A smile is like a ray of sunshine

A smile, the word thank you, what does it cost? Nothing ! Yet it embellishes life, like a ray of sunshine!

Well, to be honest those are not my words. That’s actually a comment that I received from Mr Bernard TRITZ, who owns the blog Actu-Prod-Solaire. And this is the third in a series of articles that I have made from comments that I have received on my blog.

Mr Bernard is one of the many people I am grateful for liking my blog Towards A Better Life and making it a success. He has this to say about my blog.: I like this site, it perfectly matches the expected WP standards, I mean, the ones visitors should find, and come back to often!

I thank Mr Bernard for those kind words and have created this post to show my gratitude.

I also agree with what he has said in his comment about a smile. Indeed it is a blessing for both the person who gives as well as who receives it, without costing anything.

I think a smile can put Covid-19 to shame, as it is more infectious. But, instead of sending a person into self-isolation and quarantine it can improve your health and win you friends. Smiling not only offers a mood boost but helps increase endurance and reduce both blood pressure and pain.

My call to action to my readers today is: Keep smiling. You don’t know whose day you are going to brighten with it. That person may be needing it the most and will bless you in their heart in return.

Many people don’t know about it, but a smile is considered to be an act of charity in Islam.

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Comments can be a great source of content ideas

Every blogger looks for a steady source of content ideas, but I think that source is right there on your site. I had joined WordPress Blogging University’s course on blogging fundamentals when I had started blogging. During that course, I was advised to create an article from the comments that I make on other people’s posts. Now I am making posts from the lovely comments I receive on my articles.

We all get comments on our posts and in response all we say is “Thank you for your kinds words” or just “Thanks for your comment.” I believe we can go a step further in expressing that gratitude by creating an article from a really wise comment and give credit to the person who made the comment. And that is something I am doing again in this article, and I really hope other bloggers do the same. I think that by doing so you will never run out of content ideas for your blog and start getting more interaction on it.

I have created today’s article from a beautiful comment that I received from another blogging friend who owns The Hummingbird’s Journal and who seems to have liked the idea that I have discussed above.

My blogging friend had actually made a comment on my post Life is how you make it. The post was about being grateful to God for even the small happiness He has bless us with. The post even had this motivational video in it.

 

In response to that post my friend who owns The Hummingbird’s Journal had commented: I agree with Ms Hilda, it’s important to appreciate the little things in life. I think it’s a great idea what you did to showcase words of wisdom from a comment that you received. My fav part of the video is looking at situations differently, instead of thinking about how a difficult situation is holding you back, to think of ways it can help you move one forward instead.

I think my friend was 💯% right. Life is full of adversities for some people, while it might have been served on a platter for a few others or so it seems. But, I believe that whatever the case may be, we should refuse to get stuck in a situation.We should never give up. One of the ways of doing so is to find a solution to the situation and start acting upon it. That way you will build up an inner strength called resilience and never become a loser whatever happens in your life.

Finally, let me say that we need to understand that we just can’t take all the time. Sometimes we should also give back what we have received and creating posts from the kind comments that we receive and giving the person credit is one way of doing it.

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Life is how you make it

Life is really how you make it. We must enjoy and what God has blessed us with and also remember the needy in society.

Happiness is not necessarily dependent on abundance. But rather appreciation for even the little things that we have.

 

All that has been written above are comments that I received from my blogger friend Ms Hilda, who owns the blog Hill Study Center. She had made the comment on my recent post: Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19

The article is my idea of turning lovely comments like the one I received from Ms Hilda into a post that can be used by my readers to better their lives.

 

Source: Life is how you make it – Towards A Better Life

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Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

A homeless man can teach people with little money how well to use whatever God has blessed them with, instead of feeling miserable or grumbling. Many people have become jobless during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this, people are now having not much money to fulfill even their basic needs like food and clothing. But, my advise to such people would be don’t worry. Better days are coming. Meanwhile, learn to make the most of whatever you have got and please stop grumbling as it won’t help much.

A homeless man is defined as a man without a home or no fixed address. He is often looked down by society. There are countless news in which a homeless man was either killed, found dead or arrested for the murder of somebody.

