Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Day with a Difference - Jan 03, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them."
TWO HORSE POWER (Cappucino Success Story)

There was once an old Indian who was poverty stricken. But one day, he strike it big when oil was discovered on his land. He became wealthy overnight and decided to reward himself by buying a Cadillac touring car.

In those days, the Cadillac touring cars had two spare tires on the back. The old Indian wanted to be different and so he placed four spare tires at the back of his car. He bought himself a beautiful suit and hat. Everyday, with a cigar in his mouth he would drive into the hot, dusty, little Oklahoma cowboy town nearby. He wanted to show off his new car. He waved and spoke to everyone that he passed by, on the right and on the left. He sometimes turned all the way around to speak to the folks. The strange thing is that he never ran into anybody or over anybody. He never did hit anybody or anything. Guess why? Directly in front of that big beautiful car, there were two horses – pulling it!

There was nothing wrong with the car, but the old Indian never learned how to start the car engine. Inside the car were a hundred horses, but the old Indian was only using two horses on the outside. Most of us make the same mistake of looking outside of us when we already have within us the necessary power to move us forward. Scientists said that we only use about 10% to 15 % of our full potential. Therefore, it is up to us to tap into our own potential and awaken the sleeping giant within us.

Expand your knowledge base

When does the following equation become true:

16 + 53 + 3 + 27 + 7 = 14


It becomes true when the addends are replaced with the chemical symbol of that atomic number...

16 = S (Sulfur)
53 = I (Iodine)
3 = Li (Lithium)
27 = Co (Cobalt)
7 = N (Nitrogen)

...and the sum is replaced with the element name, not symbol, that has that atomic number.

So the equation would in fact look like this S + I + Li + Co + N = Silicon

Have a memorable day!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Day with a Difference - Jan 02, 2006

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie

Difference between doing and knowing

Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed? The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars. "What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!" So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer...... $2.00
Knowing where to tap ....$9998.00

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

Expand your knowledge base

A clean joke to start your week with laughter

“How is it that every time I pass your station, you are not working,” the angry department head said to an employee.

“It’s because you wear sneakers, sir!”
Policeman: Excuse me, sir, but your license requires you to wear glasses. You are not wearing them, why not?

Driver: I have contacts!

Policeman: I don’t care who you know! I’m giving you a ticket and you can tell it to the judge!

Have a memorable day and a great week ahead!