Sunday, 25 December 2016

An Inspirational Short Christmas Story

Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.

As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.

Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!"

As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.

But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. "Don't you know, young lady," he said harshly, "when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside the package!"

The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full."

The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

Happy Holidays  and Best Wishes !!

Sunday, 18 December 2016

A Tragedy or a Blessing?

 Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States.

The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about their new life. However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks' front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days.

The family's dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the ship leave - without the Clark family. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his son and God for their misfortune.

Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland - the mighty Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland.

When Mr. Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives and turning what he had felt was a tragedy into a blessing.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Once you believe sings are every where

The person who is filled with love sees love everywhere, and receives it from everyone. The same goes for every other emotion.

The truth is that the universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are awake.

You keep finding them and once you follow it miracles appear that's the time to love your self unconditionally and keep pushing but take it slow patient and trust and let go the rest will come hope we all get through this blessing to all

The only reason why people do not have what they want is because they are thinking more about what they don't want than what they do want. Listen to your thoughts, and listen to the words you are saying. The law is absolute and there are no mistakes. – The Secret

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Are we greateful with what we already have ?

When you give thanks as though you have already received what you want, you are emitting a powerful signal to the Universe. That signal is saying that you already have it because you are feeling gratitude for it now.

You will attract everything that you require. If it’s money you need you will attract it. If it’s people you need you’ll attract it. You’ve got to pay attention to what you’re attracted to, because as you hold images of what you want, you’re going to be attracted to things and they’re going to be attracted to you. But it literally moves into physical reality with and through you. And it does that by law.

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.

Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others exists in you. Remember, life is an echo, it always gets back to you. So give goodness.

You are Something New In The World

Be glad of it. Make the Most of what nature gave you. In the last analysis all art it biographical. You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.

- Dale Carnegie

Monday, 28 November 2016

Critical Things Confident People Won't Do

Studies exploring the performance gap between men and women in math and spatial skills have found that confidence plays a huge role. Women who were asked to identify their gender before taking a spatial skills test performed more poorly than those who weren’t. Women also performed better when they were told to envision themselves as men, and both genders performed better when they were told that their gender is better at the task.

What’s even more interesting is that the gender gap practically disappeared when participants were required to answer every question. Apparently, when the women were allowed to skip questions, they did so not because of a lack of knowledge, but because of a lack of confidence. 

    "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." — Vincent Van Gogh

True confidence is very different from egotistical swagger. When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don’t do.

They don’t make excuses. If there’s one trait confident people have in spades, it’s self-efficacy—the belief that they can make things happen. It’s about having an internal locus of control rather than an external one. That’s why you won’t hear confident people blaming traffic for making them late or an unfair boss for their failure to get a promotion. Confident people don’t make excuses, because they believe they’re in control of their own lives.

They don’t quit. Confident people don’t give up the first time something goes wrong. They see both problems and failures as obstacles to overcome rather than impenetrable barriers to success. That doesn’t mean, however, that they keep trying the same thing over and over. One of the first things confident people do when something goes wrong is to figure out why it went wrong and how they can prevent it the next time.

They don’t wait for permission to act. Confident people don’t need somebody to tell them what to do or when to do it. They don’t waste time asking themselves questions like “Can I?” or “Should I?” If they ask themselves anything, it’s “Why wouldn’t I?” Whether it’s running a meeting when the chairperson doesn’t show up or going the extra mile to solve a customer’s problem, it doesn’t even occur to them to wait for somebody else to take care of it. They see what needs to be done, and they do it.

They don’t seek attention. People are turned off by those who are desperate for attention. Confident people know that being yourself is much more effective than trying to prove that you’re important. People catch on to your attitude quickly and are more attracted to the right attitude than what, or how many, people you know. Confident people always seem to bring the right attitude. Confident people are masters of attention diffusion. When they’re receiving attention for an accomplishment, they quickly shift the focus to all the people who worked hard to help get them there. They don’t crave approval or praise because they draw their self-worth from within.

They don’t need constant praise. Have you ever been around somebody who constantly needs to hear how great he or she is? Confident people don’t do that. It goes back to that internal locus of control. They don’t think that their success is dependent on other people’s approval, and they understand that no matter how well they perform, there’s always going to be somebody out there offering nothing but criticism. Confident people also know that the kind of confidence that’s dependent on praise from other people isn’t really confidence at all; it’s narcissism.

