CINDERELLA

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HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND

Recently, I watched the movie Cinderella. The movie opened with a short film Frozen Fever. I noticed that this short film opened my heart. It made me smile.
When the movie Cinderella started I had a smile on my lips. That smile lasted until the end of the movie. Why? You might ask because i like feel good movies and happy endings.
But what really got my attention was the attitude of Ella. She is a lovely person, kind and loving to all even to people who hurt her but when the time came to assert her right she stood her ground with courage and confidence.
Some people are either too courageous or assertive and would even step on the shoes of other people but there are some people who remain meek and humble and sometimes lack confidence.
What kind of a person are you? Would you rather be like Ella?
The choice and the decision is yours.
You can make a big difference in this whole wide world.
I choose to be Ella. How about you?
Write your comments below.

Pearls

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“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.”
― Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness

Today, my niece is graduating from Elementary. I bet she is so excited with the award that she will be getting and what lies ahead. And i am reminded that when i graduated from elementary I had so many plans on what to do in High School. What school i wanted to go too and all that stuff. Looking back now, I realized that all those plans never materialized because it all depended on the decisions I made along the way. And all those plans kept on changing as i became an adult. Priorities changed and so were my dreams. Although the priorities and dreams changed it molded me to become a better person. Now i am happy were i am because i never gave up on finding those pearls that made me who i am today.
How about you? Are you settled with just one plan or do you keep on searching for that pearl of great price.
Common, its never too late to search for that pearl .

Reading is your treasure

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss

I admire my Mom, who in her old age, loves to read all kinds of books. She says, it helps her brain get stimulated. And everytime i am with her, she tells me what she has read. And our conversations are unending. How i wish i could be like her. And guess what, she even does not wear eyeglasses anymore when she reads.

We should always take time to read and learn new stuff.

I have been doing that for the past 5 years now and i am learning a lot. My thirst for knowledge can not be filled. But just last Sunday i learned that my visual acuity now is getting poorer. So does that mean i should read less? Of course not. How about you? Do you read a lot?

Will To Succeed

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At the start of the week, there is always a struggle to do what you need to do. Like getting up from bed and starting your day. We usually need something to inspire us, to motivate us to do what we need to do. So may this poster i made motivate you to do what you need to do and achieve your greatest potential. I pray that after you have seen this post you will be motivated and inspire to do your best.

All the best for a good week ahead.

Be Faithful

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We should do our best in whatever thing we are doing. That is my reflection for today. That if we are able to give our best even in the menial things like cleaning the house, studying for an exam, managing our small business or even just talking to a friend who needs to be consoled and comforted we are doing small things for God’s greater glory. So why not start now and do something for someone. For after all, we are here on earth for a purpose and make it your best.

Small Things With Great Love

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I would like to Honor and give due recognition to all Moms who do a 24 hour job taking care of their children whether they be a month old or a grown up. Moms who specifically gave up their careers to be with their children.They work silently in the background. Just making sure that their children are properly taken cared of. And the house is spotlessly clean. These are the Moms who should be appreciated and given due recognition.
But a working Mom should be equally recognised and appreciated too because they have to juggle between work and the children. Which for me is a very hard task to do.

Since today we celebrate International Women’s Day – let me salute all women who in their own little way makes a difference in the world we live in.

Life is a Metaphor

Life is an opportunity

Yesterday, we attended our Couples for Christ Chapter Assembly here in Jakarta Indonesia. The talk was given by our Chapter Head Bro. Jojo Apolo. As always, he gave a very inspiring talk that when we all went home we were so filled up and soaring high.
His talk was about the POWER OF METAPHORS. So what is a metaphor? According to Dictionary.com it is

a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”.

Mother Teresa is quoted using a lot of Metaphors.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
― Mother Teresa

According to Bro. Jojo we should have our personal metaphors. These metaphors should:
1. Influence our behavior
2. Invisible guide to our choices for learning new capabilities
3. Impact our core values and life purpose

And these metaphors that we choose should answer the following questions:
1. Does this symbol help me to face day to day challenges in my life
Does this symbol make me weak.?
2. Does it help me make me peaceful, become positive in life?
3. Does this symbol inspire me to build my skills to be competent and learn more things?
4. Is my metaphor aligned to my values and beliefs. What is important to me?
5. Is it aligned to my purpose?
6. Is it aligned to God’s calling?

So what’s your metaphor?

Common, you dont need to think big or research for it. What comes to mind at this time is your metaphor. Through time, it may evolve to become who you really are.

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