Lessons Learnt

Should You Compare Yourself to Others?

Life is a race and people run with different speed, style and motivation. Continue reading “Should You Compare Yourself to Others?”

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Lessons Learnt, Lifestyle, Self Improvement

Pity Parties as Dream Killers

There are certain kinds of “friends” you should avoid at all costs: Pity party kinda friends. Continue reading “Pity Parties as Dream Killers”

Lessons Learnt, Motivations, Self Improvement

I Know Who I Am

I know who I am!

I’m specially and fearfully made,  I’m not an accident.

I’m a wonderful creature beautifully crafted by the All-knowing Creator.

The situations around me don’t determine who I am.

My experiences don’t determine who I’ll be.  Continue reading “I Know Who I Am”

Everyday Life, Lessons Learnt, Motivations, Self Improvement

No Condition is Permanent

The only constant thing in life is change! Continue reading “No Condition is Permanent”

Lessons Learnt, Motivations, Spirituality

Nothing Good Comes Easy

There’s no short cut to success and each person desiring to succeed may have to surmount certain kinds of obstacles to get their destination. It takes perseverance and long-suffering  to hold on even when all hope seems to be lost. There’s no need to give up now as your breakthrough may be closer than you thought.

It’s better to see the half full glass than the half empty. Always hope for the best even in the midst of hopelessness. Even if what you wished for didn’t materialize, the energy that could have gone into worry and anxiety will be saved and channelled  into something profitable. Not all dreams come true but I think it’s worse not to dream at all.

Dreams give you something to look forward to every day. It motivates one to wake up in the morning and try again.

Life will be meaningless if there was nothing to look forward to. It will be extremely boring and monotonous.

Don’t expect to have all you desire or wish for in a twinkle of an eye. Life is so mysterious that no one knows what tomorrow holds(but God knows). A day is enough to turn around a person’s destiny either for better or for worse.

Yet, there’s no need to despair.

Hope for the best in life and even if you don’t get all that you desire, you will get enough to carry on.

Everyday Life, Lessons Learnt

Why You Shouldn’t Take Good Health for Granted

We sometimes take the free gifts of nature(from God) for granted until they are gone. Good health seems like our birthright and we don’t imagine what it feels to be sick unless it actually happens.

I have been a ‘healthy kid’ since my childhood despite the fact that we didn’t have  it all. Good health and longevity kind of runs in our blood, as I am told. I don’t remember the last time any of us fail ill, weather fluctuations notwithstanding. We hear about friends and relations taking ill at one time or the other but it hardly got close us. That’s not to say that we are special or better than those that get ill.

 

photo credit: Grumpy-Puddin via photopin cc
photo credit: Grumpy-Puddin via photopin cc

I also took the healthy concept into my new family, incidentally my husband is of the same belief. He also doesn’t get sick often. Watching my children grow from month to month without incidences of ill-health gives me joy and I can only thank God for that.

Little wonder that I was taken unawares when my older daughter caught flu. I thought it would disappear in a day or so and that the rest won’t be affected. How wrong was I.

I have lived a good number of my years in perfect health that it somewhat seems strange when a person close to me takes ill. I am so spoiled that I don’t know the name of any drugs, except Pandol. I was alarmed the next day when she couldn’t breath properly. I didn’t know what else to do except to pray for her to get well and to hope for a quick recovery. I never even imagined that the flu might spread to the rest of us.

We woke up the next morning to see that I couldn’t also breath properly, without putting pressure on my small nose. A check on the little one also showed the same symptom. As if that was not enough, my head and eyes pounded with pain as though it will explode. I was taken aback as I thought of the next line of action.

The cause of the flu was attributed to the recent change in weather but I also learnt a lesson form the incident. When was the last time I thanked God for the gift of life and good health to us? It dawned on me that we’ve been enjoying a rare privilege and shouldn’t fail to give glory to God Almighty for His benefits.

As the headaches and painful nose gradually subside, I can’t but thank God for many years of good health and His blessings upon our lives.

 

What are you grateful for?

Please share in the comment box.

Everyday Life, Lessons Learnt

How to Turn Your Mistakes into an Invention

Have you ever heard of the saying that when a tailor makes a mistake it becomes a design?

Well, I made a funny discovery last night from our washing machine.

Heaps of clothes pile up on a daily basis as is usual when you have small children. They can use several clothes in 24 hours as clothes are often soiled either from eating or playing.

Did I mention that my the younger daughter hates bibs with a passion? She thinks that it stops her from enjoying her meals and quickly pulls it off her neck. That means new clothes for each meal. Multiply that with the number of times children under three years eat in a day times two kids then you know how much clothes dirty we have on a daily basis.

Of course, there is a washing machine to help me here but I cannot be wash everyday. Apart from the fact that the poor machine could be damaged faster, the cost of detergents, electricity and water are also to be considered.

I therefore decided to gather the clothes and sort them by like-colours and then load into the machine when it is much.

The girls’ part is to help spread them; they enjoy doing this a lot and like that we wash more often.

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And then what happened?

I had sometimes noticed that there are small traces of stains from other clothes after washing but I usually over-look it since it’s almost insignificant.

However, we were all amazed when we brought out clothes from the machine last night and saw that all the clothes had turned pink.

The offender was a pink singlet I got from a friend, it was the first time I washed it and didn’t imagine that it will change other clothes.

As a result, all the clothes turned pink no matter its previous colour.

The older girl screamed that all her clothes has become pink and hasn’t stopped talking about it.

Now, most of our clothes are pink, thanks to the pink singlet.

Be that as it may, I learnt that changing the colour of your clothe is now as simple as washing it with the desired colour.

I should experiment with other colours too!

Isn’t this how inventions are made?

Have you made a funny mistake that turned out well?

Please share your experience in the comment box.