Where is the price tag?

“With money you can buy a house, but not a home
With money you can buy a clock, but not time
With money you can buy a bed, but not sleep
With money you can buy a book, but not knowledge
With money you can buy a doctor, but not good health
With money you can buy a position, but not respect
With money you can buy blood, but not life
With money you can buy sex, but not love.”

 

Why does a price exist? The answer is obvious, to display the value of an item. But, the irony is things that does not have a price tag is more valuable than something that actually has one. I think that a price tag is just a limitation of a thing’s value. Which is why, some things are priceless and has no price tag. Many people tend to believe that if he/she has wealth,  that person could do anything. Well, they are most definitely wrong beyond any parameters. There is just so many things that one needs to be content in their lives. For instance, the amazing days you spent in your childhood, the butterflies in your stomach on your first date, the happiness of meeting your old friends, graduating and witnessing the smile on your parents faces and many more are the little elements in life that create bigger memories. Just think what are you going to remember in your final days, a good cheese hamburger or the memories of our loved ones.

Money won’t satisfy your life, happiness does.

what happened to your burning desire?

What’s a burning desire? It is the motivation that makes you work, suffer, dance, cry, shout, stand up for what you want and believe that you can achieve your dreams. It’s when someone engages in an activity so much that it becomes what always thinks about,talks about and dreams about. There’s quotation of Martin Luther, “If you have not discovered anything to die for then you are not fit enough to live.” This world needs more people with burning desires. People whose lives would be judged by their actions. Surprisingly, whether you knew it or not, from very young days of your childhood you had experienced these burning desires. When we kids, we wanted to be superheroes, pilots, engineers, poets, writers, princesses, policemen, painters, we wanted to change the world, stand up and be counted, to get attention, climb trees, cross the road, buy candy and eat a lot of ice creams. You know that if children would not get what they want such as the chocolates, ice creams. They would cry! but why ?  because they would do anything to get what they want. I’m not saying to give the children what they want because as we all know that would make them stubborn. Unless if they deserve it of course! What I’m really pointing out is the fact that we ‘had’ those burning desires & asking you where did they go?

All you need is a burning desire.

Let me tell you where I think they got lost and remember things lost can be found. As we grew up, life taught us many things. Bad people got into our lives, disappointments, we got hurt, we fell down, we lost and then we followed the trend that goes by the principle, “we should not think too big, reach too high or love too much.” Some would call it life lessons because of that they stop chasing what they want. But I would take it as an opportunity to prove them wrong and make it a reason to fight for you want. You are meant to shine. You have a purpose, you just need to find it again. Like I said before, things lost can be found. Believe me once you find it, it will become the core of your existence. Thus, you will create your destiny. It get you up at the crack of dawn with fire in belly! Fire burning so bright, a burning desire you can call it.  A desire that will consume you! A desire that you will work hard for! A desire so beautiful and so meaningful. You will change the world and I firmly believe in that! You may want to help the people around. Help your colleagues reach their potential. Help the community. Bring innovative thinking in to the environment around you. All you need is get inside your mind and heart and find that beautiful, meaningful, lost burning desire!

I read about a man who is a lawyer, a leadership expert, motivational speaker, author, social worker. He wants people around the world to reach their potential. That is the whole population. He works day in and day out to try to make this a reality. Extremely crazy? Yes, but an extreme burning desire ? Definitely!

Is he special than you are? No,he just found his cause, his burning desire!

Smiling is contagious !

Smile! It’s a beautiful thing in every perspective. Have you ever smiled at anyone? Now don’t say no. Cause that would be absurd. Have you ever smiled at a stranger walking past you? Have you ever smiled at some one who just crossed your path? The tendency is that they would smile back. Everyday when I went to school. I smiled at almost everyone in the streets. They smiled back! When you smile, you release a positive energy. The universal fact is that positive attracts positive and it is a no brainer! In fact smiling is a universal language itself. It doesn’t have any barriers. Babies smile,young people smile, old people smile even animals smile! ( They do if you really look closely :p )

Smile!

