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Every day, we go through life with some form of stress and challenges and no matter how patient we are, we still will lose it.
Life, like the road we travel, has bumps, humps, traffic lights, blockages, potholes… okay okay,,, we do have smooth rides… Or your kids or adults around us just drives us nuts!
How do you react towards those challenges? Do you get impatient, or just drive through those challenges ?
Whatever, you feel is just part of us. Most importantly, at the end of it all, we can laugh at our own silliness for those negative emotions as we are not able to change the situation that is beyond our control.
At least we are still alive to enjoy these life adventures… Be abundantly blessed and feel blessed.
So, remember to enjoy an ice cream and relax. Let your inner child out… LAUGH, BE SILLY, FEEL SILLY…….
After all, LIFE IS STILL FULL OF FUN…..
It has been a while since I have met anyone from my distant past during my youth where my life was filled with questions where life had no purpose.
For the past months, I was busy with work and being a daughter to my elderly parents and reflecting on where God wanted me to go. Placing my trust in my creator is one of those where it challenges me to let go of control and allowing Him to journey with me.
Anyway, back to my meeting people of my distant past as a youth. This came to be as this gnawing question “how has my life impacted or just by being me, has any meaning at all, especially during the years where everything seemed wrong, and when I was about to give up.” That gnawing question was answered a couple of days ago.
A few months ago, I was in a place of gathering and from a far a guy smiled at me and then walked into the hall. He looked familiar and yet I was not sure. Then a few days ago, I was back there again and he was seated a few rows behind me. After the event was over, I walked towards him and called his name ( I was very sure). His eyes sparkled and he smiled and said, “You remembered my name”. He quickly told he me was sick and also lost a leg and his memory. He forgot almost everything about his life. Slowly, he could remember certain things and he said he remembered me (except my name). His memory told him that I am someone from his past and then he remembered how I inspired him because of my disability and being able to dance so well in functions. He loved to sing and we used sing together. After his sickness 7 years ago, he is now teaching music at home but has not sung. I encouraged him to sing again and I know he can.
We were not close but we were close enough to enjoy each other’s company whenever we met for singing and practice those days. Somehow, we lost contact and that was more than 20 years.
In that 10 minutes of just getting acquainted again (did not get to details of his sickness which he said he would want to share with me more as he died and came back to life again), I learned so much about him and myself. He is strong and uplifted. The man with so much joy in his life despite his predicament. He told me he remembered always how inspired he was of me and that I am strength and a positive energy to those I am with.
I am so humbled by his encouragement and affirmation because as a youth, with so much of anger, questions about my existence, I could still inspire others by just being me.
After more than 20 years, I would say that this message gave me the opportunity to share perhaps with young people of today that –
No matter how shitty life was, as a human being, we are created for a purpose even when we are at our lowest point in life. We only just keep pushing forward and live. JUST LIVE.
Be curious, be adventurous, go out for activities that you like. Get involved in charity works, serve the community, dance, sing; just avoid illegal stuff. The more you get involved, you meet people ; whether those who will encourage you or ‘trample’ you – they are actually helping you to grow. Communicate (not fight or argue) with you family members, especially your parents. I know that parents are dominating but they do it our of love. Be patient.
The more you keep going the more you grow and see who you are and able to grow from strength to strength and even, at the same time, inspire someone or two during your journey. The tougher your journey, the stronger you are. No matter how bad your storm of life is, the sun will always shine at the end of it all. That’s how life is. JUST DON’T GIVE UP !!!!!
What you ask will be answered, in HIS TIME! Trust yourself because HE created you! He cannot be wrong to create you!
I am writing this as a reminder to myself or anyone who may need this message.
My prayer is that life will lead you to where you want to go. Journey it with faith and prayer. Angels are around to guide you. ‘Devils’ too… they teach you many things of what you should not become.
Ask for help; Learn and learn and keep learning and then share. Give yourself to others in need.
