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7 Powerful Words

Festival of Words

I am celebrating the Festival of Words with my folks at Write Tribe from September 1 to 7 and will be posting every day for seven days, starting today. The theme for the Festival of Words is “7“.  It is amazing how many things are related to the number 7. It has significance in spirituality, science and technology, religion, symbolism, the list is endless.

So anyway, I thought, what better way to begin than cherish those 7 powerful words that can help us live a meaningful life! Here they are:

7 powerful words to live by

 

Live

We have but one life (unless you are a cat and believe you have nine lives.) Each new day is a gift. Use it well, for you cannot turn the clock back. Tinkering with the minute and hour hands does not count. Live mindfully, enjoy the present moment.

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives Albert Schweitzer

Take one day at a time. Enjoy life.

 7 powerful words live

Love

“Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness”-Paul in The Holy Bible, I Corinthians 13:4-7

Festival Of Words Love

 “Love is considered the most basic emotion that human awareness can feel; therefore, it is the closest to the source of life.” Deepak Chopra in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

Enough said.

Think

Your actions are results of your thoughts. Your thinking can make or unmake your dreams or your goals.

Learn

Thinking and learning naturally go hand in hand as we move forward from thinking to learning. Learn to make use of opportunities that come your way. You know the old adage: 90 per cent of success begins by just showing up!

Give

The joy of giving enhances your happiness. How does it feel when you think that you’ve contributed to someone else’s happiness?

Laugh

Besides increasing serotonin in your brain, helping you get rid of depression and other mental issues, laughter is the best medicine. And remember to laugh at yourself at least once a day! To quote from one of my own earlier posts:

Go ahead, create a “happy-demic”, gang up for a “joy cocktail!”

Start with these 7 things:

  • Watch funny movies / cartoons
  • Have fun with your pet
  • Share jokes
  • Tickle each other
  • Listen to a baby laugh – nothing as delightful!
  • Smile
  • Count your blessings

Be Happy

Happiness is a choice. So choose to be happy. And remember, “let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier”

Now that we have 7 powerful words to live by, let me share some random things related to the theme “7”

There are seven wonders of the world. I’ve visited one, the Taj Mahal.

 7 powerful words Taj mahal

There are seven colors in the rainbow. Here’s a lovely rainbow at Niagara Falls that stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t take my eyes off it! I mean, there it was, beckoning to me, as if asking me to touch it!

7 powerful words Rainbow

There are seven days in a week.
My favorite day is Sunday for seven reasons:

1. my family is at home and I love the flurry of activity in the morning until lunch time,
2. lunch together, followed by a long cozy afternoon where we each enjoy our space for a couple of hours
3. tea together and some TV or music
4. walk on our lovely terrace or at the lake in the evening
5. time together talking about the week ahead and sharing anecdotes
6. Dinner together
7. Prayer together

I just realized I will be seven times seven for exactly 27 more days!

 

Questions for you:

What do you think of when you think “7”

Which of the 7 powerful words is your favorite?

I am also linking up with the gorgeous Unknown Mami, who hosts Sundays in my City, my favorite meme. We enjoy traveling the world together.

Unknown Mami

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Proactive Indian
    September 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Wonderful post!
    All 7 powerful words are important. My favourite:
    Be Happy
    As you said, “Happiness is a choice. So choose to be happy.” To that, may I add: “Learn to be happy.”
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    Sheela
    September 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Wonderful thoughts as a starter for the #Write Tribe festival of words, where I am also enjoying some of your favorite Sunday activities.
    Vidya you brilliantly write & design your post and make it a real treat for your readers…I really loved it

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    Suzy
    September 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    My favourite powerful word is love. Not just the romantic kind but love for another human being and most of all Divine love. And yes, laughter is the best medicine. Nice one Vidya. Look forward to the rest.
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    Pratibha
    September 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Take one day at a time. Enjoy life. – Most of us are caught in a whirlwind or activities all the time! It is so difficult to do this really. But I try 🙂

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    preetilata
    September 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Do you know Vi, that you are a healer? So much of optimism, compassion, and zeal. Wow!

    The seven words mentioned by u are so simple that we take them for granted and they happen to be the most powerful words.

    Taj Mahal i have experience quite a number of time. Let’s see when the Niagara happens.

    And i thoroughly loved your reason to love Sundays. 😀

    Thank you so much for the special mention. I am super happy and inspired. <3

    Hugs <3
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      Vidya Sury
      September 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      I simply loved your post and am looking forward to the next seven days. All the posts I read this morning were fab.

      Thanks for your kind words, Preetilata! 😀 Such a warm feeling!
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    Corinne Rodrigues
    September 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Loving the pictures as usual,Vidya, especially the rainbow at the Niagara falls. But the words – simple everyday ones – but always what truly matters! Love and Laughter are my favourite ones.
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    afshan
    September 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    as always a happy post and loved all the quotes.
    7 surely looks like a happy and magical no 🙂
    TO think learn live love and laugh
    aaah isnt it life 🙂
    hav fun

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    Richa Singh
    September 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Seven words I love? Love, family, humour, ambition, peace, holiday and writing. I just realsied I could have also written a post stringing all of these! Well perhaps after my present theme gets over I just might… And vidya I loved the things we can do especially hear a baby laugh 🙂
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    Sreeja Praveen
    September 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Ma’m,

    I am just a new entrant to the blogosphere.
    Happened to hear of your blog from one of the blogposts I read, and came here some days back to read.
    Have been reading this and the ‘Mi’ blog ever since 🙂 and totally loving it 🙂
    Nice blogs !
    Kudos to you for your work !

    And the 7 powerful words, yes, really true. So simple, so ‘taken-for-granted’ often, yet so powerful.

