Get any other leakage fixed, too:The same applies to any leaking tap around the house… Make sure you get them fixed. All they might need is a new washer, and that isn’t too expensive. Also, look for any leaking pipes around the house.
7. Soak pans before washing them: Soak pots and pans in water after use. This will save water while you’re trying to scrub off later on.
8. Shorten your shower: Try and reduce your showering time. One way to cut down on your water usage, is to turn of the shower while soaping your body and shampooing your hair. Ask your family to adopt this practice, too. Better still, install water-saving shower-heads. They’ll save you loads of water.
9. Defrost in the microwave: You don’t need to use running water to defrost frozen food. Instead stick it in the microwave for defrosting, or remove your frozen food and leave it out in advance.
10. Use your washing machine only for full loads: If you use a washing machine, only wash full loads of laundry at a time. Also, if you’re shopping for a washing machine, experts are of the opinion that top-loading machines use more water than front-loading ones. So you might be better off buying the latter.
11. Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket: Every time you flush a cigarette butt, tissue or any other piece of trash, you waster tonnes of water.
12. Rinse your razor in a mug: To rinse off your razor, either fill the sink with a few inches of warm water or a mug. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.
13. Instead of running water, use a broom to clean your driveways and corridors. You can wash them with water every once in while though.
14. Don’t run the hose to wash your car: To clean your car or bike, use a bucket of soapy water. After that’s done, dip a sponge in clean water and wipe off soap. This way you’ll save litres of water.
361] For all the busy people in the world.
SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy. Very well written.)
Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, 'We can't keep people from going to pray.' 'We can't keep them from reading their holy books and knowing the truth.' 'We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their GOD.' 'Once they gain that connection with GOD, our power over them is broken.' 'So let them go to their prayers; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with GOD..'
'This is what I want you to do,' said the devil: 'Distract them from gaining hold of their GOD and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!' 'How shall we do this?' his demons shouted. 'Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds,' he answered. 'Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.' 'Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days
each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles.' 'Keep them from spending time with their children.' 'As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!' 'Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice.' 'Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive. ' To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every
store and restaurant in the world plays non-GOD music constantly.'
'This will jam their minds and break that union with God.' 'Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.' 'Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a
day.' 'Invade their driving moments with billboards.' 'Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes..' 'Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important.' 'That will fragment their families quickly!'
'Give them distractions to distract them from teaching their children the real
meaning of life.' 'Even in their recreation, let them be excessive.' 'Have them return from their recreation exhausted.'
'Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.' 'Keep them busy, busy, busy!' 'And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences.' 'Crowd their lives with so many good causes
they have no time to seek power from GOD.' 'Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.'
'It will work!' 'It will work!' It was quite a plan!
The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing people everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power
of GOD to change lives.
I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?
You be the judge!!!!! Does 'BUSY' mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's
362] Modern Good Samaritans
As per reports in some dailies, a school bus carrying over 100 children plunged into the Yamuna River from Wazirabad flyover in Delhi on November 18, 1997, killing over 30 children. A Sikh youth who was riding a scooter just behind the ill-fated bus, recall eye-witnesses, without losing a moment, parked his two-wheeler on the foothpath and jumped off the bridge into the river. He remained in the murky Yamuna waters for several hours, first pulling out some of the children from the submerged bus and then helping out the naval divers. By late afternoon, however, there was no sign of this youth. He rode away on his scooter as silently as he had come, not even leaving his name or address behind.
I know of an incident when a person helped another person in distress. The person who was helped asked the name and identity of the person who had helped him. The reply he got was: "Do you know the name of the Good Samaritan in the Gospels?"
"No", was the reply. "I too belong to that tribe, I'd prefer to remain unknown!". said this 'Good Samaritan'.
What a beautiful lesson for all of us who consider recognition and appreciation an important part of 'charitable' works done. How angry we sometimes feel when we have slogged for someone and our work is not acknowledged during the 'vote of thanks'! It is good for us to reflect, when at prayer, on the main reasons that motivate us to help others. If self is in anyway involved, we can be sure that 'we have received our reward already'. If self is not involved, our act becomes a powerful weapon that brings down God's graces on people who need to return to the Lord, or who need physical, mental or spiritual healing.
363] As you journey in life ...there may be some steep hills to climb, some times when the road seems treacherous and you aren't sure which turn to take... times when you feel like you are on the brink of falling, and there may be many curves in the road.
