Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-25

  • "Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God
    has done for us." #
  • Good Morning Twitter world 🙂 #
  • @JeanyPutri, @betanio, @julianlacey thanks for #FollowFriday 🙂 #
  • How will you be feeling Gratitude today? #
  • RT: @mumbaismiles: @matharuajay Help unprivileged ppl in #Mumbai get #FREE #Dental chkup just by tweeting ur msg wit #Mumbaismiles . Plz RT #
  • "Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give." #
  • Are you a good human being?: Am I really good? Have you ever asked this question to yourself? Basically, a good.. #
  • Are you a good human being? #
  • "I am master of my own destiny, and I can make my life anything that I wish it to be." – #Quotes #
  • RT: @MindPowerCoach: U r a miracle because u can think with free will, u can alter ur destiny & feel life. #GeorgeHelou #
  • Thought – #15: “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually att.. #
  • Thought – #15 #
  • “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – W. Clement Stone #Quotes #
  • “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill #
  • “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell #
  • We must block out all negativity and move forward like a starving lion devouring everything that stands in our way. #
  • At the end of the day, this is YOUR life and you only get one chance at it. Don’t give someone else the power to steal your joy. #
  • “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford #Quote #
  • #Quotes – “Desire is the ingredient that changes the hot water of mediocrity to the steam of outstanding success.” #
  • #Quotes – The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. #
  • #Quotes – Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. #
  • #Quotes – Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other #
  • How to Brain Dump: To Brain Dump all you need to do is get out a full page of paper and then sit down and write.. #
  • RT: @Blueprint4Love: “Love cannot be possessed; therefore, ask not for love but give it.” Divine Iliad #quote #
  • the art of the doable to do list #
  • How to Brain Dump #
  • Today is a great day in which you can overpay your 'debt' of gratitude! Pay out a lot today, and expect nothing in return. #
  • "Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect." #
  • RT: @JeanyPutri: {rt} @AimToBe : “All our dreams will come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney #Quotes #
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  • "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." Are you Rich today? Or are you in Poverty? #
  • Good Morning twitter world, back to office 🙂 #
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  • We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? – #Quote #
  • "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." – #Quote #
  • Thought – #14: “Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to p.. #
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  • Accept Change, Move On: When the word ‘creativity’ is used, we generally understand it as the abili.. #
  • We always ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us. #
  • Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. #
  • Accept Change, Move On #
  • Creativity also means the ability to adapt and rebuild your life #
  • Accept the change and move on. When we resist change, we stagnate. #
  • RT: @MindPowerCoach: U r a miracle because u can think with free will, u can alter ur destiny & feel life. #GeorgeHelou #
  • "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." – #quote #
  • "Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot." – #quote #
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Are you a good human being?

Am I really good? Have you ever asked this question to yourself? Basically, a good human being is one who wouldn’t harm others and if possible, would go out of the way to help someone.

Is that good enough? Or, does one need to apply more stringent, rigid standards? In a book called “The Difficulty of Being Good” – By Gurcharan Das. He has examined the Mahabharata through an analysis of the one predominant characteristics – good or bad – of each of the epic’s characters. What is heartening is that all good characters in the epic seem confused too, at some point or other.

Yudhishthira is convinced he cannot declare war against his elders and brothers, but still does so; Arjuna is dead against killing his grandfather, his teacher and an unarmed Karna, and yet does it; Bhishma is goodness personified, but he doesn’t try to stop his grandchildren from attempting to disrobe the hapless Draupadi in court. He also leads the armies of one set of grandchildren against another!

Who can deny Lord Krishna’s goodness? and yet, at times we question the advice he gave Arjuna that let to the killing of his grandfather Bhishma, his teacher Drona and his brother Karna! Goodness, it seems, is confusing.

The goody-goody characters on television confound the confusion. They are so good, so pure, so butter wouldn’t melt in their mouth that they are not just unbelievable, but actually irritating! They suffer vicissitudes and insults with never a word against those who persecute them. Their ‘nobility’ makes you squirm in your seat.

Now, why should goodness irritate? But truth is that too big a shot of goodness does arouse discomfort! All of us know at least one friend, aunt, cousin, or even our parent or sibling who irriate with their saccharine goodness or obsession of self-sacrifice! They are so good that they seem Divine! Such people are an anachronism in today’s world! They set such high standards that they make us feel inadequate.

Mahabharata too has its moments of irritating goodness. Yudhisthira is calm and unmoved during the period of exile as Draupadi’s temper blazes. “Why be good?” she asks and “Why doesn’t your anger blaze?” His goodness at that point is irritating to his beloved wife and brothers, as enumerated by Gurcharan Das.

The Mahabharata reminds us once again about the difficulty of being good.

Is it important to have some bit of vice because the bad instinct is inborn, a part of us? And goodness is the struggle against that instinct; we all achieve varying degrees of success and so are good in different ways. That’s human. And so Krishna is good, so are Yudhishthira and Arjuna. Their struggle against evil, their moments of weakness and their repentance make them so.

So then, are we saying that actually, it is the evil within us that makes us good? Just as without darkness, who would appreciate light? How can you be good if you have no shade of bad within you?