Monday, November 30, 2009

Dreaming Is Not Bad After All

Every man has dreams...

... and I am no different.

When I was young, I had many ambitious dreams.

I wanted to be an expert and a specialist in the fields that people respected and admired.

I wanted to be a brave man and a great hero that people looked up to for safety and protection.

I wanted to be a wise and knowledgeable man that people loved to draw near for guidance and enlightenment.

I wanted to be a romantic and charming person that people flocked around with eagerness and excitement.

I wanted to be an influential and charismatic leader that people upheld and believed.

Some of these hopes and dreams died fast with age...

... Situations and circumstances had changed everything.

It seemed cruel but necessary.

It is God's way to make us grow and realize our gifts and talents.

But some of these hopes and dreams died very slowly.

We had stubbornly held on to them until they hurt us and everyone around us...

... Time to let go and let God.......


But deep inside, I still believe that everyone must continue to have dreams...

... and I am no different.

Big dreams....small dreams....

Without dreams, there will be no hope and no interest in life.

Without hope, there will be no vision and no future.

So I rather have dreams... and many of them....

...than bow down to fate and wrestle continually with reality.

Well, let's dream...

... Dreaming is not bad after all.

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Quiet Corner

I enjoy a quiet corner to do my work.

I don't want to be disturbed when I am working on something important.

I want to concentrate on my work and I want to do all things well.

Life is a journey of living and learning.

We gain knowledge and experience that bring benefits to ourselves and others.

I just hate the fact that often people just come around, interrupting my work and disrupting my peace.

It is okay if it is of more urgent matters.

But often it is because they are lonely and not willing to work, or because they don't want to see me excel.

Whatever the reasons, I believe everyone must respect others to do good.

A break will be nice after everyone has finished doing their workload.

Yah, I still want to enjoy my quiet corner to do my work.

And I don't want to be disturbed unless it is really urgent.

Sigh... it is so difficult because I don't have a room to myself.

Yah, maybe I need a quiet room instead.

Monday, November 16, 2009

What Do You Think Of 2012?

Certain individuals love to portray how much they know. Piles and piles of books stacked all over in their rooms. More often than not, we hear them quote from certain renowned and respected writers. We look up to them and aspire to be like them. They look cool and stay that way throughout the day. In certain cultures, they will put on long robe, tall hat, and long beard.

Certain individuals love to show how rich they are. They buy fancy hats and shoes, frilly coats and they wear gold, diamond and silver jewelry. They own huge mansions and apartments throughout the world. They throw extravagant and bustling parties in their homes and communities. They earn millions and they spend millions. We desire to be like them.

Certain individuals love to display their qualifications, titles and designations for publicity purposes. There is an air of flair about them. They are a class of their own. They speak with confidence and conviction, with style and impact. They draw huge and loyal audiences. They are the men of the hour and people are drawn to them. They look wonderful and we desire to be like them.

And so the story goes....

But thinking deeper into it... Is knowledge and wisdom, or riches and honor... mean so much to us that they must constitute a very important part of our life?

Some say money can buy happiness. Is it true?

Some say, "Let's get rich and famous?" Is that all that important?

Some say, "Let's gain honor and respect?" Is that all that we want?

It all boils down to our priorities in life... to please men or to please God!

No two men are identical....

But all are accountable to God.

Will it be 2012? Hope not.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Learning From Our Mistakes And Failures

Experiences tell us that rush and last minute decisions always lead to bad and undesirable outcomes.

Everyone knows that.

But not everyone has learned this lesson after years of experience.

Many of us still make the same mistakes over and again.

Many of us continue to regret and feel sorry for our bad decisions and terrible failures.

And history quietly repeats itself.

Nothing much change after thousands years of human history.

The same mistakes all over again....

The same poor decisions abound......

The same failures occur again......

Yah, we always claim that we have learned from our past experiences......

But just how much have we learned from our bad decisions?

Just how much have we learned from our mistakes and failures?

If life is a journey of discovery.......

Why do we never learn to discover ourselves?

Why do we always blame others, and not ourselves?

Why do we always criticize others, and not ourselves?

Why do we always judge others, and not ourselves?

The rest of the world has learned from their bad decisions and failures, and are moving forward.

But those of us who continue to be rumor mongers, harsh critics, backstabbers... are finding it harder to move a step forward.

Oh, just when will we learn from our mistakes and failures?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Morning Sunlight

This morning the sunlight was very glaring.

I tried to look directly at it, but I just couldn't... It was a very bright light.

I was reminded of the Holiness of God and His wrath over our sins.

But I couldn't thank God enough for His amazing love and care.

The warm of the sunlight on this cold and windy morning was especially welcoming.

It lifted the spirit in me to face the world with renewed strength.

It moved me along for fresh new challenges after a long cold night.

It inspired me to great thoughts and feelings.

And I enjoyed the fresh clean air moving around my face as I walked slowly towards the office.

I presumed many who are always confined in dark small rooms knew what I meant.

It was a release and a relief from all suffering, misery, and failure.

If only we knew how to welcome the morning sunlight........