Thursday, March 20, 2008

Life Is Beautiful

CHERISH- Once being the most sought after word, now it has descended to the stage where children grow up without knowing its meaning.In this fast paced world and era of nanotization we don't have time even to pause for a second and thank someone for what we have got. when i thought i could do it and search the meaning for this word in the dictionary of my memories, i ended up writing this.....

Now, think and try to answer these questions:

1 – Name the 5 richest people in the world.

2 – Name the last 5 Miss Universe winners.

3– Name the last 10 Nobel Prize winners.

4 – Name the last 10 winners of the Best Actor Oscar.

Can’t do it? Rather difficult, isn’t it?
Don’t worry, nobody remembers that.

Applause dies away!
Trophies gather dust!
Winners are soon forgotten.

Now answer these questions:
1 – Name 3 teachers who contributed to your education.

2 – Name 3 friends who helped you in your hour of need.

3 – Think of a few people who made you feel special.

4 – Name 5 people that you like to spend time with.

More manageable? It’s easier, isn’t it?
The people who mean something to your life are not rated “the best”, don’t have the most money, haven’t won the greatest prizes…
They are the ones who care about you, take care of you, those who, no matter what, stay close by.

Think about it for a moment.
Life is very short!
And you, in which list are you? Don’t know?

Let me give you a hand.
You are not among the most “famous”, but among those who have come 2 visit me....

Some time ago, at the Seattle Olympics, nine athletes, all mentally or physically challenged, were standing on the start line for the 100 m race. The gun fired and the race began. Not everyone was running, but everyone wanted to participate and win.

They ran in threes, a boy tripped and fell, did a few somersaults and started crying.
The other eight heard him crying.
They slowed down and looked behind them.
They stopped and came back… All of them…

A girl with Down’s Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him and asked, “Feeling better now?”Then, all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line.

The whole crowd stood up and applauded. And the applause lasted a very long time…

People who witnessed this still talk about it.


Because deep down inside us, we all know that the most important thing in life is much more than winning for ourselves.

The most important thing in this life is to help others to win. Even if that means slowing down and changing our own race.

If you share this blog with others, perhaps we will succeed in changing our heart, perhaps someone else’s heart, as well…

"A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one.”

If you want happiness….

For an hour--- take a nap

For a day--- go fishing

For a month----get married

For a year---inherit a fortune

For many years---love someone

For a lifetime---help someone…


Constance Chan said...

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Ai said...

sure! add me up in ur blogger friends. I like ur blogs really more on life..i love life!

u u too in mine.

btw, tks for droppin by my site

Michelle said...

wow, what a nice post you got here. :)

Ylan said...

hi there, just to let you know, i've already added u in my links list...

csseyah said...

I agree :) life is so important

RNfreebies said...

added you in my blogroll :)

Constance Chan said...

you're so right. i took a little bit of time last few days with my girls.. it was certainly happy bonding.