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30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth
Posted by: admin, 2013-02-19, 01:13 - 0 comments

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
- Aristotle

Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive changes every day over the course of at least a 30 day period.

It’s like the old saying:  “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”  The same philosophy holds true for making changes in your life.  Trying to bite off more than you can chew will only make you choke.  But taking smaller, manageable bites, one at a time – eating a little healthier, exercising a little, creating some simple productive habits, for example – is an amazing way to make positive changes and get excited about life.

And when you start small like this, you won’t need a lot of motivation either.  The simple act of getting started and doing something will give you the momentum you need, and soon you’ll find yourself in a positive spiral of changes – one building on the other.  When I started doing this in my life, I was so excited about it that I started this blog to share it with the world.

Below you will find 30 challenges to be accomplished over the course of 30 days.  If carried out diligently each of them has the potential to create a new positive habit in your life.  Yes, there is some slight overlap between a few of them.  And no, you don’t have to attempt all at once.  Pick 2 to 5 and commit the next 30 days, wholeheartedly, to successfully completing the challenge.  Then once you feel comfortable with these habits, challenge yourself with a few more the following month.

  1. Use words that encourage happiness. – Typically, when I ask someone “How are you?” they reply, “I’m fine” or “I’m okay.”  But one lazy Monday afternoon last month a new colleague of mine replied, “Oh, I am fabulous!”  It made me smile, so I asked him what was making him feel so fabulous and he said, “I’m healthy, my family is healthy, and we live in a free country.  So I don’t have any reason not to be happy.”  The difference was simply his attitude and his choice of words.  He wasn’t necessarily any better off than anyone else, but he seemed twenty times happier.  Spend the next 30 days using words that encourage a smile.
  2. Try one new thing every day. – Variety truly is the spice of life.  You can see or do something a million times, but you can only see or do it for the first time once.  As a result, first time experiences often leave reflective marks in our minds for the rest of our lives.  Make an effort to try something new every day for the next 30 days.  It can be a whole new activity or just a small experience, such as talking to a stranger.  Once you get the ball rolling many of these new experiences will open doors to life changing opportunities.
  3. Perform one selfless act every day. – In life, you get what you put in.  When you make a positive impact in someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life.  Do something that’s greater than you, something that helps someone else be happy or suffer less.  I promise, it will be an extremely rewarding experience.  One you’ll likely remember forever.  Obviously your options here are limitless, but if you’re looking to assist an ordinary person in need without leaving your chair, check out GoFundMe.
  4. Learn and practice one new skill every day. – Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.  To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades.  Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one.  And besides, learning new skills is fun.  Check out this article, this article, and this book.
  5. Teach someone something new every day. – We all have natural strengths and talents that can dramatically help those around us.  What comes easy for you is no doubt challenging for others.  We tend to take these gifts for granted, often hardly noticing what we have to offer, and thus we rarely share them with others.  Inner happiness and zeal come from using these inherent gifts on a routine basis.  What do people thank you for?  What do people routinely ask for your help with?  Most people’s passions and talents help others in one way or another.  Perhaps for you it’s painting, teaching math, cooking a good meal or leading an exercise class.  For the next 30 days devote some time each day to sharing your talents and expertise.
  6. Dedicate an hour a day to something you’re passionate about. – Take part in something you passionately believe in.  This could be anything.  Some people take an active role in their city council, some find refuge in religious faith, some join social clubs supporting causes they believe in and others find passion in their hobbies.  In each case the psychological outcome is the same.  They engage themselves in something they strongly believe in.  This engagement brings happiness and meaning into their lives.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.
  7. Treat everyone nicely, even those who are rude to you. – Being nice to someone you dislike doesn’t mean you’re fake.  It means you’re mature enough to control your emotions.  Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they’re nice, but because you are.  Do this for 30 days and I guarantee you’ll see the rudeness around you dissipate.
