Let's focus on the "Small Things" in life.
The past few weeks has passed us by just so fast.
Even Singapore hosted the Formular One race just flash us by like the wind.
Our heavy weight financial giants have been falling trumendously.
Stock markets plummeted just as speedily as anyone can imagine.
Queues formed quickly outside the American Insurance Association soon after the announcement of the fall in their big brother American International Group.
Big investors like Warren Buffet and Mr Oei Hong Leong quickly starts to pick up falling shares only to sell them after it rises the following day.
News of Melamined - laced Milk scandel spread like wild fired leaving Singaporeans in a frantic as they thrown away suspected products.
Students taking their exams, burning midnight oil, and parents runing amock stress over childrens exams and the results .
With so many things zooming by us so fast let's remember to always take a step back and take stock of the SMALL THINGS in our lives. Those real things that makes up our inner being. - our friends, our family, our health and faith.
We get so caught up in the BIG things in live that we neglect these Priorities in our lives. Before we know it, children have all grown up, parents all growing old with grey hair they always try to hide and we would soon regret that we did not spend enough time with them.
There was once a boy, he asked his dad, " DAD ! how much are you paid per hour?
and the dad who was astonished at his question replied, " $ 50 my child!"
two weeks later the boy came back to his dad and passed him $50 He ASked , " Can i buy an hour of your time, please?"
He apprently skipped his recess and his meals to save up his allowance to buy time with his father.
I do hope that is not happening in any of your houses . One may think of building up his business and career so badly that he neglects his time with his family. OR another may think of working their ass off to stay in houses along the orchard roads or drive posh cars so as to attract everyones attention.
Author Robert once wrote "enjoy the little things in life for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things."
If you are going through a bad patch in your life than here is what Helen Keller an inspirational Blind, deaf and Dumb said," keep your face to the sunshine , you will not see the shadows"
And for all fellow friends who have tried their best in their exams and even in life but failed, here is something Mary Anne would like to say to you," Courage does not always roar, sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end the day saying.... i wil try again tomorrow."
Lets just take a look back at our lives have we really slowed down a little to find time to encourage the people around us? IF you are type who is quick to shoot your mouth off in a less-than-sensitive manner, a gentle turn around would always be worth a try. The would is going through a rough time right now and a less negative attitude could make this world a better place.
As MOther Teresa says, "Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truely endless. "
With this i will leave you with one of my common phrase, " the choice is in your hands, choose your path wisely and walk it down bravely. Don't ever look back for that was the path you chose on your own"