"A lot of small, emotional moments are hidden in everyday life, and it's about observing those things... When we have a routine, we notice small differences and, for me, those start small ideas." ~ Oki Sato :)
"I'm a collector and I love to buy things, but I don't want to hoard. I've done well in my career and at this point in my life, I ought to give some back. I'm by no means a billionaire, but I'm blessed enough to come this far, so I should help others." ~ Balbina Wong :)
"Grace is thoughtful. It considers a back-story, an upbringing, the entire person, and not just a tiny single slice of their life.
Grace brings wholeness to a hasty judgement; it regards my own flaws first, in light of the grace I’ve also been given.
Grace brings what could be instead of what should have been. Grace covers my past and empowers my future. It does not condemn nor condone, but convicts and re-creates.
Grace confronts the worst of a person and does not shy away from surgical rebuke: because at our worst, we realize how much we must confront the ugliness inside. But grace restores there, in the wreckage. It is always healing the fractured fallen weary sinner. It is not what we deserve, but what we need: and God saw what we deserved, but gave us what we needed instead. That’s grace. Love unconditional, undeserved, unrelenting."
People are leading faster and faster-paced lives and feel that any moment, especially a special moment, is more than ever just a fleeting pleasure that will be gone in a heartbeat. We want to crystallise the memory :)
"I'm not ready to write a memoir yet. There are things that are too difficult to get right. There are quandaries I haven't resolved so I think it would be a little difficult to write an autobiography." ~ Catherine Lim :)
“The words we say carry more weight than we know, and to some, they may weigh more than they can handle. Be kind, speak with purpose and clarity, always with the intent to help those around us grow." ~ Author Unknown :)
“If we had to sum the whole of the relationship-driven methodology up in one word, it’s this: listen. Listen, listen, listen. It isn’t a model at all, not really. It’s just one action. And upon that one action, the whole methodology is based. To have a strong relationship with anyone, we must listen. Listen to the children when they talk to us. Stay right there in the moment and pay attention. Hear what theyare saying as opposed to what we think or want them to be saying, or as opposed to thinking about all the undone work or what we are supposed to pick up at the grocery store on the way home. The moment we manage to communicate in whatever manner we find best, be it our attitude, our posture, our words, our eye contact, or that we are fully present and genuinely listening to them, they will begin to trust us.”
“There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood – Touch of manner, hint of mood; And my heart is like a rhyme, With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.” ~ Author Unknown :)
“In the company of one another, women are finding their voices, telling untold stories, and singing freedom songs. A movement is underfoot, a holy rumbling. And things will never be the same.” ~ Rachel H. E. :)