Life Lesson A-Z: Chance.

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I remember one scene of the movie 13 going on 30, when Jenna Rink (portrayed by Jennifer Garner) asked her mom (portrayed by Kathy Baker),

If you were given one do-over, anything in your life, what would it be?

We have past. We have things in our life we regret doing. We make mistakes. We are simply human with all limitations. But there are those fatal mistakes and big stupid decisions or actions that we did in the past that we would like to erase or fix. Question like this is just too hard to answer because there are just too many things we would like to fix. There are too many mistakes we would like to redo. There are just too many things we would like to change.

Lesson of the day: there is no such thing as going back to the past. There is no such possibility to get back to the time that we can redo all the mistakes. It’s all too imaginary to think of any chance to ever get that. Now what? Stand up tall today. Nobody’s perfect, we all know that. Take your commitment to never repeat all the same mistakes ever again. There is nothing we can do about the past. But there is surely something you can do today. Forgive yourself. Seek forgiveness from those you have wronged. That’s your chance.

Be thankful of being awoken from your good sleep this morning. It’s another chance to do better. It’s another chance to be better. Get away from the shadow of the past. All the mistakes you’ve done in the past will have to teach you something and help you learn to be who you are right now. This is a new day, a new chance is given to you. Are you gonna take it?

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. –Psalm 90:12

-superriska

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Another day, another lesson learned. #3

C. S. Lewis once said, you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Oh yes, whether it is writing a book, composing a new song, establishing your own company, founding a school, pursuing education, or anything you name it. It’s never too late, and you’re never too old to have those dreams. The goals and dreams that you have are the ones that keep you going, keep you alive, keep you moving forward. Imagine our life without purpose or goal or dreams, we’re moving, but down to nowhere. Everyday’s work is just like checking on a list. Everyone is given 60 minutes per hour, 24 hours per day, and 7 days in a week, all the same amount of time. But the problem is, not all of them use the gift equally. Some do their best, some not. Some use the time they have gratefully by enjoying their life, some curse the situations that they know exactly they cannot change.

For all those dreams you have in your heart, believe. Wake up today, do something and make them happen. Live to your fullest self, live bigger than yourself and share.

Never part with your illusions. Without dreams you may continue to exist, but you have ceased to live. – Mark Twain

Pray for your dreams, pray that God may use you at your best contributing to His Kingdom. The branches cannot bear fruit if they are apart from the True Vine, remember?

Have a great day, people! 🙂

there are time for everything.. :)

the end of this long weekend is officially marked the almost coming of full-workday-month —>> February. there will be no holiday. a whole lot of things to do. a whole lot of things to work on. a whole lot of things to enjoy for sure. there are time for everything under the heaven, King Solomon says..

I made two simple cards for my brother and sister. encouraging them as we all together enter the coming month..

keep the spirit brotherits been hard contacting him recently, because of the weather.. bad weather affected the network and at times, we had hard times contacting each other. but yeah, every cloud has silver lining! 🙂 despite the bad weather, you know that I will always pray for you, brother!

brotheryes, keep the spirit!

Sisterfor my dearest sister.. 🙂 whether it is a good sunny day, or a rainy working day, please.. keep the spirit!

Keep the spirit sisterwhatever we do, do well 🙂 till we meet again! I miss you so much 😀

it was good to have long weekend last weekend. but it’s time to get to work again. till we meet another long holiday, to again, get some good rest to recharge. 🙂

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. -Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 (NLT)

Happy almost February, everyone! 🙂

Oh, time in our life!

 

 

 

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Just watched In time movie. And yeah, quite cool. Well, Justin Timberlake did such a great job in that movie. He’s like super handsome! Hahahaha. Anyway, besides of the handsomeness of Justin Timberlake, I take concern of what message that the movie was trying to spread. What is time actually?

Like everybody is in a rush. Everybody runs in time. What is time then? Can anybody give me the most profound definition of time? What is it?

 

From the movie, it was clear that the maker was trying to say that time is like everything. People need time, they run in time, they need time to live. Time is like something that they have so that they can stay alive. In the movie, it was plotted that everybody was engineered to live only for 25 years. Then they have to live day to day with limited time. They work very hard to earn time, that actually can be used to buy stuff for living, and do things in life. Time is inevitably everything for people. When people run out of time, they die. They call it as being “timed-out”. Well, that’s a movie. In reality, we don’t live like that. I mean like we were not engineered to live only for 25 years and then since that very moment of being 25 years old we start living day to day. But one thing I realized after watching that movie, yes, our time is limited, but the difference is that we do not know when it will come to an end. We know that we have time in our life, we know that we have limited of it, but we just don’t know when our heart will stop from beating. We just have no idea of when we actually will stop breathing.

 

Since I don’t know how much time I have left on me, I learned that I need to start appreciating time by doing al my best as long as I can. It can be today or tomorrow. I don’t know. Well, as I think, that’s not even my job to know how much time I have left on me. My job is doing as best as I can as long as I have it.

 

As ordinary people, we know that we have been struggling with many issues related to time. Procrastination. Overthinking. Dreaming and wishing on if only’s. and many other things.

Many of us procrastinate from things that we should actually be doing now.

Many of us overthink about something that is not important. Well, maybe those things are important, but just not urgent. That’s just another case of focus and priority.

Many of us keep in dreaming and wishing on things that we think we shouldve done in the past.

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We are all trapped in three different time zones. The past. The present. And the future.

We keep on thinking, dreaming, and wishing to go back to the past and change things that we regret.

We keep on procrastinating on things that we should actually be doing right now.

And also, we keep on overthinking about something in our future that are not here yet.

 

The past is there. Back there. It’s been locked forever. We can never go back to that time in our life and change what we regret. We can never turn back to the time when we think that we could have done something better.

 

The future is there. Not quite far away from us, tho. But still, it’s just not here yet. We cant do anything about that. But, hm, wait, cant we really do anything about our future? Well, I think we can. I remember the saying that says: “our future is now”. That means that our choices and decisions today have a lot to do with our future.

 

So what is time? Our time is here. Right here, right now. Outside from that, that’s beyond our reach. We cant go back to the past, nor we can skip today to get the future. One thing at a time. Live today. That’s the only thing that we can do. Yesterday’s sweetness is over. Tomorrow’s sweetness is not even here yet. But today’s opportunities, are right in our hands.

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We never know when it will come to an end,

We never know how much time left on us,

So, if this morning you find yourself alive, freshly woke up from your bed, thank God. That He still give you just another day to live. Another time to do things. Another chance to fix.

We all have past. Forgive it. I know it is never easy. I have past too. I have some things that I wish I could change. But, surely, having them makes me who I am right now.

 

For all the people who stay with me despite of my past, I thank God.

That surely, they are the ones that actually believe in my future.

 

“for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

… yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 11