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Quote of the day- RM Drake

“At some point,
you have to stop overthinking
about the people who hurt you
and start paying attention
to those who are
willing to go through
hell and back with you.”
– R M Drake
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Quote of the day – Mary Manin Morrissey

“Even though you want
to move forward in your life,
you may have one foot
on the brakes.
In order to be free,
we must learn
how to let go.
Release the hurt.
Release the fear.
Refuse to entertain
your old pain.
The energy it takes
to hang onto the past
is holding you back
from a new life.
What is it you would
let go of today?”
– Mary Manin Morrissey
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🕊 Happy 90th Birthday in Heaven, Dad! 🪷

My dearest Dad,
It was not my intention to write this on your birthday with such a heavy heart. You know I’ve always been real and brutally honest about the matters of the heart. And I know I had to write this to heal my wounded heart.
Two days ago, I was blamed, criticized and humiliated with a whole load of nonsense and distorted facts. And this happened over an email I had written which was not even addressed to her but to her significant other. You know who I’m referring to, Dad. I don’t need to mention her name here. Aren’t you glad she doesn’t carry your surname? She thinks that she can just overstep and attack me sarcastically and vindictively about issues in the family that she had no first hand knowledge.
With the recent email and the limited knowledge she had gathered over the decade, she boldly exudes authority to point her finger at me. She hit me below the belt. And further sent what seemed like an endless text message with false accusations and derogatory remarks about me and my personal life. She made me look like an outcast, a good for nothing sibling to her other half. Yes, I messed up, Dad. I’ve made some really bad choices. But, I’m not afraid to acknowledge them and be vulnerable about it.
I know that you too had been in such a situation once too often, Dad. We have both been misunderstood by our good intentions, sacrifices and sincerity. But we know who we are, Dad, and it doesn’t matter what others think about us.
Just like you, there’s no need to explain or to defend myself. Everything she said was in fact a reflection of her own failings and insecurities. My heart is clear and at peace. I’ve always been myself and I’ve done my best within my means for the family.
So I just gave her a short reply and said she’s entitled to her own views and opinions. I then left the conversation. I have no time for her drama and her twisted facts.
But you know what hurt me the most, Dad. It was when she said I have been a selfish sister and that I never give back. And what I had written brought no comfort but only burden. She said I don’t even know how to take care of my own mother. It was uncalled for cos she was in no position to comment on behalf of my brother.
She shamelessly put herself on the pedestal and said Mom once told her she is a blessing to the family and she was the one who brought the family together. Ha!
Perhaps she should answer the following questions* before she lash out at me:-
*Who was the one who helped care for Dad after his brain injury which left him half paralyzed due to the delay on the surgery? And I was only 15 then.
*Who was the one who helped Dad get to the bathroom to have his bath? It was not an easy task cos we do not have an attached bathroom and neither did we have a wheelchair then.
*Who was the one who traveled home every Friday evening by bus from KL to Raub, so I could help take care of Dad and do the house cleaning and rushed back to KL on Sunday evening? I was in college then and later started working but I still do that until Mom and Dad moved to KL.
*Who was the one who rented a house in USJ from 1994 – 2001 for Mom and Dad? Who took care of them during this period?
*Who was the one who took leave from work to send Mom and Dad for all their hospital appointments ?
*Who was the one who took care of mom when she had Bell’s Palsy?
*Who was the one who sent her to the hospital every morning for facial therapy until she got better?
*Who was the one who helped care for Dad when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2000? And he was given only six months to live. (No one knew those days when I cried in the car while driving home from work cos I don’t want Dad to see me looking sad)
*Who was the one who sent Dad to the prayer and healing meeting every Tuesday night cos Mom wanted to bring him there?
*Who was the one who was there to hold Dad until he drew his last breath?
I know you appreciate all that I had done for you, Dad and it doesn’t matter now if everyone else choose to forget.
Life is too short to dwell on someone who is so toxic. I want to be surrounded by those who uplift my spirit and gives me peace.
And as I ponder on this incident, I realized that your love for me was unconditional and pure. Thank you, Dad for seeing the real me and loving me for who I am, not for who you want me to be.
I’m okay, Dad. I shall move on, reinvent myself and just be happy.
Happy 90th birthday in heaven, Dad! Cheers! 🥂
❤️All my love, Pat ❤️🌈
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Wise quotes by the Father of mindfulness

10 memorable quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh, the father of mindfulness:
Thich Nhat Hanh [11.10.26 – 22.1.22]
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“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”
“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.”
“If love is in our hears, every thought, word and deed can bring about a miracle. Because understanding is the very foundation of love, words and actions that emerge from our love are always helpful.”
“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”
“It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.”
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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

‘’Bring your past and forgive him’’ 
Bring your past and forgive him
Forgive his sins
Forgive his nonsense 
Forgive his arrogance 
Forgive his innocence 
His eyes rolling please for him
Forgive his curiosity 
His kindness
Forgive him for loving so much 
Hating so much
For talking so much
For being wise
For giving advice
For lying
For procrastinating 
For getting high
For not praying
For all the possibilities of ex’s
But also, the possibilities of sexes
For breaking your heart
For being jealous
For being formal
For being offensive 
For being defensive
For surrounding myself with wall of fame wall of china and strategy of the art of war
Forgive him for his messiness his natural chaos 
Forgive him for his vanity but also for his help and aid to people around him
Forgive him to be poisonous
Forgive him to be a blessing 
Forgive him for being a curse
Forgive him for not listening 
Forgive him for listening
Forgive him for being too clear
Forgive him for being an asshole
Forgive him for cheating
Forgive him for being loyal
Forgive him for you 
Forgive him for me
So please bring your past and forgive him 
Let him grow 
And let the EGO hurt no more!
Please let the ego hurt no more
Please let the ego hurt no more
Please let the ego hurt no more

Aziz Gattoufi

Aziz Gattoufi, a dear friend and a beautiful soul with many talents! [https://www.facebook.com/GattoufiArt]