Information please!

When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood.. I remember well the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box..

I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother used to talk to it.. Then discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person her name was “Information Please” and there was nothing she did not know..

“Information Please” could supply any body’s number and the correct time..

My first personal experience with this genie in the bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbor.. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer..

The pain was terrible, but there didn’t seem to be any reason in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.. I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger., finally arriving at the stairway…

The telephone!. Quickly, I ran for the foot stool in the parlor and dragged it to the landing.. Climbing up, I unhooked the receiver in the parlor and held it to my ear..

“Information Please,” I said into the mouthpiece just above my head. A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear..

Information please.

I hurt my finger I wailed into the phone.. The tears came readily enough now that I had an audience..

Isn’t your mother home ? came the question..

No body’s home but me, I blubbered…

Are you bleeding ?. the voice asked..

No, I replied.. I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts..

Can you open your icebox ? she asked.. I said I could…

Then chip off a little piece of ice and hold it to your finger, said the voice..

After that, I called “Information Please” for everything.. I asked her for help with my geography and she told me where Philadelphia was.. She helped me with my math.. She told me my pet chipmunk, that I had caught in the park just the day before, would eat fruit and nuts..

Then, there was the time Petey, our pet canary died.. I called “Information Please” and told her the sad story.. She listened, then said the usual things grown ups say to soothe a child.. But I was un-consoled. I asked her, Why is it that birds should sing so beautiful and bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of a cage ?.

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, Paul, always remember that there are other worlds to sing in..

Somehow I felt better..

Another day I was on the telephone. “Information Please.”.

“Information,” said the now familiar voice..

How do you spell fix ? I asked..


All this took place in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. When I was nine years old, we moved across the country to Boston. I missed my friend very much. “Information Please” belonged in that old wooden box back home and I somehow never thought of trying the tall, shiny new phone that sat on the table in the hall.. As I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me.. Often, In moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security I had then. I appreciated now how patient, understanding, and kind she was to have spent her time on a little boy..

A few years later, on my way west to college, my plane put down in Seattle I had about half an hour or so between planes.. I spent 15 minutes or so on the phone with my sister, who lived there now.. Then, without thinking what I was doing,, I dialed my hometown operator and said,, “Information, please.”

Miraculously, I heard the small, clear voice I knew so well..

“Information.”

I hadn’t planned this, but I heard myself saying, Could you please tell me how to spell fix.?.

There was a long pause.. Then came the soft spoken answer, I guess your finger must have healed by now..

I laughed, So it’s really still you, I said. I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time..

I wonder, she said, if you know how much your calls meant to me.. I never had any children and I used to look forward to your calls..

I told her how often I had thought of her over the years and I asked if I could call her again when I came back to visit my sister..

Please do, she said.. Just ask for Sally…

Three months later I was back in Seattle.. A different voice answered, “Information.”

I asked for Sally. “Are you a friend?” she said.

Yes, a very old friend, I answered…

I’m sorry to have to tell you this, she said.. Sally had been working part time the last few years because she was sick. She died five weeks ago… Before I could hang up she said, Wait a minute.. Did you say your name was Paul

“Yes..”.

Well, Sally left a message for you.. She wrote it down in case you called.. Let me read it to you. The note said, Tell him I still say there are other worlds to sing in.. He’ll know what I mean.

I thanked her and hung up. I knew what Sally meant…

#Moral: Never underestimate the impression you may make on others….___

Thank you 😊.

Today’s Collection | English Quotes – 03

Today’s New Collection


1. The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible..

2. Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have.. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself. L.?.

3. We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives… Some lessons are painful, some are painless… but, all are priceless..

4. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect.. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections..

5. Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid.. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan..

6. Three things you cannot recover in life.. the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful..!

7. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending..

8. When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say..

9. Rule #1 of life.. Do what makes YOU happy..

10. Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy.. Life is too short to put up with fools..

Thank you 😊.

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Successful People!

Successful people don’t sleep in.. They wake up early, ready to attack the day. How early ?. It can range from 4:30 AM..

for Apple CEO Tim Cook to around 5 AM.. for Xerox CEO Ursula Burns to former Procter & Gamble CEO A,G. Lafley’s 5:30 AM. wake up call.. Early risers have many advantages..

They tend to procrastinate less compared with people who stay up late at night..
People who wake up early are also less stressed, because instead of rushing out the door, they take time for themselves and prepare for their day.. Not a morning person ?. Gradually work on waking up early..

For instance, wake up 15 minutes earlier for a week and then 20 minutes for the next week, and keep going until you reach your goal wake-up time..

