How often do we search where angels are
We then always think that they dwell on the stars.
In bright blinding light, they would guard our way
Whispering a message, both night and day.
With all the longing, we dreamed to hear
Their wondrous voices, we wished were near
And yet all the time, all the while, they are close
Only if we ponder, only if we choose.
Who knows when we walk by the bustling street,
True friends we have, are the angels we meet.
Who knows when we cross, the wide open field
A stray dog or cat whose heart is filled,
With pure love and goodness, an angel indeed.
Or the homeless man who cared for others more than himself
Or a person who lost all, and yet the one who gives hope.
Or a quiet neighbor, whose deeds seemed small,
And yet they together, have given their all.
How often do we see, the bleak picture of time
And yet amidst the darkness, there is light so fine.
Who knows when we’re caught in the cold pouring rain,
When someone steps in and feels our pain.
Who knows when we cry, there’s someone listening after all.
Whether it’s a furry or human friend, who sees when we fall.
There is brightness after all, if we open our eyes
Angels everywhere in their full disguise.
Hardships that life, would at times throw at us,
But in every way, there are angels that outlast.
Ordinary people, ordinary creatures, ordinary days
But with eyes wide open, are angels that stay…
Hearts that are true, hearts that are changing,
Hands that help out, hands that are for caring.
It is such a wonder, that the angels around us,
Are those who have little or at times have none,
Yet they give everything, great deeds they have done.
|男人最怕的三个答案||Three Answers Men Fear The Most|
Man: What to have for dinner?
Man: Why not we have steamboat?
Man: Alright, why not we have Si Chuan cuisine.
Man: Hmm… I suggest we have seafood.
Man: Then what do you suggest?
Man: So what shall we do now?
Man: How about watching movie? For a long time we didn’t watch movie.
Man: How about we play bowling, do some exercise?
Man: Then find a café and have a drink.
Man: Then what do you suggest?
|(3) You decide
Man: Then we just go home loh.
Man: Let’s take bus, I will accompany you.
Man: Ok we will take Taxi.
Man: Alright, then we walk loh. Take a slow walk.
Man: Then what do you suggest?
Man: Let's have dinner first.
Man: Eat what?
(Look around, see no one around, kill her…)
It is the thesis of the great psychoanalyst Victor Frankl that man can endure any hardship as long as he can find meaning in the experience. Incidentally, as a survivor of Nazi Concentration Camps he was in a position to know. Thankfully, most of us are not tested in such extreme conditions. However, the principle is the same. Human beings cannot live without meaning. Depression is the natural outcome of living a life that is bereft of purpose.
You may replace "God" in the original text with "The Wise One". The teachings are really wise and the context is not restricted to any particular religion.
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God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat with you.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good.
I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something…
God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But, I can't find free time.
Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.
God: Sure. Activity gets you busy.
But productivity gets you results.
Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure it out.
By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.
God: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity.
In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the the medium you are comfortable with.
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.
Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.
You are worrying because you are analyzing.
Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.
Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God: Diamonds cannot be polished without friction.
Gold cannot be purified without fire.
Good people go through trials, but don't suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we go through such tests?
Why can't we be free from problems?
God: Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficial lessons to enhance mental strength.
Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly, in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading.
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.
Looking outside, you dream.
Looking inside, you awaken.
Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by others.
Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead.
You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go.
Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, 'Why me?'
When they prosper, they never ask 'Why me?'
Everyone wishes to have truth on their side,
but few want to be on the side of the truth.
Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I can't get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.
Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it.
Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret.
Handle your present with confidence.
Prepare for the future without fear.
Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is 'NO.'
Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
I am so happy to start this day with a new sense of inspiration.
God: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear.
Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs.
Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve.
Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.