Farewell 2017 – Welcome 2018!
Ending the year 2016 with a very sad note ! Kidsfreesouls Favorite Super Star and Inspirational Role Model ‘George Michael’ is No More. Some people say, Never Look Back, Just Look Forward’ but I guess Memories keep you alive.
When I was asked to give a name for my Supplement ‘Freesouls’ in Sambhaav Newspapers, I randomly said ‘Soul Free – Make it Free Souls’ inspired by the GM number ‘Soul Free’ from Listen without Prejudice!
2017 Farewell is here and another has passed. We’ve learnt from past, lived for today and hope for Better Tomorrow.
May the dawn of New Year bring Love and Happiness for you. May 2018 be blessed with Peace and Prosperity.
I believe it’s a faith so strong that keeps one going – saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the new…
Here’s a Prayer – I Believe
I believe for every drop of rain that falls, A flower grows…
I believeI believe A candle glows….
I believeI believe For anyone who goes astray,
Someone will come to show the way.I Believe, I believe.
I believe That above the storm, The smallest prayer will still be heard,
I believeI believe That someone in the great somewhere, Hears every word…
I believe Every time I hear a new born baby cry, or touch a leaf or see the sky,Then I know why…..I believe.
Wishing all Readers ‘Happy New Year – Be Happy’
Here’s a small note:
Acquire the secrets of the Magic of Thinking Big’ . The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven. Thoughts rule the world and amazingly perspective minds echo “There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so” As quoted in Upanishad ‘You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.’ It’s the every action that generates a force of energy and when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, this creates our destiny. Whatever will be, will be – Acquire the ‘Magic of Thinking Big’ and let the sun shine on you.
Kids Freesouls wishes all readers ‘Farewell 2017 & Welcome 2018′
Keep the faith.
– ilaxi patel
Editor Online, kidsfreesouls.com
BUILD THE ARKS FOR FUTURE
As time stretches ahead to a new Year, full of promises to keep and miles to go, make the Resolutions for the new year with ‘Free Soul Attitude’ to blast into a new world of Success and Peace. Life is a battle of Ups and Downs: A war of right and wrong, limitations and intimidations, choice of this and that, living in dreams and reality, feelings of acceptance and rejection, getting impressed and depressed, being friendly and carefree, accepting responsibilities and commitments, framing goals and objectives, grabbing opportunities and strengths and a big long trail of what-not! One at a time or setting up for lifetime, one can build Arks of Future with Resolutions that we tend to overlook. Something we need to brush up ourselves but we don’t. We need to get our Resolutions firmed up! Everything is up for grabs and pulls with the crisis creeping in, let’s recognize our potentialities and understand the secret of success. We can build the Arks of Future with our ‘Attitude’ – It makes a Big Difference. Resolve to spread Peace as peace brings joy but than whoever framed the word ‘Peace’ has a long trails of words considering for ‘Action’ to make these Nouns turn into Verbs. Make the Resolutions – Make them Firm and spread peace.
POSSESS THE POWER OF LOVE
Love makes the world go round. Love has no rules, its restrained by no boundaries, forms character, develops man’s faculties, builds faith, cheers heart, beautifies soul, promotes health, preserves peace, inspires kind deeds, induces good thoughts, builds channels of trust, brings joy, awakens holy emotions. Give LOVE, you receive LOVE.
BUILD RAYS OF HOPE
Hope fosters creativity, brightens the day, sparks confidence, motivates for action. Hope leads to optimism, deciding, daring, dreaming and determination. Hope brings realization, appreciation, lighting the candles instead of cursing darkness. Hope is to hold on, live, challenge, be strong, alive and unshakable. Hope is believing, fulfilling, determining attitude, viewing sunrise. Hope is Faith and Faith is Love.
Silence Speaks a Thousand Words. Silence is a pleasure, a deep answer to the quest of mind and heart. A creative means of communication. Silence creates harmony, awakens interior self, has healing power, keeps fully active, heals time, keeps self control, keeps faith, gives wisdom, offer meekness, builds patience, gives inspirations. Silence is a great art of conversation. It shows consent, seldom harm, helps to suppress anger, shows wisdom and deepens emotions. Silence itself is golden.
