for you to be malicious. Anger is something which can make one do things which even a powerful person will think twice to do as when one is in anger is not thinking from head; he or she is just responding to the trigger that occurred to loose his/her temperament. So the more control we have on ourselves the less animal we become ;)

“The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival.” ~ Eric Hoffer

4) Education broadens our view and makes people more humane:

I disagree with the later part of the statement. Education is good and always brings awareness but its seldom that people take that into consideration for themselves. I have heard people talking nth time about not to discriminate in the name of race, gender or religion but the same person if it comes on him/herself the notion changes all of a sudden. I have heard educated people talking about all religion teaches same values and good faith and good deeds but the moment you speak about Muslims, they will start discriminating with the talks of all the fatwas and terrorism etc.
Also, I would like to bring this here that I have come across people who are not educated but they have their views with real life experience which has taught them some values and I see them more like humane than any other educated class.

“Education: a debt due from present to future generations”. ~ George Peabody

5) People who have no money troubles are happier:

I think the trouble starts when people’s need increases more than what people need at that time :). I remember when I came to Canada and was on my own with my struggling phase I was much happier with making friends and not thinking much but in that time frame itself I bought a house and then you start all the trouble of maintaining it and looking after other aspect of investment and what not??? More trouble and more headache :D!!! But yes, need is need and one can’t deny that as we all tend to strive to be in a better future if not present :D!!! So, no money is not good but enough is better!

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
6) As people get older they get wiser:

I admire the statement. When I look at my Dad, I still feel I can learn a lot from him and his grandkids could do more even ;) but I think how much we younger generation makes use of it from that will make the real sense. As I have always learnt to take lesson from others experience rather than your own ;) and getting older means becoming wiser and being expert I would say :)

“Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.” ~ Buddha

7) You can live on love and fresh air:

I think its more or less like a blessing. To live in this practical world just love and fresh air isn’t sufficient :); I guess my friends will agree with me! Besides the basic necessity to live and survive if you have your loved ones who loves you and cares for you; then that’s a true blessing and we all need that if not from anyone at least from God!! It’s a support, faith that keeps you running in thick n thin stages.

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver”. ~ Barbara De Angelis

8) There is a celestial guardian angel looking after each one of us:

This is true if you have that faith :), if you are a believer and I am one and I say this with my own experience.

“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'” ~ The Talmud saying

9) All living beings reincarnate:

I am sorry but I don’t believe in this. I remember as a kid, when I asked lot of questions to my Library Teacher, he started giving me big –big books on reincarnation and each time I complete the book to return I used to go through a session with him where I am still not convinced and he issues me with another one … lol! I don’t believe unless I see some real proof which I don’t think is possible!

“Reincarnation: People coming back to life at quitting time.”

10) Heaven and Hell are places you go to after death:

I believe heaven or hell, it’s we who make it and so its here right when we are alive. Death is that fear which we all have to face one day or the other and yet we won’t be there to tell about it as what it was to be dead!!! So, I don’t look forward for heaven or hell after my death as for me that’s the dead end.

“I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God” ~ Thomas Alva Edison

It was an interesting journey to start with liking, blessing and then death. Let’s make someone part of this …hmm who could it be… Keshi, Art, Shiva and all others who want to voice their opinion :)

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ~ Maya Angelou

Comments

Art said…
Very interesting Dawn! I will respond over the weekend or maybe early next week. Thank you!
priya said…
Dawn,

Thank you for doing both the tags. You have done a great job and all your answers are just wonderful with beautiful quotes.

Thanks again!!!!
Nihal said…
I found your journal through Kalyan's. Awesome post! Thank you for all encouraging quotes, how true.
''It's not where you are today that counts. It's where you are headed.'' as stated by A. Lenehan.
Daddy's Girl said…
Great post, Dawn. I especially love the part about education not having the power by itself to make a person more humane. It's something many fail to understand.
lovely thoughts, especially on true friend, words and money... i know its depth very well... its evokes lots of emotions.
thanks for sharing with us all !
starry nights said…
Love the thoughtful answers you have given.very well done.
art: Thank you so much dear! Anytime that is convenient to you :)
Have a great weekend
Cheers

priya: Thank you for adding me to the tag sequence dear :) and for your great comment dear! Appreciated!
Hugzzzzz n Cheers

nihal: Welcome to my blog dear…thank you for encouraging comments. Please do visit again
Cheers

daddy’s girl: Welcome to my blog dear. And thank you for supporting my point there :) please do come again
Cheers

anamika:the sugarcrafter: Thanks! I am glad you liked them all :)
Cheers dear

starry nights: Thanks dear, and good to see you here after such a long time ..do visit it adds value to my blog :).
Cheers
Sujit said…
nice thoughts for each of them :)......
krystyna said…
Hi Dawn,
I had a wonderful time reading your smart and interesting words.

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine - what a great entry.

I'm not sure about "getting older means becoming wiser". (little kiding - I know what you mean)

And Reincarnation is still a big puzzle.

Have a beautiful weekend!
Michelle said…
8) There is a celestial guardian angel looking after each one of us:

that is something that i definitely believe in too...and i bet even ppl that claim not to, blv in it secretly ;)

as for reincarnation, i do blv in that too...after reading books by dr brian weiss :)
Kalyan said…
Nice reading this post...your words & description as usual is wonderful...lovely post!
Keshi said…
beautiful!

Keshi.
Deepak Gopi said…
Really excellent
sujit: Thanks dear!
Cheers

krystyna: Thank you dear, you always encourage me with your kind words and blessings too :)
May God bless you!

michelle: Thank you for your thoughts I appreciate that very much. I would try to find that book sometimes just to kill the curiosity :) thanks again dear
Cheers

kalyan: Thanks dear I really appreciate the way you encourage me :)
Cheers

keshi: just like you :) thanks dear and hugggzz to you

deepak gopi: Thanks dear
Cheers
Shiva said…
Dawn,

Tag is done...

Enjoyed doing it. Thanks!
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