They don’t put things off. Why do people procrastinate? Sometimes it’s simply because they’re lazy. A lot of times, though, it’s because they’re afraid—that is, afraid of change, failure, or maybe even success. Confident people don’t put things off. Because they believe in themselves and expect that their actions will lead them closer to their goals, they don’t sit around waiting for the right time or the perfect circumstances. They know that today is the only time that matters. If they think it’s not the right time, they make it the right time.

They don’t pass judgment. Confident people don’t pass judgment on others because they know that everyone has something to offer, and they don’t need to take other people down a notch in order to feel good about themselves. Comparing yourself to other people is limiting. Confident people don’t waste time sizing people up and worrying about whether or not they measure up to everyone they meet.

They don’t avoid conflict. Confident people don’t see conflict as something to be avoided at all costs; they see it as something to manage effectively. They don’t go along to get along, even when that means having uncomfortable conversations or making unpleasant decisions. They know that conflict is part of life and that they can’t avoid it without cheating themselves out of the good stuff, too.

They don’t let a lack of resources get in their way. Confident people don’t get thrown off course just because they don’t have the right title, the right staff, or the money to make things happen. Either they find a way to get what they need, or they figure out how to get by without it.

They don’t get too comfortable. Confident people understand that getting too comfortable is the mortal enemy of achieving their goals. That’s because they know that comfort leads to complacency, and complacency leads to stagnation. When they start feeling comfortable, they take that as a big red flag and start pushing their boundaries again so that they can continue to grow as both a person and a professional. They understand that a little discomfort is a good thing.

Bringing It All Together

Embracing the behaviors of confident people is a great way to increase your odds for success, which, in turn, will lead to more confidence. The science is clear; now you just have to decide to act on it.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Speech from The Pursuit of Happyness


Here's another speech from the big screen, this time from the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness. In the scene above, Will Smith's character explains to his son why he shouldn't pursue basketball (because he'll end up being "below average") before having a major change of heart.

    "Don't ever let somebody tell you ... you can't do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period."

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Failure Inspires Winners

This quote is taken from a book Mr. Kiyosaki wrote, titled: "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". If you haven't read this book yet I suggest you do. 

Everyone has failed or will fail at something in their life (often probably if you aren't fearful) but how do you react to it? In the book the author draws on the example of riding a bike. If we QUIT after skinning our knee one time we would not know how to ride a bike to this day! We would be afraid of failing and never get back on. Most of us however, got back on that bike, instead, and kept learning how to ride and then we went faster and got better! Now, we are bike riding masters! Simple enough of a lesson but many fail to apply the same principle in life.

We must understand that failure can MEAN many DIFFERENT things. Its could be personal rejection, physical injury, economic injustice and so on. Don't minimize what failure can be, because if you minimize it you tend to ignore it and that wont help!

So the point is this: DON'T QUIT after one failed or poor experience! Do not let failure defeat you but rather let it inspire you to try again and with each attempt get that much closer to becoming a winner and succeeding!

Monday, 31 October 2016

Balloons in Room – Teamwork

A group of employees was working in a software company. It was a team of 30 employees. This was a young, energetic and dynamic team with keen enthusiasm and desire to learn and grow. The management decided to teach the employees about finding real solution to the problems.

The team was called to play a game in a banquet hall. The group was quite surprised as they were called for playing game. All reached the venue holding various thoughts. As they entered the hall, they found the hall decorated beautifully with colorful decorative papers and balloons all over the place. It was more like a kid’s play area, than a corporate meeting hall.

Everyone was surprised and gazed at each other. Also, there was a huge box of balloons placed at the center of the hall.

The team leader asked everyone to pick a balloon from the box and asked them to blow it. Every one happily picked a balloon and blew it.

Then the team leader asked them to write their names on their balloon, carefully so that the balloons didn’t blow up. All tried to write their names on the balloons, but not everyone was successful. A few balloons blew up due to pressure and they were given another chance to use another balloon.

