Giving Your Best
Giving Your Best
It's the hand we clasp with an honest grasp
That gives a hearty thrill;
It's the good we pour into others' lives
That comes back our own to fill.
It's the dregs we drain from another's cup
That makes our own seem sweet;
And the hours we give to another's need
That makes our life complete.
It's the burdens we help another bear
That makes our own seem light.
It's the anger seen for another's feet
That shows us the path to right.
It's the good we do each passing day,
With a heart sincere and true;
In giving the world your very best
It's best will return to you.
-----By Author Unknown
To Be or Not To Be
Often in our day-to-day life we are in dilemma wherein we have 2 options to judge from as in which one is right ...not like the question "To Be or Not To Be" ;-).
Today, as usually i started for office, yes yes u r rite...I was again late and I missed by office bus. It was on time today :-( (Mostly it comes 4-5 mins late, and only these are the days when I catch the bus ..LOL). I am working hard to reach on time, but at the eleventh hour due to some reason or the other I get late. Fortunately or unfortunately my frnd was also late (definitely fortunate for me).
We both took the bus from Swargate for Corporation. As we were about to reach Corporation, near Shaniwarwada there was a huge traffic. Same thing click in both of our minds, we will go walking to Corporation as it is not far away. So we de-embarked from the bus and started walking, somebody told us that there is some accident occurred. As we were walking we saw a huge queue of Local buses standing on both sides of the road.I realized that excluding the Local bus every other vehicle was allowed to pass. My smart brain started thinking, Local Bus must be having a Lion's pie in the accident. Whilst walking I saw our Company bus standing in the queue, I was very happy, Thank God, don't have to go by Local bus (often standing 20 Kms :-().
As none of the bus was moving, we thought we can go have a look into the matter. As we reached the accident spot, we came to know that a small boy has came under the rear wheel of the Local Bus, (I was right, as these has happen 2-3 times before, Local bus drivers are on Hit list of the local people). Donno, whose mistakes it was, but that child had expired bcoz of the mishap.
There were pieces of glasses all over the road near the bus. As we are just having a look, some quarrel took place between the mob and the police and the mob started picking up stones plying on the road and started throwing stones on all the buses parked at the roadside. Windows of all the buses (nearly 20) standing in the queue were broken.
I hunched that our company bus will not be an exception to rage of the mob. We decided to take a Local bus from corporation which would leave in another half-an-hour. As we would reach late to office, we decided to have our breakfast in the nearby restaurant.(See how much we think for the company and work ;-)). We ordered Poha (which we often have when we are late...and in that restaurant only..have to look for another restaurant). Just as we were having our breakfast, I saw some people running towards the bus stand. I thought these guys have to catch a bus which will leave in couple of mins, hence they are running. Moment they reached the stand they started pelting stones on bus. It didn't took much time to figure out that these are the same guys. People standing at the bus stop started running in all the directions, whichever side they got some room. The restaurant owner was quick to take decision and he asked one of his waiter to pull down the shutter. The atmosphere outside turned hostile. Mob was throwing stones at each and every bus, it seemed that they will be fined if they miss any bus. A college girl started crying, not to your surprise many people standing over there started to make her understand that nothing will happen to her, these guys will only throw stones on buses and they will go away. Tension could easily be seen on the faces of people standing at the stop. Many may be thinking how will they reach the designated place viz office, college, school, et al.
After the mob removed all his anger on the bus they went back. Where i don't know. We again started our journey to office, having no clue what mode of transport we will use to reach office. While walking 1 question aroused in my mind, what these guys have done (damaging buses), is this rite? Because of a mistake of the bus driver (again, donno whose mistake it was) should we damage about 60 buses. Even if we break the buses to show our anger will the little boy be alive again. Local buses are public property, if the accident was the mistake of the Bus driver, by breaking buses will he get punished? Who will pay for damage, we public only..rite?
Moreover, from the faces of the guys who were throwing stones, no where we could make out if they were angry, if they were really hurt by the incident. They were smiling, giggling while throwing stones.
I asked the same question to one of my frnd, he told me that what the mob has done is right, otherwise no one would have noticed the accident has taken a life. No action would have been taken on the driver, hopefully the bus drivers will now drive the bus carefully; not roughly as they always do.
After hearing my frnd's viewpoint, I was in a dilemma, what the mob has done was right or wrong? To Be or Not To Be...