Friendship is like a chain that binds two souls together. It demands love, trust and confidence. Friendship is consoling, strengthening, enlivening. Friendship is a strong bond with qualities of politeness, sympathy, honesty, frankness, sincerity, cooperation, tolerance, forgiveness, mutual interest, participate, compromise. Friends are the flowers in the garden of life. Friends bring happiness, solace in sorrow, love in lonely days, brushes off gloominess, shares misfortunes and sufferings. Be friendly, be sharing, be interested, be interesting, be gracious, be sweet, be sacrificing, be forgiving, be devoting, be tolerating. Friendship is a shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting of the sun.
Be aware of yourself, about the things happening around you, about the world. Be aware of reality, choose life, master yourself, soar imagination. Awake and experience, concentrate, observe and perceive, lend a helping hand, give a listening ear. Be Aware of your own Strengths, potentialities, capabilities. Awareness of being, giving, receiving, sacrificing and demands. Above all, be Aware of your conscious and listen to your own heartbeats.
Vision is the art of seeing things. Be Optimistic with the effective qualities of intelligence, alertness and will power. Look to the brighter side of things, as true optimism is reasonable, meaningful, moderate, reliable, healthy, sober, wise and fair. Attitude determines altitude. Do not despair, do not give up hope but be optimistic. Strive to fight ignorance, torment, and defeat. Crush obstacles with optimism; be realistic, organized, and responsible. Be Optimistic in thoughts and speech. After a storm comes a calm. Where there is a will, there is a way. Sensible optimism is the indication as well as the result of reliable mental balance and strength of character. Fire your will for optimism.
BE SELF RELIANT
Heavens help those who help themselves. So, be original, be yourself. Be self-reliant. Apply your own wisdom, take advice but act your own. Know your strengths, knowledge, imagination, money, time, and influence to reach the goals instead of relying on others. This is the key to secret of success. Be creative, confident, keep the faith, accept challenges to step to the ladders of success. Be practical and realistic. Remember the value of time, pleasures of working, dignity of simplicity, worth of character, power of kindness, influence of example, wisdom of knowledge, virtue of patience, exposure of talent, joy of originating, obligation of duty and happiness of achievement. Self Reliance comes with sticking to principles, successful failures, desires, making mistakes and rising back with poise to face challenges. Lean on your ownself and not on others. Is is outwitting one’s own inferiority complex. Be your own best friend, help your own self.
BE PATIENT-BE VIRTUOUS
Patience is understanding, kind, caring, and delicate, being cautious, firmness, and being optimistic, confident, courageous, imaginative, cheerful, tolerant, enthusiastic, pessimistic and initiative. Patience is a bitter plant with a sweet fruit. Patience is endurance. The most effective remedy to encounter difficulties and challenges are with honesty, faith, enthusiasm, firmness and patience.
FORGIVE & FORGET
Forgiveness is choosing to love because only love can motivate forgiveness. To forgive is showing mercy, forgiveness heals the pain, forgiveness is accepting, forgiveness is being decisive, way of living, relaxing, breaking the channels of hatred and revenge. Forgive own self for being angry, ignorant to speak or act right or wrong, placing in hurting situations, for being said, dejected, for being rude, outspoken, for being proud, lacking courage. Just forgive your actions and come back to the fore with right ways. Forgive friends, family members, and strangers for disappointment, hurt and forgive God by not accusing him for the sufferings bestowed on you, for poverty or ill happenings.
BE FREE – POSSESS FREEDOM
Freedom is a necessary ingredient to add zest to life. It gears up the mind to plan, grow, and be creative, original, optimistic and authentic. Change the Outlook; Change the very ‘You’. Possess Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Love, Freedom of Fear, Freedom of Loneliness, Freedom of Inferiority, Freedom of Resentment, Freedom of Emptiness, Freedom of Uncertainty, Freedom from Hate, Freedom from Anger, Freedom from Self pity, Freedom from Pride, Freedom from Prejudice, Freedom from Thoughts, Freedom from Wants, Freedom of Choice. Freedom brings in hope and hope brings in faith, faith brings in love and love spreads wings of peace. The result of peace is ‘Service towards mankind’
Peace is the fruit of love. It has qualities like goodness, kindness, gentleness, patience, tolerance and forgiveness. There is no peace when there is corruption, ambition, evil, dishonesty, pride, selfishness, and misunderstanding. So shake off the blues. Peace is unity. The fullness of happiness, security, freedom from fear, self-assurance, healing, remedy for hurts, presence of love, understanding and caring. Peace springs from freedom, responsibility and inner strength. Peace is the highest goal humanity can have which demands unity and resolutions. Peace is desirable, possible, depends on you and me!
