Sunday, May 31, 2009


Wife: Honey..... What are You Looking for ?
Husband : Nothing.
Wife : Nothing...?? U've been reading our marriage certificate 4 an hour ??
Husband : I was just looking 4 the expiry date.

Q - What is the Difference Between Mother & Wife ?
A - One Woman Brings U into this world crying... & the other ensures U Continue to do so.

Wife : Do you want dinner?
Husband : Sure, what are my choices?
Wife : Yes and no.

Wife: You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why?
Hubby: When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at yourpicture and the problem disappears.
Wife: You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you?
Hubby: Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, "What other problem can there be greater than this one?"

Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles andlighten your burden. Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, But I don't have any worries ortroubles.
Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet.

Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.
Mom: Well, you have done the right thing.
Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.

A newly married man asked his wife, "Would you have married me if my fatherhadn't left me a fortune?"
"Honey," the woman replied sweetly, "I'd have married you NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE"

Father to son after exam: "let me see your report card."
Son: "My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents."

Interviewer to Millionaire: To whom do you owe your success as amillionaire?"
Millionaire: "I owe everything to my wife."
Interviewer: "Wow, she must be some woman. What were you before you married her?"
Millionaire: " Billionaire"

Three Questions.

There was once a king who decided that if he knew who the most important people to be with were, and what the most important thing to do was, and when the best time to do each thing was, that he would certainly be the finest king ever to rule the land. Although he had asked his advisers, none had been able to give him a good answer to these questions. At last he decided to ask the advice of a wise hermit. The king dressed in the clothes of a commoner and set out for the forest. When he neared the hermit's hut, he ordered his knights to stay back at a distance, and he rode the last section of trail alone. The king found the hermit digging in his garden. The old man greeted him but continued digging. The king told the hermit that he had come to find answers to his three questions. The hermit listened but gave no answer and continued working. The king observed that the hermit was frail and elderly and that the work was very difficult for him. The king offered to take over the digging, and the hermit allowed it. The king dug for one hour. Then he repeated the question, but the hermit did not answer. He worked again for another hour, and then repeated his questions with the same results. This continued for a few more hours until the sun began to sink low in the sky. Finally the king got discouraged. "I came to you for answers wise man. If you have none, tell me and I will return home."Just them someone came running up the path. They turned to see a man with his hands pressed to his stomach and blood flowing from between them. He dropped to the ground at the king's feet.The king and the hermit knelt down and began tending to the man. The king washed and bandaged the man's wounds. The blood continued to flow so he kept having to change the bandages. The king also helped the hermit to get fresh water, and to help the man to drink.Finally the man slept and did not wake until the next morning. The king too slept upon the ground, waking often to watch over the man. In the morning the man woke up and looked at the king."Forgive me," he said to the king."You have nothing to forgive me for," the king answered."Oh, but I do," he said. "You were my enemy, and I had sworn to take revenge on you for killing my brother and taking my land. I knew that you were coming here today and I decided to kill you on the trail. But when you did not return for many hours I left my hideout to find you. Your guards recognized me and wounded me. I escaped them but I would have bled to death if you had not cared for me. I meant to kill you but now you have saved my life. If I live I shall gladly serve you for the rest of my days."The king was so happy to have been reconciled with an old enemy that he immediately forgave him and promised to return his land. Then the king called for his knights to carry the man back to his castle to be cared for by his own doctor.After the wounded man had gone, the king asked the hermit once more if he would not give him the answer to his question."Your questions have already been answered." the hermit replied."But how?" the king answered, perplexed."How?" repeated the hermit."If you had not taken pity on my weakness yesterday and helped me instead of returning home, that man would have ambushed and killed you on the trail. Therefore, the most important time was when you were digging my garden beds; and I was the most important person; and the most important thing to do was to do good for me. Later, when the man came running to us, the most important thing to do was to care for him. If you had not bound up his wounds he would have died without making peace with you. Therefore the most important person was that man, and what you did was the most important thing, and the right time was the time when you were doing it."
"You see, the most important time is always the present moment. It is the only time that is important because it is the only time that we have control over. The past we can only look back on and wish that we had done differently. The future we can only imagine. The most important person is always the one you are with in the present moment, and the only important deed is the deed that does what is best for others."

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Mango Lover

Once there was a man who liked to eat mangoes. One day he decided to get the sweetest mango—the one from the very top of the tree. (Mangoes that are exposed to the sun are the sweetest.) So the man climbed to the top. The branches thinned as he climbed, but he managed to pick a few red fruit. When he began to climb down, however, the man slipped and fell. Fortunately, he was able to catch a branch as he was falling, but he remained helplessly suspended from the tree. He called to the nearby villagers for help. Although the villagers brought their ladders, their ladders were too short. They could do little to help him. After some time, a calm and thoughtful person arrived—a well-known sage who lived in a simple hut nearby. People were curious to see what he would do, as he was famous for solving even the most complicated problems. The sage remained silent for a moment, and then, to everyone’s surprise, he picked up a stone and threw it at the hanging man. The mango lover began to shout:“Are you crazy?! Do you want me to break my neck?” But the sage did not respond. Instead, he took another stone and threw it at the man. The man became furious: “If I could get down there, I would whip you!” That’s what everybody wanted—for him to come down. But how? Everyone grew tense about what would happen next. Some villagers wanted to chastize the sage, but they didn’t.Then the sage picked up another stone and hurled it even more forcefully at the man. After that, the man hanging in the tree became enraged and determined to come down and take revenge. He used all his skill and strength to somehow reach safe branches and climb down. Everyone was amazed. Upon safely reaching the ground the man exclaimed, “Where is that sage? Oh, what a wise man he is! He didn’t wait around for me to beat him!”“But wait a minute,” a villager said. “The sage is the only one who could help you. He provoked you and pushed you to help yourself.” The mango lover thought for a moment and admitted that, yes, all the villagers’ good intentions and compassion could not help him, but the sage had expertly induced him to make his best effort and to save himself. “I should be thankful, not angry.” This is an instructive story about leadership. Although sometimes strong in his or her dealings, a real leader makes us take the initiative to give our best. We have to give our best if we want extraordinary results. The best leader makes others into leaders themselves by pushing them to take responsibility for their lives.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Monk and the Baby

Once there was a monk who lived in a village. One day a young village girl became pregnant and was unmarried. She did not want to expose her boyfriend. Out of fear when her parents asked her who is responsible, she pointed her finger to that monk.Her parents were infuriated. The next day, the whole village turned up to blame him. "How could you?" "You dirty old man!" "You are a disgrace!" "Get out of our village, you hypocrite!" Some villagers even threaten his life. After listening to all the accusations, what he said was "Is that so?" and went back to meditate. Months went by; the young girl gave birth to a baby. The parents of the young girl were forced to find a father for the child. The parents and the villagers went up to approach him saying "You are responsible for this baby; therefore you should bring up the baby!" Once again, he said "Is that so?" He took the young baby in his arms and went back. By this time the he has lost his reputation but it did not trouble him. He took very good care for this baby and he manages to obtain milk and everything the child needed from his neighbors. After a year, the young girl felt ashamed and guilty and wanted to see her baby. She finally told the real story to her parents. When all the villagers came to know the truth, they all felt ashamed of finding wrong with him. So all of them gathered and went to the monk asking for forgiveness. Once again, after listening to them said "Is that so?" He handed the baby back to the young girl. When you are right, one thousand angels swearing that you are wrong does not matter. But when you are wrong, ten thousand angels swearing that you are right will not make any difference.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorable Quotes

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears." - Native American Proverb
"Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God." - Leo Buscaglia
"There are those who dream and wish and there are those who dream and work." -Jeune McIntyre.
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
- Oprah Winfrey
"People know you for what you've done, not for what you plan to do." - UnknownAuthor
"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." - William Barclay
"Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life."
- Billy Mills
"Be yourself. The world worships the original." - Ingrid Bergman
"There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley
"We will either find a way, or make one!" - Hannibal

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Richest Man on Earth.

