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Nugget # 98 Life lesson from a bunch of keys!

7233129-two-keys-for-homeHi friends,

This week I’d like to share a nugget that came to me a few days ago as I was locking our front door. After fiddling for some time with the key turning it over and over again in the lock, I said, “I wonder why this key just won’t turn.” That’s when my hubby called out to me, “are you sure you have the right key in?” That made me quickly check and I realized that I had the wrong key in. I then inserted the other similar key in the bunch. This time all it took was just one turn and voila! … Effortlessly the deed was done…door locked, we were ready to go!

That’s when this nugget dawned on me. Though the two keys in the bunch I used looked almost identical, they were not the same. Each was made for a different lock and only when the right key was put in, would it work.

Let me apply this key principle to different aspects of our everyday life:

1)Finding our Life purpose: We are all like the keys; having a special & specific purpose to accomplish. Only when we are rightly placed will we flourish or else we will always be dissatisfied or at the most we will try to put in our bare minimum. However, when we find out what we really enjoy and try our hand at that, no matter how small or insignificant it may start out, we will work with a spirit of excellence and that will lead to success.

HARD WORK + PASSION =SUCCESS. 

I’m reminded of the quote by Confucius: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Meaning that when we try something we love, we would enjoy it so much, we wouldn’t even call it work!

2) Relationships: All of us know people who we just meet and instantly connect without much effort. They usually with time, become our closest friends, maybe even our spouses. Such people are God-sent, one in a million! These are the ones the very thought of whom brings a smile to our face. The ones we click perfectly with just like the right key in the right lock!

3)Timing: Another area we could apply the key principle is in timing.When things don’t happen at the time when we want it to and we are forced to wait, we get impatient/ frustrated. We may even try hard to make things happen in our strength just as I had been struggling trying to fit the wrong key in the lock. Instead of messing things up, we need to learn to trust in Gods perfect timing. Eccl 3:1, 11-12“….there’s a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven….God has made everything beautiful for its own time. …. So I concluded that there’s nothing better for Gods people than to be happy and enjoy themselves for as long as they can.”-Bible

Thus we see that just as the right key in the right lock can open and shut things, similarly when we are in the right place,with the right people at the right time, miracles happen! Life becomes beautiful! 🙂

little_blue_fishy_swimming_lg_nwmNugget of Life: “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”- Albert Einstein.

 Have a awesome week!

Cheers,

Sparky laurie

 

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Nugget # 51 Life lesson from Burger King!

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share a life lesson that came to mind as I read the Burger King Bill of Rights. I must add that personally, we avoid junk food and this is in no way a BK promo. Yet, I’d like to reflect on the life-changing truth in the BK Slogan,  HAVE IT YOUR WAY ! Of course, we may need to be more delicate as we translate the same to life as we now deal with human beings and not inanimate sandwich ingredients 😉 however, the basic principle remains the same, be it the Sandwich or be it Life:  HAVE IT YOUR WAY ! LIVE IT YOUR WAY!

BURGER KING BILL OF RIGHTS

You have the right to have things your way.

You have the right to hold the pickles and hold the lettuce.

You have the right to mix Coke and Sprite.

You have the right to a Whooper sandwich with extra tomato, extra onion and triple cheese.

You have the right to have that big-meal sleepy feeling when you’ve finished.

You have the right to put a paper crown on your head and pretend you are ruler of “(your make-believe kingdom here.)”

You have the right to have your chicken fire- grilled or fried.

You have the right to dip your fries in ketchup, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce or mustard or not.

You have the right to laugh until soda explodes from your nose.

You have the right to stand up and fight for what you believe in.

You have the right to sit down and do nothing.

You have the right to eat a hot and juicy fire- grilled burger prepared just the way you like.

You have the right to crumble this Bill of Rights into a ball and shoot hoops with it.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”- Mary Anne Williamson

Nugget of Life: LIVE LIFE KING-SIZE!!!  “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Have a yummy week!

Cheers,

Sparky laurie

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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