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Nugget # 100 Life lessons from a Sun flower!

downloadHi friends,

This week I’d like to share  life lessons from the sunflower. We all know how a sunflower looks, it’s a bright yellow flower resembling the sun. It has pretty yellow petals and a brown center which is actually composed of little florets. The sunflower belongs to the genus Helianthus annus. “Helios” meaning sun in Greek and “annus” meaning annual. The name is believed to have originated from the flower’s connection to the sun both in looks and behavior!

The part that intrigues me is that the sunflower always faces the sun. The sunflower is called a mystical flower which follows the sun from the east to the west from its rising to its setting. This phenomenon of solar tracking by the immature sunflowers is called heliotropism. The real reason for it being its narrow neck where most of the cell expansion occurs. This takes place at different rates on different sides of the stem. So, in the morning, most of this growth is on the West side of the stem so the flower tilts to the East; later on in the day we find stronger & faster growth on the north side, so the flower becomes tilted and so on until the evening when it ends up facing West. At night, the growth is on the West side so at the beginning of the day it is facing East again.

Life lessons:

1) The narrow neck of the flower is the actual reason for the sun-ward tilt – In life too we may have to go through narrow/hard areas or have weaknesses that cause us to turn towards God for strength.

2) It is the immature flowers that actually do solar tracking, once matured, the sunflowers no longer exhibit heliotropic behavior as the stem is generally frozen in an eastward facing position.-Similarly as we progress in life, our inconsistencies slowly begin to reduce & we begin to develop steady & consistent patterns of behavior which keep us stable in our faith. Like the old sunflower, no matter whether we can see the light or not, we remain steadfast in our Eastward location. We no longer vacillate from our position in uncertainty as we have now come to know the heart of God so intimately that we know for sure that He will come through for us no matter what we face. So dear friend, let me encourage you today, no matter how hard your present moment is, hang in there, don’t lose hope. Things always get worse before they get better. It’s always darkest before the dawn! Face the sun and stay immovable, the sun will undoubtedly come around the next morning and you will be glad that you stood your ground. 🙂

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Nugget of Life : “Hope is like the sun which as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”-Samuel Smiles

Have a hope- filled weekend! See you next week,

Cheers,

Sparky laurie

Ref : http://www.sunflowerguide.com/facts-about-sunflowers.html

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Nugget # 38 Life lesson from a FROG & The Liebster Award !!!

Hi friends,

This week I’d just like to share with you a short inspirational story of a FROG.

A frog was hopping around a farmyard, when it decided to investigate the barn. Being somewhat careless, and maybe a little too curious, he ended up falling into a pail half-filled with fresh milk. As he swam about attempting to reach the top of the pail, he found that the sides of the pail were too high and steep to reach.
He tried to stretch his back legs to push off the bottom of the pail but found it too deep.But this frog was determined not to give up, and he continued to struggle.He kicked and squirmed and kicked and squirmed, until at last, all his churning about in the milk had turned the milk into a big hunk of butter.The butter was now solid enough for him to climb onto and get out of the pail!

Each one can learn a life changing lesson from this simple story and that is no matter how impossible the situation before us may seem, we just gotta keep trying and never give up for sooner or later, often when we least expect it, the answer will come.

 

Nugget of Life:  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal.It is the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston Churchill

Also taking this opportunity to thank Joyce DeVivre who has graciously nominated me for the Liebster Award. Joyce is a wonderful woman of God who continues to touch many of our lives with the light of the Word and the love of God. Keep up the great work Joyce!;)

Liebster is an award given to blogs that have less than 200 followers and deserve more recognition and encouragement. Here are some guidelines in giving or receiving the Award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog.

4. Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award.

5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.

Though there are many names that could’ve been suggested. In no particular order of preference, I present to you the 5 bloggers (though I’m not sure if all of them have less than 200 followers ) who I believe deserve this recognition:

1)EBONY never fails to amaze us with her innovative ideas & creativity.Her writing is practical and yet profound. http://allthingsebonybrown.com/

2)ASHLEY’S blog title says it all: She is Real, she is happy : http://berealbehappy.wordpress.com .

3)PAM has an artistic eye for the most awesome pics. Variety is guaranteed but we can never guess what she will be clicking next!  http://roseribbonblog.wordpress.com/

4)HANNA is a writer with a great sense of humor and has wonderful practical tips for living life to the fullest.  http://goss-coaching.com/blog/

5)FI ,an amazing mum who shares with us the story of her Wonderfully Wired family. She is an inspiration to parents everywhere.  http://wonderfullywired.wordpress.com/

Do be sure check out these amazing blogs.

Have a wonderful week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 

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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 21 Life is a complicated Tapestry

Life is a complicated Tapestry, woven with a loom and shuttle. Heredity, environment, relationships, experiences,health, spirituality, education, career, interests, life’s joys and sorrows – all of these are like the different colored strings that pass from one side of the loom to the other. And this action together with our responses weaves the design in the Tapestry of our Life.

As we look at the different colored balls of strings, the incomplete picture, the uncertainty of completion we may feel doubtful,maybe at times even overwhelmed for it undoubtedly is a complicated tapestry! We may not always understand all parts of the process or why certain things happen when they do happen but we still need to keep on weaving. Though each individual strand may seem fragile and insignificant on its own; each one is an integral part of the Bigger Picture!

 

NUGGET OF LIFE: If we wait to know all the answers and then start to do something, we will wait forever. So let’s just keep weaving believing that one day, we will get our answers and then suddenly everything will make perfect sense. 

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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