Sunday 22 November 2009
Have a wonderful day !!!
Within the suitcase, one sees the silhouette of a television set, and within that, a silhouette of a pig. Here, the reference is to swine flu, which got a lot of media coverage, akin to a media frenzy which eventually had a global impact on tourism, as people avoided traveling to countries where there was even a hint of swine flu reported cases.
"Smaller things often hurt more in life than bigger ones;
You can sit on the top of a mountain without any pain, but not on the tip of a needle."
Tuesday 28 July 2009
I usually circulate film review comments thru mails not in blog.. Seeing Raz's blog review abt Vamanan, induced me to post the review..
I wonder how saran directed such a film.. We(Me & husb) expected a lot as it is Saran film.. We watched on the 2nd day of the release of the film.. People were merely laughing each n every scene(Dont dare to think that is due to comedy-nu).. Obviously, due to director's thought in the story..
Dont dare to watch the film, its mere kiddish to see such a film.. Still if u r eager to watch the film, i would request to join only after the intermission,... That too 2 minutes after intermission.. Same old masala stuff in the film.. :))
Do post in ur review if u dare to watch it.. :)))))
Have a pleasant day ahead!!!!
Jus for fun!!! :-))
If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.
If it just sits in your room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your phone, takes your money, and never behaves as if you actually set it free in the first place,
You either married it or gave birth to it.
"You don't have to be great to start, But you have to start to be great."
Monday 15 June 2009
small words BIG thought!!
The tailor's son who was watching it asked him: "Father, the scissors are costly and look so beautiful. But you throw them down at your feet. This needle is worth almost nothing; you can get a dozen for an anna. Yet, you place it carefully on your head itself. Is there any reason for this illogical behaviour?"
"Yes, my son. The scissors have their function, no doubt; but they only cut the cloth into bits. The needle, on the contrary, unites the bits and enhances the value of the cloth. Therefore, the needle to me is more precious and valuable. The value of a thing depends on its utility, son, not on its cost-price or appearance."
The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time. "
Monday 8 June 2009
They think positive.
Monday 1 June 2009
Have a wonderful day ahead!!!
small words BIG thoughts!!!
Her husband committed suicide by overdosing on Valium.
Her daughter didn't talk to her for two years after that happened.
Her agent then told her she would probably never find work again after being fired by Fox.
And she was flat broke.
How in the world does somebody cope with all that?
Especially when it happened all at once?
Well she did.
She looked toward the future and slowly rebuilt her personal and professional life.
She reconciled with her daughter.
She's not flat broke anymore.
And she also just recently won the Celebrity Apprentice.
She is the one, the only - Joan Rivers.
And if she can come back from something like that, it just goes to show how much potential we all have inside ourselves to bounce back from whatever life throws at us,
No matter how hard or how fast it hits us.
"Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds."
Sunday 31 May 2009
Have a nice day ahead!!!
In MS Word, these symbols can be inserted from the Insert – Symbol dropdown menu.
But to save time, applying the symbols with keystrokes is always better.
Ctrl+Alt+C=© (The Copyright Symbol) Alternatively, type an open parenthesis – type a c and close the parenthesis. MS Word automatically creates the symbol.
Ctrl+Alt+T=TM (The Trademark Symbol) Alternatively, type an open parenthesis – type tm and close the parenthesis. MS Word automatically creates the symbol.
Ctrl+Alt+R=® (The Registered Symbol) Alternatively, type an open parenthesis – type r and close the parenthesis. MS Word automatically creates the symbol.
Inserting a copyright, registered or trademark symbol in any Windows applications
In any Windows application like Notepad or Photoshop, the numeric keypad is used in combination with the Alt key. Activate the numeric keypad by pressing the NumLock key.
For the Copyright symbol (©) Hold the Alt key down and type 0169.
For the Trademark symbol (TM) Hold the Alt key down and type 0153.
For the Registered symbol (®) Hold the Alt key down and type 0174.
Inserting a copyright, registered or trademark symbol in HTML
In any HTML coding application, HTML symbols can be created using the same number combination in the source code but prefixed with &# and a semi-colon in the end.
© - © Alternatively, for copyright symbols, © can also be used.
™ - TM Alternatively, for trademark symbols, ™ can also be used.
® - ® Alternatively, for registered symbols, ® can also be used.
"Give me a sense of humor, Lord;
Sunday 17 May 2009
Have a nice day ahead!!!!
small words BIG thought!!!
