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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Don't we all........................

DON'T WE ALL……………….

I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come 
from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to get out of work. 
Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would 
consider a bum. 
From the looks of him, he had no car, no home, no clean clothes, and no 
money. There are times when you feel generous but there are other times 
that you just don't want to be bothered. This was one of those "don't 
want to be bothered times." 
"I hope he doesn't ask me for any money," I thought. 
He didn't. 
He came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop but he didn't look 
like he could have enough money to even ride the bus. 
After a few minutes he spoke. 
"That's a very pretty car," he said. 
He was ragged but he had an air of dignity around him. His scraggly 
blond beard keeps more than his face warm. 
I said, "Thanks," and continued wiping off my car.

He sat there quietly as I worked. The expected plea for money never came. 
As the silence between us widened something inside said, "ask him if 
he needs any help." I was sure that he would say "yes" but I held true 
to the inner voice. 
"Do you need any help?" I asked. 
He answered in three simple but profound words that I shall never forget. 
We often look for wisdom in great men and women. We expect it from 
those of higher learning and accomplishments.

 I expected nothing but an 
outstretched grimy hand. He spoke the three words that shook me. 
"Don't we all?" he said.
I was feeling high and mighty, successful and important, above a bum 
in the street, until those three words hit me like a twelve gauge 
Don't we all? 
I needed help. Maybe not for bus fare or a place to sleep, but I 
needed help. I reached in my wallet and gave him not only enough for bus 
fare, but enough to get a warm meal and shelter for the day. Those 
three little words still ring true. No matter how much you have, no matter 
how much you have accomplished, you need help too. No matter how little you 
have, no matter how loaded you are with problems, even without money or 
a place to sleep, you can give help.

Even if it's just a compliment, you can give that. 
You never know when you may see someone that appears to have it all. 
They are waiting on you to give them what they don't have. A different 
perspective on life, a glimpse at something beautiful, a respite from 
daily chaos that only you through a torn world can see. 
Maybe the man was just a homeless stranger wandering the streets. Maybe 
he was more than that.

Maybe he was sent by a power that is great and 
wise, to minister to a soul too comfortable in them.

 Maybe God looked down, called an Angel, dressed him like a bum, and then said, "go minister to that man cleaning the car, that man needs help." 
Don't we all?

Monday, May 23, 2011



Have you ever stopped                                                           
To see the national flag
Fluttering high with pride?
If not, then stop today
Because it is telling you
That you should aim for the skies
Have you ever stopped to see ant
Carrying bits of food?
If  not, then stop today
Because it is telling you
That sweet are the fruits of labour
Have you ever stopped to see a baby
smiling at you?
If not, then stop today
Because it is telling you
That smile can change somebody’s life
Have you ever stopped
To see a spider making his web
With  great zeal and devotion
If not, then stop today
Because it is telling you
That you should never give up
Have you ever stopped
To see the colours of the rainbow
Inside the Soap bubbles which you where blowing?
If not, then stop today  
Because it is telling you
That cribbing won’t help, but being content will
Have you ever stopped
To see sweeper cleaning the road
For you to be happy while walking on it?
If not, then stop today
Because it is telling you
You should appreciate other
Have you ever stopped
To feel the softness   
Of your grandma’s saree?
If not, then stop today
Because it is telling you
That you should reciprocate love and care
Have you ever stopped
To call your good friend with whom you had a fight?
If not, then stop today
Because friend is like a diamond
Precious and rare
Have you ever stopped
To hear the chirping of the birds
Or the gentle pattering of raindrop falling on the leaves?
If not, then stop today
Because it is teaching you 
To be humble
Have you ever stopped
To observe those fluctuating light on the road 
Or  the waves of the beach?
If not, then stop today
Because they are telling you that
you will have ups and downs in your life
Don’t   you think we must all pause a while
To better decipher
The messages embedded in the universe
Through all these things???
By Teacher Disha Takwani


Dear Friend,

There was a man taking a morning wa lk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn't understand what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, "What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?" This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, "It makes a difference to this one."

What difference are we making? Big or small, it does not matter. If everyone made a small difference, we'd end up with a big difference, wouldn't we?

