(Please do'nt miss to read this exciting story of Mr. Spencer)New World
ADVENTURES OF MR. SPENCER, THE CAT
ONAM CELEBRATIONS (PART-II)
“Let me tell you about Mahabali." Grandpa sipped some more hot tea.
“Thank you very much my Grandpa. You are very sweet and kind” After telling that, Spencer kissed Grandpa.
Grandpa took time to explain the story of Onam and about Mahabali. Grandpa started
"Once upon a time, there was a great Emperor of Kerala,namely Mahabali. He was belonged to Hindu religion. Mahabali was really a great ruler who loved his subjects very much. He also was a very just as a ruler. Very soon his fame spread around the whole world and also reached to the heaven where the hindu gods and goddesses were residing. The norm at that time was, the person who is that good like the Mahabali could ascend to the throne of the King of all the gods in heaven. Indra was the king of gods and he was afraid of losing his throne to Mahabali very soon. So he ran to Mahavishnu, the Lord,and the Supreme GOD for help. Since, Mahabali was only a human and to ascend him to be the king of gods was also a problem. So Mahavishnu,the Supreme GOD decided to interfere in it and promised to help Indra.
So one day, Mahavishnu, the GOD came down to earth to visit the Palace of Mahabali. He had changed his appearance as a midget andtook a name VAMANA who made a request for a meeting with Mahabali. When he met Mahabali, he requested for a small boon which was a very simple one”.
Then Grandpa again sipped some more tea.
“ It is really interesting Grandpa, do you want me to bring you more hot tea,Grandpa ?”
Then at that moment, Grandma came in. “Oh you two are talking. Spencer, your breatfast is ready. Here there is some more hot tea for Grandpa.”
“Thank you. Let me pour the tea for Grandpa. “ He started taking the tea cup from Grandma.”Grandma,let me pour the tea. I will eat the breakfast a little later ,if you don’t mind. The Onam story is very interesting. Let me hear the rest, Grandma.”
“That is fine,spencer.” Then she went to read the morning newspaper.
“Then what happened Grandpa ? What was that boon ?”
“It was only three feet of land”
“ That was very simple in nature, Mahabali thought. So he gladly agreed to give the three feet of land anywhere he chose.”
Mahabali was very happy .
Midget was very happy.
The moment Mahabali agreed,Vamana the midget grew very large and his head touched the heaven !!!
Of course, Mahabali was surprised. Then immediately he realized the midget was not an ordinary person but was the Lord, the Supreme GOD.!!
The Lord measured the two feet which covered the entire earth and heaven. There was nothing left for the third foot to measure on. !!Mahabali knew that Vamana is really the Lord. So immediately Mahabali kneeled down in front of the Lord and requested him to put his leg on his head to measure for rest of the three feet. The Lord placed his leg on the head of Mahabali and immediately the earth parted in two and Mahabali went down inside the earth. Mahabali knew that to get the foot of the Lord on his head was a blessing which would even make him really a blessed person who will have a seat in heaven. So Mahabali was really happy.”
That is very interesting Grandpa. Then what happened later ?”
Still a wonderful story and reminder of who we really are so enjoy reading it again!
A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg , TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table, visiting with the guests. The professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, 'I hope he doesn't come over here.' But sure enough, the man did come over to their table.
'Where are you folks from?' he asked in a friendly voice. ' Oklahoma ,' they answered. 'Great to have you here in Tennessee ,'the stranger said. 'What do you do for a living?' 'I teach at a seminary,' he replied.
'Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I've got a really great story for you.' And with that, the gentleman pulled up a chair and sat down at the table with the couple.
The professor groaned and thought to himself, 'Great .. Just what I need ...another preacher story!' The man started, 'See that mountain over there? (pointing out the restaurant window). Not far from the base of that mountain, there was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up, because every place he went, he was always asked the same question, 'Hey boy, Who's your daddy?' Whether he was at school, in the grocery store or drug store, people would ask the same question, 'Who's your daddy?'
