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
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.
“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
“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
Your actions are results of your thoughts. Your thinking can make or unmake your dreams or your goals.
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!
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!
- Count your blessings
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.
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!
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?