On hidden meanings

Is there a ‘spin doctor’ in the house ??

Acquired taste – A food writer described this as “something people only ever say about foods that are horrible”.

Ahead of its time – A book-publishing euphemism for “It bombed”.

Courtesy call – An unsolicited phone call from a telemarketer.

Fixer upper – A real estate term for a property that might more accurately be described as a “tearer-downer.”

Friendly reminder – Urgent warning.

Learning opportunity – A mistake.

Robust exchange of views – A shouting match.

Zero tasking – An impressive-sounding business term to use instead of admitting that you’re doing absolutely nothing.
Heard Any Good Ones: Part 2 | Page 239 | BrownCafe – UPSers talking about UPS

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Each day is a lifetime in miniature

To awaken each morning is to be born again,
To fall asleep at night is to die to the day.

In between waking and sleeping are the golden hours of the day.

What we think we cannot do for a lifetime,we can do for a day.

Anyone can strive to be happy for a day
and to spread happiness around.

Anyone can rise above fear for a day
and meet each situation with courage.

Anyone can hold his temper for a day
and guard the words he speaks.

Anyone can remain honest for a day
and carry his burden heroically.

Anyone can count his blessings for a day
deciding not to look at half-empty but at half-filled glass.

Anyone can eschew hate and cruelty for a day
deciding to live and let live.

Live a day at a time and remember
that tomorrow is another today!

– From ‘Be Your Own Doctor Using Reiki’ by Dr. Dhiren Gala

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The Five Buddhist Principles

  1. Just for today I will not worry.
  2. Just for today I will not get angry.
  3. Just for today I will be honest.
  4. Just for today I will count my blessings.
  5. Just for today I will give love and show respect to every living being.

Just for Today | The Path of Forgiveness
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On driving with patience

A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear!

“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”

And that changed everything !! I immediately went calm & slowed down. In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver. I reached work a few minutes late, but it was ok.

And then it struck me. ..Would I have been patient if there was no sticker? Why do we need stickers to be patient with people?

Will we be more patient and kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads?

Labels like —

  • “Lost my job”,
  • “Fighting cancer”,
  • “Going through a bad divorce”,
  • “Suffering Emotional abuse“,
  • “Lost a loved one”,
  • “Feeling worthless”,
  • “Financially messed up”

….. and more like these!

Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. The least we can do is be patient and kind!

Let us respect the invisible labels….

Source: Respect the Invisible Labels…
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