The coming days from now and the near and far future is somewhat “new” to me as I embark on my next chapter of my life. After long years of being part of a corporate world, I am now on my own…. There are fears, yes; hesitations, definitely; worries, for sure …. But there are really moments of great anticipation and excitement. I know I have prepared myself enough for this, and I am more than ready. I Know!
Talking more about positivity, I am now beginning to embrace (and enjoying) the “freedom” I have now. It’s more of the luxury of my time to do what I think really matters now to me. To see again what I am capable of doing in different fields. To experience again the new and renewed energy and creativity. To rekindle again relationships. To enjoy the extra time spent just playing and creating and keep on learning. The possibilities are endless… so why hesitate, why worry.
The adventure… the grand adventure begins (again)…
Children Got Cancer too, please don’t look away. Today, I visited Phil General Hospital, with my humble petty gifts of pillows for the children of Pediatric ward for cancer patients. I have made a promise a couple of months ago that I will return with donations of pillows which the doctors specifically asked. Petty my gifts are, but I hope it will bring smiles to their face.
It was heart-breaking yet so inspiring how they are trying to be strong to fight the big C, though their body is so small and frail. It is also admirable how are their parents and lolas are so patiently and tenderly caring for them, keeping also the brave spirit.
Other petty stuff and problems became so irrelevant when you are at this place where one thing that is SO important is to hang on to the fragile thread of what we call Life.
Hope I can do more to cheer them. Or give what keep us all “hanging in there” …. Hope.
52weeks Adventure/ Challenge
Week 3 – Charity Works at PGH
Haven’t read books in a while, but I got this recently in National’s sale box. And glad I did. It made me inspired again, and brought back the volunteerism spirit that seemed lulling for a while. Just like any other projects and ideas and aspirations that I have unconsciously (or maybe deliberately) “abandoned” because of everyday grinding schedules and stress (alibi, alibi)…
Been thinking when was the last time that I made meaningful acts of volunteerism or deliberate act of charity works? In past years, I usually took time to plan and schedule and save for those “events”. Maybe its not too late again. Well, nothing is too late if one starts NOW.
In my small way, will do something meaningful to help or any random act of kindness everyday starting Today (again).
Week 2 – Go Read Those Books and Be Inspired
Sept 18-21, 2013
2 days bonding moments with BFF-partners (SVS) and 2 days CPA convention
(Not necessarily in order):
1. Set no schedule, no itinerary…. just bum around
2. Enjoy a massage
3. Update Instagram
4. Read blogs
5. Update 101 in 1001
6. Sleeeeppp zzzzz
7. Watch Aga movie – done
8. Watch Be Careful…
9. Picture picture with celebrities (Bamboo)
10. Update iPhone Apps
11. Cleanup iphone files
12. Plan for date adventure with Papi
13. Plan for bicol with dad
14. Plan for house renovation for mama
15. Calea cake with friends
16. Nightout with PG staff
17. Facial kikay self-session with sisters
18. Chicken bacolod with friends
19. 5 pillow designs
20. Email kuyas
21. Plan for getaway with Family – December
22. Listen to inspirational speakers
23. Scout for a new good author
24. Read Kerygma and God Whisper
25. Read newspaper
26. Update blogs
27. Order easel for Aliya and Mama
28. Scout robotic or art workshop for Lean
29. Visit the Ruins
30. Write 43 things to be thankful for
I am missing my blog and blogging… I missed being inspired… it seemed without writing my thoughts, I am uprooted and in many places. Focus. that’s what I need now. And I need to blog/write to make my mind clearer and my priorities checked.
Anyway, best time to begin is always “now” … never mind that my last entry was Dec 2012 and the second last was July 2012… I will keep at this for now….
I think I have not started my 2013 right… feels like a roller-coaster in the past month and past week (company take-over, store opening, new implementation at work place, while there are new projects, new demands in our business, plus it is now tax season)… It passed by with me doing so many things yet it seemed accomplishing nothing. I lacked planning and got lost. I am losing focus. And it frustrates me now,,, feels like it is making me more unproductive… Plus, there are lot of people (staff) who are banking on my directions and leadership.
Well, it will not get better if I whine and continue to be dismayed… I have to pick up myself and start again. NOW is the time to start afresh (January will not come back, not until next year). Focus on few things. Relax. Set goals. No pressure. Delegate. Depend on the Team. Unwind. Pray.
I will get by…. I will pass this… with lots “done” …
Will update soon….
I will count this day a separate life.
I will remember that those who have fewest regrets
are those who take each moment as it comes
for all that it is worth.
Today Series: 21/22
From the Book of Og Mandino: Mission Success (The Seeds of Success)
This quote from this favorite book is what I almost live by as my personal motto… (you see, it is also the tagline of this blogsite….)
This moment is all that we have, time is our companion, we are the maker of our life…
the choice on how we live it is within our power…
This photo will remind me of how my 15yr old son starts to explore and “invade” the social media world. I know he is experementing and learning and excited about gaining new friends. I have apprehensions, as most moms have, but i will let him be. I hope I will be always there to guide and remind him of our values and virtues. I pray that he’ll not go “stray” ….
This photo is quite symbolic and timely. My son, when he turned off the light in his room, he saw this sunray effect on his eyeglass. He called me excitedly, like a little kid who found a treasure toy! He showed it to me with ardent delight… (at first I dont know what he was pointing at)… Apparently, it was his first time to see a sunlight streaming through his window (he usually go to school almost at dawn, and he sleeps late on weekends). Having this “grand” effect on his stuff, he was amazed literally, and it was a warm feeling (for me) looking at him, while he is trying to be “big” and “all-knowing” he is still my unassuming boy who appreciates simple and new things.