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Everyone writes. From the ink of their thoughts, by the pen of their mind on the page of their face. Everyone writes.I love to write. It is a passion; a compulsion; something that gives me an avenue to express myself. I write when I am happy; when I am sad or when an issue touches my heart. I find inspiration to write in every aspect of life.
This blog is dedicated to anything and everything that fills my thoughts and occupies cranial space

Friday, December 31, 2010

Bye Bye 2010



While sitting free yesterday, I started thinking of 2010…..How this year turned to me. As we know life is full of ups and downs, blues and pinks, but touchwood the year 2010 turned as a great year for me.
The year of  fun
Year 2010 was overall a great year for me, full of many funny activities. A year that marked its presence with many celebrations with friends and family, and full of different experiences, which can’t be forgotten throughout my life. Some of which include the trip to Bhakra Dam, in which we all friends have to walk 10 kms while returning to our homes, or exploring  the roads of patiala with friends by doing a tripleee on bike, or attending the friend’s brother marriage.
Got some friends. Or friends for life. Or the top fr
iends of 2010…….
Its said that, its not important how many relations you hold during life, but what is important is that, the relations you are holding must be true. Same is the case with friends, and I think I have got some of that friends. The list may be long, but is true

Iqbal Singh:He is the most selfless and religious person I have ever seen in my life. It is his blog that inspired me to make my own page.

Gursimran: My roommate. Very funny person and the one having many good jokes with him. But his every attempt of cracking a joke on me has always failed. Better luck sim next time….:)

Chaitanya: One of my very old friend who is really cool and my software expert(have fixed many of my software problems). But more interestingly a good person and my best friend.

Ritika(my sister)- Though she is my sister, but I got her as a friend in 2010……… she is my problem fixer…J

Ankush- My cousin, the one from whom I got all that forwarded mails which are in great demand among many of my friends.

Many more persons are in this list, like the one who checks my blog regularly and corrects the mistakes in the posts…J, many names are also in this list like Shyam, Suraj, Rajinder……….

Things which can’t be forgotten:
I will remember the triplie, the gym, the Path held in the University Gurudwara by our department, Late night Movie Shows, the experience gained while returning from Bhakra Dam and many more things which cant be written here:P,

New Year Plans-
Just wishing that the new year will be more wonderful then this year having more fun, more enjoyment and less of studies……:P
Have many family functions the next year, so looking forward for a wonderful year ahead….
I am one with the light, I am light.
Thanks

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Enjoy By Giving

Nature teaches us.


A Tale of Two Seas
Sitting in the Geography class in school, I remember how fascinated I
was when we were being taught all about the Dead Sea.

As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea (and as
my Geography teacher pointed out, if you understood that, it would
guarantee 4 marks in the term paper!)
Dead Sea

Its so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You
can almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high
as 35% - almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness
has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No
vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead sea.

And hence the name: Dead Sea.

While the Dead Sea has remained etched in my memory, I don't seem to
recall learning about the Sea of Galilee in my school Geography lesson.
So when I heard about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and the tale
of the two seas - I was intrigued.

Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both
the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river
Jordan. And yet, they are very, very different.
Sea of Galilee

Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with
rich, colorful marine life. There are lots of plants. And lots of fish
too. In fact, the sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types
of fishes.


Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of
life, the other is dead. How come?

Here apparently why. The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and
then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in
and then out - and that keeps the Sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with
marine life.

But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no
outlet. The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out.
There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of
water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full
of minerals. And unfit for any marine life.

The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and holds it. It does
not give. Result? No life at all.

Think about it.


Life is not just about getting. Its about giving. We all need to be a
bit like the Sea of Galilee.

We are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect. But if we
don't learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea. The love and
the respect, the wealth and the knowledge could all evaporate. Like the
water in the Dead Sea.

If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more
money, more everything the results can be disastrous. Good idea to make
sure that in the sea of your own life, you have outlets. Many outlets.
For love and wealth - and everything else that you get in your life.
Make sure you don't just get, you give too.

