Monday, April 20, 2009

Know your value...!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note.
In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?"
Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you but first let me do this."
He proceeded to crumple the note up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.
"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.
You are special. Don't ever forget it! Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Man of my dreams

I have always wondered,
About the man of my dreams,
What kind of a person is he,
Exteriorly handsome or a beautiful person within,
Far and wide, I did look,
Then did I get an answer,
Burnt my fingers, sometimes, never mind..
The man of my dreams is a person,
Who is simple, easy and comfortable,
With a clean mind & a clear conscience,
He may not be a looker or a talker,
But down the walk of life,
He'd touch my heart deep inside.

He may not sweep me off my feet the first time,
Yet will be there by my side at all times,
May not have charming manners; yet,
Deep inside, his heart will be moulded in gold,
Someone who'd love to fly and yet,
Have his feet planted firmly on the ground,
Someone honest, straightforward and kind,
Who'd love, respect and fear the almighty,
Some one who'd laugh at my jokes,
Who'd pamper and yet admonish me - the right times,
Someone who'd be a 'Man' - A real one.

As I looked at the deep dark sky at night,
The stars twinkled at me and said,
Somewhere, somehow, you'd meet,
The man of your dreams Someday.

(Pallavi S - This one's for the Man of my dreams in my life - My Hubby)

Dedicated to my best friend 'Dina'

A sweet, innocent flower was she
Sprinkling love & joy around me,

Soft brown eyes shining in the light
It was 'love' at the very first sight.

No bad words she ever would speak
Her sweet language would make others meek,
She was helpful, honest, nice & kind
And do what I, she never would mind.

She was my best friend to the very core
And i thought friends like her existed no more,
A source of inexhaustible energy was she
Ever ready anytime to help me in need,
Always praising, encouraging & supporting me
To do things I never dreamt would be,
The lovely movements we have shared from the start
To the very end I will treasure in my heart,
Hatred, jealousy, we survived it all
From strength to strength our friendship grew tall.

I love her from all my heart very much
A friend like her is never found as such,
Simply a thought of 'Dina' gives my gloomy spirits a lift...
....To me, she's God's most precious Gift.

(Pallavi S)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Seasons of Life

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in the summer and the youngest in the fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent and twisted.
The second son said it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.
He said you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by just one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer and the fulfillment of your fall.

Moral Lessons
Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Presevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.