Another day, another lesson learned. #1

Just like the sun rises in the east every morning, God’s mercy is new every day. Giving us new hope and spirit to get through a new day. There are too many days we passed as merely another day, like we’re doing a countdown. Well, counting down to what?

Recently I had a conversation with my friend, and while we were talking, she said something that becomes the main idea of what I’m going to write here.

She said, “We never know how long we will live on earth”

Yes, she’s right. We never know when, where, or how this life we’re living right now is going to end. It can be today or tomorrow. It can be in here where we are now, or somewhere else under the sun. Well, we just don’t know, and surely, will never know. Moreover, it’s not even our job to know that, after all.

Every morning we wake up, we practically get older, agree? Yes, we’re getting older in age, but at the same time we’re getting closer to the end of the journey. I remember some people once said that our birthday is an annual reminder that the span of our life is decreasing. One more year passed and we’re left with some uncertain moment of the rest of our life.

King David once wrote in one of his psalms, [people’s] entire lifetime is just a moment to God, and at best each of us is but a breath (Psalm 39:5). Another reminder of how fleeting our life is. We’re like the flowers in the field, we’re her today and gone tomorrow. But, the thinking now arises, what makes us different than them, then? The flowers bloom this morning, but then wither later in the afternoon. No one will ever remember them. They just passed and faded away.

We were created to be more than those flowers. There are activities available to us. We just add meaning to each of them. Every new day is a new opportunity, for doing all the good work we are entrusted with and with the people we are surrounded with. We are not the focus, we take the role to contribute our best for the Kingdom.

YOLO! You know you only live once. With whatever you have, with however long the time you have left, do something meaningful today. Oh, I know, there are lots of things to complain and humanly speaking, our tendency is to complain. But, if our complaints do not change the situation, why not change how we see things around us? Not easy. We fall every time. We all need grace.

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

There is no day ended without lesson in it. Because today is not just the other day.

Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend 🙂

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Another day, another lesson learned.

There is no such thing as another day. There must be new lessons learned from a new coming day. Every day. Every single day. I believe that each day has its own story to share. There is no day ended without a lesson in it. But surely, most of the time, we just live each day like a working machine. Following the exact same routines from the beginning of the day to the time we go to bed. Over and over again. The lessons offered by this journey we called life must not only be found in big events that we experienced. They might lie secretly in the simplest form of the series of everyday life.

Therefore, starting today, I will commit to write at least one lesson to be posted on this blog. This is part of the challenge offered by WordPress through the NaBloPoMo, the National Blog Posting Month. 30 days this month, with one blog post every day. I have missed the first five days, but from now on, I will try my best to not miss any more day.

Once again, there is no such thing as another day. As Charles R. Swindoll once said,

“Today is unique! It has never occurred before, and it will never be repeated. At midnight it will end, quietly, suddenly, totally. Forever. But the hours between now and then are opportunities with eternal possibilities.”

Happy new day, everyone! Don’t forget to look around, you may not want to miss another lesson to be learned today. Yes, today 🙂

Better late than never! ;)

Yep! better late than never! I am back to blogging again after four days of holiday and I decided not to bring my computer with me. oh! it was all because of the long trip I had to take to my holiday destination, and all my friends suggested me not to bring my computer with me for safety reason. as a result, I spent my first four days in November without my computer, and I was back to the early ages, writing with pen and notebook.

superriska *and this is my friend candidly took this picture of me writing with my notebook and pen.*

it’s the sixth day of November but I think that it’s not too late to greet you all a happy November! more posts from my holiday are to be posted soon. and more more posts to be posted this month because I just joined NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. one post per day! I’m excitedly in!

NaBloPoMo November 2013

 

once again, Happy November, everyone! 😉

-superriska

Jesus’ love is…more!

Lyrics (Indonesian):
Kasih Yesus indah indah oh indah
Kasih Yesus indah indah oh indah
Lebih indah dari pelangi
Lebih indah dari bintang di langit
Lebih indah dari bunga di padang
O Yesusku! 🙂

Jesus’ love is beautiful!
more beautiful than the rainbow,
more beautiful than the stars of the sky,
more beautiful than the flowers of the field.
Jesus’ love is…more!

these are my fifth graders in Sekolah Lentera Harapan Palopo. greetings from us!!

October.

happy october

All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. -Thomas Wolfe

Happy October, everyone! 🙂

have a great month ahead!

-superriska

 

*photo photographed and edited by SUPERRISKA*

End of September.

Well, Monday is here again. Today is the beginning of this week, but at the same time the end of the month of September. Geez, end of year is approaching! Time flies. So fast.

The good thing is, I’m going to Samalona island for vacation in just a matter of days and going home in less than three months. Yippie!!

Samalona Island Samalona island, wait for me darling! haha :p and mom and dad, I’ll be home for Christmas! 😀

In the meantime, I’m gonna enjoy my busy days of teaching here in Palopo. It’s just not that bad 😉

Happy Monday, have a great day, great people! 🙂

be blessed and be a blessing!

– superriska

*picture source: www.indonesiaundiscovered.com*

Weekend is here, baby!

happy weekend

yeah! weekend is here!

alright, I just wanna take a break from school stuff for a little while. Experiencing the first year of teaching is definitely overwhelming, but I really am enjoying the bitter sweet of it.

well, school is over for this week and I already have dozens of plans to do. wohooo.

Im gonna put on my almost-worn-out yet comfy pair of converse shoes, grab my camera, and call on a becak for a city tour. hahaha.

so, what about you?

hope you guys have a great weekend! yeaaaah!

 

*photo photographed and edited by SUPERRISKA*