Open the taps. And you'll open the floodgates to happiness.

Make that a habit. To share. To give.

And experience life. Experience the magic!

Thanks

Monday, December 13, 2010

Things we will not learn in school..............



There are about 11 things our schools did not teach us and we will not learn in school. Today the feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept has set them up for failure in the real world.
 
Rule 1- Life is not fair- get used to it.

Rule 2- The world doesn’t care about our self esteem. The world will expect us to accomplish something before we feel good about ourselves.

Rule 3- We will not make ` 10,00,000 a year right out of the high school. We won’t  be a vice-president with a car phone until we earn both.

Rule 4- If we think our teacher is tough, we have to wait till we get a boss.

Rule 5- Flipping burgers is not beneath our dignity. Our grandparents had a different word for burger-flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6- If we mess up, it’s not our parents fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7- Before we were born, our Parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying our bills, cleaning our clothes and listening to our talk about how cool we thought we were. So before we save the rainforest from the parasite of our parents generation, we must try delousing the closet in our own room.

Rule 8- Our school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing marks and they’ll give us as many times as we 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. We don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping us find ourselves. We have to do that on our own time.

Rule 10- Television is not real life. In real life people, actually have to leave the coffee shops and go to jobs.

Rule 11- Be nice to nerds. Chances are we’ll end up working for one.

Thanks

Monday, December 06, 2010

Determination and Persistence

In 1870, an engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea.
Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an upcoming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.
Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome.
The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move.
Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of all this the handicap son, Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever.
He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.
He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.
For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do. 
Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realized with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are….

Thanks

Friday, December 03, 2010

I'M SORRY






Pencil: I'm sorry
Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.
Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.
Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

 
I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad.
 
All my life, I've been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

Thanks

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Happy Diwali

Diwali is around the corner. Most of us are getting ready to celebrate it big time with friends and family. But please take a moment to think of the less fortunate among us. Can you do something about them?

Yes you definitely can.
And no we are not talking of giving gifts, clothes and sweets to the poor!

STOP BUYING AND BURSTING CRACKERS.
SAVE A FEW CHILDREN THEIR LIVES! SAVE YOURSELF!
Even if 1000 change, it will be a great Diwali present




                         Don't mistake seven year old Nurba for playing. She is working. Isn't it so sad.

Think about the child  above and thousands of other Children involved in child labor in our Fireworks factories. Think of the little boy below making crackers and the face of the girl inhaling the hazardous chemicals as she carelessly stuffs them into your favorite cracker.







PLEASE DON'T BUY AND BURST CRACKERS BECAUSE

* You are helping an industry that unethically and inhumanely employs thousands of children

* Bursting Firecrackers was not part of our old Diwali tradition until they were invented recently

* The pollution (both noise, air and water) that you cause affects a lot of people

* Firecrackers are not safe for you or especially Children. They contain hazardous chemicals




STILL IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT THEM AND DEFINITELY WANT TO BURST!
  
* Please think twice if you want to burst instead of throwing away and not buy next time

* If you still want to burst, make sure you don't cause trouble to neighbors, pedestrians and traffic

* Don't burst high decibel, high sounding crackers to cause panic to sick & elderly

* DON'T BURST CRACKERS FROM 10PM to 6AM - it is illegal as per Supreme Court orders

Hope you will be a responsible and morally good citizen of India. Let us stop Child Labour, Let us stop polluting, Let us leave behind a better Earth for our Children.

Plus To celebrate Healthy Diwali lets pledge not to buy synthetic sweets from BAZAAR on this DIWALI.
Our joining this campaign by not purchasing NAKLI KHOYA SWEETS and SYNTHETIC MILK PRODUCTS will discourage those who indulge in this menance.
We can prepare neat, clean and healthy Gulab Jamun, Besan ki Burfi etc. at home to give our family poison free and chemical free sweets.
Lets join this religious campaign and make it a thumping success by spreading this message to all your Relatives and Friends.

Thanks

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

PERCEPTION -. . . Something To Think About . . .



                                                THE SITUATION

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?

