Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Yuletide!

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your ATTITUDE towards what happens to you, And in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

So do not forget to relax this season and do not loose yourself in this fast life

Have a wonderful Yuletide!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Thank God

Thank You God
The year is gradually ending and all I can say is Thank you God. Join me and say the prayer below as we appreciate God

DEAR GOD: I want to thank You for what you have already done. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; until the pain in my body disappears; until my financial situation improves; until the children are asleep and the house is quiet; until I get promoted at work or until I get the job; I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief; I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties. I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles. I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and dobetter.

I'm thanking You because OH LORD, YOU haven't given up on me.

God is just so good, and he's good all the time.

Wish you all the best life has to offer.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Your life is a living Bible

Several years ago, A preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas.
Some weeks after he arrived, he had an opportunity to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.

When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much in change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter.
Who would worry about this little amount anyway, and the bus company gets too much fare already; they will never miss it.

Accept it as a gift from God and keep quiet.' When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door,
Then he handed the quarter to the driver and said... 'Here, you gave me too much change.'

The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in town?
I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship.
I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.
I'll see you at church on Sunday. ‘When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.'
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read.

Another Realization

This is sad but very true. Every relationship has an expiry date and once the relationship has expired make sure you let it go.

Maybe the person's part in your success story is over.


Friday, December 7, 2007

Realizations III

Sometimes in our lives we give up some fights not because we can’t win the fight but probably because the fight is not worth it.
Or what do u think?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Seed and the CEO

A successful business -man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different.

He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.

I have decided to choose one of you."The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued, "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today -- one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.

I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and, excitedly, told his wife the story.She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.

Every day, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however.

He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil. He so wanted the seed to grow.A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked Jim to be honest about what happened.

Jim felt sick at his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives.They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes.

Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed. A few felt sorry for him!When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back."My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot.

He ordered the financial director to bring him to the front.Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed.

Jim told him the story. The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!"Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed. "How could Jim be the new CEO?” the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it and bring it back to me today."But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead -- it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers."When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you.

Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it.

Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!"

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.I
f you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment.
If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective.
If you plant hard work, you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.
If you plant faith in God, you will reap a harvest.
So be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Realizations 2

This is another fact that I have realized from life. Wounds heal faster than words. So make sure you watch the words you speak. They are very powerful. You are responsible for what you say. If you cannot say something good, the Bible is very clear about this: keep quiet

Monday, December 3, 2007


For the rest of this week, I simply would be sharing with you some realizations about life.
I am sure you would find them interesting and inspiring so make sure u don’t miss any of my Realizations about life.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Good Morning

Treat everyone with politeness even those who are rude to you, not because they are not nice but because you are nice.
Good Day Beautiful People
Have a Beautiful Day and Remember to Smile.
Stay Blessed

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Strength of a man

The strength of a man isn't seen in the width of his shoulders.
It's seen in the width of his arms that circle you.

The strength of a man isn't in the deep tone of his voice.
It's in the gentle words he whispers.

The strength of a man isn't how many buddies he has.
It's how good a buddy he is with his kids.

The strength of a man isn't in how respected he is at work.
It's in how respected he is at home.

The strength of a man isn't in how hard he hits.
It's in how tender he touches.

The strength of a man isn't in the hair on his chest.
It's in his Heart...that lies within his chest.

The strength of a man isn't how many women he's loved.
It's in how he can be true to one woman.

The strength of a man isn't in the weight he can lift.
It's in the burdens he can carry.

So where lies thy strength?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Prayer for you today

You will become the star of your family....the hope of your generation.... Because you know where you are going....the whole world will step aside for you May you find favour with God and men... May you grow in wisdom and stature.... May you walk in dominion over every circumstance and situation.... May every day of your life be one of success and purpose.... Never forget to Act as if it were impossible to fail...........because for people like you and me...the word failure does not exist..... Your success is non negotiable ....God bless you.

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Patterns Of Excellence

If there's one question about success that's on your mind right now, it should be this -

'What do the most successful people in the planet have all in common, that allows them to enjoy the success they have today?'

It's plain common sense, isn't it?

All the rich and successful people in the world must be doing or possessing something similar that have allowed them to achieve the success they have in life.

Success doesn't happen by chance.

So what's the secret behind all these people?
The secret is that they all possess the "Patterns Of Excellence".
And these Patterns Of Excellence could be THE missing link between you and the success you crave in your life.

Imagine if you already possessed all the critical mindsets, habits, and behavior of the top 1% of people in the world.

