Friday, April 20, 2012

Do you judge others?

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery for a boy. He changed his clothes & rushed directly to the surgery block. He found the boy's father pacing in the hall anxiously waiting for the doctor to arrive. On seeing the Doctor the Dad yelled, "Why did you take so long to come? Don't you know that my son's life is in danger? Don't you have any sense of responsibility?"

The doctor calmingly responded, "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 we can focus on the task in hand"

"Calm down?! What if your son was in the operation room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now.. what will you do?" said the father angrily.

The doctor with a pleasant smile replied, "I will say what Holy Book says, "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 came out happy, "Thank God !, your son is saved !" And without waiting for the father's reply he carried on his way running. "If you have any question, 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 who was with the doctor in the operation theatre answered, tears coming down her face, "His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in 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."
Father stood spellbound trying to reflect back on the very positive attitude and sense of service of the Doctor; he felt apologetic of his behavior; sometimes we just wish we were slightly more reasonable, calm and understanding.

An Engineer

Question: Prove that (2 / 10) = 2
The Art Student: “This is out of syllabus !”
The Commerce Student: “This is wrong
The Medicine Student: “It is strange, How is it possible !”
The Engineering Student: “It is so Easy !”
See, (2 / 10) = TWO / TEN
‘T’ is common, Hence = WO / EN
Now, ‘W’ is the 23rd letter and ‘O’ is 15th;
Similarly, ‘E’ is 5th, and ‘N’ is 14th.
Hence (WO / EN) = (23+15) / (5+14)
= (38 / 19) = 2
Engineers are never worried about what is the right answer, they only ask: What answer you want…
“That is ENGINEER !”

Life Lessons

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer and the youngest son in the fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.
The second son said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.
He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

Moral lessons:
Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don’t judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time later .

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Do people mistake you for GOD?

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner.
In their rush, with tickets and brief-cases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of baskets of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding.
All but one. He paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.
He told his buddies to go on without him, waved goodbye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.
He was glad he did.
The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping, and no one to care for her plight.
The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them into the baskets, and helped set the display up once more. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket.
When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, “Here, please take this $20 for the damage we did. Are you okay?”
She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”
As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, “Mister….” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes.
She continued, “Are you God?”
He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: “Are you God?”
Do people mistake you for God?
That’s our destiny, is it not? To be so much like God that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace.
It is the good deeds and compassionate people because of whom the world is still a place full of miracles and a better place to live!

Three wishes

A Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball in to the woods. She went in to the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap.
The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes."
The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes. Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten!"
She thought for a min and said, "That's okay. – She had a plan !

For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world. The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, and other women would flock to".
The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful Woman and he will have eyes only for me." So, Granted - she's the most beautiful Woman in the world!
For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world. The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the world. And he will be ten times richer than you.

The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is mine." So, Granted - she's the richest woman in the world!

Now the frog asked about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd like a mild heart attack."

Moral of the story:
Women are clever. Don't mess with them.
Attention Ladies: This is the end of the joke for you, ignore the following section..
Gentlemen: Please scroll
.The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his wife J

Second Moral of the story:
No matter what the intensions of wife, it always results in good for their husband..
Even if it is by mistake… J

Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend !

Just 5 more minutes..

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.
“That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.
“He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”
Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?”
Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.”
The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter. “Time to go now?”
Again Melissa pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.”
The man smiled and said, “OK.”
“My, you certainly are a patient father,” the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him. I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa. She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”
Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today and everyday possible !

Days of the Week

Without family, friends and well-wishers, this is how your week would be

So, 7 days without them makes one WEAK!

Reality Snapshot

Evil and Good you do comes back to you!

A woman baked bread for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra bread on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away.

This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunch-back came, picked up the bread and uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"
The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude," she said to herself...
"Everyday this hunch-back utters this jingle! What does he mean?

One day, out of desperation, she decided to do away with him. And what did she do? She added poison to the bread she prepared for him! As she was about to place it on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she thought...
Immediately she threw the bread into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window-sill.
As usual, the hunch-back came, picked up the bread and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"

The hunch-back proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Everyday, as the woman placed the bread on the window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return.

That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway.. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so hungry that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunch-back passed by. I begged of him for a small part of his food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole bread. "As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!"
As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale and red. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned bread that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life!

It was then that she realized the significance of the words: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!
Do good and Don't ever stop doing good, even if it's not appreciated at that time.
Every day, a hunch-back came and took away the bread. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"

Don't Give Up!

The goal may be closer than you think!

Seven Beliefs of Success

Excrept from the book “Unlimited Power” by Anthony Robbins, chapter 5, the Seven Beliefs of Success:

First belief:
Everything happens for a purpose and a reason. Everything you come across carries at least a seed that surpasses the hardship.

Second belief:
Nothing is called failure, there are results only. This belief is almost the result of the first belief…  It is accustomed that people fear to fail but we still remember that sometimes we wanted something but we obtained something else. Think of it, if you have failed once on something, what have you gained from that trial? No doubt it is experience. Those we fear to fail they create something inside them that would hinder success and this is what stops them from reaching their aim.

Third belief:
Take responsibility in all cases. This trait is found with all leaders. Leaders believe that whatever the results are, good or bad; it is the result of their efforts. If it is not their own work perhaps their way of thinking is the reason. If you do not believe that you can create your own world then you are under the mercy of circumstances.

Fourth belief:
It is not necessary to understand everything in order to be able to use everything. Great Leaders do not believe that they should know everything in order to use something.

Fifth belief:
People are your ultimate sources. All successful folks are well-respected in the world. The way to success starts by gathering a team of your own so you can help and share things with each other.

Sixth belief:
Work is fun. Have you ever heard of a person who succeeds through doing a work he does not like? I do not know anybody. One of the keys to success is to like what you are doing.

Seventh belief:
There is no success without commitment.  Successful folks are those who have strong belief in commitment. If you looked through history famous great people are not the smartest or the best or the fastest or the mightiest but they are strong believers in the importance of duty.