Good Messages

———————————————————————

43-Valuing Relationships

42-For those who believe and those who don’t believe in God !

41-Occupation – Mother

40-A life centered on Love

39-Life Lessons

#38-Stay Blessed

#37- Be Deaf & Keep up your Spirits

#36-Does your child know to appreciate the Effort and Hardwork you put forward for him-her

#35- Things are not always as they appear

#34-YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING

#33-Expect less from Others but MORE FROM YOURSELF

#32-Are You with the Right Partner

————————————————————————–

#31-Value of time

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.

Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.

Each day it opens a new account for you.

Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back.

There is no drawing against the “tomorrow”.

You must live in the present on today’s deposits.

Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!

The clock is running.

Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a pre-mature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

And remember that time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why it’s called the present!!

—————————————————————————————————————————–

 #30-Mother’s Love

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00

For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00

For going to the store for you: $.50

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25

Taking out the garbage: $1.00

For getting a good report card: $5.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:

No Charge

For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:

No Charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years:

No Charge

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:

No Charge

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:

No Charge

Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is:
 
No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said,  “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”.

Lessons:

You will never how much is your parents worth till you become a parent.

Be a giver not an asker, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money.

Advice: IF your mom is alive and close to you, give her a big kiss and ask her for forgiveness. If she is far away, call her. if she passed away, pray for her.

————————————————————————————————————————-

#29-Instructions For Life

1. Take into account that great love and great achievement involve great risk.
2. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
3. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
4. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
5. When you realise you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
6. Spend some time alone every day.
7. Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
8. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
9. Live a good and honourable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
10. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation of your life.
11. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.

————————————————————————————————————————-

 #28-Unconditional Surrender to GOD works wonders

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says: “Leave everything and surrender to me, I will absolve you of all sins and lead you to salvation”. God does not differentiate between friend and foe, man and animal, caste and creed. He comes to the rescue of all those who surrender to Him with full faith and belief in Him.

Various incidents in Hindu mythology and our puranas and epics illustrate the concept of God as the One who always comes to the rescue of the helpless who care to remember Him. When Gajendra, the king of elephants, found himself compromised by a crocodile who would not let go of his leg, he realised that his herd could not help him. So Gajendra called out to Vishnu who responded by rescuing and saving Gajendra from the crocodile.

In order to save the life of an Asura child Prahalad, Vishnu took the form of Narasimha and killed the Asura king Hiranyakashipu. Vibishana, Ravana’s brother came to surrender to the Lord and fight on the side of Rama. The entire army of Sugriva was against this, but Rama said that even if Ravana seeks forgiveness, he will pardon him and He accepted Vibishana on his side.

The following incidents from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata encapsulate wonderfully the principle of total surrender to the Lord: During the Vastraharan, when Draupadi’s honour was at stake, as long as she tried to protect her honour with her hands, the Lord did not come to her rescue. The moment she raised both her hands in despair and called out to Krishna indicating that she believed Him to be the only saviour,Lord came to her rescue and saved her honour.

Surrendering unconditionally to the Almighty is one way of expressing our confidence in the Divine, for faith works wonders.

————————————————————————————————————————-

#27-The Paradox of our Times

Just see the paradox of our times.

  •  We have taller buildings but shorter tempers
  • Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
  • We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less
  • We have bigger houses and smaller families
  • More conveniences, but less time
  • We have more degrees but less sense
  • More knowledge but less judgment
  • More medicine, but less wellness

What are we doing NOW?

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life and not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We ‘ve conquered the atom, but not the prejudice. We plan more, but accomplish less. We ‘ve learned to rush, but not to wait.These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips,  throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose to either share this insight, or just hit delete…  🙂

Stop a Moment…Remember

Remember –  spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember- say a kind word to some one who looks up to you in awe, because that little person will soon grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a penny.

Remember  to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for somebody -that person will not be there forever.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!

—————————————————————————————————————————

#26-Appreciate Life’s Annoying Little Things 

  • As you might know, the head of a major company survived the tragedy of “9/11” in New York because his son started kindergarten.
  • Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
  • One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
  • One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident.
  • One of them missed his bus.
  • One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
  • One’s car wouldn’t start.
  • One went back to answer the telephone.
  • One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.
  • One couldn’t get a taxi.
  • The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic
– miss an elevator…
– turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
– all the little things that annoy me…
– I think to myself…
  this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.

