Me : Kamu mau hadiah apa untuk ulang tahunmu? Her : Apa yaaah. Aku mau disayang aja sama kamu ;) Me : Kalo itu kamu ga usah ulang taun, aku udah sayang banget sama kamu ;) Her : :* sayaaang Ngeri nggak sih, kayak obrolan orang pacaran? Hahahaha. Terima kasih @muning, this is sweet :) Jadiiiii kamu mau hadiah apaaaa?
We don’t choose who we fall in love with and it never works out the way it should.
By Paulo Coelho
I today a received an email from a very close friend of mine. I asked her if I could share it here, and she agreed)
Feb 14, 2011
Amongst all the activities I enjoy in London (shows, galleries, big parties etc…), the moment I enjoyed and cherished most was spending time with my 86 year old neighbor, who always took time to make me his own special coffee with a plate of cookies so graciously served to me on a white linen We used to spend hours talking…primarily me talking and he listening… with his advice whenever I asked.
Yesterday, I sent an email to him (the text is not mine) which was bounced back to me, and after having my husband (who is presently in London) check on him, I received a call to tell me that he had passed away on Jan 28th. My message of appreciation to him was a bit too late…
Below you find my message
Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, ‘I love you, and I wish you enough.’
They kissed and the daughter left. The father walked over to the window where I was seated. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but I could not refrain from asking:
‘When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, ‘I wish you enough.’ May I ask what that means?’
He began to smile. ‘That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.’
He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more.
‘When we said, ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.’
Then turning toward me, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more..
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting…
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good- bye.
Apaan tuh? Kosa kata baru? Bwahahahahaha
February 10, 2011 7:35am EST
So, what is happiness? I’m pleased to start writing some articles on happiness and personal growth for the online opinion page at CentreDaily.com. I hope you find the pieces to be illuminating and helpful. Thinking about a kickoff article, a definition of happiness seemed a good place to start so we can get an idea of where we’re headed.
There are many definitions of happiness — some true but partial, some interesting but impractical or too cryptic.
Best New Year’s resolution: Become a happier person
Given that our emphasis will always be on the practical and actionable, let’s start with this: Happiness has much to do with how we feel, what we’ll call “energies.” We can have everything in the world but if we find ourselves with significant amounts of negative energies in our lives (listlessness, purposelessness, anxiety, worry, fear, frustration, anger, jealousy, hate, shame, etc.) we’re not going to be happy.
On the other hand, if we have a lot of positive energies in life (enthusiasm, love, thankfulness, inner peace, humor, joy, inspiration, etc.) we’re going to be happy regardless of other factors.
Following that, we get a simple but powerful definition of happiness. Happiness is being on a continual upward path away from negative energies and toward bringing more positive energies into our lives. That’s it. Who doesn’t want more love, inspiration, enthusiasm, meaning, etc. in their lives?
And here’s the really good news. The wonderful truth of our human nature is that each of us is given all the tools and resources we need to bring those wonderful positive energies into our reality at any moment, even all of the time and no matter what the situation.
Not that this is easy. But it is possible. And to the extent we can do this, life on all meaningful levels is greatly enhanced.
One key point or image that we’ll expand on going forward is that we have a “higher nature” or spiritual nature that we might say is the source or well that we draw from when bringing these positive energies into the moment. As we’ll see, happiness has much to do with development of that component of our human nature.
That’s a lot of ground to cover in a first article. We’ll continue to offer insights on our human nature, these tools and resources and how to put this knowledge to use to make our lives better.
An additional article on New Year’s resolutions and our common struggle to achieve behavioral change is attached to this column on the online opinion page at CentreDaily.com.
Russ Lawrence, of State College, is a human resources professional and author and creator of a book and musical CD called “Assembling the Happiness Puzzle” ( www.happinesspuzzle.com).
He hosts a radio program on WBLF 970 AM at 11 a.m. Saturday. Readers can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks @silviahendarta for sharing the link.
We are looking at the same sun and moon. We’ll meet under its shines, somewhere in time. Our time.
Happy shining! *giggles*
Ask forgiveness proprerly, only cost a courage. Deal and done before one of us meet our time, unless we’ll regret.
Let’s graduate from life without regret, to live happily in eternal life. In heaven.
Things change, people change, time moving on.
Happy lunar year, on behalf of the best.