Thursday, August 28, 2008

Generation Y

The Silent generation, people born before 1946.

The Baby Boomers, people born between 1946 and 1959.

Generation X, people born between 1960 and 1979.

Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 1995.

Why do we call the last one Generation Y?

I did not know, but a caricaturist explains it eloquently:

We learn something new everyday, dont we??

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why Women are SOOOOO Special!

Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said,
'I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed.'
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches..
Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the
following evening,
checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container,
put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the
next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer,
put a load of clothes into the washer,
ironed a shirt and secured a loose button.

She picked up the game pieces left on the table,
put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.
She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.
She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom.

She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher,
counted out some cash for the excursion
and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair.

She signed a birthday card for a friend,
addressed and stamped the envelope
and wrote a quick note for the grocery store.

She put both near her bag.
Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser,
put on her Night Solution & age fighting moisturizer,
brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, 'I thought you were going to bed.'
'I'm on my way,' she said.
She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside,
then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.
She looked in on each of the kids and
turned out their bedside lamps and radios,
hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the basket,
and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm;
laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack.

She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list.
She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV
and announced to no one in particular.
'I'm going to bed.' And he did...without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here?

Wonder why women live longer...? '

(and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Whether a housewife or a working woman, every woman is special in her own way..
If U men agree, hand on heart, that women are special, just respect them as they
are ...
and their individualism and independence.
Cheers to womankind!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Just wanted to share this story with you. And, have a great weekend ahead.
Smile and the whole world smiles with you!!

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: 'I am blind, please help.' There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, 'Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?'

The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.'
What he had written was: 'Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.'

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

Invite others towards good with wisdom. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

Great men say, 'Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness…. In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience.'

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling!

And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!