Performance Appraisal


Morning Toons



Once a young boy found a job in a barn. Everyday he had to remove all the cow dung, clean the whole place, feed, milk and bathe the cows, graze them for sometime and tie them back in the shed. His employer was a very strict person. He would not tolerate even a minor slip-up and would punish anyone who failed at his duty.

A new Ganesh temple was being built in the town. It was decided that the Ganesh idol should be taken in procession along the streets of the town before consecration in the temple. This boy was chosen for the job. He was bathed and clothed in new silk robes. Fragrant sandal paste was applied all over his body and he was adorned with garlands. The Ganesh idol was then placed over his head and he was taken in procession with the accompaniment of traditional music, bursting of firecrackers and chanting of the Vedas.

Everybody prostrated to him. They lighted camphor and took 'Arati' reverently. They also offered him milk, tender coconut water and the like to quench his thirst. They held an umbrella over his head. They even washed his feet and applied sandal paste and vermilion. His joy knew no bounds! He thought that his life had changed forever. After the procession, he returned to the barn with a fattened ego and felt no inclination to work. He went to his master's room and ate the food that was kept aside for his master. He also lay down on his master's cot and slept.

The master on his return saw the whole thing and was infuriated. He shook the boy awake and gave him a sound thrashing. The boy was shocked and could not understand anything. He thought, "Every body treated me with such reverence just a few moments back! Even my master prostrated to me! Now why does he behave indifferently? Why is he beating me so cruelly?"

Thinking thus, he cried inconsolably. His colleague told him, "You are such a fool! The respect that was shown right from the morning was not for you but for the idol of Ganesh on your head. You nurtured a misconception that it was for you and that is the cause for your suffering." Realizing the truth, the boy came back to his senses and behaved normally as before.

Moral: Children! People respect us only for our social status, wealth, education or skills. If these are taken away, they might not even look at us. If this fact is understood properly, we will never tend to be egoistic in our lives.


The Five Philosophies of Life


how will you live THIS DAY

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.


Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.


Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.


Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.


Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.


Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new job relationships.


Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to go to!


Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.


Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.


Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.


What today will be like is up to me. And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!"


How will you live THIS DAY?


Author unknown


Filling the Jar

One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz." Then he pulled out a one gallon, wide mouthed Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him.

Then he produced about a dozen fist sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"


Everyone in the class said, "Yes."


Then he said, "Really?" He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Then he dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the space between the big rocks. Then he asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?"


By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered.


"Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"


"No!" the class shouted.


Once again he said, "Good." Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?"


One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!"


"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is: If you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all."


Author unknown

I Choose

"It's quiet. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming. In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met. For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I'm free to choose. And so I choose.

I CHOOSE LOVE...No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.


I CHOOSE JOY...I will invite my God to be the God of circumstances. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical...the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.


I CHOOSE PEACE...I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.


I CHOOSE PATIENCE ...I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clenching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.


I CHOOSE KINDNESS...I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.


I CHOOSE GOODNESS...I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse.


I CHOOSE FAITHFULNESS...Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.


I CHOOSE GENTLENESS...Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.


I CHOOSE SELF-CONTROL...I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will not, rule the eternal. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ.




To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest with the peace that passes all understanding."


---Max Lucado




Hope IS

It's magic and it's free

It's not in a prescription

It's not in an IV.


It punctuates out laughter,

It sparkles in our tears,

It simmers under sorrows,

And dissipates our fears.


Do you know what hope is?

It's reaching past today,

It's dreaming of tomorrow,

It's trying a new way,

It's pushing past impossible

It's pounding on the door,

It's questioning the Answers,

It's always seeking more,

It's rumors of a breakthrough,

It's whispers of a cure,

A roller coaster ride

Of remedies, unsure.

Do you know what Hope is?

It's candy for the soul,

It's perfume for the spirit,

To share it, makes you Whole.


Author unknown




Baby Versus Cobra

I dont know who filmed this but it is a shocker!

World's Largest.. Biggest.. Longest.. Tallest...Highest.... Widest....Costliest....

World's Largest.. Biggest.. Longest.. Tallest...Highest.... Widest....Costliest....


Basilica of our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukroo.

