Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 38)

by Patrick Liew on September 23, 2011

There was one evening when I felt really down.

During such times, one of the things I like to do was to just talk to my kids. They have a way to improve my mood and make me happy.

That evening, I discovered a useful way to change my emotional state. It started when my eldest daughter asked me, “Papa, can you show me your testimonial file again?”

I have a special file where I keep a record of my achievements in life. I also have letters of commendation by people from different walks of life.

There are also educational certificates and a variety of documents that would invoke pride and joy when I go through them.

I spent some time going through each of the document with my daughter. I also shared with her how I was able to attain the achievements.

As I did so, I was reliving the pleasures of past achievements.

In the process of sharing with her, I found that my mood was improving. At the end of the sharing, I felt charged up with positive emotions.

I became a happier person.

I have decided to call it my FUNtastic file. If you want to live a richer life, start a similar file and build on its content.

Soon, you will have a powerful tool to refer to when your moods are down or when you want to take yourself to a higher emotional level.


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 start, maintain, and grow our FUNtastic files?





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