The sea is common for all, some take pearls, some take fish, some come out with just wet legs. The world is common to all but what we get is what we try........


Thanks

Monday, August 16, 2010

India- A Mixture Of Culture, Tradition, But..................

India, a land of Rivers, a cradle of religions, seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country with over 1.8 billion people and the eleventh largest economy of the world. India's culture is marked by a high degree of syncretism and cultural pluralism. India's cultural tradition dates back to 8,000 BC. We celebrated our 64th Independence Day yesterday, and one thing which I have noticed is that My Mobile Inbox was Flooded with Independence day messages and the social networking sites statuses were also crowded by such statuses. But do we actually need a respective day to be Patriotic?? Is it so that only on these national days our patriotism oozes out??? According to me the word ‘Patriotism’ doesn’t only mean fighting at the borders and risking your life. It can be shown in a way, as simple as planting a tree or educating a child.


If one takes multiple criteria into account, more than 50 per cent of our countrymen would score below the poverty line. According to Arjun Sengupta, MP, 77 per cent of Indians lived in less than ` 20 a day till just a few years ago. The situation today is, comparatively speaking, probably worse.
Our score in Human Development Index is amongst the lowest in the world. Leave aside any modicum of good education; more than one-third of Indians are totally illiterate. Unfortunately, it has been rarely realized that this is in spite of India having assets that are unmatched by any country in the world. Let us look at them.
We have all the world’s geo-climatic zones. Therefore, we can grow anything and everything that is grown anywhere, somewhere or the other in India. We can host winter Olympics, if we wish to, while taking the visitors to a native tropical forest, the Silent Valley, for a memorable ecological site-seeing trip.


 Our mineral resources are vast; it is just that we have not learnt to use them fairly and in the interests of the people. Our land has had the capacity to feed even two billion people. It is just that we have mercilessly exploited it to destroy this capacity. Even half-a-dozen countries have no rich animal and plant biodiversity that we have. We have not recognized this diversity as a resource.
We have the third largest scientific and technological manpower in the world consisting of some three million trained personnel. We have a high level of expertise in virtually every area of human endeavor — be it space or nuclear technology, biotechnology or making the cheapest car in the world.
We have a coastline of 7,517 km. It is a pity that we have not used marine biotechnology to produce extremely cheaply a large number of drugs (such as polyunsaturated fatty acids) which are otherwise extremely expensive. We have unmatched inland water bodies and water sources such as rivers, and rainfall — and abundant sunlight. The forests we had when we became independent and the variety of materials that the forests produced, has again been unmatched.
We have the third largest scientific and technological manpower in the world consisting of some three million trained personnel. We have a high level of expertise in virtually every area of human endeavor — be it space or nuclear technology, biotechnology or making the cheapest car in the world.
No country in the world has repertoire of traditional indigenous knowledge that we have, that too, in a large variety of areas. For example, we have over 40,000 distinct plant-based traditional drug formulations, using some 10,000 different plants, for curing or containing various diseases. Even if 10 per cent of them were found to be valid, using the most stringent criteria that we apply today for validating a new drug, India’s contribution to world medical and healthcare would become seminal as less than 20 new drugs come into the market every year, each costing about US $ 1.5 billion to produce.


