Happy New Year 2020: An inspirational story ‘Identify your priorities in life’

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Wish you all a very very happy new year!!

Here’s a small inspirational story for all of you, which will teach you one of the greatest lessons in life.

 

Once a professor entered the classroom with a glass jar, rocks, pebbles, and sand. The students were amused to see what he was up to. First, he started filling the rock parts into the jar until he couldn’t add any more.

He asked the students if the jar was full and everybody nodded yes. He then started putting the pebbles inside the jar which went inside through the small gaps and he shakes the jar to allow the pebbles to get into those vacant spaces in between the rocks.

He asked the same question to the students and they again said that the jar was full. Finally, he poured the sand inside the jar which went through the minute gaps and got filled in the jar.

The professor explained that this is how you should set priorities in life. Rock is like your family, while pebbles are like your career while sand is like the least priorities in life and unnecessary quarrels and egos.

If you put sand on the jar first, it will get easily filled up leaving no space for rocks and pebbles.

Moral: You should identify your priorities in life and develop a good strategy to work towards fulfilling it rather than wasting your time and effort on unnecessary aspects of life.

Chronicles of Yellowie & Vader: Love at First flight..

Yellowie was surprised to see her cousin Miss Briony & Mr. Fierce together and started a conversation with her.

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Yellowie & Briony were immersed in conversation..

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Mr. Fierce & Miss Briony..

Yellowie: How did you meet prince charming ?

She paused in doubt, choosing her words carefully not to hurt Briony’s feelings.

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Briony: “Fierce isn’t my Prince Charming,” She told yellowie.

He’s the jewel of my life
He is the only one, Who blows my tyres away
He is the only one, I adore
He is the only one, who makes me feel happy.

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I never thought I would feel this way… I crave for his touch I desire to hear his sweet voice

He is the one I always dream’t of!
He is so perfect for me
He is my love and happiness
I would go anywhere he goes
I’m willing to drive on muddy roads for him

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He is my true love…

She said this so emotionally that tears started rolling under her wipers..

Yellowie: whoa whoa!! That’s beautiful Briony

But what made you like him so much?

Briony: Fierce and I have similar tastes in almost everything. Including fuels,oils, Tyres etc.,

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Mr. Fierce & Miss Briony drowned in nature..

Yellowie: where did you meet him ??

Fierce and I met on a plane. I was traveling from Kualalumpur, Malaysia to London, England for a tour. He was travelling from NY, USA to New Delhi via London. He wasn’t supposed to be on my flight, but was set to fly one day earlier but since he missed his flight, he had to take the next flight, which happened to be mine.Briony & Fierce_Toystories by Rohith Reddy pathuri (4)

Our seats were in different aisles. I decided to ask a lady car to switch seats with me. In so doing, she may have altered someone’s life forever.😉Briony & Fierce_Toystories by Rohith Reddy pathuri (7)

We sat next to each other and the rest is history. I was bit tensed about my trip in London as I don’t have any planned Itinerary with metro.Briony & Fierce_Toystories by Rohith Reddy pathuri (5)

Upon landing in London, Fierce was supposed to go on to New Delhi and I was supposed to go to London city. But we both decided to ditch our plans and took another flight to Paris. We traveled together and we have been together ever since..

Saturday Story: Thinking Out of the Box

Many hundreds of years ago in a small Italian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to the moneylender.

The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the merchant’s beautiful daughter so he proposed a bargain.

He said he would forgo the merchant’s debt if he could marry the daughter. Both the merchant and his daughter were horrified by the proposal.

Black or White?

The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty bag.

The girl would then have to pick one pebble from the bag.

If she picked the black pebble, she would become the moneylender’s wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the merchant’s garden. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles.

As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag!

He then asked the girl to pick her pebble from the bag.

What would you do?

If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?

You might think these three possibilities:

1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.

2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

However, the above story will hopefully make us appreciate thinking outside the box.

The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.

“Oh, how clumsy of me,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an advantageous one.

Moral of the story:

It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from.

Source: unknown, wealthygorilla

Saturday Story: A Moral Lesson From The Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.
Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What this man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through your life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly….

Source: Google

Saturday Story: Inspiring words by Charlie Chaplin “Nothing permanent in this world, not even our troubles”

Charlie Chaplin told the audience a wonderful joke and all the people started laughing.

Chaplin repeated the same joke and only few people laughed.

He again repeated the same joke but this time no one laughed.

Then he told these beautiful lines : ”When you cannot laugh on the same joke again and again then why do you cry again and again on the same worry”

So enjoy your every moment of life..!!

Some other lovely Quotes from Charlie Chaplin:

  1. Nothing permanent in this world, not even our troubles.

  2. I like walking in the rain, because nobody can see my tears.

  3. The most wasted day in life is the day in which we have not laughed.

  4. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

  5. Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Keep smiling!! Have a nice weekend!!

Yellowie Solo trip to Goa: With my favorite Solo Travel Quotes…

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“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye, actor

 

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“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” — Henry David Thoreau, author and poet

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“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.” — Robin S. Sharma, author and inspirational speaker

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The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before. – Alan Ashley-Pitt

Hope these quotes wilThis is not a sequel of  ‘Chronicles of Yellowie & Vader series’. Click here: To know more about the story…

Saturday story: Forgiveness..