As you make your way through the ups and downs, May you know God's presence with you through each tunnel, every steep climb, every curve, in the beautiful mountaintop experiences with Him, and through the slippery storms of life;
May He walk with you down through the valleys and up the mountains, take your hand and guide you through to the light, put a hedge around you to keep you safe, help you to find joy and excitement in the roller coaster ride, and fill you with amazement at the beauty He provides along the way.
Take time to smell the flowers, To admire His handiwork along Life's railway;
And may His love flood over you, fill you, and overflow in praise to Him for all He's done!
Amazing..... ISN'T HE!!
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. "WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE."
364] The chicken PJs:
Who's the father of the chicken?
Chiken ka bab
Who's the mother of the chicken ?
How do u tell a chicken to call u on your mobile?
What happens when a chicken takes a bath ?
365] At a wedding reception the D.J. Announced....."Would all married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living after marriage?"
The Bartender was almost crushed to death.
366] Worth a Share :
Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life..
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead & dreams of flying. But a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse & dreams of returning home.
That's life!! Enjoy yours...
If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only poor kids do that.
If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded. But those who
live simply, sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages.
Live simply. Walk humbly and love genuinely..!
All good will come back to you...!!
367] Mom called me and said she is coming tomorrow. Her train will reach by morning 4:00 o'clock.
Wife: What !!! She came just 4 months back only, right? Why is she coming now again..? Tomorrow is Sunday. I thought of getting up late but your mom had to come on a Sunday itself and that too morning 4:00 o'clock. Where will she get an auto at that time? I will not make any warm breakfast...she will have to do with biscuits and bread. The kids will also not go to play as she spoils them by getting chocolates, toffees and pastries for them. How many days is she going to stay..????
Husband: Not my mom, your mom is coming !!!!
Wife: Wow!!...Really!! Great mom is coming. It's been more than 2 months I have seen her. Listen na..You set the alarm for 3:00am and make sure u reach the station before the train arrives and be on the platform with collie. It's good tomorrow is Sunday, I will get up early and make breakfast of upma and idli. She will get cakes and cookies for the kids and they will play and enjoy with their grandmother. Hope she stays for a fortnight.
You can't beat that !!!!!
SEND THIS TO A MAN WHO NEEDS A GOOD LAUGH. AND TO ANY WOMAN WHO CAN HANDLE IT.....
368] Terrible english by PT sir:
1) There is no wind in the football..
2) I talk, he talk, why you middle talk?.
3) You rotate the ground 4 times..
4) You go and understand the tree.
5) I'll give you clap on ur cheeks..
6) Bring your parents and your mother and especially your father.
7) Close the window airforce is coming.
8) I have two daughters and both are girls..
9) Stand in a straight circle..
10) Don't stand in front of my back
11) Why Haircut not cut..?
12) Don't make noise.. principle is rotating in the corridor
13) Why are you looking at the monkey outside the window when I’m here?
14) You talking bad habit
15) Give me a red pen of any colour.
16) Can i have some snow in my cold drink?
17) Pick the paper and fall into the dustbin.
18) Both of u stand together seperately.
19) Keep quiet the principal just passed away!!
369] Interview with 101 year-old Hattie Mae MacDonald of Feague, Kentucky:
Reporter: Can you give us some health tips for reaching the age of 101?
Hattie: For better digestion I drink beer. In the case of appetite loss I drink white wine. For low blood pressure I drink Red Wine. In the case of high blood pressure I drink scotch. And when I have a cold I drink Schnapps.
Reporter: When do you drink water?
Hattie: I've never been that sick
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370] Gift from God - Hilarious but facts based visualisation.
God decided to encourage people to have fewer children and introduced an award scheme. During the procedure at one point, he concentrated on learning about the situation in India.
He first met Jawaharlal Nehru in heaven and asked him how many children he had during his time on earth. Nehru replied: Only one !
Happy with the good family planning adopted, God awarded Nehru with a Celestial Rolls Royce !
Indira Gandhi was next, and God asked the same question. She replied she had two children. God thought, not too bad, so he gave her a BMW.
Sometime later, the three (Nehru, Indira and Radhakrishnan) going around in their new cars, saw Mahatma Gandhi on foot!!!
Wondering what went wrong; they asked why God hadn't been merciful with him.