We have the greatest human biodiversity in the world with close to 40 major and some 450 minor ethnic groups. We have the largest number of young people anywhere in the world and will continue to have them for the next several decades. We could, in fact, with our facility with English, become the most important supplier of manpower around the world.
We have a tradition — modern, medieval and ancient — of science and technology that is matched by very few countries in the world including developed countries and, certainly, not by any developed country.
We have had ten major revolutions pioneered by our human assets: the Green Revolution that made us sufficient in food grains; the White Revolution that made us the largest producer of milk in the world; the Information Technology Revolution making us the preferred destination for customized software; the Telecommunication Revolution that has 60 per cent of Indians own a cell phone; the Space Revolution so that we can make our own satellites and launch vehicles; the Atomic Energy Revolution so that we can produce our own nuclear fuel and reactors; the DNA Technology Revolution that led to the development of our own technology of DNA fingerprinting which is now used widely in the country; the Defense Technology Revolution so that we can make even highly sophisticated missiles ourselves; the Institutional Building Revolution so that we have today some of the world’s best institutions in every area of human endeavor — be it management, technological education or research in modern biology; and the Drug Revolution so that a large number of drugs even today cost in India less than one per cent of what they would in the United States.
We are one of the most ancient civilizations with an unbroken history of 5,000 years. In fact, we have history that very few countries have but, unfortunately, no sense of history. Our variety in every area is unmatched so that the only statement that is true about India would be that no statement about India is either true or false.
We have the longest and the most varied tradition of beauty expressed through a mind-boggling variety of arts, crafts, music and dance to give just a few examples. Art has been a part of everyday life of Indians for centuries till the compelling desire of the middle class to copy the West put a break on its dissemination and development. I don’t think that anybody will need any proof in this regard.
There are people of various religions in India, having their distinct culture. The presence of various states can be taken as a blessing in disguise. No doubt with people from different sates we have different cultures, traditions etc. but we don’t have the feeling on oneness, the feeling of being ‘INDIAN’. In Punjab we will find Punjabi, in Bihar a bihari, in Maharashta a Marathi, in Gujarat a gujurati and not a single Indian.
Family and friends mean a great deal to us. The closeness of social relations and social bonding are amongst India’s greatest assets. Ours has been a highly value-based society, unfortunately corrupted by degenerated politics.
We are the world’s largest democracy and our Constitution is amongst the best, as we have many of the good features which we have taken from many of the Constitutions of the world, except that we do not follow it, just as we do not stick to our democratic values. Here everybody is aware of his rights, but nobody is aware of his duties, and we all know that rights and duties go side by side.
Where else in the world one would find all of the above at one place? Therefore, the blame for the present situation in India must lie squarely with our government — exceptions granted — the ignorance of which about its own country would appear abysmal. Not surprisingly, it is concerned almost exclusively with those who are governing us rather than with those whom it is supposed to govern.
In fact, there is no problem in the country for which a solution cannot be found within the framework of our own assets — if only we would recognize and use them rather than seek a solution by becoming an appendage to powers elsewhere that cannot match us in the totality of assets that has been enumerated above. The country is currently paying a much higher price for the ignorance of its rulers and of the so-called rich and the powerful than for the ignorance of the poor, the unprivileged, the uneducated and the ruled.
Thanks.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

44 Lessons To celebrate growing older

THIS IS SO AWESOME....READ IT EVERY WEEK!!!
AMAZING...

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The
Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 44 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:"

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
34. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood.
37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
43. Yield.
44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
Thanks

Friday, July 30, 2010

Common Wealth- A source of Common Wealth

I am a big fan of sports, though not a good player. I love to watch different sports and was more then excited when I heard that Common Wealth games will be held in India. I think in India everybody will be happy and will be looking forward for it. But at the same time they will also be fearing that these games should be as a matter of shame for the whole country in the eyes of the world as different players from 53 countries are coming.
Less then 65 days are left for the games, and the stadiums are not yet fully developed, hotel rooms are also not adequate as a large number of mass of people will come to the country. The fully developed stadiums are also not according to the safety norms and the quality material used speaks for itself, as a tile of one of the newly developed stadium broke up, when a 12 year old girl was walking on it.
What is the cause of this delay and the cause of the tiles breaking up before even the start of the games? If you are thinking that it is the lack of finance available with the government, then let me correct you that you are wrong as the initial budget at the start was only Rs. 1,600 crore. You must be wondering tha why I am using the word only with such a large figure of Rs. 1,600 crore? But all your queries will be answered when you will read the revised budget which amounts to Rs. 10,000 crores. Not only this as now the recent Independent estimates suggests that it will exceed Rs. 30,000 crores. It has really become the source of Common Wealth for our politicians.
Not only Common Wealth games is a source of Common Wealth for politicians but also the other games. Now lets take the example of Cricket. Yeaterday I read a news that-
India will not particiapte in cricket at Asian Games because BCCI says they are busy with a ICC tournament. Is it the INDIAN CRICKET TEAM or the BCCI CRICKET TEAM ?
Is GOLD MEDAL IMPORTANT or MONEY TO BUY GOLDS WORTH FOR?
Its not that our government is not doing the required work, but we as citizens are also not doing our duty as required. I read yesterday that the Jats threatened the government that they will not allow the Common Wealth games to be played until and unless they are provided with a reservation. Is it a good and a healthy way to fulfill our demands. If it is then the next Cricket World Cup will also help a lot as most of the matches will be played in India. Simply collect a large number of mass of people some days before the tournament and bring forward your demands and all your demands will be fulfilled.
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Friday, July 09, 2010

