Friday, August 7, 2009

Save The Best For Last?

Hi guys, got this message from an email send by my cousin brother. The message conveyed is quite true therefore as usual, I would like to share this with all of you.

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day...

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

The words 'Someday...' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.


If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now....

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go ou t for Chinese, her favourite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one..

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it
'One of these days' , remember that 'One day' is far away... or might never come.....

No matter if you're superstitious or not, spend some time reading it.
It holds useful messages for the soul.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Amazing Dance

Received this video as an email attachment from a friend. It brought out strong emotions, yes, someone hand out some tissues for me, please? This is another fine example of what pure determination and strong will could do. Despite being handicapped. After watching this video, I don't see them as being handicapped at all. They have come far, and they will continue to go far in life.

Here's their story ...

In a Chinese
modern dance competition on TV, one very
unique couple won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30's, was a dancer
who had trained since she was a little girl. Later in life, she lost her entire
left arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression for a few
years. Someone then asked her to coach a Children's dancing group. From
that point on, she realized that she could not forget dancing. She still loved
to dance and wanted to dance again. So, she started to do some of her
old routines, but having lost her arm, she had also lost her balance. It took
a while before she could even make simple turns and spins without falling.

Then she heard of a man in his 20s who had lost a leg in an
accident. He had also fallen into the usual denial, depression, and anger
type of emotional roller coaster. But she determined to find him and persuade
him to dance with her. He had never danced, and to "dance with one
leg .... are you joking with me? No way!" But, she didn't give up,
and he reluctantly agreed thinking, "I have nothing else to do anyway."

She started to teach him dancing 101. The two broke up a
few times because he had no concept of using muscle, how to control his body,
and knew none of the basic things about dancing. When she became frustrated
and lost patience with him, he would walk out. Eventually, they came back
together and started training seriously. They hired a choreographer to design
routines for them. She would fly high (held by him) with both arms (a sleeve
for an arm) flying in the air. He could bend horizontally supported by one leg
with her leaning on him, etc. In the competition, as you will see, they
dance beautifully and they legitimately won the competition."

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