Today I Offer My Life to the Lord for His Glory and Praise

Today I Offer My Life to the Lord for His Glory and Praise

Every second, every minute, every hour, and every day is a precious gift from our Almighty God.

Every moment 24/7/365 is a miracle only God can provide.

Today, you are breathing. You are alive and well. You are so blessed.

Give praise. Give thanks to the Lord.

Sing your heart out to God. Allow the melody of your soul, praise the Lord.

If you have problems right now, stop, close your eyes, kneel before the Lord’s presence.

Let God sanctify your spirit and soul.

Feel His presence as heaven within you.

Lay all your anxieties, burden, pain and trouble at His feet.

Remember, don’t think of the things you didn’t get after praying. Instead, think of the countless blessings God gave you without asking.

As you earnestly pray, remember that all things work together for your good.

After your close encounter with the Lord, get up and smile to the world.

Go out there and tell the people that You can do all things through Christ because He is your joy and strength.

Today, celebrate life. Celebrate the good. Learn from the bad. Move On!

God can bless you with new opportunities, just keep praying and always put your trust in Him.

10 Best Things You can Give to a Friend

10 Best Things you can give to a Friend

Truly, friends are a treasure of a lifetime. They are the persons with whom, among billions and billions of other people in the whole world, you can genuinely connect and be yourself with.

In this we can truly say that the bonds that connect us with our friends are more than what the eye can see.
After all, it is what the heart can offer that create bonds so strong, not even distance or time could break them.
What are the best things you can offer to a friend to strengthen these bonds?

1. Prayer

We are limited in so many ways, but within those limitations are found endless possibilities. You could be on the other side of the planet while your friend is suffering from a sickness thousands and thousands of miles away.
You may not be able to be right beside them at this very moment, but there is something more than a touch or a word that can bring comfort – prayer.

Not everyone may believe in a supreme being, but there certainly is a connection among all of us that transcends beyond anything that is physical.

We are connected in mind and heart – we are connected in spirit.

It is through prayer that we evoke that spiritual connection. It is through prayer that we send good things their way with the power of our very souls.

2. Time

This world is billions of years old, and human life cannot even dream of coming close to that. We are mere mortals with an average life span of 70 years, and we spend 26 years of that sleeping!

Can you imagine how short our lives are? Our time spent on Earth is so short that every minute spent is so precious – not even all the money in the world can buy us a minute more to live.

Therefore, it goes without saying that making time for our friends is the most precious gift we can ever give to them. Giving a portion of our lives to them is a demonstration of how much we love and care for our dearest friends.

3. Smile

A genuine smile can light up a soul more than anyone can realize. It is a body language that clearly portrays delight and pleasure. If you smile at someone, you express your joy at seeing them. You show your happiness at being with them.

Oh, and did I mention how heartening a smile can be? It is like the gentle crackling flames of the hearth on a cold, winter night – it makes you feel all warm and toasty inside.

So be generous with your smile, and let the joy you feel of being with your friends shine through you like sunlight through a rainy day.

4. Inspiration

Everyone feels the blues now and again: some feel down, others feel self-doubt. Regardless, there is one thing that can make them come back to feeling alive again: inspiration!

Inspiration is something very dear we can give to our friends, especially when they are feeling down. It is like offering a helping hand to a drowning man. Little do we know how much our friends are drowning in the hurricanes of their own emotions – a place only they and only the people who know them by heart can reach.
So offer kind words and push them up, even carry them if need be!

5. Support

In a world full of strangers, nothing is more reassuring than knowing that there are people cheering for us. Often, we face difficulties in life that makes us feel like giving up and giving in.

In times like these, a shoulder to lean on and a chest to cry over are the best gifts we can receive. Be a gift to your friends!

6. Trust

To trust someone is to believe in them with all that they are – their weaknesses and their strengths. To trust is to have faith that they can surpass whatever difficulty they are going through, that they can reach their dreams, that they can do anything they set their minds to!

No wonder the saying goes “Good relationships are built on trust”, because it is with trust that men are able to do great, impossible things for the ones they love!

7. Respect

We respect someone because we hold them in high regard. In other words, we respect because we admire; to give respect to our friends is a clear message of admiration. We admire them because we see the good in them.
Even when the whole world judges them because of their imperfections, we respect them because of the perfection we see in them. Yes, they do have their flaws and failures, but we see beyond and look instead at the masterpiece in the making that is our friends.

8. Honesty

In a world full of lies and deceit, honesty is a rare and precious gift. Honesty is what makes friendship sincere and true. To be honest with our friends is to assure them that we will not betray them by lying words and actions when their backs are turned.
Therefore, being honest proves that we are worthy of their trust, and to be trustworthy means that we are sturdy building blocks for a good friendship.

