Archive for July, 2011


Great Lessons of Life

Each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons that we learn about life, people and our relationships with God.

WHEN SOMEONE LIES TO YOU, it teaches you that things are not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let people know who you really are.

WHEN SOMEONE STEALS FROM YOU,  it teaches you that nothing is forever. Always appreciate what you have. You never know when you might lose it. Never take your friends or family for granted, because today and sometimes only this very moment is the only guarantee you may have.

WHEN SOMEONE INFLICTS INJURY UPON YOU, it teaches you that the human state is a very fragile one. Protect and take care of your body as best as you can, it’s the one thing that you are sure to have forever.

WHEN SOMEONE MOCKS YOU, it teaches you that no two people are alike. When you encounter people who are different from you, do not judge them by how they look or act, instead base it on the contents of what is in their hearts.

WHEN SOMEONE BREAKS YOUR HEART, it teaches you that loving someone does not always mean that the person will love you back. But don’t turn your back on love, because when you find the right person, the joy that one person brings you will make up for all of your past hurts. Times a thousand fold.

WHEN SOMEONE HOLDS A GRUDGE ON YOU, it teaches you that everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the most virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is often the most difficult and painful of life’s experiences, but it is also the most courageous thing a person can do.

WHEN A LOVED ONE IS UNFAITHFUL TO YOU, it teaches you that resisting temptation is man’s greatest challenge. Be vigilant in your resistance against all temptations. By doing so, you will be rewarded with an enduring sense of satisfaction far greater than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.

WHEN SOMEONE CHEATS YOU, it teaches you that greed is the root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true, no matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about your success, but never let an obsession with achieving your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.

WHEN SOMEONE RIDICULES YOU, it teaches you that nobody is perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant of their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections over which they have no control.

WHEN SOMEONE LOVES YOU, it teaches us love, kindness, charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness, acceptance, and all of these can counteract all the evil in the world. For every good deed, there is one evil deed.

WHEN YOU ENTER SOMEONE’S LIFE, whether by plan, chance or coincidence, consider what your lesson will be. Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality? When you die, will your life have resulted in more loving or more hurting? More comfort or more pain? More joy or more sadness? Each one of us has the power over the balance of the love in the world. Use it wisely!


Shared by Abraham Despojo on FB


The Axe


What I Learned in Life (Part 2)

Second and last installment of the post.

“Inspirational Sundays” are weekly motivational posts for people searching for good reads to help them go through life as it happens.

The original author of this is unknown 🙂


I’ve learned – That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned – Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned – That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you have had and what you have learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you have celebrated.

I’ve learned – That you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned – That your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, how people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t always biological. (It’s true)

I’ve learned – That no matter how good a friend is, they are going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned – That it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned – That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned – That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned- Just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned – That we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned – That you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned – That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned – That no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned – That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve learned – That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned – That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned – That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned – That it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe


What I Learned in Life (Part 1)

I started a weekly series dubbed “Inspirational Sundays” last week, for people searching for motivational posts. I am not sure how far I could go with these, but sometimes, we just need a good read to make us realize that life is not so bad at all.

This week’s feature is a very nice reflective post. I find it quite lengthy so I decided to cut it into two parts. Hope you guys like it.

I’ve learned – That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned – That no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned – That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned – That it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned – That you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you would better know something.

I’ve learned – That you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned – That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned – That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned – That you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned – That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned – That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned – That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it’s place.

I’ve learned – That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned – That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned – That my Best FRIEND and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned – That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned – That sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.


Second part will be next week on “Inspirational Sundays.”


A Creed to Live By

Join me every Sunday for weekly inspirational thoughts.


Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love. The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you’re going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.


Thanks to Abraham Despojo for sharing this repost.


And the Winner is….

So today is the day I promised to announce who the winner will be for our “Birthday Giveaway.” Isn’t it exciting???

Well, before I reveal who the winner is,  allow me to thank all those who participated, especially those who really put their time and effort in collecting the points in order to win. I know how difficult it is to get through the different pages. Sometimes, I would take note of the time the first comment was placed, and the last time that same person commented. I would notice that some really spent hours on this site jumping from one article to the next. Thank you so much and I appreciate everything.

But of course, I know that the participant was looking forward to get the prize, and that was a motivating force 🙂

Anyhow, I hope that you enjoyed reading my posts, and commenting at the same time. I am sure you got to know me more through my writing, and I wish this has started friendship amongst us. Thank you all for your time and I hope you guys comeback to visit – with or without prize.

It was really tough counting all the points and I have to get through all the sites submitted. I started counting when I was in Abu Dhabi some weeks back and finished here in the Philippines. It was a tedious process! Sorry that I have to disqualify some entries, like redundant reposts on the same blog site, redundant comments etc. I had to be fair with everybody, and to tell you frankly, I don’t know any of the participants personally. The blogger friends I know decided not to join.

So much of the talking now. I am sure you are all excited to know who’s our lucky participant. She’s the one who earned the most number of points. She’s none other than (drum roll, please…)


Congratulations, Kayce! You did a very good job! Actually I did not count some of your double comments, but you still ended up as the highest scorer. Well done. You will be contacted shortly for your hundred dollar bucks!

And guess what… I decided to give TWO runners up a prize also. I found they did very well also and I couldn’t just ignore their efforts. And they made it very close to Kayce. So do you want to know who these two are? They are…




Congratulations! You will also be receiving surprise gifts (but not hundred bucks anymore, ha!) and I will notify you shortly about it.


So that’s about it guys! Thank you all for joining. I’m typing as quickly as I can because it’s almost 2am here. As you all know, I’m on a vacation to the Philippines so I am quite busy going around. But I tried my best counting the points in between 🙂

Congratulations to the winners!

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