This was an interesting story I read a few months ago and I thought of sharing it with you all.
The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work. His electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a tall… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 30, 2009 at 2:11pm —
A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried many experts, but none of them could figure how to fix it.
Then they brought an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young.. He carried a large bag of tools with him, & when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully.
Two of the ship 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… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 29, 2009 at 4:07pm —
WATCH AND LISTEN CAREFULLY!!
The man whispered, “God, speak to me” and
A meadowlark sang.
But the man did not hear.
So the man yelled “God, speak to me!”
And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, “God, let me see you.”
And a star shined brightly.
But the man did not notice.
Then the man… Continue
Added by Kewal Krishna on November 28, 2009 at 3:11pm —
One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route. No problems for the first few stops - a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well.
At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a Pathan got on. Six feet four, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the conductor and said, "Pathan doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back.
Conductor didn't argue with Pathan, but he wasn't happy about… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 27, 2009 at 9:32am —
A saint asked his disciples, 'Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?'
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.'
'But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you?' asked the saint. 'Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you're angry?'
Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the saint.
Finally he… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 25, 2009 at 10:12am —
God blesses the people who patiently endure testing.
Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Added by arlene legardorr on November 25, 2009 at 1:40am —
I’VE LEARNED !
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your… Continue
Added by Kewal Krishna on November 24, 2009 at 8:00pm —
This story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn't enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say "Eat this rice, daughter! I'm not hungry."
This was Mother's First Lie.
As I grew, Mother gave up her spare time to fish in a river near our house; she hoped that from the fish she caught, she could give me a little bit more nutritious food for my growth.… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 24, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The following 10 simple but powerful secrets of success can dramatically change your life for the better.
When you infuse these secrets into your life and make them part of your daily life, you are bound to succeed in whatever you set yourself to do.
The secrets are hereby revealed!
1. Follow your passion.
Passion is a strong feeling of excitement about something or someone. If for example you are passionate about your job you tend to do… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 23, 2009 at 7:04pm —
"At the doors of large granaries are placed traps containing fried rice (Moori) to catch mice. The mice, attracted by the flavour of the fried rice, forgets the more solid pleasure of tasting the rice inside the granary, and fall into the trap. They are caught therein and killed. Just so is the case with the soul. It stands on the threshold of Divine bliss, which is like millions of the highest worldly pleasures solidified into one; but instead of striving for that bliss, it allows itself to… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on November 22, 2009 at 9:47pm —
The Special Feeling That Makes You Feel
All Warm And Wonderful.
Treating Others As Well
As You Would Like To Be Treated.
To Be Grateful For All The Good Things
Life Has To Offer.
The Full Enjoyment Of Each Moment.
A Smiling Face.
The Ability To Let Things Be
The Joy Of Giving
Without Thought Of… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 21, 2009 at 4:58pm —
Lord Buddha was sitting under a banyan tree.
One day, a furious Brahman came to him and started abusing him.
The Brahman thought that Lord Buddha would reciprocate in the same manner, but to his utter surprise, there was not the slightest change in the expression on his face.
Now, the Brahman became more furious. He hurled more and more abuses at Buddha.
However, Lord Buddha was completely unmoved. Actually there was a look of… Continue
Added by Chetana on November 21, 2009 at 11:49am —
GOALS GET YOU GOING
by Les Brown
Goals give you a purpose for taking life on. People who live without goals have no purpose, and it is obvious even in their body language. They are on permanent “Idle,” they slouch, they list from side to side. Their conversations dawdle. They telephone you: “Hey, I’m just calling. I wasn’t doing anything, so I thought I’d call you.” Well, don’t call me. I’ve got things to do.
Many people just muddle through life. They don’t read… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on November 21, 2009 at 10:44am —
“I don’t like work, but I like what is in work: the chance to find yourself. Your own reality— for yourself not for others—which no other man can ever know.” —Joseph Conrad
“None will improve your lot if you yourself do not.” —Bertolt Brecht
“In every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong; honor that, try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.” —John… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on November 21, 2009 at 10:43am —
WORDS TO LEARN BY
by John C. Maxwell
In my years of studying leadership and evaluating leaders, I have stumbled across a leadership shortcoming that continually amazes me. Leaders will manage a team, work with the same individuals every day, yet they hardly know anything about their people! These leaders have never prioritized acquainting themselves with the dreams, thoughts, hopes, opinions and values of those they lead.
The best leaders are readers of people.… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on November 21, 2009 at 10:41am —
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” —Malcolm Forbes
“Positive self-esteem is the quality of simply saying thank you and accepting any value that is attributed to you by others.” —Denis Waitley
“The core of your personality is your self-esteem, ‘How much you like yourself?’ The more you like and respect yourself, the better you do at everything you attempt.” —Brian Tracy
“No one can make you feel… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on November 21, 2009 at 10:39am —
Few days back I gotta read an article in newspaper which i would like to share with all my frens and group members.
How should you live? With the joy and exuberance. Joy should come not only from serving society but also from enjoying the best things in the life . Just live with them, enjoy them .You donot have to possess something to enjoy it.
Look at the butterfly. Its life span is too short , yet it enjoys itself thoroughly. It goes from flower to flower, the most… Continue
Added by Indra Sumbly Aggarwal on November 20, 2009 at 7:38pm —
SAVOR THE LITTLE THINGS !!
Do you eat while reading?
If so, you might have noticed the phenomenon I’ve noticed:
sometimes you can eat an entire meal without even really tasting the food.
This applies to lot of things in our lives;
we can spend an hour with our family without really talking to them.
We can go to a park or the beach, and not really notice the things around us.
Here’s a… Continue
Added by Kewal Krishna on November 20, 2009 at 5:30pm —
A small, impoverished boy was standing barefoot on the New York City streets,
looking wistfully in the window of a shoe store.
A well-dressed woman saw him and asked him,
“Why are you looking so solemnly in this window?”
The small boy looked up at her and replied,
“I am asking God to please give me a pair of shoes.”
The woman took the boy’s small hand and led him into the shoe… Continue
Added by Kewal Krishna on November 19, 2009 at 7:00pm —
SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP !
There is a story of a farmer who had an old mule.
One day the mule fell into the farmer’s empty, dry well.
As the mule cried for help, the farmer assessed the situation.
Although the mule had served the farmer faithfully for many years,
the farmer decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble.
So, he decided that instead of bothering to lift the heavy mule from… Continue
Added by Kewal Krishna on November 18, 2009 at 8:00pm —