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Nugget # 44 Life is like a party!

 Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share this beautiful analogy of life that I just came across. No matter what comes up in our life, if we learn to develop an attitude of gratitude we will be able to celebrate life as a party.

 

Nugget of Life: Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance. Live For Today…Plan For Tomorrow…Party Tonight..!!!

Have an awesome week,

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 43 Life lessons from a Pencil

Hi friends, this week I’d like to share some life lessons from a parable of the pencil.

A Pencil Maker took a pencil he made aside, just before putting him into the box. “There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”

1) “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.”

2) “You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.”

3)”You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

4) “The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.”

5) “On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.”

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now let us replace the pencil with ourselves and apply the above life lessons to our lives.

One: We will be able to do many great things, but only if we allow ourselves to be held in God’s hand and allow other human beings to access us for the many gifts we possess.

Two: We will experience painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but we’ll need it to become a stronger person.

Three: We will be able to correct any mistakes we might make.

Four: The most important part of us will always be what’s on the inside.

Five: On every surface we walk through, we must leave our mark. No matter what the situation, we must continue to do our duties.

– (Author Unknown but greatly appreciated.)

 

Nugget of Life:  “No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.”- Barbara De Angelis

Have a special week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 41 Life lessons from the commonplace

Hi friends,

Hope you’re doing fine.If we look around us, we can find life lessons in the most commonplace things around us. All of us are quite familiar with things in our room such as the roof, the fan,the clock,mirror…etc but do we pause and wonder whether there is a lesson to learn from them? I just came across this amazing picture from which we can learn the 7 most vital secrets to success in any area of life. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

Nugget of Life : Often the most valuable & precious pearls are found in the most ugly and commonplace oysters on the seashore!

 

 

Have a wonderful week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 

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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 32 Life is like a Storybook!

“Our life is like a storybook with many good tales to tell but our best stories will always be the ones of our random acts of kindness.”- Sparky Laurie

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to start by sharing a story that I recently came across.

“The Wise Woman’s Stone” 
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”-  Author Unknown

All of us have wonderful stories from the pages of our life to tell the world: stories of our fun times, successes, power, influence, strength, courage but the stories that will always be fondly remembered will be the stories of our humanity.

“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”-William Wordsworth

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”- Leo Buscaglia

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Wherever there is a human being, there is a chance for a kindness.”- Seneca

 “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”-Mother Teresa

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”- Philo

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”- Stephen Grellet.

“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”  George Washington Carver

Of all the people in our lives, I think the elderly and the aged deserve the cream of our heart’s kindness, love and respect. If only we would sit down with them and give them the gift of our “listening ears” and allow them to share with us their stories; the glorious & happy moments of their life! Often we forget that they have lived a full life before us and hence passed through every stage we go through. We enter a whole new world of wisdom as we learn from their valuable experiences. Often many of us presume that they wouldn’t want to be bothered and would like to be left alone with some peace and quiet but studies show that majority of  the old/aged would actually love good company. As in reality, they are lonely souls who are today’s forgotten heroes. Their once sturdy bodies now weak /bent over, their once smooth skin now wrinkled, their once lustrous hair may be just a few thin strands, their eyesight dimmer, their hearing impaired, their voices softer, their memories duller, their tempers shorter…. but if we just cared to look deep into their eyes and sincerely tell them how much they are needed, loved & appreciated, we will most definitely see a twinkle in their eyes, a spring in their step, a song in their heart and a soft smile on their face. That will be our divine moment; when even the vilest of us can feel a genuine holiness within; we will feel a high that no drug can give. That magical moment when we care enough to tell someone that they are loved and that they truly matter to us.Is there an aged person around you whom you can celebrate kindness with?

In this touching Video below, the Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan actually celebrates his grandmother’s 1st birthday*(watch to find out how) on the Grand Finale of the Just Dance Show 2011 It truly brought tears to my eyes as I saw the genuine kindness of this noble soul who cared enough to honor his grandparents in front of the whole watching world. Definitely a lesson we can all learn about not forgetting our roots when we bear fruits.

Click here to watch :   http://youtu.be/aSIdgjEG5Yk

 

 

Nugget of Life :Make your life a memorable story by doing all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can , by all the means you can as long as you ever can!”

Have a wonderful week,

 

Cheers,         

Sparky laurie

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Posted by on November 6, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 25 Life lesson from 9/11

SMILE knowing that there’s a bigger picture!

Hi there, I recently came across this list of annoying little things that happened to some people on that fateful day 9/11. Can you believe it was these minor irritations that actually saved their lives?

1)The head of a major company survived the tragedy of “9/11” in New York because his son started kindergarten. Saved by a kid’s admission ?

2) Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.Saved by a bunch of donuts?

 3)One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time. Saved by a missed wake up call?

4) One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident. Saved by a traffic jam?

 5)One of them missed his bus.Saved by missing a bus?

 6)One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change. Saved by spilled coffee?

7) One’s car wouldn’t start. Saved by a mechanical failure?

 8)One went back to answer the telephone. Saved by a telephone call?

 9)One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.Saved by a kid’s dawdling?

10) The best one of all-  A man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning and set off for work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today. Saved by a band-aid?

Friends, you may call the above incidents coincidences or CHANCE ….. Each person is entitled to his own opinion; and I like to believe that in everyone of the above 10 situations it was the hand of God through these minor annoyances that actually saved them.

So the next time our morning seems to be going wrong,

– the children are slow getting dressed,

– you can’t seem to find the car keys,

– you hit every traffic light…

– miss an elevator…

– turn back to answer a ringing telephone…

let’s not get mad or frustrated; instead let’s just smile and say out loud … ‘Everything happens for a reason.’  

 

Nugget of Life :“Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” – Malcom Muggeridge

  

 

Just sharing a funny TV Commercial Ad that made me laugh so much …. Saved by a battery ?  Click here :    http://youtu.be/_5oYtcjI06M

Hope you had a good laugh!

Have a great week,

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 24 LIFE BY MOTHER TERESA

1910-1997

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 # 22 Life is like a blanket!

“Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder ; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.”~Marion Howard

This week I’d like to share with you a lesson I learnt from the above humorous quote which brought a smile to my face and I hope to yours too ! 😉

Every one of us (whether young/old, tall/short, big/small, fat/thin) is provided with a custom-designed blanket which is made “too short”- [on purpose] just for us. This blanket is given to us to keep us warm from the cold of the night. If we pull it up, our toes will be cold, if we pull it down, our shoulders shiver. No matter which way we pull it up or pull it down, try to stretch it to its limit, nothing changes. Some of us may due to frustration just throw the blanket on the floor in anger but that only makes us colder and robs us of our sleep. We slowly learn that if we bend and draw up our knees, we can actually fully cover ourselves and thus sleep cozily cuddled under the very same blanket.

In life too there may be many things that we may not like or agree with but instead of fighting it and thus losing our joy, it is wiser to be flexible and accept gratefully that which comes to us and make the best of it. We thus will be able to pass the night comfortably ; enjoy our life to the fullest!

 

Nugget of Life: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot   change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebhur

  Good night, Sweet Dreams & Sleep tight!  Have a great week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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