Remember the last time you felt the sting of rejection? It hurts, doesn't it? It might have been an unreturned phone call, an unanswered email, or an unkind comment. We often take it personally when we don't receive the kind words of appreciation we were expecting. However, ninety-nine percent of the time, it turns out that the person on the other end had no intention of hurting us. It's our own thinking that causes the problem. We become a prisoner of our own thoughts.
Before lashing out in response to rejection, make sure you have the facts straight. Most "rejections" turn out to have just been harmless talk, well-intentioned criticism, or a lack of response because of an email not getting through or an unintentional memory lapse. I learned this the hard way, mind you, but my strategy now is to wait a bit and let my frustration die down.
Then I assume the very best of the other person and try to find out what happened and where things stand between us. Only if the situation repeats itself do I consider moving away from the relationship - a rare event indeed.Is there something you're taking personally right now? Try rejecting rejection instead!
"No one can reject me without my permission."
Friday 8 May 2009
Hv a nice day!!!
Advance Mother's day(May 10th) wishes to all Mom's n Mom-to-be.. :)
My Mother Taught Me
My Mother taught me LOGIC…“If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.”
My Mother taught me MEDICINE…“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to freeze that way.”
My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD…“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job!”
My Mother taught me ESP…“Put your sweater on; don’t you think that I know when you’re cold?”
My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE…“What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you… Don’t talk back to me!”
My Mother taught me HUMOR…“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT…“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”
My Mother taught me about GENETICS… “You are just like your father!”
My Mother taught me about my ROOTS…“Do you think you were born in a barn?”
My Mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE…“When you get to be my age, you will understand.”
My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…“Just wait until your father gets home.”
My Mother taught me about RECEIVING…“You are going to get it when we get home.”
and my all time favorite thing–JUSTICE“One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU..then you’ll see what it’s like.”
In between all this, my Mother taught me how to Live! Thank you Mom for all I have learned these years.
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
- Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday 6 May 2009
Total listeningFor some of us, listening is the perfect time to plan what we're going to say next. We look them straight in the eyes, nod our head and appear to give them our undivided attention. We deserve an Academy Award for our acting. But as soon as they pause for breath, we start talking about our problems. Not nice, and it will backfire on us, because what we're really communicating is "I am not interested in your problems". Is this really something we want to communicate?
" Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over."
-- George Cooper
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Hv a cool day ahead!!!!
small words BIG thought!!!
Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.
All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.
But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, Wow!
I didn't realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.
Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with Oh no, what should we do But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying,
Wow, that's interesting! How can I help you
One thing's for sure - life's always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That's a given. What's not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.
No matter what the situation, a fascinated Wow! will always beat a frustrated Oh, no.
So the next time you experience one of life's unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a Wow! experience. The Wow! response always works
Jus keep this thought in mind, hv a fun-filled weekend!!
"A man's work is from sun to sun, But a mother's work is never done."
-- Author Unknown
Sunday 26 April 2009
Have a nice week ahead!!
small words BIG thought!!!
"When I was a little girl, 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 toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, 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 toast and eat every bite!
When I got Up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad For burning the toast. And I'll never forget what he said: 'Baby, I love burned toast.'
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if He really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, 'Debbie, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides-a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!' You know, life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best housekeeper or cook.
What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is the 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 burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!! "
"Forget love...I'd rather fall in chocolate."
Thursday 16 April 2009
Hv a wnderful day ahead & blasting weekend!!!
something to TRY!!
Here's a very simple exercise you can do to bring some relaxation and joy into your life, as well as potentially find out some more things about yourself that you never would've found out before.
Simply write down a list of 10 things that light up your life and commit yourself to doing at least one of those things every day.
It doesn't sound all that earth shattering at first, but give it a try and I guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised at not only the obvious results, but of the other positive results that unexpectedly arise.
"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things,
or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Hv a great day ahead!!!
"He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' --
those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace."
Sunday 12 April 2009
Have a cute week ahead!!!
Did You Know...
- Laughing causes endorphins to be released in the brain, which lowers stress levels, which is good for long term brain health.
- In some species of chameleon, the tongue is twice the length of the body.
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently" -Henry Ford
Sunday 5 April 2009
Hv a wnderful day ahead!!!
Toward the end of Sunday service, the Minister asked, 'How many of you have forgiven your enemies?'
80% held up their hands.
The Minister then repeated his question.
All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.
'Mrs. Neely?'; 'Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?'
I don't have any.' She replied, smiling sweetly.
'Mrs. Neely, that is very unusual. How old are you?'
'Ninety-eight.' she replied.
'Oh, Mrs. Neely, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?'
The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said:
'I've outlived the bitches.'
"Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
-- Steve Jobs, Apple Computer
Wednesday 1 April 2009
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Have a cute day ahead!!!
something to TRY!!!
