An Interesting Story – Neither Slumbers nor Sleeps

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth.
She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river.
This seems a safe place.
Suddenly labour pains begin.

At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above & lightning starts a forest fire.
She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her.
To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her.

What can the pregnant deer do?
She is in labour!

What will happen?
Will the deer survive?
Will she give birth to a fawn?
Will the fawn survive?
Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire?
Will she perish to the hunters’ arrow?
Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her?

She is constrained by the fire on the one side & the flowing river on the other & boxed in by her natural predators.

What does she do?
She focuses on giving birth to a new life.

The sequence of events that follows are:

– Lightning strikes & blinds the hunter.
– He releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion.
– It starts to rain heavily, & the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain.
– The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.

In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides with negative thoughts and possibilities.

Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us & overwhelm us.

Maybe we can learn from the deer.
The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to a baby.

The rest was not in her hands & any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster.

Ask yourself,
Where is your focus?
Where is your faith and hope?

In the midst of any storm, do keep faith on the Creator always. He will never ever disappoint you. NEVER.

Remember, He neither slumbers nor sleeps…
One of the best I have read….

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Come To Your World, Unless You Will Miss Your Breath

After his father’s death, the Son decided to leave his mother at old age home and visited her on and off.
Once he received a call from old age home… Mom very serious ….. please come to visit.
Son went and saw mom very critical, on her dying bed.
He asked: Mom what can I do for you.
Mom replied… “Please install fans in the old age home, there are none…. Also put a fridge for betterment of food because many times I slept without food”.
Son was surprised and asked: mom, while you were here you never complained, now you have few hours left and you are telling me all this, why?
Mom replied…..”it’s OK dear, I’ve managed with the heat, hunger & pain, but when your children will send you here, I am afraid you will not be able to manage
“Truth”
Truth no 1 :
nobody is real in this world except Mother..
Truth no. 2 :
a poor person has no friends..
Truth no. 3 :
people do not like good thoughts they like good looks..
Truth no 4 :
people respect the money not the person..
Truth no 5 :
the person you love the most, will hurt you the most !
Truth no 6 :
“Truth is Simple, But, The Moment YOU try to Explain it…
It Becomes Difficult”
Truth no 7 :
“When you are happy you enjoy the music”, but
“when you are sad, you understand the lyrics”.
Truth no 8 :
IN LIFE Two things define you-
“Your patience” when you have nothing…
&
“Your attitude” when you have everything…
Rightly said “The internet shows us how small the world is…but a missing plane shows, how big our planet is..”

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The Cockroach Theory – Sundar Pichai CEO at Google Inc.

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Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc

I read this beautiful speech by Sundar Pichai who is a CEO at Google and thought of sharing with you the same.

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 panicky.

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.

The 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 fingers 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.

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Salute The Courage Boy – Saved 8 Children From Raging Fire

 

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Saluting The Courage of 11-Year Old Om Prakash Yadav Who Saved 8 Children From Raging Fire.

The boy (Om Prakash Yadav) , a Class VII student and the son of a Uttar Pradesh farmer, pulled out several of his friends alive out of a burning van, caring little about his own safety.

On September 4, 2010, Om Prakash was going to school along with other students in a Maruti van. But all of a sudden, the van caught fire because of a short circuit in the gas kit.

The driver immediately opened his door and fled. But not Om Prakash.

He broke open the van door and pulled out the others, caring little about the flames that had spread to his face, back and arms.

He saved eight children. For his bravery, he has won the Sanjay Chopra Award. Bravo , Om Prakash , you are an inspiration to millions with your brave act.

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“LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT RECOGNITION IS A SKILL”

There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat… One day, the horse became will and he called the veterinarian. The Doctor said , well your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days.

I’ll come back on the 3rd day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down.

Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation. The next day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat approached the horse and said,

Be strong, My friend. Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep.

On the second day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat came back and said, Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die! come on, I’ll help you get up….

On the third day, they came to give him the medicine. The doctor said, Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses.

After they left, the goat approached the horse and said, listen pal, it’s now or never! Get up, come on! have courage! come on! getup get up

That’s it, slowly ! Great, come on, one, two three.. Good, good. NOw faster, come on …Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yes! Yes! You did it, you’re a champion!!

All are sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field.

He began shouting, It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party. Let’s kill the goat!

The Lesson of the Story: This often happens in the workplace & life in general. Nobody truly knows which employee or people actually deserves the merit of success. In fact who’s actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen.

“LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT RECOGNITION IS A SKILL”

If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, Amateurs built the Ark [which saved all the species] and professionals built the Titanic [all died tragically].

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