Here is some material I received from one of my friends and I thought that I should share this with you.
1. Most Important Question
During my UKG2 in the nursing school, our teacher gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the teacher. "In your careers you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'hello'."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Anjamma.
2. Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 PM, an old man was standing on the side of the
The lad seemed to be in a big hurry! The old man wrote down his address, thanked him and drove away.
Seven days went by and a knock came on the young man's door.
To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but my spirits too. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying wife’s bedside just before she passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."
Sincerely, Mr. Jegannatham.
3. Always remember those who serve:
In the days when a cone ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waiter put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is a cone ice cream?" "Fifteen Rupees," replied the waiter. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and counted the number of coins in it. "How much is a dish of plain ice cream?" he inquired.
Some people were now waiting for a table and the waiter was a bit impatient. "Twelve Rupees," he said brusquely.
The little boy again counted the coins again. "I'll have the plain ice cream, " he said. The waiter brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away.
The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed. When the waiter came back, he began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what he saw.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 3 one Rupee coins - his tip.
4. The Obstacle in Our Path:
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it and loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.
5. Giving Blood:
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer in a
The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save Leela."
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?"
Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood.
Attitude, after all, is everything.
You have 2 choices now:
1. Save or delete this mail from your mailbox, or
2. Forward it to people you care about.
Hope you will choose No 2.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Amazing how people think up such things.
Giving each letter of the alphabet a number, a=1, b=2, etc. If you add up the letters of the alphabet in the word "attitude" this is the result:
A = 1
T = 20
T = 20
I = 9
T = 20
U = 21
D = 4
E = 5
Total = 100%