Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 30)

by Patrick Liew on September 11, 2011

Amongst my friends, some of them cheekily call me, “Russian.”

The reason is that I’m always on a rush. There is always a last minute meeting or a deadline to meet.

Still, I have been trying very hard to enjoy even the simplest things that I do, including the routine and mundane tasks.

I have discovered that when I relished and savoured every experience – no matter how insignificant it was – I became a happier person. I have lesser negative emotions and my mood improved.

This may mean nothing to you but it means a lot to me because I grew up with a melancholic temperament.

I used to have a strong tendency to see the darker side of life and could become pessimistic easily.

That’s why I developed a Power Walk ritual every morning. I tap on our Creator’s power to be mindful of and to enjoy every task, including ordinary ones throughout the day.

I don’t want to rush through the day – even though it does happen – and realize that I did not ‘smell the roses’ and enjoy the day.

I want to ‘carpe diem’ –seize every moment and see the good in it. I want to smile, laugh and have fun over the little pleasures in life.

I want to enjoy the warmth of the sun, feel the wind, and savour every breath.

I want to appreciate the beauty of the sky and admire every tree and plant – as they stand in their unique beauty to welcome me to a FUNtastic life.

I want to taste every morsel of food, and feel the plain water as it invigorates my lips and mouth, and go on its merry way to my stomach.

I want to smell every aroma – both good and not-so-good ones – and feel alive. I want to feel every feeling and enjoy every emotion and turn them into pleasant fuel to drive me to have a life of fun and vigor.

I want to feel my heartbeat and listen to the melody of my body, mind and emotion. I want to sing in tune with my being and raise it to a rousing climax as I synchronize with the symphony of nature.

I want to feel the heartbeat of every person I meet – and be present for them.

I endeavor to live, to love, to learn, to laugh, to launch every good deed, and leave a trail of beauty and wonder for others to enjoy more of life.

Every moment is beauty. Every little thing counts.

Even the simple things of life can be FUNtastic!


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.


Question: How can we enjoy the ordinary things of life? 




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