i found these amongst many others but these really jumped out at me and had me going “oh yes yup right!”
with just three months to 2012; these are perfect timely reminders to enjoy today and to LIVE!
my grandma gave me two tea cups last Sunday. one for me and another for Timmy. must have been old sets but still pretty. i decided to have my earl grey in it and i must say it’s different. drinking from this tea cup is just different. holding it by it’s skinny handle felt so sophisticated. the tea tasted just better.
and i feel so much better now than i did when i wrote this https://kaviithakumar.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/overwhelmed/ which was only two hours ago. a very hot shower, a cup of tea, a prayer and Chris Tomlin worship songs are all i needed to get my bearing right again.
“be still. there is a healer. his love is deeper than the sea. his mercy is unfailing. his arms a fortress for the weak. let faith arise. I lift my hands to believe again.”
saw this on someone’s post and liking it:
“Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage: The little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.”
we turned two last wednesday; 21/09. we both agree that it has been a good two years mostly because of Jesus. HE truly has been our wisdom and our strength. all we have and have experienced has been made possible by HIS grace and kindness. i dare to say that we live almost perfect lives; we have what we need, want and dreamt about in our younger days. sometimes i feel embarrassed when i reflect on HIS goodness in our lives but i know i shouldn’t. It’s HIS blessings and i will have a heart full of thanksgiving and be a blessing to those around me.
Jesus is good and that is all i need and want to know today. i’m lying in bed at 1059am on a work day wondering why my period came a day late yesterday with bad awful cramps and vomiting that saw me breaking out in cold sweat and limping and groaning and finally Timmy fetching me home from work. my pain did go away as Timmy laid his hands on my sore abdomen and prayed for healing. i must have been exhausted; I slept for two hours.
I’m fine and dandy now. but my head is wallowing in bad thoughts. why did my period come? if it had to really come, why must it be so painful and miserable? if Jesus is for me, these things should not happen to me. I’m embarrassed that these are my thoughts and for writing them here. but what is worse than this is Jesus looking at me now with sadness and hurt in His heart. A child whom He loves so much and gave His life up for is doubting Him.
Jesus, guard my heart and mind lord.
been lazying in bed for the last one hour. should be up n get the weekend going. but with Timmy at his Chinese proficiency test and tons to clear/put away/laundry before the new helper comes at two pm, there isn’t really anything exciting to make me jump out of bed now or an hour ago.
so I stumbled upon an christian movie preview – seven days in utopia. not sure when or if it will open in Singapore coz it opened in states on 1 sept. but we have been watching tons via iTunes so there isn’t a way to miss it if it has already screened in singapore.
before I forget the reason for this post; my random thought this morning was/is how great it will be if I could act in a christian movie. one that glorifies Jesus and demonstrates his immense love for us. one that impacts people all over the world regardless of race and religion. one that reveals his faithfulness and kindness. one that teaches grace and humility. i really want to be part of something big for Jesus.
so that is my random Saturday thought!
and I should get going… half past nine already!
and I am liking the greens here:
at nine this morning I got into the cab to head to my parents’ place to have McDonald brekkie with the little one who was having a bad morning as her tutor who promised to be there at eight am called at the last min to push the session to one pm.
after some good bonding over mcdonalds and telly, i headed to town with Timmy with no concrete plans. because it was one pm, we managed to get into H&M without any queuing and wrestling. I guess everyone was still in bed.
honestly there isn’t anything to shout about and the jazz around the opening of this outlet will die pretty quickly. or maybe spring will be something to look forward to.
in the meantime, I’m gonna be sneaker-ing around!