Happy New Year 2014


Monday, September 22, 2014

A Thought for Today-643:

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves - Viktor E. Frankl

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Self-Improvement-123: SPEAK GENTLY by David Bates

Speak gently! -- It is better far
To rule by love, than fear --
Speak gently -- let not harsh words mar
The good we might do here!

Speak gently! -- Love doth whisper low
The vows that true hearts bind;
And gently Friendship's accents flow;
Affection's voice is kind.

Speak gently to the little child!
Its love be sure to gain;
Teach it in accents soft and mild: --
It may not long remain.

Speak gently to the young, for they
Will have enough to bear --
Pass through this life as best they may,
'T is full of anxious care!

Speak gently to the aged one,
Grieve not the care-worn heart;
The sands of life are nearly run,
Let such in peace depart!

Speak gently, kindly, to the poor;
Let no harsh tone be heard;
They have enough they must endure,
Without an unkind word!

Speak gently to the erring -- know,
They may have toiled in vain;
Perchance unkindness made them so;
Oh, win them back again!

Speak gently! -- He who gave his life
To bend man's stubborn will,
When elements were in fierce strife,
Said to them, 'Peace, be still.'

Speak gently! -- 't is a little thing
Dropped in the heart's deep well;
The good, the joy, which it may bring,
Eternity shall tell.

A Thought for Today-642:

If you look for something good you will always find it - Brian Tracy 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Self-Improvement-122: Tips for Staying Happy & Healthy

Tips for Staying 
Happy and Healthy

01. Stay Healthy
02. Exercise Regularly
03. Eat Fruits
04. Eat Vegetables
05. Drink plenty of Water
06. Walk Regularly
07. Write a Journal
08. Plan Your Day
09. At night, check whether you have kept your plan
10. Keep Learning
11. Focus on What Makes You Happy
12. Pray
13. Repeat a Holy Name
14. Meditate
15. Help others
16. Have periodical medical check-up

A Thought for Today-641:

When you master the mind, you master everything else - Shamala Tan

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Self-Improvement-121: 20 Things To Do

Free Yourself from Negative People.
Let go of those who are already gone.
Give people you don’t know a fair chance.
Show everyone kindness and respect.
Accept people just the way they are.
Encourage others and cheer them.
Be your imperfectly perfect self.
Forgive people and move forward.
Do little things for others every day.
Always be loyal.
Stay in touch with people who matter to you.
Keep your promises and tell the truth.
Give what you want to receive.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Allow others to make their own decisions.
Talk a little less, and listen more.
Leave petty arguments alone.
Pay attention to your relationship with yourself.
Pay attention to who your real friends are.
Ignore unconstructive, hurtful comments.

-         Source:  Unknown

Letters-93: Gandhii's Letter to Hitler

Wardha, C. P., INDIA,
July 23, 1939


Friends have been urging me to write to you for the sake of humanity. But I have resisted their request, because of the feeling that any letter from me would be an impertinence. Something tells me that I must not calculate and that I must make my appeal for whatever it may be worth.

It is quite clear that you are today the one person in the world who can prevent a war which may reduce humanity to a savage state. Must you pay that price for an object however worthy it may appear to you to be? Will you listen to the appeal of one who has deliberately shunned the method of war not without considerable success? Any way I anticipate your forgiveness, if I have erred in writing to you.

I remain,
Your sincere friend,
M. K. Gandhi


A Thought for Today-640:

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Thought for Today-639:

Don't let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future - Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Thought for Today-638:

We are always faced with difficult choices in life.  It your ability to make that choice on your own that defines you.