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Sunday 31 July 2011

Attitude!

Attitude!

Got this one from a friend. Didn't bother to check out whether the anecdote is based on facts or arose from the vivid imagination of a creative mind.

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood that he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From all over the world, he received letters from his fans, one of which asked: 'Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease'?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

"The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'.

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'"

However, the moral of the story is all about attitude.

Guess that when we come across such human beings we feel happy.

Wonder why we can't try to make others happy by developing such an attitude instead of wondering why others are not making us happy???

Regards,

N


Wednesday 13 July 2011

Super Google Search Tips & Tricks

Super Google Search Tips & Tricks

People may wonder why this link appears on my "Something to Smile" blog:

Reason is simple - The tools available are so many and potentially so useful, that it brought about a beaming smile on my lips.

Hope that you benefit from this one as much as I hope to benefit!

Regards,

N


Sunday 10 July 2011

The Donkey & the Dog - The Modern Version

The Donkey & the Dog - The Modern Version

Good one - As usual, a good friend sent this one over.

Enjoy reading:

The Donkey and the Dog - Modern Version

There was once a washer man who had a donkey and a dog. One night when the whole world was sleeping, a thief broke into the house, the washerman was fast asleep too but the donkey and the dog were awake. The dog decided not to bark since the master did not take good care of him and wanted to teach him a lesson. The donkey got worried and said to the dog that if he doesn't bark, the donkey will have to do something himself.

The dog did not change his mind and the donkey started braying loudly. Hearing the donkey bray, the thief ran away, the master woke up and started beating the donkey for braying in the middle of the night for no reason.

Moral of the story " One must not engage in duties other than his own"

Now take a new look at the same story...

The washer man was a well educated man from a premier management institute.

He had the fundas of looking at the bigger picture and thinking out of the box. He was convinced that there must be some reason for the donkey to bray in the night.. He walked outside a little and did some fact finding, applied a bottom up approach, figured out from the ground realities that there was a thief who broke in and the donkey only wanted to alert him about it.

Looking at the donkey's extra initiative and going beyond the call of the duty, he rewarded him with lot of hay and other perks and became his favorite pet.

The dog's life didn't change much, except that now the donkey was more motivated in doing the dog's duties as well. In the annual appraisal the dog managed "ME"

(Met Expectations) . Soon the dog realized that the donkey is taking care of his duties and he can enjoy his life sleeping and lazing around. The donkey was rated as " star performer". The donkey had to live up to his already high performance standards.Soon he was over burdened with work and always under pressure and now is looking for a NEW JOB ...

Disclaimer: All characters in the story are not at all imaginary. Any resemblance to person living or dying of work is purely intentional

Cheers!!!

Regards,

N


Friday 8 July 2011

Gems from the one and only George W Bush

Gems from the one and only George W Bush

True gems from George W Bush:

Regards,

N


Friday 1 July 2011

Things to do today

Here's a nice thought for these tough times:


Regards,

N