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Weekly Quotes To Ponder 48

I just woke up from a two-hour nap. Feeling refreshed at last! This post is a day late I know, but like I always say, ‘better late than never’. I am grateful that despite the difficulties that I am going through these days, I could still find time to write in my blog. This would be my 48th Weekly Quotes To Ponder post.

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I’ve been working as a home-based Appointment Setter for about 9 months now. The company is based in CA, USA. I highly recommend working from home to my family, relatives, and friends who have young children to look after. Even when I am still working office-based, I hate the everyday commute not to mention the need to wake up 3 hours before leaving the house to take a bath, eat, and dress up.

Sincere feelings transcend time and connect hearts…

I guess I made a long introduction there. I’ve crossed path with a few work-from-home mothers who share the same passion and we hit it off big time. It’s amazing how friendship could develop virtually these days but of course, nothing beats a face to face interaction, a moment where you could see the person in flesh. I had these two colleagues at work that I considered as my sisters from a different parent. We had a plan to meet each other this month, We’re more than excited.

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Truth be told, I am still having a hard time convincing myself, even as of this writing that one of them was gone (she died from cardiac arrest three days ago). Life is really unpredictable and death spares no one. I still grieve for the loss of a good friend. But nothing compares to the pain and devastation that her children and husband is feeling these days. At times like these, it makes me realize how important it is for us to live life to the fullest, that we should always make the most of every moment we spend with the people we care most. We should always express how much we care about them every chance we get because we’ll never know what will happen next.

What is your take on the quote above? Do you believe that there exists a death that is not physical? That even though people may look alive they are actually dying inside? I intend to explore this quote today, however, my hands are full, so I decided to continue this next week. But I welcome all your thoughts and comments with open arms.

Have a good one!

 

 

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Weekly Quotes To Ponder 44

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Not so long ago, I’ve written a post where I confessed that I dreaded change. Being a simple-minded kind of person, dealing with a complicated world is more than I can handle. I am just grateful that with God’s grace and mercy, I am still able to hold on to my sanity in the midst of this crazy and cruel world we live in and is able to look judgmental people straight in the eye fighting back the urge to retaliate and turn them into ashes with my wrath (I must say that I have a very low tolerance for insult and mockery, and I can easily tell if a person is doing just that with the way they stare at me.) Most people say eyes are the window to the soul.

 

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I strongly believe that I am who I am no matter what. That seasons may shift and change in the course of my lifetime but the very essence of me will still remain. I have this notion that circumstances don’t completely change a person, it just reveals their hidden personalities that they don’t know exists. That no matter how hard you try to mask your dark side it will still show any moment it is triggered. Having realized this fact, I chose to be myself. Refrain from doing things I don’t want and I am not comfortable in doing for the sake of society’s approval.

How about you? What is your take on this quote? I’d be delighted to read your comment. Have a wonderful week to us all.

“Fall in love with the person who enjoys your madness. Not an idiot who forces you to be normal.”

 

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My Monthly Memories: October 2K17

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How time flies. It’s been about three days now since October had ended. So here I am, writing #mymonthlymemories. This is in response to a blogging event hosted by a pretty blogger, Basant She of The Socially Anxious Extrovert. For detailed instructions, kindly click here. I will be delighted to read your post.

 

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I love those random memories that make me smile, no matter what’s going on in my life right now.

 

Truth be told, the month of October is another tough month. Feeding five mouths with a limited income are but a pain. Not to mention the pile of bills waiting to be paid. It is more than a challenge to maintain composure in the midst of a financial crisis. Holding on to my resolve is really draining my energy. Welcome back, sleeplessness. I thought I will be able to beat you in no time. On a positive note, I was able to post articles and partake with blogging events like Three Line Tales, Weekly Writing Prompts, and Daily Prompts.

Others may find it odd, but I am still grateful to God for everything. These series of unfortunate events is but a part of life. I have no other choice but to face it head-on.  My faith that the best is yet to come is still greater than all of the difficulties and my heartbreaks combined. With this being said, I would like to share this song to all of you, hoping that you will find relief with the burdens you carry and your faith renewed.

 

I am learning to be kind to myself these days. I am now taking single-parenthood one step at a time. Patience is still not my thing and I doubt that it will be in the future but at least I am learning to calibrate it with my stubbornness. I have yet to find a long-term full-time job, I may be running out of time but I have put my trust in God, He knows exactly what I need. I can’t thank Him enough for all His loving-kindness. My children are healthy and I am still able to feed them.

Any help that I could get from relatives, friends and even strangers are much appreciated. I find myself thinking about this for several days and even nights and personally, I never thought I’d be this desperate. I have included a link to my most recent resume here, maybe you can recommend me if ever you stumbled upon a post for a home-based full-time job. May God bless us all.

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Weekly Quotes To Ponder 43

 

People always say that the only constant thing in this world is change. This is somewhat true. I am the kind of person who is too sentimental to throw away something or someone I once grew fond of or adored. I even told a friend that the people I’ve loved remain in my heart no matter what. Whether they left me or betrayed me, there would always be a part of them etched in my soul. Wonderful memories shared with these people would always be a beacon to a day full of hope and positive feelings.

