Live life in such a way that your presence is celebrated, not tolerated. Radiate Positivity always.Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~Saint Francis of Assisi

Big rocks story:

An efficiency expert filled a 5-gallon tank with big rocks and asked, “Is it full?” People said, “Yes.” He replied, “Wrong,” and poured small rocks in around the bigger ones. He asked, “Is it full now?” People said, “Maybe.” He replied, “Wrong again.” He took tiny pebbles and filled in the spaces. He asked, “Is it full now?” Catching on, people said, “No.” He said, “Right,” and filled in the rest with water. Someone asked, “What’s the point? That no matter how much you do, you can always do more?” The presenter replied, “Wrong. Put the big rocks in first, and everything else falls into place. Do what matters most each day first, and the other stuff will get done or fall into place.”

Written by *Regina Brett*, 90 years old, of the Plain b Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio_

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote few lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.
1. *Life isn't fair, but it's still good.*
2. *When in doubt, just take the next small step.*
3. *Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.*
4. *You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.*
5. *Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.*
6. *It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.*
7. *Make peace with your past so it won't mess up the present.*
8. *Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.*
9. *Take a deep breath every now and then. It calms the mind.*
10. *Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.*
11. *Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.*
12. *It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.*
13. *When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.*
14. *Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.*
15. *No one is in charge of your happiness but you.*
16. *Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'*
17. *Always choose life.*
18. *Forgive others and yourself.*
19. *What other people think of you is none of your business.*
20. *Time heals almost everything. Give time a little time.*
21. *However good or bad a situation is, it will change.*
22. *Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.*
23. *Believe in miracles.*
24. *God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.*
25. *Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.*
26. *Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.*
27. *Your children get only one childhood.*
28. *All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.*
29. *Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.*
30. *Envy is waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need.*
31. *The best is yet to come...*
32. *No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.*
33. *Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."*



Harvard University Recommended 20 happy habits for 2016.
1. Be grateful.
Slow down, look around you, and pay attention to the little details in your life – the delicate purple flower on the sidewalk, the beautiful sunset, the hot shower that washes away your long day, and the smile in your partner’s eyes…
When you have a grateful heart that is appreciative of life’s beautify, wonder and blessings, you’re automatically filled with happiness.
2. Choose your friends wisely.
According to Harvard, the most important external factors affecting individual happiness are human relationships. So if you want to be happy, choose to be around people who are optimistic, who appreciate you as you are, and who can make your life richer, bigger, more fun, and more meaningful.
3. Cultivate compassion.
When we try to step into other people’s shoes and understand a situation from another’s perspective, we’re more likely to handle the situation with compassion, objectivity and effectiveness. There will be less conflicts and more happiness.
4. Keep learning.
Learning keeps us young and dreams keep us alive. When we engage our brains and put them toward productive uses, we’re less likely to dwell on unhappy thoughts and much more likely to feel happy and fulfilled.
5. Become a problem solver.
Happy people are problem solvers. When they encounter a challenge in life, they don’t beat themselves up and fall into a depressive state. Instead, they face up to the challenge and channel their energies toward finding creative a solution. By becoming a problem solver, you’ll build up your self-confidence and your ability to accomplish whatever it is you set your mind to – and whatever challenges life throws your way.
6. Do what you love.
Since we spend over one-third of our adult life working, loving what we do has a huge impact on our overall happiness. If this is not possible at the moment, then try to find enjoyment and meaning in your current work, or cultivate a hobby that involves doing something you love.
7. Live in the present.
When you feel depressed, you’re living in the past. When you feel worried or anxious, you’re living in the future. But when you feel content, happy and peaceful, you’re living in the present.
8. Laugh often.
Laughter is the most powerful anecdote to anger or depression. Research has shown that the simple act of curving the corners of your mouth can increase your feeling of happiness. So don’t take life too seriously. Try to find humor and laughter in life’s everyday struggles.
9. Practice forgiveness.
Resentment and anger are forms of self-punishment. When you forgive, you’re actually practicing kindness to yourself. And most importantly, learn to forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s through our mistakes that we learn and grow to become a bigger and better person.
10. Say thanks often.
Always be appreciative of the blessings in your life. And it’s equally important to express your appreciation to those who’ve made your life better in some way, big or small.
11. Create deeper connections.
Our happiness multiplies when we connect and bond with another human being on a deeper level. And being fully present and listening are two of the most important skills to strengthening that bond and bringing happiness to ourselves, and to others.
12. Keep your agreement.
Our self-esteem is built on the agreements we’ve made with ourselves. And high self-esteem has a direct correlation to happiness. So keep your agreements with others and with yourself.
13. Meditate.
According to Harvard, people who take 8 sessions of mindfulness meditation training are, on average, 20% happier than a control group. Such training can lead to structural brain changes including increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.
14. Focus on what you’re doing.
When you put your mind, heart and soul into what you’re doing, you’re creating a happiness state – called the “flow.” When you’re living in the flow, you’re less likely to care about what others may think of you, and less bothered by things that are not that important. The result? More happiness, of course!
15. Be optimistic.
For happy people, the glass is always half-full. If your tendency is to imagine the very worst-case scenario every time you face a challenge, then train yourself to reverse that tendency. Ask yourself what good can come out of the situation or what you can learn from it. Optimism surely fuels success and happiness.
16. Love unconditionally.
No one is perfect. Accept yourself for all of your imperfections. And do so for others. Loving someone unconditionally does not mean that you need to spend all your time with them or help them figure out their problems. Unconditional love means accepting people as they are, and allowing them to find their own ways, at their own pace.
17. Don’t give up.
Unfinished projects and repeated defeats inevitably dampen one’s self-esteem. If you’ve made up your mind to do something, see it through. Don’t give up until you succeed. Remember, failure is temporary but defeat is permanent. And defeat only occurs when you give up.
18. Do your best and then let go.
Everyone has limitations, and things don’t always turn out to be what we’d like them to be – despite our efforts. So always give your best, and then let go. Let events run their course. When you’ve done your best, you’ll have no regrets.
19. Take care of yourself.
A healthy body is the key to happiness. If you have poor health, it’s very difficult to be happy no matter how hard you try. So make sure you eat well, exercise and find time to rest. Take good care of your body, your mind and your spirit.
20. Give back.
Doing good is one of the surest ways to feel good. According to Harvard, when people do good, their brains becomes active in the very same reward center that is stimulated when they experience other rewards. So it’s not a surprise that people who care more about others are happier than those who care less about others

Empowering Affirmations

I feel grateful for everything I experience in this lifetime.
I overcome, I grow, and I prosper all the time.
My experiences and difficulties make me better, stronger, wiser and more alive. 

I am grateful for the great health, love, and experiences - both good and bad- that my life has created for me. 

I feel so grateful for all of my life experiences as they have all made me a better person. 

I choose to appreciate everything I have, even the basic things such as food, breath and shelter.
I am grateful that I can think, that I have free will to use those thoughts and to 
change my life as I choose. 

I am grateful for even things that challenge me as I know it is part of my spiritual growth. 

I focus my thoughts on positivity and thankfulness, always, now and forever.
It is such a gift to have my life.
I am grateful knowing I have direct control over my well-being and am the master of my destiny.
I feel I am ready to love and to be loved.
More and more, I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
The love I give out returns to me multiplied.
I choose to receive more love, support and wealth from the vast supply of the universe.
I see the beauty in my surroundings and I radiate joy and love.
I deserve all that is good and prosperous in my life.
I choose to feel more and more confident.
I am protected, guided, and connected with the highest good at all times.
I recognize and honor my talents, abilities, and skills.
I choose to live my life the way that makes me happy.

Vandematharam

Some Pearls of wisdom to start your day!

" Dark is not the opposite of Light, it's just the absence of Light. Likeways,
a Problem is the absence of an Idea, not absence of a Solution.........'
" Expecting & Accepting are two sides of a Life Where Expecting ends in Tears But Accepting brings you Cheers. Accept Life the way it comes.."

Best Lines said by a Mathematician : My Love for my Family & Friends is like a Circle. It has no sides to be Broken, No Ends to be ended & no angles to be measured.


BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES
Every Artist gives his own name to his work.

But there is no artist like a "MOTHER",

who gives birth to a child,

But gives the Father's surname to their child!!!

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Life is in Constant Conflict Between Love and Ego.

Love Always Wants To Say Sorry

Ego Always Wants To Hear It.!

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Someone asked Life:

Why are you so difficult...????!!!

Life Smiled and said "You people never appreciate easy things"...

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Forgive others,

not because they deserve forgiveness,

but because you deserve Peace...

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Unbelievable fact --

Our body is full of water but wherever it hurts, blood comes out

Our heart is full of Blood but whenever it hurts, TEARS come out.

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If you have a "Magnetic" personality and

yet people don't get attracted to you - it's not your fault.

They have "Iron" deficiency in their bodies.

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*Coolest. . . . . .*

*"if we sleep on flowers, it’s called our first night"*

*"if flowers sleep on us, it’s called our last night"*

*Reality of life....*

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Pearl of the Day:

"If You want to feel Rich,

Just Count All The Things You have, That Money cannot Buy."

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The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people,

but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others

and can admire the other person's good qualities !!!

WHAT'S MATURITY❓

परिपक्वता क्या होती है

🔸🔸🔸

🔶When you stop trying to change people, and instead focus on changing yourself, it means that you have got matured,

🔶Maturity is when you accept people for who they are.

🔶Maturity is when you understand that everyone is right in their own perspective.


🔶Maturity is when you learn to "let go"

🔶Maturity is when you are able to drop "expectations" from a relationship and give for the sake of giving

🔶Maturity is when you understand that whatever you do, you do for your own people

🔶Maturity is when you stop proving to the world how intelligent you are.

🔶Maturity is when you focus on positives in people.


🔶Maturity is when you do not seek approval from others.

🔶Maturity is when you stop comparing yourself with others.

🔶Maturity is when you are at peace with yourself.


🔶Maturity is when you can differentiate between "need" and "want, and you can let go of your wants.

🔶Maturity is when you stop attaching "happiness" to material things.

🔶Be simple.. Be positive..Be relax.. and show that you are mature enough.

"7%"




This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!



Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .



"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote few lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.





1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.



2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.



3. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.



4. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.



5. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.



6. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.



7. Make peace with your past so it won't mess up up the present.



8. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.



9. Take a deep breath every now and then. It calms the mind.



10. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.



11. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.



12. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.



13. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.



14. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.



15. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.



16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'



17. Always choose life.



18. Forgive others and yourself.



19. What other people think of you is none of your business.



20. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.



21. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.



22. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.



23. Believe in miracles.



24. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.



25. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.



26. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.



27. Your children get only one childhood.



28. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.



29. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.



30. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need



31. The best is yet to come...



32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.



33. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."



Its estimated 93% won't share this. If you are one of the 7% who will, share this with the title '7%'.



I'm in the 7%. Friends are the family and family is best friends that you choose.



Its worth reading again & again, as & when you can. 😊😊


Seven Wonders of Life

1. Your Mother - Who is the first person to welcome you in this world.
2. Your Father - Who is the first person to go through all the hardships just to see you smile.

3. Your Sibling - The first person to teach you the art of 'sharing and caring'.
4. Your Friend - The first person to teach you how to respect people with different opinions and viewpoints.
5. Your Life partner - The first person to make you realize the value of sacrifice and compromise.
6. Your Children - The first little person to teach you how to be selfless and think about others before yourself.
7. Your Grandchildren - The only people who make you want to live the life, all over again ... Seven Wonders of Life


There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
So is with our lives... Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all...


