Food for thought...

Is it OK to say, `The Nattammai Achuthan visited Chennai last week'?

If you want to include an individual's name with titles like `Queen', `King', `Prime Minister' and `President', then you normally don't use the definite article `the'. For example, we do not say, `The Queen Elizabeth drank coffee'. We can either say, `The Queen drank coffee' or `Queen Elizabeth drank coffee'. Your sentence is therefore wrong. You can either say, `The Nattammai visited Chennai last week' or `Nattammai Achuthan visited Chennai last week.'

Monday, May 10, 2010

Life is a challenge..Live it and Do it

Many people are not successful in their life because they are not willing to start small. They expect their beginning has to be grand and spectacular. So they are not willing to do small things faithfully. They are not willing to do or start anything small and they are not willing to make a small step in their life toward their dreams and goals. Let's put it this way, when we are faithful to do small things, we will be faithful to do the big things.

People who can be trusted with small things tend to be that kind of people who can be trusted with the big things. What ever we do with $1 bill, we will do the same thing with $ 1 million. If we abuse our $1, we will tend to abuse the $1 million.

We were once babies, the first day we were born, we couldn't feed ourselves, we didn't run up and down the stairs, and we couldn't even change our own diapers. Our parents or caretakers were the ones who fed us, changed our diapers, gave us a bath and taught us how to stand and walk.

I remember the day my baby girl was born; we had to feed her milk every day, 4 to 8 times a day, changed her diapers, and we were excited to watch her growing and learning how to stand, talk and walk.

The excitement in your life comes from the fact that we see a sign of progress in your life. When you feel like you are progressing in your life, that's when you feel happy and excited! That's why it is important to set a new goal after we achieve our previous goal. We went through a process of growing, from small to big and from big to bigger and bigger.

We learned how to stand with our feet, then walk, and then run! Before our parents had to feed us and changed our diapers, today, when you are hungry, you can eat by yourself and even go to the bathroom by yourself when it is necessary to do so.

So don't be too hard on yourself when things are not going as fast as you want them to be and don't give up on life when you fail in pursuing your dreams and goals. A little progress is better than nothing at all. It is very important to keep learning and growing every day. I want to end this article by reading you a Bible verse that comes from Isaiah chapter 43:2-3

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God..." So be willing to start small. Learn more, study more and grow more. You can do it!

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