9. Forgiveness

Friendship can never reach its final stage unless it has seen forgiveness. Why? Because to forgive someone is no small feat; it requires the strength of a loving heart. This is exactly the reason why wise men say that “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Therefore, to forgive our friends in their moments of fault is a gift that will strengthen friendship like iron turns to steel when drenched in fire.

10. Love

Love is the greatest gift of all, because it is what makes us go beyond everything that is superficial and temporary. Love is what enables us to build lasting friendships that survive the test of time and distance.
Truth be told, love is what made two friends stay together despite everything that life throws at them in the first place!

These are the gifts that are more precious than a 24-karat gold watch encased in a million-dollar, diamond-studded jewelry box. In simpler words, they are more precious than all the superficial things that the world presents in all the fab and glam that make people go nuts.

Therefore, the best things in the world are priceless and free.


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When Life is Hard may You Always Remain Undefeated

When Life is Hard may You Always Remain Undefeated

Life can be pretty rough sometimes. We cry, we complain, we give up. Too often, we forget the value of the storm, the hurricane, the fire. We forgot how we need them if we are to be the best versions of ourselves.

You see, the most beautiful things on Earth are often the ones that undergo the most difficulties. Talk about butterflies, diamonds, and you.

Everyone is pretty aware of how butterflies change from caterpillars, to cocoons, to lovely winged creatures that are always a sight to behold. Now, this is where things get interesting.

when life is hard may you always remain undefeated

Notice how butterflies seem to struggle for hours to get out of their cocoons and emerge in their final forms. These animals need to undergo their natural struggle of coming out of their cocoons to survive.

Otherwise, if you try to help them even a little by clipping off a part of their cocoon, they wouldn’t have undergone the natural processes they needed to survive in the outside world. The result? They’d come out deformed, weakened, or dead.

One of the most important process of which is the formation of their wings wherein the fluid necessary to complete the process comes from the cocoon itself.

The point? You must allow things to happen, no matter how difficult it may seem, according to their time and cycle with great patience and perseverance.

Consider diamonds that take approximately 1-3 billion years to form within the earth’s mantle. Oh, and did I mention how tremendously high the temperature and pressure is in the Earth’s mantle?

You only need to see the inside of the volcano to know.

Millions of people go crazy over diamonds without knowing how much it took to make diamonds truly beautiful – and truly hard.

In fact, people get to access diamonds because volcanoes, which you can imagine as deep holes in the earth’s crusts all the way from the mantle, spew them up whenever they erupt.

Not just any kind of eruption nor any kind of volcano, mind you. It has to be a very deep-seated volcano and a very violent eruption – such eruptions are rare. So rare that modern man has yet to witness such an eruption.

Imagine if you tried to interrupt the billion-year formation, of course you couldn’t but pretending you could, of diamonds. Do you think it will be as magnificent as it would be if left to form naturally? Of course not. It wouldn’t even be considered a diamond in the first place!
And then there’s you.

Do you have any idea how much difficulty you had to endure just to be where you are right now? There mere fact that you, a single sperm out of millions of others, happened to be the “The” one to fertilize the egg is a great testimony to the fact that you were always meant for greatness.

Don’t get me started on all difficulties the sperm has to undergo just to be able to fertilize the egg cell to become you. Oh, and I haven’t mentioned what the fertilized egg has to go through after.

The summary? You have beaten the odds. You made it! Never let failures discourage you. Because you may fail a thousand times, but you can rise a thousand times over.

Humbly and courageously, may you always remain undefeated.


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Your Success Depends On How You Bear Your Struggles in Life

Your Success Depends On How You Bear Your Struggles in Life

Sometimes in your daily life, you are faced with a lot of struggle. Your life comes at a crossroad, and you tend to think that that is the end.

You forget that God has a much wider vision for you. The struggle is just a small bend.

God allows giants to cross your path so that the David in you will rise up . The way that God hides from you is usually the best.

All you have to do is wake up and move on. The road will soon get smooth; and after stopping for a rest, God finally takes you where he wants you to be.

Your strength grows after struggling. Your success depends on how you bear your struggles in life.

So relax and grow stronger. Embrace your hardships to defeat your struggles; they are a path to grow both individually and also professionally.

Always keep in mind that it’s just a bend and believe in a better tomorrow. This is when you will discover the greatest potential that lies within you.

Every successful person has had his/her struggles in life. The only difference is that they turned their experiences into priceless lessons to face life.

A struggle is a golden key that leads to success in life. It also brings you closer to your God in heaven.

