Mark’s Math Teacher-E mail by Girish Desai
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.
It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers. That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.
On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. “Really?” she heard whispered. “I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!” and, “I didn’t know others liked me so much,” were most of the comments.
No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn’t matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.
Several years later, one of the students was killed in Viet Nam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature. The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin. As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. “Were you Mark’s math teacher?” he asked. She nodded: “yes.” Then he said: “Mark talked about you a lot.”
After the funeral, most of Mark’s former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark’s mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
“We want to show you something,” his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket “They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.”
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark’s classmates had said about him.
“Thank you so much for doing that,” Mark’s mother said. “As you can see, Mark treasured it.”
All of Mark’s former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, “I still have my list. It’s in the top drawer of my desk at home.”
Chuck’s wife said, “Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.”
“I have mine too,” Marilyn said. “It’s in my diary”
Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. “I carry this with me at all times,” Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: “I think we all saved our lists”
That’s when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.
The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don’t know when that one day will be.
So please, tell the people you care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.
And One Way To Accomplish This Is: Forward this message on. If you do not send it, you will have, once again passed up the wonderful opportunity to do something nice and beautiful.
If you’ve received this, it is because someone cares for you and it means there is probably at least someone for whom you care. The more people that you send this to, the better you’ll be at reaching out to those you care about.
What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.
May Your Day Be Blessed As Special As You
Let’s not worry about the mistakes of Yesterday,
Nor the worries of Tomorrow,
A blind girl hated herself because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.
He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.
He asked her, ‘Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’
The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.
Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, before they were yours,they were mine.’
This is how the human brain often works when our ‘status changes’. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
An APHORISM is a short, pointed, sentence expressing a wise or clever observation or a general truth.
Here are some ‘gems’.
1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
3. If you don’t have a sense of humour, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.
11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. It could be a right number.
13. No one ever says ‘It is only a game’, when their team is winning.
14. I have reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.
15. Be careful reading the fine print. There is no way you’re going to like it.
16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?
(And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)
18. Money can’t buy happiness — but somehow it is more comfortable to cry in a Rolls Royce than in a Maruti 800.
19. After 70, if you don’t wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead !!
20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don’t mind, and the ones who mind, don’t matter !!
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it
– Mark Twain
Are You A Professional?-Email Courtsey: Dr Mayur J Kapadia
¨A professional learns every aspect of the job. An amateur skips the learning process whenever possible.
¨A professional carefully discovers what is needed and wanted. An amateur assumes what others need and want.
¨A professional looks, speaks and dresses like a professional. An amateur is sloppy in appearance and speech.
¨A professional keeps his or her work area clean and orderly. An amateur has a messy, confused or dirty work area.
¨A professional is focused and clear-headed. An amateur is confused and distracted.
¨A professional does not let mistakes slide by. An amateur ignores or hides mistakes.
¨A professional jumps into difficult assignments. An amateur tries to get out of difficult work.
¨A professional completes projects as soon as possible. An amateur is surrounded by unfinished work piled on unfinished work.
¨A professional remains level-headed and optimistic. An amateur gets upset and assumes the worst.
¨A professional handles money and accounts very carefully. An amateur is sloppy with money or accounts.
¨A professional faces up to other people’s upsets and problems. An amateur avoids others’ problems.
¨A professional uses higher emotional tones: Enthusiasm, cheerfulness, interest, contentment. An amateur uses lower emotional tones: anger, hostility, resentment, fear, victim.
¨A professional persists until the objective is achieved. An amateur gives up at the first opportunity.
¨A professional produces more than expected. An amateur produces just enough to get by.
¨A professional produces a high-quality product or service. An amateur produces medium-to-low quality product or service.
¨A professional earns high pay. An amateur earns low pay and feels it’s unfair.
¨A professional has a promising future. An amateur has an uncertain future.
¨The first step to making yourself a professional is to decide you ARE a professional.
Rare Recording of Speech by Gandhi Landed in Safe, if Unknowing, Hands
Could not resist this from sending this…
Saying His Peace
Rare Recording of Speech by Gandhi Landed in Safe, if Unknowing, Hands
By Shankar Vedantam
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 1, 2008; C01
Millions of people around the world think they have heard Mahatma Gandhi speaking in English — although it was actually Gandhi channeled through the voice of actor Ben Kingsley in the famous 1982 movie by Richard Attenborough.
But very few English speakers have heard Gandhi directly. That’s because there were only two occasions when he was recorded speaking in English, according to his grandson and biographer Rajmohan Gandhi. One speech, about religious issues, was recorded in the 1930s. The second, especially historic because it was just a few months before Gandhi was assassinated, was made on April 2, 1947.
For decades, this second speech has been largely lost to the world. A few years ago, an Italian cellphone company made a commercial using excerpts, and scattered fragments are available on the Internet.
Recently, however, the second speech surfaced in — of all places — downtown Washington. It had been lovingly preserved for 60 years by John Cosgrove, a former president of the National Press Club. Cosgrove’s copy came from Alfred Wagg, a journalist who recorded the speech in New Delhi and produced four 78-rpm LPs that included both Gandhi’s voice as well as Wagg’s own commentary about the Indian independence leader. Cosgrove discovered the significance of the recording during a chance encounter with Rajmohan Gandhi, when the author came to the Press Club this past spring to promote his new biography.
Gandhi’s speech — made with the uneven diction of an elderly man who sounds as though he has lost most of his teeth — had the same themes he visited over and over throughout his life: the importance of nonviolence, the eradication of the caste system in Hindu society, amity between South Asia’s Hindus and Muslims, and a world united against violence and exploitation.
