Friday, August 31, 2007


VOLUME 3
SEPTEMBER 2007
NUMBER 9

MEMO FROM NARA


During the month of August 07, we have seen some unpleasant events such as floods in Bihar, Orissa, Mumbai, Assam and West Bengal.
In addition, bomb blasts at Hyderabad city was a shocking incident.
The central government was shaken by the left parties on the issue of 123 agreements with the US.
The instability of the stock market threatened the traders.
However, some happy occasions like friendship day, onam and raksha bandhan relaxed us a bit.
The 60th anniversary of our independence was celebrated all over the country. Cine stars were arrested and released on bail. Cinemas like cheeni kum, chakde India, Sivaji provided entertainment to many.
Many things happened.
Some good and some bad.
Still life goes on for every one. We see the country is progressing at a faster rate. Educational institutions are coming up in large numbers to educate
the growing population.
Highway roads are being planned and laid.
Expansion of railway network is in the upward trend.
Everyone should be happy to see these developments which may take us to a better future.

SHALL WE DANCE?


Dancing, or moving to a rhythm or music, is a natural ability we all have. You "danced" as a child, bouncing up and down in your crib, or playing your "pretend" games. And for adults, dancing can be a great physical workout and has many other health benefits as well.

You can burn as many calories dancing as you can walk or riding a bike, or even swimming, depending on the particular dance. Researchers have noted that dancing can help reduce stress, increase your energy and improve your strength, muscle tone, and coordination.

I was surprised to learn that it's the only physical activity that also has benefit for your mental health as well. A study found that dancing can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, because it also stimulates the mind.

THE LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS


 Misery blocks happiness.
 Fear collapses confidence, denies vision and shuts down creative growth.
 Worry causes you to compromise your dreams, leaving you enslaved to old habits.
 "Stress Provokers" increase your sense of panic and anger often for the wrong reasons.
 Anger dissolves good decision-making.
 Hate slams the door on possibilities.
 The vibration of distress attracts distress. Hurt attracts hurt. Pain attracts pain.


What to do? Here are a few suggestions:


1. Take a few deep breaths. No one can do this for you.
2. Heal yourself and you will have the energy to deal with life's challenges.
3. Stop the guilt. Choose to value, accept and cherish yourself this season.
4. Practice feeling grateful for something, even if it is the ability to dream.
5. Just say yes to what you want and need to do for yourself.
6. Just say no to what you don't want and that in which you can't afford to participate.
7. Resolve to free yourself from living life according to the demands of others.
8. Seek thoughts that inspire happiness, courage and joy.
9. Practice feeling content amidst the holiday hullabaloo.
10. Communicate rather then repress your true concerns.
11. Focus on solutions. Go out and look at the stars!
12. Go unwrap your sense of humor. Laughter is the key to a long and meaningful life.
13. Decide to walk in the direction of your dreams fulfilled.

SURPRISING STATISTICS!


51 per cent of all 10-year-olds in Britain have mobile phones.

1,000 crore rupees is the worth of India’s bottled water industry.

72,583 kg is the weight of the world’s longest sari, measuring 1,585 feet.

3,726 crore rupees is earned by banks every year by delaying the crediting of cheques to savings and current accounts.

64.1 percent of Indian families consume non-vegetarian food, says the National Institute of Nutrition.

21,000 of 53,000 hotels and motels in the US belong to Gujaratis.

JUST TO LAUGH....


"If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up?" said the sarcastic teacher.

After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet "Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?" enquired the teacher with a sneer.

"Well, actually I don't," said the student, "but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself."

Medicines & Friendship cure problems, Only difference is that FRIENDSHIP don’t have an Expiry date....

Husband: Today is Sunday & I have to enjoy it. So I bought 3 movie tickets.
Wife: why three?
Husband: For you and your parents.

Every walk of life will contain ups and downs, flowers & thorns... So my sincere advice to you is to "Wear chappals wherever you go..".

MAGNA CARTA


Magna Carta is said to be the first constitutional document in history and is rightly regarded as the cornerstone of the English Constitution.

King John signed the Charter of Demands based on the demands of the lords and townsmen at Runnymede grounds, about 30 miles outside London on 15 June 1215.

This Charter was known as the Magna Carta.

Though the Magna Carta was seen as a feudal document, it was in reality a reactionary charter which paved the way for the individual rights.

The Magna Carta served as an example for the American Colonists while drafting the Declaration of Independence.

GIVE THANKS


Make a habit of giving thanks for whatever you receive, however small.


A certain author of a book mentioned that whenever she had to write a check to pay her bills she would put a message of thanks because she can pay her bills.


Be grateful for the things you receive and be grateful for the things you have to give.


Most of all, be grateful for the things you can conceive with your mind even if you cannot conceive it with your senses yet.

THEY SAID... ... ...



"Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons." -- Ann Ruth Schabaker

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." --Epictetus

"People do not lack strength; they lack will." --Victor Hugo

"The education of the will is the object of our existence." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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