Friday, April 08, 2011

A small story that teaches a lot...

A giant ship engine 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 young. 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.......................... $ 9,998.00

Moral of the story : 
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in our life makes all the difference.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Practice those qualities which you believe in !

If kindness, patience, honesty, and generosity are qualities that you believe in, you make every effort to practice those qualities at work. 

Treat people with kindness and respect. If someone is late or makes a mistake, you try to be patient. Even if it’s your job or appropriate to reprimand someone, you do so from a foundation of love and respect. 

In a given day, you have so many opportunities to practice patience, acts of kindness, and forgiveness. You have time to think loving thoughts, smile, embrace others, and practice gratitude. You can practice being non-defensive and a better listener. 

You can try to be compassionate, particularly with difficult or abrasive people. Practice the way you greet people and deal with conflict. You can practice in virtually everything that you do. 

Courtesy : K.N.RAJAN

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Cool Morning Poem !

Warm fuzzies I send
From across all the miles
Sealed with a kiss
And great big smiles

This good morning greeting
Is coming your way
With all of my blessings
You'll have a good day

So open your heart
Let the sunshine in
It's such a nice way
For the day to begin

Enjoy your day
In all that you do
Mine will be awesome
I'm thinking of you

God created a new day for you.
May you be blessed the whole day through.

Peaceful slumber through the night,
Awaken with the morning light.
Greet with Joy the brand new day,
May God guide you on your way.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Lovely Morning Phrases !!

Your thoughts guide you to your destiny.
If you always think the same 
you will always get to the same place.
Think in a new way and you will be a new person.
Give happiness to all and you will live in peace.
Create peace in your mind and 
you will create a world of peace around you.

Never stop caring for the little things in Life,
Never stop dreaming or give into strife.
Never stop building bridges that leads to promising tomorrows,
Never stop trying or give into sorrow. 
Never stop smiling and looking forward to each new day, but most of all
Never stops shining in your own special way. 

Life is the hardest school, as you never know
What level of class you are in,
What exam you will have next and
you can't cheat because nobody else 
will have the same question paper.


Monday, April 04, 2011

A Refreshing Morning to You !!!

"Instead of comparing our lot with that 
of those who are more fortunate than we are, 
we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. 
It then appears that we are among the privileged."

~   Helen Keller

"Age does not protect you from love. 
But love, to some extent, protects you from age."

~   Jeanne Moreau

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves 
and our own self-preservation, 
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
~   Joseph Campbell

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
~   The Buddha

"The brain is like a muscle. 
When it is in use we feel very good. 
Understanding is joyous."

~   Carl Sagan

"There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment 
that may only be traversed by his longing."

~   Khalil Gibran