As a child, I often wondered what has positive thinking got to do with life? Everyone around me focused on the saying of health is wealth. I always took it for granted, thinking that with health comes wealth.
As I grew older and matured, I analyzed people around me who thought were wealthy but were not healthy.
And it was a punch back with a big question of WHY? From here on, my quest for answering this WHY began. Today, I am going to answer this WHY? And how positive thinking draws us towards making healthy food choices/healthy snacks.
You see when we say that health is wealth; it is not something we can measure with a yardstick rather by posing questions to people regarding their health and use of certain medical instruments, are we in a position to know where they stand.
As Aesop says, “A man is known by the company he keeps”.http://www.Goodreads.com Our bodies are known by the attitude we possess towards life as well as the kind of healthy snack we consume or the healthy lifestyle we maintain.
We are healthy when we have a positive attitude towards life. We have a different lens of looking at things. This lens differs from person to person. People with a healthy lifestyle are often the ones, who emit positive vibes.
Our positive thinking leads us towards making healthy choices in terms of food snacks. We prefer cooking at home, experimenting with different ingredients that suit our taste buds.
Just imagine, your favorite fruit or berry is frozen a night before and blended in milk along with a handful of nuts.
A thoroughly, divine experience, I would say. You can either use it in the form of a smoothie or turn it into a frozen pop.
Secondly, since we are living in a fast pace age, we prefer to take along healthy go snacks.
A Granola bar or fruity flapjacks or even oats combined with dark chocolate is a delight. It is healthy as well as full of nutrients.
Thirdly, consuming fiber can prevent us from many diseases and may help us live longer. It also prevents us from heart disease, risk of type 2 diabetes, prevents us from certain cancers, and provides us with a natural detoxification.
Fourthly, the inclusion of veggies, carrots, cucumbers, kale, tomato, etc., makes a healthy food choice/snack. A bowl full of nutrients will not only keep us healthy but will also boost our energy levels to carry out day-to-day activities.
And lastly, positive thinking leads us towards boosting our immunity against diseases that in normal circumstances might kill us. Positive thinking is a blessing in disguise. If we want to lead a positive life, we need to take control of our lives and take every step to lead the life we desire.
When we are conscious about our health, we will definitely make amendments in our life to make them progressive and healthy.
Positive thinking works as a third eye thus enlightening us and opening up our minds towards a high standard of living and maintaining a healthy eating style. If we are positive, we tend to be around positive people and tend to help troubled souls. We inculcate the habit of smiling, singing, and reading in our day-to-day lives.
It is our positive vibes that people pick and are inspired in return. Thus, in reality, positive thinking helps us in making healthy food choices in life.
Think about it. Until next time, stay safe and healthy.
Over the years, I have viewed a tremendous shift regarding the moral degeneration of society and how it is impacting the youth and the aged alike at large. Something, I have been wanting to discuss for a long time. Today, I will unveil some of the stimulating factors in this regard. So, let’s start.
IDEALS ABOUT LIFE
The foremost stimulating factor responsible for the degeneration of society is the unrealistic ideals about life. There is no single individual in this world who has an ideal life. Everyone has to go through certain struggles to get where he/she might be. There will always be some deficiency in one’s life one way or the other.
The youth and aged alike fail to understand this fact of life and are quick in making hasty decisions leading to a degeneration of society.
LUST TO GET WEALTHY
Another stimulating factor leading to the degeneration of society is the lust to get wealthy quickly. This is another stimulating factor that has affected the youth greatly. They think by marrying an elderly rich woman or vice versa will solve their problem of getting rich quickly.
However, in reality, that is not the case scenario. Not everyone is interested in getting married or looking for affairs or being hooked up with men or women just for pleasure or being married at all. There is so much more to do in life rather than being on the outlook for this. Dramas are Dramas. They don’t add value to real lives. It is not rocket science to understand this.
The lack of blood bonding/ relationships between parents and children and between the siblings now is another stimulating factor leading to a degeneration of society. Parents have a very important role to play in this scenario.No, one said bringing up children was easy. However, as a parent, you cannot put your responsibility on a caregiver or attendant to do your job. You need to be there for your children.
This is what they will learn for the future when they grow up and then you have to be prepared for what comes your way. Earning just money is not everything.
NO/LOOSE PARENTAL HOLD
There was a time when the raising of a brow was sufficient and the children knew their place but now the changing times are making parents fearful of their own children due to the degenerating values that they are picking up.
It is a scary situation that will lead to further degradation of society and lives at large.
USE OF DRUGS
Yet, another stimulating factor is the use of drugs, very common among the youth. By intaking such drugs, the person is always on high, thinking one might achieve the unbelievable. So many lives have gone to dogs due to the use of such drugs, yet there is no check or control. All this is adding to the further degeneration of society.
MEDIA, AS A WEAPON
With the ever-going entertainment and freedom to access, the use of media has turned out to be a weapon in the hands of the youth at large and it is greatly adding to the degeneration of moral values. The poor lot called youth simply fails to see the repercussions of all this at hand and falls prey to this fancy tool.
The focus of only me to has contributed a lot to the degeneration of society. When every individual focus will be on self and not whole, the results will be very alarming. This rat race of getting all has affected the self of the individual to a great extent.
In today’s world, everyone is thinking about oneself without stopping for a moment and thinking about others. If people at the large start thinking as we, a great many problems can resolve and the youth be saved. It’s never too late to change only if one realizes the cost at the end.