There was a learned man who, for several years, longed to be shown the way to God. Everyday, he sat apart from men and prayed that he might be brought into contact with a Sage, a Saint, and a Knower of Truth. One day, as he sat in prayer, he heard a Voice say, “Go to such and such a place, and you will meet the man who will show you the way to blessedness and bliss!” Great was his joy when he heard the words. Forthwith he went to the place indicated by the Voice. He was surprised to find a man, humble, simple, poor, with tattered cloths on his body, his feet soiled with mud. The learned man looked all around him, but found no other man seated there. So, to this man, he said, “Good morning to you!”Quietly, answered the poor man, “I have never had a bad morning!”“God give you good luck!” said the learned man.“I have never had ill-luck!” answered the poor man.The learned man’s astonishment grew. “May you be happy!” he said to the poor man.To which the poor man answered, “I have never been unhappy!”“I am unable to understand,” said the learned man, “Pray explain it all to me.”“Gladly,” said the poor man. “You wished me a good morning. I have never had a bad morning. For, if I do not get food to eat, I praise God. If it rains or snows, or if the weather is foul, I still praise God. If I am despised and have no human company, I praise God! So I have never had a bad morning, never an evil day.“You wished me good luck: but I have never had ill-luck. For I always dwell at the Lotus Feet of the Lord: and I know that whatever God sends to me is the very best that can ever happen to me. I cheerfully accept everything that comes to me – health or sickness, prosperity or adversity, joy or sorrow – as a gift from God. I have never had ill-luck.“You wished me happiness. I have never been unhappy. For the deepest longing of my heart is to live in union with God’s Will, and I have so entirely yielded my will to the Will of God, that what God wills, I will!”Astonished, the learned man asked, “What if God’s Will should cast you into hell?”“Cast me into hell!” exclaimed the poor man. “God too loves to do that. But even if He sends me to hell, I should have two arms with which to embrace Him. One is the arm of humility, the other of love. With them I should so embrace Him that He would have to go to hell with me. I would rather be in hell and be with God, than be in heaven and remain away from God!”The poor man taught that in self-surrender, in utter humility, is the simplest, surest, nearest way to God.When asked who he was, he answered, “I am a king!” He was the very picture of destitution: and yet he felt he was a king! For he had learnt to walk the way of acceptance. He accepted all that came his way and rejoiced in all that happened. He expected nothing: he hoped for nothing: he needed nothing: he lacked nothing.Was he not the richest of men on earth?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Cookies.

A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport. As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time. She also bought a packet of cookies. She sat down in an armchair in the VIP room of the airport to rest and read in peace. Beside the armchair where the packet of cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his magazine and started reading. When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated but said nothing. She just thought, "What a nerve! If I was in the mood I would punch him for daring!". For each cookie he took, the man took one too. This was infuriating her but she didn't want to cause a scene. When only cookie remained, she thought, "Ah…what this abusive man do now?". Then the man taking the last cookie, divided it into half, giving her one half. Oh, that was too much! She was too angry now. In a huff, she took her book, her things and stormed to the boarding place. When she sat down in the seat, inside the plane, she looked into her purse to take her eyeglasses, and, to her surprise, her packet of cookies was there, untouched, unopened! She felt so ashamed! She realized that she was wrong. She has forgotten that her cookies were kept in her purse. The man had divided his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter. While she had been very angry, thinking that she was dividing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself…nor to apologize.
There are 4 things that you cannot recover:
The stone…after the throw!
The word…after it's said!
The occasion…after the loss!
The time…after it's gone!


"The harder something to achieve, the more greater the reward and satisfaction." -Unknown
"Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you cannot erase it." -Unknown
"Turn difficulties into learning opportunities." - Unknown
"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been,but what we yearn to be." - Jose Ortega Gasset
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." - Erma Bombeck
"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." - Lao Tzu
"We must become the change we want to see." - Mahatma Gandhi
"He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise." - Lao Tzu
"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius
"Life can only be understood backwards, but can only be lived forwards." - Unknown

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Rose Bud.

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully. Before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. He thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?" Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died. So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns. We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us. We never realize our potential. Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others. This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person, and knowing their faults, recognize the nobility in their soul.If we show them the rose, they will conquer the thorns.


Whipping the Foreigners
Once a Frenchman, an Englishman and an Irishman were sentenced to be whipped 100 times. They had the option to make it less painful by putting anything they wanted on their backs. The Frenchman, knowing alchohol eases pain, asked to have French beer on his back. The Englishman did they same with English beer. But the Irishman asked to put the Frenchman on his back!

Priests on a Hawaiian Vacation
Two priests were going to Hawaii on vacation and decided that they would make this a real vacation by not wearing anything that would identify them as clergy. As soon as the plane landed, they headed for a store and bought some really outrageous shorts, shirts, sandals, sunglasses, etc.
The next morning, they went to the beach, dressed in their "tourist" garb and were sitting on beach chairs, enjoying a drink, the sunshine and the scenery when a gorgeous blonde in a tiny bikini came walking straight towards them. They couldn't help but stare and when she passed them, smiled and said, "Good morning Father," "Good morning Father," nodding and addressing each of them individually, then passed on by.
They were both stunned. How in the world did she recognize them as priests? The next day they went back to the store, bought even more outrageous outfits -- so loud, you could hear them before you even saw them -- and again settled on the beach in their chairs to enjoy the sunshine.
After a while, the same gorgeous bikini-ed blonde came walking toward them again. (They were glad they had sunglasses, because their eyes were about to pop out of their heads.) Again, she approached them and greeted them individually: "Good morning, Father," "Good morning Father," and started to walk away.
One of the priests couldn't stand it and said, "Just a minute young lady. Yes, we are priests, and proud of it, but I have to know, how in the world did YOU know?"
"Oh Father, don't you recognize me? I'm Sister Angelica."

Lack of Vision
70-year-old George went for his annual physical. He told the doctor that he felt fine, but often had to go to the bathroom during the night. Then he said, "But you know Doc, I'm blessed. God knows my eyesight is going, so he puts on the light when I pee, and turns it off when I'm done!"
A little later in the day, Dr. Smith called George's wife and said, "Your husband's test results were fine, but he said something strange that has been bugging me. He claims that God turns the light on and off for him when uses the bathroom at night."
Thelma exclaimed, "That old fool! He's been peeing in the refrigerator again!"

Old Lady & The Dollar
A little girl asked her mother for a dollar to give to an old lady in the park. Her mother was touched by the child's kindness and gave her the required sum.
"There you are, my dear," said the mother. "But, tell me, isn't the lady able to work any more?"
"Oh yes," came the reply. "She sells candy."

A seismologist, a meteorologist, and a fireman...
A seismologist, a meteorologist, and a fireman were P.O.W.s to a group of terrorists.
Before the day of their scheduled execution, they all agreed on escaping by shouting out something really loud to hopefully scare them off.
The next day the first one to be pulled was the seismologist. The terrorists put him next to a tree and aimed ther guns at his head. The leader said, "Any last words?"
The seismologist replied with a loud shout, "Earthquake!"
The terrorists got scared and ran, so the seismologist escaped.
The terrorists and grabbed the meteorologist. They put him next to a tree with guns pointed at his head. The leader said, "Any last words?"
The meteorologist replied,"Tornado!"
The terrorists got scared and ran away, so the meteorologist escaped.
The terrorists came back and went on to the last, the fireman. They put him next to the tree and pointed guns at his head. The leader said, "Any last words?"
The fireman replied, "Fire!"
So they shot him and he died.

A Father's Last Request
A husband and wife had four boys. The odd part of it was that the older three had red hair, light skin, and were tall, while the youngest son had black hair, dark eyes, and was short.
The father eventually took ill and was lying on his deathbed when he turned to his wife and said, "Honey, before I die, be totally honest with me - is our youngest son my child?"
The wife replied, "I swear on everything that's holy that he is your son."
With that the husband passed away. The wife then muttered, "Thank God he didn't ask about the other three."

