Monday, April 22, 2013

Remembering James

Hi Auntie,

I just wanted to reach out to you this time of year to let you know that James and our great memories about him have not been forgotten. I think about him frequently and his unique personality and passionate world views.

In my field of work, so many things remind me of him -- his ability to produce complex, creative designs and think critically about how things can be built and engineered better. Back in 2010, I shared meaningful conversation with him over dinner one night. Him and I bickered a lot as children but in our older age, we discovered that we have a lot in common and shared many similar views, even bounced some ideas off one another. We had many laughs that night too.

James always had an intelligent, quick-witted, dark sense of humor that made him deeply comical and brilliant. Those memories of him will never ever be forgotten and, as family, he will have a place in all of our hearts forever.

Most Sincerely,
Frances

Saturday, March 10, 2012















The Game of Life
Life is a game of forgetting and remembering.

You are losing the game when you... forget who you are and what you are doing here, remember the false things of the past and what they did to you.

You are winning the game when you... remember your true identity of peace, remember God who is always peaceful and has unconditional love for you, forget troubles of the past and move forward with the lessons learned.

Observe what you remember during the day and what you forget during the day. Forget the past, it is gone. Don't worry about the future. You do not know it. Learn to live in the present and discover how full it is of peaceful moments.

- from Copyright © 2006 Thought for Today

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NOTES:
- Rates of suicide in America are on the rise. These numbers are disproportionately high in the Asian American community, where traditionally there has been a strong stigma against speaking out about mental health issues. If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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---From Jame's cousin Amy Chen

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In Memory of James Wu (1983 - 2011)

To James:


You claimed you will be happier in other world.

May it be--as you wished.

Most earnestly:

May you be happy, at peace

At your new existence,

In your brand new identity.

May the new world under your command

As easy as bending your finger.

May your brand new world listens

when you are in deep thoughts,

rejoices when you laugh.

weeps when

you cries.

James:

Yes, you can have your way.

I, your auntie, would rather

You have your way

If that makes

You happy

Even though

The mention of James

Will always brings about

Tears, to no end…

Be your own King,

Your own world maker,

Your own magician,

Your own comedian.

Flip your finger,

Roll your eyes,

The new world is waiting to serve you.

Just send a thought,

They’ll execute the rest,

Easy as that.

Before I forget:

close your eyes,

And feels this:

A warm pink and white light

Wrapping around you.

You may not sense this before.

But it has always be with you.


- by Ming-Zhi Yang, James' Auntie, New Jersey

Sunday, April 24, 2011















Wings to Fly
You are a courageous soul who recognises that whatever you face will become the wings with which to fly.




- from Copyright © 2006 Thought for Today

Thursday, April 14, 2011
















Keep It Simple
To be simple means to be completely pure: to have royalty and greatness whilst being ordinary.




- from Copyright © 2006 Thought for Today

Wednesday, March 23, 2011













Send Peace
The call of time is to send thoughts of peace and power to the world.
Your thoughts travel, moving at a great speed and with considerable impact.
Let the thought of peace sit in your mind, knowing that the vibes from your thoughts can radiate out and touch any person, any place.



- from Copyright © 2006 Thought for Today

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
















As you Travel on through life, brother, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole



--Anonymous

Monday, January 24, 2011















Spiritual Progress

There is benefit for you in every situation. If, that is, you know how to look for it. The idea behind steady spiritual progress is to see every circumstance and situation (particularly those that challenge you) as a tailor-made lesson in your personal plan for self-development.

For example, in a situation where hurtful or angry words were exchanged, why not see it as the chance either to perceive things about your own character which need changing or to rehearse some virtue or quality that you need to put into practice more often?

Actually, we should be grateful for the opportunity to evaluate ourselves. In this way you can transform anything into a constructive lesson. Never think that you've learned enough and now can stop. You should love it when people try to correct you or give you advice. It keeps you alert and gives you plenty of opportunity to put your truth into practice.

It's a sign of great danger to be unable to accept criticism and instead use your understanding to criticise others. Realise deeply the significance of every moment, and your spiritual progress will be assured.




- from Copyright © 2006 Thought for Today

Thursday, December 16, 2010















Power Of Blessings
The power of blessings changes the fire of adverse situations into water.





- from Copyright © 2006 Thought for Today