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Sh'ma Yisroel

Monday, 20th February 2012

 

Click the image below to watch a brilliant inspiration video about Shma Yisroel - Hear O Israel

Click here to see brilliant Aish video

Dirty laundry

Monday, 13th February 2012

 

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.
 
The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbour hanging the wash outside.  'That laundry is not very clean,' she said.  'She doesn't know how to wash correctly.  Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.'   Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbour would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

'Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.   I wonder who taught her this.'
 
The husband said, 'I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.' 
 
And so it is with life ...

What we see when watching others depends on the window through which we look.
 

The Paperclip Project

Wednesday, 8th February 2012

 

A small rural school from Whitwell in Tennessee embark on a history project on the Holocaust, which develops into an impressive memorial for those that died. Initally the children attempt to collect six million paper clips representing the six million Jews killed by the Nazis. Click the image below to watch interesting and moving documentary about this project, it is over an hour long, but well worth watching. Please note that this link is only available until 12th February 2012.

Click here to watch interesting and moving documentary - please note this link expires on 12th February 2012

Lessons that can be learned from a pencil

Monday, 30th January 2012

 

A pencil maker told the pencil 5 important lessons:

1) Everything you do will always leave a mark.

2) You can always correct the mistakes you make.

3) What is important is what is inside of you.

4) In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will make you into a better pencil.

5) To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.
 

The River Walk

Monday, 23rd January 2012

 

Michael R. is an accounting clerk at Frost Bank and works there in a second story office.
 
Several weeks ago, he watched a mother duck choose the concrete awning outside his window as the unlikely place to build a nest above the sidewalk. The mallard laid ten eggs in a nest in the corner of the planter that is perched over 10 feet in the air. She dutifully kept the eggs warm for weeks, and Monday afternoon all of her ten ducklings hatched. Michael worried all night how the momma duck was going to get those babies safely off their perch in a busy, downtown, urban environment to take to water, which typically happens in the first 48 hours of a duck hatching.
 
Tuesday morning, Michael watched the mother duck encourage her babies to the edge of the perch with the intent to show them how to jump off. Office work came to a standstill as everyone gathered to watch.
 
The mother flew down below and started quacking to her babies above. In disbelief Michael watched as the first fuzzy newborn trustingly toddled to the edge and astonishingly leapt into thin air, crashing onto the cement below.
 
Michael couldn't stand to watch this risky effort nine more times!  He dashed out of his office and ran down the stairs to the sidewalk where the first obedient duckling, near its mother, was resting in a stupor after the near-fatal fall.  Michael stood out of sight under the awning -planter, ready to help.  As the second one took the plunge, Michael jumped forward and caught it with his bare hands before it hit the concrete.  Safe and sound, he set it down it by its momma and the other stunned sibling, still recovering from that painful leap.
 
The momma must have sensed that Michael was trying to help her babies.  One by one the babies continued to jump.  Each time Michael hid under the awning just to reach out in the nick of time as the duckling made its free fall.  At the scene the busy downtown sidewalk traffic came to a standstill.  Time after time, Michael was able to catch the remaining eight and set them by their approving mother.
 
At this point Michael realized the duck family had only made part of its dangerous journey. They had two full blocks to walk across traffic, crosswalks, curbs and past pedestrians to get to the closest open water, the San Antonio River, site of the famed "River Walk."  The on looking office secretaries and several San Antonio police officers joined in.  An empty copy-paper box was brought to collect the babies.  They carefully corralled them, with the mother's approval, and loaded them in the container.
 
Michael held the box low enough for the mom to see her Brood. He then slowly navigated through the downtown streets toward the San Antonio River. The mother waddled behind and kept her babies in sight, all the way. As they reached the river, the mother took over and passed him, jumping in the river and quacking loudly.  At the water's edge, Michael tipped the box and helped shepherd the babies toward the water and to the waiting mother after their adventurous ride.  All ten darling ducklings safely made it into the water and paddled up snugly to momma.  Michael said the mom swam in circles, looking back toward the beaming bank bookkeeper, and proudly quacking.  At last, all present and accounted for: "We're all together again.  We're here! We're here!"  And here's a family portrait before they head outward to further adventures .... 
 
Like all of us in the big times of our life, they never could have made it alone without lots of helping hands.
 

The River Walk

Monday, 23rd January 2012

 

Michael R. is an accounting clerk at Frost Bank and works there in a second story office.
 
Several weeks ago, he watched a mother duck choose the concrete awning outside his window as the unlikely place to build a nest above the sidewalk. The mallard laid ten eggs in a nest in the corner of the planter that is perched over 10 feet in the air. She dutifully kept the eggs warm for weeks, and Monday afternoon all of her ten ducklings hatched. Michael worried all night how the momma duck was going to get those babies safely off their perch in a busy, downtown, urban environment to take to water, which typically happens in the first 48 hours of a duck hatching.
 