  8. Concentrate on being positive at all times. – The real winners in life cultivate optimism.  They have the ability to manufacture their own happiness and drive.  No matter what the situation, the successful diva is the chick who will always find a way to put an optimistic spin on it.  She knows failure only as an opportunity to grow and learn a new lesson from life.  People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times.  Try to spend the next 30 days looking at the bright side of things.
  9. Address and acknowledge the lesson in inconvenient situations. – It’s important to remember that everything is a life lesson.  Everyone you meet, everything you encounter, etc.  They’re all part of the learning experience we call ‘life.’  Never forget to acknowledge the lesson, especially when things don’t go your way.  If you don’t get a job you wanted or a relationship doesn’t work, it only means something better is out there waiting.  And the lesson you just learned is the first step toward it.  Over the next 30 days keep a written log of all the lessons life taught you.
  10. Pay attention and enjoy your life as it happens. – When I watched the Academy Awards a few months ago I realized that most of the speeches actors and actresses make when they accept an award go something like this:  “This means so much so me.  My whole life has been leading up to this moment.”  But the truth is, our whole lives have been leading up to every moment.  Think about that for a second.  Every single thing you’ve gone through in life, every high, every low and everything in between, it has led you to this moment right now.  Ask yourself this:  How much of life are you actually living?  If you’re like most people, the answer is likely:  “Not enough.”  The key is to concentrate on a little less on doing and a little more on being.  Remember, right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.  Right now is life.  Spend the next 30 days living in the now, for real.
  11. Get rid of one thing a day for 30 days. – We have so much clutter surrounding us at any given moment (at the office, in our cars, in our homes) and we’ve become so accustomed to it that we no longer notice how it affects us.  If you start cleaning up some of this external clutter, a lot of internal clutter will disappear as well.  Choose one needless item each and every day and get rid of it.  It’s that simple.  It might be difficult at first, so expect some resistance.  But after some time you will begin to learn to let go of your packrat tendencies, and your mind will thank you for your efforts.
  12. Create something brand new in 30 days or less. – Creation is a process like none other.  Putting to use your innovative faculties and constructing something with your own two hands will leave you with an indescribable sense of wholeness.  There is no substitute for it.  The only caveat is that it must be related to something you actually care about.  If you are creating financial plans for clients all day and you hate it, that doesn’t really count.  But if you can find something you love, and create something related to it, it will make all the difference in your life.  If you haven’t created something in a while just for the sake of creating, do so.  Take the next 30 days and let your creativity run wild.
  13. Don’t tell a single lie for 30 days. – With all the seemingly innocent, white lies that trickle out of us, this is way harder than it sounds.  But you can do it.  Stop deceiving yourself and others, speak from the heart, speak the whole truth.
  14. Wake up 30 minutes early every morning. – Get up 30 minutes earlier than usual so you don’t have to rush around like a mad man.  That 30 minutes will help you avoid speeding tickets, tardiness and other unnecessary headaches.  Give it a legitimate try for 30 days straight and see how it impacts your life.
  15. Ditch 3 bad habits for 30 days. – Do you eat too much fast food?  Do you play too many video games?  Do you argue with your siblings?  You know some of your bad habits.  Pick 3 and quit doing them for 30 days.  Period.
  16. Watch less than 30 minutes of TV every day. – Entertain yourself with real-world experiences.  Great memories are the product of interesting life experiences.  So turn off the television (or the computer if that’s how you watch your TV programs) and get outdoors.  Interact with the world, appreciate nature, take notice of the simple pleasures life has to offer, and just watch as life unfolds in front of you.
  17. Define one long-term goal and work on it for an hour every day. – Break your goal down into bite-sized pieces and focus on achieving each one piece at a time.  It really is all about taking baby steps, and taking the first step is often the hardest.  Spend an hour every day for the next 30 days working toward something you’ve always wanted to accomplish.  Take a small dream and make it a reality.  Read Getting Things Done.
  18. Read one chapter of a good book every day. – With the Web’s endless stream of informative, easy-to-skim textual snippets and collaborative written works, people are spending more and more time reading online.  Nevertheless, the Web cannot replace the authoritative wisdom from certain classic books that have delivered (or will deliver) profound ideas around the globe for generations.  Books open doors, in your mind and in your life.  Read an online book list and find a good book to grab at the library today.  Then spend the next 30 days reading at least one chapter a day until you reach the end.  Here’s another book list.  And another.  And another.
