16 October 2009

Between Birth and Death, Life Your Life to The Fullest

Friday, October 16, 2009
Today is my first time to join Friday’s Fave Five hosted by Susanne at Living To Tell The Story. I read on her blog that she is not feeling well today, so I'm wishing her a speedy recovery. If you click on the button above you will get to more Friday's Fave Five. Susanne says that:
It's a place to come on Friday's and think back over your week and just post about 5 favorite things from your week. It can be anything that tickled your fancy over the week. Favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, great internet finds, etc., etc.
I really like the thought of thinking back over our weekly life. It is a good way to reflect and find these hidden gems of blessings. So here is my Friday’s Fave Five for this week:
1. On Sunday, we went to Bandung to visit my cousin who just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Grace Sara. I think children are such true blessings to lighten up your life.
Ten fingers, Ten toes
She's laughter and teardrops
So small and brand new
And amazingly angelic
She's sent to bless you

She's one special Baby
The best of life's treasure
And will grant and bless you
Many hours of great pleasure.

Author Unknown
(Source: All Great Quotes)

2. On Monday, I finished a tag from my dear friend Amanda at MooreBlogLife called Only One Word on Facebook. As the name might tell, the goal was to answer the given questions with only one word. I really love this tag and intended to put it on my blog, but somehow I didn't get to it until now. Below are some of my answers which I find as happiness and blessings.
# Your significant other? Soulmate
# Your Mother? Sanctuary
# Your Father? Shelter
# Favorite Thing? Leisure
# Favorite Drink? Tea
# Your Dream/goal? Fulfillment
# Your Hobby? Photography
# Favorite muffin? Blackberry
# Friends? Timeless
# Your Life? Blessed
# Smoking? Never
# Favorite place to eat? Home
# Favorite place to be right now? Nature

3. On Tuesday, one of my daughter's school friends celebrated her 9th Birthday and the children had a lot of fun. It is custom here in Indonesia to prepare some yellow rice for your guests. You can see this yellow rice spread with fried shallot, plus clockwise from the upper left surrounded by kerupuk, pastel, sweet & spicy fried potatoes and omelet. Yummy!

Yellow Rice © 2009 by Rosidah Abidin
4. Sometimes I like to get inspired by searching for quotes. These are the quotes I found this week:

Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. ~Eknath Easwaran

Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together...You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself...'How did I get through all of that?'” ~Unknown Author
5. There have been a lot of earthquakes here in Indonesia lately. The Tasikmalaya earthquake, the Sumatera earthquake, and just yesterday another shallow earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude struck off at 16:52 Jakarta time (09.52 GMT). The epicenter was 42 km northwest of Ujung Kulon, Banten, West Java, and 10 km under the sea bed. I'm so glad that no victims have been reported for the Ujung Kulon earthquake until now, unlike the high death tolls at the previous incidents. I hope and pray it stays this way. My ultimate gratitude this week is being blessed by the life of me and my beloved ones. Hopefully, we can live our life to the fullest, while given the chance of more time.

Take good care and have a wonderful week, everyone!

19 appreciated note(s):

ellen b. said...

We have heard about all the earthquakes and pray for the people of Indonesia. That rice cake looks really good :0) Hope you have a nice weekend...

Willow said...

Selamat, Rosidah!

Welcome to FFF. I enjoyed reading your first faves. I was especially interested in seeing the nasi kuning dan kerupuk. I used to live in Indonesia and miss masakan Indonesia.

Kami keluarga tinggal di Bandung satu tahun, lalu pindah ke Papua. Tetapi sudah lama sejak kami kembali ke tanah air AS.

Have a wonderful weekend. Be safe! I have been hearing about the earthquakes and have been praying for our friends there.

quilly said...

I am so glad that you and your family are safe and well despite all the earthquakes. Our church -- the entire denomination -- took up a collection of money to help aid with shelter, health care, fresh water and fresh food for the victims.

Barbara H. said...

One of my favorite people is a retired missionary who spend 40 years in Indonesia. She loves the people there. I'm glad the earthquakes did not claim any victims.

Love the baby girl poem!

Those are great quotes.

Brenda said...

I love those quotes and the food you mention sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to FFF and what an excellent one you did. That rice looks absolutely wonderful :) I love your number 4 and know that my thoughts are with everyone with the earthquakes in Indonesia. I'm so glad you, your family and friends are okay. Well done my friend. Have a great weekend and week ahead :) xoxoxo

Jientje said...

I read about the earthquakes in the newspaper. It's a good thing there are no casualties. That yellow rice and everything around it really looks delicious, you made me hungry!
I love the poems and the quotes in this post, I bookmarked the site, because I'm always looking for beautiful sayings myself!
I looved reading your one word post, it reflects what a wonderful person you are. I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

Hazel said...

The quote about hope is a good advice. Thanks for sharing that. Another 6.4? oh no... Stay safe, and have a blessed week ahead.

Nessa said...

Well done on your first FFF. Our prayers to everyone. I am glad you and your family are safe.

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wenn said...

true..patience can't be acquired overnight..we need time..

Marg said...

Thank-you for stopping by. It's always fun to have new people join this fantastic FFF group.

I am always looking for quotes. Those are great...They speak volumes.
We know some missionary friends out there. We have so much to be thankful for, but we also have so much to be in prayer about.

See you next week.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Enjoyed reading this, liked your one word answers to your second thought.

Liked the second quote, it is so true isn't it.

Glad to read that no one was hurt in this last earthquake.

Unknown said...

Welcome to baby Sara Grace! babaies are our treasures for life. Hope she and mum are doing fine.
Thanks for giving a 'SHOUT' now and again!

Susanne said...

Welcome Rosidah! It's so nice to have you join in at Fave Five! I'm glad I finally made it around. It's been slow but sure for me this week and all the participants faves have been blessing me.

I absolutely love the word you used to describe your mother and father. What a blessing.

I love quotes too and collect the ones that touch me in a special journal. The patience one is sooo true!

I am very glad you are all safe from the earthquakes. That must be a very scary thing.

Please join us again next week!

Unknown said...

That's a good way to reminisce the week's happenings Rosidah. And btw, love that food photo, looks like our puto bumbong here.

Anonymous said...

WOOT! Congrats my friend. You are a repeat winner. You made the 1000th comment on my blog for October :) Yea!!!!

You can see the post HERE.

Thanks so much. It means a great deal to me and for such a wonderful friend to make it :)

Regina said...

Wonderful post. Take care Rosidah.
Haver a great week.

Unseen India Tours said...

BEautiful post !! Loved this one..

Amanda Moore said...

Rosidah, I have never done the FFF but you made it look like fun! I could squeeze it in (that is so sad huh?) I'll check it out!
Still miss you! no Musical Monday this week?