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Nugget # 99 Life lesson from a pair of 3D glasses!

-Teenager-watching-a-3D-movie-with-retro-3D-glasses-Hi friends,

With the summer vacation here, my elder son and I were watching the adventure movie Spy Kids.  Having finished Part 1& 2, we were eager to see Part 3. I repeatedly tried different movie links to find the 3rd part online but was disappointed for the movie kept appearing blurred. Wondering why this was the case with all the links, I checked again. It is then that I noticed the title which said Spy Kids 3D. The movie was intended to be watched with 3D glasses, only then would it appear clear. That set me thinking & thus was born this week’s nugget! 🙂

3D_glassesThe technology behind how the 3 D glasses work is simply to recreate the way humans see normally. In other words, since our eyes are about 2 inches apart, they see the same picture from slightly different angles. Our brain then correlates the images it sees in the 2 eyes; this is called binocular vision. 3 D glasses work on this principle. A 3D film viewed without the glasses is a strange sight as it appears fuzzy or out of focus. With the help of the 3D glasses, the same scene is now projected simultaneously from red and blue colored filters which separate the 2 different images so that each image enters only 1 eye. Our brain puts the 2 pictures back together and thus we see the image in a third dimension making us feel part of the action instead of being a mere spectator ! Hence we dodge the flying meteor or scream in excitement as objects fly off the screen.
As we apply this same principle to our life, we can see that just as in the matter of the 3D movie, the different angles was the real cause of the blurry images which could be corrected by using the 3D glasses. Similarly our outlook on life depends greatly on the perspective we choose to view it from.

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There are many problems in life that we could easily overcome if we would just see things from a fresher perspective. For instance, a person we know rushes past us and we presume it was just because they wanted to avoid us but in reality the person may not even have noticed us or even could’ve been rushing to use the washroom 🙂  I’ve learnt that the best thing to do in any situation is to always believe the best of everybody. If something may still be troubling us, we could try to clear the air by initiating a friendly chat with them. Sometimes people may just require some time alone to process things and cool off. But most often,when we choose to speak openly rather than make assumptions/ jump to conclusions,  we would be surprised as to how complicated our minds may unnecessarily make things.  Often this feedback would give us input to improve our communication skills.At best, the bond may be strengthened as qualities like genuine concern, honesty and authenticity are the best ingredients for a good friendship.

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Often a closed door may be God’s way of redirecting us to something better. Instead of banging on that door till it breaks down or till our fists bleed, we could trust Him for He sees the bigger picture. He knows what’s best for us and will ensure that everything will work out for our benefit & open the right door at the right time.alarm clock I am reminded of the time when my hubby as a teenager had to cancel a much awaited hiking trip planned with his friends as he was suddenly diagnosed with chicken pox. All his friends were going and there he was stuck at home itching all over! It may not have made sense to him at that time. In fact, it may even have seemed unfair at that time , however it made sense to him the following day when he heard the heart-wrenching news of how all his four friends who had gone for the trip had been sucked in by a sudden water spiral current and had drowned in the river they were swimming that evening. Had my hubby not fallen sick,he would’ve  gone with them & may have been the 5th victim of that unfortunate tragedy.Talking about perspective, what had appeared to him as an irritating, untimely obstacle was actually a perfectly timed blessing by the protecting hand of the All Knowing God. We can thus be comforted on our worst day that the very thing we may grumbling about, may actually be our biggest blessing in disguise. The best approach in life for us is : 1) to always be thankful for everything; whether or not it makes sense & 2) to live in the moment.“Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.”-Soren Kierkegaard .

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Nugget of Life: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”- Marcel Proust

Have an awesome week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2016 in LIFE LESSONS, 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 # 48 Life is like Machinery!