  19. Every morning, watch or read something that inspires you. – Sometimes all you need is a little pep talk.  For the next 30 days, before you eat breakfast, or leave the house, watch a motivational video or read something (quotation, blog post, short story, etc.) that inspires you.
  20. Do something every day after lunch that makes you laugh. – Watch a funny video clip on YouTube, read your favorite comic strip, or find a good joke online.  A good chuckle stimulates the mind and can give you a renewed level on energy.  The best time for this laugh is during the lull in the mid-afternoon, when you need it most.
  21. Go alcohol and drug free for 30 days. – This challenge depends on your individual circumstance.  If you are a heavy user of alcohol or a particular drug it is not recommended that you quit cold turkey.  You need to see a physician and ease off of the substance slowly.  But if you are a casual user, quit right now for 30 days.  If you’re looking for a natural energy boosting alternative to a substance, check out 50 Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy.
  22. Exercise for 30 minutes every day for 30 days. – Your health is your life.  Don’t let it go.  Eat right, exercise and get an annual physical check-up.  The 4-Hour Body is an insightful and entertaining read on this topic.
  23. Get uncomfortable and face a fear every day. – With a strategy of continuous small steps into uncomfortable territory we are often able to sidestep the biggest barrier to positive change:  Fear.  Sometimes we’re afraid we’ll fail.  Sometimes we’re subconsciously afraid we’ll succeed and then we’d have to deal with all the disruption (growth) and change that follows success.  And other times it’s our fear of rejection or simply our fear of looking like a fool.  The best way to defeat fear is to stare it down.  Connect to your fear, feel it in your body, realize it and steadily address it. Greet it by name if you have to: “Welcome, fear.”  Fear can be a guiding friend if you learn how to swallow it, and listen to it only when it serves its true purpose of warning you when you are in danger.  Spend an hour every day for the next 30 day’s addressing a fear that is holding you back.
  24. Cook one brand new, healthy recipe every day. – Cooking is fun, challenges your mind, and if done correctly, provides vital nutrients to your body.  Win-Win-Win.  How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman is great tool for this challenge.  Packed with 900 pages of simple instructions on how to cook everything you could ever dream of eating, it’s pretty much the greatest cookbook ever written.  Prepare one new, healthy recipe every day for the next 30 days.
  25. Spend 10 minutes every evening reflecting on what went well. – For the next 30 days spend 10 minutes every evening pondering the small successes that occurred during the course of the day.  This process of positive reflection will remind you of all the tiny blessings in your life, and help you to celebrate your personal growth.
  26. Have a conversation every day with someone you rarely speak to. – People are interesting creatures, and no two people are exactly alike.  Interacting with different people will open your mind to fascinating ideas and perspectives.  So for the next 30 days strike up a conversation daily with someone you rarely speak to, or someone you’ve never met before.  Find out what makes them tick.
  27. Pay down debt and don’t create any new debt for 30 days. – Live well below your means.  Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.  Sleep on big purchases.  Create a budget and savings plan and stick to them.  For the next 30 days pay for things in cash and micro-manage every cent you make and spend.  Read I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
  28. Let go of one relationship that constantly hurts you. – Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy.  If you know people who do none of these things, let them go and make room for new positive relationships.  Over the next 30 days, if relevant to your situation, gradually let go of one person in your life who has been continuously hurting you and holding you back.
  29. Publicly forgive someone who deserves another chance. – Sometimes good relationships end abruptly because of big egos and arguments based on isolated incidents.  If there’s someone in your life who truly deserves another chance, give it to them.  If you need to apologize too, do it.  Over the next 30 days give your story together a new chapter.
  30. Document every day with one photograph and one paragraph. – For 30 days bring a camera with you wherever you go.  Do your best to take one photograph that represents a standout experience from each day.  Then, before you go to bed each night, write one paragraph in a notebook or journal that highlights your day.  If you do it all digitally you can unite your daily photograph and paragraph in one digital space (like a personal blog), which can be easily reviewed in the future.  Many moons from now these old photos and journal entries will ignite your recollection of interesting memories you would have otherwise forgotten.

