Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The 99 Club

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a Servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly Servant had so much joy. The King asked the Servant, "Why are you so happy?"

The Servant replied, "Your Majesty, I am nothing but a Servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a Roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies."

The King was not satisfied with that reply.

Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted Advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the Servant's story, the Advisor said, "Your Majesty, I believe that the Servant has not been made part of The 99 Club."

"The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?" the King inquired.

The Advisor replied, "Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is place 99 Gold Coins in a bag and leave it at this Servant's doorstep."

When the Servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... so many Gold Coins!

He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 Coins.

He wondered, "What could've happened to that last Gold Coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 Coins!"

He looked everywhere he could, but that final Coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that Gold Coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the Servant's life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th Gold Coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his Advisor's help, the Advisor said, "Your Majesty, the Servant has now officially joined The 99 Club."

He continued, "The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and striving for that extra "1" telling to themselves: "Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life."

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more!

We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a Price for our growing needs and desires.

Monday, April 13, 2009

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Polar Bear Attacks Woman

BERLIN, Germany (CNN) — A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday.

The bear attacks the woman during feeding time.

One adult polar bit her several times after she plunged into the moat, police said.

Zoo workers tossed rescue rings toward the woman to hoist her out and distract polar bears swimming nearby, said Goerg Gebhard, a Berlin police officer.

At one point the woman fell back into the water and was grabbed by a bear before she was eventually hoisted to safety.

“They saved her life,” Gebhard told CNN.

The woman was severely injured and was being treated at a hospital, police said.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Amazing Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Leadership Quotes

  • "Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination."
  • "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain
  • "If you are thinking one year ahead, sow seed… If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree… If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people." Chinese proverb
  • "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • ""You can't stuff a great life into a small dream." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • "Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way." Booker T. Washington
  • "The road to success is filled with many tempting parking places."
  • "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank
  • "Everyone can be great because everyone can serve…you only need a heart full of grace… a soul generated by love." Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

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