Someone emailed me this poem a few years ago and I have been keeping it, to read again and again to remind myself of the simple yet important things that I need to do now and then so as to lead my life with no regrets. I wish to share it with all of you who come to visit my blog. The words are copied from the poem while the pictures are from my own personal collection.
Sometimes we forget how lucky we are
and we often forget to appreciate the little things around us that mean so much.
Too often we wait too late to say "I'm sorry - I was wrong."
And we allow foolish things to tear our lives apart.
I hope you agree with me that this touching short poem carry a very meaningful message on every line. It is like a summary of all the many many pages of self-improvement books we have read and motivational seminars we have attended. Once in a while, I read it to remind myself not to let anger blind me, be patient, count to ten, avoid saying hurtful things to people I love, for words are like water, once thrown out cannot be retrieved back. The damage is done when hurt is inflicted.
Similarly, whenever I am delighted, happy or touched by a simple gesture, I used to keep to myself. Now, I try to express to the person who brought me this joy, eventhough this is the first time we meet or we never meet, except in cyber space. Therefore, if you don't know me, you may think that my expressions and comments are fake but please be assured that it is indeed genuine and sincere. Time and tide waits for no one. Procrastination is the source of many regrets. Happiness when shared is doubled and it multiplies. A happy ending this year brings forth a fresh postive begining for the next.
So, here I thank you very much for your words of encouragement, comments and New Year greetings. It is already a blessing that we have met and communicated when we crossed paths in live's journey. May we now advance to 2010 with our hearts filled with joy and happiness.
Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009.
I am looking forward to start 2010 on a positive note. May you have a wonderful year ahead too!
This post is dedicated to Ms Lona from Ohio, USA of A Hocking Hills Garden. I just love the snow, beautiful scenery and bird pictures she features in her 2 lovely blogs.
Til we meet again next year,
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