As we journey through life, we often come to a cross-road every now and then. What should we do then? We will have to take stock, think carefully and weigh each of the options available, won’t we? Sometimes, we just take the easiest way out. We blindly take whichever turn comes along our way. That’s where we encounter all the difficulties and entanglement! We are too impatient and too busy (or lazy) to exercise our mind. We often rush through each day. Why are we in such a hurry? We don’t even have the time to admire the flowers or breathe in the cool fresh air each morning! The moment our alarm clocks ring, we will be on the ball – go…go…go…! Huffing and puffing through life each day is the worst enemy to those who value life!

Let’s examine how we ate our breakfast this morning. Did we eat it slowly and enjoy the first meal of the day or were we just going through the motion of eating? The worst is some of us even forgot what we ate this morning!

Dear friends, if this scenario fits your life-style, you must (and have to whether you like it or not) stop it instantly and change your habits and outlook. This is not LIVING!

Well. what is LIVING then? Ah…. To each his own definition! You decide and take note. Question yourself: What do I want in life? What am I living for? Planning for the future until I do not know how to LIVE TODAY? Think again. LIFE is short and we live it once only. Take time to enjoy LIFE, to enjoy RELATIONS, to enjoy NATURE — Enjoy LIFE itself!

As usual, I always end it with a poem that I have written many years ago. Here it is:


Thus far have I lived,

Tutored by experience and time;

Knowledge and wisdom have I gathered,

In this short span of sixty years;

Events come and go like changing scenes,

The different roles I portray have been predestined;

Hero or villain or just a supporting star,

The parts are assigned but not the lines,

Nor how the plot progresses.

Rightly or wrongly, I perform my role,

The after effects will then dictate,

How the plot be woven;

Sometimes, helplessly I stand and gaze,

Like an addict in a daze;

There’s linkage in every subplots,

As they unfold in a maze;

On what note does one’s biography end,

Is for others to judge;

The deeds performed with good intention,

May turn sour and cause bad relation.

Age-old wisdom has to accommodate,

The new modern lifestyle fashion,

Each era comes with new ideals,

And cause the shifting of paradigms;

Life is so fluid, like changing forms of clouds

Though the pendulum swing is regular,

Every minute is fleeting past,

Sixty years seem like yesterday,

Experience has this to say:

Appreciate what you have before they pass,

The moment cannot be saved and does not last;

Savour each blessing along the way,

Be happy and gay!

Life’s short but compact

Learn to live in tact!



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