Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Poetry by Rabindranath Tagore

From the book "Gitanjali"

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake."

Funny thoughts-Fish

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thought for the day-What we are

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
- Max DePree

Inspirational quotes-Lived

inspirational-quotes

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thoughts-God cannot be everywhere so he made parents

Few days back when i had gone to a park for my evening walk i came across an elderly couple sitting on a bench looking completely dejected and lost talking to each other.
Tired myself and also curious to know about their topic of discussion i went and sat next to them.
After a few moments what i could gather from their conversation was that their only son had migrated to America and they were left alone back here. Every sentence they said to each other conveyed to me their longing, their lonliness and their unconditional love for their only son.
My eyes litrally welled up with tears and in that instance i realised just how selfish we children have become. In our pursuit to achieve our goals and ambitions we tend to forget the two most important people of our lives our parents.
Those parents who protected us when we were young those parents who nurtured us physically and mentally and guided us through our lives,those parents who wanted us even before we were conceived.
What has the fate of these parents become now? most of them are languishing in old age homes most of them are leading a life of complete lonliness and most of them are discarded when they fall ill.
Why do we children of our parents forget that we are what we are because of these two special people who brought us into this world protected us from nightmares and who encouraged us to chase our dreams.
Well bringing this article to an end i would like to quote a few lines written by 'Dona Maddux Cooper' which says"WHEN YOU WERE SMALL AND JUST A TOUCH AWAY I COVERED YOU WITH BLANKETS AGAINST THE COOL NIGHT AIR BUT NOW THAT YOU ARE TALL AND OUT OF REACH I FOLD MY HANDS AND COVER YOU WITH PRAYER".

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quotes-Useful

"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."
- Chanakya

Famous quotes-Identity

In the world to come they will not ask me, "Why were you not Moses?"
They will ask me, "Why were you not Zusya."
-Zusya of Hanipoli

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sexual quotes-Burden

"Homosexuality is God's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children."
- Sam Austin

Sarcastic quotes-Perfect

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”
– Groucho Marx

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thought for the day-Afraid

"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."

Funny thoughts-Offensive

There are only two four letter words that are offensive to men -
'don't' and 'stop', unless they are used together.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Deep thoughts-restless

Restless man's mind is,
So strongly shaken
In the grip of the senses...
Truly I think
The wind is no wilder.
- Bhagavad Gita

Sarcastic quotes-Compress

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thought for the day-Woodpecker

Even a woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head.

Motivational thoughts-Winds of Change

motivational-thoughts

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sarcastic quotes-Backbone

“I could carve a man with more backbone out of a banana.”
– Teddy Roosevelt

Funny thoughts-Yawn

Yawn: The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thoughts-Why Some People Have All the Luck

Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve?
A psychologist says he has discovered the answer.
Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune. I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me.
Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and over the years, I have interviewed them, monitored their lives and had them take part in experiments.
The results reveal that although these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their good and bad fortune. Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not.
I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. I had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper saying: 'Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $50.'
This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.
Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected..
As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties' intent on finding their perfect partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements and miss other types of jobs.
Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for. My research eventually revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
Towards the end of the work, I wondered whether these principles could be used to create good luck. I asked a group of volunteers to spend a month carrying out exercises designed to help them think and behave like a lucky person.
Dramatic results! These exercises helped them spot chance opportunities, listen to their intuition, expect to be lucky, and be more resilient to bad luck. One month later, the volunteers returned and described what had happened. The results were dramatic: 80% of people were now happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps most important of all, luckier.
The lucky people had become even luckier and the unlucky had become lucky.
Finally, I had found the elusive 'luck factor'.
Here are Professor Wiseman's four top tips for becoming lucky:
1) Listen to your gut instincts - they are normally right
2) Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine
3) Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well
4) Visualize yourself being lucky before an important meeting or telephone call.
Have a Lucky day and work for it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quotes by musicians-Vision

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
-Stevie Wonder

Thoughts on Life-Process

Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thought for the day-Poorest

The poorest of all men is not the man without a cent but the man without a dream.

Humor quotes-Snow

"And it snowed in Malibu. That is unbelievable, isn't it? Yeah. Five inches of snow in Malibu, where people aren't used to snow. They were trying to snort it. They didn't understand. The roads were closed in Malibu. In fact, there was so much snow, a lot of celebrities couldn't get to the global warming conference."
-Jay Leno

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Famous quotes-Possibilities

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
but in the expert's there are few.
-Shunryu Suzuki

Funny thoughts-Apology letter

Your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom factory.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Funny thoughts-Expensive

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.

