May 31, 2007
May 29, 2007
Sometimes you expect yourself to make giant leaps, when what you really need to do is take small baby steps. Giant leaps make the stakes too high. Baby steps make risk-taking manageable and doable.
The next time you feel stuck or overwhelmed, see if you’re raising the stakes too high and expecting giant leaps. For example, if you want to learn to ride a horse, don’t expect to be jumping fences the very first day. You have to start with a walk before you can gallop.
There’s more joy in living when you are gentle on yourself. Small steps can lead to greater things, letting the soul lead instead of the ego.
Be not afraid of growing slowly;
be afraid only of standing still.
– Chinese Proverb –
I would like to thank a very good friend who taught me how to take baby steps.
May 28, 2007
The only explanation I ever need for doing what I want is: “I want to.”
The only explanation I ever need for not doing what I don’t want to do is: “I don’t want to.”
The people who love me will understand.
The people who do not will not.
I do not need to convince anyone of anything. Actually, I can’t convince people who want to control me of anything.
I state my preferences directly and openly.
Think of this for a moment. The people who oppose my decision are only stating their opinion, their preferences. Why is their opinion about my life more important than my opinion about my own?
I wouldn’t object if others did what they wanted to do. I might not like it or agree, but I recognize other people are free to live their lives any way they like. Just like me! It’s only fair.
I memorize these two explanations: “I want to” and “I don’t want to”.
I don’t need excuses to be myself.
May 27, 2007
Roast Leg of Lamb
Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?
Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it.
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
Monterssorimum loves Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
Chinnee loves Melaka Wan Tan Mee
PeimunLeah loves Hakka Lei Cha
Hui Sia loves Crispy duck skin from China
Karen loves Pan Mee
Simple American loves Cheese Enchiladas
Nicole Tan loves Char Tau Kueh
velverse loves Otak-Otak
Giddy Tiger loves Dim Sum May loves Roti Bakar
Selba loves Gado-gado
Jemima loves Roast Leg of Lamb
Click here to understand more about what “Roast Leg of Lamb” is.
I’m not tagging anyone so feel free to tag yourself.
May 25, 2007
You don’t have to be a child to enjoy the benefits of a good nap. Adults, too, can benefit from naps. Allow the simple gift of sleep to heal your body and knit your soul back together. Latin Americans practice the wisdom of the siesta, and you can adapt this beneficial habit to your own life.
Taking a nap relaxes you. A few minutes of catnapping or an hour of sleeping in the afternoon is like an extra helping of healing and refreshment. Nurture body and soul with gentle nap therapy, and see if you don’t enjoy life a little more.
Last Saturday afternoon, I took a nap & it did wonders to yours truly who have not been sleeping well lately. If you are like me, you should give yourself the luxury of a long, leisurely nap this weekend. I am.