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When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King Jr..” Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen he filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he put potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee in the third pot. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and put them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?” Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied. Look closer, ” he said, ” and touch the potatoes, she did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is indeed an honor. It’s incredible! I must thank Laura at lauravent69 for nominating me for this award. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers whom they feel display creativity, positivity and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. Thank you again, Laura, everyone should check her blog out https://lavent69.blog. The […]

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It’s how I arranged my mind.

What I did today just reading book The Greatest Miracle in the World I really love this book by Og Mandino, I keep on reading because I am excited about what happens next — then, checking my friend’s blog, I mostly spend my weekend like this. Sometimes I am hanging out with my friends, but mostly what I love to do is reading books, watching movies, playing online games. Five days 8 hours a day working, sometimes I feel exhausted, but I been doing this for ten years the same routine. My uncle was always convincing me to quit and stay at home helping the community, but I figured it out, what if I stop, how are my personal needs? If I build another family how I can raise them without having a job? That is the questions that always comes up in my mind, that what ifs. My uncle’s advice, do not figure it out trust God and He will provide. My, what if’s stopping me from staying on the other side. I still, choosing my job. I feel encouraged and amazed at the people having the courage to leave in their comfort zone, and focusing on building their dreams. When I see their smiling faces, their happiness I feel guilty, guilty of restricting myself to do what I love to do. Then I made a choice; I am doing this both! My job then photography and writing so I started […]

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The Power of Words

I want to share another story a very well known tale I know everyone already knew this, and I just want to reshare this just to remind that our words are extremely powerful and we must need to understand that the moment our words leave our mouth they are no longer ours, and we have to be accountable. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it, and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed, and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son to the fence, and he said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the […]

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The hidden beauty

Tanza, Estancia, Iloilo Philippines Beautiful isn’t it? When I showed this picture to my workmates, they don’t believe because they don’t see the beauty of that place. I told them that they never appreciate it because they see it at their eye level. I don’t see it either, in the first place but when I went to the mountain and […]

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Quit relying on people

I love what Joel Osteen said about people, they are like a scaffolding that somehow will be removed in your life for some reason, God is taking you to the next level. Not everyone that is with you by now may not be able to go where you are going. Some people are like scaffolding, they come into your life for a reason to help you reach a certain level. But at some point, God is going to remove the scaffoldings so you can shine. It is not that they are not good people, but their part in your story is over. God’s taking you to a higher level. Quit being frustrated by somebody that is not supporting you like they used to. We spend too much time trying to get people’s approval, trying to get them to validate us, then we’ll feel good about ourselves. The problem with getting your validation from people is, people can change their mind. One moment, people were shouting “Hosanna” waving palms branches. A few days later those same people were shouting “Crucify Him.” People can have a short memory, and if you are getting your value based on what people give you, how much they compliment you. Then, if for some reason, they stop doing that, you’ll forget who you are, your self-worth is coming from them. Quit relying on people and go to God. You do not need people’s approval you have […]

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Passion- From Latin ‘Pati’ meaning Suffer

These past few days I am struggling what to write because of the hectic schedule, I don’t have time to think, and I don’t have the time to play my favorite online games. During the weekend the only time to be alone with books and a cup of coffee but it doesn’t happen because there is something which is needed to be done. But my mind said you need to write. You need to do something follow your passion do not let the busy day stop you from what you want. The process is hard, but if you love what you do, you always find ways, if that your passion you must go for it. The essential philosophy of passion is something you would be willing to sacrifice, and it takes a lot of hard work because if you are not willing to go pain and challenges meaning that is not your passion. According to Francis Kong, “we don’t get a result through an event, to get a good result you need process and process takes time.” I wanna share a story posted by Narinder, a short and a beautiful story about the power of passion. The story is told that a dispassionate young man approached the Greek philosopher Socrates and casually stated, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.” The philosopher took the young man down to the sea, waded in with him, and then dunked him […]

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