“A friend asked yesterday, did I believe in one world?” Gandhi says at one point in the speech. “Of course I believe in World One. And how can I possibly do otherwise? . . . You can redeliver that message now in this age of democracy, in the age of awakening of the poorest of the poor.”
Gandhi preferred to speak to Indian audiences in their own languages. He regularly used Hindi, although his native tongue was Gujarati. This speech was made to a gathering of Asian leaders, for whom English was a common language.
The speech is especially poignant not only because we now know Gandhi had barely 10 months left to live, but also because of something it does not explicitly note. It was made precisely one day after Gandhi had set in motion one of the most audacious political initiatives of his career.
On April 1, 1947, Gandhi proposed that Muhammad Ali Jinnah, leader of India’s minority Muslim population and ardent champion of the creation of a new state called Pakistan, be installed as the first prime minister of India — a united India. It was a staggering suggestion, roughly along the lines of Abraham Lincoln inviting Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, to be president of the United States of America — in order to avoid the carnage of the Civil War.
Gandhi placed his radical idea before Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British viceroy of India. Mountbatten was floored, since Gandhi was essentially saying he would ask his own Hindu-dominated Congress Party to relinquish the power that was about to fall into its lap after decades of struggle.
Jinnah proved intrigued by the offer, according to an account Mountbatten wrote of the conversation, but Gandhi’s colleagues in the Congress Party were horrified. A few days after the speech, they rejected the plan.
India was divided and Pakistan born in August 1947, with millions of people killed and displaced during the partition of the subcontinent. Several wars have broken out between India and Pakistan in subsequent decades, and the public acknowledgment of nuclear weapons on both sides 10 years ago has made this conflict between South Asian neighbors one of the most dangerous standoffs in the world.
Despite Gandhi’s success in persuading the British to leave, his ideas about community amity deeply offended many Hindu nationalists unwilling to accommodate India’s Muslim minority. Even as Alfred Wagg was recording the April speech, the emotional riptides that produced the conspiracy to assassinate Gandhi were already swirling. On Jan. 31, 1948, a Hindu extremist fired three bullets into Gandhi’s chest at a public prayer meeting in New Delhi.
The quiet idealism of Gandhi’s speech — along with his radical ideas about love and nonviolence — were consigned to the world of what-ifs.
There was much about Mohandas Gandhi that resembled a force of nature, extraordinary to behold — from a distance. To those in his immediate presence and to those who saw politics in essentially pragmatic terms, Gandhi often seemed equal parts tyrant and madman. He made extraordinary demands of himself and those around him. He rarely told his audiences what they wanted to hear.
“Christianity became disfigured when it went to the West,” Gandhi says at one point in the April 1947 speech, possibly referring to the violence of the recently completed Second World War and the anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust. “I am sorry to have to say that, but that is my feeling . . . [the] West today is pining for wisdom. [The] West today is despairing of multiplication of atom bombs, because a multiplication of atom bombs means utter destruction, not merely of the West, but it will be a destruction of the world, as if the prophecy of the Bible is going to be fulfilled, and there is to be a perfect deluge.”
Worries about violence were never far from Gandhi’s mind: Two spates of sectarian strife had erupted in India in the months before Gandhi’s speech. The first was in the eastern province of Bengal, where Muslims killed Hindus. Weeks later, in Bihar, Hindus retaliated against Muslims. In short order, the death toll climbed into the thousands.
Gandhi saw these blood baths not just as political setbacks but as personal failings. In his mind, there was no clear line between the personal and the political. “Sins” in the public sphere reflected “personal sins” for Gandhi. Accordingly, he began to punish himself.
He cut back on his already meager supply of food and sleep. He began to conduct tests of his own chastity — taking breaks from prayer meetings and politics to write public accounts about his experiments not just to remain chaste, but to not even think about sex, even in his dreams. A widower by now, Gandhi invited a niece to share his bed to test their mutual commitment to chastity. If he could keep his mind completely pure, Gandhi told his associates, he believed the violence would end.
Gandhi’s “experiments” triggered knowing winks from skeptics and critics. And his allies were horrified that he seemed to spend as much time trying to cleanse his soul as solving political problems. Several tried to keep the Mahatma’s “experiments” hush-hush. But Gandhi held that secrecy was another form of dishonesty. He announced his experiments in the press, solicited feedback, and encouraged a colleague who was critical of him to take his concerns public.
In the months before his April 1947 speech, Gandhi began rising at 4 o’clock each morning, and sometimes at 2, to pray. He was 77 years old, but he undertook a walking tour from village to blood-soaked village in Bengal, covering nearly four dozen villages in as many days. He discarded footwear as one of his self-inflicted punishments, and ignored the cuts and blisters on his feet. At each village, he sought out cobblers and farmers and spent the night in their huts. If he was to speak on behalf of the vast numbers of people who lived in poverty in India, Gandhi reasoned, he had to live like a poor person himself.
“If you really want to see India at its best, you have to find it in the Bhangi cottage, in a humble Bhangi home,” Gandhi says at one point in the 1947 speech, referring to one of the lowest and poorest castes. “Of such villages, so the English historians teach us, are 700,000. A few cities, here and there; they don’t hold 7 crores [70 million] of people but the 700,000 villages do hold nearly 40 crores [400 million] of people.”
Gandhi’s self-denial and tour of rural poverty was rooted in political philosophy. The central reason people turn to violence, Gandhi believed, was that they were afraid. Fear of others, fear of the unknown, fear of losing one’s possessions and fortunes, fear of loss, fear of death — these were the things that prompted people, groups and nations to seek physical protection, to seek arms and armies. Fear was the root cause of corruption and greed.
