Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The conversations on watching weight and reducing calorie intake will last as long as this world lasts. It forms part of everyday conversations everywhere, and also the source of many new year resolutions.
I remember an obese woman asking her doctor about the easiest way to shed excess weight. The doctor replied ' Turn your face from left to right, and right to left ......... .' The woman interrupted the doctor saying she never knew it was so easy. The doctor added ' Turn your face from left to right, and right to left when some one offers you french fries, pizzas and sweets.'
Recently, I was amazed to see some exhibits put up in a sweets shop. Vendors have a way of understanding people and appealing to their senses. They entice us with the array of sweets nicely dressed up and placed in the show case, and also ensure that we relish it without any guilt. I liked these exhibits since they ensure that the mind is guilt free and provide enough justification for the sweet toothed to feast themselves.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I have been out of the blog space for more than a month due to jaundice. My enthusiasm is back and hope to be more frequent as before. Read this somewhere and thought I will get going>
One day , the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip , the father asked his son , "How was the trip?"
"It was great , Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah , " said the son.
"So, tell me , what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us , but they serve others. We buy our food , but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us , they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added , "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
Appreciate every single thing you have. These are your blessings.