How often do we take each day of our lives for granted?
How often do we fail to appreciate every single thing that comes our way?
How often do we fail to acknowledge every single opportunity that faith gives us?
How often to we fail to thank every single person that comes into our lives and make a change?
I know for myself that often meant more than what it is suppose to. Clearly, I’m not a perfect person nor am I anywhere near that perfection. Often, I fail and I forget. But one thing is for sure, I wi
ll never fail to remember how precious life is and I will never forget how beautiful life is. I have been brought here as the being that I am with a purpose and no different than anybody else.
Al Hamra Village (Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC) Ras Al Khaimah had launched the “Before I Die”project which I myself never knew it existed. It took place last April 16 & 17 along with their Al Hamra Market at Al Hamra Marina Royal Yacht Club. This project actually was done and put up for a great purpose. For every single person, may it be a UAE local or expat, to realize that life is precious. Reminding every being that each day has to be lived by heart, embracing both success and hardship knowing that everything happens for a reason. Just keep the faith up and running, smile and keep fighting the battle you are destined to win.
On a personal note, seeing this board makes me remember the people I have loved and lost. Asking myself what could have been their last goal before departing. Remembering how much they have influenced me as a person and my life. In my heart I could only end up to one single thought, they have inspired me to be the person that I am right now.
I know I have written only one thing. “Before I die, I want to be somebody”. I want to be someone who have touched at least another person’s life. I want to be someone who will always be remembered by a smile that hides all the pain and hardship. I want to be someone who could be successful and being accountable for it alone. I want to be someone who simply dreamed of proving my worth in this earth. How about you? What do you desire in life before you die?
Ever wonder why we often times spend the whole day wishing for so many things? Asking ourselves why we don’t have those certain things that we, made ourselves that they are part of our needs?
OVER THINKING… ??
Over thinking about all those make us forget what we already have. Material aspects, they might be gone the next day but being contented within spiritually and emotionally, irreplaceable and of much more value than anything. I mean anything.
Let GO. Let GOD.
All of us go through a lot of storms in life without us knowing how it happened nor when will it come or go. Just as long as you know who to hold on to, and believe in yourself you’d survive everything.
As what I have learned today,
“it’s a lie to think that you’re not good enough. It’s a lie
to think that you’re not worth anything.” -NickVujicic
GOD MADE YOU AS YOU ARE BECAUSE YOUR EXISTENCE HAS A UNIQUE PURPOSE IN ALL OF HIS CREATION.
One line I will never fail to remember every single day. From that very moment I was able to glance at each word that makes of it.
So simple yet overflowing of hope that someday, I will get to that certain point of my existence that I can make my family proud.
I was never a book reader so definitely I cannot call myself a bookworm as they call it.
In fact I can still remember during my grade school days wherein we were required to do book reviews for one of our class and we had to do tons of them for the whole academic year. We’ll I’m not encouraging anyone who will be able to read this and is going through the same requirement. But never, even once was I able to finish one whole book for any of my book reviews back then. (My apologies to my English Prof back grade school)
But this book had mark that end of me not reading any books.
This is Donald J Trump.
This book here is definitely something that did not only open my eyes to reading. But filled me with hopes and encouragement in my life as a whole.
I was able to relate everything that he said on this book not only because I was also engaged in a real estate industry but because he made every point so clear on general terms.
Believe me, If only I have the capacity to memorize the whole book i really would. Because it teaches what happened, what’s happening, and what may happen again. Not only to his own life but to everybody. Let me share to you some of it.
RECOGNIZE OPPORTUNITY ; even at the most awful circumstance of a day.
Think BIG ; Think CREATIVELY
At the very end here’s the TOP 10 great points according to him on which I will never protest nor disagree.
Never give up; Don’t just settle in remaining within your comfort zone
be focused ; shut out all the interference
Keep your momentum ; LISTEN, APPLY & MOVE FORWARD
see yourself VICTORIOUS
be LUCKY; the harder you work the LUCKIER you get
Believe in yourself
ask yourself; what am I pretending not to see?
look at the SOLUTION; not the PROBLEM
I don’t want to pretend like I’m the Miss Know-all girl. Cause I’m not.
