Day with a Difference – 11-Jan-13

Quote of the day
“The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become” – Paulo Coelho
Thought of the day – The imperfect attracts us
Beauty exists not in sameness but in difference. Who could imagine a giraffe without its long neck or a cactus without its spines? The irregularity of the mountain peaks that surround us is what makes them so imposing. If we tried to make them all the same, they would no longer command our respect.

It is the imperfect that astonishes and attracts us. When we look at a cedar tree, we don’t think: ‘The branches should be all the same length.’ We think: ‘How strong it is.’ When we see a snake, we never say: ‘He is crawling along the ground, while I am walking with head erect.’ We think: ‘He might be small, but his skin is colorful, his movements elegant, and he is more powerful than me.’ When the camel crosses the desert and takes us to the place we want to reach, we never say: ‘He’s humpbacked and has ugly teeth.’ We think: ‘He deserves my love for his loyalty and help. Without him, I would never be able to explore the world.’ A sunset is always more beautiful when it is covered with irregularly shaped clouds, because only then can it reflect the many colors out of which dreams and poetry are made. Pity those who think: ‘I am not beautiful. That’s why Love has not knocked at my door.’

In fact, Love did knock, but when they opened the door, they weren’t prepared to welcome Love in. They were too busy trying to make themselves beautiful first, when, in fact, they were fine as they were. They were trying to imitate others, when Love was looking for something original. They were trying to reflect what came from outside, forgetting that the brightest light comes from within.

By Paulo Coelho in “Manuscript Found in Accra”


Joke of the day
Things to do in an elevator

1) When there’s only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn’t you.
2) Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
3) Ask if you can push the button for other people, but push the wrong ones.
4) Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor you’re on.
5) Hold the doors open and say your waiting for a friend. After a while, let the doors close, and say, "Hi buddy. How’s your day been?"
6) Drop a pen and wait until someone goes to pick it up, then scream, "That’s mine!"
7) Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.
8) Move your desk into the elevator and whenever anyone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.

9) Ask, "Did you feel that?"

10) When the doors close, announce to the others, "It’s okay, don’t panic, they open again!"

11) Swat at flies that don’t exist.

12) Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.
13) Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope.

14) Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
15) Stare, grinning at another passenger for a while, then announce, "I have new socks on".
16) Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers, "This is MY personal space".


Day with a Difference – 11-Jan-13

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