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Sunday, May 26, 2013

How God answers your prayers

I wonder if this is a true story....  Quite probable as God works in mysterious ways!


 Amazing Story

Dr.Ahmed, A Well-Known Doctor, Was Once On His Way To An important Medical Conference in Another City Where-in He Was Going To Be Granted An Award For Medical Research He Had Recently Done.
 He Was Very Excited To Attend The Conference And Was Desperate To Reach As Soon As Possible . 
He Had Worked Long And Hard On His Research And Felt His Efforts Deserved The Award He Was About To Obtain. 
However,Two Hours After The Plane Took Off,The Pilot Announced That There Was A Problem With The Plane And That They Were Going To Make An Emergency Landing At The Nearest Airport.
Afraid That He Wouldn't Make it in Time For The Conference, Dr.Ahmed immediately Went To The Help Desk As Soon As The Plane Landed And Explained To The Woman At The Desk That He Was Expected To Be At A Very important Conference And That He Needed To Know The immediate Next Flight To His Destination.

She Told Him That There Was Nothing She Could Do To Help Him As There Wouldn't Be Another Flight To His Destination For Another Ten Hours; But Suggested He Rent A Car And Drive Down To The City As it Was Only Four Hours Away.

Having No Other Choice,He Agreed To The idea Despite His Hatred For Driving Long Distances.
Dr.Ahmed Rented A Car And Started His Journey. 
However,Soon After He Left,The Weather Suddenly Changed And A Heavy Storm Began. 
The Pouring Rain Made it Very Difficult For Him To See And He Missed A Turn He Was Supposed To Take. 
After Two Hours Of Driving, 
He Was Convinced He Was Lost. 
 Driving in The Heavy Rain On A Deserted Road, 
Feeling Hungry And Tired, 
He Frantically Began To Look For Any Sign Of Civilization. 
After Some Time,He Finally Came Across A Small Tattered House.

Desperate, He Got Out Of The Car And Knocked On The Door.

An Old Woman Opened The Door For Him.

He Explained His Situation And Asked if He Could Use Her Telephone. 
She Told Him That She Didn't Have A Phone Or Electricity But That He Was Welcome To Come in For Some Food And Something Warm To Drink As He Had Completely Lost His Way And That it Would Take Him Some Time To Get Back On The Right Road. 
 Hungry,Wet And Exhausted,The Doctor Accepted Her Kind Offer And Walked in. 
The Woman Told Him To Help Himself To Some Food And Hot Tea On The Table And Then Excused Herself To Finish Her Prayers.

Sitting On The Table Sipping His Tea,The Doctor Watched The Woman in The Dim Light Of The Candles As She Prayed Next To What Appeared To Be A Small Baby Crib. 

Every Time She Finished A Prayer,She Would Start Another One.

Feeling That The Woman Might Be in Need Of Help,

The Doctor Seized The Opportunity To Speak As Soon As She Finished Her Prayers And Told Her That He Hoped God Would Answer Her Prayers. 

He Then Said That He Noticed That She Had Been Making A Lot Of Prayers And Asked if There Was Something She Needed That He Could Get For Her Or Help Her With.

The Woman Smiled And Said That God Had Answered All Her Prayers Except For One.

She Said She Didn't Know Why God Hadn't Answered This Specific Prayer Yet But Perhaps it Was Because Of Her Weak Faith.

The Doctor Asked if She Didn't Mind Telling Him What She Needed.

Nodding Her Head in Approval, She Said That The Child in The Crib Was Her Grandson And That Both His Parents Had Recently Died in A Car Accident.

She Said That The Child Had A Very Rare Type Of Cancer And That All The Doctors She Had Seen Were Unable To Treat Him. 
She Also Said That She Had Been Told That There Was A Doctor Who Specialized in The Type Of Cancer Her Grandson Had,But There Was No Way For Her To Get To This Doctor As He Lived Very Far From Her; 
So She Has Been Spending Her Days And Nights Praying To God To Help Her Find A Way To Get To Dr.Ahmed 
The Doctor Who Could Treat Her Grandson.

Upon Hearing Her Words,

Tears Began To Flow Down The Doctor's Cheeks And He Said : 
 `God is Great, 
There Was A Malfunction in The Plane, 
A Thunderstorm Hit, 
And I Lost My Way; 
And All Of This Happened Because God Did Not Just Answer Your Prayer By Helping You Find A Way To Get To Dr.Ahmed, 
But He Brought Dr.Ahmed To Your House. 
I Am Dr.Ahmed.'

With Tears Streaming Down Her Cheeks,The Woman Raised Her Hands Prayed

From an email sent by Shreevijai Sunder

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Monastic Life. Smile on Saturday!

         A young monk arrives at the    
He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.
E5E11280-5D6D-4B2A-90F9-04AD30373934He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript.
So, the new monk goes to the Old Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.
B752E506-C7F6-493B-8B5C-3A3B311F39C8The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."
He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.
D11895EB-25A7-4108-93AE-6EFD985F0B2DHours go by and nobody sees the Old Abbot.
6D691C0A-0558-4E6B-AF83-15594103F9BASo, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him.
He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the !; We missed the !; We missed the !" His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.
The young monk asks the old Abbot, "What's wrong, father?"
With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies,
"The word was ...
35FB7C1B-AEB9-4833-A936-2EBCD7DC55CF..... CELEBRATE!  "

via Mrs. Sangeeta Hegde

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Law of the Garbage Truck!

Beware of Garbage Trucks 
By David J. Pollay

How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? 
Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive colleague ruin your day? 
Unless you're a robot, you are bound to blow your top off. 
However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly he or she can get back his or her focus on what's important.

Sixteen years ago, I learned this lesson. I learn it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here's what happened.
I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches! 


The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly. So, I said, 'Why did you do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' 


And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now called, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.

Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. If they happen to dump it on you, don't take it personally. 


You just smile, wave, wish them well, and moved on. You'll be happier if you did that rather than fight them.

So this was it: 'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.

I started thinking, how often do I let garbage trucks run right over me? 

And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the street? It was that day I said, 'I'm not going to do it anymore.' I see garbage trucks everywhere and everyday. I see the load they're carrying. I see them coming to drop it off. And like my taxi driver, I don't make it a personal thing; I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on. 

Good leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting. Good parents know they have to welcome their kids home from school with hugs and kisses. Teachers and parents know that they have to be fully present and at their best for the people they care about.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by?

Here's my bet. You'll be happier. the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe that every thing happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, TAKE IT!
If it changes your life, LET IT!
Nobody said it would be easy...
They just promised it would be WORTH IT

'Life is short. Enjoy the journey.'