Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Faith Like Potatoes #5 Mellow Yellow Monday

Watching this film makes me realized that successful individuals come along with faith.  That history provided us thousands of success stories of people down the ages who have faced death with an unshakeable faith and triumphant spirit. Faith like Potatoes shows why God has no favoritism, that the rules are the same for all of us. And that there is only one thing to gets God's attention and that is faith.  

Monday, August 30, 2010

It should be 80/20

          According to some successful individuals or some brainy spiritual people I may say,  there is these rule of the thumb that in many instances 80% of the what happened to us stem from 20% of the causesVery few people know and apply this secret, that is why millions of people are unhappy, stress, has lots of problems, and heartache. They never seem to be a success in life. Terrible things seem to be constantly in their shoes. Bad days follow after bad days. Worry consumes time, anger breaks friendships, theirs is constant stress, lack of joy, and broken relationships. and life seems dreary and is not enjoyed to the fullest.
         What is this 20% of life made up? It is what happens to us. Then the 80% of it was decided by how we reacted. What does this mean? We really have no control over 20% of what happens to us. We cannot control our husband, relatives and friend to make bad decisions sometimes, just like us they are just only human being. They may hurt us unconsciously others may hurt us so badly because of their selfish reaction but hey they didn't  control our minds to make our life miserable. Don't let people fool you. WE can control how we react! That is the other 80% that makes the difference. Let me give you some example base on my experience.
          4 years ago my husband and I venture into a business which we didn't study carefully. No need to elaborate, but what happened was now a history hehehe...But we did not let our disposition to crumpled and breakdown, even though the business collapse we are not discouraged by what happened to us. Yes. we stop the business, but we are still positive that someday we can do another try and make it happened. With that business we've learned to study our retirement life, we are starting to be careful with our finances. Same as when a devil enters our relationship, we've just learned to know more about each other, became aware of our needs and now more conscious and courteous to each other.  
           I believe now that in every negative there is a positive and in every bad instance there is a blessing in disguise.  That sometimes being nice to the people you don't like isn't called two faced, it's called growing up (thank God I grow and she doesn't because she rejected my friendship bitter till now). That 1o years of being together we've learned that in our everyday life don't let others control you. Because we have the power to rule over our lives, we have the power to be happy, not to be miserable, to enjoy every second of the day. And I used that verses because I believe that we must not fear what kills the body, like how people treated you, how others looks upon you. We must be more aware and afraid of both what kills the body & the souls. Now ask yourself can YOU control how you react!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday:A Father's Love

Lovi's 4th Bday (August 10, 2010)
A gift from a Father's Love 

Father's Love

Fathers seldom say "I love you"
Though the feeling's always there,
But somehow those three little words
Are the hardest ones to share.

And fathers say "I love you"
In ways that words can't match -
With tender bedtime stories -
Or a friendly game of catch!

You can see the words "I love you"
In a father's boyish eyes
When he runs home, all excited,
With a poorly wrapped surprise.
A father's love is wordless.


Why can't we force ourselves to laugh, smile and enjoy like a child? The answer lies inside you.

1.Have you ever observed a child laughing, playing and giggling with      excitement?

2. Have you ever noticed that sparkle of enthusiasm that glistens within their eyes?

3. Do you remember a time back when you were innocent, happy and fulfilled?

4. Do you remember a state of unbridled childlike happiness?

After almost two years of staying at home and observing my children, I've realized that In this day and age true unbridled childlike happiness seems elusive and somewhat unexpected. Our responsibilities, deadlines, chores, tasks, goals and problems have created an “objective” oriented society that places a higher level of importance on achievement rather than on the experience of happiness (thank God my children made me realize). Each day we search for answers, for the answers that will help us find the true fulfilment we are seeking to bring into our lives. Yet because of our goal oriented habits, we simply fail to take the time to smell the roses, to enjoy life, and to revel in the finer pleasures that bring joy and happiness to a somewhat otherwise mundane existence. So how do we break out of this pattern? How do we overcome this robotic cycle that forces us to work and behave like Zombies all day long? Well, these answers are actually much more straightforward than one might ever imagine, and it all begins with our orientation. But we can break this cycle by just practising doing things below.

Try these:

1.Smile Often  (masasanay ka rin)

2. Eat Healthy  (singsarap pero di singmahal)
3. Sleep Restfully  (best gift you can give to yourself)
4. Experiment with Living  (don't be afraid to make mistakes major major lang yan they are just lesson to learn)
5. Set Goals  (It's not bad to want something worth living for)
6. Prioritize  (People & Time are something cannot be replaced)
7. Seek New Learning  (Nandyan ang internet)
8. Simplify Your Life  (live one day at the time)
9.Celebrate Your Achievements  (like birthday, waking up in the morning)
10. Act through Your Passions  (Facebook hehehe)
11. Pamper Yourself  (be happy huwag pahirapan sarili)
12. Find Humor and Laughter(sanayin ang sarili tumawang magisa haha joke lang)
13. Learn to Accept Your Circumstances (Mmmmmmm)
14. Choose to be Happy  (Now)
15. Forgive Others (Mahirap pero kailangan)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Read my Mind

For books are more than books, they are life, The very heart and core of age past. The reason why men lived worked and died. The essence and quintessence of their lives.--Amy Lowell

Way back on my younger days, I remember that reading was not part of my system. When I was in grade school and high school I was so lazy reading books, playtime and watching TV was my great companion then, to the point that I even skip doing assignments and workbooks. 

In our family, books were not introduce to us in our early years as part of learning to enjoy, and I just began seeing books as I enter school and I was already force to use it for my studies. Maybe that was the main reason why I became lazy, uninterested, and unhappy in reading because I was force then. But I've learned how to read tagalog comics because mom always bought some after she went to the market and I love reading them because of their colorful drawings and great stories of everyday lives that I can relate easily.

But as I enter college everything was change, my understanding and point of view in studying turns 90 degrees and reading became part of my everyday activity by force. Thanks to my ex dean and some of my old professor for their high standards in learning. As I finished college, maybe it was my destiny to work with so many books, even though I've tried so many times to change path on my career but my predetermined course still pull me inside the library and to be a librarian.

I began to appreciate books. In my most quiet moment books became my companion, from mending a broken heart to finding the right person, books became my reference (thank God I found one), to how to bring a great family, to solving problems, to financial aspect and so on and so forth. 

So now that I am venturing another chapter in my life reading books was not as possible as it may seems because of my busy schedule on rearing 3 wonderful kids. But I've realize that I should not stop learning and finding ways and with technology now a days learning was not impossible. So I just want to share with you some website (Learn Out Loud) and (ThoughtAudio.com) they are audio books free to download recommended for mothers and for someone who has no time for reading.

Here are some of the books I am currently listening that you might find them interesting:

Click here for link ---> From the Art of War

Click here for link---> Quotations of

And if you are looking for more, specially fiction and old classic book you can find most of them here (LibriVox). Now I can read/listen at the comfort of my mind. While washing dishes,doing laundry, while brooming, while preparing for food, and while cooking at my convenience hehe. ENJOY!

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