Sunday, March 19, 2006

Washing of Feet

"I guess we all learn that as we live this life, it's just the people that have touched you or whom you've touched that makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it? Nothing else really matters in the end."

Somehow those words came upon me last Friday morning when I was writing an email, and it was definitely blog material. If one asks, what is my dream? I would say, to touch as many lives and hearts as possible before I leave this earth. Because in the end, nothing else really matters - people remember you for what you did for them, not what you owned. People remember the person that you are. It definitely are the little things that matter. :)

On another note, my weekend alone at home was pretty good. Was fortunate to have 2 'bodyguards'..haha, my colleagues who accompanied me on Saturday - even to buy makeup (guys, told ya u can't help me out in that area!! :P)... thanks heaps anyway Seow & Jon!! :) Also had a girly night watching DVDs.. a great change from going out all the time ;)

And because it is so important to touch people's lives, even those who had hurt you in the past.. an important lesson learnt is to let it go, be humble & forgive. Pride would only swallow us whole, and what greater example is given than Jesus washing his disciples' feet:

"After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." John 13:5

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them." John 13:14

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Worst for the best

The worst thing that you thought to happen to you could also be the best thing that has ever happened to you.

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on us and helping us to learn and grow. From what I've experienced so far, in retrospect, I find that sometimes the worst thing you thought that happened to you do turn out for the best. It also gave me more character, helped me to develop in areas that I needed to be pushed to learn and basically, was necessary to help me be a better person. So whatever challenges I face, I've to constantly remind myself to focus on the outcome. :)

Looking back, I wondered how I mustered the confidence and courage to do so much lately - taking on new responsibilities, challenges and even my personality test revealed some surprising results about my character. Hmm.. definitely not the same person I was 5 years ago. Without my major surgery, I would have never learnt to be bolder and appreciate life for all that it is. Without my previous supervisor resigning & pushing me & believing in my abilities, I would never have grown in my job or have confidence to lead and get an award for it. Without my failures, I would have never learnt of who I am capable of being & what I am capable of doing. Without changes in life, I would have become complacent. Without turbulence in friendships & relationships, I would have never learnt to appreciate it for what it's worth.

"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:3

And I also learnt that there's nothing more satisfying than chocolate cake ;) Live life to the fullest, guys!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Vous vivez, vous apprenez

Toutes les bonnes choses se terminent. Il des marques justes nous se rendent compte que c'était en effet une bonne chose. J'apprends à passer assez rapidement de nos jours et à s'obtenir de nouveau à la réalité. Il est bon de rêver et avoir l'amusement mais on doit savoir quand se réveiller encore. Nous ne pouvons pas éviter les vraies issues pour toujours. Rien n'est jamais inoffensif. Amusement mais nocif ? Dans tout il y a quelque chose apprendre et rien, si bon ou mauvais, ne se produit pour aucune raison. Apprenez, mouvement dessus et soyez meilleur. Je survivrai! :)