Today is my friend’s 18th birthday.
I did attend her surprise birthday party and gave her a nice gift, wished her on time and put on an obligatory birthday wish status and display picture with her to tell her how much she means to me. But as I was typing a long birthday wish for her, I had a flashback of the moments we have spent together in college and the only thing that came in my mind was a bitter comment made by her about me in front of everyone, including me. The memory of that day and that moment was still alive, hemmed in some corner of my brain, now dancing shamelessly like a harlot in front of my eyes, reminding me of the day my soul was torn apart from my body.
It wasn’t a bad comment on my character, it was on my personality. The reason it pierced my heart so much was because I have heard that comment before, from someone else, someone who claimed to be my best friend. And even though we are still in contact whenever I think about her the first thing that comes in my mind is the same comment. And I’d be lying if I say that it doesn’t hurt me. Because it does. It certainly does. And we all know that physical wounds can be healed but emotional wounds cannot. The pain of that comment will always stay in my heart and even if that (the birthday girl) was incredibly sweet and helpful to me in past, even though she apologized a lot for that comment later on and even though I have forgiven her, the first memory that comes of her in my mind will always be that same comment.
Please, never think for a moment that your words don’t have any effect on others. Bitter words hurt more than the peeling of skin from our body with the help of a knife, more than the pain of a completely broken nail from our skin. And even if you think someone is not as good as you please keep it to yourself and don’t say that on their face. Because there is a 99% chance he already knows that, and secretly he is just trying to change that. Think from your heart before you speak, keep yourself in his place and think how would you feel if you were him and someone said the same to you? You would never forgive him/her. It takes a trillion compliments to build someone’s personality and your one harsh comment can take it all down, or worse, just kill him from inside.
Spread peace, love and kindness!
Are you a chocolate lover like me? Is chocolate your energy booster? Your biggest weakness? Your mood changer? Or do you crave chocolate at the moment? Here’s a delicious recipe for Chocolate Mousse that will make you lick even the last bit off your bowl. So here you go!
Serves : 2
• Dark chocolate 200 mgs
• Milk chocolate 100 mgs
• Cocoa Powder 1 tbsp
• 200 ml thick cream
• 1 egg white
• Grated chocolate
• Whipped cream
• Caster sugar (if desired)
• I used Lindt chocolate bar for dark chocolate and Galaxy smooth milk bar for milk chocolate. Put the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and microwave for a minute. Make sure to do it in intervals. (after every 10-20 seconds, take out the bowl and mix the chocolate with a steel spoon).
• Put the egg in a large bowl and beat it till it is thick and twice in volume. This will take atleast 4-5 minutes. Add sugar if you desire.
• Now, Mix the Egg and Cooled chocolate. Add cocoa powder at this point. Beat the mixture in the end to avoid clumps.
• Add thick/heavy cream in it and beat the mixture again. (Heavy cream makes a stiffer mousse than a light cream so make sure you add heavy cream in your mousse).
• Fill it into the Bowls/Cups and place it in Fridge for atleast 2 hours.
•After two hours, take it out. Decor it with whipped cream and garnish it with grated chocolate.
•Your delicious Chocolate Mousse is ready .
With each swirl of the swing,she laughs and cries. The color of her cheeks turning from pale yellow to red. And far away stands a woman begging at a mosque for a child. Laila laughs and cries at the same time, hiding the sad betrayal in her eyes. Oh such a lovely girl she is, they say. But who knows the tragedy that made her live a life in orphanage. Her father did not want her, her grandparents despised her, her mother never saw her. Oh such a sad girl, they say. Laughing and crying at the same time, abandoned by her father for being his 13th daughter, left alone in this huge world for being a less powerful human, dumped by daddy, cared by none!
And far away a woman cries in the mosque, praying everyday for a child.
Thank you for keeping me alive and healthy and for making me a happy and carefree person. Thank you for giving me a lovely day and bestowing upon me the five senses of seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling through which I can live life to the fullest on this glorious day.
I therefore feel that it is my duty to be good to your creations like you do well to me and my family.
My six good deeds of today are as follows:
6. Donated a very small part of my pocket money to charity (Sahara foundation!)
7. Spoke truth when I didn’t wanted to (This one was the hardest 😦 )
8. Donated old school books to a poor kid (Education is everyone’s right!)
9. Held a door for an old lady who was holding heavy bags (Got a bright smile and a sweet ‘Thank you, May God bless you!’ as my reward from her!)
10. Helped a friend to prepare chocolate mousse (Yummmm!)
11. While standing in the line after buying some grocery items, I let the person behind me (who was holding only a cola) come in front of me to save her time.
12. Told an aunt that she looks 10 years younger than her age (I wasn’t lying by the way) and made her day!
Kindness never goes wasted.
What if any of your good deed makes God so happy that he decides to bless you with whatever you had been wishing for so long?
Take a chance,do a good deed every day!
Day1: Big or small, a deed is a deed. What if a small good deed that means nothing to you, means a lot to someone? What if it is enough to save someone’s life?
My five good deeds of today are as follows:
1- Donated two of my dresses to charity (a maid who needed clothes for her little girls, I belong to a poor country, you see)
2- Donated a very small part of my pocket money to a cancer hospital (My dear country fellows, you all know which hospital I am talking about. Don’t you? * smirks *)
3- Prepared a dessert for my family (Going to post the recipe later, Promise!)
4- Watered some plants (I’ve a beautiful, spacious lawn at the front yard of my home, one of the blessings of Almighty God)
5- Fulfilled a promise that I made to my younger brother (Brought Cola for him)
Don’t forget to do a good deed every day! 🙂