The best prayer – Inspiring

Late one evening a poor farmer on his way back from the market found himself without his prayer book. The wheel of his cart had come off right in the middle of the woods and it distressed him that this day should pass without his having said his prayers.
 
So this is the prayer he made: “I have done something very foolish, Lord. I came away from home this morning without my prayer book and my memory is such that I cannot recite a single prayer without it. So this is what I am going to do: I shall recite the alphabet five times very slowly and you, to whom all prayers are known, can put the letters together to form the prayers I can’t remember.”
 
And the Lord said to his angels, “Of all the prayers I have heard today, this one was undoubtedly the best because it came from a heart that was simple and sincere.”
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Dad, it's the best I could do for you from here – Inspiring Story

An old man lived alone in Minnesota.  He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard.   His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison.  The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation: –
 
Dear Son,
 
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year.  I hate to do the garden, but your mother always loved planting time.  I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot.  If you were here, all my troubles would be over.
 
I know you would dig the plot for me if you weren’t in the prison.
 
Love
 
Dad.
 
Shortly, the old man received this telegram:
 
“For Heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the garden! That’s where I buried the GUNS!!”
 
At 4 am the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.
 
Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened and asked him what to do next.
His son’s reply was:
 
“Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad, it’s the best I could do for you from here”.  
 
No matter where you are in the world, if you have decided to do something deep from your heart, you can do it.   It is the thought that matters not where you are…

A TRUE LOVE STORY

BELEIVE IT
Please do read this lovely story completely….
 
Before we start My question to all of you is: Would you have made the same choice?
 
At a fund-raising dinner for a school that serves learning disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question:
“When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?” The audience was stilled by the query.
 
The father continued. “I believe that when a child like Shay, physically and mentally handicapped comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes, in the way other people treat that child.”
 
Then he told the following story: Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, “Do you think they’ll let me play?”
 
Shay’s father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.
 
Shay’s father approached one of the boys on the field and asked if Shay could play, not expecting much! The boy looked around for guidance and a few boys nodded approval, why not? So he took matters into his own hands and said, “We’re losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning.”
 
Shay struggled over to the team’s bench put on a team shirt with a broad smile and his father had a small tear in his eye and warmth in his heart. The boys saw the father’s joy at his son being accepted. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his father waved to him from the stands.
 
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay’s team scored again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat. At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible ’cause Shay didn’t even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball. However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing the other team putting winning aside for this moment in Shay’s life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least be able to make contact.
 
The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher. The game would now be over, had the pitcher picked up the soft grounder and thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game. Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the head of the first baseman, out of reach of all team mates. Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, “Shay, run to first! Run to first!” Never in his life had Shay ever ran that far but made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled. Everyone yelled, “Run to second, run to second!” Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to second base.
 
By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball, the smallest guy on their team, who had a chance to be the hero for his team for the first time. He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher’s intentions and he too intentionally threw the all high and far over the third-baseman’s head. Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.
 
All were screaming, “Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay” Shay reached third base, the opposing shortstop ran to help him and turned him in the direction of third base, and shouted, “Run to third! Shay, run to third” As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams and those watching were on their feet were screaming, Shay, run home!” Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the “grand slam” and won the game for his team. “That day,” said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world. “Shay didn’t make it to another summer and died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making his father so happy and coming home and seeing his mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!
 
We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the “natural order of things.” So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice: Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up that opportunity, leaving it and making the world a little colder in the process? A wise man once said “every society is judged by how it treats it’s least fortunate amongst them”.

Quotations on Marriage – Just for fun

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy – If you get a bad one you will become a philosopher – Socrates
 
Marriage is a sort of friendship recognised by the police
 
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? – Groucho Marx
 
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures – Sanuel Johnson
 
It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married – Robert Frost
 
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximim of temptation with the maximum of opportunity – George Bernard Shaw
 
Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a particular brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw in his job and go to work in the brewery – George Nathan
 
All husbands are alike, but they have different faces so you can tell them apart – Ogden Nash
 
A husband’s last words should always be ‘OK buy it’.
 
Nothing makes a good wife like a good husband
 
Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing – The Bible
 
The man who says his wife can’t take a joke, forgets that she took him – Oscar Wilde
 
No man should have a secret from his wife. She invariably finds it out – Oscar Wilde
 
The most dangerous food a man can eat is wedding cake
 
Woman like silent men, they think they are listening – Marcel Achard

Fun Quotes – Wife

DavidBissonette
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
 
Sacha Guitry
After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.
 
Socrates
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
 
Anonymous
Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
 
Dumas
The great question… which I have not been able to answer… is, “What does a woman want?
 
Sigmund Freud
I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
 
Anonymous
“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”
 
Sam Kinison
“There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.”
 
James Holt McGavran
“I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn’t.”
 
Patrick Murray
Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
1. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it,
2. Whenever you’re right, shut up.
 
Nash
The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once…
 
Anonymous
You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
 
Henny Youngman
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
 
Rodney Dangerfield
A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
 
Anonymous
A man inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Wife wanted”. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”
 
Anonymous
First Guy (proudly): “My wife’s an angel!”
Second Guy: “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”

Prayer – Fun and Jokes

A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer.
 
Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, “Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.” The man said, “Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want.”
 
The Lord said, “Your request is very materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the
bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me.”
 
The man thought about it for a long time. Finally he said, “Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, what
she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what She means when she says nothing’s wrong, and how I can make a woman truly Happy.”
 
The Lord replied, “You want 2 lanes or 4 lanes on that bridge?”

Bush and Kalam – Fun and Joke

While visiting India, George Bush is invited to tea with Abdul Kalam.

He asks Kalam what his leadership philosophy is. He says, that, it is to surround himself with intelligent people. Bush asks how he knows if they are intelligent.

” I do so by asking them the right questions, ” says Kalam. ” Allow me to demonstrate.”

Bush watches as Kalam phones Manmohan Singh and says, ” Mr.Prime Minister, please answer this question : your mother has a child and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or sister. Who is it ? ”

Manmohan immediately responds, ” It’s me. Sir!”

“Correct. Thank you and good bye, sir, ” says the Kalam.

He hangs up and says, ” Did you get that, Mr.Bush ?”

Bush nods: ” Yes Mr.President. Thanks a lot. I’ ll definitely be using that!”

Bush, upon returning to Washington, decides he’d better put the Condoleeza Rice to the test.
Bush summons her to the White House and Says, “Condoleeza, I wonder if you can answer a question for me.”
“Why, of course, sir. What’s on your mind?” 

Bush poses the question: “Uhh, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not you’re  brother or your sister. Who is it? ”

Rice was puzzled and finally asks, ” Can I think about it and get back to you?” Bush agrees, and Rice leaves.

Rice immediately calls a meeting of senior senators, and they puzzle over the question for several hours, but nobody come up with an answer.

Finally, in desperation, Rice calls Colin Powell and explains the problem.

” Mr.Powell, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”

Powell answers immediately, ” It’s me, of course.”

Much relieved, Rice rushes back to the White House, finds George Bush, and exclaims, ” I know the answer, sir! I know who it is! It’s our Colin
Powell!”

And Bush replies in disgust, “Wrong, you lady, its Manmohan Singh