Dead Donkey
A clergyman awoke one morning to find a dead donkey in his front yard. He had no idea how it got there, but he knew he had to get rid of it. He called the sanitation department, the health department, and several other agencies, but no one seemed able to help him.
In desperation, the good reverend called the mayor and asked what should be done. The mayor must have been having a bad day. ''Why bother me?'' he asked. ''You're a clergyman. It's your job to bury the dead.''
The pastor lost his cool. ''Yes,'' he snapped, ''But I thought I should at least notify the next-of-kin.''

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sardar Strikes Again !!!

Santa: My mobile bill how much?
Call centre girl: sir, just dial 123to know current bill status
Santa: Stupid, not CURRENT BILL my MOBILE BILL.

Santa : "Ek litre Gaaye Ka Dhoodh Dena."
Banta : "Lekin Tumhara Bartan To Bahut Chhota Hai."
Santa :"Theek He To Fir BAKRI Ka De de.."

Santa:: Beta ye kaisi machis lay kar aaye ho ek bhi nahi jal rahi
Chhota Santa :: kya baat kartay ho pappa sub check kar kay laya hoooon

Doctor Santa falls in Love with a Nurse..He writes a love letter to theNurse :- I Love U sister....

Friend: I got a brand new Honda CIVIC for my wife!
Santa: Wow!!! That's an unbelievable exchange offer!!!

Judge: Santa don't U have shame? It is d 3rd time U R coming to court.
Santa to judge: U R coming daily, don't U have shame?

Question: "Should Women have Children after 35?"
Santa: "No! 35 Children R More than Enough!!"

Sir: What is difference between Orange and Apple?
Santa: Color of Orange is orange, but color of Apple is not APPLE.

Sardar in airplane going 2 Bombay .. While its landing he shouted: " Bombay... Bombay "
Air hostess said: "Be silent."
Sardar: "Ok. Ombay. Ombay"

Santa: Doctor! My Son swallowed a key
Doctor: When?Sardar: 3 Months Ago
Dr:Wat were u doing till now?
Sardar: We were using duplicate key

After finishing MBBS, Santa Singh started his practice. He Checked 1stPatient's Eyes, Tongue & Ears By Torch &Finallly Said:"Torch is okay"

Teacher: "What is common between JESUS, KRISHNA , RAM, GANDHI and BUDHA?"
Sardar: "All are born on government holidays...!!!

The Walnut Tree

Long time ago, when people didn’t know many things about nature and that included how to eat walnuts, a walnut tree grew by the road. It might have been planted there by someone for the benefit of other travelers or it could have grown there by chance if you believe that anything in life can happen by chance. One day a traveler passed by. He stopped by the old walnut tree to rest in its shade. Then he noticed the green fruits and tasted one of them only to spit it out in disgust with its bitterness.Some time after he had gone another traveler passed by. He too sat under the tree and noticed the tooth marks on the fruit the first one had bitten.“This fruit must not be very tasty,” he thought. “But everything in this world has a purpose. It must be the hard heart that is to be eaten.” And he bit the hard shell but nearly broke a tooth in the process. He too walked away hungry.Next came a traveler with scholarly disposition. He studied the fruit carefully, first tasting the bitter skin, then scratching the hard shell until he came up with the idea to break the shell with a stone. That was rewarded with the tasty walnut. The scholar smiled contently: “Wisdom and patience conquer all,” he thought.Soon a businessman leading a donkey laden with his goods arrived under the tree. The scholar happily shared with him his secret.The businessman thanked him and after they had eaten loaded the donkey with walnuts for sale. He let the scholar ride the donkey as a reward for his discovery while he himself walked and rubbed his palms in anticipation of his future profit.They traveled in silence but soon darkness fell over the road. They were worried because there wasn’t a town or village to be seen and they were afraid to spend the night in the dark forest. Suddenly the merchant saw a faint light in the distance.“There, he said. “I see a light!”“But how can that faint light help us,” said the scholar. “It is so small and lonely while the forest is big, dark and threatening.” While they were arguing the light moved closer and they saw a man carrying a lantern. That man was a philosopher who lived in a hut by a lake nearby. He took the travelers to his place to spend the night. As they entered the dark room the small lantern pushed the scary shades in the corners. Now the room looked bright and cozy. The inventive travelers shared with him the secret of the walnut tree.“Well done!” said the philosopher. “Tomorrow, I’ll go and pick up some of those wonderful fruits. Then I will travel all over the world and plant a walnut tree by all roads that I pass.”“But, then who will buy the walnuts that I am trying to sell!” said the businessman, disappointed.“Don’t worry,” answered the philosopher. “When more people taste the walnuts from the trees by the roads they will be more likely to buy them from you in the city marketplace.”“But what will be your reward for your labor?” asked the businessman.“ And how exactly do you plan to do it?” asked the scholar. “I mean how many walnuts will you start with and where you will plant them. Where you will start your journey will you go East, West, North or South?”“To tell you the truth, I don’t know,” answered the philosopher. “But as the light from my lantern is just enough for us to see the immediate road in front of us my initial intention and desire will carry me perhaps to the next step on my way towards my humble goal. And if I meet someone else with a lantern then together we will be able to see further.” Thus they spent the night chatting leisurely until the sun rose over the dark forest and they went each on their way to find their own happiness.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Do you want to know the secret to Youth?

Stay Young--Longer by Monika Klein, B.S., C.N.
Do you want to know the secret to Youth? Let me tell you the things to avoid, if you want to stay looking younger longer.
Poor Diet:-
What you eat affects your health more than anything else you do. When you eat a poor diet of fatty, processed, or fried foods and simple sugars--the aging process speeds up. Stay away from additives and trans-fats, which rob you of your health and deprive your body of essential nutrients. On the other hand, when you eat foods that are close to mother nature--as in fresh, preferably organic and vital--you will have all the vitality and strength you need.You also want to have many different colors in your diet. Now with summer in full bloom, so to speak, there’s no excuse. The gardens, farmer’s markets, and grocery stores are filled with rich, luscious fruits and vegetables. Those juicy cherries, those unbelievable tomatoes, fresh figs, sweet sugar snaps peas, crisp and tasty carrots--mmm...yummy! The skins of fruits and vegetables are loaded with powerful antioxidants, which help you look and feel young.Why risk your health and beauty with unhealthy food?
The Power of Your Thoughts:-
Your mind and your thoughts are powerful antidotes to aging. Negative thinking, depression, or anger can pull down your mind and body; whereas, happy and joyful thoughts can uplift your spirit and maybe your face. How you act, behave, or react to situations can ultimately determine your longevity. Isn’t it great to know you have the power to control your aging--a little scary I’m sure when you really think about it--to actually have a choice about how you react today and that choice affecting your future.The late Norman Cousins did some amazing research on how the mind can influence the body. He discovered the immune system could improve with 30 minutes of deep belly laughter every day. Laughter also increases the release of “feel good” endorphins. Yes, joyful people live longer and healthier lives. I’m not surprised that Laughing Yoga” is starting to get more recognition in this country. Personally, I love to watch a good comedy any chance I get.
Lack of Exercise:-
If you want to be healthy and live a long life, you need to be physically active. Inactivity is a huge culprit in becoming overweight and accelerating the aging process. It’s important to alternate aerobic exercise with weight resistance exercise. You will gain a youthful glow as your regular exercise increases blood flow and oxygen to all your cells. Keeping muscles and joints limber is also a big plus. Don't forget to do a proper warm up and cool down to avoid injury as well.
StressStress takes a tremendous toll on your body and your health in general. 'When you are experiencing stress, your body is programmed to go into fight-or-flight mode causing additional wear and tear. You release adrenaline when in this state. Even if a lion is not chasing you--your body is reacting as if it is. The thing about being chased by a lion, well it’s a very short term event you either get away or not, and then it’s over. However, for us, it’s never over. We are constantly in this heightened state, unfortunately, putting added stress on every system in our body.Always remember to breathe deeply during the day to help manage your stress. I think of that 60’s song “Cry if you want to, Cry if you want to.” Replace “Cry” for “Sigh” and that’s my formula. Give yourself a break! You are human, not a machine. Try taking a 15-minute mediation break during your lunch. Just closing your eyes will release a lot of tension. If you cannot meditate, take a walk in the park, or sit on a bench in nature for 10 or 15 minutes. These actions alone will reduce any tension you may feel in your body.
Lack of Sleep:-
There's no way around it: the average adult needs 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night to maintain health. Without sufficient "recovery time" each night, you will run your body and mind down and wear out your life force.So try to get to sleep at a regular time every night. Ideally, try to get to bed before 10:00 p.m. and up by 6:00 a.m. Based on ancient healing systems, it is said these are the best times for deeper, restful, rejuvenation and regeneration. Don’t worry if it’s not those exact times, just remember you need your 7-8 hours. Also, have your bedroom uncluttered, preferably without a TV, as both can be very stimulating to the mind instead of soothing and restful. If you would like, you can always have a cup of relaxing tea with valerian root or chamomile.
Sleep, eat, and exercise well until next time.
(c) Monika Klein, B.S., C.N.


