Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sharks in Your Life -A great story

Sharks in Your Life

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So the fishermen had to go further out to sea to catch their supply of fish, the fishing boats got bigger and bigger. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh and they lost their fresh taste.

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish.

Also, the frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference; because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.

So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies added a small shark to the tanks that the fish were kept in. The shark of course eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state due to the fact that the fish are challenged.

Moral of the story:

Some of us are also living like fish that have been caught, we give in too easily, and we are not challenged. Some of us could use a Shark in our life. Consider new challenges and problems in your life as a shark - the challenges and problems can keep us motivated and moving forward. Without challenges we can become complacent, find life boring, and become inactive.
Challenges in our lives can keep us moving forward. There are many challenge quotes but one of our favorites is, "When we long for life without difficulties, be reminded that - oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Wonderful Story about DREAM

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being. She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze. "Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked. She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel." "No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age." I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized, listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went.

She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. At the end of the semester, we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us.

She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know."

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began:

"We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy and achieving success."

  • You have to and find humor everyday.

  • You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

  • There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old, lie in bed for one full year, and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change.

  • Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things, we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.
She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose." She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end, Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

"Remember, growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Morni Himachali Song sung by Mohit chauhan..:)

Amma poochdi sun dhiye mere aee
Dhubari itni tu kiya kareeya hoyee yee

[Mother Asks Listen O my daughter,
Why are you so restless?]

Paarli vaniya mor jo bole ho
Amma ji ina more nindara gawayi ho

[Daughter says: The peacock is hooting in the next forest,
O mother, his hooting has taken away my sleep]

Sad le bandukiyo sad le shikari jo
Dhiye bhlaa idaa mor maar girana ho

[Mother says: Lets call hunters and gunner,
O daughter we will take this peacock down.]

Morni marna ayeeee ooooooo
Morni marna morni gawana ho
Oh ammaji inda mor hinjare puwana ho

[Daughter says: No we will not shoot it,
I will put it in a cage]

Kuthi janda chandrama
Kuthi janda tare ho
Ohh aamji kuthi jande dilla-de piyare hoo

[Where does moon go and where do all stars go?
O mother, where do all our dear ones go? ]

Ho chuhpi janda chandrama
Chhupi jandee tare hoo
Dhiye bhala nayyoo chupe dilande pyare ho

[Moon hides and so do all the stars,
But my dear daughter, our dear ones don't disappear anywhere as they remains in our heart.]