HOW TO STAY YOUNG..??

How to stay youngHOW TO STAY YOUNG..??

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

 

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

 

But do share this with someone.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Worry about nothing, pray about everything!! JJJ

6 Ways to Improve Interpersonal Relationship among Seafarers on board Ships

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One-man-show cannot run the whole ship.

Working on ships is a “team effort”. A “one-man-show” cannot run the whole ship. In order to perform operations smoothly and safety on board ships, good interpersonal relationship among seafarers is a must.

As the number of people on board ships is limited, there are high chances of ego clashes and dissatisfaction among crew members. As important it is to avoid politics on ships, equally important it is to enhance interpersonal relationship between people on board to ensure that all jobs are done smoothly and safety.

Working on ships is not an easy task and dissatisfaction and demotivation can easily be developed among seafarers as a result of various kinds of stresses.

During such situation, it is the job of chief-engineer/chief officer/captain to get rid of discontentment among people on ship and instill the importance of interpersonal relationship.

As the number of people working on board is limited, everyone should try to know each other in order to understand the values, knowledge and skills each one has. This is the first step towards developing interpersonal relationship on board ships.

However, chief engineer/captain/chief officer should take additional steps as mentioned below to ensure that all team members are comfortable with each other both on and off work.

1. Morning meetings (Tool box meeting): The morning meeting, which is conducted to assign work to team members, is the best time to get all the crew members together. It is necessary that crew members talk to each other during such meetings and discuss their views and opinions.

Each member should be given a chance to provide suggestions regarding improvement of work process and safety precautions to be taken. This activity gives members a sense of responsibility and importance and also works a great deal in enhancing their performance and interpersonal relationship.

2. Tea-Breaks: Tea breaks if used efficiently can work wonders towards enhancing “team effort”. It should be made compulsory to get all crew members together during tea breaks to discuss the work in progress and other important things that they feel are necessary.

3. On board training sessions: On board training session is yet another important opportunity to get crew members together to impart important working knowledge or conduct safety committee meetings. Captain and chief engineer should arrange the meeting in such a way that maximum crew members are able to participate.

4. Spending free time together: It is often seen that post working hours, officers and crew members spend time in their own rooms instead of getting together in officer or crew lounge. Watching movies and playing games in free time is a solid way to know each other and build great relationships both on and off work.

5. Arranging events/sports days: It is necessary to arrange recreational events or sports days which require crew members to participate in teams. This is a great way to inculcate the importance of team spirit and building interpersonal relationship among crew members.

6. Parties and Get-together: Everyone likes to party and unwind once in a while. Party is a great method to bond people together and improve scarred relationships on board ships. However, it is necessary that they are arranged in such a way that maximum crew is able to participate. Festival celebrations are also a great way to enhance interpersonal relationships between people onboard.

The above mentioned methods are some of the main ones that are used onboard to enhance relationships on board ships. Doing this would not only ensure smooth and safe operations of the ship but would also improve productivity and employment satisfaction.

 

Source: Marine Insight

CHEER UP

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NEVER   CRY    FOR   ANY   RELATION   IN     LIFE

BECAUSE    FOR   THE   ONE   WHOM    YOU   CRY  

DOES   NOT   DESERVE   YOUR TEARS

AND    THE    ONE   WHO    DESERVES

WILL   NEVER   LET   YOU    CRY………………

 

TREAT   EVERYONE   WITH   POLITENESS

EVEN    THOSE   WHO   ARE   RUDE    TO   YOU,

NOT    BECAUSE   THEY   ARE   NOT    NICE

BUT    BECAUSE   YOU   ARE    NICE…………………..

 

NEVER    SEARCH   YOUR   HAPPINESS

IN   OTHERS

WHICH    WILL    MAKE   YOU  

FEEL    ALONE,

RATHER    SEARCH   IT   IN   YOURSELF

YOU    WILL   FEEL   HAPPY

EVEN    IF   YOU   ARE   LEFT    ALONE………………….

 

ALWAYS    HAVE 

A    POSITIVE   ATTITUDE   IN    LIFE.

THERE    IS   SOMETHING   POSITIVE    

IN    EVERY   PERSON.

EVEN    A STOPPED   WATCH   IS    RIGHT

TWICE    A   DAY……………………………..

 

HAPPINESS    ALWAYS   LOOKS   SMALL

WHEN   WE   HOLD   IT   IN   OUR    HANDS.

BUT    WHEN    WE   LEARN   TO  

SHARE    IT,

WE    REALIZE   HOW BIG    AND   PRECIOUS   IT   IS!……………..

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND by Mary Stevenson

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One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to him and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the
very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.

“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life there is
only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed you most
you would leave me.”

The Lord replied “My precious, precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,
it was then that I carried you.”

 

We have so much to be thankful for!

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Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman
And wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs; the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it’d do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
“I thank you,
you’ve been so kind.
It’s nice to talk with folks like you.
You see,” he said, “I’m blind.”
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes; the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play,
but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
“Why don’t you join them dear?”
He looked ahead without a word.
I forgot, he couldn’t hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears; the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go..
With eyes to see the sunset’s glow.
With ears to hear what I’d know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

After all, it’s just a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for!
Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty