Sunday, 28 August 2011
Trust is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.
A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call. She answered, “Public Utilities Board.” There was silence. She repeated, “PUB.” There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she heard a lady’s voice, “Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry, I got the number from my Husband’s pocket but I do not know whose number it is.”
Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just “hello” instead of “PUB”.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Today at 6:00a.m in the morning, I and my 9 year old son went for a morning walk. While on the move we usually laugh and talk a lot. Our today's topic was on Love towards his family and friends.
Our destination was to walk till the near by community centre where he had swimming lesson to go to. After his swimming lesson, he decided to stop there a little more while. We took a seat at the edge of the pool coz he wanted to continue our topic. We continued. I filled the palm of my hand with water n held it before him and said:
"You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes " Love."
This was how I saw it:
As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it find.
This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love...they try to posses it, they demand, they expect... and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you. For love is meant to be free, you cannot change its nature. If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings.
Give and don't expect.
Advise, but don't order.
Ask, but never demand.
It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. It is the secret to true love. To truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional caring."
He enjoyed the topic n we got a good quality time with each other, that was more important as well.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
I miss you. If I could count the tears I have cried and the hours I have wished for you, the number would be mind boggling, I am sure. Sometimes it feels like I've spent my entire life without you; sometimes it feels like you are still here. But in truth, I lived 20 years with you and now, one without.
In retrospect, a year doesn't seem like a long time, but nearly everything about me is different than it was then. Life has melted back into a new kind of normal. However, I am definitely not the same person you knew.
It seems strange to say, But I am a even more happier person. That quote that says you can't really laugh until you cry with your whole heart is true. My outlook on life has changed. You used to chide me for being such a pessimist. Well, I'm not anymore. I have discovered how to find the beautiful little things in life....something you taught me. Something that took me long to learn.
You always pushed me to be my best, to take pride in my work, to reach for my dreams, and to never give up. Over the past 11 years, I've had to learn to live without you. Gradually, I realized what you meant when you said not to let go my hopes as we cried together on your bed. It was by no means easy, but I can now say that I have learned to love myself enuf to continue on as I was before. I haven't let go of anything.
But it is time to let go of you. It took me long to understand that this not some trial period without you. I m scared to death of accepting the inevitable, but I know I have no other choice.
Those who have shared your fate surround you, and I am surrounded by the people who have been in my place before- ( your grandchildren) who love me and care for me.
I trace your name with my finger on the stone. This stone may not always be near me to remind me of you, but you will always be in my heart. Apart of me forever.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
You've heard the old joke about hard times. When your friends are unemployed, it's recession. When you are unemployed, it's depression. Well, don't believe it.
People get stuck in their beliefs about economy. If we worry that there's inflation or deflation, our attitude will cause us to have difficulty because of recession or inflation.
One of the farmer recently said, "About the only way to make deposit on a John Deere tractor today is to hire a pigeon!"
That's not a bad line, but a terrible attitude. No matter how tough things get, you just can't let them get to you. You've got to program yourself to keep expecting- and generating- boom times. If you keep the boom-time attitude, you'll soon be booming. Our minds and our imaginations can help us to ride out, to rise above- and even prosper in - times of both recession and inflation.
It was during a recession that Bill Marriott expanded his hotel chain while others were pulling back. He virtually doubled the size of his company during that period. His philosophy was that while everyone else was laying off, he would hire- at lower salaries- superior people who would be grateful to receive work.
During recession, Delta Airlines doubled the number of airplanes they owned. They told their employees, "We're going to keep all of you working ." The employees were so thankful they helped Delta pay for the planes!
So hard times are nothing more than a state of mind. Change your state of mind and you can change the quality of your life, no matter what happens to the economy.