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154. Three Pieces of Advice Vs 20 Years of Salary
153. Dealing with people who make mistakes
152. Good beans and bad beans
151. Unconditional Acceptance
150. Grandma In Court
149. Muda Out Of Our Lives
148. A Techie And A Retired Person
147. Currency Of The Heaven World
146. Never Forget Your Friends
145. A German Shepherd And A Panther
144. Stay Together
143. We'll Find Your Jeep
142. Art Of Parenting
141. How To Catch A Monkey?
140. Don't Change The World
139. Who Is Richer?
138. Tool Of Discouragement
137. Laymans Outlook
136. Invisible Labels
135. Be Always Intact
134. Where Are We Going?
133. A Richman And A Beggar
132. The Cockroach Theory
131. You Need That Prayer
130. Finding Happiness?
129. You Are Special
128. A Wedding Gift
127. The Crab And The Wave
126. Size Of God
125. Relationship Matters
124. Appreciate The Brakes In Your Life
123. Password Changed My Life
122. Use All Your Strength
121. The Ant And The Contact Lens
120. Gods Grace
119. Irresistable To Detestable
118. The 99 Club
117. Are You Focused?
116. Importance Of A Drop
115. Charity Wrapped With Dignity
114. Small Good Deed
113. The Truth
112. Virtues To Light
111. Performance Counts!
110. Story Of David And Svea Flood
109. Our Journey Together Is So Short
108. A Horse And A Goat
107. Hold On To Christ
106. Lawyer And Judge
105. Gold or Silver?
104. Little Spark Of Love
103. Self Realization
102. The Parable Of The Rat Trap
101. Inner Ego
100. A Blind Girl
99. Coffee On Wall
98. Please Help Me Understand
97. Change Your Nature
96. Rise Above Criticism
95. Nine Short Stories
94. An Angry Cobra
93. What You Sow, You Reap
92. The Pearl Necklace
91. Hope For Every Parent
90. Man And Four Sons
89. Resources Belong To The Society
88. A Lady In A Flight
87. The Story of Colonnel Sanders
86. Life In Order
85. From The Devil
84. I Almost Sold Your Son
83. God's Rosebud
82. A Story Of Michael Jordan
81. Building An Empire
80. Thanks For Your Time
79. On His Way To The Church
78. Are You Jesus?
77. Wet Pants
76. Story Of Harakhchand Sawla
75. Nature Of The Material World
74. A Man With Four Wives
73. Sweetness Of Sour Oranges
72. The Choir Team
71. Evil Does Not Exist?
70. Heaven On Earth?
69. Being Happy
68. Who Is Richer?
67. Divinely Inspired Push
66. The Story Of Marvan Atapatu
65. Young Lady And Psychiatrist
64. What Comes Out of You?
63. Dogs And Wolves
62. Mine You Illegally
61. The Pigeon Story
60. The Parable Of The Empty Boat
59. Bombay To Bangalore
58. Hearing Problem
57. Monkeys In A Village
56. An Engine In A Factory
55. Value Of Life
54. Frog In A Vessel
53. Church Goer
52. Teamwork And Humanity
51. Timber Merchant
50. What Goes Around Comes Around
49. Jonah And The Whale
48. A Cruise Ship
47. The Pastor's Cat
46. The Broken Pot
45. Christian Always On Duty
44. HR Manager In Heaven
43. Good News And Bad News
42. Old Age Home
41. Undeniable Facts
40. We Are Nothing Without Each Other
39. Make Amends
38. Stress & Tension
37. Never Conclude For Others
36. Value Of Helping Family
35. Law Of The Garbage Truck
34. Silversmith
33. Selfless Real Love
32. Lesson From An Ant
31. Doctor shocks, Engineer Rocks
30. Why Me?
29. Prepare Children For The Road
28. Positioned In The Right Place
27. We Are Never Alone
26. Spider Web
25. Adore Whatever You Have In Life
24. Father And Son - 5 Star Hotel
23. Not A Single Conflict
22. Planting The Seed
21. Life Is Just A Moment
20. Association
19. A Person On His Death Bed
18. Respect Is A Two Way Street
17. Are You Hurt?
16. A Boy With Few Shells
15. The Missing Goat
14. Mother Flying A Kite
13. Excellence - driven from inside
12. Lesson From Giraffe
11. Tomatoes In A Plastic Bag
10. Evening Dinner With A Father
9. Positive In Negatives
8. Hold The Door Open
7. A Tale Of Two Seas
6. A Great Equalizer
5. The Power Of Faith
4. Saved And Lost
3. Three Little Trees
2. Whatever Became Of Evangelism
1. Potatoes, Eggs And Coffee Beans

