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|| आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः || Let nobel thoughts come to us from everywhere, from all the world || 1.89.1 Rigveda ||
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Life may be a burden of worries, but there is a way to keep our loved ones untouched from these worries.

By Pavani Bakeri Agarwal

Here are some good ones, ....worth reading

....... I hired a plumber Anand to help me repairs at an old farmhouse. Anand already had a rough and tiresome day.
* a flat tire
* his electric drill fault
* his old car break down. * his tiffin was spoilt
* he lost his wallet
* his bank calling for loan repayments

In all the tension and stress he finished my repairs.

Since his car broke down I drove him home.  While I drove him home, he sat silently, but I can mark his agony and restlessness.

On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands and closed his eyes.

When the door opened he was smiling and happy. In seconds he underwent an amazing transformation.

He hugged his two small children, gave his wife a kiss, laughed, and never even slightly make them feel the troubles that he had encountered that day.

I was astonished, aback and curious. Seeing my inquisitive eyes he told “Oh, that's my Trouble Tree. My best friend.  My trouble carrier for the night”. He replied.   “I know I can't help having
troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.” He smiled and shared secret that “when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging there the night before !!”

Life may be a burden of worries, but there is a way to keep our loved ones untouched from these worries.

Time will heal every wound.

Spreading happiness to our loved ones also inturn relieves us of stress.


Anand taught me a lesson. He was a human truly representing his name Anand.

A Gurdwara goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to Gurdwara every Sunday.

"I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 days of Kirtan and Katha But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them.
So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Giani are wasting theirs by doing kirtan and katha"This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column. ; Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for week until someone wrote this clincher:
"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to Gurdwara for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"When you are DOWN to nothing....GOD is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible.

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