Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
When she turned 50 in May 2006, Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, (www.reginabrett.com/) wrote :
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 50 this week, so here's an update: "
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. (Ruben's addition: Your FAMILY and friends will.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I was overwhelmed with happiness when I got my birthday present from my honey, it's the one thing I've been wishing of, dreaming about, and endlessly raving for a year now, to have my own DSLR camera and my honey gave me no less than a Nikon D5000.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Well, a lot had happened since then, I may not have just noticed it but time has been quite a friend and an ally in the past. I and my family have gone through many big, big changes. My youngest brother, Willy is now working and currently based in U.A.E. My boyfriend Jon & I have finally decided to get married in December of this year and my cutest niece is back to her lolo & lola's arms. I also got a new job which is a lot more challenging than my previous and a new apartment as well, more spacious and roomy than the old one. Changes, we really just have to welcome them and know that more often than not they bring good things & bright hope to each and one of us.
So, in closing this, I just want to wish my dear Papang a happy, happy birthday once again! May all your wishes last year came true and if they did not I'll pray that they will be granted now or in God's own time. Remember, that your children will always be here to give you happiness in your remaining years and to make sure that your time with us will always be a time well spent.
Happy Birthday Papang!!!
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. ~Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Sunday, May 10, 2009
To the one who gave me life
I can give nothing but love
To the star so full of light
to the one sent from up above.
Thank you for the kindness
for everything you do
thank you for the happiness
thanks for seeing me through.
I love you more than anything
I'll love you to the end
you are my mother first
then my very best friend.
It is unusual what we share
everything I do you know,
every beautiful quality
you have in you, I try to show.
Not often enough do I tell you
how much you mean to me
Not often enough do I show you
how your love set me free
To live forever and always
Is what I wish for you.
A long life ever-lasting
for one so sacred and true
You are my special angel
who I always find comfort in
whether life is in a shambles
whether I lose or whether I win
To the one who gave me life,
I can give nothing but love
to the one who genuinely is,
sent from heaven above.
I Love you Mamang!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Afterward, me & the girls, spent the whole afternoon taking turns singing in the videoke while the boys had their own bonding moment and enjoyed talking about their most favorite subject- cars.
At around 8:00 PM we said goodbye and headed back home. By that time, I was sleepless for more than 24 hours and obviously dead tired. But I don't mind at all since I had so much fun and enjoyed every second of our trip.