I typically get up, meditate for at least 10 minutes using an app called Headspace, and then give myself time to drink tea, eat breakfast, and catch up on social media..

It’s the one time of day I can be silent and allow my brain to relax before getting heavy into my day..

Thank you 😊.

English Quotes About Life

English Quotes- 02

1. Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone…

2. The best revenge is massive success…

3. Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will…

4. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle..

5. Life is short, live it.. Love is rare, grab it.. Anger is bad, dump it.. Fear is awful, face it.. Memories are sweet, cherish it..

6. When you say It’s hard, it actually means I’m not strong enough to fight for it.. Stop saying its hard. Think positive..!

7. Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop..

8. Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try..

9. The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth…

10. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs…

Thank you 😊.

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Value of Time!

Anthony was a very lazy boy and always used to postpone things..

One day his father called him and made him understand the value of time that one should always do things on time.. Anthony promised his father that he would never postpone things..

One day, he came to know that he had won the first prize in a singing competition that was held the previous month.. He was asked to collect the prize the same day.. He didn’t care and went to collect the prize the next day.. But the prize became useless for him, as it was a ticket to a circus show, which was held the previous day….

Anthony learnt a lesson from this incident…

Thank you 😊.

Savings!

“Work is real worship”

One fine sunny day in winter, a grasshopper was basking in the warm sun..

But he was very hungry, as he had not eaten anything since last night..

So, he looked about to find something to soothe his hunger.. Suddenly, he saw few ants carrying grains into their hole..

He went up to the ants and asked humbly, Can you, please, spare few grains for me.. I haven’t eaten anything since yesterday.. So, I am almost starving to death..

One of the ants asked the grasshopper, What were you doing the whole summer ? Why didn’t you store up the food for the winter season ?. The grasshopper replied, Truly speaking, I spent all the summer singing songs and that’s why I couldn’t store anything..

The ant chucked out a smile and remarked, Then dance the winter away..

The grasshopper pulled a long face and walked away.
So we say..

Who is Poor!

Once upon a time, there was a renowned saint.. Many people used to visit him to get his blessings..

Once a rich and greedy merchant went to him and offered him a bag full of gold coins.. The saint refused to accept the offerings and said, I don’t accept money from people who are very poor..

The merchant said, But I’m very rich.. Don’t you wish to earn more money ? asked the saint..

Yes\ said the merchant..

Those who wish for money always run after it.. They can do anything to acquire it.. No one is as poor as these people said the saint..

The merchant felt ashamed and went back to his home..

Thank you 😊

Educational Post

A Confused Mind

A Confused Mind
The word confusion sometimes makes you spin your head and lose everything.. Sometimes it brings you a new idea and gets you on right path..

As I grow older, I have more and more responsibilities and obligations to myself and my dear ones..

Basically I have had a very simple family background that they (my parents) themselves are struggling for their day to day life happening.. As I talk to my parents, I get to know that they are still not in a good financial status..

One of the major reasons why I was sent to India was just to relieve their financial burden an extra belly in a family with limited means of livelihood…

Honestly, sometimes I feel that I am nowhere fit in this world.. I am like a good guy that lost in a crowd with oh yes I think that I remember that guy but.. Even though I go to work regularly reading a lots about business and idea, a part of me is like where I am now..

Obviously a guy getting close to 30 years old needs to have a decent job and a woman of his taste.. Here I am like parachute hanging on the tree..

My close and dear ones are worried about my future and a woman that partner with me.. They try to hook me up with a desi gal in abroad, so that I have more comfortable life rather than working hard in India with little here and there..

However I am still like I don’t know about marriage and need some more times to think. It’s odd times for me.. Hopefully that confused mind won’t drain my energy and loose temper..

Our, believes totally depend on our everyday attitude. Reading and writing stuffs may help me to get on celebration…__

Thank you ❤️

Story OF Tyler Terry !

Perry had a rough childhood.. He was physically and sexually abused growing up, got kicked out of high school, and tried to commit suicide twice once as a preteen and again at 22..

At 23 he moved to Atlanta and took up odd jobs as he started working on his stage career..

In 1992 he wrote, produced, and starred in his first theater production, I Know I’ve Been Changed, somewhat informed by his difficult upbringing.. Perry put all his savings into the show and it failed miserably the run lasted just one weekend and only 30 people came to watch.. He kept up with the production, working more odd jobs and often slept in his car to get by. Six years later, Perry finally broke through when, on its seventh run, the show became a success.. He’s since gone on to have an extremely successful career as a director, writer, and actor..

In fact, Perry was named Forbes’ highest paid man in entertainment in 2011… ____