Five bonus hints for life


Recently received it as a forwarded mail by one of my friends and worth reading it, I believe.

Hidden deep in each line, there is something to warm our hearts and assuage the immense fear of piecing together puzzles within the whole concept of life, with a sense of comfort. 

Often intrigued by life’s ambiguous game that needs our utmost attention on minor details at times, those sheer moments that slipped away in minute ways… read on;

Here’s five bonus hints for life;

We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you. Theodore Reik

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too. Will Smith

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. Bernadette Devlin

Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you; it probably hurts the other too. Unknown

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make most of everything that comes along their way. Unknown


Words of wisdom

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful. Strive to be happy. 

© Max Ehrmann 1927


Obstacles in our path

Obstacles in our pathThe following short story has been around since ages without waning of its glory. It sheds light on some of the hidden rewards that come along with obstacles in our life that seems to be as heavy as a giant stone that hinder our path, entangled with countless dilemmas, appears darn immovable and disappointing at times.  Well, this is one of such wise short stories that would motivate us to face the reality and do the right thing in such a scenario.  Go ahead and read on the story;

obstaclesIn ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out-of-the-way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many others never understand – Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition.

No more easy ways…Instead of taking a detour, pause and think as we encounter obstacles! Our diligent and honest effort to remove the obstacles will sure end up as a life saver. It will sure bring a lifetime of reward, new opportunities, and a haul of blessings! 

Learning to live without recognition is a skill

Here’s a vast and profound parable to  lift you up and enable you to stay put with its powerful and persuasive practical approach in almost all areas of life – vital for the unwavering stance at the work place. This could possibly be the best piece of advice to sort things out if you are at the verge of fizzling out your chase due to some unscrupulous souls around you. 

There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat. One day, the horse became ill. So he called the veterinarian, who said: Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I’ll come back on the third day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down. 

Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation. The next day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat approached the horse and said: Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep! 

On the second day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat came back and said: Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die! Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three… 

On the third day, they came to give him the medicine and the vet said: Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise the virus might spread and infect the other horses. 

After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: Listen pal, it’s now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, and three…Good. Good. Now faster, come on…Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! You did it, you’re a champion!! 

All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting: It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. This deserves a party. Let’s kill the goat! 

Moral of the story: No body truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who’s actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen. 


If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional. Remember:
Amateurs built the Ark and professionals built the Titanic.

For scapegoats:Take this piece of advice from the Bible.
It says, “So be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

An open letter by Judge Philip B. Gilliam of Denver, Colorado

Open letterI happened to read it today. This letter was actually intended for teens although it’s really a thought provoking letter for everyone, young or old.  Thanks to the internet, it successfully made it’s way all over. I couldn’t resist sharing it here since it comes with valuable and practical lessons. Reading this is worth a thousand counselling 🙂

An open letter by Judge Philip B. Gilliam of Denver, Colorado.Open letter by Judge Philip-88


Abraham Lincoln’s letter to his son’s Head Master

Respected Teacher,

My son will have to learn I know that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician there is a dedicated leader. Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend.

It will take time, I know; but teach him, if you can, that a dollar earned is far more valuable than five found.

Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning. Steer him away from envy, if you can.

Teach him the secret of quite laughter. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to tick.

Teach him, if you can the wonder of books. But also give him quiet time to ponder over eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hill – side.

In school teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat.

Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong.

Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with the tough.

Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the bandwagon.

Teach him to listen to all men but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.

Teach him, if you can how to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness.

Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders; but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul.

Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob… and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right.

Treat him gently; but do not cuddle because only the test of fire makes fine steel.

Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patience to be brave.

Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind.

This is a big order; but sees what you can do. He is such a fine little fellow, my son.

Abraham Lincoln

What happens in heaven when we pray?

After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments” “How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?” I asked. “Simple,” the angel answered. Just say, “Thank you, Lord.”

An interesting forwarded message I recently received from one of my friends. One of the best emails I’ve seen so far. 

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, ‘ This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section. The angel then said to me, “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.” I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. “This is the acknowledgment Section, my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.” How is it that there is no work going on here? I asked.

“So sad,” the angel sighed. “After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments”

“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?” I asked.

“Simple,” the angel answered. Just say, “Thank you, Lord.”