Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 17:44:40 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [zophei] 2006 Kumthar Ruahawk....
Miphun hawi hna,
A tu lio vawlei minung kan sining, a bik in nitlak lei le ramthangcho um mi kan sining tial mi ca pakhat kumthar laksawng ah sharing kan tuah hna. A tial tu hi George Carlin (kum 70) a si i, caposaih thiam (comadia) a si. A nupi nih a thih tak tlawmpal ah a tial mi capar tawite a si. Biafang fawi te te a hmanh ca'h amah mirang ca ning in ka rak thla. A biahla hi rel uh law...Zeitindah nan ruah cio ve hnga??
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways but narrower viewpoints. We spend more but have less; buy more but enjoy less. We have bigger homes and smaller families; more conveniences but less time.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We’ve added years to our life, not life to our years. We’ve been to the moon and back but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes; quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, 1-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill…There is too much in the showroom window and not enough in the stockroom.
So, remember to spend time with your loved ones—they won’t be around forever. Say a kind word to your children—they look up to you, and one of these days they’ll grow up and be gone. Give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that’s the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent. Say “I love you” to your partner and loved ones …And mean it. Hold hands and cherish the moment, for someday that person will not be there again.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.