Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

As the year 2009 is about to say goodbye, let us have a moment to contemplate all the things and events in 2009 that make us became stronger as a person. Let us try to forgive and let go of the past. The year 2010 have so much to offer; let us face the new challenges in a better perspective and embrace the success in the years to come.

As the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, have said, "Auld Lang Syne" or "Times Gone by" which is further meant as  "We'll drink a cup of kindness yet for times gone by."

Have a Happy and Blessed New Year! God bless us always.

Monday, December 21, 2009

With Your Help...

Hi there,

Love is the most amazing thing in the world. I always say that phrase to myself and to everybody; because it is free though it is the hardest thing to find and to keep. Once you've found it, hold it to your heart for love is unconditional.

For once in my life, I met mine on a Christmas Eve in 2006. I felt home when I first saw him and actually until now if I am with him I still feel home. I smile whenever I thought of him; a smile like a child with twinkles on my eye. My heart still leaps for joy and excitement whenever he calls or whenever I see him. My feelings are unexplainable. It is so magical. It is so blest...

Although for the past few years, my love has been tested. I didn't do anything stupid to bring it back. No evil doings or thoughts. I just prayed and I waited. I realized LOVE also is patience and perseverance. It tests how much I love him. While we were away I've realized more and more that what I'm feeling is truly a real LOVE. I've also realized, love endures forever. I thought, oh yeah, there is really a thing called "unconditional love."

”A pure love finds its way back.”

Now, I just need a little of help... Since I never had a male figure in my life, I just need your understanding and patience... I might have annoyed you sometimes but I know little by little it will be better.

One thing is for sure, you are a gift from God and I am thankful that He gave you back to me.
May God bless you always.

Remember, I love you always and I trust you.

Your Angel

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Everything Has Its Time

I've been needed God my whole life but lately I really need Him so badly. I don't know what my life would be if I won't call Him the moment I'm in trouble. Life is always a mystery, we don't know what will happen next. We all have some regrets in our lives and sometimes it's just hard to forgive ourselves why we did this or why we didn't do that. Last night, I've prayed to God to give me enlightenment; He handed me the Bible, as I opened it I saw this scripture reading, Everything Has Its Time, from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. It goes like this:
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

... a time to be born, and a time to die;
... a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
... a time to kill, and a time to heal;
... a time to break down, and a time to build up;
... a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
... a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
... a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
... a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
... a time to seek, and a time to lose;
... a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
... a time to tear, and a time to sew;
... a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
... a time to love, and a time to hate;
... a time for war, and a time for peace."

Everything has its own time, if we trust in God; all will be in its perfect place and harmony. We just need patience and trust in Him.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Beautiful Heart

There are people who were born to have a beautiful heart. They seem to be fragile, naive, introvert, afraid and all those kinds of adjective. I think judging a person by how they look or by how their hearts easily melt is unfair and shouldn't be justified on our own judgments. As most of the poets says the most fragile person you knew she/he was is by far the strongest person you'll ever know.

In the movies or mostly in television series (teleseries), the main character has the most beautiful heart. They would be unjustly judge, treated unfairly and so on and so forth. But these justifications are nothing compared to the faith she/he has in herself/himself. In fact they were like a fertilizer to her/him helping her every step to be stronger and an achiever. She was not discouraged nor condemns the people who have been condemning her. In the end of each movie the main character ends up being a winner and the most successful.

What about you? Have you examined yourself lately? Our modern world has forgotten the true meaning of being beautiful. People today will more likely judge each person on how they look, how much money do they have, how many possessions and so on. It's all about material things which is so sad. Once I asked somebody close to me how would he choose someone he would marry; he said somebody with a beautiful heart. But now I am not sure if he still has that philosophy because I could see he's been carried away from the world's possession. Now money and wealth are more important to him than what he truly feels inside. I mean money is good but if we put money before God and before ourselves, there is something wrong with that. As the 10 Commandments have stated as the first; "You shall have no gods before me." Clearly we should be reading the Ten Commandments more often and practice it in our daily lives (oh yeah, sometimes I stumble too and have to go get back up again). The only difference now is I became closer to God. What I'm trying to say here is if we see or know someone who has money and power he/she becomes beautiful into our eyes. So with physical appearance. Our modern minds are deceived with physical appearance, money and power. Having a beautiful heart is not important anymore. It's hard to neither admit nor believe but clearly that is what happening nowadays.
I want to share a beautiful scripture from the book of Sirach 11:1-3; The Deceptiveness of Appearances. "The wisdom of the humble lifts their heads high, and seats them among the great. Do not praise individuals for their good looks, or loathe anyone because of appearance alone. The bee is small among flying creatures, but what it produces is the best of sweet things.
Yes indeed, a beautiful heart produces the best of sweet things.

