Jun 30, 2013

Strength is about choices we make

Shared from MJ
 Crazy hills of San Francisco
The Carpenter
Author Unknown

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer/contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.

... The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "my gift to you."

What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.

So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less than the best. At important points we do not give the job our best effort.

Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built. If we had realized, we would have done it differently.

Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. The plaque on the wall says, "Life is a do-it-yourself project."

Who could say it more clearly? 

Your life today is the result of 

your attitudes and choices in the past. 

Your life tomorrow will be the result of 

your attitudes and the choices you make today.

Author Unknown

 When I Dream of You

Jun 20, 2013


If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”
― Osho

Time to appreciate what I always love and do some serious readings.
As much as I wanted to possess the certification at the end of the training, I hope in the process, I can appreciate the beauty of the expertise...

Jun 1, 2013

Oscar awards Nominees

There I was, seeing referrals in Green Zone of Emergency Department.

A good-looking gentleman who was smiling at the entrance suddenly dramatically held his tummy hard and grimaced in pain.

Then he asked with a painful tone: I am in so much pain, can I be seen first...?

There was this classical grimace that everyone would recognize on a Sunday night. 
The one that will either wins an Oscar Award or M.C. for Monday. 

Everyone around was amused by the short theatrical entertainment, except for the house officer who was at the receiving end of that golden question.

And she put on a blank expression and calmly replied: 
I'm sorry Mr, you'll need to wait. It is normal to wait at least 6hours here.

The grimace continued till he was back outside at the waiting lounge. 

As I walked pass the waiting lounge a while later, that man was clearly seen. 
That man in 'severe pain' was happily flirting with his female companions.