Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What we can learn from nature...

We are landscaping our yard, and I have been spending quite a lot of time in there lately. Got to see a lot of things which I would usually simply ignore. Here's a small "picture story" about what I have learnt!


Look towards the sun...


These flowers always try to find sunlight, and that's what they look at. They have a "one-track mind", so to speak. No matter what happens, look at the "bright, sunshiny side of life"


Hope...


If this little sprig of green can survive with such little to go for it, so can you! All is not lost yet, there always is hope, if there is a will!


Persist! Don't give up even if there are people against you.


This used to be a big shrub. About as tall as me. We had to cut it down to clear out space for some new stuff. Its just about one foot tall now. In just a few days after it was hacked, this survivor sprouted new leaves! Ain't backing down that easily, this one! No matter how many enemies you have, you can always find sustenance if only you look for it.

PS: Do forgive the not-so-inspiring picture. The message is very strong!

Forgive!

I don't have a picture for this lesson, but I do have a story. We have some beautiful, very cheerful gerbera daisies in some pots. They have at least one flower at any time. We water them every other day. Last week, I forgot to water them on their scheduled feeding day. They flowers were droopy and looked quite dead. I watered the plants, and within an hour, the flowers were up and dancing in the breeze again! I had been forgiven my neglect! It held no grudge against me. It didn't get all sarcastic and say why are you here now, leave me alone.


So many simple lessons, ain't it!

14 comments:

Vrij said...

Love U for these small gyaan pieces that u give.. really good! And yes, nature teaches us the best way to live..

Veens said...

I cannot have seen a more beautiful POst today!!

this is the best in the whole blog i guess!!

i love it...and it so TRUE!

Love yu :)

Ankur said...

u know this is the best blog where i read a lot of stuff which is just not true, but also tried and tested!!

and as vrij said... nature teaches us the best way to live.. isnt!! :)

thnxx as always!! :)

Cheers!!!

aneri_masi said...

@vrij, there you are! Missed you on my last post. And am glad as always that you liked it :)

@veens, thank u thank u thank u!

@ankur, i know, proof bhi dete hain hum, so there is no way you can deny what I am saying ;)

Princess Mia said...

ah this has been the best so far.....wat i am amazed is yru thinking process...its like how do u even think of tyhese lines, its so beautiful n rare....i love this blog of yurs....totally inspires me...thanks a million for sharing the positive side of life with us on this blog.

oh btw what i like abt this blog is that its comes from u n not from some famous gyaani.

hugs

ceedy said...

nice....

masi you are also part of nature and you are also teaching me something....

double jeopardy....:)

aneri_masi said...

@mia, thanks so much dear :)

@ceedy, haan, that is true. what did you learn from masi, ab yeh batao, complete with picture story like I did with the plants ;)

ceedy said...

Now you asked for this....refering to your pic titled "That be me and a very pretty bottle-brush tree :)
" from the post "Pics by the hubby" posted July 24, 4.14 PM (guess california time) - the thing you teach me is - itne se choote zehen mai bhi takat hai to stand for what she feels right...the world around is a big monster but you have to stand firm....

makes sense?????

megha punater said...

you are like sunshine on a rainy day,thank you.

Cinderella. said...

You linked the metaphors so well di !!

Every message was strong n self made.
Wow !

The Paratrooper said...

the last lesson... is the best one... not easy...with everyones (mine too) EGO :)

dintoons said...

your words of wisdom are too inspiring... thank you, thank you, thank you aneri! :)

Renu said...

beautiful lessons, and it augments the thought of my post--u se what u want to see.

Neeku said...

This is one of the most beautiful and a cheerful thing I read in the past few months... I did inspire in a simple yet profound way =)

Thanks for sharing =)