As you progress through these challenges remember, personal growth is a slow, steady process.  It can’t be rushed.  You need to work on it gradually every day.  There is ample time for you to be who you want to be in life.  Don’t settle for less than what you think you deserve, or less than you know you can be.  Despite the struggles you’ll face along the way, never give up on yourself.  You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined.


There are a lot of skills you don’t need.  You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, or replace drywall.  Sure, these are useful skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary.

There are other skills, however, that can’t be avoided – skills that tie into various aspects of everyday life, that are not only useful, but totally indispensable.  For instance, you can’t get far in today’s world without being able to read or write.  And today the ability use a computer proficiently is simply assumed.

In this article we’re going to skip the super basic skills like reading, driving, and using a computer, and discuss twelve slightly more advanced skills that are woefully under-taught, and universally applicable.  Let’s take a look…

1.  Prioritizing and time management. – If success depends on effective action, effective action depends on the ability to focus your attention where it is needed most, when it is needed most.  This is the ability to separate the important from the unimportant, which is a much needed skill in all walks of life, especially where there are ever increasing opportunities and distractions.

    10 Time Management Tips that Work
    Time management and prioritization lessons from MindTools
    12 Things Highly Productive People Do Differently
    Book:  Getting Things Done

2.  Keeping a clean, organized space. – Successful people have systems in place to help them find what they need when they need it – they can quickly locate the information required to support their activities.  When you’re disorganized, that extra time spent looking for a phone number, email address or a certain file forces you to drop your focus.  Once it’s gone, it takes a while to get it back – and that’s where the real time is wasted.  Keeping both your living and working spaces organized is crucial.

    Decluttering Articles by Unclutterer
    Top 12 Organizing Tips and Resources
    Four Daily Routines: How I keep my house “clean enough”
    Book:  The Joy of Less

3.  Critical thinking and information analysis. – We are living in the information age where, on a daily basis, we are constantly exposed to an ever growing and rapidly changing pool of information.  Being able to evaluate this information, sort the valuable from the trivial, analyze its relevance and meaning, and relate it to other information is a priceless skill with universal applicability.

    Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking
    A Simple Guide to Critical Thinking
    10 Critical Thinking Traps and Tips
    Book:  Thinking, Fast and Slow

4.  Logical, informed decision making. – Decision making is simply knowing what to do based on the information available.  Being able to respond quickly and effectively with the information you have in your head is essential to accomplishing anything.

    Don’t Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making
    13 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Decision-Making
    Geek to Live: Four ways to make a big decision
    Book:  Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

5.  Using Google proficiently for online research. – You don’t have to know everything, but you should be able to quickly and painlessly find out what you need to know.  Google is a gateway to nearly infinite knowledge; it has indexed websites containing information on just about everything and everyone.  If you’re having trouble finding something using Google, it’s time to learn a few new tricks.

    Google Guide
    Google Advanced Search Operators
    Google Web Search Features
    Book:  Google Hacks

6. Basic accounting and money management. – It’s a simple fact that our modern society is governed by the constant exchange of money.  Money allows you to maintain a roof over your head and put food on the table each night.  Knowing how to properly manage your money – tracking and recording your expenses and income, saving and investing – is not only an important skill for thriving, it’s an important skill that helps you survive.

    10 Steps to Making a Financial Budget
    How To Make a Budget that Works
    Quick MBA - Financial Accounting 101
    Book:  The Total Money Makeover

7. Effective communication and negotiating. – Give the people in your life the information they need rather than expecting them to know the unknowable.  Don’t try to read other people’s minds, and don’t make other people try to read yours.  Most problems, big and small, within a family, friendship, or business relationship, start with bad communication.  Speak honestly, and then give others a voice and show them that their words matter.  And remember that compromise and effective negotiating are vital parts of effective communication.

    9 Steps to Better Communication Today
    Win-Win Negotiation - Finding a fair compromise.
    Active Listening - Hear what people are really saying.
    Book: People Skills

8. Relaxation. – Stress leads to poor health, poor decision-making, poor thinking, and poor socialization.  So be attentive to your stress level and take short breaks when you need to.  Slow down.  Breathe.  Give yourself permission to pause, regroup and move forward with clarity and purpose.  When you’re at your busiest, a brief recess can rejuvenate your mind and increase your productivity.  These short breaks will help you regain your sanity, and allow you to reflect on your recent actions so you can be sure they’re in line with your goals.

    10 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress On-the-Spot
    Finding the Relaxation Exercises that Work for You
    37 Stress Management Tips
    Book: Wherever You Go, There You Are

9.  Proficient writing and note-taking. – The written word isn’t going away; it is used in every walk of life.  Learning to write proficiently so that others can understand you is critical.  Also, using your writing skills to take useful notes is one of the most productive things you can do, regardless of the task at hand.  Writing things down – taking notes – helps us remember what we hear, see, or read when we’re learning something new, or trying to remember something specific.