The way to destroy fear, Gandhi argued, was to give up the things that people held precious in the first place. When you have no possessions, you fear no thieves. So Gandhi gave up most of his possessions. He gave up emotional ties to family and friends. Sacrificing food, sleep and sex were only a way to show that the needs of his physical body — and life itself — could be held lightly.
Even more than nonviolence, courage was Gandhi’s central message: During his “pilgrimage” to put an end to the sectarian strife, for example, he sought out Muslim hosts during his nightly halts to demonstrate to his fellow Hindus that most Muslims wanted to live in peace.
When grieving people caught up in the sectarian strife came to him for solace, Gandhi offered little comfort. He asked them why they were not braver, why they were not willing to welcome the blows of their tormentors. Evil and violence, he counseled, quoting Jesus, could not be overcome through resistance, but only through patient suffering — “resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” To colleagues aghast at such coldness, Gandhi explained his job was not to give people consolation, but to show them their own hidden reserves of strength.
When Hindus retaliated against Muslims in the state of Bihar, Gandhi inflamed angry Hindus when he demanded that state leaders protect Muslims. He warned his colleagues in the Congress Party of dire political consequences — and a fast unto death — if they did not protect minorities.
Gandhi’s interlocutors rarely enjoyed these interactions, because they knew he was not bluffing. When the old man said he planned to fast unto death, it was not a tactic. In his everyday actions, it was clear he really did value his principles above his own life.
It is Gandhi’s sincerity that gives his words in the April 1947 speech their power. Many leaders have been far more articulate. If Gandhi is compelling, it is because we know he is that rare person who actually means what he says.
With the horrors of the Holocaust and Hiroshima fresh in his mind, Gandhi talked about finding a way to help the West turn away from violence.
“What I want you to understand — if you can — that the message of the East, the message of Asia, is not to be learned through European spectacles, through Western spectacles, not by imitating the tension of the West, the gunpowder of the West, the atom bomb of the West,” Gandhi told his listeners.
“If you want to give a message again to the West, it must be a message of love; it must be a message of truth; there must be a conquest — ” Gandhi’s words are cut off at this point by a rousing cheer.
Characteristically, Gandhi stops the applause: “Please, please, please,” he says. “That will interfere with my speech and that will interfere with your understanding also. I want to capture your hearts, and don’t want to receive your claps. Let your hearts clap in unison with what I am saying, and I think I shall have finished my work.”
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EIGHT LIES OF A MOTHER
This story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn’t enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say ‘Eat this rice, son! I’m not hungry.’
This was Mother’s First Lie.
As I grew, Mother gave up her spare time to fish in a river near our house; she hoped that from the fish she caught, she could give me a little bit more nutritious food for my growth. Once she had caught just two fish, she would make fish soup. While I was eating the soup, mother would sit beside me and eat what was still left on the bone of the fish I had eaten; My heart was touched when I saw it. Once I gave the other fish to her on my chopstick but she immediately refused it and said, ‘Eat this fish, son! I don’t really like fish.’
This was Mother’s Second Lie.
Then, in order to fund my education, Mother went to a Match Factory to bring home some used matchboxes which she filled with fresh matchsticks. This helped her get some money to cover our needs. One wintry night I awoke to find Mother filling the matchboxes by candlelight. So I said, ‘Mother, go to sleep; it’s late: you can continue working tomorrow morning.’ Mother smiled and said ‘Go to sleep, son! I’m not tired.’
This was Mother’s Third Lie
When I had to sit my Final Examination, Mother accompanied me. After dawn, Mother waited for me for hours in the heat of the sun. When the bell rang, I ran to meet her. Mother embraced me and poured me a glass of tea that she had prepared in a thermos. The tea was not as strong as my Mother’s love, Seeing Mother covered with perspiration; I at once gave her my glass and asked her to drink too. Mother said ‘Drink, son! I’m not thirsty!
This was Mother’s Fourth Lie.
After Father’s death, Mother had to play the role of a single parent. She held on to her former job; she had to fund our needs alone. Our family’s life was more complicated. We suffered from starvation. Seeing our family’s condition worsening, my kind Uncle who lived near my house came to help us solve our problems big and small. Our other neighbors saw that we were poverty stricken so they often advised my mother to marry again. But Mother refused to remarry saying ‘I don’t need love.’
This was Mother’s Fifth Lie.
After I had finished my studies and gotten a job, it was time for my old Mother to retire but she carried on going to the market every morning just to sell a few vegetables. I kept sending her money but she was steadfast and even sent the money back to me. She said, ‘I have enough money.’
That was Mother’s Sixth Lie.
I continued my part-time studies for my Master’s Degree. Funded by the American Corporation for which I worked, I succeeded in my studies. With a big jump in my salary, I decided to bring Mother to enjoy life in America but Mother didn’t want to bother her son; she said to me ‘I’m not used to high living.’
That was Mother’s Seventh Lie
In her dotage, Mother was attacked by cancer and had to be hospitalized. Now living far across the ocean, I went home to visit Mother who was bedridden after an operation Mother tried to smile but I was heartbroken because she was so thin and feeble but Mother said, ‘Don’t cry, son! I’m not in pain.’
That was Mother’s Eighth Lie.
Telling me this, her eighth lie, she died.
YES, MOTHER WAS AN ANGEL!
M – O – T – H – E – R
‘M’ is for the Million things she gave me,
‘O’ means Only that she’s growing old,
‘T’ is for the Tears she shed to save me,
‘H’ is for her Heart of gold,
‘E’ is for her Eyes with love-light shining in them,
‘R’ means Right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell ‘MOTHER’ a word that means the world to me.
For those of you who are lucky to be still blessed with your Mom’s presence on Earth, this story is beautiful. For those who aren’t so blessed, this is even more beautiful.