Bends in your life are among the greatest blessings you receive from God. They make you Godlike, patient and sensitive.

From struggle, you learn that although the world comes with a lot of suffering, it is also filled with the ultimate overcoming. Always be thankful for the hard times; they are there to make you stronger.

When you struggle, you learn to survive. You develop an inspiration that leads you to get things done.

It is your faith and hope that helps you survive when struggling to achieve even the unexpected. Always simplify the bends in life to get rid of them from the root.

Always remember that great walls at times shake but rarely collapse. Be strong to survive even the toughest situations.

Success comes with a beautiful view. Whenever you feel like giving up, just pause and think of the look at the top; too good to give up on.

Never give up. God always has a reason for your struggle and an ultimate gift for your faith in him.

Never allow your struggle to become your identity. Even if it hurts, remain strong and fight it.

Always put on a smile no matter what you are going through. It is a sign and a source of strength and hope for better days.

Learn to dance in the rain. For if you relax and wait for the storm to pass, am afraid you might wait forever.

Your sweet stories of tomorrow develop from your struggle today. Always remember that the seed of your tomorrow’s success grows from your current failure.

A storm never lasts for decades. Your season is about to change.

Stand in faith even in the hardest times. Believe in our father in heaven and at his own time, he will come to your rescue.

You were born with a purpose. You are not a mess.

People and called brave for trying and being strong. Start this day to believe that you are a conqueror!


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Allow Failures to Redirect Your Focus

Allow Failures to Redirect Your Focus

First and foremost, let us define what failure is. According to Mr. Webster, the term “failure” is an “omission of occurrence or performance” and that it is “a failing to perform a duty or expected action”.

What is usually your perception of failure? Is it your inability to perform well or is it your non-performance? Could it be your non-generation of action?

If you can dissect the meaning of failure from the meaning that Mr. Webster gave, failure is actually not as we perceive it to be. If you are performing, per se, but just not “well”, there still is a performance done, it is just NOT “well done”.

So generally speaking, doing it, but just NOT “well done” isn’t even failure. It is your set standards that makes your not “well done” performance as a failure. So yes, if there is an actual occurrence or performance, it should never be considered as a failure. However, if you look at it grammatically, it may actually be.

What your focus should be is on your “perceived” failure. How do you define your failures? And more than that, your focus should be on how you allow failures to redirect your focus.

So how do you do that? How do you allow failures to redirect your focus? Here’s some tips.

  1. As Bill Cosby said, “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”. It is not if you failed and how much of a failure you are, but what you can do after, to make you succeed.

  2. You must accept that failure is major part of success. Your failure does not define you as a failure but that failure can define your success. You learn from whatever mistakes you have done in the past. For how can you know you have succeeded if you do not know how failure feels?
  3. Turn your failures into something positive. Make it your habit to focus on what good things came out from your failure, and focus on that. It may be that you fail to close a big deal, or failed to engage in something that was a directive. Look at these as missed opportunities and try to envision what you should have done otherwise. Again, make this a learning experience, so that next time, you know how to navigate when faced with the same situation.

No matter how compelling it is to just plunge in and bask in your woes and sorrows for being a perceived failure, you just have to look at things as a “work in progress”. Even you are a work in progress. That failure is an integral part to your success and that without it, you will not taste the sweetness of your success.

It is in dwelling more on how you can create an opportunity, for learning from past mistakes and steering your direction from sulking on your failures, to being motivated by these same failures into being more prepared, more fixated and more determined in achieving your ultimate goal — SUCCESS.


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Explore and Experience the Beauty of Bohol

Explore and Experience the Beauty of Bohol

Bohol is a province located in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines. It’s a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and resorts. However, there are also other places that the province boasts. The Chocolate Hills, a myriad of mounds of limestone formations are among the most celebrated attractions. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving spots and is routinely included in the world’s top ten diving locations. The marine life in Bohol is more diverse compared to that of the Mediterranean Sea.

A narrow strait separates Cebu and Bohol, and these two provinces share a common dialect. Bohol is the tenth largest island in the Philippines.

Alona Beach in Panglao Island

Alona Beach is a favorite among tourists and locals. This beach slopes gently into the sea so it’s also the best bet for family vacations. The area is very well developed. There are a lot of restaurants and hotels to choose from which makes travelling here convenient for visitors. The place is teeming with life day and night. There are also a lot of locals who offer tours around Bohol, so if you want to go sight-seeing, it won’t be too difficult to find a tour guide. Have an island hopping, snorkeling and dolphin watching activity arranged for a fun filled day!

