31 August 2015

Think For A Moment







A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call as soon as possible, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled, “Why did you take all this time to come?  Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger ??  Don’t you have the sense of responsibility ??”

The doctor smiled and said, “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call …… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work immediately.”

“Calm down?!?  What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down??   If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily!

The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what JOB said in the Holy Book - “From dust we came and to dust we return, blessed be the name of God !!”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace.....”

“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy!!” murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor came out quite tired but happy...!

“Thank Goodness! Your son is saved !!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so "Arrogant"?!?  He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I could ask about my son’s condition!” commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial !!”






30 August 2015

Unusual Sunday







A wedding.
A passing.
Both on Facebook.

A detour.
A delay.
Both on ECP.

This is an unusual Sunday morning :)








Diane Beaver Ellis







You are a very kind lady consistently.
You helped very willingly.
You shared many tips generously.
You encouraged very warmly.
You are our big sister in the Facebook game.

Thank you very much, Diane.


You had just crossed the rainbow bridge.
You will be missed.








Cures






"A good laugh and a long sleep 
are the two best cures for anything." 


~ Irish proverb :)








Some Reassuring Words








"Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?"

~ read the above on someone's blog :)




29 August 2015

Awe







So much to seek
So much to learn
So much to wonder
Just in awe :)







28 August 2015

My Heart







Both of them are half-way across the world.
They do not know each other.
But they are facing some challenges now.

My heart feels very heavy...








Tears






“Tears shed for another person 
are not a sign of weakness. 
They are a sign of a pure heart.” 


~ Cathy Greek :)







Who







"Who we allow into our life, 
mind and heart 
are among the most important decisions 
we will ever make." 


~ Bryant McGill :)







Lovely Post








"What a lovely post, I could not have said it better." ~ Barbara Clark :)




Hee! 
Thank you so much for the encouragement, Barbara :) 
I wrote on a mutual friend's Facebook wall yesterday.










27 August 2015

Soft and Clear








A soft heart 

and

a clear head :)










Dotted Line







"Just do good without any agenda 
and leave behind a dotted line."



~ Shawn Chong :)









26 August 2015

Auto-Posting Robot







The auto-posting robot 
is still on holiday for this blog 
except for the noon posts. 

It is posting on time 
for the other blog though :)









True and Complete






Our search for the true and complete meaning 
in a particular situation 
might be very challenging. 
The journey might be very winding. 
The destination might be very satisfying :)








Simple Grammatical Errors







"He feel so refreshing."

"Someone talk."

"Does it means."





The above sentences were written by two educators recently.
OMG!










Kiss92 Morning Show









Two producers
Three deejays

Is it too noisy on air?








Bimbo Novel








"Conflict of interests... litigation... "

"It's just a bimbo novel."

"Wei! Need to stimulate my brain cells lah." :)









Regret








"I don't regret the things I did wrong.
I regret the good things I did for the wrong people."

~ Author Unknown :)








25 August 2015

The Strength








"Dear God,
if I hurt others,
give me the strength to apologise.
If people hurt me,
give me the strength to forgive."


~ Author Unknown :)









Strong Woman







"A strong woman
loves,
forgives, 
walks away,
lets go,
tries again,
perseveres...
no matter what life throws at her."


~ Author Unknown :)










Before








"Before we take communion 
we need to seek forgiveness from those 
whom we have wronged 
and forgive those who wronged us." 


~ Lucilla Teoh :)










I Will Never Know Why






"I think I believed that 
if I loved someone as deeply as I loved (my son), 
I would know if he were in trouble. 
My maternal instincts would keep him safe. 
But I didn't know. 
And my instincts were not enough. 
And the fact that I never saw tragedy coming 
is still almost inconceivable to me." 


~ Susan Klebold 









24 August 2015

Never






It is perhaps understandable 
that in nightmarish situations, 
we need to explicate the incomprehensible 
so that the world would at least seem less arbitrary, 
frightening and senseless. 

At the same time, 
there is also a need to have an identified source 
at which that collective sense of outrage can be directed. 
But the inconvenient truth is 
that such things are never that simple.













23 August 2015

Snippets







"Why no daily snippets anymore?"

