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25 November, 2014

The Way We Look At It

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing:
**Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.
**The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.
**The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.
**And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.

At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year!!

When the writer's wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on side of her husband's writing.

When the writer saw this paper, he found this written on it:
**Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain.
**I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.
**The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.
**The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability.

At the end she wrote:
This year was an immense blessing and it passed well!!


The same incidents but different viewpoints. If we ponder with this viewpoint that what could have happened more, we would truly become thankful to the Almighty.

Moral : In daily life we must see that its not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for. Stay Blessed

06 November, 2014

The Supervisor

This is nice...Just came as a forward to me, and I liked the way the two stories are related.

A Construction Supervisor from 16th Floor of a building was calling a worker on ground floor.

Because of noise the worker did not hear his call.

To draw attention, the supervisor threw a 10 Rupee note in front of worker.

He picked up the note, put it in his pocket and continued to work.

Again to draw attention the supervisor threw 500 Rupee note and the worker did the same.

Now the supervisor picked a small stone and threw it on the worker.

The stone hit the worker. This time the worker looked up and the supervisor communicated with him.

This story is same as of our 'LIFE'...

God wants to communicate with us, but we are busy doing our worldly jobs.

Then, he give us small gifts and big gifts......We just keep them without looking from where we got it. We are the same. Just keeping the gifts without thanking Him. We just say we are LUCKY.

And when we are hit with a small stone, which we call PROBLEMS, only then we look up and communicate with him.

That’s why it is said. .....

He gives, gives and forgives…and…we get, get and forget.

The Samosa Vendor

Bombay meri jaan....It was my regular train journey home from work. I boarded the 18:50pm train from Church Gate. When the train was about to leave Marine Lines, a samosa vendor with an empty basket got on and took the seat next to me. As the compartment was sparsely occupied and my destination was still far away, I got into a conversation with him.

Me: "Seems like you've sold all your samosas today."
Vendor (smiling): "Yes. By God's grace, full sales today."

Me: "I really feel sorry for you people. Don't you get tired doing this tiresome job the whole day?"
Vendor: "What to do, sir? Only by selling samosas like this every day do we get a commission of 75 paise for each samosa that we sell."

Me: "Oh, is that so? How many samosas do you sell on an average each day?"
Vendor: "On peak days, we sell 4,000 to 5,000 samosas per day. On an average, we sell about 3,000 samosas a day."

I was speechless.....for a few seconds. The guy says he sells 3,000 samosas a day; at 75 paise each, he makes about 2,000 rupees daily, or 60,000 rupees a month.

That's Rs. 60,000 a month. OMG.

I intensified my questioning and this time it was not for time pass.

Me: "Do you make the samosas yourself?"
Vendor: "No Sir. we get the samosas through a samosa manufacturer and we just sell them. After selling we give him the money and gives us 75 paise for each samosa that we sell."

I was unable to speak a single word more but the vendor continued...

\"But one thing...most of our earnings are spent on living expenses. Only with the remaining money are we able to take care of other business."

Me: "Other business? What is that?"
Vendor: "It is a land business. In 2007 I bought 1.5 acres in Palghar for 10 lakh rupees and I sold it a few months back for 60 lakhs. Now I have bought land in Umroli for 20 lakh rupees."

Me: "What did you do with the remaining amount?
Vendor: "Of the remaining amount, I have set aside 20 lakhs for my daughter's wedding. I have deposited the other 20 lakhs in the bank."

Me: "How much schooling have you had?"
Vendor: "I studied up to third standard; I stopped my studies when I was in the 4th standard. But I know how to read and write. Sir, there are many people like yourself, who dress well, wear a tie, wear shoes, speak English fluently and work in air-conditioned rooms. But I don't think you guys earn as much as we do wearing dirty clothes and selling samosas."

At this point, what could I reply. After all, I was talking to a Millionaire! The train chugged into Khar station and the samosa vendor got up from his seat.

Vendor: "Sir, this is my station...have a good day."
Me: "Take care.".

Welcome to the real world.

Tree Anology

(A must read, by Tyler Perry)

I have this tree analogy when I think of people in my life, be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whomever. They are all placed inside what I call my tree test. It goes like this:

Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on a tree. They are only there for a season. You can't depend on them or count on them because they are weak and only there to give you shade. Like leaves, they are there to take what they need and as soon as it gets cold or a wind blows in your life they are gone. You can't be angry at them, it's just who they are.

There are some people who come into your life and they are like branches on a tree. They are stronger than leaves, but you have to be careful with them. They will stick around through most seasons, but if you go through a storm or two in your life it's possible that you could lose them. Most times they break away when it's tough. Although they are stronger than leaves, you have to test them out before you run out there and put all your weight on them. In most cases they can't handle too much weight. But again, you can't be mad with them, it's just who they are.

If you can find some people in your life who are like the roots of a tree then you have found something special. Like the roots of a tree, they are hard to find because they are not trying to be seen. Their only job is to hold you up and help you live a strong and healthy life. If you thrive, they are happy. They stay low key and don't let the world know that they are there. And if you go through an awful storm they will hold you up. Their job is to hold you up, come what may, and to nourish you, feed you and water you.

Just as a tree has many limbs and many leaves, there are few roots. Look at your own life. How many leaves, branches and roots do you have? What are you in other people's lives?


~ I fall, I rise. I make mistakes. I live, I learn. I've been hurt, but I'm alive. I'm human, I am not perfect, but I'm thankful. ~ Tyler Perry.