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What is One Rupee Project?

Pakistan has never been able to get out of its basic domestic issues, and we never stop hearing the government, politicians and media talking about curtailing them. From violence to security problems, and education to unemployment, we've never really addressed ANY issue with the utmost urgency and importance it really required. It's over 60 years since independence, and the ditch is getting deeper by the day. Why? Because the power game survives on exploitation of the hungry, shelterless, unemployed and uneducated population of this country. Things are never going to change until all of us get up do something about it ourselves as ONE unit.

The One Rupee Project is NOT a political party, but a NON-PROFIT movement and a silent revolution to make every Pakistani citizen self-sustainable in the next 10 years. And this is only possible when all of us unite, and contribute a little from our lives everyday.

YOU can BRING the change. YOU can BE the change. And to become part of this movement, we just ask you to contribute ONE rupee a day, everyday, to make this huge task possible.

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We are a group of students, activists, professionals and above all, Pakistanis, who are enthusiastic to bring about a major change in Pakistan. A change that we have always expected. A change that we have always talked about.

Lack of self-sustainability, unemployment and education is the root cause of all issues in Pakistan, and with the 'One Rupee Project' we want to spark a silent revolution among all Pakistanis to unite and work towards one common goal: making everyone in Pakistan self-sustainable.

Join us, and lets unite to BRING this change and BE the change.

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I’m sure you ask yourself the same question all the time. “How do I stay positive, when this world is full of such negative influences”.
Lately we have experienced, natural disasters, increasing poverty levels, unemployment that is at its highest in decades, and people fighting to keep their houses, feed their kids and stay afloat. We are in hard economic times. These facts don’t even include your own personal struggles. Sometimes it’s so easy to jump on the negative band-wagon and go to that place. This is the place of negativity; the place that we find it so easy to go to at times like this. In a world full of so many wrongs, how can you keep your mind focused on what’s right? How can you get through the days of rain to make it to all the days of constant sunlight?

I use many different methods of staying positive. I believe everyone has their own methods of coping or of believing. You don’t necessarily have to believe in God or even in some higher being to have positivity. You just have to believe that there are ways to challenge all of your negative influences and turn them to the positive way you really were meant to live.

The methods I use to stay positive vary depending on how much positive energy I need. I put them in order below as I usually start from the beginning and work my way down the list till I am feeling energized and positive again. See if any of them work for you, you might be pleasantly surprised.

1. Talk to God- One of the first things I find helpful is to simply relax, breathe, find a quiet area outside or in the house to spend a bit of time with God. Some of us don’t realize he hears our every thought and is with us always. Take your problems to him. He might not respond right away but praying about them will help you to release the negative vibe within and you will get an answer. It might not be the answer you want but God always responds. He will direct you on your next step if you take the time to send him your questions.

2. Read a book- this uplifts my spirits because I have a strong connection to what I am reading. Regardless of what book it is, there is a reason I am reading it. Whether it makes me laugh, cry or just lose myself in the moment, reading helps channel the negative into another world. In the midst of reading, the author can take you on a journey far away from the problems of today and also make you think about the fact that maybe, just maybe, your life isn’t that bad. There is always another side to things. Books make you think. Try it sometime even if you aren’t an avid reader.

3. Exercise- exercise releases those positive endorphins that get you moving in the right direction. It is hard to be negative when you are jamming to your favorite tune and running down the street. The breeze and the air from outside will get you going and make you realize all the little things in life that can still make you happy.

4. Talk to a friend- there is a little known fact that friends are the angels God sends us to help us when he is unavailable. A friend has the unique ability to make you laugh. Laugh at yourself, laugh at a memory the two of you have together or just to listen when you need a shoulder to vent to. Friends are priceless. I sometimes say “friends are better than family in some ways because they are the family you chose for yourself on a daily basis” I am a select few friends who I am always able to call and have listen to me when I need a friend. Sometimes friends don’t have to know all the answers or even say a word, sometimes you just need someone to listen to you.

5. Smile at a stranger- this seems silly right? I mean why if you are in a bad place, is smiling at a stranger going to help you. However, showing kindness to someone you don’t know can usually lift you up as well as give them some happiness as well. You never know when someone needs your smile. A stranger at a coffee shop could be having the worst day ever and a simple smile from you could make them realize there might still be good people left in the world. Imagine being the reason that someone held on and had faith in this world again. Now that is something to smile about!

So even though I know times are rough out there and sometimes you can’t find a positive thing to say, try some or all of the above activities. I can almost guarantee you; you will experience at least some relief. Remember half the battle is having a positive attitude about life. If you can conquer this, the negativity will all disappear.