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Cheers to our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ moment. I am so excited to share my thoughts about the quote above and to read your comments as well. Do you agree that at one point in your life you’ve gone through something or you experienced something that changed you and that no matter what you do, you can never go back to the old you?

I used to think that if someone truly loved us, their feelings won’t change, no matter what. That even infidelity, abandonment, and all other circumstances aren’t enough to ruin that kind of love. That’s how idealistic I am. I received so many hard blows to finally realize that though love never dies, people change. The person who is telling you that they love you with all his heart today may tell you the opposite in the future, who knows? Man is fickle. Emotion can change in a split second. It’s quicker than a blink of an eye that before you knew it, it changed your life forever. I think the most important thing here is, no matter what experiences we go through in this life, we must choose to be a better version of ourselves so that even if you can’t go back to who you were, you won’t regret it and it would surely put a smile on your face.

That’s it for now. Enjoy!

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Weekly Quotes To Ponder 42

 

 

It’s a day late for our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ feature. Forgive me for this. There’s a bunch of thoughts running through my head these days that I’m having difficulty to focus. So, I thought, why not try to at least de-clutter my mind? I’ve been thinking of launching a website for a while now. I even bought my own domain at GoDaddy just yesterday.

My life these past few months is in a mess. I am so sick of forcing myself out of this difficult situation that all I want to do is to vanish instantly. Go to a place where there’s no worries, pain, disappointments, and frustrations. But deep inside I know that this is beyond possible as long as I live in this world.

So what’s the best thing to do now? I asked myself a couple of times. I despise feeling so weak and helpless. And truth be told, I’d rather be the one that someone depends on than be the one who needed help. That’s actually the only pride that I have.

 

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In the midst of it all, I came across this quote on the internet while browsing. It hit me big time. And I agreed with it. Maybe I don’t need to bite more than I could chew. Stop forcing myself to fix my life that has been broken but to start over and build something better. And here I am, starting to do the things that I believe would make me feel better and I know that in God’s time, once and for all, I will be wearing a smile again that could brighten people’s day around me and inspire them to do the same.

This is another proof that in order for us to survive in this life and be happy is to stand tall even in the most trying times. May God Almighty bless us all!

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My Monthly Memories: September 2k17

The first ‘Ber month‘ of the year has passed us by. Before I knew it, it’s 1st of October already. Another proof that time is so powerful it cannot be cheated. This is in response to a blogging event called #mymonthlymemories hosted by a gorgeous blogger, Basant She of  The Socially Anxious Extrovert. You may want to visit her blog to find good reads. And if you’d like to join us, kindly click here for instructions.

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September is one of the toughest months this year. The first week, I lost my full-time job as a Freelancer, my internet connection has been restricted due to late payment, not to mention the series of unfortunate events that followed that I don’t want to remember nor mention here. For someone who is a mother of four children, who is renting a house, making both ends meet is tougher when her partner is not supporting her financially anymore. I rarely sleep soundly these days. I am so preoccupied with a lot of things. Would you believe that I even beat myself with household chores to death so that once I lay my body in bed, I could easily sleep? That’s how wretched my life has been that month.

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no matter what’s going on in my life right now.

Thank God for His mercy and grace, I am still able to survive that ordeal and life these past few days is getting better. I just nailed down a full-time job again which will start on Monday. I know that the salary is not that big but at least it would help augment our daily needs.

Back to blogging. It must be noted that there are still blessings in disguise whenever someone faces difficulties in life. I’ve had more time to write on my blog since I don’t have work for more than two weeks. I’ve written at least ten posts including 3LineTales – Give In and Daily Prompts – Fondness for Him, The Novelist, Focus, and Coincidence. You’d put a smile on my face once you check them out.

I have learned to force myself to be cheerful in whatever situation I may find myself. For I believe that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

As of now, I cannot say that I would be more active again in blogging but I’ll do my best to at least write a post every once in a while this month. I feel better these days, somehow. I would like to express how grateful I am that even though my blog is not that active in the past few months, there are still people who took time to visit or check my posts. I am still blessed.

Once again, cheers to better blogging and better days this month of October.

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Quotes To Ponder 41

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Hello, wonderful people in blog-o-sphere! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ post. For the benefit of those who just visited or stumbled upon this blog, I would like to say that this is supposed to be an every Wednesday feature. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, this part of my blog have taken into hiatus for the past couple of months.

No man is an island‘, as the saying goes. I’m sure most of us would agree that we need other people to survive in this world. The quote above resonated with me. I’ve been stuck in a difficult situation these days and is almost on the verge of giving up. I’ve never felt so worthless in my life, not until last week, where I failed miserably in resolving the financial crisis that we have. I lost my full-time work-from-home job, my internet connection has been restrained due to my unpaid balance, not to mention the lack of financial support from my partner abroad. I can’t help but wonder, how could this world be so cruel to me that it’s doing everything it could to pin me down?