Monday, November 23, 2009

My Perfect Hideaway

When I was a student I only go to the library if I needed to do a research. You can never see me there hanging out. For me a library is so dull, boring and I couldn't even breathe because it is so quiet. I would rather read in a coffee shop or in a park or better yet my study area in my bedroom. I really never enjoyed going in the library.

But now that I am working and I don't need to go to the library, I have discovered that there are a lot precious things it could offer. It is not just a study area or for research but it has everything. I borrowed good books from my favorite authors such as Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki, DVD's even the latest movie, the Twilight, I could get it without spending my money; I could use the internet if I'm bored surfing here at home. I'm not even buying magazines anymore; I'll just go there since it has a lot of selections whether it is a fashion mags or business mags. It also has music selections. I also discovered that I am a pretty good painter, ehemm... thanks to the guidebook I've borrowed. I also met new friends. Pretty amazing huh!

There are times when I needed to be on my own or say I need to have a quiet time I will go there to find my own. When I feel lonely and alone I go there too and read a good book or my prayer book plus in there I could see a lot of people which makes me feel that I am not alone. Sometimes I will go and pretend that I am reading when in fact I am observing people's emotions or their actions. Sounds weird but I find it phenomenal because by observing people's actions it makes me differentiate and I tend to categorize them as lonely, happy and etc... This by the way makes my neocortex working. *neocortex is a region of the brain where thought or reason is being processed, it serves as the center of higher mental functions for humans.

For many reasons I think I find a perfect getaway; I don't need to spend a lot plus I do have time to rediscover things that I have which I forgot I have and discover things that I have which I don't know I have.

A library for me before was a boring place but now it has changed into a place of pretty amazing discoveries.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Want To Be

I want to be your moon,
To give you light at dark;

I want to be your star,
To give everything you wish for;

I want to be your sun,
To give you sunshine on a gloomy day;

I want to be your comet,
To destroy the fears you have inside;

I want to be your air,
To give you oxygen to breath;

I want to be your food,
To sustain your energy in everyday;

I want to be your water,
To remind you that life is flowing clear;

I want to be your book,
For you to read what I have in mind;

I want to be your eagle,
To give you a strong lift anywhere you wanted to soar;

I want to be your angel,
To guide you and protect you from danger;

I want to be your lover,
To love you and to be loved by you;

I want to visit the heavens,
And ask God to give you as my eternity.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Ten Commandments

God's Revelation in the Old Testament.

The 10 Commandments are found in the Bible's Old Testament at Exodus, Chapter 20. They were given directly by God to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai after He had delivered them from slavery in Egypt:

'And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God…

ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'

FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'

FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'

SIX: 'You shall not murder.'

SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'

EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Whom I Call My Own

Love is the sweetest thing ever created in life yet the most dangerous and the most depressing thing I've ever known. But love remains sweet no matter how depressing it seems --when you have found the person you call your own; where you are not sharing him/her with someone else. He or she is just yours, 100 percent yours... Someone whom you call, "MY OWN."

"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
no disease that enough love will not heal;
no door that enough love will not open;
no gulf that enough love will not bridge;
no wall that enough love will not throw down;
no sin that enough love will not redeem...
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble;
how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
If only you could love enough you would be
the happiest and most powerful being in the world...
~Emmet Fox~
(July 30, 1886–August 13, 1951)"

Man--if you love her, forget about pride, money, fame or what other people have to say because guaranteed and I am a witness of this, if you are with somebody you truly love; money, fame and other good things will come along. Learn to fight for what you believe in; for what you really want! Who cares about what other people have to say! The most important thing is you are with the one you truly love.

