Friday, March 29, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
STORY : MOTHER /// GIVING ///
"Can I see my baby?" the happy new mother asked. When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor turned quickly and looked out the tall hospital window. The baby had been born without ears.
Time proved that the baby's hearing was perfect. It was only his appearance that was marred. When he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother's arms, she sighed, knowing that his life was to be a succession of heart breaks. He blurted out the tragedy. "A boy, a big boy...called me a freak."
He grew up, handsome for his misfortune. A favorite with his fellow students, he might have been class president, but for that. He developed a gift, a talent for literature and music. "You might mingle with other young people," his mother reproved him, but felt a tenderness in her heart.
The boy's father had a session with the family physician. Could nothing be done? "I believe I could graft on a pair of outer ears, if they could be procured" the doctor decided. Whereupon the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice for a young man.
Two years went by. Then, "You are going to the hospital, son. Mother and I have someone who will donate the ears you need. But it's a secret" said the father.
The operation was a brilliant success, and a new person emerged. His talents blossomed into genius, and school and college became a series of triumphs. Later he married and entered the diplomatic service. "But I must know!" he urged his father. "Who gave so much for me? I could never do enough for him." "I do not believe you could," said the father, "but the agreement was that you are not to know...not yet."
The years kept their profound secret, but the day did come... one of the darkest days that ever pass through a son. He stood with his father over his mother's casket. Slowly, tenderly, the father stretched forth a hand and raised the thick, reddish-brown hair to reveal... that the mother had no outer ears.
"Mother said she was glad she never let her hair be cut," he whispered gently, "and nobody ever thought mother less beautiful, did they?"
Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart. Real treasure lies not in what can be seen, but what cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what is done but not known.
POST COURTESY : ZENACTIVE
WEEKLY INSPIRATION : Inspiration from top geniuses
My Dear Souls :
Do you know these facts ......
Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven.
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
Isaac Newton never did well in school.
Thomas Edison's teachers told him that he was “too stupid to learn anything.”...
If you are failing, keep on going. The current obstacles are the foundation of your future success. read on for some of the best inspirational stories from around the world.
1. Albert Einstein » Physicist
Best known for the General Theory of Relativity.
Most of us take Einstein's name as synonymous with genius, but he didn't always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social.
Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.
2. Walt Disney » Business man
Founder of The Walt Disney Company.
Today Disney rakes in billions from merchandise, movies and theme parks around the world, but Walt Disney himself had a bit of a rough start. He was fired by a newspaper editor because, "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
After that, Disney started a number of businesses that didn't last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept plugging along, however, and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.
3. Isaac Newton » Scientist
Best known for: Universal gravitation, Newton's method,
Newtonian mechanics, Optics, Infinitesimal calculus.
Newton was undoubtedly a genius when it came to math, but he had some failings early on. He never did particularly well in school and when put in charge of running the family farm, he failed miserably, so poorly in fact that an uncle took charge and sent him off to Cambridge where he finally blossomed into the scholar we know today.
4. Thomas Edison » Inventor and Businessman
Best known for Electric Light Bulb.
In his early years, teachers told Edison he was "too stupid to learn anything."
Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked.
5. Henry Ford » Business Man
Founder of Ford Motor.
While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn't an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
6. Soichiro Honda » Business Man
Founder of Honda Motor.
The billion-dollar business that is Honda began with a series of failures and fortunate turns of luck. Honda was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation for a job after interviewing for a job as an engineer, leaving him jobless for quite some time.
He started making scooters of his own at home, and spurred on by his neighbors, finally started his own business.
7. Akio Morita » Business Man
Founder of Sony Corporation.
You may not have heard of Morita but you've undoubtedly heard of his company, Sony.
Sony's first product was a rice cooker that unfortunately didn't cook rice so much as burn it, selling less than 100 units. This first setback didn't stop Morita and his partners as they pushed forward to create a multi-billion dollar company.
8. Orville and Wilbur Wright (Wright Brothers) » Airplane Inventors
Education: Completed High School.
These brothers battled depression and family illness before starting the bicycle shop that would lead them to experimenting with flight.
After numerous attempts at creating flying machines, several years of hard work, and tons of failed prototypes, the brothers finally created a plane that could get airborne and stay there.
9. Winston Churchill » UK Politician
This Nobel Prize-winning, twice-elected Prime Minster of the United Kingdom wasn't always as well regarded as he is today.
Churchill struggled in school and failed the sixth grade. After school he faced many years of political failures, as he was defeated in every election for public office until he finally became the Prime Minister at the ripe old age of 62.
10. Abraham Lincoln » US Politician
While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of our nation, Lincoln's life wasn't so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private (if you're not familiar with military ranks, just know that private is as low as it goes.)
Lincoln didn't stop failing there, however. He started numerous failed business and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office.
11. Vincent Van Gogh » artist During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only one painting, and this was to a friend and only for a very small amount of money.
While Van Gogh was never a success during his life, he plugged on with painting, sometimes starving to complete his over 800 known works.
12. Michael Jordan » Basketball Player
Most people wouldn't believe that the man often lauded as the best basketball player of all time was actually cut from his high school basketball team.