He would hide at recess and lunchtime from other students. He would avoid going into stores because that question hurt him so bad. 'When he was about 12 years old, a new preacher came to his church. He would always go in late and slip out early to avoid hearing the question, 'Who's your daddy?'
But one day, the new preacher said the benediction so fast that he got caught and had to walk out with the crowd. Just about the time he got to the back door, the new preacher, not knowing anything about him, put his hand on his shoulder and asked him, 'Son, who's your daddy?' The whole church got deathly quiet. He could feel every eye in the church looking at him. Now everyone would finally know the answer to the question, 'Who's your daddy?' 'This new preacher, though, sensed the situation around him and using discernment that only the Holy Spirit could give, said the following to that scared little boy.. 'Wait a minute! I know who you are! I see the family resemblance now, you are a child of God.' With that he patted the boy on his shoulder and said, 'Boy, you've got a great inheritance. Go and claim it.' 'With that, the boy smiled for the first time in a long time and walked out the door a changed person. He was never the same again. Whenever anybody asked him, 'Who's your Daddy?' he'd just tell them, 'I'm a Child of God.'' The distinguished gentleman got up from the table and said, 'Isn't that a great story?' The professor responded that it really was a great story! As the man turned to leave, he said, 'You know, if that new preacher hadn't told me that I was one of God's children, I probably never would have amounted to anything!' And he walked away. The seminary professor and his wife were stunned. He called the waitress over and asked her, 'Do you know who that man was -- the one who just left that was sitting at our table?' The waitress grinned and said, 'Of course. Everybody here knows him. That's Ben Hooper.. He's governor of Tennessee !' Someone in your life today needs a reminder that they're one of God's children! 'The grass withers and the flowe rs fall, but the word of God stands forever.' ~~Isaiah
YOU'RE ONE OF GOD'S CHILDREN!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY! Keep this going. You have no idea which one of your e-mail buddies could use a little hope today (It is really a nice story. We are all the children of God,Who loves us inspite of our birth,wealth or poverty. Thanks to Mr. John Chandy,for sending us this beautiful story.)
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You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years, the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, including high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Meanwhile during this same 60 years, the American levels of heart disease, obesity, elevated serum cholesterol and Alzheimer's have skyrocketed.
Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60 percent of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease? (1)
The fact is, all saturated fats are not created equal.
The operative word here is "created," because some saturated fats occur naturally, while other fats are artificially manipulated into a saturated state through the man-made process called hydrogenation.
Hydrogenation manipulates vegetable and seed oils by adding hydrogen atoms while heating the oil, producing a rancid, thickened substance that really only benefits processed food shelf life and corporate profits -- just about all experts now agree, hydrogenation does nothing good for your health.
These manipulated saturated fats are also called trans-fats -- and you should avoid them like the plague. But if one form of saturated fat is bad for you, does that mean all saturated fat is bad for you?
The Tropics' Best Kept Secret
The truth about coconut oil is obvious to anyone who has studied the health of those who live in native tropical cultures, where coconut has been a primary dietary staple for thousands of years.
Back in the 1930s, Dr. Weston Price found South Pacific Islanders whose diets were high in coconut to be healthy and trim, despite high dietary fat, and heart disease was virtually non-existent. Similarly, in 1981, researchers studying two Polynesian communities for whom coconut was the primary caloric energy source found them to have excellent cardiovascular health and fitness. (2)
Where were all the clogged arteries and heart attacks from eating all of this "evil" saturated fat?
Obviously, coconut oil was doing nothing to harm the health of these islanders.
It may be surprising for you to learn that the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits, such as:
• Improving your heart health.(3) • Boosting your thyroid. (4) • Increasing your metabolism. • Promoting a lean body and weight loss if needed. • Supporting your immune system. (5)
Coconut oil even benefits your skin when applied topically and has been found to have anti-aging, regenerative effects.
