Finally at madamsabiblog.com

Finally, friends..we have moved. We tried to export all our luggage and furnitures ( laughing) but it was an herculean task .So we thought of providing a link from this wordpress account to our http://www.madamsabiblog.com. The decision, I love it because am about to still read all the lovely blog posts on wordpress as I will no longer be deleting this blog! The idea came over the night and I was excited.

Yes, to everyone am following, I will still be looking over your shoulders reading and mingling! ( really excited).

We have created a link here and also all around this blog so you can move around at will..

Plenty love. Thanks for being there.

Johnny And Grandma’s Pet Duck

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner

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As he was walking back he saw Grandma’s pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved!

In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile; only to see his Sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

After lunch the next day Grandma said, ‘Sally, let’s wash the dishes’. But Sally said, ‘Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen.’ Then she whispered to him, “Remember the duck?’ So Johnny did the dishes.

Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, ‘I’m sorry but I need Sally to help make supper.’ Sally just smiled and said, ‘well that’s all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help? She whispered again, ‘Remember the duck?’ So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s; he Finally couldn’t stand it any longer.

He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.

Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, ‘Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.’

The Blind Cat by Professor Jacob Abraham

There were two good friends. They were friends since their childhood. Never quarreled, never envied and never parted.

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One of them was very intelligent and a multi facet talented fellow. He was nimble in action. He was pure white in color – white as snow. He had sharp eyesight, a brilliant brain and a sound physique. But he was always hungry and complained about it.

His friend was black in complexion. He was slow in action and has not exhibited any amazing talents. None so far has commented on his intellect since no incident had ever occurred worthy of comment. His physique, of course was not bad. But he always showed lethargy to involve in any adventurous attempts. All these characteristics had a sad backdrop. He was blind, could not see even an elephant in day or night.

We are talking about a white cat and a black cat. Imagine a white intelligent, nimble and healthy cat and his friend, a black, lethargic and blind cat.

The title of our discussion is The Black Cat. So let us discuss how lived.
As we all know a cat must catch a mouse, else die of hunger. Mice of these days are equipped with a better brain than that or their ancestors. Mice seem to have gained an extra sense to smell cats. So it is a hard work even for a normal cat to catch them.

Our poor black cat, he was blind and hence could never catch a living mouse. But please do not fall into the wrong assumption that our black cat was fighting with hunger to his death. The situation was the opposite of it. He realized his limitations, accepted it and took a decision never to fail. He had a detailed discussion with his friend the white cat on cats, their behavior and tactics of hunting cats and so on. The white cat with brilliant eye sight had a lot to share with him. During the discussion the white cat told everything about catching cats except that he was a failure in the venture. But that was not important information for the black cat.

The black cat understood about the intelligence of the present day mice. They were told to be quick in decision and brisk in action. They seemed to appear and disappear like elves. He understood the fact that a blind cat like him would never catch a living mouse.

Along with this fact, he also understood that, at occasions, by unknown reasons to the white cat, dead mice were found within their vicinity. Dead mice did not sense the approach of a cat, they did not run and they never played elf. There was the hope for the black cat.

Imagine how the black cat lived happily thereafter. He could not see, but could smell. He forgot all about hunting living mice. He started to smell around for dead mice. He was always lucky to find at least one every day. Thus he successfully overcame hunger. He lived a happy life to old age till natural death.

Somewhere above I mentioned about the failure of the white cat. He was intelligent and talented. He knew every trick and trade of catching a mouse. He was a good trainer to young cats in the art of hunting mice. But he could never catch a mouse.  He lived a hungry life. Since he was such a healthy cat, he rejected the idea of eating dead mice. It was not to his honour and dignity.

What led to the failure of the white cat?

He was very conscious about his sound physique and his beautiful paws and sharpened polished nails. He never lived in dirt and never touched any unclean. He always wore soft, silken white socks over his paws. Rarely did he remove the socks to shake hands with someone dear. He was so famous for his white socks, beauty of his paws and carved nails. Mice were tasty food but dirty creatures. They lived in dirt. So he never removed his white silken socks even while pouncing upon a mouse. The result is that all mice escaped from his paws and nails and few were caught by teeth. Hence he lived in hunger and failure.
The white cat was reluctant to use his talents and individual resources that could be utilized to live a successful life. He never tried to use his unique capabilities as it should be. He lived a failure.

The poor black cat realized and admitted his limitations. He had a strong desire to live successful. He searched and found the truth that there are more opportunities available in this word than a man can count, if he is passionate about success. He found his space in the hunting for success and stayed there. He lived a happy and successful life.

Professor Jacob Abraham

Check out this novel strategy this CEO employs with prospective employees

Walt Bettinger, CEO of banking and brokerage firm Charles Schwaab is not one to be impressed with just a good certificate. He says he seeks to know what’s in the heart of his prospective employees not just what they have in their heads. Why? Because other people matter.

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Before taking job candidates on a breakfast interview, Bettinger shows up early and asks the restaurant to purposely mess up the order, with the promise of a good tip in exchange. 

Bettinger says that he’s most concerned about a prospective employee’s character, and this is a test to see how they deal with adversity, he said.

‘Are they upset, are they frustrated, or are they understanding? Life is like that, and business is like that,’ he explained.
‘It’s just another way to look inside their heart rather than their head.’ 

And the heart is what Bettinger is trying to understand, asking candidates about their greatest successes in life before he offers them a job at his company.

