The Secret Ingredient

A girl was watching her mother cooking a dish in the kitchen. On the shelf, there were several containers, neatly labelled, each containing a component like salt, sugar, oil, vinegar or a spice. She opened the lids of the containers in a definite order and added the required amount of each ingredient into the cooking vessel which was heated on a stove. Finally, she opened a container and looked inside for a while and then closed it. Then she served the delicious dish to everyone with great love. The children relished the dishes with a smile. This happened every day.

One day, the mother was too sick to cook. Her daughter agreed to do the cooking. She followed the mother’s recipe. The girl examined the labels of every container while trying to follow the directions of her mother. She found that the last vessel did not carry a label and so ignored it. She placed the cooking vessel on the stove and put on the flame.

When the dish was getting ready, out of curiosity, she opened the unlabeled vessel to find the secret ingredient, which her mother used to open, observe and close like a ritual every day. She was surprised to find in that vessel, a small card on which was written a short verse from the Holy Bible, 

Do all your work in love – 1 Corinthians 16: 14.

Now she realized how her mother used to serve their food with love every time after reading the message in the last vessel.

So let us all remember and “Do every small things with great love” and make the world a better place !!

Who is Poor

One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”

“It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Oh yeah,” said the son.

“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”

Things Are Not Always as They Seem

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead, the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night, the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest. When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him,” she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied. “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.” “Then last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.” Sometimes, that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way it seems they should.

Motivational Quotes from Football Stars

Perseverance. Adversity. Triumph. Defeat. This time of year, we see it all left on the field, as Football World Cup is officially upon us.

As a major business, football generates billions of dollars of revenue worldwide. But as in business, major goals in football can only be achieved as part of a motivated team.

Despite their physical prowess, mental toughness, and myopic focus, every player on the field seeks motivation to get themselves ready for game day. From pregame pep talks, to post game speeches, the powerful language of Coaches and team leaders is a transformative tool to lead their cities, towns, and schools to victory.

Here’s a collection of my favorite motivational quotes from legendary football greats [American football :P].

Use these, as I do, to help elevate your own game in both professional and personal in life.

  1. If what you did YESTERDAY seems big, you haven’t done anything TODAY.–Lou Holtz, Notre Dame
  2. A CHAMPION is simply someone who did NOT give up when they wanted to.–Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys
  3. The man who complains about the way the ball BOUNCES is likely the one who DROPPED it. – Lou Holtz
  4. Losing doesn’t make me want to quit, it makes me want to FIGHT that much HARDER–Bear Bryant, University of Alabama
  5. If it doesn’t matter who WINS or loses, then why do they keep SCORE.–Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers
  6. It’s not the SIZE of the dog in the fight, but the size of the FIGHT in the dog. – Archie Griffin, Cincinnati Bengals
  7. When you’re GOOD at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re GREAT at something, they’ll tell you.–Walter Payton, Chicago Bears
  8. WINNING is not everything–but making the EFFORT to win is–Vince Lombardi
  9. It’s the name on the FRONT of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the BACK.–Joe Paterno, Penn State
  10. Your TALENT determines what you can do. Your MOTIVATION determines how much you are willing to do. Your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.–Lou Holtz
  11. The harder you WORK, the harder it is to SURRENDER–Marv Levy, Buffalo Bills
  12. If you want to WIN, do the ordinary things BETTER than anyone else does them day in and day out.–Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers
  13. Life is TEN percent what happens to you, and NINETY percent how you respond to it. – Lou Holtz
  14. You FAIL all of the time. But you aren’t a FAILURE until you start blaming someone else–Bum Phillips, Houston Texans
  15. If you’re not IN the parade, you WATCH the parade. That’s life.–Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears
  16. The ONLY discipline that lasts, is SELF discipline–Bum Phillips
  17. Today I will do what other WON’T, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others CAN’T – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers
  18. How do you WIN? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you WIN.–Bum Phillips
  19. Work isn’t WORK unless you would rather be DOING something else,–Don Shula, Miami Dolphins
  20. The GREATEST mistake is to continue to PRACTICE a mistake–Bobby Bowden, Florida State
  21. Coaching is not how much you KNOW. It’s how much you can get players to DO. – Bum Phillips
  22. I don’t expect to WIN enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to WIN enough to warrant an investigation.–Bob Devaney, University of Nebraska
  23. Today, you’ve got a DECISION to make. You’re gonna get BETTER or you’re gonna get worse, but you’re not gonna stay the same. Which will it BE?–Joe Paterno
  24. We’ll FIGHT ‘em until hell freezes over, then we’ll FIGHT ‘em on the ice.–Dutch Meyer, TCU
  25. For EVERY pass I caught in a game, I caught a THOUSAND in practice.–Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers
  26. Remember, TOMORROW is promised to no ONE.–Walter Payton
  27. We would ACCOMPLISH many more things if we did not think of them as IMPOSSIBLE.–Vince Lombardi
  28. It takes 20 YEARS to build a reputation and 5 MINUTES to ruin it.–Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  29. There is NO substitute for WORK.–Vince Lombardi
  30. Winning isn’t getting ahead of OTHERS. It’s getting ahead of YOURSELF.–Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys
  31. Once you LEARN to quit, it becomes a HABIT.–Vince Lombardi
  32. In order to WIN the game, you must first not LOSE it.–Chuck Noll
  33. If you’re not gonna go ALL the way, why go at ALL?–Joe Namath, New York Jets
  34. It’s not whether you get knocked DOWN, it’s whether you get UP.–Vince Lombardi

