Saturday, July 27, 2013

Make your efforts big but remain little and Stay a lover of little things.

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. --Swedish proverb.
No matter what big cities you go off to and big opportunities you are graced with, always take time to acknowledge the little things. Never give up on the things that make you smile, because smiling is one of the most important things we can do in this world.
Find time to just wander. With No Direction. No Plan. No Time Restrictions. Look for beauty everywhere you go. The ladybugs on the windowsill. The sunflowers in the backyard. The skyscrapers in a new city. The faces of strangers and family alike.
Form family in every place. Form family by reaching out a hand to people who need to hold one, calling someone to brighten their day, giving up your time for others with no exasperation of ever needing to have those minutes repaid.
Leap. Leap High. Leap Far. Leap when you see the landing point. Leap when you see nothing but darkness.
Stay a lover of little things. Spider Webs. Children Laughing. Band Aids. Light Weight Sneakers. Coins. Cheetos.
Refuse to keep your feelings bottled up: cry, scream, yell, stomp your feet. Do whatever it takes to feel outside of your own mind.
Go to concerts. Dance on stage. Be the best damn tambourine player you can be. Have a crush on the lead singer.
Be unafraid of your heart: Whatever and whoever makes it beat. You could keep it sheltered forever if you please, but hearts become more versatile the more we use them. Better that we risk them breaking through good use rather than breaking them from never using them at all.
Wake up every day with the intention of painting something beautiful. Some days, you won’t feel like you have all the right colors. These days, borrow colors from others. Carry a kazoo wherever you go. You will continually stumble across people who are having a birthday and are in need of a good song.
Aspire to be something wonderful. Something Remarkable. Every Single Day.
Don’t pay too much attention to all of the hubbub about ultraviolet rays. The sun is far too glorious to not let it kiss your face and plant freckles on your shoulders sometimes.
Drop everything. Absolutely everything. For a good friend in need.
Nothing in this world stops you from being an artist, a dancer, the best writer this world has ever seen. If anyone stops you, it is only yourself.
Counting Blessings. Don’t count calories too crazily. Count kisses. Never ever worry about counting friends. Don’t count money before you have it.
Ask outlandish questions.
You can tell a lot about a person by asking the question, “If you had one night to be any performer on stage, who would it be?”
Take long walks on the beach.
Walk sometimes instead of drive.
One last thing on walking, take time every day to walk outside of yourself. You will quickly find that the world does not revolve around you, and sorry to say, it never did.
And remember: Stay a lover of little things no matter how big your dreams may be. Stamps. Sonnets. Hot Chocolate. Dessert. Songs that sing your soul. Tears of Joy. Tears, in general.
Home is not so much a noun as it is a cross between an adjective and a verb. Be home to someone. Hold close to those who feel like home.
Write poems. Without rhyming or worry about iambic pentameter. Without judging them. Just write poems because they are groovy and we are all poets.
Start the morning quietly. When you step outside or get stuck in your dose of morning traffic, you will have wished you had that solitude.
Make your efforts big but remain little. No one likes a big head.
When you feel a pulling in your heart or a weight on your chest, don’t push off the feeling. Let it flood you, push you around, challenge you. Under pressure, diamonds are made. Welcome darkness and welcome change.
Never stop asking yourself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”
Not everyone in life is going to care about you, your favorite breakfast foods, or your pet peeves. Don’t even try to make them. Just appreciate those who come into your life and do care.
Have coffee or tea in the morning. Or just something warm. Feel the warmth on your hands. Let it spread to your soul.
Don’t expect the world to understand all that you attempt to do. Your dreams will only fly if you first give them wings. And another thing, let the world think you are crazy. Crazy is good.
And never forget: Stay a lover of little things, above all else. Prayers. Pearls. Compliments. Movie Nights. Letters from Home…Home.
And those who believed in you first.
-Hannah Brencher.


Sahil said...

Amazing...will try to cherish the little things i have..never thought abt it,never cared...

Nilesh Patil said...

Good Morning Master & Friends

DNSHUKLA said...

Good Mng Master and Friends. One more gem on Saturday morning.

sandeep said...

good morning sir....

BALA said...

Master y are spending more time for us. I like the Saturday post more than nifty trading/comments.Thanks a lot


Good Morning Sir & All Friends.

Ravi Pillai said...

Good Morning.

Today is that Tomorrow You had been waiting for Yesterday.

venkatapathy l said...

Namaste Ilango sir.

Love and regards.


jvr said...

Thanks Master,

“Positive belief in yourself will give you the energy needed to conquer the world and this belief is the power behind all creation.”

― Stephen Richards

SANPOT said...

Good Afternoon Ilango Sir. A very beautiful post. Thank you.

chetas said...


This post so precious and it reaches me in the right moment, when i am down in the darkness.

" Make your efforts big but remain little. No one likes a big head.

Welcome darkness welcome change"

Thank you so much , deep from my heart,

For you whatever i write i feel it is not enough, somehow i cannot say what i feel , words fall short ,

what a mystery

rajiv malik said...

extremely inspiring stuff from ilango ji, as usual....

here is a quote for this weekend-

A person's growth begins with dissatisfaction. Not content with the world, he seeks satisfaction by prayers to God; this purifies his mind and he longs to know God more than to satisfy his carnal desires. Then God's grace begins to manifest. God will take the form of a guru and appear to the devotee, to teach him Truth so that his mind gains strength and is able to turn inward. With meditation the mind is purified yet further, and eventually remains still without the least ripple. That stillness is the Self. The guru is both exterior and interior: from the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn inward and from the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self. That is grace. See? There is no difference between God, guru and Self.
-- Ramana Maharishi (1879-1950), South Indian mystic

jay shah said...

extraordinary weekend post as usual dear sir

Subhash Mittal said...

What is this life if we have no time to stand and stare.

umamahesh said...

Happy Sunday To You And Your Family Sir..

rajiv malik said...

businessline on nifty

Nifty (5,886.2)

The Nifty too reversed from the intra-week high of 6,093.3. The closing on Friday was on a very weak note with the index declining below its 50 day moving average as well as its key short-term support at 5,900.

But since the index has not breached this level strongly yet, we need to give one more day’s leeway to the index.

Reversal from current levels on Monday will mean that the index can move higher to 5,956 or 6,010 in the short-term.

Inability to move beyond the first resistance will be the cue for traders to initiate fresh short positions.

The short-term trend will turn positive on close above the second resistance with the next target at the previous peak of 6,093.

If the week starts on a weak note, the index will initially get support at 5,852 where the 200 day moving average is positioned. If this level is breached, the next target would be 5,771.

The medium term trend is sideways in the range between 5,600 and 6,200. The third part of this sideways move appears to be unfolding since last week. This wave has the targets of 5,683, 5,566 and then 5,429.

Vijaykumar Patil said...

Really a gr888 post Master...

I have composed a poem in sink with this. Please read if you you get time.

rochak parekh said...

two most important day ahead for bank nifty

several midcap banks results and icici bank results also, then rbi policy due on tuesday,

how is bank nifty looking

kindly comments




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