The late king of a community had ten wild dogs. He used them to torture and eat any of his servants who made a mistake. One of the servants gave an opinion which was wrong, and the king didn’t like it at all. So he ordered that the servant be thrown to the dogs.
The servant said, “I served you for ten years, and you do this to me? Please give me ten days before throwing me to those dogs!” The king agreed.

In those ten days, the servant went to the guard who looks after the dogs and told him he would like to serve the dogs for the next ten days. The guard was baffled but agreed, and the servant started feeding the dogs, cleaning for them, bathing them, and providing all sorts of comfort for them.

When the ten days were over, the king ordered that the servant be thrown to the dogs for his punishment. When he was thrown in, we were all amazed to see the ravenous dogs only licking the feet of the servant!
The king, baffled at what he was seeing, said,
”What has happened to my dogs?”
The servant replied, “I served the dogs for only ten days, and they didn’t forget my service. Yet I served you for a whole ten years and you forgot all, at my first mistake!”
The king realised his mistake and ordered the servant to be set free.

This post is a message to all those who forget the good things a person did for them as soon as the person makes a mistake towards them. Don’t put out the history that is filled with good because of a mistake you don’t like.

Sometimes, we are blinded by the one mistake that was committed to us and forgetting all the good things that a person did. Just remember, everybody commits mistake and we are not exempted from that rule. The truth is, God sometimes allowed others to commit mistakes to us for us to learn how to forgive. We should not let hatred control us instead we do otherwise.

Source: Google

Saturday Story: Finding Happiness

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes.

Everyone was frantically searching for their name, pushing, colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon.

Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began: This is exactly happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.

And this is the purpose of human life.

Author Unknown

Saturday Story: ‘A tale of Two Seas’

A tale of Two Seas !As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea.It’s so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% – almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea.

And hence the name: Dead Sea.

While the Dead Sea has remained etched in my memory, I don’t seem to recall learning about the Sea of Galilee in my school Geography lesson. So when I heard about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and the tale of the two seas – I was intrigued.

Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And yet, they are very, very different.

Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with rich, colorful marine life. There are lots of plants. And lots of fish too. In fact, the Sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types of fishes.
Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life, the other is dead. How come?

Here’s apparently why. The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then out – and that keeps the sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with marine life.

But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no outlet. The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out. There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full of minerals. And unfit for any marine life.

The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and holds it. It does not give.

Result? No life at all.

Think about it.

Life is not just about getting. Its about giving. We all need to be a bit like the Sea of Galilee.
We are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect. But if we don’t learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea. The love and the respect, the wealth and the knowledge could all evaporate. Like the water in the Dead Sea.

If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more money, more everything the results can be disastrous.
Good idea to make sure that in the sea of your own life, you have outlets. Many outlets. For love and wealth – and everything else that you get in your life. Make sure you don’t just get, you give too.

Open the taps. And you’ll open the floodgates to happiness. Make that a habit. To share, to give and experience life. Experience the magic!

Source: Google

Chronicles of Yellowie & Vader: The Third Wheel

While watching Yellowie enjoy the nature, Vader didn’t notice the car approaching him right ahead. Vader, who was distracted by the beauty of both Yellowie and Bhutan almost crashes into the car approaching him!
After coming as close as a millimetre, the car applies a sudden brake…..

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Yellowie wants to travel the world with Vader..

“Whoa whoa whoa watch it man!  Rule #1 of a car is to look at the road.”
It was Silver Wings. A very energetic free spirited car, a wanderlust, a dare devil who has a ‘never say never’ attitude. And is a real player in the game of life, who lives in now and never thinks about aftermath.

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Silver wings:A very energetic free spirited car who don’t know where he is going..

Vader, coming back to his senses due to the sound of the sudden brakes screeching, stops, with his engine pounding in fear! The image of the accident that could have happened sent jitters down his body.. “Oh I’m so sorry, I was just looking around” he says.
Yellowie drives to Vader fearing that something bad might have  happened to him, but hugs him dearly seeing that  he’s okay. “I’m fine I’m fine don’t worry” says Vader, looking at her peacefully 🙂

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The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart, and come out even stronger

Silver Wings looks at both of them with an awe and says “so I see you both came for your honeymoon.”
Vader and Yellowie look at each other, blush and say “oh no no we’re here on a casual trip.”

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” Oh great! Do you guys mind if I join? I’m here alone.” Says silver wings.
“Oh sure, that’d be great” says Yellowie excited to meet new friends. Vader, who loves being alone except while with Yellowie, gives him a stern look and doesn’t say a word, just  because he knows Yellowie loves meeting new people.

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The Journey doesn’t start at the beginning, it begins at the end.

Off they go together to begin their adventurous journey in the Himayalan mountains in the Great Kingdom of  Bhutan.

To be continued…

Prequels :

1. Chronicles of Vader & Yellowie: A Cute Love story

2. Chronicles of Vader & Yellowie: Two different People bounded by Love

3. Chronicles of Yellowie & Vader: The Journey begins..

Stay tuned more to come….