I Love Planet Earth.

(It’s the end of Earth Hour for 2014. I pray it’s the beginning of a commitment to love our planet throughout our life.)

The time has come for us to realise that we are co-travelers on the journey of life.

How we enjoy and perform on this journey depends on how we look after the only vehicle that we will ever have, planet Earth.

Think about it, for every hour that we live on the planet, it  is an hour that the planet has allowed us to live on it.

We are custodians and caretakers of the planet for our Creator.

Our relationship with the planet and its environment is a reflection of ourselves and the future.

If we look after it well, we will build a positive environment for us to achieve a brighter future.

Let’s breathe the air and be in awe and wonder about the beauty of planet Earth.

We must be more appreciative and grateful for its magnificence, the lessons that it’s teaching us, and the way it walks with us in our lifetime.

When we can immerse in the beauty and wonder of the planet, nobody can take away the beauty and wonder that are within us. It’s also an act of worship to our Creator.

We have to learn from previous generations on how to do a good job in looking after the planet. Then, we should teach the generations that come after us on how to do a better job than us.

It is unfortunate that in the name of economic development, we have been destroying the planet.

Our streak of destruction is on a collision path with the planet’s need for survival and sustainability. We need to reverse the negative tide.

We need to save the planet because it’s the only planet with sultana biscuit, muah chee, and kopi-o kosong.

Jokes aside, by the laws of nature, the abuse we hurl at the planet will  be returned back to us.

When we destroy our environment, we have become like viruses. The natural immune system of the planet will dispel us from it.

The planet has manifested its hurt and pain and will continue to do so through global warming, tidal waves, earthquakes, and other natural crisis.

Yet, we sleep through the signs and signals. We continue our march down the slippery slope to destruction.

Today, many of us stand – one natural crisis away – from the brink of decimation.

When we continue to destroy the planet, our act of destruction will eventually destroy us.

The planet is must bigger than us. It has been here long before us and it can exist without us.

Take a leaf from the worst of animals. They build a home in the jungle and live around it.

They do not destroy the jungle and the environment continues to thrive and flourish long after they are gone. We need to do the same.

Remember, everything that keep us alive and well are taken from the planet. We owe it a debt of gratitude to protect, improve and sustain it.

Tomorrow, when the sun rises, I pray we will wake up to a new day. A new day of love, hope and optimism.

Our collective conscience must be awakened.

We must stretch out our hands not for more profit or possession but in compassion and cooperation to make our planet a better home.

The power to save and beautify the planet cannot lie with the government, enterprise, or any other organisation.

It lies in every individual’s hands, including yours and mine.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/

Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net

Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg Visit my Inspiration blog at https://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/ For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/ Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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