Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Treasure from yesteryears


Been decluttering and unpacking the whole day today and yesterday, and only halfway done. After that episode of missing stuffs from the shipment, I was a bit disheartened and put off unpacking, but I finally decided that I couldn't put it off forever. Besides, I really have to get rid of the junks all over the house or I'd go crazy...

I started with the book section, the one that never fails to uplift my spirit. I emptied the book cabinets, and lovingly cleaned them off dust. Next, I looked through hubby's old briefcases at the file storage. What I found made me smile. I found his old newspaper cuttings, those little inspiring quotes a few years before the internet made its way to this part of the world. I remember at times I'd sit by his side when he cut them out and be the one charmed by those words. I bet he has forgotten all about these cuttings, but here's one, just to make him nostalgic:



Make the moments count

Make the moments count

You've only one life to live!

Our days and years so swiftly mount-


Today's the day to give!

Why waste precious time
on empty foolish things?


For there are heights sublime to climb-
Attainment sweet vict'ry brings

(by Kathryn Thorne Bowsher)




Ah, wonderful little things. Now guess who's feeling nostalgic...

4 comments:

冠宇 on March 28, 2010 at 7:26 PM said...
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Uncle Lee on March 28, 2010 at 9:28 PM said...

Hello Verone, nothing like keeping, having old memories, they bring back the lives we once knew.
And thats a beautiful poetry.
I brought here about 25 old diaries and several notebooks of my working life and interesting evens, and today I blog about them.
You have a nice day, Lee.

Verone on March 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM said...

Hi uncle Lee, no wonder you have such a beautiful blog site...all those old diaries and notebooks of wisdom! I really do enjoy reading your entries, ...and always looking forward to the next ones :)

ajoyly on April 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM said...

Life is all about, Past, Present and Future. These three are interconnected. The Past help to better Today and Today help to better Tomorrow.

And that is how progress is made?

So too, our lives.

God bless & regards

 

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