Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:46:29 PM
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Friday, February 2, 2007 4:55:05 AM
Rich Johnson quips, "My mom always claimed to feel bad when a bird
would slam head-first into our living room window. If she REALLY felt
bad, though, she'd have moved the bird feeder outside."
We laugh, but what a great life lesson! If we feel badly enough about
something, we will change it. If we feel badly enough about a
behavior or an attitude, we will adopt a better behavior or a
healthier attitude. We CAN change!
You remember Charles Dickens immortal story "Christmas Carol." The
miserly Scrooge grows increasingly unconcerned with others and
isolated until, one night, he is invited by supernatural visitors to
change. The "Ghost of Christmas Past" takes him by the hand and shows
him how his life has unfolded and how his self-centered decisions
have led him to his present unhappy state. The "Ghost of Christmas
Present" takes the blindfolds off his narrow view of life so he can
clearly see how he has insolated himself from the struggles of
others. Finally, the "Ghost of Christmas Future" portrays to Scrooge
what is likely to happen if he persists along his present course. It
is an ugly sight.
Then...how does the story end? Scrooge wakes up. That's right -- he
WAKES UP! When he awakens from his slumber he also awakens to the way
things are. He wakes up and changes! We really CAN change.
The name of Scrooge should never be associated with a miserly person.
That was the OLD Scrooge. But he woke up! He became generous and
jovial. He realized that he could enjoy life. He discovered love --
by giving it away! Nobody "kept Christmas" like Scrooge, Dickens
And that's what change is -- waking up. Waking up to the fact the
things really CAN be different! We CAN change.
I like this prayer "with a twist":
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change;
The courage to change the one I can;
And the wisdom to know that person is me."
Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:38:04 PM
So life is a journey. We plan for an event and work hard to achieve what we want and then after the day as come and gone, so what.
I have had these mixed feelings because of going through this cycle in life. I long for something but after the event has come and gone there descends on me this dark cloud of emptines. In the last one year there has been a dark could looming over my life called an exam. Mark my words I have gone through my fair share of exams in my life. Many have come and gone some well others badly. But there is this one which seemed to be the greatest on them all. The other day a child of 8 years sympthized with me predicarment and informed that exams are supposed to be hard anyway. She reminded me that if you knew everything then there was no point of ever taking an exam anyway. That was a good point from the mouth of a child.
The main point is that there must be more to life than just achieving. I hadly finish one thing and next project is on my platter.
I am loking for the point and meaning of life. May be you can help me on his journey.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:33:31 AM
Its nice to listen to the radio and I love listening to my educational programs in this age where radio was thought will be overtaken by technology.
But of late something has been happening here in the U.S. Everyone is taking about Bush and Kerry. This topic has been explored from all angles till now it borders the irritating side.
Can we please find something else to talk about. Or maybe, can we talk about real issues in this era.
Friday, January 16, 2004 9:39:34 PM
This place is very cold and sometimes i wonder if that affects human relations. Everyone is in a hurry walking outside to get out of the cold and one can hadly look at someone else.
Once inside the room well you dread having to go outside again unless you must. That is tough life.
I still have this paper to write and the progress is low. I feel like i am watching a snail walk and all i leave is trail of smug on the paper which does not make much sense anyway.
Monday, December 15, 2003 3:16:21 PM
Well i might as well do it. This is my first posting in this journal and funny enough i dont know what to say.
It monday morning and was tempted to sleep in why not?
You know that feeling when you have had a busy four months and you are finally through with something.
I was hoping to sit and lazy around and rest. I waited for it but well no, i still have that routine.
I have to have something done.