Author: simpleillusionblog

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Listen to yourself and you will find your destiny

I remember when I was a nursery student, before the graduation date, my teacher wants us to recite this phrase, “When I grow up I want to be,” and she started asking what you want when you grow up? I don’t have any idea because I just saw my father building a house, so I said I want to be an engineer because I also want to build a house like my father. But then, when I grow older, I have so much in my mind, I idolize many men. When I read books, I said someday I would be like him, but as days past by, the more I follow and look up them, the more I got frustrated because I feel I am away from myself. So right now I started again, I look up myself, and I follow the strategies of those men I Idolize why they became successful in their way.
I like the conversation between young Sheldon and Rabbi.
Rabbi: I’m going to tell you to be your own man.
Sheldon: But I want to be a great scientist like Albert Einstein.
Rabbi: Child, when your days are over, God will never ask you why you aren’t Einstein, but he might ask you why you weren’t Sheldon.
I read the story of five men who were caught in a thick forest.
The first man said….I will go left because my intuition told me so.
The second one said…. “I will go right because the right comes from the word rightness.
The third one said….I will go back the way we came.
The fourth one said….I will go straight. We should move forward, the forest will end and we will go somewhere new.
The fifth said….You are all wrong. There is a better solution. Wait for me.
He climbed the tallest tree he could find while everyone else went their own way.
From above, he saw the shortest way to exit. He could also see the order in which the others would exit. He understood the problem and found the best solution!
He knew that he did everything right. The others were wrong. They were stubborn, and they didn’t listen to him. He was the real Wise Man!
But he was wrong. Everyone was right. They were all wise.
The man who went to the left found himself in the thicket. He had to starve and fight with wild animals, but he learned how to survive in the forest. He became a part of the forest and could teach others the same.
The man who went to the right was robbed of everything and was forced to join them. After some time, he had reminded the thieves of something they had ^ forgotten – humanity and compassion.
The man who went back created a trail through the forest, which soon became a road for those who wanted to enjoy the forest without the fear of getting lost.
The man who went straight became a pioneer. He went places where nobody else had been before and created new opportunities for others.
The man who climbed the tree became a guide. People turned to him when they wanted to find the most efficient ways to deal with their problems.
These five wise men created their destiny by listening to their intuition. You can create your own path. Listen to yourself, and you will find your destiny.

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Decoding without comprehension is valueless, like digestion without nutrition

According to Mary Jo McGee Brown, all too often students faithfully read every word of an assignment but do not understand it because they are unable to make meaningful connections between words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. These students can decode the text, but they cannot read it; that is, they know what letters a words say, but not what they mean. Comprehension assumes the ability to decode but reading in any meaningful sense of the term ultimately involves the ability to interpret and apply what is decoded. “Decoding” without comprehension is valueless, like digestion without nutrition.

You cannot add any time to your life by worrying

”He leads me.” God isn’t behind me, yelling, ”Go!” He is ahead of me, bidding, ”Come!” He is in front, clearing the path, cutting the brush, showing the way. Just before the curve, he says, ”Turn here.” Before the rise, he motions, Step up here.” Standing next to the rocks, he warns, ”Watch your step.”

My dear friends, God, is with us. He is everywhere, so don’t worry about everything. Worrying is not a disease, but it causes diseases. Jesus said, ”You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.” (Matt. 6:27).

– Max Lucado, Traveling Light

When you understand your suffering pain will never be an issue

I always hear this phrase, ”Don’t stop dreaming, dream big, do not worry it is free.” Yes, it is free but achieving our dreams, we need to pay the price. We need to follow some process; we can’t do it overnight. We need someone to help and guide us; we can’t do it alone. According to Jack Ma, ” When you’re 30 years old, please find a good boss. A good boss is better than a good company.

There’s a well-known story of an expert who was called by a company to look at their manufacturing system. It had broken, and everything was at a standstill. When the expert arrived, he carried nothing but a little black bag.

Silently he walked around the equipment for a few minutes and then stopped. As he focused on one specific area of the machine, he pulled a hammer out of his bag, and he tapped it gently. Suddenly everything began running again, and he quietly left.

The next day he sent a bill that made the manager go ballistic. It was $1000!

Quickly the manager emailed the expert and wrote, ”I will not pay this outrageous bill without being itemized and explain .” Soon he received an invoice with the following words:

For tapping on equipment with a hammer – $1

For knowing where to tap – $999

That’s the value of wisdom! Mentors with knowledge help us in taking the right path towards our dreams.

