Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Use Your Strengths

One day, an angel was roaming in the forest. It was a very beautiful day. The angel saw trees touching the sky, and leaves were swinging with cool breeze. Flowers were smiling, painted with beautiful colors, and the birds were singing. Angel was very pleased to see the beauty that God had created; it was a magical feeling.

After walking a little further, the angel saw a rose plant. The rose plant was crying. The angel felt very sad.

The angel asked the rose plant, "Why are you crying, my child?"

The rose plant replied, "God doesn't love me as much as he loves other plants."

And the angel said, "What makes you think that, my beautiful?"

Rose plant then said, "God gave me a thorn."

The angel said, "Awwww, God didn't give you a thorn, you were born with the thorn. God blessed you with a beautiful flower with beautiful carved petals. God blessed you with a sweet fragrance. You are remembered as a symbol of love. God blessed your beauty to live with the thorn."

Live your life with your strength, not with your weakness.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

A Story

This was an e-mail sent to me....very thought thinking

***note = sardari jokes are jokes about sikhs
*** = sardar= sikh person - usually male

Well, jayant , my friend, told me the following incident which I wish to share with you. It has had a deep impact on my thinking.

In the diwali vacation, Jayant and his couple of friends had gone to Delhi.
They rented a taxi for local sight-seeing. The driver was an old Sardar, and boys being boys, Jayant and his pals began cracking Sardarji jokes, just to insinuate the old man.
But to their surprise, the fellow remained unperturbed. At the end of the sight-seeing, they paid up the hire-charges. The Sardar returned the change.
Moreover, he gave each one of them one rupee extra and said, (in Hindi, of course),''son, since morning you have been telling Sardarji jokes. I listened to them all and let me tell you, some of them were in a very bad taste.
Still, I don't mind coz I know that you are young blood and are yet to see the world. But I have just one request. Here I am giving you one rupee each. Give it to the first Sardar beggar that you come across in this city."

Jayant continued," That one rupee coin is still with me. I couldn't find a single Sardar begging on the streets of Delhi."

Friends, we all love sardar jokes. But the fact of matter is that Sikhs are one of the most prosperous and diversified communities in the world. The secret behind their universal success, according to me, is their willingness to do any job with utmost dedication.

A Sardar will drive a truck or set up a roadside garage or a dhaba, but he will never beg on the streets.

Friends, Workmates, PEOPLE


4 Boyfriends - This Is Something To Think About.

Once upon a time, there was this girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adored him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her.. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him.

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'

Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company? No way! Replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word. His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company? No!', replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else! 'Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me.

When I die, will you follow me and keep me company? I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time , replied the 2nd boyfriend. At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave. His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.'

The girl looked up, and there was her 1st boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!.

In truth, you have 4 boyfriends in your life:

Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.

Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.

Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.

And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul , often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.

Being happy doesn't mean every thing's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections. I hope this touched you!

Monday, 29 October 2007


Not got time to keep fit?

Not got time to relax?

Not got time to train?

Got 16 minutes? Bet you have

Heres a quick 16 minute guide to keep fit and make you tired.

Choose 4 activities;

You will need a seconds desirably

For each exercise chosen
20 second exercise
10 second rest
20 second exercise
10 second rest
20 second exercise
10 second rest
20 second exercise
10 second rest

Repeat this as often as you like........try at least once a helps with stamina, weight loss and health


Once finished have a minute deep breath and you're DONE!

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Sunday, 28 October 2007


What ever hardship you come across in life; IT CAN BE SOLVED
What ever people say; IT DOESN'T MATTER
Whatever life throws at you; YOU CAN DEAL WITH IT

Think as life as a baseball game.....the ball is thrown to you but you smack it away
In life problems arise, hard periods of life come but you solve them and let it go

To start to SUCCEED in LIFE you have to set goals for yourself. They have to be your goals, not what your parents want, not what your fiends are doing but what you want to achieve.

After these goals, you have to become slightly narrow minded and say

It is hard in some periods of your life when you've had a row with someone close or you've failed a module....but you have to climb back on the ladder and go for NUMBER ONE!

In my life I've never known my real mum...she left just before i was two (i think) and I've never had that relationship with anyone else. My dad is great and i can talk to him about anything but sometimes his advice doesn't work or it's a different situation and he can't see it...after all he is a guy :) But then I have my cousin who is also great to talk to and ask advice from. He understand and gives points of view from different points.

You may think that you have no-one but there is someone that you can talk to...whether it's family, a close friend that you can trust or God. Someone is watching your back and ready to help.

Some of my goals which I've only just set;
  • Come TOP in everything that I do
  • Become THE BEST in what i want to do - {looks like Law or Medicine}
  • Show family and friends who have put me down that I CAN SUCCEED

Thursday, 25 October 2007


Just some videos that i found
Worth watching all of them
They made me think....might make you

My thoughts;

Never let the fear of striking out;
Keep you from playing the game

Please leave your comments on your dreams
and how to achieve them.....

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Discussion: Abortion - right or wrong?

Is Abortion right or wrong?

See the videos below and leave your comments please

WARNING: Contains graphic images. Parental Guidance may be needed.

See this website for more information and exactly what happens in an abortion.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Equality and Respect for all - a step towards it

This is a blog from Dixons City Academy in Bradford and it allows students to partake in discussions and topics around Geography, History and RE topics.

An interesting blog topic:


Please visit and leave a comment

Sunday, 14 October 2007


The mind is many things.

It can be cruel
It can be truthful
It can be loving
but yet it can be lonely

The mind is the powerful creation of man
It no longer dwells on animal behavior
It thinks, it learns, it communicates with another
but yet it can have pride and ego

Mind be loving, sensitive and sweet
Do not let worries, wonders and imagination take over
Be yourself and be cool

Check this website out:

An Understanding Mind

A jumble in my mind I say,
Words that can't be understood.
A thought that's gone astray,
Bring it back if I could.

I shuffle and ramble,
In my brain my thoughts array.
Lord, help me please....
Can't stand hurting this way!

And He speaks in that soft voice
Known only to his own.
Be still my child, know I am here;
You are not alone.

I hear the humble cry of desperation,
The fear within your mind,
Be still, know I am here,
Above all, be kind.

You are the vessel
In which I dwell.
Through your words,
Others read Heaven's mail.

So be thoughtful and kind,
Words that honor me, speak.
Above all, my Child,
Please be meek.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007




Saturday, 6 October 2007


Watch your thoughts;
they become words.

Watch your words;
they become actions.

Watch your actions;
they become habits.

Watch your habits;
they become character.

Watch your character;
it becomes your destiny.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007


Time for Aspiration

George Osbourne - Shadow Chancellor - Conservative Conference

What a speech! All aspects well put