If God brought you to it,
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20 August 2009

Riding The Tide

"I am not afraid of storms, for
I have learned how to sail my ship."
~Louisa May Alcott~

I've made it through difficult times before. And I always landed on my feet... maybe not dancing, maybe not always sure about what to do next. But things always turned out for the best. It was good that I kept my sense of humor and never lost my smile. I may not always have all the answers but - at least - I am willing to hope... and try... and believe.

I went through rough waters last July. Little did I know then that it was some sort of a rite of passage for me. I was at a crossroads again and I didn't know which way to go.

And so, I let the tide lead me.

Slowly, the new path unfolded. A life-altering change was due. The realization overwhelmed me but it no longer scared me. I knew in my heart that this was meant to happen.

For 15 years, I set my sail in only one direction. In this kind of profession, the courtroom is the ultimate arena for wit, wisecracks and a fervent spirit. Litigation kept my blood alive. The challenge and stress that each case brought emboldened me more.

I never imagined that the day would come when I will say "No More."

But that day has come.... and I am embracing the change.


With so much anticipation.

Things always happen for a reason.

I am riding the tide and enjoying the journey.

Photo credit: Thanks to my Bro ("Tol) Vilo

a pocketful of sunshine to everyone!!!

Blessings to all,

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Sandee August 20, 2009 at 11:50 PM  

Change can be good and sometimes it's necessary. I'm sure your decision is the right one. May you prosper in all that you do.

Have a great day. :)

Anonymous August 21, 2009 at 2:27 AM  

I think we all have to go through some sort of change in our life to make it fuller and richer..Ya just can't fight it though or your gonna be miserable :) Have a great day :)

Janet Gardner August 21, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

Hi Bing,
I posted that saying one day on my blog when I did my own inspirational sayings, thanks for reminding me of it. Your journey has been inspirational to many of us. Thanks for sharing,
Love ya,
Janet :)

Bing Yap August 21, 2009 at 7:26 PM  

hi SANDEE thanks so much for the nice comment. i am looking forward to this big change in my life.

Bing Yap August 21, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

THOM i did not resist the change. it feels so good to look forward to something new in my life.

Bing Yap August 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

JANET dear, this quote from Louisa May Alcott best describes my journey. i am no longer afraid. it is truly inspiring.

blessings to you sweetie!

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