Weekly Word Inspiration : HOPE

Hope

When it seems that you have nothing, there is hope.

When it seems that everything is not going the way you would have wanted things to be, there is hope that things will get better before it gets worse.

When it seems that all you have left is hope, then you have everything.

You can try to reach into your soul and see all the things that has made you weak and vulnerable but let hope bring you the strength to overcome these things.

You think you have reached the deepest depths but there is hope to help you rise and conquer your fears.

Hope will keep you grounded in the belief that you can surpass obstacles and problems.

Hope is everything you need, along with the right actions, when you are down and have nothing. Hope is one of those powers to help you move on when you are at a crossroad.

Cultivate hope instead of fear.

Have hope instead of doubts.

Feel your hope instead of despair.

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Weekly Word Inspiration : WALK

Weepy Word Inspiration : Walk

WALK. Take the first step.

Would you rather go the way where paved roads lead? Or would you choose unpaved roads that have seen and felt a few footsteps?

Are you ready to meet the challenges at the next bend and see what’s waiting for you at the end of the path you have chosen? The choice to go the path that you think is best for you is something that should be pondered.

Every step you take might lead you closer to your destination or farther from where you would have wanted to be.

Walk, take the first step and see where it might lead you.

Posted by julie @ 8:35 pm

#weeklywordinspiration goodness

Do you see the goodness of the people around you? Do you encourage them, through your actions and reactions, to show the goodness of their hearts and their intentions?
What about you? Have you shown your goodness through actions and words? We all have our own innate goodness, we just have to show it and make others feel inspired to do good too.
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Weekly Word Inspiration : FOCUS

FOCUS 2017

Focus is that one word that I always tell my students whenever their attention to tasks needs to be 100%. Focus is that word too, that I need to stay on track with the tasks I need to accomplish, be it a little thing or something major.

Social media has somehow made us lose focus on the things that we should be giving importance to. Do you have time to read a good book or that time has been spent scrolling the social media feeds of other people?

Do you have time to focus on your goals or have lost the time meant for these because the focus was given to other pursuits that were not really worth the time and effort. Have you given focus on how you should be working on how to be a better person instead of spending time looking into other people’s lives? Have you overshared so much of yourself that you forgot to keep the special things just for you alone or maybe just between you and your loved ones to intimately share?

I hope that this word, focus, gives me a clear visual path to be able to be a better version of me. I also hope that 2017 will be a year to remember because I have focused on what is more important to pursue and experience with joy in my heart.

By the way, if you focus hard enough, say hello to that little creature that blended well with its surroundings.

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Quezon City Rush Hour Traffic

Tonight, thankfully the youngest child and I have arrived before the rains came. Going home is a struggle for a lot of people here in Metro Manila, especially to those who ride the public transport. And even if people drive their own cars, the traffic situation is horrible especially during afternoon rush hour till late evening. Or maybe it is just here in our area?

How to keep sane inside a vehicle during rush hour traffic in Metro Manila (and elsewhere there’s traffic)?

  • Listen to music that you really love. If you are a commuter, bring your own earphones to listen to the music that suits your taste because chances are, the public utility vehicle you are riding has its own music. This also prevents you from listening to the incessant yakking of someone sitting close to you. Beware to not play too loud music that you are not aware of the things happening to you.
  • Organize your thoughts and affairs by being mindful amidst the chaos. If you are driving, you can’t do this too much because you need all your faculties on alert during traffic.
  • For passengers who are not too sensitive with the vehicle’s motions, you can update your social media accounts to while away the time or watch a movie or videos on your phone. Be sure to secure your phone with you and that you are still aware of the people around you.
  • Talk to the person you are with, it will make travel time easier and seem faster. Just don’t talk too loud that others are sending you dagger looks.
  • If you are a passenger, perhaps you can try to meditate amidst the passengers around you. Tune out the noise and concentrate on your thoughts.
  • Bring food to nibble, breath mints and candies to chew and drinks for when you are thirsty. Don’t overdo for you may not be able to take a bathroom break in the middle of EDSA or Marcos Highway riding with 9 other passengers. Make sure that the food is not too aromatic that may incite the hunger pains of the other passengers to be more pronounced.
  • Be patient. Keep your cool and remember that like you, everyone wants to go home and rest after a tiring day at work.
Posted by julie @ 11:32 pm

I hope you understand that the words of wisdom I imparted to you are for your own good. I speak from experience and as much as I want you to learn from these, it is my desire to have you learn lessons with less hurt and pain.

I hope you understand that as a mom, almost every thought I have when I am awake and even in my sleep centers on you, my children. This is because I only want the best for you, I have you not just in my thoughts but in my fervent prayers that you are in God’s good graces and always feeling safe and secure.

I hope you understand that even if I fuss too much, I worry too much and I expect more from you, it is not because you are my children, but because you have the capability to think well and think wise. I may nag a bit too much but it is for your own good (and my sanity!) that we are all learning how to make things work well in a concerted effort and through collaborations and being  open to each other.

I hope you understand that there are times when the going gets rough, the tough just wants to make everything work out right for all of us. It may be just frustration that rears its ugly head at the heat of the moment but please, if we both exert effort to run a well-oiled routine, then we both know what to expect and what to do. If not, let these diversions from routine help make us adapt to changes easily.

I hope you understand that everything you and I are doing is for your own good because no parent wants his/her children to go down the path that will bring them a lot of disappointments and heartaches. There may be sacrifices and rough patches along the way but understand that life and its lessons are learned through a process that has its ups and downs.

I hope you understand that I love you and that everything I do for you is what I think is best for you. You may not appreciate all these things now but in time, you will. I know it not because I know I am right but because I once was like you, defying borders, trying to see how I can change circumstances the way I see fit and trying to do everything that I think I can do all at the same time. I have gone through disappointments and failures but because my own parents instilled in me values to help me be strong and wise, I can say I am exactly where I thought myself to be.

Remember this, life lessons may be tough and difficult but because we have both learned to adjust, to cope and to think wisely, you may very well become that person you envision yourself to be, on your merit, with us cheering you on at the sidelines.

I hope you understand. I know you do and for that, thank you for understanding.

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