Monday, May 18, 2009

Why Worry??

Death was walking towards a city one morning when a man spotted him and
asked, "What are you going to do?"

"Hmmm… I'm going to take 100 people." Death replied.

"That's horrible" the man said.

"Well, that's the way it is." Death said. "That's what I do, it’s my
job!"

The man hurried to warn everyone he could about Death's plan.

As evening fell, he met Death again. "You lied. You told me you were
going to take 100 people," the man said, "Why did 1,000 die?"

"I kept my word" Death responded. "I only took 100 people. Worry took
the other 900."

Worry is, and will always be, a fatal disease of the heart, for its
beginning signals the end of faith.

Worry intrudes on God's compassionate ability to provide. When we
allow our problems to overshadow God's promises, we unknowingly, doom
ourselves to defeat.

That was never part of God's eternal plans. Release the regrets of
yesterday, refuse the fears of tomorrow and received instead, the peace of
today.

Remember worrying doesn't solve anything, Instead, it hurts everything.

Simply let go and let God be God. Live this, and be eternally blessed.
For with God all things are possible.

If you're gonna worry, why pray!

But if you're gonna pray, why worry?

Enjoy the Coffee...

A group of alumni, 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 hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: 'If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups.

Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it.'
Don't let the cups drive you... Enjoy the coffee instead

Wrong Flowers

A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion.

They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card,.... "Rest in Peace."

The owner was angry and called the florist to complain.

After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist replied,

"Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this: somewhere, there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying,... 'Congratulations on your new location!'"

Perception

The train has started moving. It is packed with people of all ages, mostly with the working men and women and young college guys and gals. Near the window, is seated an old man with his 30 year old son. As the train moves by, the son is overwhelmed with joy as he was thrilled with the scenery outside..

" See dad, the scenery of green trees moving away is very beautiful"

This behavior from a thirty year old son made the other people feel strange about him. Every one started murmuring something or other about this son."This guy seems to be a krack.." newly married Anup whispered to his wife.

Suddenly it started raining... Rain drops fell on the travelers through the opened window. The Thirty year old son , filled with joy " see dad, how beautiful the rain is .."

Anup's wife got irritated with the rain drops spoiling her new suit.

Anup ," cant you see its raining, you old man, if ur son is not feeling well get him soon to a mental asylum..and dont disturb public henceforth"


The old man hesitated first and then in a low tone replied " we are on the way back from hospital, my son got discharged today morning , he was a blind by birth, last week only he got his vision, these rain and nature are new to his eyes.. Please forgive us for the inconvenience caused..."


The things we see may be right from our perspective until we know the truth. But when we know the truth our reaction to that will hurt even us. So try to understand the problem better before taking a harsh action.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

13th May, 2009 - Babies

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.

A baby in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

8th May, 2009 - Master of my Emotions

How do I change?

If I feel depressed, I will sing
If I feel sad, I will laugh
If I feel ill, I will double my labour
If I feel fear, I will plunge ahead
If I feel inferior, I will wear new garments
If I feel uncertain, I will raise my voice
If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come
If I feel incompetent, I will think of past success
If I feel insignificant, I will remember my goals
Today I will be the master of my emotions.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

4th May, 2009 - Attitude

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.