You should be exhausted

You should be exhausted each night. Doesn’t seem logical does it?

Being exhausted means you worked with your full physical body, mind and emotions. Passion is the main thing you should have when doing something in life, if you are doing it without passion then it is just another activity, like brushing your teeth or something. Even brushing your teeth should be done with passion, you know when you stare at yourself in the mirror and go DAM my teeth are getting so clean right now. Or you make faces at yourself. Yeah you have all done it, don’t lie.

You should hit your bed each night, knowing that you DESERVE that soft pillow under your head and the warm comforter on your body. Knowing that today you did put 100% into whatever you did. Because, remember, no job is too small. Do it with PRIDE.

If someone asks you to make them coffee, package products, paint a wall, cut grass or even scratch their back. You BETTER be giving them the best dam coffee they have ever had, packing the neatest box, painting while dancing, cutting the grass with grace and scratching their back till full satisfaction is received. And I am not saying, you should do things for others. This effort, this passion, this 100% is what you put in for yourself, not to satisfy others but to RAISE the quality of your life. Some may not see it. but being exhausted is an AMAZING feeling.

Being exhausted makes you appreciate a lounging chair, a bed, a stiff stool, a wooden chair, comfy shoes, or even grass to lay on. YES !!

I end this sweet little blog with yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes because i think this 3 letter word brings so much joy in peoples lives.

“Yes I will click ‘like’ on this blog and tell others to stop whining and ENJOY their work and go get exhausted.”

Mansi Parasher

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A Miracle

Came across this touching video….

Before you watch it, read my words.

It is a miracle to wake up everyday, healthy, smiling, and having a functioning body. We don’t realize that. It is a miracle to interact with others and be able to express yourself. We don’t realize that. It is a miracle to have love of any kind in our lives, we don’t realize that. As beautiful as life is and as beautiful as we are as human being, we go out in the world and spread negativity by judging others, assuming things about others, and hating on others beliefs, actions, and appearance. Please, next time you even think a negative thought about someone else. I hope you are reminded of the miracle of life and our existence, and not to waste it on such things.

Here you go: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152740206624625

-Mansi Parasher

Plot twist ;)

Saw a quote today that made me smile.

“Whenever something goes wrong in your life, just yell “PLOT TWIST”, and move on”

How AMAZING would it be if we just treated our lives as an exciting novel, or movie. Well lets see….

1) Heart breaks would excite you. Every time someone hurt you, you’d be like “DON’T YOU WORRY, GOOD THINGS ARE COMING MY WAY” (well because that usually happens in a movie. Girl breaks boys heart, boy cries, meets amazing girl, falls in love, realizes that bad things happened in the past for a reason.

2) Tragedies would motivate you. Usually when the character goes through something horrible, its followed up my self awakening in some form of adventure of journey. Prime example FINDING NEMO! Guys wife is brutally murdered and son is kidnapped. LOL, but through the spiritual journey both father and son find their love for each other and see the world outside of their coral that they once knew.

3) We would’t judge people so much. Movies and books always have wacky characters but in real life we tend to stay away from wacky characters. Maybe we would just learn to accept people more for what they are and just .. go .. with . it 😉

4) We would always want to dig deeper. Think about it, without a good search, journey and questioning; a mystery novel is NOTHING. We would question everything and seek more from life.

So next time you break your nail, stub your toe, your cat wants to kill you…. think of it as a PLOT TWIST and deal with it. and of course you can treat less serious situations that way too (stubbing your toe is killer).

Mansi Parasher

Happy Holidays!!!!

Oh how easy it is to get sidetracked….

How easy it is to temporarily forget what you passionately care for.

I am pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before about “life keeping you away from life.” It almost feels like a sense of relief to write again. Especially on this stage, here.

I want to congratulate all the students and teachers reading this! YAY you made it through a semester, it was tough, you were frustrated many times….but YOU made it! December is truly a HAPPY month, there are so many things to look forward to.

But even for those who are not students, nor teachers. I know everyone looks forward to December because it marks an end and a beginning. For some of you, you might WANT this year to end, and get a fresh start. For others, letting go of 2013 might be a tough task. The point is, how ever you felt about this year, I want you to remember, you CAN make January a fresh new start to something more amazing!

I challenge you to set goals and STICK to them. I heard if you do something for 21 days, it is then a habit. So if you stay positive for 21 days straight, does that mean it’ll be a daily habit? (Only one way to find out hehe).

Personally, I like to reflect on my months every 3 months, to kind of “remind” myself of how meaningful my life is. I think it is a cool little practice I do, to keep my mind, body and soul on the right track and prioritizing.

What is something you do to remind yourself of what you’re doing and where you’re heading??? (Might be time to start a little practice of your own reflection).

I wish you all Happy Holidays from the Solidarity in Action team. May the new year bring some fresh new ideas into your head.

Try something new 😉

-Mansi Parasher

 

Speaking out

“Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act. Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people.” 

The way I look at it, and especially if you’ve read my last blog on communication. It is NOT hard to speak to people. To relate to people. Some people listen but they don’t hear. Try and HEAR the other person.

I got to speak to a few new faces at the open house event on Sunday November 10th. I saw some excitement on peoples faces and a few nervous faces. It was important to answer their questions that were making them nervous or unsure about the experience they would be involving themselves in. I think our team overall has a very welcoming personality and was friendly with everyone new that came in through the door.

But as for talking to people, I think its important to communicate with someone on an equal level. As soon as you put someone beneath you or above you, you are creating more boundaries between you and the other person. I have recently experience this while being a part of the Best Buddies program. It is my first year and relating to my best buddy has been an interesting experience.

I learn so much from her, She tells me so many stories. I listen to her, but I also hear her messages behind the words. Her worries in the world are much different from mine. Things that make her happy are different from things that make me happy. She lives a different life than I do. Different things go on in her head. But you know what… we come together as a set of eyes and ears. And we connect because we know we’re different. She doesn’t judge me, I don’t judge her. The less we judge people, the more room we have to..Love.

Next time you have a conversation. Think about our cookie cutter society, why do we always say the same things to people? Why do we ask the same kind of questions? Let loose, be free, don’t be afraid of challenging questions….wander greater thoughts.

Let that inner voice be heard.

Gracias, for being you 🙂

-Mansi Parasher