Appreciation

36555-I-Appreciate-What-I-HaveAn email from a boss has brought tears to my beautiful and expressive eyes.LOL At times it’s pretty hard to face twists and turns in our lives but it could also be a brand new start for a better tomorrow.

The past years of my life has really been a roller coaster ride, I got faltered, some of my dreams got shattered, I worried and cried too much, I lose and gain weight, people that I expected to remain the same acted like strangers and didn’t seem to care, the person I admire, love and care the most did hurt me so badly and even made me feel so empty deep within.

I came to a point that I wanted to just stop breathing but God lifted me up. Nobody knows my struggles at all, only God and myself and now that I am free from the bondage of the past, I am happy to say that I have moved on and finally let go of all the pain in my heart. I just hope and pray for better days to come and for my happiness to endure till the last moment of my journey.

To those people who choose to remain the same, and choose to treat me right despite of my shortcomings, thank you so much. God knows just how much I appreciate everyone of you. Hugs!!!

Book Review : I Am Not A Minority! I’m Part of the Majority!

minorityI feel so privileged to be given the chance to review this mind enhancing, encouraging, inspiring and absolutely informative book authored by Valerie Christopher.

Stereo-typically, I am not the kind who devote my time reading children’s book but after learning about Valerie Christopher’s passion for children’s welfare, I realized that supporting her advocacy wont truly suffice, I mean I should really go out of my way to help her out and one of the best options I came up with is to promote her book and let the whole world know that it is there, that there is someone named Valerie Christopher who truly cares for children regardless of their race and thinking level.

I Am Not A Minority! I’m Part of the Majority! Is not just a book which speaks about what today’s children are capable of but most of all thoroughly illustrate the importance of helping, encouraging and guiding children for them to be able to achieve their highest potentials. Today’s children are the hope of the future. If every one of us would be passionate about supporting Valerie Christopher’s advocacy, we are not just sharing something at the present but for the rest of future generations.

I already got a copy of I Am Not A Minority! I’m Part of the Majority! And I absolutely encourage everyone to have it. This is not just for children but absolutely for everyone who truly cares for the world, and for the future generations.

Visit this site if you care about children.

Here’s Valerie Christopher’s Facebook page for more inspiring post.

Top Three Lessons I Learned from My Grandma’s Bereavement

Got the pic from google.
Got the pic from google.

As I continue to journey the life I have I realized that life itself is unpredictable and full of uncertainties.  I might be active on writing this piece right now but I could never tell if I would still be alive the next day or so. The thought of leaving the body that God has blessed us with is scary but if we truly understand what the bible says about everlasting life, we will be able to fully accept what death means.

As with the death of my grandma, I realized loads of things and learned lots of lessons lncluding…

  • Life is but a dream – My grandma had lived for more than 80 years but after her last breath, I felt like every memory I shared with her only happened in my dream. I can’t believe that she is not here anymore. That no matter what I do or say, everything I hold of at this very moment were all just wonderful memories. I’m just glad though that I haven’t done or said anything that had made her upset. I may not be a perfect granddaughter but I did my part the best way I know I can.
  • Compassion – My late grandma is one of the most compassionate and generous women I know. She didn’t have much in life but she never failed to share what she has with others. Honestly, I think I resemble her generosity and attitude of being so compassionate with others.I remember when my ex prepared fruit shakes for everyone in the house; grandma said she will reserve her glass of fruit shake to Nanay Josephine, her eldest daughter who is my mother that left for Bacolod that time to buy our needs at home. When Lola said that, I realized how thoughtful and kind she is. I hope there are still loads of people like my grandma. The world would be a better place for sure if everyone is kind and thoughtful enough towards their loved ones.
  •  Appreciate – I often hear my grandma appreciating those who are kind to her. She always ensures to name out people who remember her on a regular basis. Three days after her death, I had the chance to talk to one of my Aunties who resides next to my grandma’s house back in the farm. She told me how my grandma bragged about my kindness towards her. My eyes burst in tears after knowing how grateful she was that I am her granddaughter. Her appreciation for all that I have done, are some of the things that truly made me happy. For me, appreciation is one of keys to make other people feel loved and valued.