Archive for February, 2011

正心,修身,齐家,治国,平天。

February 15, 2011

正心,修身,齐家,治国,平天。

 

The wisdom of leadership in a few Chinese characters.

Some much wisdom, and all encompassing.

The right heart, an able body, a harmonious family, govern the nation, bringing balance to the world.

There is no hard and fast rule to be successful, it takes steps.


Not all battles are glamorous

February 13, 2011

“Know that even without public affirmation, appreciation or applause, every battle  fought for God and is won in Jesus Name is a sound victory.”

I was sitting on a couch in the middle of a very messy house, thinking about my messy life, when G spoke to me with the words above.

Where there are no exams to mug for.

Where there are no job interviews to ace.

Where there are not corporate ladder to climb.

Where there are no schools to win.

Where there are no parents to count on.

I thought there is no battle to fight, there is no chance of a victory.

There are seasons, where God calls Christian leaders to take a back seat, so that we can become more Christian than leader, so that we can grow. Beyond the “glam” of the public ministry, there are battles that are not so “glamorous”, the deep personal battles. The battles that are beyond intellectual strategies but purely test of character.

God brought me, to the battles within my heart, the battles that are within my family.

Not all battles are glamorous, but I know my place in God and the battles I ought to fight.

It’s a long fight, and I’m fighting on, for G, with G.

Any battle, big or small with varying degrees of impact, as long as fought for G, is a sound victory.

Fustration to Solution

February 2, 2011

Recently, my bunny, affectionately known as Puipui (Fat Fat), had been very angsty. She would prance around the room, shredding all kinds of paper products, snipping any wires. Nothing pacifies her, not the extra space that I have given her, the variety of food or the chew toy I have purchased for her. She would at times chase me around the room, attempting to bite/nibble/lick me. There was once I even need to hop up a chair. Did I mention she snorts at me too? I was like Hey, you don’t have to be so mean.

And so, I thought she hates me.

I came very close to giving up on her because I don’t think I deserve such treatment when I spend almost 50 bucks on her monthly maintenance and cleaning up her poo and pee. But me, being me, does not give up on living things that easily. Hahs. A search on the internet had me realized, my rabbit is suffering from “Sexual Frustration”

All the bites and nibbles are just expression of frustration. And so she don’t hate me

My solution?

Get her to be sprayed. I am sorry to deprive my bunny of her sexual pleasures. But I am not ready for a bunny family, so she has to embrace singlehood with me 🙂

Lesson that I learnt?

Don’t take circumstances personally, don’t take yourself so seriously.

Beneath each frustration, lies the root of the problem, where solution waits, tapping it’s feet.

Don’t just dwell in frustration, work out a solution 🙂

To my utter horror, she slurped a rubber band recently. I was really horrified, the last thing I want is a dead bunny choked on rubber band. Well, she survived the rubber band, and is still aggressive and pyscho. Hence I shall practice the advice from House Rabbit Society,

“One of the key lessons that House Rabbit Society members have learned is that affection works wonders on psycho bunnies. Try acting like he’s the greatest thing that ever happened in your life, despite the bandages on your hand and the boots on your feet. Give him a big hello when you see him. Greet his every act of aggression with good humor too. When he charges your arm, say “why hello, you little pumpkin!” while calmly removing your arm from his reach. If he growls and thumps, say, “yes, you’re a BIG rabbit –I love that about you!” If he streaks across the room with murder in his eyes, simply say, “hey buddy, are you coming to see me?””