Friday, April 28, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 28, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." –– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The monk who sold his Ferrari

Greatness is everybody's right, and it's there for the taking only if we assume personal leadership within our lives. That's been the core of Robin Sharma's message to people around the world. From the litiguous world of law to making a difference to people's lives, Sharma, 41, has come a long way, and is now rated among the most prolific names on the motivational speaker circuit.

While he's best known for his highly successful book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Sharma has authored seven books, six of them bestsellers, and also advised major corporations such as Microsoft, IBM and General Motors on areas like teamwork, communication and leadership. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is being made into a motion picture due for release in 2007, and he's acting in it, as well.

'The Monk who sold his Ferrari' unravels the miraculous transformation of successful but overworked lawyer, Julian Mantle who, having reached atop the success ladder suddenly stops to take a long look the life he is leading.

Sample a few messages from this book: "There are no mistakes, only lessons", or "Life pretty much gives you what you ask from it. It is always listening", or again, "Stop spending so much time chasing life's big pleasures while you neglect the little ones", and so on. This is one book that perhaps the corporate-variety or the workaholics would do well to read ...

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A clean joke to sign off your week with laughter

Ordering fast food

One night, a few co-workers at the computer data centre where I work stayed late and we all started to get hungry. We decided to order in food by phone, but our boss thought that, since we work with computers, it would be more appropriate to order by Internet. After we contacted a fast food chain's web site and spent a long time registering as new customers for the delivery service, a message appeared on the screeen: "Thank you for your business. You will be able to order food in three days."

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 27, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her

LEAVE A MARK Jacqueline Mendez

Live life to the fullest. True and honest, begin with yourself and extend it to others. Use your words wisely. Words have power and create influence, do not spread them carelessly. Negative words create negative energy and repel those around you. Live in the positive.

Leave your "stamp" on everything you do. Make yourself an icon to be admired and respected. Become an inspiration to others-so think carefully before you speak and act. Every action, every word carries a consequence.

Create a genuineness about you that is addictive to all those who meet you. And finally, leave a mark on those you meet that couldn't have been left if you weren't in their lives.

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See If You Can Figure Out What These Words Have In Common.......

Assess ........ Scroll down for the answer ....

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 26, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward

TO RISK - William Arthur Ward

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.Only a person who risks isfree.

The pessimist complains about the wind;The optimist expects it to change;And the realist adjusts the sails."

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Phrase: Clean your clock

Meaning: To deliver a thorough thrashing.

Example: If you don't get out of my favorite chair I will have to clean your clock.

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Day with a Difference - april 25, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do. - Emmanuel Swedenborg

Ramanujan's taxicab numbers

Ramanujan (1887 - 1920) made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician who collaborated with G. H. Hardy in the early part of the twentieth century. Ramanujan was visited in hospital by Hardy, who had traveled in taxi number 1729, and remarked that 1729 was a rather boring number. According to the story, Ramanujan immediately countered that 1729 was in fact a very interesting number, being the smallest positive integer which is the sum of two perfect cubes in two different ways. Indeed, 1729 = 103 +93 = 123 +13.
Using a spreadsheet, one can find all such "taxicab numbers" within a specified range; for example those numbers less than 5000 that are expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.

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Letter Equations are well known phrases or facts where the key words have been replaced with the first letter of that word. These are often in the form of an equation, which contain a number, an = sign and the rest of the obscured phrase or fact.

4 = P on a C T .. Scroll down for the answer

4 = Players on a Curling Team (Lead, Second, Third, & Skip)

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 24, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him. - Abraham Lincoln

The Crab and the Fox - Aesop's fable

A CRAB, forsaking the seashore, chose a neighboring green meadow as its feeding ground. A Fox came across him, and being very hungry ate him up. Just as he was on the point of being eaten, the Crab said, "I well deserve my fate, for what business had I on the land, when by my nature and habits I am only adapted for the sea?'

Contentment with our lot is an element of happiness.

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Tony took Mona's textbook and hid it somewhere. When mona asked for the book, he gave a chit which read:


Can you find out where the book is? Scroll down for the answer ...

Tony's message read, "Look under your chair!" Take one letter from each end of the line and rewrite to get the actual sentence.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 21, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

The best things in life aren't things. - Art Buchwald

Biography - Arthur "Art" Buchwald

Born October 20, 1925, Art is an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post newspaper, which concentrates on political satire and commentary. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982 and in 1986 was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Art Buchwald is the son of Joseph Buchwald, a curtain manufacturer, and he grew up in a residential community in the Queens Borough of New York City. He did not graduate high school, and ran away from home when he was 17.

