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You are having a chat with a friend. There’s laughter here and there. When all of a sudden, someone taps you on the shoulder. It’s someone you know. Then you realize, this someone is aware of what you and your friend have been talking about the whole time. He’s heard everything. This is crazzzzy!  What an abrupt transition from fun into embarrassment!

When things become stressful, you need to breathe. When your sanity is almost about to leave, there’s that friend who is able to convince it to stay. Do you have that someone with whom you can share almost everything without worrying about being judged even for a single second? If so, then you’re blessed; and so am I. Things have been much more bearable since then. Thank God for these wonderful people He sends our way.

Day 021 January 21

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Whenever my father would ask me to do something or go somewhere, I would normally say no. My usual reason was either I was doing something else or I didn’t feel like going somewhere. For years, I’ve given him the same response; so I thank God for the patience He’s given to him during that season.

This morning, he woke me up asking me to attend a meeting as his replacement. Guess what? I said no. As his excuse, he said he had a cold; I told him I was sick, too, so he should go instead.  Then I remembered my #oneword for this year—FOLLOW. Hence, I mustered all the motivation I had to get out of bed and go out of my way.

Day 018 January 18


I would be with a group of pastors during the trip, so I never thought the next hours would be fun or even anything close to that; but God has His way of surprising us almost all of the time. I went home smiling and grateful that this time, I said yes.

P.S. When it was time for me to say goodbye, they uttered: “Bye, tropa!” I couldn’t laugh any harder!

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Day 011 January 11When schedules get tight, workload gets heavy, sleep becomes elusive, we thank God for the people who understand and support us all the way. They make our burdens bearable. We know we are blessed because we have them by our side. Their just being there is enough to overwhelm us in a positive way. We are only able to go on with whatever we’re tasked to do because of them. They’re the wind beneath our wings.

As for me, it’s always been my family who has sacrificed a great deal in order for me to do what I love to do. They have allowed me to spread my wings wide enough to get past through what’s in front of me. Aside from family, I thank God for friends who also extend their support in some ways.

P.S. I thought I had many Facebook likers; but after taking a second look, all I had was my mother!