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If-

A truly inspiring poem by Rudyard Kipling titled “If”.

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

Life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply a part of the curriculum that appear and fade away, but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. Life really begins when you think of life as a gift. It is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. Everybody has problems and bad times. Life is beautiful only for those who know how to celebrate pain. Cherish every moment. Even if stressed or hurt or what not. There’s always tomorrow and it always get’s better. At the end of the day before you close your eyes, smile and be happy with where and whatever you have been through and be grateful for what you have. Somewhere someone else is fighting to survive. Life is beautiful, live it, love it and learn it. Life is a festival, rejoice it. The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Here’s hoping you cherish this beautiful gift called life.