Slide 1: Take some time out and read these beautiful words . Later, reflect on what you have just read. Surely you will understand a lot of things… Slide 2: ... after some months at the the engg college , the professor gave us a GK test. Being a good student, I quickly answered all the questions… all, but the last: “What is the name of the sweeper of our institute? First Lesson Slide 3: I handed over my test paper, leaving the last question unanswered. Just before the lesson ended, another student inquired if the last question would be marked. “Certainly!", the professor replied. “You will meet many people in your life. All of them will have some degree of importance. First Lesson Slide 4: They will deserve your attention, even if it is a simple smile or a simple hello". I never forgot this lesson… and went on to learn that the name of our sweeper was Raghu. First Lesson Slide 5: Second Lesson On the momentous July 26,2005 rainy day in Mumbai ,a frail man was standing on the roadside, in knee deep water His car had broken down and he desperately needed help. Wet to his core, he signalled to the passers by. Slide 6: Second Lesson A young man, stopped to help him out. He pushed his car to a safe place, called a mechanic and hailed a n auto for him. The frail old man seemed to much in a hurry, but did not forget to thank him and take down his address on a piece of paper. Slide 7: Second Lesson Seven days had already passed when someone knocked at the door of that young man. To his enormous surprise, it was a courier with a huge packet to deliver – a n I-Mac computer & Philips Music System with a note: “Many thanks for helping me on the road that night. Slide 8: Second Lesson The rain had completely drenched me and my soul when you appeared. Thanks to you ,I was able to reach my dying wife just in time. God bless you for having helped me. Sincerely, Dr. PK Singhania" Slide 9: Third Lesson Sometime ago, when the ice-creams were not so expensive, a ten-year old boy went to Nirula’s ice-cream shop. While sitting at the table, he asked the waiter, “How much does a Sundae cost?” Rs.40,”he replied. The boy took out his money from the pocket and began counting it. Slide 10: Third Lesson “Well, how much does a simple ice-cream cost?". There were other people waiting to be served, so the waiter began to get a little impatient. “Rs. 30!" he replied abruptly. The boy counted his money again and said: “Please get me a simple ice-cream!" Slide 11: Third Lesson The waiter served him the ice-cream and his bill. The boy ate his ice-cream, paid his bill at the cash counter and left. When the waiter went to clean the table he began to cry… for there, in the corner of the plate, were Rs 10 … his tip. The boy took a simple ice-cream instead of a Sundae so he could leave a tip for him. Slide 12: If you have never experienced the danger of war or the solitude of imprisonment, the agony of torture and hunger, you are much ahead of the 500 million people who live in this world. Slide 13: If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes to wear, a roof on your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than the 75% of the people who live on this Earth. Slide 14: If you can go to your place of worship without being threatened, arrested, tortured or killed, you are luckier than the 3000,000,000 persons of this world. Slide 15: If you have money in your bank account and your wallet and some loose change in some little box, you are one of the world’s 8% well-to-do population. Slide 16: If you are able to read this message, you have just received a double blessing… one, someone is thinking about you… two, you are not one of those 2000,000,000 people who are illiterate! Slide 17: Somebody said at some time: Work as if you have no need of the money. Love as if nobody ever made you suffer. Dance as if nobody is watching you. Sing as if nobody is hearing you. Live as if the Paradise were on this Earth. Slide 18: Have a Nice Day!