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January 2014 #Inbox

“God’s blessing may come as a surprise,and how much you receive depends on how much your heart believes.”
Altreb, January 13

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones weve been waiting for.” -Barack Obama
forwarded by Gemmabelle, January 9

“The best coNverSatioNs are the oNes where you dont have to worry about what you say, you can just be, YOU.”
Altreb, January 10

it’s Funny hOw the shApe Of The Heart symbOlizEs LOVE, But FOlding it hAlf mAkEs it Turn into TEARDROP ..
Altreb January 3


LIFE becomes
meaningful when
we live it with

When we
survive every
trial & positively
anticipate every
tomorrow with
hope & faith in GOD.

– Mam Abing, January 14

(; ‘No One Ever Won A Chess Match By Making OnLy Forward Moves.
^_^ Just Like In Life, Sometimes You Have To Move Backward To Take A Better Step Forward.
Altreb January 15

“Little trials without God will break you. Big trials with God will make you. May you always find strength in God’s love and faithfulness.”
– Roel, January 15

“Willingness yields much more results than comfort and encouragement.
Be willing, do not wait to be pushed and your results will improve.”
– Lourdes M, January 15

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Credits to my friend, Dahlia, for sending me this meaningful sms (text in boldfaced) tonigh

1. Decide to be Happy;
“All the happiness you ever find lies within you.” says an article which listed 10 ways happy people choose happiness. Opting to be happy is always intrinsic in nature. Although external circumstances create impact to our mood, the ability to condition one’s mind makes significant yield on how one should welcome every turn of events with appreciation and less worry.

Smiling at the peak of an awkward plight or at the middle of an unforeseen mishap is the least possible thing one can try doing. But the good news is that “mood is malleable and happiness is yours for the choosing.” It isn’t about ignoring the negativities around you as if they don’t exist. It is about harnessing the strength and will inside you that says “I have all the reasons to smile, after all!”

Life is good.

2. Apply the power of positive thinking;

Whenever troubled or feeling stressed, it has become my habit to repeatedly say “All is well!” Thanks to the movie, 3 Idiots, the 3-word mantra works!!!

Positive thinking proves to be beneficial to our health. Among its benefits as a result of effective stress management, according to this article, include:
>> Increased life span
>> Lower rates of depression
>> Lower levels of distress
>> Greater resistance to the common cold
>> Better psychological and physical well-being
>> Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
>> Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

To harness the art of positive thinking, I recommend that you try browsing this site for some practical and very beneficial instructions on how you can master and apply optimism.

Positive people are healthy people. They are happy ones!

3. Maintain emotional wellness;

Emotional Wellness, as defined by this article, “is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress; hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner contributes to our Emotional Wellness.”

Dr. Guy Winch in his article at Huffington Post, says that “while we apply ice packs to sprains, use Band-Aids for cuts, or gulp down chicken soup when we have a cold”, it is important that we do something for our emotional well being. Protecting our self-esteem, taking control of ourselves after a failure, distracting ourselves from brooding thoughts, finding meaning after a loss, and recovering self-worth after a rejection are among the positive habits he suggested to boost our emotional wellness.

4. Have an attitude of gratitude;

Author and researcher Dr. Robert Emmons has discovered what gives life meaning: Gratitude. In his book, Thanks: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, he shares on a scientific note that “regular grateful thinking can increase happiness by as much as 25 percent”. Amazing!

Well, there should not be much debate on this ground. The more grateful a person is, the happier he/she becomes.

Here are some suggestions from SparkPeople on how we can practice gratitude:
>> Keep a gratitude journal.
>> Take the time to share your feelings; express gratitude.
>> Practice gratitude with your family and friends.

5. Live in the present;

While it is rewarding to recall the lessons of the past and it’s good to positively look forward, it is important to provocatively deal with the here and now.

The same sun rises and sets at the horizons every day. But each day is unique as the other. No two Mondays are the same just as every weekday (and weekend) offers new opportunities for mending broken hearts or searching one’s soul.

The yesteryears and the years to come are significant as it shaped and promise to mold the person in every one of us. But it is the here and now that we do something… to achieve fulfillment – to be happy.