With that, you could literally jump off a plane with a parachute, land anywhere in the world, and still be a roaring success where ever you are. Because you know the secret to success.
The Patterns of Excellence by the grace of God would turn you from an underachiever into an achiever.
Get the Secrets right here-Patterns Of Excellence
To your Success!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Perfect Friend

A Perfect Friend

24 There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Would you like to have a perfect friend?
A friend who loved you no matter what you did.
A friend who would always be there when you needed them.
A friend who knew you intimately yet still loved you.
A friend who always encouraged you and never put you down.
A friend who was smart but not conceited.
A friend who had no personal problems to distract them.
A friend who was powerful and famous, yet down-to-earth and approachable.
A friend who is righteous yet merciful to others.
A friend who never makes a mistake.
A friend who enjoyed having a good time and sharing a laugh with you.
A friend who had the knowledge and ability to help you with everything.
A friend who is not too good to wash your feet or clean your toilet, yet talented enough to be the best at everything.
A friend who puts your interests ahead of their own.
A friend who loves you more than you love yourself.
A friend who would be willing to die for you.
There is only one. His name is Jesus, and He wants to be your friend.

SAY THIS: Jesus is my friend.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Don't Quit

When things go wrong,
as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given upWhen he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
Author Unknown

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Brain of an Indian


This is not a story but a true incident that happened in USA.

An Indian man walked into a bank in New York City one day and asked for the loan officer.

He told the loan officer that he was going to India on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan.

The Indian man handed over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produced the title and everything checked out.

The loan officer agreed to accept the car as collateral for the loan.The bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Indian for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's underground garage and parked it there.Two weeks later, the Indian returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest, which came to $15.41.

The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled.

While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire.

What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow "$5,000"The Indian replied: "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return'"Ah, the brain of the Indian...

This is why India is shining!!!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Hear ye the word of the Lord: This month you shall celebrate your victory. Get set!
There shall be series of open doors for you.
The Lord shall give you glorious testimonies.
You shall testify in Jesus name. I call it scarce testimony.
This month, you shall receive favor from on High. Though men laugh at you in times past, this month they will laugh with you. The Lord shall make you a celebrity.
Men shall celebrate you. I see the Lord changing your position for good. Yes! Your dream shall come to fulfillment this month. There shall not be delay.
Rules shall be broken for you. There shall be a mighty manifestation of God's fullness upon your life. God says I should tell someone; don't be scared of that threat.
It shall not stand. The Lord shall protect you. This is a specific word for you; this is your SEASON OF PRAISE! No matter what you are going through, the Lord says I should tell you to praise Him. For this is your secret to getting that breakthrough.
"Don't complain" saith God, "Praise me in that circumstance that you are going through and I shall give you victory over it".
Activate the key of praising God in your life and watch the difference. In conclusion hear this; God is set to lift you up this month.
Don't depend on man. Trust solely on God. Give Him your all. He cares so much about you.
As you have read this post, so shall men read about your exploit and testimonies in Jesus name. You shall experience success in your exams, marriage, job interview and personal ambition.
This and many more I pray to happen in your life this month in Jesus name. Amen.
Have a glorious month.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

26 Beautiful One-liners

Check out this 26 Beautiful One-liners a friend sent to me.
I am sure you would learn a thing or two from the one liners
1. Give God what's right -- not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma--but never let him be the period.
6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.
7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a face-lift.
8. When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
10. We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.
11. The church is prayer-conditioned.
12. When God ordains, He sustains.
13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
14. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.
17. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.
18. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
21. He who angers you controls you.
22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
23. Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.
24. Be ye fishers of men -- you catch them & He'll clean them.
25. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
26. Read the Bible -- It will scare the hell out of you.
Cheers! and stay blessed

Friday, November 2, 2007

Professional Speaker

I have developed this passion of recent to become a Professional speaker. So over the past few months have been working very hard to develop my speaking skills.

Being a very shy person, it’s really been a challenging task for me. But I know I would soon become pro very soon by God’s grace.

I guess I already have the dormant skills within me so it’s time for me to brush it up to international standards.

I have really read some books and articles on Public Speaking that has really helped me and it’s time for me now to put this information into action.

Everyday I visualize myself speaking in front of a large audience and helping people and systems maximize their God given potentials.

And guess what I have been practicing in front of my mirror for some time now. lol

I believe that if I can see it, then I can be it. It’s just a matter of time. So right now I am going to look for opportunities to speak and share views with people.

