Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Poetry: Find Cheer In Your Tear

Find Cheer In Your Tear
*A poem to cheer someone up from PoemVidz*

I know life seems rough today
But there’s always tomorrow
Find hope in what you dismay
Do not bind yourself to sorrow

Find strength inside your tears
Formed from heartfelt compassion
Wisdom gained from many years
Of moments birthed in passion

Find cheer in the revelation
That hope prevails over despair
That life presents celebration
In this existence that we share

Find solace in your soul
That you are so unique
Faith be the golden rule
When happiness you seek

Monday, October 29, 2012

Affirmation of the Week ...

"If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it." ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

This is so true and I intend to do something about it. I have a thorn in my side and I have succumbed as a victim by complaining. It is ugly and on hindsight, it makes me feel guilty.  It builds bad vibes and I do not want to affect others around me. I shall stop complaining!

This is my affirmation of the week ...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

Life is really an oasis of educational experiences.  That is if we are willing to let go of our fear, obsession and ego and pick up the valuable lessons behind each of these experiences ... good and bad.  After all, this is how our wisdom comes about ... we learn and learn and learn from each and every experience that life throws at us.

Everyone has definitely heard of this popular phrase coined by Dale Carnegie ... "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

Sounds like a very simple outlook but life is actually simple.  It's just that most people, me as guilty to one point in time, tend to complicate things.  We look for solutions at the hardest corners and from the most difficult angle when it is right there under our noses ... why?  Because we gave our problems, circumstances or conditions prominence ... perhaps we are all natural born prima donnas.  Celebrating problems to gain attention but the truth of it all is that no one can change a thing for us!  We just have to suck it in and be grateful for all the stuffs that are already going well in our life ... the calm that follows will come with the solutions we much needed.

Gratitude is the most effective healer to cast out our temperamental and inflated self-obsession and egoism in order to realize that life is simply an oasis of great opportunities to turn each lemons we received into a variety of lemonades.  Yes, why must we only enjoy the same standard lemonades?  Any preschooler would know how to make one for us!  We are all adults ... let's use our creativity to concoct some new flavours that we will love and who knows others may like it too!

Having gratitude does not mean we must have it all in our life.  Neither is it impossible even when we're downtrodden, in ill-health, out of love or out of money.  It's entirely up to you how you choose to look at your life and decide your list of things that you can be thankful for.  Open your heart, open your mind!  As for me, I am grateful for being grateful.

1.  I am grateful to have a supportive family ... I know through thick and thin I can always rely on them!
2.  I am grateful for my supportive friends ... a special cherished league of friends!
3.  I am grateful for my health ... my diabetes is under control.
4.  I am grateful for new home ... my envisioned decor taking shape as the renovation continues.
5.  I am grateful for the money-making opportunities that have come my way.
6.  I am grateful for the inspirations and motivations that magically appears whenever I needed them.
7.  I am grateful for the mindful hints that continuously appear to remind me to be watchful over my thoughts, words, feelings and actions without any compromises of being myself.
8.  I am grateful that I am able to find all sorts of things I can be grateful for!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Poetry: My Creed

My Creed
By Edgar A. Guest

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And then, should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I’m alone
As when my every deed is known
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense or sham
Exactly what men think I am.

To leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind,
If enmity to aught I show,
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my little part, nor whine
That greater honors are not mine.
This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Affirmation of the Week ...

Everyday is as good as any day. It all depends on how we are going to make of it. Rather than wasting our imagination thinking of the past we can't change or the future we have yet to know, I would rather spent my creativity and energy on the Now. The present is what I have power over and from Now I have the power to change the outlook of my future to more of what I would love and enjoy.

This is my affirmation of the week ...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

I have been lazy!  Yes you heard right ... I have been lazy these weekend!  Maybe it's because I've had more than a couple of hectic weekends recently that my spirit just simply refuses to budge ... not even my hands.  Thankfully my writing had not suffered and I managed to submit my 3rd draft very very early Saturday morning.  Now having my fingers crossed waiting for favorable feedback from the owner.

Weekdays passed quickly but weekend is even faster especially when we're hibernating.  Anyhow, I am not complaining because come tomorrow the physical renovation works starts on my new condo.  It's going to be an eager 7 weeks wait for them to finish the works.  There are still some purchases to be made for the home like new curtains, blinds and lightings to name a few.  The renovation cost, fittings and furnishings have quickly surpassed my budget of RM50k and it's scary to look at the growing figure as I add several more needed stuff.  The cost of everything has increased tremendously since the last renovation works I did for my previous home 13 years' ago.  What I spent then couldn't even cover half of my renovation works today!