The inability to vent one feeling, the right way is adding to the moral degenerating of society and greatly affecting the youth. Mostly, the youth thinks talking and acting dirty would help them achieve what they want in life. Sorry, to break the ice, but such acts and talks only lead to more degeneration.
The vent to feelings and emotions needs a proper platform and medium. Online chats and bombardment of unwanted feelings will do no good. Momentarily, you will feel nice but at the end of the day, you will be the same.
Addressing the root is the need for time. If you want to nip the evil in the bud, you need to address the root cause of degenerating values in society. The youth of the time needs a lot of mentoring and guidance in the right direction to understand the repercussion of their actions on either the individual or the society at large.
Life is not very complex if you understand the meaning of it and can interpret it in the light of wisdom and religion. You will always have a path of good values and bad values. It is up to you how and what you choose. Think about it before it is too late.
National days are of utmost importance for a nation. They not only educate the new generation about their glorious history but also pay tribute to the sacrifices of their forefathers.
Celebration of a day that has some history attached to it should be done with great respect.
One such day for Pakistan is 23rd March. Do You all know why we celebrate this date? Pakistani consider Pakistan Resolution Day a memorable day in the history of Pakistan’s creation.
Let’s discuss the reasons behind celebrating this Day as Pakistan day.
23rd March was the day when the respectable leaders of the Muslim community proposed the idea to have a separate homeland for Muslims.
Moreover, it was the day when leaders made the Muslim community realize that they are different from the Hindu community and therefore they should not live with them.
They should demand a separate place for themselves. Somewhere they can practice their Islamic preachings freely. Indeed they wanted to live their lives according to the Quran and Sunnah.
Allama Iqbal was the first leader who gave the idea to have a separate nation for Muslims. And later on, other respectable leaders also encouraged his idea and convinced Muslims to demand an independent country for themselves.
These respectable Muslim leaders presented the idea of Pakistan resolution on 23rd March 1940 in the Muslim league Conference held at Minto Park Lahore.
The main aspects of the Resolution were that Muslims and Hindu are two different communities. They have different religions and distinct cultures. Therefore, they can not live together.
And secondly, Muslims must have a separate place for them where they can easily practice their Islamic Preachings.
The historical speech of our great leader Quaid e Azam is ample proof of Pakistan’s creation. As said by him;
“Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religions. They are diverse in ideologies, social, traditions, and literature. Besides, they cannot marry or even eat with each other. Furthermore, they relate to two distinct civilizations. Their visions about life are different. Hindus and Muslims originated their inspiration from different sources. They have different epics and different heroes. To chain together two such nations under a single state must lead to the demolition of the two”.
In other words, we desire our people to develop to the greatest spiritual, cultural, economic, social, and political life in a manner that we suppose best.
Based on Quaid-E-Azam’s views and ideas A. K Fazal-ul-Haq presented the historical resolution. Subsequently, we recall this event as Pakistan Resolution.
The Muslims didn’t give up the idea of independence and with continuous struggle and efforts, Pakistan came into being on 14th Aug 1947.
Pakistan Resolution proves to be the basis for the creation of Pakistan. And Pakistanis celebrate this day with great enthusiasm each year.
Have you ever wondered about the important role a father plays in the life of a Daughter? Well today, I will narrate a few points in this regard. So let’s start.
When we talk about our father, we always remember the positive side of him. As a daughter when I look into my memories, I recall my teddy bear.
That’s what parents are then to a small child either a teddy bear or carebear or one might coinage one’s own term. For me, he was always my teddy.
I remember him loving my soft toy teddy the same way I loved him. Taking care of the teddy for me and scolding my siblings for not treating him nicely.
He would always come to my rescue when my sibling would tease me regarding my teddy.
His gestures gave me the assurance that I can always look up to him even when he was not nearby.
Having a loving and caring father is one of the foremost positive impacts that a daughter can have on her life.
Another impact of the father on the daughter’s life is the way he trains her for life. Believe me, life is not a bed of roses but it is the trust and confidence of a father in you that makes life a bed of roses.
As daughters, around the globe, we all need to cherish our fathers and their training to deal with the thorns of life.
Thirdly, fathers who boost the confidence of daughters are confident and high achievers in everything. Be it relationships, marriages, or workplaces. Another tribute dedicated to fathers of confident daughters.
Fourthly, daughters who grow up seeing their parents fight all the time despite their relationships with the child; are affected one way or the other.
Such daughters find it difficult when it comes to marrying or being involved in relationships. Most of the time the trouble relationships that one has faced in one’s childhood come in the way. However, exceptions are always there.
Fifthly, most fathers are givers and not takers and this is what daughters inherit from their fathers most of the time.
I remember so many examples from my childhood to adulthood which only remind me of the times where my father always gave and neither took anything.
And this is what I have inherited from him, how to give without expecting anything in return.
Sixth, fathers take great pride in their daughters and their achievements no matter how small they may be, and that’s what helps us in grooming and cherishing small moments of life in the long run.
Seventhly, a father protects his daughter from the eyes of the outer world without compromising on the development of the child. He wears many hats to nurture his daughter for future life.
And Lastly, a father is the first man in a daughter’s life and the person she always looks up to in the future too, much than the mother.
In the end, I would like to say that the value that a father holds in a daughter’s life cannot be undermined and needs to be given due recognition and tribute to them.
If they are alive cherish them and spend your time with them before it’s too late.
Think about it. Until next time, stay safe and healthy.