Rarely do people say “Thank God it’s Monday!” But how you feel and what your mind’s disposition is as soon as you wake up on a Monday can greatly affect how your week will be.
Pensieri di Lunedi are my thoughts every Monday. What’s yours?
(Photo taken at Panglao, Bohol, Philippines)
Personally, I can’t imagine life without my dogs. They give me a certain kind of freedom…
May I abound in hope…..
(Quote from Oriah Mountaindreamer)
As I battled the black cloud that lingered behind me last week, JMT said, “There is no war that you and I cannot win together.” I am fortunate to be loved by someone who’s willing to fight my battles with me…and someone who’s willing to stand in the centre of the fire with me and never shrink back.
Because home is where the heart is….
Because there are moments when we wish someone understood exactly how our soul feels…..
(quote by Mandy Fox)
Let’s live in each second…in each moment as it comes because that is really all that we have.
Valentine’s Day isn’t one of my favorite days. Growing up, I found it too commercialized and such an over-kill. Perhaps this was why I always had to have a plan. The only thing that made this day bearable were the flowers my dad would give me every year.
But come to think of it, why be anti-Valentine’s? Single, committed, married, “it’s complicated”, whatever status have, love is worth celebrating. Love is what makes life worth living…the bad days bearable….the sacrifices worth it…and the good days worth celebrating. It is what makes us feel infinite. So let’s celebrate love and the people who give us love. After all, there will always be someone who loves you back.
We all have our tipping points. Sometimes life becomes so overwhelming that the only way to survive is to dive into it.
Because I like to observe…understand…discover what inspire and break people… discover what their stories are…imagine…create stories….
(Photo taken at Versailles, Paris, last March 29, 2011)
This line struck me the most from the book, Perks of Being A Wallflower. It is incredibly and painfully true… We all have an idea of what love is and the kind of love we want. For some people, they accept less because of their past, their fears, their darkness. But the truth is, we all deserve the best versions of the person we love.
Happy New Year everyone! May we all have an amazing year.
Stop. Stare. Take time to really care.
Mean what you say and do what you say.
“Yolo” was one of the words Oxford Dictionary considered to be their word of the year. And this I hold closely to my heart. We do only live once so how much of our lives and ourselves are we willing to give up for security, temporary comfort and happiness? If our true passion knocks on our door, will you be willing to invite it in and accept it?
Seconds turn into minutes and the next thing we know days have turned into years…and then we ask ourselves, have we truly done what would make us happy?
You only live once. Be brave. Be happy.
With faith by my side I jumped. It was one of the biggest and best decisions I have ever made. It is truly amazing what love can do…
Something to remember as I start a new phase in my life….
Sisters share a rare and special bond… a bond that makes all sorts of adventure more fun…that makes stories and memories more profound and intimate… that makes living far from the other unimaginable…
With my sister at Bronte Beach, Sydney, Australia
(Photo taken in Boracay, Philippines)
This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned….go through the chaos and you’ll find peace.
Whatever it is that you’re doing…Whatever it is that you value….Whatever your truth is, make sure it makes you happy and whole.
(Photo taken at the Sahara Desert)
As my countdown begins, I slowly let go of the past and become more at peace with the future I am about the face.
(photo taken at Mt. Monsterrat, Barcelona)
I gazed upon my students’ face last Saturday and somehow they were earnestly listening. Their was a shimmer in their eyes. Some of them even tried to catch their breath at times. Ah! I have fulfilled my purpose.
Only when we let go of our old self and habits can we fully accept the changes in our lives. And it is only through accepting things as they are and expecting them to remain the way they are can we live freely.
Because maybe it’s time for a new hello…..so I can lift my spirit and live a healthier life.
As I turned 27, I learned that sometimes we just have to dance with life.
The problem with birthdays is that it makes you re-assess every corner of your life. You begin to think if you’ve been living the life you wanted for yourself. Am I doing what I love? Who are the genuine people in my life? Am I fulfilling my purpose in this world? Have I loved myself? Have I done enough? Have I inspired change? Have I been inspiring?
Thirteen hours to my 27th birthday and I am breathless, scattered brain, and the struggle within me goes to new heights.
“We all have reasons for moving. I move to keep things whole.”
(photo from justeveryday411.com)
(Photo from Pinterest)
Most people despise the rain but I for one enjoy it. It’s not just about the cold breeze which gives you the perfect excuse to stay in bed. It’s not about cancelled classes or sometimes even work. I find the rain romantic…nostalgic. It’s the perfect time to stay under the sheets with the one you love. It’s even the perfect time to have some “me-time.” So go ahead…make that cup of hot chocolate or even get a bowl of ice cream with milk. Watch all the movies you like or do something that’s just for you.
Let the rain rejuvenate you! Find your own sunshine amidst the rain.
There are times when we realize that what we thought to be true…the dreams and hopes we’ve held on to are merely dreams..sometimes they even let us down…and so we let go and hope that one day the certainty our dreams give us will also bring us peace.
(Photo from Pinterest)