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Make Wise Use of Each Day


I am not a follower of Dalai Lama but came upon these golden words of his on a poster. When the words are meaningful and inspirational, I guess it is worth sharing regardless of language or religion.

 These A-Z golden rules of life do make alot of sense, don’t they?

A. Avoid negative sources, people, places, and habits.
B. Believe in yourself.
C. Consider things from every angle.
D. Don’t give up and don’t give in.
E. Everything you’re looking lies behind the mask you wear.
F. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
G. Give more than you planned to.
H. Hang on to your dreams.
I. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
J. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
K. Keep trying no matter how hard it seems.
L. Love yourself.
M. Make it happen.
N. Never lie, steal, or cheat.
O. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
P. Practice makes perfect.
Q. Quality not quantity in anything you do.
R. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
S. Stop procrastinating.
T. Take control of your own destiny.
U. Understand youself in order to better understand others,
V. Visualize it.
W. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
X. Xcellence in all your efforts.
Y. You are unique, nothing can replace you.
Z. Zero in on your target and go for it.

— Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiecece —

I Resign


How I wish I could return to that life that was once simple. With no huge responsibilities, simple ideals and when I was never affected by the pressure of the survival of the fittest. 

A life when I was not disturbed even without handphone, PC, credit cards (or the bigger 5Cs) or a property of my own.

Aww…How I wish I could resign from adulthood and be able to live like a child once again. So, it is so important that as a parent, I enable my two boys to enjoy the simple joy of childhood as much as they could while they are still young.  Somehow, children these days are robbed of their carefree life earlier than our times.  Agree?


As at today, I had officially resigned from my career for 5 months.  With a main responsibility of immersing in the world of two children everyday, it’s VALUABLE being able to appreciate a simple life from the eyes of a child. Truly, I have never felt so relieved before. 

Hmmm…it’s all about searching for bigger happiness in simplicity. Yeap, must cherish till I return to the society again *haiz*.

To my sons : Trust me. Must cherish the simpler life that you have now.  Enjoy!


Interesting poem. Extacted from internet.

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.
I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8-year-old again.
I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.
I want to return to a time when life was simple.
When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn’t bother you, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know and you didn’t care.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.
I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simple again.
I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip,illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So…here’s my checkbook and my car keys, my credit cards and all my responsibility.

I am officially resigning from adulthood.

Focus On The Good Side of Others


Came across a meaningful quote shared by a friend on Facebook…..

There comes a time in life

When you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it and

Surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard

That you forget the bad and focus solely on the good

After all, life’s too short to be anything but happy.


True. The positive mindset of some people can be so inspiring that it can lift up your dampened spirits. The laughters of some happy-go-lucky people can be so infectious that they make you laugh your woes away.  In your everyday’s life, you are bound to face unpleasant happenings and people and usually some regular happenings trigger you to harp over it…Interesting thing is sometimes you are not even familiar with these people who leave you dwelling on their behaviours.


When I lose my cool……

Being a SAHM, I find myself highly susceptible to frustrations lately especially when I spend long hours encountering the same misbehaviours by our boys, facing the same disappointments….Most of the time, I am fast to remember and pick on other’s (including loved ones) weaknesses than their strengths or good points. Sometimes, when the mind gets crowded with the bad points of others, it fails to fill in the good points. So often, we tend to feel that what others have done for us is a given and we take things for granted. Don’t you agree that anger multiplies and when uncontrolled, one can get angry over every little frustration in life?


I have been reminding myself to FOCUS on the Good Side of Others……..

For a start, I tried on hubby.

[I agree that we tend to get easily sensitive and place higher expectations on our spouses.]


I prepared this for our elder boy at his study area. Somehow, it never fails to remind me that I am grateful of a family who is always here together for me.



Here’s to a good start to end the most petty issues that sometimes are the cause to biggest conflicts……

I reflect and write down at least 5 good points of my partner in life. Somehow it manages to remind myself that some differences and arguments are really molehills afterall.

Try it the next time you are mad with someone.

[Don't be surprised. When you really reflect, there are indeed so many good things in our lives that we choose to overlook. Amongst other good points about Papa Ed, I must thank him for the support that he has given to me to put my career to a pause and without him agreeing to work harder, I am sure I won't be able to dedicate my full concentrations to family today.]

Happiness is indeed a choice to make:)

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