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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Seeking Peace and Calm During a Pandemic

To say that the Covid-19 pandemic has spurned an uptick in anxiety and unrest is an understatement. To varying degrees, every living person has been affected by either this disease or the efforts to combat it. When combined with the controversial and divisive responses many country’s leaders have set in motion, the average person has a recipe for a breakdown of mental health. Here are some tips to stay centered and weather the storm.

 

Re-Examine Your Faith and Spirituality

Many busy people who suddenly find themselves with more time on their hands would benefit from taking an inventory of their spirituality. For those who have been raised with religious upbringings, ask “how is my relationship with God?” For those who aren’t, ask if you feel spiritually complete, or you should seek out a religion or dogma to provide an anchoring force in your life.

 

Stay Connected with Family and Friends

It’s clear that isolation is a very bad idea during the lockdowns, self-quarantines, and shelter-in-place orders associated with Covid-19. The good news is that technological advancements have made the world much smaller. There has never been a better time to connect (or re-connect) with friends and loved ones across the world using various video conferencing platforms.

 

Prioritize Exercise and Nutrition

Staying physically healthy is essential to maintaining good mental health in these unprecedented times. It is, unfortunately, all too easy to over-indulge in junk food or alcohol, or just stay sedentary as you live and work at home. Set boundaries and write down diet and exercise requirements to stay fit.

 

Reflect at the End of the Day

Finally, taking a moment at the end of each day to reflect upon or journal the positive events you’ve experienced can send you to bed in a better mindset and set you up for a better tomorrow.

The pandemic is a difficult thing to navigate. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself and use these tips to help!



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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Signs You Need to Call an Exterminator

Have you noticed bed bugs, mice, wasps, and ants taking over your home? If so, now is the time to call for help. An exterminator can eliminate these unwanted guests.

However, what if the signs aren’t so obvious? Do you have a pest problem and not even know it? Here are some less obvious signs you need to call an exterminator Staten Island.

Droppings 

A classic sign of a pest problem is droppings. Check your home to see if there are any urine trails or fecal droppings present. Remember, even though mice and rat droppings are easy to identify, the waste from smaller creatures, such as bedbugs, is harder to see. Inspect your bed, furniture, and carpeting carefully to find these signs of pests.

Signs of Nesting

Rodents use what is available to make their nests. This includes grass clippings, leaves, and even shredded paper. Sometimes, these homes are located in discreet or hidden locations such as between the walls or under the floor. Looking for them will let you know if you have a pest problem hidden from view.

Grease Marks or Tracks

If you see grease tracks or marks on the walls or floor, it is a sign of a rodent infestation. Rats and mice will repeatedly travel the same paths, leaving a greasy trail behind them. Rats often move along the walls and leave a darker grease trail.

Daytime Appearances 

One roach or mouse isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, if you see these vermin during the day, it likely means their numbers are more concentrated in or around your home than you think. Most pests wait to move around when it is dark; however, if there is an infestation, they will also move in daylight to find food, water, and shelter.

If you have a pest problem, taking action is necessary. As time passes, the problem will only get worse and be even more challenging to handle. The right exterminator can provide a thorough inspection, determine which pests are present, and make recommendations to eliminate them for good. 




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Learning How To Drive



Taking  drivinglessons has been proven to be exciting yet exhausting at the same time. It's my second day today and the thrill was real! I was able to drive forward but not so good in driving backwards! Well, for a first time like me, it really needs more patience and perseverance plus strong determination! 

Hoping for the best!


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How Motorcycle Insurance Can Help You on the Road

The wind in your hair, the sun on your shoulders and the excitement of the possibilities that lie ahead — there's nothing like taking your bike on the open road. While a motorcycle ride is meant to be thrilling, it's important to have insurance in case of an accident. Here are a few reasons to choose one of the many sources of motorcycle insurance Orlando has to offer.

