Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nugget # 77 Life lesson from a little birdie!

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”- Buddha

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share something I learnt from a little birdie that kept pecking on its reflection in the glass. It was as if it was not pleased with what it saw and was trying somehow to make things better.

Isn’t that the way some of us are with ourselves? I mean, we can be understanding and merciful when it comes to others but some of us (me included) can be our own harshest critic sometimes. We can overlook the mistakes of others but we look at our shortcomings through magnifying glasses so that things appear out of proportionately worse off than it really is.

Oft late I have come to notice that people hardly notice or even make as much of an issue as we do of our own goof ups. I mean everyone knows that after all no one is perfect. Then why do we like that cute little bird peck unapprovingly at our reflections when we fail in life? The truth I learnt from that lil bird was that we could definitely enjoy life a lot more if we could just give ourselves a break sometimes and quit being so hard on ourselves whether to be right for acceptance or just for no reason at all!

Life itself can be tough enough without us having to make it harder for ourselves. Often it may be the reactions of people who don’t understand or approve of us that cause us to introspect and analyse ourselves but sometimes it might just be the inner perfectionist in us who looks for areas to tweak to improve. Whatever be the source we just need to silence our inner critic and laugh at ourselves some more. After all, how can we enjoy the beauty in ourselves if we continue pecking at our reflections on the window?

Nugget of Life: View your life with Kind sight. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking: “What was I thinking?” Breathe and ask yourself the kinder question: “What was I learning?”- Author Unknown

Have an awesome week!




Posted by on October 24, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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Nugget # 76 Life lesson from the movie ENGLISH VINGLISH!

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share a very valuable life lesson I learnt from the recently released Bollywood film English Vinglish. A feel good movie for people of all ages. You can read the story line and review here.

Click here for Title Song:

The lesson I learnt from Shashi (Sridevi) is the importance of Self respect. It’s admirable how this selfless wife and mother finally makes a decision to do something for herself (learn English) after being put down repeatedly by her husband and teenage daughter for not being able to speak English. She capitalizes on an opportunity that comes her way, by believing in herself and secretly working very hard.She finally surprises everyone with a Speech (about marriage and relationships) in perfect English and thus earns for herself the much deserved respect of all she knows; something that she had always yearned for.

In today’s highly competitive world, genuine appreciation/ encouragement and pats on the back never come easy and so in order to be truly happy, we need to learn how to be our own best friend first. It is when we love and respect ourselves that we can get ahead in life. And the way we treat ourselves often sets the standard for others to treat us.

Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it. ~Whitney Griswold

Click to enjoy this wonderful Inspirational Video on Self Respect!  :

Nugget of Life : “ Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to become a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself and let your light shine! – Author Unknown”

Have a wonderful week,


Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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