If you'll ask me, I want the same thing; someone whom I call my own man! You see, I grew up without my father with me. I don't have a man figure; I don't even know how to move a man. Honestly! Though I believe that if my man is willing to work things out with me, I'll learn to figure it out. It may take some time but it will worth trying. Just work it out with me...
Remember, forget about pride! It's as simple as that!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


What is meant by the word independent? In the dictionary, it is an adjective form which means free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others. In mathematics, it means relating to a system of equations no one of which can be derived from another equation in the system. To human majority it means being self reliant in all aspects of your life whether be simple or complex and being able to live without the touch of another living. Too many people fight just to be independent, if we have to read all the history of humanity since the year of B.C. or ever since the world has created we have been fighting for independence. Biblically speaking, in the book of Genesis our first parents, Adam and Eve also fought from being dependent to God by not following his command not to go near the tree of life but because they are abound to wanting independence they were captivated by the evil and discovered the truth that they are dependent to God and saw themselves naked and which by the way the origin of the "Original Sin". How about when Moses led the Israelites to be free from the Egyptians? How about the history of Roman empires? It is all about the conquest to freedom, to independence.
But what does independence really means? Are we humans capable of living without being dependent to others? How about emotional support? Isn't it we need our family and friends? How about financial support? We rely from others to support ourselves financially, right? Even the richest men in the world need other people with their finances, why you asked? Because they need people to work for them, imagine if no one is working below Donald Trump or Bill Gates or Conrad Hilton, will they reach their financial goal alone? My answer would always be no!

Even God have not permitted man to live alone. In the book of Genesis He says, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a suitable partner for him."

Can you see the picture?

On my opinion, independence is just a state of mind; we are not capable of living alone; we need others to care for us, to love us, to need us.

We are not born nor entitled to live alone... We are born to be united... by God.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My True BestFriends

I have found my true friends in my University days, they are by far the best I would say. We were classmates since High School but we weren't friends at all...we were enemies! Yes, enemies in academics and I think almost every aspect of High School life. I am not bragging but my group then was the favorite of our teachers-we're actually friends with them, we are on the top fifteen list of the whole level; not only that but we would flashed the latest fashion and everybody was diggin' it. I think the worst part we did was bringing a light beer in school and to my surprised we were able to bring it inside of our class and it was okay! Just imagine the class' reaction on that! Heated reaction! In short my group in High School was one of the popular groups in the campus. I really had fun and did really enjoy my High School life.

After High School graduation, I went to the city for my University studies and some things are meant to be changed. I became friends with my enemies... I never imagined becoming friends with two of them actually. How did it happen? I went to their apartment because for some reason I forgot my keys inside my place I couldn't get in. After that I think we went to a movie and she invites my other enemy to tag along, the next thing I remember, the three of us became inseparable! We go to movies together every week, shopping (my favorite), dine out, sleeping over, going out of town after each major exam! Ahhh...I love that life!

Four years after, we had achieved our Bachelor Degree's. Our parents must have been so proud of us. We went to different paths, I went to Graduate School, one was hired for a job, and the other one manages their family business. With our busy lives we still manage to be connected to each other. I finished my Master's Degree and flew here in Canada to be with my Mom and to start a new life, I haven't seen them since but some things never changed we keep each other in our hearts that no matter how far the distance, our friendship is still strong as it was before. We still have our constant communication and I could tell that even if I have a set of new friends my connection with them never changed.

That's the beauty of true friendship. Even time cannot separate us nor the adversaries that came our way. Our friendship has a really strong bond, it stays and lingers forever.

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make
is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
-Elizabeth Foley

"A faithful friend is a strong defense;
and he that hath such an one had found a treasure."
-Ecclesiasticus 6:14

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Touch For Love

Love hurts,
Yes, it's true
It appears it makes me plead you
Been there, done that
But will it make me win you?

It is better to just let go
And see you fly and go,
Than holding you back
And see you fighting it back.

It's true,
I love you so
And you know I'm true,
But begging for your love
To touch is as hard as a rainbow.