Hi friends,

This week’s nugget is inspired by the spectacular 3D adventure drama film HUGO that won 5 Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards. In addition to being an enchanting allure captivating  both children and adults alike, it is also a great tribute to the magic of early cinema. The story is set in 1930’s Paris and revolves around a boy named Hugo who lives in the walls of a train station fixing clocks and gadgets. He is on a quest to fix an automaton in the hope of receiving a message from it; since it was the last thing his father left him before dying. Quite incidentally he meets the lovely Isabelle who becomes his friend and joins him in this breathtaking adventure of solving the intriguing mystery behind the strange drawing the automaton makes for him.

My favorite part was when Hugo takes Isabelle to the back of the giant train station clock and there as they watch the beauty of Paris at night, he makes the following amazing statement: Hugo Cabret: “Right after my father died, I would come up here a lot. I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason too.”

That set me thinking. How very true! Aren’t we all like the different parts of this amazing machinery called life? “I am here for a reason and so are you!” Here are 3 life lessons I could draw out from this:

1) We are all made on purpose for a purpose: On our own, we may seem small and maybe even insignificant. We may look at the whole machinery and wonder “Will it really  matter if I don’t do my part? What difference does it make as long as all the other parts are there?” But the truth is that just like every cog in the machine (even a tiny screw) needs to be in its proper place doing its particular function for the machinery to work, all of us (no matter how trivial/unimportant we may consider our roles in life to be) are specifically designed & equipped for a unique purpose and placed exactly where we need to be.

2) Each of us has a specific role to play: If we try to do another’s role , the machine won’t work. If we refuse to do our role, all the other parts also suffer. Hence we need to recognize our purpose and realize its significance for without us the total purpose can never be fully achieved.

3)Others have their specific roles to play: We need to realize that just as we have our roles to play, others also have their specific roles to play. In order to get the machinery working smoothly, first of all we need to ensure that we are in place in working condition and then we need to cooperate with others as they fulfill their designated purposes.

Nugget of Life : “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

Have a delightful week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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

 

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Nugget # 24 LIFE BY MOTHER TERESA

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There is hardly anyone who does not know,respect and love Mother Teresa. The Little Flower who spread the sweet fragrance of the Love of God wherever she went continues to live in our hearts. Her life of compassion and simplicity was her message and her powerful and loving words continue to encourage and inspire us even today. This post is a Tribute to this blessed woman who called herself  “a little pencil in the hands of God.” * [Click here  for a short Biography : information on her early years, her call to religious life and her work with the poorest of the poor in Calcutta.]

There are few in this world today who understand the true value of LIFE as well as blessed Mother Teresa did. Her philosophy of LIFE is summed up in this beautiful Video based on her Poem LIFE. Hope you enjoy it!

Click : http://youtu.be/ZUss3QVIfco

NUGGET OF LIFE :   “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”- Mark Twain  LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED EVEN AFTER YOU LEAVE.

 Have a great week,

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 

 

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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 17 Life is like a flowing river

 Life stands with all she has, her arms open wide welcoming us,  “Come and take as much as you want.”. It is Life’s great tragedy that inspite of her generous invitation,we never listen and seize as much as we can when she beckons to us and yet unfulfilled and dissatisfied, we always fill her ears with complaints when the chance is gone! Whose fault is it actually ? Enjoy this beautiful poem which gives us the same message!

I bargained with Life for a penny  –  by Jessie B Rittenhouse 

I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.

 Nugget of Life: LET’S GRAB THE BIGGEST BUCKETS AVAILABLE TO DRAW FROM THE OPPORTUNITES OF THE RIVER LIFE !

  Have a great week!

 Cheers,

Sparky laurie

 

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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 14 Life Lessons from REGINA BRETT : A STRING OF 50 PEARLS

Hi … this week I’d like to share with you the best email I have ever received.I call it STRING OF 50 PEARLS. It is actually a column in the Plain Dealer written by a 90 year old woman named Regina Brett.

To quote Regina: “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:”  

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.                                                                       15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.                                                                                    19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

I found them totally priceless and hope you too did!

NUGGET OF LIFE : Since Experience is a comb which Nature gives us when we are bald. We might as well, borrow another’s comb by learning from their experiences and walk with combed hair while we still have got some! 😉

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers,

Sparkylaurie

 

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