Dumaluan Beach

If you want a calmer ambiance, a shore that stretches a long way into the sea, and just a place for relaxing and a quiet atmosphere, then you’ll love Dumaluan Beach. The sight of white sand and serene waters create a very restful setting. Dumaluan Beach is just a motorbike/tricycle ride away from Alona Beach.

Bikini Beach

This is located eighteen kilometers from Tagbilaran, and this is the locals’ favorite beach. It has calm waters and shady palm trees that are perfect for relaxing. The beach is located in Biking, Dauis. You can get there via motorbike/tricycle.

Momo Beach House

Momo Beach house is an eco-chic shop and retreat on the coast of Panglao Island. It is located 20 kilometers northeast of Alona Beach, approximately 45 minutes away from Tagbilaran Airport. They offer wonderful accommodation and yoga retreats, where participants will do sessions on the beach, massage therapy sessions and also watersport activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling with Bohol SUP (stand up paddleboard) Yoga leading the sessions.

Doljo Beach

Doljo Beach (pronounced as Dolho) is one of the major beaches on Panglao Island, but compared to the others, it is distinctly laid back. It’s quieter compared to the Alona/Dumaluan side of the island. It has one of the best diving spots in Bohol.

Bohol isn’t all beach, though. If you’re a first time tourist or visitor in Bohol, then you most definitely have to visit these places too!

The Chocolate Hills

During summer, these hills look like a hundred giant Hershey’s kisses laid out in a vast expanse of green land. The grass covering the hills dry up and turn brown, hence the effect. The Philippines has declared it as its third National Geological Monument. You can view the hills from two points, the first is at a resort called Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen, Bohol, and the second is at Sagbayan Peak, a mountain tourist refuge in Sagbayan Town.


Loboc is one of the oldest cities in Bohol. Here, you can go on their Floating Restaurant Cruise which perfect for lunch. It’s a pleasant experience being able to sail gently along the river while seeing the greener side of Loboc. They serve buffet lunch with a sumptuous and satisfying menu of seafood, pasta and meat. Also in Loboc, you’ll find two other famous tourist spots. The first is the Loboc Ecotourism Park where you can go ziplining across the river and the forest. The other is the Loboc Church which was built during the Spanish period. It contains a lot of interesting pieces and treasures like decorative stone carvings and friezes on the exterior walls, a sculpture of St. Ignatius Loyola in polychromic mucilage behind the central tabernacle, seven antediluvian devotional paintings from the Jesuit and Recollect periods and numerous ceiling murals. Much of the early history of Bohol was made around this town and church.

Tarsier Sanctuary

In the interior part of Bohol stands Corella town. In this town is an institution devoted to the preservation and scientific researches on the endemic Tarsier of Bohol. This place is dedicated to the safeguard of these small, furry animals with big, round eyes. It is extremely shy and nervous, and does not like to be touched. Only several hundred of them remain in Bohol, and the province has set up a 134 hectare forest for their protection.

Manmade Forest

A hundred and fifty years ago, the locals of Bohol planted hundreds of Mahogany trees over a two kilometer stretch of land. The trees were planted for the prized value of wood. Today, it’s a beautiful stretch of trees, and is mandatory stop for tourists on the way to or from Tagbilaran City.

Hanging Bridge

CNN counted Tigbao Hanging Bridge in Bohol among the world’s 13 most spectacular footbridges. It’s attractive to thrill seekers because it is made of bamboo and metal. It spans 40 meters and offers a beautiful view of the Sipatan River below it.

Albuquerque Zoo

This zoo had the biggest python in captivity ever known. Prony the python, was 23 feet and weighed in at 300 kilograms. Although Prony has passed away, what makes this zoo unique is that it actively teaches conservation and animal welfare to all those who visit. It is also a good education center for the kids, so if you’re going with family, make sure to stop by!

If you’re looking for a getaway with a chance to learn how to dive, use a stand up paddle board, do yoga by the beach, and to try local cuisine all while relaxing and enjoying the peace that only the sea can give you, then head to Bohol. It has everything you’re dreaming of and more. It’s a beautiful province, with a fascinating culture. And when you come home, you will never be the same. You will have a piece of Bohol with you, and a piece of you, left in Bohol.

Wholesome Lifestyle to a Better Life Today

Wholesome Lifestyle to a Better Life Today

There are a lot of guides and self-help books and blogs that teaches you how to live life to the fullest and how to live a better lifestyle. So this is a shorter version, a combination of the two, an easier to follow guide to living a better, wholesome lifestyle. .

1. Wake up before sunrise.

Ever heard the song “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy, when skies are grey..” ? That ain’t for your lovey there alone. It can actually mean you loving the sun shining through each day!

