Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Lesson for LIFE

A Lesson for LIFE A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes.

When the boy was around two years old,one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle and, fascinated with its color, drank it all.

It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just four words. What do you think were the four words?

…………………… ……………… ……………… ………….

The husband just said “I Love You Darling”

The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he have taken time to keep the bottle away, this will not have happened.

No point in attaching blame. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. We miss out some warmth in human relationship in giving each other support. After all, shouldn’t forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do?

 Treasure what you have. Don’t multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding on to forgiveness. If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unwillingness to forgive, selfishness, and fears and you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007,
this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During
that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them
on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that
there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few
seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat

and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his

watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The

kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and
the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action
was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception
- forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a

short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal
pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one

applauded.  There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest

musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever
written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua
Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit
and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro

Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment
about perception, taste and people's priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

     *In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we
perceive beauty?
     *If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
     *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians

in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the
most beautiful instruments ever made . . ..

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

Enjoy life NOW...... it has an expiration date!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Nice Article about Love

by Swami Vivekananda

I once had a friend who grew to be very close to me. Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool, she filled the palm of her hand with some water and held it before me, and said this:
"You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love."

This was how I saw it: As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds.

This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love...they try to posses it, they demand, they expect... and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you .

For love is meant to be free, you cannot change its nature. If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings.

Give and don't expect.
Advise, but don't order.
Ask, but never demand.

It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. It is the secret to true love. To truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional caring."

Passing thought... Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take;
but by the moments that take our breath away.....

Life is beautiful!!! Live it !!! and Love it...!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

“Important of Effort in your Life….!!!”

This is the story of the giant ship engine that failed ?
The ship's owners tried one expert after another,
but none of them could figure it out how to fix the engine.

Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since 
he was a youngster. 
He carried a large bag of tools with him,& when he arrived, 
he immediately went to work.
He inspected the engine very carefully, from top to bottom.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man,
hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, 
the old man searched into his bag & pulled out a small hammer.  
He gently tapped something. & instantly, the engine lurched into life
& got started.

He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed.!  
A week later, The owner received a bill from the old man for ten thousand $.

"What….?" the owner exclaimed. "He hardly did anything.... !"  
So they wrote the old man a note 
saying "Please send us an Itemized bill."
The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer…...$ 2.00
But knowing where to hammer.....$  9998.00

Total $ Ten Thousand Only…..10,000/-

Moral of The Story:
Effort is important in life, but
   knowing where to make an effort in your life,
   Makes all the difference…..!!!”

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Management Lesson

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus,
and drove off along the route.
No problems for the first few stops - a few people got on, a few got off,
and things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on.
Six feet eight,built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground.
He glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn't pay!"
and sat down at the back.

Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek?
Well, he was. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big John,
but he wasn't happy about it. The next day the same thing happened -
Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down.
And the next day, and the next.

This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John
was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer.
signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff.

By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong;
what's more, he felt really good about himself.
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said,
"Big John doesn't pay!"

The driver stood up, glared back at the passenger,
and screamed, "And why not?"

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied,
"Big John has a bus pass."

Management Lesson: "Be sure there is a problem in the first place
before working hard to solve one."