To make the best out of what the present can turn out, Reader’s Digest’s 10 Steps to Mindfulness suggests:
>> Do one thing at a time.
>> Do it slowly and deliberately.
>> Do less.
>> Put space between things.
>> Spend at least 5 minutes each day doing nothing.
>> Stop worrying about the future — focus on the present.
>> When you’re talking to someone, be present.
>> Eat slowly and savor your food.
>> Live slowly and savor your life.
>> Make cleaning and cooking become meditation.

6. Love what you do, do what you love;

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” says Confucius. I have to subscribe.

Working as a classroom teacher in a rural public high school is definitely a very demanding task. Everyday it seems like I’m in a battlefield…ignorance, mediocrity, passiveness and lack of teaching and learning resources (plus some bureaucratic nonsense and lapses) are my common enemies, a source of inconvenience and worry. But at the end of the day, as my co-teachers and I ride the motor boat on our way home, after a hard day’s work, we find ourselves smiling and even laughing at ourselves for what transpired in our classrooms. I’m glad I have become a teacher. I know my colleagues share the same feelings, too.

7. Approach life with humor and laughter;

Humor and laughter are both contagious. When they are shared, they bind people together and foster happiness and togetherness. Scientific studies reveal that laughter triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter provide a boost in the immune system and energy, ease pain, and protect people from the adverse effects of stress. [Note: This blog from Daily Health Post enumerates the healthy benefits we get from laughter (and of course having a good sense of humor)]

To develop a good sense of humor, please visit this article at WikiHow.

8. Observe a healthy spirituality. Do not forget to thank GOD for the many blessings.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
–Denis Waitley

To be happy therefore is to experience spiritual growth which can only be achieved by recognizing and appreciating the role of the Supreme Being in our lives.

Thanks for reading this post. Feel free to share your thoughts.

Happy trio. We had a wonderful time whenever we're together despite our own personal troubles. I love these ladies!!!

The animals within us…

A grandfather told his grandson:
“Two animals reside in our hearts: the eagle and the snake.
The eagle represents our dreams, hopes and all the good things while the snake represents all the negative things, even death.”

The grandson asked, “Who will win between the two animals?”

He answered, “It depends which one will you feed everyday.”

I have to say thanks to Clarin, my former student for sending me (as sms) this brief story. Simple yet meaningful…

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!



Prayer for friends


Before having a wonderful sleep last night, I had the chance of listening over MOR 93.9  songs that have been part of my college years. One particular song that help me reminisce happy thoughts of my very good friends Richel, Ronnie, Riza, Mona and Donna is One Friend.

There is poignancy  whenever I think of these great friends. We have had such wonderful memories and foolishness together back in college and it’s been eight years that we haven’t personally seen each other. (Thanks to Facebook and sms, we stay connected.)

One special thing about us, I recall, is that we pray for each other… and on very touching ocassions, we pray together.

This special post is for them and for the wonderful people who have shared me their friendship.

“Dearest Father up above, this prayer is for all the friends I love, some are near, some are far. But Lord no matter where they are, watch and keep them safe through each day and night. I pray that you bless them most abundantly for they are very special to me. Amen.”

Thanks to my friend Macel for forwarding me as sms the short prayer above.


Feeling wistful of the passing year and the memories it will be bringing, I contented myself slumping on my bed on the remaining hours of 2010 hoping to find a comforting rest and eventually find a sound sleep (again) before the New Year’s Eve mass. Unfortunately I woke up a couple of minutes after 12 midnight and had missed all the merriments the New Year brings…

The colorful firecrackers display was almost gone. The smoky air was all that was left plus a bunch of smiling passerby and the sound of firecrackers blasting every minute. The street was a bit noisy unlike those of the previous years.

The recurrent rain showers have undeniably hampered the ways by which people celebrate the occasion outside their homes. I just hoped it did not affect at all the parishioners who will be celebrating the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God.


