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Have Lunch With God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.
 
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.
 
Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
 
As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever. When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!"
 
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied! "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before her son responded, she added, "You know, he’s much younger than I expected."
 
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime! Embrace all equally!
 
Have lunch with God…….bring chips. Send this to people who have touched your life in a special way. Let them know how important they are. I did!!!!
 
God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith. My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, and I picked you.
 
P.S.: Wisdom and Kindness make a person Attractive

Sindhi Boy

A young Sindhi boy from Pune goes off to college. Half way through the semester, having foolishly squandered all his money, he calls home.

"Pita ji," he says, "You won’t believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here in Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) that will teach our dog, Moti, how to talk!"

"That’s amazing," his father says. "How do I get Moti in that program?"

"Just send him down here with Rs 1,00,000" the young Sindhi boy says "and I’ll get him in the course."

So, his father sends the dog and Rs. 1,00,000.

About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home.

"So how’s Moti doing son?" his father asks.

"Awesome, Pita ji, he’s talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won’t believe this – they’ve had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!"

"Read!?" says his father, "No kidding! How do we get Moti in that program?"

"Just send Rs.2,00,000, I’ll get him in the class."

The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem.

At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read. So he shoots the dog.

When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all excited.

"Where’s Moti? I just can’t wait to see him read something and talk!"

"Pita ji," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Moti was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading The Economic Times, like he usually does".

"Then Moti turned to me and asked, so, is your father still messing around with that little pretty Champa who lives down the street?"

The father went white and exclaimed, "I hope you shot that son of a bitch before he talks to your Mother!"

"I sure did, Pita ji!"

"That’s my boy!"

The kid went on to law school and now serves in New Delhi as a Member of Parliament.

Access Facebook on any Mobile Without the Internet

Do you have an old mobile phone, like the Nokia 1100, that has no browser and can do little more than make phone calls? Or are you stuck in some remote place where there’s no Internet or no other form of data (EGDE/GPRS/3G) connectivity is available?

Not a problem. You can still use your Facebook account in India by dialing *325# (or *fbk#) from your mobile phone – this service requires no data plan or Internet and it will even work on phones of the Stone Age. Here’s a quick tour:

Use Facebook without the Data Plan

Facebook India has partnered with Fonetwish to bring Facebook on every mobile phone without requiring any apps or even the Internet.

You dial the *325# number, then enter your Facebook username and password and you are in. You can then send number based commands to access various features of Facebook, chat with friends who are online, add new people to your friends list, and more.

I played with the service for some time and it was a nice experience overall. If there were a Unix-like shell interface for Facebook, it would be much similar. Fonetwish says that this service is currently available for Airtel, Aircel, Idea and Tata Docomo users in India.

It may be too much work to read your Facebook news feed stories one by one but this is a good option to quickly update your Facebook status or for chatting with friends who are online. The price is reasonable too – you just have pay a subscription fee of 1.00 per day for unlimited usage.

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