    34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer
    English Grammar 101
    Top 5 Note-Taking Tips
    Book: On Writing Well

10. Relationship networking. – In a world dominated by constant innovation and information exchange, relationship networking creates the channel through which ideas and information flow, and in which new ideas are shared, discussed and perfected.  A large relationship network, carefully cultivated, can be leveraged to meet the right people, find jobs, build businesses, learn about new trends, spread ideas, etc.

    How to Network: 12 Tips for Shy People
    Steps to Easy Relationship Building
    Networking: Start Building Real Relationships
    Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People

11. Positivity. – Research shows that although we think that we act because of the way we feel, in fact, we often feel because of the way we act.  A great attitude always leads to great experiences.  People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times.  Be positive, smile, and make it count.  Pretend today is going to be great.  Do so, and it will be.

    How to Be Optimistic - Focus on the Positive
    10 Ways Happy People Choose Happiness
    Seven Simple Ways to Be More Positive
    Book: The How of Happiness

12. Self-discipline. – Self-discipline is a skill.  It is the ability to focus and overcome distractions.  It involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment.  It often requires sacrificing the pleasure and thrill for what matters most in life.  Therefore it is self-discipline that drives you to succeed in the long-term.

    How to Build Self-Discipline
    Self-Discipline Explained and Explored
    12 Things Successful People Do Differently
    Book: Unleash the Warrior Within


50 Anmol Vatchan in Hindi
Posted by: admin, 2013-02-19, 00:32 - 0 comments

1. जिसने  ज्न्यान  को  आचरण  में  उतार  लिया , उसने  ईश्वर  को  मूर्तिमान  कर  लिया  – विनोबा भावे

2. अकर्मण्यता  का  दूसरा  नाम  मर्त्यु  है  – मुसोलिनी

3. पालने  से  लेकर  कब्र  तक  ज्ञान  प्राप्त  करते  रहो  – पवित्र कुरान

4. इच्छा  ही  सब  दूखो   का  मूल  है  – गौतम बुद्ध

5. मनुष्य  का  सबसे  बड़ा  शत्रु  उसका  अज्न्यान  है  – चाणक्य

6. आपका  आज  का  पुरुषार्थ  आपका  कल  का  भाग्य  है  – पालशिरू

7. क्रोध  एक  किस्म  का  क्षणिक  पागलपन  है  – महात्मा  गांधी

8. ठोकर  लगती  है  और  दर्द  होता  है  तभी  मनुष्य  सीख  पाटा  है  – महात्मा  गांधी

9. अप्रिय  शब्द  पशुओ  को  भी  नहीं  सुहाते  है  – गौतम बुद्ध

10. नरम  शब्दों  से  सख्त  दिलो  को  जीता  जा  सकता  है  – सुकरात

11. गहरी  नदी  का  जल  प्रवाह  शांत  व  गंभीर  होता  है  – शेक्सपीयर

12. समय  और  समुद्र  की  लहरे  किसी  का  इंतज़ार  नहीं  करती  – अज्ञात

13. जिस  तरह  जौहरी  ही  असली  हीरे  की  पहचान  कर  सकता  है , उसी  तरह  गुनी  ही  गुणवान  की  पहचान  कर  सकता  है  – कबीर

14. जो  आपको  कल  कर  देना  चाहिए  था , वही  संसार  का  सबसे  का थीं  कार्य  है  – कन्फ्यूशियस

15. ज्ञानी   पुरुषो  का  क्रोध  भीतर  ही , शान्ति  से  निवास  करता  है , बाहर  नहीं  – खलील  जिब्रान

16. कुबेर  भी  यदि  आय  से  अधिक  व्यय  करे  तो  निर्धन  हो  जाता  है  – चाणक्य

17. डूब  की  तरह  छोटे  बनाकर  रहो . जब  घास -पात  जल  जाते  है  तब  भी  डूब  जस  की  तस  बनी  रहती  है  – गुरु  नानक  देव

18. ईश्वर  के  हाथ  देने  के  लिए  खुले  है . लेने  के  लिए  तुम्हे  प्रयत्न  करना  होगा  – गुरु  नानक  देव

19. जो  दूसरो  से  घृणा  करता  है  वह  स्वय  पतित  होता  है  – स्वामी विवेकानंद

20. जो  जैसा  शुभ  व  अशुभ  कार्य  करता  है , वो  वैसा  ही  फल  भोगता  है  – वेदव्यास

