29 April 2011

PLANT.......

In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep so deep ,
A dear little plant
lay fast asleep..
Wake!said the sunshine and
Creep to the land .
Wake!said the voice
Of a little raindrop..
The little plant heard,
And it arose to see.
What a wonderful -
World might it be!!!!!

THE MAYONNAISE JAR!!!

  When  things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24  hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of  coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy  class and  had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he  picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with  golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.  They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and  poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again
if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded With an unanimous  'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the  table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively
filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the  professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - God,  family, children, health, friends, and favourite passions 
Things  that if everything else was lost and  only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else -- The small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar  first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf  balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy  on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that  are
important to you.

So...
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.
'Take care of the golf balls first --The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The  professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'
Please share this with other "Golf Balls"   I  just did......

HAPPY EATING !!!

5 foods every woman must eat

Leafy vegetables

It is not possible to meet your nutritional needs without having leafy vegetables in your diet. Spinach, legumes, asparagus, lettuce,   fenugreek leaves, broccoli are available in abundance and are huge sources of fibre, Vitamin C and K, folic acid. It is also a vision protector and provides four essential minerals, i.e. calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. Try to have it daily in your diet and darker the better.

Whole grains

Whole grains have up to 96 per cent more fibre and essential nutrients and vitamins than refined grains.  You can start your day with whole wheat cereal or a whole wheat bread toast."

Nuts

Make nuts an essential ingredient in your diet. Sprinkle it on salads or breakfast cereals or stir them into yoghurt because they are an excellent source of protein, magnesium and B & E vitamins. They are useful in fighting heart disease and cancer. Nuts are high in fat calories, but their fat is the heart-healthy kind. You can also eat them as an evening snack. But make sure you don't overdo them. About a quarter cup or about 15-20 almonds, cashews, walnuts are good enough a week.

Yoghurt

Low fat or plain yoghurt is a great source of vitamins, protein and calcium. It also has healthy bacteria which can fight diseases. "Three to four cups a week is good enough for your diet. But make sure you don't add sugar to it. Instead choose plain yoghurt and add fruits or berries to it,"

Berries

Ever wondered why most of the diet fibre products have berries in them? Reason being berries are high in fill-you-up fibre and also helps curb weight. Berries have more protective plant antioxidants than almost any other food. These antioxidants not only lower your disease risks, but also help prevent memory loss. You can have a bowl full of them thrice a week. It could be fresh or frozen, benefits stay!
                                                                                                  

21 April 2011

My First Post ...


"Decisions are a way of defining ourselves,
They are the way to give life and meaning to words,to dreams.
They are the way to let what we are,
Be what we want to be "