Daisy was doing her work in such a hurry that, her daughter Smita a 5-year-old, was curious as to why mom is doing all her work in such a fast-paced manner. Smita interrupted Daisy and asked: "Mom are you going somewhere after completing your work? Why are you so hurry to do all these works?" Stopping for a moment, Daisy replied: Baby, see that candle. It is about to go off and we do not have another candle in our house to replace it. I have to finish the work before it goes off.
Our life is like a candle. Every day it is burning and nearing its end. One day we would go off the world. We cannot replace our life with another one. But there are many things to be done before our candle go off. Unfinished work causes disappointment. Time is running like a racing horse. No one can stop it. Whether you are doing your work or not, it continues its journey.
It is the time to finish your work and get ready to face the reality. If you are ready, there is no disappointment. If you are not ready, there is the disappointment. No one can replace you. You are a unique creation in this world.
Once a teacher told her students that she hadn't failed anyone in the class. A cheer went around the class. Then she told them again that she hadn't passed anyone either. And she told them that it is you, students had done it. Yes, it is true. We are the ones, who are making ourselves, pass or fail in life. No one else.
Understanding that will take us to high above. Not understanding them and pointing others for your failure is just like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die. Take the responsibility of your life. Bill Gates once told "if you born poor, it's not your mistake; but if you die poor, it's your mistake"
Take responsibility for your life and move ahead, time is short.
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Jacob (author) from Delhi, India on August 04, 2010:
I do appreciate all the love and support people have been sending my way this week. The extra social support really helps. Knowing that people are finding value in these updates gives me more motivation to keep going. So thank you for that!
Jacob (author) from Delhi, India on May 19, 2010:
Thanks all for your encouraging comment and visit
Holle Abee from Georgia on May 19, 2010:
Sobering hub here. Nice job!
terrowhite on May 18, 2010:
This is something very touchy.. thanks for sharing it with us... Love to read more of your hubs.. thanks and peace ..
Gigi2 from UK on May 14, 2010:
Comparing life to a burning candle is a powerful motivator to make the most of those last flickering moments. As the candle reaches the end it seems to disappear faster and faster, very like life! Thank you for a wise and thought provoking hub.
Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on May 13, 2010:
Great hub. I will be back to read more.
mdlawyer on May 06, 2010:
You are brilliantly upholding the the need of committed action, "Karma". Great !
Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on April 24, 2010:
Time is like a burning candle and like a racing horse. Very nice similies. Thanks for a wonderful hub.
rprcarz50 on March 12, 2010:
I always enjoy Your Hubs too.
As Always Also a2z50
Faye Constantino from Florida on March 12, 2010:
Excellent, I rated you up. Perfect analogy, the candle. Very wise.
MBP42 from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God on March 03, 2010:
We are all given the same number of minutes in a day. What we do with them is up to us. Great hub. Keep writing.
Noel313 from These United States on March 03, 2010:
Very insightful!! Words of widom and the same message I try to get across to the people I mentor!!
AARON99 on March 01, 2010:
Really a great hub, must say. Keep it up.
Michael Shane from Gadsden, Alabama on February 27, 2010:
Very true! Good point!
Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on February 26, 2010:
Jacobkuttya, What a wonderful hub! Very thought provoking!
"It is the time to finish your work and get ready to face the reality. If you are ready, there is no disappointment. If you are not ready, there is disappointment. No one can replace you. You are a unique creation in this world." Great job!
Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!
Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on February 23, 2010:
Time is precious, time is money. All rich and successful men and women value time in place of money.
Thanks for sharing.
Susan Kemp Maldonado from Las Vegas on February 23, 2010:
Thank you so much your this hub! It is very inspirational. I agree totally with all you said. Your hub has nudged me that I must get busy! Time is too short, and much too precious, to let it slip by without fulfilling our purpose here on this earth. And we were all put here for a reason, we are not meant to waste these moments. Thank you again for the reminder.
sheila b. on February 23, 2010:
Amber Allen on February 23, 2010:
A great hub full of wisdom.
Moulik Mistry from Burdwan, West Bengal, India on February 23, 2010:
This is wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed it...
JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on February 23, 2010:
Great Hub-and I agree with samboiam!
You've been inspired...and have inspired me as well!
samboiam from Texas on February 23, 2010:
What a positive hub. What a way to start my day. Thanks
roopa on February 23, 2010:
Its really nice message that ... its make me motivated thanks a lot ... really time is short but we have to do so many things ...
mintinfo on February 22, 2010:
How true this is. We are given the opportunity to make the best of every moment. Life is never over until we stop breathing. Accomplish all goals. Leave no stone unturned. Positivity
John W. Watson on February 22, 2010:
I just woke up and turned on my computer and there it was, the words for the spirit that I so desperately needed to get me to another, higher level in my journey as a writer. This Hub is a special one for me. A treasure. Thank you, Jacob.
H P Roychoudhury from Guwahati, India on February 22, 2010:
I like your wonderful analogy “Life is like the burning of a candle”.
drbj and sherry from south Florida on February 22, 2010:
Thank you, Jacob, for reminding me that it is not who we are in this world, but what we do while we are here in this too short time.
"Quill" on February 22, 2010:
Great Hub...what is our calling, what is the true reason for our life here. Those who sit and expect to get that answer in a revelation without doing well they are special and very lucky. We have one chance at doing God's will in the time we have been given.
RevLady from Lantana, Florida on February 22, 2010:
"Our life is like a candle. Every day it is burning and nearing its end. One day we would go off the world. We cannot replace our life with another one. But there are many things to be done before our candle go off. Unfinished work causes disappointment. Time is running like a racing horse. No one can stop it. Whether you are doing your work or not, it continues it's journey." EXACTLY, AMEN!
Time does not care how we use it, it just continues on doing its job. As you said, it is up to us to decide how we will use it or misuse it.
Nice hub jacobkuttyta. Thank you!
charlie slama on February 22, 2010:
so far i like what i read and your thoughts