My Birthday Prayer and Wishes

Thank you, Lord, for another year of life that you gave to me.
Thank you for the husband who is always there for me through thick and thin.
Thank you for the daughter who never fails to amaze me
and always keep me inspired to move on with my life.
Thank you for another blessing that is now inside my womb
and soon to come out to give more meaning to my life.
Thank you for my family who never fails to show some love and care to me.
Thank you to all my friends (including those online friends)
who never forget me and always understand me.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending messages and good wishes via text, facebook,
email and of course greeting me personally.

Thank you, Lord, for all the experiences that you gave me this past year.
Thank you for the success that will always be happy memories for me.
Thank you for the failures that molded me to be stronger
and drove me to come closer to you.
Thank you for all the happiness that gave me time to celebrate.
Thank you for all the sadness that reminded me of my weaknesses
and made me realized that I really need you.

Forgive me, Lord, for all my shortcomings.
Forgive me for all the chances that I failed to take
and for all the opportunities that I missed this year.

As for my birthday wishes for this year, safety and good health for all my loved ones,
A safe pregnancy and a normal and healthy baby to come out next year.
And for the material things, Lord you’ve already know that for the past year
I am so dreaming to have a laptop/netbook and a new digital camera.

Lord, please give me more strength to face all the challenges that lies ahead of me.
Please help me in the days ahead that I may make this year the best year for me yet.
That this year may bring good credits to me,
happiness to all my loved ones and joy to you oh Lord. AMEN.


August 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
~Ken Blanchard ~

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
~Dalai Lama ~

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects
~Heman Melville ~

Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children -- these are the only investments that never fail.
~Henry David Thoreau ~

Among the great things which are to be found among us, the Being of Nothingness is the greatest.
~Leonardo Da Vinci ~

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

Are you here to produce agents of human change among your children? Are you here to change the mental set of people? So even if you do it with a small number it spreads. After all, Mahatma Gandhi was only one man.
~Sister Cyril Mooney ~

When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.
~Lynne Twist ~

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.
~ Pema Chodron ~

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
~Andre Gide ~

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
~Andrew Carnegie ~

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
~Marcus Aurelius ~

I wish we didn't live in a world where buying and selling things seems to have become almost more important than either producing or using them.
~C. S. Lewis ~

A horse doesn't care how much you know, until he knows how much you care.
~ Pat Parelli ~

It is in giving that we receive.
~ St. Francis of Assisi ~

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale ~

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit ~

The most important thing is insight, that is to be -- curious -- to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does.
~William Faulkner ~

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
~Albert Camus ~

[Learning how to think] means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to, and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.
~ David Foster Wallace ~

The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
~ Victor Papanek ~

I would define "good" as the daily pursuit of making the world ever so slightly better than you found it.
~Chris Baker ~

Your identity is not equivalent to your biography. There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility.
~ John O'Donohue ~

We must not cease from exploration; the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.
~ T. S. Eliot ~

The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain -- the hardest and most iron-bound as well.
~Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903 ~

People with high levels of personal mastery cannot afford to choose between reason and intuition, or head and heart, any more than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye.
~ Peter Senge ~

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
~Noam Chomsky ~

Love is more than a noun -- it is a verb; it is more than a feeling -- it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
~William Arthur Ward ~

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
~Friedrich Nietzsche ~


New Month, New Hope

Oh, time flies so fast. It’s already September and I can already smell the Christmas in the air.

The past three months were very difficult for me most especially June and July where it was the peak of my “paglilihi”. In August, I started to feel better and slowly get back to normal life.

September makes a more promising month for me because for me it only means that:

 another birthday to look forward to. No grand celebration to happen but the thought of reaching this age makes me more grateful than before.

 another year of blissful marriage

 new nanny for KA

 an office anniversary to celebrate

 cooler mornings

 Christmas feeling that always makes me happy

 Christmas songs to hear

 mall sales to look forward to

 more travel out of town

 and more, more blessings to come

May this September be a great month to all of us! MERRY CHRISTMAS NA! Yehey…. I love it!

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