Uplifting Quotes About Life

Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose.

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Push yourself to pursue a life worth living with these 17 uplifting quotes.

  1. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” —Doug Hutchison
  2. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” —Walter Hagen
  3. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” —Charles Darwin
  4. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” —John Wooden
  7. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” —Emily Dickinson
  8. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” —Maya Angelou
  9. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” —Stephen Hawking
  10. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein
  11. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” —Oprah Winfrey
  12. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. —Audrey Hepburn
  13. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” —Joan Rivers
  14. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” —Sarah Louise Delany
  15. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  16. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” —Walt Disney
  17. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” —Eminem

The Ant And The Contact Lens

Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff.
In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda’s eye and knocked out her contact lens. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping it had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn’t there. Here she was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help her to find it.
When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but there was no contact lens to be found. She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to make it up the face of the cliff. She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse that says, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” She thought, “Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.”
Finally, they walked down the trail to the bottom. At the bottom, there was a new party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, “Hey, you guys! Anybody lost a contact lens?” Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across the face of the rock, carrying it.

Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a picture of an ant lugging that contact lens with the words, “Lord, I don’t know why You want me to carry this thing. I can’t eat it, and it’s awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I’ll carry it for You.”
I think it would probably do some of us good to occasionally say, “God, I don’t know why you want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it’s awfully heavy. But if you want me to carry it, I will.” God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Magical Space Adventure

There is nothing additional satisfying and fulfilling for youngsters than to be ready to categorical themselves overtly through art and craft. the power to be inventive, to create one thing together with your hands may be a joy one ought to never deprive a baby off. youngsters want lots of opportunities for inventive role play and artistic thinking. And Colgate has done a great job to enhance power in our kids by providing associate activity within the new pack.

Creative Colgate Packs

Reusing the Colgate pack was an excellent concept by the manufacturers of Colgate. When approached by Blogadda if I would like to join this project I excitedly agreed to do so.
Spending quality time with kids, giving them the freedom to explore and creating something imaginary was on my agenda. I was sent 3 different sets of Colgate covers, each one had a unique storyboard and different characters. It would be further fascinating to time travel to the depths of the universe, now my excitement was at its peak.

About the Story Author

My Nephew who studies in 3rd standard was the author who was really excited when I told him he needs to weave a story for me 🙂

1st Story

 

So our main 2 characters were Annie and Rock both were children and worked within the independent agency center. They never ever forgot to brush their teeth each morning and night. in some unspecified time in the future, they were chosen in a very lucky draw to represent Earth in a very Seminar with alternative planets. They placed on their area suits and bid goodbye to their folks and took their blessings, not forgetting to pack their Colgate dental cream. Up they zoomed in their rocket engine. After they landed on the orbiter to refuel tanks and hear some music.

2nd Story

Now Rock and Annie were able to defy any journey on the thanks to Venus. They noticed associate unidentified flying object and set to follow it. The unidentified flying object started shooting bows and arrows towards them. Annie set to cover behind an extraterrestrial object and find nearer to the item. An inexperienced Alien was the commander of the unidentified flying object. Rock offered him chocolates and that they became friends. He was conjointly on the approach for the earth Seminar.

3rd Story

After they landed on Venus the opposite planets and comets gave them a welcome drink. Then they explored the earth in a land rover. The Sun, Jupiter and Mars got into a heated discussion. Once Rock and Annie came they got a plan to finish this fight. They place up a performance and danced to Lungi dance song and made everybody laugh. Later that night everybody had dinner and danced within the sky. Then they came to Earth with happy reminiscences.