The Mahatma replied in disgust:
"God did not even ask me. Some idiot told him that I am the Father of the Nation"
371] IT CAN'T BE CO-INCIDENCE OF LIFE =
1. LIFE has 4 letters so does DEAD.
2. HATE has 4 letters, so does LOVE.
3. ENEMIES has 7 letters, so does FRIENDS.
4. LYING has 5 letters, so does TRUTH.
5. HURT has 4 letters, so does HEAL.
6. NEGATIVE has 8 letters, so does POSITIVE.
7. FAILURE has 7 letters, so does SUCCESS.
8. BELOW has 5 letters, but so does ABOVE.
9. CRY has 3 letters, so does JOY.
10. ANGER has 5 letters, so does HAPPY.
11. RIGHT has 5 letters, so does WRONG.
12. RICH has 4 letters, so does POOR.
13. FAIL has 4 letters, so does PASS.
14. KNOWLEDGE has 9 letters, so does IGNORANCE.
Are they all by Co-incidence? We should Choose wisely, this
means LIFE is like a Double-Edged Sword.
If you think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realize that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
372] Just loved these lines about LIFE..!! When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone.. When I was sure of losing, I won.. When I needed people the most, they left me.. When I learnt to dry my tears, I found a shoulder to cry on..
When I mastered the skill of hating, Someone started loving me from the core of the heart..& While waiting for light for hours when I fell asleep, the sun came out.. That's LIFE !! No matter what u plan u never know what life has planned for u.. "Success introduces you to the world, But Failure introduces the world to you .." - Always be Happy !! Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart; it's just a bend, not the end. 373] There is a story of two men who were shipwrecked on a small island. The two men were there for some time, and each determined that the other was unworthy of being saved. So they decided that their only recourse to help was prayer.
In order to determine who's prayers were being answered. they divided their small island in half and each would stay on his half. They both prayed for food and found it in a crate that drifted to their shores landing right on the dividing line.
The second man felt he was lonely and prayed for a wife. The next day, a ship sank off his side of the island, and the only survivor was a single woman, who then stayed with him. The first man stayed by himself.
The second man prayed for a home, which all seemed to appear as if by magic, while the first man's side remained barren.
Finally, the second man and his wife prayed for a ship, that they might leave the island. A boat appeared the next day, and he and his wife boarded it to leave the island. Then a voice was heard to say, "What of your companion on the other side of the island? Are you going to leave him?"
The second man replied "He and I had an agreement to stay apart. None of his prayers have been answered, so he must be unworthy of being saved."
The voice came back, "Think again, small man. All this time, he has had only one prayer, and it was answered."
"What is that prayer? "said the second man.
"He prayed," said the voice, "that all your prayers would be answered."
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374] 8 Superb Sentences
"Never Play With The Feelings Of Others Because U May Win The Game But The Risk Is That U Will Surely Lose The Person For A Life Time".
"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!"
"I am thankful to all those who said NO to me It's because of them I did it myself."
"If friendship is ur weakest point then U are the strongest person in the world."
"Laughing Faces Do Not Mean That There Is Absence Of Sorrow! But It Means That They Have The Ability To Deal With It".
"Opportunities Are Like Sunrises, If You Wait Too Long You Can Miss Them".
"When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You, But When You Enter Into The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow Doesn't Follow You."
"Coin Always Makes Sound But The Currency Notes Are Always Silent. So When Your Value Increases Keep Quiet.
375] People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centred; forgive them anyway,
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway,
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies, succeed anyway,
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you, Be honest and frank anyway,
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway....,
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway,
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you have got anyway,
You see, in the final analysis; It is between You and God,
It was never between You and them......
By Mother Teressa
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376] Beautiful story A king with a defect in one eye & one leg asked all the painters to draw his beautiful portrait but no one was ready to draw, as how to show him beautiful with defects in one eye & a leg. One painter however agreed and drew a classic one. It was such a fantastic picture that every one was surprised, He painted the king aiming for a hunt, targeting with one eye closed & a leg bent for it.
Why can't we all paint others like this, hiding their weakness & highlighting their strengths? May we learn to hide other's weakness & bring their virtues to light..
377] This is beautiful. Read quietly then send it back on its journey
To realize The value of a sister/brother Ask someone Who doesn't have one.
To realize The value of Ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.
To realize The value of Four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize The value of One year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.
To realize The value of Nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
To realize The value of One month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby.
To realize The Value of One week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize The value of One hour: Ask the couple who turned backs and slept without a word.
To realize The value of One minute: Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane..
To realize The value of One-second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when You can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend: LOOSE ONE and see....
