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  1. THINK BEFORE U SPEAKS.....


A SHORT STORY...

 

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, 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. Everyone 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 ," can’t you see its raining, you old man, if ur son is not
feeling well get him soon to a mental asylum..and don’t 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.

   

2. Story to live by……

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

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

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

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

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.

Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always
by their side in the most painful situations.

3.Life is a Gift Today……..

Before, you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Before you complain about life - Think of someone who died too early on this earth.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.
Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep -Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

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

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another – Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when Depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think you're alive and still around.


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4. Heart touching....
I was walking around in a Big Bazaar store making shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ''Uncle, are you sure I don't have enough money?''

I counted his cash and replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy the doll, my dear.'' The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much. I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY.

I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister..''

My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so my sister won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''

'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'

Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose. My mommy loves white roses.'

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical stage. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.. I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever…

The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE.

Now you have 2 choices:

1) Forward this message, or

2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.

For those who prefer to think that God is not watching over us.... go ahead and delete this. For the rest of us... pass this on.

The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving.

5. Sharpening your skills

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job with a timber merchant, and he got it. His salary was really good and so were the working conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to fell the trees. The first day, the woodcutter brought down 15 trees.

"Congratulations," the boss said. " Carry on with your work!"

Highly motivated by the words of his boss, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he only could bring 10 trees down. The third day he tried even harder, but he was only able to bring down 7 trees.

Day after day he was bringing lesser number of trees down.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.
"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."

That's right. Most of us NEVER update our skills. We think that whatever we have learned is very much enough. But good is not good when better is expected. Sharpening our skills from time to time is the key to success.

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6. This short story is indeed convey good message...........check it out!!!

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 the 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 normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.


Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."

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

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7. Success………
A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS is like baking a cake. Unless you have just the right recipe, it is not going to work. The ingredients must be of the finest quality and in the right proportions. You can't overtake it or undercook it. Once you have the right recipe and with practice and the occasional disaster, it becomes a lot easier. What is the difference between persistence and obstinacy? The difference is that persistence represents a strong will and obstinacy represents a strong won't. You have the recipe. To use it is your choice. A CRASH COURSE FOR SUCCESS ¨ Play to win and not to lose. ¨ Learn from other people's mistakes. You can’t live long to commit them all yourself. ¨Associate with people of high moral character. ¨Give more than you get. - The art of GIVING¨ Don't look for something for nothing. - There is no free lunch in this world.¨ Always think long term. - Vision¨ Evaluate your strengths and build on them. - Strengthen your strengths¨ Always keep the larger picture in mind when making a decision. - Bird eye’s view and also the finer details in consideration¨ Never compromise your integrity. – IMPORTANT

8. A Professor at one of the IIM's (INDIA) was explaining marketing concepts to the Students:-


1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:    "I am very rich. Marry me!" - That's Direct Marketing

  2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl.   One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: "He's very rich. Marry him." - That's Advertising



3.   You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her  telephone number. The next day, you call and say:    "Hi, I'm very rich. Marry me."  - That's Telemarketing

4.  You're at a party and see gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of the car)for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and then say:

By the way, I'm rich. Will you marry me?" - That's Public Relations

5.  You're at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says: You are very rich! Can you marry! me?" - That's Brand Recognition

 6.   You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:

 I am very rich. Marry me!" She gives you a nice hard slap on your face. That's Customer Feedback

7.   You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:

  "I am very rich. Marry me!" And she introduces you to her husband. - That's demand and supply gap


8.  You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say  anything, another person come and tell her: "I'm rich. Will you marry me?" and she goes with him - That's competition eating into your market share

9. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say: "I'm rich, Marry me!" your wife arrives. - That's restriction for entering new markets

9. New Story …………

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

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help
drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end.

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

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

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

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

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

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

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

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

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

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

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'

Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

'Today is a gift that is why it is called The Present. '


10. Story of Brave Dog

Ek din ek kutta jungle main raasta kho gaya Tabhi usane dekha ek sher uskii taraf aa raha hai. Kutte ki saans sookh gayi. "Aaj to kaam tamaam mera!" usne socha. Phir usne saamane kuchh sookhi haddiyan padi dekhi.