ALL IZZ WELL

Dear all



Please read to the core



Napoleon said
"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people,
But because of the silence of good people!"

Michael Paul said
I wrote on the door of heart, "Please do not enter it"
Love came smiling and said: "Sorry I am an illiterate".

Abraham Lincoln said
"If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world"

Shakespeare said
"Laughing Faces Do Not Mean That There Is Absence Of Sorrow!
But It Means That They Have The Ability To Deal With It".

Shakespeare said
"In The Times Of Crisis I Was Not Hurted By The Harsh Words Of My Enemies, But By The Silence Of My Friends".

Willian Arthur said "Opportunities Are Like Sunrises ,If You Wait Too Long You Can Miss Them".

Shakespeare said
"Never Play With The Feelings Of Others Because You May Win The Game But The Risk Is That You Will Surely Loose The Person For Life Time".

Hitler said
"When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You,
But When You Enter Into The Dark ,Even Your Own Shadow Doesnt Follow You."

Shakespeare said
"Coin Always Makes Sound But The Currency Notes Are Always Silent.
So When Your Value Increases Keep Yourself Calm Silent"

Shiv Khera
"If We Are Not Part Of The Solutions, We Are The Big Problems"
Winners Never Do The Different Things, They Do The Things Differently" .

John Keats said
"It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone"






Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us &
whenever you are in trouble, say to yourself "ALL IZZ WELL"

Thanks

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Facts we don't know..!!

1.Coca-Cola was originally green.

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2 The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
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3 . The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
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4 . The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
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5 . There are two credit cards for every person in the United States .
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6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
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7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
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8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath ..
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9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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10. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
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11 . It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
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12 . The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
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13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to Suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
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14 Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from History. "Spades" - King David; "Clubs" - Alexander the Great; " Hearts" - Charlemagne; "Diamonds" - Julius Caesar.
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16. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
Ans. - All invented by women.
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18. Honey - This is the only food that doesn't spoil.
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19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
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20. A snail can sleep for three years.
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21. All polar bears are left handed.
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22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
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23 Butterflies taste with their feet.
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24 Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
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25 . In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
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26 . On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
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27 . Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
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28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
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29. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
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30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
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31 . The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
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32 Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
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33.Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
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34 .The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
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36 .Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
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Knowledge is to be shared & enjoyed........

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Poor Country with Rich People

Latest update after Swiss Bank has agreed to disclose the funds and
Our Indian's Money - 70,00,000 Crores Rupees In Swiss Bank