We are reflections of each other. Those who criticize you have mirrors that need cleaning, that’s all. They cannot see more of themselves.
Most importantly, overcome yourself with victory!
It’s been a long time since I walked the morning market. Hustle and bustle of sellers and buyers. Fresh vegetables, fruits, trinkets, clothes, bags, dry food, canned food, coconut water, breakfast of sorts, you name it, we have it here in Malaysia.
This morning, I got up early and with my sister, Bel, we took a stroll and joined another sister of ours and my oldest niece and had breakfast. My niece has her favourite stall that sells the freshest cakes and breads and persuaded to see and then I bought a butter cake home for my old folks.
Both my sister and my niece left but l and I sat at the coffeeshop and had our breakfast when a lady with a file came and asked for donation for a underprivileged centred which is in another state up north. Usually, we reject such request because there are lots of syndicate involved. However, today Bel decided that she will not question and just gave a small some. Then we asked the lady if she had breakfast and we wanted to buy her a cuppa. She declined and thanked us for our kindness.
About 2 minutes later, an Indian gentleman approached our table and greeted us. We know him as he has been selling lottery tickets for many years and he knows that I do not buy them. Whenever we meet he would pass me but would greet me. This morning, he asked how we were and that he has not seen me for a while. We chatted and wanted to buy him a cuppa too but he declined gently and thanked us. Then I decided that today I will buy from him since we happened to meet.
I told Bel that 2 people rejected our offer for a cuppa but we contributed to their effort. That was the least we did.
It is somewhat a beautiful and fulfilling morning and the joy and satisfaction feeling inside of us gave us the sense of purpose that our life today is meaningful. We are creatures of giving and sharing. Being selfish is not in our system because you will feel dissatisfied and unhappy. I do.
The rest of the morning after that we went about getting some soil and pots for our plants and Bel did another act of kindness when she asked the workers in the nursery if they wanted coconut water as they were having a quick bite to fill their hunger pangs while entertaining customers. So we did.
What a day it has been for us and I should say that our life bank account has some good deposits today. I look forward to the rest of today and I want to enjoy every moment including writing this.
We received gifts from a good buddy of ours who went overseas just now and we are grateful because those gifts are blessings from above.
How has your day been today? Celebrate the small happenings thank the Universe for today’s path and the stops we are going to make before the day ends.
Live every moment, and respond rightly to events that occur. Be a magnet of positivity and greatness.
Your simple smile can save a life.
Your hug can save a life.
Your laughter can save a life. Your ‘hello’ can save a life.
Your encouragement can save a life.
Your text message can save a life.
Your email can save a life
Your compliments can save a life.
Your pat on a shoulder can save a life.
Your helping hand can save a life.
Your stories can save a life. Your presence can save a life. Your prayer can save a life.
You can save a life.
Do you know how powerful every human being is? We are capable of goodness and greatness. Our life experience can heal others. That our life journey and mission whilst creating greatness for ourselves, we also create greatness in others.
Isn’t life a journey ?Not so much to a destination but toward transformation.
The richest and awesome times of our life also comes come right in the midst of our hardest times.
God made us to live in community, to laugh and cry, to hurt and celebrate together no matter what we are going through.
Transformation is tough and sometimes we don’t always end up where we want to be but we live in believe because God believes in us. He fills our life with purpose and passion, if we just let Him into our life to walk the journey with us.
The best part of the journey is God of the universe allows us to play our part in changing the world.
The world is you and I. We need each other.
The Year of the Monkey.
2016, the year of great adventures and awesome possibilities.
May we be as active as the Monkey to tirelessly search and achieve our dreams.
Curious like the Monkey to dare to dream and reach our potential.
I wish everyone the best this year. May your goals and dreams come true.
Remember to share your fortune no matter big or small, with the less fortunate.
Giving is Receiving! Through your generosity, you will receive A THOUSANDFOLD of Blessings and with FULL OF LOVE in return, GUARANTEED.
Stay Blessed and continue your journey even when it is rocky and stormy.