378] Scared Banta
"I'm scared," Banta said to one of his friends. "I got a letter from a guy who said he'd break my legs if I didn't stop seeing his wife."
"Well," replied his friend, "I guess you'll have to stop seeing his wife."
"Easy for you to say."
"You like her that much?" the friend asks.
"It's not that," declared Banta. "He didn't sign his name!"
379] BANTA SINGH'S MOTHER DIED.
Banta Singh: (crying) The doctor called, my mother is dead.
Santa: Condolence, my friend.
After 2 minutes Banta Singh cries even louder
Santa: What now?
Banta: My sister just called, her mother died too!
380] Adopted Telugu Child
Santa : We have to learn Telugu within 6 months or we will not be able to communicate with my child.
Banta : Is it! Why?
Santa : We have adopted a telugu child and it will start to speak after 6 months.
381] A Professor of chemistry wanted to teach his fifth-grade class a lesson about the evils of liquor, so he produced an experiment that involved a glass of water, a glass of whiskey, and two worms.
"Now, class. Observe the worms closely," said the professor, putting a worm first into the water. The worm in the water writhed about, happy as a worm in water could be. He put the second worm into the whiskey. It writhed painfully and quickly sank to the bottom, dead as a doornail.
"Now, what lesson can we derive from this experiment?" the professor asked.
Young Johny, who sits in the back of the classroom, raised his hand and responded, "Drink whisky and you won't get worms."
Same young Johny grew up and became himself a teacher.
As a professor Johny stood with his class with a selection of items in front of him.
When the lecture began, he took a very large glass, filled it up with large stones, which was approx. 5 cm wide.
When the glass was full, he asked the students: "Is the glass filled up now?"
Everyone agreed that it was.
Professor Johny took some very small stones, and gently into the glass while he shakes it very carefully, causing the smaller stones to go in between the larger stones.
When the glass again was filled up to the edge he asked once more: "Is the glass filled up now?"
Everyone agreed that it was filled up.
When professor Johny placed a bag with sand on the table the student’s laughs, of cause professor Johny could ad sand between the stones, and he filled it to the top.
"Now!" said professor Johny "Please imagine that this glass is your life!"
The large stones are the meaningful things in your life, family, girlfriend's, kids, your health etc. things that are important so no matter if you lose any values they will always be a part of your life.
The small stones are stuff not that important, like your job, house, car and the sand is everything else.
"Please notice! If the glass is full of sand there will be no room for small and large stones. It's the same in life, if you use your time and energy on small stuff there will be no room for important and meaningful stuff.
Always focus on which things there are important for you, and your life will be great and happy.
Play with your kids, see the doctor, take care of your health. Date your partner there will always be time to work, clean up the house and smaller stones!"
"Fill up your life with large stones that really matters and are important. Check and arrange your large rocks and stones and keep in mind that the rest is only smaller stones and sand."
All the students can see the point!
Professor Johny now looks over the students and takes a glass of whisky, carefully he pours all the whisky between the sand, smaller larger stones and rocks
Turns his head up again and says: “And the moral is! No matter what happens in your life there will always be room for Whisky!”
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382] School teacher sent home a note..:.. .” Your son is an obedient & bright student but spends too much time with girls. ”
.Mother sent a note back: ”Please advise a solution! Father has the same problem. : 383] SCHOOL - 1950s v 2014
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.
1950s - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2014 - Police called, and they arrest Johnny and Mark & charge them with assault.
Both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Both children go to anger management programmes for 3 months.
School governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes. --------------------------
Robbie won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1950s - Robbie sent to the office and given six of the best by the Principal.
Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2014 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD – result deemed to be positive. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and school gets extra funding from government because Robbie has a disability.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1950s - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2014 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care; joins a gang; ends up in jail.
Mark gets a headache and takes some Aspirin to school.
1950s - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with, Passes exams & becomes a solicitor.
2014 - Police called, car searched for drugs and weapons.
Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Ends up as a drop out.
Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes night, puts them in a paint tin & blows up a wasp's nest.
1950s - Wasps die.
2014- Police & Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated.
Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly in an aeroplane again. --------------------------
Johnny falls over while playing football during morning break and scrapes his knee.
He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. She hugs him to comfort him.
1950s - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing football. No damage done.
2014 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison.
Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy and ends up gay.
384] A Chinese walks into a bar in America late one night and he saw Steven Spielberg.
As he was a great fan of his movies, he rushes over to him, and asks for his autograph.
