Monday, March 31, 2014

They have wishes too..

Even a simple greeting card from children/grand-children can 

bring great joy to parents/grand-parents!
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This is worth reading...
Be Blessed,

A simple man tells how his booking an air ticket for his father, his 
First flight, brought emotions and made him realize that how much we all 
Take for granted when it comes to our parents.

My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the
Airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never travelled by air 
Before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. 
In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on Lufthansa.

The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see 
That I had booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his 
Face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a school boy, he was
Preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from 
Using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for 
Window seat and waiting restlessly for the security check-in to happen.

He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy 
Watching him experience all these things.

As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to 
Me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and
It was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant 
A great deal to him.

When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. 

But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life.

As a child how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without 
Understanding the financial situation, we ask for football, dresses, 
Toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability, they have
Satisfied all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had
To make to accommodate many of our wishes?

Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us? 

Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we
Should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation, 
We will  ensure that we will have to give the child the best, theme 
Parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed
A lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to
Ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when
They were young, it is our responsibility to ensure  that they
Experience all those and their life is complete.

Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually 
Answered back without patience.. When my daughter asks me something, I 
Have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have
Felt at those moments.

Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take
Care of our children, the same attention and same care need to be given
To our parents and elders.

Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say sorry for
Making him wait so long for this small dream.. I do realize how much he
Has sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best
Possible attention to all their wishes. Just because they are old does
Not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing
For their grandchildren also. They have wishes, too..

Take care of your parents. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Women are special..not just today but always....

Today (March 8th) is International women's day.
Women are not special just this day..but always...!!
 To all the wives, girl-friends, fiancee, moms, daughters, sisters, grand-moms, aunts (all are special in their own way and have their own worth)
God created all and said, it was good (Gen 1:31). 
God saw man was lonely and made woman.
A woman is special and God wants to use each of us women too for HIS glory.
Rise up women of God!
You truly are...


"" You are too special for Him to forget, too important for Him to neglect, too precious for Him to ignore. That's why He set you before His eyes and crafted you on His palms that He might remember you forever, as long as He lives. So be not discouraged, Jesus is concerned about you always.""
~Author Unknown~
I pray that I will see, 
the virtuous woman inside of me.
Gentle, faithful, bold and wise,
seeing myself through Father's eyes.
I am changing from glory to glory,
walking in love, not fear and worry.
Generous, kind and full of peace,
my image transformed, true beauty released.
I'm being molded into his likeness,
reflecting him and his brightness.
Happy in knowing God sees the real me,
rejoicing, content and totally free ! "
Proverbs 31 woman...
( Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31 NIV )
A wife of noble character who can find? 
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her 
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm, 
all the days of her life.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; 
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, 
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household 
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; 
her husband also, and he praises her: 
"Many women do noble things, 
but you surpass them all." 
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; 
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned, 
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
(A poem...Author unknown)
When you get what you want
as your struggle for self
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that woman has to say.

For it isn't your father or mother or husband
Who's judgement upon you must pass;
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
She's the person to please,
never mind all the rest,
For she's with you clear up to the end.
And you've passed your most dangerous,
difficult test
If the woman in the glass if your friend.
You may fool the whole world down
the pathway of life,
And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the woman in the glass !
 A woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
So try our best to keep our Priorities right, giving God the 1st place.
We also realize that women often forget their worth. 
We are not perfect but sure women full Hope and walking towards perfection.
" Let us Love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action."(1 John 3:18)