Today, I just nailed down a new Telemarketing job with the help of a friend who is actually struggling with a more financial crisis than I could possibly imagine. Her family could hardly eat a decent meal a day. And yet here she is, still able to help others in her own way. I am so blessed to have known her. I pray to our God Almighty that she would be able to hang on and survive her own troubles.

I may not be able to do so much for her for now but I gave her some words of encouragement and assured her that if there’s anything I can do to help her, she need not think twice to reach out to me. As I always say, the best is yet to come…

I would be delighted to read your thoughts about the quote I shared. Have a wonderful week to you all!

 

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My Monthly Memories: May 20K17

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I love those random memories
That makes me smile;
No matter what’s going on
In my life right now…

 

 

Hi there people! I’ve been doing this blogging event called #mymonthlymemories for more than a year now. This is hosted by a gorgeous blogger, Basant She of The Socially Anxious Extrovert. I always enjoy writing, reading, and being nostalgic. For me, looking back serves as a tracker of my progress as an individual and as inspiration to be a better version of myself. For full instructions, kindly click here. It’d be great to be updated with your blog as well.

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This month, I must say is terrific. Everything’s mixed up. Emotional roller coaster ride, financial crisis, health issues, and pressure at work. Thank God, I’m surviving.

Forcing myself to be tough in times when I feel weaker than weak is more than I can handle. And yet, here I am, with God’s help and mercy, able to stand in the midst of a difficult battle. I may be a loner but when it comes to trials and adversities I prefer to have someone to lean on, someone who’ll be there to at least listen to me while I pour all my worries and fears. It doesn’t matter if that person would be able to help me solve my problem, being there to lend an ear, offering a shoulder to cry on, and giving words of encouragement is more than enough to make me feel quite at ease.

Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

Having a domestic partner abroad, I am left alone to care for our four children and be a housekeeper. Damn, I hate the housekeeper part, honestly. It never crossed my mind that I’d be trapped in this kind of situation. My only consolation is I now have plenty of time to be with my children and bond with them. Forgive me for my random thoughts. Huh! isn’t it what this blog is all about? Jeez!

Going back to my blog, I must say that this May would be the month of the year that I’ve written few articles and I’m guilty as ever. What I’m going through these days put a toll in my writing, sad to say. Hopefully this June would be different. I’d appreciate having you check one of my favorite entry for this month entitled, Numbers.

I may have little time for my blog for now but rest assured that it won’t be abandoned. I can also sneak with your blogs from time to time and write articles whenever time permits. I can still see new follows, likes, and comments and it makes me feel more than appreciated and inspired. Here’s hoping to keep up with this fast paced world of ours and enjoy life no matter how fierce and cruel it may be. Cheers to a new month!

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My Monthly Memories : March 2K17

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I love those random memories that makes me smile; No matter what’s going on in my life right now.

It beats me to dwell with so much anticipation last month. I thought, I could write more articles and poetry since school vacation is at hand. This reminds me of the fact that, we could only do what we can, we cannot really stretch time or force it to be on our side.

This is actually a response to a Blogging Event called #mymonthlymemories hosted by a pretty blogger, Basant She of The Socially Anxious Extrovert. For more details, kindly click here. What an amazing way to keep track of what transpired every month. Nostalgia is one of the many wonderful things that we can do in this lifetime, wouldn’t you agree?

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So, here I am looking back and making the most of the memories of last month’s account. March is great, no doubt about it. We’ve celebrated our youngest third birthday in a staycation.

I did tried my best to catch up with blogging events I usually partake every week like Three Line Tales and TANKA poetry challenge. I would be delighted if you’d spare a couple of minutes of your time to check my entries here. I am also glad to be able to write Tokens of Gratitude post (after forty eight years, gosh!). If you are interested to read it kindly click here.

I am still happy that with so many things that’s going on in my life right now, my blog is still thriving. As of to date, I already have 347 followers. One of my Tanka poetry – Mother had been reblogged at MorgEn Bailey – Creative Writing Guru blog. I am eternally grateful.

Lastly, I can’t help but share that I’ve finally landed a home-based job that would at least add a few extra bucks to my partner’s remittance abroad. I am getting the hang of working a transcription job these past few days, and I don’t wanna lose the momentum. Cheers to a prosperous April!

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Tokens of Gratitude : Birthday

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Nothing beats an unplanned get away. March 14th 2017 marked our youngest son’s third birthday. As always, my children prefer to eat out, play arcades, and enjoy rides in a mall. Out of the blue, we’ve decided (I always involve my children with things like these to make sure they enjoy.) to go on a staycation.

 

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staycation  a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

The place we’ve visited is quite far from home and since we don’t own a car we have to endure riding a PUJ (Public Utility Jeep) and a train station to reach our destination. Nevertheless, my children enjoyed the journey and the scenery.

 

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Today, I’d want to express how grateful I am that God allowed us to experience wonderful moments in celebration of our bundle of joy’s third birthday. We, as parents would always find delight in seeing the happiness in our children’s faces much more when they enjoy life and make memories that we could cherish afterwards.

 

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I would like to share this YouTube video I created for our youngest bundle of joy, #hendrixkulit

 

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank God for His grace in giving my partner the ability to provide us with our needs and wants. I couldn’t be more thankful.