We all wish for this. At least once in one’s lifetime.
But why do we push them away? Why do we keep on insisting that someday, they’re going to leave? One can only do and take so much. It’s not bad to “test the waters,” but it’s not justifiable to punish them either.
We ALL feel that fear - the fear of not being accepted wholly. We get scared of future’s uncertainty.
Love is a continuous but worthwhile effort. Never should we allow ourselves to be complacent. Not even once. No.
To all the people out there who long for that one special person to love them completely, cheers.
Araw ng Kagitingan.
Our Filipino heroes who fought for the independence, justice, honor, and rights of our country are people we owe our lives to. Their bravery and faith in the future gave them strength to carry on and win the fight they have endured for us. Like them..
We also fight our own private battles. And even without the bloodshed, it’s pretty tough to wear the heavy armor of faith and trust in ourselves to resist the invisible forces that bind us.
Despite all these evils inside our heads, we can make it through. Take heart and just believe. I want to tell you about my experience but…
It’s kind of a funny story.
I just let you go. I never gave you away, the way you did to me.
I never expected you to stay nor to come back for whatever reason. But I have never foreseen that you would endorse me, like a recommended delicacy to be feasted upon by hungry beasts.
God is good.
I’ve prayed for this for a verrrrrry long time. We’re like newborns, only that we know better. And because time has allowed me to think and see long enough, I don’t think I need prescription glasses to see clearer now.
I would like to keep it a happy memory.
I line up for the ride
I turn my head left and right
I guess I’m really gonna do it this time
I’ll ride this roller coaster of my life
It’s my turn at last
After the long wait I’ve had
There’s nothing much to lose, the seat is for two
All by myself I enter this roller coaster ride
Yes, I know that’s a piano piece.
But really. It is true.
A River Flows In You.
Have you ever been cut off from your passionate speech about your dreams, ideals, goals, and hopes for the future? Have you been stopped halfway while you’re wholeheartedly sharing things you really love and dream about?
Well, I have. And I’m guilty of doing the same to other people. (To all of you, I’m really sorry.)
The problem with us is, we’re so busy trying to make a point and feel superior than other people that every conversation suddenly becomes a competition. Like every volley of words needs to be more important than the other’s. You tell her what you think without letting her finish a sentence. You narrate every possible scenario, every danger, every consequence, and everything negative you can think of. And what should be a friendly chat becomes a heated debate and what’s worse, you don’t just create a dent on your friendship, you also try to kill the freedom of the dream of the other person. You may part ways thinking that you just had a healthy little talk but no, it’s not just a friendly chat. Just the fact that you cut her off in the middle of her confiding in you things that are important to her is more than just a friendly chat.
Now, why do we do that? A friend you haven’t seen in a while talks to you in a cafe and begins sharing with you her passion. And you… You are amazed by her passion - that fire that flares up within her. But then here comes the reality. You know it’s not that easy. It takes more to succeed. You know you just can’t go out there and start your own thing. You have to consider financial matters, connections, etc. So many thoughts and ideas coming together that you can’t contain yourself and you start to blabber about things - things she doesn’t need to hear at the moment. You talk about obstacles and give out “good” advice. And, and…
My friend, relax. Breathe. Inhale, exhale.
Let me tell you one thing. Dreams are good stuff. It allows you to believe in something. Well, unless your friend asks about what you think or hints on it, then by all means, just listen.
We don’t have to be dream-killers. The thing these days is that we get so caught up with our busy-buzz of our lives that we forget how to dream. We don’t have to be realistic all the time. Let’s allow ourselves to get lost in cloud nine. Dreaming is healthy. And most of the time, it’s just what we need.
So if ever you’re wondering why you lack creativity, can’t just express yourself clearly, or you don’t seem to know what you want, then it’s possible you’ve been dream-killed. But don’t be afraid, it’s never too late to start again. Be with like-minded people and friends that encourage/motivate you! Carry a journal with you ALL THE TIME and just write or doodle or whatever. Whatever floats your boat! JUST DO IT!
And most likely, you’re gonna have the AHA! moment. :)
*Oh, and pray about your dreams too! It helps! ;)
Good luck, dreamer!
Don’t we all like to feel loved and needed? That feeling of nostalgia creeping up inside you when the view of an important person becomes clearer and nearer. It just makes you want to run up to that someone and never let that person go.
Well, it’s not because you’re clingy or a finger-sucking baby that can never live without seeing the other person’s shadow. It just proves that you’re human. You are a perfectly normal human being who can stand in his own shoes and live his own life while admitting that you love someone and need his/her existence. We are currently living in a world where women strive hard to be treated equally like men and make a name in various fields. It’s not hard to find women who live independently, seeming to know what they want in life and actually getting it. It’s a tough world out there and just by the looks of it, what they’re going through is not always a stroll in the park.
Even though most men prefer independent and career-oriented women, it cannot be denied that they like the thought of being needed by those amazing gals. It’s going to be a real boost to their ego if they were being run to, even though not constantly, whenever a woman need a hand. It’s because they’re naturally problem-solvers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not on their defense. I’m just a third party observer, that’s all. Your man is proud of you. His boys are jealous because he’s lucky to have a woman like you. Girls look up to you because you’re a strong woman. So to women who know what they want and get it, don’t act tough ALL the time. You’re not a rock. Your man would really appreciate a little sweetness and appreciation. Their existence and significance also need to recognized. So why don’t you prepare him dinner tonight? I’m pretty sure he’d be more than thrilled.
Note: This is an author’s opinion that may be based on biased views and observations.
Ehem. So yeah. I was just in the middle of my attempt to absorb knowledge at the most inconvenient hour of the day when I came across a particular subject that made me push the Pause button. Fatigue Strength Test. Sounds pretty harmless, huh? I wouldn’t think so.
According to the material I’m reading, fatigue is defined as the “failure of a part under repetitive operation.” It’s like although a piece of wire does not break when bent back and forth repeatedly during the first time, eventually it will break.
Everyone has those days. When something happens over and over, no matter how sweet and good it makes one feel, will have its effect worn out in time. Routine isn’t always great. It creates monotony and slowly drains out creative juices - that thirst for adventure. And bad things that happen repeatedly? They don’t just happen on their own. Everyone has the ability to change things - to break the monotony and make a decision for himself.
The Fatigue Strength Test also made me realize that sometimes, we apply this test as some sort of defense mechanism. We test someone to see how long enough they can hold out. In what? For example, in relationships. Sometimes, we test people to see how willing they are to stay. Many people come and go. And if they aren’t willing and strong enough to make things work, then they fail the Fatigue Strength Test.