Inspiring message

by Chetan Bhagat
Stay away from Anger...It hurts ...Only You! If you are right then there is no need to get angry,And if you are wrong then you don't have any right toPatience with family is love,Patience with others is respect.Patience with self is confidence and Patience with GOD is faith.Never Think Hard about the PAST, It brings Tears...Don't think more about the FUTURE, It brings Fear...Live this Moment with a Smile,It brings Cheer.Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, Every problem comes to make us or break us, The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious. Beautiful things are not always good but good things are always beautiful Do you know why God created gaps between finger? So that someone who is special to you comes and fills those gaps by holding your hand forever. Happiness keeps You Sweet...But being sweet brings happiness.Do Share it with all the Good People In your Life

Inspiring Story👍 👍

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing :
Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.


The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.

The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.
And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.
At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year !!
When the writer's wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad & lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on side of her husband's writing.
When the writer saw this paper, he found his name written on it with following lines :
Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain....
I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.....
The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.....
The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability......
At the end she wrote:
This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well !!!
The writer was indeed happy and amazed at such beautiful and encouraging interpretation of the happenings in his life in that year !!!
Moral : In daily lives we must see that its not happiness that makes us grateful but grate-fulness that makes us happy.



* Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!


* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.


* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.


* Drive carefully... It is not only cars that can be recalled by their makers...

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.


* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.


* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

* Never buy a car you can't push.


* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.


* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.


* Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.


* The second mouse gets the cheese.


* When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.


* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.


* Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.


* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.


* A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

A rare conversation between Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekananda

1. Swami Vivekanand:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.
2. Swami Vivekanand:- Why has life become complicated now?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Stop analyzing life... It makes it complicated. Just live it.
3. Swami Vivekanand:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
4. Swami Vivekanand:- Why do good people always suffer?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer. With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
5. Swami Vivekanand:- You mean to say such experience is useful?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons later.
6. Swami Vivekanand:- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.
7. Swami Vivekanand:- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
8. Swami Vivekanand:- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
9. Swami Vivekanand:- What surprises you about people?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”
10. Swami Vivekanand:- How can I get the best out of life?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
11. Swami Vivekanand:- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and dro p the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

We are all made to fly - realize your incredible potential!

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.
Months passed, and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived. The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the lan...d to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly.
He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, “May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he cried out to his court, “Go and get a farmer.”
In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, “Bring me the doer of this miracle.” The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, “How did you make the falcon fly?”
With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, “It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.”
Message : We are all made to fly — to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But at times we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, and the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling. Let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight!

The Elephant Rope!

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg.

No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.


He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.



“Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them.

As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”


The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.


Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?


Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.


MESSAGE TO PONDER!

The most useless thing to do.... .....Worry

The greatest Joy............... ......Giving

The greatest loss................Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work...............Helping others

The ugliest personality trait.............Selfishness
The most endangered species.........Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource...............Our youth
The greatest "shot in the arm"..........Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome.................Fear

Most effective sleeping pill.... ....Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease........Excuses

The most powerful force in life..................Love
The most dangerous pariah..................A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer... .....The brain !

The worst thing to be without................... Hope
The deadliest weapon.......................The tongue
The two most power-filled words..............."I Can"

The greatest asset...........Faith

The most worthless emotion..................Self-pity
The most prized possession................Integrity
The most beautiful attire......................SMILE!

The most powerful channel of communication..... ...Prayer

The most contagious spirit............. ....Enthusiasm

The most important thing in life........ ..........GOD

Everyone needs this list to live by...pass it along!!!
"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare "

STRESS & TENSION IN LIFE


A group of friends visited their old university professor.
Conversation soon turned to complaints about
'STRESS' 'TENSION' in Life.
Professor offered them Coffee returned from kitchen with Coffee in different kinds of cups
(Glass Cups, Crystal Cups, Shining Ones, Some Plain Looking, Some Ordinary Some Expensive Ones.
When all of them had a Cup in Hand,
the professor said:-
"If U noticed-
all the Nice Looking Expensive Cups are taken up,
leavng-behind the ordinary ones.
Everyone of U wanted The Best CUPS,

that is the source of Ur STRESS TENSION.
What U really wanted was
"Coffee", not the "Cup",
But U still went for the Best Cup.
If Life is Coffee,
Then Jobs, Money, Status etc are the Cups.
They are just TOOLS to hold and contain Life.

Pls Don't Let the CUPS Drive U.
Enjoy the COFFEE.



A picture is worth a thousand words - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

CRUEL REALITY


A high end hand phone, 70% of the functions are useless.

An expensive car, 70% of the speed is not needed.

A luxurious villa, 70% of the space is not occupied.

A whole wardrobe of clothes, 70% of it is not worn.

A whole life of earning, 70% is for other people to use.
So, we must protect and make full use of our 30%.

Go for medical exam even if not sick.

Drink more water even if not thirsty.

Must let go even if faced with grave problems.

Must give in even if you are in the right.

Must be humble even if you are very powerful.

Must be contented even if you are not rich.

Must exercise even if you are very busy. .

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor.
On seeing him, the dad yelled:
“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”
The doctor smiled & said:
“I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”
“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily
The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”
“Giving advises when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.
The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy,
“Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any questions, ask the nurse!!”
“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was at the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”
Moral:

1- Never judge anyone….. Because you never know how their life is & what they’re going through”

2- People who jump the gun in most cases happen to be foul mouthed. "Just keep away from them".
Do you hate someone in your life - Then this is for you. So read on for sure at one stretch.
A long time ago in China , a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn't get along with her mother-in-law at all.
Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law's habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.
Days passed, and weeks passed. Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting.
But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing Li-Li's poor husband! D great distress.
Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-! law's bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it! Li-Li went to see her father's good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs.
She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all.
Mr.. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, "Li-Li, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you."
Li-Li said, "Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do."Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs. He told Li-Li, "You can't use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving.
Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspect you, when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. "Don't argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen." Li-Li was so happy.
She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law.
Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper!r, obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.
After six months had passed, the whole household had changed. Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument with her mother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.
The mother-in-law's attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in- law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter.
Li-Li's husband was very happy to see what was happening. One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again She said, "Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep the poison from killing my mother-in-law. She's changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her."
Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. "Li-Li, there's nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her."
HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they will treat you? There is a wise Chinese saying: "The person who loves others will also be loved in return." God might be trying to work in another person's life through you. Send this to your friends and spread the POWER OF LOVE.


"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought....
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born.
A Death Certificate shows that we died. Pictures show that we live!
Have a seat. Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.
I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.
I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe...
That heroes are the people
Who do what has to be done,
When it needs to be done,
Regardless of the consequences.
I Believe...
That my best friend and I
Can do anything or nothing
And have the best time.
I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to
kick you when you're down will
be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe...
That sometimes, when I'm angry,
I have the right to be angry, but that
Doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe...
That maturity has more to do
With what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them,
And less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe...
That it isn't always enough
To be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn
To forgive yourself.
I Believe...
That no matter how bad
Your heart is broken,
The world doesn't stop for your grief.
I Believe...
That our background and circumstances
May have influenced who we are, but,
We are responsible for who we become.
I Believe...
That you shouldn't be
So eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.
I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same thing
And see something totally different.
I Believe...
That your life can be changed
In a matter of hours
By people who don't even know you.
I Believe...
That even when you think
You have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
You will find the strength to help.
I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
Do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life
Are taken from you too soon.

Story of a farmer...

There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields.

One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?"

A week later, the horse returned with a herd of horses from the hills and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"

Then, when the farmer's son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?"

Some weeks later, the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer's son with his broken leg, they let him off. Now was that good luck or bad luck?

Who knows? Everything that seems on the surface to be an evil may be a good in disguise. And everything that seems good on the surface may really be an evil.

So we are wise when we leave it to God to decide what is good fortune and what misfortune, and thank him that all things turn out for good with those who love him.

A wonderful short story :: How Can We Be Happy?

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a... group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.

Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.

Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.

And this is the purpose of human life.
Is this not what you are looking for?
"7%"

Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio.

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16.Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;

and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

The Window from which we look

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.

Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbour would hang her wash to dry,

the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a

nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.

I wonder who taught her this."
The husband said, "I got up early this morning and

cleaned our windows."
And so it is with life. What we see when watching others

depends on the purity of the window through which we look!

A Father, a Daughter and a Dog

A true story by Catherine Moore
"Watch out! You nearly broad sided that car!"

My father yelled at me.

"Can't you do anything right?"
Those words hurt worse than blows. I turned my head toward the elderly man in the seat beside me, daring me to challenge him.

A lump rose in my throat as I averted my eyes. I wasn't prepared for another battle.
"I saw the car, Dad . Please don't yell at me when I'm driving.." My voice was measured and steady, sounding far calmer than I really felt.
Dad glared at me, then turned away and settled back. At home I left Dad in front of the television and went outside to collect my thoughts...

dark, heavy clouds hung in the air with a promise of rain. The rumble of distant thunder seemed to echo my inner turmoil. What could I do about him?
Dad had been a lumberjack in Washington and Oregon. He had enjoyed being outdoors and had reveled in pitting his strength against the forces

of nature. He had entered grueling lumberjack competitions, and had placed often. The shelves in his house were filled with trophies that

attested to his prowess.
The years marched on relentlessly. The first time he couldn't lift a heavy log, he joked about it; but later that same day I saw him outside alone,

straining to lift it.. He became irritable whenever anyone teased him about his advancing age, or when he couldn't do something he had done

as a younger man.
Four days after his sixty-seventh birthday, he had a heart attack. An ambulance sped him to the hospital while a paramedic administered

CPR to keep blood and oxygen flowing.
At the hospital, Dad was rushed into an operating room. He was lucky; he survived. But something inside Dad died. His zest for life was gone.

He obstinately refused to follow doctor's orders. Suggestions and offers of help were turned aside with sarcasm and insults. The number of

visitors thinned, then finally stopped altogether. Dad was left alone.
My husband, Dick, and I asked Dad to come live with us on our small farm. We hoped the fresh air and rustic atmosphere would help him adjust.
Within a week after he moved in, I regretted the invitation. It seemed nothing was satisfactory. He criticized everything I did. I became

frustrated and moody. Soon I was taking my pent-up anger out on Dick. We began to bicker and argue.
Alarmed, Dick sought out our pastor and explained the situation. The clergyman set up weekly counseling appointments for us. At the close

of each session he prayed, asking God to soothe Dad's troubled mind.
But the months wore on and God was silent. Something had to be done and it was up to me to do it.
The next day I sat down with the phone book and methodically called each of the mental health clinics listed in the Yellow Pages. I explained

my problem to each of the sympathetic voices that answered in vain.
Just when I was giving up hope, one of the voices suddenly exclaimed, "I just read something that might help you! Let me go get the article."
I listened as she read. The article described a remarkable study done at a nursing home. All of the patients were under treatment for chronic

depression. Yet their attitudes had proved dramatically when they were given responsibility for a dog.
I drove to the animal shelter that afternoon. After I filled out a questionnaire, a uniformed officer led me to the kennels. The odor of disinfectant stung

my nostrils as I moved down the row of pens. Each contained five to seven dogs. Long-haired dogs, curly-haired dogs, black dogs, spotted dogs all

jumped up, trying to reach me. I studied each one but rejected one after the other for various reasons too big, too small, too much hair. As I neared the

last pen a dog in the shadows of the far corner struggled to his feet, walked to the front of the run and sat down. It was a pointer, one of the dog world's

aristocrats. But this was a caricature of the breed.
Years had etched his face and muzzle with shades of gray. His hip bones jutted out in lopsided triangles. But it was his eyes that caught and held my

attention. Calm and clear, they beheld me unwaveringly.
I pointed to the dog. "Can you tell me about him?" The officer looked, then shook his head in puzzlement. "He's a funny one. Appeared out of

nowhere and sat in front of the gate. We brought him in, figuring someone would be right down to claim him. That was two weeks ago and we've

heard nothing. His time is up tomorrow." He gestured helplessly.
As the words sank in I turned to the man in horror.. "You mean you're going to kill him?"
"Ma'am," he said gently, "that's our policy. We don't have room for every unclaimed dog."
I looked at the pointer again. The calm brown eyes awaited my decision. "I'll take him," I said. I drove home with the dog on the front seat beside me.