It's Required By Law

Though not federally mandated, motorcycle insurance is a requirement in most states. Taking your bike out without insurance can incur hefty fines and may even cause your license to be revoked until you resolve the issue. Visit your state's Department of Motor Vehicles to learn more about insurance requirements.

It Protects You Financially

Getting into a collision is not only dangerous but highly expensive as well. Insurance is designed to help cover the costs of damage or medical bills in the event of an accident, and coverage can vary based on how much assistance you need. At the very least, minimum liability coverage is available if the accident is your fault.

It Can Protect Your Passengers

If you're planning on taking other people for a ride, it's a good idea to have insurance coverage for them as well. Just like insurance for yourself, coverage for your passengers can be customized for what they need. Uninsured motorist coverage is also available for you and your passengers if an accident is caused by an uninsured driver.
No matter where the open road takes you, it's good to have a little extra protection on your side. Motorcycle insurance is generally customizable to suit your needs and budget to help keep you and everyone around you safe. If you're ever unsure about your policy coverage, speak with your insurance agent to find out more.




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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Happiest Birthday to a Dear Sister...




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ODB Series: Anchor Our Strength to God

Our Daily Bread Reflection

For what trials are you depending on God for strength? What Bible verses help you?

This pandemic surely brought more knees to prayer. So much more that nobody knows when will this end. The economy is down, the death toll is getting higher, many of us are suffering. But knowing that God is able to calm the storm somehow should encourage each one of us that this, too, shall come to pass and we should not lose heart in facing this challenges. This may not be  true to all but for those who lost someone due to this pandemic shall have the assurance that their dearly departed one  are now back to Our Creator. Easier said than done, but this is the best time to anchor our hope and strength to God.

Let's just pray that God will be able to sustain us throughout this situation. God bless everyone.

#ODB
#QuarantineDiary



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Thursday, April 16, 2020

ODB Series: Finding Joy and Claiming God's Promises in His Words

Our Daily Bread Reflection:


When have you experienced joy in reading the Scriptures? What can help you regain your hunger and thirst for God?

We experienced real joy when we put into our heart what we read in His Words. I am somehow have that guilt feeling today in my heart. When other people have been spending their time reading the Scriptures and fervently asking God for this pandemic to be gone, I find joy in spending my time doing the things that I love to do- more of movie marathon, mobile browsing, eating, sleeping and less of praying. No wonder I easily get stress, becoming more irritable and very anxious of what's been happening now because I failed to surrender my time to God. But then God never allow me to fall continually to Satan's bait. Right this instant He reminded me. Out of the blue I have this realization. I'm totally grateful to God's faithfulness in my life even if I failed Him for countless times.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Government and its Fault-Finding Citizen

I no longer watch TV (yup,since  the quarantine period)
I no longer listen to the radio
It's only here in fb that I get updated. 

I salute those people or community that really did something TO FLATTEN THE CURVE.

At first, I don't understand what it means, and fb taught me.

The increasing number of cases, the mortality rate-all of those are alarming and all the more alarming because it cost the lives of some of our main frontliners, our great doctors. 

The doctors are asking us to abide by the rules
-social distancing, disinfecting, and the likes.

And yet...

Some citizens with  'high order thinking skills' (higher than that of our PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE (PPRRD), so they thought) express their LAMENTS, SENTIMENTS of the failure of the government in fighting this pandemic without even realizing that they, themselves, are the GREAT FAILURES of this country because they could not even abide by the rules. 

And there are still more who shows their dissatisfaction towards PPRRD and they brought their cases here in fb. These are the people who couldn't take the President's incompetence. These are the people who supported the call for PPRRD to step down. These are the people who cannot tolerate sarcasm, and the same people who thought highly of.themselves- perfectionist, so to speak.

But I wonder if these people knew how does the three branches of the government works. I remember such lesson back in my college days and I thought it's not that easy after all. I believe the role of the President is VERY DIFFICULT considering the scope and complexity. And he's not the sole authority in and of everything. Some, if not all, of his projects, plans, procurement, etc are subject for approval from the Senate though he has discretionary power but I guess he's not that powerful after all. So why these people blame EVERY lapses of.this country only to him? 