He wanted to join the Marines but was too young so he lied about his age and bribed a drunk with half a pint of whisky to sign as his legal guardian. From October 1942 to October 1945, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps, attached to the Fourth Marine Air Wing. He spent two years in the Pacific Theater and was discharged from the service as a sergeant.

Buchwald is also known for the Buchwald v. Paramount lawsuit, which he and partner Alain Bernheim filed against Paramount Pictures in 1988 in a controversy over the Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America. Buchwald claimed Paramount had stolen his script idea.

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Brain teaser:

In the following list of sports, where does curling belong?

Scroll down for the answer:

The sports are sequenced based on the alphabetical arrangement of how each sport is segmented (eg a game of bowling is divided into frames, a round of golf is divided into holes, a game of football is divided into quarters). Curling, divided into ends, belongs in the first position.

curling - end (a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target)
bowling - frame
soccer - half
golf - hole
baseball - inning
cricket - over
hockey - period
football - quarter
boxing - round

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 20, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie Wiesel

Androcles - Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the Lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him. As he came near, the Lion put out his paw, which was all swollen and bleeding, and Androcles found that a huge thorn had got into it, and was causing all the pain. He pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the Lion, who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog.

Then the Lion took Androcles to his cave, and every day used to bring him meat from which to live. But shortly afterwards both Androcles and the Lion were captured, and the slave was sentenced to be thrown to the Lion, after the latter had been kept without food for several days. The Emperor and all his Court came to see the spectacle, and Androcles was led out into the middle of the arena. Soon the Lion was let loose from his den, and rushed bounding and roaring towards his victim. But as soon as he came near to Androcles he recognised his friend, and fawned upon him, and licked his hands like a friendly dog. The Emperor, surprised at this, summoned Androcles to him, who told him the whole story. Whereupon the slave was pardoned and freed, and the Lion let loose to his native forest.

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Think and manipulate words and letters.

1. Mnds r lk prchts - th nl fnctn whn pn.
2. Bwr f smll xpnss, smll lk wll snk grt shp.
3. Prblms cnnt b slvd t th sm lvl f wrnss tht crtd thm.

Scroll down for the answer ....

1. Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
2. Beware of small expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship.
3. Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 19, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. - Robert Schuller

The choices you make... - Mike Dooley

"Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about doing, being and becoming.It's about the choices you've just made, and the ones you're about to make, it's about the things you choose to say - today.It's about what you're going to do after you finish reading this."

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Which two numbers come next in this sequence?

2, 3, 10, 15, 26, 35, 50, 63, ?, ?

Hint: Think Sqaures ... Scroll down for the answer


82, 99.

Odd squares plus one, even squares minus one.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 18, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Adversity - Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

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Interesting facts:

Before Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President, came to office, the White House wasn't even called the White House! People called the building the President's Palace, President's House, and the Executive Mansion. Roosevelt officially named it the White House in 1901.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 17, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. - Richard Bach


On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist, and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84.From 1732 to 1757, he wrote and published Poor Richard's Almanack, an instructive and humorous periodical in which Franklin coined such practical American proverbs as "God helps those who help themselves" and "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

As his own wealth and prestige grew, Franklin took on greater civic responsibilities in Philadelphia and helped establish the city's first circulating library, police force, volunteer fire company, and an academy that became the University of Pennsylvania.

Deeply interesting in science and technology, he invented the Franklin stove, which is still manufactured today, and bifocal eyeglasses, among other practical inventions. In 1748, he turned his printing business over to his partner so he would have more time for his experiments. The phenomenon of electricity fascinated him, and in a dramatic experiment he flew a kite in a thunderstorm to prove that lightning is an electrical discharge. He later invented the lightning rod. Many terms used in discussing electricity, including positive, negative, battery, and conductor, were coined by Franklin in his scientific papers. He was the first American scientist to be highly regarded in European scientific circles.

In 1776, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and in July signed the final document. In 1785, Franklin returned to the United States. In his last great public service, he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and worked hard for the document's ratification. After his death in 1790, Philadelphia gave him the largest funeral the city had ever seen.

