Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 365 - Flower and Envelope

Thought of the day: This morning, when I am walking under the brilliant sun on the trail, surrounded by rocky mountains and fall colors, I feel intensely happy. With my birthday coming up tomorrow, I have a feeling that I am entering the prime time of my life. Everything is so perfect at this moment that it seems fleeting and fragile. Somehow happiness always manages to bring out melancholy in me. Perhaps it's time to look outside of my own little world more often. The best way to maintain true inner peace and equilibrium of mind is to change the focus to the world at large. I have been exploring different paths for a few years now and the right path remains elusive to me. Lately I have the luck of being recommended by multiple people a book called "Half the Sky" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The book documents the plight of many women in the real world. It's a thoroughly researched and immensely touching and convincing book. It's one of those rare books that can move people into action, one that has the potential to shape and change the world. I don't know where it will lead me, but wherever it is, I will be there willingly.

Photo of the day:
A surprise gift from a friend. I have been told by many people that love and happiness are the essential ingredients of life and they are all you need. I don't know. I always feel like there's a third ingredient, a larger purpose of life. Without the third ingredient, I can't help feeling that something is amiss.


  1. Ning, I am a loyal audience of your blog. Thank you for sharing your life for a year. It is an inspiration to me.

    I am wondering about my path this year. My work path has not been going the way I wanted. Using 40-yrs-old as a junction, I am changing to part-time now and I hope I can maintain the inner peace and train myself to be happy.

  2. Joyce, good luck with finding your new path! Thanks so much for following my blog:) It would have been a lot harder for me to carry on for a year without the kind words and encouragements from you and my other friends.