Instead, Spielberg gives him a slap and says, "You Chinese people bombed our Pearl Habour, get outta here."
The astonished Chinese man replied, "It was not the Chinese who bombed your Pearl Harbour, it was the Japanese".
"Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, you're all the same," replied Spielberg.
In return, the Chinese gives Spielberg a slap and says, "You sank the Titanic, my forefathers were on that ship."
Shocked, Spielberg replies, "It was the iceberg that sank the ship, not me."
The Chinese replies, "Iceberg, Spielberg, Carlsberg, you're all the same."
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385] ACTION VERSUS PASSIVITY
Imagine two people with equivalent skills, experience, opportunities and aspirations.
The only difference between them was that the first person consistently took action, whilst the second was passive.
The first person made things happen, whilst the second waited for things to happen.
The first person moved towards her dreams, whilst the second just dreamed.
The first person learned from her experiences, whilst the second stayed the same because she didn’t have any.
The first person acted in spite of fear, whilst the second was paralysed by it.
The first person continued to grow and change, whilst the second person wondered why the world had to change so much.
The first person went to bed each night happy with her progress, whilst the second went to bed each night swearing that tomorrow would be different.
The first person built momentum, whilst the second stayed in a rut.
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386] MORAL OF THE PORCUPINE
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm.
This way they covered & protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone & frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, But when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others & can admire the other person's good qualities.
The moral of the story is: Just learn to live with the pricks in your life!
387] This is a great and faith building story.
A certain king needed a faithful servant and had to choose between two candidates for the office. He took both at fixed wages and told them to fill a basket with water from a nearby well, saying that he would come in the evening to inspect their work.
After dumping one or two buckets of water into the basket, one of the men said, "What is the good of doing this useless work? As soon as we pour the water in, it runs out the sides."
The other answered, "But we have our wages, haven't we? The use is the master's business, not ours. He is a wise King, and must have his own purpose that we do not understand."
"I'm not going to do such fool's work," replied the complainer. Throwing down his bucket, he went away.
The other man continued until he had drained the well. Looking down into it, he saw something shining at the bottom - it was a diamond ring. "Now I see the use of pouring water into the basket!" he exclaimed. "If the bucket had brought up the ring before the well was dry, it would have been filtered out in the basket. The King was looking for his diamond. Our work was not useless."
The King found his most faithful servant!
The point is, in our lives there are undesirable events that happened or will happen and only God knows why.
Regardless, we just need to do what we need to do and remain faithful.
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388] This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning. So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness. The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors. The counselor then said to the rich lady "I'm going to ask Mary here to tell u how she found happiness. All I want u to do is listen to her."
So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her story:
"Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car. I had nobody. I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life. Then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got some milk, and the kitten licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and, for the first time in months, I smiled.
Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile, may be doing something for people could make me happy.
So, the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed.
Every day I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so happy to see them happy.
Today, I don't know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do.
I've found happiness, by giving it to others."
When she heard this, the rich lady cried. She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy.
"The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you..."
Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey.
Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now.
Happiness is not dependency, it is a decision.
Happiness is what you are, not what you have..
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389] Gujrati & Sindhi entered a chocolate store. As they were busy looking, Gujrati stole 3 chocolate bars. As they left the store, Gujrati said to Sindhi: "Man I'm the best thief ever, I stole 3 chocolates and no one saw me, you cant' beat that"
So they went to the counter and Sindhi said to the Shop Keeper. Do you wanna see magic?"
Shop keeper replied: "Yes."
Sindhi said: "Give me one chocolate bar." The shop keeper gave him one, and he ate it. He asked for the second, and he ate that as well. He asked for the third, and finished that one too.
The shop keeper asked: "But where's the magic?"
Sindhi replied: "Check in my friend's pocket, and you'll find all of them there"
You Just CAN'T Beat Sindhi. They are born awesome
390] DO YOU LIVE IN A POND OR IN THE OCEAN?
A pond is a small body of water. It has limited resources and there is only so much room. Of course, there are times when there is extra water from the rains that fall, but there are also periods of drought that puts extra pressure on all who live in the pond.
By contrast, an ocean is immense. It has seemingly unlimited resources and there is an abundance of space. It can be unpredictable and dangerous, but whatever the conditions, there is always enough to go around and more left over.
Which world do you live in?
The one that looks safe, but has very limited resources? Where after a dry spell you wonder how much longer you can survive? Where competition is fierce and new inhabitants are treated with fear and suspicion?
