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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2013, 12:57:45 pm »
Mother’s Hands

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent. He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?”

The youth answered “no”.

“Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

“My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

“Where did your mother work?”

“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, when he asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

This young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and worked as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. As protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2013, 01:03:10 pm »
heart touching story....

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2013, 11:53:53 am »
Why are Goals Important

A man was traveling and stopped at an intersection. He asked an elderly man, "Where does this
road take me?" The elderly person asked, "Where do
you want to go?" The man replied, "I don't know." The
elderly person said, "Then take any road. What
difference does it make?" How true. When we don't know where we are going, any road will take us there. Suppose you have all the football eleven players, enthusiastically ready to play the game, all charged up,
and then someone took the goal post away. What
would happen to the game? There is nothing left. How
do you keep score? How do you know you have arrived? Enthusiasm without direction is like wildfire and leads to frustration. Goals give a sense of direction. Would you sit in a train or a plane without knowing
where it was going? The obvious answer is no. Then
why do people go through life without having any
goals?

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2013, 11:59:06 am »
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the
morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read
his name in the obituary column. The news papers had
reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His
first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he
regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read,
"Dynamite King Dies." And also "He was the merchant of
death." This man was the inventor of dynamite and
when he read the words "merchant of death," he asked
himself a question, "Is this how I am going to be
remembered?" He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be
remembered. From that day on, he started working
toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is
remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and
redefined his values, we should step back and do the
same.
What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

 Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2013, 12:14:01 pm »
I KNEW YOU WOULD COME

There were two childhood buddies who went through
school and college and even joined the army together.
War broke out and they were fighting in the same unit.
One night they were ambushed. Bullets were flying all
over and out of the darkness came a voice, "Harry,
please come and help me." Harry immediately recognized the voice of his childhood buddy, Bill. He
asked the captain if he could go. The captain said, "No, I
can't let you go, I am already short-handed and I
cannot afford to lose one more person. Besides, the
way Bill sounds he is not going to make it." Harry kept
quiet. Again the voice came, "Harry, please come and help me." Harry sat quietly because the captain had
refused earlier. Again and again the voice came. Harry
couldn't contain himself any longer and told the
captain, "Captain, this is my childhood buddy. I have to
go and help." The captain reluctantly let him go. Harry
crawled through the darkness and dragged Bill back into the trench. They found that Bill was dead. Now the
captain got angry and shouted at Harry, "Didn't I tell
you he was not going to make it? He is dead, you could
have been killed and I could have lost a hand. That was
a mistake." Harry replied, "Captain, I did the right thing.
When I reached Bill he was still alive and his last words were 'Harry, I knew you would come'.

Good relationships are hard to find and once developed
should be nurtured.
We are often told: Live your dream.
But you cannot live your dream at the expense of
others. People who do so are unscrupulous. We need to
make personal sacrifices for our family, friends, and
those we care about and who depend on us.

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2013, 12:20:30 pm »
Be Enthusiastic

Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm. --
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm and success go hand in hand, but
enthusiasm comes first. Enthusiasm inspires
confidence, raises morale, builds loyalty! and is
priceless. Enthusiasm is contagious. You can feel
enthusiasm by the way a person talks, walks or shakes
hands. Enthusiasm is a habit that one can acquire and practice.

Many decades ago, Charles Schwab, who was earning a
salary of a million dollars a year, was asked if he was
being paid such a high salary because of his exceptional
ability to produce steel. Charles Schwab replied, "I
consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among the
men the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and
encouragement."

Live while you are alive. Don't die before you are
dead.

Enthusiasm and desire are what change mediocrity to
excellence.

Water turns into steam with a difference of only one
degree in temperature and steam can move some of
the biggest engines in the world.

That is what enthusiasm helps us to do in our lives.

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 02:18:21 pm »
A couple’s heartbreak

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle and, fascinated with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just four words.

What do you think were the four words?The husband just said “I Love You Darling”The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is proactive behaviour The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he have taken time to keep the bottle away, this will not have happened. N0 point in attaching blame. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. We miss out some warmth in human relationship in giving each other support. After all, shouldn’t forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do? Treasure what you have. Don’t multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding on to forgiveness.If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world.Take off all your envies, jealousies, unwillingness to forgive, selfishness, and fears and you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think…!!!