Giving it all to God
Is the best I could do,
If it is His will
No matter how hard to touch you
He will make a way for us go through.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Together Again

I found this lovely poem by Daryl Holloway from, one day soon I would love to be in this position. Hmm, speaking of being a hopeless romantic, eh? Well, it's good to dream big unconditionally, right? We never know we might get it one day. As they say, Dream big, Look big, Aim big. Receive big!

Enjoy the poem!

Heart to heart, hand in hand,
Face to face, today we stand.

Together again, so far so good,
Others have doubt, but I knew we could.

Withstand the rumors, who cares what they say,
We're together right now, and that's the way we'll stay.

I let you go, you let me fly,
We both came back, both wanted to try.

A new beginning, this time with no end,
You're my lover, my family, my forever friend.

I hope that I am the same to you,
Because I'd do anything in the world for you.

I think about you when you're away,
I dream of you when in bed I lay.

You fill my thought of yesterdays and tomorrows,
You're there to comfort me when I'm feeling sorrow.

You hold my hand, you make me smile,
And because of that, I'd go ten thousand extra miles.

Despite the rumors, despite all our fears,
We've been strong, we've been together for years.

Heart to heart, hand in hand,
Face to face, together we stand.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Trust Again

Why doubt now?... When in the past your trust is your strength.
Why doubt now?...If you believe love will prevail at length.
Why doubt now?...New promises, new hopes will be in vain,
When doubting still, you cannot see the love that's there, so plain.
Face the future smiling, weepers never win.
Make up your mind to trust anew, forget about past sin.
Forget the hurt, forget the pain,
Remember love, and love again!
This poem wakes me up, yes it's true weepers can't go anywhere but weep. Weepers watch their confidence depart from them. I don't want this kind of person anymore. I want to win in every aspect of my life. Enough should be enough!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dance of Life

There were two hearts that met in a dance. That moment was magical. There was a sweet song playing, there was harmony…and soon…love in the air. They fell in love and started building castles in their dreams and promised forever with all certainty. But, somewhere, in the midst of the fun, they got lost in the dance, something went wrong, but they can never do anything. They were just drifting away, their fortress falling apart. There were so many questions…but no one had an answer. The music stopped…and there was silence… When we truly loved someone, we give our best and let that person see the pureness of our intention. But sometimes, that person makes us cry and hurts us for the wrong reasons. That someone must have loved us, but he has not loved us enough to make him stand for what he truly felt.Now, we are faced with the seemingly impossible task of forgetting. We have burdened ourselves long enough, but we still can’t get out of this emotional trap. Let us remember that the more we try to forget someone we love…the more painful letting go will become… Sometimes, we never had to take that person out of our hearts at all…for he will always be there…no matter how we drive him away…It isn’t his presence that make this difficult. It is our stubbornness to accept our destiny that aligns forgetting next to impossible. We keep a cold face but deep in our hearts, there is still that lingering hope for reconciliation. Somehow, we still believe that we can rekindle small embers and relight the fire that once burned in our hearts. These thoughts give us hope… but also breed the seeds of loneliness and despair.The only way to forget is to accept…and the only way to move on is to look ahead…and let the footprints of the past…be blown by the wind of time…only then can our hearts find a partner in the dance of life…and hopefully…never get lost again…