Woh aate hue sher ki taraf peeth kar ke baith gaya aur ek sookhi hadii ko choosane laga aur zor zor se bolne laga, "wah! Sher ko khaane ka maza hi kuchh aur hai. Ek aur mil jaaye to poori daawat ho jayegi!" Aur usne zor se dakaar mara. Is bar sher sakate mein aa gayaa. Usne socha "ye kutta to sher ka shikar karta hai! Jaan bacha kara bhago!" Aur sher wahan se champat ho gaya .

Ped par baitha ek Bandar yeh sab tamasha dekh raha tha. Usne socha yeh mauka achha hai sher ko sari kahani bata deta hoon - sher se dosti ho jayegi aur usase zindagi bhar ke liye jaan ka khatra dur ho jayega. Woh phataphat sher ke pichhe bhaga. Kutte ne Bandar ko jaate hue dekh liya aur samajh gaya ki koi locha hai. Udhar Bandar ne sher ko sab bata diya ki kaise kutte ne use bewakoof banaya hai. Sher zor se dahada, "chal mere sath abhi uski leela kahatam karta hu" aur Bandar ko apani peeth par baitha kar sher kutte ki taraf lapka.

Kutte ne sher ko aate dekha to ek bar phir uskii taraf peeth karke baith gaya aur zor zor se bolne laga, "Is Bandar ko bhej ke 1 ghanta ho gaya saala ek sher phaans kar nahi la sakta!"
 
MORAL: -
ALWAYS ACT SMART IN ANY SITUATION ----!!!!

11. This is a really good one and teaches us to look at problems from a different angle and get simple solutions.

 Case # 1: When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens would not work at zero gravity (ink will not flow down to the writing surface).

Solution # 1: To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in

a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

Solution # 2: And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil.

 

Case # 2: One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan 's biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly Line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty. Management asked its engineers to solve the problem.

Solution # 1: Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed through the line to make sure they


were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.

Solution # 2: But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution. He bought a


strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.

 

 Moral



Always look for simple solutions.
Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems.
Always focus on solutions & not on problems.

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12. DEAD LOCK

Boss said to secretary : For a week we will go abroad, so make arrangement.

Secretary make call to Husband : For a week my boss and I will be going abroad, you look after yourself.

Husband make call to secret lover : My wife is going abroad for a week, so lets spend the week together.

Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving private tuition : I have work for a week, so you need not come for class.

Small boy make call to his grandfather : Grandpa, for a week I don't have class 'coz my teacher is busy. Let's spend the week together.

Grandpa (the 1st boss ;)) make call to his secretary : This week I am spending my time with my grandson. We cannot attend that meeting.

Secretary make call to her husband : This week my boss has some work, we canceled our trip.

Husband make call to secret lover : We cannot spend this week together, my wife has canceled her trip.

Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving private tuition:

This week we will have class as usual.

Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, my teacher said this week I have to attend class. Sorry I can't give you company.

Grandpa make call to his secretary : Don't worry this week we will attend that meeting, so make arrangement …………………

This is called DEAD LOCK……….CLEAR??



13. Motivational LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once, there was this guy, who was in love with a gal. She wasn't the most beautiful and


gorgeous but for him, she was everything.
He used to dream about her, about spending the rest of his life with her. His friends told him,

"Why do you dream so much about her, when you don't even know if she loves you or not?

First tell her your feelings, and get to know if she likes you or not"..
He felt that was the right way. The girl knew from the beginning, that this guy loves her.
One day when he proposed, she rejected him.
His friends thought he would take to alcohol; drugs etc. and ruin his life.
To their surprise, he was not depressed.
When they asked him how was it that he is not sad, he replied,

"'Why should I feel bad? I lost one who never loved me & she lost the one


who really loved and cared for her."

Last but not least "Love is not heart of life, it's a part of life"



14. Study this small story

 

Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it.  He held it up for all to see & asked the students "How much do you think this glass weighs?"



'50gms!' ..... '100gms!' .....'125gms'  ...the students answered.                      
             
"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is:

What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"

'Nothing' …..the students said.

'Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?' the professor asked.

'Your arm would begin to ache' said one of the student.

"You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?"

"Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!" ….. ventured another student & all the students laughed..

"Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" asked the professor.

'No'…. Was the answer.


"Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?"

The students were puzzled.

"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked professor again.

"Put the glass down!" said one of the students.


"Exactly!" said the professor.





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