Determination- Inspiring Story for all...

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.


Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.
Washington Roebling
Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.


The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move.



"We told them so."
"Crazy men and their crazy dreams."
"It`s foolish to chase wild visions."


Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever.


He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment.


It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.


He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.
Brooklyn Bridge
For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do.


Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal.


Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are.


Even the most distant dream can be realized with determination and persistence.


7 Steps To Happiness............


Think Less, Feel More
Frown Less, Smile More
Talk Less, Listen More
Judge Less, Accept More

7 Steps To Happiness
Watch Less, Do More
Complain Less, Appreciate More
Fear Less, Love More

Opportunity.........


Once upon a time there was a farmer had a beautiful farm, he also had a very beautiful lake near the farm. One fine day he was farming in his field and a stranger passed by, the stranger asked the farmer that have you seen any diamonds recently, the farmer was surprised and asked the stranger what is a diamond?,the stranger was surprised by his question and said the farmer that if you had a diamond as big as your thumb you can buy a whole village and if you have a diamond a big as your fist you can buy the whole city, getting impressed by this the farmer asked the stranger where we can get diamonds the stranger said you can get lots of raw diamonds in Africa.


Farmer searching Diamond


The farmer then sold all his farm with the lake and went to explore Africa for diamonds leaving his family at stray and alone. Since more then ten years he was searching for diamonds but he was not able to find anything, but as the farmer sold his farm to the other farmer, the other farmer was sitting beside the lake and saw a very shinny substance, he picked it up & it was a diamond big as his thumb, he took it & kept it as a showpiece in his house.


One fine day that stranger again came to same farm and saw a diamond in that other farmers home and asked that did that first farmer found this diamond, the second farmer said no that farmer sold this farm to me and I found this stone near the lake and the second farmer realized that the stone he found is a diamond and it was one of the most precious and expensive stones of the world.


The moral of the story is- "THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES VERY NEAR TO US BUT WE TEND TO SEE THE OPPORTUNITIES ON OUR OPPOSITE SIDE"



Enlightened Perspective........

I’ve learned … That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.


I’ve learned … That when you’re in love, it shows.


I’ve learned … That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.


I’ve learned … That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.


I’ve learned … That being kind is more important than being right.


I’ve learned … That you should never say no to a gift from a child.


I’ve learned … That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.


I’ve learned … That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
Andy Rooney
I’ve learned … That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.


I’ve learned … That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.


I’ve learned … That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.


I’ve learned … That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.


I’ve learned … That money doesn’t buy class.


I’ve learned … That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.


I’ve learned … That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.


I’ve learned … That the Lord didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?


I’ve learned … That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.


I’ve learned … That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.


I’ve learned … That love, not time, heals all wounds.


I’ve learned … That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
Lessons Learned
I’ve learned … That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.


I’ve learned … That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.


I’ve learned … That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.


I’ve learned … That life is tough, but I’m tougher.


I’ve learned … That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.


I’ve learned … That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.


I’ve learned … That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.


I’ve learned … That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.


I’ve learned … That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.


I’ve learned … That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.


I’ve learned … That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.


I’ve learned … That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.


I’ve learned … That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation.


I’ve learned … That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.


Andy Rooney



Nice Motivational Wallpapers............

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
A child can teach an adult three things:
to be happy for no reason,
to always be busy with something, and
to know how to demand with all his might
that which he desires.
- Paulo Coelho
Smiling for someone is sweet. But making smile is the best feeling.
Three things in life should never lose,
HOPE, PEACE, HONESTY
Enjoy the little things in life...
for one day you'll look back and realize
 they were the big things.
A tear is made of 1% water 99% feelings.
You can't change the truth, but the truth change you.

Truly Inspiring Man - Ma sanxiao

The Man shown in the photo is, Ma sanxiao, a 62 years old man with no legs.....but still he has spent 10 years to plant more than 3000 trees in a remote mountain area in Hebei province, China

Ma Sanxiao

Imagine, 62 years, no legs, mountains, all alone, 3000 trees................ How much have u planted?

 If you like him, Spread Awareness about the plantation.......... 




From Heaven........

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. 

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This Is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to GOD said in prayer are Received..'

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world..

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.'

I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Heaven on Earth
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the Door of a very small station To my great surprise, only one angel was Seated there, idly doing nothing. 'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' My angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed 'How Is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked. 

'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings that they asked For, very few send back acknowledgments .'

'How does one acknowledge GOD's blessings?' I asked.

'Simple,' the angel answered. Just say, 'Thank you, LORD.'

'What blessings should they acknowledge? ' I asked.

'If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy .'

'And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity. '

Also ......


' If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day .'
'If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. You are ahead of 700 million people in the world.'


'If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare .'

'If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair.'


Excellence is a Drive from inside, Not Outside.

A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"


Excellence is a Drive from inside, Not Outside.
The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency.


Nice Inspirational lines.......


Swimming along the flow is effortless but swimming against it needs effort. Don't go the way life takes you, but take life the way you wanna go. Dare to be different.




If your eyes are positive you would like all the people in the world. But if your tongue is positive all the people in the world would like you.


Flying Money


I met money and said why everyone runs behind you, you are just a piece of paper. Money smiled and said of-course I am just a piece of paper, but I haven't seen a dustbin yet in my whole life.




If you like someone, show it. It will be sweeter than telling. But if you don't like someone, Just tell it. It will be less painful than showing it

The Things Everyone Need to Follow and Do in Your life

POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE 


Personality:

1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment

3. Don't over do; keep your limits

4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does

5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip

6. Dream more while you are awake

7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..

8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present

11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you

12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.

Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

13. Smile and laugh more

14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Life is Beautiful

Community:

15. Call your family often

16. Each day give something good to others

17. Forgive everyone for everything

18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6

19. Try to make at least three people smile each day

20. What other people think of you is none of your business

21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.


Life:

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.

23. GOD heals everything

24. Do the right things

25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change

26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up

27. The best is yet to come

28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful

29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it

30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.

31. BE OPTIMISTIC

While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with,

people you play with, people you work with and people you live with.

Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you



13 Best Moments in Life.......

1. To fall in love.
2. To clear your last exam.
3. To wake up and realize its still possible to Sleep.
4. To get a phone call saying class is cancelled.
5. To feel butterflies every time you see that person.
6. TO see an old friend again and to feel that things have not changed.
Little baby In Dreaming
7. To touch the fingers of newly born child.
8. Speaking to an old friend on sunday evening.
9. Waiting for a call or message from your loved one when you are alone.
10. Walking alone on a silent road at night and listening to your favourite songs.
11. Riding on a highway while its raining.
12. speaking to the special one on phone while standing infont of the mirror.
Haha... Feels just awesome..:)
13. and the last one is 'right now'... while reading this there was constant smile 
on your face... Which was one of the best moments I believe..! 
keep smiling, It really suits u...!:)