Yes, 70 lakhs crores rupees of India are lying in Switzerland banks. This is the highest amount lying outside any country, from amongst 180 countries of the world, as India is the champion of Black Money.
Swiss Government has officially written to Indian Government that they are willing to inform the details of holders of 70 lakh crore rupees in their Banks, if Indian Government officially asks them.
On 22-5-08 , this news has already been published in The Times of India and other Newspapers based on Swiss Government's official letter to Indian Government.
But the Indian Government has not sent any official enquiry to Switzerland for details of money which has been sent outside India between 1947 to 2008.. The opposition party is also equally not interested in doing so because most of the amount is owned by politicians and it is every Indian's money.
This money belongs to our country. From these funds we can repay 13 times of our country's foreign debt. The interest alone can take care of the Center s yearly budget. People need not pay any taxes and we can pay Rs. 1 lakh to each of 45 crore poor families.
Let us imagine, if Swiss Bank is holding Rs. 70 lakh Crores, then how much money is lying in other 69 Banks? How much they have deprived the Indian people? Just think, if the Account holder dies, the bank becomes the owner of the funds in his account.
Are these people totally ignorant about the philosophy of Karma? What will this ill-gotten wealth do to them and their families when they own/use such money, generated out of corruption and exploitation?
Indian people have read and have known about these facts. But the helpless people have neither time nor inclination to do anything in the matter. This is like "a new freedom struggle" and we will have to fight this.
This money is the result of our and our parent's sweat and blood.. The wealth generated and earned after putting in lots of mental and physical efforts by Indian people must be brought back to our country.
As a service to our motherland and your contribution to this struggle, please forward this information amongst your friends and relatives and convert it into a mass movement.
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Friday, June 04, 2010

Life is not meant to be taken seriously


Dear Friends,
Yesterday I found a very interesting speech given by the famous writer Chetan Bhagat at the Symbiosis.
Have a look-
Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life.I use the word balanced before successful, Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.
There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your break-up.
There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.
"Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth.
If the marble falls, there is no point coming first.. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble.
Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.
One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here.We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?
It's ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse.
We are people, not programmed devices.
"Don't be serious, be sincere."
God gave me nothing i wanted, He gave me everything I needed.

Thanks

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Long forgotten memories..............

How did one survive growing up in the 90's?



We had no seatbelts, no airbags and sitting in the back of a truck was a treat…

Our baby prams had the most gorgeous lead based colours…

No such thing as tamper proof bottle tops…

Opening kitchen cupboards was a breeze… as safety locks were unheard off…

Cycling was like a breath of fresh air…

No safety helmets, knee pads or elbow pads, with plenty of cardboards between spokes to make it sound like a motorbike…

When thirsty we only drank tap water, bottled water was still a mystery…

We kept busy collecting bits & pieces so we could build all sort of things … and we were fearless on our bikes even when the brakes failed going downhill…

We were showing off how tough we are, by how high we could climb trees & then jumping down….It was great fun….

We could stay out to play for hours, as long as we got back before dark, in time for dinner…

We walked to school, or sometimes we even rode our bike.

We had no mobile phones, but we always managed to find each other….
How? No one knows…

We lost teeth, broke arms & legs, we got cuts and bruises and bloody noses…. nobody complained as we had so much fun, it wasn't anybody's fault, only ours

We ate everything in sight, cakes, bread, chocolate, ice-cream, sweet sugary drinks, yet, we stayed skinny by fooling around.

And if one of us was lucky to find a 1 litre coca cola bottle we all had swag from it & guess what? Nobody picked up any germs...

We did not have Play Stations, MP3, Nintendo's, I-Pods, Video games, 99 Cable TV channels, DVD's, Home Cinema, Mobile phones, Home Computers, Laptops, Chat-rooms, Internet, etc ... BUT, we had REAL FRIENDS!!!!

We called on friends to come out to play, never rang the doorbell, just went around the back…

We loved being let loose in the big bad world…without bodyguards…

We played with sticks and stones, played cowboys and Indians, doctors and nurses, hide and seek, soccer games, over and over again…

When we failed our exams we were given a second chance by simply repeating the same grade…without visiting psychiatrists, psychologists or counselors…

Such were the days…

We had freedom, success, disappointments and responsibilities. ..


Most of all, we learned to respect others…

Are YOU from that generation??

Maybe this message will help you to forget the stress that surrounds us these days….and just for a few moments puts a smile to your faces as you remember what life was really like in the good old days……
HAVE A SUPER DAY !!!!
With Golden Days Value…



Friday, May 21, 2010

Bond of trust

It is a very cute story… 







Here is a short story with a beautiful message…


Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river." The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand." "What's the difference?"
asked the puzzled father. "There's a big difference," replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."


In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond.

