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February 16, 2007

Daily Manna for Friday

Daily Manna from the ‘Net – Friday, February 16, 2007

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: ‘The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things! The LORD’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!’ I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done. The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. *Psalm 118:14-21 NIV*

WORK Virus

Someone must be so overwhelmed with work (don’t we all), that he/she came up with this silly email content on work virus haha I received this forwarded email this morning:

Work Virus

There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, clients or anyone else via any means, DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely.

If you should come into contact with WORK put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER).

Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

Talent or Passion?

Talent: A marked innate ability, natural endowment or ability of a superior quality.

Passion: Strong desire, boundless enthusiasm, powerful emotion

Passion taps into one’s talent. Such strong emotion towards the things that we are good at is indeed a significant driving force that leads to amazing achievements.

Talent without passion is like a powerful car kept locked in a garage. You know what it can naturally do. But you have not even a slightest interest in it. It’s like someone who has an unbelievably natural talent in painting but he is more interested in football, which he is not that good at. His strong passion in football does not translate into his performance.

But which is more important? To be passionate about what you’re doing or being talented in something that you don’t like doing. What influences such decision in life? Monetary influence? Pressure? A good balance of both maybe?

This reminds me of one of the twins on the America Next Top Model Cycle 7. The 2 sisters are very different personality wise. The one who was rather aloof about modeling was actually the talented one. She didnt have to try hard and she excelled every single time compared to the rest of the contestants. But she didn’t really want it. The judges commented that she was so naturally talented but without the passion she would get bored with it in time. Finally she was booted out.

I don’t think I have a natural talent or even a strong passion in science. I believe it is something that I have been accustomed to since I first stepped into the world of education. I have stronger interest in many other things and science is really far down the list. :) But I thank God that He has brought me this far. There must be something right about where my life is heading to. :)

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