When two minds come together that complement one another, the ideas that come out the discussions they have can be mind blowing.
It's the power of the MasterMind.
You take a person who's very logical, conservative, a straight shooter and pair him/her up with somebody who's creative, sees things differently, can think up of some wild ideas, the synergy that takes place is incredible.
Find somebody that complements your mind.
Discuss with him/her an issue you're dealing with.
And watch the magic unfold right before your very eyes.
Monday 30 March 2009
Have a jubilant day ahead!!!!
*10% of Software Professionals are predicted to be affected by major diseases like Carpal tunnel syndrome, heart diseases etc
"Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another."
Sunday 29 March 2009
Have a fabulous day ahead!!!
small words BIG thought!!!
By Author Unknown
This is a story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.
The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.
"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"
"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the Sensei replied. Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.
Several months later, the Sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.
This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the Sensei intervened. "No," the Sensei insisted, "Let him continue."
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way home, the boy and Sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind. "Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"
"You won for two reasons," the Sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defence for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm."
The boy's greatest weakness had become his greatest strength.
The moral of the story – We sometimes allow our weaknesses to be our downfall rather than using them to our advantage. We tell ourselves we cannot do something because we do not feel it is our strength. But, if we didn't dwell on our weaknesses, we may find that we could succeed. The story reminds me of the quote by Thomas Edison, "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." We tend to give up rather than persevere. We all need to be reminded that sometimes what we perceive as our weakness could actually turn out to be our strength.
"Make your life a mission - not an intermission."
-Arnold H. Glasgow
Thursday 26 March 2009
Have a nice day and excellent weekend!!
Jus try out!!!
To travel the "high road" from pain to pleasure, discover some positive ways to change your outlook. Consider some of these strategies.
Sing along with your favorite music...read something that offers information that you can immediately apply....laugh at a funny movie or show.....swim several laps.....share a meal with your family or with a friend....dance, dance like you don't care who is watching....soak in a warm bath....come up with five new ideas.....get to know a stranger....tell silly jokes to friends knowing they'll probably still like you anyway....write in your journal or diary....hug and kiss your spouse.
"What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens - all events, past, present, and to come - are gently planned by One whose only purpose is your good?"
-From 'A Course In Miracles'
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Have a pleasant day!!!
Something to TRY!!!
20 Keys To A Happy Life
1) Compliment 3 people everyday!
2) Watch a sunrise
3) Be the first to say "hello"
4) Treat everyone as you want to be treated
5) Live beneath your means
6) Forget the Joneses
7) Never give up on anybody - miracles happen!
8) Remember someone's name
9) Be kinder than you have to be
10) Wish not for things, but for wisdom and courage
11) Be tough-minded, but tender hearted
12) Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated
13) Keep your promises
14) Leave everything better than you found it
15) Show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it
16) Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do
17) Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years
18) When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day
19) Don't rain on other people's parades
20) Don't waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them!
If u can't follow 20, Jus try one or two.. U will be quite happy than u felt ever!!!
"Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses." -Dale Carnegie
Tuesday 24 March 2009
- Those who eat more saturated animal fat during middle-age double their risk of Alzheimers.
- The tongue of a Blue whale weighs as much as a full grown elephant.
Something to Follow!!!!
Monday 23 March 2009
Have a wonderful day ahead!!
Worth a Try!!
Taking 10-15 minutes to plan your entire week ahead - it does wonders for your productivity.
Rather than have a to-do list that's changing everyday, take all the things you need to do for the week and divide them separately.
Divide them separately by days.
You can do this via sheets in Microsoft Excel.
You can do this with sheets of paper in a spiral notebook
You can do this with separate pieces of paper.
However you do it, divide it by days.
It doesn't sound all that earth shattering but try it.
It will give you a new sense of peace of mind and allow you to get a whole lot done.
"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
- Galileo Galilei
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Have a wonderful day ahead!!!
small words BIG thought!!!
The risk of successSomeone you know is successful. Most of his decisions were bang-on and he's on a winning streak. He also has made some mistakes - who doesn't? - but he learned his lessons, corrected them, and moved on. Now he's on the way to the top. Am I talking about you? Maybe the "tomorrow you"? But when I say success, I don't mean success in business alone, but also in your personal life, your studies, and your relationships. But there is a risk in success. Why do so many successful people eventually fail? Because they develop a feeling of invincibility and lose touch with reality - but reality doesn't lose touch with them.