Friday, May 20, 2011


If a child lives with criticism, He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, He learn to fight
If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
. .
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find love in the world.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Laughter + Benefits

Laughter dissolves tension, stress, anxiety, irritation, anger, grief, and depression. Like crying, laughter lowers inhibitions, allowing the release of pent-up emotions. After a hearty bout of laughter, you will experience a sense of well-being. Simply put, he who laughs lasts. After all, if you can laugh at it, you can live with it.
Remember, a person without a sense of humor is like a car without shock absorbers.
1)      Laughter is contagious. It not only makes people who laugh feel better, but also those
who laugh with them.
2)      Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and produces  a general sense of well-being.
3)      Laughter generally increases activity within the immune system. It also decreases stress    hormones that constrict blood vessels and suppress immune activity.
4)      Laughter is the best medicine, perhaps against heart disease. A study found that people with heart disease were 40% less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
5)      Laughter is even equivalent to a small amount of exercise. It massages all the organs of the body, according to Dr. James Walsh.
6)      Laughter builds relationships. Laughter establishes? or restores? a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between two people, who literally take pleasure in the Company of each other.
7)      Laughter disarms tension and stress. Shy people can make use of laughter to break subtle barriers in the way they project themselves to connect to others and express thoughts, feelings and ideas they otherwise would keep to themselves.
8)      Humor brings the balance we need to get through the turbulence of life comfortably.
9)      A sense of humor can help you accept the inevitable, rise to any challenge, handle  the unexpected with ease, and come out of any difficulty smiling.
10)  Laughter adds spice to life; it is to life what cream is to a cake.

By Teacher Easha Badheka

Saturday, May 14, 2011

8 important manners you should teach your little ones

We all want to raise our little ones to be polite and well behaved, and learning those lessons starts at home. It’s never too early to teach your little ones basic manners! Here are eight of the most important manners you should try to teach yo . . .

We all want to raise our little ones to be polite and well behaved, and learning those lessons starts at home. It's never too early to teach your little ones basic manners! Here are eight of the most important manners you should try to teach your little ones before they go to school. They won't remember them all, or get them right every time, but patience and perseverance should get you through:

1.    Always say please and thank you.
Whether they're activities as small as giving your little one a snack, or them asking if they can play in the garden, always reinforce the importance of saying please and thank you. No matter how young your children are, you can't start enforcing this rule too early!

2.    Table manners
When your tiny tots are just learning to 
eat at the table, start teaching them the manners you'd like them to have for the rest of their lives! Rules like not eating with their mouths open, or not putting their elbows on the table, are good life lessons for your children to learn as soon as possible.

3.    Play dates
When you're little ones go on 
play dates, or to birthday parties, remind them to thank their friends parents for having them over. If you aren't going to be attending the play date or event with your little one, ensure your little ones know they should treat their friends parents (and all grown-ups) with the same respect they treat you.

4.    Birthday party etiquette
It's often said that kids go wild at birthday parties - all the sweet snacks and fun can make little ones get excited, and sometimes forget their manners. But no matter how excited your little one is on their birthday, there are some manners they shouldn't forget: to open their presents thoughtfully (not ripping off the paper, or tossing the present to one side as soon as they've seen it) and to say thank you for every gift, and to every attendee.

5.    Mind the language
There will come a moment every parent dreads: the moment your little one swears. And then finds it funny! The worst thing you can do in this scenario is laugh. Let them know that you already know that word, you think it's unpleasant, not funny, and ask your little one not to use it again!

6.    Don't be mean
Kids tease each other, and they find it funny. But this can sometimes go a step too far and 
lead to bullying. Make sure your little ones don't call others mean names, and don't make fun of anyone for any reason. Ganging up on someone else is cruel, not clever.

7.    Excuse me!
Once your little ones have mastered saying please and thank you, teach them to say excuse me. It's the polite thing to say when you have to interrupt someone, or bump into somebody.

8.    TMI!
There are some things that are too much information, and that your little ones shouldn't talk about in public! These include genitals, poo, nose picking, and all the other gory things that amuse kids!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


 Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river.  He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market.  One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off and fell in the river.  Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood (The Woodcutter And The Axe), he started praying to the River Goddess.
 The River Goddess appeared after a week of his rigorous prayers.  The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river.  As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty.
  She showed him a match box, and asked, ‘Is this your computer?’  Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer replied, ‘No’.
  She next showed him a cigarette packet, and asked if that was his.  Annoyed, the engineer said ‘No, not at all!!’
  Finally, she came up with his own Pentium machine, and asked if it was his. The engineer sighed, and said ‘Yes’.
  The River Goddess was happy with his honesty.  She was about to give him all the three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her, ‘Don’t you know that you’re supposed to show me some better computers before bringing up my own?’
  The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, ‘I know that, you stupid idiot!  The first two things I showed you were the Septium and the Hexium, the latest Notebooks from Lenovo!’
  So saying, she disappeared with the Pentium.
  Moral: If you’re not up-to-date with technology trends, it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool, than to open your mouth and prove it.
By Mr.Bijo Kurian

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible!

Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible! 
A Profound Answer 

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. 

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued," 
What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life 
was to become a teacher?" 

To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. 
Be honest. What do you make?" 

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to 
know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...) 

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could 

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of cl-ass time when their parents can't 
make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. 

You want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and 
every person at the table) 

I make kids wonder. 

I make them question. 

I make them apologize and mean it. 