Inside sitting capacity………..18,000   Outside overflow capacity….100, 000



World Water Park…..Edmonton, Albert, Canada…………..SIZE….5 Acres



Chicago Merchandise Mart…..Illinois, USA



South China Mall, Dongguan, China………892,000 meter-square  Shops on 6 floors



J.F.K International Airport , New York………………..USA



Sydney harbor bridge, Australia……..16 lanes of car traffic…..8 lanes in the upper floor, 8 in the lower floor



Donghai Bridge , China ……………………32.5 kilo meters



MS Freedom of the Seas……4300 passenger Capacity Inside



Airbus A380………..555 Passenger s



Neoplan Jumbo -cruiser……..2 in 1 bus….double deck bus……170 passenger capacity






Burj Dubai……….900 meters high. To be finally completed 2008



Palace of the Parliament…..Bucharest, Romania ………. more than 500 bedrooms, 55 kitchens, 120 sitting rooms






New WEMBLEY STADIUM, London….90, 000 capacities…………….cost…..$1.6 billion



Interstate 10 Highways Interchange……Houston, Texas.



Built by KRUPP of Germany………….45,500 tons……95 meters high……215 meters long



Shah Feisal mosque…..Islamabad……Pakistan  Inside hall capacity ….35, 000       outside overflow capacity…… 150,000



MGM Grand Hotel….Las Vegas….6, 276 rooms



Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai….only 7 Star Hotel in the World  Cheapest room…$1000 per night… Royal suit…$28,000 per night



Winners` Chapel…….Canaan land ……….  Otta…..…Nigeria Inside Sitting Capacity……50,000       outside Overflow Capacity……250,000





I asked God

I asked God to take away my pain

God said, No.

It is not for Me to take away, but for you to give it up


I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

God said, No.

His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.


I asked God to grant me patience.

God said, No.

Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.


I asked God to give me happiness.

God said, No.

I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.


I asked God to spare me pain.

God said, No.

Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to Me.


I asked God to make my spirit grow.

God said, No.

You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.


I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.

God said, No.

I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.


I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.

God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


Author Unknown



It Only Takes a Second

A few days ago I got a call from my old college mate whom I haven't seen for a very long time. The topic, which was about all the good old times that we had and about his recent graduation, changed to a touching story when he started talking about his father.


His father's declining health made him to stay at the hospital. Because of his illness, his father suffered from imsomnia and often talking to himself. My friend, who had not been able to sleep for a few days as he had to keep watch of his father's condition, became irritated and told his father to keep silence and try to get some sleep. His father said that he really wanted to sleep well because he was very tired and told my friend to leave him alone in the hospital if he did not want to keep him company.


After his father finished talking he fell unconscious and had to be rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). My friend was very sorry for he had spoken ill words towards his father.


My friend, whom I knew as a tough person, cried like a baby on the other end of the telephone. He said that from that moment on he prayed every day asking God to let his father woke up from his coma. He promised himself that whatever words came out from his father's mouth after he regained his conscious would be gladly taken. His only hope was for God to give him a chance to rectify his past mistake, a mistake that he might not forget for the rest of his life...


Often we complain when we have to accompany or to watch over our parents for years, months, days, hours or even minutes. But do we realize that our parents keep us companied and watch over us for as long as we (or they) live? Since the day we were born to our adulthood, and even when death comes to greet us, they are always at our side. When it's time for them to return to God, their memory lingers for the rest of our life.


Imagine how broken-hearted our parents will be to a seemingly inocent word of "no" which comes out from our mouth when they try to embrace us in their tender loving care, but which we often consider as something that bind us and hold us from flying the blue sky. What other words will replace the word "crying" when there are no more tears to shed from their eyes as the tears are wasted to shower our days so that our life would grow and produce fruits and flowers to liven up the dark days of the rotating wheel of life.


We can make promises to ourselves that from now on there will be no more complaints come out from our mouths when we have to watch and accompany our parents. No more complaints come out from our mouths when we feel that our parents have treated us like little children. Have faith, out there there are so many unlucky ones who have neither fathers nor mothers, who long to have the things that we most complain about, but never have them.


Actually, it takes only a second to contemplate and light the lamp that will bring us to where peace is dwelling. Now it's all up to us whether we want to spare our short time for a great and meaningful life ahead of our lives.


Author: Unknown


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