Am reminded of a quote , " Nothing can affect us, unless we allow it to do so ".
As long as we are able to find the true meaning of our being on this planet, which is akin to a flowers's job to bloom, there is nothing which should affect our happiness.
The moment we start seeking appreciation, recognition of our efforts, being appreciated by others, our joy and happiness in just blossomimg like a flower , gets compromised. It falls in other's hands.
Remember a personal story. We started a group wherein we were providing ration and medicines during the onset of Covid. Some newspapers covered the story and surprisingly it highlighted just a few of the persons in the group who were otherwise well known and connected. My family told me , you are doing so much but your name does not appear anywhere. I did not comment or do anything about it.
To me it did not matter. My ' job" was to serve the needy and that I was doing. The joy and happiness in doing my bit was all I needed. But I know , it was tough for the family to understand.
On Oct 18, 2022David Doane wrote :
I love your reflection and the personal story you shared. Thank you. I know that how I feel is mine, not created by or caused by anyone else, and I live that most of the time now. I've for a long time known my purpose is to blossom, the same as for a flower or animal -- the biggest problem over the years has been staying out of my way. I've learned too that when I do right action, which is 'my job' as a person, it is its own reward.
On Oct 18, 2022Shyam Gupta wrote :
Thankyou for the kind words. Also reminds me a quote a friend shares." Bloom where you are planted "
On Oct 18, 2022 Shyam Gupta wrote :