Archive for October, 2009

What is success?

October 20, 2009


At God’s footstool, to confess
A poor soul knelt and bowed his head.

“I failed,” he cried. The master said,
“Thou didst thy best. That is success.”
– Anonymous

Success is the peace of mind attained only through self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you’re capable.- John Wooden

Creed

October 20, 2009

“Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his life more true:
To think without confusion clearly,
To love his fellow man sincerely,
To act from honest motives purely,
To trust in God and heaven securely.”

“Be true to yourself,
help others,
make friendship a fine art,
drink deeply from good books,
make each day your masterpiece,
build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live,
and give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day”

Lost Generation

October 20, 2009

The Very Old Lady

October 16, 2009
A very old lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.” So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day.

Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, preparing for her day, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. “Hmm, two hairs… I fancy a centre parting today.” She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day.

A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. “One hair huh…,” she mused, “I know, a pony-tail will be perfect.” And again she had a great day.

The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald.

“Finally bald huh,” she said to herself, “How wonderful! I won’t have to waste time doing my hair any more..”

~author unknown

忙还是盲?

October 16, 2009

忙。忙。忙。。 好忙。
我不喜欢这种感觉。
我不喜欢这种忙到没有时间 reflect 的感觉。
我不喜欢这种喘不过气来的感觉。
我不喜欢这种失去自我的感觉。

真的那么忙吗?是为了事业?志愿?每天繁琐的小事?还是发白日梦?

到底是忙还是盲?

time

October 15, 2009


so many thots …so many reflections… so many things to share..so many stories to tell..so many “grace” encounters to thank God for….so much i yearn to blog….. but, i grapple with time.

managing time is an art. it seems that i’m not too gifted in this form of art… but we can be nurtured into it..as we grow ‘wiser’ and more ‘mature’ so to speak, “prioritising” is something we should learn to grow better in…and making full use of time given to be efficient and effectively.. apparently, it still remains an art to me… but again, its the process i learn, and will continue to do so.

my cell leader always remind me that..2 things we ought to do with our time:
1. grow ourselves
2. grow others
time should be spent on upgrading, building ourselves up, feeding our body, soul, spirit, mind. or we spend it with people to build one another, and the community..

what am i doing with my time?

someone said “work is a gd 4-letter word”, and “work is a blessing”, i just came bk from work upon a meeting which ended at 10.30pm..and preparing for work again at 9am [not complaining over here…) but just to prove the point that out of 24 hrs a day, most of us spent more than 12 hours on work!

time is life.
if we spend almost half of our entire life on work….
yet dread our legs to work everyday…
realised we have stop learning and went into an autopilot mode…
grumbling instead of being grateful…
think again.

time is a gift.
we are stewards of time.
every minute every second’s a bonus.
we ought to guard it with much care
as we do not know when our time is up.

time is subjective
people like to associate me with the word “busy”
i raise my 2 hands and feet to agree with that
but i do spend considerable amt of time alone doing nothing…
rather still busy… engaged in catching up with myself and God..
but yes, i’m still busy.

thank you God for the 86400 seconds, 1440 minutes and 24 hours a day,
what then am i doing with all that…?

Lord, i want to be a good manager.
manager of time

The Solitary Piece of Coal

October 5, 2009

…just so that we will remember to stay in His love…

SG-KL-HK-SG

October 5, 2009

Off to KL for a staff retreat, then to HK to conquer Wilson trail.
seemingly rest to race.. more to that,
praying that i may rest in vigilance and fight in restedness..
…there you go, paradoxes again..

looking forward to the journey ahead, in the hope that i may find some ‘stimulations’ & ‘inspirations’…..