Thursday, July 10, 2014

Allow Yourself



Allow Yourself -by Catherine Pulsifer


Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big

Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can

Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter

Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward

Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed

Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence

Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you.

Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas.

Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return

Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you.

Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier. 


Be Happy. God Bless.

Friday, June 13, 2014

TOUCH SOMEONE’S LIFE


ONE STORMY NIGHT MANY YEARS AGO, AN ELDERLY MAN AND HIS WIFE ENTERED THE LOBBY OF A SMALL HOTEL IN PHILADELPHIA, USA.


TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN, THE COUPLE APPROACHED THE FRONT DESK HOPING TO GET SOME SHELTER FOR THE NIGHT.

“COULD YOU POSSIBLY GIVE US A ROOM HERE?” – THE HUSBAND ASKED.

THE CLERK, A FRIENDLY MAN WITH A WINNING SMILE, LOOKED AT THE COUPLE AND EXPLAINED THAT THERE WERE THREE CONVENTIONS IN TOWN. 


“ALL OF OUR ROOMS ARE TAKEN,” THE CLERK SAID. “BUT I CAN’T SEND A NICE COUPLE LIKE YOU OUT INTO THE RAIN AT ONE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING. 

WOULD YOU PERHAPS BE WILLING TO SLEEP IN MY ROOM? IT’S NOT EXACTLY A SUITE, BUT IT WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FOLKS COMFORTABLE FOR THE NIGHT.”

WHEN THE COUPLE DECLINED, THE YOUNG MAN PRESSED ON. “DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME, I’LL MAKE OUT JUST FINE,” THE CLERK TOLD THEM.

SO THE COUPLE AGREED.

AS HE PAID HIS BILL THE NEXT MORNING, THE ELDERLY MAN SAID TO THE CLERK, “YOU ARE THE KIND OF MANAGER WHO SHOULD BE THE BOSS OF THE BEST HOTEL. 


MAYBE SOMEDAY I’LL BUILD ONE FOR YOU.”

THE CLERK LOOKED AT THEM AND SMILED. THE THREE OF THEM HAD A GOOD LAUGH. 


AS THEY DROVE AWAY, THE ELDERLY COUPLE AGREED THAT THE HELPFUL CLERK WAS INDEED EXCEPTIONAL, AS FINDING PEOPLE WHO ARE BOTH FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL ISN’T EASY.

TWO YEARS PASSED. THE CLERK HAD ALMOST FORGOTTEN THE INCIDENT WHEN HE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE OLD MAN. 


IT RECALLED THAT STORMY NIGHT AND ENCLOSED A ROUND-TRIP TICKET TO NEW YORK, ASKING THE YOUNG MAN TO PAY THEM A VISIT.

THE OLD MAN MET HIM IN NEW YORK, AND LED HIM TO THE CORNER OF FIFTH AVENUE AND 34TH STREET. 


HE THEN POINTED TO A GREAT NEW BUILDING THERE, A PALE REDDISH STONE, WITH TURRETS AND WATCHTOWERS THRUSTING UP TO THE SKY.

“THAT,” SAID THE OLDER MAN, “IS THE HOTEL I HAVE JUST BUILT FOR YOU TO MANAGE.”

“YOU MUST BE JOKING.” – THE YOUNG MAN SAID.

“I CAN ASSURE YOU I AM NOT.” – SAID THE OLDER MAN, A SLY SMILE PLAYING AROUND HIS MOUTH.

THE OLDER MAN’S NAME WAS WILLIAM WALDORF-ASTER, AND THAT MAGNIFICENT STRUCTURE WAS THE ORIGINAL WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL. 


THE YOUNG CLERK WHO BECAME ITS FIRST MANAGER WAS GEORGE C. BOLDT. 
THIS YOUNG CLERK NEVER FORESAW THE TURN OF EVENTS THAT WOULD LEAD HIM TO BECOME THE MANAGER OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST GLAMOROUS HOTELS.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO REACH AND TOUCH SOMEONE’S LIFE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO’S HEART YOU MAY BE TOUCHING.


                                             WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL ORLANDO

Be Happy. God Bless.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Colored Toys

                                         

Colored Toys -Rabindranath Tagore

When I bring to you colored toys, my child, 
I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds, on water, 
and why flowers are painted in tints 
---when I give colored toys to you, my child. 

When I sing to make you dance 
I truly now why there is music in leaves, 
and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth 
---when I sing to make you dance. 

When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands 
I know why there is honey in the cup of the flowers 
and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice 
---when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands. 

When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling, 
I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light, 
and what delight that is that is which the summer breeze brings to my body 
---when I kiss you to make you smile. 

Be Happy. God Bless.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Hunch


A hunch is angel talk, and probably should not be ignored.
 Listen to your hunches, pay attention to your intuition, do not dismiss your random thoughts, inspirations or ideas. Heaven talks in snippets, not in speeches. Angels whisper fast. They have to when they're flying around...
 Honor your Hints from Heaven. They could be giving you the best advice you ever had. -Neale Donald Walsch


Be Happy. God Bless.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Response Vs Reaction


At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got pan icky.

The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but it landed on another lady in the group.
 Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.

A waiter rushed forward to their rescue. In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter. The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his hand and threw it out of the restaurant.

 Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behavior?

 If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed? He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos. It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.

 I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it’s my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me. It’s not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.
More than the problem, it’s my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learnt from the story:
 I understood, I should not react in life. I should always respond. The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.

 Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of, just and right to save a situation from going out of hands, to avoid cracks in relationship, to avoid taking decisions in anger, anxiety, stress or hurry.
Be Happy. God Bless.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

You Are Special


Value-A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill 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 $20.
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!



Be Happy. God Bless.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Be An Encourager


A group of frogs was traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time. - Author Unknown

Lessons to be learnt: 1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. 2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill him or her. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words.... it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.



Be Happy. God Bless.