Email Courtesy of Dr Mayur J Kapadia
Have a great day with lots of laughter.
> Interviewer: What is your birth date?
> Sardar: 13th October
> Which year?
> Sardar: EVERY YEAR
> Manager: Can you spell a word that has more than 100 letters in it?
> Sardar: POSTBOX.
> Teacher: Write your best friend’s name in English.
> Sardar:’ Beautiful Red Underwear’
> Teacher: What?
> Sardar: His name in Hindi is ‘Sundar Lal Chaddi’ (sunder-beautiful, Lal- red, Chaddi-underwear)
> After returning back from a foreign trip, Sardar asked his wife,
> Do I look like a foreigner?
> Wife: No! Why?
> Sardar: In London a lady asked me Are you a foreigner?
(London has substantial population of Sardars, and they are popular too)
> One tourist from U.S.A. asked to a Sardar: Any great man born in this
> Sardar: no sir, only small Babies!!!
> Lecturer: write an essay on Gandhi Jayanthi (Jayanthi means Celebration, and also some people are name Jayanthi)
> Sardar writes, ‘Gandhi was a great man, but I don’t know who is
> Sardar was doing experiment with cockroach, first he cut it’s one leg
> and told WALK. WALK. Cockroach walked. Then he cut it’s second
> leg and told the same. Cockroach walked. Then cut the third leg and
> did the same. At last he cut it’s fourth leg and ordered it walk!
> But cockroach didn’t walk.
> Suddenly Sardar said loudly, ‘I found it. If we cut cockroach’s four legs,
> it becomes deaf.
> In a political rally Sardar was arrested. Why???
> A woman journalist walking with a badge wrote ‘PRESS’ and He did it..
> When Sardar was traveling with his wife in a taxi sitting behind, the
> driver adjusted mirror. Sardar shouted, ‘Are you trying to see my
> Wife? Stop, Sit backside. I shall drive.
> Sardar went into a hotel to wash his hands.
> He went to the toilet and started washing the basin.
> Seeing this, the manager asked what was he doing.
> Sardar pointed towards the board ‘WASH BASIN’
> Interviewer: just imagine you are on 3rd floor, it caught fire
> and how will you escape?
> Sardar: its simple. I will stop my imagination!!!
e mail courtsey : VJRawal
A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,
“What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”
The young boy was apologetic.
“Please, mister…please, I’m sorry but I didn’t know what else to do,”
“I threw the brick because no one else would stop…”
With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.
“It’s my brother, “
“He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.”
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive,
“Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.
“Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door..
He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:
“Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!”
God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice to listen or not.
Thought for the Day:
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring. He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend – He is crazy about you!
Email Courtsey Mukesh Shah
Worth reading till end ……….
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.He asks one of his new students to stand and…..Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof : Is God good?
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)
Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Prof: Is Satan good?
Student : No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist.
What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Student: No sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat.
But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that.
There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat .
We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light….But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class is in uproar.)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir… The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive.
NB: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation…and if so…you’ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same…won’t you?….
this is a true story, and the student was none other than………
APJ Abdul Kalam , the former president of India.
e mail courtsey: Dr Mayur J Kapadia
Management Lessons- # 1
It’s a fine sunny day in the forest and a lion is sitting outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.Fox: “Do you know the time, because my watch is broken”Lion: “Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you”Fox: “Hmm… But it’s a very complicated mechanism, and your big claws will only destroy it even more”
Lion: “Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed”
Fox: “That’s ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with great claws cannot fix complicated watches”
Lion: “Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed”
The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and the lion continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased with himself.
Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the sun.
Wolf: “Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because mine is broken”
Lion: “Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you”
Wolf: “You don’t expect me to believe such rubbish, do you? There is no way that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV”Lion: “No problem. Do you want to try it?”The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back with a perfectly fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed.
Scene :Inside the lion’s cave. In one corner are half a dozen small and intelligent looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated work with very detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge lion looking very pleased with himself.
Moral :IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY A MANAGER IS FAMOUS; LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS SUBORDINATES.
Management Lesson In the context of the working world:IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY SOMEONE UNDESERVED IS PROMOTED; LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS SUBORDINATES.
Management Lessons- # 2
It’s a fine sunny day in the forest and a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out for a walk.Fox: “What are you working on?”
Rabbit: “My thesis.”
Fox: “Hmm… What is it about?”
Rabbit: “Oh, I’m writing about how rabbits eat foxes.”
Fox: “That’s ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat foxes!”
Rabbit: “Come with me and I’ll show you!”
They both disappear into the rabbit’s burrow.
After few minutes, gnawing on a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes typing.
Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.
Wolf: “What’s that you are writing?”
Rabbit: “I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves.”
Wolf: “you don’t expect to get such rubbish published, do you?”
Rabbit: “No problem. Do you want to see why?”
The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.
Finally a bear comes along and asks, “What are you doing?
Rabbit: “I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat bears.”
Bear: “Well that’s absurd ! “
Rabbit: “Come into my home and I’ll show you”
Scene :As they enter the burrow, the rabbit introduces the bear to the lion.
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW SILLY YOUR THESIS TOPIC IS;
WHAT MATTERS IS WHOM YOU HAVE AS A SUPERVISOR.
Management Lesson In the context of the working world:IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW BAD YOUR PERFORMANCE IS; WHAT MATTERS IS WHETHER YOUR BOSS LIKES YOU OR NOT.
Rise as High as you can !
One day I decided to quit. I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life. So I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God, can you give me one good reason not to quit.
His answer surprised me.
“Look around. Do you see the fern and the bamboo”
“Yes” I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seed, I took very good care of them. I gave them light, I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. It’s 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.
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.
Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just six 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 asked 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 you. Don’t compare yourself to others. The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come. 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. Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest and brought back this story. I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. Never, never , never give up.
Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.
Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is. Tell the problem how Great the Lord is.
:email courtsey Dr Mayur J Kapadia
1.Never Think or Speak negatively about yourself; that puts you in disagreement with God.
2.Meditate on your God given Strengths and, learn to encourage yourself, for much of the time nobody else will.
3.Don’t compare yourself with anybody else. You’re unique, one of a kind, original. So don’t settle for being a copy.
4.Focus on your potential, not your limitations. Remember, God lives in you.
5.Find what you like to do, do well and, strive to do it with excellence.
6.Have the courage to be different. Be a God pleaser, not a people pleaser.
7.Learn to handle criticism. Let it develop you instead of discourage you.
8.Determine your own worth instead of others do it for you. They will short change you.
9.Keep your short comings in perspective; you’re still a work-in-progress.
10.Focus daily on your great source of confidence – the GOD, who lives in you.
11.Instead of concentration on what you haven’t got, focus on what you do have and, appreciate that. You need to appreciate what you got before you can focus on getting more. A Wife was making a breakfast . . .A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her
husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. “Careful,” he said, “CAREFUL! Put in some more
Oh my GOD! You’re cooking too many at once.
TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW!
We need more butter. Oh my GOD!
WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER?
They’re going to STICK! Careful . CAREFUL!
I said be CAREFUL!
You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never!
Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY?
Have you LOST your mind?
Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always
forget to salt them. Use
the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!”
The wife stared at him. “What in the world is wrong
with you? You think
I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?”
The husband calmly replied, “I just wanted to show
you what it feels
like when I’m driving . . .”
Email courtsey Vilas Bhonde
Live for Others …
My wife called, ‘How long will you be with that newspaper? Will you come here and make your darling daughter eat her food?
I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only daughter Sindu looked frightened; tears were welling up in her eyes. In front of her was a bowl filled to its brim with curd rice. Sindu is a nice child, quite intelligent for her age.
I cleared my throat, and picked up the bowl. ‘Sindu, darling, why don’t you take a few mouthful of this curd rice? Just for Dad’s sake, dear.
Sindu softened a bit, and wiped her tears with the back of her hands. “Ok, Dad. I will eat – not just a few mouthfuls, but the whole lot of this. But, you should…’ Sindu hesitated. ‘Dad, if I eat this entire curd Rice, will you give me whatever I ask for?’
‘Promise’. I covered the pink soft hand extended by my daughter with mine, and clinched the deal. Now I became a bit anxious. ‘Sindu dear, you shouldn’t insist on getting a computer or any such expensive items. Dad does not have that kind of money right now. Ok?’
‘No, Dad. I do not want anything expensive’. Slowly and painfully, she finished eating the whole quantity. I was silently angry with my wife and my mother for
forcing my child to eat something that she detested.
After the ordeal was through, Sindu came to me with her eyes wide with expectation. All our attention was on her.
‘Dad, I want to have my head shaved off, this Sunday!’ was her demand.
‘Atrocious!’ shouted my wife, ‘A girl child having her head shaved off? Impossible!’ ‘Never in our family!’
My mother rasped. ‘She has been watching too much of television. Our culture is getting totally spoiled with these TV programs!’
‘Sindu darling, why don’t you ask for something else?
We will be sad seeing you with a clean-shaven head.’
‘Please, Sindu, why don’t you try to understand our
feelings?’ I tried to plead with her.
‘Dad, you saw how difficult it was for me to eat that Curd Rice’. Sindu was in tears. ‘And you promised to grant me whatever I ask for. Now, you are going back on your words. Was it not you who told me the story of King Harishchandra, and its moral that we should honor our promises no matter what?’
It was time for me to call the shots. ‘Our promise must be kept.’
‘Are you out your mind?’ chorused my mother and wife.
‘No. If we go back on our promises, she will never learn to honor her own.
Sindu, your wish will be fulfilled.’
With her head clean-shaven, Sindu had a round-face,and her eyes looked big and beautiful.
On Monday morning, I dropped her at her school. It was a sight to watch my hairless Sindu walking towards her classroom. She turned around and waved. I
waved back with a smile. Just then, a boy alighted from a car, and shouted, ‘Sinduja, please wait for me!’ What struck me was the hairless head of that boy
. ‘May be, that is the in-stuff’, I thought.
‘Sir, your daughter Sinduja is great indeed!’ Without introducing herself, a lady got out of the car, and continued,’ that boy who is walking along with your
daughter is my son Harish. He is suffering from…leukemia.’ She paused to muffle her sobs. Harish could not attend the school for the whole of the last
month. He lost all his hair due to the side effects of the chemotherapy. He refused to come back to school fearing the unintentional but cruel teasing of
the schoolmates. Sinduja visited him last week, and promised him that she will take care of the teasing issue. But, I never imagined she would sacrifice her
lovely hair for the sake of my son! Sir, you and your wife are blessed to have such a noble soul as your daughter.’
I stood transfixed and then, I wept. ‘My little Angel, you are teaching me how self-less real love is!’
———— ——— ——— ——— ——— — Email courtsey : Gopal Parikh
As our great saints have said…
The happiest people on this planet are not those who live on their own terms but are those who change their terms for others & inspire others .
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
– William J.H. Boetcker
Write your name
Don’t write your name on sand, waves will wash it away.Don’t write your name in sky, wind may blow it away. Write your name in hearts of people you come in touch with. That’s where it will stay.
The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
– Henry Ward Beecher
IF LIFE IS WATER
If life is water, then the jobs, money and position we hold in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and maintain our life; but the quality of life doesn’t change .If we only concentrate on the cup, we won’t have time to enjoy or taste the water in it. A good message early in the morning!
