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Nugget# 105 Life lesson from a Computer Hang up!

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Hi friends! First of all wishing you a bright & prosperous 2017! This week I would like to share a nugget that came to mind quite out of the blue! I was using my laptop when suddenly it hanged and wouldn’t respond to my inputs. Though I badly wanted to complete what I was doing, the computer page remained frozen. After trying a few more times to undo what I had done & retrieve the data, I had to give up. Nothing else could be done. The computer had to be rebooted. I had to now wait patiently as the PC shut down and restarted. This was taking more time than usual and I found myself hoping and praying that I would not have lost the data and could just resume from where I had stopped. Fortunately, after waiting for some time, I found the data and could continue my work at a quicker speed. That lit a bulb in my mind and I came up with this week’s nugget! Hope you like it 🙂

Caught up in the rat race of life, we try to do as much as we can in the time available. As a result, we end up becoming “human doings” rather than ‘human beings’. As in the case of the computer, sometimes we too need a break to unwind & reboot. Being aware of this, most of us wait for our annual leave to plan vacations & spend time relaxing but often these vacations actually end up making us more stressed/busy so that we find ourselves longing to get back to our normal routine!

As we all know, January is the best time for New Year Resolutions. Let’s try something different this year. Instead of adding more things to our ‘TO DO’ List, let’s take an inventory of our activities & then remove some things /prioritize the things that are really important. Let’s reboot our Laptop, our TV and even ourselves. It’s high time for a vacation for the Soul!

Just like my computer worked better and quicker after the reboot, I’m certain that when we are able to reboot our body, soul and spirit, our overall efficiency will definitely improve and we will begin to enjoy our life. Happy rebooting!


computer-work-smiley-emoticonNugget of Life: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including YOU!”- Anne Lamott

Have a refreshing week,

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2017 in LIFE LESSONS, Uncategorized

 

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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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