But remember even if you have the best mentor if that dreams you want to take is not right for you it will never come true. But if you have the right dreams, even you suffer a lot in achieving what you want don’t worry, the pains the problems that you might encounter it will never be an issue to you.

Proverbs 3:6

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

To God be the glory.

Your faith has made you well

In someone’s smile, they hide something; what people see is the other side. People did not know, that in front of a happy face there was fear inside. Fear of loss, fear because of disease they have right now. If we cannot overcome this fear, we going to lose our faith, and we going to lose the battle. According to Andy Mitten, “Half of the battle is won in mind.”

In the holy bible, there was a story of a woman who had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse.

She had heard the reports about Jesus. She found out that many were healed and she said; he did it for others he can do it for me. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” The problem was that there was a great crowd surrounding Jesus. However, even she’s weak because she loss blood for years but she didn’t give up instead she started making her way to the masses. She keeps going, and her mind keeps saying I will be healed, healing is coming. She’s exhausted and finally fell in the ground, I’m tired, and I am weak, but I know I am close to my breakthrough.

The reason why she keeps going, because she holds the right thoughts playing in her mind. She crawls in few more feet, just in the right time she reaches out, and touch Jesus garments. And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.

All of a sudden Jesus stop, and said, “Who touched my garments?” Moreover, his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ” He said, no, maybe somebody bumped into me, but I know somebody just touched me. Somebody draw miracle-working power out of me, they believe healing was coming, they believe new doors are going to open, somebody touched me with expectancy.  About that time Jesus looked at this woman, their eyes met, and she was afraid thought she done something wrong  but Jesus smiled, and he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.”

To God be the glory.

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 aroma brought a smile to her face. Father, what does this mean? The daughter asked?

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity – the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water and the inside egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

Which are you? When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?

To God be the glory.

 

 

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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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 Rules

Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

Questions

  1. If you could only listen to two artists or bands for the rest of your life, who would you choose, and why?
    A. So many of them, but I choose Bruno Mars and Carpenters; I love their songs.

2. What is your dream novel, or idea for one?

A. I don’t know

3. Do you remember the first book you ever read?

A. Rich dad Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

4. If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be? *

A. The Big Bang Theory

5. If money were no object, where would you be living?

A. Philippines

6. If you could INSTANTLY become an expert in something, what would it be? *

A. Playing guitar.

7. Who are three people, living or dead, that you most admire?

1. Jesus Christ

2. Winston Churchill

3. Mahatma Gandhi

8. Is there someone you would love to see live in concert?

A. Carpenters

9. What was your favorite subject in school?

A. Physics

10. It’s “Self-Care Sunday,” what are you doing?

A. Go for a run,

11. What historical time period would you like to visit?

         A. Time of Jesus Christ

My Nominees

  1. thewellbeingblogger.com
  2. usathroughoureyes.com
  3. https://inspirationforwellness.com/
  4. https://thinkingclearly2018.wordpress.com/
  5. https://simpleula.com
  6. https://gcdiaries.wordpress.com
  7. https://tanusrirchokhe.com
  8. https://peoplaid.com/2019/01/14/quote-of-the-day-14/
  9. https://aspi.blog
  10. https://popsiclesociety.com

My Questions
1. How dedicated are you as a blogger?
2. What do you love most about blogging?
3. Do you collect anything when you travel and if so, what and why?
4. Do you speak any other languages?
5. Are you a tea or coffee drinker?
6. How did your blog get its name and why did you start it?
7. What post are you most proud of on your blog?
8. Name one thing you didn’t expect to happen with your blog that has.
9. What is your typical weekend like?
10. What is your greatest inspiration in life?
11. What advice would you give someone wanting to start a travel blog today?

To God be the glory.

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 this blog. Thus, therefore, happiness is merely making choices. Not waiting for something to happen, I set up my mind then I prepare myself then I do it.

I have reminded myself about the story of an independent ninety-two-year-old lady who was moving into a nursing home. Since she was legally blind and her husband of seventy years had passed away, the move was her only option. She waited in the lobby of the facility for a long time before finally being told that her room was ready. As she was escorted down the corridor, her attendant described the place, down to the curtains hung on the windows.

“I love it.” the elderly lady enthused. “But you haven’t even seen the room yet. Just wait,” the attendant responded.

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it.” She replied. “Happiness is something you decide ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged; it’s how I arranged my mind.”

To God be the glory.