It never fails to bring tears to my eyes whenever people tell me how much I (and my family) have touched their lives. Some people can be very vocal about their gratitude that you cant help but feel like an angel.
I realized that even if you wanted to help so much, you can’t push too hard. If a person is ready and willing, persuasion is no longer needed. Everything will just be.
I like the quote that my previous officemate, Tom, texted: “If you’re not sure where you stand in someone’s life, it’s best to leave things behind so that if they drop you off, it will be easier to forget them. Don’t waste time waiting for nothing. When efforts are not recognized, it’s best to just give things up. You’ve done your part. Let them do theirs.”
Last night, my hubby and I had one of our usual long chats. We chatted the whole night away. We talked about our life, our family, our careers, our friends, everything. But the best topic for me was about how we view each other in comparison to others.
He told me once again how he has never met anyone that would ever compare to me. He truly believes, and is very grateful, that he’s got the best woman. And, naturally, I told him the feeling is mutual. I, likewise, truly believe that HE’s got the best woman. LOL
Good question. But somehow, I find it difficult to answer.
After what would seem the longest and deepest contemplation/discernment I had to make in my entire life, I have come to a very agonizing decision: As my last recourse (one that I wasn't really very keen to take), I had to once again get back to square 1 and find myself a J-O-B (Read: time away from my family).
After an endless search for a suitable template, you finally find and excitedly upload the same to your blog. And even though you have kindergarten knowledge on HTML, you try your best to customize it to perfection. You spend hours and hours surfing the web for the best tutorials so you can give your blog its 'perfect' look. And once it's done, you are filled with an overwhelming sense of achievement and pride. You sit back and relax.
It was J8k's turn to have an exclusive date with Mommy and Daddy.
Since he had a bit of a fever the previous night, we decided that we'll just spend our 'date' at home. We sent JM and Jaq off to Kidaround in SM (Kuya JJ had already gone to school earlier), so J8k can have Mom and Dad all to himself.
The following is an excerpt from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s video: How To Be A No-Limit Person
“When you squeeze an orange, nothing will ever come out of it except orange juice. It doesn’t matter who squeezes it – a child, an adult, a professional, a blind person – it likewise doesn’t matter what time you squeeze it – noon, morning, or when you have a period, or when you’re sick …whenever you squeeze an orange, the only thing that will come out is what’s inside.
I was presented with the update of JJ’s hospital billing a few minutes ago and it almost gave me a heart attack. The nurse said it was just an update for yesterday’s confinement and did not include doctor’s fees yet and the additional fees for the day. I secretly hoped that JJ would be discharged today so no more fees will accumulate, but unfortunately, the doctor didn’t give the go signal because JJ still had low oxygen count and high WBC count, which meant continued testing, monitoring and drugging. (Grrrr!)
After months of being away from our boys, we needed to bring back the bond. We could tell they have missed us so, as much as we’ve missed them. After all, there was really never a time that we were all apart longer than a day or two. We raised them ourselves for 6 years in Canada, doing only mostly night part-time jobs and home businesses, so we could be with them during the daytime. Yes, we are proud to say we are both hands-on parents.
I'm so excited to learn there's gonna be a Online Audio Event on EFT Tapping in February (Registration starts on Feb. 1). And it's FREE! (Oh, how I love freebies!). Actually, this is something that most Americans take for granted -- they have a lot of FREEBIES in their country like thousands of materials in their library, free passes to their museums and other galleries, free samples on most product websites, free S/H of goods and products, etc. And yet, they still feel so deprived! We are presently here in our home country (Philippines) and how I long once again to be there in NY where we had easy access to all the materials in their library that we don't have here -- movies, books, audio books, magazines. (Don't get me wrong. We've got thousands of materials here as well, but they're very limited, and not available ONLINE). It was mostly because of all these freebie offers that we tremendously enjoyed our vacation there in US -- free skating rentals, free access to museums, free theatre shows, free samples, free short classes, even CASH giveaways ....(oh, I miss NY!)
30 steps to effectively lose weight the natural way are listed below which I ‘copied’ verbatim from Kevin Trudeau’s book.
Last month in NY, I started reading Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About and I thought why the heck didn’t I read this book earlier on? It could have saved us lots of $$$ in prescription drugs and hospitalization. I remember requesting it from our library in Canada back in 2008 but forgot to claim it when it was finally available. And then I came across Joe Vitale’s blogpost about Kevin’s new program and I was reminded to try borrowing Natural Cures from NY library. There were a lot of holds on the book and it took more than a month before I finally got it.
I was not really keen on sharing the acts of kindness I or our family have done in the past because it seems egoistic and takes away the randomness and sincerity of it all, but the following quote from 'Do I Smell Smoke?' (one of Dr. Barret's blog posts) prompted me to do so.
"Every giving action doesn’t have to be revealed. But some should. I also felt that by telling others it sheds light on a particular problem. It also nudges others to take action. Perhaps next time someone else will remember what she did and feel encouraged and strengthened to take action themselves."
Ok, so we (husband and I) have been doing this Ho'oponopono thing for months now. I could personally say that it had tremendously changed how I've dealt with stressful moments of my life. Whereas before, I would bite the head off of anybody who would try the patience I never really possess ... Now, I just bite their hands off. lol
I still haven't been blessed with PATIENCE, but at least the number of people who tried it have significantly lessened.
Just wanna share the reply I posted on one of the forums I joined. I noticed that a lot of people go through this same problem so I'm devoting a page here so I don't have to repeat myself eveytime a similar case needs enlightenment.
Note, however, that the case originated from Philippines so I was actually conversing with my fellowmen. To date, western culture still shocks most of us, Pinoys. So, for those who live somewhere else in the world other than Asia, then, please understand. Thanks.
"Love your own", so goes the saying. Well, Jollibee is the #1 fastfood chain in the Philippines and we, as Pinoys, couldn't help but be proud that it has gone international over the years. So, wherever in the world we are, if there's a Jollibee branch, it's a MUST in the itinerary.
This video is dedicated to Mae, who couldn't join the gang here in New York for new year. We have a very touching message for you at the end of the video. Love you!