रविवार, 25 सितंबर 2011

Did you know...

... that today is Female Justice Day? On this day in 1981,
Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice
on the Supreme Court. Trivia fans: Akron v Akron Center for
Reproductive Health was her first case on the Supreme Court.
The case was much anticipated because no one knew how a woman
justice would vote.


मंगलवार, 10 मई 2011

Did you know...

... that today is Lipton's Birthday? On his birthday in 1871,
Thomas J. Lipton opened his first food shop, the beginning of
the Lipton grocery store chain and later, in 1890, the Lipton
Tea Company.

रविवार, 10 अप्रैल 2011

I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.
It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,

But he with a chuckle replied

That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one

Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.

So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin

On his face. If he worried he hid it.

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;

At least no one ever has done it";

But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,

And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.

With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,

Without any doubting or quiddit,

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

There are thousands to prophesy failure;

There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,

The dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,

Just take off your coat and go to it;

Just start to sing as you tackle the thing

That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

शुक्रवार, 8 अप्रैल 2011

HANA MASTURI............

 today is Japanese Flower Festival (Hanamatsuri) Day.
This Japanese festival celebrates the birth of Siddhartha
Gautama. "Hana" means "flower" in Japanese, and "matsuri"
means "festival," so Hanamatsuri means "flower festival."

मंगलवार, 15 मार्च 2011

my fair lady

 today is My Fair Lady Da. In 1956, the musical "My
Fair Lady" premiered in New York City starring Rex Harrison
and Julie Andrews. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play
"Pygmalion," it was one of the most successful musicals in
modern theatre history. Celebrate today by telling your "fair
lady" how special she is