So, what are coconut oil's secrets to success?
How Coconut Oil Works Wonders in Your Body
Nearly 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is of a type rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a "miracle" compound because of its unique health promoting properties. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. (6)
Coconut oil is also nature's richest source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. By contrast, most common vegetable or seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs), also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs.
LCTs are large molecules, so they are difficult for your body to break down and are predominantly stored as fat.
But MCTs (7) , being smaller, are easily digested and immediately burned by your liver for energy -- like carbohydrates, but without the insulin spike. MCTs actually boost your metabolism and help your body use fat for energy, as opposed to storing it, so it can actually help you become leaner.
Back in the 1940s, farmers discovered this effect accidentally when they tried using inexpensive coconut oil to fatten their livestock.
It didn't work!
Instead, coconut oil made the animals lean, active and hungry.
Coconut oil has actually been shown to help optimize body weight, which can dramatically reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (8). Besides weight loss, boosting your metabolic rate will improve your energy, accelerate healing and improve your overall immune function.
And several studies have now shown that MCTs can enhance physical or athletic performance.(9)
And finally, as we have already discussed, coconut oil is incedibly good for your heart. The truth is this: it is unsaturated fats that are primarily involved in heart disease and too much sugar and processed foods, not the naturally occurring saturated fats, as you have been led to believe. (10)
Coconut Oil in Your Kitchen
Personally, I use only two oils in my food preparation.
The first, extra-virgin olive oil is the best monounsaturated fat and works great as a salad dressing. However, olive oil should not be used for cooking. Due to its chemical structure, heat makes olive oil susceptible to oxidative damage. So for cooking, I use coconut oil exclusively.
And polyunsaturated fats, which include common vegetable oils such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola, are absolutely the worst oils to cook with.
Three primary reasons:
1) Cooking your food in omega-6 vegetable oils produces a variety of very toxic chemicals, as well as forming trans-fats. Frying destroys the antioxidants in oil, actually oxidizing the oil, which causes even worse problems for your body than trans-fats.
2) Most vegetable oils are GM (genetically modified), including more than 90 percent of soy, corn and canola oils.
3) Vegetable oils contribute to the overabundance of damaged omega-6 fats in your diet, throwing offyour omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Nearly everyone in Western society consumes far too many omega-6 fats -- about 100 times more than a century ago -- and insufficient omega 3 fats, which contributes to numerous chronic degenerative diseases.
There is only one oil that is stable enough to withstand the heat of cooking, and that's coconut oil. So, do yourself a favor and ditch all those "healthy oil wannabes," and replace them with a large jar of fresh, organic, heart-supporting coconut oil.
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(1) Kaunitz H, Dayrit CS. Coconut oil consumption and coronary heart disease. Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine, 1992;30:165-171
(2) Prior IA, Davidson F, Salmond CE, Czochanska Z. Cholesterol
Stella's Teenage Blush ( This is a beautiful story.It vividly describes the hidden feelings of a youth. A very nice story)New WorldStella is an ordinary teenager with acne and pimples but there is one thing that's so striking with her. She has an innate charm and just imagine, she gets 100% in all her tests. I really could not say she is a genius because she forgets her pen most of the time that I always have a spare pen for this friend of mine! Unlike my circle of friends, she is so quiet and reserved that she was once voted as "Most behaved" in our Trigonometry class. Is she weird or strange? This is a million dollar question for me which I tried to solve when we were in fourth year high school. I thought she was a nerd! Why? Because whenever our History teacher ask her any question in History, she knows it and she could even visualise the face of Julius Caesar... Hmm, what has she drunk when she was a baby? Is it some kind of a high quality DNA milk? I am not jealous at all because I can draw so well; Ha Ha!!!, at last I found her weakness. She is weak in painting and even in sewing. One day, I was surprised! She told me a precious secret. She said, "I have a crush and his name is Virgil!" Really? We went to this party and we had a game called Trip to Jerusalem. At the end, Stella and Virgil were left with only one chair to sit on! Whoever sits on the chair is the winner! Guess what, at the end of the music, she accidentally sat on the lap of Virgil; everybody laughed! She blushed, coz Virgil is his crush.
