The Little Wave

January 30, 2013 , the-little-wave

The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air-until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this is terrible," the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"

Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, "Why do you look so sad?" The first wave says, "You don't understand! We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"

The second wave says, "No, you don't understand. You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean."

Source: "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom

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i Have learned

January 21, 2013 , i-have-learned

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.
I've learned that no matter how much I care,
some people just don't care back.
And it's not the end of the world.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned that it's not what you have in your life,
but who you have in your life that counts.
I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself
to the best others can do,
but to the best you can do.
I've learned that it's not what happens to people,
It's what they do about it.
I've learned that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.
I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I've learned that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done
regardless of the consequences.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't five me the right to be cruel.
I've learned that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken,
the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean that they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual
ahead of their actions.
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.
I've learned that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.
I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned that writing,
as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.
I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice
and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.
I've learned to love
and be loved.
I've learned...

By Omer B. Washington

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At the end of the day

January 17, 2013 , at-the-end-of-the-day

A boat docked in a tiny Kerala village,near to Kovalam. An NRI, US tourist, K U Tappan, complimented the local fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. "Not very long," answered Mani, the fisherman.

"Then why didn"t you stay out longer and catch more?" asked K U Tappan. Mani explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

K U Tappan inquired, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings I go into the village to see my friends, chat a little, play the volleyball, and sing a few songs. I have a full life."

K U Tappan interrupted rather rudely, "I have a Business Studies degree and I can help you. You should start by fishing longer every day. You can sell the extra fish you catch. With the revenue, you can buy a bigger boat, catch even more fish. With the extra money you will soon be able to buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Kochin, Mumbai, Banglore or even New Delhi. From there you can direct your huge enterprise."

"How long would that take?" wondered Mani, the local fisherman. "Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied K U Tappan condescendingly. "And after that?" Mani asked.

"After that you"ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the sea, sleep late, fish a little, play with your grandchildren, take a siesta with your wife, and spend your evenings in the village, dancing, playing the volleyball, and singing with your friends."

Originally found here

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Happy New Year 2013

December 18, 2012 , happy-new-year-2013

Hi friends, wishing a very Happy New Year 2013 to all you in advance. Also like to let you know that i am starting a new innings in my life, getting married on the 26th of December 2012. I hope all your well wishes and blessings will be there with us. Thank you.

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Echo of Life

December 15, 2012 , echo-of-life

Found this awesome story on internet.Enjoy reading it.

A man and his son were walking in the forest.
Suddenly the boy trips and feeling a sharp pain he screams, "Ahhhh!"
Surprised, he hears a voice coming from the mountain, "Ahhhh!"
Filled with curiosity, he screams: "Who are you?", but the only answer he receives is: "Who are you?"
This makes him angry, so he screams: "You are a coward!", and the voice answers: "You are a coward!"

He looks at his father, asking, "Dad, what is going on?"
"Son," the man replies, "Pay attention!"
Then he screams, "I admire you!"
The voice answers: "I admire you!"
The father shouts, "You are wonderful!", and the voice answers: "You are wonderful!"
Then the father explains, "People call this "ECHO", but truly it is "LIFE"!
Life always gives you back what you give out.
Life is a mirror of your actions.

If you want more love, give more love!
If you want more kindness, give more kindness!
If you want understanding and respect, give understanding and respect!
If you want people to be patient and respectful to you, give patience and respect!
This rule of nature applies to every aspect of our lives."
Life always gives you back what you give out.
Your life is not a coincidence, but a mirror of your own doings.

-AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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