The next time your morning seems to be going wrong,
– the children are slow getting dressed,
– you can’t seem to find the car keys,
– you hit every traffic light…
– don’t get mad or frustrated;
God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things – and may you remember and appreciate their possible purpose.

———————————————————————————————

 #25-Earthquake and Mother’s Sacrifice

After the Earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshiping; her body was leaning forward and her two hands were supporting an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.

With many difficulties, the leader of the rescuer team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman’s body. He was hoping that this woman could still be alive. However, the cold and stiff body told him that she had passed away. He and the rest of the team left this house and went to search the next collapsed building.

For some reasons, the team leader was driven by a compelling force to go back to the ruin house of the dead woman. Again, he knelt down and used his hand through the narrow cracks to search the little space under the dead body.

Suddenly, he screamed, “A child! There is a child!”

The whole team worked together, carefully they removed the piles of ruined objects around the dead woman. There was a 3 months old little boy wrapped in a flowery blanket under his mother’s dead body. Obviously, the woman had made an ultimate sacrifice to save her son. When her house was falling, she used her body to make a cover to protect her son.

The medical doctor came quickly to exam the little boy. After he opened the blanket, he saw a cell phone inside. There was a text message on the screen, it said: ”Dear baby, if you can live, always remember that I love you.”

This story was claimed to be a true story. Whether it is true or not, we can’t be wrong with mothers’ love and their sacrifices. We love you mothers!!!

————————————————————————————————————————-

 #24-Old Age Happiness

This is really beautiful and so true!…

Equally good for younger ones

Secrets of Old Age – For All Retired Friends…

Secrets of Life in 6 words:

Before middle age – Do not fear!
After middle age – Do not regret!

Enjoy Your Life While You Can

Do not wait till you cannot even walk  just to be sorry and regret !

As long as it is physically possible visit places you can..

When there is an opportunity get together with old classmates, old colleageues and old friends. The gathering is just not eating and drinking, its just that there is not much time left !

Money kept in the bank may not be really yours.

When it is is time to spend, just spend and treat yourself.

Whatever you feel like eating, just eat! It is most important to be happy!

Treat sickness with optimism. Whether your are poor or rich. Everyone has to go through the birth, aging, sickness and death.There is no exception, That’s Life!

Don’t be afraid or worried when you are sick. Settle all the outstanding issues before hand and you will be able to leave without regret.

Let the Doctors handle your body,
Let the GOD/Nature handle your life,
But be in charge of your own moods!

If worries can cure your sickness, then go ahead and worry!
If worries can prolong your life, then go ahead and worry!
If worries can exchange for happiness, then go ahead and worry!

Our kids will make their own fortune.

Look after 4 Old Treasures.

1. Your old bodyPay more attention to health, you can only rely on yourself on this.

2. Retirement FundsMoney that you have earned, it is best to keep them yourself.

3. Your old companionTreasure every moment with your other half, one of you will leave first!

4. Your old friendsseize every opportunities meet up with your friends, such opportunities willbecome rare as time goes by.

Things you must do Everyday!
SMILE AND LAUGH

Running water does not flow back. So is life, make it happy.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU…🙂

———————————————————————————————–

 #23-Raw Fruit and  Tree = Man and his Emotions.

If we watch close, we understand that neither the raw fruit nor the tree wants to leave each other. But when the fruit becomes ripe, this attachment automatically disappears and the fruit falls down. Similarly man has to experience anger, jealousy, passion, etc. just as the fruit had to undergo various stages of growth and taste before it became fully ripe so to get automatically detached from the tree. We cannot overcome these experiences in the beginning. But we must ponder over the fact why we underwent these experiences. Otherwise we will be the losers. We will become slaves of these experiences and can never achieve fulfillment or contentment in life.

When adversities overtake us, we blame God and complain that He is blind to our misfortunes. But if we indulge in a little introspection, we will realise that our faults are so enormous that we are utterly unworthy of His grace and in spite of that we are able to get food, shelter and clothing. It is only due to the abundant mercy of God we get all these. We must consider the difficulties we encounter as a blessing in disguise.

