Everyone wants to be great.No one wants to remain unimportant.We all want to do great things. Manyof us want tobe patriots,we want to keepthe great nameof our country.It is awonderful andpraiseworthy intention.
Some of us want to be social workers.We may be influenced by the example of MotherTeresa or Matha Amritanandamayi.We wish to better the lives of our fellow creatures.We want to wipe the fears from their eyesand bring smiles to their lips.It isa genuine feeling.
Many of us want tobe great leaders in industry orin politics.It isbecause we want to develop our country and make it a rich nation.Good politicians are neededtogive proper direction to the country.Wanting tobe agreatleader is anoble idea.
Whileappreciating allthese ideas we must alsoremember that Rome was not built in aday.It tookyearsand years to build the great city of Rome.Even a beautiful building is built slowly.,as they say,brick by brick,though small,isimportant in building a huge mansion.The architect has to lookinto every nook and corner.He has to take greatcareofeverylittlestep.
While dreaming ofbig thingsand planning great things itisimportantto take care ofsmallthingsthat go to makeupthese bigthings.Itis importanttotakecare of smallthings that go to make upthese big things.It is said that trifles make up perfection but perfection is not atrifle.It tellsusthe importanceof insignificant things.Itisthese little things that make up great things.The great ocean is made up of little drops of water.Little grains of sand make up the great and beautiful seashore.Neglecting little things can ruin our hopes and dreams.The small things in our daily life arevery important.
There is a famous poem by Benjamin Franklin whichtells us about the great importance of little things.
FOR WANT OFANAIL,THE SHOE WAS LOST,
FOR WANT OF A SHOE,THE HORSE WAS LOST,
FOR WANT OF AHORSE,THE RIDER WASLOST
FOR WANT OF A RIDER,THE BATTLE WAS LOST,
FORWANT OF ABATTLE,THE KINGDOMWAS LOST,
AND ALLFOR WANT OFA HORSESHOENAIL.
Anentire kingdom was lost for want of a nail.Our entirelife,withitshopes,aspirations and dreams,may be ruined if we neglect the very simple and smallthings that we are expected to do.
“Do not worry,be happy”are the opening words of a popular song.These words cotaingoodadvice.Everybody wants tobe happy.We all want to be in the company of happy people.Peoplewho can smile and people who can laugh are the ones that everybody wants tobe with.
When we look around ,we see so much suffering and misery.When we compare this with our own situation,we find that we are indeed fortunate and better.We have much less tosuffer.
Next toa smile is laughter.It indicates simplicity and openness.Laughter has a positive effect on our health.There is a therapy called laughter therapy.It is indeed a treatment for certain psychological and physical problems. Laughter ,they say, is the best medicine.
It is advisable that we start cultivating the idea that we should not worry about anything.Let us learn to smile,to laugh and to be happy.Let us remember that if we smile,the world will smile with us.If we cry,we cry alone.So let us laugh.
Over-confidence is the result ofpride.When one feels that one can do anything by oneself it is nothing but pride.We must know that we are weak and helpless by ourselves.We become strong with God.Success,health or wealth may make us proud and over confident.That normally is the end of that person.We have examples of many kings,heroes,politicians,and others who have suddenly fallen from high pedestals.Their pride and over-confidence turned them into haughty and arrogant tyrants.Very soon they were deposed or laid low.It is because they failed to include God in their lives