Day with a Difference – 30-Apr-12

Quote of the day

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Thought of the day –Control of Your Heart

A wise and understanding heart does not repay a hurt with a hurt. In doing so, the heart is diminished. Fissures form. Love leaks out. Every pain given in return for one received, changes the contents of the heart. It is no longer defined by love, wisdom and understanding. It is redefined by the bearers of hurt and hate, pain and prejudice, meanness and madness, sorrow and sadness. You give away control of your very own heart.

The despair of being hurt is healed by overcoming it, not clinging to the hurt and inflicting more of it on the world. When darkness is added to darkness, no one can see, no one can love. Everyone loses.

Love is not always warm and fuzzy. Sometimes it’s the integrity we hold on to when we’re tempted to strike back. Sometimes it’s the honor that keeps us from exchanging the valuable contents of our heart for the harsh satisfaction of lashing back.

No, the way of love is not always easy, but when night falls, dawn is assured.

The integrity and honor of a wise and understanding heart, rises with the sun of a new day.

By: Terri McPherson

Joke of the day

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend awake. "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see." Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars." "What does that tell you?" Holmes questioned. Watson pondered for a minute. "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?" Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. "Watson, you idiot. Someone has stolen our tent."

Have a great week ahead!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 30-Apr-12

Day with a Difference – 27-Apr-12

Quote of the day

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do. –Johann Von Goethe

Thought of the day – The Tail

There is a story about a princess who had a small eye problem that she felt was really bad. Being the king’s daughter, she was rather spoiled and kept crying all the time. When the doctors wanted to apply medicine, she would invariably refuse any medical treatment and kept touching the sore spot on her eye. In this way it became worse and worse, until finally the king proclaimed a large reward for whoever could cure his daughter. After some time, a man arrived who claimed to be a famous physician, but actually was not even a doctor. He declared that he could definitely cure the princess and was admitted to her chamber. After he had examined her, he exclaimed, "Oh, I’m so sorry!" "What is it?" the princess inquired. The doctor said, "There is nothing much wrong with your eye, but there is something else that is really serious." The princess was alarmed and asked, "What on earth is so serious?" He hesitated and said, "It is really bad. I shouldn’t tell you about it." No matter how much she insisted, he refused to tell her, saying that he could not speak without the king’s permission. When the king arrived, the doctor was still reluctant to reveal his findings. Finally the king commanded, "Tell us what is wrong. Whatever it is, you have to tell us!" At last the doctor said, "Well, the eye will get better within a few days – that is no problem. The big problem is that the princess will grow a tail, which will become at least nine fathoms long. It may start growing very soon. If she can detect the first moment it appears, I might be able to prevent it from growing." At this news everyone was deeply concerned. And the princess, what did she do? She stayed in bed, day and night, directing all her attention to detecting when the tail might appear. Thus, after a few days, her eye got well. This shows how we usually react. We focus on our little problem and it becomes the center around which everything else revolves. So far, we have done this repeatedly, life after life. We think, "My wishes, my interests, my likes and dislikes come first!" As long as we function on this basis, we will remain unchanged. As long as attachment and aversion are our sources of living and drive us onward, we cannot rest.

Idiom of the day

“Rome Was Not Built In One Day” -If you want something to be completely properly, then it’s going to take time.

Joke of the day

Once upon a time in a village, a man announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs 10. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at Rs 10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he would now buy at Rs20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to Rs 25 and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it! The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at Rs 50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him. In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at Rs 35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell it to him for Rs 50." The villagers squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys. Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere! Welcome to the ‘Stock Market’!

Have a super fun weekend!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 27-Apr-12

Day with a Difference – 26-Apr-12

Quote of the day

The will has to be stronger than the skill – Mohammed Ali

Thought of the day – How Old Are You?

If we did not know our age, some of us would appear to be very young, and some of us would seem very old. Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse. "I’m too old to start something new", or, "I couldn’t learn that at my age." Other people, though, go on to achieve their greatest accomplishments in life in later years.

Take, for example, Colonel Harland Sanders who started franchising his chicken outlets when he was 65 years old. Up to the age of 90 years old he traveled 250,000 miles a year visiting KFC franchises. He not only overcame personal and business adversities, but more importantly, he didn’t let age stand in his way! Feelings lead to attitudes, attitudes become beliefs, and beliefs become the basis for actions.

It is not important how old you are;
it is how you feel, how you think,
and what you do that is important.

To quote Satchel Paige, "How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was."

By Catherine Pulsifer

Word of the day

Barnburner – something that is highly exiting and impressive

Joke of the day

Conversation between a boy and a girl:

BOY : May I hold your hand?
GIRL : No thanks, it isn’t heavy.