A mother may tie the hands of her child who has the propensity to pick up and eat mud. This seeming cruelty of the mother is for the good of the child. Is it without reason the mother ties it’s hands? We do not know the mercy of Universal Mother. The good or harm coming to us has its source in Her Grace; Suffering – Her Grace for some reason. We must accept whatever comes to us, good or bad, as Her Grace. We do not know why she gives it. Our vision is limited. We do not know what precedes it or follows it. If we are able to look into the past,present and future, we will know that God does no harm to us.  Similarly troubles are verily God’s grace to save us. In the entire picture of life, troubles form but a tiny spot. In our inability to visualise the past and the future, we complain when we suffer in the present.

———————————————————————————————–

#22-Lemon Kills Cancer Cells !

Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201. This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer!   

Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. 

Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?

As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc… It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that: It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas … The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

————————————————————————————————————————-

#21-Beautiful debate

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the  problem
science has with God. He asks one of his new students to stand and…..

Professor: You are a believer of God, aren’t you, son?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then?  Hmm? The student is silent.)

Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God
good?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Is ! Satan good?

Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From…God

Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world

Student: Yes

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?  (The student does not answer)

Prof: Is there sickness ?  Immorality ?  Hatred ? Ugliness ? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them? (The student has no answer.)

Prof: Tell me, son. Do you believe in God?

Student: Yes, professor, I do.

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the
world around you. Have you ever seen God?

Student : No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have
you ever had any sensory perception of God or God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science
says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is th e problem science has

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes

Student: No sir. There isn’t.. (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet
with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There is pin-drop silence in the  lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something.You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light…..But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality,darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Prof: So what ! is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure.

Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not  the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain? (The class breaks out into laughter)

Student: Is there anyone here who! Has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it?…..No one appears to have  done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable,  demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir? The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir.. The link between man & God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

———————————————————————————————————————-

 #20-If I happened to die yesterday night

It’s another morning..

….. Again I have to go to office

 
Ohh, this is me… I shouted having a glance on my snap in today’s news paper.

But what the HELL it is doing in the death column??

 Strange…

 One sec… Let me think, last night when I was going to bed I had a severe pain in my chest, but I don’t remember anything after that, I think I had a sound sleep.

Its morning now, ohh….. It’s already 10:00 AM, where is my coffee?

 I will be late for office and my boss will get a chance to irritate me.

Where is everyone…? ?? I screamed.

 “I think there is a crowed outside my room, let me check.” I said to myself.

So many people….. Not all of them crying…

But why some of them crying…

WHAT IS THIS??? I m laying there on the floor…

“I AM HERE” … I shouted!!! No one listen.

“LOOK I AM NOT DEAD” … I screamed once again!!! No one is interested in me.

They all were looking me on the bed.

I went back to my bed room.

“Am I dead??” I asked myself.

 Where is my wife, my children, my mom-DAD, my friends?

I found them in the next room, all of them were crying… still trying to console each other.

My wife was crying… she was really looking sad.

 My little kid was not sure what happened, but he was crying just because his mom was sad.

How can I go without saying my kid that I really love him, I really do care of him. ??

How can I go without saying my wife that she is really most beautiful and most caring wife in this world..??

How can I go without telling my friends that without them perhaps I might have done most of the wrong things in my life… thanks for being there always when I need them… and sorry for not being there when they really need me..

I can see a person standing in the corner and trying to hide his tears…

Ohh… he was once my best friend, but a small misunderstanding made us part, and we both have strong enough ego to keep us disconnect.

I went there.. And offered him my hand, “Dear friend… I just want to say sorry for everything, we are still best friend, please forgive me.”

No response from other side, what the hell?? He is still preserving his ego, I am saying sorry… even then!!!

I really don’t care for such people.

But sec…. it seems he is not able to see me!!!! He did not see my
extended hand.

 My goodness… AM I REALLY DEAD???

I just sat down near ME; I was also feeling like crying…

“OHH ALMIGHTY!!!! PLEASE JUST GIVE ME FEW MORE DAYS…”

I just wasn’t to make my wife, my parents; my friends realize that how much I love them.

My wife entered in the room, she looks beautiful.

“YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” I shouted.

She didn’t hear my words, in fact she never heard these words because I never said this to her.

“GOD!!!!” I screamed… a little more time plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. .

I cried…

One more chance please… to hug my child, , to say sorry to my friends for everything I have not given to them, and thanks for still being in my life….