There was a construction worker who was working on a building when he fell 15 stories to his bloody death. He arrived at the pearly gates and St. Peter said ''Oh, I am sorry, my son. But you have been sentenced to hell. The worker agreed -- not like he could do anything else -- and he was on his way. When he arrived, the devil looked at him and said, “Ah! A new slave. We shall burn you and throw you in the fiery pits.” Then the worker replied, “That wall could use a bit of patching. I could fix it first and you could throw me in the pit afterward.” So he fixed the wall. Satan, intrigued, asked, “What else can you build?” So the construction worker went about his job and made many improvements; in fact, by the time he was done, hell was a paradise. It had air conditioning, pools, balconies, you name it. Within a few days, God phoned Satan and said, “I think there has been a mix-up. That worker was originally supposed to come to heaven.” Satan replied, “No way -- he's built all sorts of useful stuff for us. We're keeping him.” God then said, “Oh, yeah? Well, I'll see you in court. We're going to sue you for this man's soul and damages. Satan just laughed: “And where are you going to find a lawyer?”
The Lawyer Has an Accident
A lawyer just got home from work. As he stepped out of his BMW, a speeding car ripped off the door. As the lawyer jumped up and down cussing and swearing, a cop who was driving by stopped. He rolled down the window and said, “What's wrong?”
The lawyer replied, “That idiot, speeding down the street, ripped off my BMW's door!”
The cop said, “You lawyers make me sick. You worry too much about your possesions. If you weren't blinded by greed, you would notice that your arm got ripped off!”
“Oh no!” cried the lawyer, “My Rolex!”
Lawyer Brains
A doctor notices a sidewalk stand that says 'brains for sale.' He goes over to investigate and sees a sign that says 'Doctor brains $8.00 a pound’ and another sign that says ‘Paramedic brains $12.00 a pound, Nurses brains $30.00 a pound, truck driver $40.00 a pound and lawyers brains $90.00 a pound.’ So he asks the man behind the cash register, “how come his brains are only worth 8.00 and a lawyer's worth 90.00?” The man replies, “do you know how many lawyers it takes to make a pound of brains?”
Don't Mess with the Judge
There were three men at a bar. One man got drunk and started a fight with the other two men. The police came and took the drunken guy to jail. The next day the man went before the judge. The judge asked the man, “Where do you work?” The man said, “Here and there.” The judge asked the man, “What do you do for a living?” The man said, “This and that.” The judge then said, “Take him away.” The man said, “Wait, judge when will I get out?” The judge said to the man, “Sooner or later.”
The Hit and Run Case
A very successful lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of his office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he got out, a truck passed too close and completely tore the door off of the driver's side. The counselor immediately grabbed his cell phone, dialed 911, and within minutes a policeman pulled up.
Before the officer had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically. His Lexus, which he had just picked up the day before, was now completely ruined and would never be the same, no matter what the body shop did to it.
When the lawyer finally wound down from his ranting and raving, the officer shook his head in disgust and disbelief.
"I can't believe how materialistic you lawyers are," he said. "You are so focused on your possessions that you don't notice anything else."
"How can you say such a thing?" asked the lawyer.
The cop replied, "Don't you know that your left arm is missing from the elbow down? It must have been torn off when the truck hit you."
"Ahhh!" screamed the lawyer. "Where's my Rolex!"
Substituting Rats for Lawyers
Why is the N.I.H. (National Institute of Health) substituting rats with lawyers for lab tests? Three reasons:
1. There are more lawyers then rats.
2. When rats die many lab techies feel bad for them.
3. There are some things a rat will not do.
Lawyers Off Bridge...
What do you call one lawyer thrown off a bridge into a river? Pollution. What do you call all the lawyers thrown off a bridge?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Snake Charmer

A Snake charmer moved from village to village to entertain folks with his acrobatic team of a monkey, a snake and a goat. Once, while wading across a river, he balanced the snake basket on his head, sat the monkey on his shoulder and guided the goat with his hand. The water level was low but there flowed a strong current.The charmer cautiously took his steps, with an eye on all three of his team. Midway, where the force was fierce enough to drag away the goat, he tightened his grip on it. The other two were safe above. Or were they? The monkey, by nature, was mischievous. It was restless and couldn't resist playing a game. It slowly opened the snake basket. The snake within the darkness of the basket sprung up with its head high and tongue hissing... sss sss sss. The sound and fury, frightened the monkey and it fell into the water.The current began to drag the monkey away. A split-second effort to save the monkey threw the charmer off balance and he dropped the snake basket into the stream. To catch hold of the basket, he lost his grip on the goat. Within seconds, all three of his companions - the monkey, the snake and the goat were carried away by the current.
In real life, our mind is the monkey. It is restless and difficult to predict. Many times it causes trouble and leads us into serious trouble. Instead of helping us float across the ocean of life, it throws us into the ocean.Therefore, it is wise that we control and master our mind.

The Duck & The Devil

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He Practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting A little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.
As he was Walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck Square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see His sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.
After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the Dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in The kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.
Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go Fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make Supper." Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told Me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally Went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's, He finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long You would let Sally make a slave of you."
Thought for the day and every day thereafter? Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad Habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) ....whatever it is....You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing..... He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgivenHe's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave
The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He Not only forgives you, but He forgets . It is by God's grace and Mercy that we are saved. Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today.

The Duck & The Devil

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He Practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting A little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.
As he was Walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck Square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see His sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.
After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the Dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in The kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.
Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go Fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make Supper." Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told Me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally Went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's, He finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long You would let Sally make a slave of you."
Thought for the day and every day thereafter? Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad Habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) ....whatever it is....You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing..... He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgivenHe's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave
The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He Not only forgives you, but He forgets . It is by God's grace and Mercy that we are saved. Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Rise above criticism

Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy received endless advice and criticism from the media concerning how he should run the country. Much of it he took good-naturedly. In fact, he often used a favorite story in response to the media’s comments about how they thought he could do a better job.
He told about a legendary baseball player who always played flawlessly. He consistently hit when at bat and was never thrown out at first. When on base he never failed to score. As a fielder, he never dropped a ball and he threw with unerring accuracy. He ran swiftly and played gracefully.
In fact, he would have been one of the all-time greats except for one thing–no one could ever persuade him to put down his beer and hot-dog and come out of the press box to play!
Most of us can empathize, for we all have people in our lives who criticize and second-guess. They are quick to point out flaws and quicker yet to offer advice.
When it comes to receiving criticism, I believe it helps to remember first that not all criticism is invalid. Wisdom listens for the kernel of truth and saves it for future growth. But when criticism seems unfair, I believe it helps to remember the hawk. When attacked by crows, it does not counterattack. Instead, the hawk soars higher and higher in ever- widening circles until the pests leave it alone.
When there is nothing to learn from criticism, can you rise above it and soar?
Steve Goodier

The Necklace

The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five.
Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh mommy please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"
Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face.
"A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma."
As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies.
After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions for ten cents.
On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace. Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere, Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath.
Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green. Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would Stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story.One night as he finished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you love me?""Oh yes, daddy. You know that I love you." "Then give me your pearls.""Oh, daddy, not my pearls.
But you can have Princess, the white horse from my collection, the one with the pink tail. Remember, daddy? The one you gave me. She's my very favorite."
"That's okay, Honey, daddy loves you. Good night."And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again, "Do you love me?"
"Daddy, you know I love you.""Then give me your pearls.""Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper.""That's okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you."And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss. A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian style.As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.
"What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?"Jenny didn't say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, "Here, daddy; this is for you." With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny. He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure.
So it is, with our Heavenly Father.
He is waiting for us to give up the cheap things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures. Isn't God good? Are you holding onto things that God wants you to let go of? Are you holding on to harmful or unnecessary partners, relationships, habits and activities that you have come so attached to that it seems impossible to let go?
Sometimes it is so hard to see what is in the other hand but do believe this one thing .God will never take away something without giving you something better in its place.The greatest gifts happen when you share love & touch others. NOT to DECIDE is to DECIDE ..

