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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Can We Make a Difference?

Have we ever asked to ourselves this one question, Who will cry when we die?. There is an Ancient Sanskrit saying that states,

“When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice.”

The above saying interprets that when we are in our deathbed, we must have lived in such a manner that our non-presence in this world should make a distinct difference, than that we actually created during our presence. To say this is very simple, but very few people did really lived their life that made a remarkable stain not only in their own path, but, also made a difference in others life that earned tears of this world. To mention were, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa and very few others. The individuals mentioned here, does not come from a strong family background nor had any great political support. All they had in their mind was a strong belief in their ideals and the desire to serve the human kind selflessly. It’s the sacrifice of LIFE that earned names for those great leaders.

It will be great to see each one of us becoming another Gandhi, or Mother Theresa. Considering the life in this mechanical world, it’s practically difficult. But, definitely each one of us can try to become a Gandhi / Theresa, by means of simple act that is possible to practice even between our busy internet lives.

My few pencil thoughts to create a mark:

  • In a day, how many times did we really initiate to say, a smile Hello, with a Genuine Smile to our immediate neighbors…
  • How many times did we think of others problem and tried attempt to address it…
  • How many times we really be kind enough to a stranger we meet in our life…
  • How many times did we really volunteer ourselves to a social responsibility program conducted near our surroundings…
  • Can you initiate a new idea/act each day and put that into practice…
  • How much difference did we really created in other person’s life, may be your friends, family members, business associates,etc.,
  • How many times we really have given an open invitation for a help / support….

As the saying goes..

“I’m only one; but I’m still one. I cannot do everything but I can still do something.” Let’s each of us become a simple force to create and mark a difference in ourselves thereby making a difference in others.

I would say, ‘If every one of us can make One Stranger whom we met in our life to cry when we die, (which is much easier than making this world to cry), definitely we made a difference in life’.

My thoughts about creating paths to mark will continue…

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