Archive for October, 2009

Laugh Out Loud

It takes a lot for me to laugh out loud at something that I see or read. This is one of them

(via failblog)

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Best Goodbye Email

(via http://www.bspcn.com/)

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My life is boring.

Over the past few months, my posts on this blogs have dwindled. Normally, I’d congratulate myself by reminding myself of all the things that have taken precedent: new job, tutoring, new friends, and an actual social life (somewhat).

Today was the first Saturday in over 3 months where I had nothing planned and I didn’t see a single person (minus the repair man who did my oil change for me and seeing my good friend for 10 minutes as I dropped him off at the airport). It was relaxing, it was quiet, it was nice.

Then I got to thinking about this blog and how I miss writing on it. I thought about how my life, although busy, is nothing more than busy. It isn’t necessarily meaningful, it’s not that interesting (nothing provokes me to write rant posts anymore). Busyness, in a way, is something negative. You don’t focus on the enjoyable things; you just focus on getting through the daily grind. You focus on the next task you need to cross off your list.

I don’t know what that has to do with my blog but I miss writing in this and I’m gonna need to discipline myself to keep this (and other things) as part of my daily grind. If I can make time to watch all 9 (and counting) TV shows that I currently follow, surely I can make time for this.

In the meantime, you can check out Lessons I learned from my Boss. Inspired by previous bosses from hell, a close friend of mine and I decided to take all our bitterness and anger toward them and turn it into lessons. Feel free to leave us comments.

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“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.”

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My prayer

Saw someone posted this on Facebook and it was too good not to be posted again.

“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,
when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little,
when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess,
we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, having fallen in love with life,
we have ceased to dream of eternity, and in our efforts to build a new earth,
we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ. ”
— Francis Drake

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