Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WFW:How Firm Is Your "NO!"?

The mindset of the younger generations now are greatly affected with the   fast development of technology. It influences their lifestyle, their decisions and their priorities. If we are going to compare the youth today from yesterday, we can say that there is really a broader generation gap that one may likely to fall if not given enough attention.

But hey, it's not only the younger generation who were severely affected with the rise of high technology. Even the older ones who are very much open and could easily adapt to the great changes are also one of the primary targets. In some cases, a family relationship could be endangered because of the communication barriers caused by technology. Family talks and family bonding were lessen because the kids were glued to the internet. Or worst, Mom do not have any idea anymore of what's going on with her kids because she's so into social networking, chatting some old or newly found friends. Dad got the same dilemma because he is too busy upgrading his customized PC and so much alike situations. I am not saying that technologies are bad. But how it affects you is what I am trying to emphasize here. We gradually become too overwhelmed with what technologies have brought forth to us that we become comfortable with it. If you notice that your life becomes a slave to technology and your world already revolves around it always waiting on what's the latest design and all, then learn to say NO while you still can. NO to bad influences, NO to worldly passion. 

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Monday, September 10, 2012

BPC 254/366: In His Memory...

In memory of my dear Tatay
In our lives we met lots of people. Some will just pass by, while others choose to stay. Those who chooses to stay, they stayed for a reason. Those people who lingers with us are those who gave value to us. It is also a reality that there are people whom you are not related with by any bloodline or consanguinity yet they are like more than a family to us.

Let me share with you a story.

Everybody called him "Tatay". His presence in our lives filled the empty seat that my biological father have used to abandon. He is my step father. Unlike what we often heard in the news about a step father maltreating his stepchildren, he is the exact opposite. He loves us like his own. That is why we love him too. But ours is not really a perfect relationship. We often have misunderstandings but Tatay's fatherly love is just so unique. He gave pieces of advice but he never forced you to follow it. He is a man of wisdom. He is not perfect but he is real. He reprimand you when you did something wrong. He is very observant too. He has a very sharp memory. Ask him about History and he will keep you posted. However, just like any individual, Tatay has his share of stubbornness too. If there's one vice that he couldn't give up-it is smoking. That is actually the main reason when we fight. I was the one who reprimanded him it's because I love him. I used to be his nurse way back then. I was the one who have enough courage to give him a shot of insulin twice a day. When I got married he couldn't walk well anymore. Few days before my wedding he told me to let my biological father to walk me on the aisle but I protested. I insisted him to be with me on my big day. He said he couldn't make it anymore because our church was on the second floor of a building and it is difficult for him to climb up the stairs. I insisted saying many are willing to carry him upstairs. And on my big day, my brother told me that Tatay went to the church so early so he have enough time to climb up the stairs. Wow, that was more than a year ago. By the time I have a family on my own, I barely see Tatay anymore. I got pregnant then and I find it too risky to travel a lot considering that we are living quite far from them. Every time I am home, he used to ask me to massage his feet and hand. Every time I did it, I noticed the great changes in Tatay. He is getting weaker each day. It's like he's getting brittle each day. I know the end is near.

Death is inevitable.

This is the reality in life. All of us will have the same ending regardless of who and what we are.

As I thank God for my 31 years of  existence yesterday, my Tatay passed away a day after my birthday. Indeed, life will really end. His death just happened so suddenly, everyone was caught unguarded. We (my hubby and my baby) were not there because we live couple of kilometers away. He was enduring the complication of diabetes. He can barely walk. He is not physically  fit. He went through lots of medication but to no avail. We have also tried alternative medication but he did not continue because his system could not adapt it anymore.

We heard stories about bad relationship between step dad/mom to his stepchildren, and we are blessed enough to have Tatay. 

We might not be your first family, yet you choose to stay with us until your last breath. We couldn't thank you enough for the love and care you have shown to us. We will be missing you. We hope to see you when our turn to have an appointment with God comes.