Those who failed to mark their names even after the second chance were ruled out of the game. After the second chance, 25 employees were qualified for the next level. All the balloons were collected and then put into a room.

The team leader announced the employees to go to the room and pick the same balloon that had his name on it. Also, he told them that no balloon should blow up and warned them to be very careful!

All 25 employees reached the room, where the balloons carrying their names were thrown here and there. They were searching for the respective balloons carrying their names. While they were in a rush to find the respective balloons, they tried not to burst the balloons. It was almost 15 minutes and no one was able to find the balloon carrying his own name.

The team was told that the second level of the game was over.

Now it is the third and final level. They asked the employees to pick any balloon in the room and give it to the person named on the balloon. Within a couple of minutes all balloons reached the hands of the respective employee and everyone reached the hall.

The team leader announced; this is called real solutions to the problems. Everyone is frantically hunting for solutions to the problems without understanding the ideal ways.

Many times, sharing and helping others give you real solutions to all problems. Help out each other to ease things.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

The Mysterious Ways Of Fate!

Once a ferry was carrying passengers to cross a deep river. Passengers were in a hurry to reach their destination. The boat man became a little greedy looking at a good number of people. He was very happy, thinking that he would have enough money that day! So, he didn't refuse anyone to have a seat. All passengers were so impatient that they had no time to see the capacity of the boat but rode on it. The boat man unlatched the boat and started his journey.

The speedy water in the river was creating a horrible sensation among the passengers. Suddenly, on the middle of the river, the sailor felt that his boat was going to sink if the number of people would not be reduced. So, he earnestly requested a fellow to jump into the river as he was the extra one who didn't get a seat and stood in a corner.

The man politely asked,'Why me? What is my fault?'

The boat man responding his question explained that if he would not jump, then all the passengers would die because of excess weight in the boat!

The man thought for a while! He couldn't appreciate the idea of becoming a cause of death of so many innocent lives. So he decided to sacrifice his own life for the sake of others! Without any further delay, he jumped off!

After that, what happened was unbelievable! He jumped into the water and struggled for his survival. Few minutes later, when he looked back, he couldn't see either a trace of the sailor or the boat! The boat with all the passengers were simply vanished! However, with much difficulty, he reached at the other end of the river.

Ironically, he was the only survivor!!! The moment he jumped off, the whole boat sank in the water including the sailor and all of them died then and there! He just remembered the words uttered by the sailor 'all will die because of you, unless you jump'!

This is called 'Fate'. He was destined to live. Perhaps, that's why he was requested to jump not anybody else. Isn't it mysterious, the intricate workings of fate? We can't really figure out the ways of the supreme power we all believe in. 

How powerful and enigmatic 'fate' is!!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Power to Your Life

You have the Power to your life. Every force in the universe will do anything for you. But you have to use the power that you have!

It's time to dig deep. You have defied impossible before. In fact, the moment you were born, you defeated astronomical odds just by the very act of you coming into this world.

So, as illogical as your dreams may seem, understand  that you have what it takes. Dreams only seem unrealistic to people who base their potential on today's circumstances.

Your circumstances are temporary, but your potential will always be there waiting for you to awaken it. you owe it to yourself to stop simply existing and start truly living.

When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don't contradict your desires. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive , and that they are not contradicting what you have asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today , and take actions in your life to reflect that powerful expectation.

Make room to receive your desires , and as you do , you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation. Allow the universe to give you every good  thing you deserve, by being a magnet to them all.

To be a magnet for every single thing you deserve, You must be a magnet of Love..


Sunday, 23 October 2016

How to Be a Great Dad? 5 Tips That Helped Me The Most

Being a father is the most wonderful thing that can happen in the life of a man. Fatherhood provides a great feeling of completeness. Here are 5 tips that helped me the most to become a “Superman Daddy”!

1- Cherish Your Time With Your Children

Whatever time you are able to spare from your daily work duties, spend it with your children. Play with them, sing with them, dance with them, do everything that will make your children happy. Every single second you spend with your kids should be cherished by you. However, remain careful and don’t let your kids be addicted to video games. In fact, you should model good behavior into your kids by providing a healthy space for them. Both indoor and outdoor activities should be balanced.

