Friday, August 13, 2010

Thoughtful Story - THE SMART GAME !!

There once lived a great mathematician in a village outside Ujjain . He was often called by the local king to advice on matters related to the economy. His reputation had spread as far as Taxila in the North and Kanchi in the South of India. So it hurt him very much when the village headman told him, "You may be a great mathematician who advises the king on economic matters but your son does not know the value of gold or silver." 

The mathematician called his son and asked, "What is more valuable - gold or silver?" "Gold," said the son. "That is correct. Why is it then that the village headman makes fun of you, claims you do not know the value of gold or silver? He teases me every day. He mocks me before other village elders as a father who neglects his son. This hurts me. I feel everyone in the village is laughing behind my back because you do not know what is more valuable, gold or silver. Explain this to me, son." 

So the son of the mathematician told his father the reason why the village headman carried this impression. "Every day on my way to school, the village headman calls me to his house. There, in front of all village elders, he holds out a silver coin in one hand and a gold coin in other. He asks me to pick up the more valuable coin. I pick the silver coin. He laughs, the elders jeer, everyone makes fun of me. And then I go to school. This happens every day. That is why they tell you I do not know the value of gold or silver." 

The father was confused. His son knew the value of gold and silver, and yet when asked to choose between a gold coin and silver coin always picked the silver coin. "Why don't you pick up the gold coin?" he asked. In response, the son took the father to his room and showed him a box. In the box were at least a hundred silver coins. Turning to his father, the mathematician's son said, "The day I pick up the gold coin the game will stop. They will stop having fun and I will stop making money." 

The bottom line is...

Sometimes in life, we have to play the fool because our seniors and our peers, and sometimes even our juniors like it. That does not mean we lose in the game of life. It just means allowing others to win in one arena of the game, while we win in the other arena of the game. We have to choose which arena matters to us and which arenas do not.

Source : DSDG

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Morning Great Sayings !!

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

~   Greg Anderson
(American Author of "The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness")

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.

~   John Steinbeck (1902-1968) American Novelist

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

~   Henry Ford (1863-1947) American Industrialist

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless,
unremembered acts of kindness and love.

~   William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and 
we can only fly by embracing one another.

~   Luciano de Crescenzo

Have A Refreshing Thursday !!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Refreshing Morning Poem !!

A good morning hug
I'm sending to you
Wrapped up in love
With big smiles too

My special wish
Is you'll have a good day
I hope things are pleasant
Each step of the way

A day filled with sunshine
No clouds overhead
Feelings of peace
As you climb out of bed

Enjoy the fresh air
Be good to yourself
Find time to relax
We only live once

A good morning hug
For you my friend
Have a good day
From beginning till end

May your day be filled with sunshine! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Start Your Day With A Positive Note !!

Don't go the way life takes you.
Take the life the way you go,
Remember you are born to live and 
not living because you are born. 

Some times Prayers doesnt change the situation, 
but it changes our attitude towards situation, 
& gives us the hopes which changes our entire Life. 

Happiness always looks small if you hold it in your hands, 
but when you learn to share it, 
you will realize how big and precious it is.

If you want something you never had, 
do something you have never done. 

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future.
It's something you design for the present. 
Make each moment a happy one.
I just did it by remembering U!

Have a nice day !!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Popular Morning Messages !

"Enjoy doing nothing, and you can enjoy doing anything. 
Enjoy having nothing, and you can enjoy whatever you have."

~   Ralph Marston 

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."

~   Elbert Hubbard 

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. 
It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.

~   Erastus Wiman

To give real service you must add something,
which cannot be bought or measured with money, 
and that is sincerity and integrity.

~   Donald A. Adams

Action may not always bring happiness; 
but there is no happiness without action.

~   Benjamin Disraeli
(1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister)