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26 October, 2010

EMPATHY (I feel how you feel.......)

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell..


He painted a sign advertising the four pups, and set about nailing it to a post

on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post,

he felt a tug on his overalls..



He looked down into the eyes of little boy.. 

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your Puppies."



"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck,

"These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."



The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket,

he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.... 

"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"



"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle..



"Here, Dolly!" he called. 

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly

followed by four little balls of fur.



The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence...

His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence,

the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.



Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller..

Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little

pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...



"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.


The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, 

"Son, you don't want that puppy.

He will never be able to run and play with you

like these other dogs would..."



With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down,

and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. 

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down 

both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.



Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir,

I don't run too well myself,

and he will need someone who understands."



With tears in his eyes,

the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. 

Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.



"How much?" asked the little boy.

"No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love.."



The world is full of people who need someone, who understands...

05 October, 2010

Guide To A Better Life

Randy Pausch was a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2008. He wrote the book 'The Last Lecture', one of the best sellers of 2007, before his death.

In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow. May  we all  be blessed by his insight.

POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

Personality
 
1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
 
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moments.
 
3. Don't over do; keep your limits.
 
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
 
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
 
6. Dream more while you are awake.
 
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
 
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
 
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
 
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
 
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
 
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
 
13. Smile and laugh more.
 
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community
 
15. Call your family often.
 
16. Each day give something good to others.
 
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
 
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
 
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
 
20. What other people think of you is none of your business.
 
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life
 
22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
 
23. GOD heals everything.
 
24. Do the right things.
 
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
 
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
 
27. The best is yet to come.
 
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
 
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
 
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.

04 October, 2010

Focus And Concentration.........

It's so important..........and can help you easily achieve in life.



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01 October, 2010

Learning from A Dog......

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the  experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat  together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, ''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life, like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' 

The Six-year-old continued,''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''


Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.


Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by,
and nuzzle them gently.

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!