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. 

I teach them to write and then I make them write.. Keyboarding isn't 

I make them read, read, read. 

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, 
not the man-made calculator. 

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know 
about English while preserving their unique cultural identity. 

I make my cl-assroom a place where all my students feel safe. 

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, 
work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life. (Bonnie 
paused one last time and then continued.) 

Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money 
isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention 
because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make? I MAKE A 
DIFFERENCE. What do you make Mr. CEO? 

His jaw dropped, he went silent. 


Even all your personal teachers like mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, 
coaches and your spiritual leaders/teachers. 

A truly profound answer!!! 

Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible! 

By Mr.Bijo Kurian

Monday, May 9, 2011

Roger Hargreaves - British Author, illustrator of children's book

Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September 1988) was a British author and illustrator of children's books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The books' simple and silly stories, with bright-coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture for over 25 years, with sales over 85 million worldwide in 20 languages


Hargreaves was born in a private hospital[2] at 201 Bath Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England, to Alfred Reginald and Ethel Mary Hargreaves, and grew up in High Lees, 703 Halifax Road,[2] also in Cleckheaton, outside of which there now is a commemorative plaque.

Early life

He spent a year working in his father's laundry and dry-cleaning business before starting out in advertising.[1] But his original ambition was to be a cartoonist; and, in 1971, while he was working as the creative director at a London firm, he wrote the first Mr. Men book, Mr. Tickle. He initially had difficulty finding a publisher; but, once he did, the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years. In 1975 it spawned a BBC animated television series called Mr. Men Show, Mr Tickle being voiced by Arthur Lowe.
By 1976, Hargreaves had quit his day job. In 1981, the Little Miss series of books began to appear. It, too, was made into a television series in 1983, which was narrated by John Alderton, who, with Pauline Collins, voiced the Men and Misses, respectively. Although Hargreaves wrote many other children's stories, including the Timbuctoo series of twenty-five books, John Mouse, and the Roundy and Squary books, he is best known for his 46 Mr. Men books and 33 Little Miss books.

Series by Roger Hargreaves

  • Mr Men
  • Little Miss
  • Walter Worm
  • John Mouse
  • Albert Elephant, Count Worm and Grandfather Clock
  • I am...
  • Timbuctoo
  • Hippo Potto and Mouse
  • Easy Peasy People (Also by Gray Jolliffe)
  • Roundy and Squarey

Motivation - The Key To Success

Saturday, May 7, 2011


The modern Mother's Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April, or May as a day to honor mothers and motherhood.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these have histories can be traced back to ancient festivals. The modern US-celebration of Mother's Day is not directly related to these.
There is evidence of mother goddess worship in the ancient world, dating back as far as 6.000 BC, nd many mother goddess shrines could be found in ancient times in Asia Minor
Ancient Greece imported the Mother Goddess cult from Asia Minor, in the form of a festival to Cybele, a great mother of Greek gods. It was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor. Originally they identified Cybele with Rhea, the mother of gods. The details were not recorded, and we only know that the goddess was attended by galli.
Ancient Romans appropriated the cult to Cybele/Rhea in order to absorb culturally the Greeks and the habitants of Asia Minor, honoring Cybele in the Hilaria festivals, from the Ides of March (15 March) to 18 March But the Romans were horrified by the Greek celebrations; they quickly associated the cult to the Roman version of Cybele and they made up their own customs. They also made a separate festival in April dedicated to Magna Deorum Mater Idaea, a version of Cybele that was even further separated from Greek customs. The two goddesses, Cybele and Mater Idaea, were eventually merged into a single entity that was completely romanized, although they kept using galli.

The festivals of Cybele evolved into the Christian festival of Mothering Sunday, honouring the Virgin Mary and your mother church (the main church of the area) It's now a long standing tradition, part of the liturgical calendar in several Christian denominations, including Anglicans, and in the Catholic calendar it is marked as Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent. Children and young people who were "in service" (servants in richer households) were given a day off on that date so they could visit their families (or, originally, return to their "mother" church). The children would pick wild flowers along the way to place them in the church or to give them to their mothers as gifts. Eventually, the religious tradition evolved into a secular tradition of giving gifts to mothers. This festival survived in the UK and Ireland for longer than in other European countries, and it was repopularised in the 20th Century. Most people are unaware of its historical origins, and regard Mothering Sunday and Mother's Day as the one and same festival.
Ancient romans had a different unrelated holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno; it was intended to favor the fertility of married women. Married women, independently of whether they were mothers or not, made private parties where they prayed for happiness in their marriages and prepared dishes for their female slaves. The husbands gave money and gifts to their wives and prayed for their pregnancy. It was complemented by the Saturnalia festival, where male slaves were given freedom and wives gave presents to their husbands. It was celebrated when the harvests were planted.


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