"Lazy. Auto-post robot on my blog 
is still on holiday." :)








Reasonable






It is usually the most reasonable who will prevail :)







Some Wise Words







Prodigious intellect and
rare tenderness of heart :)








22 August 2015

Being







Clear and concise without being glib.
Eloquent and delicate without being elusive.
Simple and direct without being proud :)








21 August 2015

Positive Attitude






"It's just better to go through life 
being nice to people 
and having a positive attitude." 


~ Christopher Isaac Stone :)







20 August 2015

Online Friends







"It is strange to have a friend that we have never hugged, 
shook their hands or looked into their eyes.

But we have been touched by their soul, 
seen the good in their hearts 
and felt the warmth of their being.

The friends we have never met 
are not our friends untouched, 
for we have felt them when we needed them. 

We have confided in them 
and they are some of the kindest people 
we have ever known." 




~ Author Unknown :)











19 August 2015

How Do We Behave







"How do we behave at our workplace,
the supermarket and the food court?"


~ David Gwee :)










The Corner







"We never know what is around the corner.
It could be everything.
Or it could be nothing.
We keep putting one foot in front of the other.
And then one day we look back
and we have climbed a mountain."



~ Tom Hiddleston :)










18 August 2015

Match and Mirror








"In order to first reach out to someone, 
we first need to match and mirror 
their language patterns and behaviour. 
We only engage with one another bave association 
- as in when we both are speaking the same language, 
using similar sounding words, 
in similar sounding accent. 
If these don't correspond, 
message is lost, 
despite us all supposedly speaking the same English language. 
Hence we get the sayings, 
Birds of the same kind flock together, 
and the notion for Chinese whispers for misunderstanding." 



~ Author Unknown :)












17 August 2015

Good Reminder








"A year later I found my way and eventually accepted Christ. Today I am a Christian but I don't go to church. I don't go to church because sometimes often I meet people like Mrs Loh in church.



Yes there are good Christians too. Like my friend Sue Ann who I met up with just last week. She's very active in church and doing her seminary or something. After meeting her for the first time in 15 years...

She never once preached a word of Christianity to me. If I did ask her I'm sure she would tell me." 



~ Timothy T. :)









Continue








"Don't let other people spoil things for you. 
If you know you said nothing wrong 
and you've tried to explain that 
and they want to carry on the same way 
then forget it! 

Continue with your plans 
and enjoy yourself!" 



~ Stacey Waugh :)










16 August 2015

Seven Cardinal Rules In Life





* Make peace with our past 
so that it will not spoil the present.

* What others think of us is none of our business.

* Time heals almost everything. Give it time.

* Do not compare our live with others 
and do not judge them.
We do not know what their journey is all about.

* Stop thinking too much. 
It is alright not to know the answers.
They will come to us when we least expect it.

* No one is in charge of our happiness 
except ourselves.

* Smile :)





* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written more than a year ago. Cheers! :)








15 August 2015

Different






Have we ever just stopped
and
realized that
if we had not met a certain person,
our entire life would be completely different? :)





* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written more than a year ago. Cheers! :)








14 August 2015

Be






Be with those who
bring out the best in us
not the stress in us :)







13 August 2015

Kind






One 
kind 
word 
can 
change 
someone's 
entire 
day 
:)








12 August 2015

Kindness






"Unexpected kindness 
is the most powerful, 
least costly, 
and most underrated 
agent of human change. 

Kindness that catches us by surprise 
brings out the best in our natures." 


~ Bob Kerrey :)








11 August 2015

Snippets









 heart emoticon To love and be loved heart emoticon











Audrey Hepburn









A private person who enjoyed life. 


Spending weekends at home was one of her joys.


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; 
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; 
and 
for poise, walk with the knowledge 
that you are never alone.


Have to be alone very often.


The past, 
I think, 
has helped me appreciate the present 
- and I don't want to spoil any of it 
by fretting about the future.


The beauty of a woman 
is not in the clothes she wears, 
the figure that she carries 
or the way she combs her hair.


The most important thing 
is to enjoy your life 
- to be happy 
- it's all that matters.


I don't want to be alone, 
I want to be left alone.


I'm an introvert... 
I love being by myself, 
love being outdoors, 
love taking a long walk with my dogs 
and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.


The beauty of a woman 
must be seen from in her eyes, 
because that is the doorway to her heart, 
the place where love resides.