Sunday, August 15, 2010

Be Patient

This is a true story which happened n the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three years old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boys hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.

Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boys hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery and saw his bandage stubs, he innocently said, "Daddy, Im sorry about your truck." Then he asked. "but when are my fingers going to grow back?" The father went home and committed suicide.

Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or you wish to take revenge. Think first before you lose your patience with someone you love. Trucks can be prepared... Broken bones and hurt feelings often cant. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

People make mistakes. we are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

Friday, August 13, 2010

No Overpowering

Many relationships fail because one party tries to overpower another, or demands too much. People in love tend to think that love will conquer all and their spouses will change the bad habits after marriage. Actually this is not the case. There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that "It is easier to reshape a mountain or a river than a persons character."

It is not easy to change. Thus having high expectation on changing the spouse character will cause disappointment and unpleasantness. It would be less painful to change ourselves and lower our expectations...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Love the Simple Things

The colorful flowers, the different shape of clouds in the sky, the sunrise and sunsets, and the smile of each every one of us, those are just the examples of the simplest things that makes me happy everyday.

At these day and age, we pay attentions with the things that mostly made by highly technologies. Its not even normal in our eyes when some things we see aren’t so extravagant. The way we act, the way we talk, how we wear our clothes… everything seems not enough if we didn’t put an extra finesse. But come to think of it, all these things comes from simple things. We have to think always that simple things are Godly.

I always love to see birds in the sky, I remember I used to be jealous from them because they can touch it. I still feel awe staying at the rain while they are falling unto me. The shining of the stars and moon at evening… I guess, I just love nature. Nature is the simplest things God made for us…And it always feels good when you shared it with someone special in your heart... The way you look at each other, the way you feel each others heartbeat. The way you kiss and embrace each other before and after you utter the words I love you…

All that really matters in this world is when you are happy and contented even all things around you are simple.