21. मनुष्य  की  इच्छाओ  का  पेट  आज  तक  कोइ  नहीं  भर  सका  है  – वेदव्यास

22. नम्रता  और  मीठे  वचन  ही  मनुष्य  के  सच्चे  आभूषण  होते  है  – तिरूवल्लुवर

23. खुदा  एक  दरवाजा  बंद  करने  से  पहले  दूसरा  खोल  देता  है , उसे  प्रयत्न  कर  देखो  – शेख  सादी

24. बुरे  आदमी  के  साथ  भी  भलाई  करनी  चाहिए  – कुत्ते  को  रोटी  का  एक  टुकड़ा  डालकर  उसका  मुंह  बंद  करना  ही  अच्छा  है  – शेख  सादी

25. अपमानपूर्वक  अमरत  पीने  से  तो  अच्छा  है  सम्मानपूर्वक  विषपान  – रहीम

26. थोड़े  से  धन  से  दुष्ट  जन  उन्मत्त  हो  जाते  है  – जैसे  छोटी , बरसाती  नदी   में  थोड़ी  सी  वर्षा  से  बाढ़  आ  जाती  है  – गोस्वामी  तुलसीदास

27. ईश  प्राप्ति  (शान्ति ) के  लिए  अंत: कारन  शुद्ध  होना  चाहिए  – रविदास

28. जब  मई  स्वय  पर  हँसता  हूँ  तो  मेरे  मन  का  बोज़  हल्का  हो  जाता  है  – टैगोर

29. जन्म  के  बाद  मर्त्यु , उत्थान  के  बाद  पतन , संयोग  के  बाद  वियोग , संचय  के  बाद  क्षय  निश्चित  है . ज्ञानी इन  बातो  का  ज्न्यान  कर  हर्ष  और  शोक  के  वशीभूत  नहीं  होते  – महाभारत

30. जननी  जन्मभूमि  स्वर्ग  से  भी  बढाकर  है – अज्ञात

31. भरे  बादल  और  फले  वर्कश  नीचे  ज़ुकारे  है , सज्जन  ज्न्यान  और  धन  पाकर  विनम्र  बनाते  है – अज्ञात

32. सोचना, कहना  व  करना  सदा   सम्मान  हो – अज्ञात

33. न   कल  की  न  काल  की  फिकर  करो , सदा  हर्षित  मुख  रहो – अज्ञात

34. स्व  परिवर्तन  से  दूसरो  का  परिवर्तन  करो – अज्ञात

35. ते  ते  पाँव   पसारियो   जेती  चादर  होय – अज्ञात

36. महान  पुरुष  की  पहली  पहचान  उसकी  विनम्रता  है – अज्ञात

37. बिना  अनुभव  कोरा  शाब्दिक  ज्न्यान  अँधा  है – अज्ञात

38. क्रोध  सदैव  मूर्खता   से  प्रारम्भ  होता  है  और  पश्चाताप  पर  समाप्त – अज्ञात

39. नारी  की  उन्नति  पर  ही  राष्ट्र  की  उन्नति  निर्धारित  है – अज्ञात

40. धरती  पर  है  स्वर्ग  कहा  – छोटा  है  परिवार  जहा – अज्ञात

41. दूसरो  का  जो  आचरण  तुम्हे  पसंद  नहीं , वैसा  आचरण  दूसरो  के  प्रति  न  करो – अज्ञात

42. नम्रता  सारे  गुणों  का  दर्द  स्तम्भ  है – अज्ञात

43. बुद्धिमान  किसी  का  उपहास  नहीं  करते  है – अज्ञात

44. हर  अच्छा  काम  पहले असंभव  नजर  आता  है – अज्ञात

45. पुस्तक  प्रेमी  सबसे  धनवान  व  सुखी  होता  है – अज्ञात

46. सबसे   उत्तम  बदला  क्षमा  करना  है – अज्ञात

47. आराम  हराम  है – अज्ञात

48. दो  बच्चो  से  खिलाता  उपवन , हंसते -हंसते  कटता  जीवन – अज्ञात

49. अगर  चाहते  सुख  समर्द्धि , रोको  जनसंख्या  वर्द्धि – अज्ञात

५०. कार्य  मनोरथ  से  नहीं , उद्यम  से  सिद्ध  होते  है . जैसे  सोते  हुए  सिंह  के  मुंह  में  मुर्गे अपने  आप  नहीं  चले  जाते  – विष्णु  शर्मा
A Boy's Love
Posted by: admin, 2013-01-31, 06:22 - 0 comments

A Boy's Love

 On the last day before Christmas, I hurried to go to the store to buy the remaining gifts I didn't manage to buy earlier.