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.
God : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don’t know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic. It’s rush hour all the time.
God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can’t figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.
God : Well I wanted to resolve your Fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is
what makes it complicated .
Me: why are we then constantly unhappy?
God : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to
God : Pain is inevitable able, but suffering is
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people
God : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go
through trials, but don’t suffer. With that experience their life become better not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God : Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard
teacher . She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why cant we be free from problems?
God : Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength.. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you! Are free from problems.
Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading..
God : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing .
Me: What surprises you about people?
God : when they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me” Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.
Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I cant get the answer.
God : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear .
Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God : There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.
Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
God : Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear . Don’t believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me.
Life is wonderful if you know how to live. “Life is
not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that took our breath away! Relationships are made not to exploit, not to be broken When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.
Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly,’ why?’
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man!
That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; I had lost my heart to a lovely girl called Dew. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, 30% shares of my company and the car. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly.
Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.
The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.
In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible.. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a months time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that everyday for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy.
Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.
I told Dew about my wife s divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully. My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset.
I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.
On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest.. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.
On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.
On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.
She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily. Suddenly it hit me; she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart.
Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head. Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mum out.
To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.
But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office… jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind… I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore.
She looked at me, astonished. then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each
other any more. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death does us apart.
Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote:”I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart”
The small details of our lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, the property, the bank balance that matters. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!
Relationships are made not to exploit, not to be broken.We teach some by what we say We teach some more by what we do But we teach most by what we are
E MAIL courtesy: Vilas M Bhonde
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell.It lets the
bliind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse,
and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk
to where the other horse is,
trusting that he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns
to the shelter of the barn each evening,
it stops occasionally and looks back,
making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses,
God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect
or because we have problems or challenges.He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
to help us when we are in need.
being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
be kinder than necessary-everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
be kinder than necessary-everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
email curtsey Gopal Parekh
A Good Lesson _ e mail courtesy :V M Bhonde
Understand and apply the 90/10 secrets. It will change your life!
What is this secret?
10% of life is made up of what happens to you.
90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean?We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us.
We cannot stop the car from breaking down.
The plane may be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off.
A driver may cut us off in traffic.We have no control over this 10%.The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%!
How? By your reaction.You cannot control a red light, but you can control your reaction.
Don’t let people fool you; YOU can control how you react!Let’s use an example….You’re eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what
What happens next will be determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the coffee cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse
and criticize them for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs you find your daughter has been to busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15 minute delay and throwing $60….. You look forward to going home. When you arrive home you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter. Why?Because of how you reacted in the morning.Why did you have a bad day?
A) Did the coffee cause it?
B) Did your daughter cause it?
C) Did the Policeman cause it?
D) Did you cause it?
YESYou had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day.Here is what could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you.Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, “It’s OK honey, you just need to be more careful next time”.Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase. You come back down in time look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You and your spouse kiss before you both go to work. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good of day you are having.Notice the difference!Two different scenarios. Both started the sameBoth ended different.Why? Because of how you REACTED.You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens.The other 90% is determined by your reaction.Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 secret.
If someone says something negative about you, do not be a sponge.Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don’t have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out, etc..How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your temper? Pound the steering wheel? (A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off!) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do
you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the blue car ruin your drive.Remember the 90-10 principle, and do not worry about it! You are told! You lost your job. Why lose sleep or get irritated? It will work out. Use our “worrying” energy and time into finding another job.The plane is late. It is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the
other passenger, etc. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse.You now know the 90-10 secret.
Apply it and you will be amazed at the results.
“Minds are like parachutes, they function best when open”
01. God is real, unless declared integer.
02.Before borrowing money from a friend, decide whether you need
03. Death is hereditary.
04. There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side.
05. An expert is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.
06. Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.
07. Ne ver argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
08. When you”re right, no one remembers. When you”re wrong, no one
09. Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
10. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like
everyone el se.
11. Well done is better than well said.
12. Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody
13. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
14. If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
15. Where there’s a will there are five hundred relatives.
16. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Email Courtsey Vilas M Bhonde
Second Richest Man in the world
There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second
richest man who has donated $31 billion (85% of his fortune) to charity.Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:1) He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!2) He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.3) He still lives in the same small 3 bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.4) He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.5) He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world’s largest private jet company.6) His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. 7) He has given his CEO’s only two rules.Rule number 1: Do not lose any of your share holder’s money.Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.8) He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch television.9) Bill Gates, the world’s richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.10) Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.11) His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself.BE A MODEST PERSON!!!
7 Destructive Habits of Incompetent People
WARNING! If you want to have a fantastic life, never engage yourself in these 7 deadly habits that incompetent people do.
Number 1 – They Think, Say, & Do Negative Things.
Number 2 – They Act Before They Think.
They move based on instinst or impulse. If they see something they like, they buy at once without any second thought.
Then they see something better. They regret & curse for not able to take advantage of the bargain.
Then they spend & spend again until nothing’s left. They don’t think about the future. What they’re after is the pleasure they will experience at present.
They don’t think about the consequenses. Those who engage in unsafe sex, criminality, and the like are included in this group.
Number 3 – They Talk Much More Than They Listen
They want to be the star of the show. So they always engage in talks that would make them heroes, even to the point of lying.
Oftentimes they are not aware that what they’re saying is not sensible anymore.
When other people advise them, they close their ears because they’re too proud to admit their mistakes.
In their mind they’re always correct. They reject suggestions because that will make them feel inferior.
