Lessons Around us

Rheana John
Published on: October 2012
On a summer evening, I took a night flight to the most beautiful place in the world. As I glanced out of my airplane window below, I'm dazzled to see twinkling lights, like the constellations in the sky, for a moment I felt, I've travelled through space and time.
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If you ever took the morning flight, I must say, God did create a carpet spread across the peninsular of South India as velvet green, destined to get the sobriquet God's Own Country - Kerala. I've landed in the most 'happening' seasons ever. It's the magical monsoon showers, sun blanched beaches, misty mountains, reverberating with the rhythm of fairs, festivals and marriages!

Sipping the traditional 'chai' (tea) and gazing at the acres of rubber plants, I realized I'm blessed to return back to my home country. As I look deeper, I not only see the tall rubber trees, growing along with it are other creepers and climbers. There are ferns and wild flowers. There are shrubs and weeds. There are crickets and dragonflies, dried leaves and broken branches. And this is how the circle of life was meant to be. As essential it's for a plant to have its daily supply of sunlight, water and soil. Likewise the climbers too require the taller trees to grow. And the dragonflies learn to thrive with the shrubs. To create a family amongst themselves, this eventually evolves to the survival of the fittest.

Similarly we human beings at all stages of our lives, from birth to death, we live a life like a plant which gives and takes, climbs and falls, nurtures and survives. But what is more important above all is: A tree is known by its fruits; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
So friends, I'm sure you can sow a good thought as well today, and as you sow so shall you reap, for generations to come, provided you remain deep rooted in faith and realize it doesn't take long to turn into a new leaf. Stay Inspired!
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