Hasta la vista!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

BPC 253/366: My Wonderful Gift

Last year, I was praying for a healthy baby as my birthday gift and indeed it was granted to me by God. For my 31st birthday today, I want a better future for my baby- may God grant it to me as well. Yes, I am now 31 (I just can't believe it I am way beyond the calendar days right now- LOL). I've been through a lot (as always been) but by His grace I was able to survive (of course with the help of my hubby). 
Jeush Gregory @ 7 months
When you became a Mom, your priorities changed. It is no longer me who is the center of attention, my son took THE CROWN from me. How I love him so much. now that he is getting bigger and he could already respond well every time you cuddled him, the feeling of joy was immeasurable. I might have sleepless nights but it doesn't matter to me anymore as long as it is for my baby I am very much willing to do anything for him. He is God's wonderful gift to me and I will always cherish him for the rest of my life. :)

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

How To Drive With Confidence

The most common cause of road accidents is reckless driving. That is why those who are not familiar with the traffic rules and road signs should not be allowed to drive. However, it cannot be denied that there are lots of drivers out there who just learn the basic but not totally equipped when it comes to safe driving. Every car owner/driver should consider the fact that when they drive life is at stake- it could be his own life and the lives of those who are on-board.

How to address this problem then? All individuals either owner or just simply driver should undergo proper driving training or should be enrolled in a  driving course before they will be given a license to drive. It is not enough to acquire knowledge (which is basic only) through informal training. There should be a strict compliance about this matter. If you really want to ensure safety for you and your family while traveling, get a formal training from a certified driving school Scarborough. Make sure that you will learn the basic training and safety measures from highly qualified and highly equipped trainers or driving instructors who will be patient enough to guide you on your endeavors behind wheels. Don't worry about the price that you might be spending. The money that you are going to spend is nothing compared to the safety and skills that you will get in return. Trust that those driving instructors will really teach you every details because that is their forte. They are also after of your safety. Do not limit yourself in learning the lessons that you ought to know before getting that driver's license. Always give safety with utmost priority. If you will enroll in driving schools Scarborough, make sure that such school is of known reputation and expertise when it comes to driving courses. Learn the ABC's of driving: Always Be Careful. 

Drive with confidence, take a driving course before taking the road to safety driving.


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Friday, September 7, 2012

I Want To Get Rich!

Yes it is true and I want it so bad!

Too ambitious thinking for a part-time teacher like me. But I am serious, I really want to get rich. But this desire is not out of selfish interest, it is for my son, and for his brighter future... and for the security of my own family as well. I also want to help my family ( my parents, siblings and nieces and nephew). I want to share my blessing whenever I get rich.

That is why I signed up with AMWAY Philippines because I believe in their promises. I knew I am in the right track because I am with the right vehicle. I want to run a business of my own, a business which would give me an assurance of peace of mind and stress-free life.

I am fed up with the kind of life wherein you are scared of what tomorrow will bring. I don't want to stay up late at night just because I am bothered with the thought of living a day with an empty stomach. This is the kind of life that I dreaded the most. I don't want to wake up one day with no food to serve on the table, I do not want to wake up one day being scared to death because I do not have money to go to a doctor when any of my family get ill- God forbid!

May God bless all my endeavor. 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WFW: Give To Your Heart's Content

Are you struggling in the area of giving? Me? Yes. But I was trying harder to be faithful on this area. Honestly, I am a good giver as long as I have something enough to give. I do not hesitate to give if that will give joy to my recipient. Because it feels good when someone is happy because you shared. However, when there's nothing left in me, how can I give? We cannot give what we do not have! I cannot give what I do not have! I oftentimes asked God to bless me abundantly so I could bless others as well. But there are just some things that I do not understand. Well, maybe God wants me to learn something and whatever is that, I still have to deal with it.

But again, I still firmly believe that God loves a cheerful giver- those who gave without hesitations and with full of joy. He knows our anxieties and the reason every time we cannot give. Our God is an all-knowing God. Nothing is hidden from Him. I love the prayer of Jabez so much. His boldness before God is contagious, I often pray the same prayer before God 

"Bless me so I could bless others..."

How about you? Do we share the same thoughts? Care to let me know about it and how do you deal with it?

May God bless us all with His richness beyond measures. Amen

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