In the movie “Love Story,” there is a line that says, “Love means never having to say that you’re sorry.” It is wrong, absolutely wrong. Love means- being the very first one to admit when you’re wrong and, also, always be the first one to apologize.
Never hesitate to say sorry, because ‘sorry’ is that magical word which not only demolishes walls (of misunderstanding) between people but also builds strong everlasting bridges between them.”
If you are thinking of mending fences or wishing to apologize to the people you have (or may have) wronged, at the top of your list should be your spouse, your children, your friends and your relatives because we tend to take them for granted. It is because they love us more than we realise, that they are not so vocal or expressive about their hurt. Remember just as we take their love for granted, they too put up with our harsh words/ ill behaviour. Making amends will bring much needed peace as well as healing and strengthen your relationship as well.
Don’t you think, today, this very moment is the right time to walk that extra mile, take that long overdue step and seek their forgiveness?
It will, indeed, be so very sad if you realized towards the end of your life that there were people who you should have apologize to. Remember the words that are not spoken NOW, will NEVER be spoken- actions that are not taken NOW will NEVER be taken.
So go ahead, rise above that petty ego, apologize unconditionally to all those people you have hurt and forever bury the hatchet. Write a letter, send an email, text a message, compose a WhatsApp note or walk across and JUST DO IT. Believe me, you will feel lighter and more cheerful . ~Latika Teotia
I have met some people who won’t put their trust in God but will put it in other things.Well,they have their own reasons to feel that way. Like some of them have felt that they have been let down by God. They did believe in God with their heart & soul and prayed but their prayers weren’t answered. They have seen their loved ones going through traumatic experiences and deaths; hence,left them disappointed and bitter.
I feel when things go wrong it helps to have someone to blame and when no one is handy,its convenient and easy to point the finger at God but He is not the one who is responsible for any of those things.
God desires only the best for us. Tragedy may come into our lives because that’s just a part of living on planet earth. But if we turn our sorrows over to Him and trust Him with our heart and soul, God will surely make something beautiful even out of those tragedies and sufferings. Maybe, you will get new perspective about those painful occurrences.
All I want to convey is when you trust God with your life , you begin to realize all things do work together for your good. Even the blemishes serve to make you a better,stronger and more capable person.
I request you to trust God and His ways more and more as He is the only One who can truly,strengthen you,empower you and build you.
He is a Faithful God !!! ~Latika Teotia
Don’t hesitate to take the first step for anything that is positive. If someone has hurt you (knowingly or unknowingly) it’s better to clarify. Chances are that it was a small issue or misunderstanding and became big due to lack of communication. Waiting for the other person to take the first step to end an issue is nothing but an ego issue. Don’t sacrifice relationship at the altar of petty egos. ~Latika Teotia
When we love someone, their biggest mistakes appear very small and we just ignore them. Treat everyone that way- especially your immediate family as well as your close circle.
Since you love them, put the petty things out of the way. Ignore smaller issues and don’t be ready to sermonize at the drop of a hat; no one likes to be ticked off. In your own house too, it’s better to ignore small irritants like someone leaving clothes crumpled in the cupboard or not putting the sofa cushions back in place or leaving used cups on the table or not cleaning the washroom properly after themselves or not leaving the remote control in the proper place and so on. It’s better to set it right yourself rather than spoil their mood or their day by pointing out or by making them set it right.
Remember, no one is deliberately triggering you; they just don’t realize their mistakes and with the passage of time they will surely come around to what you want- give them time. Even you may be having many faults which are so obvious to others but they are not pointing it out because they love you and would rather lose out on ego than on relationship.
Love people as they are , ignore small issues and I guarantee that you’ll stay happy- as also make others happy . ~Latika Teotia
“Make a difference in the lives of others by reaching out and healing them with your love. Uplift ,encourage and sow the seed of hope in broken hearts. God will bless you a hundred-fold !!!”~ Latika Teotia
What makes me come alive? What did I want to do with my life? What kind of a person did I want to be? These questions made me look back at my life experiences. I had two choices: to either sit and sulk, or take hold of myself and make my life worthy. I chose to stand firm. I chose ‘Me’, and that means taking full responsibility for my part in the co-creation of my life.The lines that touched me and continue touching my soul are these: “When you look back on the landscape of your life, you should feel proud of the footprints you have left behind.” Since then, there is no looking back.
As Long As I Live !!!
I am learning to be less vulnerable, more strong,
Trying my best not to be wrong.
I’m trying to accept beauty of this life,
Even though it is torn with strife.
I’m learning to smile through my tears,
Suppressing my hidden as well as visible fears.
I am learning to enjoy this process,
It doesn’t matter if it isn’t a success.
Instead of counting the cost,
I’m learning not to get lost
And not to forsake the colors
Of life, in the midst of storms and others.
I am learning to come out of the dark,
And touch the sky; fly like a lark.
I’m learning to hold on to my dreams,
And to overcome my inner screams.
I am learning to live well, give my best,
Do what is right and to God leave the rest.
Build bridges, let none fall.
And above all be a good friend to all.
Words when used as expressions of love can help and heal.