Archive for November, 2010

Attitude

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

There once was a woman who woke up one
morning, looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair today.’
So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
‘H-M-M,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.’

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘today I’m going to wear my hair in a
pony tail.’
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror
and
noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her
head.
‘YAY!’ she exclaimed. ‘I don’t have to fix my hair
today!’

Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of
battle.
Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly,
and pray continually.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…

It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter
that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Your Daily Motivation …

Friday, November 26th, 2010

請用心聆聽 ……上主藉著我們周遭的事物,向我們訴說愛語心言…..

Motivation

When  I woke  up this  morning lying in bed, I was asking myself;
What are some of the secrets of success in life?
I found the answer right there, in my very room.

AND NOT TO FORGET,
THE  CARPET  SAID…
KNEEL  DOWN AND  PRAY or Meditate

Carry  a Heart  that Never  Hates.
Carry a Smile  that Never  Fades.

Pork Chops

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
偉大的母愛,是無條件地去愛,多麼感人!

PORK CHOPS

In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth
to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs.
Unfortunately,
Due to complications in the pregnancy,
the cubs were born prematurely
and due to their tiny size,
they died shortly after birth.
The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery,
suddenly started to decline in health,
Although physically she was fine.
The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter
had caused the tigress to fall into a depression.
The doctors decided
that if the tigress could surrogate
another mother’s cubs,
perhaps she would improve.
After checking with many other zoos across the country,
the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs
of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother..
The veterinarians decided to try something
that had never been tried in a zoo environment.
Sometimes a mother of one species
will take on the care of a different species.
The only orphans’ that could be found quickly,
were a litter of weanling pigs.
The zoo keepers and vets
wrapped the piglets in tiger skin
and placed the babies around the mother tiger…
Would they become cubs or pork chops?
Take a look…you won’t believe your eyes



Now, please tell me one more time …
Why can't the rest of the world get along?
I am sending this to all that love animals………….It is just too cute not to pass along.

I Asked God

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

在基督的愛內,人人以真情互愛互勉,同心共患難!在基督的愛內,那裡陽光永普照!

I asked GOD: Let all my friends be
healthy and happy forever…!

GOD said: But for 4 days only….!
I said: Yes, let them be
a Spring Day, Summer Day,
Autumn Day, and Winter Day.

GOD said: 3 days.
I said: Yes,
Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow.

GOD said: No, 2 days!
I said: Yes,
a Bright Day (Daytime)
and Dark Day (Night-time).

GOD said: No, just 1 day!
I said: Yes!
GOD asked: Which day?

I said: Every Day in the living
years of all my friends!
GOD laughed, and said: All your friends
will be healthy and happy Every Day!

Send this to your friends and bless
them with good health and happiness…

Pass on the warmth despite
the ever-changing weather… !

Petals Of Live

Friday, November 19th, 2010

讓我們善用天賦才能和特質,開心地迎接和活出新的一天!(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

Magnificent Video

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

天空的飛鳥,海洋的魚類,及陸地上一切動、植物,都向我們訴說上天的偉大驚奇神奧!

Nice Quotes To Live By

Monday, November 15th, 2010

我已經驗過昨天,我不會懼怕明天,我很熱愛今天!(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

聖召音樂晚會

Friday, November 12th, 2010

聖召音樂晚會

聖召音樂晚會

A Messages From The Holy Father

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

願我們的主保聖人引領我們每天走近主、認識衪多一些、愛祂多一些…..

Messages from the Holy Father are featured on a regular basis. These words of wisdom will include quotes from addresses by the Holy Father along with a link to learn more about the full text and context of the address.
 

“In the life of each one of us there are very dear persons, to whom we feel particularly close; some are already in God’s arms, others still share with us the journey of life: they are our parents, relatives, educators. They are persons to whom we have done good or from whom we have received good. They are persons we know we can count on. However, it is also important to have “travel companions” on the journey of our Christian life: I am thinking of a spiritual director, a confessor, persons with whom we can share the experience of faith, but I am also thinking of the Virgin Mary and of the saints. Each one should have a saint that is familiar to him, to whom he feels close with prayer and intercession, but also to imitate him or her. Hence, I would like to invite you to know the saints better, beginning with the one whose name you bear, by reading his life, his writings. You can be certain that they will become good guides to love the Lord ever more and valid aids for your human and Christian growth.”

 

— Wednesday Audience, August 25, 2010.