“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

Kayaking for a cause

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We pitilessly take clean water from our rivers and come back waste material and industrial waste. If pollution is in alternative facet attributable to urbanisation thousands of lakes and rivers were tuned out into lake/river read roads and flats. we tend to Indians treat rivers as god, therefore it’s necessary to stay those resources clean; and clean water is crucial for hygiene, recreation and association.
So what’s Kayaking? Kayaking is that the use of a kayak for moving across water. A kayak could be a low-to-the-water; canoe-like boat during which the waterman sits facing forward, legs ahead, employing a double-bladed paddle to drag front-to-back on one facet so the opposite in rotation.

“Kayak for a cause” this event is occurring in Chaliyar stream to support conservation of rivers. It’s referred to as “Chaliyar River Challenge” could be a three days and seventy kilometres paddling event, that is initiated by Clean Rivers and expedited by Jellyfish Watersports.

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Why they selected Chaliyar River?

Chaliyar stream or Beypore puzha is that the fourth longest stream in Kerala with a length of 169 kilometre. The speciality of this stream is that it doesn’t get dried up within the drought season. The stream was extensively used for business functions within the 19th-20th century. It originates from the Western Ghats vary at Elambalari Hills within the Wayanad upland. From there, it flows through Malappuram, Kozhikode and it joins into the Lakshadweep ocean.

Chaliyar stream has its own economical significance too, throughout the nineteenth -20th century, this stream was extensively accustomed trade timbers. this can be the sole waterway for carrying timber from the forest areas, that created Calicut together of the foremost necessary timber business centres within the world.

Yearly within the sixties the full stream turned as a malodorous pool of dirty and achromatic water. that is very impure with chemical effluents and unsafe material like mercury. As result the full water body became poison which took the lives of many individuals within the villages around it. It’s all attributable to a manufacturing plant that is closely-held by a number one cluster in Asian nation. As per one survey the Kerala government found that there have been 245 cancer patients within the village, finally within the 2000 they shut their manufacturing plant unit and therefore the four decades of relentless struggle came to associate finish.

Then ahead the lifetime of the stream started returning to traditional. The banks of the stream area unit currently turning into a traveller spot with resorts and with many pleasure water travel yards giving a brand new life and financial gain to the individuals in these villages.

I don’t suppose there’ll be another apt place to conduct this initiative to unfold awareness concerning keeping the rivers clean. I’m attending to be a part of this initiative, be part of with American state and lets kayak with Kaustubh Khade , the person who holds the Limca book of records for solo kayaking in Asian nation and won 2 medals for row at Asian level.

Let’s be a part of it and kayak down a number of the attractive waterways of “God’s own country”. It is not only for the skilled paddler , it is even for the beginners, so checkout the video below and get inspired

“I am participating in the Chaliyar River Challenge activity at AdventureN in association with Jellyfish Watersports”.

Chaliyar River Challenge is a 3 days and 70 kms paddling event in the Chaliyar river organised by a group of professional kayakers. Chaliyar River Challenge aims at promoting the many recreational and adventurous ways this river can be used. It also aims at initiating a connection between the river and youngsters, school children and families. The event will be flagged off from Nilambur on 23rd of September and will conclude at Beypore on 25th of September.

Get Set Go with New datsun Redi-GO

In case you are wondering what this post is about, it is all about the new upgraded version of DATSUN Go which revolutionized the hatchback category in automobiles.

This is DATSUN REDI-GO which is a result of top notch japnese technology when compact crossover is fused with urban hatchback, offering the best of both worlds.

There are few distinct feastures which catches my eye when I look at this model. They are.

  1. Cool Design
  2. Best ground Clearance
  3. Classy & Comfortable interior
  4. Top Notch mileage

Design:

With the sort of forward styling you’d realize on a crossover, the Datsun redi-GO is something extra ordinary. With a good, sturdy stance, you get spectacular space and a flashy angle.
  • Compact & sleek, however aggressive sturdy stance – Created by agile dynamic cabin & sturdy underneath body construction.
  • Smooth and sleek silhouette.
  • Lean & dynamic aspect character lines.
  • Modern however useful driver directed feel. Accentuated by subtle dark & light-weight Gereige coordination.
  • Stylish, sporty, and sensible board.
  • The bit of silver adds a premium attractiveness.

Ground Clearance:

The 185 mm ground clearance is best in class and which is essential for indian roads to deal with obstacles that is part and parcel of the streets.

Interiors:

Inspired by sports cars, the material within your Datsun redi-GO provides an active feel with premium comfort. Bring the complete family, as a result of there’s over enough space for everybody. With seating for 5 beside for baggage, be able to build your method through town beside everybody. The dashboard on your Datsun redi-GO may be a issue of beauty. The digital measuring device provides a contemporary bit, whereas the drive pc keeps you conversant of your current fuel economy.