My downsized home ...
but it's going to be better than ever!

Anyhow I am thankful that everything still works according to my plans.  A little sacrifice here and there but all that I need and I want are being satisfactorily fulfilled.  Now I just can't wait to shift in ... one thing's for sure, I will be celebrating X'mas in my new place.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Random Bubbles ...

Young Artist at Work by SemiCharmedLife (☯)

"You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life." 
- Joe Vitale

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Note Of Awareness #56

Rivalry is commonplace at home as it is anywhere else. It creates toxic relationship that harbors anger and resentment. You may be a victim of rivalry between siblings, friends or colleagues but it is not what they did that matters.


The law of attraction does not respond to what they have done to you but what you think about what they did matters. Holding on to your resentment merely locks you into a victim state and the resulting emotions are driving you away from feeling good about yourself. What you continue to think is not hurting the antagonist but yourself.

No matter what has happened, you must remain in control of your reality. You are empowered to practice the art of allowing by releasing resistant thoughts and letting the law of attraction to deliver the joyful life that is your birthright.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Poem: Broken China [A Repost]

I wrote this poem reflecting the disappointment of a friendship turned sour due to conceit and betrayal. Toleration were taken for granted but as the trust has been broken, this friendship's changed forever. Adieu my once-upon-a-time friends!

Copyright © Wenny Yap 2011 All Rights Reserved. This poem may be reproduced with my written consent and the due credit provided.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Bubble: Your Pace My Pace ... We Arrive Just The Same!

Everyone moves at a different pace and speed ... breathe, eat, talk, walk, run, react, work, progress and so on. Some may move too fast for others to catch up or some may just be rather slow to test our patience. However this is a matter of personal preference and at the end of the day ... no one's to judge you nor I.

"A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue
we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its
justness and its sincerity."
- Robert Hall

But friendships and even family ties can become a thing of the past when one or more persons choose to view our eager pace forward as a threat. The Chinese Hokkien refers to this as 'kia-su' which means 'scared to loose.'

Why? Why should ambitions and achievements be a threat among friends and kins?  If we open our hearts and eyes with sincerity, we will see everyone have their own successes.  Some may be far more better than what we could have done but there's no need to measure, we share the elation just the same. It is simply called respect as we are all in the same boat travelling the world together.  Everyone's equally entitled to the same privileges ... it's just a matter of who wants to reach them quicker.  Whoever is slower, the door to the privileges remains opened.  

With a dedication to camaraderie, good friends put up with each other's crap and turn blind eyes even when taken for granted once too frequently.  But when friends find the necessity to resort to slander and lies ... that draws the line.  Well it has been to our advantage though ... we are now the wiser who are our truest friends!

It may be easy to forgive and forget but the betrayal is just too great to continue the friendship.  The trust is broken and we no longer feel comfortable to share parts of our life with toxic friends.  Although we may not burn any bridges, we choose to move on for our own good.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Affirmation of the Week ...

This is my affirmation of the week ...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

It's Sunday and after yesterday's long wet day, the sun's out to play.  Frankly, I'd love to have yesterday's weather again and if possible ... everyday!

I was just looking at my blog and realized that my recent activities are getting more and more scattered and random when it had once been a disciplined daily affair.  Nope, I am not losing the interest nor losing my passion.  It is just that I have been caught up with other demanding activities that require my immediate attention.  For one is my ghostwriting project and secondly the renovation plans going into my new condominium.  It is also because I have decided to change my approach towards my blog ... to blog spontaneously rather than to plan.  I am very thankful that my blog is still growing and it has connected me to likeminded people around the globe.

I am equally thankful that the book that I am ghostwriting is progressing along smoothly.  I am already more than half way through with 2 months left to completion.  I hope to submit the next draft to the owner by end of next week and hopefully to receive my 2nd payment.

I am elated that the painting works on my new condo was completed today.  I am so thankful my chosen color for the walls had turned out perfectly and I can now look forward to the renovation works to begin next week.  The past few weekends had been a bit hectic shopping to equip my new condo.  Most of the necessities are now paid for and waiting for delivery after the renovation is completed.

I enjoyed myself on Rottnest Island, WA

I am grateful that all the plans in my life are moving ahead accordingly and I am eternally grateful for all the experiences that life has served on my platter.  I am enjoying my life and I need only to remind myself not to take everything for granted!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Poetry: Anticipation

By Ariana Turano

Everything holding its own anticipation,
Turning negative into positive without reservation,
All of it is intense.

