Saturday, October 23, 2010

Paint a :) - The Greatest Achievement of All

I was with the APSN kids, and watching them paint their dreams out. One had dreams of becoming a teacher, another dreamt of becoming a baker and yet another dreamt of becoming a soldier.

As I surveyed the scene of the young ones painting their dreams onto blank T-shirts, I saw the sea of smiles painted on their faces, as they chatted and laughed with their mentors.

And one thing struck me. We all have dreams. Some dreams will get achieved, and some not so. Some of us bury our dreams, while others unearth our dreams. Some of us have big, bold dreams, while others have small sweet dreams.

Isn't it the same for us "normal" people? Actually there isn't much difference - we too dream to the same extent as the "disabled" ones. And some of the "disabled" ones actually dare to dream bigger dreams than a lot of us!


So one thing I realized is that the greatest disability lies not in our bodies, and not even in our intelligences. The greatest ability - or disability - lies in our hearts, our attitudes, our souls.

Also, after seeing the smiles of joy brought about by simple and contented hearts, I now see that in the final analysis, it is not the size of our achievements that will matter. It is not the number of our achievements that will matter. But it is the heart behind our achievements that will matter. And it will matter on the other side of eternity too.

In the end, love is the greatest achievement that a human is ever able to achieve.

And for that, there is no disability.

"1 Corinthians 13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

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