Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 26)

by Patrick Liew on September 7, 2011

I have gone through many near death experiences.

I have almost died at sea… been shot in the army… been eaten alive in the jungle… lost my life in a kidnap… been killed in traffic accidents… been beaten to death…

It’s good to go through a life-death experience.

After every experience, I learn to be grateful for and to value my life.

I’m mindful that today could be the last day of my life. I should cherish it.

I want to live every moment as if it is the first and last moment. I endeavor to be mindful of every moment and make it the best moment.

I want to live every moment to the fullest and enjoy it while it lasts.

If the experience of time, as Albert Einstein might put it, is relative. Then, I want to see how can I stretch time by maximizing its enjoyment.

I want to prolong the pleasure of the moment and savour it to the greatest intensity.

What’s more, I aim to accentuate and sustain the FUNtastic experience by anchoring them in my memory.

It is sad to note that, in the past, I have allowed many of these valued moments to pass me by. I have not lived through it because I was too preoccupied with the baggages of the past and burdens of the future.

I have consciously and unconsciously lived in the past or for tomorrow.

Like one famous Chinese song goes, I just wish that ‘明天会更好’ – tomorrow will be better but I let today go to waste.

Over the years, I have discovered that when I learned to value and enjoy every moment of my life, I learned to love our Creator and love myself at the same time.

I became more aware of the love, joy and peace that He has planted in my heart.

I carried less of negative emotions, including destructive emotions.

I became more inclined to do well and do good at the same time, all the time.

I learned to live life at its best – moment by moment.


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

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we value and enjoy every moment of our lives?




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