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Interesting facts:

In the 1780's, part of Wrentham, Massachusetts split off from Wrentham. As was common, this group of rural Massachusetts farmers used their church as the cultural, social, religous and governmental center of the town. Unfortunately, they had no bell in the church. There was no way to summon the farmers for services, or for emergencies such as fire. As a result, they came up with a clever plan. They named their new town "Franklin", and wrote a letter to Benjamin Franklin asking him to donate a bell. However, Dr. Franklin was not so inclined. "Sense being preferable to sound," Dr. Franklin sent the good farmers a crate of books instead, and suggested they start a library. They did. It's still operating. It is the oldest public library in the United States.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 13, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. - Laurence J. Peter

Aesop's fable - The Frogs and the Well

Two Frogs lived together in a marsh. But one hot summer the marsh dried up, and they left it to look for another place to live in: forfrogs like damp places if they can get them. By and by they came to a deep well, and one of them looked down into it, and said to theother, "This looks a nice cool place. Let us jump in and settle here." But the other, who had a wiser head on his shoulders, replied, "Not so fast, my friend. Supposing this well dried up like the marsh, how should we get out again?""Look before you leap."

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Squaring a two or three digit number ending in 5.

If you need to square a number (two or three digits) that ends in 5, just use this trick. First, you should know that when any number squared that ends in 5 will always have the last two digits of 25. Then all ya need to do is look at the digits before the 5 and multiply it (them) by the next number higher and put that infront of the 25.
35 squared is 3 times 4 (one higher than 3) or 12 and put that in front of 25. Looks like this... 1225

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 12, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

The North Wind and the Sun - Aesop's fable

THE NORTH WIND and the Sun disputed as to which was the most powerful, and agreed that he should be declared the victor whocould first strip a wayfaring man of his clothes. The North Wind first tried his power and blew with all his might, but the keenerhis blasts, the closer the Traveler wrapped his cloak around him, until at last, resigning all hope of victory, the Wind calledupon the Sun to see what he could do. The Sun suddenly shone out with all his warmth. The Traveler no sooner felt his genial raysthan he took off one garment after another, and at last, fairly overcome with heat, undressed and bathed in a stream that lay inhis path. Persuasion is better than Force.

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Fun tricks - I want you to choose some full week of 7 days. It can be any week in any month as long as it has 7 days. Now add the numbers in that week. But don't tell me the sum. Just tell me the number of the first day of the week, and I'll find the sum, too. The key is add 3 to the first day of the week. Then multiply the sum by 7.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 11, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass. --Chuck T. Falcon

The Fisher and the Little Fish - Aesop's fable

It happened that a Fisher, after fishing all day, caught only a little fish. "Pray, let me go, master," said the Fish. "I am much too small for your eating just now. If you put me back into the river I shall soon grow, then you can make a fine meal off me."
"Nay, nay, my little Fish," said the Fisher, "I have you now. I may not catch you hereafter."

A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Eight is the first number alphabetically. Zero is the last.
Four is the only number that, spelled out, has as many letters
Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice In Wonderland, once noted that "eleven plus two" and "twelve plus one" use the same letters and produce the same sum.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 10, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.

Aesop's fable - The Swallow and the Other Birds

It happened that a Countryman was sowing some hemp seeds in a field where a Swallow and some other birds were hopping about picking up their food. "Beware of that man," quoth the Swallow. "Why, what is he doing?" said the others. "That is hemp seed he is sowing; be careful to pick up every one of the seeds, or else you will repent it." The birds paid no heed to the Swallow's words, and by and by the hemp grew up and was made into cord, and of the cords nets were made, and many a bird that had despised the Swallow's advice was caught in nets made out of that very hemp. "What did I tell you?" said the Swallow.Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.

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Do you know the difference?

All - completely given to or absorbed by; "became all attention

Awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 07, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Ideas without action are worthless. - Helen Keller

Making winning a way of life - Greg Hickman

Have you ever met some individuals who have the rare knack of being "up" even when things are not going their way? Even when life deals them a really rotten hand, these unique winners remain happy and feeling great regardless of their situation or circumstance.

Winning is an attitude. Unfortunately, so is losing. Your daily attitude is more important than your education, more important than the amount of money you have, even more important than the gifts or skills you possess. Your attitude will make you or it will break you. A winning, positive "I can do it" attitude is crucial for your long term success. When you approach a task believing it will be easy to accomplish, it will be a snap. Conversely, if you think you "can't" do something, it is a sure bet you will not get the job done. There's no doubt about it, the attitude you carry around with you every day will determine the altitude you ultimately reach in your life.

Winners are always the strong individuals who grab control of their attitudes and thereby take charge of their destinies. You hold a big time winner's attitude inside of you. You need to make sure that your winning attitude is transformed from the inside to the outside every day of your life – and make winning your way of life.

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Humour quotes to sign off the week with laughter.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln

To understand a man you should walk a mile in his shoes. If what he says still bothers you that's ok because you'll be a mile away from him and you'll have his shoes.

I'm so poor I can't even pay attention.

