Spidey’s Serene Sundays – Part 80

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“Do not be so proud and do not laugh at others or the less fortunate, your boat is still out at sea and who knows what is yet to come your way.” Kabir Ji from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Fishing through wonderful quotes, Spidey and I found this one. It is from the Sikh Holy Book, the eleventh and ever-living Guru, the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

It is so easy to find humour in the misfortunes of others. I think no one could really be able to promise, hand on heart, that they have never had a giggle at that stranger tripping up in the street, or the countless videos that circulate social media, cashing in on others and their unfortunate circumstances.

We are all a little guilty of that, and to some extent, I feel that it is ok, if the joke is being laughed at, by the person who is the subject of it.

But the reality of this quote is more to do with those who have plenty, are lucky in life, and still find the time in their pampered lives to sneer at those who don’t have it all.

Thing is, no one knows what the future holds. Who knows if and when your life could get upended, and those with it ‘all’ lose it at the drop of a hat, and equally, those with nothing, by some stroke of luck, or through sheer hard work, end up the ones with all they could want.

We are all born equal.

Our location, circumstance, colour, wealth, health, means nothing to a baby, and even to a small child. Watch small children and how they interact with everyone without prejudice. It is only as they grow that the seeds of doubt are planted.

So if you are one of life’s more fortunate ones, be grateful for what you have, and never ridicule others for what they don’t have. And if you are still waiting for that luck to hit you, never lose hope, no one knows what is round the corner!

Have a blissful Sunday Peeps!

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Martin
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 17:27:46

    Beautiful quote, Spidey! None of us know when our luck will turn for the better – or the worse! 🙂

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  2. sudershana
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:35:28

    Beautiful thought , splendous !
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  3. Becky Ellis
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 23:24:46

    Beautiful thoughts on a beautiful sunny Sunday!

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  4. New Journey
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 19:45:47

    Great quote…one we should all say every morning upon waking for sure….you were a beautiful bride….I loved the Jack and Jill story….what nasty, greedy sister sister…LOL hope your having a wonderful weekend…kat

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  5. syl65
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 17:29:00

    Thank you for the hopeful message. Things can change in an instant, as we all know..

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  6. susieshy45
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 15:23:34

    Ritu,
    Have been guilty and especially if I think someone got smoothing they deserved.
    Great reminder by Kabir das ji.
    Susie

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  7. Madeline Scribes
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 14:22:08

    Great post! Superb advice! and a really good reminder to remain humble in life and grateful for everything we have.

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  8. Southern by Design
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 13:41:31

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award. If you’d like to participate further you may, but do not feel obligated. Thank you for being an inspiration! https://sbdmb.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/liebster-award/

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  9. Charles Yallowitz
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:16:14

    Very wise quote. Definitely works for this year too.

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  10. wafflemethis
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:46:02

    Great words of wisdom, brother Spidey. Have a peaceful Sunday, ( you too sis)😚

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  11. Erika Kind
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:34:18

    It is true we are for sure all guilty of malicious joy… most of all when we think that justice kicked in for something that was done to us before. But as you said this here is more about deriding others in arrogance for the situation they are in.

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