Number 4 – They Give Up Easily
Number 5 – They Try to Bring Others Down To Their Level
Number 6 – They Waste Their Time
Number 7 – They Take the Easy Way Out
E mail courtsey Dr Mayur J Kapadia Bharuch
WELCOME TO AIR KHATARA
( hope you know this airline in India ) Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen….This is your captain PATEL welcoming both seated and standing passengers on the board of Air Khatara. If you did not find seat for yourself, we would strongly recommend you to come early by 2 hours and rush as soon as doors are opened. You may put your Rumal on the seat from the window.We apologize for the four-day delay in taking off, it was partly due to bad weather and partly due to the search for a missing tyre.This is flight 717 to Mumbai. Landing there is not guaranteed, but we will end up somewhere in India . And, if luck is in
our favour, we may even be landing on your village!Air Khatara has an excellent safety-record. In fact, our safety standards are so high, that even terrorists are afraid to
fly with us! Recently all major terrorist groups of the world passed a resolution to leave Air Khatara out of their sphere of activity!! And it is with great pleasure I announce that, starting this year, over 30% of our Passengers have reached their destination.If our engines are too noisy for you, on passenger request, we can arrange to turn them off. To make your free fall to
earth pleasant and memorable, we serve Complimentary Daru and Vada Pav. We are also in talk with various vendors to sell Chai in Matki, Chana dal with onions/kaachi keri (mango) and khari shing. For our not-so-religious passengers, we are the only
airline who can help you find out if there really is a God! Indeed recently Morari Bapu recommended Air Khatara as the best “vehicle” to reach GOD!! We regret to inform you, that today’s in-flight movie will not be shown as we forgot to record it from the television. However, for our movie buffs, we will be flying right next to King Airline, where their movie will be visible from the right side of the cabin window. Today they are showing “Silent Movie” or “Pushpak” so sound is not critical.There is no smoking allowed in this airplane. Any smoke you see in the Cabin is only the early warning system on the
engines telling us to slow down!In order to catch important landmarks, we try to fly as close as possible. For the best view , if however, we go a little too close, do let us know. Our enthusiastic co-pilot sometimes flies right through the landmark!Kindly be seated, keep your seat in an upright position for take-off and fasten your seat-belt. For those of you who
can’t find a seat-belt, kindly Fasten your own belt to the arm of your seat. And, for those of you who can’t find a seat, do not hesitate to get in touch with a stewardess who will explain how to fasten yourself to your suitcase. By the way, if you see your destination from the window and you want to get down, tell the air hostess immediately. We will try to see that you can get down as a Door-delivery-service.Our Corporate Policy is: “If you are religious you shall REMEMBER GOD; if you are atheist, you shall FIND HIM!!”
e.mail cortsey: Smita & Deepak Shah
*Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of Parliament (MP)
Monthly Salary: 42,000Expense for Constitution per month :10,000
Office expenditure per month : 14,000 Travelling concession (Rs. 8 perkm) : 48,000
( eg.For a visit from kerala to Delhi & return: 6000 km)Daily DA TA during parliament meets : 500
Charge for 1 class (A/C) in train : Free
(For any number of times) (All over India ) Charge for Business Class in flights : Free for 40 trips / year (With wife or P.A.) Rent for MP hostel at Delhi : Free Electricity costs at home: Free up to 50,000 unitsLocal phone call charge: Free up to 1,70,000 calls. TOTAL expense for a MP per year : 32,00,000TOTAL expense for 5 years : 1,60,00,000 For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years : 8,54,40,30,000
(nearly 855 cores)And they are elected by THE PEOPLE OF INDIA , by the largest democratic.
process in the world, not intruded into the parliament on their own or by
any qualification. This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and
price hike on our regular commodities…….
Think of the great democracy we have………….
Life’s Little Instruction Book !
· Have a firm handshake.
· Look people in the eye.
· Sing in the shower.
· Own a great stereo system.
· If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
· Keep secrets.
· Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
· Always accept an outstretched hand.
· Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
· Avoid sarcastic remarks.
· Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
· Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
· Lend only those books you never care to see again.
· Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
· When playing games with children, let them win.
· Give people a second chance, but not a third.
· Be romantic.
· Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
· Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
· Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the caller’s.
· Be a good loser.
· Be a good winner.
· Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
· When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
· Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
· Keep it simple.
· Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
· Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
· Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the one’s you did.
· Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
· Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
· Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
· Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
· Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
· Once in a while, take the scenic route.
· Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
· Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
· Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
· Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
· Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
· Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
· Become someone’s hero.
· Marry only for love.
· Count your blessings.
· Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
· Wave at the children on a school bus.
· Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
· Don’t expect life to be fair.
Dr Mayur J Kapadia
What do These Words Have In Common?
Are You Peeking Or Have You Already Given Up?
Give It Another Try….
You’ll kick yourself when you discover the answer. Go
back and look at them again; think hard.
You Go. Hope You Didn’t Cheat.
This Is Cool.
In all of the words listed, if you take the first
letter, place it at the end of the word, and then
spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.
Did you figure it out? I did not!
e mail courtsey Jogendra patel
Rick Warren (REMEMBER HE WROTE-PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE) You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having “wealth” from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren,”Purpose Driven Life ” author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:People ask me, What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body– but not the end of me.I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act – the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity.We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn’t going to make sense.Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you’re just coming out of one, or you’re getting ready to go into another one.The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort.God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that’s not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.I used to think that life was hills and valleys – you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don’t believe that anymore.Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it’s kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life.No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems.If you focus on your problems, you’re going into self-centeredness,”which is my problem, my issues, my pain.” But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her.It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy.It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don’t think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit. We made no major purchases.Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church
Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.
Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.
We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity?
Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God’s purposes (for my life)?
