Its always a blessing to meditate about Jesus’ finished work on Calvary. It makes me think less about my own worries and more about God’s abundant grace and mercies. Simply put, mine is nothing compared to how He suffered for me. And that is always enough - a reminder for me… goodnight real world..;)
#nofilter #inchristalone #goodnyt #meditation
Oh no, this is not a story of goodbyes.
In fact this is an appreciation of moving on and saying hello to new friends, opportunities and exciting circumstances that could make life more wonderful and interesting.
Living in a fast-paced life, we are all forced to get on easily with new faces and situations that is necessary to get on with our life. I, for one, has been through enough stances that makes me realize how grateful am for all the people I met and have been meeting in my life. They teach a lot of things even without saying a word that creates an impact in your own perspective in things and circumstances. Especially now that I am in this stage of recognizing other people with the same interests and mind-set as mine, learning how to deal with changes and accepting everything as God’s will for me, is a total must.
But in spite of the changes that we all must experience, I guess one thing is for sure – we all get our happy hormones up and be excited in meeting someone we haven’t met in such a long time. Sure, there would be a lot of changes but that’s what makes the meeting exciting – catching up about what life has done to us can be something more extra-sweet.
What I am saying is, meeting a friend you haven’t met for such a long time is the dearest thing ever! Especially if you had lots of exciting moments with them before. Remembering those days when you were young and innocent and obviously oblivious of what other people will think. Those are the times that are worth talking about.
What makes it more exciting is, apart from all the experience you both been through, regardless of all the changes that made your life totally different from each other, those simple things from the past still keeps you friends – and I guess, it’s safe to say - forever.
And that could never be as sweet as it could be without that day you said – at least, temporarily – goodbye.
After 11 years, thanks girl for making me realize that ‘friends’ do exist.
It’s amazing how time flies so fast. There is this old adage that says we should always take time to stop and smell the roses. Well, I guess that’s what I forgot to do this past few weeks.
I’ve gotten horribly sick and my brain wasn’t functioning as fast as I want it to. I became less energetic and more irritable. Some would say it’s the lack of sleep or lack of nutrition. But whatever it was, it all boils down to one thing, I’ve been terribly stressed out.
Yes, I must admit I’ve gotten so engrossed about working and counting money, trying to balance our profit and our expenses. Trying to figure out how to gain more customers and how to retain them. Making mental notes of improvements and enhancement that needs to be accomplished. Tackling deadlines and hitting them on time. I have pushed myself so far that I have forgotten to take care of myself, my most important asset of all.
Although there’s nothing but negative that’s happening to me this past few days, I’ve learned a lot about being optimistic about things. Like, being grateful that my staff were still there to function without me. I feel so blessed to have them as part of my start up organization and helping me fulfill my dream. I could never ask for anyone else to take their place.
Another thing that I’m grateful for right now, is the moments that I could have alone, by myself, and reflect about the things that I need to accomplish and things that needs to be put on hold. Everything has gone from slow to really, really fast for these past few months, that I have not the time to even sit down and write down my most intimate thoughts in a journal – or my shallow, pointless thoughts, here.
It just seems so funny now that just when I have all the exciting things to write about, that’s the time I don’t take a moment to jot it down. Then I call myself a writer of some sort? I may not be the best writer in the world, but at least, in my own world, I should try to be one, right?
I should make it a habit write every morning, don’t you think, my little dear blog? Just for the sake of venting out my thoughts and not stressing about my thoughts. You know what I mean.
At the end of the day, everything I do is just part of a bigger dream that I want to have for myself. There is still my friends that I need to pay attention to, my family that I need to value, someone special to love and to keep, and a messy bedroom to fix each waking hour. And aside from that, my relationship with God needs a little bit of work here and there. So I guess its safe to say that everything still worked out for good.
Over the past days, I’ve been burned down with some tasks that I had to accomplish for a living. It happened quite unexpectedly but not that undecidedly.
Handling a small business without any formal background can be quite toxic. Over the last few days, my sister and I have been juggling between searching for possible suppliers and fixing the legal papers for the business. Aside from that, there are a few people to be trained for the job they are assigned to do and more finishing touches to the shop which has to be done.
Even until now, I can’t express how much I have been touched by the people who are willing to help us. I feel so grateful for the people who offered (and are still offering) so much help, either by suggestions, rendering opinions, or actual manual labor for even the tiniest jobs.
There are still so much to do, and I am amazed how God is still giving us the strength, not to mention the financial support that we need to run this small business. I’ve been sick already, I have felt weak and abandoned already, I have felt that I could not do anything more than stare at the computer and be mentally blank. Nevertheless, God is still a merciful God for giving me the right understanding, the right support, the people to meet to bring me back to the reality of what I am supposed to do.
Although there has been hard times already, seeing one of my dreams come to life is a big sigh of relief to my being now. I believe that this is just the beginning. There will be more challenges in the future.
And as I enter this new chapter in my life, I know I will be seeing more of God’s miraculous work in this life He has given me.
When you’re traveling in a different #country,#Filipinos are not really that hard to find. And getting in touch with them could be a breath of fresh air to each one. Generally, for me, they are people working so hard to earn what they need to provide for their families back home. This time its an honor to be with relatives who did just that. And despite all their hardships they could still smile and go on with their lives in a foreign country even if deep inside they long to be back home where their lives began. #day13 #100happydays #ofw #families #inspiration #motivation #japan #yokohama #daiso #ramen #eatallyoucan #shopping #100yen #lovingjapan
#japan is said to have to the longest life expectancy in the world. Now, i wouldnt wonder why. They are clean to the spot. The way they prepare their food is so spotless and neat. The food itself is healthy in a lot of ways. No microwave for the I guess. Even the ice cream is in absolute healthiest flavors. Green tea, lavender, blueberry.. anyone? ;) To top it all of, all of them are delicious.;) #food #day12 #100happydays #instagrammers #inspiration #trip #travels #life #torii #oisters #softcream #corn #steamedbun
One of the things that I appreciate here in #japan is how the people doesnt seem to mind walking for a few minutes just to catch their next train ride home. Esp. in a junction there seem to be endless row of people hurrying by. Busy or not train is a must.,:) #day11 #100happydays #instagrammers #inspiration #motivation #sunnysaturday #picturesque #mtfuji #photogrid
I was never deprived of watching anime cartoons when I was a child so just imagine my overwhelming appreciation to see parks and things related to them. #GundamWing has been one of my faves. #TokyoTower where #MagicKnightRayEarth began and one of the spots where #CardCaptureSakura flew up to fight and retrieve a card. Some #temples and #palaces that resembles the ones showed in #FushigiYugi. They are just amazing to see. How the people here use their cultural history to create imaginary characters that could be the future of us is just…fantastic. i guess you could never see it that way if you’ve never seen an anime in whole life ;) #japan #tokyo #day10 #100happydays #inspiration #motivation #instagrammers #bbloggers #blogging #trip #travels #nofilter #metro