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 06, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. -- Thomas Jefferson

The Serpent and the File

A Serpent in the course of its wanderings came into an armourer's shop. As he glided over the floor he felt his skin pricked by a file lying there. In a rage he turned round upon it and tried to dart his fangs into it; but he could do no harm to heavy iron and had soon to give over his wrath.

It is useless attacking the insensible.

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Lateral Thinking: Joe wants to go home but can't, because the man in the mask is waiting for him. Scroll down for the answer....

A baseball game is going on. The base-runner sees the catcher waiting at home plate with the ball, so decides to stay at third base to avoid being tagged out. !!!

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 05, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

The longest journey is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

The Art of Leadership by Wilferd A. Peterson

The leader is a servant.
The leader sees through the eyes of his followers.
The leader says, "Let's go!" and leads the way rather than "Get going!"
The leader assumes his followers are working with him, not for him.
The leader builds others and their character.
The leader has faith in people. He believes in them, and thus draws out the best in them.
The leaders uses his heart as well as his head.
He is a man of action as well as a man of thought.
The leader has a sense of humor. He has a humble spirit and can laugh at himself.
The leader can be led. He is not interested in having his own way, but in finding the best way.
He has an open mind.
The leader keeps his eyes on high goals. He strives to make the efforts of his followers and himself contribute to the enrichment of personality, the achievement of abundant living for all, and the improvement of all.
The leader is nonjudgmental and accepts others for what or who they are.

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Some of the commonly looked up words in dictionary

paradigm an example that serves as a pattern or model.
conundrum a riddle answered by a pun; also, a paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem.
oxymoron the juxtaposition of incongruous or contradictory terms.
ubiquitous ominpresent.
bastion a well-fortified position.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 04, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Have the determination of a mirror. It never loses its ability to reflect, even if it is broken into thousand pieces.

The Secrets of Heaven and Hell

The old monk sat by the side of the road. With his eyes closed, his legs crossed and his hands folded in his lap, he sat. In deep meditation, he sat. Suddenly his zazen was interrupted by the harsh and demanding voice of a samurai warrior. "Old man! Teach me about heaven and hell!"

At first, as though he had not heard, there was no perceptible response from the monk. But gradually he began to open his eyes, the faintest hint of a smile playing around the corners of his mouth as the samurai stood there, waiting impatiently, growing more and more agitated with each passing second. "You wish to know the secrets of heaven and hell?" replied the monk at last. "You who are so unkempt. You whose hands and feet are covered with dirt. You whose hair is uncombed, whose breath is foul, whose sword is all rusty and neglected. You who are ugly and whose mother dresses you funny. You would ask me of heaven and hell?"

The samurai uttered a vile curse. He drew his sword and raised it high above his head. His face turned to crimson and the veins on his neck stood out in bold relief as he prepared to sever the monk's head from its shoulders.

"That is hell," said the old monk gently, just as the sword began its descent.

In that fraction of a second, the samurai was overcome with amazement, awe, compassion and love for this gentle being who had dared to risk his very life to give him such a teaching. He stopped his sword in mid-flight and his eyes filled with grateful tears.

"And that," said the monk, "is heaven."

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Word Confusion: Annul and Annual

Annul - To Cancel, Void - The contract was annulled
Annual - It means yearly, every year - The contract is annual.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Day with a Difference - April 03, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do. - Emmanuel Swedenborg

Begin each day with these questions and be amazed. By Julie Jordan Scott

1. Why is it important for me to engage myself in my work passionately and purposefully each

2. How will I choose to allow my attitude effect how I address stressful situations at work
today? How can I be more affective and proactive in regards to stress and attitude?

3. When am I most likely too react with the most passion and purpose today? Meeting with
clients? Working on my computer? Following up on a lead? Take note of what makes your
passion come alive, so you can use it to better your work performance.

4. Where within the organization am I best able to express my passion and purpose? Is it
My supervisors? Clients? Interdepartmentally? Where physically do I \n\n perform the most purposefully?
5. With whom do I need to spend time in order to maintain balance as I pursue my passion and \n purpose?
Within the organization, who best supports me?
6. What choices will I make today that align my purpose and passion with the tasks at hand at \n\n work?
7. Who am I called to be today as an expression of my passion for living? \n

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What does this mean?

If you just now experienced a frisson, you are probably anticipating which of the following? \n\n
a.) a six-hour insurance seminar\n
b.) a ride on the Cyclone at Coney Island\n
c.) a jumbo meatball sandwich\n

the answer is b ... Frisson is a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill: The movie offers the viewer the occasional frisson of seeing a character in mortal danger. \n\n

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Day with a Difference - March 02, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all meanspaint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

The Master

Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother tookher boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotteda friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seekingthe opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boyrose and eventually explored his way through a door marked "NO ADMITTANCE."When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the motherreturned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing.Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressiveSteinway on stage.

