Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BC Bloggers Meme : Five Things I Want To Do Before I Get Old

I have once read that if there is one thing that you really want to happen, you have to yearn for it to the point of even tasting it. That close. Think of it everyday while you continuously tell yourself it will happen. And to make it more appealing, add some color to it. Write about it, post somewhere you can see it everyday, add a specific timeline. Just do not be surprise once it hits you. As what they all say,
"be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."

(image from super-scuba.com)

These are just some of the things I want to do before I get old.

1. To learn how to swim and scuba dive.

2. To visit my one and only sister in NY and most of my relatives in CA where we can have a family reunion by having a musical concert spearheaded by yours truly. It will entail a lot of planning and hard work especially it will be my concert but in my family, singing even the impromptu way had always been effortless.

3. To travel to different places with my kids at least once a year.

4. To write a book for kids, even a novel that will be turned into a movie.

5. To be active in an advocacy that is close to my heart where I can encourage my kids and other people to join.

Come to think of it, I am already old. Perhaps that means, I do not have to wait that long.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Walking Your Way to Fitness | Trifter

Walking Your Way to Fitness | Trifter

A lot of us overlook the fact that walking is a profitable exercise. Some  even complain that they do not like to walk because they run out of breath doing so. They have clearly forgotten that it is a form of exercise, the cheapest  if you ask me. One does not have to invest with the right gear or tell you how to do it right. It was the first milestone that we had achieved when we were babies and the last form of activity that will be missed, once our old bodies had seen the tear and wear of illness and age.

Learn how walking had helped me get fit all these years.

Walking Your Way to Fitness | Trifter

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Things That Make Me Happy ( A BC Bloggers Meme )

For some happiness, is a state of mind . It can be a place where you can just be yourself without a care in the world. Some people find it elusive while others still do not know what it is. Wether it is a fleeting fancy or an infectious thing, happiness is real. You cannot  find what you're looking for unless you search for it.

Below are just some of  the things that make me happy :

1. Listening to my kids' laughter.

2. Sharing stories with my mom and being grateful that she had chosen to move on in spite of all  the challenges she had been through. 

3. Writing and getting comments from readers even from other parts of the world that they like what they read.

4. Music.

5. Remembering my dad and how he loved telling me stories on almost about everything.

6. Remembering my simple life as a kid with my family at our old nipa hut.

7. Watching my favorite shows.

8. Running and getting fit.

9. Meeting old friends  where you cannot get enough of the stories and laughter shared in between.

10. Learning new things until you become good at it.

11. Watching my awesome nephew make a name for himself in Philippine Basketball wether live at the hard court or on television.

12. Keeping in touch with my relatives by just a simple message on facebook.com.

13. Seeing my kids' initiative to be independent including making simple decisions for themselves.

14. Getting a gift from my aunt who is also my godmother at the age of forty and seeing her usual greeting, " How are you  Sarah ?" 

15. Waiting and knowing that one day, I will be able to see most of my relatives in the US, most of whom I had not seen for a very long time including my one and only sister and her family. 

16. Meeting and knowing there are  people who understand my kids' specialness .

17. Getting a hug from a very good friend who I rarely see.

18. Having me rest to catch up on my sleeping only to wake up with my meal ready to eat.

19. Simple acts of kindness from strangers to friends.

20. Dreaming  that  financial security and emotional contentment will happen any day from now.

21. Eating fruits, veggies, ice cream and almost anything I find delicious with no guilt at all. 

As one continue to look at the brighter side of life, happiness will always find its way to those who search for it. A door might closed on you one day only to learn that a window was already open waiting for you to get in. Life anyway consists of many chances and  it is  not really that hard to always count your blessings. 

If you are one blogger who love to meet other people and joining memes, you can join BC Bloggers at http://www.mommydiary.net/join-bc-bloggers-here

It will definitely be worth the experience. 

BC Blogger Meme

Monday, June 18, 2012