Thursday, October 07, 2010

Cool Morning Thoughts !!

No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission. 

Most people will be about as happy, as they decide to be 

Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently. 

Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have. 

Success stops when you do. 

When your ship comes in.... make sure you are willing to unload it. 

You will never have it all together. 


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Perception - Way to see Life !!

In Washington DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later: - The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
6 minutes: - A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
10 minutes: - A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes: - The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.
After 1 hour: - He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a Stradivarius violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.
This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the DC Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:
 *In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
 *If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . .

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Enlightening Morning Thoughts !!

Journey of life starts with a bag of luck and 
an empty bag of experience.
The goal is to fill the bag of experience
before the bag of luck gets empty !!

The minute you settle for less than you deserve
You get even less than what you settled for
Nothing is too small to neglect and
Nothing is too big to attempt.

People who meet in the journey of life
expect a lot of things from you
But there are some idiots who 
expect nothing than just "U". 
They are your best buddies !!

You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.

~   Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros

Everyone has limits. You just have to learn what your own limits are 
and deal with them accordingly.

~   Nolan Ryan (American Baseball Player)

Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.

~   H. Jackson Brown Jr. (American Author

Monday, October 04, 2010

Beautiful I've Learned Series - 3/6

I've learned....
that I can always pray for someone when 
I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned....
that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, 
everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

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I've learned....
that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold
and a heart to understand.

I've learned....
that simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights 
when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

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I've learned....
that life is like a roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned....
that we should be glad God doesn't give us
everything we ask for.

WOW ... What a Lovely Day !!