Ang Pagbangon

Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that hit central Philippines last November 8, 2013 only showed how powerful nature can be. However, the Filipino spirit is more powerful than any typhoons on earth. For every fall, they stand up. For every pain, they seek joy. If there is darkness, they find light. Filipinos, always see a shower of hope in every difficult situations, it's in their survive and to live life.

The Philippines may be mourning right now, but soon we will no longer see pain in their hearts. The burning determination of every Filipinos to rise from the ruins caused by Yolanda will bring the best of the Philippines, which is their people... the Filipinos!

Bangon Pilipinas!


The above heartfelt video/song entitled Pagbangon is performed by GMA Network artist Julie Anne San Jose. 

This song can be downloaded for only 25 pesos. All proceeds will go to the survivors through GMA Kapuso Foundation. Pagbangon can now be downloaded on OPM2GO.

The heartrending official video of Pagbangon can also be viewed on YouTube. Each “view” corresponds to a certain amount that will also be donated to help all Kapuso in Eastern Visayas.

Pagbangon is composed by Edward Mitra with lyrics by Joseph Saguid. Pagbangon is also be available on iTunes and can be used as a ringback tone.

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Smile to life

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx 

When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn't understand the assignment,
I told them they didn't understand life - Unknown 

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. - Dale Carnegie

Smart people know their strengths, but happy people are the ones who have accepted their flaws.- Kimo



Feeling Worthless?

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Have you ever felt useless and unimportant? And felt that what you’re doing in life is boring and insignificant? Better snap out of it because you are not worthless. You are an important worker of God. You are tasked to build His Church, and to protect it from corrosion.

Most of us do not exactly understand our life purpose. Our goals in life are influenced by the norms of society like to finish a college degree; to establish a successful career; to acquire various estates; to become rich; and the likes. Normal goals are material-based because this is what our culture dictates. If we cannot comply with these norms, we are considered failures and will be classified as unsuccessful individuals.

This world is constantly throwing intricate situations and modern society is emitting complex pressures on average Christians every minute of the day.  Those who cannot race these complexities will end up weary, insecure, and worthless. Our priorities are shifting rapidly and our spirituality is becoming our least concern. For some, doing spiritual works is optional and serving God is situational.  Though it is hard to keep in mind that we are God’s workers, Christians should be assisting Him in the construction, maintenance, and growth of His Church.

We need not be full-time in serving God. We can be His workers no matter what our job or task in life.
As long as we are using our time and talents for the goodness of others, we are already helping Him in building His Church.

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Drive Thru Surprise

Yesterday on my way home, I decided to grab a quick snack at Jollibee-Malhacan (Bulacan) Branch. Parking was full so I took the drive thru option. Service crew who took my order was so jolly (so Jollibee!) and after paying my order, she instructed me to proceed to the next window to get my order. She also handed me my receipt and a small piece of paper with a ribbon tied on it. Written on that paper was an inspiring quote from Doug Firebough stating "every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

Drive thru services offered by fast food companies are meant to target consumers who are always on the go. Drive thrus are for individuals who are always rushing their way to the office or those who are too tired to sit down in a dinner table with family or friends and prefer to eat inside their cars.

The small note that I got from this "drive thru experience" reminded me that no matter how busy our life is, we should learn to take things slowly. We should teach ourselves to appreciate all the good and beautiful things around us. We should not rush our lives, we should live it and not just drive thru it. We might be living in the fast lane, but we should always find time to do something that will inch us closer to a better tomorrow. This way, you will live a life with meaning.

Time to change

I want to share this quote from Daily Inspiration:

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."

John C Maxwell - Christian author

Changing or improving your life may mean giving up something, someone or someplace. Letting go of a bad habit, getting out of a negative relationship or giving up a popular hangout are examples of the types of changes which you may be facing. Daily habits hold the key to each person's success. How do you begin your day? Try starting tomorrow on your knees.