Open it up and Fight for it…

Let me open my note with a belief that I have in my heart - Everything and Everyone can be better than they are or fight to get better. Don’t you think so? Lets pause for a moment, close our eyes and open our heart to muster this thought; so many things come to our mind that we think we can do better – love, friendship, relationship, health, Job, attitude and many that I can’t even think which is unique to you, so many things come to our mind. Isn’t it? That something can be done better!
Not all of us start our lives in a fresco, we may have cluttered ones or the world might have thrown their paints on us and the image that we have is not what we want. Is that the end of it? If that’s the case the world that we see could have been a different one. Take for instance a child’s view of looking for a fresh snow to lie on it to leave an impression by flapping wings so as to carve his image. Look everything as a fresh universe and begin from there. If you don’t have one create on or fake it. As Muhammad Ali says "To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are." The vision is important or developing one is important because if we consider victims of our circumstances we will always remain a victim.

I write these when I’m touched by some conversations that I’ve with my friends or lost communication with them but whatever it is I pen these to the best that I can do and revisit to remember. It is a beautiful life. I would like to share a story so that few of my friend’s perception can change how to looking upon an issue and that is not the end of the world.

Once lived a creative engineer named John Roebling – he was driven by a penchant idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island; the whole world mocked him including the bridge building experts, you know why? such impossible feat high was never built before and they never had a vision. Shared his ideas and vision with his Son, Washington, because he could not give up his vision and had to persuade and convince him, his son was a fresh emerging engineer. Together their synergy had to overcome the obstacles and the headiness of a wild challenge the had, they never let their spirits down. Crew members were hired, Project started and everything was running fine. After few months on a tragic accident the father lost his life with his son physically Injured with sustained brain damages and left physically immobile. The world came back and bashed with them with their foolish and wild visions. Though they started with a fresh fresco it was splashed with all sorts of colors, no one talked positive and asked to scrap the project. Washington was handicapped physically but his mental burning desire to complete rose all the time when he was let and put down. His inspiration didn’t help anyone to support him and all left saying either it's a Gordian or a daunting task.

As he was lying on his bed in the hospital room, he gazed at the sunlight that was streaming with a mild breeze which was blowing the flimsy curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees for a moment and he picked it was a message to fight back – an idea hit him , all he could do was move his one finger and decided the best he could do with it. He developed a code of communication with his wife with that finger. He touched her arm with it to his wife to call Engineers and used the same finger to tap her arm to communicate to the Engineers. World around him mocked again but the project started again. You know for 13 years Washington tapped out his ideas with his finger on his wife’s arm until one day the bridge finally completed. Today it is nothing but the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge that you see in New York which is a glory and a mark and a tribute of one man’s undying spirit and determination that fought all the circumstances, it is a sign of faith, love and devotion of his partner for those 13 long patient years to decode the message to the engineers.

All the actions narrated here are an eloquence depicting faith, love and determination. We should not fear the light of the day if we are afraid of dark. We all by nature try to keep our thoughts locked and locked till we die. The same applies to any human feelings. If we keep our thoughts locked until we die and when those thoughts are closed in caves then love will show its roots in the deepest hell.
Life needs to be lived, express and open up your heart and follow it, if needed fight for it.


Kindness - another hidden treasure of our soul.

Welcome...if I may so Let me open the curtain of my heart.

Human Kindness – Care and Compassion for others. It is told forget injuries, never forget kindness.
When I was in a graduate school in Chicago on a limited to no budget for my living expenses, I was running short on reserves for the coming season and one fine day then a friend, now one of my good friends helped me to find a part time that changed my life and confidence level, I can never forget his act of kindness. When I first moved to Chicago, United States I went straight to Graduate School with no place to stay and standing in a line with my luggage outside of the office as I knew no human soul at that time, One of my seniors - a grad student - now one of my best friends helped me to find a place, it is his place. I always get inspired when I remember these and other acts of kindness that was showered on me, it boosts and demonstrates their compassion and caring; that is human kindness which is priceless. That led me to do and react for random acts of Kindness who knows our own effort of compassion can change someone’s life.

We are humans and cannot read fellow human pains and sorrows, usually we cover up very well and make-up painful smiles from broken hearts or hurtful moments. It doesn’t hurt to take selfless steps to encourage or smile and wishing them or complimenting them and asking a simple thing how are you this morning or how was your weekend? We can make a difference; we never know how we can impact on them. We could have saved someone from taking their own life or complimenting a lady we could have boosted a young lady with a low self esteem, words have an ever lasting impact and brings the positive posture.

There is no harm if we shower kindness to people that we don’t know; some help to an old lady or an old man in a grocery store or helping a poor sighted to a blind man pass the road.
Or even saying a person walking his dog saying so cute dog and pat it, it could be his/her only loved one makes them feel that they have something that they look upon for inspiration or to wade of the loneliness. When I was young I never admired the intelligent ones rather kind ones and even when I grew I always admired kind people probably that made to do social help to the aged and old people, I’m a happy going guy I practice compassion so I can make others happy. Imagine the feeling inside our heart when we carry out the acts of kindness and the greatest pleasure that you derive from it.

We all come into this world as strangers but we don’t want to leave this planet as strangers; do something wonderful so that you leave a path for the small world that you represent.