Spaceship, Door and Sanskrit Wisdom

08 Jan

My Monday choir rehearses in a Primary School and this evening, I was treated to two things to make me smile (as well as our singing, of course) One, in the hall, a paper Spaceship for a lantern parade and on our way out, one of the classroom doors which must delight the pupils.


Classroom door

The following piece of ancient Sanskrit writing, I found when our tiny baby son was undergoing heart surgery where the surgeons gave him odds of 60:40 against his survival. It helped me then and has taken me through other difficult times and, though I am not in need of it right now, I have a number of friends who are and it is for them that I post this here today. If it works for you, then it is for you too, with love.


Look to this day
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and truths of existence –
The joy of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of beauty.
For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope



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6 responses to “Spaceship, Door and Sanskrit Wisdom

  1. calvin

    January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Sanskrit – as righteous as any sunrise. To say ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem adequate. But thank you for sharing none less. And the adult out come makes you both beyond proud.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      You are right, D does make us very proud! 🙂

  2. valeriedavies

    January 10, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Can never read that Sanskrit poem often enough… inspirational… thank you Sally…

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 12, 2018 at 10:43 am

      I feel the same, can read it every day and always find it inspirational. 🙂

  3. Our Growing Paynes

    January 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    What a great door and what a creative place to go to school and learn.

  4. saymber

    January 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I love both pictures (made me smile) and the Sanskrit I had to jot down for passing on to my Facebook family and friends. Yes, there are a lot of people in need of such inspiration these days! Thank you Sally! Hugs!


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