I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others - Booker T. Washington
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy
Monday, July 23, 2012
Just trust that everything is unfolding the way it is supposed to. Don't resist. Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. Great things are waiting for you around the corner - Sonia Ricotti
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I think it is not a question of how anymore, but rather on what makes Pinoy enthusiastic. The answer of course, can be anything. Pinoys always find reason to get together and have fun: Christmas, New Year, all soul’s day, birthdays, christenings, graduation, retirement, fiesta, a family member coming home from abroad, a going away party, reunion, weddings and so much more. There will always be food on the table, someone singing on the karaoke and a few drinks of beer for anyone.
According to Wikipedia: “Enthusiasm originally meant inspiration or possession by a divine afflatus or by the presence of a god. Johnson's Dictionary, the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, defines enthusiasm as "a vain belief of private revelation; a vain confidence of divine favour or communication." In current English vernacular the word simply means intense enjoyment, interest, or approval.”
The modern meaning of enthusiasm is being energetic, having the joys and wonders to live in the moment. They enjoy themselves and they have a zest for life.
The modern version is much like the attitude of most Pinoys. Our ability to stay positive amidst poverty, problems and heartaches makes us go through whatever it is that we are going through no matter how difficult it is. This is also the reason why we are able to sacrifice being away from our family and work abroad.
In a question of how, the answer is simple: one, we know that we are doing something that is beyond us, this we can endure the hardships and second, we have the ability to be grateful and celebrate our blessings in every small way we can. Pinoys also find strength in each other. You can see that not just here in the Philippines, but also abroad. As they say, there is strength in numbers and we seem to always find a fellow kababayan anywhere we are.
Monday, July 16, 2012
When anything happens in life, there's a 3-step approach to handling it:
1.It is what it is; accept it. It will either control you or you will control it.
2. Harvest the good; there's good in everything.
3. Forgive all the rest.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Before us lie two paths - honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy - Napoleon Hill
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you'll be facing me!
Saw this quote at pinterest and It really catches my attention. I remember the time when I fought with my siblings when we were children. I really hated them with all my might and wanted to kill them (just kidding). But I also remember the time when my siblings fought for me whenever somebody bullied me at school. Realizing that whatever happens to you, your family will always be there for you NO MATTER WHAT.
And with this insight, it is true that you don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Love my brother and my two sisters. No matter what, we will always be together.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
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Sunday, July 1, 2012
The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regard. Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness - Christian Nestell Bovee