Then I looked up and cried!!!!

 I shouted….

 “GOD!!!! ONE MORE CHANCE PLEASE!!!!”

 “You shouted in your sleep,” said my wife as she gently woke me up. “Did you have a nightmare?”

I was sleeping….

Ohh that was just a dream….

My wife was there… she can hear me…

This is the happiest moment of my life…

I hugged her and whispered… . “YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND CARING WIFE IN THIS UNIVERSE…. I REALLY LOVE YOU DEAR”

I can’t understand the reason of the smile on her face with some tears in her eyes, still I m happy….🙂

 “THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS SECOND(!) CHANCE.”

So, Now it’s not late.. Forget your egos, past…….. …, and express your love to others…… …. Be friendly…. ……… ..

Keep smiling and be happy for ever…

—————————————————————————————————-

#19-Helpless Love

Once upon a time all Feelings and Emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island. The announcement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.

Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realised it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.

Just then Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat. Love shouted, “Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?

“No,” replied Prosperity, “my boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you.”

A little later Vanity came by in a beautiful boat. Again Love shouted, “Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you.”

Vanity responded haughtily, “No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will get soiled with your muddy feet.”

Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. “No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be by myself.”

When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.

Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then somebody called out, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped on to the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a safe place.

On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, “Knowledge, do you know who so generously gave me a lift just when no one else wished to help?”

Knowledge smiled, “Oh, that was Time.”

“And why would Time stop to pick me and take me to safety?” Love wondered.

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, “Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world.”

“The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only with time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait that long? Why not make love a part of your life today?”

—————————————————————————————————————————–

 #18-Face difficulties positively

This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together, told them what had happened, and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, HE WOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!

This he did, blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up!” He repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!

It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! What seemed like it would bury him actually helped him . . . all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.

THAT’S LIFE! If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity.

—————————————————————————————————————————–

#17-Change Your Thinking

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.

Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

 Epilogue:

 There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.

 ‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .’

———————————————————————————————————————

 #16-THE COFFEE STORY – DON’T MOST OF US DO THE SAME THING?

Something true which we do not realise.

“The happiest people in the world are not those who have no
problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than
perfect.”

A group of graduates, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

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 the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the simple and cheap ones.”

While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee.  In most cases, it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… Then you began eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this:

  • Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups.
  • They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.
  • Sometimes, by concentrating on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.  Enjoy your coffee!.”

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.  They just make the best of everything.”

  • Live simply.
  • Love generously.
  • Care deeply.
  • Speak kindly.
  • Leave the rest to God.

You are the miracle, my friend;
Your life either shines a light OR casts a shadow!
Shine a light & Enjoy the Coffee !!!

————————————————————————————————————————–

#15-Don’t Hope …Decide

I found this topic elsewhere in the net.I thought I will share this with you…

While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me.

Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning through the jet way, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family.

Then the man stood up, gazed in the eyes of his oldest son (maybe nine or ten) and while cupping his son’s face in his hands said, “You’re already quite the young man. I love you very much, Zach!” They too hugged a most loving, tender hug.

While this was happening, a baby girl (perhaps one or one-and-a-half) was squirming excitedly in her mother’s arms, never once taking her little eyes off the wonderful sight of her returning father. The man said, “Hi, baby girl!” as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest while rocking her from side to side. The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder, motionless in pure contentment.

After several moments, he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and proceeded to give his wife the most passionate hug  and said “I love you so much!” They stared at each other’s eyes, beaming big smiles at one another, while holding both hands.

I puzzled about it for a moment then realized how totally engrossed I was in the wonderful display of unconditional love not more than an arm’s length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I was invading something sacred, but was amazed to hear my own voice nervously ask,  “Wow! How long have you two been married?  “Been together fourteen years now.”

“Well then, how long have you been away?”  I asked. The man finally turned and looked at me, still beaming his joyous smile. “Two whole days!

Two days? I was stunned. By the intensity of the greeting, I had assumed he’d been gone for at least several weeks – if not months. I know my expression betrayed me. I said almost offhandedly, hoping to end my intrusion with some semblance of grace (and to get back to searching for my friend), “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years!”

The man suddenly stopped smiling.

He looked me straight in the eye, and with forcefulness that burned right into my soul, he told me something that left me a different person. He told me, “Don’t hope, friend… decide!” Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again, shook my hand and said, “God bless!”