When I reached the house I honked the horn twice. I was helping my prize out of the car when Dad shuffled onto the front porch... "Ta-da! Look what I

got for you, Dad !" I said excitedly.
Dad looked, then wrinkled his face in disgust. "If I had wanted a dog I would have gotten one. And I would have picked out a better specimen than that

bag of bones. Keep it! I don't want it" Dad waved his arm scornfully and turned back toward the house.
Anger rose inside me.. It squeezed together my throat muscles and pounded into my temples. "You'd better get used to him, Dad. He's staying!"
Dad ignored me.. "Did you hear me, Dad ?" I screamed. At those words Dad whirled angrily, his hands clenched at his sides, his eyes narrowed

and blazing with hate. We stood glaring at each other like duelists, when suddenly the pointer pulled free from my grasp. He wobbled toward my

dad and sat down in front of him. Then slowly, carefully, he raised his paw.
Dad's lower jaw trembled as he stared at the uplifted paw confusion replaced the anger in his eyes. The pointer waited patiently. Then Dad

was on his knees hugging the animal.
It was the beginning of a warm and intimate friendship. Dad named the pointer Cheyenne. Together he and Cheyenne explored the community.

They spent long hours walking down dusty lanes. They spent reflective moments on the banks of streams, angling for tasty trout. They even

started to attend Sunday services together, Dad sitting in a pew and Cheyenne lying quietly at his feet.
Dad and Cheyenne were inseparable throughout the next three years. Dad's bitterness faded, and he and Cheyenne made many friends. Then

late one night I was startled to feel Cheyenne 's cold nose burrowing through our bed covers. He had never before come into our bedroom at night..

I woke Dick, put on my robe and ran into my father's room. Dad lay in his bed, his face serene. But his spirit had left quietly sometime during the night.
Two days later my shock and grief deepened when I discovered Cheyenne lying dead beside Dad's bed. I wrapped his still form in the rag rug he had slept on.

As Dick and I buried him near a favourite fishing hole, I silently thanked the dog for the help he had given me in restoring Dad's peace of mind.
The morning of Dad's funeral dawned overcast and dreary. This day looks like the way I feel, I thought, as I walked down the aisle to the pews reserved for family.

I was surprised to see the many friends Dad and Cheyenne had made filling the church. The pastor began his eulogy. It was a tribute to both Dad and the dog who had changed his life.
And then the pastor turned to Hebrews 13:2. "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it."
"I've often thanked God for sending that angel," he said.
For me, the past dropped into place, completing a puzzle that I had not seen before: the sympathetic voice that had just read the right article...Cheyenne 's unexpected appearance at the animal shelter.

...his calm acceptance and complete devotion to my father and the proximity of their deaths. And suddenly I understood. I knew that God had answered my prayers after all.
Life is too short for drama or petty things, so laugh hard, love truly and forgive quickly. Live While You Are Alive. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.
And if you don't send this to at least 4 people -- nobody cares.. But do share this with someone. Lost time can never be found. God answers our prayers in His time...not ours.

To make it nice here is a lovely song as a finale

http://youtu.be/Bv1vgPrdQq4 - "Life Is Beautiful" by The Afters


~NOW DO YOUR PART AND SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE.



'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.'

A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband.

For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a showroom,and knowing her husband could afford it, she told him that was all she wanted.

As her birthday approached, this lady awaited signs that her husband had purchased the diamond ring.
Finally, on the morning of her birthday, her husband called her into his study.
Her husband told her how proud he was to have such a good wife, and told her how much he loved her.
He handed her a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, the wife opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the wife's name embossed in gold.
Angrily, she raised her voice to her husband and said, 'With all your money you give me a Bible?' And stormed out of the house, leaving her husband.
Many years passed and the lady was very successful in business. She managed to settle for a more beautiful house and a wonderful family, but realized her ex-husband was very old, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him. She had not seen him for many years.
But before she could make arrangements, she received a telegram telling her that her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her. She needed to come back immediately and take care of things.
When she arrived at her ex-husband's house, sudden sadness and regret filled her heart. She began to search through her ex-husband's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as she had left it years before.
With tears, she opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11,

'And if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father, who is in heaven, give what is good to those who ask Him?'
As she read those words, a tiny package dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a diamond ring, with her name engraved on it -- the same diamond ring which she saw at the showroom.

On the tag was the date of her birth, and the words.'LUV U ALWAYS'.
How many times do we miss God's blessings, because they are not packaged as we expected? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others.
Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
IF YOUR GIFT IS NOT PACKAGED THE WAY YOU WANT IT, IT'S BECAUSE IT IS BETTER PACKAGED THE WAY IT IS. ALWAYS APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS; THEY USUALLY LEAD YOU TO BIGGER & BETTER THINGS.


'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.'

10 IMPORTANT WORDS

The most selfish 1 letter word – I – avoid it.

The most satisfying 2 letter word – We – use it.

The most poisonous 3 letter word – Ego – kill it.

The most used 4 letter word – Love – value it.

The most pleasing 5 letter word – Smile – keep it.

The fastest spreading 6 letter word – Rumour –ignore it.

The hardest working 7 letter word – Success –achieve it.

The most enviable 8 letter word – Jealousy – distance it.

The most powerful 9 letter word – Knowledge – acquire it.

The most essential 10 letter word – Confidence –trust it.

THE 18th CAMEL

There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons.

When the father passed away, his sons opened up the Will.

The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) and the youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total camels.


As it was not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other. So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man read the Will patiently. The wise man, after giving due thought, brought one camel of his own and added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s Will.

Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels

1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels

1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels.

Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which the wise man took back!

Moral: The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the 18th camel the issue is resolved. It is difficult at times. However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we won’t be able to reach any!


Trustworthy and wise

A sage presented a prince with a set of FOUR small dolls. The prince was not amused.
“Am I a child that you give me dolls?” he asked.
“This is a gift for a future king,” said the sage.
“If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.”
“So?”
The sage handed him a piece of string.“Pass it through each doll,” he said.

Intrigued, the prince picked up the first doll and put the string into the ear.
It came out from the other ear.
“This is one type of person,” said the sage. “Whatever you tell him, comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.”

The prince put the string into the second doll. It came out from the mouth.
“This is the second type of person,” said the sage. “Whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.”

The prince picked up the third doll and repeated the process. The string did not reappear from anywhere else.
“This is the third type of person,” said the sage.
“Whatever you tell him is locked up within him. It never comes out.”

“What is the best type of person?” asked the prince.
The sage handed him a fourth doll, in answer.
When the prince put the string into the doll, it came out from the other ear.
“Do it again,” said the sage. The prince repeated the process. This time the string came out from the mouth. When he put the string in a third time, it did not come out at all.

“This is the best type of person,” said the sage.
“To be trustworthy and wise, a man must know when not to listen, when to remain silent and when to speak out.”

Someone has written these beautiful words. They are like ten pearls to follow in life all the time.

Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

A Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it Just robs you of today's PEACE.

If you really enjoy this, please pass on the link to others. It may brighten someone's day...

The missing watch


There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the



barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him.



After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and



enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.

He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.

Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around



the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the



farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to



him and asked to be given another chance.

The farmer looked at him and thought, "Why not? After all, this kid looks



sincere enough."

So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while the little



boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and



surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had



failed.

The boy replied, "I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen. In the



silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that



direction."

Moral: A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind.

Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see, how sharply



it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be...!




RULES OF LIFE TO REMEMBER:

1. Never give up on anybody, miracles happen everyday.
2. Be brave even if your not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
3. Think big thoughts, relish small pleasures.
4. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
5. Never deprive someone of hope, it might be all they have.
6. Strive for excellence, not for perfection.
7. Don't waste time greiving over past mistakes. Learn from them and move on.
8. When someone hugs you let them be the first to let go.
9. Never cut what can be untied.
10. Don't expect life to be fair.
11. Remember Success comes to the one that acts first.
12. Never waste an oppurtunity to tell someone you love them.
13. Remember that nobody makes it alone. Have a greatful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you.
14. Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.
15. Laugh alot. A good sense of humor cures almost all of life's ills.
16. Don't miss the magic of the moment by focusing on whats to come.
17. Watch for big problems. They disguise big opportunities.

The Magical Begging Bowl

When you desire something, your joy depends on that something. If it is taken away, you are miserable; if it is given to you, you are happy. But only for the moment! That too has to be understood. Whenever your desire is fulfilled it is only for the moment that you feel joy. It is fleeting, because once you have got it, again the mind starts desiring for more, for something else.
Mind exists in desiring; hence mind can never leave you without desire. If you are without desire, mind dies immediately. That's the whole secret of meditation.
A beggar knocks on the door of an emperor; it is early morning. The emperor was coming out for a morning walk in his beautiful garden; otherwise it would have been difficult for the beggar to have an appointment with him. But there was no mediator to prevent him.
The emperor said, "What do you want?" The beggar said, "Before you ask that, think twice!" The emperor has never seen such a lion of a man; he has fought wars, has won victories, has made it clear that nobody is more powerful than him, but suddenly this beggar says to him, "Think twice of what you are saying, because you may not be able to fulfill it!"
The king said, "Don't be worried, that is my concern; you ask what you want, it will be done!"
The beggar said, "You see my begging bowl? I want it to be filled! It does not matter with what, the only condition is that it should be filled, it should be full. You can still say no, but if you say yes, then you are taking a risk."
The emperor laughed. Just a beggar's bowl... and he is being given a warning? He told his premier to fill the beggar's bowl with diamonds, so that this beggar would know who he was asking.
The beggar again said, "Think twice." And soon it became apparent that the beggar was right, because the moment the diamonds were poured into his begging bowl they simply disappeared!
The word began to spread like wildfire in the capital; thousands of people arrived to watch. When the precious stones were finished the king said, "Bring out all the gold and silver, everything! My whole kingdom, my whole integrity is being challenged." But by the evening everything had disappeared and there were only two beggars left--one used to be the emperor.
The emperor said, "Before I ask your forgiveness for not listening to your warning, please tell me the secret of this begging bowl."
The beggar said, "There is no secret. I have polished it, made it look like a bowl, but it is a human skull. You go on pouring anything into it and it disappears."
The story is tremendously meaningful. Have you ever thought about your own begging bowl? Everything disappears--power, prestige, respectability, riches--everything disappears and your begging bowl goes on opening its mouth for more. And the "more" takes you away from this. The desire, the longing for something else takes you away from this moment.
There are only two kinds of people in the world: the majority are running after shadows; their begging bowls will remain with them till they enter their graves. And a very small minority, one in a million, stops running, drops all desires, asks for nothing--and suddenly he finds everything within himself.