To begin my first blog entries for this year [the other entry should have been posted yesterday (the last day of December 2010), I intentionally reserved this slot for the treasures I found in my inbox beginning December 31, 2010; 3:22pm up to January 1, 2011; 5:02pm. Thanks to these wonderful people who never failed to inspire and cheer me up…


+639128105***  [December 31, 2010; 3:22pm]

Mam Annie [December 31, 2010; 5:01pm]

Tope [December 31, 2010; 5:10pm & January 1, 2011;  2:42am]

Angie [December 31, 2010; 5:54pm]

Richelda [December 31, 2010; 6:33pm& 11:52pm]

Mam Abing [December 31, 2010; 6:49pm]

Mam Nancy [December 31, 2010; 7:11pm]

Mam Janelle [December 31, 2010; 8:49pm]

Clarin [December 31, 2010; 9:56pm]

Mam Aleah [December 31, 2010; 10:03pm]

Lourdes [December 31, 2010; 8:47pm]

Baby Jo [December 31, 2010; 9:05pm & January 1, 2011; 12:22am]

Peter [December 31, 2010; 11;35pm]

Dexter [December 31, 2010; 11:37pm]

+639285317*** [December 31, 2010; 11:46pm]

Julie [December 31, 2010; 11:51pm]

Bito [December 31, 2010; 11:57pm]

Lilanie [January 1, 2011; 12:04am] – the first person who greeted me in 2011 with a ‘happy new year’”

Erwin [January 1, 2011; 12:10am]

Mama [January 1, 2011; 12:10am]

Mama Leny [January 1, 2011; 12:12am]

+639092374*** [January 1, 2011; 12:39am]

Edison [January 1, 2011; 12:39am]

Mam Ruby T. [January 1, 2011; 12:49am]

Sky [January1, 2011; 1:12am]

Lawrence H. [January 1, 2011; 1:14am]

John Paul [January 1, 2011; 8:04am]

Mam Julie [January 1, 2011; 9;18am]

Ireed [January 1, 2011; 10:34am]

+639296154*** [January 1, 2011; 11:32am]

Migs [January 1, 2011; 2:35pm]

Amy [January 1, 2011; 5:02pm]


“Before the 2010 ends

I would like

To thank

All of the

People who


Their lives

With me…

Its been a

Wonderful year

Having you guys


Thanks for adding

All the

Flavors in my


For this year…

Hope to see

You being with me this

Coming 2011…


Nemia [December 31, 2010; 9:51pm]

Cheann [December 31, 2010; 9:19pm]

Sir Anthony [December 31, 2010; 9:02pm]

Suzette [December 31, 2010; 8:02pm]

Mam Jasmin [December 31, 2010; 7:12 pm]

Dahlia [December 31, 2010; 11:03am]

Tita Jonalyn [December 30, 2010; 12:01pm]

“An mga taon siring sa manga dahon, sa panahon ka taglagas, minaagi, minaabot, daradara an pung-aw, ugma, asin kulog.

Maw-ot ko na sa paglagas kan taon 2010, saro ako sa mga matatadang dahon sa saimong sanga, tanganing sa sunod na burongahan, sabay tang himateon guiraray an tunay na hamis kan buhay…

Biyaya nin Dios mapasaimo lugod, asin sa saimong pamilya…

Maogma asin maswerteng maabot na Bagong Taon!!!”

Mam Donna [January 1. 2011; 10:27am]

Kuya Boboy [December 31, 2010; 11:27pm]

Mam Cho [December 31, 2010; 10:09pm]

Mam Wilma [December 31, 2010; 9:42pm]

Tita Auring [December 31, 2010; 8:59pm]

Mam Rosita [December 31, 2010; 8:36pm]

+639103839*** [December 31, 2010; 8:01pm]

+639297681*** [December 31, 2010; 12:03pm]

Sir Nestor [December 31, 2010; 6:08pm]

[ahd: I love this one sent in by Ate Mitch”

“Para di malasin ang NEW YEAR huwag mo isasali sa handa ang bilog na prutas na may itim na buto tulad ng pakwan, chico, atbp.

