Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it… She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time… It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed… Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire…
Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot… He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter… The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing… After twenty minutes he turned off the burners… He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl… He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl… He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup…
Turning to her, he asked… Daughter, what do you see? Potatoes, eggs and coffee, she hastily replied…
Look closer, he said, and touch the potatoes… She did and noted that they were soft.
He then asked her to take an egg and break it… After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg…
Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee… Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face…
Father, what does this mean ? she asked…
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity the boiling water… However, each one reacted differently… The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak… The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water… Then the inside of the egg became hard… However, the ground coffee beans were unique… After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new…
Which one are you ? he asked his daughter… When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond ? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean ?
#Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is how you choose to react to it and what you make out of it… Life is all about leaning, adopting and converting all the struggles that we experience into something positive…. _____
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One day, Rosy went to a grocery shop to buy bread..
When she saw that the shopkeeper was busy with the other customers, she stole some toffees from a jar..
When she got back home, her mother asked her that where did she get the toffees.? Rosy told her mother the truth…
Her mother said, “It’s really very bad to steal.
The shopkeeper might not be looking at you but the God is always looking at you all the time.
So, one should never steal.”. Rosy understood the words of her mother and went back to the shop to return the toffees to the shopkeeper.
The shopkeeper felt happy on seeing her honesty and gave her some toffees as a reward…._____
Early hours foster reflection…
Enjoy the quiet and take some time to map out your day. Think through your goals and to-dos…
Take whatever notes you need to ensure your day will be calmer and more efficient…
Research has shown that even two minutes of visualization and positive thinking can improve your mood and clarity for the entire day ahead.
The value of a smile is priceless, yet it is the cheapest, easiest, most rewarding and most sincere gift to anyone that crosses your path.
A smile makes a person’s day, anybody’s day even a stranger’s day.
A smile is infectious. Start infecting people with your smile today.
A smile is nature’s best antidote for discouragement.
It brings rest to the weary, sunshine to those who are sad, and hope to those who are hopeless and defeated.
A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought, begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will.
You have to be willing to give a smile away before it can do anyone else any good.
So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile, let him have one of yours anyway.
Nobody needs a smile as much as the person who has none to give… _____
Choose Your Own Lifestyle!
There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be.
That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down.
But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.
There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them.
Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.
So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be.
Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.
Keep Believing in Yourself!
Value-A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.
In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill ?”
Hands started going up.
He said,. “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. ” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.
He then asked, “Who still wants it? “Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,”. he replied, “What if I do this ?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it ?” Still the hands went into the air.
“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.
We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!”
OK… this is a story that starts when I first entered high school… I was a 13 teen year old bisexual girl who was happy and joyous all the time. One day I met this amazing girl who, I have to admit… id fallen in love with… she was beautiful… brown eyes, long brown hair down to her butt, amazing smile, -for this story ill call her “Kate-
So on that day I decided to become friends with her. A couple weeks later I had never felt so in love and hypnotized by this one girl so I asked -at the time I did know if she was gay or bi- w-will you go out with me? She stared at me and laughed before saying “we should be wifeys” (of course that’s what she said… in other words “no!” )
Weeks had past and she started teasing me… she said she loved me but every time I asked if she would go out with me… she would laugh. She would hold my hand and I would go along with it because I loved her, and if I had to pretend to be a friend, it was better than nothing. About a year after being “friends” with her she started to date this guy… and she would go up to me and say “Jess -my name) don’t you think – and I are amazing together” that was fine but after that she said ” I think that – and I are a better couple than you and I would ever be”.- that’s when I snapped… she was taunting me… so I yelled at her and didn’t talk to her for ages.
The only reason I talk to her again is because she started cutting herself and showing it to me and saying “look what your doing to me”… So I forgave her and became her slave once more… OK, fast forward to the next year, I started dating a girl named jorja – One of the girl’s friends – we lasted a week – we didn’t have many things in common – anyway.. later that week “Kate” invited me to her house, I said yes. – Fast forward to the weekend –
We went shopping together and in the car “Kate” stole my iPod and gave it back to me.. on the screen.. was my dream…”Will you go out with me?” “Kate” had written it in bold. being a year and a half of me waiting, crying, asking, she final was my lover. -I swear I nearly cried when I saw the message- she kissed me. she hugged me. I thought she loved me. but I was wrong.. she broke up with me 2 days later…
She just walked up to me and said “I don’t think I’m bisexual… so I don’t want to date anymore” then she turned around and walked away… my heart broke and I cried for so so long hoping, praying that it was a dream… but it was cruel “Kate” …. after that she still played with my feelings stepped on my heart
On this current day I don’t talk to “Kate” because my friend died of a brain tumor.. she said “well my TV show is more important so shut up” then behind my back she texted my friend saying ” she’s such a f__king b__tch, I hope she dies in a hole”. I just needed to get that off my chest … I’ve never regretted something so much in my life … but I’m a f __ king idiot. because I still secretly love her.