 This installment is from the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience on August 25, 2010. Benedict XVI offered the following comments about having a special saint for you journey through the Christian life as a way of introduction to his address on St. Augustine. The Holy Father indicated that St. Augustine has been one of his traveling companions as he has had the opportunity to become familiar with this doctor of the Church’s writings through time spent in study and prayer.

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Bible Study Humour

Monday, November 8th, 2010

我心如赤子,不知驕與橫!(詠131:1)

Bible Study Humour

LOT  ‘S WIFE
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot ‘s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, ‘My Mommy looked back once while she was driving,’ he announced triumphantly, ‘and she turned into a telephone pole!’

GOOD SAMARITAN
      A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan.  She asked the class, ‘If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?’  A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, ‘I think I’d throw up.’

DID NOAH FISH?
      A Sunday school teacher asked, ‘Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the  Ark  ? ”No,’ replied Johnny. ‘How could he, with just two worms.’

HIGHER POWER
A Sunday school teacher said to her children, ‘We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is? One child blurted out, ‘ Aces!’

MOSES AND THE  RED   SEA  
      
Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. ‘Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of  Egypt  .  When he got to the  Red Sea   , he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely.  Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements.  They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.’
‘Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?’ his Mother asked.
‘Well, no, Mom.  But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you’d never believe it!’

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
      
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible – Psalm 23.   She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.  Little Rick was excited about the task – but he just couldn’t remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.
      On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, and that’s all I need to know.’

UNANSWERED PRAYER
The preacher’s 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon.  One day, she asked him why.
‘Well, Honey,’ he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages.  ‘I’m saying a prayer, asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.’

‘How come He doesn’t answer it?’ she asked.

UNTIMELY ANSWERED PRAYER
During the minister’s prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews.  Tommy’s mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, ‘Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?’ 
Tommy answered soberly, ‘I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!’

ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS
When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past).   For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, ‘And all girls.’  This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing.  My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, ‘Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?’
Her response, ‘Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying ‘All Men’!’

SAY A PRAYER 

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother’s house.  Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.  When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
‘Johnny!  Please wait until we say our prayer.’  said his mother.
‘I don’t need to,’  the boy replied.
‘Of course, you do.’  his mother insisted.  ‘We always say a prayer before eating at our house.’
‘That’s at our house.’  Johnny explained.  ‘But this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook!

Mother Teresa Declared A Saint

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

成聖從珍惜生命,從小事上學習成全!

 

During Her life time, she had shown untiring efforts in protecting the unwanted and the destitutes.

Mother Teresa declared a Saint!!

 301010aMother Teresa was declared a Saint at about 11:00 PM last night in Rome .  If you pray now for 3 petitions, they will be granted in her name.

About Mother Teresa By Mother Teresa

When I pick up a person from the street, hungry, I give him a plate of rice, a piece of bread. But a person who is shut out, who feels unwanted, unloved, terrified, the person who has been thrown out of society — that spiritual poverty is much harder to overcome. Those who are materially poor can be very wonderful people. One evening we went out and we picked up four people from the street. And one of them was in a most terrible condition. I told the Sisters:

You take care of the other three; I will take care of the one who looks worse.” So I did for her all that my love can do. I put her in bed, and there was such a beautiful smile on her face. She took hold of my hand, as she said one word only: “Thank you” — and she died. I could not help but examine my conscience before her. And I asked: “What would I say if I

were in her place?“ And my answer was very simple. I would have tried to draw a little attention to myself. I would have said: “I am hungry, I am dying, I am cold, I am in pain, or something. But she gave me much more — she gave me her grateful love. And she died with a smile on her face. Then there was the man we picked up from the drain, half-eaten by worms and, after we had brought him to the home, he only said, “I have

lived like an animal in the street, but I am going to die as an angel, loved and cared for.” Then, after we had removed all the worms from his body, all he said, with a big smile, was: “Sister, I am going home to God” – and he died. It was so wonderful to see the greatness of that man who could speak like that without blaming anybody, without comparing anything.

Like an angel — this is the greatness of people who are spiritually rich even when they are materially poor….

Life

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is costly, care for it.

Life is wealth, keep it.

Life is love, enjoy it.

Life is mystery, know it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is too precious, do not Life is luck, make it.

destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it

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Please send this to people closest to you.