So for me now, these are the days of humble beginnings. So just watch out for me because very soon I am going to be one of the most sought after speakers in the world.

Would keep you updated on my dream to become a World Class Professional Speaker

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Be Grateful

In all things give thanks. I would be sharing some beautiful than you quotes with you.

No matter what the situation or circumstance is there would still be many things in your life that you can feel thankful and grateful for.

The fact that you are reading this post means that you still have life and that is a priceless reason to be grateful for.

I have learnt in life never to take anything for granted. So learn always to be quick to express gratitude whenever something happens in your life.

I have this simple statement that I make to myself “ Thank you God for the gift of life, I know when there is life, there is hope and when there is hope I can cope with whatever situation I find myself”

So search within and I am sure you would find 1001 things to be grateful for and make sure you enjoy the quotes below.

Say these14 thank you quotes say it beautifully:

1. "I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom." ~Anonymous

2. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John F. Kennedy

3. "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~G.K. Chesterton

4. "I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

5. "God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~ William Arthur Ward

6. "I thank everyone that has caused me to suffer, without you I would have no reason to express myself." ~ Author Unknown

7. "Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it." ~ Ralph Marston

8. "The depth and the willingness with which we serve is a direct reflection of our gratitude." ~ Gordon T. Watts

9. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward

10. "For your thoughtfulness and generosity, from you I have learned much of life's philosophy Thank you sincerely." ~ Author Unknown

11. "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." ~ Thornton Wilder

12. "To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude." ~ Albert Schweitzer

13. "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." ~ Albert Pike

14. "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Life is a Gift 2


Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.
Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.
Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.Life is a gift, Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And fulfill it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Life is what you make it

Life is what you make of it

Once there was an old man and very wise man. Everyday he and his granddaughter would sit outside a gas station in his rocking chair, waiting to greet tourists as they passed through his small town. One day a tall man who surely had to be a tourist, began looking around as if he were checking out the area for a place to live. “So what of kind of town is this?” he asked. The old man replied, “Well, what kind of town are you from?” The tourist said, “One where everyone is very critical of each other. It’s a real negative place to live.” The old man said “ You know, that’s just how this town is”. Later, a family passing through also stopped for gas. The father stepped out and asked the old man, “Is this town a good place to live?” “Well, what about the town you are from? The father said, “In the town I am from everyone is very close and always willing to lend a helping hand. I really hate to leave it. The old man smiled and said, “You know, that’s a lot like this small town”.

After the family had left the granddaughter looked up and asked, “Grandpa, how come when the first man came you told him this was a terrible place to live, yet when the family came you told them it was a wonderful place to live?” The old man looked down into his granddaughter’s wondering eyes and said, “ No matter where you go, you take your attitude with you. And that’s what makes it terrible or wonderful”
Have a lovely weekend and also remember that

Yes, life is what you make it!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Life is a gift

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.
Let's us also be grateful to God for the gift of Life because life is a gift and not a right

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance....


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Christian Ways To Reduce Stress

An Angel says, "Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15 Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16 Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 . Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Take Time

Take time to learn,
It is a sign of greatness.
Take time to think,
It is a source of power.
Take time to plan,
It is the first step to fulfillment.
Take time to work,
It is the price of success.
Take time to dream,
It is the fountain of achievement.
Take time to act,
It is an expression of belief in oneself.
Take time to give,
It is a symbol of maturity.
Take time to smile,
It is the window of the soul.
Take time to love,
It is a gift of God.

-Floyd Brown

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My 8 X 8

This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful...

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
You are my 8 in 8 seconds. I am not breaking this.
No way! I'M TOLD THIS WORKS!!!!!
Bishop T. D. Jakes "8 Second Prayer."
Just repeat this prayer and see how God moves!! "Lord, I love you and I need you, come
into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, my finances, and all of my friends, in Jesus' name. Amen."
God Bless you

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Getaway Club

Getaway Club

A lot of my friends both home and abroad have been calling and mailing me on how
The Getaway Club works.

I have helped people prepare a Powerpoint Presentation on the Getaway Club, so

If you are interested just send me a mail.

If there is one thing that I believe is that life is all about risks. No pain No gain.

I have decided to take the risk in the Getaway Club and have invested in this investment scheme.

I believe as an Investor it’s good to spread your risks.

My personal strategy in investing in MLM’s and HYIP’s include

1. Invest only what you can afford to lose. Don’t invest amounts that
Would give u sleepless nights or high blood pressure.

