Stories that can change your life…


The Vow by Malcolm O. Varner

The Vow
By Malcolm O. Varner

No matter how deep the sadness or wide the pain,
I vow to live for a brighter day will come again.

No matter how many mistakes I’ve made in the past,
I vow to live and in the future avoid them, surefooted and fast.

No matter how many tragedies beyond my control take place,
I vow to live and stay my course within this race.

No matter how poor or rich I may ever be,
I vow to live and aspire to search for the dignity in simplicity.

No matter how much a lover may pierce the inner core of my heart,
I vow to live for like spring I’ll get a new start.

No matter how isolated and alone I may feel,
I vow to live and do something for someone else to heal.

No matter how hopeless my situation my appear,
I vow to live and reflect until my viewpoint is clear.

No matter what happens in this life – good or bad
I vow to live, do my best, and just for living – be glad.


True happiness comes from within yourself, not from someone else.

Just One

Just One
By unknown

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!


Pain is temporary, Love is forever.

It’s not who you are that holds you back…

You can’t litter negativity everywhere…

Never be reckless with someone else’s heart…


Inspiring career story of Henri Ford.

One of the most interesting vocation stories are with respect to Henri Ford.

Ford’s father was a farmer who wanted his son to follow him in his own footsteps. However young Hernri’s heart was with the motor engine and similar things with which he tinkered.

After furious arguments with his father, he left to chart his own course to create history by becoming one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs.

The lesson to learn here is that one has to see where one’s spontaneous inclination lies and then have the courage and conviction to back is up.

Much later in life, Henri Ford brought into ford a person who could concentrate on all other areas except for manufacturing which was Henri’s forte. Henri ford was regarded as a business genius in his time.

This shows that even geniuses have to indulge in complimentary synergies- supplement their own strength and complement their weaknesses.

Albert Einstein charged between $1 and $5 for his autographs!

Einstein was a a scientist celebrity in his time. Whenever someone would ask for his autograph, he would charge them either $1 for a regular autograph or $5 for signing some memorabilia.

However, it was not out of greed. All the proceeds from this, he gave to charity. He also donated his speaker fees for giving speeches. It’s reported that in his time, he would earn almost $1000 per speech.

Slow and steady can win the race.

A tortoise one day met a hare who made fun of her…“Oh! my… you move so slowly, you will never get far!”

The tortoises, upset by the hare’s manner & said,“Let’s have a race and see who is faster.”

The hare laughed and said, “You must be joking! But all right, we’ll see who reaches the other side of the hill first.”

Off he ran, leaving the tortoise far behind.

After a while, the hare stopped to wait for the tortoise to come long.

He waited and waited till he felt sleepy. “I might as well take a nap,”he thought. “Even if she catches up with me, I can easily win therace.” So he lay down under a shady tree and closed his eyes.

When the tortoise passed the sleeping hare, she walked on slowly but steadily.

By the time the hare woke up, the tortoise was nearthe finishing line.

He ran as fast as he could, but he could not catchup with the tortoise.

Moral of the story: Slow and steady can win the race.

An Unemployed Man Missed His Job Interview To Save A Baby From An Oncoming Train.

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood script, but an unemployed Brooklyn man might as well add “Consummate Hero” to his resume.

The unemployed Brooklyn man, Delroy Simmonds was on his way to a job interview when he intervened by saving the life of a 9-month-old boy who was blown into the path of an oncoming subway train by a gust of high wind.

Simmonds jumped onto the elevated tracks and hoisted the bleeding child, still strapped in his stroller, to the safety of the platform as the J train bore down upon them.

The father of two then shrugged off his courageous, selfless act.

Simmonds told the New York Daily News:

“Everybody is making me out to be some sort of superhero… I’m just a normal person. Anybody in that situation should have done what I did.”

In a struggling economy the hero tag isn’t important to Simmonds, as he says he wasn’t looking for praise but what he really wants is a regular paycheck.

“I’ve been looking for a job for a year and change,” Simmonds said. “I’m looking for something to support my family.”

The Brooklyn native was on his way to apply for a maintenance position at a warehouse when the unthinkable happened at the Van Siclen Ave. station in Cypress Hills at 12:45 p.m.

As Simmonds recalled:

“A strong gust of wind blew. It had to be 30, 40 miles an hour…There was a woman with four kids. One was in a stroller. The wind blew the baby onto the tracks.”

He hoisted the stroller to the platform as the train came in and pulled himself up just as the train jerked to a stop halfway into the station, witnesses said.

Khalima Ansari, 21, who was waiting for the same train, was stunned by Simmonds’ heroics, saying, “The baby had a big gash on his forehead. You could see his skull.”

The child was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and treated for cuts to his face and head.

“It was the fatherly instinct. I have two daughters of my own — 8 and 5. I was being a father. I would have done it for any baby,” Simmonds said.

Luckily, his act was enough to wrangle another interview. In response to all the public recognition, Simmonds kept his eye on the prize: “What I really need now is a job,” said. Hopefully he gets the job!

An Electrical Engineer to Comedian to a Life Saver…

Rowan Atkinson (well known as Mr. Bean) once saved a plane-load of passengers during a flight, after the pilot fainted!!!

The Mr. BEAN star was traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya with his family on a private plane, when the pilot fell unconscious. At 4,877 meters, the comedian stopped the plane heading towards the ground, despite having no experience of flying an Aeroplane. Rowan’s wife SUNETRA frantically tried to wake the pilot by shaking him and throwing water over him while her husband took charge of the plane. Luckily for the family, the pilot regained consciousness after a few minutes and landed the plane safely!!

An Electrical Engineer to Comedian to a Life Saver…