A tale of Goodwill!!

A family of four; parents, two sons;
Charlie the elder, young was Harrison.

Every blessing of World ‘ imagine,
Father provided keenly in abundant fashion.


But something tormented him from inside,
Peeled his flesh n blood, was Charlie (his son) his pride.


Dearest to him, was the upshot of his dreams;
But seemed aloof & angry with demands in extreme.


A connection suggested (father) to be friends with sons;
‘Will be on losing end, this gap is grave concern’.


Thought of intervention towards younger son,
Forbade him to imitate, the child was Harrison.


One day he asked the younger one:
Spare sometime my dear son


Some interests to relate, define & renew
Share mundanely matters, or when u feel blue.


‘Feel free to tell secrets, I am your friend’
And father felt feather light, thought relations all mend.


That Young soul took advice by heart.
Green & unfledged, thought a friendly start.


But what to talk or tell, nothing came to mind;
Next day after school, Harrison skipped play time,


And waited for his father’s to come from work.
Sat along him, questioned nonsense irks.


Father answered few, but wasn’t in a mood
Conversation at sea, matters very crude.


Next day he waited again
But still no hope, not much gain.


Without any clue started same discussion,
Pointless it was, knew result was concussion.


Never called for, two days in stack
Goodwill once volunteered, but hope taking aback.


Still with spirits though not very high,
Son waited third day, to meet his big guy.


Same clueless questions he had;
But Answer this time, was bitter and sad.


‘Why so inquisitive & interrogative to me,
I am your father, not a proven guilty’.


Son stood baffled, what to say ….
But friendship was confident enough to sneak away.



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There’s a difference between being an expert and being someone who gets what he wants.

When my wife said “yes” to my marriage proposal, I got what I wanted. That doesn’t make me an expert on relationships.

I don’t have a happy marriage because I know what women want or because I understand “the 10 secrets of marital success.” I have a happy marriage because, through an ongoing process of trial and error, I’ve become skillful at the very specific art of harmoniously co-existing with my wife.

Here’s today’s two cents:

Success is not about being an expert on success, an expert on spirituality, an expert on creativity, an expert on happiness, an expert on relationships, an expert on money, or an expert on anything other than you and the particular details that define your situation.

It’s about deciding what you want and finding a way of creating it that’s…

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Dare to Diverge (by Tough Minded Optimism)

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Much of what we call “expert advice” is a systemized expression of improvised strategies.

Our favorite experts did not succeed because they were experts when they began, but because they figured out ways, often unwittingly, to assimilate the elements around them into their creative process.

In other words, they made it up as they went along and we listen to them because it worked.

More often than not, the defining difference between someone who’s celebrated as an expert and someone who’s perceived to be a fool is that one succeeds and the other fails.

Even the so-called “quackpot” is embraced as an expert once his methods prove effective.

The truth about experts we often miss is that they are insightful, successful, and credible precisely because they listen to their own voice and they make their own subjective experiences the final arbiter of what is right for them.

They don’t necessarily…

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What Goes Around Comes Around- A True Story

1892, Stanford University

A young, 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn for money, he came up with a bright idea. A friend and he decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise money for their education.

They reached out to the great pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski. His manager demanded a guaranteed fee of $2000 for the piano recital. A deal was struck. And the boys began to work to make the concert a success.

The big day arrived. Paderewski performed at Stanford. But unfortunately, they had not managed to sell enough tickets. The total collection was only $1600. Disappointed, they went to Paderewski and
explained their plight. They gave him the entire $1600, plus a cheque for the balance $400. They promised to honour the cheque soonest possible.

“No.” said Paderewski. “This is not acceptable.” He tore up the cheque, returned the $1600 and told the two boys “Here’s the $1600. Please deduct whatever expenses you have incurred. Keep the money you need for your fees. And just give me whatever is left” The boys were surprised, and thanked him profusely.

It was a small act of kindness. But it clearly marked out Paderewski as a great human being. Why should he help two people he did not even know?
We all come across situations like these in our lives. And most of us only think “If I help them, what would happen to me?” The truly great people think, “If I don’t help them, what will happen to them?” They
don’t do it expecting something in return. They do it because they feel it’s the right thing to do.
Paderewski later went on to become the Prime Minister of Poland. He was a great leader, but unfortunately when the World War began, Poland was ravaged. There were over 1.5 million people starving in his country, and no money to feed them. Paderewski did not know where to turn for
help. He reached out to the US Food and Relief Administration for help.

The head there was a man called Herbert Hoover – who later went on to become the US President. Hoover agreed to help and quickly shipped tons
of food grains to feed the starving Polish people. A calamity was averted.

Paderewski was relieved. He decided to go across to meet Hoover and personally thank him. When Paderewski began to thank Hoover for his noble gesture, Hoover quickly interjected and said, “You shouldn’t be thanking me Mr. Prime Minister. You may not remember this, but several years ago, you helped two young students go through college in the US .
I was one of them.”

The world is a wonderful place. What goes around usually comes around.