GIRL : Say you love me! Say you love me!
BOY : You love me…

GIRL : If we become engaged will you give me a ring
BOY : Sure, what’s your phone number

GIRL : I think the poorest people are the happiest.
BOY : Then marry me and we’ll be the happiest couple

GIRL : Darling, I want to dance like this forever.
BOY : Don’t you ever want to improve

BOY : I love you and I could die for you!
GIRL : How soon

BOY : I would go to the end of the world for you!
GIRL : Yes, but would you stay there

Have a nice day!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 26-Apr-12

Day with a Difference – 25-Apr-12

Quote of the day

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” –Chinese Proverb

Thought of the day The First Step is the Hardest

Like many people, I find that the first step in making myself better is always the most difficult step. It’s always easier changing myself after I’ve made that first step. So here I go, sharing with you, dear perfect reader, my secret to making that first step.

1. Decide where I want to step. 2. Step. 3. Step again. 4. Keep on going.

Item number one is the most difficult — it’s the one that I can waste the most time on. In physics, we are taught that a body at rest stays at rest until acted on by another force. So it is with human beings. Human beings tend to stick until a force moves them. Sometimes, that force is from within. Preferably, that force is from within. Often, it’s from outside.

If you’re having a problem starting, try my best suggestion: change something small about yourself: change the side of the bed that you sleep on; change the time you get up; change the way you drive to work, or the tie you habitually wear; change something small, and you can change something big.

It seems somewhat strange to think about it. How can changing the type of breakfast cereal that you eat force you to change how you feel about yourself? Simple…any change, no matter how small, makes more change easier. Make a small change, and it makes it easier to make a big one.

Once you’re prepared, then just (as Nike would say) do it. Make that first step, then a second, and a third, and a fourth. Make the first step a small one, but make it now. Don’t wait. Make it now.

By: Daryl R. Gibson

Word of the day

Livelong – whole; entire

Example: “All the livelong day”

Joke of the day

Father: Don’t you think our son gets his brains from me?
Mother: Probably, dear. I still have all of mine.

Have a nice day!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 25-Apr-12

Day with a Difference – 24-Apr-12

Quote of the day

"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." – Abraham Lincoln

Thought of the day – The people who makes difference

Don’t bother getting a pen and paper… just read… if you can’t
answer them, just keep going.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.

5. Name the last five Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They’re the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. Name three teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier? The lesson?

The people who make a difference in your life aren’t the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They’re the ones who care.

Idiom of the day

“Icing On The Cake” – When you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.

Joke of the day

At the airport for a business trip, I settled down to wait for the boarding announcement at Gate 35. Then I heard the voice on the public address system saying, "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Delta Flight 570 will board from Gate 41." So my family picked up our luggage and carried it over to Gate 41. Not ten minutes later the public address voice told us that Flight 570 would in fact be boarding from Gate 35. So, again, we gathered our carry-on luggage and returned to the original gate. Just as we were settling down, the public address voice spoke again: "Thank you for participating in Delta’s physical fitness program.

Have a nice day!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 24-Apr-12

Day with a Difference – 23-Apr-12

Quote of the day

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do." – Voltaire

Thought of the day – It Takes Persistence to Reach a Goal

Keep trying is the rule that must be followed to become successful in anything. Your success in anything is connected with action. Keep moving towards your goal. You’ll make mistakes but don’t quit. You may even have to hang on after others have let go. Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, to do all that’s necessary to reach your goal. In the end, the only people who fail are those that do not try. All great achievement takes time

By: Max Stein

Word of the day

“Euphemism” – A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is often considered harsh or offensive. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

Joke of the day

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where’s the self-help section?"

She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Have a nice day!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 23-Apr-12

Day with a Difference – 20-Apr-12

Quote of the day

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.” -Vincent Van Gogh

Funny facts – Contemplate The Eternal Question – Why?

Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?

Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

Why don’t we ever see this headline:
Psychic Wins Lottery ?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a ‘Broker’?

Why isn’t there mouse flavoured cat food?

Who tastes dog food when it has a ‘new & improved’ flavour?

Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

Why do they call the airport ‘the terminal’ if flying is so safe?

Word of the day

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Gregarious – tending to associate with others of one’s kind : social

Joke of the day

Some Stupid Questions & its proper Answers:

Principal : Are u chewing gum?
Student : No I m human being..!!

Wife : We are having mother for dinner tonight?
Husband : Make sure she is well cooked 🙂

Father : Shameful results! Do u always get such low marks?
Son : No, only when I give exams 😀

Guest : Will these stairs take me to the 2nd floor?
Boy : No, you’ll have to walk as well.

Girl : I have changed my mind.
Boy : Thank God

Have a super fun weekend!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 20-Apr-12