Insipirational text..

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Subj : BUTTERFLY

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly! – So embrace those struggles that come your way, become stronger and soar higher.

Overheard : Comment about embassies

Comment by historian Thoman Naftali, on NPR‘s The World program, about the decision by the US state department to sell the building that the US embassy in the London is housed in currently due to security reasons..

Embassies are supposed to be the frontdoors of our counrty, but unfortunately, they have become the frontlines.

Overheard : Comment about degrees

Last Saturday, I attended a charity event at the VanderCook College of Music, a music college associated with my Alma matter, IIT. It was a fun evening with live music and a silent Chinese auction. But the best part was that I was seated next to a very old and very funny professor from IIT. Dr.McKee is probably in his 80s, but is one of the most active persons I have seen. He had this infectious booming laughter, that would crack every one up. This picture with him, should say it all

Here’s what he said about degrees

B.S = Bull Shit

M.S = More of the Same

PhD = Pile high and Deep!!!  🙂

Mark Twain quote..

A friend of mine send me this inspirational quote by Mark Twain

Dance like nobody’s watching;

love like you’ve never been hurt.

Sing like nobody’s listening;

live like it’s heaven on earth

— Mark Twain