Especially with the guy responsible of this book but perhaps in any case this would be the exact same book you’d need to get all the encouragement possible.
Especially to a young person like me who is just starting to be exposed to everything there is in the real world.
I hope you’d have the same fun learning from this one. 🙂
BTW few more thoughts from the book.
PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES IN DISGUISE
YOU CANNOT SOLVE A PROBLEM WITH THE SAME THINKING THAT MADE IT.
It gave me enough relaxation to get myself back together before a new challenging week at work. A weekend packed with realizations.
Life away from home is being away from your real comfort zone. I choose where I am right now not because I wanted freedom.
I have chosen to be where I am right now because it is where I know for myself that I will enable myself to learn things in a new perspective.
I have learned so much at home living with my family, but I knew there are a lot more things I needed to learn. I knew I had to learn them all on my own.
My parents had taught me since I was a child how to respect people how to be nice to people.
But how much was I able to learn about trying to get along with people from different parts of the world, people from all sorts of orientation. but outside my comfort zone, I am practicing this and learning more of how to deal with people.
My parents taught me how to keep things at right place. Yet how much of an organized person have I become? Living alone made me learn and adopt how to organize my schedule, my life, though I have mastered the art of disorganizing my things somehow I am in the process of mastering the art of organizing them as well.
Though I was also taught how to cook or clean the house, do my laundry or iron my clothes, do the groceries or budget the amount of money I have.
Being away from home enabled me to learn more than what I was taught and practice each learning I have in life.
My fellow Lasallians. My batchmates. A real good friend and a new bonded friend.
One weekend not far from today. I had a few visitors from California and Dubai.
Surprisingly they were the visitors I never expected to have at my paradise home.
Rawlin is a good friend of mine back in highschool. Since she migrated to California, (I think) I never had the chance to see her or spend time with her.
While Ivan on the other hand was just a random friend in high school as well whom I just say “hi” or nod my head a little whenever we bump each other at the hall way of our classrooms or by the discipline office. Just a typical batchmate to make it short.
So there it was, an afternoon to spend and have some fun with this two along with Ernan and Grace whom I also met here in UAE.
Few bites of chicken by the Sea shore. Few gulps of cola from the plastic cups. Few pieces of french fries. Then comes a moment of fun by the sea of such a wonderful place where I live.
But then again, it didn’t end there. We then went on for a dip by the pool. Then it was time for the ladies to sit back and relax as the two chefs we were with do their thing at the kitchen.
It’s one of the priceless things in life I really appreciate at that very moment. Sharing stories while having dinner and having a few drinks after. Appreciating a renewed friendship and the new ones.
For once which hopefully won’t be the last I have shared my relaxing then with a good old friend and the new.
I appreciated life more as I took a few relaxing moments with them.
when I first read this it truly changed how I feel.
then I read again. wrote my opinions and now I want to share this with all of you.
this is the pattern.
Happy reading 🙂
Take charge of your life by beginning something you have always wanted to do. If your goal seems overwhelmming,start small
tell yourself everyday, that God gave you the life that you have right now because He knows you’d be a great captain of his own creation. That you should be responsible to every single things that you do towards your day, yourself and to others
your imagination has no bounderies dreaming about something is the first step toward achieving it
Our minds create things that make us smile, make us happy for a while. better yet, it builds the eagerness that I need everyday in everyway. Eagerness that triggers me to perform well and at my best.
laughter is a direct route to the soul. It broadens your perspective,keeps you healthy, and makes an unbearable situation easier to deal with
main reason why a lot of people rarely see me frown or sad, cause I believe that through laughter and through my smile, I get myself inspired and end up telling myself, “caessie, everything’s going to be fine. in time”. I may not know where I get the strength to smile despite going through some things in my life, but I know why I do, because I have my FAMILY, my FRIENDS and I have GOD.
set your mind to predict success. Tell yourself you WILL succeed at whatever your doing at the moment
I am not the best on the things that I do, but I know just giving every single shot that I have, my full effort, I’ll get there. despite failures I know that at the end of the day, as long as I stand up in every fall, I’ll get ther well equiped
allow yourself to grow by exposing your vulnerability and insecurity dont live strictly inside your comfort zone dont always play it safe
Never settle on the things you just know, or the things you’re good at. Cause you’ll NEVER get to walk further in life if you never allow yourself to discover much more about yourself and your capabilities.