When you wake up before the sun rises, there’s this feeling of waiting for the beautiful colors to appear in the skies. It’s a hope for a new beginning. It enlivens your inner feeling of joy and happiness and anticipation for a very bright sunshiny day. Not to forget, of course, that when you wake up early in the morning, you are already getting a head start on your day. It gives you time to do all the things you keep on skipping every time you wake up late, including but not limited to preparing a homemade breakfast meal, shaving, washing your hair, and drinking coffee while reading the newspaper. And it also induces you to sleep earlier, giving you a chance to sleep through the recommended 8 hours. Thus, sleeping early at night and getting a full night’s sleep, does wake you earlier the next morning. It’s just a cycle. Moreover, rushing to work or school will also be unlikely. Waking up early in the morning, will give you enough time to do the tasks on this list.

2. Pray and talk to God.

It’s actually a nice feeling to start your day right. And what better way that is than by starting your day with a prayer. It makes you grounded. It helps you refocus on things. It gives you the strength you need to go through your day. Daily prayer will help you with your priorities. This is especially true if you also read the Scripture along with doing devotions. Early morning quiet time is the most peaceful session. This is also a way to thank Him for the good night’s sleep and for a new day ahead. Also, you can offer this day to him, and ask Him to guide and guard you throughout your day and that whatever you do today will be for His greater glory.

3. Exercise for an hour.

Working out your body early in the morning is scientifically proven to help jolt your system. It is also proven to give the much needed extra energy throughout the day. Moreover, that’s one less task to check off the things to do at the end of your workday. Mere jogging and yoga can do heaps of good things to your body and keep it energized.

4. Don’t skip breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The human body needs to eat every 3-4 hours. If you sleep 6-8 hours each night and you skip your morning meal, your body is being deprived of its regular energy reserve. How do you think you are supposed to function if you didn’t charge your battery?

5. Drink 2 glasses of water 5 times a day

We have been taught to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day since we were kids. This is because it’s the amount of water needed to keep our body hydrated and aids to flush out toxins from the body. It may be hard for some to follow this guideline so a good tip is to just drink at least 2 glasses per meal time, including the snacks in between meals.

If you do not like the taste and feel of tepid water, an ice cold water may do the trick. Or, if you prefer soda and juice since you like tasty beverages, you should try putting slices of lime or lemon into your water. It’ll be refreshing without the effects of too much sugar.

6. Get off the internet and social media.

Social media is supposed to be a medium of socialization thus the name. However, it is currently one of the top reasons for negativity in our lives. It had made some of us into jealous monsters whose only goal is to compete with others on being the one with the most ideal lifestyle. Social media also takes a lot of productive time. It is the main cause of procrastination. Unless your main line of work is using the internet, turn it off.

7. No junk food.

There is no need to tell you how bad junk foods are for the body as it is aptly named. Yes, we all love junk food. However, if your goal is to live the best life you can, sacrifices must be made.
Alternatively, you can always just choose the lesser evil. Find snacks that may not be that healthy, but would be a better choice than junk food. You can also try finding organic and healthier versions of your favorite snacks.

8. Drink a cup of green tea.

Drinking green tea helps your body lose unwanted fat. It is also a good alternative to coffee for your daily morning wake-me-up-per. Green tea has a very high anti-oxidant property that is good for the skin. You see why Chinese and Koreans have very beautiful skin? Drinking Green Tea is part of their daily after meal habit. It actually costs less than going to a dermatologist.

9. Use the stairs not the elevator

This is actually a very good form of exercise. You can do this at lunch, going down to purchase or eat lunch and after work. You can skip the stairs after you’ve eaten lunch, as doing so might do more harm than good.

10. Call up an old friend.

Or call up mom! Calling mom, benefits both ways. Mom will have less stress thinking how your day was, and will give you the benefit of venting out without fear of being judged (Disclaimer: you might just have to take down a few notes after!)

If wanting to talk to a friend is the case, then continue with the call up an old friend. Calling an old friend, is basically same as calling mom, but without the mandatory take-down-notes after.
What I do mean by old? Besides calling a friend you’ve had for as long as you can remember, the one you may have had a falling out with, you can also, call a friend that is relatively older than you. A friend your age is your buddy, your accomplice. An old friend may be able to give more insights and thus relieve you from the stresses of the day. But still, I would recommend mom. Release your stress, banter all you want, who knows, you might end up getting a free movie ticket to take away all those blues.

This is only a mere guide to help you get through your everyday. What’s important is for you to choose the best for yourself. You must learn to make good decisions and take care of yourself and your happiness so you can live a better life.


