Posts tagged ‘love’

A Perfect Sip

tarragon tea

If people are just like a cup of tea, I would go for a perfect sip indefinitely.

For the people who brought light into my life: Mom, Dad, Joy, Charles, Ken, Kathy, Shine, Irene, and Mia.

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I walked down the road
And saw this shop,
A shop that would blend
Coffee and tea.

I walked through the door
And seated by the window.
One of the crew approached me
And asked what would I have.

I asked for a cup of tea
—a tarragon tea.
Few minutes later,
The crew put my tea on the table.

He asked if I cared for
Something to nibble.
I just smiled
And shook my head.

I sipped from the cup
And savored the flavor.
Its aroma soothes my skin.
It provides serenity.

I wonder what this herb has.
It’s comparable to the people
Hanging around with me.
They provide tranquility to my life.

They are as good as this cup of tea;
They can heave you up from illness.
They can make you feel better;
They are my family and closest friends.

If they are the tea in my cup,
I would love to double mine.
Then it’s perfect to sip the tea
While I walk alongside the sea.

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Yellow tulips for my dearest friend! Happy birthday! I wish you all the best things in life!

Happy birthday to a very good and close friend of mine, Ms. Shine Lim!

Cheers to our friendship! ❤ ❤ ❤

A Faithful Dog on a Faithful Friend

Never forget 'loyalty' . . . Never forget to be loyal to those people you loved

Based on a heartwarming true story of strong bond and friendship between a dog and a college professor, this American adaptation of a Japanese tale talks about faith, devotion, and undying love. Hachiko: A Dog’s Story is a tearjerker film and directed by one of the greatest Swedish directors, Lasse Hallstrom, who gave us great movies like Dear John, Casanova, The Shipping News, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, and Something to Talk About.
Every morning, Hachiko always accompanies his master to the train station and fetches his master in the afternoon after work. Sadly, Hachiko’s master passed away. However, this dog faithfully comes back to the same spot at the station to wait for his master every day.  This becomes Hachiko’s daily routine for the next nine years. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many people who ride the train and work nearby the station. He was able to teach these people the true essence of love, compassion, and unyielding loyalty. His visits to the station was stopped only when he died.

I'll always wait for you till you come back.

Hachiko was born in 10 November 1923 and died 08 March 1935. He was remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his master, even many years after his master’s death. Because of this, a bronze statue in Shibuya Station in Japan was built in his honor. This was Hachi’s waiting spot.
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Not every person can be faithful and loyal, but every dog can.
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Eating, Praying, Loving

Let yourself go . . .

 

When you eat, you should pray; and when you pray, you should love.

Based on an inspiring true story of a young, modern married woman, Liz Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and steps out of her comfort zone to rediscover and reconnect with her inner self by travelling around Italy, India, and Indonesia.

In her travels, she has experienced the value of having simple life by just eating at the restaurants and pizzerias in Italy, mumbling her prayers and meditating at a temple in India, and finding her true love in Bali, Indonesia.

Liz was able to discover that there’s more than one way to let herself go and see the world.

A Prayer by Paulo Coelho

A prayer is a powerful tool in one’s life. It’s a way of living a good life.

On the summer of 2008, this prayer was given to me. The prayer talks about life, doubts, decisions, actions, dreams, enthusiasm, and love.

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Lord, protect our doubts, bacause Doubt is a way of praying.

It is Doubt that makes us grow because it forces us to look fearlessly at the many answers that exist to one question.

And in order for  this to be possible . . .

Lord, protect our decisions, because making Decisions is a way of praying.

Give us the courage, after our doubts, to be able to choose between one road and another.

May our YES always be a YES, and our NO always be a NO.

Once we have chosen our road, may we never look back nor allow our soul to be eaten away by remorse.

And in order for this to be possible . . .

Lord, protect our actions, because Action is a way of praying.

May our daily bread be the result of the very best that we carry within us.

May, we through work and Action, share a little of the love we receive.

And in order for this to be possible . . .

Lord, protect our dreams, because to Dream is a way of praying.

Make sure that, regardless of our age or our circumstances, we are capable of keeping alight in our heart the sacred flame of hope and perseverance.

And in order for this to be possible . . .

Lord, give us enthusiasm, because Enthusiasm is a way of praying.

It is what binds us to the Heaven and to Earth, to grown-ups and to children; it is what tells us that our desires are important and deserve our best efforts.

It is Enthusiasm that reaffirms to us that everything is possible, as long as we are totally committed to what we are doing.

And in order for this to be possible . . .

Lord, protect us, because Life is the only way we have of making manifest Your miracle.

May the earth continue to transform seeds into wheat, may we continue to transmute wheat into bread.

And this is only possible if we have Love ; therefore, do not leave us in solitude.

Always give us Your company, and the company of men and women who have doubts, who act and dream and feel enthusiasm, and who live each day as if it were totally dedicated to your glory.

Amen.

 

Paolo Coelho   

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