Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Inspiring Race

Successful people help others who are slow in learning so that they are not felt far behind.

It was a sports stadium. Eight Children were standing on the track to participate in the running event.

* Ready! * Steady! * Bang!

With the sound of Toy pistol, all eight girls started running. Hardly have they covered ten to fifteen steps, one of the smaller girls slipped and fell down, due to bruises and pain she started crying.

When other seven girls heard this sound, stopped running, stood for a while and turned back, they all ran back to the place where the girl fell down. One among them bent, picked and kissed the girl gently and enquired 'Now pain must have reduced'.

All seven girls lifted the fallen girl, pacified her, two of them held the girl firmly and they all seven joined hands together and walked together and reached the winning post. Officials were shocked. Clapping of thousands of spectators filled the stadium. Many eyes were filled with tears!

Yes this is a true story. This happened in Hyderabad, India at a sport event conducted by National Institute of Mental Health. All these special girls had come to participate in this event and they are spastic children. Yes, they were mentally retarded, but only in the eyes of world.

And do you know what they taught to this very same world? Teamwork? Humanity? Equality?

I guess, all of it.


Friday, July 4, 2008

The Optimist

This is a story of identical twins.

One was a hope-filled optimist. "Everything is coming up roses!", as he used to say often. The other was a said and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy's Law, was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist.

He suggested to the parents a plan to balance the twins' personalities. "On their next birthday, put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford, and give the optimist a box of manure".

The parents followed these instructions and carefully observed the results.

When they peeked in on the pessimist, they heard him audibly complaining, "I don't like the color of this computer…I'll bet this calculator will break…I don't like this game…I know someone who's got a bigger toy car than this…"

Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their little optimist gleefully throwing the manure up in the air. He was giggling. "You can't fool me! Where there's this much manure, there's gotta be a pony!"

Alright, life isn't fair to us always. It isn't a bed of roses. So what, we still have a choice to let it affect our attitude ...or not at all!


Richest man

What makes you the richest man in town? What makes people follow the path you take? You need power, money, education, or fame to do that, right?

Well, lets see:


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Secret of success

Its an old story - short and crisp, but has a lot of depth in it.

Once upon a time, a reporter asked a successful bank president:

"Sir, what is the secret of your success?"

"Two words", said the gentleman.

"And, Sir, what are they?"

"Right decisions."

"And how do you make right decisions?"

"One word."

"And, sir, What is that?"

"Experience. "

"And how do you get experience?"

"Two words"

"And, Sir, what are they?"

"Wrong decisions."