In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at thekeyboard, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." At thatmoment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to thepiano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing." Thenleaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began fillingin the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side ofthe child and he added running obbligato. Together, the old master and theyoung naive boy transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfullycreative experience. The audience was captivated.

That's the way it was and is with our Heavenly Father. What we canaccomplish on our own is hardly noteworthy. We try our best, but theresults aren't exactly graceful flowing music. But with the hand of theMaster, our life's work truly can be beautiful. Next time you set out toaccomplish great feats, listen carefully. You can hear the voice of theMaster, whispering in your ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing." Feel Hisloving arms around you. Know that His strong hands are there, helping youturn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces. Remember, God doesn'tcall the equipped. He equips the called. And He'll always be there to loveand guide you to great things.

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Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, wasborn in Groot-Zundest, Holland. The son of a pastor, brought up in areligious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lackedself-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become anartist, van Gogh had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore, an artsalesman, and a preacher in the Borinage (a dreary mining district inBelgium), where he was dismissed for overzealousness. He remained in Belgiumto study art, determined to give happiness by creating beauty. The works ofhis early Dutch period are somber-toned, sharply lit, genre paintings ofwhich the most famous is "The Potato Eaters" (1885).The Potato Eaters - Considered Van Gogh's first great paintingConsidered VanGogh's first great painting is attached.

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Day with a Difference - March 03, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

Four Things

Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his life more true:
To think without confusion more clearly,
To love his fellow man sincerely,
To act from honest motives purely,
To trust in God and heaven securely.

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Funny answering machine messages to sign off your week with a laughter:

If you are hearing this tape, then I'm not here now. Please leave your name, number, D.O.B, address, social security number, age, height, weight, how many children you have, what sex you are, your mother's maiden name, and the date and time when you called me. If you are still listening, then whatever you have to say must be very important. Please leave a message after the beep.

Hi, I'm a burglar and I was just about to steal Troy's answering machine. If you give me your name and number I'll... Uh, I'll post it on the fridge where he'll see it. Uh... By the way, where did you say you live?

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Day with a Difference - March 07, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King Jr.


People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need youhave expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through adifficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid youphysically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsendto you, and they are. They are there for a reason,you need them to be. Then,without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this personwill say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes theydie, Sometimes they just walk away. What we must realize is that our needhas been met, our desire fulfilleed; their work is done. The prayer you sentup has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn hascome to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace ormake you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. Theyusually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But,only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, theseason eventually ends.

LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things youmust build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job isto accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);, and put what youhave learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life.

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Lateral Thinking: The term 'lateral thinking' was coined by Edward de Bonoto denote a problem-solving style that involves looking at the givensituation from unexpected angles. Sometimes a problem seems difficult orinsoluble because our assumptions about it are wrong. Here is a sample...Arthur and The Burglars:Arthur lives with his parents in Chicago. Last week, while his parents wereout, Arthur's next-door neighbor Sophie came round to spend the evening. Atone point, she popped out to buy some cigarettes. Just then, two men burstinto the apartment and, ignoring Arthur, took the TV set, the stereo and acomputer. Arthur had never seen the men before, and they had no legal rightto remove the equipment, yet he did nothing to stop them. In fact, he didn'teven act surprised by their behavior. Why not? "Arthur is a baby !".

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Day with a Difference - March 08, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wildbeast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. - Buddha

The Bandit

Buddha was once threatened with death by a bandit called Angulimal."Then be good enough to fulfill my dying wish," said Buddha. "Cut off thebranch of that tree."One slash of the sword, and it was done! "What now?" asked the bandit."Put it back again," said Buddha.The bandit laughed. "You must be crazy to think that anyone can do that.""On the contrary, it is you who are crazy to think that you are mightybecause you can wound and destroy. That is the task of children. The mightyknow how to create and heal."

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Nym words - Aptronym

A person's name that matches it's owner's occupation or character very well(either in fiction or reality); e.g. arctic explorer Will Snow, hairdresserDan Druff.

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Day with a Difference - March 09, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill

Eye-Opening Ways to Boost Self-Confidence!

