Monday, November 23, 2009

Entry - 81 "Creative Speech"

This "Creative speech" has been send by one of my friend via email, after i read through, it touch me so much that i decided to post it out in my blog. So here it is -

On the first day, as Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, just in the middle,one man stood up.He was a rich aristocrat. He said that, " Mr.Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family". And the whole senate laughed;they thought they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.

But Lincoln-and that type of people are made of a totally different mettle, Lincoln looked at the man and said, "Sir i know my father used to make shoes in your house for your family, and there will be many others here...because the way he made shoes; nobody else can. He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes, he poured his whole soul in it. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because i know how to make shoes myself; if you have any complaint i can make another pair of shoes. But as far as i know, nobody has ever complained about my father's shoes.He was a genius,a great creator and i am proud of my father".

The whole senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He had made shoe making an art, a creativity. And he was proud that his father did the job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

It does not matter what you do. What matters is how you do it-of our own accord, with your vision, with your own love. Then whatever you touch becomes gold.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Entry - 80 " God Speaks to You"

Last weekend on my way back home I happen to catch up with one of my colleague Esther. Though we are working in the same company we hardly meet each other as our job nature is different. Sometimes we met in café, on the walk way, garden or corridor and just say hello and went off to work. She has cheerful looks and give smile to people she met. That is very nice part to know her casually.

This very evening after work I left my office and went along with Esther. We were sharing about our day to day job and have a nice time chatting on my way back home. Between our conversations she tells me about one lady who come to India from Middle East in her department and acquainted with her for quite sometimes. This friend used to tell Esther about her experience in life, career and family relations etc. So Esther also shares with me many good things she learns from her new friend.

Conversation goes very smooth and I feel very interesting and one particular word strikes me “Be PATIENCE in life”. As in my case I am always hurry and cannot wait many things in life, many a times I do not have patience to wait and sometimes ask myself why to wait when I can do today? Yes there are many things which need to wait but in every person these things will be different, so depends on persons to persons and situation they come across. Thought time is precious but we have many things undone and also there are many cases which need time to wait. So all these needs to be rectify, analyze and think it over again and again.

This same thought comes to my mind from the time I wake up from bed this very morning. As usual prepare my self to work and headed to office. From my residence to office it takes 45 minutes. Reach office and work as usual. The day went peacefully complete my day to day job. I just ponder, why Esther did mention again these words!! I was surprise for a while. She too incidentally speaks out her thoughts to me that very day. At the time of departure I told her, Esther we have the same thought today. And she said “Irene, God speaks to you today and be happy” than she left me.

After Esther left, I am still wondering about our discussion today and also my present life. Those many years ago I want to have and do things but never get it or done until the times comes. So everyday I learn many new things. If I have what I want in those days and done, may be I do not know the value and what God wants. So now, I realize God schedule everything for his people and loved one. We need to work on it continuously and have patience. He will provide everything if we trust and belief in him.

While this thoughts filled me all over I am overwhelm to hear this song “Four Days Late” by Karen Peck & New River.

I quote here only the chorus of this song –

You are Four days late
And all hope is gone
Lord we don’t understand why you waited so long.
But His way is God's way
Not yours or mine
And Isn’t great! He is four days late
He is still on time.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Entry - 79

Sis with her Roomie & Me

On Saturday night I receive a call from my cousin sis saying "please come to see me I am sick". I was very embarrass and was shock to hear, after when she narrate her situation I am cool down and told her that I will be coming the next day. Thought we are in the same city we cannot stay together because of studies. She stays in Madras University Campus as it is much more convenient for her everyday classes and schedule.

The next day was Sunday, wake up early in the morning I prepare myself to visit her. But I pause for a while to decide, whether to attend coaching classes first and visit in the second hour. And finally I decided to cook some food and visit her in the second hour. In the hostel we cannot cook as we like as facilities are very limited. I understand her situation very well as I am in the hostel around10 years long.

This is the first time I visit her since she change her hostel. Thought she is much younger to me she is smart, strong and can take care of her self. She knows that I am also busy with my work as well as my studies she hardly disturbed me unless in serious matter so whenever she call me I give importance to her request too.

When I arrive in their Hostel Campus I am lost which road to take. So I waited for her at the entrance of the campus for a while. In spite of her weak health she has to come long distance to pick me I feel sad for her. She came along with her roomie and when she saw me she feel very comfort and happy. We chit chat all the way while we are walking inside the campus.We have nice time together, had lunch under the shade trees and continue chatting. After lunch they took me around of their university campus, its so beautiful and greeny environment. It reminds me of my college days when I saw many young college students hanging around inside the campus.

Before I depart, I advise her to take extra care and to take medic on time and promise her to see again next weekend.