Friday, May 17, 2013

The Cockroach - Story- Response Vs Reaction...


At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady.
She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice,
she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.
The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but ...it landed on
another lady in the group.
Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.

The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.

In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.

The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of
the cockroach on his shirt.

When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw
it out of the restaurant.

Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind
picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach
responsible for their histrionic behavior?

If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed?

He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.

It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the
disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.

I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my
wife that disturbs me, but it's my inability to handle the disturbances
caused by their shouting that disturbs me.It's not the traffic jams on
the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance
caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.

More than the problem, it's my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learned from the story:



I understood, I should not react in life.
I should always respond.
The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.

Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of, just and right to save a situation from going out of hand, to avoid cracks in relationship, to avoid taking decisions in anger, anxiety, stress or hurry.

Source : Group Post.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What's a QR code?




A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is machine readable and designed to be read by smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a URL, or other data.
Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. The QR code was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. (Source: Wikipedia)

Basically, a QR code is a sophisticated bar code. So what makes QR codes different than the typical bar codes you see on food products and other items?Typical bar codes are linear one-dimensional codes and can only hold up to 20 numerical digits, whereas QR codes are two-dimensional (2D) matrix barcodes that can hold thousands of alphanumeric characters of information.

In fact, it's their ability to hold significantly more information, as well as their user-friendliness which makes QR codes practical for individuals and businesses of all sizes.QR codes can be scanned and read by camera-equipped smartphones via software that's already installed on your phone, or with an application that you download such as Lynkee Reader or i-nigma Reader , which are compatible with a wide variety of modern smartphones including iPhone, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola and Nokia. The readers/scanners give smartphone users the ability to read a QR code without special equipment.
For example, you could walk into a store, use your smartphone to scan an item that has a QR code on it, and have immediate access to the information.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Learn to Bear!!!


DIRT

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
 

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!*



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MORAL:*
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.


Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from God.
Source : Group.

Inspiring story - Patience and persistence

In an Indian temple, when the priest had gone for
lunch, the Idol of the Lord and the Stepping Stone
were conversing.

Stepping Stone: What a good fate you have. We both
were the same lump of rock for millions of years. The
sculptor carved an idol out of you and every one is
worshipping you. And look at me, I am a stepping stone
and every one stands on me and stamps on. What kind of
life is this?€ ¦’³

The Idol kept smiling and never bothered to answer
this, now, routine murmur from the stepping stone. But
the stepping stone ( stone used as a step, that is )
will never stop his constant bickering.

The Idol replied: € ¦’³But do you remember that when the
sculptor set out to carve an idol, it was you he
chose, first. You were so impatient. In one strike,
you broke in to two . But when he tried on me, I
grinned and bore all the hammers and chisel strikes
with PATIENCE . Here I am the worshipful and happy
Idol and you are the Stepping Stone € ¦’¥.€ ¦’³

The difference between success and failure is patience
and persistence.



Source : Group Post.

A Pond full of Milk


Once there was a king who told some of his workers to dig a pond.

Once the pond was dug, the king made an announcement to his people saying that one person from each household has to bring a glass of milk during the night and pour it into the pond.

So, the pond should be full of milk by the morning.

After receiving the order, everyone went home.

One man prepared to take the milk during the night. He thought that since everyone will bring milk, he could just hide a glass of water and pour inside the pond. Because it will be dark at night, no one will notice. So he quickly went and poured the water in the pond and came back.

In the morning, the king came to visit the pond and to his surprise the pond was only filled with water! What has happened is that everyone was thinking like the other man that "I don't have to put the milk, someone else will do it."

Dear friends, when it comes to help poor people, do not think that others will take care of it. Rather, it starts from you, if you don't do it, no one else will do it.

So, change yourself to the way of God to serve Him and that will make the difference.

Source : Group Post.

Treatment for Indigestion - How to relieve indigestion ?

What is Indigestion:

Indigestion

 
, also known as dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen and is usually accompanied by nausea, bloating
 
 or gas, a feeling of fullness, and, sometimes,vomiting
 
.


Indigestion
 
 is a common problem and many people have it from time to time. Usually every person get involved in indigestionsome time or other. Indigestion problem is a chief disorder ofdigestive system
 
.


Causes Indigestion:

• Drinking too much alcohol

• Eating spicy, fatty, or greasy foods

• Eating too much (overeating)

• Eating too fast

• Emotional stress or nervousness

• High fiber foods

• Tobacco smoking

• Too much caffeine

Symptoms of Indigestion:

The following are the most common symptoms of indigestion
 
.

• Pain
 
 and discomfort in the upper abdomen

• Belching and loud intestinal sounds (borborygmi)

• Nausea

• Constipation
 


• Poor appetite

• Diarrhea
 


• Flatulence

indigestion
 

The symptoms of indigestion
 
 may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

Indigestion Remedies:

1. Drink half a glass of pineapple juice after meals. This is the most beneficial remedy for treating indigestion.

2. Eat an orange because helps the digestive system
 
 and stores nutrition.

3. Consume grapes or grape juice. This is also a best remedy to solve indigestion.

4. Drink carrot and beet juice.

5. Apply ice bag on the stomach for about 30 minutes after meals.

6. Rub a spoon of cumin seeds in a glass of water and after drink.

7. Mix equal amounts of water and baking soda in a glass. Drink this to get immediate relief.

8. One or two coriander juice spoons in combination with buttermilk, is very effective in curing digestive affections.

9. Eat ½ tablespoon of aniseed to enhance digestion.

10. Peppermint is also very efficient for the indigestion
 
.

11. Mix a spoon of fresh coriander of leaf juice and a little salt and drink this combination two times a day.


Indigestion Prevention:

• Eat your food in time and do not do it fast.

• Make physical exercises.

• Try to eat the foods that are rich in fibers.

• Try to find ways that will help you relax and take deep breaths.

• Drink large quantities of water every day.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

BULL & BEAR


Once upon a time there lived a bear in a cave deep in the woods. Nearby was a meadow in which a farmer kept his cattle -- and one large, ferocious-looking bull. Each day the bear hid at the edge of the woods, watching the bull.


The bear was known as the strongest, most fierce creature for miles around. No other beast in the forest dared to tangle with him. As the bear watched the bull peacefully gazing, he wondered which one of them would win a test of strength. He thought about this for many days. Then one morning he decided to challenge the bull to a fight to the finish.


The bull had just chomped down on a fresh clump of clover when he looked up and saw the bear barreling across the meadow toward him. He stopped chewing. The red flag of danger popped up in his head. The bear skidded to a halt in front of him.


The bull lowered his head menacingly, his sharp horns aimed right for the bear's throat.. For long moments they stood in place -- eyeball to eyeball -- neither one of them moving. Finally the bull grew tired of the stare-down and asked, "What do you want, Bear?"


"I want to fight you," growled the bear.


"Why?" asked the bull.


"Because, I want to prove that I am a stronger and better fighter than you are."


The bull laughed. "I thought you really wanted something. You can't possibly win against me. I have sharp horns that can cause terrible injuries."


"And my claws are sharp and quick," the bear shot back. "I have defeated many an enemy -- anyone who would harm my cubs or take away my mate. I am the king of the forest!"


"Then go back to the forest," the bull bluntly advised. "This is the meadow."


The bear blinked in surprise. "I beg your pardon..."


"I mean, what's the point of me fighting with you?" the bull asked. "What would that prove? We are not enemies. I have not harmed your cubs or taken your mate."


"It would prove that I am the strongest."


"Okay," said the bull, smiling. "I'll buy that. You are strongest. Now leave and let me graze in peace."


"Just one cotton-pickin' minute. What do you mean by that?" The bear raised a club-like paw. "I will tear you to shreds. Defend yourself."


"What you do is up to you," the bull answered calmly. "But if you do, what will all your friends -- the ones who are watching us right now -- think about you?"


"They will think that I am the strongest," yelled the frustrated bear.


"I don't think so. I do not choose to fight you just because you choose to fight with me. I would only fight to defend one of the cows in my care. If you attack one of them, then I'd be obliged to give you a good lashing."


"I can't attack them," protested the bear. "They can't fight back. There would be no victory to it."


"Exactly," answered the bull. "But what if you did? And what if I should try to defend them? What if something should happen to me? Who would protect them then? You? Would you trust me to protect your cubs if something happened to you? What would happen to your family if you lose the fight?"


"I never thought of that," said the bear.


"Go back into the woods, Bear," said the bull as he turned to walk away. "Live in peace. And I will stay in the meadow and do the same."


The bear turned toward the woods. He had come spoiling for a fight -- to prove which one was the strongest.
But he had learned an important lesson from a very wise bull. In peace, there are no losers.