Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Mayonnaise Jar, golf balls, pebbles and 2 Cups of Coffee

Dear Frens, yet another good piece to share with you... When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar, golf balls, pebbles and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes." The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table andpoured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. "Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things --God, your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything elseā€”the small stuff." "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. "Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouseout to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend." Please share this with someone you care about. I JUST DID.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sharing it with thee...

You wish for something, you pray for it... however you must be aware that sometimes you may or may not get it the way you want it... Here's an inspiration piece to share with thee... Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving, and everyone would see the beauty." Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull." Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill, and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me. After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter," and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree the woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree, I'll take this one," and he cut it down. When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feedbox for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.
The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat.
His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.
The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. 
Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn.
She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that
was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made
 a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could
feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest
 treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the
second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep.
While they were out on the water, a great storm arose, and the
tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe.
The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and
said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that
it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree.
It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who
was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree
 and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came,
the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top
of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus
had been crucified on it.
The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be
going your way, always know that God has a plan for you.
If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts.
Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way
they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans
are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways,
but His ways are always best.

Please keep this moving...pass it on, so He may inspire
more people on the way. May your day be blessed.
And until we meet again, may God cradle you in the
palm of His hand.

God Bless
Joycelyn Faustina Yeo

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Me into different characters...guess who are they

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I do I do...

Look at our studio wedding pix. Wow! Credits to my make-up artist (Kelly) and my photographer (Ken)!

Our ROM

One day, a man ask you to marry him. How do you determine if he is the one? He tells you how much he loves you. He ask you to apply a HDB flat with him. He told you how much his friends and his family loves your company. He probably even tell you he can give you anything you ask for on earth. Still, you ask yourself if he really loves you, you ask yourself if you really loves him? How do I decide? Simply by listening to my heart... If you know there is someone out there who will be worrying what will happen to you if he die before you; if you know there is someone who is willing to die after you, so that you will not have a chance of heartbreak to see him pass away before you. Would you then make up your mind that he is the one? I will and I have... Ladies and gentlemen, I accepted his proposal and here's my ROM...

Our First Valentine Together

Enjoying each other's company

We light our chemistry, search for familarity, communicate our thoughts and feelings and we build trusts, love, respect... and smile together.