2. Make sure you make the first move advantage. The earlier the better.

3. Take personal responsibility for your actions

Investing in HYIP’s and MLMs could be very risky but I guess the higher the risks the
Higher the returns.

I have a friend that is traveling abroad for his MBA next year courtesy Getaway Club.

I have made up my mind and decided to take the challenge

So if you are ready to embark on this journey with me then sign up

Under me.

Best of Luck

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Carrot, Egg and Coffee....

Carrot, Egg and Coffee....

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and
how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to
make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.
It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and
placed placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the
first, she placed first carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in
the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil,
without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the
carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed
them in a bowl.

Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.
She did and noted that they were soft.
The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After
pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.
Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.

The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same
adversity - boiling water.

Each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being
subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid
interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the
boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your
door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but
With pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the
heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a break-up, a
financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?
Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with
a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water,
the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it
releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things
are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you
elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a
carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make
you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The
brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go
forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heart aches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone
around you is crying.

It's easier to build a child than repair an adult.

This is so true - may we all be COFFEE

Hope this post brightens someone’s day


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Be a Blessing

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.

Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he ! could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window.

The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you." Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy. "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."

Wish u all the best.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Thank God am Back

Thank God am Back.

I have not been feeling too fine for some time and have not being able to update my blog.
But although it was not a desirable event, I thank God that am much better and it really
Gave me the opportunity to re-think and also strategize on some areas of my life.

One important lesson that God has taught me in recent times is the importance of Thanksgiving

And the fact that I should always give thanks no matter the circumstance and situation.

I am much better now and have resumed my activities but would leave you all with these words
Prayers and make sure you do as it says.
I want to thank You for what you have already done.
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; until people say they are sorry or
until they stop talking about me; until the pain in my body disappears;
until my financial situation improves;
until the children are asleep and the house is quiet;
until I get promoted at work or until I get the job;
I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief;
I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed;
I am thanking you right now.
I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties.
I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.
I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.
I'm thanking You because OH LORD, YOU haven't given up on me.
God is just so good, and he's good all the time.
Thank you all and wish you all a wonderful week.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

To all my CrackedPot Friends and Bloggers

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hungon the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion ofwater.
At the end of the long walks from the stream to thehouse, the cracked pot
arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do halfof what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitterfailure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream."I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my sidecauses water to leak out all the way back to yourhouse."
The old woman smiled,
"Did you notice that there areflowers on your side of the path, but not on the otherpot's side?"
"That's because I have always known about your flaw,so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path,and every day while we walk back, you water them."
"For two years I have been able to pick thesebeautiful flowers to decorate the table.
Without you being just the way you are, there wouldnot be this beauty to grace the house."Each of us has our own unique flaw.
But it's thecracks and flaws we each have that make our livestogether so very interesting and rewarding.
You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.
SO, to all of my crackpot friends and bloggers, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
Make sure all your Crack Pot friends read this and Don't forget the Crack Pot that posted this message


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Give thanks always

I have learnt to always be quick to express gratitude whenever something good happens in my life.

No matter, how life is there would also be something to be grateful for.
Life itself is a gift and we must be
Grateful to BABA GOD for the gift of life.

I would like to share this .

Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.
Life is a gift, Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And fulfill it.

Remember to give thanks to God with a grateful heart. I am also saying a big thank you all for spending time to read my blog.
I am very grateful.

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Take care, and wish you the best in life.


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

15 Biblical Ways To Get A Wifey

This is very funny! I hope nobody actually follows these biblical examples!!!!

It’s all good.

This cant be from the holy bible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But It's really from the Bible

1. Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave herhead, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she's yours.-- (Deuteronomy 21:11-13)

2. Find a prostitute and marry her.-- Hosea (Hosea 1:1-3)

3. Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering hisflock.-- Moses (Exodus 2:16-21)

4. Purchase a piece of property, and get a woman as part of the deal.-- Boaz (Ruth 4:5-10)

5. Go to a party and hide. When the women come out to dance, grab oneand carry her off to be your wife.-- Benjaminites (Judges 21:19-25)

6. Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this willcost you a rib.-- Adam (Genesis 2:19-24)

7. Agree to work seven years in exchange for a woman's hand inmarriage. Get tricked into marrying the wrong woman. Then workanother seven years for the woman you wanted to marry in the firstplace. That's right. Fourteen years of toil for a woman.-- Jacob (Genesis 29:15-30)

8. Cut off 200 foreskins off of your future father-in-law's enemiesand get his daughter for a wife.-- David (I Samuel 18:27)

