“Giving is a game in which everybody wins.”Why I say this is because when you do something nice or help someone unconditionally, the brain is flooded with serotonin ,the feel good chemical that helps to energize you. That’s why you feel happy when you share your gifts.If you notice the successful people are the ones who share their gifts without holding them back. By sharing with their colleagues,they create a powerful network of people who trust and support them. I won’t be wrong in saying that you can enjoy a living only by how much you give. So beautifully written by Harold Abbott~
“Do something for somebody gladly;
It will sweeten your every care.
In sharing the sorrows of others,
Your own are less hard to bear.”
Selective amnesia or forgetfulness is good for leading a happy life. Forget the uncomfortable incidents and be grateful for the good ones. Write your bitter memories on sand and the good ones on stone so that winds of time can quickly sweep away the bad memories and the memorable ones remain permanently etched.~Latika Teotia
Compassion, empathy and consideration for others creates an environment of positivity where everything blooms, blossoms, thrives and prospers.
Live life honestly, sincerely, joyfully and with compassion for fellow beings notwithstanding what it gives you in return. ~Latika Teotia
Forgive and forget what had happened. Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures. Relax !!! You are constantly evolving. Love yourself to bits.
A kind, happy, positive and God loving person treats others with love and respect. However, we come across grumpy, angry and negative persons in our lives who are always ready to pick up a quarrel and who have nothing good to say about anyone. Don’t be upset by such people, they’ve been wired to behave like that because of circumstances or conditions beyond their control. They are like garbage trucks carrying foul smelling waste and ready to dump it at the first opportunity. This reminds me of the story of the taxi driver and the garbage truck.
One day I hopped into a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane, well within the speed limit when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded and just missed the other car by a few inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly.
Perplexed I asked him, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around disturbed, full of frustration, anger and disappointment. They are like garbage trucks. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile and move on. Don’t accept their garbage and in turn spread it to other people at work, home or on the streets.
So next time you come across such people, forgive them, smile at them, send them blessings and just move on. You never know that this may change their attitude and their outlook towards life. ~Latika Teotia
You don’t have to be too harsh on yourself when things go wrong and punish yourself for every mistake- in fact I feel that you don’t need to chastise yourself at all. When we condemn or castigate ourselves for any folly, we are letting loose an air of negativity- punishments have this uncanny trait of lowering the morale and bringing gloom all around. So, it’s okay to commit mistakes- we all do- learn from them and move ahead. ~Latika Teotia
Sometimes in our exuberance we overstep ourselves. Someone may be passing through a difficult time and no sooner do they start talking about their problems than we interrupt them with quick fix solutions. We couldn’t be more wrong in our approach. Perhaps all that the other person wants is to unwind and just talk. Nothing more. People want to be assured that you’ll be there when they need you. Right now all they want you to do is to sympathetically lend your ear! It is always advisable to be a good listener. ~Latika Teotia