Or the world that has unlimited resources? Where there is enough for anyone who is willing to work hard enough and who has the perspective required to notice the opportunities that are all around? Where there is no need to fear competition or those who are different from you because there is ample room for us all?
We all live in a pond or in the ocean, a place of scarcity or of abundance. The difference is all in our perspective. Which one do you live in?
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391] A woman and a man are involved in a car accident. It's a bad one, caused by the woman's reckless driving. Both of their cars are demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt. After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says;
"So, you're a man. That's interesting. I'm a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days."
The man replied," I agree with you completely. This must be a sign from God!
The woman continued, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely damaged, but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune." Then she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opens it, drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man. The man asks, "Aren't you having any?" She replies, "Nah. I think I'll just wait for the police to come and collect their evidence." Adam ate the apple again !
Men will NEVER learn
392] DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know an ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain
Did you know most lipsticks contain fish scales
Did you know no two corn flakes look the same
Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
Did you know 8% of people have an extra rib
Did you know 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
Did you know Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifshitz
Did you know rabbits like licorice
Did you know the Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
Did you know 'Topolino' is the name for Mickey Mouse Italy
Did you know the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E
Did you know the least used letter in the alphabet is Q
Did you know the 3 most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English
Did you know dreamt is the only word that ends in mt
Did you know the names of all continents both start and end with the same letter
Did you know the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON
Did you know if you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same
393] Husband: last night I was sitting in the living room, talking 2 my wife about life.. In-between, we talked about the idea of living or dying. I told her: 'Never let me live in a vegetative state, totally dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me in that state I want you to disconnect all the connections that are keeping me alive, I'd much rather die.'
My wife got up from the sofa with this real look of admiration towards me & proceeded to disconnect the Cable tv, & DVD, then the Computer, the Cell Phone, the iPod, and the Xbox, and then went to the bar and threw away all my whisky, rum, Gin, Vodka & the Beer from the fridge... I ALMOST DIED!!
Think before you speak. The female brain works on a different wavelength
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394] Dont laugh alone pass it on.....
You hv 2 Laugh n share diz!...
A man checked into a hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send a mail to his wife. he accidentally typed d wrong email address, and without realizing he sent the mail to a widow who has just returned from her husband's funeral. The widow decided to check her mail, expecting condolence messages from relatives and friends. After reading d first message she fainted. The son rushed into d room, found his mother on the floor and saw d computer screen which read:
'to my loving wife, i knw u are surprised to hear from me, they hv computers here and we are allowed to send mails to loved ones. I 've just been checked in. How are u and d kids, d place is realy nice but am lonely here. I hv made necessary arrangement 4 ur arrival 2morrow. Expecting u darling. I cnt wait to see u.
395] 25 Life Lessons from Albert Einstein
1. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
2. Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
3. Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
4. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
5. A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
6. Love is a better teacher than duty.
7. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
8. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
9. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
10. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
11. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
12. Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
13. Force always attracts men of low morality.
14. Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
15. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
16. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
17. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
18. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
19. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
20. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
21. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
22. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
23. Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
24. Information is not knowledge.
25. Never lose a holy curiosity.
396] Memory Delight ..
Some years ago "The King's Business" told of a Christian fisherman who lay in his boat one night when he heard a loud splash not far away. Knowing that the owner of another craft nearby was a heavy drinker, he hurriedly jumped into the cold water and with a great effort succeeded in pulling the half-drowned man out of the bay.
He carried him to his berth and applied first aid until the alcoholic regained consciousness. Having done everything to make him comfortable, he swam back to his own boat.
The next morning he returned to inquire how he felt. "That's none of your business," said the man defensively.The fisherman reminded him that he had risked his life to save him; but instead of showing gratitude, the man only cursed him. As the Christian rowed away, tears filled his eyes. Looking up to Heaven, he said, "When I think of how men have treated You, dear Lord, I'm filled with sorrow. Now I can begin to understand how YOU must feel." Our message for you today is...develop the habit of thanking God each morning and throughout the day.
“What do you think of the human race?” asks a friend who has just graduated in sociology. “I think it’s strange – so alike and yet so different! We are capable of working together, of building the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the cathedrals of Europe and the temples of Peru. We can compose unforgettable music, work in hospitals, create new computer programs.
“But at some moment all this loses its meaning, and we feel alone, as if we were part of another world, different from the one we have helped to build.”