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Don't copy if you can't paste.

A well-known motivational speaker gathering the entire crowd's attention,said, "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman whowasn't my wife !"
The crowd was shocked!!!!!!!!
He followed up by saying, "That woman was my mother!"
The crowd burst into laughter and he gave his speech, which was wellreceived.
About a week later, one of the top managers who had the training decided touse that joke at his house. He tried to rehearse the joke in his head. Itwas a bit foggy to him.
He said loudly, "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of awoman who was not my wife!"
Naturally, his wife was shell shocked, murmuring.
After standing there for almost 10 seconds trying to recall the second halfof the joke, the manager finally blurted out "... and I can't remember whoshe was !"
As expected, he got thrashing of his life time....
Moral of the story: Don't copy if you can't paste.

Pearls of Wisdom

When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees. - Joseph Joubert.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. – Barbara De Angelis.
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use – Ruth Gordon.
Act the way you’d like to be and soon you will be the way you act. – George W. Crane.
We lie the loudest, when we lie to ourselves.
Life without affection is like a tree without blossoms or fruits. – Kahlil Gibran.
I will not condemn you for what you did yesterday, if you do it right today. – Sheldon S. Maye.
Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. – Brian Traycy.
It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill.
Satisfaction lies in the effort not the attainment. Full effort is full victory. – Mahatma Gandhi.
Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. – Benjamin Franklin.
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play. – Tom Hopkins.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better. – George Santayana.
You don’t pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success. – Zig Ziglar.
People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it. – Howard Newton.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. – Ellen Glasgow.
Smooth roads never make good drivers. Smooth sea never makes good sailors. Clear skies never make good pilots.
Problem- free life never makes a strong person.
Do less acquiring and pay more attention to what you already have.
Do less criticizing and pay more attention to complimenting.
Do less talking and pay more attention to silence.
The adventure of life is learning.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. – Albert Camus.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. – Kahlil Gibran.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. – Jawaharlal Nehru.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato.
The greatest lesion in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. – Winston Churchill.
We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us is every thing. – Blaise Pascal.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. – Francis Bacon.
Either write some thing worth reading or do some thing worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin.
No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the times. – Robert half.
The most valuable of all the talents is never using two words when one will do.
– Thomas Jefferson.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is the time to reform.
– Mark Twain.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. – Norman Vincent Peale.
Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. – Anon.
Life is what we make it, always will be. – Grandma Moses.

Monday, May 11, 2009


George and Laura Bush were on a private...
George and Laura Bush were on a private jet en route to a public speaking in Florida.
After staring out the window with a curious look on his face he turns to Laura and says, "Hey Laura, how about I throw a $100 bill out of the airplane and make a person happy?"
Laura replies, "Well, why don''t you just throw two $50 bills out of the airplane and make two people happy?"
George W. thinks about this and replies again with excitement, "I know what I''''ll do! I''''ll throw five $20 bills out of the airplane and make five people happy!"
The pilot of the jet turns around with frustration and says, "Why don''''t you both jump out of the airplane and make the whole world happy?!"
Pearly Gate Quiz
A stupid guy dies and goes to Heaven.The gatekeeper of Heaven says, "Heaven is getting too full, so you have to pass this quiz to get in. First question: which two days of the week begin with T?"The guy replies, "That's easy. Today and tomorrow."The gatekeeper says, "OK, I'll give it to you. Second question: how many seconds are in a year?"The stupid guy says, "Twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd...."The gatekeeper says, "OK, OK, I'll give it to you. Last question: what is God's first name?"The stupid guy replies, "Howard."The gatekeeper asks, "How on earth did you get Howard?"The guy says, "It's right there in the prayer: Our father, who art in heaven, Howard be thy name."
Liar Sermon
A preacher concludes his service by saying, "Next Sunday I am going to preach on the subject of liars. And in preparation for my discourse, I would like you all to read the 17th chapter of Mark."The following Sunday, the preacher says, "Now, all of you who have done as I requested and read the 17th chapter of Mark, please raise your hands."Nearly every hand in the congregation goes up.The preacher continues, "You are the people I want to talk to. There is no 17th chapter of Mark."
A jewish temple is looking for a
A Jewish temple is looking for a way to get the congregation to go to temple on Saturdays. When one of the presidents of the congregation was at a comedy show, he saw a hypnotist. He thought, if he can hypnotize these people, he could probably hypnotize the congregation into coming to temple on Saturdays. So he hired the man, and sure enough, the next time the whole congregation was in temple, he had the hyptmatist perform.......
"Vatch the vatch. Vatch the vatch," he said.
Then he accidently dropped the watch he said,"SHIT!!!!"
Then it took 3 weeks to clean up the temple.
Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses are walking along the beach when Moses says, "You know what? I'm going to try and part the ocean again." He throws his hands in the air and, magically, the ocean parts.Jesus sees this and says, "I'm going to try to walk on water again." He walks up to the water, takes a step on top and sinks.Moses says, "Try it again, Jesus. It's been a while." Jesus tries again, and once more, he sinks.Jesus comes out of the water and says, "I know what the problem is. When I walked on water before, I didn't have holes in my feet."
Work Genesis
In the beginning was the Plan. And then came the Assumptions. And the Assumptions were without form. And the Plan was without substance. And darkness was upon the face of the Workers. And they spoke among themselves, saying, ''It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh.'' And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and said, ''It is a pail of dung, and none may abide the odor thereof.'' And the Supervisors went unto their Managers, saying, ''It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none may abide it.'' And the Managers went unto their Directors, saying, ''It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength.'' And the Directors spoke amongst themselves, saying to one another, ''It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong.'' And the Directors went unto the Vice Presidents, saying unto them, ''It promotes growth, and it is very powerful.'' And the Vice Presidents went unto the President, saying unto him, ''This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the company, with powerful effects.'' And the President looked upon the Plan, and saw that it was good. And the Plan became Policy. This is how Shit Happens.
A setback in Iraqi-American relations
Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush meet up in Baghdad for the first round of talks in a new peace process. When George sits down, he notices three buttons on the side of Saddam's chair. They begin talking. After about five minutes Saddam presses the First button. A boxing glove springs out of a box on the desk and punches Bush in the face.
Confused, Bush carries on talking as Saddam laughs. A few minutes later the second button is pressed. This time a big boot comes out and kicks Bush in the shin. Again Saddam laughs, and again Bush carries on talking, not wanting to put off the bigger issue of peace between the two countries. But when the third button is pressed and another boot comes out and kicks Bush in the privates, he's finally had enough, knowing that he can't do much without them functioning well. "I'm going back home!" he tells the Iraqi. "We'll finish these talks in two weeks!"
A fortnight passes and Saddam flies to the United States for talks. As the two men sit down, Hussein notices three buttons on Bush's chair and prepares himself for the Yank's revenge. They begin talking and Bush presses the first button. Saddam ducks, but nothing happens. George snickers. A few seconds later he presses the second button. Saddam jumps up, but again nothing happens. Bush roars with laughter. When the third button is pressed, Saddam jumps up again, and again nothing happens. Bush falls on the floor in a fit of hysterics.
"Forget this," says Saddam. "I'm going back to Baghdad!"
Dubya says through tears of laughter, "What Baghdad?"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lunch with God

