Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wish you a Happy New Year 2007

Dear Friends, its time to say bye bye 2006 and wellcome 2007! I wish you warm seasons greetings from the bottom of my heart and hope that the coming new year will give you all fortune, good health, peace, prosperity, love and boundless joy to you and your loved ones. It is also strange that people start new year with being up late in night and partying and often drinking alcohol and in that state of mind they party to welcome new year but I do hope that some people make short term goals and have inner discipline and motivation to make them into tangible benefits that they reap in 2007. For those few let me bow down to them and say that they are the ones who make all the difference to their and others life. It is a good feeling to welcome 2007 with hope, positive expectations, discipline, fun, frolic, and being with the ones whom we love. Peace to you all. Amen!

Motivation, insecurity and burning all bridges except one!

I am told that security is a myth. It is present either in a mother’s womb or a prison. Mother’s womb because yet to be born baby in normal circumstances is taken care of with love and affection. And prison because it is not the prisoner but the jailer who is concerned about his prisoner. In fact it’s funny to know that between the walls, the prisoners as well as jailer both are actually trapped. The jailor is trapped in outside world yet confined to that wall in prison. Insecurity is certain. And why not? But many of us refuse to accept that we are insecure. I am not telling anything negative but its like if you have hurt your leg, say you have a fracture and some stranger says, hey may I help you in your work looking at your injury you will say thank you so much. But if a stranger says hey! I think you are mentally imbalance may I help you and you will repel at this statement and say who the hell are you? So is the case with insecurity. Many of us had goals and we do have them. But with passage of time we forget them and change our life pattern to suit the lifestyle that others desired for us. So, a person who was a potential poet or dreamt of being a poet will become a doctor, a person who dreams of being a movie star becomes engineer. Insecurity made them that way and in their hearts they are not happy. That’s why when you go to a doctor or engineer or any professional or businessman you will know that besides their professional personality they have some inborn sense of some different field. Think deeper; they changed their goals due to insecurity and other things in life. But many people despite adverse situations do not change their goals. They stick to their goals come what ever may and then they often realize their goals. The following story is just for those few people. Many people change their goals but very few stick to their guts. Those are the people who make lots of difference and they are very rare. Insecurity is a motivator if we think positive here’s the story It so happened that there was an island that had about 250 families. People use to help each other and they had their own little country. They had agriculture, physicians, scholars, businessmen and a very good king. Everything was fine. Everyone had their jobs and use to help each other. They even had their own army of 200 young men. One night, this island was attacked. The king sent one of the young man to go in the boat and see the opponent strength. The man on orders of king returns and tells that the enemy has about 800 soldiers. There was a gloom on this part of island. The king tells their soldiers that we have two options. One is to surrender so that there is no loss of life and bear the consequences if they will make us slaves or the last option is to fight it out and this has to be decided fast. The young soldiers decide that either way we are insecure so let’s die fighting for the land. They roar that we will fight. They also tell the king to give them motivation and they are ready to die for their king. The king, says will you obey my orders? They all say yes! We will obey your orders come what ever may but please give us motivation. The king asks for his commander in chief to tell how many boats are there with us. The commander tells the king that we have 40 boats to fight with the approaching enemy. The king orders the commander to first burn all the boats. With his orders, all the boats are burnt. The approaching enemy halts the attack as they do not know why the fire is coming from island. The enemy is confused. And then the king says…my deal soldiers, I don’t need to give you motivation. You trusted me and I burnt all your boats. Now you have the weapons and the fire in your belly. There is no other escape route. Each soldier has to kill four men in the enemy. There was not much time left for imagination. Every one knew only one thing that they have to do or die. They have to kill as many enemies to save their lives. The battle started and it went for 8 hours and then And it happened. These people won this battle! They burnt all the escape bridges and had only one goal and they succeeded!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Glass of Milk

I got this story from my niece...here it goes
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said ... "Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.. Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words . "Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands." There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the waters comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?! The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which -- To burn Don't you think there is GOD in GOOD...

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Optical illusions – Stereograms

Friends! While I travel, I had a look at optical illusions. They fascinate me. Now think of it! What if I tell you that within minute you will see a 3D image right at your computer, And right now! Yes! All you have to do is to concentrate your eyes by clicking the visual pictures above, and maybe you will be able to see. In the initial stages you will have a little difficulty but once you master this art, you may love to goggle and spend time looking for Stereograms. How to do it? click the last picture or roses it will be enlarged. Well take the last picture of roses...look at your computer image of roses with two dark pink dots above the roses,at the center of it. It should be blurry. Focus as though you are looking through the image into the distance. Very slowly move the image away from your face until the two dots of roses above the image turn into three dots. the focus should be like when you squit your eyes...there itself when those two pink dots with little concerntration and squit eyes will become three dots...movie a little away keeping the same concerntration and then look at the whole picture...you will find a 3d image to your surprise.
When you clearly see three dots then hold on for a while, and slowly look at the picture, you will find depth in the picture and you will remember some of the 3d movies that you saw in theatere. Click above the pictures for enlarged ones. All the best! The first picture you see is of an UFO second is an Aquarium third being a dinasour in Jurassic park fourth is Hukleberry finn and fifth is a hidden heart in roses!