KEEP THE FAITH
Faith is the hope that keeps one surfing on the waves in a deep sea of storms. Faith is a lamp that dispels darkness. Faith is deciding, dedicating, daring, determining and doing the job Faith inspires creativity. Faith is trusting in tomorrow and dreaming god’s dream. It is communication and participation of love, truth, will power and optimism. Faith is discipline, reflection of responsibility and way to excellence.
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ALSO MORE Resolutions 2018
FOR MARRIED COUPLES!
How often we find couples with their negative attitudes and sentiments lead to disaster arguments and fights, ruining a relationship! There’s something about the start of the New Year that spurs the moments to be ‘Positive’ and go for a definite ‘Positive Change’ – in Attitude, in Lifestyles. Some Simple, Effective Resolutions can bond a relationship together. The Simply Stupid attitude towards a more meaningful and matured relations. Men are from Mars and Women from Venus.
1. Remember, Together makes a ‘Team’ – Be one and be united is the rule of Life for success. Be honest and open hearted. Open to light discussion to opine views but avoid debate and arguments. Silence of one of the partner works positive.
2. Lighten Up – Too serious and it ain’t good for either of the Partner. Lighten up and things turn soft, cozy and cuddly. Small arguments tend to become bigger and resentment lead to frustrations and disaster.
3. Store in Plenty of good and the bad go to dustbin – Memories are built for life time. Plenty of good memories and good days are to be remembered and revived. The bad arguments and fights have to find way out to dustbins.
4. Create atmosphere of goodwill – Love, appreciate, support, care and have strong feelings. Respect. Absence of any can cause a gap somewhere down the line.
5. Simplify Life together – Read together, Listen to Music together. Take walks, have candle lit dinners, Talk before sleep, Watch Television together – one partner has to allow choices and it sure works when doing things together in harmony.
6. Respect. Treating each other with dignity and courtesy. The very essence of good relation is trust and respect. Being sincere to each other and loyal. A lack of Respect often is the sign of ‘Egoism’ and if Respect is missing, the hurt is immense that break the heart even though forgive and forget tactic is applied. Respect and kindness come from within. And, Respect comes from ‘Understanding and Accepting’ each other.
7. Recognize – Know the strengths and weaknesses – Accept and recognize potentials. The point is not to nag around with faults but recognize the human worth in each other and knowing the weaknesses, improve upon for better togetherness and mutual understanding.
Most important is ‘Accept Differences’ It’s not necessary to compromise on everything, where you can both end up feeling you lost out. This win-some, lose-some approach works well for most couples, so long as neither of you becomes too controlling or passive. It’s about taking Pride with self. No one wants to be with someone who’s insecure and unsure of himself/herself. And Accepting Differences will only help ‘Adjustments’ and ‘Knowing Each Other’ – as they are.
And than there is the ego, pride and hurt issues raised from negative thinking of the partners. In most known various situations, there are examples and solutions for effective communication, action role and adjustments when a couple encounters anger, insults, fights, bickering, humiliation or the sort. When a woman offers unsolicited advice, she has no idea of how critical and unloving she may sound to him. Her criticism ways do offend and hurt and these are the times men needs her loving acceptance. When a woman tries to improve a man, he feels she is trying to fix him! He thinks he’s broken. He is humiliated! She thinks she is helping him to grow or showing her territory ways. Women tend to have mood swings, high jinxed sometimes and its when Life really stings! Men rule his power, often unperturbed to the emotions of women, sometimes bad communicators as Author of Men from Mars, Women from Venus, John Gray says, the differences between the two calls for a resolve to misunderstandings arisen which leads to broken hearts in an affair if not practically taken care.
Finally, all couples argue! And this means that couples will know each other better. The reason is, Arguments call for apologizing. This makes swallowing pride ! Second is ‘Talking things out’ which helps restrict arguments in future. Third is, Admitting when each one is wrong and even ‘laugh away’ together to work out positive. Let little things go – it’s all about getting tired which need rejuvenating. Hence, giving gifts, fixing meals, going for candle lit dinners or Just Start Over – forget the arguments and move on. When couples begin to focus on meeting each other’s essential emotional needs they are much more likely to ride the waves and calm things down. Quite Naturally, to live Happy Ever After….
In the year gone by, we’ve all made many choices that we are proud of and some that we wish to forget. While we cannot change the past, we can choose to change the present and thereby change our future. As you ring in the new year, take a few moments to consider these CHOICES and how you will make them in 2017.
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