Posted in Inspirational, Positive Thinking

What Do You See?

Hello Everyone!

Today, I have a story to share with you and I am hoping that it will put a sunshine on your day. 🙂

One time, Elsa and Ana are talking over lunch. Ana is venting out her frustrations to her friend saying that nothing is going right in her life. Everything is wrong…everything is horrible and terrible.

Elsa, trying to counsel and make her friend realize that her life is not at all that bad, brought out a piece of paper and a pen. She asked Ana to divide the paper and write all the bad things on the left side, and on the right side, she should write all the good things.

Ana: Oh I’m pretty sure that I will have longer list on the left side.

Elsa: Okay, well…we’ll see about that. Let’s start… How about you write on the bad things- “my husband is cheating on me.”

Ana: No way! I am 200% sure that my husband is loyal and faithful to me. He comes right home after work, we date every Saturday, and he spends time with our children whenever he’s available.

Elsa: Alright, I guess that’s a good thing then. So we can write that on the right side of the paper. Next one, write on the bad things- “My children are on drugs.”

Ana: That is sooo not true! My children do not even drink or smoke. They are very serious with their studies and they have cool but decent set of friends.

Elsa:  Another good thing then, I supposed. How about you write there- ” I am terminally ill and I’m dying weeks from now.”

Ana: I do not have a terminal disease, and I supposed will never have. I practice healthy living.

Elsa: Ok, how about…”I don’t have any friends”,or “I’m bankrupt,” or “I don’t have a job”, or “My house is being foreclosed” or “I can’t buy my family food.”. or “My children hates me”, “My in-laws don’t like me”, “My dog don’t like me”…

Realizing what her friend is trying to do, tears rolled down Ana’s eyes and she hugged Elsa and whispered “Thank you.”

My friends, if you’re having a bad mood, or bad day or bad week… shift your focus. Get yourself out of that box of negatives and look out for the things that are going right in your life. You will see that life ain’t that bad at all!

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Posted in Motivational, Positive Thinking

What’s your “I am”?

“Whether you realize it or not, all through the day the power of “I AM” is at work in your life, for what follows those 2 simple words will determine what kind of life you live.”- Joel Osteen, The Power of I AM

Many of us wish that we are more successful, more beautiful, happier with our relationships, more loved…We wish for more of the good things. We want better and yet oftentimes, we tell ourselves these- “I’m never gonna be good enough..”, “I’m not that smart to be qualified…”, “I don’t think I can do it…”. “I’m too old to be doing this now…”, “I’m too weak for this…”, “I’m always unlucky…”, “This is my fate…”, “I’m a hopeless case…”,”I’m born this way. I’ll never change..”

Can I tell you a secret? YOU ARE WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE. We cannot expect to live a positive life if we’re always talking negative.

If you always tell yourself that you’re never be good enough, then you will never be good enough. If you tell yourself you’re inferior or you’re not smart, then you will always be inferior. If you tell yourself that you’re weak, then you’ll always going to be weak.If you tell yourself you’re unworthy of being loved, then you will never feel loved.

Stop cursing your life and start inviting the positives,. Say “I am able.”, “I am lovable”, “I am blessed.”, “I am lucky”, “I am a blessing to people”, “I am beautiful”, “I am smart”, “I am healthy”, “I am wealthy”, “I am strong”, “I am confident”. Love, Blessings, Health, Wealth, Brilliance, Cleverness, Ability, & Talent will come looking for you.

If you don’t like what you’re seeing, start sowing different seeds. It’s time you start saying the right “I AM” and follow-through with your actions! 🙂

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Have a fruitful week everyone! 🙂

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Posted in Inspirational, Life & Wellness, Positive Thinking

Keep Small Problems as they are…small.

I was on my way to work. I needed to be in the office at least an hour earlier because there was a pre-shift meeting that I had to attend to. So for the very first time, I scheduled a ride, and to my unexpected surprise it arrived 19 minutes late. Somewhere along the way, I got stuck on a heavy traffic. I felt as if I was having my own version of “series of unfortunate events”. It is as if circumstances were testing my patience. I started to feel pissed off. But I calmed myself.

Instead of feeling bad and regretting my decision in scheduling a ride, and feeling nervous and stressed out whenever I saw the heavy traffic- I chose to relax and told myself, “It’s okay.” Why? Because obviously, there is NOTHING that I could do about the situation.

HOWEVER, I can choose to do something useful for the “extra” time that the traffic seems to be giving me. So I closed my eyes and used the time to pray and just talk to God… and when I am finished and still not in my destination, I brought out my cellphone next and read articles from other blogs. I enjoyed myself reading so much that I did not even notice that we have finally arrived to my office building. And guess what? I was not late. 🙂

If I have allowed myself, I could have just stayed to be on a bad mood,feeling pissed and stressed out all throughout the travel time- which in the end would have been useless and unreasonable at all!

