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Make Yourself Shine Despite the Adversaries


One of the worst things that people can do to themselves is to give up when they fail. A person is bound to experience bad situations at some point in his life but instead of breaking down, what people can do instead is to find the good thing in every situation. There are always a lot of good things that are just being overlooked because people are too focused on the bad things. You do not need to be a successful businessman or to become an owner of a large company in order to be happy. Being rich is not everything. Focus on what you have and appreciate your blessings. Things will change tremendously if you do just that.

Pasyon and Visita Iglesia online

How I wish to visit at least seven Catholic churches this Holy Week for the traditional Visita Iglesia but the scourging heat prevents me from doing so. Good thing there are now available sites online where those who practice the Catholic faith can virtually visit several churches from different areas and do their station of the cross. And for those who wish to hear the traditional Pasyon but don’t know where can check out this site to hear all of 21 Pasyon audio clips. You can refer these sites to family and friends who are unwell to go out to observe the Lenten activities.

Be thankful for the big and little things

A reflection of God’s miracles in my life.

* During the early part of my married life, I fervently pray for a child. God answered my prayer. My eldest was delivered safely despite the difficulties I went through in the early part of my pregnancy. In medicine, they call it threatened abortion.

* I was a holdup victim twice. I was with my husband when the first incident took place. We were riding a jeepney (public means of transportation) on our way to work in Port Area, Manila, when at least four men in their 20’s announced a holdup.

I was trembling and suddenly had a flash back of my life as the robbery ensue. At gunpoint, the looters amassed the passengers a large amount including pieces of jewelry and cellphones. What if one of the robbers shot at us? What would happen to our children who were very young then? God must be on our side that nothing bad happened to me and my husband, and the rest of the passengers who were all trembling at that time.

* My son suffered a rare disease called Kawasaki Syndrome. We had no one to turn to for help. The medicine should be transfused immediately to avoid complications. Through God’s mercy we were able to raise the fund from our meager savings and some loans. My boy went home safely after 10 days in the hospital. But until now we are praying that my son has fully recovered from his ordeal despite the lack of the needed check up from a heart doctor.

* I was out of job since 2007. The company where I and my husband served for several years is in financial hitch. But we managed to cope. Just before my budget for Hot Deals runs out, some blessings would come. God indeed works in mysterious ways. We are not regular church-goers, but I always remind my children to always pray and thank God for the big and little things that we have at home. God provides and I am thankful for that.