“When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” Thomas Jefferson

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” Author Unknown
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight” Japanese Proverb

Courtesy: Debbie A. DeVita

Due to the current worst ever catastrophic Rain Flood in the province of Sindh, millions of people have been displaced and hundreds have lost their lives. All those displaced people had to leave their houses, belonging and are roaming here and there looking for a place or shelter, food and water to live by. It is a pity that they are starving and fighting for their survival. Their hue and cry is genuine. They look totally helpless when they see their children fighting for food, water and clothes.

In this worst and desperate situation, it is the responsibility of every single person and welfare organizations to come forward and contribute for the relief and rehabilitation of our poor countrymen.

It is requested that all the local and international social activists play their role and help those who are in our need…as God help those who help themselves.

At this point in time, food items, tents/shelters, medicines, clothing are badly needed.

We look forward to your kind and brotherly response in this regard.

Pakistan Youth Revolution has joined hands with PK Relief /SA Relief (www.sarelief.com) in collecting funds and supporting the Flood Relief activities.

Please donate generously via “SA Relief” while going to the link http://www.sarelief.com/donate/. You can have complete update through the website as well.

You can also contact PYR Members to collect funds.
PYR Official Group.

Video: Our trip to Badin with SA Relief Team ….. this is the point called “Khoski” Dist. Badin where we distributed some thousands of “ready-to-eat” food hampers.

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t.

Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it.

10 THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM READING TRUCKS.

Source: http://www.sarmadtariq.com/2011/08/02/10-things-you-can-learn-from-reading-trucks/

 

Forget all the Management Gurus, the Self-Help books, the motivational lectures….the fact is that if one is not serious, even divine revelation is useless, and where someone really wants to learn the most important lessons in life, they are more accessible than you imagine. Here are some pearls of wisdom you can get from the statements on backs of trucks. All you have to do is read beyond the apparent clichéd lines, keep your minds open and realize that they actually are all the lessons you ever required.

1. The key to success is hard work, there are no short cuts. Any time spent in wondering how someone else got success is wasted which should have been spent working hard for your own aims. In other words, Mehnat Kar Hasad Na Kar.

2. You will always face obstacles in your path. Remember that you have only two sensible choices, either you can rise above the challenges and overcome them or you can simply tolerate them and move on with your life. In other words, Pass kar Ya Bardasht Kar.

3. Every individual has his or her own path in life. Don’t compare yourselves with others too much, make your own destiny, and let others get what their fate holds for them. In other words, Naseeb Apna Apna.. or Naseeb Paraghley Paraghley.

4. Interact with as many people as you want but always remember to treat them well. Make friends with a smile, not enemies with arrogance. In other words, Daikh..magar pyar se.

5. You will have to cross many competitors in the race of life. Always have confidence in your abilities and compete with them on a level playing field. Warn them before you try to get ahead, never sneak up and catch them unaware. In other words, Haaran de kar pass karein.

6. Keep a positive attitude and concentrate on your own goals. If you spend your time plotting the downfall of others instead, you are bound to end up in disgrace. In other words, Jalney waley ka mun kala.

7. Always wish others well. Harm to others will never benefit you. In other words,Khair naal Aa, Khair naal ja.

8. Always think through any decision you make. Never act in a hurry and without thinking. In other words, Ik Wari Fair Soch Lai.

9. However, do not spend too much time in unnecessary thinking, do not fear or worry too much about results. Such an attitude might reduce your chances of success. In other words, Sochi paya te banda gaya

10. Always remember that people who seem to be having a better time than you might not necessarily be better than you. In other words, Aqal na hovay te maujan ee maujan. 

KARACHI: 

The youth of Karachi are planning a huge Independence Day present for their compatriots this August when they will attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest number of people singing a national anthem simultaneously.

The present record – which was set in Pune, India, on January 12, 2010 – featured 104,637 people singing ‘Vande Mataram,’ one of India’s most popular national songs. However, some confusion exists about the 2010 record, because “Vande Mataram” is not the actual national anthem of India.

“We have contacted the Guinness World Records to rectify this record… We are waiting for their response and correct record details,” said Abid Beli, an entrepreneur with the heart of a social worker and one of the focal persons organising the record challenge in Karachi.

Should that record be set aside, the previous one set by 5,000 plus people singing the Philippines’ national anthem Lupang Hinirang would be recognised again. Either way Abid and his fellow organiser Waqas Pai say they and their volunteers will be prepared.

More:

Karachi youth hope to sing their way into the record books and beat India while they’re at it.

A mosque goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to mosque every Friday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the Imaams are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.’

This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
‘I’ve been married for 37 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals, But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to mosque for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!’ When you are DOWN to nothing…. Allah is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank Allah for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

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I think everyone should read this! ‘When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, ‘Allah, could you get that for me?’