Posted by: iamlillian | July 9, 2009

Risk

-Inspire me, Thursday-

Woke up after +/- 18hours of sleep. Haven’t done that for a long long time, couldn’t recall if I’ve ever done that before! That’s a record for me. =P
At one stage i was struggling to get up after the alarm clock set off at 6pm last evening, but ended up sleeping on until 4+am. I felt my body was so heavy that i couldn’t lift myself off the bed, my heavy eyelids resisting to stay opened, both eyes so tightly closed…seconds later, i was back in the slumberland….

hours later…the beast is awake…
yes, wide awake now, feeling 100% again after night duties and altered sleep routine. =D

when all was still in bed…i was up. the feeling was strange. i had to be careful to keep noises to the minimal. tiptoeing to the toilet, down the stairs, etc. was thinking, what i could achieve during the early hours of the day…
To spend quiet time with God.
In the stillness, i called upon the Lord. and just be emptied of myself once again before the Lord. starting the day by reading psalms and thinking of His wondrous love.
Come fill me again, Lord.
feeling 100% again, i am grateful =)
guess i really needed those extra hours of sleep.
my mind is at rest, body rejuvenated =P
ready for  ‘Inspire me, Thursday’
came across the sayings on Risk, by a renowned author – Leo Buscaglia
first read this on a greeting card while browsing with friends at Zetta Florence, Brunswick St, Melbourne.
some thoughts to ponder upon on…

RISK

cartoon by Michael Leunig

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken.
Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
If you risk nothing and do nothing, you dull your spirit.

You may avoid suffering and sorrow, but you cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, and live.
Chained by your attitude, you are a slave.
You have forfeited your freedom.
Only if you risk are you free.

-by Leo Buscaglia

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“are you afraid of taking risks in life?

are you too comfortable at where you are now?

what to do about risks?

what would you do about them?

are you running away from something?

are you going to be bold and strong before the risks?”

… …

was listening to ‘The Afters’ -‘i wish we all could win’

the chorus says…‘I wish we all could win// i wish we all could smile// i wish we all could make our mothers proud’


“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”

Leo F. Buscaglia
1924-1998

—-

time is 7:43am…time for next agenda, a walk in the neighbourhood. a beutiful cold winter day…learning to appreciate little things in this blessed life of mine.

Thank You, Father.

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