18 ANSWERS OF THE HOLY PROPHET
A traveller once came to the mosque to see the prophet Muhammad ( S.A.W) after greeting the prophet, he was asked where he was from. The traveler replied that he came from very far just to get a few questions answered.
Following is the dialogue between the traveller and the prophet:Traveller : I do not want adha'b (punishments) to be written in my account.
Prophet : Behave well with your parents
Traveller : I want to be known amongst people as an intelligent person.
Prophet : Fear Allah (Jalla Jala'l), always.Traveller : I want to be counted amongst Allah's favourites.
Prophet : Recite Quran every morning and evening.Traveller : I want my heart to always be enlightened. (Roshan and Munawer)
Prophet : Never forget death.Traveller : I never want to be away from Allah's blessing.
Prophet : Always treat fellow creatures well.Traveller : I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
Prophet : Always have faith in only Allah.Traveller : I never want to be humiliated.
Prophet : Be careful of your actions.Traveller : I wish to live long.
Prophet : Always do sile rahm. (Goodness towards blood Relations)Traveller : I want my sustenance to increase.
Prophet : Always be in wudhoo.Traveller : I wish to stay free of adha'b in the grave.
Prophet : Always wear pure (paak) clothes.Traveller : I never want to be burned in hell.
Prophet : Control your eyes and tongue.Traveller : How do I get my sins forgiven?
Prophet : Always ask forgiveness from Allah with a lot of humility.Traveller : I want people to respect me always.
Prophet : Never extend your hands of need at people.Traveller : I want to always be honoured.
Prophet : Never humiliate or put down anyone.Traveller : I don't want to be squeezed by fishare qabr. (Squeezing in the grave)
Prophet : Recite surat el Mulk (The Dominion) often.Traveller : I want my wealth to increase.
Prophet : Recite surat el Waqiah (The Inevitable) every night.Traveller : I want to be safe and at peace on Day of Judgment.
Prophet : Do zikr (Praises) of Allah from dusk to night.Traveller : I want to be in full attention and concentration during prayers.
Prophet : Always do wudhoo with concentration and attention
It's easy to fight when everything's right,
And you're mad with the thrill and the glory;
It's easy to cheer when victory's near,
And wallow in fields that are gory.
It's a different song when everything's wrong.
When you're feeling infernally mortal;
When it's ten against one, and hope there is none,
Buck up, little soldier, and chortle:
Carry on! Carry on!
There isn't much punch in your blow.
You're glaring and staring and hitting out blind;
You're muddy and bloody, but never mind.
Carry on! Carry on!
You haven't the ghost of a show.
It's looking like death,
but while you've a breath,
Carry on, my son! Carry on!
And so in the strife of the battle of life
It's easy to fight when you're winning;
It's easy to slave, and starve and be brave,
When the dawn of success is beginning.
But the man who can meet despair and defeat
With a cheer, there's a man of God's choosing;
The man who can fight to Heaven's own height
Is the man who can fight when he's losing.
Carry on! Carry on!
Things never were looming so black.
But show that you haven't a cowardly streak,
And though you're unlucky you never are weak.
Carry on! Carry on!
Brace up for another attack.
It's looking like hell, but - you never can tell;
Carry on, old man! Carry on!
There are some who drift out in the deserts of doubt,
And some who in brutishness wallow;
There are others, I know, who in piety go
Because of a Heaven to follow.
But to labor with zest, and to give of your best,
For the sweetness and joy of the giving;
To help folks along with a hand and a song;
Why, there's the real sunshine of living.
Carry on! Carry on!
Fight the good fight and true;
Believe in you mission, greet life with a cheer;
There's big work to do, and that's why you are here.
Carry on! Carry on!
Let the world be the better for you;
And at last when you die, let this be your cry:
Carry on, my soul! Carry on!
-----Robert W. Service
Continuing Sudeep’s Tag :
After reading Sudeep’s rude comments related to tagging I thought I should write something, therefore continuing Sudeep’s tag of the question and answer’s.
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4
I m sitting in office therefore the book nearest to me is of Oracle. The line 4 on page no. 18 : - hahaha, it is not a line it is a sub topic “Indexes”.
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
Same thing Sudeep hit the sides of the cubicle.
3. What is the last thing you watched on tv?
Last thing, thinking… Ya, I was watching MTV Bakra in which Pathiv Patel was the Bakra.