“Dare to Be"


When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

This is a beautiful and touching story of love
and perseverance. Well worth the read.
At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story.
My name is Mildred Honor and I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des Moines , Iowa .
I have always supplemented my income by
teaching piano lessons - something I have done for over 30 years.
During those years I found that children have many levels of musical ability, and even
though I have never had the pleasure of having
a prodigy, I have taught some very talented students.
However, I have also had my share of what I call
'musically challenged' pupils - one such pupil being Robby...
Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him
off for his first piano lesson. I prefer that students
(especially boys) begin at an earlier age,
which I explained to Robby.
But Robby said that it had always been his mother's
dream to hear him play the piano, so I took him as a student.
Well, Robby began his piano lessons and
from the beginning I thought it was a hopeless endeavor.
As much as Robby tried, he lacked the
sense of tone and basic rhythm needed to excel.
But he dutifully reviewed his scales and some
elementary piano pieces that I require all my students
to learn. Over the months he tried and tried
while I listened and cringed and tried to encourage him.
At the end of each weekly lesson he
would always say 'My mom's going to hear me play
someday'. But to me, it seemed hopeless,
he just did not have any inborn ability.
I only knew his mother from a distance as
she dropped Robby off or waited in her
aged car to pick him up. She always waved
and smiled, but never dropped in.
Then one day Robby stopped coming
for his lessons. I thought about calling him,
but assumed that because of his lack of
ability he had decided to pursue something else.
I was also glad that he had stopped coming
he was a bad advertisement for my teaching!
Several weeks later I mailed a flyer recital to the students' homes.
To my surprise, Robby (who had received a flyer)
asked me if he could be in the recital.
I told him that the recital was for current pupils
and that because he had dropped out, he really did not qualify.
He told me that his mother had been sick
and unable to take him to his piano lessons,
but that he had been practicing.
'Please Miss Honor, I've just got to play' he insisted.
I don't know what led me to allow him
to play in the recital - perhaps it was his
insistence or maybe something inside
of me saying that it would be all right.
The night of the recital came and the high
school gymnasium was packed with parents
relatives and friends. I put Robby last in
the program, just before I was to come
up and thank all the students and play a
finishing piece.
I thought that any damage he might do
would come at the end of the program
and I could always salvage his poo
performance through my 'curtain closer'.
Well, the recital went off without a hitch,
the students had been practicing and it showed
Then Robby came up on the stage.
His clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked
as though he had run an egg beater through it.
'Why wasn't he dressed up like the other students?'
I thought. 'Why didn't his mother at least
make him comb his hair for this special night?'
Robby pulled out the piano bench,
and I was surprised when he announced that
he had chosen to play Mozart's Concerto No. 21 in C Major.
I was not prepared for what I heard next.
His fingers were light on the keys,
they even danced nimbly on the ivories
He went from pianissimo to fortissimo,
from allegro to virtuoso;
his suspended chords that Mozart demands
were magnificent!
Never had I heard Mozart played
so well by anyone his age.
After six and a half minutes he ended
in a grand crescendo, and everyone was
on their feet in wild applause!
Overcome and in tears,
I ran up onstage and put my arms around Robby in joy.
'I have never heard you play like that Robby,
how did you do it?
'Through the microphone Robby explained:
'Well, Miss Honor .... remember I told you
that my mom was sick? Well, she actually
had cancer and passed away this morning.
And well ...... she was born deaf,
so tonight was the first time she
had ever heard me play,
and I wanted to make it special.'
There wasn't a dry eye in the house that evening.
As the people from Social Services
led Robby from the stage to be placed into foster care,
I noticed that even their eyes were red and puffy.
I thought to myself then how much richer
my life had been for taking Robby as my pupil.
No, I have never had a prodigy,
but that night I became a prodigy ....... of Robby.
He was the teacher and I was the pupil,
for he had taught me the meaning of
perseverance and love and believing in yourself,
and may be even taking a chance on someone
and you didn't know why.
Robby was killed years later in the senseless
bombing of the Alfred P. Murray Federal Building
in Oklahoma City in April, 1995.
And now, a footnote to the story.

If you are thinking about forwarding this link,
you are probably wondering which people on your
address list aren't the 'appropriate'
ones to receive this type of message.

The person who sent this link to you believes
that we can all make a difference!

So many seemingly trivial interactions
between two people present us with a choice
Do we act with compassion or do we
pass up that opportunity and leave the
world a bit colder in the process?

Do, please, share this one around, freely
If God didn't have a purpose for us, we wouldn't be here!
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God

Appreciation

This is a powerful message for our modern society.
We seem to have lost our bearing & our sense of direction.

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.
He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview.
The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.
The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?"
The youth answered "none".
The director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"
The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.
The director asked, "Where did your mother work?"
The youth answered, "My mother worked as laundry woman.
The director requested the youth to show his hands.
The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.
The director asked, "Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?"
The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.
The director said, "I have a request. “When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.”
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands.

His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the young man.
The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.
This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.
After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.
That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.
The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"
The youth answered, "I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'
The Director asked, "Please tell me your feelings."
The youth said:

1. I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not have been the successful me today.

2. By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

3. I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationships.
The director said, "This is what I am looking for to be my manager.

I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.
Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.
A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put him self first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of a person, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the children instead?*
You can let your children live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, you want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your children learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn how to work with others to get things done.
You would have forwarded many mails to many and many of them would have back mailed you too...but try and forward this story to as many as possible...this may change somebody for the better.

Feng Shui

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be
as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE... Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW
Good morning said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground.
The man slowly looked up.
This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.
His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.. "Leave me alone," he growled.....

To his amazement, the woman continued standing.
She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked.
"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away."
The woman's smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.
"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.
Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..
"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"
The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"
"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."
"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."

" This is a good deal for you, Jack" the officer answered. "Don't blow it.."
Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived....
The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. "What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"
"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.
"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business.."
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."
The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled....... "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"
"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."
"And do you make a godly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"
"What business is that of yours?"
I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."
"Oh."
The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference." She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"
"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."
"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

"Yes, ma'am. That would be very nice."
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."
The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.
"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."
She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently.. "Jack, do you remember me?"
Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."
"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."
"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.
"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."
Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said.. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."
"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble... Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."
"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.
"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card.. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons...He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office." She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet... If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."
There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he said.

"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus...... He led me to you."
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways....
"Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.
"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And..And thank you for the coffee." !

God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.
If you believe, send it.

If you don't believe, delete it.
God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close...

If you need God to open some doors for you...send this on.
Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing...

LIVE WELL, LOVE MUCH, LAUGH OFTEN
25 AWESOME TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL LIFE!

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE.


It is the ultimate antidepressant.


2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.


3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s


guidance for your purpose, today.


4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food


that is manufactured in plants.


5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.


6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.


7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past,


negative thoughts or things you cannot control.


Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.


8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a


college kid with a maxed out charge card.


9. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.


10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for


everything !


11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.


12. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.


14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what


their journey is all about.


15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.


16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years,


will this matter?’


17. Help the needy, Be generous ! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’


18. What other people think of you is none of your business.


19. Time heals everything.


20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.


21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your


friends will. Stay in touch.


22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.


23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful


for what you’ll accomplish, today !


24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25.Share this to everyone on your list to help them lead a happier


life…!!!!

Shanghai Expo Closing Ceremony

Amazing, you have to watch this!
Beautiful performance~ A breath of fresh air~ Enjoy...but watch the video till the end.

This is China's showcase to the world!
Absolutely beautiful but ........ WHERE ARE THE CHAIRS? Are those lady musicians sitting on invisible chairs? Apparently NOT - it's a form of YOGA! This is actually being done in a yoga pose known as "chair posture".
Imagine holding this position for that long! The strength in their legs is unbelievable!


Growing Old

On the first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.
I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being...
She said, 'Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?'
I laughed and enthusiastically responded,'Of course you may!'and she gave me a giant squeeze.
'Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?' I asked.
She jokingly replied, 'I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids.'
'No seriously,' I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
'I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!' she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.
We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this 'time machine' as she shared her wisdom and experience with me....
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, 'I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.'
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, ' We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.
There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!
There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody! Can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.
The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets...'
She concluded her speech by courageously singing 'The Rose.'
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those months ago.
One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.
When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they'll really enjoy it!
These words have been passed along in loving memory of 'ROSE.
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Beautiful Words to Live by

1.Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.2.You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.3.Love ......and you shall be loved.4.God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.5.All people smile in the same language.6.A hug is a great gift. One size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and it's easy to exchange.7.Everyone needs to be loved...especially when they do not deserve it.8.The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.9.Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.10.It's important for parents to live the same things they teach.11.If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.12.Happy memories never wear out.... relive them as often as you want.13.Home is the place where we grumble the most, but are often treated the best.14.Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks within.15.The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.16.Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.17.If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.18.Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.19.Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.20.The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.21.Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.22.To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.23.We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.24.Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.25.Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.26.You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.27.For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.28.Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.29.The best gifts to give :oTo your friend - loyalty oTo your enemy - forgiveness; oTo your boss - service; oTo a child - a good example; oTo your parents - gratitude and devotion; oTo your mate - love and faithfulness;Happiness Always……..



For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."
Audrey Hepburn

NEVER share your secrets with ANYONE…
This can be self-destructive.
NEVER tell your problems to ANYONE…
20% don’t care, and 80% are glad that you have them !!


Life is similar to Boxing game...
Defeat is NOT declared when you fall down;
It is declared when you refuse to ‘Get Up’!
Sometimes WRONG persons teach RIGHT LESSONS


Everything is valuable only at 2 times:
1. Before getting it; and
2. After losing it !!


Two things bring happiness & success in life:
1. The way you MANAGE when you have nothing, and
2. The way you BEHAVE when you have everything !


Two places are MOST VALUABLE in the world:
1. The NICEST place is to be in someone’s Thoughts, and
2. The SAFEST place is to be in someone’s Prayers.


One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone
is to beat him at politeness.
Keep your face to the Sun,
And you will not see the shadow!


A Deaf child says: “For all of you, I am deaf;
But for me, all of you are dumb…”
Moral: Life differs in each perspective. Live the way you want to.


Attitude at its best:
My BACK is not a VOICE MAIL...
Kindly say on my FACE.


Ego is the only requirement to destroy any relationship.
Be a bigger person; skip the “E”, and let it “go”..!!
One good thing about Egoists:
They don’t talk about other people!


Do you know why God didn’t give us the gift to read others’ minds?
So that, We could have the chance to “TRUST”,
And privilege to be “TRUSTED”!

As long as we don’t forgive people who have hurt us,
They occupy a RENT-FREE SPACE IN OUR MIND

We have solutions to all the problems,
When they are not ours !!!

I asked God: “If everything is already written in
Destiny, then WHY should I pray?”
God smiled and said: “I have also written- CONDITIONS APPLY…”!!!

Empty pockets teach millions of things in life…
But full pockets spoil us in million ways !!!

Getting angry is punishing yourself for the mistakes of others!
Trust is like a STICKER.
Once it is removed, it may stick again,
But NOT as strong as it holds when you first applied it..!

Always take care of relations.
Everything about the future is uncertain,
But one thing is sure:
God has already arranged all our tomorrows…
We just have to TRUST HIM TODAY !!

NEVER win people with Arguments, rather defeat with your Smile!
Because people who always wish to Argue with you,
cannot bear your Silence !!!
The search for happiness is one of the main source of unhappiness.


Diplomacy is an art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that
they tend to ask you for directions..!!

If a drop of water falls on a Lake, its identity is lost;
If it falls on Lotus leaf, it shines like a Pearl.
Drop is the same; but the company matters.

Our HOPES should be like Hair & Nails.
No matter how many times they get cut,
But they never stop growing.

If you walk the way guided by humans, you will find hopeless end;
& if you walk the way guided by God, you will find endless hope.

Memories are always special
Sometimes we laugh by remembering the days we cried;
And we cry by remembering the days we laughed…!!!
That’s Life!

Sea is common for all…
Some take pearls,
Some take fishes,
Some come out just with just wet legs!
World is common to all; what we get, is whet we try for!

Life is very complicated…
When you have standards, people call it ATTITUDE;
When you are simple, people try to CHEAT you; &
When you cheat others, people call you SMART!

To smile without condition,
To walk without intention,
To give without reason, &
To care without expectation,
Are the beauties of any Relation!

All communication problems are because
We don’t listen to understand;
We listen to reply…!!!

'There are many languages on earth, Smile speaks them all.' Keep Smiling J
Someone who Cares you to Smile.-

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Club 99


Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.
One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy.
The King asked the servant, 'Why are you so happy?'
The man replied, 'Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.'
The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the servant's story, the advisor said, 'Your Majesty, I believe that the servant Has not been made part of The 99 Club.'
'The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?' the King inquired.
The advisor replied, 'Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep.'
When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... So many gold coins!
He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, 'What could've happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!'
He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.
From that day, the servant's life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked.
Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor's help, the advisor said, 'Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.'
He continued, 'The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and Striving for that extra 1, saying to themselves: 'Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.' We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.
That's the "Club 99"


This is a true story and it will give you the chills.

