I Wanna Be This Kind Of Person

Old woman

“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”Marjorie Pay Hinckley




“Dear Papa Jesus, pa follow-up naman po ng love story ko. Amen.”

Mental Feng Shui

By: Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins or Tony Robbins (born February 29, 1960) is an American self-help writer, professional speaker and occasional actor. He became well known through the use of firewalking in his seminars. He initially studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) but went on to develop his own methods.

  • ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  • THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  • FOUR. When you say, ‘I love you’, mean it.
  • FIVE. When you say, ‘I’m sorry’, look the person in the eye.
  • SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  • SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
  • EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
  • NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  • TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  • ELEVEN. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  • TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
  • THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
  • FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • FIFTEEN. Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
  • SIXTEEN. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  • SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
  • EIGHTEEN. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • NINETEEN. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it .
  • TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  • TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

Do not keep this message. Pass this around.

Yung Maganda Na Lang

Touch ako sa story na ‘to…

A man and his girlfriend were married. It was a large gathering. All of their friends and family came to witness the lovely ceremony and partake of the festivities and celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time.

The bride was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom was very dashing in his black tuxedo. Everyone could tell that the love they had for each other was true.

A few months later, the wife came to the husband with a proposal:

"I read in a magazine, a while ago, about how we can strengthen our marriage," she said. "Each of us will write a list of things that we find a bit annoying with the other person. Then, we can talk about how we can fix them together and make our lives happier together." The husband agreed. So they retreated to two separate rooms and started making out their respective lists. And this absorbing task took them the rest of the day to accomplish.

The next morning, at the breakfast table, they decided they would share each other’s listed annoyances. "I’ll start," offered the wife. She took out her list. It had many items on it, enough to fill three pages. As she started reading her list, she noticed that tears were starting to appear in her husband’s eyes.

"What’s wrong?" she asked.
"Nothing," the husband replied. "Please keep reading."

The wife continued until she had read all three pages. Then she placed her list neatly on the table and folded her hands on top of it. "Now, you read your list and then we’ll talk about the things on both of our lists," she said with eager anticipation.

Quietly the husband said, "I don’t have anything on my list. I think that you are perfect the way you are. I don’t want you to change anything for me. You are lovely and wonderful and I wouldn’t want to try changing anything about you."

The wife, touched by his honesty and the depth of his love for her and his acceptance of her, turned her head and wept.

Awww! Kahanga-hanga naman si Mister. Kaka-inlab lalo.

Well, sa buhay nga naman, hindi man kagandahan ang lahat na nangyayari sa atin…pero kelangan bang seryosuhin yun at i-emote ng bongga? Sows, bakt ba kasi kelangan pang pansinin ang mga chakaness (kapangitan) kesa kagandahan? Bakit ba kasi kelangan pang magbilangan ng mga kakulangan!

Ang lahat sa buhay ay masarap (parang ako. Hihihi!). Joke lang. Op kors, ang plastik ko naman kung sasabihin kong totoo yun.  Maalala ko, may mga times din na nasasabi sa akin ni Kups ang linyang, ”Life is unfair”. Naiintindihan ko kung bakit minsan nakakapag-emote ng ganun ang lolo nyo.

Minsan kasi eh hindi maiwasan ni Kups ang ma-disappoint, ma-prostate ma-frustrate sa relasyon namin. Pareho kaming ilang beses na rin nainis at na-depress (uy, nag rhyme!) sa mga masamang pangyayari na para bang hindi justified, at sa tingin namin…definitely we don’t deserve. Pero hays…tama na nga muna ang maging bitter ocampo. Sayang ang oras.

Heniways, I want to close this post in positive note. I believe pa rin that we are the happiest when we see and praise the good and try our very best to forget the bad. Mas maigi na pansinin na lang ang mga magagandang bagay…ang mga magaganda na andiyan lang aktwali sa harap natin. Kaya naman, speaking of magaganda – pansinin nyo ‘ko, titigan nyo ko! 😀 Syet!



“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.




—Mark Twain

Want To Be Happy?

Unang post ko ‘to para sa taon 2011.

Para sa unang entry ko, gusto ko ng something inspirational chuvarloo dahil hindi man kagandahan ang naging huling linggo ng year 2010 ko hanggang sa mga unang araw ng pagpasok ng year 2011, eh tama na ang pagmamaktol ng bongga dahil mas marami pa rin akong dapat ipagpasalamat sa mga nangyari sa buhay ko kesa ireklamo. Siempre, dapat KERI lang talaga ang attitude dahil ganun naman ang mga araw – hindi pare-pareho.

Eto lang din ang dapat isipin…na may bukas pa at kahit ano man ang mangyari, tuloy pa rin ang buhay.

Eto may kinunan ako sa selpon at nabasa ko ‘to sa newspaper habang nasa himpapawid ang alindog ko, nakasuot ng sinturon-pangkaligtasan at inililipad ng PAL pabalik sa kuta ko dito sa Mindanao noong Sunday. Yeah, I’m back to my barracks and it’s nice to be home.

Nakapagnilay-nilay ng saglit ng tungkol sa buhay si Mamaru sa eropleyn courtesy of Fr. Jerry Orbos’ column sa Philippine Daily Inquirer dated January 2, 2011.


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Make Each Day Special – 40 Tips


Forwarded from my Gmail...

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Record your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning, complete the following statement,
“My purpose is to____ today.”

5. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2010.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

23. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice bed sheets, Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. So stop complaining about the weather, the job, the rents etc., etc.

31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

34. The best is yet to come.

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your family often.

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
“I am thankful for ___. Today I accomplished ____.”

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Enjoy the ride.. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

On Learning To Do Better

EMPTY ROAD, Geneva, Switzerland

I walk down the street. There is a hole.
I don’t see it.
I fall in.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes a very long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is still a deep hole.
I pretend not to see it.
I fall in.
I pretend it’s still not my fault.
It takes a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is still the same deep hole.
I see it.
I fall in anyway.
It’s a habit.
I get out quicker this time.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole.
I see it.
I walk around it.
I don’t fall in.

I walk down a different street.

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Something Inspirational


Just Be Happy

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Just be happy. Sounds too simplistic, doesn’t it? But, in actuality, we can have much more happiness if we choose to consider things from a positive perspective.

Everyone experiences the ups and downs of life, however, we can make a decision to dwell on the negative or practice what the old saying says to do: “When life give you lemons, make lemonade!”

It really boils down to your attitude and you have the ability to mold your attitude into any shape you like.

Here are some tips:

  • Ignore those who tell you that life is too difficult to be happy. What do they know?
  • When you awaken each morning, be thankful for another day, even if it’s raining.
  • Smile at those you meet, even if they don’t return the favor.
  • Don’t borrow trouble. Each day has enough of it’s own.
  • Don’t allow trouble to bury you in its gray mire of sorrow.
  • Don’t give in to negative thinking.
  • Be positive even when others are not.
  • Refuse to give up on anything worth having or doing.
  • Do something you enjoy each day, even if it’s just a walk in your neighborhood.
  • Whistle as you go through the day.
  • Work at being happy because it’s worth it.
  • You’re human, like everyone else, and from time to time you need a little pick-me-up in your decision to be happy. When you reach that stage, find someone else who has decided to be happy. Join forces with him or her and march forward in your decision to be a happy person.
  • Simply speaking, a happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Choose today to just be happy – as much as it depends on you!

**forwarded from my Gmail