Struggles are no excuse for giving up on your dreams!
Jobless Single Mother, Fought depression, Rejected by 12 publishers….Became the richest author
J.K. Rowling – Author of Harry Potter Series
Rejected from 30 jobs including KFC,Rejected from Harvard 10 times, Failed at school and college exams
Jack MA – Founder,Alibaba
At 21 diagnosed with ALS, disease that shuts down the nerves, eventually lost the ability to speak & move, defied all odds and became leading scientist
Stephen Hawking – Physicist
Grew up at farm, milked cows and sold milk,delivered newspapers, founded the largest retail chain
Sam Walton – Founder, Walmart
Recipe got rejected 1009 times, Got 5 Cents/Chicken from restaurant, years later 600 KFC outlets in USA
Colonel Sanders – Franchise, KFC
Born to housemaid and coal worker, raped at 9 & 13, pregnant at 14, Millionaire by 32, “Queen of all Media”
Oprah Winfrey – Talk Show Host
Being travel lover I thought of sharing a few quotes, which I had read somewhere
1. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
2.”The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
3.”I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
4.”We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
5.”Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
6.”The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
7.”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
8.”People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
9.”To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
10.”Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry
While browsing on Facebook I came across below beautiful post about Gautam Buddha’s wife and son that he left behind…
He left her in the middle of the night, the night their son was
born. When she heard the news she was devastated.
Yet, she did not complain but her life lost all meaning. The only reason for her to live now was her son. She wanted him to grow up to be a man that the world would look up to.
Her friends and relatives came around and asked her to forget about the man who had left her and start life again.
They asked her to marry again but she refused. She was young
& beautiful & suitors queued up outside her door, but she refused each one of them.
Then one fine day he came back !
He stood in front of her and she could hardly remember him as the man who had left her. “They call you the Buddha now?” she asked him gently.
“I hear they do,” he answered in
a calm fashion.
“What does it mean?” she further inquired.
“I think it means the enlightened one, a knower,” he informed.
She smiled and then a silence.
“I suppose we have both learned something. Your lessons O Buddha, will make the world richer in spirit, but my lesson will unfortunately remain largely unknown.”
she reflected deeply….
“ And what lesson is that ? ” The Buddha probed.
Her eyes sparkled with unshed tears, “That a courageous woman does not need anyone to complete her…..
SHE IS COMPLETE ON HER OWN ”
Saluting womanhood for the Yashodhara spirit. !!! 🙏
Being food lover over last one year I had to spend time in kitchen, initially out of necessity and later just taste variety of foods and also to improve my cooking skills. I am adding one more category ‘ Taste Buds’ to my blog, I will be sharing recipes based on my experiments in kitchen with all my readers….
Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr