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THE ROSE

 The first day of school our professor introduced himself and
 challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood
 up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

 I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
 with a smile that lit up her entire being.

 She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old.
 Can I give you a hug?”

 I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she
 gave me a giant squeeze.

 “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

 She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married,
 and have a couple of kids…”

 “No seriously,” I asked. I w as curious what may have motivated her to
 be taking on this challenge at her age.

 “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!”
 she told me.

 After class we walked to the student union building and shared a
 chocolate milkshake.

 We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we
 would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized
 listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and
 experience with me.

 Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily
 made friends wherever she went.

 She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon
 her from the other students. She was living it up.

 At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football
 banquet.

 I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped
 up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she
 dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

 Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and
 simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and
 this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so
 let me just tell you what I know.”

 As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop
 playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

 There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and
 achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve
 got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.


 We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!

 There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

 If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and
 don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am
 eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do
 anything I will turn eighty-eight.

 Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The
 idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no
regrets.

 The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for
 things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with
 regrets.”

 She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

 She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our
 daily lives.

 At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all
 those years ago.

 One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

 Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to
 the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to
 be all you can possibly be

 When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice
 to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

 These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

 REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

 We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

 God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to
 it, He will bring you through it.

 Good friends are like stars………You don’t always see them, but you
 know they are always there.”


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It’s been ages since i have visited my own blog 😦

I have heard lots of em sayin ” Baghvan jagbi detha hai, chappar phad ke deta hai”…and now im experiencieng it. Initially whe was in IISc, i used to always think, there is no much work, when will i get into s/w company…But now, since i have started working, im fully loaded with work and have no time to do anything else other than work..

It’s been work work work all the while.. Let’s see how it goes ahead…

Keep visiting.. 🙂

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Check this link . The 10 Commandments..

http://ltr.netro.ca/10Cs.htm

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