Friday, April 29, 2016

Beautiful Quotes =)

Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace. - Dalai Lama

Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you, someone who needs it may just pick it up!

Everyday is a fresh start. Wake up with a grateful heart.

Happiness is meeting an old friend after a long time  and feeling that nothing has changed.

We come with nothing and go with nothing..
But one great thing we achieve is..
A little remembrance in someone's mind and a small place in someone's heart.

Let us be a player in life who runs for the goal..
And not a referee who looks for the faults.

Life is always full of surprises. You never know who you are going to meet that will change your life forever.

A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul.

Making a friend is an act of grace.
Having a friend is a gift.
Keeping a friend is a virtue.
Being a friend is an honor.

Be happy, be yourself.
If others don't like it then let them be.
Happiness is a choice.
Life isn't about pleasing everybody.

A man asked an artist...
How do you make such beautiful things from stone...
He replied,
'Beauty is already hidden there.
I just remove the extra stone...'
Your happiness is hidden within yourself...
Just remove your worries.

Superb Speech by Mr Ratan Tata at Symbiosis, Pune

Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.

There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

Don't take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

...It's OK, bunk few classes, score low in couple of papers, take leave from work, fall in love, fight a little with your spouse... It's OK. We are people, not programmed devices!

Don't be serious, enjoy life as it comes.

Life Quotes

If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough. - David Levithan

Don't be fooled by your emptiness, there's so much room for happiness!

Two things help success in life:
1. The way you manage when you have nothing
2. The way you behave when you have everything.

Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from the negative.

When we all help one another everybody wins. - Jim Stovall

Rivers never go reverse - so try to live like a river, forget past and focus on future... always be positive!

We can save many relations, if we understand a simple fact that people are not wrong, they are different.

The secret to living longer and better:
Eat half...
Walk twice...
Laugh triple...
and love without measure. - Chinese proverb

The happiest people do not necessarily have the best things.
They simple appreciate the things they have.

There is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some people come into your life to test you, some to teach you, some to use you, and some to bring out the very best in you.

A lamp doesn't speak...it introduces itself through its light...
Achievers never expose themselves, but their achievements expose them.

While you were waking up today, someone else was taking their last breath. Be thankful for this day.

Life, the start and the end are similar, take advantage of the time in between.

Positive thinking isn't about expecting the best to happen every time, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment.

Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.

1 to 10... Fantastic Words

The most selfish one letter word.
"I"
Avoid it.

The most satisfying two letter word.
"We"
Use it.

The most poisonous three letter word.
"Ego"
Kill it.

The most used four letter word.
"Love"
Value it.

The most pleasing five letter word.
"Smile"
Keep it.

The fastest spreading six letter word.
"Rumour"
Ignore it.

The hard working seven letter word.
"Success"
Achieve it.

The most enviable eight letter word.
"Jealousy"
Distance it.

The most powerful nine letter word.
"Knowledge"
Acquire it.

The most divine ten letter word.
"Friendship"
Maintain it.

Friday, April 15, 2016

All Parents - Do Read

A man, an avid gardener, saw a small butterfly laying few eggs in one of the pots in his garden. Since that day he looked at the eggs with ever growing curiosity and eagerness.

The eggs started to move and shake a little.

He was excited to see a new life coming up right in front of his eyes. He spent hours watching the eggs now. The eggs started to expand and develop cracks. A tiny head and antennae started to come out ever so slowly. The man's excitement knew no bounds.

He got his magnifying glass and sat to watch the life and body of a pupa coming out. He saw the struggle of the tender pupa and couldn't resist his urge to 'help'. He went and got a tender forceps to help the egg break, a nip here, a nip there to help the struggling life and the pupa was out. The man was ecstatic!

He waited now each day for the pupa to grow and fly like a beautiful butterfly, but alas that never happened. The larvae pupa had an oversized head and kept crawling along in the pot for the full 4 weeks and died!

Depressed, the man went to his botanist friend and asked the reason. His friend told him the struggle to break out of the egg helps the larvae to send blood to its wings and the head push helps the head to remain small so that the tender wings can support it through its 4-week life cycle. In his eagerness to help, the man destroyed a beautiful life!

Struggles help all of us, that's why a bit of effort goes a long way to develop our strength to face life's difficulties!

As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life's harsh realities and disappointments. We don't want our kids to struggle like we did.

Harvard psychiatrist Dr Dan Kindlon says that over-protected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges. We're sending our kids the message that they're not capable of helping themselves.

To quote clinical psychologist, Dr Wendy's Moral: "It is our job to prepare our children for the road and not prepare the road for our children."

What is Binding You?

A farmer was taking three of his donkeys for sale to the market. On the way he saw a river and decided to have a dip.

Since he had only two ropes to tie the donkeys to a tree, he looked around wondering how to tie the third one.

He saw a sage and sought his help if he could give him a rope to tie the third donkey. The sage did not have a rope but had a suggestion.

He told the farmer, "Let the third donkey see you tying the other two donkeys to a tree. Then you pretend to tie this one also."

The farmer did as he was told and went for a dip in the river. Coming back, he thanked the sage and saw that the donkeys stood exactly at the same spot where he had left them.

He untied the two donkeys and patted the third one to start moving. After going a little distance, imagine his surprise when the third donkey stood still at the same spot.

Cajoling, kicking or talking did not help with the donkey, refusing to move from the spot.

The farmer went back to the sage, who told him, "Untie the third donkey." "But," protested the farmer, "I have not tied him." The sage asked, "You know it. But does the donkey know that?"

Sure enough the farmer went back and pretended to untie the donkey. The donkey moved immediately as though released and walked over to join the other two donkeys.

We are all, also tied up by too many imaginary ropes... which are really non-existent. The only truth is there are no boundaries in real life and anyone can stretch to any extent. Don't we all see records being broken, every time, everywhere and everyday?

Our mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except with our permission.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Overtake

A boy with his parents was travelling in their car. Father was driving and son was sitting in the back. Dad was driving this car very carefully because it was quite dear to him.

After a few minutes later, a modern car overtook their car. Son told Father, "Dad this car went ahead of us, please use accelerator to overtake that car." Dad replied smiling, "Son, it is not possible, our car is not capable of going that fast."

Within a few seconds, another car went ahead of them. Son got annoyed by it and told dad to press accelerator.

Dad replied to son in anger, "You are only seeing cars which are going ahead of us. There are many cars behind us. If we try to catch up with those cars in front of us, we may end up doing damage to our car."

Son replied nicely, "Dad, you compare me with other smart kids and keep telling me to be like them. If I try to be like them, I might end up hurting myself right! You are only seeing smarter kids than me, but you are not seeing kids who are behind me."

All parents must read.