Humor quotes-Marry by all means

By all means, marry.
If you get a good wife,
You'll become happy;
If you get a bad one,
You'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Famous quotes-See God

In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness...
I see what people call God in all these things.
- Pablo Casals

Thoughts on life-Journey

In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thoughts-What is recession?

This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling "Wada-Pav" by the roadside.

He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers.
He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio.
His eyes were weak, so he never watched television.
But enthusiastically, he sold lots of "Wada-pavs".
He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales.
His sales and profit went up..
He ordered more a more raw material and buns and use to sale more.
He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers.
He started offering home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a bigger and better stove.
As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from College, joined his father.
Then something strange happened.
The son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?"
The father replied, "No, but tell me about it." The son said, "The international situation is terrible.
The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, listened to the radio and watched TV.
He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly.
So the next day onwards, the father cut down his raw material order and buns, took down the colourful signboard,
removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and was no longer as enthusiastic.
He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs.
Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his "Wada-Pav" stand.
And his sales started coming down rapidly, same is the profit.
The father said to his son, "Son, you were right".
"We are in the middle of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."

Moral of The Story: It's all in your MIND! And we actually FUEL this recession much more than we think we do!!

What can we take away from this story??

1. How many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment?
2. Choose your advisors carefully but use your own judgment
3. A person or an organization will survive forever, if they have the 5 Cs
* Character
* Commitment
* Conviction
* Courtesy
* Courage

The tragedy today is that there are many walking encyclopedias that are living failures.
The More practical and appropriate views on this economic recession is:

"This is the time to reunite together for any small or a big organization,
this is the time to motivate and retain people which are the biggest asset,
this is the time to show more commitments to the customers,
this is the time show values of our company to the world,
and this is the time to stand by our Nation".

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thought for the day-Care

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Motivational thoughts-Dream big

motivational-thoughts

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quotes-Change

Funny thoughts-Ballet

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thought for the day-Temper & Pride

Temper is what gets most of us into trouble.
Pride is what keeps us there.

Famous quotes-Help

Heaven never helps men who will not act.
- Sophocles

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sexual quotes-Double chance

"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."
- Woody Allen

Humor quotes-Health books

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Political Quotes-Sheep

"He is a sheep in sheep's clothing"
- Winston Churchill on Clement Attlee.

Thoughts - 100 %

A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed.
The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised.
That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn't sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble.

Moral of the story:
If you don't give your hundred percent in a relationship, you'll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent.. This is applicable for any relationship like love, employer-employee relationship etc., Give your hundred percent to everything you do and sleep peacefully

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Love quotes-Together

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Funny thoughts-Walk

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's 97 years old and we don't know where the hell she is.

Friday, June 5, 2009

World Environment Day

This year's theme for World Environment Day [Wed] is Your Planet Need You!Unite to Combat Climate Change. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the U. N. stimulates worldwide awareness of the environments.
Plant a tree ! Help achieve UNEP'S Billion Tree Campaign,target of planting seven billion trees- by the end of this year.
Find needy homes or charitable organizations for things that you no longer need or want.Save water,use towels for dying your face instead of tissue that are use and thrown away.For lunch opt,for reusable containers for food storage instead of wrapping the food with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.Switch off all lights when not in use,saving energy helps reduce air pollution,say no to plastic.
So come my friends ,lets join hands in saving our environments for our future generations to come.

thought-for-the-day

Famous Quotes-Shiver

"A shiver looking for a spine to run up."
- Harold Wilson on Edward Heath.

Thought for the day-Music inside

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thoughts by musicians-Memories

"Take care of all your memories, for you cannot relive them."
~ Bob Dylan

Funny thoughts-Sweat

Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Deep thoughts-Smile

Don't cry because its over; smile because it happened.

Humor quotes-Credit crunch

What worries me most about the credit crunch, is that if one of my cheques is returned stamped 'insufficient funds'. I won't know whether that refers to mine or the bank's.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Quotes-Laughter

I think laughter is very imperative. And that's the important part of my life, of making people laugh so they can forget their problems. A good laugh is better than anything."
~ Comedian Milton Berle (1908-2002)

Life

life

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thoughtful quotes

It is common sense to take a method and try it
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Funny thoughts-Two things

You should do two things in the morning...Pray to God so you can live and have a shower so others can live.