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No one is stupid, no one is clever (all perceptions are incomplete)!!!

“In a train, two children were running here and there. Sometimes they would fight with each other, and at times they would jump on top of seats.

The father, sitting nearby, was lost in his thoughts.

In between, when the children looked at him, he would put on an affectionate smile, and then the children would again get busy with their mischief and the father would keep looking at them lovingly.

The co-travelers of the train were upset by the children’s playfulness and annoyed by the father’s attitude. Since it was night time, everyone wanted to rest.

Seeing the running around of the children, a traveler could not stop himself and exclaimed to the father – “What kind of father are you? The children are behaving so naughtily, and instead of stopping them you are encouraging them with your smiles. Is it not your duty to explain to them?”

The father paused for a few moments and said, “I am just thinking how to explain it to them brother.” The man said, “my wife had gone to her maternal home. She passed away yesterday due to an accident. I am taking the children there for the final rites, and now I’m confused how to explain to them that now they will never see their mother again.”

Hearing this, everyone was stunned. Let alone saying something, nobody was even able to think straight.

The children were still engaged in their mischief. They were still running around in the compartment. There was no change in the atmosphere, but those children were no longer looking like undisciplined kids to the co-passengers but were looking like soft young flowers, on which everyone wanted to pour their love.

The father was no longer a careless person, but now he was seen as the father and the mother of two children, saddened by the separation of his life partner.

The change in feeling/perception/thinking leads to change in behavior.

We keep labeling people as bad/good, stupid/clever, decent/indecent without actually knowing what they are going through or the reason behind a particular behavior.

It’s okay to have an opinion and yet never give an ultimate opinion.

Source – Forwarded from Whats-app unlimited story sharing group.

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Sit for 10 mins before a drunkard – you will feel life is very easy.

Sit for 10 mins before sage & ascetic – you will feel like gifting away everything in charity.

Sit for 10 mins before a leader – you will feel all your studies are useless.

Sit for 10 mins before a life insurance agent – you will feel that it is better to die.

Sit for 10 mins before traders – you will feel your earnings are too meager.

Sit for 10 mins before scientists – you will feel the enormity of your own ignorance.

Sit for 10 mins before good teachers – you will feel like wanting to become a student again.

Sit for 10 mins before a farmer or a worker – you will feel you are not working hard enough.

Sit for 10 mins before a soldier – you will feel your own services & sacrifices are insignificant.

Last but best one:

Sit for 10 mins before a good friend – you will feel your life is heaven!

From a friend:

Sit for 10 mins before your wife – you will feel you are the most useless person on earth

Company Matters!!! 😂

Wish you a happy and prosperous new year to all

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Have you read a book with no words, perhaps just illustrations to back up the entire context? Well, this book is just that and it baffles me of its execution, which is unique in medium of representation. It is a story of immigrants and their struggles to mitigate refugee tag at least this is how I concur. Shaun made it appealing by its fine details and structured brilliantly to be precise. It is a must read to taste the life of a migrant do not hesitate to welcome a stranger on an unfamiliar territory.

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Miracles are created!

I want to share two old stories with you, and see how you would choose in these situations.

“Story One”

A certain company had a tradition of holding a party and a lottery every Christmas Eve.

The rules of the lottery draw were as follows: each employee pays ten dollars as a fund. There were three hundred people in the company. In other words, a total of three thousand dollars can be raised. The winner takes all the money home.

On the day of the lottery draw, the office was filled with a lively atmosphere. Everyone wrote their names on the slips of paper and put them in the lottery box.

However, a young man hesitated when he wrote. Because he thought that the company’s Cleaning lady’s frail and sickly son was going to have an operation soon after the dawn of New Year but she did not have the required money to pay for the operation, which made her quite troubled.

So, even though he knew that the chance of winning was slim, with only a 0.33 percent chance, the man wrote the name of the Cleaner lady on the note.

The tense moment came. The boss doubled in the lottery box, and finally drew out a note. The man also kept praying in his heart: hoping against hope that the Cleaning lady can win the prize…Then the boss carefully announced the winner’s Name, a miracle happened!

The winner turned out to be the Cleaning lady. Cheers broke out in the office, and the Cleaning lady hurriedly rushed to the stage to accept the award. She almost burst into tears and said, ” I am so fortunate and blessed! With this money, my son now has hope!”

At the beginning of the party, while thinking about this “Christmas miracle”, the man paced to the lottery box.
He took out a piece of paper and opened it casually.
The name on it was also the name of the Cleaning lady!
The man was very surprised.
He took out several pieces of paper one after another.
Although the handwriting on them was different, the names were all the same, all of them were the names of the Cleaning lady The man’s eyes were filled with tears and he clearly understood that there was a Christmas miracle in the world, but the miracle will not fall from the sky, the people were required to create it by themselves!

