Sunday, August 30, 2009

Feeling Hurt


All of us feel hurt, bitter or angry once in a while.

Some of us feel hurt because we have no one to share our burdens.

Some of us feel hurt when others are not sensitive to our needs and wants.

Some of us feel hurt because of our past experiences.

Some of us feel hurt when our secrets are exposed.

Some of us feel hurt because of rejection, betrayal, abuse, injustice, or ill-treatment by others.

But there are some among us who feel hurt when others feel hurt.

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It is not easy to bear when others don't want to talk to us anymore.

It is not easy to bear when others don't trust us anymore.

It is not easy to bear when others don't want to do with us anymore.

And it is never easy to bear when others insult us in public.

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It can be really painful when our loved ones are not faithful to us.

It can be really painful when we are being cheated all the time.

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Some of us feel hurt when they heard others are being hurt. This is good. It means they love others so much that they don't want anything bad to happen to them.

Parents feel hurt when their children and grandchildren cannot live in peace and harmony. To them, the family belongs together no matter what happens.

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Others get hurt when their birthday or an important date is forgotten.

Others get hurt when they have a breakup.

Others get hurt when their parents are busy.

Still others get hurt when their friends leave without saying goodbye.

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A few of us get hurt so very easily.

A few of us get hurt over something so tiny.

A few of us get hurt over some advices and comments.

A few of us get hurt over some misunderstandings and misinterpretations.

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We usually blame others for our hurt feelings.

Yet we often set ourselves up to experience hurts, rejection or burnout.

Maybe we need to learn to be more positive and less sensitive.

We don't have to feel vulnerable to feel hurt.

Smile! Life is not that bad after all.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Visit To A Park



My family and I were having our packed lunch in a reservoir park.

It had been quite a long while since we last visited this reservoir park.

There were few people around.

We had a spacious wooden shed all to ourselves.

My wife and I sat together enjoying our romantic moments.

The children were sporting enough to leave us alone.

The park was indeed beautiful and well worth a visit.

Some visitors were taking a nap on a bench under the tall dense trees.

The lake was calm and pretty.

I loved the peace and serenity I found here.

We ate our lunch slowly.

It tasted especially nice and sweet.

We were smiling together and we had a lot to share that day.

Many wonderful thoughts swam in our heads that day.

Sometimes a change of environment can make a great difference.

Now I understand why some people love to have their wedding in the park.

Now I understand why many families love to have their picnic in the park.

It was so relaxing and a good break from the chasing of life.

But time didn't permit us to stay longer...

We had to send our elder daughter to the airport.

Reluctantly we made our move...

Hugging one another we walked slowly toward our van....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Whistling



Whistling is the production of sound by means of carefully controlling a stream of air flowing through a small hole.

Whistling can be achieved by creating a small opening with one's lips and then blowing air out of the hole.

Whistling is fun. It is strange to be able to form lips like these, and funny to be able to whistle.

Whistling is fantastic because when we don't know the lyrics of the song, all we need to do is just to whistle the tune!

Some people believe that whistling is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Whistle a happy tune will help to lighten our spirits. Besides, whistling help us to take deep breaths and inhale more oxygen.

Whistling is a skill that many try to achieve but aren't successful. It takes a lot of patience and practice to be good at whistling.

Some people have tried their very best but still unable to do it right. Some whistling are really horrible.

Most children love to whistle. Sometimes we can see them doing it together and giggle.

Whistling can be impolite, annoying and deafening to those who are reading, having a conversation, or doing some serious works.

But whistling can be very soothing after a hard day work when our whole body starts to ache, and especially when we are lying down comfortably on our back.

Some people believe that whistling is good for the soul. People that whistle are generally more happy and feel good about themselves.

Music accompanied by whistling can be wonderful.

I love whistling when I am alone.

How about you?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sometimes When Life Becomes Stressful....



Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will tell myself to be cool and then enjoy the process of cooling down. I will tell myself to be calm and then try to make some rational analysis.

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will go for deep breathing exercises. Deep breathing exercises often help to fully relax and calm my body, and quieting my mind.

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will tell myself to relax and enjoy my life. Problem doesn't last all that long and nothing is all that important except to love one another.

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will tell myself it's okay. It is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to be angry and sad. It is okay to cry. It is okay to take a little break. It's okay, it's okay.

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will pray and meditate about it. Prayer and meditation help me find my vision and my hope again. Prayer and meditation bring God's Word close to my heart again. Prayer and meditation give me the peace, the love, the patience and the joy that I need to go on everyday.

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will ask my wife to massage my body. Massage relieves tension in my muscles. Massage steadies my racing heart. Massage promotes deeper, easier and healthier breathing. Besides, massage fosters improved communication between me and my wife.

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will speak to others about my problems....

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will try to relax and listening to the music....

Sometimes when life becomes stressful, I will go for outdoor activities. I love exercises. I love hiking. I love gardening. I love sightseeing......

What do you do when you are stressful?


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Disasters and Troubles



For more than 2 weeks, the haze has covered and blocked out the clear blue sky.

Widespread and indiscriminate burning is the common cause of haze in this part of the world.

Visibility is getting worse and worse each day; really terrible if you are driving.

The weather is getting warmer and the sun more intense. Those who work outside can really feel the heat and know just how hot the sun is.

There are many suspected and confirmed cases of H1N1 in the country and 8 persons have died. Tension and worry have filled the air, and you can really feel the apprehension of the people around.

The newspapers today say that the El Nino is coming back to stay until October.

Disasters and troubles come in succession so fast while we are in this vale of tears.

Not many children are playing outside the house. Many are down with flu, cough and fever.

The hospital is full of patients everyday, seeking for treatments.

It is said that the cost to diagnose and to treat H1N1 is expensive.

Just wonder how the present government can manage...

Oh, just how shocked and helpless we can be when disasters and troubles come together.

But we are not to despair. We are to persevere in faith, not looking at what is seen, but at what is unseen, fixing our eyes on the LORD Jesus.

God knows how much we can bear and will rescue us in due time.

Glory be to God on high.