9. Even if no one is out there, just wander around a bit and you'lldefinitely find someone. (It's all relative of course.)-- Cain (Genesis 4:16-17)

10. Become the emperor of a huge nation and hold a beauty contest.-- Xerxes or Ahasuerus (Esther 2:3-4)

11. When you see someone you like, go home and tell your parents, "Ihave seen a ...woman; now get her for me." If your parents questionyour decision, simply say, "Get her for me. She's the one for me."-- Samson (Judges 14:1-3)

12. Kill any husband and take HIS wife. (Prepare to lose your sonthough).-- David (2 Samuel 11)

13. Wait for your brother to die. Take his widow. (It's not just agood idea, it's the law).-- Onan and Boaz (Deuteronomy or Leviticus, example in Ruth)

14. Don't be so picky. Make up for quality with quantity.-- Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3)

15. A wife?...NO WAY!!!-- Paul (1 Corinthians 7:32-35

What ya think

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Don't give up

Don't give up.....
One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
'God', I asked, 'Can you give me one good reason not to quit?' His answer surprised me... 'Look around', He said. 'Do you see the fern and the bamboo?'
'Yes', I replied.'When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
New Roman" color=#41341d size=5> New Roman'"> I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said. 'In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit.' He said.'Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.' He asked me. 'Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots'.
'I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.' 'Don't compare yourself to others.'
He said.
'The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.' 'Your time will come', God said to me.
'You will rise high' 'How high should I rise?'
I asked. 'How high will the bamboo rise?' He asked in
return. 'As high as it can?' I questioned. 'Yes.' He said, 'Give me glory by rising as high as you can.' I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. Never, Never, Never Give up.For the Christian Prayer is not an option but an opportunity. Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
You will Succeed!!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Think about your Future

Think about your Future

Spend time to think about your Future. Successful people always have a clear future orientation. They know where they are right now and also where there are going to.

Successful people think five, ten and twenty years out into the future. They also have a road map into the future. They don’t just wander through life without a sense of direction.

When you spend quality time to think about the future, it makes you more focused and it helps you to be able to properly analyze your present choices and behaviors to make sure that they are consistent with the long-term future you desire.

It also helps you to be able to set your priorities right. You would be willing and able to make the best choices, decisions based on the future. Thinking about the Future also helps you to clearly evaluate your present activity and ensure that they are consistent with where you truly want to end up.

You are able to realize the consequences of the activities you are doing or not doing now.
Finally its been confirmed that people who take time to think about their future always seem to make more decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to their future,So make sure you start spending time to think about your future. Spend time to think about the man or woman, father or mother that you want to be.

Think also about the type of business you want to own. And then work smart towards achieving them.

You will succeed!


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Our Greatest Fear

Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.We were born to make manifest the glory ofGod that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other peoplepermission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,Our presence automatically liberates others

-Marianne Williamson

Friday, July 6, 2007

Take Responsibilty for Your Life

Take Responsibilty for Your Life
by Daniel N. Brown

Do you find yourself living from paycheck to paycheck? Do you often feel overwhelmed, tired, and worn out? Are you in debt? Is there no enjoyment in what you do?
If the answer to any four of these questions is a yes, then ask yourself a simple question. Why am I not living my dream?

I find that most people go through life, just enduring it. They become numb to their problems. Things are just uncomfortable enough to complain, but do nothing about. Joyce Meyer has a saying that says, "Complain, and remain." I don't know about you, but I did not want to remain in a dead end job, poor health, lousy marriage, endless bills, and everything else that wanted to steal my joy.

Hopefully, you're not like a lot of other people who make excuses. All excuses are the same, and one is no better that an another. Excuses are completely useless and only render us completely helpless.

Making excuses and casting blame only make us out to be the victim. There is absolutely no power in playing the part of a victim. I know... I've been there and done that! No one could beat me at the blame game. I was the king of blame because I was the ultimate victim (so I thought).
I always wondered, "Why did life deal me such a poor hand? Why does everyone else always get all the breaks? If it wasn't for you I could be successful." Even at one point, I went so far to say that someone put a curse on me.

I eventually took full responsibility for my shortcomings, but it was only after I acknowledged where I was, and why. The truth hurts. I had to admit to myself, and everyone around me, that in some fashion, I caused this. I admitted that I was making excuses and casting the blame. It was a humbling experience, to say the least. But, it was worth it.

The answers to most complicated problems are usually simple. Not all... but most. I understand there are things that arecompletely out of our control. But, those things are just life and we must deal with them with the best attitude we can.