But, I today I have to say that even such people can contribute to society. A homeless man is among those employed as masons when your beautiful homes are being built.In this article, I am sharing a recipe that two homeless men who work as masons make with whatever money they have earned in the day. These construction workers can teach people who are broke how well to use their scant resources and thank God for all His blessings. The article just reminded me of the famous song ‘Another Day in Paradise’ by Phil Collins.

The recipe of the Indian Kadhi is traditionally made from gram flour (besan) and curd (dahi). But, these poor men are money wise. The two laborers, Dharmender and Vinod, seen in the picture above are both in their mid-30s and homeless. They use their scant resources to make Kadhi without dahi.

Read more for the recipe: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-news/delhiwale-a-working-man-s-comfort-food-101627498940984.html

Here is the song which I used to hear when I was young and still love to listen

Source: Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

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Indian AI health and fitness app gets $75M investment to boost its growth

Indian AI-enabled health and fitness app, HealthifyMe bills itself as India’s largest digital wellness platform. The app has over 25 million subscribers spread over 300 Indian cities and approximately 1,500 coaches.

HealthifyM is now its way to further growth, after raising a $75 million in a Series C funding round led by LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures.

HealthQuad, Unilever Ventures, Elm of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, and repeat investors Chiratae Ventures, Inventus Capital, and Sistema Asia Capital also participated in the investment round.

So far, HealthifyM has been able to raise over $100 million from various investors.

It uses artificial intelligence to provide subscription-based health and fitness services like calorie counting, one-on-one nutrition and fitness coaching, and diet and workout regimens.

Available on both iOS and Android devices, the app also features AI nutritionist Ria who acts as a personal health assistant.

 

Read more: https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/apac/indian-ai-enabled-health-and-fitness-app-healthifyme-set-north-america-expansion-75m

 

Original Source of article: Indian health and fitness app gets $75M investment to boost its growth – Towards A Better Life

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Better mind your actions at Karma Cafe

Karma Cafe

There is a restaurant, where you create your own menu, cook what you want, and finally get what you deserve. The best thing about the business is everybody is a stakeholder, as we invest daily in it. The restaurant stands tall on a street called ‘Life.’ I don’t know what you call that restaurant, but, I call it ‘Karma Cafe. ’

This restaurant serves you part of what you have cooked while you are alive. The leftover is served in the hereafter.I don’t mean to hurt anybody with my words, nor do I want to be sarcastic. But, I would like you to remember to mind your actions because nobody likes awful food even if it is cooked by yourself.

Three key ingredients for good food at Karma Cafe:

The three key ingredients you should use while cooking something in the restaurant I call Karma are:

Faith. Believe in the Creator alone, whom the Hindus know as Eishwar, the Muslims call Allah, and the Christians call God. Also, put all your trust in Him, because He alone fulfills all your needs. You also need to fear God, as only the god fearing stay away from doing anything wrong. But we are all prone to sins and errors, so we should always seek His forgiveness. Islam teaches us that we are all sinners, but the best are those who ask for His forgiveness.

Love. Be loving and kind towards others, especially those who are close to you and care for you. Do nothing that would hurt them or their feelings. Investing in people and relationships is the best investment you can ever make.

Care. Look after your family as much as you can. But, also don’t neglect the needs of the poor, the have not, and those who work under you. You should also take care of the animals and not be cruel towards them. I am not bragging about myself, but me and my wife always give something to the poor whenever we go out to eat. It goes to show that you care for the poor even while you are having what you want or need.

Source: Better mind your actions at Karma Cafe – Better Life Info

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Get enlightened for a better and happier life with Better Life Info

Hi there!. This post is about my new lifestyle blog, Better Life Info, which will change your life for the better.

You will find fabulous information on this blog that would help you become a better and happier person. It will also help you find success in your personal and professional life.

Gratitude is one of the keys to a better life. Hence, let us start by being grateful to the Most Beneficent and Merciful God, who is worthy of all our worship and praises.

