Tuesday, November 20, 2007

this thing called LIFE

One thing I am certain about myself is that I cannot stay sad and sappy for very long. Even when I am in pain I can still manage to force a smile when my daughters are talking to me.

I remembered when I was in labor - sweating it out and waiting for my first born to come out; the resident physician got a phone call from my doctor who was checking how I was. She called out to me asking me how I was doing and I turned to her with a smile saying I was okay. I then heard her relay to my doctor that I might still be far off because I can still manage to smile. And she came out a few minutes after that.

When I was in high school my English teacher in the Book Club I joined told me to steer clear of certain books because I was becoming too idealistic. That's not what real life is all about, she says. Well, being surrounded by nuns, saints and churches all my life how can I not be idealistic? I told her. She told me I should stop looking at the world in my rose-colored glasses. I'd be too disappointed when reality sets in.

Well in essence I guess she was right, not everything was rosey and wonderful. There are times when life sucked big time. But I figured it was how I see the world and what it offers that helped me get through the bad times. I know you must be thinking I might be dillusional, well my friend Colin would probably say yes I was, LOL! But he also knows that I have come to love this life that I have and all it's imperfections. My good friend is also a lover of life, in fact the blog called LIFE that he created is living proof of it.

I am in an endless search for things, people, events that inspire me to be a better person and lately I have been inspired by this man called Warren Buffet . He has a simple message and the book called the Tao of Warren Buffet is a must read.

Here are some of the lessons I learned from this man:

A. Money doesn't create man but it is the man who created money.
B. Live your lives as simple as you are.
C. Don't do what others say, just listen to them, but do what you feel is
D. Don't go on brand name; just wear those things in which you feel
comfortable in.
E. Don't waste your money on unnecessary things; just spend them on those who are really in need of it.
F. After all it's your life - why do we let others to rule our

Contentment is wanting what you have, not having everything you want...LIFE is what you make it.


Colin said...

Yippeeeeeee I get the first comment hahaha

Thank you so much for the mention :)
Life is never perfect, wouldn't it be boring if it were? Sometimes it really sucks, but it also helps us to keep out feet firmly on the ground and our heads out of the clouds.

Reality? Life is what we make it, through the choices we make, not the clothes we wear and we try our best to bring our own children up in the real world, bumps, bruises and all.

Wonderful post my friend,
Hugs to you and God Bless all


Sameera said...

That's so great to see such a lively spirit in you!Keep it up.God Bless You always.Hope your health is better now.Hugsss


Sophia, LIFE will teach us wisdom if we let it does so. LIFE will open its richness once we open hearts - and not live in denials.

There's a man in my house who also admires Warren Buffet - a lot!!

Take care there. Good to know you're better now :=)

Wishing lots of blessings for all of you :=)
~ annita


... .. btw, when LIFE gets tough may be I should take you for a good coffee :=)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Colin - Haha, glad to see you here first. Yes the imperfections of life makes it all the more interesting and ironically worth living.

Hugs and blessings to you too =)

@@@Sameera -thank you dear, I am okay now. I am hoping with the cold weather I've had my share of colds and cough. Glad to be better now.

@@@Annita - Wonderful words dear and glad to know someone who admires Warren Buffet like I do. He's quite an exceptional man =) God bless you dear.

surjit said...

Hi Sophia,
Thanks for sharing words of wisdom:
...'Contentment is wanting what you have, not having everything you want...LIFE is what you make it....'
A wonderful post.
God bless.

Jennifer said...

I think I am like you in a lot of ways with this post. I am always happy too, I can talk about the saddest things sometime and say Don't be sad about that, it turned out to be this great blessing. It is crazy.

This Eclectic Life said...

I like your optimism. It's good to see it in this cynical world! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

lovely reading this post & more about your wonderful thoughts & life...you have really made me thoughtful!

stressmind said...

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Sophiagurl said...

@@@Surjit - glad you liked it Surjit =) God bless you too!

@@@Jennifer - well I guess you can call it an optimistic attitude. That's something we both have=) It certainly is a blessing.

@@@This Eclectic Life - Hey girl! thanks for the vote of confidence.

@@@Kalyan - wow! you made my day. I am glad I have evoked that feeling in you. God bless!

@@@Stressmind - went over to your site and liked it. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again here.=)

The Minking Than said...

I agree perfectly with what you have listed here. Amazing that it came from one of the richest man in the world. Guess you have to have a really cool head to be able to say those after having climbed up the ladder so high.