The Two Buckets

Two buckets, tired after a day’s work, sat down to rest. One of the buckets was always grumbling. It never looked at life cheerfully.

As it rested outside the well it said to the other bucket,“I’m tired of the life we lead. However full we are when we are drawn up out of the well, we are sent back empty again.This makes me very dissatisfied.”

The second bucket was of a different nature. It did not believe in grumbling. It always looked at life positively. It said,“That’s true. But I always look at it this way – that however empty we are when we are sent down, we are always full when drawn up.”

Moral: It is good to look on the brighter side of life.

Open your mind to change

Article  By Waheeda Rehman                  

“Everyone has a purpose and it’s never too late to fulfill it”

Being spiritual to me is being happy; happiness comes when you accept what you have in life.

We need to be content to be happy. And one can’t be content by expecting too much from life; it’s a cycle, so it’s better to accept what life offers. I ask God for a healthy life and that is the most important.

If one has good health, then wealth is bound to follow because a healthy mind and body, I believe, keeps one spirituality fit. One does not overtly have to display religious beliefs to be spiritual. It lies in nature, people and everything around us. Say, wearing a T-shirt with God’s images or sporting amulets and talismans doesn’t make one spiritual.

These are outer layers of a being, which have no connection to one’s spirituality. God resides in what lies beneath the skin. There is always a supreme force guiding us and I believe in it. Everyone in this world has a mission or a purpose in life, and it’s never too late to fulfill it.

There’s a thin thread that binds spirituality and God and that is ‘faith’ — faith that things will turn good and better in the end. Spirituality is in learning new things; it’s all about opening your mind, getting ready for change and discovering the world. Education makes us feel all learned, but what we don’t know might actually be bigger than the sum total of what we’ve been taught all our lives.

For me, spirituality is the quest to know the unknown. I thank God for everything. I find beauty in all His creations and see everything in a positive way. I’ve always looked at the glass as half full and not half empty — maybe that’s what has been the driving force in my life. 

How to be positive

  •  Have faith in yourself and your abilities.
  • Look for the good in every situation. There is always something good or something useful to learn, even in difficult or unpleasant situations.
  •  Focus your mind on the good things you already have in your life. If you focus on them, these good things will increase in your life.
  • Follow your positive thoughts with positive actions.
  • Don’t allow what people think and say affect your mind and mood.
  • Do your best to reject negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts.
  • Read things that inspire you and make you feel good.
  • Focus your mind on how to be positive and you will discover more ways to be so.
  • Smile a little more, as this helps to think positively.
  • Refuse to participate in negative inner dialogues. It’s just a waste of time and energy.
  • Say positive things about yourself and about other people.

When you learn how to think positively, you gain the key to changing and         improving your life.

All the best…