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Towards Building Real Castles!

Start where are you.
Use what you can.
Do what you can.
                – Arthur Ashe
Hello friends, I greet you all with the above motivational quote by Arthur Ashe.To achieve something in life, merely making elaborate plans and not starting to act upon them in right earnest, will not do. Just waiting for the right moment and right opportunity, we may loose the trajectory and some valuable time in persuit of our goals.

We all love to build a hypothetical castle in the air, but what is required is to build a strong base in the grounds in the form of sheer hard work and perseverance, who knows one can go on to build a real one!

When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me a story about a young man. He had always dreamed of making it big in life and always kept on making plans. One day while roaming about, he came to sit along the bank of a river.

As always, he was lost in the world of his thoughts, making schemes to earn a lot money and subsequent power. He wanted the world at his feet. In an absent-minded manner, he was throwing pebbles on the fast flowing waters of the river. His eyes dreaming about the success and prosperity he was eventually going to achieve in life.

Suddenly, his attention was captured by the sparkling of the stone he was holding in his hand, which he was about to consign into the river. He stumbled back into the reality, rubbing his eyes in disbelief. It was nothing but a sparkling diamond he was about to throw!!

The realisation now set in, he had apparently thrown the series of diamonds into the river thinking them as mere pebbles as he was blithely oblivious of the immediate surrounding being lost in the world of virtual reality!

Friends, to get something in life we have to be extra alert and strive hard to get it. We should also have to remember that failures are merely the detour not the dead-end street.

Hope you liked my post. I would like to know your views, so feel free to drop your comments.
Wish you all health, happiness and prosperity. Adieu for now.

Pc – My daughter, Riya.


Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

10 thoughts on “Towards Building Real Castles!

  1. A noted film director had once told me that the winking bubbles forming on the water flowing through the drains after a heavy shower, reminded him of diamonds. Very nice post, Moushumi.The diamonds are everywhere for us to see!😊🌟

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    1. I like the quote and found this a very motivational post. My Mum used to say, “good fortune doesn’t just land in your lap; you have to go look for it.” Thank you for sharing your wise words, Mousumi Xx 🌞💜

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