Friday, January 18, 2008

3BT: January 18, 2008

1. Sending a package for my family to my friend in Germany. I also slipped a small souvenir for her, made in Finland. Hope she likes it he he he he...

2. Finding out that I could send the package cheaper by sending it as a maxi letter. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!! I saved €20 that way!!!!!!!!!!!

3. The very informative woman who works at the post office. Actually she's one of MC's good friends in Finland. She speaks good English, too. YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!

4. Getting my new English Bible from the post office (I left my English Bible in Indo and brought my Indonesian one), along with C.S. Lewis' "A Grief Observed" that I ordered from the International Church in Helsinki.

5. Giggling uncontrollably when hubby made SUCH A FUNNY face. He's really a clown!!! I couldn't believe he could show such a funny face. Even now while typing and remembering it, I want to burst out laughing HI HI HI HI HI HI...CHEERS to being forever young since I have to live with his sense of humour HI HI HI HI HI HI...

6. Finding plums on sale. Believe it or not, I'd NEVER bought fresh plums before in my life and today was the first time I found them on sale. LUCKY ME!!! ;-D

7. It's Friday. ;-D

8. Hearing birds chirping while walking to the post office this morning. Mmmmm...SO beautiful! ;-D

***** I wrote the above list before I heard the news about my uncle. Even though today I heard that my uncle was dead, it reminds me that death is what makes life SO precious. Life's so fragile, yet precious...........

"Death is psychologically as important as birth. Shrinking away from it is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose." - Carl Jung

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." - Marcus Aurelius

"It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter." - C.S. Lewis

"Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

"Life is but a brief moment. The years go by quickly and old age arrives suddenly before we have an inkling. People desire so many things and waste their days in vain. Some yearn for gold, others for power, yet others for glory and a higher station. But when death's moment nears and they look back at their lives they've lived, they realise they've been happy only during those moments when they've loved." - Borje Vahamaki

Quotes taken from here.


  1. MrsArcticRainbow19 January 2008 at 01:03

    Sorry to hear about your Uncle, Amel. You are quite right have a healthy attitude about it. It is the natural order of things...and hey he has gone to a FAR better place!

    Isnt it great that winter is FINALLY looking like its HERE!!! Hooray!!!!

    NOT cold enough yet for the time of year....but LOTS of snow!!

    Snow, snow, snow, snow.....

  2. Mrs Arctic Rainbow: Yeah, at least he's in a far better place now. That's my consolation! :-))))

    And yeah, it hasn't been cold enough yet...I've been curious about it he he he...but yep, LOADS of snow indeed!!! ;-D

  3. i don't care what carl jung thinks. i prefer to live!

  4. Great! Hope your package arrives in time. ;)

  5. Hi Amelia!

    Nice quotes. I also love to listen to the birds chirping :) It's a pity there aren't too many here as many people love hunting :(

  6. Hi Amel, sorry to hear about your uncle. I love the quotes, especially the one by Marcus Aurelius!! Best, Fish xxx

  7. hey sorry that i have not been on my busy life . i just want to say hi sooooooooooooo hi . kelcey

    p.s love you

  8. Jay: He he he he...that's GOOD! ;-D

    Crystal: Yeah, I hope so too! ;-D

    La delirante: Oh dear...well, over here people have to have license to hunt...and some people here love feeding the birds by putting food in bird feeders.

    Fish: THANKS, Fish. :-)))

    Kelcey: No worries, Girl!!! LOVE YOU TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D