A little boy wanted to meet God.He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie.
She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer.
Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug.
She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you look so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!" Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and
asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before her son responded, she added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,! ! a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Remember, we don't know what God will look like. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Blacksmith

You perhaps recall the story of the blacksmith who gave his heart to God. Though living a more Godly life, still he was not prospering materially. In fact, it seems that from the time of his conversion more trouble, affliction and loss were sustained than ever before. Everything seemed to be going wrong.
One day a friend who was not a beliver of God stopped by to talk to him awhile. Sympathizing with him in some of his trials, the friend said"It seems strange to me that so much affliction should pass over you just at the time when you have become a God's beliver. Of course, I don't want to weaken your faith in God or anything like that. But here you are, with God's help and guidance, and yet things seem to be getting steadily worse. I can't help wondering why that is."
The blacksmith did not answer immediately, and it was evident that he had thought the same question before. But finally, he said,"You see here the raw iron which I have to make into horse's shoes. You know what I do with it? I take a piece and heat it in the fire until it is red, almost white with the heat. Then I hammer it unmercifully to shape it as I know it should be shaped. Then I plunge it into a pail of cold water to temper it. Then I heat it again and hammer it some
more. And this I do until it is finished."
"But sometimes I find a piece of iron that won't stand up under this treatment. The heat and the hammering and the cold water are too much for it. I don't know why it fails in the process, but I know it will never make a good horse's shoe."
He pointed to a heap of scrap iron that was near the door of his shop."When I get a piece that cannot take the shape and temper, I throw it out on the scrap heap. It will never be good for anything."
He went on,"I know that God has been holding me in the fires of affliction and I have felt His hammer upon me. But I don't mind, if only He can bring me to what I should be. And so, in all these hard things my prayer is simply this: Try me in any way you wish, Lord, only don't throw me on the scrap heap."

The True Measure of Greatness.

A young student once asked his old teacher, "Teacher,what is the true measure of greatness?" The teacher looked far away into the mountains and gave thefollowing reply:"Some measure greatness in height and weight, but great people are never so tall as when they stoop to talk toa child or bend their knees to help a hurting friend. Some measure greatness in physical strength, but great people are never so strong as when they shoulder the burden of the downtrodden stranger. Some measure greatness in terms of financial gain, but those who show generosity to their family and friends,they are the ones who are truly rich. Some measure greatness in applause and accolades, but those who seek opportunity to serve in the quiet placesof the world, theirs is the higher reward. Some measure greatness in commitment to achieving in material ways, but those who spur others on to reach their goals is great indeed.Great people have vision
and do not keep the truth tothemselves.
Great people have passion for life and are not ashamed to show it.
Great people expect the best from others and give the best of themselves.
Great people know how to work and how to play, how to laugh and how to cry,
how to give and how to receive,how to love and how to be loved.
"There are many people who are by the world called great, but those who bear
honor in their hearts, whocan, in the evening hours, lie upon their beds and
peacefully close their eyes, knowing that they havedone all that is within their
power to live their livesfully and fruitfully, those are truly great people."

The Memorial

A lady in a faded grey dress and her husband, dressed in homespun! suit, stepped off the train in Boston and walk timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Harvard. "We want to see the President," the man said softly. "He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped. "We'll wait," the lady replied.
For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away. They didn't and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president." Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave," she said to him.
The President, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.The lady told him, "We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus."
The president wasn't touched.... He was shocked."Madam," he said, gruffly, "we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."
"Oh, no," the lady explained quickly. "We don't want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."
The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, and then exclaimed, do you know how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard."For a moment the lady was silent.The president was pleased. Maybe he! could get rid of them now.
The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it costs to start a university? Why don't we just start our own?" Her husband nodded.
The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the University that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

Most of the time we judge people by their outer appearance, which can be misleading. And in this impression only we tend to treat people badly by thinking they can do nothing for us thus we tend to lose our potential good friends, employees or customers.

My Visit in Heaven

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section. The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section.Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. "How is it that there's no work going on here?" I asked. "So sad," the angel sighed.
"After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments."How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked. "Simple," the angel
answered. "Just say, "Thank you, Lord." "What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked. "If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world. "If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. "And if you get this on your
own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
Also ...... "If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ...... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. "If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. you are ahead of 700 million people in the world."If you can attend a place of worship without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death ... you are envied by, and more blessed than three billion people in the world. If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
Attn: Acknowledge Dept.: Thank You Lord!
"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with."

Three Brick Layers

The story of the three bricklayers has been around for many years. The reason it continues to be told is the messages that the story tells. The following is the story of The Three Bricklayers:
"Once there were 3 bricklayers. Each one of them was asked what they were doing.
The first man answered gruffly, 'I'm laying bricks.
'The second man replied, 'I'm putting up a wall.
'But the third man said enthusiastically and with pride, 'I'm building a cathedral.'"
--Author Unknown
This story clearly reveals two secrets of success:
1. Attitude - Your attitude towards whatever you are doing determines your ultimate level of success. Having enthusiasm and pride in what you are doing will show in your work. Your attitude is one of the most important things that you control. You choose your attitude each and every day.And the choice you make will determine your success.
2. Ability to See the Bigger Picture - Being able to see the end result, rather than just the task, eliminates obstacles, focuses your energy, and provides motivation to excel. At times our focus is only on the immediate task. When we change our focus on the bigger picture or the end result it provides motivation to continue, it inspires solutions to challenges.
To summarize, when you face challenges, when you feel discouraged, when you feel like you will never reach success, remember the story of The Three Bricklayers and look at your attitude and visualize your end result!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Four Wives !!!

There was a rich merchant who had four wives. He loved the fourth wife the most and took great care of her and gave her the best. He also loved the third wife and always wanted to show her off to his friends. However, the merchant was always in fear that she might run away with some other man. He loved his second wife too. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he
always turned to his second wife and she would always help him out. The merchant's first wife was a very loyal partner and maintained his wealthy and business and took care of the household. The merchant did not love the first wife though she loved him deeply. One day, the merchant fell ill. He knew that he was going to die soon. He told himself,"I have four wives with me. But when I die,I will be alone." Thus, he asked the fourth wife,"Now that I am dying, will you follow me and keep my company?""No way!" she replied and walked away without another word. The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart. The sad merchant
then asked the third wife, "Will you follow me and keep my company?""No! replied the third wife. "Life is so good over here! I am going to remarry when you die!"
The merchant's heart sank and turned cold. He then asked the second wife,"When I die, will you follow me and keep my company?" "I am sorry, I can't help you out this time!" replied the second wife."At the most, I can only send you to your grave." The answer came like a bolt of thunder. Then a voice called out: "I will leave with you. I will follow you, no matter where you go." The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from mal nutrition. Greatly grieved, he said, I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!."

Actually, we all have four wives in our lives.
a) The fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it will leave us when we die.
b) Our third wife? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they go to the others.
c) The second wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we are alive, the furtherest they can stay us is up to the grave.
d) The first wife is our soul, neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and pleasure. It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we are on our deathbed to lament.

Me and God

One day I decided to quit...I quit my job, my relationship, my Spirituality... I
wanted to quit my life.I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. God, I
said. Can you give me one good reason not to quit His answer surprised me...
Look around, He said. Do you see the fern and the bamboo Yes, I replied.When I
planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave
them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant
green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not
quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.
In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit. He said.
Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern
it was seemingly small and insignificant...But just 6 months later the bamboo rose
to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots
made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my
creations a challenge it could not handle. He said to me.
Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have
actually been growing roots I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you.
Don't compare yourself to others. He said. The bamboo had a different purpose
than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come, God
said to me. You will rise high How high should I rise I asked. How high will the
bamboo rise He asked in return. As high as it can I questioned Yes. He said, Give
me glory by rising as high as you can. I left the forest and bring back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.

