Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inspiring Story: The Clever Boy

A man with his donkey carrying two sacks of wheat was
On his way to the market. After a little while he was tired
and they rested under a tree. When he woke up from his nap
he could not see the donkey and started searching for 
the donkey everywhere. On the way he met a boy, 
he asked the boy, "Have you seen my donkey?" 

The boy asked, "Is the donkey's left eye blind, 
his right foot lame and is he carrying a load of wheat?" 

The man was happy and said, "Yes, exactly! 
Where have you seen it?" the boy answered 
"I haven't seen it." This made the man very angry 
and he took the boy to the village chief for punishment.

The judge asked, "Dear boy, if you had not seen at 
the donkey, how could you describe it?" 
The boy answered, "I saw the tracks of a donkey and 
the right and left tracks were different from this 
I understood that the donkey that passed there was 
limping. And the grass on the right side of the road 
was eaten but the grass on the left was not. From that
I understood that his left eye was blind. There were 
wheat seeds scattered on the ground and I understood
that he must have been carrying a load of wheat. 

The judge understood the boy's cleverness and told 
the man to forgive the boy.

Lesson from the Inspiring Story:

This story teaches us that we should not be quick 
to judge the people.

Author: Unknown

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I can sleep when the Wind blows

Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. 
He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were 
reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded 
the awful storms that raged across the ocean, wreaking havoc
on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants 
for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.

Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached 
the farmer. "Are you a good farmhand?" the farmer asked him.
"Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help,
hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy 
from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the little 
man's work.

Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. 
Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed 
next door to the hired man's sleeping quarters. Farmer shook 
the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! 
Tie things down before they blow away!"

The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. 
I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."
Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him 
on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. 
To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had 
been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, 
the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. 
The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down. 
Nothing could blow away.

Lesson from the Story:

The farmer then understood what his hired man meant, 
so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.
When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, 
you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows 
through your life? The hired man in the story was able to sleep 
because he had secured the farm against the storm.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Inspiring Story:Signs of Happiness

There was a young couple who led a very happy life together.
 The only thing that they worried about was, whether their 
happiness would last forever or would they too would have 
to face problems.

One day, they heard that a wise old man had come to town; 
he could solve all kinds of problems and guide people. So the 
couple decided to visit the wise old man and tell him their 
source of worry.

The wise old man told them; "Travel around the world and seek 
a man and a woman who are perfectly happy as a couple. When
you find such a couple, ask them for a piece of cloth from the 
man's shirt, then keep that piece of cloth with you, and you 
always remain happy."

The young couple began their journey, to find the happiest couple
in their world. In one place they heard that the governor and his 
wife were the happiest people, so they went to their palace and 
asked them, "Are you the happiest couple?"

The governor and his wife replied, "Yes, we are happy in every way 
except for one thing; we do not have any children."

Well that didn't make the governor and his wife the happiest couple. 
So they continued their journey. They arrived in one city where they
had heard that the happiest couple lived. They went to their house 
and asked them, "Are you the happiest couple?"

The couple replied, "Yes, we are really happy in every way except that
we have too many children which make our life a bit uncomfortable."
No, this couple did not sound to be the happiest. And, so they continued
their journey. They visited many countries, cities, towns and villages
asking the same question but they did not find what they were looking for.
One Day the young couple came across a shepherd in the desert. 

The shepherd was grazing his sheep when his wife and child came along.
The shepherd greeted his wife and gently patted the child she was carrying.
She laid the mat and started to eat contentedly. The young couple came to
 them and asked them, "Are you the happiest couple?"

The shepherd and his wife replied, "Nobody is unhappier than the king." 
The young couple immediately realized that they were the happiest couple
and asked them for a piece of the shepherd's shirt, so that their happiness
 too would last throughout.

The shepherd said, "If I give you a piece of cloth from my shirt then I will
 be left without any clothes since I own just one shirt."

The young couple at once understood that it is very difficult to find 
perfect happiness anywhere in the world. The couple decided to return
to their own country. They went to the wise old man and related all that
had taken place. They also complained that his guidance was difficult 
to abide by.

The wise old man laughed and said, "Was your journey useless or did you 
learn something from it?"

The young man replied, "Yes, after this trip I have learnt that in this world, 
nobody is perfectly happy, only that person is happy who does everything 
to please Allah."

Noble Qur'an says: "And whosever follows My (Allah's) guidance, on them 
shall be no fear nor shall they grieve". (Holy Quran 2:38)

The wife said, "I have learnt that in order to be happy it is important 
to remember two things; first, all human beings should be thankful and 
contented with whatever they have."

Noble Qur'an says: "And your Lord declared publicly: if you are grateful,
 I will add more favors unto you". (Holy Quran 14:7)

"And secondly, for ultimate happiness one must always practice patience."
Noble Qur'an says: "Seek help through patient perseverance and prayers". 
(Holy Quran 2:45)

After that, young couple thanked the wise old man for his guidance 
and returned home. The wise man prayed for them and said, "Indeed 
the sign of happiness is in their heart and they have good manners and
if the lifetime is spent in pleasure of Allah there would be no differences
 in the existence of mankind."

Noble Qur'an says: "Whosoever follows My (Allah's) guidance, will not loose
 his way nor fall into misery. But whosoever turns away from My message,
 verily for him is a miserable life". (Holy Quran 20:123-124).

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Beautiful Story on Recession

This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling vadapav
 by the roadside.  He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers.  
He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes 
were weak, so he never watched television.  

