Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I had lunch with God! - By Unknown

A little boy wanted to meet God! He packed his suitcase with two sets of his dress and some packets of cakes! He started his journey, he walked a long distance and found a park! He was feeling tired, so, he decided to sit in the park and take some refreshment! He opened a packet of cake to eat!

He noticed an old woman sitting nearby, sad with hunger, so he offered her a piece of cake!

She gratefully accepted it with a wide look and smiled at him! Her smile was so pretty that the boy longed to see it again! After sometime he offered her another piece of cake! Again, she accepted it and smiled at him! The boy was delighted!

They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but never said a word! While it grew dark, the boy was frightened and he got up to leave but before he had gone more than a few steps, he ran back and gave the woman a hug and she kissed him with her prettiest smile!

Back home, when the boy knocked the door, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face!

She asked him, "What did you do today that makes you look so happy?"

He replied, "I had lunch with God!"

Before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen in my life!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home! Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and asked, "Mom, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

She replied, "I ate cakes in the park with God!"

Before her son responded, she added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected!"
Too often we underestimate the power of;
a touch,
a smile,
a kind word,
a listening ear,
an honest compliment,
the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around!

Remember, nobody knows how God will look like! People come into our lives for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime!

Accept all of them equally.. .. ..


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Principle of Success - By Unknown

A farmer grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir,” said the farmer, “didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”

He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbour's corn also improves.

So it is with our lives. Those who choose to succeed must help others to succeed. Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

If we are to grow good corn, we must help our neighbours grow good corn. Call it mutualism. Call it a principle of success. Call it a law of life. The fact is, none of us truly win until we all win.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you! - By Unknown

A woman baked chapatti (roti) for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra chapatti on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. Every day, a hunchback came and took away the chapatti. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and uttered the words:
“The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… “Everyday
this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean?” One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. “I shall get rid of this hunchback,” she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the chapatti she prepared for him!

As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. “What is this I am doing?” she said. Immediately, she threw the chapatti into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and muttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

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

That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak.

As he saw his mother, he said, “Mom, it’s a miracle I’m here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapatti. As he gave it to me, he said, “This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!”
” As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support.

She remembered the poisoned chapatti that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life!

It was then that she realized the significance of the words: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” Do good and Don’t ever stop doing good, even if it is not appreciated at that time. If you like this, share it with others and I bet so many lives would be touched .

Share it and inspire others !Wonderful story….with POWERFUL lesson

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Five Stages of Change - Video Dictionary & Storytelling Project - By Yogesh M. A.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity - By Unknown

बहुत समय पहले की बात है , एक
राजा को उपहार में किसी ने बाज
के दो बच्चे भेंट किये ।
वे बड़ी ही अच्छी नस्ल के थे , और
राजा ने कभी इससे पहले इतने
शानदार बाज नहीं देखे थे।
राजा ने उनकी देखभाल के लिए एक
अनुभवी आदमी को नियुक्त कर
जब कुछ महीने बीत गए
तो राजा ने बाजों को देखने का मन
बनाया , और उस जगह पहुँच गए
जहाँ उन्हें पाला जा रहा था।
राजा ने देखा कि दोनों बाज
काफी बड़े हो चुके थे और अब पहले से
भी शानदार लग रहे थे ।
राजा ने बाजों की देखभाल कर रहे
आदमी से कहा, ” मैं इनकी उड़ान
देखना चाहता हूँ , तुम इन्हे उड़ने का इशारा करो ।
“ आदमी ने
ऐसा ही किया।
इशारा मिलते ही दोनों बाज
उड़ान भरने लगे , पर जहाँ एक बाज
आसमान की ऊंचाइयों को छू
रहा था , वहीँ दूसरा , कुछ ऊपर जाकर वापस उसी डाल पर आकर बैठ
गया जिससे वो उड़ा था।
ये देख ,
राजा को कुछ अजीब लगा.
“क्या बात है जहाँ एक बाज
इतनी अच्छी उड़ान भर रहा है वहीँ ये
दूसरा बाज उड़ना ही नहीं चाह रहा ?”,
राजा ने सवाल किया।
” जी हुजूर ,
इस बाज के साथ शुरू से
यही समस्या है , वो इस डाल
को छोड़ता ही नहीं।”
राजा को दोनों ही बाज प्रिय थे , और वो दुसरे बाज
को भी उसी तरह
उड़ना देखना चाहते थे।
अगले दिन पूरे
राज्य में ऐलान
करा दिया गया कि जो व्यक्ति इस
बाज को ऊँचा उड़ाने में कामयाब होगा उसे ढेरों इनाम
दिया जाएगा।
फिर क्या था , एक
से एक विद्वान् आये और बाज
को उड़ाने का प्रयास करने लगे , पर
हफ़्तों बीत जाने के बाद भी बाज
का वही हाल था, वो थोडा सा उड़ता और वापस
डाल पर आकर बैठ जाता।
फिर एक
दिन कुछ अनोखा हुआ , राजा ने
देखा कि उसके दोनों बाज आसमान
में उड़ रहे हैं। उन्हें अपनी आँखों पर
यकीन नहीं हुआ और उन्होंने तुरंत उस व्यक्ति का पता लगाने
को कहा जिसने ये कारनामा कर
दिखाया था। वह व्यक्ति एक
किसान था।
अगले दिन वह दरबार में
हाजिर हुआ। उसे इनाम में स्वर्ण
मुद्राएं भेंट करने के बाद राजा ने कहा , ” मैं तुमसे बहुत प्रसन्न हूँ , बस तुम
इतना बताओ कि जो काम बड़े-बड़े
विद्वान् नहीं कर पाये वो तुमने कैसे
कर दिखाया।
“ “मालिक ! मैं तो एक
साधारण सा किसान हूँ , मैं ज्ञान
की ज्यादा बातें नहीं जानता , मैंने तो बस वो डाल काट दी जिसपर
बैठने का बाज आदि हो चुका था,
और जब वो डाल
ही नहीं रही तो वो भी अपने
साथी के साथ ऊपर उड़ने लगा। “
दोस्तों, हम सभी ऊँचा उड़ने के लिए ही बने हैं। लेकिन कई बार हम जो कर
रहे होते है उसके इतने आदि हो जाते हैं
कि अपनी ऊँची उड़ान भरने की , कुछ
बड़ा करने की काबिलियत को भूल
जाते हैं।
यदि आप भी सालों से
किसी ऐसे ही काम में लगे हैं जो आपके सही potential के मुताबिक
नहीं है तो एक बार ज़रूर सोचिये
कि कहीं आपको भी उस डाल
को काटने की ज़रुरत
तो नहीं जिसपर आप बैठे हैं ?
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."