Friday, March 21, 2008

Greetings !

Today is an extra special day.
Celebrations and Reflections in all religions,
Goodness,victory of truth, sacrifice and unity of humanity,
Finally its all about sacrifice,compromise,loving,sharing and caring,
May Allah Bless us all;
with the tranquilty of Id-Milad, colourfullness of Holi and solemnity of
Good Friday. And ya also wishing all a very Happy Navroz !
Have a nice Day :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Make a Difference.

Every Day when I go to pick up my son from his school., on the way I cross this slum or dunno not exactly a slum also , its just a few bunch of families who are just living there on the streets, what's sad is they dont even have anything above there heads, its just open sky, and they just put torn pieces of cloth and sit or sleep on it, some families have just managed to put three-four long wood pieces-joined them together and put sheets on it to cover ,, they eat, sleep, bathe, cook and do everything possible on that thin strip of footh-path, its quite sad, I wish the Government or the NGOs' can do something about it.
It would be even great if 'WE' the citizens take out sometime from our day to day life and work for progressive changes in our society.
Theres this very nice story that I came across and it goes like this :
A friend of ours was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up, and throwing it out into the water. Time and again, he kept hurling something out into the ocean. As our friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had washed up on the beach and, one at a time, was throwing them back into the water. Our friend was puzzled. He approached the man and said, 'Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing?' 'I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean.You see, it is low tide right now, and all of these starfish have washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into the sea, they'll die from lack of oxygen.' 'I understand,' my friend replied, 'but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach! You can't possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many! And don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast? Can't you see that you can't possibly make a difference?' The local native smiled, bent down, and picked up yet another starfish and, as he threw it back into the sea replied, "Made a difference to that one!!!"

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Think Before U Act.

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His fathertold him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed hisson a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat Disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, 'With all your money you give me a Bible? and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse,
Matt 7:11, 'And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more
shall your Heavenly father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?' As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words...PAID IN FULL.
How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for...