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srilatha
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First one and hopefully not the last one :)

Whew !! My first blog is here finally .. Just making sure I have my first blog posted in 2007 . :) Theres a biiiiiiiiiig story about my first blog which incidentally dint get posted. Will pen more on this later. Right now I am just making sure I have my first blog posted before the end of this year.

I happened to read this stuff about happiness and thought I ll add it here .. Not many will appreciate this but it resonated with me .“you are climbing a branch to grab a fruit. The part of the branch you are perched on, which is directly above a deep well, breaks and begins to tilt downwards. You are hanging on to dear life. At that time a snake crawls on to the branch and begins to move towards your hand. A hungry lion approaches the well and waits there just in case you try to swing hard, avoid the well and fall to the ground. You can't go up the branch, the snake will bite you. If you fall into the well it is certain death. Swinging and avoiding the well is free lunch for the lion. As the branch slowly breaks and begins to detach from the tree, a drop of honey from a beehive above falls on your face. You lick it and experience sweetness, happiness. For a moment, you forget the snake, the well, and the lion. This is how happiness works in life. In life you go through many troubles, trials and tribulations and in the middle you somehow manage to sneak in happiness in the form of a peaceful moment, a vacation, family, wealth and children.”


4 comments:

  Rajeev Pratahkal

August 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Hi Shri,
Very nice to blog to start with. That quote about happiness is really meaningfull.We always end up searching for happiness in our future rather than enjoying the present day and present moment. Good work..

  Dharmendra

September 2, 2009 at 9:45 AM

A nice first blog on happiness...It means u are starting the blog with happiness...:-)
Worth reading it though its known and realised from years experiences...
Thinking about death or something bad will end up in repenting for past time which is spent without happiness...its true...
KEEP BLOGGING

  srilatha

September 2, 2009 at 10:26 AM

@rajeev .. Thanks for your first comment rajeev :)

  srilatha

September 2, 2009 at 9:18 PM

@Dharm..
Thanks for your inspiring words :)