Friday, 4 April 2014

[] Story: The Whisper



Recently, I heard a touching story which illustrates the power that words have to change a life -- a power that lies right in the hands of those reading this article. Mary was born with a cleft palate (see the pictures) and had to bear the jokes and stares of cruel children who teased her non-stop about her misshaped lip, crooked nose, and garbled speech. With all the teasing, Mary grew up hating the fact that she was "different". She was convinced that no one, outside her family, could ever love her ... until she entered Mrs. Leonard's class.

Mrs. Leonard had a warm smile, a round face, and shiny brown hair. While everyone in her class liked her, Mary came to love Mrs. Leonard. In the 1950's, it was common for teachers to give their children an annual hearing test. However, in Mary's case, in addition to her cleft palate, she was barely able to hear out of one ear. Determined not to let the other children have another "difference" to point out, she would cheat on the test each year. The "whisper test" was given by having a child walk to the classroom door, turn sideways, close one ear with a finger, and then repeat something which the teacher whispered. Mary turned her bad ear towards her teacher and pretended to cover her good ear. She knew that teachers would often say things like, "The sky is blue," or "What color are your shoes?" But not on that day. Surely, God put seven words in Mrs. Leonard's mouth that changed Mary's life forever. When the "Whisper test" came, Mary heard the words: "I wish you were my little daughter."

Dads, I wish there was some way that I could communicate to you the incredible blessing which affirming words impart to children. I wish, too, that you could sit in my office, when I coun- sel, and hear the terrible damage that individuals received from not hearing affirming words--particularly affirming words from a father. While words from a godly teacher can melt a heart, words from a father can powerfully set the course of a life.

If affirming words were something rarely spoken in your home growing up, let me give you some tips on words and phrases that can brighten your own child's eyes and life.These words are easy to say to any child who comes into your life

 I'm proud of you,

Way to go,

Bingo ... you did it,

Magnificent, I knew you could do it,

What a good helper,

You're very special to me,

I trust you,

What a treasure,

Hurray for you,

Beautiful work,

You're a real trooper,

Well done,

That's so creative,

You make my day,

You're a joy,

Give me a big hug,

You're such a good listener,

You figured it out,

I love you,

You're so responsible,

You remem- bered,

You're the best,

You sure tried hard,

I've got to hand it to you,

I couldn't be prouder of you,

You light up my day,

I'm praying for you,

You're wonderful,

I'm behind you,

You're so kind to your (brother/sister),

You're God's special gift,

I'm here for you.


John Trent, Ph.D.,Vice President of Today's Family, Men of Action

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[] Story: The Dog in the Well


In old times, there was a village having only one well for drinking water. One day a dog fell down in the well and died. The water became filthy and undrinkable.  The worried villagers went to the old wise man for advice. They were told to take 100 buckets of water from the well so that clean water come to the surface of the well. The villagers took 100 buckets but water status was same. They went to the wise man again. He suggested to take another 100 buckets. The villagers did the same but to no avail. They villagers tried third time to take another 100 buckets as per the advice from the wise man but water was still impure. The wise said, How come the whole well is polluted even removing this much considerable amount of water. Did you remove the dog body prior to taking 300 buckets of water? The villagers said, "no sir, you only advised us to take water out, not the dog body !!!"


Several times in life we try to resolve our problems without considering the root cause of the problems. We believe that we are resolving the problem whereas in actual we are working on the side effects of problem not the problem itself. We don't see the big picture to understand the root of the issue.  We take advice from our well wishers but do not use our brain to think logically to analyze the advice and then decide, instead, we start acting blindly on the solutions suggested by others.

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50 Sexiest Desi Women Beautiful Women, especially of Indians Origins

