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Give and Gift

GIVE and GIFT are in the word forgiveness. When I decide to forgive someone who has wronged me, that is a GIFT that I GIVE to that person. And when I have decided to move on without the person with no bitterness at all – though I may remember the offence and the betrayal of trust as a lesson learned; and now with no need to have anything to do with him or her, then that is a gift I am giving to myself.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. I am sure you are grateful to a lot of people who have helped you. So now go and unwrap the gift and let them know. It’s a perfect time to do that this Christmas season.

And here’s how to bring our actions to the next level according to William Arthur Ward… Do more than care: HELP. Do more than believe: PRACTICE. Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE. Do more than be fair: BE KIND. Do more than forgive: FORGET. Do more than dream: WORK.

Life Lessons, Most Valuable Things

Value Our Loved Ones

Happy halloween! Everytime I pass by a cemetery or see one on TV or in a movie I feel a bit of grief. Sometimes I thought of seeing dreams unfulfilled, hugs and kisses not expressed, unshared good stories, smiles and laughters. I mean each of us has our own time frame; we just don’t know when it’s up or how our precious life will end. One moment can change the entire course of life.

This reminds me that happiness is not only measured by the amount of wealth or riches we have but the presence of people in our life. This is why we need to value them and the moments we have with them. Never take them for granted.

Final thought: When you were born you were crying while everyone’s laughing. Make the best out of your life so that when the time comes, you will be the one who’s laughing while everyone’s crying… like what my father did. I miss you tatay so much! ‘Til we meet again.

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Relationships Matter

When it comes to friendship, favors are stronger currencies compared to money. Help without expecting anything in return for if you do, then it is no longer a favour and neither is it a help; it becomes a transaction.

When it comes to business we need to invest in relationships. This way, we’ll get a good return. A great percentage of our business should be a repeat business if we’ll prioritize relationship over much income. When it comes to employment do not burn bridges. This way you can still bank on future possibilities. Relationships matter.

On the other hand, some people claim they are your friends but they are reliable only when it is convenient. True friends are true when they are there during times of troubles. This is why you and I should make ourselves available when our friends are in their times of need. This is the true test of friendship.

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Two Commitments

Two commitments we need to make and this should be done on a daily basis. Do this 24/7 and you have a weekly victory. Do this 52 weeks and you will see substantial progress yearly. Do this a few years and you will see dramatic improvement in your lifetime. And these commitments are:

1. To stay faithful in all of our relationships. (God, family, friends, business dealings)

2. To improve self. (Continuous learning. Willing to be corrected.)

Complete the sentence: “Promises are made to be… ?” I hope you did not say broken. Promises when made should be fulfilled. Commitments should be delivered even when it translates to our own loss. Word said should be as good as gold. This is how one gains credibility and trustworthiness. Many do not know that this is the principle behind sustainable success whether in business or career. But those who do they experience true success.

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Good Things, Bad Things

Good things usually require pains. Bad things bring more pains. No one can escape pains; they are part and parcel of our daily living.

There are however two kinds of pains we can choose to have.

– The pain of discipline.
– The pain of regrets.

Trust me. The first one may bring momentary discomfort but will yield good results in the future. The second one will always be more painful in the future if one chooses to escape the first one.

Consequently, there’s the truth and the lie. Truth is like a surgey. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.

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Needs and Wants

There is a difference between NEEDS and WANTS. My kids WANT me, and not just to provide for their NEEDS. You may have someone who NEEDS you and really WANTS you not only for what you can provide but because you are wanted for who and what you are. These kinds of WANTS are not bad.

There have been times when I had to walk away or even forced from what I WANTED only to end in a place where I get what I NEEDED. Things always turn out best for those who will make the best of the way things turn out.

As the good book would say, “and we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

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Love God More

The right idea for life and living is not to love things less but to love God more. Self deprivation is not a virtue but self gratification is. And the more our love for God increases the more it loosens our love and hold for money and things. The year is almost over, it’s a good time for us to assess what or who we love more.

The older I get the more I realise how true this is: That I can never boast about my love for God because I fail Him on a regular basis. But I can brag about His love for me because He Never Fails! This realization is also one of the most liberating experience one can ever have in HIM; that we do not and cannot “earn” His Love. But that He loves us because He is love. And that we respond by knowing Him and doing what He says.

Measuring life by what others do to us may disappoint us. But measuring life by what we do to others will add more meaning to our life. The key here is to cultivate gratitude and make it a life mission to help others. This is what brings joy to life and living.

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Love Matters

Love matters. Love conquers all. It has been said that people who love deeply may die of old age. Better to lose your pride for the one you love than to lose your love because of the pride you have.

To fail means you’ve TRIED. To hurt means you’ve LOVED. To survive means you’ve LEARNED. And no matter what the situation is, GOD IS WITH US. NO REASON to QUIT. And no reason to doubt God’s love.

Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any selfish expectation. This is key to happiness and fulfillment.

And make time for people who make you feel extra special.