2- Don’t Become a Workaholic

Don’t be a workaholic. Believe me, your family deserves a lot more attention than your work. Your work is important, no doubt but please leave all the hassles of your work in the office table. When you are at home, Children will notice the behavior of their dad, your children will learn to respect others too.
3- Learn What Your Children Want From You

Don’t be a confused dad! Have knowledge as to what your kids expect from you. Become a friend to them, not a dictator. If you become a friend then your children will share their feelings to you. This way you will get to know what your kids expect and what makes them happy. You can then become the world’s best dad by fulfilling their wishes. But, a word of caution here! Do not ruin the habit of your kids by giving them all they wish for. They must understand the value of money and time. Share love to them over luxurious gifts. Children are like saplings, they will become what the gardener wants them to be. You are the gardener of your children, so love them and help them become good human beings.
4- Enjoy Every Moment of Your Fatherhood, Time Flies Too Quickly

It’s been 6 years since my first child was born. But believe me, it seems like just a year and a half has passed by. Time flies too quickly than you can ever imagine. Hence, don’t postpone anything for tomorrow. Whatever your family expects from you, do it today!

Enjoy each and every moment of your fatherhood. Be there when your child is learning to walk, take them to the school, attend parent-teacher meetings, attend sports and cultural activities of your kids. Do whatever is required and cherish each and every moment.
5- Have a Great Sense of Humor and a Little Patience

Strictness is good but over doing it, is harmful. It is always better to have a little patience when it comes to raising your kids. Have a great sense of humor, laugh with your kids, laugh with their mom, just a few minutes of laughter each day can entirely change the atmosphere of your house. Who doesn’t love smiley kids? If their dad is smiling, the kids will also learn to smile. Amuse them wherever you can, whenever you can and sow the habit of humor on your kids. Don’t abuse and beat your children often, this way they might start hating you. Instead, make them understand what they did wrong in a polite manner. A strict voice is necessary if your kids are not taking you seriously but every time having a strict tone is not good. Adjusting yourself is the key here to finding the happy parenting balance.

Don’t Forget to Keep Yourself Happy

When there are a lot of responsibilities on our shoulders, the first thing that we tend to forget about is keeping ourselves happy. Remember, if you are happy, you can pass on that happiness to your family. So do everything that keeps you happy. Whether it’s buying your favorite music system or having a mug of expresso with your friends. Enjoying life’s little joys helps to get rid of negative energies and infuses a new positive attitude.

To become a super dad, you need to remain happy

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Learn how to change your day

If your day is not going well, stop and deliberately change your frequency by changing your thoughts and feelings. If your day is going swimmingly , keep doing what you are doing..

A new beginning is on your horizon but you must have the courage to push through,  declare your struggles over. Declare your enemies defeated. Declare yourself victorious. Do this with passion. Your own self-talk is a very powerful tool in cultivating your belief system and ultimately your results.

 Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret , people change, things go wrong, just remember life goes on..

If you are defeated in your thoughts you will be defeated in your life. If you are a champion in your thoughts – your success is inevitable.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Learn to Live with Weaknesses

It was a fine day during the rainy season. A peacock was dancing happily in a forest. Suddenly he reminded of his ugly rough voice. His face turned pale and his eyes started watering.

Suddenly he saw a nightingale sitting on a nearby tree and singing. Listening her, the peacock lamented "what a sweet voice she has, which everybody loves and praises but when I utter a sound everybody makes fun of me. How jinxed am I".

Just then appeared Juna- wife of Jupiter, the chief of gods. She asked the peacock "why are u said?" The peacock sobbed out " I have got such a beautiful body that is praised by all but my voice is so bad that everyone laughs at it. So this beauty is useless".

The goddess replied " you are the only one who is unhappy. Several creatures have been gifted by god with various gifts like- you the beauty, eagle the strength, nightingale the sweet voice, so on and so forth. So don't grumble over your weakness, accept the way it is and be happy".

Hence, one should not regret on what he/she doesn't have rather be satisfied with what one has.

Friday, 7 October 2016


 Once upon a time there lived a cloth merchant in a village with his wife and two children. They were indeed quite well-off. They had a beautiful hen which laid an egg everyday. It was not an ordinary egg, rather, a golden egg. But the man was not satisfied with what he used to get daily. He was a get rich-trice kind of a person.