History shows that there are no invincible armies.- Joseph Stalin
I reject your reality and substitute it for my own.- Adam Savage
The big risk of being at the top is that you become hypnotized by your success and are no longer grounded. The present crisis in the banking system proves my point. Spending $200,000 to renovate a bathroom, exclusively using a private plane, paying half a million dollars for a seminar - all these and many more lavish acts show us that the big boys at the head of the banks were out of touch with reality and that is the main reason for their downfall and our current economic disaster. Talk about costly mistakes!
Are you at the top and enjoying it? Good for you and I wish you all the best. But please stay well grounded. You don't want to risk your success!
"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."
-Corrie ten Boom
Sunday 15 March 2009
Have a pleasant day ahead!!
Fact to know!!
- The lightning we see goes from the ground to the sky. Known as the "return stroke," it travels at 1/3 the speed of light. We don't see the initial "stepped leader," which goes from the sky to the ground.
- Your brain has approximately a trillion cells, and 100 billion neurons.
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
- Mark Twain
Thursday 12 March 2009
Have a wonderful day ahead & happy weekend!!!!
small words BIG thought!!! - If u miss to read this.. U miss something in ur life.. (Jus spare few min!!!)
Don’t Just Hope ….Decide!!
While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me.Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning through the jet way, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family.First he motioned to his youngest son (maybe six years old) as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long, loving hug. As they separated enough to look in each other’s face, I heard the father say, “It’s so good to see you, son. I missed you so much!” His son smiled somewhat shyly, averted his eyes and replied softly, “Me, too, Dad!”
Then the man stood up, gazed in the eyes of his oldest son (maybe nine or ten) and while cupping his son’s face in his hands said, “You’re already quite the young man. I love you very much, Zach!” They too hugged a most loving, tender hug.While this was happening, a baby girl (perhaps one or one-and-a-half) was squirming excitedly in her mother’s arms, never once taking her little eyes off the wonderful sight of her returning father. The man said, “Hi, baby girl!” as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest while rocking her from side to side. The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder, motionless in pure contentment.After several moments, he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and proceeded to give his wife the longest, most passionate kiss I ever remember seeing. He gazed into her eyes for several seconds and then silently mouthed. “I love you so much!” They stared at each other’s eyes, beaming big smiles at one another, while holding both hands.
For an instant they reminded me of newlyweds, but I knew by the age of their kids that they couldn’t possibly be. I puzzled about it for a moment then realized how totally engrossed I was in the wonderful display of unconditional love not more than an arm’s length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I was invading something sacred, but was amazed to hear my own voice nervously ask, “Wow! How long have you two been married?“Been together fourteen years total, married twelve of those.” he replied, without breaking his gaze from his lovely wife’s face. “Well then, how long have you been away?” I asked. The man finally turned and looked at me, still beaming his joyous smile. “Two whole days!”
Two days? I was stunned. By the intensity of the greeting, I had assumed he’d been gone for at least several weeks - if not months. I know my expression betrayed me.I said almost offhandedly, hoping to end my intrusion with some semblance of grace (and to get back to searching for my friend), “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years!”The man suddenly stopped smiling.
He looked me straight in the eye, and with forcefulness that burned right into my soul, he told me something that left me a different person. He told me, “Don’t hope, friend… decide!” Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again, shook my hand and said, “God bless! Take care!!”
Anything that we hope for in our life is actually what we need to decide upon & work on it , instead of just hoping & praying for it to happen. Hope is just the first step, but it’s the action / decision to make the hope come true, which makes the all the difference!!
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
-Andy Warhol, 1928 -1987 American Artist
Monday 9 March 2009
Have a pleasant day ahead!!!
Wishing u !!!!
கடவுளின் குழந்தைகள் என்றால்
கடவுளுக்கே செய்ய வேண்டும்
இன்று நான்.... நாளை நீ.....
எரிந்து போன சிகரெட் சாம்பல் சொன்னது.......
Courtesy: Tami2Friends grp
"Money might make you wealthy, but friends make you rich. "
Thursday 5 March 2009
Have a pleasant day ahead & happy weekend!!!
small words BIG thought!!!
Time for a 180º turnMany of us are always looking back to a land of lost opportunities. Our mind is filled with such thoughts as, "If only I had been more careful in managing my money" or "If only I had chosen a different career" or "If only I had accepted that job." If only, if only, if only! Well, here's some good news for us if-only people. Since it's impossible to change the past, we may as well get rid of our regrets and turn toward the future. We should stop looking in the rear view mirror and look ahead, instead. Looking ahead is more interesting anyway. And safer!
Fear not for the future; weep not for the past.- Percy Bysshe ShelleyWe must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There are years that ask questions, and years that answer."
Wednesday 4 March 2009
Have a nice day ahead!!!