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Rama’s family is very big. Rama is a hard worker and he is the sole bread winner of the family. He has three kids, two sons and a daughter. He lives along with father and mother.
Rama used to work too hard to feed his family. He works for more than 16 hours a day. The kids cannot see him as he will leave home early in the morning before they wake-up and reach home around midnight when kids would sleep every day.
The entire family eagerly wait to spend quality time with him and the kids miss him so much. The children were too curious about Sundays as his father would spend the entire day with them. Unfortunately, to meet the increasing household expenses and educational expenses, Rama took a weekend job to work even on Sundays.
The kids were very shattered and even Rama’s wife and parents too! The typical routine continued for several weeks and year passed. All the hard work of Rama earned a lot of benefits and he was offered promotion with attractive increment. The family moved to a new house, got better clothes and ate healthy foods.
However, as usual, Rama continues to earn more and more money. One day his wife asked him ‘why are you running for money? We can be happy with what we have now.’ Rama replied, ‘I want to give the best available in the world to all of you and want you to stay happy always.’ Two years passed and Rama hardly spent time with his family.
The children yearned to have their father at home. Meanwhile, the sincere efforts of Rama reaped him a fortune. He was offered partnership and share in profits. He continued to earn more and more wealth. Now, Rama’s family is one of the richest families in the city. They have all the facilities and luxuries.
Still, Rama’s children strove to meet their father as he was hardly seen at home. His children turned teens and they are no more kids. Now, Rama earned enough wealth to provide a luxurious life to his next five generations. Rama’s family went to their beach house to spend their vacation. His daughter asked, ‘Dad will you please spend one day at home and stay with us here?’ Rama replied, ‘Yes darling, tomorrow for sure, I will join you for the lunch and be with you all for next few days.
I’m tired of work and need refreshment!’ The entire family became very happy. Unfortunately, the next day, none in Rama’s family were alive as they were washed out in Tsunami! Rama was too busy even to hear the news about Tsunami.
When he tried to reach his beach house, he saw sea and water everywhere and screamed for his family, He could not even find the dead bodies of his family. He can never have them again, cannot even see them and even by paying millions he cannot get them back to life! He remembered his wife’s words, ‘Why are you running for money? We can be happy with what we have now.’ Money can’t buy everything!
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Story of guy who met a very healthy woman in flight. Squeezing herself into the seat she smiled and said, “Hi, how are you? Not in mood to talk to any stranger he ignored. Women repeated her greeting in friendly voice, leaning toward the guy forcing him to look at her.
Guy replied with, “Hi.” with intention of avoiding the further talk. Guy turned away and stare out of the cabin. Again the woman nudged and said, “My name is Laura. I am from Britain. Where are you from?” “Malaysia” ,Guy replied rudely. She continued chat, “Please accept my heartfelt apology. I am sorry. This is gonna be long flight so we should better be friends, Don’t you think?” Ignoring the unfriendly behavior of the guy.
She started to talk about her trip and how excited she was about the trip. Her such liveliness made the guy lower his guards. With passing time he realized that she was charming and made everyone smile around her. During conversation, She managed to make every crew member laugh. She cracked jokes about her size. One of the flight attended came to her and said’ “Thank you, You made my day!” In between all the fun and talk guy asked woman, “Have you ever thought about losing some weight? Aren’t you worried about disease that come with being over weight?” She chuckled replied, “Not at all, I am happy the way i am.
Why should i waste my time on slimming when i have more important things to do. I am this size because i was born big. Folks often call me big lady, they think I am lazy and have no will power. They are wrong.” “I am actually a slim person. I am so full of nature that people won’t be able to keep up with me. I know this extra flesh is here to keep me from chasing after men everywhere.” she continued smiling. Guy asked, “Do men chase after you?” “Yes, I am happily married and still get proposals all the time. Most of them have relationship problems and for some reasons they like to talk to me.
Sometimes I think i should be counselor instead of teacher,” She replied. Woman’s thoughtful conversations had turned flight into thoroughly enjoyable journey. After reaching airport and bidding goodbye, Guy realized that she was the most beautiful women he ever met in his life.
Moral: We should be confident about ourselves. Heart beauty matter’s much more than Physical beauty.
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