(Lord Byron was a skillful writer of verse who was fond of satiricalexposure of social pretence. He fought also for the plight of downtrodden peoples.) Cynthia Abegail (We are very grateful to Cynthia Abegail Bernardo for finding the following beautiful poem and presenting it for our respected readers)New World
She Walks in Beauty
She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling place. And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow, But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
(Surprise. New World has the youngest story teller. We are happy to republish Arianna Rose Philip,our youngest author and we welcome her to the esteemed team of writers. The following story was told by Arianna who was only 5years old(now 6yrs) and the story was written in words by her mother Anisha Kurian Philip. As you know Anisha is also a writer of our Publication.Arianna used to tell a lot of imaginary stories and this time her mother helped to write one of the stories in words and send for publication. Thanks to Arianna and also her mother Anisha for helping her to write and edit it. We have published many more stories and poems by this young writer.Thanks Arianna)New World
***** Arianna's first book with short stories and poems is being published with the title "THE CHICK AND THE EGGS" as an EBOOK by www.amazon.com. It is available as paperback too. CONGRATULATIONS ARIANNA.
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**WILLIE THE WOLF** Short Story By Arianna Rose Philip
One day when I was looking through the window of my grand parent's house I saw an animal walking across the street. I became very curious because it was a wolf and I recognized him easily. I had seen him. Last week I had gone to the Animal hospital.My mother was with me.We had taken our Cat Mr.Spencer to the doctor. There we saw Willie the wolf there.Hum... I had never seen a wolf before.I was curious. I smiled at him. He too. He told me his name. Across the street poor Willie was limping. Oh! he may be in pain,I thought. So I ran to him and said "hello,Willie". He was very happy to see me there. Hellow "Arianna,how are you ?" He asked." I am fine. Are you in pain ?" He replied with a sad look. " Oh!..Ya...a little pain."He answered. I wanted to help him.His owner was walking behind him. I asked permission from him. "I have a fireman friend,Mr. Johnson.He can help Willie."I told the Owner. "Please help,thank you Arianna." The owner replied. I called the fire station and requested Mr. Johnson to help Willie.He immediately came and took Willie to the Animal Hospital.I went with my Mother to visit. Willie had a thorn on his pam. The Doctor took it out. He put a bandage too. Oh! how happy he was. How happy I was too.The owner thanked. Willie embraced me and told "Thank you Arianna. You are very helpful." My parents and grand parents thanked me.
***Please help others when they are in need. Thank you for reading my story. love to all of you Arianna (Republished from 6/27/11/)
A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door. SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?' DAD: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the man. SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?' DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily. SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?' DAD: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.' SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down. SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow $25?' The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.' The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.
'Are you asleep, son?' He asked. 'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy. 'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.' The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father. 'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled. 'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.
'Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.
It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.. Have we forgotten what is really important in life? Too caught up in money, personal ambitions, and forgot how to enjoy and appreciate the sweet simplicities in life?
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
Ref:boban and molly group Labels: Abraham G. 10/19/11 by georgekurian republished
Dad to Tintu mon: When I beat you how did you control your anger? Tintu mon: I start cleaning the toilet. Dad: How does that satisfy you? Tintu mon: I clean it with your tooth brush. Tintu Mon: 2 God: Plz give me 1 bag full of money, a job and 1 big vehicle full of girls. God: Bless u! Today Tintu Mon is the bus conductor of a Girls College . Man: Do u know how 2 swim? Tintumon: No. Man: A dog is better than u! It can swim. Tintumon: So do u know how 2 swim? Man :: For sure! Tintumon: Then, what's the difference between u and a dog?