The Boy in the war!!!

This is a story about a soldier named Barry who fought in the civil war of san-francisco. Many brave young men stepped forward to join the savage war. Barry had also left his home and his old parents to do his part in this war. After months of fierce fighting, the unrest finally came to a halt. Barry wanted to be back home with his parents but before that he gave a call.
In the conversation, Barry told his parents how gruesome the war had been and shared stories of bravery and camaraerie. while in the talk, Barry suddenly changed the topic and said, ” I ahve a friend who has no one in this world. Would it be fine if i bring him along with me Ma?? But…”
“Sure son! We will live as a family’, replied his mother without waiting for Barry to complete his sentence..
“But….” continued Barry, “he lost a hand and leg in the war when he accidently stepped on a mine.”

There was an awkward pause in the conversation. Then the mother, with a deep sigh, replied emphatically, “Barry, don’t bring him here, he’ll only be a burden for us as he won’t be able to take care of himself or work on his own.” As soon as the mother finished saying this, the phone was disconnected.

A week later, Barry’s parents received a call from the San Francisco Police .The police informes th old couple about the death of their beloved son with whom they had a talk over the phone just a week back. According to the police Barry had jumped from a 20 story building.
The desperste couple rushed to the San Francisco police station from where they were taken to the city morgue to identify the body. The old couple broke into tears as they saw their son’s body lying cold like a stone.

To their utter surprise, he had just an arm and a leg……

Ten secrets of success

How many of these 10 secrets of success do you practice??? Review the below article and look at yourself and compare…

1. How you think is everytjing. Remember to “think positive” at every opportunity. Visualize success, not failure. Avoid negative environments and people. You are what you think. In fact, a study shows that positive thinking actually increases longevity.

2. Decide on your dreams and goals. Be specific about your goals. For example, say “I am taking a cooking class next month,” rather than “i would like to take a cooking class sometimes,’ Create a plan to reach your goals, and stick to it.

3. Take action. Goals alone have no meaning; you need to take action to make them real. Don’t let fear hold you back.”Just do it.”

4. Never stop learning. Take classes, go back to school, read books, join a discussion group. If you are interested in a subject, make time to learn about it. Keep acquiring new skills.

5. Be persistent and work hard. You’ve heard the expression, “success is a marathon, not a sprint.” Keep your eye on goal, and keep working toward it. Dont give up.

6. Learn to analyze details. Get all the facts, and ask for input. This will help you make wiser decsions. Acknowledge your mistakes. but don’t beat yourself up. Learn from your mistakes.

7. Focus your time and money. When you believe in something, put your attention and energy there. Don’t let people or things distract you.

8. Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different. Be true to yourself, and have your own ideas. Following the crowd is a path to mediocrity.

9. Communicate with people affectively. Remember that no person is an island. Communicate your thoughts and desires honestly, and encourage others to communicate honestly with you. Practice understanding and motivating other people.

10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibilities for what you do. Never cheat or lie. When you make promise, keep it. When you screw up, admit it. Without honesty, dependability and resposibility, the other nine secrets of success don’t add up to much.

Practice this tips and i am sure that you definitely gonna have some positive changes in your life…in your attitude…

Ten principles to guide you.

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1 ] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; i t is a “steering wheel” that directs us on the rightpath throughout life.

2 ] Do you know why a car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & therear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

3 ] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4 ] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.

5 ] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you geta Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!

6 ] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!

7 ] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8 ] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losingeye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision.”

9 ] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10 ] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

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