If you lost everything but your mind, heart and health,
what would be your reason to wake up every morning with a smile?
Watching this had really put a sting in my heart.
There are a lot of people I know that are very capable and are very much alive that don't use what God had made them to be. What's worse, they spend time, money and effort on wasting their lives on drugs, bad habits and just simply becoming idle. For my No-tears-Thursday, I would like to remind everybody of the purpose we have as we were molded into living here on earth. I cannot tell you what is yours as I am figuring out my own too. But never give up on finding it. Most often than not, the ones that we give so much time to is probably what you are made for all along. You're just not realizing it. It usually comes with a great degree of satisfaction afterwards.
You see, God had made some to create, to write, to judge, to drive, to win, to strive, to dance, to clean. There are those who excel in singing, carpentry, molding, carving, building and preaching. Who would you go to if not for the policemen that ensures security, doctors that helps us maintain our health, accountants that keep us sane with finances, farmers that ensures we get supplied of nourishment, or simply that barista who knows how you want your coffee and gets it ready for pick up so you won't be late at your 9am meeting?
God loves variety. God gave you innate talents, God made you able to a capacity, to a level, that only you could do. You are unique, you are worthy and most of all, you are important. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, do it for the glory of God. All of what we are good at gets to a point of being neglected, getting misused and abused and the worst of all, to a point when you realize your potential but you choose not to share it. Avoid letting this happen. Do not allow yourself to become STAGNANT and USELESS. Do not be too DEPENDENT on excuses, fake sources of satisfaction and short-term happiness. Never hail PROCRASTINATION. We just have one life and wanting less makes it more meaningful.
All of us have our own backpacks to carry. Excess baggage would only keep us from living the life we are ought to live. Choose simplicity above all else. Material possessions like money, fame and status will never give you eternal happiness. A guilt-free conscience would. Never JUDGE. All of us are different from the unique DNA structure we carry to the unique finger print we own; from the hue we prefer above all else to the words we choose to live by; from what ticks us to move to every decision we make; but all of these are weaved into only one purpose... so serve the purpose you were made for... no matter what the challenge is.
1. TEARS OF JOY - a video clip from Jimmy Fallon's show that made me crack up so much!
2. GET INSPIRED - read and get inspired by these humble Filipino talents that I personally know and look up to.
3. 2MONTH TRAGEDY - effects of tragedies in the Philippines