Dignity In All Work

A bee, while flying, sat on a flower and began to suck its essence. A butterfly was also hovering nearby. It asked-” sister! what are you doing, do tell me?

The bee said-” Collecting honey” and again indulged in her work.

The butterfly laughed and said-” Sister! What a fool you are! Is there any honey in a small flower, you are just wasting your time and energy. Come, let us find together a pond of honey.”

The bee kept mum and again became busy in her work. The butterfly kept on searching the whole forest but never saw that pond.
In the evening both returned home – the bee had collected considerable amount of honey and the butterfly was returning empty handed.

So the moral of the story is:
No work is big or small. It’s not the stature of work that matters, but what you learn from working that counts. Never listen to people who tell you that the work you are doing is demeaning or would undermine your prestige. Remember, work doesn’t undermine prestige, it is absence of work that does.

God too worked before he took rest. There is no big or small in the word “WORK”

Having An Affair: Wanna Hide It!

Nonchalantly bring up the word ‘affair’ and see how your spouse reacts to it. If they seem indifferent, they don’t suspect anything yet. However, if they seem to have a mood change, ask, ‘what’s wrong?’ and assure them of your love for them!
If you are having an affair with someone that your spouse doesn’t know, keep it that way! Avoid all chances of them meeting! If it’s someone they do know, that’s a different story! Your best bet would be to act as if nothing is wrong. But, you may want to try to avoid being with both of them at the same time!
Don’t act guilty! If your spouse seems to start getting jealous, give them the attention they want! If you act like they aren’t there anymore, they will know something is up!
When you are going to meet with the person you are having an affair with, make sure you come up with a believable excuse! ‘I have to work late” is the oldest excuse in the book and NO ONE will believe it! You’re not fooling anyone with that! Try something along the lines of, “Oh god, I forgot about the _____! Let me run to the store and pick it up!” Then, when you’ve been gone longer than expected, say you ran into someone unexpectedly! Be creative when you are lying!
Don’t leave your phone unattended! You don’t want your spouse to get a hold of it! There are probably things on there that you want to hide! So delete often!
Last but not least, know how to lie! If you’re not good at making up a believable story on the spot, you should not be having an affair!
Remember all the details of your lies/ stories! The last thing you want is to be tangled up in your own web!
Don’t let the person you are having an affair with get too attached! This could definitely backfire in the long run!
Stay under the radar! Don’t go out in public with the person you are having an affair with unless it’s outside of your own town! Running into someone you know would not be pretty!
Have fun! That’s why you’re having an affair in the first place, isn’t it?
Delete everything on your phone every few hours! You don’t want anyone seeing anything they aren’t supposed to!

2012 : A Great Year For The Teen Soup (Thank You Folks)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for our blog. We are greatful to WordPress for their support. Also, a great Thank You to all our viewers. Please do let know the areas and subjects that you would like us to encroach upon in 2013.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

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Being Nice To People Makes You A Great People Person

Being nice is not difficult, but it needs some polishing for others to realize your effort. A smile on your face makes others smile too. A kind word to someone, or holding a door open to the person who is about to enter, is really easy to do, and in the long run will make even you happy!

Smile to the people you meet, it will urge the other person to smile back. Smiling to others more often is an essential movement to niceness. Even if you don’t like the person, still remain civil and acknowledge them. Try to smile but don’t go too far with chat or overly expressive smiles because that will just come off as fake.

Don’t be shy to introduce yourself to new people. Greet people that come by, and when they see your recognition they will likely respond. Who knows, you may make a great new friend you could have never met if you hadn’t of stepped up and said hello.

Start a conversation. Talk about small stuff that you know the person would be interested in. If you don’t know the other person well enough to know about their preferences, try to talk about things happening around you. (The meeting you’ve both been to an hour ago, the new guy in Math class, the fantastic new shoes your colleague has been wearing, etc.) Incorporating humor always helps, people enjoy someone who can make them laugh or has a sense of humor and can understand them. Dry conversation doesn’t leave an impression.

Everyone loves compliments, so don’t be afraid to say something positive about the other person. But be careful, though, not to flatter them too much. Too much flattery can give the impression that you are sucking up to them, and especially if this new friend is a superior, they will think of you as a lapdog or butt-kisser.

Make arrangements to meet or talk almost every week. Remember to exchange contact methods. Get her email, grab his address, ask for their phone number. Don’t leave without getting their personal info if you really like him/her! (However, if they balk at supplying contact information, do not harass them trying to get it. Be nice, smile, and offer to run into them again someday.)

Get them something nice once in a while. And for holidays or birthdays, buy something really special that you know she/he will really appreciate. It doesn’t need to be something super expensive. A box of chocolates, a new notebook, if you really mean it, your friend will get the message and be nicer to you too.

Be polite to others. Help when needed, even to people you have never met before. That person might be lonely, and you may be the only one they have talked to that day. Imagine how happy they will be…and you will be happy also, knowing you have been nice to someone.

Don’t cuss. It projects an ugly image of you.

Be nice to everyone, even those who have been nasty to you. Who knows? They might start being nice to you, too! And if they don’t, at least you are being decent.

Be eager to offer help. Especially to those who have their arms full, children they are attending to, difficulty walking, carrying heavy articles, etc. One day, you might be like them, and they will offer their help to you. Lending others a helping hand is also a good feeling.

Offer to help clean up after a party or a get-together. The host might be tired, and welcome your help.

Always remember to treat people the way you would like to be treated. If you are nice to people they will treat you in the right manner, and if you are horrible and nasty to people they will think that you’re mean and ignore you.

If people are nasty to you, always treat them nicely even though you don’t want to. It will come in use one day.

If you have people who are very ill-mannered to you, never act the same way back, because you are bringing yourself down to their level.

If you are having trouble seeing the best in people, think of their talents. Is s/he really brainy? Do they have amazing fashion sense? Everyone has something to value.

Do things that are fun to the people and make them feel good…


Welcome To The Teen Soup Blog!

Hi! I am, pretty much a blogger. 😀 Though I’ve started like a few days back, I’m really passionate for it. Through ‘The Teen Soup’ I would like to highlight the problems, difficulties, frustration & yet the better part of us, as teens. Me, myself being a teen am in a teenage crisis & I’m sure most of you are. Our lives are mostly underestimated and rarely overestimated by the parental folks. So here is the space where I pen down some of my teenage lessons & I hope it helps you to relate to your own real life situations & give you the motivation to share your ideas & experiences with me. So, welcome to the family of ‘The Teen Soup’. Read, learn & preach.

P.s.- Happy to help, always. Feel free to share.