November 28, 2008

Little things

After Sept. 11th , one company invited the remaining members of other companies who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share ! their available office space.

At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories of why these people were alive... and all the stories were just:

The ' L I T T L E ' things.

As you might know, the head of the company survived
that day because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
his turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
alarm clock didn't go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
because of an auto accident.

One of them
missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
time to change.

One's car wouldn't start.

One went back to
answer the telephone .

One had a
child that dawdled
and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn't get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
took the various means to get to work
but before he ! got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am
stuck in traffic ,
miss an elevator,
turn back to answer a ringing telephone ...
all the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
this is exactly where
God wants me to be
at this very moment..

Next time your morning seems to be
going wrong ,
the children are slow getting dressed,
you can't seem to find the car keys,
you hit every traffic light,
don't get mad or frustrated;

God is at work watching over you!

Received this from a friend by email.

October 31, 2008

Don't quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt -
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

- Author Unknown

August 30, 2008

My photo blog

I have created a new blog to share some of my favourite photos, taken by me using Canon PowerShot A580.
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August 22, 2008

Nokia 6233 - Review

I bought a Nokia 6233 mobile phone a week ago and i am writing this review after using my mobile for a week.
This mobile phone is neither very slim nor very bulky and this classic styled phone supports 3G (i dont think any other phone in this price segment supports 3G) and EDGE, has a nice TFT display, stereo speakers, 2 mega pixel camera, music player, FM radio, bluetooth and a microSD card slot. It comes with many useful java applications pre-installed. My favourite application is the wireless presenter, through which your powerpoint presentation slides in a PC or laptop can be controlled from your mobile using bluetooth. There are many applications available for download and i have downloaded and installed Google maps for mobile and the Bible application.

Pros : Good sound quality, supports 3G, decent camera, good battery backup.

Cons : No flash in camera, no symbian OS (.SIS files cannot be installed)

The price of this mobile phone during the time of purchase : Rs. 7100

July 9, 2008

God's Working on You

Little Jason was playing on the floor while his mother sitting, on a chair was busy doing some embroidery. Watching her in curiosity, he asked her what she was doing. She told him that she was embroidering.

He told her that it looked like a mess from where he was. He watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, he complained to her that it sure looked messy from where he sat. She smiled at him and told him, “My son, you go about your playing and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side.”

While playing, the little boy wondered why she was using dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled to him. After sometime he heard his mother’s voice saying, “Son, come sit on my knee.” His mother sat him on her knee and the little boy was simply thrilled to see beautiful flowers that his mother had done. He could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy.

Then his mother explained to him, “My son, from the other side it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn plan on the top. It was a design. I was only following it. Now look at it from my side and you will see what I was doing.”

Friend, when you go through trials and pain in life, you may think like little Jason that your life is a mess. You may wonder why the Father is allowing such things to happen in your life. But remember the Father is working on you to make you a blessing to the world. You will be thrilled when the Father shows you the plan that He's been working on you and you will not cease thanking Him all your life.

Taken from Jesus Calls website

June 30, 2008

A solitary bird in a lonely river

This photo was taken by me at the Mysore zoo.

May 16, 2008

When going gets tough

As I was going through some tough times, i started scribbling...

Jesus, you promised to be with me at all times;
be with me when my going gets tough.

Help me to overcome all my doubts;

Help me to overcome all my failures.

There are times when people speak nicely to me,

and spite me in my absence.

My emotional graph goes up and down;

till my soul finds comfort in your words.

I know you will never leave me nor forsake me;

help me to realize this every moment.

whatever be the shame; whatever be the disappointments;

help me to face every situation with a smile.

coz, it is only a matter of time, till i see ur face;

and live a life without any sorrow or shame in eternity.

Hold my hand when i stumble;

so that i do not crumble.