 
So hold the hand of the person who loves you rather than expecting them to hold yours...


This message is too short......but carries a lot of Feelings.


Thanks

 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Enjoy The Coffee


A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor.  

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Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. 
  

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Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.   



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When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups.
  
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Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."




Don't let the cups drive you... Enjoy the coffee instead


Thanks


 
 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Insight into Decision Making

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make........ ....... 













Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the school, college, office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told this story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens.. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.

While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

'Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.'

Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Anger

When you are angry at yourself, you get angry with others also.

When you are angry at others you get angry at yourself for getting angry. This is like a pendulum.

We have to stop this. It’s ok if you get angry. Don’t get angry because you got angry.

Sometimes you feel good, sometimes you feel bad. Life is like a jungle. Thorns are also there, flowers are also there, fruits, peacocks, deer, lions, tigers everything is there.

Just be natural, easy and relax. Take things as they come and move forward. Don’t get stuck in a place.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anyway

ANYWAY

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway



Mother Teresa had this poem engraved on the wall of her home for
children in Kolkata.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ATTITUDE

IF AN EGG IS BROKEN BY AN OUTSIDE FORCE..A LIFE ENDS.
IF AN EGG BREAKS FROM WITHIN...... .LIFE BEGINS.

GREAT THINGS
ALWAYS BEGIN FROM WITHIN

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This is attitude


IT'S BETTER TO LOSE YOUR EGO TO THE ONE YOU LOVE.
THAN TO LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE ....... BECAUSE OF EGO

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This is attitude


WHY WE HAVE SO MANY TEMPLES, IF GOD IS EVERYWHERE ?

A WISE MAN SAID :
AIR IS EVERYWHERE,
BUT WE STILL NEED A FAN TO FEEL IT .

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This is attitude


WHEN YOU TRUST SOMEONE TRUST HIM COMPLETELY WITHOUT
ANY DOUBT....... AT THE END YOU WOULD GET ONE OF THE TWO :

EITHER A LESSON FOR YOUR LIFE OR A VERY GOOD PERSON




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LIFE IS NOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ACT TRUE TO YOUR FACE ........

IT'S ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO REMAIN TRUE BEHIND YOUR BACK



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This is attitude

SOLDIER : SIR WE ARE SURROUNDED FROM ALL SIDES BY ENEMIES ,

MAJOR : EXCELLENT ! WE CAN ATTACK IN ANY DIRECTION.


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This is attitude
THE WORST IN LIFE IS "ATTACHMENT " IT HURTS WHEN YOU LOSE IT. THE BEST THING IN LIFE IS " LONELINESS "
BECAUSE IT TEACHES YOU EVERYTHING AND, WHEN YOU LOSE IT, YOU GET EVERYTHING.
 
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This is attitude
"You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments; then the wind blows your footprints away."
-Arlene Blum


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This is attitude

“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.”
Chinese proverb





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This is attitude
 “The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.”
Ben Herbste


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This is attitude

Saturday, April 10, 2010

TREASURES TO BE THANKFUL FOR


A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake.

They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.

He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!

Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him.

He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away!

It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it. We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy. But we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.

There is a treasure in each and every one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, and if we ask God to show us that person the way He sees them, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.

May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay. May we see the people in our world as God sees them.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Do we really Look Up ????????????????

THE BUZZARD:


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and
is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its
ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is
that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a
run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit,
it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner
for life in a small jail with no top.

THE BAT:



The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

THE BUMBLEBEE:



A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

PEOPLE:


In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem! Just look up.




Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!

Live simply, love generously , care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.

Thanks

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Pencil Story

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

"There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand."

"Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil."

"Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make."

"Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

"And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write."

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.


Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: We will be able to do many great things, but only if we allow yourself to be held in God's hand. And allow other human beings to access us for the many gifts we possess.

Two: We will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but we'll need it to become a stronger person.

Three: We will be able to correct any mistakes we might make.

Four: The most important part of us will always be what's on the inside.

And Five: On every surface we walk through, we must leave our mark. No matter what the situation, we must continue to do your duties.
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