As for the majority of our problems, the first step is to acknowledge our situation. It's a fact that we can never solve a problem in our lives until we can first acknowledge that we have one. Just consider, maybe you really did make some poor choices that led you to where you are right now.
Once you take on the responsibility for your own life you'll feel liberated and experience new power. God will bring the necessary people and circumstances to come about that will pull you up. Until then, God continues to wait on you to stop complaing, feeling sorry for yourself, and casting blame on other people. He wants you to have faith in Him, knowing that He is more than able to bless you more than you can imagine.

If you sincerely want to move on with your life, you can... if you decide to. Make a decision today and experience the power that comes as a result of taking full responsibility for your life.

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Monday, July 2, 2007

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Leadership is the key to everything.It determines the quality of our future.Leadership truly develops from inside out.If you can become the Leader you ought to be on the inside, you will become the Leader you want to be on the outside. There is a wonderful book on leadership by John Maxwell and I feel everyone that desires to be a great Leader should read that book. It's called the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

Excerpts from John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership

The Law of Lid

Leadership ability determines person’s levels of effectiveness. Brother Dick and Maurice came as close as they could to living the American Dream-without making it. Instead a guy named Ray did it with the company they had founded. It happened because they didn’t know the law of the lid

The Law of Influence

The true measure of leadership influence- nothing more, nothing less.
Her husband had everything: wealth, privilege, position, and a royal title. Yet instead of him, Princess Diana won over the whole world. Why? She understood the law of influence.

The Law of Process

Leadership develops daily, not in a day.
Theodore Roosevelt helped create a world power, won a noble peace prize, and became president of the United States. But today you wouldn’t even know his name if he hadn’t know the law of process.

The Law of Navigation

Anyone Can Steer the Ship, but it Takes a Leader to Chart the Course.
Using a fail-safe compass, Scott led his team of adventures to the end of the earth-and to inglorious deaths. They would have lived if only he, their leader, had known the Law of Navigation.

The Law of E.F.hutton

When the Real Leader Speaks, People Listen.
Young John went into his first board meeting thinking he was in charge. He soon found out who the real leader was and learned the Law of E.F Hutton in the process.

The Law of Solid Ground

Trust is the foundation of leadership.

If only Robert McNamara had known the Law of Solid Ground, the war in Vietnam-and everything that had happened at home because of it might have turned out differently.

The Law of Respect

People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.
The odds were stacked against her in just about every possible way, but thousands and thousands of people called her their leader. Why? Because they could not escape the power of the Law of Respect.

The Law of Intuition

Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias.

How is it that time after time Norman Schwarzkopt was able to sense problems while other leaders around him got blindsided? The answer lies in the factor that separates the great leaders from the merely good ones: the Law of Intuition.

The Law of Magnetism

Who are you is who you attract.

Why are the Dallas Cowboys, once revered as “America’s Team,” now so often reviled and the subject of controversy? The Law of Magnetism makes it clear.

The Law of Connection

Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.

Elizabeth Dole has mastered it. If husband Bob had done the same, he might have become the forty-third president of the United States. It’s called The Law of Connection.

The Law of the Inner Circle

A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.

John already used time management to the fullest, but he wanted to accomplish more. His priorities were leveraged to the hilt, and there were no more minutes in a day! How did he go to another level? He practiced the Law of Inner Circle.

The Law of Empowerment

Only secure leaders give power to others.

Henry Ford is considered an icon of American business for revolutionizing the automobile industry. So what caused him to stumble so badly that his son feared Ford Motor Company would go out of business? He was held captive by the Law of Empowerment.

The Law of Reproduction

It takes a leader to raise up a leader.

What do the top NFL head coaches have in common? You can trace their leadership ability to just a handful of mentors. That’s also true for hundreds of CEOs. More than 80 percent of all leaders are the result of the The Law of Reproduction.

The Law of Buy-in

People buy into the leader, then the vision.

The first time Judy Estrim started up a company, it took her six months to find the money. The second time it took her about six minutes. What made the difference? The Law of Buy-in

The Law of Victory

Leaders find a way for the team to win.

What saved England from the Blitz, broke apartheid’s back in South Africa, and won the Chicago Bulls multiple world championships? In all three cases the answer is the same. Their leaders lived by the Law of Victory.

The Law of the big MO

Momentum is a leader’s best friend.
Jaime Escalate has been called the best teacher in America. But his teaching ability is only half the story. His and Garfield High School’s success came because of the Law of the big Mo

The Law of Priorities

Leaders understand that Activity is not unnecessarily Accomplishment.

