Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Halfway mark

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This year has really gone by much faster than expected.  I still remember when it was January and now we are almost at the end of the sixth month which is the half-way mark of 2015.

A lot has happened but I'm a positive person and this has helped me in every area of my life.  The truth is that my cup runneth over and I am always grateful for where I am today.

I think I'm in some sort of a rut but it's a good kind of rut.  Routine is good sometimes.  Too many upheavals can be stressful.  I shall not complain that there isn't much excitement.  Overall, life is simple and good and I shall use this calm time to fill my cup with more of the things that make me smile.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Keep a notebook.

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I used to have a notebook when things became very busy in the office.  It helped me to remember details so I would not overlook any important matter.  While I am confident of having a pretty good memory, there are periods when we cannot trust it a hundred per cent. 

Recently when I stumbled upon an old notebook of 2011, I was pleased to see that I had made the effort to make notes because I had completely forgotten about what I had written. Some memories are nice to rekindle.

Now my notebook is in my HP.  I make notes to remind me of something for the present or the future. 

The new feature in my HP allows me to write and it's nice to flip through looking at my own handwriting. I've yet to master the art of writing neatly as when I'm using pen and paper but it works and I'm happy as long as the the content is saved.  This is all that matters so I shan't allow myself to fret over it.  

"Wasting brain space" is my favourite phrase for when I don't want to spend any more time than needed over trivial stuff.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Today in 1992

My journey, or rather one of them, started in 1992 and ended in 2012.

It seems like I never ever worked at the Embassy of Peru for twenty years.  How easy it has been to forget and leave it all behind!!!!

When I was teetering on whether or not to do it, I was in a short state of turmoil but when I decided, I just went ahead without thinking more and now it's already over three years since I've left.  

Today a reminded popped up in my online calendar that said "Peru Embassy Anniversary".  I don't even remember putting that detail in my calendar.  I must have done it since it came up together with my other appointments for the day.

Nice moment that brought when I look back at the friends I made and still contact via email or whatsapp.  

Looking back, it had molded me for the greater good.  I learnt so many things during those years and some of those lessons hold me in good stead today.  How awesome is that!!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

His opinion!

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"Everyone knows best" is becoming more common than "Mother knows best".  It took me a while to realise that not everyone who ventures an opinion really cares about the outcome.

While it may have taken me a longer time to leave the opinions of others behind, I've also had the benefit to gauge who really meant well for me.  

Ultimately it is God's opinion of me that changed my life.  There is nothing I can do to make Him love me more than he already does and certainly nothing I can do to make Him love me less.

That's pure love whichever way you look at it.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Not sleepy! Not sleeping!

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I was unable to understand what George Carlin meant when he said this but now I think I get it.  

Anyway, this hasn't anything to do with my title except for the fact that it sort of ties in with what crossed my mind recently.

I was thinking about kids when you want them to go to bed and they always say, "not sleepy".  But if you keep them in bed, they eventually fall asleep within minutes.

And older people, you catch them with their eyes closed and then when they wake up, they say, "Nope, not sleeping".  

So the young don't believe they are ever sleepy (at bedtime) and the old don't believe that they were sleeping (or napping on the chair). 

It all seems funny somehow.