And maybe, it would be a whole lot better if these bunch of perfectionist people will convene and converge their brilliant ideas in making a better Philippines then present it to the legislative body instead of ranting their sentiments and call to oust PPRRD or blaming us for voting and rooting for him.

Then, we have this fault-finding media who forgot about responsible journalism. Headlines matter my dear writers so be careful because we have lots of quick thinking Pinoys who based their comments on the headlines, alone. Reading comprehension should be reinforced once again because it seems like we're all good in reading but not comprehending. I wonder what's really the role of the Editor-in Chief nowadays. 

And so, for those who find our government embarrassing, Netherlands say hi to you. Yes, it would be a whole lot better if you get rid of yourself from this embarrassment and flee from it. So please do our country a favor- say goodbye to Philippines and welcome yourself to Netherlands and send my regards to Other 'significant' Filipinos there.

Hey, I'm not defending PPRRD (though it seems like doing so), of course he's not perfect, he's old you know and older people at his age are full of sarcasm, they talk straight to the point, they are sometimes misunderstood actually (Hello to my Grandpa in another realm). How do you treat your old pop by the way? I felt sorry for those people who even dropped the politeness in addressing the President. Try doing that to your Manager or CEO or even your local government like your Brgy Captain calling them by their first name if you won't get reprimanded. What happened to RESPECT? Has it lost it's vigor as well? 

We can not win this battle and other battles to come if we will all act in accordance to what we believe. We only have one government so we should unite as one. If you don't like PPRRDs personality, at least just trust his governance. Let's respect him because he deserves it. If he fails, let's suffer together (of course you still have the option to migrate), and if he will win this challenge because we're all in it together, then let's celebrate together.

Let us all remember what values our.ancestors have taught us- and BAYANIHAN is what our country badly need right now, not your ranting  braincells.

Peace and love everyone!


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Sunday, March 22, 2020

How To Be A Trucker

Truckers are essential members of the national workforce in any country. Professional truck drivers are responsible for delivering items to stores and other outlets all across the country. They work for long hours on the road but are rewarded with freedom and an exciting and ever-changing lifestyle. Read the steps below to learn how to become a professional trucker.

Earn a Driver's License

First things first, anyone who wants to become a trucker must already have, or earn, a driver's license for an average car. This because trucking institutes need to make sure that the potential drivers understand the rules of the road and have some experience with driving already, even if the person has never driven a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle. 

Earn a Commerical Learner's Permit

The next step is to earn a commercial learner's permit (CDP). The requirements for being able to earn a CDP varies on the state you live in. However, you need to be 21 to drive a commercial truck over state lines, so it's best to be that old before applying for a CDP anyway. During your training to earn a CDP, you will be allowed to practice driving commercial vehicles so you can become more comfortable with them.

Attend a Commerical Driver License Program

Once you have your CLP, it's time to start working on your CDL. These programs work as mini-schools that focus on teaching you how to drive safely. These classes include practice driving the vehicles, along with classroom work. These classes typically take between 3-6 weeks. Once the classes are done, you will be asked to take both written and road tests. If you pass, you will earn your CDL and be ready for someone from a heavy truck recruitment to hire you!
If these steps sound do-able to you, then you might have what it takes to become a professional truck driver. Check out classes in your area and earn your CDL as soon as possible!



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Friday, March 20, 2020

Why Investing in an Access Control System is a Good Idea

Over 34% of the burglaries that occur in the United States each year affect small businesses. Instead of waiting until your business is robbed to take action, you need to focus on securing your business right now. Ignoring the need for heightened security can lead to lots of problems occurring.
While there are a number of things you can add to your building to make it more secure, nothing is quite as effective as an access control system. Read below to find out why adding one of these systems to your commercial building is a great idea.  