* Don't ever put yourself down: Remember that you're a human beingwith flaws just like everyone else. Look at your weaknesses honestly, butwithout exaggerating them
* Work on your weaknesses one at a time: As you make progress in areasyou want to change you'll slowly gain the kind of confidence that lasts.
* Never stop trying -- everybody fails from time to time: Theimportant thing is to pick yourself up, brush yourself off and start allover again...and to learn from your failures.
* Choose a role model: If you admire President Reagan's warm friendlyway of speaking, try to develop a similar style. It's important to rememberthat you can't be completely like your role model -- just try to emulatecharacter traits you admire most.
* Paint a pleasant picture of yourself in your mind: If you have areport to deliver in front of a group for example, make a mental image ofyourself delivering it in an easy, confident manner.

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Interesting word origins: Murphy's Law

If anything can go wrong, it will. That is Murphy's Law. But who was Murphy?The standard story is that the term was coined in 1949. The Murphy inquestion is Captain Ed Murphy, a development engineer assigned to ColonelJ.P. Stapp's research on the rocket sleds that tested the limits of humanendurance to acceleration and decelaration at Muroc Field, California (laterrenamed Edwards AFB). Murphy was referring to a particular technician, whohad wired a piece of equipment incorrectly when he remarked, "if there isany way to do things wrong, he will." A few weeks later in a pressconference, Stapp credited his program's safety record to planning forMurphy's Law. The rest was history.

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Day with a Difference - March 10, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

The World we all share is given to us in trust. Every choice we make regarding the earth, air, and water around us should be made with the objective of preserving it for all generations to come. - - August A. Bush III

The Power of Words

A Yale University study determined the 12 most persuasive words in the English language. Here they are - starting with the most powerful:

(1) You, (2) Money, (3) Save, (4) New, (5) Results, (6) Easy, (7) Health, (8) Safety, (9) Love, (10) Discovery, (11) Proven, (12) Guarantee. Someone tried to use them all in one marketing slogan and came up with: You can save money with Germ-Gone, the easy-to-use, proven new discovery that guarantees your health and safety. You'll love the results!

Research also determined the "most powerful word combinations" in the English language. They are: (1) Thank You, (2) Would You Please, (3) What do you think?, (4) I am proud of You.
From these studies it's easy to determine the most persuasive, most powerful word in the English language. The answer is obvious: YOU!

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Born on this day! - Usāmah bin Muhammad bin 'Awad bin Lādin (born March 10, 1957), commonly known as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden is an Islamic fundamentalist, a founder of the al-Qaeda organization and a member of the immensely rich bin Laden family.

There is evidence linking bin Laden and al-Qaeda to several attacks worldwide, the most destructive of which was the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., which killed at least 2,985 people. In addition to the attacks, several armed Islamist revivalist movements around the globe have been connected to al-Qaeda.

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Day with a Difference - March 13, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love,and something to hope for. --Allan K.


Did is a word of achievement,
Won't is a word of retreat,
Might is a word of bereavement,
Can't is a word of defeat,
Ought is a word of duty,
Try is a word of each hour,
Will is a word of beauty,
Can is a word of power.

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Interesting word origins Golf

A common misperception is that the name for this game is from an acronymstanding for Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden. This is not true. The exactorigin is uncertain, but it undoubtedly arises from a Germanic word forclub. The Dutch kolf is often suggested, but there is no strong evidencethat it was the Dutch word that was the inspiration. There are numerousother possibilities from different languages. The term dates to 1457.

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Day with a Difference - March 14, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Tone of Voice

It's not so much what we say As the manner in which we say it.It's not so much in the language we useAs the tone in which we convey it.

"Come here!" I sharply ordered;And a child cowered and wept."Come here," I softly whispered;And into my arms he crept.

Words may be mild and fair,But the tone pierces like a dart.Words may be soft as summer air,But the tone can break a heart.

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Riddle: Think of words ending in "-gry". "Angry" and "hungry" are two of them. There are only three words in "the English language." 'What' is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is. Scroll down for the answer ....

The answer is language.It is the third word of "the English language". The question needs to be spoken, otherwise the quotation marks give away the trick. This version apparently originated in 1996.

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Day with a Difference - March 15, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. - Theodore Roosevelt

Outcome vs. Process

There are two types of goals. Outcome goals give you direction, such as winning or making a particular play. Process goals include mastering the fundamentals and strategy to be competitive in basketball. You dramatically increase your chances of making a basket by focusing on the process and letting the outcome take care of itself. When you focus on the outcome, you open yourself up to the fear of missing or losing. If you make a bad play or make a mistake, it is easier to become angry.

Fear and anger are negative emotions that adversely affect your brain's chemistry and performance. You will be more relaxed and efficient by focusing on instinctive execution, rather than thinking about scoring or winning. While you may not be able to control the outcome, you can control your thoughts and actions to improve the process. Success in mastering the process builds confidence and makes it easier to achieve your desired outcome.