My name is Rehan Kazi. I am a freelancer writer who loves all the good things of life. Sharing knowledge is one thing that I love, which has led me to create this and my first successful blog, Towards A Better Life.

A word about Better Life Info

My primary aim while creating my blogs was to help people live better lives during the Covid-19 pandemic that badly affected the world since it started in 2020. But, the special thing about Better Life Info is that it aims to help you successfully face the challenges of life, not just a pandemic.

In this blog you will find articles that will help boost your knowledge on a range of topics for all-round development. The articles have been curated from various sources, which makes Better Life Info the go-to site to a better and happier life. Besides the articles, you will also find news on the page News and Blog Posts. This will all work together to help you grow as a person and will keep you updated on topics that affect our daily lives. Books are our best friends and so you will also find them on our page Ebooks. What’s more? We also have a series of Web Stories to add to your knowledge and keep you entertained at the same time.

 

 

Enjoy Better Life Info.

I wish you better days ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eid ul Adha Blogging Party – Towards A Better Life

On Father’s Day I had shared a post about Prophet Abraham and his great sacrifice, titled ‘A man should love God above all things Prophet Abraham showed that.‘ In that post I had written how Abraham passed the test of God by taking his only son at the time, Prophet Ishmael, to sacrifice in the way of the Creator. But, the Merciful Lord replaced Prophet Ishmael with a ram and Abraham slaughtered it instead.

The Muslims commemorate that sacrifice of Prophet Abraham by sacrificing goats and other such animals, and not because of cruelty towards them. In fact, undue show of hatred towards people of other race and religion and cruelty towards animals is considered a sin in Islam. Even while sacrificing the animals we have been asked to feed the animal well and take care that it does not suffer much pain.

Finally, all I wanted to say is Happy Eid ul Adha which is popularly known as Bakri Eid in my beloved homeland, India. Hope, I would have been able to share the tasty Biryani and Korma that we make at home during this festival. However, the only thing that I have to send now are my prayers. Remember me and my family in your prayers.

 

Best Eid Al-Adha Wishes, Bakra Eid Mubarakbad Shayari

 

Source: Eid ul Adha Blogging Party – Towards A Better Life

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Hearty tomato and white bean stew

Honestly I don’t like the flavor of raw tomatoes and rarely eat a slice of tomato. But, I love them cooked. I love the taste of tomato-based gravies and used to mix tomato sauce in everything I ate when I was younger.

So today I am sharing with you the recipe of a hearty, flexible stew which has tomato as its main ingredient along with white beans.

This stew comes together with pantry ingredients and delivers layers of flavors. Cherry tomatoes, roasted in olive oil to bring out their sweetness, add a pleasant freshness to this otherwise rich dish.

The backbone of this meal is onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes, to which white beans and stock are added and cooked until thick.

You may top it with some grated cheese, just before serving.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, when supermarket shelves can be lacking, it is only wise to make things from your pantry. If you are a smart cook, you already have a stash of canned as well as dried beans in your pantry! And the cherry tomatoes don’t seem to be in short supply in the market.

While it may seem to be a little different than usual, it is possible to eat healthily when you are confined to your home during the lock downs. Take advantage of shelf-stable items such as beans to ensure you have a decent variety when shopping excursions are restricted. So, if you are stuck at home this weekend go ahead and enjoy it with this heart-warming stew. That is what I call eating wisely.

Click on the link for the recipe: Roasted Tomato and White Bean Stew

or watch the video for a hearty meal and subscribe to Better Life Info for this and more such posts.

Source: Hearty tomato and white bean stew – Better Life Info

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Replenish your motivation regularly with these 20 tips – Better Life Info

A happier life, better health and tasty food on the table are among the many things that motivate people. I am not telling all of us, but some people are indeed motivated by good food. Motivation is something that must be renewed on a regular basis. After all, you can’t always optimize your motivation every now and then. Can you do it? It turns out that you can, in fact, maximize your motivation at all times. To begin started, all you need is a bit of hope, a lot of dedication, and a dash of encouragement. Here are 20 tips to help you replenish your motivation and live a better and happier life. Only those who renew their motivation finally achieve success   Continue reading

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