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A Lesson From MacGyver

We have been on a MacGyver rush for the past few weeks and over the weekend, we watched a few episodes of the first season. We are aiming to finish the whole series within the next few months. Anyway, as I am sitting here this morning just thinking, I am realizing a few things. We can actually learn life lessons from MacGyver. Like that episode where he was inside a car in a junkyard. He was trapped and had nowhere to go, no way to get out. The machines that crushed the cars were in operation and ready to get the car Mac was in. The average person would have panicked or maybe would have crouched in a corner and waited for the inevitable to happen. Not Mac. He kept his wits about him and somehow got into the trunk and forced his way out. Don't you sometimes feel trapped in the same manner? With time running out and nowhere to go (seemingly), do you panic or simply give up? Ask yourself, what would MacGyver do? ;) (LOL, or maybe, what would Chuck Norris do?)

Wondering About the What Ifs

I know that doing this is not really productive. There is no point in going back in time (mentally, at least) and wondering what could have happened if only I did things differently. I can't help it, though. Sometimes, I just can't stop myself from wondering. What if I had summoned enough motivation to go back to ECE? Would I have been an engineer now? (And so what if I were one, by the way?) What if I had stuck to my direction/purpose in life back then? Would I have been more fulfilled spirituality? What if I had practiced my profession? Would I have been better off? Oh the what ifs of life. Sometimes I think that I should have been more cautious. I should have been more purpose driven. I should have known better. Then again, who is to say that my life would have been better if I had chosen different paths in the past? Time to forget about the what ifs and deal with the "what now?"

Someone Glued the Scissors "Shut"

We have this really nice pair of kitchen scissors that my mom gave to us. Yesterday, I was making dinner and need to use the scissors when I got stumped - they wouldn't "open." I thought that maybe I was just feeling weak, so I tried again - harder. They still wouldn't budge! I hesitantly called in reinforcements...The hubby tried once and then suddenly burst out laughing. "I think I glued them shut because I cut the tip of the Super Glue to fix the fan and I didn't clean up...I'll figure out how to fix it." All the while laughing at the whole situation. Despite my mood, I found myself laughing at him. I guess if there is one thing I can say about him, he can make me laugh despite everything that has been happening. That is a good thing, isn't it?

Good Read: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I have been told that I think too much. I never really thought otherwise and it doesn't really bother me. I like thinking. Sometimes I think about whether other people are just like me; whether they get lost in thought for hours on end. I think I found my answer in this book - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I only found out about this book an hour or so ago. I was browsing my friends' blog when I saw Livi's entry which had this line: "We accept the love we think we deserve." Considering the day that I have been having, it is but understandable that my mind went on overdrive again. I then searched for the source of that quote and discovered The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I haven't gotten far in the book. One thing I know - this kid, Charlie, thinks like nothing else but I bet his mind can't keep up with mine right now. So we accept the love we think we deserve, huh?