Seconds become minutes, minutes become hours, hours become days, days become weeks and weeks become months. That’s how a rut happens when you get into one, going through the same thing over and over again. Then it happens – all it takes is for something to click! A moment when the motion starts to revolve, the day when everything starts to click again.
The conclusion to the weekend sermon in church – ENJOY… at the end of LIFE as a friend of mine said it, became the turning point when everything starts to get into perspective. Five easy points – Engage, Nurture, Jesus, Others and You. For me, the context is simply to Engage Life, Nurture Life, have Jesus, Others and You in Life. To enjoy life would be the main ending point in the LIFE series. *starting to chuckle with the two “enjoy life” groups I know*
Incidentally, this week became the first object lesson to ENJOY LIFE, as I spend time in Japan for a week, all thanks to my sister. Walking the streets of Tokyo has been a surreal experience as I visited some of the same places I’d been years ago… Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Osaka to name a few the past few days.
One of the first things I got reminded of during the past two days was a lesson I had learnt and am still learning. A lesson on travel but also a lesson on LIFE.
Yesterday I was walking and shopping around Shibuya, one of the busiest places in Japan. I wasn’t expecting to buy too many things, since I don’t usually like to shop too much in these trips. Sadly, I’m not a shopaholic when it comes to traveling overseas. Still, I managed to nab a few t-shirts along the way and some snacks to bring back. At the end of the day, my bag was full and I had several bags on hand, which means I had to go back to the hotel to unload before heading out again.
First lesson in travel – Always Travel Light! As we go for holidays, we are bound to shop and buy things along the way. People may stuff us with freebies and things we may or may not need eventually. If we are walking for the whole day, a light baggage would help us travel longer and faster. At the end of the day, you may need to unload your baggages before heading out again, so you can pick up more along the way.
First lesson in life – Always Travel Light! As we go through the hustles and bustles of life, we are sure to pick many things up along the way. Things will happen whether we like it or not and we can get affected eventually. We are walking in life for the long haul, so a light baggage would help us travel longer and faster. At the end of the day, always learn to unload your baggages somehow before you head out again, because you know you are going to pick up more things along the way.
The lesson is simply… Always Travel Light!
Food for thought… Why do we go for vacations? Simply to vacate (to leave a place that one previously occupied). Are there things we should leave behind and vacate in life? Things we should not be carrying anymore?