Sunday, July 16, 2006


Today before you think of saying an unkind word
Think of someone who can't speak
Before you complain about the taste of your food
Think of someone who has nothing to eat

Before you complain about your husband or wife
Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion
Today before you complain about life
Think of someone who went too early to heaven

Before you complain about your children
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren
Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep
Think of the people who are living in the streets
Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet
And when you are tired and complain about your job
Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another
Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around

Life is a gift
Live it.
Enjoy it..
Celebrate it..
And fulfill it..



Anonymous,  3:38 PM  

absolutely beautiful. touched my soul

Contented 4:22 PM  

Wonderful!!! Touched my consciousness!! Indeed a reflection of realization!!

Thanks for the brilliant post!! a remainder...:)

jac 5:11 PM  

Put a smile on your face and spread it around you.

And thanks to the one who spread it.

Thanks to you, Lalitha!

archana 6:03 PM  

Oh, yes we do take too many things for granted. It is always nice to reflect on the blessings that we have. Thank you

geetha 6:53 PM  

Very nice!
A good reflection.. for the everyday blessings ;)

priya 6:58 PM  

/Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker/

Totally agree. We are humans and we need to check our back before we speak and hurt others.

That was incredible starry!!!!

Is that picture from Bodega Bay....

Anonymous,  7:07 PM  

Every bit is so true, may God remind me all that just when its needed....

starry nights 7:08 PM  

Thank you annonymous.

starry nights 7:09 PM  

Contende..we all need reminders.

starry nights 7:09 PM  

Thank you Jac.

starry nights 7:10 PM  

Archanat..we do take things for granted , sometimes we forget these things, I am guilty of this.

starry nights 7:10 PM  

Geetha. yes it is.

starry nights 7:11 PM  

Thanks priya, I really dont know where that pic was taken.just loved it, so I posted it.

starry nights 7:12 PM too, hope I am reminded also when it happens.

Keshi 8:46 PM  

so beautiful and so true.

All of us are masses of sin walking who r we to point fingers at another.


meet_me 9:10 PM  

Wow! It was a great post... :)

How often we forget these gifts of God n of life n forget to thank them, only to remember the gifts our neighbours have...

Thanks for sharing this... :)

prithz 9:19 PM  

Ah!!! simply beautiful... I will remember this poem forever... thnx 2 u!!! :)

Srijith Unni 9:19 PM  

This.. made my day..!

Thanks Starry.

With Best Regards,

starry nights 9:30 PM  

So true Keshi but there are a lot of people who think they are better people than others.

starry nights 9:31 PM  

Meetme so true.

starry nights 9:31 PM  

Srijith..thank you

~*. D E E P A .* ~ 9:31 PM  

hey !

i liked the snap in the previous post

there was smthg i wanted to comment on , on saturday .. i forgot what .. i had started commenting .. and my IE crashed .. now ., i cant remember what it was

starry nights 9:32 PM  

Prithz..It was too nice of a poem not to share.

starry nights 9:36 PM  

Deepa..thanks. are you talking about the pic of the merry-go-round and the giant wheel.If it is then it is a slide show I used ,its really neat and can do it with any pic u want.I dont know if this is what u were commenting on.

Ekta 9:38 PM  

well cheers to life and all its ups and down..thats what makes the journey sooo exciting!

Ankit 12:03 AM  

Before you complain about your husband or wife
Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion

hahahahhaa :P

Rose 1:21 AM  

Count your blessings and sing Hallelujah!!!



Neers 2:19 AM  

hey Lalitha,

thanks again for your words! and did i tell you, its really heartening to see someone as bright and cheerful as you, here on the cyberspace... bubbling with life... thats how would describe your blog!

lotsa smiles

Sumitha 2:35 AM  

It reminded me of a song we used to sing at school,Count your blessings!

Anand 3:19 AM  

*And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around*

Beautiful poem..guess makes us all realise that no matter how bad things are with us..wer probably better off than some other people!

Anonymous,  3:25 AM  

wonderful :)))

Priyankari 5:03 AM  

I always believe life is a gift, though how many can live up to these thoughts is questionable.Nice:)

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christabelle 7:31 AM  

absolutely beautiful! I'm glad I came here today, u see I believe God has several ways of speaking with his children and today Starry nites, he has spoken to one of his kids thru you!


thks so much 4 this.

starry nights 8:15 AM  

Ekta..thats true without its ups and downs life would be boring. too perfect.we would not have anything to complain about.

starry nights 8:16 AM  

Ankit..welcome to my blog and please stop by again. true its nice to have a companion even if we end up just complaining about the other.

starry nights 8:17 AM  

Rose..tru we should count our blessings

starry nights 8:18 AM  

Neers..thank you. I do a lot of complaining too, but its nice to reminded once in a while to be thankful for what we have.

starry nights 8:19 AM  

Sumitha..I think the song goes.count your blessings name them one by one
count your blssings see what god has done.

starry nights 8:20 AM  

Anand true. its human to complain and not see what we have.

starry nights 8:21 AM  

Priyankari..welcome to my blog and please do come again. its hard to live by these words.but it makes us think.

starry nights 8:21 AM  

Christabelle. thank you.

starry nights 8:22 AM  

Annonymous..thank you for visiting my blog even though I dont have a name to call you by.even if it is a pseudo one.

m.reza 8:28 AM  


starry nights 9:32 AM  

M.Reza..welcome to my blog and please do come again. I wish the world was like this, what a wonderful world that would be.

Shankari 9:52 AM  

thank u, beautiful words to start off the morning

riveronmirror 10:50 AM  

hey there, thank u for your comment at riveron lands, hope to keep in touch with you

riveronmirror 10:50 AM  

hey there, thank u for your comment at riveron lands, hope to keep in touch with you

Loga 12:00 PM  

Really true words, esp last 4 lines, We easily point out others, but none of us is perfect, We have to jus accept others rather than accusing them..easy to tell, but hard to practise...i try it..Thanks for sharing :)

starry nights 3:37 PM  


starry nights 3:38 PM true easy to write but hard to practice.Atleast we can try.Nobody is perfect we all have our own faults.

starry nights 3:39 PM  

Riveronmirror..please come again and you are welcome.

Too_Many_Thoughts 4:18 PM  

Oh, just like the others I am left touched by your poem! it's so sweet and realistic at the same time, thanks for sharing it..

p.s I am gonna link u if u don't mind, since i wanna keep coming to ur blog

Saurabh 4:33 PM  

Thanks for sharing this!

passerby55 5:03 PM  

a thoughtful post starry!

"Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around"

what does one need/want
just one more "TODAY"

Mindinside 7:18 PM  

Yeah .. wished i could be a better person but advices don't work for me anymore.

Keshi 7:58 PM  

yep there r...just ignore em :)


starry nights 8:18 PM  

Too Many Thoughts..welcome to my blog and do hope you come again.thank you.

starry nights 8:18 PM  

Saurabh.thanks. I am glad you liked these words.

starry nights 8:19 PM  

PasserBy..I just take one day at a time.

starry nights 8:20 PM  

Mindinside...its not advice but just gentle reminders that we all need, and me too.

Eclipsed Thoughts 1:41 AM  

A very thoughtful post. Yay, i didnot grudge about anything today, will keep that in mind for the days to come.

But anyways, who the hell am i or anyone else to point finger at others. No one is perfect, isnt it starry?


NIce...I hope tht will make eat as I hate food and always want to waste it!

Gaurav Jain 5:12 PM  

one of the most beautiful posts I've ever read. Really something that can uplift our minds when we're feeling low.

Jeevan 7:10 PM  

Well writen. we should try to live with what we got.

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