Posted in Life & Wellness, Psychology, Relationships

3 Questions for a Happier Family

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

Hello Everyone!

I know that every one of us desires to have a family where everybody are in a good terms with each other. The thing is no family is ever perfect. Every once in a while, we get mad at each other, we fight, and we say things (we often do not mean) to hurt each other. But the good thing is we can always do something to improve our relationship with everyone in the family.

When you get the chance to sit down and talk to your spouse, partner, children, or siblings today- I would like to encourage  you to ask them these questions (I learned these questions from a conference that I and my hubby attended together):

  1. Is there anything that you need from me that you have not gotten yet? 

  2. Is there anything that I have done to hurt your feelings that I need to apologize for?

  3. What can I do to be a better Spouse/Partner/Mother/Father/Brother/Sister to you?

If we ask these questions more often, and make sure that we act on them, I can guarantee you that it will make a difference in our relationship with our family. 🙂

Happy weekend everyone! Make sure to squeeze in your schedule some quality family time!

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Date Written: July 31, 2016

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Posted in Blogging

A Blog Worth Sharing #2- Gentlemen Project

Hello! 🙂

I came across another amazing blog again today that I really feel is worth sharing.

Before you continue and read the post that I picked, I want you to answer this question: How do you choose THE ONE for you?

K.Lamb has the perfect answer for this! I hope you will learn a lot from this post (especially our male readers) and enjoy at the same time.

Thank you K.Lamb for your excellent blog! 🙂

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Blog Name: GentlemenProject
Post Title: How To Wait For The One

 

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Posted in Positive Thinking, Random Happiness

A Note from Me :)- #2

It was my birthday yesterday, and in doing some reflections, I have come up with  5 life principles that I would like to share with you.

  1. You can share your happiness with people, but you cannot depend your happiness on them. If we rely our happiness on others, we can never be truly happy.
  2. You don’t always get what you want, even coming from the people who loves you. So don’t set expectations for people, set the expectation to yourself.
  3. If you want people to be nice to you, make sure that you are nice to them first.
  4. Do not compare yourself to others because you only see what you are allowed to see. You don’t know their own personal battles.We are beautiful in our own kind of way and we should be happy about that.
  5. Setting goals are useless until you work on them. And it really takes commitment, discipline and ACTION for them to work! This is the happiness that is not always fun to do, but will give huge happiness whenever you see yourself progress.

Am I satisfied with my life now? Not yet as I know there are still a lot of opportunities that I could improve on.

Am I contented? Not yet because I know that I can still better myself in many aspects especially in the physical or health department.

But I AM HAPPY. Despite the downs and challenges that life throws at me, I can honestly say that I am happy with my life. I accept my self for who I am, and I think that makes the difference!

My  birthday wish is for all of us to see the beautiful and the good in ourselves and to start sharing that with others! Have a happy life.

Cheers,
Nina 🙂

 

Posted in Awards, Random Happiness, writing

MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award

I would like to thank Eric of MakeItUltra™ for nominating me for this award. Having my blog among the first set of blogs to have been nominated makes it even more special to me. I am truly grateful.

I also congratulate my fellow nominees- all very deserving blogs.

What is your name?
Niña Tatiana

Where are you from?
Manila, Philippines

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
More or less 2 months. I started blogging because I love to write and I also have a passion to inspire people. I thought blogging would help me reach out to many. It kind of gives a sense of purpose or meaning to my life. 🙂

What are you most proud of?
When my family (Dad, Mom, & my Siblings) was given the “Model Family” award by our city government.

What are your blogging goals?
My main goal is to put a smile on my readers’ faces whenever they visit my blog or read my posts. It really makes me happy whenever someone appreciates and finds my posts helpful. My secondary goals are to improve my skill as a Writer, and gain more readers. To get to know other talented people and win friends would be a lovely bonus!

How do you spend your free time?
With blogging as exemption, I am either reading a book, watching a movie, learning to play a new song in my guitar, or studying/playing with my daughter. =)

The blogs that I nominate for this award:

Out an’ About
A Kinder Way
ImpossiblyReal
Dear Dad
The Shimmer Within Her
Project Believe In Yourself
forgivingjournal
Good, Beautiful, and True

5 random facts about me:

* I love to cook!
* 3 things that really makes me happy are: good books, music, & flowers!
* I am afraid of ghost and I would never watch a horror film!
* I’m a big fan of Harry Potter (novels & movies) and Jason Mraz
* My favorite vegetables are Asparagus and Broccoli

ABOUT THE AWARD

The MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.