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Ten Spiritual Reminders We should Never Forget

Ten Spiritual Reminders We should Never Forget

I can say that I’m a spiritual person. I do believe in the power from above that is guiding us and looking over at us. His love for us is all encompassing. Following are the ten spiritual reminders we should never forget.

One: Prayer is effective and powerful

A prayer can be a simple thank you for blessings we are receiving. A whisper of hope that we may be able to overcome the struggles that we are currently facing. A surrender to His will. Prayer is talking to the Father. When you’re weary and helpless, when faced with trials and problems, when you feel that you are alone in your fight, pray. Just pray. Close your eyes and talk to Him. And in that silence you will hear Him.

Two: Be grateful all the times

Thank the Lord, for the sun that lights our day. Thank Him for the coolness of the night, that we may rest. Thank Him for the people around us, sharing their skills, tilling our lands, fighting our wars. Thank Him for the beauty that is around us. Thank Him for our struggles, for our struggles made us stronger. Thank Him for the love showered by our families and friends. Thank Him every opportunity you have. Thank Him for our enemies, because of them we know who our friends are. Thank Him for the world we live in. Thank Him for the rains, a reminder that soon you’ll see a rainbow. Thank Him for the air we breathe, the water we still are able to drink, the food we eat. Thank Him for the abundance of fishes in the ocean, of birds in the sky and animals in our forests and farms. Thank Him for our ecosystem. Be grateful at all times, as all things come from His blessings!

Three: Forgiving yourself is your best gift

I remember a time that I blamed myself for the mistakes I did in the past. But then, I decided to forgive myself, and it was the best gift I have ever received. From that moment, I became free as a bird. I was able to free myself from pride, from anger, from distrust, from ego and hate. I began to accept all of me. My fears, my insecurities, my failures. It gave me the strength and will to change myself. To better myself. To be better for the people that I love, the people that matters most to me. And yes, I say, forgive yourself. It’s the best gift you can give to yourself.

Four: Do all things with love

We can do things automatically. We have an auto response to very basic things that we do. When we are thirsty, we drink. When we’re tired, we rest. When we see suffering, we sympathize. But when we respond with love, there’s a sort of magic that makes responding something more worthwhile. We now respond with compassion, for compassion begets love and love begets compassion. When we do all things with love, the things we do begins to have a meaning. Our life begins to have purpose. We now eat not just to fill our tummy. We eat because we want to be healthy, because we want to live longer to be with our loved ones much longer. We no longer just rest our tired bodies, we rest to let our bodies recuperate from the stress of each day, that we may feel invigorated in the morning.

Five: Give cheerfully

When we give, we must give with a cheerful heart. Because the Lord our God is happy with a cheerful giver. And when we give cheerfully, giving becomes sharing. Because giving means what you give is yours. Sharing is giving the other person what is also theirs. And the blessings that we receive were meant to be shared. We are just instruments in the sharing of the blessings that the Lord our God is giving us.

Six: God will always make a way

I have always loved the song “God will make a way”. It was His promise to me that I just have to believe in His promise, and He will make a way for me. That His powers are beyond what I can comprehend. That He will move mountains for me, so long as I believe, He will make a way for me. No matter how dark the nights. No matter how scorching the heat of the sun. No matter how hard the rain is. There is His promise, that after the rain, the sun will continue to shine upon us all. And that the nights will always give way to a bright new day!

Seven: God’s Word is your life and light

When darkness is upon me, and when I feel that the world is closing out on me, I just turn to His words, and His Words becomes my comfort. Have you ever experienced a time, when you just wanted to end it all, because of all the pain you feel? Then, His word comes upon you and you start to hear His comforting words telling you that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. That life in itself is your light.

Eight: The joy of the Lord is your strength

Yes! I believe that my strength comes from knowing that I am doing things for His joy. That His joy is for us, His children, to walk His ways.

Nine: Hope is the anchor of your soul

When we no longer hope, we become just travelers of this world. We walk the earth with nothing to look upon. But with hope, we become eager to walk in faith. With that faith we become whole. And our soul is now anchored steadily in our faith that there is a God, a powerful God that is beyond everything and anything in this world.

Ten: God loves you

Believe that God loves you. Believe that God loves you for who and what you are and what you have become. God loves you no matter what. And because God loves you, He is blessing you in ways you may not know. He guides you and guards you. You may feel at times that you are not loved, but the truth is, He has protected you from something much worse. God loves us, so much, that He gave us His only Begotten Son, that we may have eternal life.

