Hi,all- after a somewhat tiring week,courtesy the 'under the weather' health, things are pretty much back to normal now. (TGIF- and TGIS,tomorrow).So, what happened, that was newsworthy?
Firstly, let me mention Keshi's latest post. She observed what I'd also observed on some of the blogs I surfed, recently-namely,that people seemed to be negative,moody..in other words,not too happy with life the way it has been treating them (I observed it mostly on the newer blogs I visited,not on my usual favourites who are pretty cheerful(And,that's why they're my favourites,na!), incidentally)
As Keshi says, why do we consider our minor problems to be such major ones? Look around and see people in your circle-friends, family,et al-at least 2-3 or them will be struggling with problems which would be much greater in intensity than yours. By comparison, our problems(At least, mine) seem to pale in comparison. And, it always helps me in appreciating the way life has moved for me so far(And, touchwood, will continue so in the future)
I had the same thoughts when watching a Discovery T&L program recently, titled' Feast of India'- the anchor was moving around India's cities, trying out the delicacies, which are famous but still, not served in 5 star hotels and the like - like in, say Delhi- the Parathe waali galli, or, in Rajasthan- Jaipur and Puskhar,with the warm milk, then, another city(I forgot)where he had tea made in burnt out utensils and poured into glasses which was still extremely tasty for him.
But, what I observed behind all this, was the people actually making these delicacies- the people on the streets where he was walking.
There was the shoeshine boy scampering around,looking for the odd dirty shoe so that he could earn a few coins
There was the tea-maker,in ragged clothes,but,looking really happy with his lot in life and the fact that he was serving people
There were also the traditional mithaai(sweet)-makers-rolypoly,but,not at all ashamed of their obesity(Like many people are, when they're rolypoly and elite at the same time).
It made me wonder- what are the dreams of these people, if any? Would they settle in a place like, say, Dubai if they had a chance, and be extremely successful here? Or, do they know anything at all about the world outside theirs?Are they curious about it?
It all comes back to the phrase' ambitious, yet, contented(should I say 'not discontented'?) with where one is in life'...that's what makes one aim higher, but, without moaning,without trying to compare oneself with those who're a step or more above us. Where one looks back at one's own achievements and feels happy, rather than feeling unhappy at someone else's progress, as so many people do! Oh,well! I'd love to see your thoughts on this topic, people!----------
As a younger man, he was in great shape. As an airline pilot , he was required to have a Flight physical every six months. The young blonde nurse took the basic data, weight, height, and blood pressure. His pressure was good, but the heart rate was below 40 beats per minute.
"I cannot put that number down. You'll be denied a licence," she said.
"What can I do?" He replied.
She took his hand and placed it on her left bre*st, saying, "Just think about that for a minute!"
Retaking his blood pressure and heart rate, she stated, "53 will be OK, but you really know how to hurt a girl!"
The nurse at the Pathology Clinic was getting a bit beyond it. She was approaching retirement and was continually getting things mixed up. One day, a young man came to the laboratory for a blood test. After a few minutes, the pathologist looked in on the nurse and his patient.
There she was, rapidly stroking the very happy young man's firm ****.
"Good God, NO!" shouted the pathologist. "Stop it at once! I said, 'prick his finger,not the other way round!"
Till next time, keep smiling!