只在一念之間

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

積極思想,以尊重為談話技巧,就是活得有藝術,使生命多添色彩! (Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

學會感恩 品味幸福

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

『應常喜樂,不斷祈禱,事事感謝;這就是天主在基督耶穌內對你們所有的旨意。』(德後5:16)

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智利礦工為什麼能夠活了69天,為什麼沒有人精神崩潰、瘋狂?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

智利礦工見證了在基督的愛內,團結共融並肩走出死蔭的幽谷,重獲新生!正如耶穌說:『誰為我的緣故,喪失了自己的性命,必要獲得性命。』(瑪10:39)

地底625公尺下的生存領導學:
『慈愛』&『公平』
智利礦工為什麼能夠活了69天,為什麼沒有人精神崩潰、瘋狂。這太不可思議了。經過這幾天,我翻遍了每個報紙的每個報導,我終於找到原因了!】
晚上來到台大醫院看住院的老爸。
才一推開門,就看到老爸右手揮舞著聯合晚報,斗大的頭版標題:『感謝天!33礦工全救出來了』,在我眼前跳起了暈頭的佛朗明哥舞步。
他一臉興奮的神情,孩童般等不及地對我說:『為什麼33個智利礦工為什麼能夠活了69天,為什麼沒有人精神崩潰、瘋狂。這太不可思議了。經過這幾天,我翻遍了每個報紙的每個報導,我終於找到原因了!』
話匣子就這樣停不下來了…
一件神蹟
故事發生在智利北部,科比亞波市周邊沙漠地帶的地下礦坑。
33名礦工,在地底625公尺的深處。
他們的頭頂上方,是重達70萬噸的岩石;他們的活動空間,是僅14坪的臨時避難處;他們的食物,是吃剩的午餐,與2天的食糧。
在毫無外界救援的情況下,他們生存了17天。最後,經過長達69天的漫長救援,原本似乎註定悲劇收場的命運,奇蹟般的,33位竟安然無恙地全數獲救。
這不是好萊塢賣座電影情結的翻版嗎?
這不是,這比好萊塢賣座電影更精采!
關鍵領袖
活下來真不不容易。
災難降臨的瞬間,他們原本在吃午餐;一聲轟然巨響,礦坑霎時崩塌。經過了34個小時煙濛濛的處境,碎石、灰沙才逐漸塵埃落定。心神稍微平靜後,七嘴八舌的意見就在漆黑的坑穴中響起。有人說1日內就會挖通,有人說救援最多不會晚於2天;33種看法、意見在黑暗中碰撞,找不到一個令眾人滿意的結論。
在驚慌紛爭的局面僵持不下時,戲劇般地,領班鄂蘇亞(Luis Urzua)開口說話:『這種時候如果我們沒有辦法團結,一同為生存奮鬥,我們就只能相互爭吵,在分裂中等待死亡。』
眾人好像在黑夜裡找到可捕捉的燭光,願意讓鄂蘇亞帶領他們的命運向前。
為什麼32個來自四面八方的人們,願意在極其恐慌、無助的環境下,接受一個認識不到3個月領班的管理、支配?願意相信他,受他帶領,同心合意突破難關?
關鍵特質
因為他身上擁有2個關鍵特質:
1. 慈愛:根據礦工們的形容,雖然新上任的領班和他們相處不到3個月的時間,但從平日的生活中,他們感受到他的照顧,與真實流露的愛。
2. 公平:鄂蘇亞處世正直,對所有的同仁都一律公平、公正,沒有任何私心。
鄂蘇亞是個慈愛、公平的人。只要他一開口,他們都願意聽從。像2000年前耶穌拿起五餅二魚,擘開分給眾人一樣,鄂蘇亞收了每個人吃剩的午餐,加上避難所2天的食物和水,用這些零零碎碎的『五餅二魚』,竟讓33個成年男子足足活了17天。使他們免於遇見災難驚惶失控、搶食爭鬥,最後獸性大發,以『相咬相吞』、人吃人的悲慘結局。
關鍵決定
鄂蘇亞一取得食物的控制權,立即做出2個可能是整個事件中最重要的決定:
1. 規定所有的人,每48小時才能吃『一餐』(包括2小湯匙的鮪魚,1片口糧,和2口牛奶)。
2. 規定領到食物的人不能先吃,要等33人都領到後,才能一起吃。於是慢領的不致驚恐、擔心。
另外,鄂蘇亞一個出人意外的決定。他定下規律的作息時間表,且規定每人需有秩有序的『按表操課』:
{ 8小時睡眠/ 8小時工作/ 8小時吃飯、運動、娛樂。}
遵行『作息時間表』結果,是維持眾人心理上保持穩定的重大因素。儘管身處浩劫,他們彷彿置身平日,不但正常工作,還保持運動、休閒,維持基本的身心健康。所以69日過後,沒有人精神崩潰,失序瘋狂。
於是…
10/14,台北時間早上8:5533名全數獲救。
10/1531人平安出院,其餘無法出院的2人,病情也相當輕微:1位需動牙科手術,另1位則僅是輕微腦震盪。

