Archive for March, 2009

The Wooden Bowl

                        

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.   

 

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year – old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.                            

              

 ‘We must do something about father,’ said the son. ‘I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.’                    

               

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.       

 

Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.                                    

 

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, ‘What are you making?’

 

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, ‘Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.’ The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.                                 

                  

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.                              

              

That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him

back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.  

 

And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

 

 

 

 

Tengkp

 

 

 

 

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Never listen to others

Never listen to others

Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs…. who arranged a running competition.

The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. …

The race began….

Honestly:

No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.

You heard statements such as:

“Oh! way too difficult!!”

“They will NEVER make it to the top.”

“Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!”

 


The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one….

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo were climbing higher and higher….?

The crowd continued to yell, “It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!”
 
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up….

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher….

This one wouldn’t give up!

 

 


At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog that, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

 


A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal.

It turned out….

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

 

 


The wisdom of this story is:

Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you — the ones you have in your heart!

Always think of the power words have because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!

Therefore:

ALWAYS be….POSITIVE!

And above all:

Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

Always think:

God and I can do this!

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Principles of life

 

a successful

 

 

* Winning isn’t everything. But wanting to win is.
  

* You would achieve more, if you don’t mind who gets the credit.  

* When everything else is lost, the future still remains.
 
 

* Don’t fight too much. Or the enemy would know your art of war.
 
 

* The only job you start at the top is when you dig a grave.
  

* If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for everything.
 
 

* If you do little things well, you’ll do big ones better.
  

* Only thing that comes to you without effort is old age.
 
 

* You won’t get a second chance to make the first impression.
  

* Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes.
  

* Never take a problem to your boss unless you have a solution. 

* If you are not failing you’re not taking enough risks.
  

* Don’t try to get rid of bad temper by losing it.
  

* If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
 
 

* Those who don’t make mistakes usually don’t make anything
  

* There are two kinds of failures. Those who think and never do & those who do and never think.
 
 

* Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
 
 

* All progress has resulted from unpopular decisions.
  

* Change your thoughts and you change your world.
 
 

* Understanding proves intelligence, not the speed of the learning.
  

* There are two kinds of fools in this world. Those who give advise and those who don’t take it.
  

* The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting.
 
 

* Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.
  

* Friendship founded on business is always better than business founded on friendship. 

 

 

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Intelligent thinking

      A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.
‘You are employed.’ He said. ‘Give me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.’
The man replied, ‘But I don’t have a computer, neither an email.’
I’m sorry’, said the HR manager, ‘If you don’t have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.’

The man left with no hope at all. He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital.
He repeated the Operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can survive by this Way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late.

 Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles. 5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.
He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man replied, ‘I don’t have an email’.

The broker answered curiously, ‘You don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!’
The man thought for a while and replied,

‘Yes, I’d be an office boy at Microsoft!’


Moral of the story:
M1 – Internet is not the solution to your life.
M2 – If you don’t have internet, and you work hard, you can be a millionaire.
M3 – If you received this message by email, you are closer to being an office boy, than a millionaire. …..

Have a great day!!!

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One Hundred Persent Trust

A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed.

The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised.

That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble.

Moral of the story:

If you don’t give your hundred percent in a relationship, you’ll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent. This is applicable for any relationship like love, employer-employee relationship etc., Give your hundred percent to everything you do and sleep peacefully

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Spent time with your family.

May I Borrow $25?

Parents do spent some time with your family.

Read on this story tells all.

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

 

Son: Daddy, may I ask you a question?

Dad: Yeah sure what it is?’

Son: Daddy, how much do you make an hour?

Dad: That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’

Son: I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

Dad: ‘If you must know, I make $50 an hour.’

Son: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

Son: ‘Daddy, may I please borrow $25?’

 

                                     

 

The father was furious, ‘if the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities. ‘

 

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door…

 

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s question. How dare he ask such question only to get some money?

 

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:

 

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

 

‘Are you asleep, son?’ He asked.

‘No daddy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on your earlier’ said the man. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $25 you asked for.’

 

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you daddy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

 

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up his father.

‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?‘ the father grumbled.

 

‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the boy replied.

‘Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’

 

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

 

It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our heart. Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.

 

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

 

Share it with others.

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THANKS.

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The doctor and a woman

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: \’Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I\’m pregnant again. I don\’t want kids so close together.\’

 

So the doctor said: \’Ok and what do you want me to do?\’
She said:
\’I want you to end my pregnancy, and I\’m counting on your help with this.\’
 
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady:
\’I think I have a better solution for your problem.  It\’s less dangerous for you too.\’ She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
 
Then he continued:
\’You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let\’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born.  If we\’re going to kill one of them, it doesn\’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.’
 
The lady was horrified and said:
\’No doctor! How terrible! It\’s a crime to kill a child! \’I agree\’, the doctor replied. \’But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.’  The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

 

He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that\’s already been born and one that\’s still in the womb.

The crime is the same!

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