“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor”
I have inherited my fondness for books from my Father.. He truly loved books, and being an avid reader, whenever he came across a book he really liked, he would send a copy of the same to me. “Who will cry when you die?” by Robin Sharma was my father’s last gift to me before he passed away. I tried to be strong and carry on with life, but I think I still needed his love and support to go on… That’s when I came across this book again, left in a dusty corner since I’d nearly stopped reading any books, despite my life-long pursuance of that very habit..
Upon opening this book, I came across certain beautiful quotes in the book (mainly compiled by the author) that my Dad had underlined, and these have become my mantras for the New Year, and for evermore.
Sharing them with you:
1. Take more Risks.
2. Get good at being uncomfortable and stop walking the path of least resistance.
3. Living is a gift and we must make the best of it, every day of our lives.
4. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
5. So long as you live, keep learning how to live.
6. Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
7. Reflect on your weaknesses and vow to transform them into strengths that will add richness and energy to the way you live.
8. It’s a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
9. Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.
10. To get more from life, you need to be more in life.
11. Start your day well. You will never be the same.
12. There is in the worst of fortune the best chance for a happy change.
13. Be the change that you wish to see most in your world.
14. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
15. Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present, you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
“I love my father as the stars – he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. ~Terri Guillemets”
I dedicate all my awards and accolades to him. He would have been so proud of me and my accomplishments. Thank you Dad, for showing me the way and for always being there for me. Love you forever….
Lucks aka Sulekha