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saint augustine

Place: Qantas Club Singapore

Poison: Chardonney Victoria

Favourite Things: Travelling to new places

We have a tradition in our family of writing plane letters, and as I flew off on this short dalliance, my mother drove an hour to deliver me mine.

As I read it, I am quite overwhelmed at how much I am grateful for the small things in life, such as families, letter writing and the tales of people from days gone by.

Mum included some writings of different saints, so I could read about their lives and the pursuits that they have engaged in. The one which held my attention the longest was the life of Saint Augustine of Hippo.

His persecution and life was so interesting. What captured me the most was the poignant writings that still inspire thousands today.

Saint Augustine wrote ‘God has no need of your money, only the poor have. You give it to the poor and God recieves it!’

Also ‘This very moment I may, if I desire, become the friend of God.’

One more for the road ‘Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet…’

Augustine of Hippo born 13 November 354, died 28 August 430, you inspire me.

You inspire me to be a better person, to live a bigger life, to abandon the smallness of thinking that holds me to the boundaries that others have placed on my life not God.

‘Our hearts were made for you, O Lord, and they are restless until the rest in you…’ My quote of the year…2007.

You did not die or live in vein!

Inspired already and I’ve not even left an airport yet!




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