Remembering Tony

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A tribute to Tony Lee published in the Garabandal International magazine (by the Australian Garabandal International Apostolate)  

On 19th October it will be six months since my beloved husband Tony returned to the Lord. While he is missed in so many ways, we strive to continue his prayerful work of praying for others, one prayer group of which is in the name of Our Lady of Garabandal.

He was associated with the Australian Garabandal International Apostolate since January 1990 and the team has published a tribute to Tony in their quarterly magazine. While it was published a few months ago, we waited to share this in the blog, so as to commemorate his 6-month anniversary this month.

We wish to express our deepest appreciation to the Australian team of Tony Kissane, Judy Bond, Judy Terry and Regina O’Shaughnessy for honouring Tony’s memory in the magazine.

Our Lady of Garabandal, pray for us and the world.

Amen.

Suzanne

In The Mood For Love

In view of Valentine’s Day and its focus on love, the well-known blogger Lily Fu of http://www.seniorsaloud.com, has written a post entitled “To Have And To Hold, To Love And To Cherish Forever”.

Please read it for yourself by clicking on the following….Seniorsaloud.com – To Have and To Hold – 14 Feb 2015

Over the years, Lily has made reference to us (Suzanne and I) in a few relevant posts, including the one on the above-mentioned topic. The image below appears in her latest post on love.

Suzanne 90+ and Tony 92.

Suzanne 90+ and Tony 92.

We are truly honoured to be mentioned in her well-written articles. Thank you dear Lily.

Since we are still on the subject of ‘love’, let us wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day, everyday of the year…..

God bless,

Suzanne and Tony

In the News….

Gratitude & HappinessFollowing closely on the heels of Suzanne and I being mentioned favourably, in a recent blog post of Seniorsaloud (click here to read), we woke up yesterday to find a generous snippet dedicated to my recent birthday celebration, in the Northern Edition of the Star newspaper (click here to read)!

With the superlative comments from Lily Fu of Seniorsaloud and its readers, plus the well-wishers resulting from the news in the Star, it has certainly made us feel particularly blessed by the good Lord.

As the topic in Seniorsaloud blog touched on the subject of happiness, may we share with one and all that without gratitude, there is no happiness….only the fleeting distraction of passing pleasures that grow less consequential with the passing years.

On that note, you might wish to read more (click here) on ‘why living a life of gratitude can make you happy’ and ‘how gratitude can change your life’ (click here).

Amen

A Tribute to E&O’s Nightingale

E&O Nightingale...Our post on ‘Remembering Nancy and Albert Yeoh’ in September 2012, happened to catch the attention of the E&O hotel group’s magazine team, who included our walk down memory lane with Penang’s iconic entertainers, in their classy publication.

If you don’t happen to chance by the December issue of the E&O Edition magazine, drop by the hotel in Penang, you might find one lying around the cafe.

After digesting with delight, the E&O’s feature on the Yeohs, we happened to come across some old photos taken with Nancy and Albert at the E&O and spent many a joyful hour, immersed in pleasant memories. What a well-spent afternoon that was.

On a closing note, we thank E&O for graciously including mention of our blog in their prestigious magazine. Keep up the good work!

Amen.

Learn Something New Everyday….

Today, Suzanne and I were humbled to find ourselves included in the list of interesting achievers as well as illustrious octogenarians… in a post entitled ‘is it worth living till 90?’ by seniorsaloud.blogpost.com. Our answer is…. most definitely… YES!

My siblings all lived into their 90s. I being the youngest in the family, am a freshly-minted 89, while my eldest sister is still of very sound mind and fuelled by a feisty zest for life at 97. In our own ways, we certainly make the most of our daily lives. By the grace of God, we look forward to enjoying more of our Golden Years, filled with blessings from above.

Besides keeping physically fit, Suzanne and I believe that one of the ‘tricks’ to keeping youthful is also to discover and learn new things constantly.  We are always eager to jump onto a new bandwagon of learning, so to speak, as new knowledge and interests spark up our whole mindsets. This then takes on a domino effect of sending positive and wellness vibes into the rest of our miraculous systems. 

Hence the ‘bright- eyed and bushy tailed’ looks that light up our faces when we have come away with new snippets of know-how, on subjects that up until then, were completely out of our comprehension and grasp.

The people at this site clearly explain the benefits of absorbing a new fact or two each day. Yes it is as simple as that, in an effort to keep ourselves interested and interesting to others around us.

Other links to help you along with easy access to enriching your knowledge with some pearls of wisdom:                         http://zidbits.com/                                                                                http://lifehacker.com/199285/learn-something-new-every-day-with-wikipedias-randompage

Last but not least, some people subscribe to the practice of writing a list of ‘things to be thankful for’ on a daily basis.  We do the same, but in the form of prayers,  to thank and appreciate the good Lord for all our blessings. Amen.

A Note on Love….

In the whirlwind of all that revolves around love, Valentine’s Day has come and gone in a whiff, but love and relationships are here to stay with us all through the year.   No matter what people think of Valentine’s Day, we hope it serves itself well in reminding the world that what it needs is LOVE, sweet LOVE.

Some quotes by Mother Teresa…

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives–the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them .

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

And, while we are on the subject, here is an article Give and Take (June 2006) on Suzanne published in STAR 2.

We are grateful for the love we have from our family and friends, and from the good Lord. Amen.

Fit As A Fiddle

Today, the phone rang incessantly from morning till late night. Our cyberworld reverberated with chats, posts and emails, and the house had streams of visitors (more than usual). Why? All because my lovely wife Suzanne, was profiled in a 3-page feature in the STAR newspaper’s STAR 2 section, entitled Fit As A Fiddle. Naturally, we  enjoyed being ‘celebrities for a day’ and are most appreciative to all at Star for their generous coverage on what makes our world go round. We just hope that their avid readers found the article inspiring. For those who did not see it, here is the link to their online story. Suzanne and I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their interest and good wishes.

God Bless.