Jack Welch took a company that was already high and rocketed it into the stratosphere? What did he use as the launching pad? The law of Priorities, of course

The Law of Sacrifice

A Leader must give up to go up.
He was one of the nation’s most vocal critics on government interference in business. So why did Lee Lococca go before the Congress with his hat in his hand for loan guarantees? He did it because he understood the Law of Sacrifice

The Law of Timing

When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.
It got him elected president of the United States. It also cost him the presidency. What is it? Something that may stand between you and your ability to lead effectively. It’s called the Law of Timing.

The Law of Explosive Growth

To add growth, lead followers to multiply, lead leaders.
How did a man in a developing country take his organization from 700 people to more than 14,000 in only seven years? He did it using Leader’s math. That’s the secret of the Law of Explosive Growth.

The Law of Legacy

A Leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.
When many companies lose their CEO, they go into tailspin but when Roberto Goizueta died Coca-Cola didn’t even hiccup. Why? Before his death, Goizuetta lived by the Law of Legacy.

Take care and have a lovely week.


Friday, June 29, 2007

10 Commandments of Improvement

Below are very simple but powerful Commandments of Improvement. Think on these these things in adding value to yourself or organisation.Sure they would help and you would learn a thing or two.

1 Abandon fixed ideas
2 Think of ways to make it possible
3 No excuses needed
4 Go for the simple solution, not the perfect one
5 Correct mistakes right away
6 Use your wits, not your wallet
7 See problems as opportunities
8 Repeat ‘why?’ five times
9 Seek ideas from many people
10 There is no end to improvement

Take care and have a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gibson's Six Rules Of Leadership

I have been reading alot of leadership and I have discovered that everything lies and falls on Leadership and a major problem with most countries and organisations is that of leadership.So I would be sharing some resources on Leadership and would appreciate your inputs.

Gibson's six rules of leadership

Rule Number one: Do what you say you will do.

The world is full of leaders who say one thing, and do another. Do what you say you will do, every time, in every instance. Remember the example of George Bush Sr., who said "Read my lips, no new taxes," and then went ahead and raised them anyway. After he did that, vomiting into the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister only sealed his fate.

Rule Number two: Begin and end meetings on time.

Let's say you're a leader, and you have 30 people come to a weekly meeting. If you start that meeting 15 minutes late, and end 15 minutes late, you've just wasted 15 man-hours of work. Sure, maybe you've got time to burn -- but some of those people may actually be doing something. Meetings are a necessary evil, but they really shouldn't be too evil.

Rule Number three: Be worthy of your team.

If you hire great people, they deserve a great leader to motivate them. If you're not good enough, have the decency to either make yourself better, or get out of the way for someone who can. Be as great a person as you are capable of. Be worthy of the team of individuals who follow you.
You will never be able to do everything -- and you shouldn't try to be all things to all people -- but you should be the best person you are capable of becoming.

Rule Number four: Set grand goals, and then shoot for them.

People expect their leaders to set goals -- mainly because they don't set goals themselves. Set a target to hit, and then shoot for the target.

Rule Number five: Give credit where credit is due.

Some leaders take all the credit when things go well -- and place all the blame on their associates. Truly effective leaders give praise where it's due -- and although they may share the blame, they do it in an effective, positive way, concentrating on training and loss prevention.

Rule Number six: Lead.

Seems stupid to say it, but it's a common mistake. I like the line that's attributed to Chester Nimitz: "When you're in command, command." Too many would-be leaders never get down to the business of leading. Start out toward your destination, and expect people to follow you. If they respect you, they'll follow.
If they don't follow, you either haven't explained the destination clearly enough, or they don't consider you worthy of being a leader.

Wish you all the best and see you at the top

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

When Your Hut is on fire

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, "God! How could you do this to me?"

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

The Moral of This Story: It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember, that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

Wish you all the best.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007



(By: T.D. Jakes)

1. Don't expect to be appreciated.

Your only expectation should be to get a paycheck.

Don't come to work to have personal relationships.

Don't allow what you do to affect who you are.

2. Do your job well, but remember your mission.

God put you there to be a Light.

3. Seek opportunities to change the atmosphere without commenting on the problems.

You have a God to talk to.

You are on an assignment.

Quietness and competence shall be your strength.

4. Don't let your environment get inside of you.

You should influence it, not let it influence you.

Stop going to work to be fed.

You didn't come to receive, you came to give.

