The Three Ships…

There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk.
One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally and didn’t want to be caught, they turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic. This ship represents us and people like us if we are so busy looking inward at our own sin and lives that we can’t recognize when someone else… is in need.
The next ship was the Californian. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields and the captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren’t favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening. This ship represents those of us who say I can’t do anything now. The conditions aren’t right for it and so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out.
The last ship was the Carpathia. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down, prayed to God for direction and then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic.
When the captain looked back at the ice fields they had come through, he said Someone else hands must have been at the helm of this ship! This ship represents those who would pray to God for direction and then go without hesitation.
Life whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart. We need to take time to listen and to these whispers and take heed.

True Love…

29 Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About

By ,Monday, 04 May 2015

We’ve all pretty much seen the elaborate gestures of love—dashing past the airport security gate to proclaim your undying love for your SO, lighting the entire room with candles because how can you possibly have a good time without it, sending exquisite flowers to remind her of your love or booking the entire expensive restaurant all for you and your better half. But is that really what love is all about?

A Korean artist Puuung wants to disagree. “Love is something that everyone can relate to. And love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives, so, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artworks.” Writes Puuung on her Facebook page. These beautiful illustrations capturing the intimate moments of a couple’s life will give you all the feels.

Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About
Heartwarming Illustrations That Perfectly Capture What True Love Is All About

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Eternal Love…

This touching story reminds me of a song by Firehouse – ‘Love of a Lifetime’ . The words go like this…

Have you heard of a Love of a lifetime?

A love to last my whole life through….

WW2

Wedding of US Marine and Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone   and Marine Sergeant Lena May Riggi. Shortly after, Basilone shipped out to the Pacific and fought on Iwo Jima where he was killed in action. Lena Basilone never remarried and died at the age of 86.

Can you hear a pin drop?

What is the meaning of pin drop silence?
Following are some instances when silence could speak louder than voice.

Take 1:

Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Maneckshaw once started addressing a public meeting at Ahmedabad in English. The crowd started chanting, “Speak in Gujarati. We will hear you only if you speak in Gujarati.” Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Maneckshaw stopped. Swept the audience with a hard stare and replied, “Friends, I have fought many a battle in my long career. I have learned Punjabi from men of the Sikh Regiment; Marathi from the Maratha Regiment; Tamil from the men of the Madras Sappers; Bengali from the men of the Bengal Sappers, Hindi from the Bihar Regiment; and even Nepali from the Gurkha Regiment. Unfortunately there was no soldier from Gujarat from whom I could have learned Gujarati.”………….

You could have heard a pin drop
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Take 2:

JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when Charles DeGaule, the French President, decided to pull out of NATO.

DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, “does that include the 180,000 who are buried here ?”

DeGaule could not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop
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Take 3:

Robert Whiting, an elderly US gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.

At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

“You have been to France before, Monsieur ?” , the Customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”

The American said, “The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !” , the Customs officer sneered.

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long, hard look.

Then he quietly explained …

“Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach, at 4:40am, on D-Day in 1944, to help liberate your country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchman to show a passport to…. ”

………….

You could have heard a pin drop
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Take 4:

Soon after getting freedom from British rule in 1947, the de-facto prime minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru called a meeting of senior Army Officers to select the first General of the Indian army.

Nehru proposed, “I think we should appoint a British officer as a General of The Indian Army, as we don’t have enough experience to lead the same.”
Having learned under the British, only to serve and rarely to lead, all the civilians and men in uniform present nodded their heads in agreement.

However one senior officer, Nathu Singh Rathore, asked for permission to speak. Nehru was a bit taken aback by the independent streak of the officer, though, he asked him to speak freely.
Rathore said, “You see, sir, we don’t have enough experience to lead a nation too, so shouldn’t we appoint a British person as the first Prime Minister of India?”

You could hear a pin drop.

After a pregnant pause, Nehru asked Rathore, “Are you ready to be the first General of The Indian Army?”…….. Rathore declined the offer saying “Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior, Lt. Gen. Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us.”

This is how the brilliant Gen. Cariappa became the first General and Rathore the first ever Lt. General of the Indian Army.

Courtesy: Lt. Gen Niranjan Malik PVSM (Retd), Indian Army