Datsun redi-GO’s 5-speed manual transmission provides you sleek management, with precise shifting for a a lot ofseamless response to your demands. The compact style of the Datsun redi-GO provides the last word manoeuverability. build a full turn-around with simply a four.7-metre turning radius. Handy for after you end up in an exceedingly tight spot.

Performance:

The 799cc engine provides a bouncy response and a formidable fuel economy of twenty five.17 km/L. It’s engineered for staying out a lot of and enjoying the road longer. i-SAT (Intelligent Spark automatic Technology) Engine mechanically adjusts spark temporal order in response to fuel quality and power demand. This provides you with a knocking-free, sleek performance.

High strength body shell to soak up impact for rider safety. Strengthened Datsun anatomical structure for optimized Torsional Rigidity and stiffness. Better Frontal Offset Crash performance. UN94 crash performance compliantTechnologically superior suspension. H-shaped torsion beam with double pivot arm offers high stability and cornering performance. The body is supported at additional points – therefore higher handling and additional comfort. Wider read of the road and surroundings. Best -in-class visibility with higher eye purpose. Good read of road and surroundings improves driving confidence and safety.

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

So why wait!! Pre Book Yours in snapdeal or go to a showroom now !!

My Perfect Vacation

My Idea of Perfect/Ideal Vacation (Yatra) is one where I get out of the normal life and spent my time trekking in Himalayas saying goodbye to social life and connectivity and get one on one with nature and its beauty. I choose Hampta Pass trek in Himachal as my perfect vacation as it is tailor made for those looking to experience the high Himalayan adventure which comprises of pine forests, open meadows, glacial valleys and adventurous crossings  that leaves the heart pumping.

As I have to travel from Chennai and there are no direct Flights/ Trains available to Manali, I have to check the Flight Schedule and choose the one from Chennai to Delhi. I can reduce the time at airport by using  Jet Airways Web check-in . From Delhi I can take Volvos / Car according to my preference and reach the destination.

The Complete Trek Itinerary starts after reaching Manali and it is given as below.

Day 1: Arrival day (Explore Manali)

  • Arrive at Manali any time.
  • Take up a hotel room and stay.
  • Use the evening in Manali for some shopping.

Day 2: Manali to Jobra

  • Take bus from Manali to Jobra.
  • Jobra is an hour away from Manali.Have breakfast at Jobra and start the trek by nine am.
  • The trek starts amidst Maple trees and goes on along the ranee Nala.
  • Take off your shoes and hop across the Rani Nala if you wish to feel the icy cold water.

Day 3: Jobra to Balu Ka Gera

  • The trail stays on the banks of the watercourse for most a part of the day.
  • The initial climb involves a lot of boulder hopping.
  • Walk along the ranee watercourse into a depression dotted with small multi colored flowers till you reach Balu Ka Gera.
  • Balu Ka Gera is a level ground created of the sand and dirt brought down by the watercourse.
  • Pitch your tents and camp at Balu Ka Gera, 11,000 feet above ocean level.

Day 4: Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass

  • The trail from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru is very steep with sharp descent.
  • The trail moves on the watercourse that is lined with flowers which of color yellow and pink.
  • If you trek during summer, you will notice plenty of snow, else you may see many snow patches.
  • There are 2 steep climbs over ridges before you reach Hampta pass.
  • Hampta pass at 14,000 feet is pretty windy and sudden rains or snow additionally cannot be dominated out.
  • The descent to Shea Goru from the pass is slightly tricky. Sliding down the snow may be associate degree possibility.
  • You will reach Shea Goru in couple of hours.
  • Camp overnight beside the watercourse at Shea Goru.

Day 5: Shea Goru to Chatru

  • It is a mild downhill walk to Chatru, with a few tricky sections.
  • The trail continue on the watercourse, and there are few large glacial flows down the mountain aspect
  • Camp at Chatru where few water streams flow through the meadows. Chatru is a beautiful inhabitancy spot with beautiful mountain views.
  • It will take you regarding 4-5 hours to succeed in Chatru from Shea Goru.
  • Camp overnight at Chatru.

Day 6: Departure day (Chatru to Manali)

  • Depart from Chatru to Manali early morning by shared cabs.
  • It will take around 5 hours to reach Manali which mainly depends on the condition of the roads.

Then its Volvo to Delhi and catch a flight to be back home in a week with wonderful memories to cherish for lifetime !!