The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback, comments, and related information.
Knols are indexed by the big search engines, of course. And well-written knols become popular the same as regular web pages. The Knol site allows anyone to write and manage knols through a browser on any computer.
"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed,
-- Mark Twain
Tuesday 3 March 2009
Have a wonderful day ahead!!!
small words BIG thought!!
It is nice to be nice, but...
Someone asks us for a favour and though it's really inconvenient for us to comply, we say yes. This usually ends up in a normal give-and-take situation, but sometimes our being such a pushover can wreak havoc with our self-confidence. We risk becoming an easy victim of anyone who knows which buttons to press to manipulate our ego Being Mr. Nice Guy is nice, but we should never let it be at our expense.
The scars you acquire while exercising courage will never make you feel inferior. - D.A. BattistaYes and No are very short words,But we should think for some length of time before saying them.- Anonymous
What does being nice have to do with low self-confidence? A lot! Saying yes when we want to say no could indicate that we don't think our feelings are important and that we are more afraid of hurting someone's feelings than defending our own interests. "No" is a small word with a lot of power.
Want to say no without making enemies? Start practicing now!
"People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily."
Sunday 1 March 2009
Have a great week ahead!!!
Did You Know...
Human brains weigh around three pounds. (Hey it is not applicable, if u don't have one.. )
Some bamboo can grow up to 3 feet in a day.
"Habit is like a soft bed, easy to get into but hard to get out of."
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Have a nice day ahead!!!
Worth a TRY!!!
When you start your day off, ask yourself how you feel.
See how you react to the following answers:
Vocabulary is a powerful tool when we use it to our advantage.
"Do not let what you cannot do
Interfere with what you can do."
Sunday 22 February 2009
Have a cool day ahead!!!
Worth a Read!! -- RUN THROUGH THE RAIN BELIEVING
I listen. That's where my stories come from. I speak. That's how I get to meet the most incredible people.
But sometimes just listening from afar is enough to fill my heart. I don't always need to say hello to bring a perfect stranger into my life. Conversations overheard are lessons in life sometimes even more powerful than those we are a part of. This brief encounter filled my day to capacity. If only they knew the gift they gave me. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful brown haired, freckled faced image of innocence.
Her Mom looked like someone from the Walton's or a moment captured by Norman Rockwell. Not that she was old fashioned. Her brown hair was ear length with enough curl to appear natural. She had on a pair of tan shorts and light blue knit shirt. Her sneakers were white with a blue trim. She looked like a Mom.
It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the tops of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the Earth it has no time to flow down the spout. Drains in the nearby parking lot were filled to capacity and some were blocked so that huge puddles laked around parked cars. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Wal-Mart. We waited, some patiently, others aggravated because nature messed up their hurried day.
I am always mesmerized by rain fall. I get lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child come pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day. Her voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in.
"Mom, let's run through the rain," she said.
"What?" Mom asked.
"Let's run through the rain!" she repeated.
"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.
This young child waited about another minute and repeated her statement. "Mom. Let's run through the rain."
"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.
"No we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.
"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"
"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said,
'If Faith can get us through this, He can get us through anything!'"
The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes.
Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If we get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.
Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case.
They got soaked. But they were followed by a few believers who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars. Perhaps inspired by their faith and trust.
I want to believe that somewhere down the road in life, Mom will find herself reflecting back on moments they spent together, captured like pictures in the scrapbook of her cherished memories. Maybe when she watches proudly as her daughter graduates. Or as her Daddy walks her down the aisle on her wedding day.
She will laugh again. Her heart will beat a little faster. Her smile will tell the world they love each other. But only two people will share that precious moment when they ran through the rain believing that Faith would get them through.
Yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
~By Bob Perks
Thursday 19 February 2009
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Have a pleasant day ahead!!!
Only 19 wordsI don't remember where I saw it, but the following sentence electrified me: "We cannot choose how we enter this world, but we can decide how we are going to leave it." Well put! Condensed into these 19 words are the basic beliefs of all religions. Some people don't agree, because control and power is all that matters to them. They live in a "me-me" world and don't care if others pay the price. Their approach may work for them for a while, but eventually they will experience a backlash.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.- Winston ChurchillIt is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out.- Albert Einstein
If we are the receivers of love, appreciation, and encouragement, we must find a way to pass it on. Not necessarily to the same person, but to whoever is in need. I am convinced that achieving a balance between receiving and giving is what enables us to live a happy life. As simple as that? Yes. Shouldn't living this balance be our highest priority? If you get a chance to improve your balance sheet, grab it!
"Life tells you nothing,
it shows you everything."