Tuesday morning, Michael watched the mother duck encourage her babies to the edge of the perch with the intent to show them how to jump off. Office work came to a standstill as everyone gathered to watch.
 
The mother flew down below and started quacking to her babies above. In disbelief Michael watched as the first fuzzy newborn trustingly toddled to the edge and astonishingly leapt into thin air, crashing onto the cement below.
 
Michael couldn't stand to watch this risky effort nine more times!  He dashed out of his office and ran down the stairs to the sidewalk where the first obedient duckling, near its mother, was resting in a stupor after the near-fatal fall.  Michael stood out of sight under the awning -planter, ready to help.  As the second one took the plunge, Michael jumped forward and caught it with his bare hands before it hit the concrete.  Safe and sound, he set it down it by its momma and the other stunned sibling, still recovering from that painful leap.
 
The momma must have sensed that Michael was trying to help her babies.  One by one the babies continued to jump.  Each time Michael hid under the awning just to reach out in the nick of time as the duckling made its free fall.  At the scene the busy downtown sidewalk traffic came to a standstill.  Time after time, Michael was able to catch the remaining eight and set them by their approving mother.
 
At this point Michael realized the duck family had only made part of its dangerous journey. They had two full blocks to walk across traffic, crosswalks, curbs and past pedestrians to get to the closest open water, the San Antonio River, site of the famed "River Walk."  The on looking office secretaries and several San Antonio police officers joined in.  An empty copy-paper box was brought to collect the babies.  They carefully corralled them, with the mother's approval, and loaded them in the container.
 
Michael held the box low enough for the mom to see her Brood. He then slowly navigated through the downtown streets toward the San Antonio River. The mother waddled behind and kept her babies in sight, all the way. As they reached the river, the mother took over and passed him, jumping in the river and quacking loudly.  At the water's edge, Michael tipped the box and helped shepherd the babies toward the water and to the waiting mother after their adventurous ride.  All ten darling ducklings safely made it into the water and paddled up snugly to momma.  Michael said the mom swam in circles, looking back toward the beaming bank bookkeeper, and proudly quacking.  At last, all present and accounted for: "We're all together again.  We're here! We're here!"  And here's a family portrait before they head outward to further adventures ....
 
Like all of us in the big times of our life, they never could have made it alone without lots of helping hands.
 

Stranded groom is welcomed in Elizabeth

Tuesday, 17th January 2012

 

‘Wandering Avraham’ is welcomed in Elizabeth
Orthodox community opens its arms and homes to stranded groom

Click here to read the whole story

 

 

Paid In Full

Tuesday, 10th January 2012

 

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was making supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his mother dried her hands on her apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: £5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: £1.00
For going to the shop for you: £0.50
Baby-sitting my younger brother while you went shopping: £0.25
Taking out the rubbish: £1.00
For getting a good report: £5.00
For cleaning up and raking the garden: £2.00
Total owed: £14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he had written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge
For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years: No Charge
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge
Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mum, I sure do love you."
And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL"
 
You will never how much your parents are worth until you become a parent.
IF your parents are alive and close to you, give them a big kiss and ask them for forgiveness.
IF they are far away, call them.
IF they have passed away, pray for them.

 

Lessons from a cab driver

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012

 

By Petey Parker

A cab driver taught me a million dollar lesson in customer satisfaction and expectation. Motivational speakers charge thousands of dollars to impart his kind of training to corporate executives and staff. It cost me a $12 taxi ride.

I had flown into Dallas for the sole purpose of calling on a client.  Time was of the essence and my plan included a quick turnaround trip from the airport and back.  A spotless cab pulled up. The driver rushed to open the passenger door for me and made sure I was comfortably seated before he closed the door. As he got in the driver's seat, he mentioned that the neatly folded Wall Street Journal next to me was for my use. He then showed me several tapes and asked me what type of music I would enjoy. Well! I looked around for a "Candid Camera!"  Wouldn't you?  I could not believe the service I was receiving!   I took the opportunity to say, "Obviously you take great pride in your work. You must have a story to tell."

"You bet," he replied, "I used to be in Corporate America.  But I got tired of thinking my best would never be good enough.  I decided to find my niche in life where I could feel proud of being the best I could be.  I knew I would never be a rocket scientist, but I love driving cars, being of service and feeling like I have done a full day's work and done it well.  I evaluated my personal assets and ... wham!  I became a cab driver.  One thing I know for sure, to be “good” in my business I could simply just meet the expectations of my passengers.  But, to be “GREAT” in my business, I have to EXCEED the customer's expectations!  I like the sound of being “great” better than being just “good".

Did I tip him? You bet!

*  Go an Extra Mile when providing any Service to others.
*  There is no good or bad job. You can make any job good.
 

Lighting our world

Tuesday, 20th December 2011

 

 

Click the image below to watch inspirational Aish Chanukah Video

Lighting our world - Click here to watch inspirational Aish Chanukah video 

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