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Ringgggg…beep beep beep…hang on a sec…

Ringgggg…

“Sorry, lemme take this call,” said the person sitting across of you.

Beep beep beep…

“Just one minute, I’ll reply to this message quickly,” said the same person again.

By this time, the coffee has turned cold. So has the conversation. And a bit of your heart. That weird, sourly feeling of “this is normal, right?” This multi-tasking, here-not-here kind of life?

By this time, you probably wonder if it’s the prime minister or the CEO of a company is sitting in front of your friend/client/family instead, would your meeting be interrupted or distracted?

By this time, you might wonder, are you not important enough as a person to warrant a decent, be present conversation?

Or has this tech world of so-called connectivity changed us to be commonly rude? That, putting the person in front of you on-hold is okay.

What unspoken message are we sending out with our lifestyle habits? Even if we don’t mean it. Even if we do value the time of another person with us…and the person. But then again…do we? Is our action congruent with our mind?

Can you put the phone away in your pocket, or in your bag? Or if life and death depend on your instantaneous response, put it on silent but where you can see it, and shift your attention to now.

Give the gift of your attention and heart to the person in front of you, and to your time together.

Wanna change the world? Make a difference right where you are, with what you do.

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How to remain youthful in life: a spoof ad

On a whim, I made this spoof advertisement based on any skincare on earth claiming that it’ll give us forever youthful skin.

Chuckling and smiling to myself, I sketched out the real ingredients to remain youthful in life instead. Have you noticed how young and alive a person can be, no matter their age, when they have that sense of wonder in them?

Never lose your sense of wonder.

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The most radical prayer you can pray

Teach me how to love.

I’m convinced this is the most radical prayer anyone can pray. Because if we love another person—our fellow brothers and sisters on this earth—we won’t kill, steal, cheat, destroy, slander, gossip, manipulate, oppress, suppress, violate, take advantage.

If we can love, we will want to understand another person and not let differences in colour, language, sexual orientation, and religion create division and war in our hearts, if not, literal wars.

If we can love one another.

God, teach us how to love.

The most radical prayer to pray: teach me how to love
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So, you want to change the world?

Sometimes we look so far ahead at grandiose ideas to change the world, that we overlook the changes we can make in ourselves.

It doesn’t have to change the world
If it changes you
If it changes enough of yous
It will ultimately change the world.


Available as quote poster in my shop:

By the way, it reminded me of this poem:

I want to change the world

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town.
I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realise the only thing I can change is myself,
and suddenly I realise that if long ago I had changed myself,
I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town.
Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

Author: Unknown Monk 1100 A.D.

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Delete. Social media

deleting social media accounts

Delete?

“Delete.”

Deleting…

Deleted.

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What is enough?

In our (capitalism) world of bigger, better and FOMO, are we pressured to strive for more—without pausing to think—why?

What are you striving for? When is it enough?

Why do we want more?
What do we want more?
At what cost is our “more” costing us?

Have we considered what is our enough?

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Thoughts for Today | Today is a gift

Thought and encouragement for today: Today is a gift from God

Today

Today is a gift from God.

I’ll accept it.

Unwrap it.

Appreciate it.

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Take a break

Take a short break at work today. And do something that relaxes you.

Silly dance is ok.

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Value the moments

Here’s something very simple you can say to remind yourself to be present, to value the moments.

And when the situation calls for it, take action to make someone’s day.

I only have now. I only have today.

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Never wear the victim hat

Acknowledging that we are sad or hurt is absolutely fine and healthy. Allowing ourself to be stuck in a self-pity mode is not.

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