The year 2012 was started with making sushi and ended with Sushi. I made Sushi again and again, and ate so much of leftover of Sushi again and again and again. Look at the picture! I look so chubby! (I should have wore a black robe which might make me look skinnier. )
The New Year's Eve was one of the busiest days of the year. I was busy for lawn-mowing in the morning, cleaning up the social hall, bathrooms and kitchen, shopping and preparing for the refreshments of dinner and Soba, making Sushi, going to see the fireworks at Poipu, and then coming back for the service here.
I usually don't regret what I did, but this time, I regreted. My new year was started with a feeling of regret. I should not have made Sushi....while looking at leftover of Soba noodles, Sekihan, and Sushi. My efforts and time for making Gochiso....seemed to be ruined because of so much leftover. In addition, I was not sartisfied with what I talked during the service. I actually forgot what I was planning to speak!
So I've decided this year.... I won't make Sushi when I do have a service. Instead of spending some time for Sushi, I'd better spend time for preparing the Dharma-Talk. After all, I am here at Koloa Jodo Mission not because I am a sushi cheff, but because I am a minister! I started to think it is not Sushi, but Dharma which could encourage and save people.
While thinking of my regret, all of a sudden, I realized one good thing about my regret. I realized this should be a good beginning of the year. Because of this bad start, I was able to wish to be better. Because I felt regret, I did have a feeling that I want to improve my service. If I were sartisfied with what I was doing, I would never wish I want to be better. It is my feeling of regret and dissartisfcation that could potentially make me better. So I think I've had a good start! What do you think? I believe everyone, too, can be positive by learning the teachings of Buddha.
Happy New Year!
Write a comment
Linda Wollman (Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:26)
This is really interesting, You're a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I've shared your website in my social networks!
Pamula Casado (Thursday, 02 February 2017 13:39)
Hi, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!
Johana Chester (Friday, 03 February 2017 19:48)
I am not sure where you're getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.
Latricia Ayers (Friday, 03 February 2017 22:32)
This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I've joined your rss feed and sit up for seeking extra of your excellent post. Additionally, I've shared your web site in my social networks
Marchelle Steve (Sunday, 05 February 2017 18:43)
Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you're working with? I'm looking to start my own blog soon but I'm having a difficult time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!
Margarite Mcnees (Thursday, 09 February 2017 18:25)
I truly love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I'm looking to create my very own website and would like to find out where you got this from or what the theme is named. Appreciate it!