Saturday, 13 November 2010

You would be so proud of me..

You would be so proud of me if you could see me now..
I'm now the person you always hoped I would be.
It's really ironic that it's only now that I learned how to be this better person.
But maybe that's how it is. I probably would never have learned to be this person if I continued to be with you.

You really would be proud of me...

Saturday, 6 November 2010

And I'm in love and I'm terrified...

I only said it 'cause I mean it
I only mean 'cause it's true
So don't you doubt what I've been dreaming
'Cause it fills me up and holds me close whenever I'm without you

You set it again, my heart's in motion
Every word feels like a shooting star
I'm at the edge of my emotions
Watching the shadows burning in the dark

And I'm in love
And I'm terrified
For the first time and the last time
In my only life....

The paradox of pursuing happiness..

I posted this on Facebook and it seems that many people agree with this phrase that I read in a book.

"The three components of happiness are : 
something to do, someone to love, 
and something to look forward to."

As we all can see for ourselves, this world is filled with many(a bit too many) people who are very unhappy with their lives. But why? The world seems to be getting richer and richer, from footballers who earn millions of pounds a week to bank CEOs who get 80% increments + millions as their annual bonus. The world has never seen so much money. So, if what Malcolm Forbes says is true, that "Anyone who thinks that money can't buy happiness is shopping in the wrong places", then many of us should actually be laughing all day long. 

The sad thing about this is that what we witness couldn't be more different to what theory dictates.

The writer defines "something to do" as work that we are passionate about. Many people get so bored with their jobs because it was never their passion to begin with.

So if you manage to find something to do which you absolutely enjoy,
if you have love all around you - parents, siblings, that special someone, or your children,
and if you have something look forward to - a nice vacation to enjoy the fruit of your labor, for example..
Then I believe that you can't say that you are unhappy. 

I would love to be able to tell all the unhappy people...
Please don't sacrifice your relationships and time with your loved ones for work.
Never get into that cycle where you lose track of whether you work to live or live to work.

I truly wish that someone can learn something from this, just like how I did. Wishing all of you happiness and love in your lives...=)  

p/s: I always put in the title after I've finished writing a blog post..and I just typed "The pursuit of happiness" and realised what a paradox it is....Will we ever be able to stop pursuing and just let happiness come?

Thursday, 4 November 2010

If you ever choose to love someone...

If you ever choose to love someone,
Don't blame them for making you wait 
for something that's not for certain,
You were the one who chose to love and wait for them.

If you ever choose to love someone,
It does not matter if they love you back 
or even what they think of that,
It is your right to love anyone you choose to.

If you ever choose to love someone,
Do not be impatient,
What's meant to be yours will be yours.

If you ever choose to love someone,
Give them the space they need to continue to be the person they are right now.

If you ever choose to love someone,
Always remember,
That actions speak much louder than those 3 words.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

I'm waiting, not for anything in particular, I'm just waiting...