Day with a Difference – 15-May-12

Quote of the day

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. – Jonathan Winters

Thought of the day

One day a young lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm and the young lady asked her father, "What should I do?" Father said, "Keep driving." Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse. "What should I do?" The young lady asked? "Keep driving," her father replied.On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over. She told her father, "I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible and everyone is pulling over!" Her father told her, "Don’t give up, just keep driving!" Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land and the sun came out. Her father said, "Now you can pull over and get out." Young Lady said, "But why now?" Father said, "When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over." This is a testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times." Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up. You don’t have to … if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the Sun will shine upon your face again.

Joke of the day

Worst translations:
Pepsi’s "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation" translated into "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave" in Chinese.
General Motors had a very famous fiasco in trying to market the Nova car in Central and South America. "No va" in Spanish means, "It Doesn’t Go".

Have a great day!

Regards,
Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 15-May-12

Day with a Difference – 14-MAy-12

Quote of the day

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

Thought of the day – Two Horse Power(Cappucino Success Story)

There was once an old Indian who was poverty stricken. But one day, he strike it big when oil was discovered on his land. He became wealthy overnight and decided to reward himself by buying a Cadillac touring car.

In those days, the Cadillac touring cars had two spare tires on the back. The old Indian wanted to be different and so he placed four spare tires at the back of his car. He bought himself a beautiful suit and hat. Everyday, with a cigar in his mouth he would drive into the hot, dusty, little Oklahoma cowboy town nearby. He wanted to show off his new car. He waved and spoke to everyone that he passed by, on the right and on the left. He sometimes turned all the way around to speak to the folks. The strange thing is that he never ran into anybody or over anybody. He never did hit anybody or anything. Guess why? Directly in front of that big beautiful car, there were two horses – pulling it!

There was nothing wrong with the car, but the old Indian never learned how to start the car engine. Inside the car were a hundred horses, but the old Indian was only using two horses on the outside. Most of us make the same mistake of looking outside of us when we already have within us the necessary power to move us forward. Scientists said that we only use about 10% to 15 % of our full potential. Therefore, it is up to us to tap into our own potential and awaken the sleeping giant within us.

PS: Not sure why "Indian" is depicted in this story. But the story is good.

Joke of the day

On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed card, that it expressed "Deepest Sympathy". While puzzling over the message, his telephone rang. It was the florist, apologizing for having sent the wrong card. "Oh, it’s alright." said the storekeeper. "I’m a businessman and I understand how these things can happen." "But," added the florist, "I accidentally sent your card to a funeral party." "Well, what did it say?" ask the storekeeper. "’Congratulations on your new location’." was the reply.

Have a great weak ahead!

Warm regards,
Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 14-MAy-12

Day with a Difference – 10-May-12

Quote of the day

"The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finishing line." – Unknown

Thought of the day The Power of Holding Hands

I was sitting on a beach one summer day, watching two children, a boy and a girl, playing in the sand.They were hard at work building an elaborate sandcastle by the water’s edge, with gates and towers and moats and internal passages.Just when they had nearly finished their project, a big wave came along and knocked it down, reducing it to a heap of wet sand. I expected the children to burst into tears, devastated by what had happened to all their hard work. But they surprised me. Instead, they ran up the shore away from the water,laughing and holding hands, and sat down to build another castle.

I realized that they had taught me an important lesson. All the things in our lives, all the complicated structures we spend so much time and energy creating, are built on sand. Only our relationships to other people endure. Sooner or later, the wave will come along and knock down what we have worked so hard to build up. When that happens, only the person who has somebody’s hand to hold will be able to laugh

By Rabbi Harold Kushner

Joke of the day

A taxpayer received a strongly worded "second notice" that his taxes were overdue. Hastening to the collector’s office, he paid his bill, saying apologetically that he had overlooked the first notice. "Oh," confided the collector with a smile, "we don’t send out first notices. We have found that the second notices are more effective."

Have a great day!

Regards,
Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 10-May-12

Day with a Difference – 09-May-12

Quote of the day

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. – L. A. Rouchefolicauld

Thought of the day – You Can Rise Above Reality

Courage is the power to face your difficulties. It comes from the reserves of your mind that are more powerful then any of your outside circumstances. When you recognize that you are bigger than your problems, you gain the courage necessary to overcome anything.
Your obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. It gives you the ability to rise above reality.

You are more important than any of your problems.