This is a beautiful and touching story of love and perseverance. Well worth the read.
At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Honor and I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des Moines , Iowa
I have always supplemented my income by teaching pianolessons - something I have done for over 30 years.
During those years I found that children have many levels of musical ability, and even though I have never had the pleasure of having a prodigy, I have taught some very talented students.
However, I have also had my share of what I call 'musically challenged' pupils - one such pupil being Robby..
Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him off for his first piano lesson. I prefer that students (especially boys) begin at an earlier age, which I explained to Robby. But Robby said that it had always been his mother's dream to hear him play the piano, so I took him as a student.Well, Robby began his piano lessons and from the beginning I thought it was a hopeless endeavor. As much as Robby tried, he lacked the sense of tone and basic rhythm needed to excel. But he dutifully reviewed his scales and some elementary piano pieces that I require all my students to learn. Over the months he tried and tried while I listened and cringed and tried to encourage him.
At the end of each weekly lesson he wHeould always say 'My mom's going to hear me play someday'. But to me, it seemed hopeless, he just did not have any inborn ability. He only knew his mother from a distance as she dropped Robby off or waited in her aged car to pick him up. She always waved and smiled, but never dropped in.
Then one day Robby stopped coming for his lessons. I thought about calling him, but assumed that because of his lack of ability he had decided to pursue something else. I was also glad that he had stopped coming - he was a bad advertisement for my teaching!
Several weeks later I mailed a flyer recital to the students' homes. To my surprise, Robby (who had received a flyer) asked me if he could be in the recital. I told him that the recital was for current pupils and that because he had dropped out, he really did not qualify.
He told me that his mother had been sick and unable to take him to his piano lessons, but that he had been practicing. 'Please Miss Honor, I've just got to play' he insisted. I don't know what led me to allow him to play in the recital - perhaps it was his insistence or maybe something inside of me saying that it would be all right.
The night of the recital came and the high school gymnasium was packed with parents, relatives and friends. I put Robby last in the program, just before I was to come up and thank all the students and play a finishing piece. I thought that any damage he might do would come at the end of the program and I could always salvage his poor performance through my 'curtain closer'.
Well, the recital went off without a hitch, the students had been practicing and it showed. Then Robby came up on the stage. His clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked as though he had run an egg beater through it. 'Why wasn't he dressed up like the other students?' I thought. 'Why didn't his mother at least make him comb his hair for this special night?'
Robby pulled out the piano bench, and I was surprised when he announced that he had chosen to play Mozart's Concerto No. 21 in C Major. I was not prepared for what I heard next. His fingers were light on the keys, they even danced nimbly on the ivories. He went from pianissimo to fortissimo, from allegro to virtuoso; his suspended chords that Mozart demands were magnificent! Never had I heard Mozart played so well by anyone his age.
After six and a half minutes he ended in a grand crescendo, and everyone was on their feet in wild applause! Overcome and in tears, I ran up onstage and put my arms around Robby in joy. 'I have never heard you play like that Robby, how did you do it?
'Through the microphone Robby explained: 'Well, Miss Honor ... remember I told you that my mom was sick? Well, she actually had cancer and passed away this morning. And well ...... she was born deaf, so tonight was the first time she had ever heard me play, and I wanted to make it special.' There wasn't a dry eye in the house that evening. As the people from Social Services led Robby from the stage to be placed into foster care, I noticed that even their eyes were red and puffy. I thought to myself then how much richer my life had been for taking Robby as my pupil. No, I have never had a prodigy, but that night I became a prodigy ... of Robby. He was the teacher and I was the pupil, for he had taught me the meaning of perseverance and love and believing in yourself, and may be even taking a chance on someone and you didn't know why.
Robby was killed years later in the senseless bombing of the Alfred P. Murray Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April, 1995.
May God Bless you today, tomorrow and always.
If God didn't have a purpose for us, we wouldn't be here!
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Hello wisdom lover!
These are the words of Wisdom. They look simple.
Go through them!Understand them!
Ponder over them! Apply them to your life!
And see the wonders working in your life!
All the best!

A Lot Of Trouble Would Disappear
If Only People Would Learn
To Talk To One Another
Instead Of
Talking About One Another .....

When People Walk Away From You,
Let Them Go.
Your Destiny Is Never Tied To Anyone
Who Leaves You.
It Doesn't Mean They Are Bad People.
It Just Means That Their Part
In Your Story Is Over.. !

People nowadays are like Bluetooth,
If you stay close they stay connected,
If you go away they find new devices...
Human Life Would Be Perfect If...

Anger Had A STOP Button
Mistakes Had A REWIND Button
Hard Times Had A FORWARD Button
And Good Times A PAUSE Button !!

Always Welcome Your Problems,
Because Problems Gives You Dual Advice,
Firstly, You Can Know How To Solve Them,
Secondly, You Learn
How To Avoid Them In Future,
Have Faith In GOD And Yourself…!

Reflection Cannot Be Seen In Boiling Water,
In The Same Way,
Truth Cannot Be Seen In A State Of Anger!
Analyze Before You Finalize.

Success Is Like A Beautiful Lover
It Will Leave Us At Anytime,
But Failure Is Like A Mother
It Will Teach Us

Some Important Lessons Of Life!
A Good Heart Can Win Many Relationships,
A Good Nature Can Win Many Good Hearts!


A TOUCH Could HEAL A Wound
An Eye Could SPEAK Volumes
A SMILE Can Confirm I AM THERE !!


The Bird Asked The Bumblebee:
"You Work So Hard To Make The Honey
And Humans Just Take It Away,
Doesn't It Make You Feel Bad?"
"No," Said The Bee,
"Because They Will Never
Take From Me The Art Of Making It."

If drop of a water falls on a lake, it loses its identity;
if falls on a lotus, it shines; if on a shell, it becomes a pearl.
Drop is the same, but the company matters.

Did these thoughts of wisdom
Give some exercise for your mind?
Then it's great!

Bounce Back

~Courtesy Middlepark primary school newsletter
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VERY interesting Information!

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.

Amazon


The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States .

Antarctica


Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica . This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert; the average yearly total precipitation is about two inches. Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it is ice.), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

Brazil


Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada


Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning " Big Village ".

Chicago


Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.

Detroit


Woodward Avenue in Detroit , Michigan , carries the designation M-1, so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Damascus , Syria


Damascus, Syria , was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.

Los Angeles


Los Angeles' full name is: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula -- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

New York City


The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin , Ireland ; more Italians in New York City than in Rome , Italy ; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel .

Ohio


There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio , everyone is manmade.

Pitcairn Island


The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles (4,53 sq km).

Rome


The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome , Italy in 133 B.C. There is a city called Rome on every continent

Siberia


Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.

S.M.O.M.


The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SM.O.M). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts and, as of 2001, has a population of 80 -- 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.

Sahara Desert


In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named Tidikelt , Algeria , which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years. Technically though, the driest place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island . There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

Spain


Spain literally means "the land of rabbits".

St. Paul, Minnesota


St. Paul, Minnesota , was originally called Pig's Eye after a man named Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant who set up the first business there.

Roads


Chances that a road is unpaved:

in the U.S.A - 1%;

in Canada - 75%

Russia


The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming from the hole was boiling with it.

United States


The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

Waterfalls


The water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters)- 15 times higher than Niagara Falls.



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HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. That's why we live smart.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop & dull living.' Experience new things...get out.
4. Enjoy the simple things...
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away




If you are right then there is no need to get angry
and if you are wrong then you don't have any right to get angry.
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Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect,
Patience with self is confidence
and Patience with GOD is faith.

Never Think Hard about PAST,It brings Tears...
Don't Think more about FUTURE,It brings Fears...
Live this Moment with a Smile,It brings Cheers.!

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better,
Every problem comes to make us or break us,
Choice is our whether we become victim or victorious !

Search a beautiful heart not a beautiful face.
Beautiful things are not always good
but good things are always beautiful.

The happiest people don't necessarily
have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything they have.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S QUOTES
1. “It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.”
2. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
3. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”
4. “I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.”
5. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
6. “I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.”
7. “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
8. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”
9. “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”
10. “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.”
11. “The best way to predict your future is to create it”
12. “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”
13. “Live a good life. In the end it is not the years in a life, but the life in the years.”
14. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
15. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”


Burned biscuits


When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every
now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made
breakfast after a long, hard day at work.
On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage
and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.
I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me
how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do
remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit.
He ate every bite of that thing.... never made a face nor uttered a word about it!
When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he
said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he
really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your
Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides -
a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"
As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of
imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything,
and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what
I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults
and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most
important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
And that's my prayer for you today... that you will learn to take the good,
the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God.
Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a
relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!
We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the
base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or a parent-child or a
friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.
And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life. Be kinder
than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point"

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When you first see a challenge, it often seems bigger than it is. Instead of focusing on the size of the challenge, focus on the size of your inner strength. You are stronger than you realize. Carry any load asked of you with the strength that comes from within. You have enough strength and determination to raise any challenge above your head and make it look small and manageable.

15 GREAT THOUGHTS BY CHANAKYA
1) "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!"

2)"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."

3)"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

4)"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

5)" Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

6)"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

7)"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."

8)"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

9)"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

10)"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."

11) "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

12) "Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."

13) "Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

14) "Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

15) "Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."


Why We Shout In Anger


A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled 'n asked.

'Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?'

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'

'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked the saint

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.

Finally the saint explained, .

'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...'

The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper 'n they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other 'n that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'

He looked at his disciples and said.

'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.'




Reward yourself

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A man was polishing his new car; his 4 yr old son picked up a stone and
Scratched on the side of the car. In anger, the furious Man took his
child's hand & hit it many times, not realizing he was using .
At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.
When the child saw his father....with painful eyes he asked
'Dad when will my fingers grow back?' The man was so hurt and speechless.
He went back to the car and kicked it many times. Devastated by his own
actions... sitting in front of the car he looked at the scratches, His son
had written 'LOVE YOU DAD'. Next day that man committed
suicide...
Anger and Love have no limits...Always remember.....
"Things are to be used and people are to be loved"
But the problem in today's world is....
"People are being USED & Things are being LOVED"

A Lovely Logic for a beautiful Life:
Never try to maintain relations in your life
Just try to maintain life in your relations
Always welcome the problems

Because problems give you dual advice
First, you know how to solve it
Second, you know how to avoid it in future

3 stages of Life:
Teen Age – Has time & energy – But no Money
Working Age – Has Money & Energy – But No Time
Old Age – Has Money & Time – But No Energy

We are very good Lawyers for our mistakes
Very good Judges for other’s mistakes

World always say – Find good people and leave bad ones.
But I say, Find the good in people and ignore the bad in them
Because No one is born perfect

A fantastic sentence written on every Japanese bus stop.
Only buses will stop here – Not your time
So Keep walking towards your goal

Negative Thinkers focus on Problems
Positive thinkers focus on Solutions

Never hold your head high with pride or ego.
Even the winner of a gold medal gets his medal only when he bows his head down

Define TODAY
This is an Opportunity to Do A work better than Yesterday

African Saying:
If you want to walk quick, walk alone
If you want to walk far, walk together

Confident Quote:
I have not failed.
My success is just postponed.

Entire water in the ocean can never sink a ship
Unless it gets inside.
All the pressures of life can never hurt you unless you let them in.

NEVER share your secrets with ANYONE…
This can be self-destructive.
NEVER tell your problems to ANYONE…
20% don’t care, and
80% are glad that you have them !!

Life is similar to Boxing game..
Defeat is NOT declared when you fall down;
It is declared when you refuse to ‘Get Up’!

Sometimes WRONG persons teach RIGHT LESSONS

Everything is valuable only at 2 times:
1. Before getting it; and
2. After losing it !!