“At times, when others need our help, we grow desperate because this prevents us from enjoying life. At other times, when nobody needs us, we feel useless.
“But that’s the way we are. We are complex human beings. Why despair?”
“We are what we think. All that we are comes from our thoughts. Through thought we construct and destroy the world. Thought follows us like a cart follows the pair of oxen. We are what we think. Your imagination can cause you more harm than your worst enemy. But once you control your thoughts, no one can help you as much as they can – not even your father or mother.”
398] FAIR PRICE
Nixivan had gathered his friend for supper and was brewing a juicy piece of meat. Suddenly, he noticed they were out of salt.
Nixivan called his son: “Go to the village and buy salt. But pay the fair price for it; neither pricier nor cheaper.”
His son was surprised: “I understand I shouldn’t pay more, father. But if we can bargain a little, why not save some money?”
“In a large city, this is advisable” he said. ” However, in a small city as ours, the entire village will notice it.”
His guest overheard their conversation and wanted to know why one shouldn’t buy salt for less.
Nixivan answered: “Those who sell underpriced salt, do it in a desperate need for money. Those who take advantage of the situation, show disrespect for the sweat and battle of a man that worked to produce something.”
“But that is too little to destroy a village.”
“In the beginning of the world, injustice was scant as well. But everyone that came afterwards added something, thinking it was not important, and see where we got today.”
399] GOOD NEWS
The Argentinean golfer Robert de Vincenzo went to the parking lot to get his car after having won an important tournament. At that moment, a woman approached him. After congratulating him for his victory, she told him her son was at the edge of death and that she had no money to pay the hospital bills. De Vincenzo immediately gave her part of the money he had won that afternoon.
A week later, at a lunch at the Professional Golf Association, he told this story to a couple of friends. One of them asked him if the woman was blond with a small scar under her left eye. De Vincenzo agreed.
“You were cheated,” his friend said. “This woman is a swindler and is always telling the same story to all foreign golfers that show up here.”
“So there is no child at the edge of death?”
“Well, this was the best news I got this week!” said the golf player.
400] HI! & BYE!
Ram worked at a vegetable distribution factory. One day, when he finished with his work schedule, he went into the vegetable cold room to inspect something, but in a moment of bad luck, the door closed and he was locked inside with no help in sight.
Although he screamed and knocked with all his might, his cries went unheard as no one could hear him. Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room it's impossible to hear what was going on inside.
Five hours later, whilst Ram was on the verge of death, the security guard of the factory, eventually opened the door and saved Ram's life. Ram then asked the security guard how he got to open the door, as it wasn't part of his work routine, and he explained thus:
"I've been working in this factory for 35 years, hundreds of workers go in and out every day, but you're one of the few who greets me in the morning and says goodbye to me every night when leaving after working hours. Many treat me as if I am invisible. Today, like every other day, you greeted me in your simple manner 'Hello' at the entrance when resuming for work. But curiously, after working hours today, I observed I've not heard your Bye! see you tomorrow'. Hence I decided to check around the factory. I look forward to your 'Hi' and 'Bye' every day. To you, I am someone. By not hearing your farewell, I knew something had happened. Then I sought and found you!
Be humble, love and respect those around you. Someone seemingly so insignificant and irrelevant today could be the only help you can get tomorrow
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401] THREE IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
Can you be too nice? I heard of a woman who is a hard core believer in the adage “it's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice.” She likes to tell about when she first started to referee children's basketball games. Her grown son stopped by to watch her officiate one of her first practice games. Afterward he suggested that she be more forceful. “You know, Mom,” he said, “you don't have to say 'I'm sorry, dear, but you stepped out of bounds.'”
I think that U.S. industrialist Charles M. Schwab may have gotten it right. At age 72, Schwab was sued for a large sum of money. Many high-profile personalities would have settled out of court, but Schwab went through with it and eventually won the suit.
Before he left the witness stand, he asked permission of the court to make a statement of a personal nature. This is what he said:
“I am an old man, and I want to say that ninety percent of my troubles have been due to my being good to other people. If you younger folk want to avoid trouble, be hard-boiled and say no to everybody. You will then walk through life unmolested, but…” and here a broad smile lit up his face, “you will have to do without friends, and you won’t have much fun.”
Maybe that’s why author Henry James said, “Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”
What if today you gave yourself permission to be outrageously kind? What if you extended as much good will and kindness as you can possibly muster to every person you meet? And what if you did it with no thought of reward? Be sure of one thing: it will be a day you will never regret.
