Mulled wine in the brewing… (at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church)
Christmas tree’s finally up! Thanks to Wati as I’ve been too busy to decorate it!
No, this is not my dog but couldn’t resist taking photo with this darling!
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Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.
They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.
Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.
You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.
Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.
They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.
Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it. However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.
Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.
Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.
Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.
Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.
Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.
Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.
Can’t believe in two days time - yes, it’s now Wednesday - the vocal exam is finally here!! With a blink of an eye, it would soon be over. How will I perform? Am I prepared thoroughly? I feel as though I fear I would even forget lyrics when I panic.. I really hope I can continue my previous track record. At least I can concentrate and remember every single word of the lyrics..
Well, singing is not about remembering lyrics of course. I want to sing my best - with very good support, tonality and expression. I see my hand gestures are definitely too much. It’s hard to control. I must in these last few days try to limit them.
I really hope I can do well. Not just for my own sake, but also make laoshi and mom proud. After all, I have invested so much time, money and effort into it. But more importantly, it is something that I enjoy and love.. but have been not doing as best as I should because of my laziness.
So, let Friday come. I would embrace it and just do my very best.
God be with me..