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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Birthday with Special Persons and Special Presents

This year we have special B-day celebration, My two children and me. Tumpeng I made is the main menu of our dinner. We had a good time, but then in the next ten minutes when we were enjoying our dinner, the telephone rang. My husband was in the emergency room, got car accident. He was fine but the car was damaged.

My Tulips and other small special things from my beloved husband and this afternoon I got a package from Netherlands via California, a birthday present from one of Indonesian famous persons. Who is he? Please, stay tuned!
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

My First Foreword

About two weeks ago I received a book from an Indonesian author, Rianti Setiadi, entitled Hadiah untuk Belahan Jiwa, 25 Kisah Bersama Belahan Jiwa yang Membuat Anda Semakin Bijaksana (Gift for Soulmate, 25 Stories with Soulmate that Make You More Wise). It was sent by her friend who lives in the USA and she had just came back from Indonesia.

Rianti Setiadi is a Statistic Lecture at University of Indonesia, Jakarta. She likes writing and we know each other from someone who ever introduced her about my book, Antusiasme (Enthusiasm). She is one of my book readers.

I was honored to receive her invitation to write a foreword for one of her books. She wrote couple books. One of them I ever endorsed. Below I enclose my Foreword (Kata Pengantar) in Indonesian. You can copy-paste it to Google Translate if you want to read it in your language. You might not get perfect translation result, but at least you understand what I've written.

Kata Pengantar

     Buku Chicken Soup for the Soul, siapakah yang tidak mengenalnya? Bagi mereka yang gemar membaca, pasti mengenal buku tersebut.  Buku Chicken Soup for the Soul adalah salah satu buku terfavorit di dunia dan masuk dalam kategori the most recognized storytellers.

     Sejarah awalnya dimulai sejak tahun 1993 ketika pembicara motivasional Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen selalu bercerita mengenai cerita-cerita yang menginspirasi dari orang-orang yang dikenal di setiap acara-acara motivasional mereka. Banyak peserta yang bertanya di akhir acara-acara itu bila mereka dapat memperoleh buku yang berisi cerita-cerita tersebut. Dari situlah ide menuangkan cerita-cerita yang menginspirasi menjadi sebuah buku. Namun kegagalan demi kegagalan diterima. Tak satu pun penerbit besar di New York menerimanya. Suatu saat mereka bertemu Peter Vegso, pemilik sebuah penerbit kecil di Florida. Ia tertarik setelah membacanya. Maka bergabunglah Peter menjadi co-founder, dan lahirlah buku Chicken Soup for the Soul.

     Hingga saat ini buku Chicken Soup for the Soul telah menerbitkan lebih dari 250 judul yang diterjemahkan dalam 40 bahasa. Di Amerika Serikat sendiri buku ini telah terjual lebih dari 100 juta buku.

     Yang menjadi bagian penting dari semua itu adalah isi bukunya. Cerita-cerita di buku Chicken Soup for the Soul telah banyak menginspirasi dan memotivasi para pembacanya. Inilah yang kita dapatkan pada buku Rianti, berjudul Hadiah untuk Belahan Jiwa yang memaparkan kisah-kisah potret kehidupan yang menginspirasi para pembacanya termasuk saya sendiri.

     Buku Rianti ini tampaknya merupakan salah satu Chiken Soup for the Soul-nya Indonesia. Bagaimana tidak? Pada saat membaca salah satu cerita berjudul Namanya Grace, tak disangka kedua mata saya berkaca-kaca. Menempuh studi di negeri orang sudah susah, ditambah lagi dengan keterbatasan dana dan anak sakit, serta tinggal di negeri orang. Saya dapat merasakannya karena saya sendiri tinggal di negeri orang. Patutlah bila memang ceritanya sangat menyentuh hati. Dari sana kita akan melihat bahwa melalui sebuah cerita yang menginspirasi atau menggerakkan hati, dapat memengaruhi suasana hati. Bila suasana hati terpengaruh, maka berpengaruh juga terhadap sikap. Sikap kita berubah menjadi baik. Dengan adanya sikap yang baik, menunjukkan cara pandang yang baik pula. Apakah hal ini tidak dapat kita namakan bahwa cerita-cerita tersebut dapat mengubah dunia?

     Jawabannya adalah benar, bahwa melalui tulisan yang berisi cerita-cerita yang menginspirasi dan mampu menggerakkan hati, akan mampu menciptakan suatu perbedaan dalam kehidupan. Suatu kehidupan yang lebih baik, lebih menghargai, lebih menghormati, lebih menyayangi, dan kata-kata lebih positif lainnya.

     Anda tidak percaya? Mengapa tidak memulai saja membaca buku Rianti ini dari awal hingga akhir kisah-kisah dari berbagai insan yang mampu memengaruhi emosi Anda? Percayalah, Anda akan mengubah dunia menjadi lebih baik.

     Let’s read and change the world!

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year, New Hope, New Wishes


It's 2017 now! I heard fireworks when I began to write this post. People celebrate in many ways: party, praying, attending church, etc., while I'm here, sitting in my office and writing this post. I have been so excited since I was absent irregularly to go online due of my health and now I feel much better.

I thank God who permitted me to have health problem several days before Thanksgiving. It was like a reminder that I needed to change my life style not to consume any caffeinated drinks and sugary foods. I must have plenty of rest, handle my stress properly and remember that God always works in His own ways when I'm not able to handle it. This will make me easier in life.  Thank you, God!

Due to my health problem, I need to be careful in consuming foods and drinks and I must exercise regularly. Because of my busy life, I'll try to have at least once per week to exercise to make my heart stronger. This will be a reminder to my husband and all my kids to do the same things.

New year is like a reminder that we are heading and going to be older. That means we should to be wiser and not to be its opposite. Life problem may come, the temptation may come, too, but we have to be strong because we have a rock of life. If I may ask, I'll ask God take all of those in my life, so I can breath easier, and not to worry anymore. Then I remember God ever said: I will always be with you! That means He will take care of our life--my life!

As a new year come, there is a blank book of our life waiting to be written. I think I will write some things:
1. I'm going to have a permanent full time job in March as they extend the contract with me till six months which it will be due in March;
2. My upcoming book will be published and this will make me excited. I pray everything will run well without any problems;
3. I will be healthier than before;
4. I look forward for a new online class I'll lead. It's a class of writing children story that I had dream years ago and it will be realized this year;
5. I look forward for new evening classes of defense language for Indonesian I serve for US Air Force as I had cancelled several times due of my new work schedules in the morning;
6. I look forward to serve people as a certified tax preparer and I have desire to learn more and more;
7. I'm really serious to have regular schedule for exercises. I know this is not easy, so I must have big effort to make this happens;
8. I look forward my youngest daughter will serve God in more music programs at church and I'm so excited her chamber orchestra group will be performance in front of many politicians in March at the state capitol building in Harrisburg;
9. I'll be able to save money for visiting Indonesia;
10.  . . . and seeing my husband look much better, healthier, and happier.

Okay, I'm ready to write my blank book!

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