The miracle of “One moment, and the Next …”

The miracles of Jesus are astonishing and this unpopular one is really amazing!

It is called the miracle of “suddenly”. I’m sure you’ve heard of men who turned legitimate millionaires overnight.
Have there not been men who left home as mere men but returned same day as heroes? Or haven’t we seen men who were servants yesterday, but today they are masters? That is the miracle of “one moment, and the next …”. It talks about a sudden good outcome.

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a Lesson Professor taught his MBBS Students

 Life at times, may be tough, but it’s a lot tougher when one is not paying attention.
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Some group of 1st year students of MBBS were attending their first anatomy class.
They all gathered around the surgery table. On the table was a real dead man.
The Professor started the class by telling them two important qualities of a doctor.
The 1st is, NEVER BE DISGUSTED FOR ANYTHING ABOUT THE BODY. As an example, he inserted a finger into the dead man’s anus and tasted it in his own mouth.

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Why do we equate genius with precocity? – by MALCOLM GLADWELL

Dont be too hard on yourself or others, strokes of genius don’t necessarily manifest early for everyone. Some are born prodigies and some can be described as late bloomers. The following story is striking , thought provoking and inspiring.

 

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Peanut cactus  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ben Fountain was an associate in the real-estate practice at the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, just a few years out of law school, when he decided he wanted to write fiction. The only thing Fountain had ever published was a law-review article. His literary training consisted of a handful of creative-writing classes in college. He had tried to write when he came home at night from work, but usually he was too tired to do much. He decided to quit his job.

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“It’s great to have a Private Jet” – Oprah Winfrey

You’ll agree with me that there are secrets to success, there are joys of success, so there are pains of success too. But what are  Oprah’s views?

According to Oprah, among the joys of success is the pleasure of owning a mansion and a private jet.

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Bombardier. Photo credit: the Wall Street Journal

 

During a speech to Duke University’s graduating class, Oprah talked about these secrets and joys of success.

It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes!…” she told the students. “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.”

For her,  flying in a private jet is one of the great material perks that money can buy. (Apparently Oprah’s ride is a $42 million custom-build Global Express XRS built by Bombardier Aerospace).

However, more importantly, she went on to explain that  “you haven’t completed the circle of success until you help someone else move to a higher ground and get to a better place.”

Oprah thinks it’s great to have a private jet if you can afford it, but then, she also thinks it’s necessary to help other people succeed. What do you think?

Original article was by By Robert Frank:  http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2009/05/11/oprah-its-great-to-have-a-private-jet/

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The Great Aristotle of Greece

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There lived a great man named Aristotle of Greece. He laid a great foundation for today’s exploits. Read a few things about this legend.

Did you know, Aristotle was a student of Plato and in turn, he (Aristotle) tutored the famous king,  Alexander the Great?
Aristotle was, and remains a great man. He is a man of many parts: he studied many subjects possible at the time and made significant contributions. His writings cover many subjects, including physics,  poetry, theater, music,  rhetorics, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology.
According to Wikipedia, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. His writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality (virtue ethics), aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

Interestingly, Aristotle, means “the best purpose”. Unfortunately, in some environments, Aristotle shortened as ARISTO is a word used in a negative sense, the sugar-daddy relationships. But in truth, Aristotle is a good name which also stands for great achievements.

 

Watch this BBC Review: Why Are So Many Great Men Short?

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The discovery of the Frozen Food Industry – A case of serendipity

Red Raspberry Fruits / Ice Frozen Food in Winter
Red Raspberry Fruits / Ice Frozen Food in Winter (Photo credit: epSos.de)

Sources of Inspiration are all around us. Nature is particularly a good teacher. Twas nature that sparked the genesis of the frozen food industry.

 

It all happened when Clarence Birdseye took a vacation in Canada and saw some Salmon that had been naturally frozen in the ice and then thawed. When they were cooked he noticed how fresh they tasted. He borrowed the idea and the mighty frozen food industry was born.

Be conscious of the lessons nature brings,  for such could be clue to the next good thing that happens to your world, to our world!

