Extracts from “My Journey….”
Ping Lian’s solo art exhibition book catalogue (by The Art Commune, January 2008, Malaysia):
Sarah SH Lee Says…. (Ping Lian’s mother)
It has been a long journey indeed from the time when Ping Lian was a hyperactive child, living in his own world, not showing affection or awareness of danger, unable to hold a pencil correctly to write or to use a scissors to cut.
Now he is an Artist full of love and affection. He is obedient, loving, caring and a grateful boy with a special gift and talent in drawing, painting and colors. Ping Lian’s gift is a gift from God. I thank God for this miracle gift and the many “miracles happening” in our lives. I also thank God for the special favours he has granted to Ping Lian’s Artistic Journey. … What Ping Lian has achieved thus far would not have been possible without the support, advice and encouragement of many special individuals and organizations. They have contributed to change Ping Lian’s life and also have indirectly set a course for changes in our family life.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a word of special thanks to all the people and organizations involved in contributing and being part of Ping Lian’s journey in life. I regard them as God- send- angels.
The memory of Ping Lian's father and his grandmother are also strength for our family and I believe they both smile upon us from heaven as they witness the progress Ping Lian is making and the positive changes in our lives.
I would like to share a quotation that I created many years ago in an effort to motivate myself and my company’s sales teams. At the time, I did not know that this quotation would later on play a very important part in inspiring me to develop and set goals for Ping Lian in his Artistic Journey and his personal development.
“ IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO YOU ARE NOW
IT IS WHO YOU WANT TO BE
WHO YOU BECOME THAT MATTERS
Make Decisions AND Take Action NOW !! “
Ping Lian’s life is a testimony to this quotation. Even though Ping Lian does not understand this quote, I have grasped it fully well and I have applied it time and again, and I also impart this motivational thought and spirit onto Ping Lian.
Dare to Dream, set Goals, dare to Change and take Immediate Action, the rest will just follow and fall into place because God in His Will, will also guide and provide.
We are happy with all that Ping Lian has achieved thus far…. but we still have a long way to go to achieve the Ultimate Level. With autism in our lives, what is the Ultimate Level? I still do not know! Thus we continue to live by the above quote one level at a time and look forward to more future progress and changes.