The Empty Chair

A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father.When the minister arrived, he found the man lyingin bed with his head propped up on two pillows.
An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit."
I guess you were expecting me, he said.'No, who are you?" said the father.
The minister told him his name and then remarked, "I saw the empty chair and I
figured you knew I was going to show up," "Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man.
"Would you mind closing the door?"Puzzled, the minister shut the door. "
I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man.
"But all of my life I have never known how to pray.I abandoned any attempt at
prayer," the old man continued,"until one day four years ago, my best friend said
to me,"Dear, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with God.
Here is what I suggest."Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you,and
in faith see God on the chair.It's not spooky because he promised, 'I will be with you always'."Then just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now."
"So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day.I'm
careful though If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair,she'd either have
a nervous breakdown or send! me off to the funny farm."The minister was deeply
moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey.Then
he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned .
Two nights later the daughter! called to tell the minister that her daddy had died
that afternoon.
Did he die in peace?" he asked.Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock,he called me
over to his bedside, told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek.When I got back
from the store an hour later, I found him dead.But there was something strange
about his death.Apparently, just before Daddy died,he leaned over and rested his
head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?"
The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said,"I wish we could all go like that."
Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.
I asked God for water,He gave me an ocean.
I asked God for a flower,He gave me a garden.
I asked God for a friend,He gave me all of YOU.........
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

A Million Frogs

A farmer came into town and asked the owner of a restaurant if he could use a million frog legs.The restaurant owner was shocked and asked the man where he could get so many frog legs! The farmer replied, "There is a pond near my house that is full of frogs--millions of them. They croak all during the night and are about to drive me crazy!"
So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an agreement that the farmer would deliver frogs to the restaurant five hundred at a time for the next several weeks.The first week, the farmer returned to the restaurant looking rather sheepish, with two scrawny little frogs. The restaurant owner said, "Well...where are all the frogs?" The farmer said, "I was mistaken.
There were only these two frogs in the pond. But they sure were making a lot of noise!"
Next time you hear somebody criticizing or making fun of you, remember it's probably just a couple of noisy frogs.Also--remember that problems always seem bigger in the dark. Have you ever lain in your bed at might worrying about things which seem almost overwhelming--like a million frogs croaking? Chances are pretty good that when the morning comes, and you take a closer look, you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.


In the class the teacher wrote on the blackboard: "Write down a sentence using the word 'Cheque' in it"
One of the students wrote: "My uncle gave me a very sweet Cheque yesterday"Seeing the sentence quite senseless and funny,the teacher asked the student to read aloud the sentence and the student promptly read: "My uncle gave me a very sweet Chiku yesterday
Teacher: In our daily prayer, why do we say,"Lord, give us this day our daily bread? Why don't we pray, for bread for a week atleast so that we need not have to pray for bread everyday?"
Johnny: We pray for daily bread in order to get it fresh
Director: In the last scene of this film,you have to jump from the 13th floor.
Actor: But in case I die?Director: It doesn't matter, it's the last scene in the film!
James: Does your watch tell the correct time?
John: No, I have to look at it
Teacher: What is the first thing a king or queen, who comes to the throne should do?
Ramu: I suppose he or she should sit on it
Boy-friend:I have brought you some sweets because you are sweetest thing in
this world.
Girl-friend: Thanks, I have brought you some thing too, Nuts!
Prabha: "The accuracy of a computer is beyond our imagination"
Radha: "Yes mom! But computers are very bad in grammer"
Prabha: "Why?"
Radha: "Because every time I shut it down, my computer gives the message: Windows 'IS' shutting down
King: You are sentenced to death. But I allow you to choose the kind of death
you prefer.
Prisoner: I choose to die of old age!
Rekha:"Madam, didn't you ask me to write a letter to my friend in the English
Exams Paper?"
Teacher: "Yes, what is the problem?"
Rekha: "It has been a month, but my friend has still not received the letter!"
Judge: "Don't you feel ashamed that you come here again and again?"
Thief: "Then you are the one who should be more ashamed."
Judge: "How so?"
Thief: "Your honour, I come here twice a month, but you come here every day

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Blind Bus Passenger(We need to learn how to live the true meaning of life)

The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young
woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the
driver, using her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle,
and found the seat he had told her was empty. Then she settled in, placed her
briefcase on her lap, and rested her cane against her leg. It had been a year since
Susan, thirty-four, became blind. Due to a medical misdiagnosis, she had been
rendered sightless, and she was suddenly thrown into a world of darkness, anger,
frustration, and self-pity. Once a fiercely independent woman, Susan now felt
condemned by this terrible twist of fate to become a powerless and helpless
burden on everyone around her. "How could this have happened to me?" she
would plead, her heart knotted with anger, but no matter how much she cried,
protested, ranted, or prayed, she knew the painful truth that her sight was never
going to return. A cloud of depression hung over Susan ' s once optimistic spirit.
Just getting through each day was an exercise in frustration and exhaustion.
And all she had to cling to was her husband Mark.
Mark was an Air Forces officer and he loved Susan with all of his heart. When
she first lost her sight, he watched her sink into despair and was determined to
help his wife gain the strength and confidence she needed to become
independent again. Mark ' s military background had trained him well to deal
with such sensitive situations, and yet he knew this was the most difficult battle
he would ever face. Finally, Susan felt ready to return to her job, but how would
she get there? She used to take the bus , but was now too frightened to get around
the city by herself. Mark volunteered to drive her to and from work each day
even though they worked at opposite ends of the city. At first, this comforted
Susan and fulfilled Mark ' s need to protect his sightless wife who was so insecure
about performing the slightest task. Soon, however, Mark realized that this
arrangement was not working, it was hectic and costly. 'Susan is going to have
to start taking the bus again ' he admitted to himself, but just the thought of
mentioning it to her made him cringe, she was still so fragile and so angry.
' How would she react? ' he admitted to himself again.
Just as Mark predicted, Susan was horrified at the idea of taking the bus again.
"I am blind!" she responded bitterly "How am I supposed to know where I am
going? I feel like you are abandoning me". Mark ' s heart broke to hear these words,
but he knew what had to be done. He promised Susan that each morning and
evening he would ride the bus with her, for as long as it took, until she got the
hang of it. And that is exactly what happened.
For two solid weeks, Mark in his military uniform accompanied Susan to and
from work each day. He taught her how to rely on her other senses specifically
her hearing, how to determine where she was, and how to adapt to her new
environment. He helped her befriend the bus drivers who could watch out for
her, and save her a seat. He made her laugh, even on those not-so-good days
when she would trip exiting the bus , or drop her briefcase. Each morning they
made the journey together, and Mark would take a cab back to his office.
Although this routine was even more costly and exhausting than the previous
one, Mark knew it was only a matter of time before Susan would be able to ride
the bus on her own. He believed in her, he used to know before she had lost her
sight, who was not afraid of any challenge and who would never ever quit. Finally,
Susan decided that she was ready to try the trip on her own. Monday morning
arrived, and before she left, she threw her arms around Mark, her temporary bus
riding companion, her husband, and her best friend. Her eyes filled with tears of
gratitude for his loyalty, his sincerity, his patience, and his love. She said good-bye,
and for the first time they went their separate ways.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, each day on her own went perfectly,
and Susan had never felt better. She was doing it and she was going to work all
by herself On Friday morning, Susan took the bus to work as usual. As she was paying
for her fare to exit the b us the driver said "Hey, I sure envy you" Susan was sure
if the driver was speaking to her or not. After all, who on earth would ever envy a
blind woman who had struggled just to find the courage to live for year? Curiously,
she asked him "Why do you say that you envy me?" the driver responded "It must
feel so good to be taken care of and protected like you are".
Susan had no idea what the driver was talking about, she asked him again "What
do you mean?" The driver answered, "You know, every morning for the past week,
a fine looking gentleman in a military uniform has been standing across the corner
watching you when you get off the bus . He makes sure you cross the street safely
and watches you until you enter your office building. Then he blows you a kiss, gives
you a little salute, and walks away. You are really one lucky lady". Tears of happiness
poured down Susan ' s cheeks. For although she could not physically see him, she
could see the light he had created despite her darkness, He had given her a gift
more powerful than sight, a gift she did not need to see to believe, the gift of love
that can bring light where there had been darkness.
You don ' t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because
you love her. To the world you are just a person, but to a person you might be
the world, be the world for somebody else.

