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Fabulous Answer

September 1st, 2006 3 comments

mechanicA mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop.

The Dr was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hello Doctor! Please come over here for a minute.”

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, “So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind them, put in new parts and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work? “

The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic…

“Try to do it when the engine is running”

Motivation

August 30th, 2006 1 comment

FrogStory about the tiny frogs…There once was a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.

The race began…
Honestly, no one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as, “Oh, WAY too difficult!!”, “They will NEVER make it to the top” or “Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!”

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one except for those who in a fresh tempo were climbing higher and higher. The crowd continued to yell; “It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!” More tiny frogs got tired and gave up. But one continued higher and higher and higher. This one wouldn’t give up. At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog that after a big effort was the only one who reached the top.

Then all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how the one who succeeded had found the strength to reach the goal.

It turned out………. That the winner was DEAF!

The wisdom of this story is:

Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic.
…cause they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you. The ones you have in your heart! Always think of the power words have. Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Therefore: ALWAYS BE POSITIVE!

And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that YOU can not fulfil YOUR dreams!

Always think: I can do this!

A good lesson to learn

August 29th, 2006 2 comments

Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed?

The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work.

He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom. Two of the ship’s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!

A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars. “What?” the owners exclaimed. “He hardly did anything!”
So they wrote the old man a note saying, “Please send us an Itemized Bill.”

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer ………………….. $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap…………………….. $ 9998.00

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

The Hospital window

August 16th, 2006 1 comment

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 detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it. In his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks 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 beside 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’s why it is called the present”

Right thing @ Right time

July 17th, 2006 2 comments

Rohit wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed.

Rohit looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotless, clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table. “Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping. Love You!”

So he goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Rohit asks, “Son, what happened last night?” His son says, “Well, you came home around 3 AM, drunk and delirious. Broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door”. Confused, Rohit asks, “So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me? I should expect a big quarrel with her!”

His son replies, “Oh, that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your clothes n shoes off, you said, “Lady leave me alone! I’m married !”

Moral
Self-induced hangover — Rs. 2000.00
Broken furniture — Rs. 20,000.00
Breakfast — Rs. 100.00

Saying The Right Thing While Drunk – PRICELESS

How to behave with your parents when they became old?

July 14th, 2006 8 comments

There is a story about an 80 year old man who was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 year old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window sill.

The father asked his son, “What is this?”

The son replied, “It is a crow”.

After a few minutes, the father asked his son the 2nd time, “What is this?”

The son said “Father, I just told you, It’s a crow”.

After a little while, the old father again asked his son the 3rd time, What is this?”
The son said with some irritation, “It’s a crow, a crow”.

A little after, the father again asked his son for the 4th time, “What is this?”
This time the son shouted at his father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Can’t you understand this?”

A little later the father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his son was born. On opening a page, he asked his son to read that page.

When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary :-
“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again all 23 times”.

So..
If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.

C-T-H

July 13th, 2006 1 comment

CONFIDENCE:
Ones all village people decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all people gathered and only one boy came with an
umbrella that’s confidence………..

TRUST:
Trust should be like the feeling of a one year old baby when you throw him in the air , he laughs…… because he knows you will catch him……..

HOPE:
A human being can live for 40 days without water 8 minutes without air but not even 1 second without hope….

SO ALWAYS HAVE CONFIDENCE, TRUST OTHERS AND NEVER LOSE HOPE