Something Different

Ankita Chawla (CA Student + Graphologist + Accountant + Audit Assistant)   (909 Points)

05 May 2011  


What legacy do you want to leave behind? I know, the cat needs
feeding, the house is a mess and there's a show you want to watch.
Daily life is so full that we don't often step back to see if we are
even heading in the direction we want to go in.

Take a moment today to think about how you want to be remembered.
Then think about your day's agenda. Have you scheduled time to do
things that will help you achieve that legacy?




"If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep


This Buddhist proverb gives a remarkably simple prescripttion for all
that ails us. Face in the right direction, do what is right, do what
feels right for you, do what will

help others and advance the cause of good.

Then just keep going. You might stumble, but keep going. You might
get distracted. But keep going.

OK, maybe it is a little more complicated than that. But facing the
right direction and keeping on going is pretty good formula into which
to cram all the complicated stuff.



Is honesty the best policy? Absolutely. Here are three true cases of
fraudulent insurance claims that were discovered:

The car had been stolen, and even worse, the businessman had lost a
collection of valuable paintings inside. The car was found a short
time later engulfed in flames. The insurance investigator, however,
doubted the claim, because the paintings would have been too big to
fit through the car door.

You have to admire the chutzpah of some people, including the 84
year-old who heard the smoke alarm, knotted his sheets together and
climbed out the bedroom window to safety, and explained that some logs
must have rolled out of the fireplace. The insurance inspector found
traces of gasoline in the debris.

Robbers do funny things. Like steal 400 CDs from a rack that holds
just 200. And take 100 videos from a rack that holds just 25. And
remove a gold threaded rug pinned to the wall with thumb tacks. The
engineer confirmed that thumb tacks could never hold up the rug, and
the insurance claim was denied.

Honesty is indeed the best policy.




Still on the upcoming Royal wedding, Yahoo news reported this...

Canadian singer Michael Bublé wisely changed his wedding date to
Argentine model Luisana Lopilato to April 6. "I was gonna do it on the
29th, but I was afraid that it wouldn't get any press."

So do I understand correctly that he is getting married for the
publicity? Or is it the wedding that's for the publicity? Why does he
want publicity?

If I was in the public eye, I think April 29 would be the perfect
date for a wedding - to have some privacy at my wedding and escape the

Sorry, but some people really do have twisted priorities.




Yes, there is an upcoming Royal wedding. And Prince William will be
marrying Kate Middleton, a commoner. America might be the place where
anybody can become President (unless you were born somewhere else),
but England is the land where anyone can grow up to be a princess
(unless you happen to be a male, which might create somewhat of a

But you don't have to look at celebrity folks to learn that Planet
Earth id the place where everyone can grow up to be whatever they
wish. Inspirational stories abound, and they come from every country,
from every walk of life. You are who you decide to be, so go out and
make it happen.




I love this quote by George Eliot:

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."

As we get older, regret starts becoming a more frequent emotion. And
although we sometimes regret things we have done, it is more those
things we have not done that we regret the most. What might you have
been? A scholar? A hero? A concert pianist?

Whatever it is, it is never too late to be that person -- to live
that dream.