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Nugget # 75 Life is not a Dress Rehearsal!

 “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”- Rose Tremain

Hi friends,

Often in life we find ourselves ruminating about the past and wishing that things had happened differently. Many times we wish that we could just rewind a few of the events in life, some misunderstandings/some words spoken/ some words left unspoken…..and just replay it again the right way. Then things would be better and all would be right again but the truth is that this life of ours is not a dress rehearsal.

A dress rehearsal is defined as a full-scale uninterrupted rehearsal or practice of a theater or musical performance with costumes and stage properties. This practice is intended to perfect the performance before the public sees it, making sure every detail of the show meets expectations.

However when it comes to life, we do not have to live life on autopilot and just take what comes. In fact since life is not a dress rehearsal we should ensure that we live it exactly the way we would want it. For this we may have to make several detours and improvements on the way. It may even require us to let go of the labels that either we have put on ourselves or others may have. Just because we have been one way all our life doesn’t mean that we should die that way. We need to listen to our heart and do all the things that we want to but never could. In some cases we may have to put down some full stops and start new paragraphs to get ahead in life.

Click to enjoy this song : Life is not a Dress Rehearsal, welcome to the main event!

http://youtu.be/cmArNV0eqc4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmArNV0eqc4

 

  Nugget of Life: “Live life like you are on a ramp, walking tall and gracefully because life is not a dress rehearsal, it’s your final and best performance!”- Aarti Khurana

Have an exciting week,

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 74 Life is an Adventure!

Hi friends,

An adventure is defined as an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. This week’s post being Life is an Adventure, I thought I’d go ahead and share something different and special. Given below are a string of quotes/pics related to ADVENTURE. Hope you enjoy the journey! After all, “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.”- Rich Ridgeway

 

Nugget of Life: If you want something you’ve never had, then  you’ve got to do something you’ve never done!

Have an Adventurous week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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

 

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Nugget # 73 Life is like a Piano!

“[The piano is] able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air.”- Kenneth Miller

Hi friends,

Often in life when we look around us we may feel that many have got only the white keys(happy moments) and no black keys(sad moments). However if we really got to know them, we would realize that everybody has got their own fair share of both black and white keys. It’s how we make use of what we have that makes all the difference.

  “One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault.”- Author Unknown

 Click to enjoy this phenomenal musical Video by  The Piano Guys!

http://youtu.be/0VqTwnAuHws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VqTwnAuHws

Nugget of Life: Life is like a piano, what you get out of it depends on how you play it.

Have a melodious week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 72 Life is like a game of Chess!

Checkmate? NO, the King has got one more move!

Hi friends,

This week I want to share a life lesson we can learn from the story of a very famous mural (wall painting) in Europe. Read on to find out more….

Every year in Europe they have a tournament that is world renowned in the chess community. At the backdrop of it all, there is the world famous mural called Checkmate.

As you can see in the picture above, it shows Satan playing a game of chess with an opponent. Satan is the man with the red feathered hat. We can see a sly grin on his face as he thinks he has got the king completely surrounded and he whispers checkmate. The other player is completely in distress as he thinks he has got no more moves and is about to be defeated in the game. The name at the bottom of the painting is Checkmate.

One day one of the masters of chess was taking a break from playing in the tournament and he was taking a close look at this painting and he started noticing the chess positions on the chess board in the painting. He kept looking at it and right in the middle of the tournament he screamed out loud , “No its wrong. The painting is wrong…… The king has one more move!”

Friend, the same thing applies to us in life. When all of hell is grinning and laughing and saying checkmate over  our life, we just need to say out loud: “… I don’t think so because the King has got one more move!”

Click below to listen to a Sermon by Jentzen Franklin based on the above story:

http://youtu.be/bArZw5dejUw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bArZw5dejUw

Nugget of Life : Remember that no matter how bad it looks, you cannot lose in this chess game of life coz our King of Kings has always got one more move!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 71 Life is like flying an Aeroplane!

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to compare life to flying an aero plane.

Just as before take- off, there is always the initial ground run of the aero plane on the runway, similarly there will always be initial hiccups when we start out to do anything worthwhile. There is a famous quote  “Well begun is half done.” Probably coz no matter what we try our hand at, the beginning is always the toughest and as we get through, things become easier and easier with time and practice.

Often while at it, we may be tempted to give up as we encounter difficulties that we may have never initially faced , challenges which cause us to doubt our ability to get through ,we may even doubt whether we were right in choosing a particular course of action. The wisdom lies in clinging on even when everything in us just says “just give up”. We may have to find a safe place where we could just anchor during tough moments. Sometimes  we may require more than that ….we may require a strong push in the right direction to keep moving forward even when the wind just keeps pushing us in the opposite direction.And sometimes we just have to do things because we have to and not because we want to. You can bet on it however that when the initial phase is passed and we have hung on with everything we could have,  we will be glad that we did not give up so easily. And just like after the take off we find  lovely skies and smooth flying, there will be the wonderful feeling of accomplishment and the confidence that comes along with it for being an overcomer!

Here’s to watching yourself soar higher and higher  into the skies around you  with each victory you win! And most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy the scenery!

Nugget of Life: Don’t be a parrot in life, be an eagle. A parrot talks way too much but can’t fly high while an eagle is silent and has the will power to touch the sky!- Author Unknown

Have an awesome weekend!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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