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 08:17:20 pm »
nice one sirji :clap

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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2014, 03:22:09 pm »
Helen Keller
It was a cold winter afternoon in 1920. A large number of people were waiting outside an exhibition hall in the city of New York to purchase tickets. Inside the hall, the manager seemed to be highly pleased. A large number of people had arrived, many more than his expectations. A new kind of exhibition was being presented on that day.
The curtain went up. The stage was set up like a reception room in a house. A young man who sat beside a piano rose and bowed ceremoniously. He introduced a majestic middle-aged woman to the audience. It was Anne Sullivan Macy. Anne made a brief speech. Everyone listened attentively to her sweet-sounding words. Later another woman, beautifully dressed and pleasant-looking, walked on to stage. Anne clasped her hand. She just looked at the audience and stood revealed.
Later, that woman – Helen Keller – spoke. She struggled hard to let out each word. The audience too struggled to grasp what she said. Still they, kept their ears strained and sharp. A long applause resounded in the hall when Helen stopped speaking. These two were among the most famous people in America those days. Anne Sullivan was a bold educationist and civil rights spokesperson. Helen Adams Keller was her deaf and blind disciple. Despite being handicapped, she had made a name for herself as a writer, women’s liberation activist and a social worker.
The audience was immensely touched by Helen’s speech. Her words could be summed up this way: “My teacher told you how her one word touched the darkness of my mind and how I woke up to the bliss of life. I was dumb; now I can speak. I am obliged to the hands and hearts of others for this achievement. Through their love I came to see my mind; I could see God, I could find happiness. In fact, we all live for helping others and for being helped. By remaining united we can do a lot of things. Only love can break down the walls that stand between us and our happiness. The greatest commandment is to love one another. I would like to thank God at the top of my voice for all the love, happiness and hope that would be coming to me.”
Why did Helen Keller give such a message? Both Helen and her teacher needed money to live. They got ready for this show in the hope of being paid. The audience had come to get a glance of this ‘living miracle’ much more than hearing a lecture. Most of them were curious as if they were viewing a rare creation. But Helen Keller’s glory lies in the fact that she suffered all such humiliations and fought bravely for the rights of the physically handicapped people. She declared that the physically handicapped people had the right to live like the normal people.
Helen demanded humanitarian consideration and equality for them. Even today, the life of Helen who successfully conquered obstacles in life is indeed a source of inspiration and zeal for millions of people.
The eventful life of Helen Keller has ever been an inspiration for the physically disabled and for those who suffer discrimination of any kind. She advocated and struggled for their rights till the end of her life.
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Re: INSPIRING STORIES
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2014, 03:28:50 pm »

You Are Unique !
Think what a remarkable, unduplicatable, and miraculous thing it is to be you! Of all the people who have come and gone on the earth, since the beginning of time, not ONE of them is like YOU!   No one who has ever lived or is to come has had your combination of abilities, talents, appearance, friends, acquaintances, burdens, sorrows and opportunities.   No one’s hair grows exactly the way yours does. No one’s finger prints are like yours. No one has the same combination of secret inside jokes and family expressions that you know.   The few people who laugh at all the same things you do, don’t sneeze the way you do. No one prays about exactly the same concerns as you do. No one is loved by the same combination of people that love you – NO ONE!   No one before, no one to come. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE!   Enjoy that uniqueness. You do not have to pretend in order to seem more like someone else. You weren’t meant to be like someone else. You do not have to lie to conceal the parts of you that are not like what you see in anyone else.   You were meant to be different. Nowhere ever in all of history will the same things be going on in anyone’s mind, soul and spirit as are going on in yours right now.   If you did not exist, there would be a hole in creation, a gap in history, something missing from the plan for humankind.   Treasure your uniqueness. It is a gift given only to you. Enjoy it and share it!   No one can reach out to others in the same way that you can. No one can speak your words. No one can convey your meanings. No one can comfort with your kind of comfort. No one can bring your kind of understanding to another person.   No one can be cheerful and lighthearted and joyous in your way. No one can smile your smile. No one else can bring the whole unique impact of you to another human being.   Share your uniqueness. Let it be free to flow out among your family and friends and people you meet in the rush and clutter of living wherever you are. That gift of yourself was given you to enjoy and share. Give yourself away!   See it! Receive it! Let it tickle you! Let it inform you and nudge you and inspire you! YOU ARE UNIQUE!
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