Make Me An Instrument of Peace

If you have noted, I've been reading Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey for almost a week now. I just finished Chapter 5 (Courage) but so far my most favorite chapter is Chapter 2 (Generosity).

The Chapter is open with a quote: 
“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” 
                                         ― George Eliot

This world point of view is to take care of ourselves and mind our own business. How then shall we help others? A lot of people simply said "oh, but I donated tons of money to XYZ charity". It's not wrong of course, and very noble, but generosity is so much more than giving money. It's also about giving our heart, our mind, and our skills in a way thus might help others. As the book said, Generosity is love wrapped in a work-suit. Yes, often you have to sacrifice something to do kindness. As the sayings told all of us "No good deeds go unpunished."

At the end of chapter, there's few quotes to help us understand more about the topic. One of my favorite is the quotes by St. Francis of Assisi :

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love, 
Where there is injury, pardon; 
Where there is doubt, faith; 
Where there is despair, hope; 
Where there is darkness, light; 
And where there is sadness, joy. 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek 
to be consoled as to console, 
to be understood as to understand, 
to be loved, as to love. 

For it is in giving that we receive, 
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” 
 St. Francis of Assisi

Anyway, just something to ponder on before Christmas is over. Show your generosity to as much as people as you can. Even a smile is giving you know ;)

earrings & watch - Forever21, top - vintage thrifted, skirt - Button Skirt
shoes - Decimal, clutch - Dorothy Perkins

Just something I'm planning to wear this Christmas Eve <3
I have been waiting for the Christmas time to use my Decimal shoes. I bought it about two months ago but never had a chance to wear them! Well, once, for a Christmas photo shoot with sis (it will be up on Sunday!) I just love the color and how it add a pop of fab-ness (is that a word? LOL) into every outfit I wear :) It seems to be able to take my outfit to a different level!
This skirt is what I mentioned on my last post. This skirt has that delicate feeling that makes me feel like a million dollar. I just adore the lace and tule, it makes me feel slightly like a ballerina! Although unlike any other kid, my childhood dream was to be a farmer with tons of cute farm animals around me. Surrounded by horses, sheep, chickens, and of course, dogs everyday! Weird, I know.






One of my favorite perfume for 2011. I'm thinking to switching to Marc Jacob's Daisy for next year ;p
A spray or two of this never hurts and always boost my confidence <3





30 comments:

  1. Love the skirt and heels!! You look stunning :) :)

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  2. i love that skirt!!! so festive =] u certainly look ready for Christmas!!

    i hope you & your family have a lovely Christmas! xoxo

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  3. love your shoes much <3 thanks for stopping by, hope you'll follow me back :)

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  4. oh, your dress is beyond gorgeous!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  5. Such a gorgeous skirt! So unique!!!

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  6. loving your skirt so much dear. u look so beautiful. have a nice one for ur xmas dear. :)

    check out my new post if u don't mind, thanks.

    xoxo, Jessica
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  7. You look beautiful !; ))

    Merry Christmas!


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  8. That skirt's So PRETTY!!!! n everything else coordinated so well :)

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  9. wow love this outfit!! :)

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  10. Lovely outfit, you are beautiful.

    Happy Holidays to you!

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  11. that skirt is wow! your earrings, & purse compliment your fantastic with your outfit stevia. :)

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  12. I super love your heels!<33

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  13. your skirt, your earings, your watch, your otfits! soo much in love with it...
    thanks for visiting dear, mind to follow each other?

    Have a merry Christmas!
    Sincerely,

    Helen

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  14. u'r so beautiful. I love ur earings. btw, I'm ur new follower. mind to follow each other?

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  15. Love your skirt dear ^^

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
    BLOG | TWITTER | SHOP

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  16. looks stunning!<33

    follow me and i'll follback<3

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  17. dear sweetie,
    lovely skirt and your shoes are so fabulous! you look so classy and adorable!

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  18. interesting post stevia..be generous and have a very merry christmas!you look absolutely fab!

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  19. You are so pretty!!
    Like you and your blog...

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  20. hi stevi merry xmas ya :) btw wanna following each other in twitter? oh ya i have first giveway maybe you wanna join :d


    my first giveway

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  21. i love the shoes dear, gorgeous! you look stunning indeed <3 wishing you a very happy merry christmas. xx

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  22. Such a pretty skirt...love the look :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  23. Merry Christmas!

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  24. The sheer dress is stunning!
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  25. merry christmas :D have a nice christmas <3
    I have followed your blog I hope you dont mind to follow mind too :D

    larascandralaksi.blogspot.com <3 xoxo

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  26. whoaa prayer of saint Francis!
    love it so much, very touching.. i watched a video that sing this prayer and can't hold my tears :')

    btw your skirt is amazing here!!

    xoxo, Izzaura
    http://thefadmadness.blogspot.com/

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