Archive for April, 2007

Little Words to Live By
Listen closely to the unspoken words, you’ll find there’s more truth than the said ones

By: M.L Lai

Money is the root of all evil. If you are willing to discard the evil in you, you will find the true kindness in your soul. No doubt, money is important; it makes the world goes round for those who has it and makes life a living hell for those without it. If money is evil, why does the absence of it makes it a living hell ? It does sounds like, as if the Devil needs to exist in life. Whoever doubted the presence of the two horned being is obviously wrong.

We are living in a materialistic world, where money matters, where evil exists. Don’t mistaken my point, I don’t imply that if you are wealthy, you are the son of the Devil, neither do my statement indicate that you’re an angel if you are pennyless. It is important to realise the fact that we, human should not allow ourselves to succumb to this evil. Most often human are blinded with the search of wealth and as a result, we tend to disregard our own well being and sacrifice our morality.

How many times at work in a day, that you have told or did a white lie to gain advantage in a situation ? The corporate world calls it the “bullshit talk” where else the retail world regards it as the “marketing strategy”. If we truly live in honor of our morality, all of us would be living in the stone age. So, don’t feel bad if you sold your last “unworthy” product to an “unneeded person” just to meet your sales quota of the month. We are just making a living. That’s the sad truth about life. Of course, they are a few awaken ones, who seek other values in life besides money. Most often, the treasure hunt is for “love”. These hunters are called the “love seekers”.

Having clarified the evil in money, I have unconsciously discovered a trial, a test for seeking true friendship and love. I’m sure you may be aware of the idea but have not read it in black and white. I could be so wrong, hence, I seek your view in my Pondering Notion.

A person who truly values your friendship or love is willing to lend you a reasonable amount of money. Allow me clarify the ambiguity of ‘reasonable amount of money’, it is not a dollar or a ringgit. An amount that would raise an eyebrow. This is with the assumption that the person can afford the sum.

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Great mind thinks alike. I wrote one recent post questioning the purpose of life. On the very next day, a dear friend of mine posted an answer in her blog. Here’s an extract from MeariaMia’s blog.

1. Life throws us problems to DIRECT us.
Sometimes a fire should be lit under us to get us moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.”

2. Life throws us problems to INSPECT us.
People are like tea bags…if you want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot water! What do problems reveal about you? “When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy(a bit bizarre unless you’re super-duper optimist) because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience.”

3. Life throws us problems to CORRECT us.
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It’s likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something… health, money, a relationship. .. by losing it. “It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to the little things in life which we usually take for granted.”

4. Life throws us problems to PROTECT us.
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem – but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management’s actions were eventually discovered.
5. Life throws us problems to PERFECT us.
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. Your character is the only thing you’re going to take with you into eternity. “We can rejoice when we run into problems… they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us”

Little Words to Live By
Success can be measured not only in achievements,
but in lessons learned, lives touched and moments shared along the way

By: Unknown

Thirsty ? Care for a cup of love ? This post is dedicated to all the bachelorette out there. Extracted from Ally Mcbeal.

I know him by heart
There’s a secret path I follow
To a place no one can find
Where I meet my perfect someone
I’ve kept hidden in my mind
Where my heart makes my decisions
‘Till my dream becomes a vision
And the love I feel
Makes him real someday

‘Cause I know he’s out there somewhere
Just beyond my reach
Though I’ve never really touched him
Or ever heard him speak
Though we’ve never been together
We’ve never been apart
No we’ve never met
Haven’t found him yet
But I know him by heart
Am I living in an illusion?
Wanting something I can’t see
If I compromise, I’d be living lies
Pretending love’s not meant to be
‘Cause I know my heart’s worth saving
And I know that he’ll be waiting
So I’ll hold on and I’ll stay strong ’till then
‘Cause I know he’s out there somewhere
Just beyond my reach
Though I’ve never really touched him
Or ever heard him speak
Though we’ve never been together
We’ve never been apart
No we’ve never met
Haven’t found him yet
But I know him by heart
No we’ve never met
Haven’t found him yet
But I know him by heart

Little Words to Live By
Friendship is a promise spoken by the heart
It’s not given by pledge
It’s not written on paper
It’s a promise renewed everytime we keep in touch

By: Unknown
One day love and friendship met.
Love asks friendship, “why do you exist when I already do?”
Friendship answers, “to bring back smiles where you left tears”
By: Unknown

Little Words to Live By
People often take life for granted. Sad thing is, they only realise it when its too late.

By:M.L. Lai

Life. Are you living one ? If you have no hopes or dreams, your purpose in life becomes meaningless. Even if you hope the most ridicule, such as meeting your idol is still yet a hope.

I’m just curious, what do you think the purpose of life is ?

Little Words to Live By
To dance gracefully, you need to have courage to let go.

By: H. S. Ho