Luckily, Jordan didn't let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
POST COURTESY : STEPHEN : MORAL STORIES
LIFE MANAGEMENT TOOLS : 15 GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE TO YOURSELF.
The best things in life aren’t things. So next time you want to give yourself a gift, save your money, and consider gifting yourself one of the following instead:
1. The freedom to be unapologetically YOU. – Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most arduous activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t. Trying to fit some idealistic mold of perfection is a fool’s game. It’s much wiser to just be yourself – faults and all. Take off your mask and start being unapologetic about who you really are. Remember, imperfection is beauty; madness is genius. It is better to be ridiculously you, than ridiculously boring by trying to be the same as everyone else. Read The Mastery of Love.
2. An uninhibited imagination. – If we’ve learned anything as a society over the past few decades, it’s that life is changing faster and faster with every passing day. The world tomorrow looks nothing like the world today. And the people with big imaginations are the ones not just living it, they are creating it.
3. An open mind. – Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t; everyone can teach you something new. The purpose of keeping an open mind isn’t just to change your mind, it’s to expand your mind to understand the true potential in each moment of your life – to discover a self who has the ability to see more possibilities and expanded points of view (even the ones opposing yours) and then to choose creatively, intuitively, and sacredly going forward.
4. The commitment to fail forward. – Failing is as certain as sunsets and detours. So why exert energy avoiding the unavoidable? Embrace it. Shift your energy from protecting yourself from failure to squeezing the life out of life. Get real comfortable with that uneasy feeling of going against the grain and trying something new. Doing so will always take you to places you never thought you could go.
5. Using encouraging words. – Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. The simple words you choose, especially when you speak to yourself or about yourself, can offer encouragement and positive thoughts going forward, or they can send you further into despair. So choose your words wisely.
6. A ‘glass’ filled with the right things. – It’s not just whether your glass is half-empty or half-full that matters. You also have to be mindful of what you’re filling your glass with. Be sure to fill it with those things that satisfy your soul: good friends and family to love, passions to pursue, dreams to fulfill, and charity for others. Because the only situation more tragic than seeing your glass as half-empty, is filling your glass until it is overflowing, and then realizing that there’s nothing in it to satisfy your thirst for a meaningful life.
7. Enjoying what you have. – The thing you need to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it. Think positive, be positive, and positive things will happen. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Enjoy your blessings right now. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Celebrate this. Work on being so appreciative and happy that when others look at you, they become a little happier too.
8. Lifelong learning. – You are simply the product of what you know, so develop a passion for acquiring knowledge. A passion for learning is different from just studying to earn a grade or please teachers. It begins in the heart and home. Read for pleasure, ask questions, analyze, and exploit your curiosities. In other words, learn to actually love the act of learning. Read The Last Lecture.
9. Hope. – Remember, it’s always darkest just before the dawn. Never underestimate the strength of your will to live after a loss, to love after heartache, or to rise after a fall. For although your troubles may be too dense and dark right now for you to see the light, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a strong spirit within them, or a beautiful sunrise just beyond the horizon.
10. Spirituality. – Faith elevates your view of the universe, your world, and your life. You would be wise to instill into your mind that you are more than just flesh and blood taking up space. You are also made of heart, soul, and will. And decisions in your life should be based on more than just what everyone else with flesh and blood is doing on the outside.
11. Stability and love at home. – A stable home becomes the foundation on which you build the rest of your success. Subconsciously we all need to know we have a family core who we can trust, and who is going to be there for us through thick and thin. Faithfulness to your partner is a big part of this. Faithfulness in any intimate relationship includes more than just your body; it also includes your eyes, mind, heart, and soul. Guard your sexuality daily and devote it entirely to the one you love.
12. A positive temper. – Anger can be useful in calling your attention to issues that require your response; but anger itself is not an effective response. Take a slow, deep breath, and remind yourself of how much more effective you can be by maintaining a positive, results-oriented approach to the issue at hand. Don’t let the silly, thoughtless, destructive actions of others trap you in an unproductive state of anger. Take note of your anger, let it go, redirect your focus on being your best self, and you’ll surely emerge with a smile. Read Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
13. A sense of humor. – He or she who laughs, lasts. A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles – something life is filled with. So laugh as often as you can with those around you, for your sake and theirs.
14. Doing the best you are capable of. – Don’t complain about something you can actually do something about. Take action. Do the best that you’re capable of. Any less is cheating yourself. Those who get the most from life are those who give the most. Find something you’re passionate about, and keep tremendously interested in it and focused on it.
15. Being the change you want to see. – Happiness, freedom, and peace of mind are always attained by giving them without expectation. The only way to raise yourself up is to raise others up – to raise your world up – to raise all of life just a little higher. Joy comes to you when you give it. Happiness becomes yours when you live it. Everything you need you are already capable of being. So smile from the heart and fulfill the destiny that is yours in this priceless moment.
POST COURTESY : MARC AND ANGEL
Friday, March 1, 2013
My Dear Souls ,
Today we will pray for everyone on this planet who is suffering from some pain or others. Please join me in this universal prayer for all of us .
May GOD bless each on of us with lot of mental peace , physical fitment , and a humble comfort zone to live in.
These are the three basic things we need on this earth to live happily , peacefully !!
GOD Bless you all.
Much Love, Light , Hugs and Blessings !!