Saturday, November 24, 2012

Inspirational quotes: Maturity

Maturity is the ability to handle frustration, control anger, and settle differences without violence or destruction.

Maturity is patience. It is the willingness to postpone gratification, to pass up the immediate pleasure or profit in favor of the long-term gain.

Maturity is perseverance, sweating out a project or a situation in spite of opposition and discouraging setbacks.

Maturity is unselfishness, responding to the needs of others (teammates).

 Maturity is the capacity to face unpleasantness and disappointment without becoming bitter.

 Maturity is the gift of remaining calm in the face of chaos. This means peace, not only for ourselves, but for those with whom we live and for those whose lives touch ours.


Maturity is the ability to disagree without being disagreeable.

Maturity is humility. A mature person is able to say, "I was wrong." He is also about to say, "I am sorry." And when he is proven right, he does not have to say, "I told you so."


Friday, November 23, 2012

An Inspiring Story: A Date with the Other Woman

It's an Inspiring Story and lovely reminder for us that is truly important to say in time: I Love You and to give our loved ones the quality time that they deserve.
Actually, I have read this story couple times beforehand, since few years ago. I've read this from some of my friends' notes and status updates (*notice that since few months ago we can type long texts as our status updates on facebook), I've read this from mailing list, etc. Just couple minutes ago, I've read it again from one of  facebook friend's status update from England, Catherine, then I thought that I'd love to copy and paste that story in this blog and share it forward in order to inspire and remind many more people about the importance to say "I Love You" in time to our loved ones :)

An Inspiring Story: A Date with the Other Woman

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. “What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked.
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. “I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.” She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s. “I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”

 We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. “It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said.
“Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Live A Happier Life

Not a few people who often ask and even wondering to themselves, what is the meaning of life, "how can I find happiness?" or "how do I live a happy life?"  Whew...It sounds deep contemplation questions, doesn't it?

Well, I don't have such a meticulous formula to answer such those rhetorical questions anyway, but if you allow me to give you some wisdom thoughts to contemplate to make you live a happier life, so here they are

Next time you wake up, instead of dreading the day ahead, rise and shine and expect something wonderful to happen today!

When you go outside and it's raining, feel the rain or wind on your face, don’t hide from it. Isn’t it refreshing? :)

Smile at everyone you meet. It is a fact that people tend to respond to the look you are wearing on your own face.

Wiggle your toes if you are bored. Be happy that you have toes to wiggle!

Be polite, and say please and thank you!

When you’re eating, really slow down and enjoy every bite of what you’re eating!
It’s really good…..and even if you don’t like it, isn’t it great that you have food?

Never underestimate yourself! You’re always growing and learning. Just because you didn’t succeed at something in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t get it right this time around!

Stop complaining about your life! Never take for granted all the joys and freedoms you have. Remember those who have less…Be grateful and be thankful to God for all the loved ones and all the things you've been blessed for

Be Grateful....Be Happy

Tell everyone who is important to you how you feel about them! You don’t ever want to spend your days regretting things you never told to them, do you?

And last but never least, remember that life is about love. Give love when you can, and it will be given to you…

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The previous post of this article was posted in this blog on September 2006, I revise it and republish it again 6 years after that in this November 2012 :)