When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face
When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve
When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People
When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Favors
He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help Others
God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed.
When I Asked God for Strength
A student asked a teacher, "What is love?"
The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the wheat
field and choose the biggest wheat and come back.
But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back
The student went to the field, go thru first row, he saw one big wheat,
but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later.
Then he saw another bigger one... but may be there is an even bigger
one waiting for him.
Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he starts to
realise that the wheat is not as big as the previous one he saw, he
he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted.
So, he ended up went back to the teacher with empty hand. The teacher
told him, "...This is love... you keep looking for better ones, but
when later you realise, you have already missed the person.
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We
walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.
My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, " This
is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many
angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and
scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second
section. The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and
Delivery Section.Here , the graces and blessings the people asked for
are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."
I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working
hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and
were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the
door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was
seated there, idly doing nothing.
"This is the Acknowledgment Section, " my angel friend quietly
admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed." How is it that there's no work
going on here?" I asked. "So sad," the angel sighed. "After people
receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back
"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked. "Simple," the
angel answered. "Just say, " Thank you, Lord."
"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof
overhead and a place to sleep ... You are richer than 75% of this
"If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a
dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. "And if you get
this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ...... You
are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. "If
you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of
imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. You
are ahead of 700 million people in the world.
"If you can attend a place of worship without the fear of harassment,
arrest, torture or death ... You are envied by, and more blessed than
three billion people in the world.
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in
that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more
blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at
Have a good day
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GARDEN OF FRIENDSHIP
G is for genuine
A is for always here
R is for respect
D is for durable
E is for everlasting
N is for nurturing
O is for outstanding
F is for friendship
F is for fantastic
R is for reliable
I is for independence
E is for equal, in all
N is for necessary
D is for does not supply the soul
S is for support
H is for happiness
I is for ideas
P is for privilege of knowing one another
How often do you get a call and hear a lilting voice say, Hi! I am Pooja calling from XYZ bank. Sir, we are offering free platinum credit card to our customers. Are you interested? (uttered in a single breath) And you think, Oh no, not again! You politely (or rudely) reply, Sorry, I am not interested. And the conversation ends there. But imagine a reply that frustrates the caller with your witty response. I have some cool ideas for making these unsolicited calls a pleasant experience.
Girl: Hello Sir, this is Pooja calling from Country Club.
Me: Hi Pooja!
Girl: Sir, we are offering life time Country Club membership for Rs.1.5 lakh only!
Me: Wow, what an offer! Only 1.5 lakh! How come so cheap?
Girl: Sir, I am not joking (with a chuckle).
Me: Neither me. You know, one of my friends already has Club Mahindra membership at Rs.1.5 lakh per year. Do you have any concession on group booking? I think we have around 8 people in my team.
Girl: Sir, along with this, you will get 2 air tickets to Goa absolutely free!
Me: Free? I mean after becoming a member, isn't it?
Girl: We are also offering 8/6 site in Tumkur.
Me: What should I do with that site?
Girl: You know Sir, if you have more people in your group, you can have a farm house there.
Me: where we can enjoy our retired life (continuing from where she left)
Girl: I am not joking, Sir!
Me: Who said that you are joking? Seriously Madam, I am serious. (can't control my loud laughter this time)
Girl: Ok Sir, I think you are not interested.
And she hangs up.
Girl: Hi Sir, this is Pooja calling from ICICI Bank.
Me: Oh, Pooja, nice to hear your voice!
Girl: (amused by reaction) Sir, we are offering home loans for 12% interest.
Me: Oh, is that so? It's good, but I have an offer from another bank which is giving home loan for only 2% interest!
Girl: Only 2% interest?
Me: Yeah, it's only 2%, seriously.
Girl: Which bank, Sir? I do not think any bank is offering at this interest rate.
Me: (lowering my voice) I can't tell you, you know it's a private bank!
Girl: No Sir, it's not possible. If that's the case, then, I'm also interested.
Me: If you want to know the name of the bank, give your mobile number or e-mail ID as I cannot disclose this information over phone. I am bound not to disclose the details.
She disconnects the call.
Girl: Hello Sir, I am Pooja calling from
Me: (interrupting her) Hang on for a moment ... (taking my time) ...Okay let's play Kaun Banega Crorepati* with... sorry, I forgot your name?
Me: What's your name, Madam? Am I speaking in an alien language?
Me: Audience, we have Pooja on our hot seat. Let's play Kaun Banega Crorepati with Pooja. (of course, mimicking Big B's accent)
Here is the first question to Pooja for 1,000 rupees on your computer screen. (adding standard KBC music)
Which bank you are calling from? a) ICICI (b) HDFC (c) Deutsche (d) Others
Girl: Funny (light laugh)...Okay, I am calling from HDFC.
Me: Computer, please lock (b) HDFC And yes (b) HDFC is the right answer. You have won 1,000 rupees!
Girl: Sir, are you interested in ... (again interruption by me)
Me: (my own voice) Aren't you enjoying it? I think YES (switching back to Big B voice again) Ready for another question? And here goes the second question for 2,000 rupees on your computer screen. What is the reason behind your call to me?
(a) Credit/debit card (b) Home loan/personal loan (c) Mutual fund (d) Others
Girl: Okay, it's enough. Are you interested in free Gold Credit Card offered by us?
Me: Oh no, wrong answer. Sorry Poojaji, I already have credit card from ICICI. I have been telling the participants that whenever you have doubt in mind, go for the life lines. And you have not used any of your life lines. What a pity!
She hangs up. (as expected)
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