 
Adore Whatever You Have In Life
 

I was invited to one Friday evening event by one of MNC Vendor organization who had organized the event to raise funds for the visually handicapped people in a center for blind people.

As usual, since it was a Friday evening, I first thought to skip the event considering it could be a bit boring and rather spend the evening relaxing by some other means.

But being alone and sometimes finding it difficult to kill time, I thought to accept the invitation and registered on line for booking.

Moreover it was free :) which was another motivation to go to the event.

I was looking at the event to pass some time, meet few people and nothing else.

When I went there, there were approx 40 people from various industries invited for that event. I found some Indians and naturally talked to them about how life is in Singapore etc etc. Initially we were shown a video about the visually handicapped center. What are their activities, how are they helping blind people in Singapore to lead a more fulfilling life, etc . It was a short 15 minute video and quite inspiring that how people from different walks of life spend time in helping these blind people without expecting anything in return.

They shared the satisfaction and fulfilment they get by helping them.

After the video, we all were gathered in a hall and were briefed about next event. The theme of the next event was "Dining in the Dark".

And this is the event which turned out to be inspiring and worth sharing.

What is meant was that we all 40+ people were going to have Dinner in a pitch Dark room !!!! The next 2 hours were completely planned, organized , directed and executed by three blind youths.

One was a girl ( Leader ) and other two boys were assistant to her forming a team of three blind volunteers.

The blind leader first gave us tips for dining (These were ACTUAL STANDARDS THE BLIND PEOPLE FOLLOW IN ORDER TO MAKE THEIR LIFE EASIER)

1. When you sit at your table the things will be placed as follows :
- at 3 o clock of your dish : You will find a spoon.
- at 9 o clock : Fork;
- 12 o clock : spoon.
- 2 o clock : Empty Glass Dish at the center with Paper napkin tucked at 6 o clock.

2. There will be two large Jugs circulated to you. The Jug with plain walls will have water and the Jug with curved wall will have orange juice.

3. When you get your Jug based on your choice you have to pour it in your glass. You have to dip your forefinger in the glass so that when you fill it and the liquid touches your finger, you have to stop pouring.

She asked whether everyone has understood.

All said yes but everyone was confused and trying to remember what she said and confirming with each other. Next 1 1/2 hours we spent were full of fun and learning. In completely pitch dark room where we could not see ANYTHING we were enjoying various delicious food without seeing it.

We all 40 people were taken in groups in the dark hall.

Each one was directed by blind person till he/she sits on a chair (We were finding it awkward because actually we are supposed to guide blind people to their destination and help them).

We were Served full five course dinner by this team of three blind people-Welcome drinks, appetizers, starters , main course and desserts.

The amazing thing was that the team of three blind people were serving exactly vegetarian dishes to vegetarian people who were sitting randomly in the room!

While registering on line we were asked question to choose from "Vegetarian" or "Non vegetarian". I obviously chose Vegetarian, being one. We were so nicely hosted that we did not have to wait in between serves . As we were ending finishing one dish, we were served with next without any delays.

After approx 1 and half hours of Dining in the dark , the leader asked whether everyone has finished eating. After confirmation she switched on the lights of the dining room.

We left the Dining room with tears in our eyes.

We realized how lucky we are and how we have been gifted with beautiful eyes to see the beautiful world. We realized how difficult lives of blind people are ( and other handicapped) without being able to see.

We realized how uncomfortable we were for just two hours without being able to see anything and how they must be living their lives.

We realized how unfortunate we are , that we do not value such simple things in life we have and cry (sometime louder, sometime within ourselves) and run after what we don't have... for whole of our lives without having time to adore for the things we have. Be cheerful.

Adore whatever you have in life