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Kowtow - from the
Chinese term kòu tóu, is the act of deep respect shown by kneeling and bowing so low as to touch the head to the ground. Asserting that India was not "kowtowing" to the United States, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said engagement with the U.S. did not mean that the country was surrendering its national interest.

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Day with a Difference - March 16, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain


There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. -- Michael Jordan

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Ambiguities - Newspaper headlines need to be as short as possible, so whilst they obey grammatical rules, they tend to omit little, unimportant words like the and is. But are these words unimportant? The result of leaving them out can result in highly ambiguous sentences, which are often quite amusing.

These are real newspaper headlines:


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Day with a Difference - March 20, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments." Rose Kennedy, mother of JFK


A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:
For cutting the grass: $5.00 For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00 For going to the store for you: $.50 Taking out the garbage: $1.00 For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00 Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:
For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No ChargeFor all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No ChargeFor all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years: No Charge For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL".

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A joke to start your week with: Crazy people talk

A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds when he entered a patient's room. He found Patient #1 sitting on the floor, pretending to saw a piece of wood in half. Patient #2 was hanging from the ceiling, by his feet. The doctor asked patient number 1 what he was doing. The patient replied, "Can't you see I'm sawing this piece of wood in half?" The doctor inquired of Patient #1 what Patient #2 was doing. Patient #1 replied, "Oh. He's my friend, but he's a little crazy. He thinks he's a lightbulb." The doctor looks up and notices Patient #2's face is going all red. The doctor asks Patient #1, "If he's your friend, you should get him down from there before he hurts himself" Patient #1 replies, "What? And work in the dark?"

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Day with a Difference - March 21, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day." - Alexander Woollcott

The True Story Of A Grateful Whale As Reported In The SF Chronicle

A female humpback whale was entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. The fifty-foot whale was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallone Islands and within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her - a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around - she thanked them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

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Heard of an Anagram. But what is Pangram?

Sentences that use every letter of the alphabet. You've probably seen some of these before:

The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog / Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

Pangramists have long sought the perfect pangram – a 26-letter sentence containing every letter of the alphabet exactly once – with varying success. One of the best known is: Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.

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Day with a Difference - March 22, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abe Lincoln.

4 Steps to Enjoying Every Moment by Jason M. Gracia

All too often people take life, and all of the great things that it offers, for granted. People realize how much something means to them only after it is taken away. There is a reason for this; it is difficult to appreciate things in life because it is difficult to picture yourself without them. One may see that same point in life itself. People say live life to the fullest, and to appreciate every day you have. This is difficult for the majority of people because, just the like the food, there are so many days left. When you know you'll be around for 40 more years, it is hard to think about today being your last day. Don't lose hope, there is an answer. It's called the Step Back. This quick system will help you to appreciate your life, and all that is offers. Moments filled with happiness and excitement will no longer be unappreciated and taken for granted.


Taking a Step Back every now and then will help you appreciate life. No longer will you be one who takes life for granted. You will make happy moments happier, and you will also help to make them last forever.

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What is represented by this BrainBat?


Scroll down for the answer ...

Ans: Are you Ready?

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Day with a Difference - March 23, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering." - St. Augustine, 354 430

Remember the Three Bones

An Irish father was seeing his son off on a steamship where the lad was going to a new land with the intention of seeking his fortune in a new way of life. "Now, Michael, my boy," said the father as they parted, "remember the three bones, and ye'll always get along all right." A stranger standing nearby overheard the remark, and when the ship was underway, he asked the old gentleman what the three bones he referred to in his parting advice to his son.

"Sure, now," responded the old Irishman, "and wouldn't it be the wishbone and the jawbone and the backbone? It's the wishbone that keeps you going after things, and it's the jawbone that helps you find out how to go after them if you are not too proud to ask a question when there's something you don't know, and it's the backbone that keeps you at it until you get there."

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Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person. Now each person paid £10 and got back £1. So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29. Where is the missing £1? ... Scroll down for the answer...

We have to be careful what we are adding together. Originally, they paid £30, they each received back £1, thus they now have only paid £27. Of this £27, £25 went to the manager for the room and £2 went to the bellboy.

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Day with a Difference - March 26, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"You can't free a bird if it is not going to fly. You can't live a life if you don't ask "Why?"

Even rats find deadlines motivating

Research shows that, as the deadline for a particular goal becomes close, people focus more on that goal and get more done.

Even rats work harder as they approach their "goals." A rat, which has been trained to believe that it will get fed after pressing a bar 500 times, will experience more energy and greater productivity as that 500th press approaches.