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Echoes of our Hearts

Sometimes we close our eyes and just listen to the echoes of our hearts. We all fall in love and there are times that we love so much that we lose ourselves in our own emotions. More often than that, we wonder why there are love that grows and love that grows cold. We would start to search for answers, and try to find where love has gone wrong. But in the end, we find ourselves where we started. We cannot question love when it has its own reasons. Love will always be as it always has been. Silent. Mysterious. And deeply profound.
Many of us believe that love is forever. That love never dies. Only to be disillusioned in the end, when we find our hands empty and our hearts longing. We’ve mistakenly have looked at love as a need to be fulfilled. But love is only a gift given to us. We should not hold it in our hands, for we may never find the strength to let it go when it decides to leave. We should only embrace its warmth and glow while it lasts, and then freely open our arms when it’s time to say goodbye.
When we fall in love with someone, we don’t want that feeling to end for it is everything we are and everything we wanted to be. We pray that love will stay and grow in our hearts. But if it doesn’t then we should never let our lives be taken by it, for life should not end where heartaches begin. There is always a reason why we have to move on. When we have to say goodbye to the feelings we wanted to stay forever let us not wave our hands with a heavy heart, for love will have to set its wings free and find a place where it belongs.
We may have lost it, but then again when we close our eyes and listen to the echoes of our hearts, we will hear that feeling resounding silently forever. Then we’ll know that it has never left us, for the good that we have become because of love will always stay. It will always be there reminding us that we should be thankful and happy not because we have lost love but because for once in our lives that feeling lived in our hearts and made us happy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Have you seen the movie "Serendipity" starred by John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale? It was back in 2001. The story was about two strangers, Jonathan (John) and Sara (Kate) who met amidst of New York City and have felt an instant mutual feelings of attraction, problem is they were both in a committed relationship. Jonathan asks for her phone number; Sara suggests to have fate takes care of them. With a five dollar bill, Sara asked Jonathan to write his name and phone number on it while she write hers on the inside cover of a used copy of Love in the Time of Cholera and tells him that if they were really meant for each other, they will find their way back to each other in another's life. After that day, they never met again. Years went by...and the two were about to be married, both Jonathan and Sara still cannot forget their feelings of true love with each other! As two people who are meant to be united and after many misses, fate brings them back together before they get married to someone else.

The end...

Hmmm....Love still Hope still floats...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Overcoming Challenges

"Learn as if you were to live forever.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow"-Chandler
I just received my monthly magazine from my licensure professional organization, on the cover I was caught by an article entitled, "Overcoming Challenges" and it seems like my organization knows what I've been through because I was thinking of blogging a topic pertaining to challenges we encounter in life. One author (whom I forgot the name...oopps) says, "challenges are the key ingredients of life because without it we won't be able to grow and learn" which I attest is really true. We learn by experience and we become stronger through experience. But what is the best way to overcome challenges and end up being a winner? The best answer is by exercising the power of positive thinking. On my monthly magazine, Karen Appold, a freelance writer, cited these techniques on how to think positively.

Be Creative, Live for Today. As to Chandler, an author of motivational books, says that being creative is a better response method than being reactive. Because by being creative and building an inner strength through outer work and getting better at what you do, you can increase your strength daily and can build up your inner strength. Chandler added, the more we focus on doing our own best work and staying in action to fulfill our personal goals, the better we are for others.
My insight: I truly believe that creativeness leads to everything. By all means creativeness came from a root word "create" then why do we always have to focus on how to destroy ourselves when we're in the midst of chaos? Destroy here means we focus on creating negative reactions and emotions into a situation we thought we can't solve. Well, I have learned long time ago that for every problem there is always a solution only if we are being creative rather than being reactive. After all, we do not know what life has to bring us for tomorrow then why don't we just spend "today" in a worthy way. As Chandler says, "live as if there is no tomorrow."

Replace Worry With Action. If you respond to problems by worrying about them, then it will reduce your own mood and energy and turn yourself into someone with low self-esteem, says Chandler. Worry is a misuse of imagination. The imagination is better used to imagine action you could take now. Getting into that habit increases self-esteem and raises your energy level and love of life. How do we stop ourselves from worrying? Karen Reivich, Ph.D., co-author of the book, "Resilience Factor:Seven Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life's Hurdles, presented these steps the ABC's of worry: Adversities, Beliefs, Consequences. She advised, try to identify which adversities make you stumble. Which button pushers send you reeling? In any situation, your thoughts in the heat of the moment are your ticker tape beliefs. The consequences are your feelings and actions that follow from these beliefs. Once you can identify your ticker tape beliefs, you can change your feelings and behavior.
My insight: In a simpler way, For every problem we encounter, our initial and instant reaction is worrying! We became more focused on the problem itself and not on the outside of the box. What about if we try to create a simple positive exit solution first rather than worrying every little detail of what went wrong? Wheew..I am guilty on this one..tsk..tsk.. Anyway, I believe that if we do create one simple positive thought or plan for any problem we have, we then could stop ourselves being worried or emotionally disturbed. We all know that we could do better than worrying, right?

