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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.

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Be Rich, God Won’t Mind

We should be rich. But don’t think riches in terms of money alone. Some people are so poor the only thing they have is money.

We should be rich in the following areas: Rich in knowledge. Rich in adventure. Rich in laughter. Rich in health. Rich in family. Rich in love. These are the riches that really matter. And money that is used to enhance these things. Money is not the most important thing but it affects all other important things.

Never believe those who would promise you instant success and quick money. Without work, no success would be sustainable. But still, many are enticed with “get-rich-quick” schemes and fail to understand, that is precisely what it is… schemes. Be wise. Be willing to work hard and shoot for excellence

What the heck, be rich, I’m sure God will not mind! In fact we need money to serve God and not the other way around. Please remind them by sharing this thought. 😉

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Self and Selfie

I bet you have mastered the selfie; the question now is have we mastered the self?

There is a difference between an image and the true person. The image should not be a cover up or a pretension of the person but the real person should make the image connect with reality and this is what makes it beautiful.

When an honest and competent person gives us a negative comment we should be grateful and take that as a feedback designed to improve the self. But when a dishonest, unethical and incompetent person accuses us of being hard and stubborn, then take that as a compliment. They are operating on different standards.

There is power in the ability to evaluate the self. The key however is objectivity and we may be blindsided. This is why feedback from people we trust is important and we should be willing to accept correction. Successful people are always evaluating and improving themselves. The ones who do not are are usually evaluating and judging others.

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To Be A Winner

If we want to be a winner, then we have to stop thinking like we are the victim. If we want to achieve great things then we have to stop thinking small. Let’s take charge and be responsible for the choices we make.

It’s one thing when someone accomplishes something, but isn’t it better when a team achieves something together and everyone can celebrate? Talent may win games, but teamwork and team play win championships. A person may be a superstar but when the team does not win, the personal victory is not meaningful.

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skille to accomplish his goals.” ~Larry Bird

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Had a Bad Day?

So you have had a bad day. I have. All of us do from time to time. Someone said this and has served as a good reminder for me. Perhaps this can help you too: Having a bad day doesn’t mean you have had a bad life.

So let’s get over it and move on. Tomorrow will be better.

Put your hand on your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. Don’t give up!

We cannot get everyone to agree with us. That is a fact. Some would not even like us. There will be haters. There will be criticism. There will be those who love to bad mouth. And there will be those who will doubt you.

Just stick to the truth and focus on doing what is right. Truth will one day prove them wrong. Don’t play their game.

Here is the key: If you can’t beat them NEVER join them. Not worth it at all.

Sometimes we have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of our life.

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Good Storms

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned in life is that bad situations may seem bad at that moment but in hindsight they were crucial for positive changes imposed on me that I would not have accepted had the times been good and comfortable.

It is always meaningful and fulfilling when you go through obstacles and experience a hard-won accomplishment. Gives you a feeling of joy able to do a difficult thing extremely well.

Always work for something that is beyond our present gratification. And as we grow in wisdom, we’ll realize that our main goal in life are not happiness but Godliness. Not reputation, but character. Not wealth, but virtue. Not fame, but faith.

For all the things shall fade away but the Love of the Lord stands forever! Not all storms come to disrupt your life, many of them come to clear you path.

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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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Just A Memory

People today may no longer remember the celebrities of yesteryears. This is a lesson we all must learn. One day, no matter how much we have achieved, no matter how many followers we have in our social media account, you and I will just be a memory.

And even that will fade so there is absolutely no reason we need to be proud and arrogant. Just do our job well, be honest, be kind and live life to the full in God’s presence.

Remember the time when you’re hanging out with friends and family? Then you start recalling memories, blasts from the past where some incredible stuff happened? Some were good, some really funny? They were unique and special. Spend these days creating moments and cultivating memories that will be remembered.

Watching TV is a fake experience, video games are fake accomplishments, dating apps are fake intimacies. Create real experiences and beautiful moments with the people who matter to you.

Happy halloween!