Monthly Archives: April 2014
A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. Turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last!
For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.
Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years…six years… then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, “See! I knew you wouldn’t wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.”
Moral of the Story:
Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations of them. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don’t do anything ourselves. Often we wait for people to make, what we think are, mistakes so that we can ‘get back’ at them. Its a mindless and fruitless exercise doing so. You do the right thing without waiting for people to do what you think is their bit…
The Glass of Water
A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see, and asked the students: “How much do you think this glass weighs?”
’50 ml!’….. ’100 ml!’ …..’125 ml’, guessed the students.
“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is:What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”
And he stretched out his hand, holding the glass, up over his head.
‘Nothing.’ the students said.
‘Ok, what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.
‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the student.
“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”
“Your arm could go numb; you could have severe muscle stress and paralysis, and you may have to go to hospital.” Ventured another student, as the rest of the class laughed.
“Very good! But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” Asked the professor.
‘No.’ was the answer.
“Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?”
The students were puzzled.
“What should I do now to come out of pain?” asked professor again.
“Put the glass down!” said one of the students.
“Exactly!” said the professor.
Life’s problems are like that cup of water, each a drop in your cup.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem all right, bearable. But carry them long enough in your mind and they begin to ache, and then to injure.
Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything, to move on or solve other problems.
It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, But even more important is to know that it’s ok to put them down for a while and only think of them here and there, or at the end of every day before you go to sleep.
This is the way to reduce stress, to go through your day with more energy in your veins, because the problems you carry around drag you back and slows you down. When you let yourself be more free, you can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way.
When you start your day today, Remember to put that glass down. It’ll be there, just where you left it, but you don’t have to carry it around all day. You really don’t.
There is nothing more expensive than a female tear
When a single drop comes out, it first mixes with ‘Loreal’ eyeliner (Rs.650) ‘Dior’ mascara (Rs.2500)...
Then when it rolls down the cheek, it mixes with ‘D&G’ blusher (Rs.2500)…
finally when it touches the lips, it gets mixed with ‘Maybelline’ lipstick (Rs.350)…
This means that a single drop is ruining Rs.6000
Pls don’t make them cry guys… It wld b difficult to afford it …..!
Issued in public interest !