Causes of Pessimism. Some ways of thinking can cause pessimism. One example would be if when something goes wrong, you have a natural tendency to believe that it is your entire fault. Dr. Reivich called this as personalizing. Another cause of pessimism results from over-generalizing, which is also known as the character assassination trap. This means that you view everything at the level of character. By over-generalizing, you think the worst of people which makes both you and them feel bad. Or, if you over-generalize about yourself, you feel crummy, as Dr. Reivich explains. Other cause of pessimism is the tunnel vision, this occurs when you pay attention to one detail and ignore others. To fix these problems, figure out how your mind works under pressure and challenge your beliefs. Once you identify your ticker tape beliefs, you can anticipate how you will react.
My insight: Here are scenarios where we usually apply these behaviors: Tanna's boss gives her last minute assignments with tight deadlines, she then concluded that her boss is lazy and doesn't have herself together. Instead of thinking that there might be another reason for her boss' behavior, such as she is overworked she reacts on her negatively. In this scenario, Tanna is over-generalizing his boss and the whole situation. Say, her boss returns the project and says that it looked good excerpt that she needs to make a few changes to Appendix A, she had concluded that she did a horrible job on the project. As a result, she felt picked on, angry and anxious.

Challenge Beliefs, Think Positively. When seeking to challenge your beliefs, generate alternatives as Dr. Reivich advises. For example, does one mistake in one appendix really mean that Tanna did the whole project horribly? It is really important to look for evidence to counter-act what is known as the "confirmation bias," which is the tendency to only see the evidence that supports initial beliefs. If you are a pessimistic thinker, another method is to indulge yourself in creating the worse possible scenario, For example, : I could make a typo, get fired and my spouse would leave me because he thinks I am a loser." Now, generate an equally outlandish best case scenario, "My boss won't even notice the typo, I'll get a promotion and I'll take over the company." Dr. Reivich furthermore says beliefs drive moods and behavior, so if you think positively, your energy level will increase, you will think more creatively, you will come up with innovative solutions to problems and your stress level will decrease.
My insight: I have an inspirational book I bought 4 years ago when I was experiencing another blow in my life, one page have this passage: "Today you stand on a mountaintop...behind you are all the challenges you conquered on the way; before you lies a new horizon filled with exciting possibilities. Today you choose the direction of your life." So why would we choose to react negatively if how we react today lies our tomorrow?

Evaluation: The First Step. Dr. Reivich, Dr. Michael Irwin and Norman Cousins, a psychiatry professor, all believes that an evaluation is an important step in preventing negative thinking. Dr. Irwin stated that someone who reports negative thoughts and feelings may suffer from depression. Evaluation of the presence of depression is needed to determine whether biological and/or psychological treatments are necessary to ameliorate these negative thoughts. He further says that cognitive behavioral treatments can make a person change his/her thoughts into a positive outlook because it focuses the development of coping skills designed to reduce the impact of stressful life events and depressive symptoms. Social support enhancement is also an important aspect to improving emotional awareness and clarity. Lastly, one should clarify his/her life goals and implement strategies to augment the pursuit and attainment of the goals, thereby improving personal mastery. autonomy and choice.
My insight: After evaluating ourselves, we should learn how to say NO to negative emotions. Coping up with depression in only a matter of choice. There are times that depression could eat us up but we have think about tomorrow, do we opt to stay a loser or a winner? Try this, "Think BIG, if you can't think BIGGER!" A passage from an inspirational booklet entitled, "Believe and Achieve."

Why Thinking Positive Works. Evidence exists that certain positive states can promote both mental and physical well-being says Dr. Irwin. Optimism is one of the best-studied positive states, and good evidence exists that optimist use more effective coping strategies and report less distress when confronted with stressful life events, such as cancer diagnosis. In addition to that, evidence shows that optimist have more active natural killer (NK) cells and higher CD4 T cells, these two cells play a very important role in establishing and maximizing the capabilities of our immune system, compared to a pessimist during a stressful event.
My insight: To be successful to all our endeavors, the power of positive thinking is a necessity. A passage from Emerson says, "We find in life exactly what we put into it." With this thought, guarding our thoughts is also an important aspect. Why? This article explains it all.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


"Never say it is certain for only God knows certainty."
This is a quote I made for myself when I was facing the biggest mountain I ever had my entire life. People sometimes when they have everything and have achieved their goals; they thought they were on top and doesn't need help with anybody or refused to get help. BUT you know what, in this world, things changed in just a snap! That is why we should be careful on our thoughts, on our actions and try not to step on anybody. I want to share a passage from the Bible which I really like, these are the words I hold on to in my everyday living, especially when things are going rough, tough and hopeless.