50. Hard Kaur:
Often called the first female Indian rapper, Hard Kaur makes her debut on the list.
  49.  Shruti Haasan:
 Kamal Haasans' daughter might not have made much impact with her Bollywood debut, 
but she did get noticed enough be one of the sexiest Asian women.
  48. Konnie Huq: 
Kanak "Konnie" Huq is an English television presenter of Bangladeshi descent, 
best known for being the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter.
  47.  Esha Deol: 
She has slipped quite a number of slots from her No. 21 ranking the last year.
  46.  Dilshad Vadsaria: 
She is an American television actress, of Pakistani, Indian and Portuguese descent. 
She currently plays the role of Rebecca Logan on the ABC television program Greek.
  45.  Anoushka Shankar 
Pandit Ravi Shankars' talented daughter has improved her ranking by two, 
up from No. 47 on the previous list.
 44. Sania Mirza: 
Her tennis career might have its ups and downs but on the list of the Sexiest Asian Women,
 she is making steady progress, climbing two steps from No. 46 in the 2008 list.
 43.   Simone Bienne
Broadcaster and Psychosexual Relationship Couples Therapist: Simone Bienne makes 
her debut on the list. Her father is Indian while her mother is Swiss-Czech.
 42.   Miss Pooja: 
Gurinder Kaur Kainth is a bhangra singer, best known by her stage name Miss Pooja.
She is also a new entrant on the list.
 41. Sophie Choudhry: 
Former MTV VJ and actress, Sophie Choudry, has slipped quite a few steps
from her No 24 ranking the last year.
 40.  Tina Sugandh 
Tina Sugandh is an Indian born American writer, singer, tabla player, dancer, 
guitarist, and actress. She is a new entrant on the list. 
 39.   Preity Zinta
 Even though she isn't appearing in many movies, the IPL hype is keeping the dimpled 
beauty in the spotlight. She was ranked No. 36 in the 2008 list.
 38.   Ayesha Takia Azmi 
She is one actress who manages to defy the size-zero fad and still ranks amongst the sexiest. 
But the success of Wanted didn't seem to do much good to her ranking that slipped five spots.
 37.   Minissha Lamba
 All those bikinis did some good to Minissha's hotness quotient.
She's up to No. 37 from No. 40 in the last list.
 36.   Rakhi Sawant
 The self-confessed Drama Queen manages to attract the eyeballs, but, 
her ranking took a beating from No. 32 last year.
 35.   Gulzaeb Beg Ali 
Gulzaeb Beg Ali is a British Asian model and television presenter of Pakistani origin.
This is her first appearance on the list.
 34.   Norah Jones 
Pandit Ravi Shankar's other talented daughter Norah Jones is also on the list 
and she has improved her standing from No 37.
 33.   Rani Mukherjee
 Ranis' got a makeover and it has helped her climb five steps up the list.
 32. Miss Independent: 
Natasha Khan is her real name and she's is a British alternative rock musician
of Pakistani descent.  Natasha was ranked No. 39 on the previous list.
 31.   Sherlyn Chopra
 She has climbed up 10 spots in the ranking. All the oomph definitely
 didn't go unnoticed.
 30. Hadiqa Kiani
 She is a Pakistani pop singer. Her previous ranking was at No. 35.
 29. Celina Jaitly
 Celina has joined the ranks of the causerati and
she's just getting hotter. Celina retains her No. 29 spot.
 28. Tasmin Lucia Khan
 Tasmin is a British journalist and news presenter for BBC News of Bangladeshi descent. 
She was earlier ranked No 27.
 27.   Malaika Arora-Khan
 Best known for her hot item numbers, Malaika is nowadays more visible on the small screen.
 This could be the reason behind her drastic fall from No. 8 to No. 27.
 26. Sonam Kapoor
 The ever smiling Sonam Kapoor has climbed up to No. 26 from No. 34 on the 2008 list.
 25. Noureen Dewulf
 The Indian American actress is a new entrant on the list of the Sexiest Asian Women.
 24. Riya Sen
 Though not exactly known for her acting abilities, Riya does manage to make 
it to the sexiest lists. She was ranked No. 15 last year.
 23. Vidya Balan
 After a short absence from the list, Vidya Balan in her new improved 
avatar makes a return as one of the Sexiest Asian Women.
 22. Ekta Chowdhry
 Her Miss Universe outing wasn't much to talk about, but, this beauty queen 
deserves to be on the sexiest lists.
 21.   Padma Lakshmi
 There wouldn't be a sexiest Asian women list if there wasn't Padma Lakshmi on it. 
She was No. 19 the last year.
 20.   Shilpa Shetty Kundra
 So what if she is now married, Shilpa still sizzles at No. 20. 
Down six places from last year.
 19.   Minnie Gupta
 This Indian American girl has posed for Playboy.
 18. Mugdha Godse
 The ramp to Bollywood move has done Mugdha a lot of good and 
she has also improved her ranking by 10 positions.
 17.   Kazz Kumar
 They call her the desi answer to Gwen Stefani. This British Indian singer 
is certainly hitting the right notes.
 16. Mehreen Syed
 Mehreen Syed is a Pakistani model. She is a new entrant on the list.
 15.   Asin
 Asin is carefully climbing up the steps in Bollywood and also on the 
Sexiest Asian Women list. She was No. 22 on the 2008 rankings.
 14. Pooja Chopra
 The Indian contender for the Miss World 2009 crown is a debutante on the list.
 13. Neha Dhupia
 Her Bollywood career might not be exactly at its peak but she has certainly 
consoled herself with a No. 13 ranking, up from No. 17 the last year.
 12.   Kangana Ranaut
 Kangana might still be waiting for that huge Bollywood hit, but she has some 
interesting films lined up. Also she has climbed up four steps from No. 16.
 11.   Mallika Sherawat
 She's currently wooing Hollywood and is frantically twittering. But, all that didn't 
help her slipping down from her No. 6 position.
 10.   Deepika Padukone
 This model-turned actress is definitely taking some long strides in Bollywood, 
she's up one notch from No. 10 the last year.
 9. Mehwish Hayat
 This Pakistani model-turned-actress is one of the most popular faces 
on Pakistani soap operas.
 8.   Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
 Ever since her Miss World crown, Ash has hardly missed out on any sexy list for 
which Indians are eligible. She has slipped one position from her previous ranking.
 7. Lara Dutta
 One of the highlights of the film Blue was Lara Dutta in a bikini and this is 
the reason for her being No. 7, up from No. 13 the last year.
 6. Bipasha Basu
 Bipasha is the actress who redefined sexiness in Bollywood and 
she's at No. 6, down from No. 2 in 2008.
 5.   Kareena Kapoor
 Size zero or no size zero, Kareena is hot. Though she's down a slot from last year.
 4.   Laila Rouass
 British actress, Laila Rouass, can make men swoon. 
She climbs a step higher from her No. 5 position in 2008.
 3  . Freida Pinto
 This girl definitely got the best out of the success of Slumdog Millionaire 
and nowadays, she is a regular on the sexiest women lists.
 2.   Priyanka Chopra
 Priyanka is a girl who can turn geeks into romantic fools. Well, that's exactly 
what she'll be doing in her forthcoming film Pyaar Impossible.
She up to No. 2 from No. 4 in 2008.
 1.   Katrina Kaif
 It has actually become boring to see Katrina atop the sexy women rankings. But, 
then she is. With the added oomph that she displayed in 'De Dana Dan,' 
it seems unlikely that Katrina could be No. 2 anytime soon.

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