Friday, September 10, 2010

A New Project

A new project came in and it's interesting. I am helping in the finalization of the questionnaire and I will prepare tab specs, do categorization of answers to open-ended questions, check data tables, chart the data, and analyze/come up with the report.

It's a quantitative study so I'm eager to continue working on the project.

No word yet about that consultancy job. Well, maybe it's not meant to be. Perhaps the Lord does not want me to wake up very early each day, go through traffic, go up a flight of stairs, do challenging (potentially stressful) work, and travel the long distance home. Might affect my health.

I chatted with the daughter of the brother of my ex-husband. She's all grown up now. I asked her what year she is in and she said she has graduated already. She is working as teller at BDO. And, in January, she's getting married! Of course, she invited me to her wedding. Ha ha. Her color motif is red and gold. How time flies!

People are entering different phases of their lives. Some are getting married. Others are retiring. Still others have new jobs. I'm somewhere in-between. I am far from retirement age but I have had a lot of work experience behind me already.

Looking back, I could say life - despite all the trials and pains - has been good to me.

Now here is something heartwarming - nice to see this kind of mail!


Billy Graham is now 91-years-old with Parkinson's disease.
In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina ,
invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in
his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he
struggles with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte
leaders said, 'We don't expect a major address. Just
come and let us honor you.' So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham
stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said,
"I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honored by Time magazine as the Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from
Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the
aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he
came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He
couldn't find his ticket, so

he reached in his trouser pockets.

It wasn't there.

He looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it.

Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it.

"The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are.
We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket.
Don't worry about it.'

"Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued
down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to
move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great
physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his
seat for his ticket.

"The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein,
Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are; no problem.
You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.'
Einstein looked at him and said, 'Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Having said that Billy Graham continued,

"See the suit I'm wearing? It's a brand new suit. My children, and my grandchildren

are telling me I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more fastidious.

So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion.

You know what that occasion is?

This is the suit in which I'll be buried.

But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want

you to immediately remember the suit I'm wearing.

I want you to remember this:

I not only know who I am.

I also know where I'm going."

May your troubles be less, your blessings more,

and may nothing but happiness,

come through your door.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil -

it has no point."


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