———————————————————————————————————————–

#14-The Star Fish Story

‘It made a difference for that one’

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out ‘Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?’

The young man paused, looked up, and replied ‘Throwing starfish into the ocean.’

‘I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?’ asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, ‘The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.’

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, ‘But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!’

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, ‘It made a difference for that one.’

So, can I encourage you to take the time to do something that will make difference to someone else’s life … and it doesn’t have to be much and they don’t need to know. Just take a moment, do something special … the universe will know and that’s enough.

———————————————————————————————————————–

#13-An Interview with God

I dreamed I had an interview with God.
‘So you would like to interview me?’ God asked.
‘If you have the time.’ I said.
God smiled. ‘My time is eternity. ‘What questions do you have in mind for me?’

‘What surprises you most about humankind?’

God answered …
‘That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.’

‘That they lose their health to make money … and then lose their money to restore their health.’

‘That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future.’

‘That they live as if they will never die, and die as if they had never lived.’

God’s hand took mine and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked …’As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons you want your children to learn?

‘To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.’

‘To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.’

‘To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.’

‘To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them.’

‘To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.’

‘To learn that there are persons who love them dearly, but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings.’

‘To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.’

‘To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.’

‘Thank you for your time,’ I said humbly.
‘Is there anything else you would like your children to know?’

GOD smiled and said, ‘Just know that I am here … always.’

———————————————————————————————————————–

#12-A Nice Article About Love By Swami Vivekananda

I once had a friend who grew to be very close to me.

Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool, she filled the palm of her hand with some water and held it before me, and said this: “You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love.”

This was how I saw it: As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds.

This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love…they try to posses it, they demand, they expect… And just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you .

For love is meant to be free, you cannot change its nature. If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings.

Give and don’t expect.
Advise, but don’t order.
Ask, but never demand.

It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. It is the secret to true love. To truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional caring.”

Passing thought… Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take; but by the moments that take our breath away…..

Life is beautiful!!! Live it !!!

———————————————————————————————————————–

 #11-Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 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 lingerie. 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. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give ” time”  time.

31 However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old  beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”🙂

————————————————————————————————————-

 #10-IRISH LUCK

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

‘I want to repay you,’ said the nobleman. ‘You saved my son’s life.’

‘No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,’ the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

‘Is that your son?’ the nobleman asked.

‘Yes,’ the farmer replied proudly.

‘I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy . If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.’

And that he did.

Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son’s name?

Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don’t need the money.

Love like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

Sing like nobody’s listening.

Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:

I hope it works…

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

——————————————————————————————————————

 #9An Interesting Story For All Of Us

 A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took  him to catch them.”Not very long,” answered the Mexican.”But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.

 The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs
and those of his family.

The American asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”
“I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with
my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, play the
guitar, and sing a few songs… I have a full life.”

The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard, and I can help you!  You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra  fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”

“And after that?” asked the Mexican.

“With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one
and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”

“How long would that take?” asked the Mexican.

“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.

“And after that?”

“Afterwards? Well my Friend, That’s when it gets really interesting,”
answered the American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you
can start selling stocks and make millions!” “Millions? Really? And after
that?” said the Mexican.

“After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with
your wife and spend your evenings doing what you like and enjoying your
friends.” ” With all due respect sir, but that’s exactly what I am doing
now. So what’s the point wasting twenty twenty-five years?” asked the
Mexican.

And the moral is: Know where you’re going in life… you may already be
there!!!🙂

~Author Unknown

————————————————————————————————————————

 #8-Give Time to Your Family

 After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”

 The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally. That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. “What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked.

 My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. “I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.” She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

 That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our outing.  She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s. “I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”

 We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. “It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said. “Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded. During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

 “How was your dinner date?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

 A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”

 At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “I LOVE YOU” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

———————————————————————————————————————————-

  #7-A Beautiful letter written by a father to his son. This applies to daughters too…

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons:-

1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable; nobody knows how long he lives. Some words are better said early.

2. I am your father, and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will.

3. What are written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches.

Remember the following as you go through life..

1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and me.

To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move.

When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful; don’t hastily regard him as a real friend.

2. No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess. Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don’t want you anymore, or when you lose what/whom you love most.

3. Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.

4. Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness. Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don’t over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.

5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!

6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support you, your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.

7. You honour your words, but don’t expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles.

8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch!

9. No matter how much time I have with you, let’s treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life.

10. You have to learn more, which your dad missed and now regret, and your grandpa regretted more on me, though he was full fledged prominent figure.

Your Dad

———————————————————————————————————————

#6-Life is Beautiful

 What a lovely little story to remind us that life really can be beautiful. It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the  US postal service.

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her.. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it.. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand.. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies..’ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.

Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.  I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love,
God

Don’t say you’re too busy to read this.  Don’t you know the phrase ‘stop and smell the flowers’?

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing ,  
But Only Friends Keep You Going!

———————————————————-

#5-CLAY BALLS

 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..

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.

I am so blessed by the gems of friendship I have with you.
Thank you for looking beyond my clay vessel.

APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE  THING YOU HAVE,

ESPECIALLY YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS!

   LIFE IS TOO SHORT AND TRUE FRIENDS ARE TOO FEW!

 Pass this on to another Clay Ball!!!

———————————————————————————————-

 #4-HAVE FAITH

Subject: Power of Prayer

  I do believe that  there is something to this ” Power of Prayer”

“There are a hundred reasons to cry but a thousand reasons to smile!”

Now Read This

It was Christmas  and celebration time around  the neighbourhood. Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store.  She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he  would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had  seven children and they needed food.

John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.  Visualizing the family needs, she said: ‘Please, sir! I will bring you the  money just as soon as I can.’ John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge  account at his store.

Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation  between the two.  The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would  stand good for whatever she needed for her family.  The grocer said in a  very reluctant voice, ‘Do you have a grocery list?’

Louise replied, ‘Yes sir.’ ‘O.K’ he said, ‘put your grocer y list on the scales
and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in
groceries.  Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the  piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.

The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went  down and stayed down.  The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said  begrudgingly, ‘I can’t believe it.’  The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other  side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and  more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper  from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:

‘Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.’ 

The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.  Louise thanked him and left the store….  The other customer handed a  fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; ‘It was worth every penny of it. Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs..

Just stop right now, and say a prayer of thanks for your own good fortune.
I believe if you say a prayer of thanks to GOD  with implicit faith in HIM, you will receive what you need God to do in your and your families’ life.

So dear heart, trust God to heal the sick, provide food for the hungry, clothes  and shelter for those that don’t have as we do. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.  There is no cost but a lot of rewards.

MY HUMBLE PRAYERS FOR EVERYBODY  IN  THIS  WORLD .  LET US ALL HAVE CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEART  WISHING JOY, PEACE  &  PROSPERITY FOR EVERYBODY WHOM WE MEET IN OUR DAILY LIFE.  

WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

——————————————————————————————

#3-THINK

There was a blind girl who hated herself
because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.
He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend,
‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’ 

One day,
someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her
boyfriend.

He asked her,
‘Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’ The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her.
She hadn’t expected that.
The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend
 left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear,
for before they were yours, they were mine.’

This is how the human brain often works
when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today
before you say an unkind word –
Think of someone who can’t speak.

Before  you complain about the taste of your food –
Think of someone
who has nothing to eat..

Before you complain about your husband or wife –
Think of someone
who’s crying out to a “GOD” for a companion.

Today before you complain about life –
Think of someone
who went too early to heaven..

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone
who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job –
Think of the unemployed, the disabled,
and those who wish they had your job.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down –
Put a smile on your face and think:
you’re alive and still around..

—————————————————————————–

#2-The Beauty of Mathematics and the Love of God!  This is TOO cool!

Just the math part is good enough, the end is even better.

1 x 8 + 1= 9
12 x 8 + 2= 98
123 x 8 + 3= 987
1234 x 8 + 4= 9876
12345 x 8 + 5= 98765
123456 x 8 + 6= 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7= 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8= 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9= 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
Mind Boggling…

Now, take a look at this…

101%

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they Are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

GIVE OVER 100%…

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100%in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help Answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will Get you there, It’s the Love of God that will put you over the top!

———————————————————————————————————————————————

#1- Why Mom is the Best


38 thoughts on “Good Messages

  1. Fantastic!!!!!!Wonderful!!!!.Its very easy to earn GOD’s Love,very difficult to earn GOD’s Love.It all depends on human mind state.

