Weird coincidence...!!It has been a weird week. Graduating, bringing my family around, catching up with a high school friend and her brand new graduated bf and watching life just pass by me in motion. I have been feeling slightly down since my beloved mother and brother walked on the plane off back to the beloved land of 'char kuey teow' & 'curry mee'. Never missed family as much as today.
Time just seem to swoosh by. We sometimes keep forgetting to celebrate the small things and the big things. I have been so busy working I even forgot to congratulate myself for slogging through a 2 year masters and working 7 days a week to somehow pay for it.
Then I received a e-card from my sister which almost brought me to tears in while trying to shove indo mee into my mouth. Telling me about how my hard work is hopefully an inspiration for her to finish her medical degree. How can we compare...a measly boring masters by coursework and the goal of saving lives. Not comparable what-so-ever yet today she makes me her inspiration.
Even on graduation day, my proud beaming husband-to-be, who can't seem to stop kissing me proudly on the forehead, brought new meaning to the day. As I stare at the double chin so evident on my graduation photos, for once I am not mocking myself for putting on weight and being so super duper ugly, I am thanking God for the wonderful family who supported me through it all...and my silly hubby who stayed up with me past his bedtime so that I would have company finishing my assignment.
Ironically today....my affirmation talks about....
October 5, 2009
I witness God’s beauty everywhere
Recognizing beauty in everything and knowing that God is the very essence of this beauty, I include myself, my personality, my individuality, my whole being in this beauty.
I am some part of an infinite harmony, an all-encompassing loveliness, a universal flow of warmth and color and givingness.
In this infinite warmth and color I live and have my being. Beauty flows through every act, its charm and grace manifest in every movement, in every thought, imparting itself in love to everyone I meet.
Today I see this beauty in others—the charm, the grace, the presence of the living Spirit.
Because today, I finally opened my eyes wide enough to see the wonders and beauty He put in my life and sobbed as I thanked him driving home singing to the radio, "There is None like You".