Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A really good one for your hectic days

Sharks In Your Life

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to
Japan have not held many fish for decades.

So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went
farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took
to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days,
the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their
boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers
allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese
could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not
like frozen fish.

The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed
fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks.
After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were
tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still
taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they
lost their fresh-fish taste.

The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish
fish. So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do
they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan ? If you were consulting the fish
industry, what would you recommend?

How Japanese Fish Stay Fresh:

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still
put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each
tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very
lively state. The fish are challenged.

Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most
of the time tired & dull, so we need a Shark in our life to keep us
awake and moving?

Basically in our lives Sharks are new challenges to keep us active and
taste better..... The more intelligent, persistent and competent you
are, the more you enjoy a challenge.

If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily
conquering those challenges, you are Conqueror.. You think of your
challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions.
You have fun. You are alive!

Recommendations for us:

1. Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out
of them. Enjoy the game. If your challenges are too large or too
numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead,
reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help.

2. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun
without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the
tears and light for the way.

3. Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but
you enjoy the smooth road afterwards.. Don't stay on the bumps too
long. Move on!

4. When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit
tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better to
give you. When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it
means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh
more or not to cry too hard.

5. No one can go back and make a brand new start. But anyone can start
from now and make a brand new ending.