Viewing ahead the possibilities of what might be;
What do you want it to be?
Can it be?
Only experience will answer questions,
Entertain those thoughts with re-evaluation.

Life is too important to wonder and never know,
To have opportunity and nothing to show,
The doors of choice are open.

Have you opened any lately?
Have you taken what it is you want?
Every moment holds anticipation.

Your whole life is a translation of your dedication!
What is your anticipation?
Reality is MY anticipation.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Affirmation of the Week ...

Everything is progressing well in my life and I am grateful for all the blessings I am receiving. Every cell in my body is vibrating with energy and I can feel my vitality.

This is my affirmation of the week ...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

I don't know whether to consider it an unproductive week or it's because Mother Earth has sped up on its axis.  It felt like Monday was only yesterday but when I awoke this morning ... it's Saturday!  Gosh, no doubt I have no complaints the way things are progressing but at times I can't help the feeling as if life is getting shorter!

Maybe this is just the symptoms of ageing.  A fact is a fact ... I'm no more 48 and I'm just one year shy from hitting the half-century mark.  Wow!!!  Reality sinking in ... but I'm still so looking forward to my Class of 1980's  Big-Five-O Celebration.  A bunch of us old schoolmates are already hatching ideas and itineraries for the reunion while some are helping to scour the planet looking for other long lost classmates.  It does not matter how many will turn up, whoever is present that day will have loads of rekindling old memories and catching up to.

Surely feeling the excitement now and how not to feel grateful for such a wonderful opportunity.  It is not always neither is it easy to gather friends who have been separated by the years, distance and commitments back in one common place.  I am thankful that some of us have been blessed with the convenience to meet up regularly.

Cheers to all my girlfriends of SMK Convent Muar ... may the force be with us to make the reunion the best birthday bash we'll ever have!

Friday, October 5, 2012

My Bubble: Changes Are For The Best!

It's almost coming up to 4 years since I first started my blog.  Maybe I'm a tiny weeny bit too early to mention about it but I am too eager to share my thoughts for the day.

4 years isn't very long but in the four years I've had heaps of progress and change.  All had been for the better of me and even if there are some unsolicited, they had been timely to my best interest.  I will always be steadfast in my belief that progress means change and changes are good!

 “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” 
– Jim Rohn

Most of my life had been a mixture of jubilation for accomplishments and disappointments for the misses.  But all that happened in my unconscious state of awareness.  Unknowingly, I had done everything right to achieve all that I wanted in my career and home but unknowingly too I have been guilty of creating the heartbreaks in my life.  It became clear to me what I had been doing to myself when I chanced upon the book 'The Secret.'

But there is no such thing as by chance where the law of attraction is concerned.  It had to be my own doing and by then it was too late to cry over spilled milk for all the nasty things that had happened.  It was an awakening and it prompted a major shift in my life ... I changed!

Blogging was the very first thing I undertook because I had wanted to share my learning experience about the law of attraction.  At the same time it appeared to be a good avenue to make some side income for myself.  After all I had always been playing with the idea to retire from the workforce by 45.  However, I was already 45 and I was far from retiring as the pay pack was just too good to let go.  Funny though, my career suddenly took a dive as I begin to experience changes in my perspective towards life.  The oomph to remain on the rungs of the corporate ladder seemed to be fading fast and I finally called it quits at 46 ... well, a year later was still pretty close to target.  Quitting spell some fear in my lo kong and myself as it meant changes to our expenses and existing commitments.  We accommodated the changes as we move along and we coped well.  

On hindsight, early retirement was the best decision I've ever made and it certainly brought about change after change ... all the changes made a happier me.  Unemployed now, I went into full-time blogging which enable various money-making opportunities.  With building confidence, I dabbled in writing and soon better paying opportunities did arrived at my door.  Today I am enjoying the experience of ghostwriting a book and another possibility on the way.  Being unemployed also mean I am free to travel and quite a bit I did this past year to places that I've always dreamed of going.

More changes ... friends come and friends go.  Good friends remained in touch eventhough distance and years may have kept us apart.  New good friends added to the list while the superficial ones had to be let go after their true colors emerged.

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” 
– Tennessee Williams

First there were two cars in our household.  Then there were 3 as my son Nick turned a licensed driver.  Then it became four temporarily before we had to let one that was quick becoming a junk.  By tomorrow we will be back to 2 again since I have just received the vacant possession of my new condominium which only allows 2 parking bays.  The delivery is 6 months earlier than as scheduled in the Sales & Purchase Agreement.  No one's complaining.  Two heads are definitely better than one as it must be because lo kong and I had poured in our eagerness together to quicken the completion. I am now eagerly looking forward to moving into my new humble abode.  Hopefully, I will be celebrating X'mas there.