The other day when I had classes. I choose to use the public transport bus service. I got in and found my self a seat. The bus conductor asked me for my bus fare. He asked in a very ugly and unruly manner.  He had a very straight face. He put his hand in front and waved his fingers to and fro asking for the bus fare. It was similar to the way when people fight and where they taunt the opposition asking for more. I was shocked when he asked for the money. I stayed calm and smiled at him. He smiled back and took my the money I gave him. I observed him as he went to the other passengers to collect their fares. To my astonishment as he was collected the fares he gave a smile to all his customers; and NO all the customers were not ladies! It was like chain reaction that kept going on and on. Then I realized smiling is contagious. It made the whole bus feel that its full of positive energy. And it all began with just one smile. I can definitely say that the travelers on the bus would have taken that positive energy and spread it in their workplace, school or where ever they went.  So, you got the message guys? Don’t forget to smile. Where ever you go, always smile. You will never know, your smile could change somebody’s life. Maybe even save a life! So smile away people! Where there’s a smile, happiness is not far around the corner.

While you are at it check out these people who trying make other people smile at a global level!
https://www.facebook.com/amillionsmilesmovie?fref=ts

I am me

This is me.
This is how I’ll be.
I lay on my bed and sip my tea.
Thinking about life, freedom and my liberty.
Surrounding me the words of freedom as far as my eyes can see.
In the newspapers, radio and T.V
Everyone is in a rush and has the urge for emotion.
So wide, so diverse, so unpredictable to explain even for Tennessee.
This is me.
This is how I’ll be.
I may eat like a monkey.
I may act like a donkey.
I may think like a turkey.
and yes, seems like a comedy.
But this is me.
This is how I’ll be
So, don’t judge me.
Cause your validation is not important to me.
Same goes to you lady.
I don’t care about the colour of your saree
or design of your goatee.
Or where you were born as a baby.
Let’s put our differences and other things that I didn’t mention because I’m too lazy.
By doing so, lets live in harmony.
Because;
you need to be you.
I need to be me.
This is what we all must be.
or else we may lose our individuality. 

© Nazmi Mahamood, All rights reserved.
http://allpoetry.com/poem/10462155-I_am_me-by-PeaceBoy

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Dare to be yourself!

Did you know? If you had 300 billion brothers and sisters. You would still not be exactly the same as them. Neither, would they be exactly same as each other. Every human is born unique to this would. God is the main and only contributor to insert that individuality into that person. It’s sad to see that in today’s society respect towards individuality has ceased to exist.  Today I mainly see people who just wants to fit in to society rather than stand out. Wheres individuality gone and how were imitators born ? 

Be yourself

A quote that I came across while reading a book. “Imitating is suicide” It just doesn’t mean that you literally  kill yourself but rather you kill you own individual personality. Be a lion not a buffalo. Yes, it’s funny but it has meaning. A lion wakes up everyday knowing that he must run faster than his prey or else he will starve. He hunts alone. He has his own way of life. Buffalo! He disappears to his heard. Do I need to explain more ? 

What are you waiting for ? Bring out the great person within you! Remember this along the way, the greatest thinkers are the people who dare to be themself.  There’s no other better feeling in the world than being yourself.

What are you doing for others?

Few years ago I met a teacher. She was a very inspiring person. She joined my school only a few years ago. Yet, she has been one of the many people who is at the center of development of my school. She targets English language and social service. I can tell you working with her is an inspiration to my life as a student. I learnt a lot! That is not the fact but the thing is she is a person who creates many opportunities for others to mold themselves in to better people. So, that they would be worthy people to the society. My question is, what does she gain by giving opportunities to others? Its not just mere tiny opportunities but big ones that gives the person who takes it, a vast exposure to life in the making. Today I realized what she gains.

