Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nugget # 70 Life is like Sailing!


“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it-but we must sail, and not drift nor lie at anchor.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Hi friends,

The last couple of days have been ones of tremendous learning for me. So I just feel like having a heart to heart with you this week. While I’m happily employed now, I’ve found that there can be numerous things that being out of touch with can cause within us fear- the fear of appearing to be wrong. I asked myself more than once, why am I so afraid of being wrong? I wondered…. was it simple self protection or just plain vanity?

But then something my husband said really made me sit up and think hard. He asked me: “Laura, if only we would be just like our little boy; not afraid to make mistakes and ever so ready to learn and move on when we do, wouldn’t we be much happier?” The question to ask is Why is it that we as grownups get stuck instead of moving on?

Then and there I learnt a lesson, a good one too that revealed a hidden part of me that was somehow somewhere within so afraid of being wrong. Isn’t that exactly what our Lord Jesus meant by us becoming like little children- bold and unafraid?

And so I’ve decided to set my sails up; ready to face the wind, a smile on my face, come what may, I am going to enjoy the ride. Wishing you the same 🙂

Nugget of Life : “A Ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

Have a pleasant week.


Sparky Laurie


Posted by on August 23, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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Nugget # 69 Life lessons from Noah’s Ark!

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share this write up I just came across:

Everything I needed to know about life I learnt from Noah’s Ark:

1) Don’t miss the boat.

2) Remember that we are all in the same boat!

3) Plan ahead; it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

4) Stay fit; when you are 600 years old someone may ask you to do something big!

5) Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

6) Build your future on high ground.

7) For safety sake, travel in pairs.

8) Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

9) When you are stressed, float a while.

10) No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

Nugget of Life: Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals!


Have an amazing week!


Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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Nugget # 68 Life lesson from a Dripping tap!

Hi friends,

Just yesterday I watched my kitchen tap dripping water one little drop after another.I randomly placed a big vessel under it to avoid wastage. Imagine my surprise when I woke up the next morning and found the vessel filled to the brim! On its own, each drop looked harmlessly negligible but consistent dripping over a period of time had made all the difference! The same thing applies to our life. Every small effort towards a certain goal may seem futile of its own but in the long run it works towards the achievement of the goal.

There is a poem I learnt in my childhood that well describes this:

“Little drops of water Little grains of sand Make the mighty ocean And the beauteous land

Little deeds of kindness, Little words of love, Make our earth an Eden, Like the heaven above

And the little moments, Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages. Of eternity.”

Mrs. J. A. Carney (1845)

Friend, is there something that you have been putting off for lack of a chunk of time or for lack of all the resources required to turn your dream into a reality? Why not try using the small pockets of time here and there and the few available resources towards achievement of your goal slowly and steadily? Most probably, before you even know it you will have accomplished that which earlier seemed impossible! Best wishes to working towards making all of your dreams come true! 🙂

Click to enjoy this Musical Video : If you want your dream to be (Brother Sun Sister Moon)

Lyrics of the song: “If you want your dream to be, build it slow and surely Small beginnings greater ends Heart felt works go purely If you want to live life free Take your time go slowly Do few things but do them well Simple joy O holy Day by day, stone by stone Build your secrets slowly Day by day you’ll grow too You’ll know heavens glory.”

Nugget of life:Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

Have a beautiful weekend,


Sparky Laurie


Posted by on August 9, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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Nugget # 67 Life is like a Roller-coaster!

Hi friends,

This week has been a roller-coaster week for me and I sure am happy that I just hung on even when the ride got unpredictable! A picture is worth a 1000 words they say.Well, the quote below actually sums it all up 🙂

 Nugget of Life :”I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”- Jack London

Have an awesome week,


Sparky Laurie


Posted by on August 2, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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