Wag ka rin maghanda ng ice cream para di matunaw ang swerte at higit sa lahat wag maghanda ng apat ang paa, baboy, baka, at kambing, at baka tumakbo ang swerte. Wag din ang isda at baka malunod ang swerte. Wag ka maghanda ng may pakpak tulad ng manok o pabo at baka lumipad and swerte.

Upang matiyak ang swerte sa 2011 wag ka na lang maghanda!

Tipid pa! Happy New Year Po!

Ate Mitch [December 31, 2010; 5:08pm]

“It’s only few hours countdown before new year!

I know it’s a bit early but I thought I’d start to greet with the great and good looking one first who are closest  to my heart!

Happy New Year!

Rhan-rhan [December 31, 2010; 6;46pm]

“2010 has been a fruitful year to me, thank you for being a part of it. May God abundantly bless You and your family! Happy New Year!”

Edz [December 31, 2010; 8;32pm]

“A strong faith;

A peaceful soul;

A joyful spirit;

A healthy body;

And a loving family…

All these I wish for you and your family.

Happy New Year!

God bless!

Mam Tintin [December 31, 2010; 9:36pm]

“Before we end 2010, let me say this:

4 d frndshp

4 d care

4  d laugh

4 d jokes

4 d text

4 d smiles

4 everything u have shared…

Thank you… Happy 2011 to you!

Mam Liezl [December 31, 2010; 8:48pm]

“Before 2010 nds, I thank all the good people like you who made this year beautiful for me… I hope and pray that you and your family be blessed with a fruitful 2011. A graced and joy filled New Year!

Mam Chanda [December 31, 2010; 9:37pm]

“A new book is about to be opened with blank pages. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right!!!.”

+639393574*** [December 31, 201o; 10:02pm]

“Before the sun sets in this year…

Before the memories fade…

Before the network jammed…

Wish you and your family a happy sparkling new year 2011.”

Nini [December 31, 2010; 10:39pm]

“May the Good Lord continue to bless you with things that matter most in life – a “Gift” of good health, happy home and peace of mind.

Happy New Year!”

Mam Gina [January1, 2011; 12:47am]

Mam Dianne [December 31, 2010; 11:04pm]

“2011 is coming before 2010 ends, let me thank all the good people like you, who made 2010 beautiful for me. I pray you be blessed with faithful year ahead… I wish you a:

Fantastic January

Loveable February

Marvelous March

Foolish April

Enjoyable May

Successful June

Wonderful July

Independent August

Tastiest October

Beautiful November

Happiest December.

Have a victorious year!”

Mam Federis [December 31, 2010; 11:18pm]

“Wishing you a Happy New Year 2011!

12 Months of Happiness

52 weeks of Fun

8760 hours of  good health

525600 minutes of Love

31536000 seconds of joy

Happy New Year to all! God bless us always!

Mam Marie [January 1, 2011; 9:06am]

“Be grateful for what has been 2010

Be hopeful for 2011…

Be loving with everyone for life is beautiful!

Happy New Year!

Mama Badang [January 1, 2011; 9:48 am]

May your blessings come a thousand fold;

May the love in your heart never get old;

And may you find treasures worthier than gold!

God be with you and your family always.

A blissful and prosperous New Year!”

Mam Emma G. [January 1, 2011; 9:58am]

“An tunay na kaogmahan sa pagsabat nin bagong taon dae namamatean huli sa dakul na pagkakan, gayon nin gubing, kusog nin paputok, tatak nin alak, bilang nin birilog na prutas… o maski pa sa bilang nin ngbati nin ‘happy new year!”… kundi  namamatean huli sa pagmangno niato sa dapat na tunay na espiritu nin bagong taon… huli sa paglaom niato na liwat magiging masagana, matuninong, nagkakasararo an satong familia…”

Sir Ed [January 1, 2011; 10:20am]

“I’ll never stop wishing that your journey through this world will be touched by kindness, inspired by wisdom, graced with understanding and kept safe from all harm… Wishing you not just happiness but pure joy not just wealth but heaven’s treasures, not just silence but God’s peace… A prosperous new year to you and your family!

Maricel [January 1, 2011; 1:57pm]