Saturday, February 03, 2007

Basic things of life

Blessings of the Day: Went for prayer meeting.. though literally dragging my feet to go there but i am glad i went. Because it was a good time to talk to God through prayers.
I am desperately in need of a break. i can't stand it *screams*

Work is piling up yet at same time raise uncertainity. I got to focus! PY Focus!!!

Oh Father, please help me - Py is going bonkers very soon. School starts Tuesday and I haven got the time to sit down and read through.

Why is Chinese New Year coming so early?!


While i was flipping through the magazines hoping to get an inspiration of what hairstyles to cut and worrying that will I overspent this month again because of CNY ( the tendency to shop new clothes and shoes during festive season is high) and I chanced upon an article that makes me sit up...

"Goodbye Evelyn" ~ An article written in "Simply Her" Magazine about a entreprenur of an extraordinary woman who set up her own business of selling hand-made vintage bags - she was featured a couple of months ago, and suddenly last month she died suddenly in her sleep and the family notify the magazines editors.

These words struck me deeply. Her sister said this, "My mom tried waking her at 10.30am but she was unconscious, her arms and fingers had already turned blue. She was declared dead by the paramedics at 11.30am. It was a terrible shock to us as Evelyn never displayed any heart conditions and she has been careful with her diet and she loved to go to East Coast Park for long walks"

Suddenly, this talented woman just left her dear ones behind. Have it ever struck you, that someone who you are very dear to left you behind suddenly without saying goodbye? Or have it occured to you that you are the one who left behind suddenly?

This issue really woke me up. It was *slap PY* alarm that trigger in me. Why am i so emotional about something like this and I don't even know who is this Evelyn. Perhaps i could identify with her that she setups her own business and she also work hard for every bags she creates for her clients. But the most important thing that struck me - Maintaining loving relationships and enjoying the basic things of life are more important than wealth and success…

I happen to also read Proverbs 15:13-33 yesterday. Then with what I read on the article makes the words in the bible even more impactful than before.

I need to learn how to enjoy the basic things of life. I never know when I am going to leave my dear ones behind. The thought of my parents growing old and leaving me one day - I do not want to be feel any hint of regret that I have not spent enough time with them. Neither should I be worrying things like work and handling clients. I felt guilty that my family and even Kg saying I have quite been absorbed in my work and I didn't really care for them.

Evelyn's death had woke me up and telling me I should really spent time with my family, for kg, my friends and for myself.

Laughter—"A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken" (Prov. 15:13). True happiness begins deep inside and emerges on our faces.

The Lord—"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility" (v.33). When God is central in our hearts, He can teach us His way through every experience of life.

The Little Things—"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred" (v.17). Maintaining loving relationships and enjoying the basic things of life are more important than wealth and success.

Not all of us will live a long time, but we can all live well each day—with laughter, the Lord, and the little things in life. The world is filled with so much good—Little things that bring us pleasure—But Christ can fill our lives with joyBeyond all earthly treasure. Happiness is not a destination but a day-by-day journey.
P/S: Actually i wanted to grumble... but after when i finish it turned out to be such a solemn entry. But i do feel happier after writing this entry. Hmm... learning to appreciate the basic things will surely help you to be more positive in life. Praise God.

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