God is always standing and watching over us in just the same way. We may not
know His presence, and we may not beable to see His blessed face, but He is
there nonetheless, He is there no doubt, He never abandons us , He watches our
activities very closely. He stands beside us at difficult times, and encourages us
to stand up once again on our feet to face the new challenges lying ahead of us .
He wants us to work very hard with maximum efforts, and in return, He will
certainly show us the right path towardssuccess. We must be trustful, thankful,
and so grateful for He is always there for us.
Be blessed in this thought: ' God loves you even when you are not looking '

Monday, May 4, 2009

Attitude matters ( HINDI )

Attitude matters (Hindi)
Ek din ek kutta jungle main raasta kho gaya. Tabhi usane dekha ek sher uskii taraf aa raha hai. Kutte ki saans sookh gayi. "Aaj to kaam tamaam mera!" usne socha. Phir usne saamane kuchh sookhi haddiyan padi dekhi. Woh aate hue sher ki taraf peeth kar ke baith gaya aur ek sookhi hadii ko choosane laga aur zor zor se bolne laga, "wah! Sher ko khaane ka maza hi kuchh aur hai. Ek aur mil jaaye to poori daawat ho jayegi!" Aur usne zor se dakaar mara. Is bar sher sakate mein aa gayaa. Usne socha "ye kutta to sher ka shikar karta hai! Jaan bacha kara bhago!"
Aur sher wahan se champat ho gaya.
Ped par baitha ek Bandar yeh sab tamasha dekh raha tha. Usne socha yeh mauka achha hai sher ko sari kahani bata deta hoon – sher se dosti ho jayegi aur usase zindagi bhar ke liye jaan ka khatra dur ho jayega. Woh phataphat sher ke pichhe bhaga. Kutte ne Bandar ko jaate hue dekh liya aur samajh gaya ki koi locha hai.
Udhar Bandar ne sher ko sab bata diya ki kaise kutte ne use bewakoof banaya hai. Sher zor se dahada, "chal mere sath abhi uski leela kahatam karta hu" aur Bandar ko apani peeth par baitha kar sher kutte ki taraf lapka. Kutte ne sher ko aate dekha to ek bar phir uskii taraf peeth karke baith gaya aur zor zor se bolne laga, "Is Bandar ko bheje ek ghanta ho gaya saala ek sher
phaans kar nahi la sakta!"

What Life is About?

A Long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered. Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to
cover as much area as possible. Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself,
"Why did I pushed myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."
The above story is similar with the journey of our Life. We push very hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health, time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love to do. One day when we look back, we will realize that we do not really need that much, but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed.
Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition. Life is definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us living so as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life.
Life is a balance of Work and Play, Family and Personal time. You have to decide how you want to balance your Life. Define your priorities, realize what you are able to compromise but always let some of your decisions be based on your instincts. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of Life, the whole aim of human existence. So, take it easy, do what you want to do and appreciate nature. Life is fragile, Life is short. Do not take Life for granted. Live a balance
lifestyle and enjoy Life!

Parents - A touching Story.

When the son came back, the mother immediately ate the food without a word.She stared at him. The son took a taste on his mother's food and spitted out immediately. He ranted at his wife," Didn't I told you that my mother cannot take too salty food?!"
The wife shouted,"OK!She's your mum! You cook for her in future!"
After saying that, she stormed into their room angrily.Feeling helpless,the son told the mother, "Mum, don't eat this any more. I will cook you abowl of noodles.
"The mother said, "Son, you have something to tell me? Don't keep every thing to yourself. "Son:"Mum, I am going to get promoted soon and my upcoming workingschedule will be very, very tight...and as for my wife...ummm...she said she will be going out to work....
"The mother understood what he meant and said in a begging manner,
"Son,please don't send me to the Old Folks' Home.."
The son remained silent and tried to think of a good reason to persuade his mother.Then he said," There is nothing wrong with the Old Folks' Home.Once my wife had went out to work, no one will serve you as well as the Home which provides you meals and care. It would definitely do much better than being at home."The son went for a bath after that and went into the Study Room.He looked out from the windows and thought back and hesitated awhile.... His mother has been remaining as a widow since she was young with him, and brought him up painstakingly, solely.She tried all means to earn as much as she could, in order to support him in studying overseas. Yet she expected nothing nor used her past painful experience to threaten his son to be filial.While now, his wife is threatening him with the stake of their marriage.
"Should I send my Mum to the Home?" He asked himself."The only person who will accompany you till the end of your life would be your wife.." said a friend before.
"Your mother is in old age now,and if she's lucky, she might be able to live for a few more years longer.Why not be filial to her for this period of time? reminded by some relatives.He was stuck in a dilemma. He did not want to think anymore, in order not to affect his decision.The son found a Home with high standards, built on a beautiful and transquil mountain top. He told himself that he would feel much better when the more he spent. When the son helped his mother into the lobby of the Home, the 42" TV was turned on. The programme shown on screen was a comedy. But no one was laughing.A few old folks, dressed similarly in clothing, were sitting there, in adaze. There was one who was sitting improperly on a sofa, there was one who was bending
down to pick up a piece of biscuit from the floor, there was one who was talking to himself...The son knew that his mother likes sunlight, so he chose a room with ample sun rays shining into the room. By viewing out from the room, was a big piece of greenery scene. Few nurses were wheeling some old folks out for some fresh air.It was so pathetic of silence in the background. The sun would still need to set down. Soon it was dusk. The son told the mother,"Mum, I am leaving."The mother waved to him to say goodbye, opening her toothless mouth..He turned back to look at his mother. She was full of grey hair and wrinkled skin with deep set eyes...He found that she was really old. He remembered when he was six, due to some circumstances, his mother cannot bring him along with her thus temporarily placed him at a relative's home for few days. He recalled hugging his mother's thigh and begged her not to leave him alone. In the end, his mother never leave him alone and decide to stay with him.He stopped thinking and left.When he returned home, his wife and his mother-in-law were busy discarding things from his mother's room, happily.One of the discarded item was his tall trophy which he won as First Prize when he was young.He wrote an essay on "MY MOTHER". The second item discarded was a dictionary. That was the first gift from his mother, who scrimped and saved for a month in order to buy for him.He shouted,
"Enough! Stop discarding anymore!"His mother-in-law cried," There were so much rubbish. If don't discard,there would not be any place for my stuff.."His wife continued,"Yeah! Need to dump away that old, stinky bed of your mum too. We will buy a new bed for my mum later,
"He saw some pictures from the stack..they were taken at a zoo and amusement park when his mother brought him there."These are precious belongings of my Mum! You can't discard them!"
"What sort of attitude is this? I demand you to apologise to my Mum NOW!" ranted the wife.
The husband said," When I got married with you, that showed that I will love your Mum too. But why can't you do the same too?"He went back to the Home and saw his mother weeping in between her frail legs. She was missing the moments when her son would apply ointment for her every night...The son kneeled before her and said,"Mum, here I come. I brought the ointment
too." The mother said," I will apply it myself, Son! You still need to work tomorrow. Go home, Son!" Son said,"Mum, please forgive me!Let's go home!"
Hope this is inspirational and touching to you. Without our parents, we won't be here. No parents will resort to harm their own children. They only want the benefits for them.
For Daughters & Sons: Please remember to return gratitude to your dads and mums.
For Daughter-In-Laws & Sons-In-Laws: Please love your in laws as you did to your parents, becasuse without them, you will not find yourpartners...they are parents too..
To everyone - its not about sending them away. even for those who are keeping them at home and treating them like they never existed.
From today : Go wish them every morning & Thank them for bringing you to this world.
For what ever you do to them , you will receive in 2 folds back + bonus!!!! Cos you have kids too and they are watching you.Wife / Husband can leave you and go but Mum / Dad is a bond for life. No matter how bad you treat them they - Mum / Dad will still love you.
Treat badly yr wife / husband, see what happens? Then you will know how good
the sofa is ?