Joseph Henry was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He used to tell a rather strange story about his childhood.
His grandmother, who raised him, once paid a cobbler to make him a pair of shoes. The man measured his feet and told Joseph that he could choose between two styles: a rounded toe or a square toe. Little Joseph couldn't decide. It seemed to be such a huge decision; after all, they would become his only pair of shoes for a long time. The cobbler allowed him to take a couple of days to make up his mind.
Day after day, Joseph went into the shop, sometimes three or four times a day! Each time he looked over the cobbler's shoes and tried to decide. The round-toed shoes were more practical, but the square toes looked more fashionable. He continued to procrastinate. He wanted to make up his mind, but he just couldn't decide!
Finally, one day he went into the shop and the cobbler handed him a parcel wrapped in brown paper. His new shoes! He raced home. He tore off the wrapping and found a beautiful pair of leather shoes - one with a rounded toe and the other with a square toe.
We can learn a lesson here...a lesson about decisions: if I don't make decisions myself, others will probably make them for me.
And if I choose poorly from time to time, that's okay, too. At least I won't have to wear shoes that don't match. Besides, I'll probably do better the next time.
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403] THE POWER OF SOLITUDE
Herman Melville's classic, Moby Dick, portrays the whaling industry of his time. In today's world, his book may likely upset readers who share more enlightened attitudes about the use and abuse of animals.
But a scene in the story can teach us even today something about the power of solitude and focus in daily life.
Melville gives us a turbulent scene in which a whaleboat scuds across a frothing ocean in pursuit of the great white whale. The sailors are laboring to keep the vessel on course in a raging sea, every muscle taut. They labor furiously as they concentrate on the task at hand. In Captain Ahab's boat, however, there is one man who does nothing. He doesn't hold an oar; he doesn't perspire; he doesn't shout. He is languid - utterly relaxed, quiet and poised. This man is the harpooner, and his job is to patiently wait for the moment. Then Melville gives us this sentence: "To insure the greatest efficiency in the dart, the harpooners of this world must start to their feet out of idleness, and not out of toil."
What a marvelous picture for effective living! Those who would live each day to the fullest must prepare for them from a state of idleness rather than toil. For many people this means a daily period of quiet and meditation to focus, plan or pray.
Self help expert Brian Tracy calls it an indispensable daily time of planning and preparation. He suggests that we devote a full hour to alone time every morning. That is when we set our daily priorities so that we, and not events, are in charge of our lives.
"I don't have time for that!" some people complain. "My life is simply too busy to add one more thing to it."
But most people find that a regular period of solitude to chart the day's course, still the mind, listen and prepare actually creates more time than it takes. For we are most effective when we start to our feet out of idleness and not out of toil.
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Something magical once really happened in Cinderella's Castle in Florida's Disney World. Children and parents were crowded into a room waiting for Cinderella's appearance. She made a dramatic entrance and the children clamored around her.
Whoever hired the young woman to play the role of Cinderella found a remarkable match. She was perfect. Flawless skin; beautiful face; bright eyes and smile; and, she was costumed exquisitely. She looked as if the cartoon character had come to life.
The children wanted to touch her and have her wave her wand over their heads. She smiled down at them and the room was electric with excitement.
Electric for everyone except two boys, apparently brothers, who stood next to a far wall, away from the other children. The older boy held the hand of the younger, much smaller boy, whose body and face were disfigured.
The look in the young boy's eyes was that of yearning. How he wanted to be with Cinderella. How he wanted to be a part of the other children. But he held back, probably out of fear. He had likely been hurt too many times before by children who didn't understand.
But unexpectedly, Cinderella turned and saw the boys. And she must have noticed the longing in the little one's face, for she slowly made her way through the throng, inching toward the far wall.
Then something magical happened. Cinderella did the most remarkable thing -- something I'm sure she never learned in Cinderella Training Class. She bent down and kissed the little boy's face. He smiled a big and beautiful smile. Cinderella kissed him!
Could anything be so wonderful? Cinderella kissed him. Out of all of the children in that room, Cinderella kissed him. No matter what happens to him, he'll always have that -- Cinderella kissed him.
And when he looks into the mirror he will always see the face that Cinderella kissed looking back. Who knows... for months, for years, maybe forever stings and barbs of life will hurt a little less. And he will stand a bit taller and feel a little more special. He'll never forget that... something magical happened... the day Cinderella kissed him.