我曾與魔鬼為伍,不過沒有被神遺棄!』
這是第二名獲救的礦工出坑後的感言,這或許是所有被困在地下的礦工死裡逃生的心聲。

這場可能奪走三十多條人命的災難,最終得到快樂的結局,就如第一名獲救礦工的叔叔說,『這是神恩賜的奇蹟』。

日本安寧緩和醫療專科醫師大津秀一(Otsu Shuich),曾陪伴1000名以上的病患,度過人生最後階段,他感悟:『面對死亡時,許多人確實會領悟到「活著」這件事有多麼可貴。』

他發現現代醫療技術雖然可以減輕患者肉體上的痛苦,卻無法消除他們心靈上的不甘與懊悔。於是,他決定將這些令人深感後悔的事記錄下來,希望透過一個個動人故事,讓大家深思在生命中,那些東西最值得珍惜,那些東西根本無需在意,又有那些非作不可的事;進而在身心尚有餘力時,可以盡全力追求生命的真義與夢想,活出真正屬於自己的人生。(『死前會後悔的25件事』)

我有一位好友,原本得了重度憂鬱症,後來又被檢查出罹患血癌。這個突如其來的消息,引發她對自己過往人生的深度反省,並且真實的回到神的面前。很奇妙的,經過六個月的化療與最後的骨髓移植,她從原先不能翻身,到現在可以走路,連醫生都說是『奇蹟』。更大的『奇蹟』是,她由一個憂鬱沮喪、牢騷滿腹、自傲自負的人,變成一個溫柔、和善、謙卑的人,並且對神對人都充滿感恩之情。

人突然站在死亡邊緣,面臨人生終點,如果沒有預備好,必定極度恐懼,不知所措;但另一面,也會不自主的臣服於宇宙的主宰者,珍惜生命中所擁有的一切,並思考人生的意義。

我雖然不能體會智利這33名礦工,在地底下連續待了近70天的滋味,但能確定的是,這段日子帶給他們『重生』的契機。

『奇蹟』,並不一定是一尊雕像流眼淚,或是一塊旱地一夜長出新苗;只要我們回到生命的源頭,看見神的恩典,經歷老我的死亡與新生的復活,『奇蹟』隨時隨處可以發生在你我的生活中!(Ivy Wang

我雖然行過死蔭的幽谷,也不怕遭害,因為你與我同在;你的杖,你的竿,都安慰我。(詩篇二十三4

老爸的啟示與感動
『智利的災難,原應以悲劇收場,但竟然以喜劇結束。』老爸越說越專注,眼睛越睜越大,嘴巴開闔不停,『這次的事件,我得到最大的啟示和感動,就是主的話極其寶貝。
在舊約以賽亞書165節有說「那時必有寶座因慈愛堅立。」神的寶座不是權柄來管教人,威嚇人,叫我們懼怕;祂的寶座是慈愛的寶座。
那裡又說『必有一位憑真實坐在其上,在大衛的帳幕中施行審判,尋求公平,速行公義。』今天有一位是這些話的實際,祂是靠著慈愛作王,祂尋求公平,速行公義,而祂,就是基督。如今,只要我們願意,就能擁有這位「慈愛、公平」的的耶穌。
儘管鄂蘇亞智慧無比,然而人再有智慧,也無法企及耶穌的完美、完全。
如果我們願意放下我們天然的意見,天然的生命和性情,不憑舊人生命而活,讓寶貴的主在我們靈裡登寶座,服祂一切權柄,天天藉著吃祂、喝祂,享受祂,我們也能將祂湧流,將這位「慈愛、公平」的神帶給身旁的人。
這是我最大的啟示和感動…』
Stef爸爸口述,Stef編輯整理)原文出自:Approaching 30