Moral of the story: Use deadlines to motivate yourself

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A clean joke to sign off the week with laughter.

Nervous Witness

An uncertain and nervous witness was being cross-examined.
The lawyer thundered, "Have you ever been married?"
"Yes, sir," said the witness in a low voice.
"Whom did you marry?"
"Well, a woman."
The lawyer bellowed angrily,
"Of course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone marrying a man?"
To which the witness replied meekly, "My sister did."

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Day with a Difference - March 27, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. - Walt Disney

Strength of the Effort

"The thoughtless, the ignorant, and the indolent, seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of luck, of fortune, and chance.…They do not see the trials and failures and struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they have put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realize the Vision of their heart. They do not know the darkness and the heartaches; they only see the light and joy, and call it 'luck'; do not see the long and arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant 'good fortune'; do not understand the process; but only perceive the result, and call it 'chance.'

In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result."

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This day in history: 1952 Singin\' in the Rain opens

Considered by many to be the greatest Hollywood musical ever made, Singin in the Rain premieres at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The movie, about silent film actors at the dawn of the sound era, starred Gene Kelly, who also served as co-director and co -choreographer.

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Day with a Difference - March 28, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. Aristotle

Ask Yourself - Jim Rohn

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?

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Lateral Thinking Puzzle

A policeman was walking past a house. He heard somone cry, "Don't shoot me, John! Don't shoot!" There was one gunshot. The policeman entered the house and saw a lawyer, priest, and an engineer, gathered around a dead body. The priest was immediately arrested. How did the policeman know? Scroll down for the answer ...

Both the engineer and lawyer were female, the priest was male, so the policeman was fairly sure that he was the one referred to as "John"

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Day with a Difference - March 29, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

I Wanted To Change The World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world."

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Interesting Phrase Origins

Pyrrhic Victory - a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses Pyrrhic War - c. 267 BCE - A series of battles between Rome and King Pyrrhus of Epirus. Though King Pyrrhus was considered to have won the battles, the victories were thought to have cost more than they gained. King Pyrrhus even remarked that winning one more battle would ruin him, hence the phrase Pyrrhic victory. His words nearly rang true, when Rome decisively defeated King Pyrrhus, c. 267 BCE.

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Day with a Difference - March 30, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Every time you try and fail, you are one step closer to getting it right. The number of steps required depends on how well you prepare.

Ugadi / Gudipadwa

Today is celebrated as Ugadi / Gudi Padwa in many parts of India.

Ugadi (literally - the start of an era) is the new year's day for the people of the Deccan region of India. While the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka use the term Ugadi for this festival, the people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa.

The day, however, begins with ritual showers followed by prayers, and then the eating of a specific mixture of -

Neem leaves for Bitterness Jaggery for Sweetness Raw Mango for Vagaru Tamarind Juice for sour Green chille for Hot Salt for salty taste This mixture, called "Ugadi Pachhadi" in Telugu and "Bevu-Bella" in Kannada, symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of pleasure and pain, which should be accepted together and with equanimity.

The festival is called "Gudi Padwa" in Maharashtra; it heralds the advent of new year and is one of the most auspicious days for Maharashtrians. It is customary to erect 'Gudis' on the first day (Padwa) of the Marathi New Year. 'Gudi' is a bamboo staff with a colored silk cloth and a garlanded goblet atop it, which symbolizes victory or achievement. Hence, this day is known as "Gudipadwa" in Maharashtra. The New Year is ushered in with the worship of the "Gudi" and the distribution of a specific "Prasadam" comprising tender neem leaves, gram-pulse and jaggery. The symbolism of tastes is the same as what is described above.

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Lateral Thinking:

Three switches outside a windowless room are connected to three lightbulbs inside the room. How can you determine which switch is connected to which bulb if you are only allowed to enter the room once? Scroll down for the answer ....

Switch on the first switch, leave it for a minute, and then switch it off again. Then switch on the second switch and enter the room. The second switch will be connected to the light that is on, the first switch will be connected to the light with the warm bulb, and the third switch will be connected to the light with the cold bulb.

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Day with a Difference - March 31, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

When we change our clocks

The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts to standard time at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the Summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784, in an essay, "An Economical Project."

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If you wondered why there is so much importance to Day light savings, here is one of the potential advantages.

Violent Crime - A study by the U.S. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration found that crime was consistently less during periods of Daylight Saving Time than during comparable standard time periods. Data showed violent crime down 10 to 13 percent. It is clear that for most crimes where darkness is a factor, such as muggings, there are many more incidents after dusk than before dawn, so light in the evening is most welcome.

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