“We are looking for short stories and poems that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, that raise up the humanity of man and we want you to be part of this amazing project. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the AMAR Foundation. AMAR is an award-winning charity that works in the Middle East to help millions rebuild their lives in countries scarred by war. We couldn't think of a more worthy recipient of the money from a book dedicated to the core values of friendship, love and tolerance.”
This is part of the announcement I came across on social media. I didn’t take too much time to think. Actually it was an immediate reaction to apply and submit some of my work for this project. Few months later I was thrilled when I found out that two of my short stories were selected to be a part of the anthology. I don’t have enough words to describe how good it felt. Yes, it is in one way a recognition for my work, but in the same time it is so much inline with the purpose of my writing. Through my blog, the one-on-one communication with people and even through my novels I aim to make a difference. I am aware that I am only a human being and have limited time, power and energy, but I am glad of any tiny difference I can make in this world. I also know that I am not the only one and knowing this helps me overcome the moments when I feel I wished to do much more. If only my day would have 48 hours, if only…...
The writers and poets participating in this project lead by McGrath publishing house gave their unselfish contribution. Even if you aren’t a writer you can contribute as well. Even if you aren’t an avid reader you can still contribute. You can either purchase the e-book or paperback or you can share the information among your friends, on your social media, be part of the chain of helping people, be the extending hand. The possibilities are limitless. Whatever good you are doing in helping others, even if not directly related to this project will surely make a difference.
Be good, do good and it shall all return to you as I believe there is a special kind of balance in this world.
With love, hope and tolerance the possibilities are LIMITLESS. Available in pre-order now at Amazon.
Life teaches us lessons continuously.
Do we pay attention and acknowledge what we learn? Do we strive to improve ourselves and hence our lives, relationships and by this positively influence everyone around us?
Life's an ongoing process.
We should consciously stop sometimes to reflect upon the situations we find ourselves in and the experiences life gives us. Could we have done things differently? What did we learn from these? Should we change something, and achieve a different outcome next time?
Do you want to change your life...
but don't know where to begin? Are you in an unhappy relationship? Do you feel lonely? Can you imagine what your life would be like, if you discovered what makes you feel fully alive? Are you stuck in a job you don't love? What's stopping you from getting the life that you’re dreaming of?
Life's a roller-coaster.
Let's transform it into genuine fun, by finding and offering only the good within us. As odd as it sounds, it takes a little effort to be a good person. It demands self-awareness. It requires perseverance. You must keep an open mind about things and develop an acceptance of everything that is different, even if you don't fully understand it. Though at times it requires nothing more than just an honest smile.
LESSONS IN LIFE
"In hope of a world, that does not celebrate the fake & the cold
In hope of a world where true emotions can be uphold
In hope of a world where truth is told
In hope of the world where sugar coated abuses are not sold
In hope of a world that does not force you to fit in & fold
In hope of a world where tears are allowed to unfold
You are not told to fake happy when your heart can no longer hold
In the hope of a world that doesn’t go numb & cold,
While faking positivity & not being bold
In hope of that world where you & I can be true to our core
We are not judged for being human
And not expected to be a bot, running on a computer code
Let the beauty of true emotions and the warmth of real unfold
Sweet, sour, bitter, happy, sad, high, low, cold
Sincere bonds and true connects
Let us not turn the world into a fake emotion(less) zone"
by Vanashree Yadav