I never understood the idiom : See the cup as half full.. I mean if the cup contains milk (and I HATE milk) I would wish it was half empty right? On the other hand, if it was filled it luscious hot chocolate - hmm, now that's a different story! I would like to see my cup as full and savour every single drop of that chocolate-y flavour..Well, you get the picture..See-ing the cup as half full means to see the good side of things, people or a situation..
Before I made this revelation (about the half full, half empty thing), the Priest told a very interesting story..Mind you, I heard this story when I was in Form 4 and it is still engraved in my mind..Everytime I feel down, I listen this story replay-ing in my mind..
There was once a married couple who had twin sons. Though they looked the same, their attitudes were at world's ends. The elder son was very pessismistic - he always grumbles and sees the flaws in everything. The younger was totally different - an absolute optimist. Realising this, the parents decided to try 'level'-ing their sons attitude - to make one less pessismistic and make the other less optimistic. So, for the boys 7th birthday, the parents both them different presents..
First, they brought the eldest son to the barn and gave him a horse. The boy grunted and said 'A horse! But I will have to clean up when he poops! Why are you giving me such a big responsibility on my birthday!?'
They, then brought the younger son to then barn and presented him a poop. The young one said 'A horse's poop!! YEAH!! If there is a horse's poop, there would be a horse somewhere around here!! Thank you Mummy! Thank you Daddy!! I couldn't have asked for anything more!'
Moral of the story is that, we can choose to see a difficulty any way we want to. No matter how big a problem comes, there is always an end to it - we just have to hang on and push forward till we arrive at the end of the road. No matter what happens, I'm gonna try to savour every single drop of that chocolate milk of mine and cherish every single memory of it. GOD bless=)
Priest gave a sermon last Saturday on being different..a topic I've had had with a close friend recently..
Priest said about being different.. taking a stand in everything you say and do.. being firm in your principles.. to keep your head held high when others mock you..
Then, later that Saturday, I watched this advertisement on Cancer and how we could make a difference..
We always talk about how we can change the world with a small gesture of kindness..gesture to make a difference..but should we not change ourselves before changing the world??
I know that I'm not perfect and I will always make mistake..but 1 thing I can help about my weakness is that I can try to be perfect and should never settle anything less..
So, I want to change..People say if you make mistake once, you can be forgiven, but if you repeat your mistake, you a are fool..
I've lost many battles in my life - battles which I thought I can fight another time but each time, the battle changes..the strategies change..but not this time..I might lose again but then again - I might just win..
I've lost many people in my life due to my lack of fighting - that is something I want to change..a change I want to adopt to becoming a better person.
This time, I'm gonna mends things with people close to me - I'll try my best to be a good person and I'm sorry for all the things I may have done unknowingly but I'll try to be on my best behavior..If I feel as though that someone is straying away, I try to struggle and pull them back..
At one point in life, you reach at a cross road, not knowing which to take; the road everyone has travelled or the road no one DARES to travel.
If you take that which has been trampled on many times the path has been carved for you the remnants of footsteps of those who went before you marks on trees for you to recognise and a short-cut to your destination
But if you take the road less travelled - there is no guarantee you will arrive safely high possibility of you losing your way and deviating far from your route you will probably reach your destination much later Is it worth it??
Would you not like to experience things on your own? to get the feel of being a pioneer? to be the first to taste the sweet taste of victory -without the need for a support? to carve a path for others to follow? to be original and not to fall onto others' shadows?
Its trivial how we love taking the easy way out but is the easy way really worth the walk
its like driving around a beautiful forest when you should walk and experience the beauty of nature she offers..
its like injecting nutrition into your veins when you're able to eat and tickle your taste buds..
its like you are living for the sake of living not to accept the lessons Life is willing to offer..