Sin and Sinner

Sin and Sinner

Sin and Sinner

When a sinner sins,

does one have

the compassion and patience,

to forgive and love the sinner?


“Hate the sin, love the sinner.” – Buddha

Beautiful people do not just happen!

Beautiful people do not just happen!

photo of person covered with brown textile
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“I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

A courier counter service experience for a disabled…

Courier service

A courier counter service experience for a disabled…


Last week, a man went to post three A4 brown envelopes with 3 different addresses at a courier service centre.

He came back to the car where his elderly mother was waiting. He showed one invoice (proof of receipt).

The mother went to the counter… and asked.. Why 3 envelopes but only one invoice.

The counter lady raised her voice.. ” I asked him many times if he wants to put them together. And he said yes.

She went on if to justify her actions to the other three customers in front of the counter.

The mother intercepted her, “hello, hello,… he is disabled!)

“Saya mahu dia belajar berkomunikasi … nampaknyI want him to learn to communicate… look like he has failed! But I am proud that he entered here just now.)

The lady soften her voice, “ya la…ini maksudnya dia berani mahu masuk sini. Saya pun tak tahu dia OKU.” (Yes, indeed, it means he was brave enough to enter here. I didn’t know he was disabled.)

“Nanti saya akan terangkan kepada anak saya.” ( Later, I will explain to my son.)

The counter lady put the 3 envelopes into 3 separate plastic envelopes…and gave the mother 3 invoices ( proof of receipt).

It was a learning experience for the mother.. and hopefully the courier service counter lady learned something, too.

Are you listening?

Are you listening?

Are you listening to one's endless nagging? 
Is it because one can't seem to get through to you?

Will the list of complaints gets longer 
if one cannot find their solutions soon?

Are there hidden messages 
that were missed in seemingly 'empty' talks?

Are you listening, listening...
before the sinking, sinking... hand disappears under?

Some people may have the knowledge, 
but it takes great patience, efforts, energy and compassion to listen.

It requires knowing 
when to step out of the shoe after stepping into it.
And listening in silence is a skill, 
interrupting hinders those much awaited expressions and words 
that were just coming through...

That is why we have two ears but only one mouth!

A carer for cancer patients once said, 'one must be kind to oneself in order to be kind to others.' 

This is because listening 
drains one emotionally if one does not recharge oneself in between.

So are you listening?


“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.”Roy T. Bennett

Special angels: because we are the chosen ones!

Special angels: because we are the chosen ones!

a happy family sitting on the grass
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It was an annual dinner. The doctor held his child’s hand as they walked towards their table. The happy and excited child (with cerebral palsy) walked with jerky and clumsy limbs besides his dad. At the table, he started to hit the cutlery on the plates, enjoying his ‘music’.

“Behave, dear!”

Immediately he stopped!



These ‘angels’ (parents) have so much patience and compassion; not many people have these qualities, and no university can teach one these attitudes, too! – Chen S.P., August, 2021

The question: Why me? Because you are the chosen one! … So do it well! – Chen S.P., August, 2021


Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion

Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion

This slide show is about sympathy, empathy and compassion. The initial period of adjustment to anti-psychotic medication affects the whole family. Some societal members are supportive of people with mental disorders.

The author agrees with Helen Keller, 1880 – 1968, that the best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, or even touched, but are felt in the heart.

Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion

Do you have them?

The author agrees with Helen Keller, 1880 – 1968, that the best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, or even touched, but are felt in the heart.