Archive for October, 2010

Little Words To Live By

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

By: Seneca

I used to follow a blogger for many years. I think it must have been at least 2 years. She wrote of such beautiful words. The blog was dedicated to her boyfriend. A love so pure. Then, she went abroad to study. Still, the emotions were strong. Her boyfriend sent her flowers and gifts. I could almost feel her excitement each time she pen her thoughts on the loving posts.

Months past, her writing started to get ugly. Her boyfriend stopped calling. The enchanting lullaby slowly manifested into vengeance. It was almost she hated herself and the keyboard was her only friend. I was helpless. I posted up encouragement to her. I was a stranger trying my might to let her know, life has its meaning with or without him. Then, it went dead. The blog shut down. I never knew what happened to her.

This post is dedicated to her. In times when I read blogs, I miss her. I read a blog today on feminism and it reminded me of the alluring lady I never met. I pray that love will find its way to her soul.

Little Words To Live By

There is no right or wrong in a relationship

What matters is how you made each other feel

By: M. L. Lai

You said hi when we met

You drew colors and pattern while you stayed

You forgot to say goodbye when you left

Please remember me the way you felt when you said Hi

And I shall remember you as you are when you said Hi

Little Words To Live By

Don’t take any decisions when you are angry

Don’t take any promises when you are happy

By: Pravsworld

Little Words To Live By

A team is a group of people who may not be equal in experience, talent, or education, but in commitment.

By: Patricia Fripp

I was signing off my blog today and I saw this note on Facebook. I had to post it out because the Universe is answering my last post.

Following is a letter to his son from a renowned Hong Kong TV broadcaster cum Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents!

My Son,

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons

1.     Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable; nobody knows how long he lives. Some words are better said early.

2.     I am your father, and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will.

3.     Whatever is written are my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches.

Remember the following as you go through life:

1.     Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and me. To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because everyone has a motive for every move. When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful; don’t hastily regard him as a real friend.

2.     No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess. Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don’t want you anymore, or when you lose what/whom you love most.

3.     Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.

4.     Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness. Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don’t over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.

5.     A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, which does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!

6.     I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.

7.     You honour your words, but don’t expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles.

8.     I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch!

9.     No matter how much time I have with you, let’s treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life.

Your Dad

Little Word To Live By

At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and when we summon the will, they soon become Inevitable.

By: Christopher Reeve

My fingers are sore. Its truly is. 500+ Facebook Wall Message, one by one I wrote. As I type along the words, I took moment to enjoy my friend’s profile and read their happening in life. I reminisced and appreciated my friend. I miss every single of them deeply.

I had a flashback of who this person is. Let me ask you to ponder this question – how many people in your Facebook friend list is legitimately your friend ? When I started Facebook, I told myself – I will not let Facebook turn into a Friendster account. My friendster account has tons of people. I blindly accepted because I don’t know how to say No.

Although I have 500+ friends, I would admit I have not been a good friend to all. The year is ending and for some, I have not met or seen in ages. Do you know, the mirror is 2 way. Its a reflection. So, I can understand when  my plea of help, for support is ignored by some.

Winning is voluntary. So is helping. Judgement or not, we are who we are. I learnt a new word few weeks back. NATO – No action talk only.

73 days to go as I countdown for the moment. I am preparing my essay for the most compelling life changing experience. The last paragraph of that essay would be the result of the plea. How my desire manifested the number my intuition spoke to me when I read the email from Nancy. How I truly believe that when Friends United, miracle do happen.

I thank you for your action. It speaks the loudest.