Saturday, June 13, 2009


There was One shepherd boy in the village. The boy decided to have some fun at the expense of the villagers. He shouted "Help, help, the wolf is here." The villagers heard him and came to his rescue. But when they got there, they saw no wolf and the boy laughed at them. They went away. The next day, the boy played the same trick and the same thing happened.

Then one day, while the boy was taking care of his sheep. He actually saw a wolf and shouted for help. The people in the village heard him but this time nobody came to his rescue. They thought it was another trick and didn't trust him anymore. He lost his sheep to the wolf.


When you tell lies, you lose credibility.

Once you have lost credibility, even when you tell the truth, no one believes you.

A pound of Butter

There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer how he was measuring the butter he was selling. The farmer replied, "your Honor, I am primitive. I don't have a proper measure, but I do have a scale." The judge asked, ' Then how do you weigh the butter?" The farmer replied "Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, i put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker. " We get back in life what we give to others.

Spoken words can not be retrieved

A farmer slandered his neighbor. Realizing his mistake, he went to the preacher to ask for forgiveness. The preacher told him to take a bag of feathers and drop them in the center of town. The farmer did as he was told. Then the preacher asked him to go and collect the feathers and put them back in the bag. The farmer tried but could not as the feathers had all blown away. When he returned with the empty bag, the preacher said, " The same thing is true about your words. you dropped them rather easily but you cannot retrieve them. you need to be very careful in choosing your words."


A man died and god asked him if he would like to go to heaven or hell. The man asked if he could see both before deciding. God took him to hell first. There the man saw a big hall containing a long table, laden with many kinds of food. He also saw rows of people with pale, sad faces. They looked starved and there was no laughter. And he observed one more thing; Their hands were tied to four-foot forks and knives and they were trying to get the food from the center of the table to put into their mouths. But they couldn't.
Then, God took him to see heaven. There he saw a big hall with a long table, with lots of food. He noticed rows of people on both sides of the table with their hands tied to four-foot forks and knives also. But here people were laughing and were well fed and healthy-looking. the People were feeding one another across the table. The result was happiness, prosperity, enjoyment and gratification because they were not thinking of themselves alone. they were thinking win-win. The same is true of our lives. When we serve our customers,our families, our employers and employees, we automatically win.

What you give is what you get

A wise man was sitting outside his village when a traveler came up and asked, " I am looking to move from my present village - What kind of people live in this village?" The wise man asked," What kind of people live in your village? " The man said, " They are mean, cruel,rude." The wise man replied," The same kind of people live in this village too." After some time another traveler came by and asked the same question, and the wise man asked him, "What kind of people live in your village?"And the traveler replied, " The people are very kind, courteous, polite and good." The wise man said, " you will find the same kind of people here too."
We see the world not the way it is but the way we are. If our motives are good, we assume the motives of others are good too. If our intentions are bad, we assume that the intentions of others are bad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


There was a young boy who came regularly to soccer practice but never made it to the starting team. While he was practicing, his father would sit at the far end of the field, waiting for him. The matches began and for four days, the boy didn't show up for practice or the quarter or semi-finals. He appeared for the final game, went to the coach and said, " Coach, you have always kept me in the reserves and never let me play in the games. But today, please let me play." The coach said "Son, I'm sorry, I can't let you. There are better players than you and besides, it is the finals; the reputation of the school is at stake and I cannot take a chance on you." The boy pleaded, " Coach, I promise I will not let you down. I beg of you,please like this before. He said, " Okay son,go play. But remember, I am going against my better judgment and the reputation of the school is as stake. Don't let me down."
The game started and the boy played like a house on fire. Every time he got the ball, he shot a goal. Needless to say,he was the star of the game. His team had a spectacular win.
When the game finished, the coach went up to him and said, " Son, how could I have been so wrong? I have never seen you play like this before. What happened? How did you play so well? The boy replied, " Coach, my father is watching me today." The coach turned around and looked at the place where the boy's father used to sit. There was no one there. he said, " Son, your father used to there when you came for practice, but i don't see anyone there today." The boy replied, " Coach, There is something I never told you. My father was blind. Just four days ago, he died. Today is the first day he is watching me from above."


John, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise. The company hired Bala and within a year he got a raise. Then jhon resented Bala's getting a raise after only a year and went to his boss to talk about it. The boss said, " You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up." Jhon went back,started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told jhon to go talk to Bala. " Maybe there is somthing Bala knows that you and i don't." John asked Bala how he managed to cut more trees. Bala answered, " After every tree i cut, I take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened you axe?"
When was the last time you sharpened your axe? Past glory and education don't count for much. We have to continuously sharpen the axe.
Likewise we must sharp our body and mind everyday. our bodies need good food every day, our minds need good thoughts every day. We need to feed our mind with the pure and the positive to stay on track.