Category Archives: Lifestyle
Sitting there at the railroad crossing watching the very slow train go by pondering on whether I should turn off my car or keep it on and wait for this little obstacle to pass by. I decide to turn off my car and as soon as I do I see the last boogie slowly pass by. This experience made me ruminate on a concept of continuing to try at anything but then giving up at the last minute right when you’re about to reach your goal. Yes, this was just a train but what if this was “the” train of my life that was going to take me on a ride that may fulfill my wildest dreams.
I suppose I would never know unless I kept trying until the end. I saw the red railway poles moving in an upward direction as soon as I shut my car off, indicating that each train or path can turn into a new beginning, a new ride, a new journey only if you don’t give up at the last minute. I don’t want that guilt of not following through in life or giving my goals the best shot. So next time I’m not only going to have patience at the cross roads but will catch that train and see where it takes me.
Every day I feel deep down inside that I have a calling in life, a direction where God is supposed to take me. I truly believe my God sent mission is to help others in any way I can, through words, actions, living etc. I don’t know what the medium of communication will be but I do know that each day I try to take my mission to the max. It starts with my mentality and delves into becoming reality by showing to myself that I care about living this life, loving this life and appreciating what God has granted me thus far. So is it is as easy as passing a smile to a stranger, or giving someone a sincere compliment or taking someone’s groceries to their car? Yes, those are all nice actions but I believe my mission starts from within my core, at the soul of my being, almost like a duty to myself. I guess that means being the best global citizen I can be for that day. If I can be aware of the creative ways to help anyone around me then life starts to unfold its true beauty. It doesn’t have to be just passing a smile it can be picking up garbage off the street or compassionately conversing with another. There’s no end to my mission other then that it starts every morning and finishes every night. I’m still perfecting this lifestyle but am sure it will come to full fruition as I continue to seek out each days mission to the max. “Never give up on giving” — Sameyh
“That was a great movie”, my sister says. We are driving out of the parking lot and she see’s a champagne desert bar and playfully asks “you want to go?” I jokingly say, “no thanks, but I’ll go for some blue label.” As we take a turn, my head veers to the right and I see a big blue label outside the “Container Store” in Pasadena with the words “work smart” in it. I’m in awe, even though I was joking it became a sign for me to “work smart” in life and to not spend my precious moments of life being unaware even in the slightest bit of intoxication. It made me further realize I want to be aware and present in each moment, doing that takes practice but can pay off when you look back 50 years from now knowing you savored each moment and didn’t let your life just fly by . So I say, work smart then work hard too!
It’s funny how the mind can work if you look at the world through a positive lens, then you’ll read the right page which can take you and keep you on a happy, healthy path if you finish the book with that same lens.