4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
Last time I saw the watch it was 7:14 pm, so I guess 7:15: 24.
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
Ooops, 7:14:57 pm. I m faster than time. What say ? lol.
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
If printer (as I can hear the sound of printing) doesn’t come under what u mean computer than I can hear the song “Ya Ali of Gangster “.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
There was a call from my frnd Tushar (he got a call letter from Infy, therefore he had called me to inform me and ask some questions related to joining), therefore I had stepped out to have a free talk with him.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Of course I was going through Sudeep’s blog. In free time after checking mails and chatting with frnds the next important thing I do is read Sudeep’s blog.
9. What are you wearing?
Of course clothes. As I am in office and it is Monday wearing formals to be precise White Shirt and Black paint.
10. Did you dream last night?
11. When did you last laugh?
Half an hour before; chatting with my frnd Ameesh.
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?.
Nothing. The wall is painted White to be precise.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
Don’t remember. But same as Sudeep saw myself in mirror.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
It is a GK quiz. I don’t thing if I can benefit anything from this quiz ;)
15. What is the last film you saw?
Thinking…. Ya I watched the comedy movie “Yeh Tera Ghar yeh Mera Ghar ” staring Sunil Shetty and Mahima Chaudhary.
16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Have to think. Ahh. Better idea is to make a go-down and swim in money like Uncle Scruz does (sorry if the spelling is wrong).
17. Tell me something about you that i dunno.
How can I know what all u r knowing abt me.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I would change the working days. I mean work on two days, best would be Saturday, Sunday and enjoy in Weekdays.
19. Do you like to dance?
20. George bush.
Something interesting. Just got a mail from my frnd saying:- "Bush Asks Condi For A Bathroom Break". The mail had 2 photos and this was written in the mail
: "In what seems destined to become one of the most joked about photos of the month, a well-known Reuters photographer on Wednesday captured President George W. Bush scribbling a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a session at the United Nations. On the note is a message revolving around the need to take a "bathroom break."
The photo, which appeared on Reuters' official photo site, was quickly published all over the Web, though dismissed by some as a likely photoshop special. Others suggested that surely someone must have hacked the Reuters site. But a Reuters spokesman on Thursday told E&P the photo was legit. "
Could not upload the image due to internet problems.
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? Same as Sudeep i will have to consult my better-half for tht.. coz cant decide tht alone.
22. Imagine yout first child is a boy, what do you call him?
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Yes why not.
24.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Nothing. God talking to me, nothing like that.
25. 4 people who must also do this meme in their journal.
May be Ajay, Natty, Mayur M and Mayur Thakare.
Huhh… My hands are paining now.
Birthday :- One of the Worst day of my life
U wuld be thinking how my birthday is one of the worst day of my life, right? I celebrated my 23rd birthday on 17th February 2006. On the same we had ethnic day in my Company. So decided to wear a Pathani (Kurta Payjama) for the occasion.
On the day i was just comparing amongst shoe and sandal as to what to wear. So i wore shoes (with sock) in 1 leg and in other leg a sandal (without socks). I went to my frnd who stays in the next room to take his opinion. He suggested me to wear shoes and as we were getting late to company asked me to hurry up.
As i was getting late, i didn't noticed that i m wearing different coloured sock in my second leg. In the afternoon, in the lunch break while i was riding bicycle (in our company we ride cycles to traverse in the campus) i noticed that i m wearing 2 different pairs of shoes. I started laughing and showed this to my 2 frnds accompanying me.
When I returned from break, 1 of my friend congratulated me for my birthday via e-mail keeping all my batch mates in CC. Soon i started getting mails from other batch mates. I was really happy.
But i was surprised to see a mail to all my batch mates saying I m wearing 2 different coloured socks from the frnd who was with me in the recess. Soon many of my frnds started asking me. Some were looking at my legs to see which cloured socks i m wearing. I dodged many of them with gr8 skills. But honestly told some of my frnds (some means 2-3 hahaha).
Really it was one of the humiliating day of my day. I learnt 1 thing, even if i m getting late i should check the socks before wearing.
Happy New Year
May you continue to pass a smile to everyone.
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber.
May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.
May New Year's Eve find you seated around the table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends. May you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.
May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.
May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, may the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been watching, and may your check book and your budget balance - and include generous amounts for charity.
May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your siblings; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.
Have a Blast