Wednesday, January 27, 2010

45 Lessons in life


Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life’s too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s ok to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s ok to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In 5 years, will this matter?”
27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel - get, dress up and show up
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. 


Saturday, January 16, 2010

My 21st | Camping weekend

It was my 21st last year May and I thought it was about time I put some of the photos up of the weekend away.

I decided to not do the conventional formal supper but rather go away for the weekend and spend some quality time with some of my best friends.

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCPlaying Uno - the fun way SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCAshleigh got some bubbles in her eye :) SONY DSCAll the guys sitting in a row :) SONY DSC SONY DSC
This little guy came up to my dad and asked him if he could take the thorn out it foot - it was too adorable!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Got me a Mac!


And isn’t it a beauty?
Every day feels like Christmas since I’ve been home! Still figuring out how exactly it works though - but that’s part of the fun right? :)

So what did you get for Christmas?

Friday, January 1, 2010


I missed the countdown!

By 10 to 12 I was standing on the beach watching the fireworks show and then suddenly Wihan said "Happy New Year my darling" and it was already a minute past! Usually everyone on the beach starts the 10 second countdown but somehow we missed it this year :(
Not such a big deal but I like sticking to certain traditions.

As I stood there on the beach admiring the full moon and the beauty of the ocean, I was amazed at God's creativity and awesomeness and I got really excited about the year ahead. And then I lost my phone...

That would be the first memorable 'event' I put on my list of 2010 - walking around on the beach at 1:15am, armed with a cellphone light as my torch, searching the sand for my cellphone. And then, just as I wanted to give up, I found it!

May the year ahead be filled with fantastic new and exciting opportunities, new friends, old friends and many great memories. And may you push through and reach your goals just before you feel like giving in.

Anything interesting happen with you this morning?