I am Coming Home

Home.

What is home to you?

A place where you live and grew up?

Or,

A place where you found your passion and learned valuable lessons?

Or,

Home is everything you mentioned above?

Home.

I am longing for my home.

I want to come home.

A place where everything that I need is there.

I am coming to my home.

Soon.

Yes.

Home.

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Small Things Matter

There are times I feel tired and want to quit, but those tiny eyes that looked at me in awe, said something else. From the way they look at me, they want to say that I should not quit. Words may not come out from them, but eyes could talk.

I always believe that it is God’s grace that has made me doing things I have been doing all these years. I know it must be Him that brings me to this point. It is through the work that I do, that I learn to slow my pace and read the silent cue.

Thus, the moment I feel weak and tired, He constantly reminds me to keep moving forward. He does this through the children with whom I work. Small things matter. We celebrate small progress, because we hope to see more progress coming out from these children.

Be thankful for what you already have. Celebrate life because we do not know what is going to happen in the future. Appreciate those who have been with you through good and bad times. Pray hard whether you are happy or sad. Pray more when life storm hits you from all directions. Love your children regardless of their conditions. They know how you feel. They could feel whether you genuinely love them or not. Believe that nurture wins nature. If you have both, it’s good, but if nature isn’t that good, nurture them so that they could be useful when they are older.

Tips To Keep Your Wedding Vows Last Forever

The best moment in the wedding ceremony is during vow exchange. This, in my opinion, is the most serious moment in which two love birds verbally express their promises and cannot take the words back. I sincerely hope that whatever they say to each other is truth and last forever because there are couples who quick to say “I do,” but also quick to say “let’s get divorce.”

I learned through my experience working with multiple families that marriage vow could become fragile and sometimes was even forgotten when they were experiencing difficult times. The slippery moment usually happened after a major family event that happened to them, and this major family event could be in the form of illnesses, miscarriages, child disabilities, etc. The strongest couple is the one who could survive during the most challenging time, come out successfully, and still appreciate whatever God has given to them.

So, how to keep the marriage vow lasts then?

*Learning to love, forgive, and keep promises everyday.

*Praying together.

*Learning to not condemn to each other.

*Asking for help from professionals such as marriage therapists, religious leaders, or family counselors.

*Expressing apology

*Saying NO to drugs, gambling and infidelity. These three are poisons and could hurt your family members.

*Keeping your temper down.

Our world will be so much better and peaceful if each of us continuously learn to love each others. Keep spreading the love! and congratulations to those who are married today and/or getting married soon!

P.S. picture is from personal file.

Soulmate

The journey of looking for a soulmate is like waiting for a bus that is running late. You see your fellows were getting picked up by their buses one by one. They are waving good bye at you and wishing you luck before they stepped on the bus. You made a sigh every time your fellow said it, but you figured you could handle it. You kept saying, it’s not the end of the world anyway. 

Hours have passed, and you have been waiting for too long and was getting tired making multiple phone calls tried to reach the bus operators that were always busy. The schedule said the bus should have been arrived, but it did not. You checked your phone’s battery power and saw that you have 10% left. 

You decided to walk and hope to see your bus somewhere (hopefully), than standing at the bus stop for nothing. As you walked home, you met various people from different backgrounds. You met a fellow who then lent his power cord to you and chatted for a few hours while you waited for the battery to have at least 80% power. You were parted with this fellow and continued on your journey. A faithful heart is a must in order to survive on this journey. A clear mind with positive thinking will help you to come up with plans (what if there is no bus), but it is God’s grace and guidance that will make the way. 

Thanksgiving: Past, Present, and Gear up for 2018

Thanksgiving, which marks the beginning of the holiday season, always leave me with mixed feeling. This particular mixed feeling has been remained the same from time to time. It’s always the combination of happy because Christmas holiday is approaching and sad because this season reminds me of someone and something I have been wanting so much. Although the memories of past hope and love stay intact, time heals the wounds and disappointments. 

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the courage and mercy that God has been given to me. I surely could not make it this far without His kindness. It took a big courage to go back on track and build a strong foundation of a new life. I’ve learned that there is a beauty in every imperfect situation. This realization could and will happen when we acknowledge our weaknesses, ask for His guidance, and move forward. Once we move forward, we cannot look back on our past too often because we could forget what our goals are. 

We could look back on our past once we achieve at least 80% of our life goals. When we reach that point, we could compare and contrast, and then redefine our life purposes. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Keep spreading the love because our world will remain and stay healthy when each of us share love with others