Friday, October 29, 2010

Story of a Tea Cup - Enjoy The Beautiful Morning !!

"There was a time when I was just a dumb lump of red clay. Then one day my master came. He took me, brought me home, rolled and pounded me on a wooden table. Again and again, he poked his fingers into me until finally I yelled out: 'Don't do that! Leave me alone!' But he only smiled and gently said: "Not yet!"

Then, whoommmm! I was placed on a spinning wheel and suddenly spun around and around and around until I lost all my sense of direction: 'Stop it; don't you see that I'm getting sick? Quickly, take me from the spinning wheel!' But the master only nodded in understanding and quietly said:
"Not yet!"

Then he placed me carefully into an oven. I never felt such heat. I yelled and knocked and pounded at the door: 'It is hotter than hell - I'm burning to ashes. Please get me out of here before it is too late.' I could only read his lips as he shook his head from side to side and silently pronounced, "Not yet!"

After I had cooled down he carefully picked me up, looked at me and brushed some dust away. Then he brought the colors! The fumes were horrible! 'Please... You have no mercy! Please, Stop it!' But he only shook his head and said: "Not yet!"

An hour or later he came back and placed a mirror before me and said: "Look at yourself!" And I did.What I saw amazed me. 'That's not me!' I said. 'It is too beautiful...' With a very compassionate voice he spoke: "This is what you are meant to be," and then he explained: "I know it hurt you when I rolled and kneaded you on the table. But if I had not gotten the air out of you, you would have broken. I knew you must have lost all your sense of orientation when I was spinning you. But without this you would never have come into this form. I know the fumes of the colors were intolerable when I painted you all over. But if I had not done that, you would not have had any color in your life."

God is the potter and we are the clay. He will mold us and will expose us to just enough pressures of just the right kinds that we will become a perfect piece of His liking.

Source : K.N.RAJAN

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Live Life !!

You wake up in the morning,
Do you know what you're going to do?
Do you have any appointments
That are waiting for you?
How will you spend your day?
Don't waste it at all you see,
You only live it once
Make it the very best that it can be.

Moving on is simple,
what you leave behind,
that makes it so difficult.

It takes a minute to like some one,
an hour to love some one,
but to forget some one
it takes a life time.

Two thoughts that decide the progress in your life
The way you interact when you have nothing in hand and
the way you manage when you have everything in hand


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great Morning Thoughts !!

Make it a practice to judge persons and things
in the most favorable light at all times
and under all circumstances.

~ Saint Vincent de Paul

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something,
loves something and has lost something.

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy,
for they are incompatible addictions.

~ Robert Brault

The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder
is to pat him on the back.

~ Author Unknown

Open your heart - open it wide;
someone is standing outside.

~ Quoted in Believe : A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inspirational Morning Poem !!

Whatever you give away today,
or think or say or do
will multiply about tenfold
and then return to you.

It may not come immediately,
nor from the obvious source
but the law applies unfailingly,
through some invisible force.

Whatever you feel about another,
be it love or hate or passion
will surely bounce right back to you
in some clear (or secret) fashion

If you speak about some person,
a word of praise or two,
soon, tens of other people
will speak kind words of you.

Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul,
not secrets of the brain.
Kind ones bring us happiness;
petty ones, untold pain.

Giving works as surely
as reflections in a mirror.
If hate you send, hate you'll get back,
but loving brings love nearer.

Remember,as you start this day
and duty crowds your mind,
that kindness comes so quickly back
to those who first are kind.

Let that thought and this one
direct us through each day.
The only things we ever keep
are the things we give away.

~Author Unknown~

Monday, October 25, 2010

Beautiful I've Learned Series - 6/6

I've learned....

that life is tough, but I'm tougher.

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I've learned....

that opportunities are never lost;

someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned....

that when you harbor bitterness,

happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned....

that I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her,

one more time, before she passed away.

I've learned....

that one should keep his words both soft and tender,

because tomorrow he may have to eat them.