Showing posts with label Life Stories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life Stories. Show all posts

Who hurts you? Abraham Lincoln

When Abraham Lincoln became the president of America, his father was a shoemaker.  And, naturally, egoistic people were very much offended that a shoemaker’s son should become the president.   On the first day, as Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, just in the middle, one man stood up.  He was a very rich aristocrat.  He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.”  And the whole Senate laughed; they thought that they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.

Steve Gouves dies a billionaire

Steve Gouves dies a billionaire, with a fortune of $7billion, at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer, & here are some of his last words:

Dirty Beans - New Life

M̳y̳ m̳o̳t̳h̳e̳r̳ u̳s̳e̳d̳ t̳o̳ c̳o̳o̳k̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳,̳ b̳u̳t̳ b̳e̳f̳o̳r̳e̳ s̳h̳e̳ c̳o̳o̳k̳e̳d̳ t̳h̳e̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳,̳ s̳h̳e̳ p̳i̳c̳k̳e̳d̳ t̳h̳e̳ b̳a̳d̳ a̳n̳d̳ d̳i̳r̳t̳y̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳ a̳n̳d̳ t̳h̳r̳e̳w̳ t̳h̳e̳m̳ a̳t̳ o̳u̳r̳ b̳a̳c̳k̳y̳a̳r̳d̳ 
a̳n̳d̳ o̳n̳l̳y̳ c̳o̳o̳k̳e̳d̳ t̳h̳e̳ g̳o̳o̳d̳ b̳e̳a̳n̳s̳.̳

A true story, happened in 1892 at Stanford University

Herbert Hoover & Paderewski

  A true story, happened in 1892 at Stanford University:
 …most of us only think “If I help them, what would happen to me?” The truly great people think, “If I don’t help them, what will happen to them?”

 An 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn for money, he came up with a bright idea. He and a friend decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise money for their education.
They reached out to the great pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski. His manager demanded a guaranteed fee of $2000 for the piano recital. A deal was struck and the boys began to work to make the concert a success.

The story of a courageous woman, an Army wife, Deepa Malik

If you think the Soldiers fighting for the Nation are the toughest, think again !!

The WOMEN behind them are equally strong. Of all the numerous tales of courageous women who are with Men in Uniform here is the life journey of one of a kind dare devil Deepa Malik.

The proud & most deserving recipient of the Aravali Samman by Maharana Mewad Foundation 31st Annual Recognition Award on 26th February 2012, Deepa Malik, 42 yrs, a mother of two who has been paralysed for the past 12 years after 3 major spinal surgeries is no less than a super woman.

Latha Kare: 61-year-old woman clad in sari and running barefoot wins Baramati Marathon

Age: 61; sex: female; dress code: sari; gear: barefoot; event: Baramati Marathon; finish: FIRST!!
Yes! That is the unexpected and surprising tale that emerged from the Baramati marathon as Lata Bhagwan Kare outran every other conventional runner to emerge victorious at the event.
She took everyone – the organizers, the spectators and fellow competitors – completely by surprise, as not only was this her first ever race of such a kind, but she also established a big lead over the remaining participants within minutes of the start.
Everything about this runner was a surprise element, right from her being 61-years-old, to running barefoot and the fact that she wore a traditional nauvari (Maharashtrian sari) while running.

Blind Woman, Dog and the Pilot - Story

A woman was flying from Seattle
to San Francisco .  Unexpectedly,
the plane was diverted to
Sacramento along the way.

'What goes around comes around - Story

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she looked worried.. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe; he looked poor and hungry.

If you have a heart ....Stories from real lives

Reader's Digest:

If you have a heart, you can help anybody

When I began planning to move to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, to study, my mother worried about the uncertainty of living in a place that was so different from India. She worried particularly about a lack of jobs, cultural differences and racism.Despite these concerns, I came to New Zealand in July 2009. I found the place and people to be very gracious and supportive. When I arrived, I soon realized the importance of getting a job to supplement my living allowance.Determined to do this on my own, I spent a whole day going door-to-door asking for a job, but found little or no response. This became my daily routine after college for a few weeks.

The Mother with one eye - Story

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.
There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

The Old Man and His Son - A Story with a Lesson

A short story with a lesson

An old man, staying in a small south Indian town came to visit his son in Mumbai recently. The son in his early thirties is a successful businessman living with his wife and son. The father, having spent most of his life at his birthplace, hardly understands Hindi English, Marathi. But he doesn’t care. ‘I have come here to spend a few days with my son and his family. I don’t have to go out and socialize with the city people,’ he said.
But the son is very excited about his father’s rare visit to Bombay. He wants to make the best of it. He and his wife want to show him around the city. And yes, the son enjoys those evening hours too, when he and his father go out and sit in a good bar, sipping their favourite drink.
Last week he told his father ‘Let’s go to a five star hotel’s bar tonight’. It was a beautiful evening. Talking about everything under the sun they had a few drinks. As usual they were offered some salad, peanuts, wafers etc. as accompaniments with their drinks. The old man being almost toothless was not much interested in eating. But that day when they got up to leave, he simply took a handful of chana (roasted grams) and stuffed it in the fold of his dhoti. He might have thought > about munching on them, sitting in the car.

Funeral - With a Fork in the Hand!

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and

had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in
order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss
certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted
sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit
she wanted to be buried in.

The Boy and the Lightning.

One rainy day, a mother went to pick up her son from school thinking he'll fear the lightning.

On the way she found him  smiling at the sky for every strike of lightning..She asked him why.

He smiled and said,

"God's taking my picture, I have to look good."

Life's simple..Its all about the way with which we approach it

Titanic -Little Known story

The Titanic remembered and a little-known story told

This weekend marks the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage. The little-known story of her strong links with Catholic life in Liverpool, where she was designed and registered, is now revealed.


At 11.40pm on April 14, one hundred years ago, RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland as she sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.