Back to Basics

In conjunction with our Jubilee year, we invited one of our contributing writers, Nancy Lee, to share her thoughts about celebrating her jubilee year.

I turned 50 almost 2 and a half years ago. And to celebrate this milestone of my life, I threw a birthday bash and invited 60 of my closest friends – friends with whom I have shared my life intimately; friends who have walked into some chapters of my life and because of it, brought much light, love and laughter.

While planning for the bash, I wondered whether or not to do things the traditional way – that is to order a huge birthday cake, have 50 lighted candles on it and have my guests sing while I try to put them out in one breath. After much thought, I’d realized that I didn’t want the extravagance of a huge birthday cake as it held very little meaning for me. Instead, I decided on little cupcakes for each my guests and we lighted the candles by passing the light around.

As I stood there, gazing at the sea of candles lit before me, I’d realized that the recipe for good relationships is very simple one – that is, to love others as we would ourselves. If we cannot measure up to this simple rule, then it is of little wonder why we have so many complicated relationships.

Where are your relationships now? What state are they in? Are you enjoying growing together into the golden years with your spouse? Are you enjoying good relationships with your parents, siblings and friends? Or are you experiencing turmoil in your relationships?

If you are having difficulty in your relationships, then you need to go back to the basics – back to the simple rule of loving the person as you would yourself. Once you get your basics right, then you can go ahead and add the icing on the cake.

Nancy Lee is the Creative Director of her own Graphic Design firm, Earth Communications.  She is an avid movie goer and traveller, who loves to dabble with theatre, writing, photography and exploring recipies.  She writes a monthly newsletter known as Earthmuse.

Upcoming Events

Oct
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Thu
10:00 am Befreienders fortnightly visit t... @ St Andrew's Nursing Home Multi Purpose Hall
Befreienders fortnightly visit t... @ St Andrew's Nursing Home Multi Purpose Hall
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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1:30 pm Evergreen Fellowship fornightly ... @ COOS
Evergreen Fellowship fornightly ... @ COOS
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Details Description: – Evergreen Fellowship will be teaching on “How to share the gospel to the elderly folks in simple mandarin & picture format”
Oct
20
Sat
7:30 am Men@COOS monthly talk @ COOS Room 308
Men@COOS monthly talk @ COOS Room 308
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Details Description: – Andrew David Wong has been an Occupational Therapist since the year 2000. Drawing on his years of experience providing treatment for and interacting with patients, he draws parallels between a therapist-patient relationship[...]
12:00 pm P6 Meet-the-Parents Sessions @ St Andrew's Nursing Home
P6 Meet-the-Parents Sessions @ St Andrew's Nursing Home
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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2:30 pm English Service
English Service
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
4:30 pm Feed5000 @ Commonwealth @ Blk 107A Commonwealth Crescent Pavilion
Feed5000 @ Commonwealth @ Blk 107A Commonwealth Crescent Pavilion
Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Details Description: – Please come and join Community Services to bless & connect with the residents for the distribution of Goody Bags from the rental flat at Blk 107 Commonwealth @ 430pm – 630pm on[...]
4:30 pm Youth Service
Youth Service
Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
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21
Sun
8:30 am English Service
English Service
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
 
10:45 am English Service
English Service
Oct 21 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
 

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