Children

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, 

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, 

which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, 

but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children

as living arrows are sent forth.”
( Kahlil Gibran)

I think not every parent has it clear in mind. I see many people pretending that their children behave in a way they wat, even pretending such behaviour. For instance many parents claim children to take care for them when they get older. As if it was their duty, some kind of a debt of gratitude for giving them life… But they forget that no one asks to be delivered to this world and once here everyone must survive somehow and not to sacrifice to selfish parents. 
Unfortunately there are still many parents like this.   

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Rain rain go away…

today’s entry is inspired by the bad weather. Our humour gets influenced by what’s around us. 

If you think, the nations behaviour is also influenced. For example south European countries are more expansive. People stay on the streets and are more kind to meet new one. On the other side the northern countries are more cold, people stay home and are more introverted. 

Our humour also depends on it. I’m a northern person living in a sunny country and I hate when it’s raining.   It’s soo annoying and boring and repetitive and dull… Let’s hope that tomorrow is going to be a better  day than today.

Small thought about success. 

Every time I speak with somebody, and we speak about someone else success, they tell me something like: “he is already there and you will never get there no matter what”. People are suggesting that for some other people the success arrive just like that with no problems attached. But if you notice, it is never someone you know personally, it is for some famous guys. For the rest of us, the common mortals, the success is not being even to considerate. This is pessimistic way of thinking. As I am an optimist (I consider myself such), I do believe the success can come literally to everyone, with a little bit of hard work… You have to believe and your efforts will pay off one day.  

 

What’s your trigger? Something that inspires you to persevere with your daily tasks or your job or your hobbies? It is important to have something that keeps you motivated to do all the stuff all over again and again. I have few triggers now. First is my baby. I have a baby boy. And I do all I can to raise him in a best possible way. It does not matter if I am tired or hungry, my baby comes first. 

Than I have another trigger. I am quite a rebel and if someone says something that I can not do or get… Well… I try to prove him/her wrong!