I am thankful for the good and bad experiences as well as the good and bad individuals that have entered my life as they had prompted me to change and thankfully a change into someone I love!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Law Of Attraction: Resist Insecurities For A Real Life

A little insecurity is considered normal. Everyone suffers some especially when caught in unfamiliar situations or places. In fact, to have none at all would have meant you are utterly fearless and this can spell danger due to the lack of preservation instinct.

On the other hand, to experience insecurities to the extent that they cripple you from coping with problems or situations can be as potentially dangerous too. Insecurity boils down to a low self-confidence. Insecure people normally find it difficult to feel gratitude or satisfaction for all the good that already exist in their life – food, shelter, water, electricity, career, friends, family etc. They constantly live under a cover of the dark shadow of struggle, doubt and fear. At their worst, they can even feel threatened by the delusion that the entire world is conspiring against them.

There are many possible reasons to feel insecure such as money problems, suffering relationships, fear of change and challenges, low self-esteem, lack of trust and social skills and not forgetting, depression. Under the premise of the law of attraction, the science of “like attracts like” means you attract what you think and feel strongly for. Naturally with insecurities, all thoughts and feelings are never on the right track. This only compounds the extent of what you fear and doubt. The more insecurity the more your world is filled with worries because you are so focused on the problem or situation.

Rather than feeling powerless, you should know that you can turn the law of attraction to your advantage. First and foremost, it is up to you to confront your fears and learn to address them one by one in order to turn your thoughts and feelings onto the right direction. You are never alone when dealing with your lack of confidence but only those who are serious about coming out from under the shadow of struggles, fears and doubt will seek help and where necessary some professional help to put things in perspective. Being around people who are positive in their attitude can definitely boost your confidence.

"If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations." – Shakti Gawain, author of Creative Visualization

Unaware, insecurities had forced you to operate from a place that is imaginative only in your mind. Therefore, it is important to learn how to separate reality from fear. To achieve a progressive cognitive reconstruction, you need to change your awareness and develop a positive attitude towards life. Use your highly imaginative mind to create the kind of life you desire instead. The key for the law of attraction to work in your favor is your healthy positive mindset and that is undeniably within your own control. Start being grateful for everything you have in your life now as it is impossible to be negative when you are thankful.

It is never too late to change your attitude in life. With the science of the law of attraction, you can take control of your destiny. The power of choice is with you. Either you choose to continue feeling helpless or you proceed with a new journey towards a happier and fruitful life utilizes the same amount of effort but the results are worlds apart on opposite ends. So it’s up to you to decide.

Copyright © Wenny Yap 2012 All Rights Reserved. This article may be reproduced with my written consent, provided my name and link remain intact.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Poetry: Begin Anew

Begin Anew
By D Anthony
* The Nurse in the Delivery Room Slapped Me... Once *

Have you ever wished you could begin anew
To experience the things you always wanted to
To make sure each day in someway you grew
To accomplish big things, and small ones too

To make a difference via things you would do
To positively impact lives of people you knew
To spend more time marveling the sky so blue
And less time worrying about your list 'To Do'

To ensure your faith becomes increasingly true
To verify each day a good memory you accrue
The great news is each day you can begin anew
But seize this day, another isn't promised to you

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Note Of Awareness #55

Insecurity appears in all sorts of matters ranging from money, appearance, relationships, career, challenges to change. The root cause is your low self-confidence.  Insecurity will trick you into living in an imaginative place inside your mind. It exaggerates problems and situations that compound your anxieties. Insecurity causes you to constantly focus on negative thoughts and feelings. Regretfully, the law of attraction does not care for all that and continues to deliver more of what your dread to you.

In order for the law of attraction to work in your favor, it is important to change your attitude. Either you choose to continue feeling helpless or you proceed with a new journey towards a happier and fruitful life utilizes the same amount of effort but the results are worlds apart on opposite ends. Remember, the power to choose is with you. Get your imaginative mind to work in your favor!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Affirmation of the Week ...

I must declare that I am very happy. Everything that's planned and even those unplanned are falling into places just as they should be. A little slower than I'd expect but I am still grateful they are all turning out at their best! Nonetheless, I will continue keeping my heart open for more of abundance to enter my life!

This is my affirmation of the week ...