Watch this video on 10 Accidental Discoveries

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The Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1927)

1976 edition of The Desiderata of Happiness po...
1976 edition of The Desiderata of Happiness poetry collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just like we daily check our faces in the mirrow,  certain words are worth remembering everyday.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

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Serendipity – making fortunate discoveries by accident

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Many discoveries of our time were by accident. However, note, “In the school of  discovery, chance favours the prepared mind”  And what does this mean?

Naturally, when we purpose to seek an answer or solution to some problem, the mind will most likely become exceptionally sensitive to any occurrence or clue that might be relevant to the quest. 

The essence of this post is to say, when you seek answers, be willing to invest a good deal of time in seemingly “fruitless” work, for in doing so, you expose yourself to fortunate accident.

Serendipity it is,   that faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Solutions at times come this way. So, Keep moving, keep trying, you might soon bump into the solution you seek.


Enjoy this music video titled “Sweet Serendipity”

See how this other post inspires you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/i-believe-i-can-fly-by-r-kelly/

Tips on Lasting Friendships: Signs of a breaking relationship

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Introspect (Photo credit: 7 Nation Army)

Watch out for these signs, friendship usually does not break in a day, It is such a subtle process.

 

  • When friendship is at the brinks, communication or contact is minimal.
  • In the course of time, sentiments build up. The thought begins to sound like “Let me let him, let her be”
  • Give it a little more time and some form of pride sets in. Each will think “why should I be the one to reach out first”
  • Then gradually memory of each other becomes weak and the emotional bridge breaks
  • Two friends make faces and shun each other

“But what really happened?”  Probably some flimsy sorts.

Enjoy this Friendship Song

Things predicted to happen in the next 5 years

About to Happen
About to Happen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Certainly, in the next few years, many a things will not remain what they are today.

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

These are some of the things in my mind when I blogged this:

  1. In the next five years, one would have been older by five years. That means we should remember that time is moving fast and one would therefore need to take stock.
  2. In the next five years,  the prices of things we see would have changed. I think everyone should factor this in the financial plans.
  3. In the next five years, many of today’s technology would have changed. Its good to have this mindset when acquiring equipment.
  4. In the next five years, the skill set required to keep you on the job may have changed.  Its not a bad idea to make plan to keep pace

Similarly, in the next few years, who knows …  who knows, rapture may happen. Are we ready?

This video is Beyonce’s “End of Time” . What do you see?

 

The Two Sides of the Number Line: understanding a nagging woman

Why actually would a woman call her husband “useless man” ? Let’s answer this question with a simple illustration.

If a man currently has 5 oranges but owes 14 oranges, how many oranges does he have in effect?  The answer is  -9. That is, he’s still in deficit of 9 oranges if he pays back the 5 he currently has.

That simply means, as long as what he owes outweighs what he pays back, in effect, he is still in deficit. This is a general truth. This is the lesson of the Number Line.

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An illiterate man visits a restaurant abroad – how did he cope?

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Many challenges have workaroundsBe inspired by how this illiterate overcame his limitation.

An illiterate man travels abroad. He visits a Restaurant. ‘Wants to order for chicken but can’t remember what chicken is called in English. Luckily he sees another man at the next table with 6 eggs in his plate. Happily he calls out to the waiter and, pointing at the eggs in the man’s plate, he instructs, “Abeg… gimme their mama”

Think of a workaround before labeling that situation as impossible.

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This other post can get you even more excited: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/exciting-english-puns/

Watch this interesting Video: Hatching Eggs in a frying pan

on Forgiveness

 “He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven”  ~Thomas Fuller

Astoria–Megler Bridge

These nice quotes remind us of the need to forgive. Take a look at these other ones:

“It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them”  ~Lana Turner

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited”  ~Lewis B. Smedes

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”    ~Mohandas Gandhi

Find relief for your soul, forgive!

You’ll love this other post: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/hurts-of-life/

Watch: Joyce Meyer on Pressing Past Anger and Unforgiveness

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