When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don’t get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn’t put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He’s more interested in what I am than what I do.That’s why we’re called human beings, not human doings.Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.This is beautiful and food for the soul. A friend sent it to me, and I would like to share it with you.Satish T. ParikhLearn to Forgive and Forget
A kindergarten(KG school) teacher has decided to let her class play a
game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag
containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person
that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in
his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of
the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5
potatoes.The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in
the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to
unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5
potatoes also had to carry heavier bags.After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally
ended.The teacher asked: “How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with
you for 1 week?”The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the
trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly
potatoes wherever they go.Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The
teacher said: “This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred
for somebody inside
your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you
will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell
of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to
have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime?”Moral of the Story:Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not
carry sins for a lifetime. Forgiving others is the best attitude to
take. “Learn to Forgive and Forget.”
email courtsey :pinki Shah
Take care of your parents A simple man tells how his booking an air ticket for his father, his first flight, brought emotions and made him realize that how much we all take for granted when it comes to our parents. My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on lufthansa. The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for window seat and waiting restlessly for the security check-in to happen. He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these things.As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant a great deal to him. When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life.As a child how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for football, dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability, they have satisfied to all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us?Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation, we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when they were young, it is our responsibility to ensure that they experience all those and their life is complete. Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have felt at those moments. Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take care of our children,the same attention and same care need to be given to our parents and elders. <!– D([“mb”,”–>Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this small dream. I do realize how much he hasn sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes. Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing for theirn grandchildren also. They have wishes, too. Take care of ur parents.n n nPnls pass on this mail to every child who loves parents and want to love them more…… Visit us at nhttp://www.thomascook.co.in – e mail courtsey Dr mayur J Kapadia
Subject: Necklace Of Happiness with 5 diamonds*1] NEVER CRY FOR ANY RELATION IN LIFE BECAUSE FOR THE ONE WHOM YOU CRY DOES NOT DESERVE YOUR TEARS AND THE ONE WHO DESERVES WILL NEVER LET YOU CRY…….. *2]TREAT EVERYONE WITH POLITENESS EVEN THOSE WHO ARE RUDE TO YOU, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NICE BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NICE………………….. *3]NEVER SEARCH YOUR HAPPINESS IN OTHERS WHICH WILL MAKE YOU FEEL ALONE, RATHER SEARCH IT IN YOURSELF YOU WILL FEEL HAPPY EVEN IF YOU ARE LEFT ALONE………. *4]ALWAYS HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN LIFE. THERE IS SOMETHING POSITIVE IN EVERY PERSON. EVEN A STOPPED WATCH IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY………………….. *5]HAPPINESS ALWAYS LOOKS SMALL WHEN WE HOLD IT IN OUR HANDS. BUT WHEN WE LEARN TO SHARE IT, WE REALIZE HOW BIG AND PRECIOUS IT IS !.
……………e mail courtsey Dr Mayur J Kapadiaya
Re: World Statistics updated in real time
Every time you click on the screen the data changes (updates)
M O M – JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION: Mother, Mum, Mama, Mommy, Ma
JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs a couple of bucks. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT &PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right. *******************
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this
!To anyone with kids of any age, here’s some advice. Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!
Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. If you agree, pass it on. If you can read this – Thank a teacher!
email courtsey Dr Mayur J Kapadia
Read these beautiful lines:
To realize The value of a sister Ask someone Who doesn’t have one.
To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.
To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.
To realize The value of nine months:Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.
To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to A premature baby.
To realize The value of one week:Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize The value of one hour: Ask the lovers who are waiting to Meet.
To realize The value of one minute:Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize The value of one-second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident…
To realize The value of one millisecond:Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special. To realize the value of a friend: Lose one.
The origin of this letter is unknown, But it brings good luck to everyone . With regards,
Email Courtesy: Anil Shah SMART SENTENCES…….
After a Century
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Lincoln ‘s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named ‘Ford.’
Kennedy was shot in a car called ‘ Lincoln ‘ made by ‘Ford.’
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe
Beware of the following Jury Duty Scam
This is from the Heritage Park Herald Newsletter regarding Jury Duty Scam. The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois,
and Colorado. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide
alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
Love and Marriage
Love is holding hands in the street.
Marriage is holding arguments in the street.
Love is dinner for 2 in your favorite restaurant.
Marriage is a take home packet.
Love is cuddling on a sofa.
Marriage is one of them sleeping on a sofa.
Love is talking about having children.
Marriage is talking about getting away from children.
Love is going to bed early.
Marriage is going to sleep early.
Love is a romantic drive.
Marriage is arrive on tops curvy tarmac .
Love is losing your appetite.
Marriage is losing your figure.
Love is sweet nothing in the ear.
Marriage is sweet nothing in the bank.
Tv has no place in love.
Marriage is a fight for remote control.
Love is 1 drink and 2 straws.
Marriage is “Don’t you think you’ve had enough!”.
email courtesy: Harish Sampat
>The Beauty of MatheMazic
>1 x 8 + 1 = 9
>12 x 8 + 2 = 98
>123 x 8 + 3 = 987
>1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
>12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
>123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
>1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
>12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
>123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
>1 x 9 + 2 = 11
>12 x 9 + 3 = 111
>123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
>1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
>12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
>123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
>1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
>12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
>123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111
>9 x 9 + 7 = 88
>98 x 9 + 6 = 888
>987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
>9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
>98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
>987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
>9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
>98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888
>Brilliant, isn’t it?
>And finally, take a look at this symmetry:
>1 x 1 = 1
>11 x 11 = 121
>111 x 111 = 12321
>1111 x 1111 = 1234321
>11111 x 11111 = 123454321
>111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
>1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
>11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
>111111111 x 111111111=123456789 87654321
E-Mail Courtesy: Uday Gandhi