I was elected as the 2013 President of Unique Zahirianz, an International Club of Zahira College. Promotes international leadership among the students. I was invited to a public program which is about Volunteerism and its importance. A bright idea struck me. What if I ask the members of the club to take part in it. It’s very good program to attend. Especially at the beginning of the year. So I made sure all of them would attend it. They all agreed to come. I felt I did a great job in letting the members expose themselves to opportunities that would help them later in life.

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It’s a feeling that come from within your heart. A special kind of happiness. But what is the purpose of finding happiness? If they do actually succeed in their lives. You know that you did something even if its a small thing you did help that person succeeded in life. Which means his you are jigsaw piece to someone’s success. That’s the best achievement far from possible in today’s world. He might not remember you but god knows. God shall smile on your deed and reward with his highest blessing. To appreciate the success of someone else is something but hey if you can’t appreciate the his journey and hard work, then you won’t appreciate your successes either.

Dreams for the future

                                 “To pursue a dream one must have a dream.”

        I was in the 9th grade when someone posed me the question “What’s your dream for the future?”  I said, “I wanted to be an engineer”, but there was really not much confidence that it was what I wanted to be. So that day, that question kept flickering in my mind. So I started scribbling my thoughts and what ended on the top of my list was “I want to be a writer and someday I’m going to be an editor of an leading International magazine.”  Few weeks passed before I mustered up the courage to tell it to anyone.  To my advantage a lecturer visited our school to address us. He asked us individually from the audience. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Almost everyone who was there in that hall knew me and this was the time I said to everyone “I want be a writer!” I had a huge relief in my head! The lecturer commented that it was a very interesting choice I’ve made. That encouraged me not to stop here but to pursue my dream with zest!

         Having a dream is easy but the journey is what counts the most because the harder the journey is the sweeter your dream will be. I’ve had difficult times. So tough I’ve even felt like I’m slipping from the edge, hanging by a thread!  Every time I think of many reasons for me to stop pursuing my dream I stop and think about the one reason I kept going this far. How was that possible? Well I’m surrounded by people who believe in me and encourage me in my endeavor. My family, close friends and teachers are my greatest cheerleaders. Their ongoing support is what bolsters my self confidence to give me that extra courage to achieve my dream. Today, I believe I’m on the right track. I’m still young and wild, I got plenty of time to adjust my self according to the changes happening in the world. One must adapt to what’s happening in the world. Only then and only then can one achieve success. His ultimate goal. 

Everyone have their own dream. A dream that they could make one feel that it is his purpose to live on the face of this earth. Remember when we were young ? We had all sorts of dreams. Things we would want to be when we grow up. Silly things that we would come up with. “I want an Ice Cream! I want to be Superman! I want to be like my dad! I want be a princess! I want help people!” When we were kids we were determined to reach that goal. Even if it meant crying embarrassingly in public begging your parents for ice cream. Where is that zest for achieving goals today gone…….??? As we grow up we learnt the fear of failing. The fear of what others might think about us. The  responsibility. The little kids didn’t know what responsibility means. They were just happy. I think we most of us are not happy with things going on around. Stop and think. Is loved one at home ? Is he/ she smiling ? No? Go make that person smile and let him/her know there’s someone out there who loves him. You would be even more happier that you are the reason behind that smile and happiness.

Coming back to goals. I remember my teacher once told me. A person has interests. Things he loves doing. Things he enjoys doings. Things he wants to share with his friends and family. A person has goals too. The key to enjoys perusing your goals and taking your friends and family with you on your way to your goals. Is to connect your interests in life and your goals in life.

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I’M YOUNG AND I GOT A LOT OF YEARS TO COME BUT YOU MIGHT BE SO MUCH FAR FROM ME BY AGE AND DISTANCE BUT I WISH YOU HAPPINESS AND GOOD LUCK IN ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS. ITS UP TO YOU DECIDE, ARE YOU GOING TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF OR THE WORLD.
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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson
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