Monday, August 16, 2010

i am blessed

there were times i get tired of fighting and start questioning and complaining...
there were times that what i have is not enough
and i keep on asking for more.

there were times that i wish i were somebody else,
an actress, a politician, doctor, or a even a princess
i was never contented, i was never thankful...

but when i looked to those who had been confined to their wheelchairs for such a long time...
to those who need a machine to breathe for them.
to those who even can't spell their names or even count from one to ten
to those who don't have a house they can call their own home.
to those who had never even touched a cellphone.
to those who can't hear the tweet of the birds or can't see the colors of the rainbow

those were the times that i began to look above
and be thankful to the Him who had loved me so much.
For no matter how big my problem is, no matter how cruel the world to me
still, i am one million times more blessed with more than one billion people in this world...

and suddenly, all the pain, all the sufferings, all the sacrifices, all the complaints, all the grudges, all the envy, suddenly, it all vanish and in the bottom of my heart i find peace for i believe and i know that

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life is about being all that you are

When the bird build a nest they create a foundation with a small branches and rough twigs, then a parents feather the nest with a softer leaves that make a bed comfortable for their chicks. When the chick grow they thrash the nest and gradually displace the softer bedding, the softer material is scattered away, and the thorny foundation remains making it quite uncomfortable for the chicks to stay the nest, thus they motivate to spread their wings and take independent flight as they are meant to do.
Sometimes, you are facing an uncomfortable situation you may complain and resist it, like the young birds being pushed out the nest your situation my be prompting you to exercise your wings that allow you to soar in a ways that you never would have enjoyed if you stayed on your familiar haven. Life about growth, expansion, movement and actualizing potential, if you stay in a relationship, home or job beyond the time its healthy for you the universe will prod you with thorns as if to say, its time to move a boarder domain.
Most important is not to run away from the situation if there’s still meaning and values in your presence there. Ask for a signs and direction and you will receive them. Life is all about being you are and can be. Remember this, when that time comes, the thorns can help.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Competition, whether in sport or in life, we all compete.

I’m competing right now I write this article about competing in order for me to be noticed. Competition is good for us without it we would not evolve we could not better ourselves, sporting records could not be broken and products would not be enhanced. Competition makes life better, surely it must do it is our human nature to complete.
In work if we want to get on we need to compete, put our selves forward get promotion and move up the ladder for some it does not matter who we tread on, dog eats dog and that is the way of the world, right? In business small companies compete jockeying for position trying to get ourselves noticed, undercutting where possible to give the best price for that new conservatory or landscaping job. Big companies compete as well, they keep a check on their competitor; discuss strategies to win contracts, always trying to go that extra mile and yes, undercutting their prices to win. That is healthy competition, which is what we want as the consumer giving us our value for our money or is it?
Like many people I have witnessed natural disaster, I have donated to the appeal funds, fortunately I have never been caught in an typhoon or earthquake, I’ve never had to experience famine or disease first hand, but id o take my hat off to the aid agencies that selflessly strive in disaster zones to feed and car for all humanity in some areas it becomes so difficult that survivors compete with each other for the bare essentials to live, we find that competition disturbing to watch so perhaps we should act quicker and plan more for the future.
So how competitive will you be today; will it be a fair price? Will you be helping the poor? Will you be planning for the future? Most of us like to think our competition is harmless and most of the time it is, but let us not across that line, let us think before we get too competitive.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Moving on

Life is not stagnant, we have to move on despite of the trials and tribulations that we encounter everyday. Remember the classic song "you'll never walk alone ... at the end of the storm is a golden sky."