Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lessons 101

Today marks the final day of exam for the second semester of my third year as a Psychology. This semester has been the toughest semester thus far. I guess, that's the way things should be.

"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going."

Challenges of the semester are always meant to test our ability to cope with stress or pressure and bring out the true potential in us. If I were to describe myself in just one word, I would choose 'a rubber band'. Yup. I've been 'a rubber band' this semester.

The theory of elasticity: the property of solid material to deform under the application of an external force and to regain their original shape after the external force have been removed. Likewise, I,'a rubber band' had to be flexible to the 'external forces'-the different challenges and the hardcore stuffs the lecturers or group mates presented to me this semester. But, we all know, that a rubber band tears if it is given too much external forces that it looses its elasticity. And thank God, I have not came to the point that I loose the ability to cope. I would always like to take the challenges as the opportunity to grow in maturity.

I know I would not have gone through this semester without the prayers of God's people. Thankfully, I have great friends who lend their listening ears, gave supportive encouragements and showed that they cared. :) It's always good to know that there will be people who stand close beside me and cheer me on. It all makes a difference. Truly. Forever.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What Makes you Happy?

In life, you have a choice. One, is to go around and have a long face, thinking of every single bad thing that has happened to you recently. Two, is to count every blessings that you have and be contented. I choose 'two',

So what makes you happy?
For me,

-good company
-good chat
-very rich chocolate
-a good story book
-watching cooking shows
-going for a day trip
-surprise Birthday parties
-Christmas carols and Christmas celebration
-a car ride
-looking at scenic views
-viewing pictures of good memories
-getting encouragement, sweet messages
-jokes (except the lame ones)
-supper with friends although it is past midnight
-gifts (unexpected ones..including small ones)
-playing FB games ?
-just spending time alone and in serenity. ;)

Well, I guess if we count our blessings, we would spend less time complaining and dwelling in self-pity. Go, list the things that make you happy and soon, you will have a different, fresher perspective of life. :) You'll never know how the simplest thing in life can put a smile on your face.