Lessons from the Week

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Sunday – 9 August 2015

  1. Not Planning is Planning to Fail.
  2. Planning but Not Carrying Out is also Planning to Fail.
  3. Emotions come and go. No one stays in one emotional state for long.
  4. It is when I have Peace with You that I am able to love anyone with my whole heart.
  5. Time with You is important. Straying from you to look at the world is destructive to my heart.
  6. To remember Where or Who the Real Refuge is.
  7. Deal with today’s troubles today. Today has enough troubles of its own. Tomorrow’s trouble should & will be dealt with tomorrow.
  8. Problems, no matter how huge or mountaineous they may seem, can only be get rid of Once I Start Working on them, one at a time, little by little, But they will certainly be done with sooner or later.

Thank you for your Grace. May the coming week be a week where I am able to get things done and to pull through well with an abundance of your Grace. Amen.

 

16 Small Steps to Happiness :)

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Something Cute to share😀❤

1. Push yourself to get up before the rest of the world. Start with 7am, then 6am, then 5.30am. Go to the nearest hill with a big coat, a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. Push yourself to fall asleep earlier. Start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. Wake up in the morning feeling re-energised and comfortable.

3. Erase processed food from your diet. Start with lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal and bread. Use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. Get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. Fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic. Fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. Sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. Stretch. Start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. Roll your head. Stretch your fingers. Stretch everything.

6. Buy a one-litre water bottle. Start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. Buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. Write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. No detail is too small.

8. Strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. Put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. Make your bed in full.

9. Organise your room. Fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. Light a beautiful candle.

10. Have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. Wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. Lather your whole body in moisturiser – get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. Push yourself to go for a walk. Take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. Smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. Bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. Realise you can learn from your dog.

12. Message old friends with personal jokes. Reminisce. Suggest a catch-up soon, even if you don’t follow through. Push yourself to follow through.

14. Think long and hard about what interests you. Crime? Sex? Boarding school? Long-forgotten romance etiquette? Find a book about it and read it. There is a book about literally everything.

15. Become the person you would ideally fall in love with. Let cars merge into your lane when driving. Pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. Stick your tongue out at babies. Compliment people on their cute clothes. Challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. Then two. Then a week. Walk with a straight posture. Look people in the eye. Ask people about their story. Talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. Lie in the sunshine. Daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. Open your eyes. Take small steps to make it happen for you.

By Emma Elsworthy

Source: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1617795/simple-steps-to-happiness/

Her original blog post before making it into The Herald’s Life & Style:

http://emmaorwhatever.tumblr.com/post/50463252599/sixteen-small-steps-to-happiness

The Painful Experience

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The weekend of Week 4 was the 16th and 17th of March. For those who didn’t know, I was on a compulsory Herb Trip to Perlis on the USM bus and the gear box of the bus exploded. I shared my feelings in another blog.

I decided to include it in my blog as it’s a piece of my thoughts too😀

The link below is where I shared my story of Pain.

The Painful Experience.

For those who are still wondering about the final diagnosis from the Doctor, my right foot had soft tissue damage and the pain still attacks once in a while as the nerves got affected. But I guess I’m alright now. Thank God that I didn’t end up with a fracture.

Second hospital stay in my life.

Thank God I survived the explosion.

It could have been much worse.

A miracle might have just happened that day without me knowing. Maybe surviving it is a miracle by itself.

I’m grateful to God.

As of today, I’m a bus gear box explosion survivor.

That one lucky girl who got hurt. :)

To You who accompanied me at the hospital, Thank You.

I wouldn’t allow you to stay overnight. But I never had someone accompany me in the hospital like that before. That’s a first time. Thank You.❤

:)

#Just in case anyone is wondering, Persaudaraan Kristian Agape is the name of the Christian Fellowship I joined in USM❤😀

Thoughts II

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I have ended my Sixth semester. My Third year in university. I have never been more glad in my life. Despite having good & blessed time in Uni, studies had been a torture to me.

Maybe this suits my ‘not looking back’ personality. I always only want to move forward in life. Move back to Awesome high school days? No, thank you. High school was never awesome to me anyway, although the company was. It was all rush. I hate homework till this very day. Every living second I suppose.

Never have I thought there would be so many exams in a short 4 months notice Every Semester (I actually mean the subjects per semester). I hereby salute every living pharmacist Especially those who did well in exams in their undergraduate years.

Talking to my friends made me realise what me and my coursemates have or had gone and will go through in our studying life. A living hell. To those who still manage to top as Dean’s list students, I sincerely take my hat off and you’ll have my 90 degree Japanese style bow. You deserve my highest respect, in the sense of being good & studious students of course. Well, I have to be fair as to where my respects go, don’t I?

Not all good students are humanitarians or have halos circling above their heads. They can have the worst of character. BUT you have to admit, they Really are the cream of the crop. Genius or they have plainly devoted their lives to studying. Ahh, you call them bookworms? For me it’s unfair to label people as having ‘no life’. We need to understand that in life, people set their priorities and it may just happen that theirs is their studies.

As for me, I love to see people who can balance fun and studying. Thus, geniuses are more appealing to me. Study hard, play harder. That’s a balance I hope but can never achieve because I’m not born a genius. I’ll remain as a happy, average student then. As long as I’m not doing too badly. Lol😄

I’m embracing my last year of study even before it peeks round the corner in September. In fact, anticipating it even though it’s only end of June now. I heard from my senior that the timetable changes in the Fourth year. The timing of the classes. No more packed classes for the whole day which jam and clog up my brain. Will it suit my studying style better? Will it be the studying & learning experience I’ve always dreamt of since young? It had better be good, in fact, Great. Clinical pharmacy. Here I come..:)

Before that, I have one subject not dealt with. A subject I have to pass before I start anew in Fourth year. I don’t like starting something with untended baggage behind me. Maybe it’s part of the ‘moving forward’ thing in me. Another hurdle before the Final hurdle of my final year studies. August. I’m excited.

Pharmacy. The passion is never mine. Today, I might have just found my passion. And it’s called Graduating. I can’t wait. I want to move on. Close this chapter of studying behind me. Look for a passion that is mine. Hopefully I will find it in my work, or when I fill up my free time apart from working. A hope for a better tomorrow ahead of me.

Thank you Lord for being my faithful God for the past Three years I was in Uni. Please help me move on, with You as my strength. Send your angels to guard me always.

26 June 2013
1645 hours

Thoughts

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It’s the midst of exam. And I had these two days called the weekends where I can take a deep breath after 3 consecutive days of exams.

Just as I’m waiting at the guardhouse for a yumcha session with two really great girlfriends, I suddenly had this thought.

All these while I have never been working hard on my exams, so hard as though my life depended on it. And when I come to think of it, it’s true! My life Really does not entirely depend on it.

Exams are just hurdles you pass to get started on this path called career. Yes, to get started. It’s amazing the hardships we go through to get a career. Even putting up with things you never thought you would or could in the first place.

But in the end, you would be glad. Glad that you appear tougher. You have more endurance. Or a hardened, numb heart. Hearts hardened like glass, fragile as ever.

Composed and left unfinished on 14 June 2013~

Continued and completed on 26 June 2013~

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