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A New, New Year’s List

HNY2018

My heart is excited at the blank new page that is before me,
Things to do, things to accomplish, places to see,
The list is endless and as same as the previous years I feel.

In this New Year,

What if I focus on joy and that which brings my soul alive?
What if I learn to let go, instead of holding on tight?
What if I learn to listen, instead of trying to tell my side?
What if I learn to love, no matter what their slights?
What if I learn to forgive, instead of defending my right?
What if I learn to live this day – one day at a time?
What if I can carve some alone time to hear the whispers of my heart?
What if I learn to live like my inner child who I had left behind?
Because in the end, it is not what I accomplished in the world that counts,
But how many lives I’ve touched and how alive I was – while I lived, that’s paramount.

—By Nimmu

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Be Yourself….

Be yourself

I came unto earth with a closed fist and a cry
Surrounded by strangers dressed in white
Lavished with love, praised and adored
Life was fun and I was eager to grow
Curiosity, enthusiasm, imagination and play
Filled every minute of the day.
Eager to grow up and to please those around
I morphed myself into as many avatars that I found
So that I could fit in and be accepted into the crowd.

I laughed when they laughed, cried when they cried
Even though it didn’t feel right inside
I dressed how they dressed bought things to impress
And waited to receive their accolades and praise
Slowly my true self withered away and
The light in my eyes turned a light shade of gray
Happiness seemed to be out of reach
Each time I was not being my real self.
Life felt like a big wide hole
Unfulfilled and cold as the north pole
Taking it no more the little child inside me found her way through my hearts door
Asking me to see her in the past when love was showered and I needn’t act
Be who you are that’s what the world wants to see
They don’t need a carbon copy of another celebrity
You’ve come with the talents unique to yourself
To carve your name in the world with your own hand print.
To share your goodies that only you can give.
And enjoy the journey by being yourself!

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In my perfect world…

In my perfect world,
We will live without borders
Reach out to one another in time of disorder.

In my perfect world,
We will speak a language everyone understands
Leave our egos and love will outstand.

In my perfect world,
Not one human goes to bed hungry without food
We will strive to provide and share all that is good.

In my perfect world,
Money will not be our currency of trade
But talents and services will be exchanged.

In my perfect world,
Whatever we manufacture will be degradable
That which is not, will at least be reusable.

In my perfect world,
For every tree that is cut down
A thousand will be planted.
Animals will be given space to wander.
We will let them live without human encounter.

In my perfect world,
Every child will be cherished and taught about this magical place,
So that he grows up to protect and guard it and leaves it
better than the previous human race.

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Anyway…

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered
LOVE THEM ANYWAY

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives
DO GOOD ANYWAY

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies
SUCCEED ANYWAY

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow
DO GOOD ANYWAY

The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down
by the smallest people with the smallest mind.
THINK BIG ANYWAY

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs
FIGHT FOR SOME UNDERDOGS ANYWAY

What you spent years building many be destroyed overnight
BUILD ANYWAY

Give the world the best you have and you will get kicked in the teeth
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU’VE GO ANYWAY!

AUTHOR – UNKNOWN