“Story Two”

One afternoon, I went for a walk with a friend in the suburbs. Suddenly, an old man in tattered clothes approached us with a bag of green vegetables in his hand.
The sales of those vegetables on that day were very poor, the leaves seemed dehydrated and yellowish and there were holes in them as if bitten by insects.
But my friend bought three bags without saying a word.
The old man also embarrassedly explained: “I grew these vegetables myself. It rained a while ago, and the vegetables were soaked. They look ugly. I’m sorry.”

After the old man left, I asked my friend: “Will you really cook these when you go home?”

He didn’t want to say No to me. ” These vegetables can no longer be eaten.”

“Then why did you take the trouble of buying them?” I asked.

He replied, “Because it is impossible for anyone to buy those vegetables.
If I don’t buy it, the old man will probably have no income for today.”

I admired my friend’s thoughtfulness and concern, so I caught up with the old man and bought some vegetables from him.
The old man said very happily, “I tried to sell them the whole day , but no one was ready to buy them.
I am so happy that you both were willing to buy from me… Thank you so much.”

Several handfuls of green vegetables that I can’t eat at all taught me a valuable lesson.

Moral intake

When we are in a low ebb, we all hope that miracles will happen to us; but when we are capable, are we willing to be the one who creates miracles?!!!

You become transformed when you are willing to learn to be compassionate to others…

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Everyone has a story in life

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?” The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

Source – https://www.4recruitmentservices.com/blog/2017/08/15-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

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A 78-Year-old man fell apart and was transported to the hospital. They gave him an oxygen to support him for 24 hours. After a while, he was better. So, the doctor gave him his $5000,00 note, and when he saw the bill, he started crying. The doctor told him not to cry because of the bill. But the man said, I don’t cry because of money, I can pay all the money. I’m crying because for only 24 hours of using oxygen, I have to pay $5000,00 … But I’ve been breathing the free air of God for 78 years. I never paid anything, do you know how much I owe him? The doctor lowered his head and fell tears.Now, to you who reads this, you breathe the free air of God without any price to pay for years.please just take 2 seconds of your time and Shout ..Thank you lord for the breath of life.

Source – https://www.startwhereyouarebook.com/

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I had a nostalgic feeling of similarities to Nancy Drew series while reading this book. But of course with a bundle of Sherlock Holmes style of deductions underneath. The story is about a murder of the staff Miss Bell which will be solved by the two students of the Deepdean school. It’s refreshing to see the map of characters and the other details are pleasingly potent. Especially Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong were loquacious and inquisitive. Overall had a nice alumna experience.

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This book is about Ali during the war trodden in Basra, Iraq and the man behind prosecuting Saddam Hussein for the crimes against humanity. But what I am unable to get is the clarity of choosing the said title when it is more about leading the life of rationing, worrisome and uncertainty. Although make sense for using the video games as a diversion perhaps lacks the persistence over the story line. It’s a relief to see less emotionalism on the family front and lip smacking delicacies such as tahini, date hummus palate.

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Buy Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Online at Low Prices in India |  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Reviews & Ratings - Amazon.in

I have read very few books in fantasy section not because I am displeased, but my focus on it makes it too striving. This book is so blessed by its empirical nature of morality and glitters value of life like a piece of cake. The story is about a daughter heading to find answers for her poverty state from an old man who is gifted to change fortunes. Along the journey she befriends a dragon, small boy and some more characters that teach lessons while her perception slowly reveal the reality of her misconceptions. This statement speaks concisely to what I feel -“Fortune was not a house full of gold and jade, but something much more. Something which already have and did not need to change”. Overall a satisfying read with lots of embedded stories on offer.

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Amazon.com: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life  (9780143130727): García, Héctor, Miralles, Francesc: Books

This book shares some amazing advises experienced by the centenarians and their choices that have worked to sustain for the longer well being. The concept of having a purpose in life is explained in a simple manner and takes Japan’s Okinawa place as an example. It explains how achieving a purpose if too basic to our skill set, we will likely get bored and the same applies if we already know everything a book has to tell. So balance is the key and with a bit of stretching allow to challenge your abilities. Not many talk about the purpose of living or entertain religious fiasco, but in order to get satisfaction it is important to identify what we hope to find and execute in life. Let me share the mantra used in the book.

1. Knowing what to do

2. Knowing how to do it

3. Knowing how well you are doing

4. Knowing where to go( where navigation is involved)

5. Perceiving significant challenges

6. Being free from distractions

While reading it made me want to visit Japan and include in my to-do list. I really don’t want to leave this book it touched my heart.

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