By: Max Stein

Joke of the day

Bob stood over his tee sot for what seemed an eternity. He waggled, looked up, looked down, waggled again, but didn’t start his backswing. Finally his exasperated partner asked, "what the hell is taking so long?" "My wife is up there watching me from the clubhouse," Bob explained. "I want to make a perfect shot." "Good lord!" his companion exlaimed. "You don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of hitting her from here."

Regards,
Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 09-May-12

Day with a Difference – 08-May-12

Quote of the day

"Don’t hate, it’s too big a burden to bear." – Martin Luther King.

Thought of the day – The monk who sold his Ferrari

Greatness is everybody’s right, and it’s there for the taking only if we assume personal leadership within our lives. That’s been the core of Robin Sharma’s message to people around the world. From the litiguous world of law to making a difference to people’s lives, Sharma, 41, has come a long way, and is now rated among the most prolific names on the motivational speaker circuit.

While he’s best known for his highly successful book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Sharma has authored seven books, six of them bestsellers, and also advised major corporations such as Microsoft, IBM and General Motors on areas like teamwork, communication and leadership. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is being made into a motion picture due for release in 2007, and he’s acting in it, as well.

‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ unravels the miraculous transformation of successful but overworked lawyer, Julian Mantle who, having reached atop the success ladder suddenly stops to take a long look the life he is leading.

Sample a few messages from this book: "There are no mistakes, only lessons", or "Life pretty much gives you what you ask from it. It is always listening", or again, "Stop spending so much time chasing life’s big pleasures while you neglect the little ones", and so on. This is one book that perhaps the corporate-variety or the workaholics would do well to read

Joke of the day

Tech Support – I had been doing Tech Support for Hewlett-Packard’s DeskJet division for about a month when I had a customer call with a problem I just couldn’t solve. She could not print yellow. All the other colors would print fine,which truly baffled me because the only true colours are cyan, magenta, and yellow.

For instance, green is a combination of cyan and yellow, but green printed fine. Every color of the rainbow printed fine except for yellow. I had the customer change ink cartridges. I had the customer delete and reinstall the drivers. Nothing worked. I asked my coworkers for help; they offered no new ideas. After over two hours of troubleshooting, I was about to tell the customer to send the printer in to us for repair when she asked quietly, "Should I try printing on a piece of white paper instead of this yellow paper?"

Have a nice day!

Warm regards,
Prasanna

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 08-May-12

Day with a Difference – 07-May-12

Quote of the day

"You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." -Lucille Ball

Thought of the day – Today is the best day of my life

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did I’m going to celebrate! Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger. I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart. I will marvel at nature’s seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice. Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I’ll make someone smile. I’ll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don’t even know. Today, I’ll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down. I’ll tell a child how special he is, and I’ll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me. Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don’t have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me. I’ll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine. And tonight, before I go to bed, I’ll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens. I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise nature for these magnificent treasures. As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life. And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because I know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

By: Gregory M. Lousignont

Joke of the day

Wife: Look a thief has entered our kitchen
and he is eating the cake I made.
Husband: Whom should I call now, Police or Ambulance?

Have a great week ahead!

Warm regards,
Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 07-May-12

Day with a Difference – 03-May-12

Quote of the day

"Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances." – Author Unknown

Thought of the day – 10 Qualities of a Complete Winner — adapted from D. Scott Ward, Ph.D.

1. Positive Self-Expectancy – Always expect success – embrace the challenge

2. Positive Self-Motivation – Go after the rewards of success, not away from the penalties of failure

3. Positive Self-Image – If you can see it, you can do it

4. Positive Self-Direction – Ink what you think–write down your goals. Strive to be better today then you were

yesterday.

5. Positive Self-Control – Winners make things happen – losers let things happen to them. Trust yourself and your

preparation.

6. Positive Self-Discipline – Practice winning every single day. Be mentally tough – deal with the situation.

7. Positive Self-Esteem – Single most important human quality – feel good about being you. Always respond with a

positive reply.

8. Positive Self-Dimension – Little successes lead to victories. Live in the ‘Precious Present’ – It’s the only moment

in which you have control.

9. Positive Self-Awareness – See your unlimited potential. Force yourself to push the envelope.

10. Positive Self-Commitment – Measure success against self. Don’t get caught up with competing against others.

Commit to Excellence

Joke of the day

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire become a great writer.

When asked to define "great" he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.

Have a nice day!

Warm regards,

Prasanna

Day with a Difference – 03-May-12