May 09, 2010

When my time comes

My good friend sent me a presentation simply called “When my time comes” and I thought I should share the true words from this presentation with all.

It started by saying that we spent a good part of our early lives going to school learning how to become a good person and finally got our qualifications that will secure better jobs for us. And we went in search of our dream job.

We soon started working. Through a few jobs and a lot of hard work, we got ourselves accepted into the real working world. Then we strived hard to build our careers putting great effort and sacrifice most of our time to make ourselves a bona fide professional. We chased for new targets every year and time quickly went by unnoticed. We kept going.

Along the way we found someone to love. Promises made and very soon we want to share our lives and move into the next chapter together. Whether planned or not, we started a family added more family members in a few short years. As our little ones grow, we were still very busy building our careers. And we kept going.

We advanced, trying to do the best for our families. Finally we were financially established, have accumulated enough for a comfortable life. By then we were almost exhausted. But we needed some more. We need more time as we want to triumph completely, we want to be rich and enjoy luxury. We wanted the perfect 10! So we pushed and kept going.

Then one day we were told, they don’t need us anymore. We couldn’t believe it but reality quickly took over. We were cut off from everything in a sudden. Time ran out and the years showed its depreciation. We no longer possess the physical ability and gravity became our main enemy. Our health declined. We began to lose some of our senses. Then we start to lose our friends. While we wait for the day to come, we ask ourselves … “when my time comes, did I live a happy good and satisfied life?

Sounds familiar to what you have been doing?

Some time ago, I heard someone said this … “When we were born, we were dying to grow up, then we were dying to go to college, then we were dying to work, then we were dying to get married and have children, then dying to get rich ... and finally we were really dying. All the while we were dying to do so many things, we forgot how to live”.

I beg to differ … you can read how I found “HAPPINESS IN ADVANCE” and why “I WANT TO LIVE LONGER” to enjoy the “BEST THINGS IN LIFE”.


gisele gaines said...

I am planning to hike Bukit Tabur in Sept. I am not a local and I was wondering if you can recommend a guide for us as we are not neophyte hikers. thank you.

Shiek Eng Meng said...

Hi Gisele

I don't know of any guides to recommend.

However, we hike Bukit Tabur every now and then ... mainly on Saturdays. Let me have your email/contact if you don't mind and if we do hike Bukit Tabur, I inform you and maybe you can join us.

Or you could contact me @