Abundant life comes great love!

Philippines
April 21, 2008 5:38pm CST
Whew! This was the question when I joined the competition last night. I didn't win but I gained and made my first step to the competition. I'm going for more now that I have felt what is it like to be there. Whew! How will you answer the question of you were given the topic and the time allotted is 2 minutes. Under time or overtime you will be disqualified. Mine went this way, "[i]99 percent of us here knows exactly what I am going to say. [pause a moment] madam contest chair, excellent judges, fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen, good evening! [I called their attention with a song -- every time I see a new born baby cries, oh, such a relief, will touch the skies, and I know when I believe] ... and so on.. I almost forgot the details. LOL. I pointed out that like the children who loves without inhibitions and who hopes and wishes just the same is the best way to express our love. Because abundant life doesn't just come with possessions but when we share our love. Then we can experience the abundance of life's greatness because we have loved people around us, our work, and every little aspect in our lives like those little children.. Last went like, let me ask you, are you the 1 percent? Not mine, it's your choice! Good evening.[/i]" Let me hear your views and additions! I am most glad to learn more from you guys! Let's share our love...
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
21 Apr 08
Is this an on-line competition or do you stand up in front of people ..I thought what you wrote there was very thought wrenching, and so true about babies, I guess it made me think immediately what heppens along the road of life that this all changes, I think what you have said there really makes you think....I hope you win one day, it would be exciting and encouraging for you...
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
It happened last night. It's a competition in front of so many people. It happened in our local convention center. Whew! Have you heard of toastmasters international? It's all about it. www.toastmasters.org Smiles my friend!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
21 Apr 08
I have heard of toastmasters but not for a long time, good on you, I have always admired people who can stand up in front of a lot people and talk, I for one could not do that, I have combated shyness but not that much...I wish you luck...
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@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Apr 08
it is better to be abundant by love than abundant of wealth. you can buy happiness. Happiness is the product of love. in order for you have happiness in life you must gain more love either from your special one, family, friends and neighbors. So share your love to others. thanks for the post
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
Oh don't know what this competition is but I know the catch phrase abundant life, means you get all you want out of life in abundance, meaning more that you will ever need. It is the new thought approach where you believe that you will have everything and you will have everything. You just ask and the universe delivers.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Hi jeanniemay! Wow, that is a toughie although it is a simple phrase. I think, I will be interpreting it this way. "Abundant life comes great love!" I think when our life is unselfishly given and we generously share ourselves to our fellowmen, love will come to us in so many ways. When we give our time to children who needs our attention, their innocent smile will touch our hearts enriching our spirit and rekindling the youth in ourselves. How many of us have taken our elderly for granted? They are the ones who needs us the most too. If we give them our ears when they need someone who would listen to them, or give our hand when they feel alone,empty and useless..if we can share our life to them, they would give us more of their life, more of their love and more of their wisdom. Everything that you have shared unselfishly, everything that you have given unconditionally..it will all come back to you in great rewards and in much greater form which is great love. Great love can only be achieved when you have genuinely and honestly live it. It entails much sacrifice within but it has its rewards. You will feel great love within when you see the gratitude in the tired eyes of those old people you have given yourself and the innocent eyes of those young children who looks up to you for love and protection. Whew! I hope it is passable..been a long time since I tried this. Just talking whatever comes into my mind and not really thinking..trying to be in that stage doing the impromptu speech. If it is not two minutes, just read it slowly. Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!