Two things bring happiness & success in life:
1. The way you MANAGE when you have nothing, and
2. The way you BEHAVE when you have everything !

Two places are MOST VALUABLE in the world:
1. The NICEST place is to be in someone’s Thoughts, and
2. The SAFEST place is to be in someone’s Prayers.

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone
is to beat him at politeness.

Keep your face to the Sun,
And you will not see the shadow!

A Deaf child says: “For all of you, I am deaf;
But for me, all of you are dumb…”
Moral: Life differs in each perspective. Live the way you want to.

Attitude at its best:
My BACK is not a VOICE MAIL..
Kindly say on my FACE.

Ego is the only requirement to destroy any relationship.
Be a bigger person; skip the “E”, and let it “go”..!!

One good thing about Egoists:
They don’t talk about other people!

Do you know why God didn’t give us the gift to read
others’ minds?
So that,
We could have the chance to “TRUST”,
And privilege to be “TRUSTED”!

As long as we don’t forgive people who have hurt us,
They occupy a RENT-FREE SPACE IN OUR MIND

We have solutions to all the problems,
When they are not ours !!!

I asked God: “If everything is already written in
Destiny, then WHY should I pray?”
God smiled and said: “I have also written- CONDITIONS APPLY…”!!!

Empty pockets teach millions of things in life…
But full pockets spoil us in million ways !!!


Getting angry is punishing yourself for the mistakes of others!

Trust is like a STICKER.
Once it is removed, it may stick again,
But NOT as strong as it holds when you first applied it..!
Always take care of relations.

Everything about the future is uncertain,
But one thing is sure:
God has already arranged all our tomorrows…
We just have to TRUST HIM TODAY !!

NEVER win people with Arguments, rather defeat with your Smile!
Because people who always wish to Argue with you,
cannot bear your Silence !!!

The search for happiness is one of the main source of
unhappiness.

Diplomacy is an art of telling people to go to hell in
such a way that
they tend to ask you for directions..!!

If a drop of water falls on a Lake, its identity is lost;
If it falls on Lotus leaf, it shines like a Pearl.
Drop is the same; but the company matters.


Our HOPES should be like Hair & Nails.
No matter how many times they get cut,
But they never stop growing.

If you walk the way guided by humans, you will find hopeless end;
& if you walk the way guided by God, you will find endless hope.

Memories are always special…
Sometimes we laugh by remembering the days we cried;
And we cry by remembering the days we laughed…!!!
That’s Life!

Sea is common for all…
Some take pearls,
Some take fishes,
Some come out just with just wet legs!
World is common to all; what we get, is whet we try for!

Life is very complicated…
When you have standards, people call it ATTITUDE;
When you are simple, people try to CHEAT you; &
When you cheat others, people call you SMART!

To smile without condition,
To walk without intention,
To give without reason, &
To care without expectation,
Are the beauties of any Relation!

All communication problems are because
We don’t listen to understand;
We listen to reply…!!!


'There are many languages on earth, Smile speaks them all.' Keep Smiling J

Someone who Cares you to Smile.-



Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people
1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I
read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know
her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward
our quiz grade.
"Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
is smile and say "hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 p..m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm.
Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car..
A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him.
Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.
It read:"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly
serving others."
Sincerely,
Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water
in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the
waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies...
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some
of the King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear,
but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for
the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease.
Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had
developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her."
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek.
Then the boy's face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Most importantly.... ”Live with no regrets,
Treat people the way you want to be treated,
Work like you don’t need the money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
and Dance like you do when nobody’s watching.”



Read this small story; Hope that makes a BIG change in YOU !
At The End Don't Forget To Share It If It Inspires You :)

The Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it.
He held it up for all to see & asked the students "How much do you think this glass weighs?"
'50gms!'..... '100gms!' .....'125gms' ...the students answered.
"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is:
What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"
'Nothing' ...the students said.
'Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?' the professor asked.
'Your arm would begin to ache' said one student.
"You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?"
"Your arm could go numb; you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!"
... Ventured another student & all the students laughed "Very good.
But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" Asked the professor.
'No'.. Was the answer.
"Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?"
The students were puzzled.
"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked professor again.
"Put the glass down!" said one of the students "Exactly!" said the professor.
Life's problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.
It's important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to 'PUT THEM DOWN' at the end of every day before you go to sleep...
That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh &strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!
So, when you start your day today, Remember friend to 'PUT THE GLASS DOWN'

Reveal the Self

In a small village, in the valley, lived a man who was always happy, kind, and well disposed to everyone he met. He always smiled, and had kind and encouraging words to say, whenever it was necessary. Everyone who met him, left feeling better, happier and elated. People knew they could count on him, and regarded him as a great friend. One of the village dwellers was curious to know what his secret was, and how he could always be so kind and helpful. He wondered, how is it that he held no grudge toward anyone, and always was happy.
Once, upon meeting him in the street he asked him:

Most people are selfish and unsatisfied. They do not smile as often as you do; neither are they as helpful or kind as you are. How do you explain it?
The man smiled at him and replied,
When you make peace with yourself, you can be in peace with the rest of the world. If you can recognize the spirit in yourself, you can recognize the spirit in everyone, and then you find it natural to be kind and well disposed to all. If your thoughts are under your control, you become strong and firm. The personality is like a robot programmed to do certain tasks. Your habits and thoughts are the tools and programs that control your personality. Become free from being programmed, and then the inner good and the happiness that reside within you will be revealed.

http://indianthoughts.in/

Look for happiness in your heart !

The Spiritual Aspect Of Healthcare : Silence, happiness, love and blessings.Happiness leads to good health. It is only you who can give this medicine to yourself.Some bring illness to themselves through anger, greed, unfulfilled desires, expectations, suppression of feelings and relationships not based on true love.Look in your heart, you will know where your illness comes from. Recognise the cause and root it out.There are three ingredients for a long and healthy life: live with attention but without worry; use time in a worthwhile way; keep your thoughts pure, positive and filled with strength.

There is ALWAYS the other side


A Mother was reading a magazine and her cute little daughter every now and then distracted her.

To keep her busy, she tore one page on which was printed the map of the world.

She tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again.


She was sure her daughter would take a lot more time and probably whole of day to get it done.

But the little one came back within minutes with perfect map.


When she asked how she could do it so quickly, she said,

"Oh Mom, there is a man's face on the other side of the paper. I made the face perfect to get the map right." she ran outside to play leaving the mother surprised.

Moral :
Perhaps there is always the other side to whatever you experience in this world.
This story indirectly teaches a lesson.

That is:

Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation,

Look at the other side...

&

Will be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem or an acute difficulty.





Lateral Thinking : really a Nice one ... Attempt to think....
Many years ago in a small Indian village,
A farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The Moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's beautiful Daughter. So he proposed a bargain.
He said he would forgo the farmer's debt if he could marry his Daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the Proposal.

So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let Providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a black Pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.
1) If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father's debt would be forgiven.
2) If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father's debt would still be forgiven.
3) But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into Jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's field. As They talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he Picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two Black pebbles and put them into the bag.
He then asked the girl to pick A pebble from the bag.
Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have Done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you Have told her?
Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:
1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag And expose the money-lender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order To save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

Take a moment to ponder over the story. The above story is used with The hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral And logical thinking.
The girl's dilemma cannot be solved with Traditional logical thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses The above logical answers.

What would you recommend to the Girl to do?

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Well, here is what she did ....
The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without Looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path Where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.
"Oh, how clumsy of me," she said. "But never mind, if you look into the Bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I Picked."
Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had Picked the white one. And since the money-lender dared not admit his Dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into An extremely advantageous one.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don't Attempt to think.

The Rules To Be Amazing

1. Risk more than is required.

2. Learn more than is normal.

3. Be strong.

4. Show courage.

5. Breathe.

6. Excel.

7. Love.

8. Lead.

9. Speak your truth.

10. Live your values.

11. Laugh.

12. Cry.

13. Innovate.

14. Simplify.

15. Adore mastery.

16. Release mediocrity.

17. Aim for genius.

18. Stay humble.

19. Be kinder than expected.

20. Deliver more than is needed.

21. Exude passion.

22. Shatter your limits.

23. Transcend your fears.

24. Inspire others by your bigness.

25. Dream big but start small.

26. Act now.

27. Don't stop.

28. Change the world.

The Laws of Karma


When a bird is alive.... it eats ants

When the bird has died….. ants eat it.

One tree can be made in to a million matchsticks

But only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees

Effort is Important

Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed? The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"

So they wrote a note to the old man saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer ........................ $ 2.00

Knowing where to tap ............................ $ 9998.00

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

Good thoughts to help u relax

Death asked Life

Why does everyone loves you and hates me.
Life replied
Because I am a beautiful Lie and you are painful Truth

Temple is a 6 letter word
Church is a 6 letter word
Mosque is also a 6 letter word
Geeta is a 5 letter word
Bible is a 5 letter word
Quran is also a 5 letter word

So, Religion is not a matter
The love we have only matters

A Lovely Logic for a beautiful Life
Never try to maintain relations in your life
Just try to maintain life in your relations

Always welcome the problems
Because problems give you dual advice
First, you know how to solve it
Second, you know how to avoid it in future

3 stages of Life:
Teen Age – Has time & energy – But no Money
Working Age – Has Money & Energy – But No Time
Old Age – Has Money & Time – But No Energy

We are very good Lawyers for our mistakes
Very good Judge for other’s mistakes

World always say – Find good people and leave bad ones.
But I say, Find the good in people and ignore the bad in them
Because No one is born perfect

A fantastic sentence written on every Japanese bus stop.
Only buses will stop here – Not your time
So Keep walking towards your goal

Negative Thinkers focus on Problems
Positive thinkers focus on Solutions

Never hold your head high with pride or ego.
Even the winner of a gold medal gets his medal only when he bows his head down

Define TODAY
This is an Opportunity to Do A work better than Yesterday

African Saying:
If you want to walk quick, walk alone
If you want to walk far, walk together

Confident Quote:
I have not failed.
My success is just postponed

Entire water in the ocean can never sink a ship
- Unless it gets inside
- All the pressures of life can never hurt you unless you let it in

Hope the relaxation was complete !!!!

Greek Philosophy ---Pertinent today as in 399 BC !


Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumour or spread gossip!
In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.
One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?"
"Wait a moment," Socrates replied, "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."
'Triple filter?" asked the acquaintance.
"That's right," Socrates continued, "Before you talk to me about Diogenes let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "Actually I just heard about it."
"All right," said Socrates, "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you're not certain it's true?"
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, "You may still pass the third test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?"
"No, I'm not sure really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?"
The man was bewildered and ashamed......this is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem......

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING

A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be
kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have
to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,' Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'

LITTLE EYES SEE A LOT ...

Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, nurse, friend)
influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today?

A good story to know & to practice

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group

of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He

turned to his disciples smiled and asked. 'Why do people shout in

anger and shout at each other?'
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our

calm, we shout.'
'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you?

You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked

the saint
Disciples gave some other answers but no one got satisfied. Finally

the saint explained.
'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot.

To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other.

The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear

each other to cover that great distance.
What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each

other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The

distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...'
The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what

happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to

each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they

only look at each other and that is all.
That is how close, two people are when they love each other.'
He looked at his disciples and said. 'So when you argue do not let

your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other

more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that

you will not find the path to return.'
Have a wonderful day and learn to always stay close at Heart !!!

Which tree did u fall from...

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STONE

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING

THROUGH THE DESERT .

DURING SOME POINT OF THE

JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN

ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND

SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE

IN THE FACE

THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED

WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT

SAYING ANYTHING,

WROTE IN THE SAND ,

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND

SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE .

THEY KEPT ON WALKING,

UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS,

WHERE THEY DECIDED

TO TAKE A BATH.

THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN

SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE

MIRE AND STARTED DROWNING,

BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.

AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM

THE NEAR DROWNING,

HE WROTE

ON A STONE:

'TODAY MY BEST FRIEND

SAVED MY LIFE'

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED

AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND

ASKED HIM, 'AFTER I HURT YOU,

YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW,

YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?'

THE FRIEND REPLIED

'WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US

WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN

IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF

FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY.

BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING GOOD FOR US,

WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE

WHERE NO WIND

CAN EVER ERASE IT'

LEARN TO WRITE

YOUR HURTS IN

THE SAND AND TO

CARVE YOUR

BENEFITS IN STONE.

THEY SAY IT TAKES A

MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL

PERSON,

AN HOUR TO

APPRECIATE THEM,

A DAY

TO LOVE THEM,

BUT THEN,

AN ENTIRE LIFE

TO FORGET THEM.

TAKE THE TIME TO LIVE!

DO NOT VALUE THE THINGS

YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE, BUT VALUE

WHO YOU HAVE KNOWN IN YOUR LIFE!


Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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Mysticism

Miracles happen Daily but Ironically we Pay no Attention....

By: Manoj Kumar on May 25, 2012


A miracle is the word which is used to an event or an occurrence which is contradictory to the law of nature. Although in general terms it is also used as an exclamation to something which is marvelous, incredible, and unbelievable. As a theist I do not agree with talks such as “against nature” as I firmly believe that Absolute is much more potent than nature. So as far as miracles are concern it may be astonishimg to me but for Him it is all just in the game. I need not depend on the miracles to consider Him a super power and to have faith in Him. When I have experienced Him as Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent, there is no need of such miracle.


For some a miracle is a pragmatic event that triggers awareness of Absolute’s existence and power. Does the Absolute, who is Himself Omnipotent, need such striking outside influences to make the immortals like us to believe in Him? In this sense, at least, there are many miracles happening every day but are we not so fortunate to observe them? Could material avariciousness be the hindrance for it, I wonder?


We need miracles like the idols of Ganeshji Maharaj drinking milk when feed from a steel spoon, or the photos of Shirdi wale Baba ji spilling out honey or scared ash, or the portrait with the heart of beloved Jesus bleeding, or the name of Mohammad on the scales of a fish, or a talking bronze Buddha statue. There is so much Ego in such miracles just wanting to confine the Absolute to certain sect and religion. While He is making it felt to every creature in this universe about His grace through the smile of a newborn babe which is no less than a “miracle.” No egoistic and fanatic religious head can claim it to be act of his personal deity.


Not that I do not believe in miracles, my argument is that Absolute does not need to exhibit His existence through such cheap acts. Also if He is one and only for the entire universe there is no sense in Him appearing only to certain sect by the way of miracles? I do experience His miracles every day in the form of the vast painting on the canvas of the sky at sunrise and sunset. I feel miracles happening when I see the calf coming out of its mother’s womb, or the sight of the first two leaves that sprout from a seed, or the spectacle that occurs with the full blossomed flower that was a little bud yesterday.

Universe is filled with such miracles; we need not depend on miracles to develop faith in Him, He is the Himself a biggest miracle. He answers us with His natural loving response if we attentively, constantly, truthfully pursuing Him and deposit our trust in Him. Believing in Him to the utmost level will take out the interest in yearning for His miracles there will be nothing to wait for as we become insightful of all that He is done and doing in and around us.


It is time that we step out of our limited boundaries to view the miracles that happen daily in subtle things. I feel that we must unchain the Absolute from the confines that we and our religion has put Him in. This will make us experience the enormous power of the Absolute in totality and our fear of losing Him to other sects or religion also will fade off. Never wait for a miracle to happen to make you believe in Him, as there is enough proof of His existence already.


The greatest and much needed miracle has to happen in us, in order to get aligned with that Absolute Consciousness ….. Right

Philosophy


We never get what we want,
We never want what we get,
We never have what we like,
We never like what we have.
And still we live & love.
That's life...

The best kind of friends,
Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,
Never say a word,
And then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

It's true that we don't know
What we've got until it's gone,
But it's also true that we don't know
What we've been missing until it arrives…

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!
Don't expect love in return;
Just wait for it to grow in their heart,
But if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone,
An hour to like someone,
And a day to love someone,
But it takes a lifetime to forget someone.


Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
Because it takes only a smile to
Make a dark day seems bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile!

May you have
Enough happiness to make you sweet,
Enough trials to make you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
And enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes.
If you feel that it hurts you,
It probably hurts the other person, too.

The happiest of people
Don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
You're the one who is smiling
And everyone around you is crying.

Philosophy ~ I am OK, You are OK, Life not OK...!

By: Shilpa Kamath

"Life is not fair” and that’s only fair enough...Isn’t it? There’s nothing much you can do about it.
Life has everything to give you.... Some get it all, some get it less, and some don’t get it at all...
Life is all about living it through... Some make a choice, some take a chance and some merely exist...
Life is an equation... Some get it straight and linear; some think it as complex and some don’t find their ‘x’ and ‘y’ to fit into their equation.
Life is a relationship with self and with others... Some enrich it, some spoil it and some know only to complain...
Life is a circle... For some what goes around, comes around; for some it is a matter of expanding their circle; and for some, the circle is a dot that one can’t get it out of or in!
Life is a mystery... Some solve it, some enjoy it and some lose the plot.
Life is a dream... Some take it real, some sleep through it and some have nightmares.
Life is a miracle... Some experience it, some create it and some expect it.
Life is survival of the fittest... some believe in this struggle, some rise above this struggle and some let the fittest survive...
Life is a row-boat... Some row against the tide, some ride with the waves, and some allow the waters to drift them...
Life is a blessing... some are thankful, some are regretting and some are lost totally..

STOP BEING A GLASS..... BECOME A LAKE !

An aging Hindu master grew tired of his apprentice complaining and so, one morning, sent him for some salt....
When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it....
“How does it taste?” the master asked.
“Bitter,” spit the apprentice....
The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake....

The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake...”
As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”
“Fresh,” remarked the apprentice...
“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master...
“No,” said the young man...
At this the master sat beside this serious young man, who so reminded him of himself, and took his hands, offering:
“The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less....The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same...However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in...So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things… Stop being a glass...Become a lake...."

Think Positive !!

This is neat one… finding positive out of every negative - which we don't always manage to do.
I am thankful...
1. For the husband who snores all night, because he is at home asleep with me and not with someone else.
2. For my teenage daughter who is complaining about doing dishes, because that means she is at home & not on the streets.
3. For the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed.
4. For the mess to clean after a party because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.
5. For the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
6. For my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
7. For a floor that needs mopping, and windows that need cleaning because it means I have a home.
8. For all the complaining I hear about the government because it means that we have freedom of speech.
9. For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation.
10. For the noise I have to bear from my neighbors because it means that I can hear.
11. For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.
12. For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.
13. For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am still alive.

Self Improvement

10 Roadblocks to Creative Success...

~By: Healing Matrix

To stay competitive in the world of work today, you must use your imagination and creativity. These innate gifts have the potential to give us an edge in business and in life, yet we are often blocked and fail to accomplish the projects we intend to.

Creativity is one of the most essential of human talents. You have all the creativity you need to accomplish your goals. Your creative ideas provide you with tools for meeting challenges and coping with adversity.

Creativity means, by definition, change. There is often strong resistance to change, so it is natural that barriers would be in our way. There are inner and outer obstacles eclipsing your creative process and projects. How do you unblock the creativity within you? Here are ten specific obstacles to creative success in business, and some ideas to overcome them.

~ROADBLOCK 1 – Lack of Vision
Many people think too small about what they can potentially accomplish. They stay inside the comfort zone of what they imagine is currently possible for them. They fail to use their imagination to think bigger about possibilities, and don’t expect a positive outcome.

Solution
Think Big! Sharpen your visionary skills. Take time to dream, to visualize a positive outcome, and to develop a strong compelling vision for what you want to create. Write our your vision as if it were happening right now in the present, and get in touch with the emotions and sensations you feel once you imagine your vision accomplished. Make a mind-map to capture all your big ideas. Create a ‘Vision Canvas’ – a collage that represents your vision - by placing images and words on paper.

~ROADBLOCK 2 – Lack of Inspiration
Many people say they are waiting for inspiration before they start a creative project. It’s often a long wait!

Solution
Surround yourself with inspiration. Be open to the inspiration that is all around you, moment to moment. Savor everyday wonders, and carry a journal with you to capture random ideas. Go places that spark your imagination, for example, art galleries, museums, or live theatre, music or dance events. If you’re stuck looking for a solution, go do something completely different. When Einstein got stuck on a difficult concept, he would often go into another room to play his violin. A solution would often come to mind when he returned to the problem. Exercising his mind in a different way boosted his creativity for the work he was doing.

~ROADBLOCK 3 - Procrastination
Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute, can be a major problem in business. Missed opportunities, frenzied work hours, stress, overwhelm, resentment, and guilt are just some of the symptoms.

Solution
Thinking of a task as one big whole that you have to complete will virtually ensure that you put it off. Break your projects into small tasks, and take action on those. Thinking that you absolutely have to do something is a major reason for procrastination, so give yourself permission to not do anything you really don’t want to do. Even though there may be serious consequences, you are always free to choose. Procrastination becomes less likely on tasks that you openly and freely choose to undertake.

~ROADBLOCK 4 – Overcommitted & Overwhelmed
Overwhelm can be described having too much to do, or perceiving that what you have to do is too much. Distractions rob us of the productive use of time and contribute to the feeling of overwhelm. Saying yes to every request made of you and taking on too many responsibilities can quickly lead to burnout.

Solution
Creativity needs time and space to flourish. Slow down and reduce your commitments. Learn to say no. Make a short list of what is important to you that you will say yes to, and say no to everything else. Give your mind time to wander.

~ROADBLOCK 5 - Clutter
Clutter is often a symptom of unfinished business, indecision, procrastination, and disorganization. It represents the past. Creativity is in the future.

Solution
Maintain an inspiring, uncluttered environment that is supportive of your work. Create a space for your creative work separate from where you pay your bills and have responsibilities so that your creative imagination can flourish.

~ROADBLOCK 6 – Unbalanced Thinking
Men and women create differently. Men typically create in a linear, step by step fashion, while women create in a more holistic, spiral fashion. Men tend to start with A and end at Z, while women see the whole picture all at once, then sort out the details in a random order.

Solution
Become aware of your preferred style of thinking and creating. Balance linear thinking with holistic thinking. Balance imagination with strategy. Balance left brain thinking with right brain activities.

~ROADBLOCK 7 – Confusion and Indecision
Too many ideas, so little time! Often we have competing ideas or goals. Many times, we have conflicting intentions which tend to cancel each other out – for example, wanting to have more business while also wanting more free time. The effect is that nothing happens, and we can’t decide which one to choose.

Solution
Focus your intent and energize your will to make clear choices, prioritize, and get into action. Train your mind and wise inner self to find the answers you already have inside. Trust your intuition; it will always lead you to the next right action. Prioritize, choose, act.

~ROADBLOCK 8 - Isolation
Creative people are often alone with their vision and ideas. Creativity can’t exist in a vacuum.

Solution
When you feel alone on your path, remember that you can share your journey. Support from others is key for brainstorming, inspiration, encouragement, and accountability. Share your ideas with positive people. Connecting with other creative souls jump starts your creativity faster than anything else.

~ROADBLOCK 9 – Negative Mind Chatter
Doubts, fears, anxieties, worries, and other negative thoughts hinder the creative mind.

Solution
There are many strategies to get unstuck when the inner critic comes knocking on your door. Befriend this negative voice in your mind. Replace negative or unconscious thoughts through practices designed to tap your creative forces. Try to release self-judgment or criticism while in creative moments. Give yourself permission to fail. Shift your thinking from ‘I’m not a creative person’ to ‘I bring creativity and imagination to everything I do’.