5. Increase your capacity to work with different personalities.

God will often bless you through people you don't even like!

6. Remember, where you are does not define where you are going.

This will deliver you from frustration.

God has a plan for your life. Keep your eye on the prize.

When Peter did this, he was able to walk in what other people sank in!

7. Get the optimum results with minimal confusion.

Be effective without making the environment worse.

8. Don't be associated with one group or clique.

Labels limit your usefulness.

God wants you to work with everybody but be labeled by nobody.

Use all your gifts.

9. Always keep your song near you.

Keep a consecrated place in your soul. Hold on to your praise.

10. Understand that God anoints you for trouble.

Put on the whole armor of God before going to work.

Points from T.D. Jakes

Friday, June 8, 2007

Nigerian Embassy

Bill Clinton came to Nigeria for an official visit, while here, he was discussing with Obasanjo one day on a balcony at ASO Rock.

Suddenly, NEPA took light all over Abuja. Bill Clinton was annoyed: he turned to Obasanjo and said: I thought you people were making progress in this country, how come you still have power cuts? This is a big disgrace!"Obasanjo was ashamed and angry, but couldn't say anything. He just kept fuming throughout the rest of the conference.

Six months later, Obasanjo went to Washington to see Clinton. After their discussion, they went to the White House balcony to have some drinks and discuss in a relaxed manner. While they where there, Obasanjo looked around the City [It was night] and was surprised to see an area that was dark: there was a power cut in that part of town. Obasanjo was happy!

He shouted to Bill Clinton: "You came to my country and insulted me on our power system, see your own now? You people also have electricity shortage here in Washington! Shame on you!"Obasanjo was very happy!

Then Bill Clinton frowned, looked at the area very well, and called one aide to ask him where that area was. The aide whispered in Clinton’s ear, and Clinton burst into laughter.

He was laughing so hard that he began to roll on the ground, with tears coming out of his eyes.Obasanjo was puzzled, he asked Clinton: "Are you okay?" Clinton finally managed to stand up and pointed to the dark area and said, between heavy laughter:

"That's the Nigerian Embassy!"

Local Call

Queen Elizabeth, Bill Clinton & Olusegun Obasanjo died & went straight to hell.

Queen Elizabeth said "I miss England; I want to call England and see how everybody is doing there". She called and talked for about 5 minutes, and then she asked "Well, Devil, how much do I owe you????
The devil says "Five million pounds". She wrote him a cheque and went to sit back on her chair.
Bill Clinton was so jealous, he starts screaming, "My turn! I wanna call the United States; I want to see how everybody is doing there too.

He called and talked for about 2 minutes, and then he asked Well, Devil, how much do I owe you???? The devil says "Ten million dollars". With a smug look on his face, he made a cheque and went to sit back on his chair.

Obasanjo was even more jealous & starts screaming, I want to call Nigeria too, I want to see how everybody is doing there too. I want to talk to the ministers, to the deputy, I want to talk to the PDP, everybody.....He calls Nigeria and he talks for about twenty hours, he talked & talked & talked, then he asked, "Well, Devil, how much do I owe you????

The devil says "One dollar".

Obasanjo is stunned & says "One dollar??? Only one freaking dollar??"

The Devil says "Well if you make a call from one hell to another hell, its local!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Balance Sheet of Life

Our Birth is our Opening Balance !
Our Death is our Closing Balance!
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities
Our Creative Ideas are our Assets
Heart is our Current Asset
Soul is our Fixed Asset
Brain is our Fixed Deposit
Thinking is our Current Account
Achievements are our Capital
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade
Friends are our General Reserves
Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill
Patience is our Interest Earned
Love is our Dividend
Children are our Bonus Issues
Education is Brands / Patents
Knowledge is our Investment
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.
Some very Good and Very bad things ...
The most destructive habit......................Worry
The greatest Joy...............................Giving
The greatest loss................Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work...............Helping others
The ugliest personality trait.............Selfishness
The most endangered species.........Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource...............Our youth
The greatest "shot in the arm"..........Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome.................Fear
The most effective sleeping pill........Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease............Excuses
The most powerful force in life..................Love
The most dangerous pariah..................A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer........The brain
The worst thing to be without................... Hope
The deadliest weapon.......................The tongue
The two most power-filled words..............."I Can"
The greatest asset..............................Faith
The most worthless emotion..................Self-pity
The most beautiful attire......................SMILE!
The most prized possession................Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication.....Prayer
The most contagious spirit.................Enthusiasm
The most important thing in life..................GOD