Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Pencil Story

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point , he asked : Are you writing a story about what we have done? Is the story about me?”

His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.”

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil, “It didn’t seem very special. But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!”

That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which , if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.

First Quality : you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your step. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to his will.”

Second Quality : now and then, I have to stop writing and use sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he is much sharper . So you, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person . “

Third Quality : the pencil always allow us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did not necessarily a bad things, it helps to keep us on road to justice. “

Fourth Quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.”

Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that every thing you do in life leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.”

Take Care of My Eyes

There was a blind girl who hated herself because of being blind. She hated everyone except her boyfriend. One day, the girl said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend. One lucky day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her! Then she saw everything including her boyfriend…. Her boyfriend then asked her,” Now that u can see, will you marry me?” The girl was SHOCKED when she saw that her boyfriend was blind! She said,” I am sorry but i can’t marry you because u are blind.” Her boyfriend walked away with tears… and said, “Please just take care of my eyes”

You are never Helpless

An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to
spade his potato
garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who
would have helped him,
was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son
and mentioned his

Dear Son,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t
be able to plant
my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the
garden, because
your mother always loved planting time. I’m just
getting too old to be
digging up a garden plot.

If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I
know you would dig
the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison.

Love, Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram: “For
Heaven’s sake, Dad,
don’t dig up the garden!!! That’s where I buried the

At 4 a.m . the next morning,

A dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up
and dug up the
entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son
telling him what
happened, and asked him what to do next.

His son’s reply was: “Go ahead and plant your
potatoes, Dad. It’s the
best I could do for you from here.”

Moral Of the Story -


The 99 Club

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle,
was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he
worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land,
unhappy and gloomy, while

A lowly servant had so much joy. The King asked the servant, ” Why are you
so happy?”

The man replied, ” Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family
and I don’t need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill
our tummies .”

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the
advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King’s woes and the
servant’s story, the advisor said, ” Your Majesty, I believe that the
servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.”

” The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?” the King inquired.

The advisor replied, ” Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is,
place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.”

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the
bag, he let out a great shout of joy… So many gold coins!

He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that
there were 99 coins. He wondered, ” What could’ve happened to that last gold
coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins! “

He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally,
exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to
earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He was overworked, horribly
grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold
coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought
his advisor’s help, the advisor said, ” Your Majesty, the servant has now
officially joined The 99 Club. “

He continued, ” The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough
to be happy but are never contented, because they’re always yearning and
striving for that extra 1 telling to themselves: “Let me get that one final
thing and then I will be happy for life .”

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re
given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our
happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our
growing needs and desires. That’s what joining The 99 Club is all about.”

Saturday, October 27, 2007

how can a student pass ?

Typical academic year for a student.

1. Sundays-52,Sundays in a year, which are rest days.
Balance 313 days.

2. Summer holidays-50 where weather is very hot and
difficult to study. Balance 263 days.

3. 8 hours daily sleep-means 122 days. Balance 141

4. 1 hour for daily playing-(good for health) means 15
days. Balance 126 days.

5. Two hours daily for food & other delicacies (chew
properly & eat)-means 30days. Balance 96 days.

6. 1 hour for talking (man is a social animal)-means
15 days . Balance 81 days.

7. Exam days per year at least 35 days. Balance 46

8. Quarterly, Half yearly and festival holidays)-40
days. Balance 6 days.

9. For sickness at least 3 days. Balance 3 days.

10. Movies and functions at least 2 days. Balance 1

That 1 day is your birthday

"How can a student pass??"

Gone are the days

When the school reopened in June,

And we settled in our new desks and benches .

When we queued up in book depot,

And got our new books and notes.

When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet

Managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.

We learnt writing with slates and pencils, and

Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then

Micro tips.

We began drawing with crayons and evolved to

Co lour pencils and finally sketch pens.

We started calculating first with tables and then with

Clarke's tables and advanced to calculators and


When we chased one another in the corridors in

Intervals, and returned to the classrooms

Drenched in sweat.

When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,

Playgrounds, under the trees and even in cycle sheds.

When all the colors in the world,

Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays.

When a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table,

Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons.

When cricket was played with writing pads as bats,

And Neckties and socks rolled into balls.

When few played "kabadi" and "Kho-Kho" in scorching

While others simply played "book cricket" in the

Confines of classroom.

Of fights but no conspiracies,

Of Competitions but seldom jealousy.

When we used to watch Live Cricket telecast,

In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks.

When few rushed at 3:45 to

"Conquer" window seats in our School bus.

While few others had "Big Fun", "kadala muttai",

"gulfi ice", "seeval ice !" and "pepsi !" at 4o Clock.

Gone are the days Of Sports Day,

and the annual School Day ,

And the one-month l ong preparations for them.

Gone are the days Of the stressful Quarterly,

Half Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most enjoyed

holidays after them.

Of tenth and twelfth standards, when we

Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests.

We learnt, we enjoyed, we played, we won, we lost,

We laughed, we cried, we fought, we thought.

With so much fun in them, so many friends,

So much experience , all this and more.

Gone are the days when we used to talk for hours with
our friends.
Now we don't have time to say a HI.

Gone are the days when we played games on the road.
Now we code on the road with laptop.

Gone are the days when we saw stars shining at night.
Now we see stars when our code doesn't work.

Gone are the days when we sat to chat with friends on

Now we chat in chat rooms.....

Gone are the days where we studied just to score.
Now we study to save our job

Gone are the days where we had no money in our pockets
and fun filled
on our hearts
Now we have the atm as well as credit card but with an
empty heart

Gone are the days where we shouted on the road.
Now we dont shout even at home

Gone are the days where we got lectures from all.
Now we give lectures to all... like the one I'm doing

Gone are the days

But not the memories, which will be

Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and

Ever and ever and Ever .....




Try these for leave

1. Employee asking for leave
"Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me one-week leave."
(Sources say the guy was a techie)

2. Yet another one....
"I am suffering from fever, please declare one day holiday."
(May it be a national holiday friend)

3. This one was actually approved by the HR department!
"As my mother-in-law has expired and I am responsible for it, Please grant me 10 days leave."
(Probably the sanctioning authority empathised!)

4. Wonder if he got leave...
"My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave".
(So who's luckier, you or her?)

5. A daughter's wedding is always a stressed out affair.
"As I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave..."

6. Sigh. School days.
"As I am suffering from my uncle's marriage I cannot attend the class...."
(We can bet it was a cricket match)

7. This is just for half a days leave mind you!
"Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o'-clocks and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave"
(Sources reveal the HR sent their condolences as well)

WARNING: Reader discretion to be exercised in case you really want to use these for your leave applications!