Being Human, Power of Learning

Power of Words and Actions

We all are made with our own unique strengths and abilities. Every day we make choices in how we interact with others. We make choices to see some people as friends and others as enemies. We won’t get the life we wish for, we get the life we work for. I am going to narrate a story regarding the ‘Power of Words and Actions’ it’s inspired by Gurbani- The holy book.

‘A proud lion sitting in the forest decided to go for a hunt. While roaming stealthily he spotted a flock of goats. As he pounced to grab one all the goats scattered; leaving only the mother goat to get caught. But just the lion was about the eat her, she began to laugh loudly. The lion was stunned. He asked the goat, “Why are you laughing when I’m about to eat you?” The goat replied: I pray that all my children become sterile so that no more goats may be born to suffer the way I am going to suffer. I’ve hurt no one in my life. I spend my day only eating wild plants and grass, and yet I am about to be skinned and eaten. I laugh when I think about your fate. What will happen to someone like you who grabs the throat of others and devours their flesh? The lion understood what the goat was saying.’

Well, when was the last time you killed someone? Killed someone’s spirit with your words, your actions, with what you chose to do to them, or not to do. To some, we show kindness, love, compassion and we go out of our way to make them happy, but then there are others to whom we are rude and unkind. We show arrogance and pride because we think that we’re better than them.

We all have a choice at every moment to act as the proud lion, to vicious, brutal and self-absorbed. Or we can be kind, thoughtful and considerate like the humble goat. Humility is not a characteristic that many people aspire to have. We’re taught by society that to succeed in life is to put yourself first.

The goat’s final message to the lion was that at the end of the day we’re all on this earth for a short while but when we’re both dead who’s actions will be remembered and respected? The deeds of the arrogant or the actions of the kind?

Grateful, Power of Learning, Uncategorized

This Little Artist

There really is nothing like being a mother.

As a mother, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. I forget things I lose my cool. And some days, I go a little crazy. But I guess it’s okay because, in the end, no one could ever love my son the way I do.


Anyway, my son, like just about every other preschooler, Loves LEGOS. They dominate his room and the rest of the house really. Have you ever stepped on one of those in bare feet? It hurts really bad!

LEGO’s Siren Head

Well, every time we walk into the store. It’s the same thing. My little innovator with powerful imaginations. Can I buy a LEGO set? To increase his inventions, I always pay attention to his interests and make these materials and activities available to him. This provided a great opportunity for us to bond and have fun.

Look at me, Mommy! Watch!

There were imaging an adventure with all the brilliant things only a child’s mind can conjure.

I totally avoided the act of overparenting that dampens or even wipes out that innate ability. Loving him so much makes me want to learn more, and do more for him.

Love You Jaana!

Positive Mindset, Power of Learning

Let Bygone Be Bygone

As I approach the twilight of my life, I also often remind myself “Be Here Now.” The main thing about any experience is learning. It’s so important that we stop allowing our past to take up so much of our present and future. Because it exists only in your mind. It’s not real.

Like people say “The past may be visited sometimes, but it’s definitely not a good place to live in. I feel it’s okay to be lost in regret or sadness of a past incident. That’s why we are humans, not God. Yeah, however, make sure it’s TEMPORARY. It would be better if instead, we try to heal ourselves in the present through family and friends.

Every one of us has the ability to shift our thinking, shift our perspective; make new decisions that will forge a new direction in our lives. Don’t buy into the story that others may try to sell you,” Present Good, Past Bad.” That seems to be a victim mentality.

Inimical to this. I believe:

Let the Past Live!

Let the Present Live!

Let the Future Live!

They all run together. The past existed for a reason. If it still affects you, you might need to accept it and move on, rather than try to convince yourself it doesn’t matter. So in other words, acknowledge the past but not live in the past. What had happened at that time was bad, but do not be bad forever.

Overthinking will kill your peace. Pray and leave it in God’s hands.

Always embrace the new day!