#166 pain in triumph

It is so refreshing to hear the young swimmers who broke the world record at the Olympics saying that there was so much pain…they recover after some good rests. Do they have sports therapists to guide them through the process?

Indeed in every triumph or success, pain is evident.

There is great joy in the pain!

One example is a woman through labor pains…delight and joy when the couple look at their new-born born out of love and their own flesh and blood.

Here at the Olympics, those gold medalists who broke world record in every area of sports share the same pain and joy of triumph at the same time!

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#135 love

Love is a feeling to be learnt…through self-discovery — not through seminars though!

There is pain in love. Sometimes, one feels gagged. Of course there is joy and elation…sunshine all day…

The best description found on love is from the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13.

Love is patient,

love is kind.

Love does not envy,

love does not boast,

love is not proud.

Love is not rude,

love is not self-seeking,

love is not easily angered,

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

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Love always protects,

Love always trusts,

Love always hopes,

Love always perseveres.

Faith, hope and love:

the greatest is love.

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Measuring against these characteristics of love, I fail miserably…nonetheless I shall strive on becoming a better person in spite of age.