Fulfill that dream

        Have you had plans that you have set aside for some time now? Say a decade? Well, it’s time you start pounding on them. The plan has been there for a while, probably tucked in one compartment of your mind. Now is the time to revisit that compartment, bring out the cold stuff, thaw if necessary, unpack, look at the bigger picture, and work out the details.

        New Year is the perfect time. It is after all, a new beginning. Get on with the plan and implement it. Easier said than done? Well, you need support. Discuss it with family members and closest confidantes and friends. Pray about it. Work out the details with them and most importantly, start that single step. For instance, write that first letter. Do that research. Visit that office or person. Start with a single step so the fluid plan gets into motion. It’s like energy transformed from potential to kinetic. Hmm where did I learn that? Ah my Grade 3 teacher.

        Let’s simplify. When the plan is now out of the compartment, review it. Delete the non-essentials. Leave only the essentials. Simplify. Don’t create complicated action plans. Connect with people who can assist you. Then start implementation. Remember simplify. Don’t stress yourself. When everything is covered, wait for the result. Be patient. It will come in time.

        Now, remember that when your plan is not aligned with God’s, it will meet hitches along the way. So as you revisit your plan and decide to execute the details, keep God onboard.

        For a final touch, add a key ingredient – focus. Commit not to get distracted by anything or anyone that comes along the way. Remember the plan has been stored for a long time. Focus on fulfilling it now and enjoy the rewards soon after.

Food for thought:

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

– William A. Ward


Unceasing rain

       The rains have visited us four days in a row. Everything is wet. Plants are, so are the laundry on the clotheslines. I bet many home makers and laundry people are unhappy. Wet clothes get soiled and smell. Don’t they?

       Today, the rains visited my quiet nook in a tranquil subdivision. As I write, it’s still drizzling. I can’t help but think about the frenzied life of a friend. She has to travel weekly. It is a punishing schedule. She’s here today; gone tomorrow. I know how stressful it can get. I’ve been there.

No wonder she singles me out each time she’s here. I’m like her equilibrium. (Oh, I’m giving myself too much credit huh!) Well, the honor is mine. We all have friends who provide us anchor in life. They serve as our lifeline; balance; absorber; devil’s advocate; morale booster; conscience; perspective; supporter, ad infinitum. The list can definitely go on.  Don’t worry my dear friend, stress or no stress, I’m there for you.

The rain is only temporary. Perhaps it’s time to relax a bit and embrace the dull moments of life before we plunge into another hectic, harried, hurried, and overwhelming life phase.

Let’s enjoy our moments of rest and bliss. In fact, let’s deck our lives with moments like these. These are soul moments, as the writer said. Periods when your soul seeks its own solitude and stillness.

If I sound profound, blame it on the unceasing rain.

(This blog is dedicated to my harried and hurried but brilliant and witty friend.)