we can always find something that can always be done and we forget how to have fun. make conscious effort to take time off- youll feel refreshed and able to think more clearly afterwards
I know that the best way for us to learn aside from learning from our mistakes, is enjoy the things that you do. no matter how old we get, still, the right to have fun and to enjoy is ours. We can always be a child in heart from time to time.
being paralyzed by indecision is worse than making the wrong decision. you cant grow if you dont trust your inner voice
Definitely a MUST for ourselves in terms of everything in LIFE. before you get to trust others have YOURSELF TRUST YOURSELF. Others will just have to follow. because how we treat ourselves are the reflection of how we want to be treated by others.
try listening to the other persons point of view first, without being preoccupied or distracted. youll really hear what is being said and the other person is more likely to pay attention to your view
have not only your ears to hear each word but a heart to feel each emotion. The best listener is the heart and mind than ears alone.
creativity maintains the balance in our lives. The more we use our creativity the more it develops
relationships are what pull us through the hard times, and make the good times meaningful. Take the time to nurture the connections that uplift you
we’ll meet so many people in our lives, and as the years go by, some will stay a little longer than the others but surely you will all go different directions for some time. And when you meet once again, you’d recognize some of them easily with how they look but some, you’ll recognize because your heart tells you that, that particular person/ people were and still important to you.
humans need touch to survive and thrive. dont forget to hug your loved ones. Pay your friends on the back literally and figuratively
a simple act of care, concern and kindness towards other people doesn’t make you less of a strong person. We must all learn to show how we want to help others physically mentally and most of all, emotionally.
forgiveness is life-giving because it puts you in charge you become empowered
No person has the right NOT to forgive. Everything in life ends in forgiveness as well. It’s God’s forgiveness.
prayer is asking god to transform the situation and become the heart of your life. Take time each day to nurture this connection
God is the greatest shield we have in this world. I rarely go for confessions, literally, but I never fail to ask God for forgiveness because I know I did some things that offended Him as my Creator, Father, and as my God.
We may have so much in life, but at the end of the day, when your time is up, it’s only God, whom we can only have as we enter the gate of heaven.
hope is the knowledge that even in the worst of times we can triumph over hardship and sorrow and grow in spirit hope is what sustains humanity
Hope is far way better than just wishing. HOPING is for those people who does something to achieve their hopes. while WISHING is for those people who are happy enough in just staring on what they wanted to have or wanted to be.
we cant always coose our circumstances but we can choose our attitudes towards them
we are not meant to have everything no matter how rich or poor we are. learning to choose is learning how to decide for ourselves and ending up growing as a reponsible decision maker. Although sometimes we tend to make things hard in choosing though sometimes it’s just between the RIGHT and the WRONG.
admire the good in yourself and in those around you
Appreciating one self is appreciating God. He created you as you are. We tend to complain than to appreciate like how dark our skin colors are or how big our noses are. but you see, you are fortunate to have those, cause there are people out there lacking part of their body yet they manage to live on their lives.
it is not right to tell yourself that you’re worthless. cause every single person has a worth in God’s beautiful creation.
happiness involves giving freely to others and not necessarily wanting something in return
GIVING doesn’t mean you’d receive something back. Giving comes from the heart, giving out the things we no longer need. Giving the things in excess of ours. But most importantly, giving others the love and care they need.
reading removes boundaries
We’re not suppose to know everything. I know that. But reading makes us know the things we need to know. that’ll make us survive. that will make us grow as a person.
words are freedom words are power
one of the things I believe in, in that the best listener to whatever it is that I want to say in my PAPER and PEN. It won’t stop you from talking, won’t object to your arguements and most of all, will tolerate every single thought there is on your mind.
avoid doing something just because everyone thinks you should. Give yourself permission to relax
Since I was in college, I tend to be absent the whole day every birthday that I get to celebrate. What I do, is that I order the largest size of pizza for myself and buy a ticket of different movies during the day in each of the cinemas. I get to relax, and I get to tell myself, someday, I won’t be able to do these kinds of stuff so might as well do it now.