THE RULES

If you have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and choose to accept, write a blog post about the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.

2. Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post).. Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!

3. Answer the following MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award questions.

What is your name?
Where are you from?
How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
What are you most proud of?
What are your blogging goals?
How do you spend your free time?

4. Nominate 1-8 blogs that you feel deserve the award and provide links.

5. Provide 5 random facts about yourself (optional).

6. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here).

7. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and provide a link for them to your post.

Posted in Positive Thinking, Random Happiness

Have a Colorful Day!

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”- Aberjhani

I came across this song again today and it brings so much nostalgic childhood memories. I remember singing this with my dad, and singing this song in school during my elementary days. It’s really nice to hear it once more…it never fails to bring me joy and comfort. This is just one of my favorites that I will never get tired of.

I hope to be the rainbow in your cloud today. 🙂

If you wish to sing along, the lyrics are below. Enjoy!

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Here is the complete lyrics: The Rainbow Connection

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Date Written: July 21, 2016

 

Posted in Life & Wellness, Personal, Positive Thinking, Relationships

A Day for Reflection

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ― Robert Brault

Instead of focusing on the things that I can do to prepare for this upcoming week, this time I would like to go “backwards” and start my week by reflecting on the things that happened last week.

THINGS THAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR:

  • Having to spend the weekend with more family. My dad came to visit and so we get to spend the weekend with him, with my sister and her family, and my brother and his girlfriend. My parents live at another city and we only see each other during Holiday Vacations. I appreciate that they come here to us and visit their grandchildren whenever they can. They have not missed any birthday celebration for their grand kids. 🙂
  • Having a wonderful and sweet daughter. My brother in-law and his wife lost their first-born child 6 days after he was born. He had a hypoplastic left heart syndrome and his survival rate was very low. This experience made me more appreciative of my  4-year old daughter.  Being a toddler, Gaby could be a little too clingy, stubborn, too playful, and annoying. There are times when I lose my temper with her, but I realize that I’d rather have her that way- always active, happy, very playful and stubborn- rather than being too quiet or sad, or needing special caring. I am blessed that she is healthy, beautiful and smart!
  • Having a faithful husband. I know some people who engages in extra-marital affairs and some with failed marriages. Some of them are my friends. I am grateful that me and my husband have been together for almost 8 years without having to deal with extra-marital affair issues. I am happy that my husband is very expressive of his thoughts- he lets me know when something about me bothers him, or if there is something about him that I NEED TO KNOW. I am also grateful that our weekend is “family day.”

THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER:

  • I missed jogging this week ( and the previous week) 😦 Unlike my husband who plays basketball and exercises regularly, for me, exercising is something that I really need to work on. He even bought me a rubber shoes to use for jogging this week!
  • The way I handled stress at work last week. There’s too much work, too little time, and every thing is due… I had to cover for an office mate who was out sick for 2 days and so I had to set aside my reports and some other tasks. It was very difficult to catch up, and I was a little grumpy!
  • I should not have stayed very late in the office. It was Gaby’s first week in school and I was coming home late. I didn’t have time and energy to study or with her, and I easily got annoyed with her because I was too tired from work.

SOMETHING FOR MYSELF:

It’s nice to reward ourselves for things that we like every once in a while.

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Last weekend, I bought this unusual notebook with tin cover. I like its red-yellow butterfly picture, and its different pages. I intend to use this for writing haikus, sketching and  drawing, and for writing random stuffs or ideas for my blog.

MY CHALLENGE FOR MYSELF AND FOR YOU THIS WEEK:

Do something for yourself that you will thank yourself for in the future.

Your turn now…how was your week? I would love to hear your stories. 🙂

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Date Written: July 18, 2016

Posted in Blogging

A Blog Worth Sharing # 1- Dear Dad

Hello! 🙂

I’ve recently came across this beautiful blog, and there is one post that really captured my heart. I would like to share it with you all.

This blog is very honest, heart-warming, inspirational, and just full of gratitude and life.

I hope that you will also find inspiration and motivation from this post.

Thank you Hayley for your wonderful blog! 🙂

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Blog Name: Dear Dad
Post Title: Deep Holes from the Sidewalk

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