“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection”.– Thomas Paine
There are times when life throws a monkey wrench at us, we tend to focus only on the fragments and the distorted images. It’s ony when we reflect back and put the pieces of puzzle together that we are able to see the big picture.
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation,which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.“- Confucius
Occasionally,life rewards us with more than we bargained for. It is then we realise that ..”It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment”.– Marcus Tullius Cicero
To see some stunning pictures on “reflections”, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge
“Be Thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more…”- Oprah Winfrey
A recent Diwali party organised by the American Chamber of Commerce had the usual cultural events of song and dance .
Usual? Not quite! The group of dancers ( performing Bharatnatyam- a South Indian classical form) were disabled – some deaf and some blind.
I was surprised at first, then impressed and later thankful.
Thankful for what I have – a lovely family and a healthy normal life to be able to do the things that I love to do – time with friends and family, travel, read and blog!
Visit the Daily Post for other interpretations of ‘Thankful’. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
Weekly Image of Life: I am Thankful for..
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.– Doug Larson
Smelled and tasted….then I could get my sons to eat these greens 🙂
My second entry for the Daily Post weekly Photo Challenge. My first entry was here.
Geometry. This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world.
Inlay patterns at Sikandra, Agra, tomb of King Akbar .(picture clicked by my son on a school trip)
Rows of square mirrors at Logan Airport, Boston
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
And finally, Geometry in nature – Chikmaglur, India
You can see other entries on “Geometry” here.
Farewell signs in different languages at Disney World, Orlando.
This week ‘s photo challenge from the Daily post is ‘silhouette’. Trying not to repeat the pictures posted before .
Buddha, Lantau, Hong Kong
Vishnu statue, Bali
Statue of Poet Thiruvallur, Kanyakumari, India
The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is ‘Big’.
” I have never found a companion as companionable as solitude” – Henry David Thoreau
The Daily Post’s theme for the week is ‘Solitary’
A morning at Lalbagh gardens: The kempegowda rock where people come for their daily walk and meditation, this dog is blissfully asleep!
You can see other interpretations of ‘Everyday Life’ here.