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Speach for Mama

As I saw your eyes
I saw shine, calmness, spirit, and braveness
As I heard your voices
Inspiring, amazing words filled the ears
As I felt your touch
I sank in warmth of the universe

“Wake up my little girl”, you sounded
“No mama, I’m still sleepy”, I replied
“Come on honey, your tea is waiting”, you smiled
“Mama, you always know me”, I hold your hand and stood up

Life is so beautiful, but it’s not cool – I told you
Gratitude is the most important thing – you told me
You wiped the tears when it’s rolled on my face
You swaddled the bleeding wounds

Mama, your simplicity changes the world
With smile you touch the cold heart
Mama, my gratitude for the never ending blesses
I love you!!!

-Putu-

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**my mother also say this ^^::

My mother used to say, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” I am not talking about perfectionism, for “perfect” is found only in the dictionary. Those who think a thing must be perfect before it is finished will accomplish very little. I have yet to write a perfect letter, prepare a perfect meal or give a perfect speech. (I admit, I’ve made a perfect fool of myself at times, but then I wasn’t trying!

Most of the time, however, my mother’s admonition was on the mark. If a thing is worthy of my time, it is worthy of my best time.

In some of his speeches, Louis T. Rader relates that many top executives feel that a 99 percent effort is good enough. But here is the eye opener – if this figure (99 percent good enough) were converted into our daily non-industrial life, it means that more than
30,000 babies would be accidentally dropped by doctors and nurses each year. Electricity would be off for fifteen minutes every day.

Others have calculated that 99 percent good enough means that: 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily; 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped each year; 18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled per hour; 2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong cover; two planes will crash daily at Chicago’s O’Hare airport; 315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary will be misspelled; and 291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly.

Sometimes 99 percent really isn’t good enough. Texas’ first African-American congresswoman, Barbara Jordon, once said,

“Each day you have to look into the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I’m going to be the best I can no matter what it takes.'”

She never said, “I will be the best.” She said, “I will be the best I can.” And it was because of her desire to be her best … that she became one of the best.

Perfect is only found in the dictionary, but doing and being one’s best is an important part of a happy and fulfilled life. “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it,” Jessica Guidobono reminds us. ”

Autograph your work with excellence.

by Steve Goodier

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Gratitude

Today is the second day in my new office. Every single person I’ve met said “you’re great, that’s a good job, good company”. Yea, I agree with them sometimes. Frankly, one day someone told me something that made me feel grateful, “you know, so many people wanna stay in your place”. But in the other hand, there’s still a question in my mind, “is it the right decision I’ve took?” (decision to chose this kind of job).

I’ve been thinking, “Whatever it take, I have to give my best and I’ve to live in reality, even it hard sometimes”. Months a go somebody asked me, “why don’t you try to move to the new place, which totally different with this present? why don’t try something more comfortable?”. I just answered with “smilllyyyy 🙂 ”

Then, this afternoon my mom called me, “hey, how are you today? congratulation for the new job!! wish that you can give your best, better than before. goodluck and my pray with you, always.” I just stunned and said, “thanks mom, like usually I’ll give my best, don’t worry about that, thank you.”

At home, when I turned the computer on and checked the email, I found something inside the inbox from Whitedove, “101 Amazing Tips”, and here’s the introduction:

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”  – John Maxwell
Whether we’re itching to pursue the dreams we’ve held in our heart since childhood or we simply need the willingness to tackle mundane chores, we can often find ourselves mired in a rut of inertia and feel like it’s the most difficult task to rise out of it.
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Those short sentences made up my mind about the dreams, years a go. I just can say thank you at the end, cause it reminds me of “how lucky I am, God give me all these chances, happiness, challenges, blesses as part of processes to reach my destiny.” So, no need to complain, just accept it with gratitude, so I’ll see the way 🙂

gambarimasu!!!

-Putu-

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