‘What I’m looking for is whether their view of the world really revolves around others, or whether it revolves around them,’ he said.
‘And I’ll ask then about their greatest failures in their life and see whether they own them or whether they were somebody else’s fault.’  

Bettinger says one of his last exams in college which ruined his perfect 4.0 score made him realise it is important to acknowledge those ‘who do the real work’.  He had spent hours memorising formulas for calculations, he turned up to the exam to meet a blank paper, all his hard graft useless.

According to him, ‘The professor said, “I’ve taught you everything I can teach you about business in the last 10 weeks.’
‘But the most important message, the most important question, is this: What’s the name of the lady who cleans this building?’ 

Bettinger didn’t know. He failed and got a B in the class.

‘That had a powerful impact,’ he said. ‘Her name was Dottie, and I didn’t know Dottie. I’d seen her, but I’d never taken the time to ask her name.’
‘I’ve tried to know every Dottie I’ve worked with ever since. It was a great reminder of what really matters in life.’ 

Source: UK Daily Mail

My Wife Does Not Work!!!

This conversation is hilarious but it stirred up something in me.
Conversation between a Husband (H) and a Psychologist (P):

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P: What do u do for a living Mr. Bandy?
H: I work as an Accountant in a Bank.

P: Your Wife ?
H: She doesn’t work, She’s only a housewife.

P: Who makes breakfast 4 your family in the morning?
H: My Wife, because she doesn’t work.

P: At what time does your wife wake up 4 making breakfast?
H: She wakes up at around 5am because she cleans the house first before making breakfast.

P: How do your kids go to school?
H: My wife takes them to school, because she doesn’t work.

P: After taking your kids to the school, what does she do?
H: She goes to the market, then goes back home for cooking and laundry. You know she doesn’t work.

P: In the evening, after you go back home from office, what do you do?
H: Takes a rest because I’m tired due to the day’s job.

P: What does your wife do then?
H: She prepares meals, serving our kids, preparing meals for me and cleaning the dishes, cleaning the house then taking kids bed.

***Whom do u think works more from the story above???

The daily routines of  wives commence from early morning to late night and u called that DOESN’T WORK?

Yes, being a housewife does not require a certificate of Study, but their role/part is very important!

Men ,please always try to appreciate your wives because their sacrifices are uncountable. Likewise, this should be a reminder and reflection for all of us to understand and appreciate each others roles.

A Workable Plan: How A Minority Made The Significant Difference

Is it possible for a small group of people to make a difference to the practises of multinational corporations? In at least some cases it is, as was proven by a group of sociology students from Eastern College in the USA. Set an assignment in which they were asked how a small group of Christians could bring about significant social change these students focussed upon the practises of the Gulf and Western Corporation in the impoverished country of Haiti. Their proposal was so audacious one of the students said “why don’t we do it?”. Why not take this beyond a college paper and actually put their proposal into action?

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Their method was simple. Along with their professor, Tony Campolo, each student purchased a share in Gulf and Western and showed up to the annual general meeting. As shareholders they were entitled to have a say in the running of the company, and one by one stood up, read passages from the bible that condemned injustice, then asked why Gulf and Western was treating the people of Haiti unjustly. They wanted the company to address the issue of low wages for the sugar workers, to do something about the fact that they’d made the country more and more dependent on a single crop, and to provide education and medical services for the people.

The purpose was to shame the directors into action, and they were effective. The directors of Gulf and Western invited the students to meet to talk the issues over. Eighteen months later Gulf and Western released a plan to act in a socially responsible way in the Dominican Republic. They would partner with Mt. Sinai Medical Center to create health services in Dominican Republic communities, would set aside substantial amounts of quality land to produce food for the Dominican people, and would institute a variety of educational programs that included working with Eastern University to develop a new university that would train teachers, lawyers, nurses, and engineers. Over the next five years Gulf and Western spent half a billion dollars following through on their plans. And the lives of thousands were dramatically improved.

Source: Reported in Tony Campolo You Can Make a Difference and Let Me Tell You a Story.

Water pistols

Once upon a time there was a fire in a small town. The fire brigade rushed to the scene, but the fireman were unable to get through to the burning building. The problem was the crowd of people who had gathered not to watch but to help put out the fire. They all knew the fire chief well – their children had climbed over his fire engines during excursions to the fire station, and the friendliness of the fire chief was legendary. So when a fire broke out the people rushed out to help their beloved fire chief.

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Unfortunately the townsfolk were seeking to extinguish this raging inferno with water pistols!  They’d all stand there, from time to time squirting their pistol into the fire while making casual conversation.

The fire chief couldn’t contain himself. He started screaming at the townsfolk. “What do you think you’re doing? What on earth do you think you’re going to achieve with those waterpistols?!”

The people realised the urgency of the situation. How they wanted to help the fire chief. So they started squirting more. “Come on” they encouraged each other, “We can all do better, can’t we?” Squirt, squirt, squirt, squirt.

Exasperated the fire chief yells again. “Get out of here. Your achieving nothing except hindering us from doing what needs to be done. We need fireman who are ready to give everything they’ve got to put out this fire, people willing even to lay their lives on the line. This is not the place for token contributions”

This story was originally told by Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. He was urging us to realise that discipleship to Christ means much more than token levels of support to the church and Good’s mission in the world. It calls for wholehearted and total life commitment.

Source: Story retold from Kierkegaard.