Archive for November, 2010

This video captures thoughts on how we should develop an attitude of gratitude in our daily lives! 🙂 Let’s all live a life full of thanksgiving!!! 🙂 


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(Photograph by Edwin Redrino)
Some time ago, I almost let my negative feelings toward one person get in the way of making a good choice. This person had an unpredictable short temper and would oftentimes be unpleasant to be around. I’ve experienced a few disappointing moments with this person that I tried every possible way I could to keep any type of interaction to a minimum.

Once we were alone together on the floor and I heard this person coughing incessantly. It went on for quite some time and while I would usually just ask if the coughing person was alright under normal circumstances, I held off on inquiring this time to avoid any unnecessary type of communication. In my mind though, constant prodding to offer some sort of relief kept popping up and I tried hard to ignore it.

But after a couple of hours (yes, I was that bad), I finally succumbed to the promptings and asked if the person was alright and if some vitamin C that I always carried in my purse would help ease the itchy throat. This person politely declined the offer, but I felt really good that I overcame my “wickedness” and chose to do the right thing.

Our relationship has not changed since then, but it was a moment that taught me a great principle that choosing to do good—even to those who are not very nice to us—reaps great intangible rewards that will stay with us for a long time. It’s always easier to be bad, but it pays more to be good.

There’s a saying that goes: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” I think that statement is true and I hope that we will all exercise a little bit more of kindness in our lives in the coming weeks.
Have a wonderful week ahead and take care everybody! 🙂


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Take a few minutes to see actual footage of what happened when a favored Olympic athlete had an injury in the middle of his race during the Barcelona Summer Olympics in 1992. I think it is worth watching.

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It was a long, fun weekend in the country as it was Halloween weekend and traditionally, it was also the time of the year when people get together in cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones and friends. It was interesting to see all the people who went to pay tribute and respect to their deceased relatives. Most came with flowers and took time off from their busy schedules to spend some time remembering their dead.

Although we miss some of our late relatives very badly in this life, it is comforting to know that we have the opportunity to be with them again forever. I find solace in the knowledge that death is a temporary separation and is a natural stage that everybody has to go through in order for us to progress towards eternal life.

As we entered the gates of our residence from all the activities that weekend, I felt gratitude for being able to come and feel the comforts of our home again. It made me think about the similar feeling we would probably have after our probationary state is over—when we finally have to come back home to Him who gave us life. I imagine it would probably be a grand and joyous occasion being reunited with our loved ones and friends; and most definitely a whole new and interesting experience. 

I pray that as we enjoy this earthly existence, may we also live a life preparing for and looking forward to that day when we will be sent home again to reunite with our departed loved ones and Him who gave us all that we have, even our very lives here on earth.

Enjoy the rest of the week everybody!!! 🙂


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