"Blessed be the name of God from age to age, for wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons, deposes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness. and light dwells with Him. To you, O God of my ancestors, I give thanks and praise, for You have given me wisdom and power, and have reaveled to me what we asked of you, for you have revealed to us what the king ordered." Daniel 2:20-23.

All I want to imply here is that trust in God is the best we can do in life because He will always make a way and I believe that He is always on time and to Him all things are possible, certainty that is.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Art of Believing

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Altogether's just my other way of saying,
"I DO Believe in Miracles..."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Letting Go

Letting Go is not to stop caring -- it means I can't do it for someone else.
Letting Go is not to cut myself off -- it's the realization that I can't control another.
Letting Go is not to enable -- but to allow learning from natural consequences.
Letting Go is to admit powerlessness -- which means the outcome is not in my hands.
Letting Go is not to try to change or blame another -- it's to make the most of myself.
Letting Go is not to fix -- but to be supportive; it's not to judge -- but to allow another to be a human being.
Letting go is not to be in the middle, arranging the outcome -- but to allow others to effect their own destinies.
Letting go is not to be protective -- it's to permit another to face reality.
Letting go is not to deny -- but to accept.
Letting go is not to nag, scold, or argue -- but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
Letting go is not to criticize and regulate anybody-- but to try to become what I dream I can be.
Letting go is not regret the past -- but to grow and live for the future.
Letting go is to fear less and live more.
-from an unknown author

On my point of view, letting go is really hard to do but it's the only way to move on for a better tomorrow; it's not saying I love you less but it is saying I love you more...I just want both of us to be happy and at peace. You will stay in my heart forever and for always. God bless us.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fuzzy Love

Fuzzy love…is there such thing like fuzzy love? I think this is only for relationships that lack understanding. Because on my opinion and so far on my experience it only exists when we do not try to understand nor accept our differences from our partner. So we try to see the small details and then make it as a big thing that will cause the relationship to be in a rocky situation. And then it will be followed with insecurities, accusations, disrespect and other negative emotions and the worst is when the relationship is not strong enough break up or divorce will follow (I hate this part). Well, we are only humans who commit mistakes but this statement should not always be our reason because guess what we are also capable of living without committing mistakes only if we want to, talk about self control and self respect. Anyway, I have something here that I got from the holy bible in the book of 1Corinthians 13:4-7:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

So if we try to internalize this, it is in fact the true meaning of love. Let us also be reminded of the song popularized by Whitney Houston “the greatest gift of all’

“The greatest gift of all is easy to achieve, learning to love yourself it is the greatest love of all”

Isn’t it wonderful if we always practice these things? There wouldn’t be such thing as “fuzzy love”. I know it is hardwork. But as they say, the greatest achievements we have are the hardest to get.

Ciao! Pass the LOVE on!

A toast to our dreams

DREAMS…We started to form dreams since childhood. As a child, we dream of having a new dress or a new toy like our playmates have. Who would forget the all time favorite question, “what would you want to be when you grow up?” I remember I used to answer, “I want to put make-up everyday! Because I thought if I put make-up on I would be successful! I know it sounds shallow but everywhere I go the successful people I saw, well, at least at that time, were all wearing make-up! By the way make-up is part of my everyday routine now. LOL! But us we grow up, things change, our horizon widens and we soar. We also then tend to categorize our dreams by becoming more realistic and more focused to achieve them. Although sometimes we became worried thru the deadlines we set for ourselves, other times we forget time have past by. Hmmm..sounds like I am I talking about myself on that part! ;) But needless to say, dreams are important aspects of our lives. They became our inspiration; we should guard, aim and hit them better than we have imagined!

A toast to our dreams!