The man wanted to get all the golden eggs from his hen at one single go. So, one day he thought hard and at last clicked upon a plan. He decided to kill the hen and get all the eggs together.

So, the next day when the hen laid a golden egg, the man caught hold of it, took a sharp knife, chopped off its neck and cut its body open.

There was nothing but blood all around & no trace of any egg at all. He was highly grieved because now he would not get even one single egg.

His life was going on smoothly with one egg a day but now, he himself made his life miserable. The outcome of his greed was that he started becoming poorer & poorer day by day and ultimately became a pauper. How jinxed and how much foolish he was.

So, the moral of the story is- one who desires more, looses all. One should remain satisfied with what one gets.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


One day, all the animals of a forest gathered to choose their king. The monkey danced such gay abandon there that everyone felt delighted. So, his name was proposed for kingship. Everyone voted in his favor and he became the king.

But the fox couldn’t tolerate the monkey rising to a high position. He felt envy of him and decided to humiliate him. One day, the fox was roaming around searching for food and saw a trap laid by some hunter. It had a piece of meat in it as bait.

The fox was intelligent enough to stay away from the trap. But he was sure that monkey wouldn'’t. So, he approached the king and brought him to the trap. The fox then said, “Here is a dainty piece of meat, sir! As a true subject of yours, I didn'’t touch it. So, enjoy it Your Honor!”

The monkey extended his hand for the meat and got trapped. The fox then laughed and said, “Kingship needs a lot of wisdom, sir!” 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

I Believe

I believe-
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I believe-
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a
while and, you must forgive them for that.

I believe-
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I believe-
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe-
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe-
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them

I believe-
That you can keep going long after you can't.

I believe-
That we are responsible for what  we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe-
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe-
That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there
had better be something else to take its place.

I believe-
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I believe-
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe-
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time!

I believe-
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

 I believe-
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe-
That just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I believe-
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've
learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe-
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe-
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe-
That our background and circumstances may have influenced
who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe-
That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other,  And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I believe-
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe-
That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I believe-
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe-
That even when you think you have no more to give, when a
friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I believe-
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe-
That the people you care about most in life are the essence of life.
Tell them today how much you love them and what they mean to you.


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Sunday, 14 August 2016

A Smile

A smile costs nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.

It takes a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile;

Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Never Quits

Abraham Lincoln never quits.

Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown.

He could have quit many times – but he didn’t and because he didn’t quit, he became one of the greatest presidents in the United States history.

Here is a sketch of Lincoln’s road to the White House:

1.    1816 His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.
2.    1818 His mother died.
3.    1831 Failed in business.
4.    1832 Ran for state legislature – lost.
5.    1832 Also lost his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.
6.    1833 Borrowed some money from a friend to begin a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.
7.    1834 Ran for state legislature again – won.
8.    1835 Was engaged to be married, sweetheart died and his heart was broken.
9.    1836 Had a total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months.
10.    1838 Sought to become speaker of the state legislature – defeated.
11.    1840 Sought to become elector – defeated.
12.    1843 Ran for Congress – lost.
13.    1846 Ran for Congress again – this time he won – went to Washington and did a good job.
14.    1848 Ran for re-election to Congress – lost.
15.    1849 Sought the job of land officer in his home state – rejected.
16.    1854 Ran for Senate of the United States – lost.
17.    1856 Sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention – get less than 100 votes.
18.    1858 Ran for U.S. Senate again – again he lost.
19.    1860 Elected president of the United States.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Learn and Earn

Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.

After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep. One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realize the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out anyone selling water melon in the market? Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg? Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform boss the $12 per kg.

Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question? Jing went, returned and said, boss, only one person selling water melon. $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.

Chuan was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Jing. He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.

My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, think more and understand in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while you see only tomorrow. The difference between a year and a day is 365 times, how could you win?

Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life? How thoughtful in depth are you?

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

What goes around comes around

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put in you. He said, “I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.”

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.

As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to her aid.

Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, “And think of me.”

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan.

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.

There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do, do not let this chain of love end with you.” Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard… She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, “Everything’s going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.”

There is an old saying “What goes around comes around.”

Author: Unknown

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