But enthusiastically, he sold lots of vadapav. 
He was smart enough to offer some attractive
schemes to increase his sales. His sales and profit went up. He ordered
more a more raw material and buns and use to sale more.  He recruited
few more supporting staff to serve more customers.  He started offering
home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a bigger and better store. 

As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from 
College, joined his father. Then something strange happened. 
The son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is 
coming our way?" The father replied, "No, but tell me about it." 

The son said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic 
situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, 
listened to the radio and watched TV.

He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the 
next day onwards, the father cut down the his raw material order and buns, 
took down the colourful signboard, removed all the special schemes he was
offering to the customers and was no longer as enthusiastic. 

He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs. Very soon, fewer 
and fewer people bothered to stop at his vadapav shop. And his sales 
started coming down rapidly, same is the profit.

The father said to his son, "Son, you were right". "We are in the middle
of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."

Moral of the Story:  

It's all in your Mind And we actually Fuel this recession 
much more than we think we do

What can we take away from this story??

1. How many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment?

2. Choose your advisors carefully but use your own judgment


Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Wonderful Inspiring Tomato Story

A jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' 
at a very big firm. The HR manager interviewed him, 
then a test: clean the floor. "You are hired" he said, 
give me your email address, and I will send you the 
application to fill, as well as when you will start. 
The man replied "I don't have a computer, neither 
an email". I am sorry, said the HR manager, if you don't 
have an email that means you do not exist. And who 
doesn't exist, cannot have the job. The man left with 
no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only 
$10 US in his pocket.

He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10 KG 
Tomato crate. He then sold the Tomatoes in a door to door round. 
In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. 
He repeated the operation 3 times, and returned home with 
$60 US. The man realized that he can survive by this way, 
and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, 
his money doubles or triples every day. Shortly later, 
he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own 
fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers 
in the US. He started to plan his family's future, and decided 
to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chooses a protection plan. 
When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him 
his email. The man replied: 'I don't have an email'. 
The broker replied curiously, you don't have an email, and yet 
have succeeded to build an empire. Do you imagine 

what you could have been if you had an email?
The man thought for a while, and replied: an office boy!

The moral of this story:

1: Internet is not the solution to your life.
2: If you don't have internet and you work hard you can be a millionaire.
3: This man's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.
Author: Unknown

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inspiring Story-Fruits of labour..

There once lived a rich businessman who had a lazy and 
fun loving son. The businessman wanted his son to be 
hard-working and responsible. He wanted him to realize 
the value of labour. One day he summoned his son and said: 
"Today, I want you to go out and earn something, failing 
which you won't have your meals tonight."

The boy was callous and not used to any kind of work. 
This demand by his father scared him and he went crying 
straight to his mother. Her heart melted at the sight of 
tears in her son's eyes. She grew restless. In a bid to help him 
she gave him a gold coin. In the evening when the father 
asked his son what he had earned, the son promptly presented 
him the gold coin. The father then asked him to throw it into 
a well. The son did as he was told.

The father was a man of wisdom and experience and guessed 
that the source of the gold coin was the boy's mother. The next
 day he sent his wife to her parent's town and asked his son to go 
and earn something with the threat of being denied the night meals 
if he failed. This time he went crying to his sister who sympathized 
with him and gave him a rupee coin out of her own savings. 

When his father asked him what he had earned the boy tossed 
the rupee coin  at him. The father again asked him to throw 
it in a well. The son did it quite readily. Again the father's wisdom 
told him that the rupee coin was not earned by his son. 
He then sent his daughter to her in-laws' house. He again asked 
his son to go out and earn with the threat that he shall not 
have anything for dinner that night.

This time since there was no one to help him out; the son was forced 
to go to the market in search of work. One of the shopkeepers there 
told him that he would pay him two rupees if he carried his trunk to 
his house. 

The rich man's son could not refuse and was drenched 
in sweat by the time he finished the job. His feet were trembling and 
his neck and back were aching. There were rashes on his back. 
As he returned home and produced the two rupee note before his 
father and was asked to throw it into the well, the horrified son 
almost cried out. He could not imagine throwing his hard-earned money 
like this. He said amid sobbing: "Father! My entire body is aching. 

My back has rashes and you are asking me to throw the money into the well."
At this the businessman smiled. He told him that one feels the pain only 
when the fruits of hard labour are wasted. On earlier two occasions 
he was helped by his mother and sister and therefore had no pain 
in throwing the coins into the well. 

The son had now realized the  value of hard work. 
He vowed never to be lazy and safe keep 
the father's wealth. The father handed over the keys of his shop 
to the son and promised to guide him through the rest of the life.

Moral of the Story: 

Some of the life's best lessons come from 
the hardest situations.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pay Attention to The Source of Problem

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started 
his bus and drove off along the route. No problems for the 
first few stops, a few people got on, a few got off and 
things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. 
Six feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to 
the ground. He glared at the driver and said, "Big John 
doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back.

The driver was five feet three, thin and basically meek... 
Naturally, he did not argue with Big John, but he was not 
happy about it.

The next day the same thing happened - Big John got on 
again, said "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down. And 
the next day and the one after that and so forth.

This irritated the bus driver, who started losing sleep 
over the way Big John was taking advantage of his size. 
Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for 
body building program, Karate, Judo and all that good stuff.

By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; 
So on the next Monday, when Big John got on the bus and 
said, "Big John doesn't pay!" the driver stood up, glared 
back and screamed, "And why not?"

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, 
"Big John has a Bus pass."

Moral of the story: First be sure and pay more attention 
to source of problems before working hard to solve one.