ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I’VE EVER HEARD!

 

ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I’VE EVER HEARD!

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she  told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X’s and then putting a big ‘F’ at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s past records and she put Teddy’s off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy’s first grade teacher wrote, ‘Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners… he is a joy to be around..’
His second grade teacher wrote, ‘Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.’

His third grade teacher wrote, ‘His mother’s death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn’t show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren’t taken.’

Teddy’s fourth grade teacher wrote, ‘Teddy is withdrawn and do isn’t show much interest in school. He doesn’t have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class.’

By now, Mrs Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy’s..

His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume..

But she stifled the children’s laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, ‘Mrs Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.’

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her ‘teacher’s pets..’

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he’d stayed in school, had stuck w it it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honours. He assured Mrs Thompson that she was still the best and favourite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor’s degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favourite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer…. The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.

The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course, Mrs Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.
They hugged each other, and Rd. Stoddard whispered in Mrs Thompson’s ear, ‘Thank you Mrs Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference.’

Mrs Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back.. She said, ‘Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.’

(For you that don’t know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)

Warm someone’s heart today. . . pass this along. I love this story so very much, I cry every time I read it. Just try to make a difference in someone’s life today? tomorrow? just ‘do it’.

‘Random acts of kindness, I think they call it!
Believe in Angels, then return the favour’

How a simple technique helps you to be more Happy in 2018?

What a wonderful time of the year. It’s New Year and time to post something that matters most to me. I had an amazing year and it flew by just like wind and left nothing but memories,  good, wonderful, amazing memories and Learning. Lots of Learning.

Last year I have achieved quite a few things, what ever I have visualized and this year I am going to do the same. I am going to achieve my life goals by visualizing them and make them happen, I know in the way I will meet people like you who is reading this and wonder about this time,  what is it  that Ravi after. Yes I am not after filthy get rich schemes, bitcoins or anything that make you super rich or anything that sound so great to be true. No… I am after a true happiness and that is within everyone, we just don’t know about it, we all are working hard, smart, dump, drain to death… blah blah blah…. all those things are rubbish and Great at controlling your emotions, I will not do that rather I would share a simple technique of breathing which will make you so happy just in few Minutes.

Ready….

All you need to do is simple breathing Inhale and exhale and try to observe your breath while your eyes closed. I know when you close your eyes first time your mind start wondering and its completely OK, because you now start to know that you have observed your thoughts, mind, breath and emotions. And this observation will leads you to depths of your strength, your purpose and all happiness you are seeking. All you need to do is Inhale and exhale and observe your breath. At one stage you will have that spark and you will start feeling sensation but you are not after that you are the observer of everything that happens to you, surrounding you, within you, without you. A state where you are so claim and peace. You have now reached to the true happiness. 

Few minutes a day will keep you so happy that eventually you became a natural at it. This will cost you nothing. Your detachment is a key and yet you are so affectionate to the self. You are more closure than you think.

I have now share the great secret of happiness and you can share with others. I am not a spiritual healer or anything that advertise after money, If you think this helps you to be happy share to more people and help others.

I am so grateful if I ever help you to make happy for even few moments.

Thank you.

Love and Peace.

RL

Year 2015 – Review

 

It’s Time to Sum up 2015 and Welcome Big Leap Year 2016.

Well Well… when I look back at my timeline I see Memories and more memories. Sweet, precious, Joyous and wonderful. These year just past as bink of eyes. And yet so many awesome things we have done, achieved, yet to achieved, tried and not succeed yet. I am currently writing and looked at my year end sum up for each of year ends, it looks awesome. I am thankful to #facebook for preserving those moments.

So far year 2015 was just awesome and terrified (not terrific … sorry, but I’ll explain it later).

This year was totally roller coaster, ups and downs with heavy gravity but end of the year it adds up and teaches me valuable lessons of experience. I learn a lot this year, get my hands on people skills, entrepreneurship, and become more humble with my ambitions. I have few terrified experience with great failed of the project, designerlenses.co.uk, few vulnerable experience with temporary jobs, but on the bright side I have manage to get through all and convert those challenges to opportunities. My definition of success was wrong so I learn more quickly, there is no success or failures, and those are just options. Failure is only an option. So keep trying, be specific to your achievements.

Yet if I look back from January to December, I have awesome year so far socially, more memories which I like to remember for the life.

1. Ram Infosystems registered as Limited company (became contractor)

2. Concept of designer lenses

3. Krisha’s 5th Birthday Party, it was such a wonderful time, I seen her happy and I give all credits to Priti my other half. Without her, it was not possible to arrange on that scale. Love every details of it, I appreciate all friends and family who have attended it. Love you for that.

4. Gym session, fading squash squad.

5. Contracts in between.

6. Memorable Lads holiday weekend in #riga.

7. Looking for the new bigger home with Priti (that time was just brilliant, I understand Priti bit more and it was happy feelings, love every bit of it.)

8. Finally big decision for buying big house and plan through it, it was the most stressful time of the year for good 3 months but with God’s grace and courage from family, friends and utterly guts for taking risk, we were able to get through painful transition and achieve it.

9. Now in transition to preparing for moving in to the new home.

10. All of above, tremendous support from my soulmate throughout the year, love you @Priti Lodhiya.

11. Priti’s Birthday, Yearly more picnics, outing with friends, family and those joyous time with Krisha balance out everything I have failed to achieve professionally.

So far it was all about the past year, it seems to me just pass too fast. I believe those who reading this feel the same. I think my words are not expressive yet, till blend and raw, however I am trying hard not to be simpler but it’s complicated to explain. So my beloved families, friends and Facebook friends, it was overall amazing 2015 and I bet 2016 will be more fanatic.

My goal for 2016 is to become more adventurous entrepreneur, pass through my journey towards to my achievements by becoming more determine and courageous. I know my love is always supportive and with me no matter what, I am so thankful for that.

New venture is on the horizon and I am putting my all to that. So behold 2016 I am going to make a dent in the Universe, two of my baby start shaping and it will be live by March 2016, Jewl.biz and localopticians.co.uk both will change prospective for retail business especially for those on high street and seeking trend for united kingdom market. I promise you it will be a huge and massive leap help for small independent retailers and you will love it for everything.

So my beloved friends, I wish you all Joyous and prosperous new year. May Year 2016 became more memorable for all of us. Let be more connected with our emotions and help each other to nurture our relation.

At last I will close my writing by adding maitri prayer.

May I be happy and blessed with goodness all the time

May you be happy and blessed with goodness all the time

beings living on the earth, in the water and in the air, may all be happy and without pain

Creatures living in all ten directions, may they meet goodness everywhere

may all be without fear and without ill will, may all be without torment

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