Secrets of Serenity

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but by the heart.__ Blaise Pascal

Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers. __ Walter C. Hagen

I do not believe in taking the right decision. I take a decision and make it right. ___M.A. Jinnah

I have lived as plain Mr. Jinnah, and I want to die as plain Mr. Jinnah. I am very much averse to any titles or honours and I will be more than happy if there was no prefix to my name. __ M.A. Jinnah

It’s easy to know liars, for they easily forget what they said the first time. __ Ranu

God has many doors opening into truth which He opens to all who knock upon them with hands of faith. ___Kahlil Gibran

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. __ Lin Yutang

Be happy, whatever God does is for your benefit. ___ My Mom

Do not be unhappy if someone is jealous of you. They do not have what you have.__ Sister Rose Bernard(my teacher)

Do not let anyone take advantage of you. __ My Dad(when he found out I was doing my classmates homework).

# Everyday Inspiration, Day Seven: Let Social Media inspire you

Instead of the tweets I’ve selected ,”Good Reads Popular Quote.”

Here Is the one I always liked.

” If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”__ Mark Twain

I believe in this quote, many a time I’ve had the occasion to catch the person who is lying. This happened more than I care to count.

My Mom once asked me how do you know this person lied to you. My answer was, “her story changes every time she talks.”

A liar can never remember what he/she said the first time.

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DP Daily Prompt:Ready,Set, Done

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Today write about anything–but you must write for exactly ten minutes,no more, no less.

I’d like to write  about ,”What is Virtue?”

This is one of the definitions: it is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being.

During Egyptian civilization muat was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth,balance,order,law, morality and justice.

Benjamin Franklin used the following virtues to develop what he called “Moral Perfection.”

1. Temperance: Eat not to Dullness. Drink not to Elevation.

2. Silence: Avoid trifling Conversation.

3. Order: Let all things have their places.

4. Moderation:Avoid Extremes.

5. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at Trifles.

6. Justice : Wrong None.

My ten minutes is up I could not complete it Sorry!





DP Daily Prompts: The Mirror Crack’d

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You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life–from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

Mirrors are so important in our lives, at least I think they are. They help me look at myself, if I did not have a good rest in the night, it’s not going to lie, it will show how I look and how can I make myself presentable to people I meet through the day.

I’d lose my self-confidence because I do not have that wonderful thing called the mirror helping me make some necessary changes to my face before I see people.

Without a mirror I will lose my self confidence, I know I’ll have to depend on my friends and family, there are times when they’ll hold back the truth to make me feel good.

My perception of myself will definitely change, I’ll no longer want to meet people, I’ll avoid everyone and may not continue with my job.

There are studies conducted by psychologists that support the self-perception theory, demonstrating that emotions do follow behaviors.

First and foremost thing that will play with my emotion is the lack of mirrors, I feel no one can judge me better than I can.If I’m unable to see myself in the mirror,the first thing  I will lose is my confidence, it is very important for me.…-mirror-crackd/

Writing Prompt: Mentor

IMG_0589Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

My answer to the first question is no,I did not have a mentor. Having said that I think my mom was my most influential mentor. She did not talk about studying or degrees I should have to get a job. She taught me some of the important facts of life. It might seem trivial to some,to me it helped me  know between right or wrong.

Her aim was to raise us in such a way so  everyone was proud of us. She stressed the importance of behavior with our elders, respect according to her was a two way street if you want respect you’d have to show it also.

Telling the truth at all cost was another one of her favorite topic. She once told me that I must never lie, she was very religious and did not hesitate to tell me what lying will cost me in the long run. ‘God will forgive your lies only if your life is in danger.”

She wanted us to be educated enough so we could take care of ourselves.

DP Daily Prompt: Truth or Dare

I think it is possible to be too honest. My mother said ,  ‘you must never lie,unless your life is in danger.’  I try to follow it. I also think , honesty is the best policy.

Once the principal of my school asked me to find out, which teacher forgets to turn off the lights in the grade four area before she goes home for lunch.

I asked all the grade four teachers, they all said,they do not forget to turn off the lights, before they leave for lunch, the days they are on duty.

I suddenly realized I never turn off the lights before I left  for lunch whenever I was on duty. I also didn’t know this was the rule. I thought the custodian does that.

I went back and said, ‘Mr. Hancock all the teachers said they turn off the lights when they’re on duty.’

I knew I did not do it, I said, ‘Mr. Hancock I’m the only one who does not turn the lights off.’

He looked at me and said,’ No it’s not true.’

‘Yes it is,’  I said.

Mr. Hancock wasn’t upset, he could not believe I’d admit.

DP Daily Prompt: Island Of Misfit Posts

I know this little incidence,really is a misfit  here. I cannot think of anything else,here I am once again trying to bore you with my weird story.

I was a seven year old attending a different school for the first time. Our teachers were Nuns,they believed in the saying,”Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child’.  I was in jeopardy of getting flogged. What did I do? Nothing. My classmate failed to do her homework.She asked to borrow mine.I was in a hurry,the bell was rung,I had to run for the prayer. You guessed it.I did not lend her my homework and ran for the prayer.

We were back in our classroom.The teacher asked us to bring our homework. I took out my exercise book,I looked for my work.The pages were missing. I was scared, I wanted to cry. I gathered enough strength to go up to her.I opened my book and showed her the  the space where the pages were taken out.

I related the whole story of the time before the bell.She called Naseem and asked her,she of course denied. The teacher looked at both of us,and said, “I know Chaman is telling the truth”. This was one incidence I’d rather forget!