Sunday, July 23, 2006




We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb


Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

56 comments:

justme 8:25 PM  

good one... :-)

southpaw 8:29 PM  

Very true, there is nothing like good health, nobody knows that better than me....

geetha 8:46 PM  

Very true..
How sad.. *sigh*

Yogi 8:50 PM  

:) but like i always say..have and not have border happiness, do and not do usually defines contentment ..

starry nights 8:52 PM  

Southpaw..me too I took good health for granted.

starry nights 8:52 PM  

Geetha..its true.

starry nights 8:53 PM  

Yogi..good explanation..thanks you are right.

jac 9:06 PM  

Yes, contentment.

Lalitha! You said a pure truth. I have learned it the hard way.


"Health is the greatest gift;
contentment is the greatest wealth;
trusting is the best relationship;
nirvana is the highest joy."

That was actually -Lord Budha-

starry nights 9:09 PM  

Jac..Health is the greatest gift and to me it far exceeds wealth.

Aditi 9:25 PM  

Very true.. about health .. friendship and all of it
and a pretty tulip to top it all
=)

Alexis Leon 9:42 PM  

Nice and meaningful words. Excellent.

Saurabh 10:03 PM  

Most of my life I have been running after something that I didn't have. I would get something I didn't have but in the getting I would loose somethinf else or a new gap would emerge and I would work to try to fulfill the new missing thing in my life. It took me a while to realize this that in all our lives there will always be something missing. We can certainly work on filling up the missing pieces, but our internal happiness should not depend on our external circumstances. If they do they we are out of luck!

jhantu 10:04 PM  

didnt get the point of this post.. random thoughts??

ufukhati 10:13 PM  

To me :
"Truth is tougher than gems."
---dm---

Ekta 10:13 PM  

*He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything*

sooo true...relate to it perfectly now...a good health indeed does give u hope of a better life!

Rauf 10:19 PM  

Health, wealth are meaningless when we have no freedom.
I lost my freedom for a few days, when it was restored. I realised I have been taking my freedom for granted

slight shift in attitude makes a lot of difference

Anonymous,  10:25 PM  

Well said :)
Health is wealth.
He who is unhappy about what he don't have is going to be forever unhappy, coz you got to learn to be happy with what you got, and can get.
Cheers!
RS

Alapana 10:38 PM  

Nothing like having a good health,know it by experience:)

Keshi 11:06 PM  

very true.

**but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

thats it!

Keshi.

Anand 11:34 PM  

*We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”*

Sometime the simplest things in life are the most difficult to understand and this indeed is one of them!

salim 12:33 AM  

That is right, health and I think the time are the best gifts to have, but the right brain is most valuable thing to have; to discover the right and the wrong and the rightist from the right and the worst from the wrong.

Strictly for my friends 2:18 AM  

Faithfulness is in the mind. One can flirt with a million people of the opposite sex and still remain totally faithful to their partner. At the end of the day, it is an equation of the trust that is between two people.

Neers 3:27 AM  

yeppp... hope and faith win hands down!! :) a very good post!

Has to be me 3:40 AM  

Beautiful & meaningful post. We take for granted so many things esp health. But it is indeed so essential to be in good form to enjoy life & live it at its fullest.

Contented 5:03 AM  

Nice quotes, learnt by personal experience...:)

I read a quote somewhere and it says..." A man can live up to 40 days without water, 8 minutes without air, But cant live a single second without hope..."

And ya one has to be healthy to be hopeful. Afteall hope is the state of mind.

samuru999 6:07 AM  

So very true.
I try to give myself excellent
care...so I may remain healthy
and happy.
Wonderful quotes...
Thanks

sudhav 7:29 AM  

How very true lalitha...

starry nights 8:09 AM  

Alexis..thank you

starry nights 8:10 AM  

Sauraub..so true. it is like chasing something forever because there is always going to be something which is not within our reach.

starry nights 8:11 AM  

Jhantu..sorry you did not get the point, itwas just a reminder for me to know what is important in ones life.

starry nights 8:12 AM  

Prithz..thank you

starry nights 8:12 AM  

ufukhati..truth is indeed more precious than gems.

starry nights 8:13 AM  

Ekta..health does give hope and without hope we are nothing.

starry nights 8:14 AM  

Rauf..I have to agree with you that Freedom is just as important in ones life.welcome to my blog and do come again.

starry nights 8:14 AM  

Anonymous..thanks

starry nights 8:15 AM  

Alpana..welcome to my blog and please do come again. thank you

starry nights 8:15 AM  

Keshi..so true.

starry nights 8:16 AM  

Anand..yes it is the simple things in life that are most difficult to understand and follow.

starry nights 8:17 AM  

Salim..welcome to my blog and please do come again. thank you

starry nights 8:17 AM  

Strictly for my friends...in the end it is the trust.well said.

starry nights 8:18 AM  

Neers..yes hope and Faith.

starry nights 8:19 AM  

Has to be me..true.

starry nights 8:19 AM  

Contented...Hope is a state of mind.As long as we have hope we can survivie.

starry nights 8:20 AM  

Samuru999..welcome back .had a good vacation.looking forward to seeing some pics.

starry nights 8:21 AM  

Sudhav..thanks.

Mindinside 10:12 AM  

I think each word has the charactristic and spirit of its own.
Spelling each word i feel the spirit:)
Happiness is yummy, LOL .. taste and make sure

priya 12:58 PM  

Starry, I had problems with blogger today.

If we don't care about ourselves, who else will???

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP 2:23 PM  

Wonderful brilliant words...Atleast I know the extent to which health can almost make one non existant!

chet 2:49 PM  

Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

That is so true.

starry nights 5:07 PM  

Priya..blogger has not been behaving too well today. I had problems too.

starry nights 5:07 PM  

Scribblez..I am with you on this because only now I realize what good health meant.

starry nights 5:08 PM  

Chet..thats so true

Jeevan 6:00 AM  

Nice lines.

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