Be The Present This Christmas

by Patrick Liew on December 20, 2014

As we celebrate Christmas 2014, let us spare a thought for those who are in the pits of life.

Many people will go to bed in pain and sorrow this evening and many more evenings. Their children will be sick, hungry, and in tears.

Sadly, the world at large may not even know of their existence and needs.

As you reflect on their plight, please whisper a prayer for them. And do whatever you can to help them.

The Spirit behind Christmas is Selflessness. It’s about putting others before yourself.

It’s about love, joy, and peace.

If you can’t help somebody out there, please extend a hand to the person next to you.

A loving smile, a warm hug, a pat in the back…they may be small little steps but they do make a difference.

You may not change the world but you can change one person’s life today. It will add one more ripple to a tsunami of love to change the world.

This Christmas, give a gift of love. Give of yourself to the people around you.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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Words Can Change Lives

by Patrick Liew on December 11, 2014

What if teachers call homework “fun learning”?

It will help students to better enjoy the homework and put in more effort, wouldn’t it?

There is power in words. They can change lives.

The choice of words can improve mindset and behaviour. Therefore, be careful how you select and use them.

Think: How else can you frame challenges in your life and make it more meaningful, exciting, and fulfilling?

For example:

1. Work can be a “purposeful vacation”.

Enjoy your work and find meaning, values, and significance in it. Work will then become a purposeful vacation.

You’ll perpetually be on a holiday.

2. Physical exercise can be an “uplifting game”.

Like a vaccine, physical exercise may cause temporary discomfort but it will soon make you fit, strong and healthy. In addition, it will help to release chemicals that promote happiness and well being.

That’s why physical exercise can lift you up physically as well as emotionally. It’s a healthy, fun and exciting game.

3. Diet can be a “life extension plan”.

Dieting is a plan that can result in you having more energy, vigor, and vitality.

It is medically proven that if you eat wisely, you will live a longer and better life.

4. Unpleasant gathering can be a “learning party”.

There’s mystery in such meetings even though they may have conflicts and challenges.

As you search for the clues and look out for the signs, you will discover opportunities to learn, improve, and become a better person.

5. Enemies can be “temporary teachers”.

They can teach you many valuable lessons, including what you should not do in life. They can provide the impetus for you to mould and shape yourself and bring out the best from your life.

6. Bad experiences can be a “growth opportunity”.

They can make you a more humane and humble person, one who is in touch with the frailties of life. In addition, they can also strengthen you and help you develop qualities of grit, perseverance, and resilience.

Bad experiences can lift you to live on a higher plane of life. They can move you to serve a worthier cause and seek a deeper sense of fulfillment.

Remember, beware of your words. It may come to pass.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please ‘Like’ me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg

Visit my Inspiration blog at http://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/

Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net

For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/

Please read my reflection and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!

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