  2. I simply like your blog and take lot of interest to read every single article. Please post more – some of the thought proviking article are simply fantastic. Besides, i also enjoy the other posts on carnatic lessons. Wish you all the very best and appreciate all the good work. God Bless you.

    • Thank you very much for the most wanted Best Wishes. This blog is moving only because of the Best Wishes of people like you who are motivating and inspiring me.

      Regards

      Anuradha Mahesh

  3. really nice quotes what the modern man should know which is not taught by education and get only by self thinking and experience. keep on writing in blog. thank u alot

  4. What a great post,Dear Anuradha Mahesh

    It woke me up from the long slumber of my life in my 65th year. Though we hear a lot of discourses and read a lot of scriptures, nothing like your posts

    Let all children,young-old-older-oldest of their mothers and God get the Truth of their life

    It is not the queue by age before the counter of Death,and before jumping the queue as they do in other counters,think of the lovedones who poured their Love and Affection

    Before racingup on the road or in life with unhealthy lifestyles or unworthy company, think how much money you left at home to pay for I.C.U. and your ailing parent or your siblings concentrating on their studies for the crucial exam/interview
    You don’t feel since you are gone,What right you have to heap sorrow on them right through,especially your Mother

    • Thank you very much sir for the apppreciation. You made my day.

      In today’s fast paced life, people seldom realise the importance of their parents who have spent all thier life, time and money for their kids well being, and at last, when they have lost all their health/money by the time thier son/daughter is well settled in life , they are mercilessly sent to old-age homes. My post is just a humble effort to show how mothers’ always stand near by thier son/daughter throughout their life. Also please keep reading…

      Regards

      Anuradha Mahesh

  5. Really very interesting lot of them i have missed, thanks a lot.

    A Beautiful letter written by a father to his son. This applies to daughters to is really wonderful

  6. Father of penicillin and war hero of England

    A big computer above keeps track of events from the first cry we make to the last cry we don’t hear
    IT simply connects with the mouse on which IT rides

  7. Wonderfull, full of inspirations. A very nice collection. It is especially usefull to everyone when feeling low and down. Carry on with your noble thoughts in these pages.

  8. Dear Anuradha

    The blogs on Love and affection,starfish and inter vtew wtth God are excellent, and the topics are apt for the period we live in. I shall cherish.

    Thank you, please continue the good work

  9. Hello Anu, thankalude ella blogs um nan vayikkarundu. ellam onninonnu mecham. ellavarum arinjirikkendathum, ennal palarum marakkunnathum aya valare arthavathayittulla karyangal valare nalla reethiyil vivarikkumbol atmarthamayi santhosham thonnunnu. iniyum atharam blgs pratheekshikkunnyu. nan chila music copy cheythittundu. ellam valare aswadyakaram anu. ellavida asamsakalum nerunnu. -ravi-

  10. anuradhamahesh
    Let me first congratulate you for “good messages”–the pearls of wisdom.sure I will be conveying these wonderful stories to my grandchildren.wish you bring more such stories from our Ithihasas/puranas.
    Pl continue the good work for the benefit of the younger generation.
    with blessings
    Gururaj

  11. Dear Anuradha
    RE;Mothers Love-I was so moved when I was reading this , the sacrifices my mother made to make me what I am today came flooding to me- a past 70 years old -.A VERY BIG THANKS TO YOU .

    gururaj

  12. Hello Anuradha Madam,

    I and my mother like your voice very much. I thought that you are a very good singer. Today I realize that you are a very good person with wonderful thoughts. When I read the messages, I become very happy. So I thank you for making me happy.

  13. DEAR SISTER I DONT KNOW ABOUT MUSIC BUT LIKE OLD SONGS .YOUR BLOG GIVES MANY MESSAGES.I KNOW TAMIL AND ENGLISH ONLY.I PRAY TO GOD TO HAVE A LIFE OF PEACE FOR YOU.THANKS.THANGARAJ TIRUPUR. I AM DEVOTEE OF LORD MURUGA.

  14. Dear Anuradha!

    I am following your blogs for sometime, which is very inspiring, leading to self analysis and realization. I sent some of your good thought messages to my girls because lot of them beautifully explain what i want to communicate with them, thank you and keep continuing the good job!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s