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There’s Still Time

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare

An illusion that we keep on telling ourselves is also the most fatal of all. There’s still time.

We believe we are all immortal.

We believe that time stands still.

We believe there’s always tomorrow.

Because of this mis-belief, we postpone what is important to us.

We delay our happiness.

We push out our dreams.

We hold ourselves back from saying “I love you”.

Minutes turn to hours. Hours turn to days.

Weeks passed by and months replaced by years.

Before you know it, you are at your deathbed pondering, “Where has time passed by? Why did I land myself in this situation?

Time and tide waits for no one.

What is important to you? Do it now or you would forever regret it.



How To Overcome Overwhelm

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. – Saint Francis de Sales

Do you feel overwhelmed?

When you feel like there is just too many things happening at one time?

There’s this project that your boss wants you to finish by this weekend.

There’s the piles of documents waiting for you to be completed and submitted.

Not to forget the grocery for the week.

And the kids’ soccer practice every Tuesday evening and piano lessons on Saturday.

There’s the bills for the utilities, due tomorrow.

What would you do? How do you stop yourself from being overwhelmed? Or worse – spiraling down to burn-out, if you don’t keep it in check?

Keep things in perspective. Understand what is happening in your life right now. List down all the things that you are doing. List down all the things that you are expected to do.

Understand your life goals. What is your life purpose? What do you want to get out of your life? What kind of life experiences? What kind of activities? What would be the very things that you must do – no matter what?

Evaluate the the tasks that you are doing. Compare your tasks to your life goals. Are they in sync? What tasks can be removed? What tasks can be delegated? What tasks can be postponed?

To combat the feeling of overwhelmed, one needs to manage his or her time. To better say it, it isn’t about managing time. But to manage the tasks. Not all tasks are created equal.

With the same 24 hours allocated to the rich, to the poor, to the successful, to the not-so-successful, it is up to us to make full use of it, in a way that would propel you to the success that you have been dreaming of. In a way that you would find happiness.

All of this – without the feeling of being overwhelmed.



two patients and a window

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli

There is no  greater happiness than making others to be happy, regardless of your own problem.

Life is a perception.
Truth is a perception.
Reality is a perception.

How life turns out to be, will depends on how you view it.

For things to turn out right, you have to believe that it will be great.

You  must have conviction that wonderful things will come to your way.

You truly feel it, deep down in your soul and heart, that fortunes will fall upon you.

Make it your life mission to bring happiness to others. To make others laugh. To make others forget their worries.

With this, you will find your true treasure, the highest aim in life. The greatest goal one can ever attain.




One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it. – Helen Hayes

Open up your newspaper and the news of terrorism fill the front cover. Turn on the TV and all you see is news on recession.

Detox from negative news.

That doesn’t mean you are living in ignorance, like an ostrich burying its head in the sand.

Know that they exist. Reading its headlines is more than enough. Catch its summary, knowing what has happened, factually.

Ignore all the commentary and opinions.

Do not indulge in bad news that surrounds all over us.

The world we live in are negative enough. Don’t contribute and self pity in it.

Instead, meditate. Cultivate calm and serenity in our lives.

Promote happiness. Be happy and contented in the little things.

Act in kindness. Be kind to one another.

It doesn’t make your world worse if you read less negative news. But you have all to gain to indulge in positivity.

How would you detox from negative news today? Happy TGIF!




You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. – Joyce Meyer

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Youth is not about the age you are in.

Youth is about what you act and react.

Don’t take life seriously.

Life is too short to be unhappy.

It’s all about your beliefs. What is your priority in life?

Don’t listen to people when they say, act your age.

Instead, live to the fullest.

Growing up doesn’t mean we have to throw away our child-side of ours.

Grow old gracefully.

And more importantly, grow old happily.

Happiness and fun go together.

If you want an example, follow me on Instagram. Plenty of examples in my #100HappyDays journey. Happiness doesn’t have to be made up of grand things. Usually it is the little things that make you happy.

What do you do today to be happy?



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!




It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

If you have been following me on Instagram, you would know that I am currently on a challenge – #100HappyDaysChallenge, or in short just #100HappyDays.

I have already passed the halfway mark.

It isn’t easy, there are constant challenges daily. It’s not easy to be happy daily.

But it is not impossible either. Happiness is a state of mind, to find something to cherish. To find something to be grateful for.

Have you been doing this challenge? Go on, give it a try. And see how your life would change.



Cameron Diaz Human The Movie

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. – Ben Okri

A snippet of Cameron Diaz’s interview.

There’s the false thinking that happiness comes from fame. To be happy, one must be famous first. It’s like the only thing we know that would make us happy. Blame it on the TV and movies that we grow up watching. Everyone of us yearns to be the actor or actress in the movies.

Fame doesn’t define you. If you have this mindset of fame equals to happiness, you would be searching for happiness all over your life. It is a never-ending rat-race.  You would never find it.

In reality, happiness depends on how you live your life authentically. To be the person whom you truly are. You set your own rules. You set your own destiny. Fulfillment comes from within.

“To know how to love, and how to be loved, that is such a beautiful thing.” – Cameron Diaz

What are your rules for happiness? What is your yardstick of happiness based upon?