Monday, October 15, 2018

Inspirational stories: Lunch with God

Lunch with God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Sandwich & Orange juice and he started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons.

The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to drink his orange juice when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Sandwich.

The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him orange juice.

Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?

"He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied, "I ate Sandwich in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added,"
You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.Sometimes a gesture is more than enough to communicate effectively.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally !! 

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Inspirational Stories: How heavy is this glass of water

How heavy is this glass of water

Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.

She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.

No matter what happens during the day, don’t carry your worries, put all your burdens down

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Inspirational stories: Value of hard work - The bruised hands

Value of hard work - The bruised hands

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision. The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score. 

The director asked, 'Did you obtain any scholarships in school?', the youth answered 'none' 

The director asked, 'Was it your father who paid for your school fees?'. The youth answered, 'My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees'. 

The director asked, 'Where did your mother work?' The youth answered, 'My mother worked as a clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect'. 

The director asked, 'Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?' The youth answered, 'Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me'. 

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning”. 

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid. The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water. 

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes every day to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future. After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time. Next morning, the youth went to the director's office. 

The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: 'Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?' The youth answered, 'I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'. 

The Director asked, please tell me your feelings. The youth said, “Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not be the successful me today. Number 2, By working together and helping my mother, only now I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship”. 

The director said, 'This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired'. 

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously. 

Moral: If one doesn’t understand and experience the difficulty it takes to earn the comfort provided by their loved ones, than they will never value it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jokes about getting older

A distraught senior citizen phoned her
doctor's office.
"Is it true," she wanted to know, “that the 
"medication you prescribed has to be taken
for the rest of my life?"
"'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence before 
the senior lady replied,
"I'm wondering, then,
just how serious is my condition
because this prescription is marked
An older gentleman was on the operating table
awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son,
a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.
As he was about to get the anesthesia, he
asked to speak to his son.

"Yes, Dad, what is it?"

"Don't be nervous, son; do your best, and just
remember, if it doesn't go well, if something
happens to me, your mother is going to come
and live with you and your wife...."  
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
This is so true. I love to hear them say "you don't look that old."  
The older we get, the fewer things
seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me!
I want people to know 
why I look this way.
I've travelled a long way and some of the
roads weren't paved.  
 When you are dissatisfied 
and would like to go back to youth,
think of Algebra.
One of the many things 
no one tells you about aging
is that it is such a nice change
from being young.
Ah, being young is beautiful,
but being old is comfortable.
First you forget names,
then you forget faces.
Then you forget to pull up your zipper...
it's worse when
you forget to pull it down.
Two guys, one old, one young,
are pushing their carts around-  Wal-Mart
when they collide.
The old guy says to the young guy,
"Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife,
and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where
I was going."  
The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a coincidence.
I'm looking for my wife, too...
I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate."
The old guy says, "Well, maybe I can help you find her...
what does she look like?"
The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 years old, tall,
with red hair, blue eyes, is buxom...wearing no bra,
long legs, and is wearing short shorts.
What does your wife look like?'
To which the old guy says, doesn't matter,
let's look for yours."
(And this final one especially for me,)
"Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder  
and Your hand over my mouth!"

Now, if you feel this doesn't apply to you . . ..
stick around awhile . . .it will!

Twenty dollar bill - Twin Towers 911 disaster

1)  Fold a  NEW  $20  bill in half...
2)  Fold again, taking care to fold it exactly as  below

3)  Fold the other end, exactly as  before

4)  Now, simply turn it  over...

What  a coincidence! A simple geometric fold creates a  catastrophic premonition printed on all $20  bills!!!



As  if that wasn't enough...
Here  is what you've seen..

Firstly  The  Pentagon on  fire....

Then  The  Twin Towers.

....And  now .. Look at this!

Disaster  (Pentagon)
Disaster  ( Twin Towers )
Disaster  (Osama)???

It  gets even better 9 + 11 = $20!

Abraham Lincoln John F. Kennedy coincidences

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.