Thursday, May 14, 2009

A heart-touching reality.. a must-read

A few years ago at the seattle special olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100 yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race, to the finish, and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back. Every one of them. One girl with down's syndrome bent down and kissed him and said," this will make it better."

Then all nine linked arms, and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, and cheered; the cheering went on for several minutes.

People who were there are still telling the story. Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down, and changing our course.

This story on the olympics may not be quite right, but its all about getting you and me to take a look at life and put it into perspective. For example, (in d words of a close friend of mine).. "I call my mother every day, that’s because my father has died and I will never be able to speak to him again, I did not speak to him enough when he was alive, same goes for my elder brother who at 26 died this summer, I regret not calling him every day." So this story on the 100m dash is not about true or false.. it's about how you look at the story and to show that it is possible to be competitive and human at the same time. Now go.. say hi to someone you should have said it to already.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

nav-din vivran..

ek din jab savere savere,
surmayi se andher ki chaadar hata ke
ek parbat ke takiye se,
sooraj ne sar jo uthaaya, toh dekha
dil ki vaadi mein chaahat ka mausam hai
aur yaadon ki daaliyon par
an-ginat beete lamhon ki kaliyaan mahekne lagi hain

ankahi ansuni aarzoo,
aadhi soyi huwi, aadhi jaagi huwi
ankhein malte huwe dekhti hai,
ke laher dar laher...
aauj dar mauj, behti huwi zindagi hai.. !!

VP.. d warrior
(Vikas Pratap Singh)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

aspire 2 inspire.. b4 u expire

Lehron se Darkar nauka par nahin hoti,
koshish karne walon ki kabhi haar nahin hoti

Nanhi cheenti jab daana lekar chalti hai,
chadhti deewaron par, sau bar phisalti hai.
Man ka vishwas ragon mein saahas bharta hai,
chadhkar girna, girkar chadhna na akharta hai.
Akhir uski mehnat bekar nahin hoti,
koshish karne walon ki haar nahin hoti.

Dubkiyan sindhu mein gotakhor lagata hai,
ja ja kar khali haath lautkar aata hai
Milte nahi sahaj hi moti gehre paani mein,
badhta dugna utsah isi hairani mein.
Muthi uski khali har bar nahin hoti,
koshish karne walon ki haar nahi hoti.

Asaflta ek chunauti hai, sweekar karo,
kya kami reh gayi, dekho aur sudhar karo.

Jab tak na safal ho, neend chain ko tyago tum,
Sangharsh ka maidan chhodkar mat bhago tum.
Kuch kiye bina hi jai jaikar nahin hoti,
koshish karne walon ki haar nahin hoti.

– Harivansh Rai Bachchan