A Great Way to Reduce Employee Theft

Preparing for external threats is something most business owners are passionate about. However, employee theft is rarely considered by entrepreneurs. Ignoring the threat that disgruntled employees present will come back to haunt you in the long run. Instead of waiting until an employee theft occurs, you need to invest in an access control system.
With these systems, you can restrict access to certain parts of your building. If you have a room where lots of sensitive information is stored, you need access control locks in place. These access controls Evansville IN allow you to restrict access and reduce the threat of employee theft.

Easy to Install and Maintain

Some people have the misconception that access control systems are hard to install and maintain. In reality, an experienced installer can get this system in place quickly. Once they have the system in place, you should have no problem keeping it maintained. These systems allow you to remove people from the system and add new employees with minimal effort.

Professional Installation is a Must

If you feel like an access control system is right for your business, hiring professionals to install it is crucial. Paying professionals to do this work is the best way to get it in place quickly and correctly.




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Sunday, February 16, 2020

It Takes Two to Tango...

As I witnessed a wedding ceremony today, I remembered my own wedding. I can still vividly remember that tears of joy, sense of fulfillment and having that feeling of completeness. I could only wish that such feeling will truly last for a lifetime.

I envy those couple who are still so in love with each other after years or decades of marriage...
I felt sorry for those who were not able to live up their marriage vows.

But whose to blame for those failed marriages?  
Your spouse?
Your in-laws?
Your irreconcilable differences?

Marriage is an investment. It's a partnership, it's not sole proprietorship. Marriage will not work if there's no unity, cooperations and joint effort to make it profitable and progressive. There are countless ways to make marriage work but it will be futile if only one does the effort. 

It's not easy for one to keep the balance and wait for the partner to cooperate coz time will come that patience and determination deteriorate, so does love that supposedly holds the relationship. Above all, it's too difficult to stay in marriage when God is out of the picture. 



So for you Jo Daclison, have Junil do his part as well. Take Ptr Giovanni's words.

After all, It takes two to Tango! Right?

Best wishes!

God bless!



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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Another Year to Thank God for




He's turning 8 today and I am so very proud of what my son has become. He has grown into a young behave boy whom his innocence I truly adored.

My Jeush Gregory amazed me in so many ways. At 4 he could already read. At 5 he knew his numbers and at 6 and 7 his creativity is beyond my expectations with children at his age. He's not a total genius, but for me, he is just simply amazing! He is a fighter too when he bravely endures the pain of a series of injections given to him when he was diagnosed with an inflamed kidney. I love my only son and all I could ask God is for him to grow in accordance with His Will.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

To All Husbands Out There...




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Friday, January 10, 2020

Feeling Insignificant?




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Monday, January 6, 2020

5 Facts in Life That We All Ought to Know

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We have nothing to boast in this world. We are still living because of the grace of God, no more, no less.


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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Trust God to trust Yourself

for a gloomy day like today, please be reminded to trust yourself amidst this dying world...


and of course, trust God who gives you wisdom and strength in order to survive...



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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

No Christ, No Change!

New Year Resolution? 

"Authentic, deep and lasting change is only possible in Christ Jesus. Without Him, all our pursuit for change- individual and institutional- are but chasing after the wind" - Philip C. Flores #NoChristNoChange Yes, indeed. Truth be told, only a few of us can truly live to what we wrote down in our NEW YEAR RESOLUTION. We're only good for the next few weeks, but right after that, we're back to what we're used to doing. Of course, there are those who can really stand to what they promised to themselves to change- but only a handful of them. 

Why do we fail to follow our New Year Resolution? Because most of what we have written is already out of our comfort zones. Just like new clothes, we love to wear them always, but as soon as we're getting bored with its design and style, we go back wearing our favorite ones. Real change only happens when we put our heart to it AND Real change only happens when we allow God to have the total control of our heart. HAVE A RENEWED HEART THIS NEW YEAR EVERYONE! GOD LOVES US.😉



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