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Saturday, March 13, 2010


           Anyone celebrating any birthday beyond seventy is repeatedly pestered with the usual question, “What was the secret of your long life?”
            An elderly nun, Sister Ruth, was asked, “What would you do if you had a chance to do it all over again?”
            She said, “As you see, I’m a nun. As such, I belong to a group of orderly, organized people who live a regular and healthy life. So that’s what I did, too. But there were times when I had my silly moments. And if I could do it all over again, I would like to have more of those silly moments. In other words, the next time around, I would not do much planning. I would leave more to chance. You know, I’m one of those people who carry around a thermometer, hot water bottle and raincoat-just in case. The next time around, I would leave all the gear at home. I would get up before dawn and walk barefoot in the dewy grass. I would take ride or two on a merry-to-round. And I would not trouble my head about what anyone else thought about it.”
            What this gray-haired Sister was saying was: “I’d trust in God more…. And leave most of the running of my life to him.”

     -Hans Dieter Schelauske


Whatever you do, don’t get into a rut. Following the lines of least resistance is a tendency which everybody has to fight against. It is so easy to let things slide, to go on as we been going, Our mental grooves of laziness in thought and actions wear deeper.
Our reason why we tend to travel in ruts is that we like to go along with the crowd and be popular with it. We dress alike, we eat alike, and we behave alike. The average person has no shield against ridicule. We do almost everything by the same pattern just because we are afraid of being conspicuous. Many man and woman have original ideas, but they are timid about expressing them. They know they run the risk of being commented on, if not actually jeered at. Only a few have sufficient strength of character to be themselves and let the world go hang, and it is those few who become the leaders of thought, and push civilization along.
-Louis E. Bisch

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Be careful of our Assumptions and Perceptions

We make our own opinion on matters, people, and event without thinking twice on a certain issue. If we assume that things are wrong, we make reasons and certify that it is actually wrong. If we feel that a person is wrong or bad, we conclude that he/she is certified bad. But some times, this perception changes when we realize that we thought from just one side. Because we never bothered to view the other side of the story, we did not consider any reason that would possibly check the other side in order to justify.


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