Saturday, June 27, 2009

Time To Be Sick

My body feels weak and I am sleepy. And I walk around like zombie.

With the scorching sunshine and the cloudless blue sky, with the heavy workload and the tight schedule, I eventually succumbed to illness and was asked to rest.

I have not been sick for a long while. And I feel very uneasy. Instances like this make me feels miserable and venerable. Life seems to come to a standstill and everything seems so sluggish. Inactivity is okay. But to have everything running so slowly around us is something that I can't tolerate. Oh please, make me get well again and get out of here.

I know I badly need a rest and that is what I intent to do. I really have to recover my health before I send our daughter to the airport and then help her in her registration in a renowned university tomorrow. God willing, we may have a good time together.

My breathing is getting heavy, and my shoulder aches. Frequently I cough though I am no longer feverish. And my lips are still very dry.

Sometimes responsibility outweigh everything, especially to our loved ones.

They are my lot in life and for them I will sacrifice.

Yeah, God willing, we will have a good time.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Speak Up Before It's Too Late

Indecision can cause us to waste a large portion of our life. Indecision can indeed ruin life.

That is what I was told and what I have discovered to be true.

If we have made up our mind to do something, we must not hesitate. Hesitation always leads us to confusion and makes us miss opportunities and chances.

If we have made up our mind to study hard, we must concentrate and focus on our studies.

If we have made up our mind to choose a certain career path, we must put our heart into it and not easily bogged down by failures and discouragements.

If we have made up our mind to win someone's heart, we must be serious in our relationship and pay much attention to each other's presence, feelings, needs and wants, etc.

Many wasted opportunities when we are not ready. Many missed chances when we don't think hard and work smart.

Many heartbreaks when we don't speak up to our beloved. Many regrets when we can't voice out in time. Looking at one other from afar in later years can be really hurting and causing more heartbreak.

If only I were more decisive... If only I were more outspoken... If only I were more straightforward... If only I were more sensitive... If only I were more considerate... Those useless words are the fruits of indecision.

Speak up before it is too late.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What Does It Take To Be Successful In Life?

What does it take to be successful in life?

Some believe in self-realization and self-actualization, and the perseverance and will to survive and succeed. To them, life is full of choices and decisions. You choose what to do with the rest of your life. You decide whether to go ahead or to abort in your struggles and challenges. The choice is yours. Success in life depends totally on you. You discover and understand your strengths and weaknesses. You identify and evaluate opportunities and threats. Don't blame it on others when really it is your own doing.

Some believe in luck and wait for things to happen. They claim that they are no different from other people. It is just that they are more fortunate and privileged. They are born in a wealthy and rich family. They are around when opportunities arise. They are always at the right place at the right time. They are just plain lucky.

Some believe in wisdom and understanding. Somehow they are cleverer, smarter and wiser. They are more able to do things efficiently and effectively. They stress on quality living and successful learning. They are one class above others.

Some believe in guiding and guarding angels. They believe that they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual. They believe in the grace and mercy of God who love them and will always take good care of them through His ministering angels.

And so when you ask someone, "What does it take to be successful in life?" The answers vary widely. Some believe in their talents, abilities and skills, some believe in their upbringing, some believe in family value, tradition and culture, some believe in their changing environment or their willingness and readiness to change, some believe in luck and fortune, some believe in supernatural and spiritual forces, and some believe in God and His ministering angels.

How about you? What does it take to be successful in life?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Seek True Love

I wonder if anyone of us can precisely pinpoint when he or she falls in love.

Some believe in love at first sight. They meet someone for the first time and instantly fall in love. Nothing else matters. No one else matters. They will sacrifice and risk giving up everything just for his or her sake.

Some don't enter into the love affair lightly. They take quite a while before entering the love zone. They desire to be friends and not lovers. They spend much time together to share and to foster better understanding and trust. They only get seriously in love when they perceive that they definitely can make a better life together.

Some dare not venture into the love zone. They just cannot let go of their prejudices and distrust. They just cannot stop criticizing and judging others. No one really meets their standards and expectations. And they just cannot share their lives with anyone, not even their immediate family.

But I believe we should all enter into the love zone. The ability and the readiness to love one another is a gift of God often neglected.

It is a fact that love is often misused and abused. Some just love to take advantages of those who eagerly want to love. To them, love is a possession. They feel that the more they are being loved, their lives will be more satisfying and fulfilling. They play with others' feelings and emotions for a selfish and momentary gain and they cause many heartaches, heartbreaks, and frustrations.

But true love needs not be like that. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, and will be. True love is loving and living with person through ups and downs, good and bad and ugly. True love is one of those rare things that some believe does not exist, while others have lived it and know better.

Some find true love in the person they love. Others sacrifice all their true love for others with no returns.

But that's it. God has given true love to be shared and cherished.

Seek True Love while it can be found.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dream Big

Some say the rich and powerful rule the world.

It is only when we are rich that we can provide for all our needs and wants, and serve others equally well.

It is only when we are powerful that we have the upper hand to do what we want and rule over others.

Some see riches as the chase for money and wealth and material possessions. They try all means to accumulate material riches and display them publicly.

Some see riches as the chase for tender loving care. They treasure family love and mutual friendship. And they seek not to have more conflicts and enemies.

Some see riches as the chase for satisfaction and fulfilment in life. They emphasize feeling and aspiration. And they seek after pleasure and wisdom.

Some see power as physcial in nature. They desire physical strength and military prowess as in ages past. And now they talk about people's power and people's movement. They talk about political, social, economical and technological power.

In short, this is how we see the world and the rule no.1 of survival.

King Solomon chased after all these. But at the end of the day, he admitted that all is chasing after the wind. All is meaningless: wisdom, pleasures, toil, advancement and riches. And we are to give an acoount to God in the Judgment Day.

Earthly gains will never bring forth eternal happiness. It will never really satisfy. Others may continue to extol and praise us, but we remain a poor and weak creature in God's sight.

Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).