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Today is a Blessing I Choose the Bright Side of Life

Today is a Blessing I Choose the Bright Side of Life

Today is a blessing from God. Today I choose the bright side of life.

Today I woke up, alive, well and so blessed. Thank You Lord.

Today I see the beautiful sunrise – a symbol of life and hope.

Today I see all God’s wonderful creations. All things work together for His glory and praise.

Today I choose Joy.

I believe that all things have a divine purpose. Whatever life brings, I choose to focus on the positive. I choose joy over sorrow.

Today I choose Life.

My life is a miracle and a gift from God. I am grateful that God gives me another day to live, to learn, and to cherish.

Life is as precious as diamonds and gold so I live this life for the greater good of all the people around me and above all, I live for the glory of God.

Today I choose to Forgive.

I have been holding on to grudges for some time now. I have them stored in me like a Camel stores water for long journeys through the Desert. But today, I am going to forgive everyone who has done wrong to me, who has hurt me or who has made a fool of me. Whether that was my brother, my father, my friends or my aunt blabbing about something I never did. I choose to forgive all of them because in so doing, I set myself free.

Today I choose Healing.

I have decided to let go of all that hurts me. I am going to start working on my relationships. Because my heart needs to be healed. In order to live a successful, amazing life, I need to have a full body and a full heart. I need to heal myself by working out my problems with other people.

Today I choose to Give Cheerfully.

Giving is a true form of loving someone. How often do we see someone with a poster sign stating that they had no money to go home? And how often do we actually give some money to such a person? Probably none. Because we don’t believe in it or we have forgotten to do nice things just because they are nice. I am going to make sure that I do give someone that money, the next time I encounter a person asking for it.

Today I choose to Share.

I was coming home from work today when I saw this young girl crying quietly in a corner, usually I would never meddle in someone’s life. But today, I went up to her, smiled and said, “It’s going to be okay.” I ended up dropping her at her house because apparently, she had been waiting there for two hours for her brother to pick her up from school. I shared a smile with her, trying to make her day better than it was before.

Today I choose Happiness.

Laughter and so with happiness is a medicine for all kinds of diseases. So I am choosing to be happy. I have challenges in life but I lift them all to God because I believe joy comes in the morning.

Today I choose Humility.

We all came in this world with Nothing and Naked. But because God is so good all the time of our life, He pours blessings to us all. We receive abundant blessings and all these things should not make so proud. Because of God’s love and blessings, we have all what we needs. Moreso, He gives us all the desires of our hearts.

The more achieve and the more we succeed in life, the more we should be humble. And so today, I praise God; and I choose to remain humble and grateful.

Today I choose Perseverance.

I am going to work hard. And I will stay determined. The road to my destination is very long, filled with speed bumps, blocks, huge rocks and the journey is even harder. There will be all kinds of wild animals to encounter and fight through. But I know that I can do it. I am going to make it to that end of the road which signifies everything for me.

It may seem impossible but I have God. I believe. I trust. All things are possible because I have a great God with a Great Love, with Great Compassion and with Great mercy.

Today I choose Commitment.

I commit to live a good life. I commit to appreciate and enjoy this life that God blessed me with. I commit to trust Him. I commit all my dreams, my plans and all my goals to Him because He promised in His Word, in Psalm 37:5-6 (NIV), “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”

Today I choose Optimism.

Optimism is believing that everything will be great no matter what. Its believing in the goodness of life. So yes, I will choose to be an optimist because that is what gets things done for me. It getS me going, making me get up in the morning, when the harsh sunlight hits my eyes. It makes me go to work, knowing that the world is a big happy place.

Today I choose Truth.

Being honest is one of the hardest things one has to do, in today’s world. Lying is so much easier and convenient. But its messed up in the longer run. And it gets you nowhere. So I think I am sticking with telling the truth, the Truth will always set me FREE.

Today I choose Peace.

I live in a country where you can go out leaving your doors unlocked and have your wallets returned with full cash in it. In such a peaceful country, I choose to be peaceful as well. I choose to be against war, fighting and bloodshed. Whether it is a school shooting in Boston or a terrorist attack in the third world countries, I choose to be against it all. I PRAY peace for all mankind.

I choose God because He is my Peace.

Today I choose Hope.

Our lives are lived on hope, for our kids to grow up to be better human beings, for us to get good jobs, or to marry someone we love or to help our parents in old age. It’s that flickering flame of hope on a candle that keeps us all going.

Today I choose Love.

If a man was asked to live his life by one thing only, he would choose love. So will I. Because love is what makes our lives truly living. Whether it is love for a child, or love of a parent, or a sibling, it’s those feelings that someone has them for you. And nothing can compensate for that. Choose to love and be loved.