~ROADBLOCK 10 - No Clear Plan of Action
Vague thinking or no thought given to a plan or project timeline or to the small goals that could bring you closer to your big creative goal will stop creative action in its tracks.

Solution
Create a simple plan of action, give yourself a deadline, and hold your self accountable to the commitments you make to yourself.

TENSION IS UGLY.... RELAXATION IS BEAUTIFUL

By: Swami Sukhabodha Nanda

There was a big and lovely lake. Green grass adorned its embankment like a garland. There was a beautiful temple and all around were coconut trees. The morning sun appeared to be smiling from behind the clouds, radiating its luster. A snake slithered gracefully at one corner of the temple just as the priest chanted Vedic hymns. There was silence all around.

The mystery of silence engaged me in an inner dialogue - with peace and clarity. Can silence be cultivated? Is there not a hidden harmony in silence? But for silence, everything seems to be meaningless noise. There is poetry in silence that can really sustain us. It is only in silence that we get close to the centre of the universe.

Only a mind that is silent is sacred. It is this mind that can discover truth. It is in this space that life will be not a mundane or mechanical repetition of chores but a dance from moment to moment, from the cradle to the grave.

“Swamiji, please talk to us of tension, attention and relaxation. Why is it that when I sit in your silent presence I lose my tension and a new wakefulness arises? How can I keep this stillness in all walks of my life? Can my life be one long moment of joy?” asked a student.

Some of us think. Many of us think that we think. Most of us never think of thinking. We live our lives clouded by certain myths and are not guided by clarity in thought. Tension has nothing to do with the outside; it has everything to do with the inside. Seeking causes for it outside is just looking for a scapegoat; we use our manipulative minds to identify external causes for our tension.

When you enter a dark room, you may collide with a chair and get hurt. Showering your anger on the chair is meaningless. Darkness is the problem. Tension comes from darkness - the inner darkness of ignorance. Darkness inside exists in our thought processes that make us constantly compare or compete. Let us see how.

Reflect on this incident.

A classmate of mine from my school days attended one of my lectures on stress management. After the lecture, he expressed happiness on meeting me, but complained that he was feeling depressed.

I asked him for the reasons.

“You are such a good speaker and look at me – I feel too shy to ask you a question. I feel miserable,” he said. Seated next to him were his beautiful wife and two wonderful kids. He was tall, handsome, and very rich. I also learned from a friend of his that he had a marvelous house and owned a Mercedes Benz. As you would see, his tension came from unnecessary comparisons.

Each one of us is unique. If we realize this uniqueness, our lives would not be filled with tension. What we need is a clear understanding and acceptance of our uniqueness. There are tall trees and small trees. The moon stays high in the sky, while grass grows low on earth. We accept these differences in nature without ever questioning. We should learn to accept the existence of such differences in life as well. If you do this, your tension will disappear.

The other reason for tension is unnecessary competition. In a rat race, even if you win, you continue to be a rat. Do not lose yourself in a rat race of competition.

Reflect on this.

A man tells his friends “Even after 15 years of marriage, my wife comes to the bus stop and picks me up.”

Another one says “Even after 20 years, my wife comes and picks me up from the railway station every day.”

A third one says “For the last 25 years a lady drops me the station and picks me up every day and she is not my wife!”

Even in lies we compete. Learn from the other. Be happy with the other person; you don’t have to compete.

In the presence of an enlightened master you feel relaxed like a wise man in harmony with his environment. A wise man lives from moment to moment. Each moment is wondrous; each moment is full and complete in itself. Each moment is a song of the divine. Each moment is lived in expectation of a serendipitous revelation of the mystery of the beyond. He respects the present. The present alone is real as the past is dead, and the future is unborn. To be awake in the present moment is to love the present moment. In such presentness, experience, will be very relaxing. So seek the company of the wise. Their personae will speak louder than words.

To relax is to love life. Life includes death. Accept life and death. Dance with life and death will come dancing. Do not postpone living life. Do not get lost in preparing to live. Dance every moment, don’t get lost in waiting to be happy. In such a space you will not be a beggar but a giver.

Story of Gold Coins - The 99 Club

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. One day, he came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Kingdom, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant was so joyous. The King asked the servant, 'Why are you so happy?' The man replied, 'Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don't need too much -- just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.'


The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the servant's story, the advisor said, 'Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.' 'The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?' the King inquired. The advisor replied, 'Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, let's place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep.'




Next day when the servant saw the bag, he picked it up and took it in. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... So many gold coins! He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. 'What could've happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!' he wondered. He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he would have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection. And from that day, the servant's life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th coin. He stopped singing while he worked.


Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor's help, the advisor said, 'Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club...' He continued, 'The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and striving for that extra one, telling themselves: 'Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.'


We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing greed and desires. That's what joining The 99 Club is all about



* Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!
  • Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  • Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
  • Drive carefully... It is not only cars that can be recalled by their makers...

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  • If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  • It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

* Never buy a car you can't push.
  • Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
  • Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
  • Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  • The second mouse gets the cheese.
  • When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
  • Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
  • You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
  • Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
  • We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
  • Have an awesome day and know that someone thought about you today.
Inspiring Story👍 👍
A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing :
Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.


The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.
The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.
And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.
At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year !!
When the writer's wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad & lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on side of her husband's writing.
When the writer saw this paper, he found his name written on it with following lines :
Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain....

I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.....

The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.....
The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability......

At the end she wrote:
This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well !!!
The writer was indeed happy and amazed at such beautiful and encouraging interpretation of the happenings in his life in that year !!!
Moral : In daily lives we must see that its not happiness that makes us grateful but grate-fulness that makes us happy.
Stay away from Anger.. It hurts ..Only You! If you are right then there is no need to get angry,And if you are wrong then you don't have any right toPatience with family is love,Patience with others is respect.Patience with self is confidence and Patience with GOD is faith.Never Think Hard about the PAST, It brings Tears...Don't think more about the FUTURE, It brings Fear...Live this Moment with a Smile,It brings Cheer.Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, Every problem comes to make us or break us, The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious. Beautiful things are not always good but good things are always beautiful Do you know why God created gaps between finger? So that someone who is special to you comes and fills those gaps by holding your hand forever. Happiness keeps You Sweet..But being sweet brings happiness.Do Share it with all the Good People In your Life
There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
So is with our lives... Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all...


Seven Wonders of Life
1. Your Mother - Who is the first person to welcome you in this world.
2. Your Father - Who is the first person to go through all the hardships just to see you smile.


3. Your Sibling - The first person to teach you the art of 'sharing and caring'.
4. Your Friend - The first person to teach you how to respect people with different opinions and viewpoints.
5. Your Life partner - The first person to make you realize the value of sacrifice and compromise.
6. Your Children - The first little person to teach you how to be selfless and think about others before yourself.
7. Your Grandchildren - The only people who make you want to live the life, all over again ... Seven Wonders of Life


Some Pearls of wisdom to start your day ............
" Dark is not the opposite of Light, it's just the absence of Light. Likeways,
a Problem is the absence of an Idea, not absence of a Solution.........'
" Expecting & Accepting are two sides of a Life Where Expecting ends in Tears But Accepting brings you Cheers. Accept Life the way it comes.."


Best Lines said by a Mathematician : My Love for my Family & Friends is like a Circle. It has no sides to be Broken, No Ends to be ended & no angles to be measured...........

Harvard University Recommended 20 happy habits for 2016.
1. Be grateful.
Slow down, look around you, and pay attention to the little details in your life – the delicate purple flower on the sidewalk, the beautiful sunset, the hot shower that washes away your long day, and the smile in your partner’s eyes…
When you have a grateful heart that is appreciative of life’s beautify, wonder and blessings, you’re automatically filled with happiness.
2. Choose your friends wisely.
According to Harvard, the most important external factors affecting individual happiness are human relationships. So if you want to be happy, choose to be around people who are optimistic, who appreciate you as you are, and who can make your life richer, bigger, more fun, and more meaningful.
3. Cultivate compassion.
When we try to step into other people’s shoes and understand a situation from another’s perspective, we’re more likely to handle the situation with compassion, objectivity and effectiveness. There will be less conflicts and more happiness.
4. Keep learning.
Learning keeps us young and dreams keep us alive. When we engage our brains and put them toward productive uses, we’re less likely to dwell on unhappy thoughts and much more likely to feel happy and fulfilled.
5. Become a problem solver.
Happy people are problem solvers. When they encounter a challenge in life, they don’t beat themselves up and fall into a depressive state. Instead, they face up to the challenge and channel their energies toward finding creative a solution. By becoming a problem solver, you’ll build up your self-confidence and your ability to accomplish whatever it is you set your mind to – and whatever challenges life throws your way.
6. Do what you love.
Since we spend over one-third of our adult life working, loving what we do has a huge impact on our overall happiness. If this is not possible at the moment, then try to find enjoyment and meaning in your current work, or cultivate a hobby that involves doing something you love.
7. Live in the present.
When you feel depressed, you’re living in the past. When you feel worried or anxious, you’re living in the future. But when you feel content, happy and peaceful, you’re living in the present.
8. Laugh often.
Laughter is the most powerful anecdote to anger or depression. Research has shown that the simple act of curving the corners of your mouth can increase your feeling of happiness. So don’t take life too seriously. Try to find humor and laughter in life’s everyday struggles.
9. Practice forgiveness.
Resentment and anger are forms of self-punishment. When you forgive, you’re actually practicing kindness to yourself. And most importantly, learn to forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s through our mistakes that we learn and grow to become a bigger and better person.
10. Say thanks often.
Always be appreciative of the blessings in your life. And it’s equally important to express your appreciation to those who’ve made your life better in some way, big or small.
11. Create deeper connections.
Our happiness multiplies when we connect and bond with another human being on a deeper level. And being fully present and listening are two of the most important skills to strengthening that bond and bringing happiness to ourselves, and to others.
12. Keep your agreement.
Our self-esteem is built on the agreements we’ve made with ourselves. And high self-esteem has a direct correlation to happiness. So keep your agreements with others and with yourself.
13. Meditate.
According to Harvard, people who take 8 sessions of mindfulness meditation training are, on average, 20% happier than a control group. Such training can lead to structural brain changes including increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.
14. Focus on what you’re doing.
When you put your mind, heart and soul into what you’re doing, you’re creating a happiness state – called the “flow.” When you’re living in the flow, you’re less likely to care about what others may think of you, and less bothered by things that are not that important. The result? More happiness, of course!
15. Be optimistic.
For happy people, the glass is always half-full. If your tendency is to imagine the very worst-case scenario every time you face a challenge, then train yourself to reverse that tendency. Ask yourself what good can come out of the situation or what you can learn from it. Optimism surely fuels success and happiness.
16. Love unconditionally.
No one is perfect. Accept yourself for all of your imperfections. And do so for others. Loving someone unconditionally does not mean that you need to spend all your time with them or help them figure out their problems. Unconditional love means accepting people as they are, and allowing them to find their own ways, at their own pace.
17. Don’t give up.
Unfinished projects and repeated defeats inevitably dampen one’s self-esteem. If you’ve made up your mind to do something, see it through. Don’t give up until you succeed. Remember, failure is temporary but defeat is permanent. And defeat only occurs when you give up.
18. Do your best and then let go.
Everyone has limitations, and things don’t always turn out to be what we’d like them to be – despite our efforts. So always give your best, and then let go. Let events run their course. When you’ve done your best, you’ll have no regrets.
19. Take care of yourself.
A healthy body is the key to happiness. If you have poor health, it’s very difficult to be happy no matter how hard you try. So make sure you eat well, exercise and find time to rest. Take good care of your body, your mind and your spirit.
20. Give back.
Doing good is one of the surest ways to feel good. According to Harvard, when people do good, their brains becomes active in the very same reward center that is stimulated when they experience other rewards. So it’s not a surprise that people who care more about others are happier than those who care less about others