Sheila Wong

The People’s Image Consultant

I STOPPED TO SMELL THE FOREST

October 11th, 2010

I had a nudge in my heart. It was tu

gging at me – My Business or My Father? I listened to my heart – I went to visit my father in Kuantan, who is getting old and weak.

So on a Saturday on March 19, 2011, I drove all the way to Kuantan alone. My dad was very pleased to see me. We went through our usual routine whenever I am back – something both of us cherish – was a visit to the temple to pay my respect to my deceased mom, who has a peaceful place there. I love to go to this Buddhist temple because the space, energy, coolness and cleanliness put me at peace. Tranquility and calmness give me more clarity and peace.

Dad and I chatted a lot on the good old days when my mom was still alive and I am always amazed at the things that they could do then. Dad is really getting weaker and smaller, but still very firm about not moving out to stay with any of his children. He loves his freedom too much.

After a quiet evening with dad, I left the next day to Melaka for some urgent business.

Am I not glad that I decided not to take a flight to Kuantan? If I had, I would have missed the picturesque of the forest and the beauty that surround me.

Driving along the trunk road from Kuantan to Segamat was the best thing that happened to me in the month of March. In between the IOI palm oil plantation is a beautiful long stretch of road that seems to come out of a postcard. Along the road was paved with friendly trees providing shade and energy to the surrounding. I was so overwhelmed with the feeling – the feeling that the Universe and I are one.

I felt I had to stop. Yes, I stopped to smell the forest. I don’t know if anybody understand what I am trying to express – it is an irrepressible feeling of awe and wonderment. That nature can be so gorgeously peaceful and beautiful, and that I am a part of the universe.

As an image consultant, I can transform people’s lives with beauty & elegance. But that day on March 20, 2011, nature with universe has transformed me into a more beautiful and pure being. The connection with universe feels … oh….. so good.

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