The next time you feel like your world is being torn apart, pause a moment and ask yourself, is it really?

Don’t let little unfortunate things ruin your beautiful day. Keep small problems as they are…small. 🙂

Have a great day everyone!

Cheers,
Nina

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Posted in Inspirational, Positive Thinking

Refocus Your Lens

“In order for your life to be great, you must first learn to appreciate it!”- Unknown

When you wake up in the morning, do you get excited?, OR do you say, “haaayyy…” (with a deep exhale)?

Many people complain and worry about a lot of things- the time they get up in bed, they automatically think about the things that they do not like about their life.

“I don’t have enough money…and I hate my job”
“This house is too small…”
“I’m getting fatter every day!”
“My kids are driving me crazy…”
“I look like Mila Kunis, but I want to look like Jennifer Lawrence…”

…and the list could go on and on and on.

Instead of paying attention to what’s wrong with our lives, why don’t we concentrate to what’s right? And then do something to make it them even better.

“I’m thankful I have a job, I earn enough money to buy our needs. (but I can always look for a job that I enjoy doing too)”
“I’m glad our house is small, I get to see everybody everyday! (but we’ll try to save and expand the house so we get more space and enjoy a little privacy)”
“So what if I gained a few pounds? My husband still loves me! (but I’ll exercise to be fit so I could stay sexy for him)”
“My kids are being pain ’cause they want me to pay attention to them. (I’ll spend more quality time and do things that we can enjoy together)”

Wake up everyday with your lens focused on what’s going RIGHT, and you will have a better appreciation for your life and the things that you have.

What’s going right in your life right now? 🙂

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Date Written: August 22, 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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Posted in Happy Thoughts, Positive Thinking

The 3 Day Quote Challenge #3

Hello Everyone,

This will be the 3rd and final response for my Quote Challenge, and the topic that I chose for the quotes that I will share to you is about the SELF.

Again, I thank  Nicky M. for the opportunity to share some insights.

I intend not to say more about these quotes as they are straight to the point, and I could not say anything further to make them better. I hope you will find inspiration on them as much, if not more than I do.

Here you go…

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I would encourage the following blogs to participate:

ImpossiblyReal

Good, beautiful, and true

MiracleWings

Here are the RULES:

Thank the blogger who nominated you

Post 1 – 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days

Nominate 3 bloggers each day

Posted in Inspirational, Life & Wellness, Motivational, Positive Thinking, Psychology

Live Happier. Here’s HOW.

I want to share with you 4 key points that I have learned in order to live a happier life. Believe me when I say that I am still trying my very best to adapt these everyday, and sometimes I fail, but what’s important is I don’t stop trying =)

1. ACCEPTANCE

“I’m okay with what I ultimately can’t do, because there is so much that I can do.”-Sam Berns

It’s our automatic response to make excuses when we are afraid to fail at something that we really want to achieve in life. We can come up with all the reasons that hinders us from doing what needs to be done. But we need to be bigger than our limitations! We should focus on the things that we can control and change.

2. GRATITUDE

“We have a choice. Either to be angry for what we don’t have, or be thankful for what we do have.”- Nick Vujicic

If we have a grateful attitude, we will never fail to find a reason to be thankful for everyday. We will always see the good in a bad circumstance or situation. We have more appreciation for life because we find joy in even the simplest things.

I’ve written more about this topic on my blog entitled To be Happy, be Grateful

3. SELF-AWARENESS

“Two biggest barriers to you fulfilling your purpose in life is Envy and People-pleasing.”- Rick Warren

We can never be truly happy if we are always wishing to be someone else or be like someone else; nor can we be happy pretending to be someone else just to belong or feel accepted. Why? because trying to be like someone we’re not prevents us from reaching our full potentials. We need to know ourselves- embrace our strengths and accept our limitations. This way, we can truly be at peace with ourselves and be happy with who we are.

4. COMPANY

“People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.”- Hans Hansen

The people that you are with can affect how you look at yourself and the world around you. If you stay in the company of negative people- those who always whine and complain about their lives, blame other people of their misfortunes, and always see the obstacles in reaching their goals- tendency is, you become one of them. As the saying goes, birds of the same feathers flock together. So fly with the optimistic guys- be with the happy, vibrant and successful people. They are the ones who give a positive influence in your life.

I hope you’ll consider these and experience a happier life! 🙂

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Date Written: May 31, 2016