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Journalling

My comedy notebooks are filled with random journal entries. It’s all the same. I can look back on old joke notebooks, and know exactly what was going on in my life. – Sarah Silverman

I was reading through Tools of Titans, a new book by Tim Ferriss.

One of the things that he has mentioned is to do journalling. Or rather, what he calls as a 5 Minute Journal (5MJ).

Each day, take 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to answers some simple questions. What are the questions?

In the morning:

What am I grateful for?
What would make today great?
What is my daily affirmation?

In the evening:

What are the amazing things that happened today?
How could I have made today better?

We’ve talked about the power of gratitude. What is interesting are the two questions that follow:

What would make today great?
How could I have made today better?

The first is to actively plan for a great day; while the latter is to reflect on how we could have handled things differently.

A perfect day is not left to chance. You may come across it once in a while, where all the stars are aligned.

But how if you were to make it more consistent? To experience it more frequently? To design it, rather than to leave it to fate.

We are all capable of designing of our destiny. The first thing that we need to do is to take up the responsibilities. That our lives are ours to control. That we can change the course of our sails. That we row our oars.

How would you design your perfectly grateful day?

 

Meng

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Focus

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson

As usual, a wonderful drawings by Andrew Matthews.

Happiness comes from being contented.

To be grateful of what we have.

What we focus upon, expands.

That’s the main teachings of the Law of Attractions.

Focus on what you want, focus on what you have, and it will expand.

Focus on what is lacking, the lacking gets worse.

Have you ever stopped and realized that, whatever the “little” things that you have are actually a lot? And a lot of people out there would wish to be in your position, to have the things that you have?

You may not have the largest bungalow. Nor the most expensive sports car or yacht.

But you have a shelter, sufficient food, and a comfortable lifestyle.

And you are healthy, and alive.

And it is a reason to be happy.

Happy TGIF, and have a great weekend ahead!

 

Meng

Testimonial Letter

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

Just did a testimonial letter for my swimming coach. You may read it here:

Hi,

Please help to convey my thanks to Coach Jerry.

In the past, my friends tried to teach me swimming but I would still stuck. After 12 lessons with Coach Jerry, I am able to swim breaststroke style, and to do it more confidently.

Although I learn it very slowly, as compared to my classmates, he is very patient and he gives equal attention and guidance to each and every one of us.

Couldn’t have done it without guidance from Coach Jerry and from you too, Happy Fish Swim School.
Thanks once again!

I was thinking – when was the last time I ever wrote a letter? A letter to thank someone. Someone who has made a difference in my life?

You may see that my letter was unpolished. It may not have the best prose, of the flowery words that would make the world sing.

But I think, the most important thing is it comes from the deep of my heart and that is what gratitude letter is all about.

As I wrote the letter, I felt peace in me. Of being grateful. Of being given an opportunity to learn a new skill.

To whom would you write a gratitude letter today? Of all the help they have given to you, of the support, of the love, of the things you have, of the experience, of the memories.

Write a letter today!

 

Meng