15 Reasons Why You Should Absolutely Love Life
- Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.
Your day-to-day is filled with hidden gems, "little" blessings that when you're mindful about, will give you joy in a BIG way.
Don't feel guilty about taking trips to new places, joining workshops, or pampering and relaxing yourself. They are impactful to your mental and physical wellbeing and contribute positively to your growth.
This is a call only you can hear, don't overthink it and trust your gut feeling.
We can easily fall into a worrisome, stressful state which is hard to get out of. Practice positivity in the way you think and reap the benefits of peace of mind.
You might not realize it, but you have a lot of relationships, ones you have with friends, family, in school, at church or work. It's easy to overlook the most important one to maintain, the relationship you have with yourself. Talk to yourself, give yourself encouragement. Most importantly, believe in what you’re capable of.
- Be patient with yourself as you evolve. Small, healthy choices make a big difference in the long run.
Try this exercise, list down what you do in a day and make small adjustments aimed at better, healthier alternatives you can easily do, say, choosing water over iced tea at lunch or spending more time with your family.
Simply let your actions speak louder than words and gossip should naturally die without reason.
Tell yourself, challenge accepted and focus on what you can control to make the best out of a situation. Worrying only worsens the situation.
Mistakes and slip ups are temporary moments in your life you need to break away from. If you keep them in the back of your mind, you’ll always be held back from achieving what you wanted.
Go outside, take snaps of what inspires you, revisit a place you haven’t been to in a while, rediscover your city. Grab a friend and go on an adventure.
Remember, each person’s situation is different which is why you should be comparing your current self with the past self to see how far you’ve come. You’ve done a great job; so don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back.
Your feelings are valid. No matter what, even if you consider it small, insignificant and something that would pass, open it up to someone you trust and love to affirm your worth. You matter and your feelings do too.
You're putting a fight with expectations, standing tall against stereotypes and pushing yourself to your limits, daily, give yourself breaks and be gentle to your soul.
Respecting your worth is also saying no to bad influences, saying no to people, to bad habits and to negative thinking.
It's a life changing experience to change the way your mind sees a situation, a bit of positivity goes a long way and confidence is a powerful feeling that opens a world of possibility. Give it a try.
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Imagine you are holding a photograph. There, there you are. A 5-year-old you is being carried by her momma and papa while holding your rag dolls. That innocent, charming little girl is looking at you and said, "Where are you now?"
Life is filled with several U-turns and unexpected twists of events and during these times in which silver spoons are nowhere to be found: Our families ensure we still get and experience the best as we survive this pandemic. Here's my song, I wrote back 2 years ago entitled: "Won't Let You Cry" and take time to honor and appreciate our parents as they are the biggest front liners in our lives throughout the years.
If you're still single now, there are probably a a lot of questions running in your head. But being on your own for a long time helps you discover more about yourself. It's more than just freedom or independence. It's facing the world with so much courage. It's trying to make the most of your life without having to depend on someone. It's being happy on your own and loving yourself with all that you are.
We've been chasing love only to realize that it's not gonna work out that way. The right time will come that you will be blessed with the one you deserve. The one who also prayed to be with you. The one who will make you believe in love again. Let life surprise you. Hang in there.
The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.
Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.
Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.
For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?
Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.
Literally to begin with, I am writing with little shaky hands because this is the last time I went for a vacation like most of us must have and can’t plan any for now. The coronavirus outbreak has compelled us to stay at home for our safety and others in the vicinity.
I remember how I penned down my year 2020 to be the most remarkable year of my life in the hope of doing everything I desired for a long time and overcoming few obstacles. Whilst planning things ahead, I forgot to truly value all of things in the present.
I remember being chipper and grateful for my last summer vacation but now I feel I should’ve valued each and every moment. Considering the current gnarly situation, I want each one us to motivate ourselves to look for a positive side and to make the most of our time no matter the situation.
Make a promise to yourself that you won’t give up in these circumstances and reckon that there are a lot of good things for us in the store. We’ll have the most amazing season of our life post pandemic. Let’s accept for the change and become the change. Propagate love and only love.