When I saw all the people there, I started to complain to myself. It is going to take forever here and I still have so many other places to go... Christmas really is getting more and more annoying every year. How I wish I could just lie down, go to sleep and only wake up after it...

Nonetheless, I made my way to the toy section, and there I started to curse the prices, wondering if all kids really play with such expensive toys.

While looking in the toy section, I noticed a small boy of about 5 years old, pressing a doll against his chest. He kept on touching the hair of the doll and looked so sad. I wondered who was this doll for. Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him and said: Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?

The old lady replied: You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear. Then she asked him to stay here for 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly.

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I started to walk toward him and I asked him who did he want to give this doll to. It is the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for this Christmas. She was so sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.

I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus will bring it to her, after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly. No, Santa Claus cannot bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mother so that she can give it to her when she goes there.

His eyes were so sad while saying this.

My sister has gone to be with God. Daddy said that Mommy will also go to see God very soon, so I thought that she could bring the doll with her to give it to my sister.

My heart nearly stopped.

The little boy looked up at me and said: I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I asked him to wait until I come back from the store.

Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me: I also want mommy to take this photo with her so that she will not forget me.

I love my mommy and I wish she didn't have to leave me but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.

Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and took a few dollars out and said to the boy. What if we checked again, just in case, to see if you have enough money?

OK he said. I hope that I have enough.

I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll, and even some spare money.

The little boy said: Thank you God for giving me enough money.

Then he looked at me and added: I asked yesterday before I slept for God to make sure I have enough money to buy this doll so that mommy can give it to my sister. He heard me.

I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. but He gave me enough to buy the doll and the white rose. You know, my mommy loves white roses.

A few minutes later, the old lady came again and I left.

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.

Then I remembered a local newspaper article 2 days ago, which mentioned of a drunk man in a truck who hit a car where there was one young lady and a little girl.

The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-assisting machine, because the young lady would not be able to get out of the coma.

Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young lady had passed away.

I couldn't stop myself and went to buy a bunch of white roses and I went to the mortuary where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see before burial.

She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.

I left the place crying, feeling that my life had been changed forever.

The love that this little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.

And in a fraction of a second, a drunk man had taken all this away from him.


How to catch a Lion?
Posted by: admin, 2013-01-31, 06:17 - 0 comments

How to catch a Lion?

Newton 's Method:

Let, the lion catch you.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Implies you caught lion.

Einstein Method:

Run in the direction opposite to that of the lion.

Due to higher relative velocity, the lion will also run faster and will get tired soon.

Now you can trap it easily.

Software Engineer Method:

Catch a cat and claim that your testing has proven that its a Lion.

If anyone comes back with issues tell that you will upgrade it to Lion.

Indian Police Method:

Catch any animal and interrogate it & torture it to accept that its a lion .

Rajnikanth Method :

Keep warning the lion that u may come and attack anytime.

The lion will live in fear and die soon in fear itself.

Jayalalitha Method:

Send Police commissioner Muthukaruppan around 2AM and kill it, while it's sleeping !

Manirathnam Method (director):

Make sure the lion does not get sun light and put the lion in a dark room with a single candle lighted.

Keep murmuring something in its ears.

The lion will be highly irritated and commit suicide.

Karan Johar Method (director):

Send a lioness into the forest.

Our lion and lioness fall in love with each other.

Send another lioness in to the forest, followed by another lion.

First lion loves the first lioness and the second lion loves the 2nd lioness.

But 2nd lioness loves both lions.

Now send another lioness (third) into the forest.

You don't understand right... it after 15 yrs, then also u wont!

Yash Chopra method (director):

Take the lion to Australia or US.. And kill it in a good scenic location.

Govinda method:

Continuously dance before the lion for 5 or 6 days. The Lion will drop dead just watching!

Menaka Gandhi method:

Save the lion from a danger and feed him with some vegetables continuously.

George bush method:

Link the lion with Osama bin laden and shoot him!!!

Ravi Shastri method:

Ask the lion to bowl at u.

U bat for 200 balls and score 1 run

Lion tired and surrenders


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