Most of all, I choose God because God is Love.

Today I choose Faith.

My faith is everything to me. I was born into and I was raised to believe in it. Today, if I don’t choose faith, then believe in me, I am nothing but a lie. My faith makes me who I am and who I want to be. It reflects my choices in life and the boundaries that I follow.

But more than believing in me, I believe in God. I trust in Him all the days of my life.

Today I choose Charity.

I started volunteering at the nearby homeless shelter, last week. A lot of my friends are working for charities and supporting good causes that I felt the need to do something as well. It’s a small step but it can lead to other things in life.

Today I choose Success.

I have always worked to obtain something in life, whether it is a pair of shoes or a new job. So I am going to put success first and work for it. I know that calling myself a failure and then living on is the easy part. Working hard and believing in myself to become a success is what I choose today.

Above all, today I choose God.

Yes, I believe that there is a greater good somewhere. I believe in God. I believe in His Great Power. I believe that all things are POSSIBLE because of God. I believe in Love because God is Love. I believe in Life because God offers Eternal Life. Because God is above all.

How about you my friend? What are your choices today?

May all your choices lead to a fulfilled life in the Presence of God.


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10 Amazing Ways to Harvest Emotional Crops

10 Amazing Ways to Harvest Emotional Crops

Truly, time is a never-ending flow of life. The past, present, and future are intertwined together in one continuous motion – the experiences gained from the past will be our guide today; the seeds planted today will be the fruits of tomorrow.

What better way to enrich ourselves with everything that is good tomorrow, than by planting today the seeds of great values?

Come with me as we take a look at the great values we can plant today for a better future! Ready? Read along.

Plant Seeds of Hope

Hope is Power. It is the power to hold on to things that your heart so desires eagerly. With hope, you can see the beauty of your dreams even though those dreams seem impossible to be realized.

Plant Seeds of Love

Love is the very essence of humanity – the greatest, most honorable deeds were made by man out of love. The legendary stories and poems of the past sailed smoothly through the sands of time because they spoke the words of love. Love is what pulls you through to live life another day.

Let us plant seeds of love by doing small acts of love. Though they may be small, they will grow as great as a towering oak tree.

Plant Seeds of Joy

Happiness is a choice. Diamonds and pearls might make you smile, lovers and friends might make you laugh, but if happiness is not found within your heart then these fleeting emotions cannot last.

Choose happiness! Plant seeds of joy in your heart by taking away all traces of vengeance and sadness.

Plant Seeds of Peace

Peace is silence and tranquility within your soul. The whole world may be drenched in the bliss of peaceful serenity, but if your heart is full of rage you still have not obtained peace.
Have peace within your heart by being one with nature and with all of humanity. Plant seeds of peace by removing all prejudice against race and color. These are mere physical realities that fade away in time, but deep within we are all but one people.

Plant Seeds of Faithfulness

Faithfulness is as strong as the bond that keeps the Earth close to the moon and the sun. No one can break it until it loses ground – never allow such a thing to happen. Keep the bonds between you and your loved ones sturdy.

Plant the seeds of faithfulness by trusting each other. Cherish the faith you share, and your seeds will grow strong.

Plant Seeds of Gentleness

Be soft as the sheep’s wool. Be calm as the still blue waters. This is what it means to be gentle. Rashness and carelessness is never the way to nurturing the soul. Plant the seeds of gentleness by treating anyone you meet with care and tenderness.

Plant Seeds of Self-Control

Emotions can lead you to rash decisions. It can eat you up from within and lash out at all the people close to you. Never let these feelings be the master of your existence. Plant the seeds of self-control by taking back the reigns and being the master of your own self.

Plant Seeds of Patience

Patience is what allows farmers to grow crops and fishermen to catch fish without going against the natural flow of the seasons. Patience is what allows mothers and fathers to answer all the eager questions of their young children.
Protect yourself from the destructive forces of anxiety and rage with the caring seeds of patience.

Plant Seeds of Kindness

Kindness pulls people closer to you. A kind word can quench the fires of anger, and a kind deed can heal the wounds of pain. Plant the seeds of kindness by being kind to people wherever you may go.

Plant Seeds of Goodness

Goodness keeps the world alive. It is what gives us warmth like the gentle rays of the sun. We need it as much as flowers do in order to bloom into the most beautiful versions of ourselves.
Stay true to who we really are. Plant the seeds of goodness by basking in the warmth of everything that is good.

Choose wisely the seeds you will plant in your heart and soul today. Germinate those seeds with faith and hope. Fertilize them with prayers and God will sprinkle them with His never ending might.