Quotes from Tumblr

Entrepreneurship is over!! This module has really tested my patience with people, but i am glad its over. When shit comes, it all comes together but then it will go after that 🙂
2 more presentations on Monday and i will really unwind before i pack up the last of my remaining energy to do well for exams. 
Anyway i am here to post quotes that i found on tumblr to be really meaningful. Here it goes.

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.

Bob Marley

Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it.
Lisa Kleypas (Scandal in Spring)
Things didn’t work out because, well, greater things were in the works. It’s so difficult while we’re blind and hurting and don’t know which way is up. But, if you have faith in anything, have faith in the fact that the universe has a beautiful way of straightening things out far better than we ever could. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful– or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
– Steve Maraboli

(Source: wordsthat-speak)
There will be days when you want to just throw in the towel and give up. There will be days when nothing makes sense anymore and you feel like happiness won’t show its face to you any time soon. There will be days of stiff necks and no sleep and sore muscles. People will be cruel. Food will go bad. You will feel like the world is out to get you.
But then spring arrives. Something big blooms in your chest. Sparrows sing to you and the air suddenly is clearer. You fall in love. You will grow a garden. Good things will start to come to you, beautiful people will find you. Remember those good things when the days get cold and the nights get long. Remember that you deserve to feel good. That you deserve to have good people and good food and a safe place to come home to. Remember that bad moods pass that all bad days end. And that no matter where you are or how lonely you get, somebody out there is looking for you and is waiting to for you to find them and give them your love.
– Letter to my Future Daughter by Esperanza Friel

(Source: wordsthat-speak)


Would you have done anything differently if you were given a choice?

I will really say no, not at all. For i think i am meant to be in that circumstance to bring myself here today. And i do not know where i might end up in 10 years time. But i know that God is in control.
One thing i learnt though is that, the right people will stay in your life if they are the right ones. Not in terms of being morally upright but the people who truly understand and love you for who you are. These are the people that sustain you through dry periods. Even though they cannot be there all the time but knowing they are around is just good enough to keep you going for another day.
I thank God that i have good friends to turn to for support when i am down. Although most of the time i fight my own demons alone because i tend to bottle up myself. I do face dry seasons, dry moments. And it is a daily battle within my own mind, telling myself to be more bold in some areas, more easygoing in some. And most of all, battling against insecurity which can stem from anything. Sometimes i just let my mind go blank and just have faith that everything will work itself out one day ( which i truly believe).
But always just at the line where i am about to give up, i am suddenly reminded of the people around me, who viewed me in a good way. And i realize that i should not be so selfish to give up and i will be better for the ones i love.
There are definitely good seasons too, although i think it does not last long. But all those good times are always on my mind. Sometimes i still feel really upset when those people who create all those good memories are no longer in my life. Bittersweet. But it is a fact that people come and go, like seasons. They are right for me in that particular juncture in my life, but not for all of my life. I believe that everyone will meet their own right people too as long as they do not become too cynical and harden their own hearts. For hardening hearts is what causes people to fall into misery, unable to come out of the hole they gotten themselves into.
Life is too wasted for people to hate, too valuable for people to love and too precious to create a amazing journey for people to tread on.

Poems part 1

Let the poems do the speaking. For poems speak out the depths of people’s hearts.

Before It Is Too Late
If you have a tender message,
Or a loving word to say,
Do not wait till you forget it,
But whisper it today;

The tender word unspoken,
The letter never sent,
The long forgotten messages,
The wealth of love unspent-

For these some hearts are breaking,
For those some loved ones wait;
So show them that you care for them
Before it is too late.

~Frank Herbert Sweet

True Joy

© M. Jolynn Rawson-Hunt
I’ll be happy once I’ve done this certain thing.
We all say this often not realizing what it brings.
We look only to the future for our happiness.
Letting life slip through our fingers in its fullness.
Will we really feel complete when the task is done, 
or look back and see how we missed so much fun?
Self consumed so we can’t see anything else, 
hurting those we love as well as ourselves.
So many things around us to be grateful for, 
when seeking for an answer willingly open the door.
So often, others see what’s in front of our face, 
but we’re too blind to look as we’re snared in the race.
What is this life supposed to be about?
Is it money, fortune, fame, or a big house?
When speaking to a man on his dying bed, 
none of these answers are what he said.
Family, love, laughter are what we should seek.
These are the precious things right outside your door.

Source: True Joy, Life Lesson Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/true-joy#ixzz2YEQm35VP 


July 2013, Second half of the year

Just 2 weeks ago, i went for church camp. It has been 4 years since i last attended a church camp, due to conflict with school schedules. I went with no expectation, i just want to refresh myself. It is my first holiday in 2 years 😮 The church camp was great, once again i feel inspired and hopeful. And i am more confident to go back to strengthen my relationship with God.

There are 2 sentences that i remember from the speaker and it impacted me greatly
” The greater the pain, the greater the joy, the closer God actually is to you”
” What matters most on earth is your walk with God”

These 2 sentences set my life back on track. The first sentence comforts me that i am not alone and God is in control. The second sentence makes me realize the importance of walking with God and worldly possessions does not matter. Since God is in control, i do not have to worry so much.

My heart feels youthful again. Right now i am crammed with projects, but i am trying not to be so worried about it. I am thankful that i can call on God anytime and release my fears to Him.

I am just praying that all my project presentations will go smoothly. I am praying also that my groups will be more committed and motivated to do the best for the projects. I am quite particular about team unity. I am more sensitive to the atmosphere of the group i am in. So i get affected if the atmosphere is not good. I just love the idea of having a team that can work well together towards a common goal. Even if we did not get an A in the end, but at least the process was memorable.

But then again not everybody is like me, so i just make do with what i have.

Let me do the best for the rest of this year and end it well.