    Looking forward to the future posts 🙂
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    C. Suresh
    September 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Ah! Good that I try in my blog to increase people’s serotonin levels. Does that count as giving? 🙂

    And, Vidya, I shall be 7×7 only till 27th 🙂
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    Tara R.
    September 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    A wonderful list of powerful words. I especially liked the Love verse. That one was read at my wedding and is a favorite of mine.
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    Radha
    September 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Never thought of these things as powerful, but if you think about it, they are all that matters 🙂 And I loved the picture of Niagara Falls! It’s a gem!
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    Ken Wert@MeanttobeHappy
    September 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Loved this,Vidya! Absolutely loved it! Some powerful sevens represented here (my son is 7!). Your seven words are powerful. You’ve inspired me! I think I’ll write something up related to words (5 Words To Live By, or something like that)!

    Well (in truth!), it’s exactly 7:00 here, so I should poetically end here!
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      Vidya Sury
      September 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Ken! 🙂 I am laughing as I read your comment! I would love to see your post – you are always amazing. I am delighted with your last post which had me grinning all day. I really ought to catch up on commenting. Hugs! Thank you so much for stopping by!
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    richmiraclefiles
    September 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Vidya,
    You’ve got a fab set of words to live by.And they are the spice of life.
    However i want to add another one.While i know i’m stepping out of the circle of your words in the post,i’m pretty sure you will appreciate the word-SMILE.(Though you have placed it under happiness)
    i have asoft corner for the humble SMILE and so want to place it a notch higher…. 🙂
    Yes a smile is a MUST HAVE.

    Usually it is a given that for muscular growth the more muscles you employ the better .
    Frowning involves more muscles than smiling but those fewer muscles in a smile only help to reduce your stress .Whereas the larger number of frown muscles lend themselves to increased psychological disturbances.
    Smiles bring people together ,increase attraction,bring warmth to the aura of the person.Smiling is easy when you comprehend the importance of this easy muscular activity.Life is meant to be simple,and a smile certainly goes a long way in un complicating a situation.

    MY GENEROSITY IS IN MY SMILE
    So whenever you can-smile.If you cant,then join others in smiling
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    vishalbheeroo
    September 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Life is all about living, loving and laughing. Love your power of Seven:)
    Cheerz
    Vishal

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    sugandha
    September 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Vidya it was a beautiful post. My favorite from list of 7 is live.

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    Jeannie Marie & Company
    September 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Happiness is definitely a choice. I know people who always choose to see problems in order to anticipate trouble so it will not take them unaware. I see that it only makes them tense and unhappy. Yes, Happiness is a very power filled word!
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    My Inner Chick
    September 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    OOOOooo, I simply adore your Sunday’s with your family. Beautiful.

    What do you have for lunch?

    Xxx LOVE you more than ice cream w/ melted marshmallow.
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    ruchira
    September 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Beautiful thoughts this morning and I have also joined in the fun with Corrine and you all 🙂

    Looking fwd to read more gyaan from you folks 🙂
    Namaste!
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    Shail
    September 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for the share. Vidya 🙂
    All seven are powerful words, part of our life, influencing and shaping it. I think I like ‘laugh’ the best 🙂
    And a lovely rainbow! Love it. 🙂
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    Betsy/Zen Mama
    September 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Wonderfully written and so true!! These are indeed very powerful words. I can’t think of anything else I’d add… maybe have gratitude. A recipe for a great life! Thanks for sharing Vidya!!
    xoxo
    Betsy
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    Lady Bren
    September 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    What a great post
    Love thinking about the 7 words and all that 7 represents
    Also I will only by 7×7 for 29 more days so should I miss your b’day~~ HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
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    Jyothi Nair
    September 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Very powerful words indeed. So many 7’s. Well done. 🙂
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    Mary Stephenson
    September 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Vidya

    Great list of 7. I think my favorite is “happy” because if you have that everything else falls into place and life becomes a joy. Hard to always be happy, but if we try to make it front and center things will always feel better no matter what is going on around us.

    Have a great week.

    Mary
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    Sandra Pawula
    September 2, 2013 at 12:19 am

    You have such a brilliant mind to be able to look at a word like 7 in all these different ways! One life? Do you not believe in reincarnation? We still need to make the best of this one though or who knows how we will end up!
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    Sheethal
    September 2, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Nothing to say more. As always a great post! 🙂

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    Gary Philip Pennick
    September 2, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Hey Vidya,

    Yes it’s me, Penny’s alleged human, Gary 🙂 Such a mighty fine list of seven you have there. Of course I concur with them all.

    When you stop learning, you stop living. And I just love learning and I’ve even been know to think about learning.

    Penny pawmotes pawsitivity! Peace, Vidya.

    I’m going now.

    Gary 🙂
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    Star Traci
    September 2, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I love the delicate flower for Live. Beautiful words represented with beautiful pictures.
    🙂
    Traci

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      Vidya Sury
      September 2, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Traci, I went for a walk in the morning and under a tree’s shade in the morning sun, saw the ground was a carpet of these flowers. So I just picked one up and clicked a pic. As I write this, I can still smell the gentle fragrance of these flowers filling the air. 🙂 Thank you!
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    Rachna
    September 2, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Powerful words. Nice read this morning!

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    Shilpa Garg
    September 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Such powerful words that should be a part and parcel of our everyday life. Your 7 reasons for Sunday being your favorite is same as mine, minus the praying bit… that we do alone! 😛
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    G Angela
    September 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful post vidya, very energising, thanks for sharing! Loved the 7 powerful words..
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    Charmed Wife
    September 3, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Beautiful!!

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    Nita
    September 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Wonderful post. Great choice of words and wonderful advice. That rainbow is breathtaking.
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