Showing posts with label Reminders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reminders. Show all posts

Friday

A Quote for Today

Before I sign-off for tonight, I just want to share this nice quote I read from the shout out of one of my friends in friendster..I wish everyone also a lovely and blessed weekend! Have fun!

"She who never changed any of her opinions
never corrected any of her mistakes;
and she who was never wise enough
to find out any mistake in herself
will not be charitable enough to excuse
what she reckons are mistakes in others."



Sunday

Life is Too Rich to spend today in front of the computer

I got a message in my tag-board in one of my sites today saying "Rubz, check the RamsteinYardSales.com u might find something in there..."..I thought it is a site that has a lot of things to read on, or photos to be seen or items for sale..things like that!!

I was also touched by what the authors say in there..read below please;

"Life is too rich to spend today in front of the computer, so we're taking a rest. Come join us in the park on a walk, in the hospital visiting our friends, snuggling on the couch reading a story."

Isn't this true guys that we already spent most of our time in front of the computer and we don't have the chance to already see the world around us? or maybe we don't have the chance to already converse with our friends, or maybe just breath fresh air outside, or maybe see the beauty of the blue sky, or witness a child play in the park, or simply spend walking with our husband or family? ..

Oh yes, I was touched because I did the same. I had to admit that I spend most of my time everyday in front of my pc. I am sorry for myself about that. I realized it is not good for me. But sometimes it is better than doing other things as gossiping or whatever acts that are not pleasant to other people. I know I found my new world in internet wherein I can share and express my ideas, thoughts, opinions and my personal experiences and so many things about this world.

Anyway, the past days and months of 2009, I really did not spend the whole day anymore compared to last year. I just realized that I also have a real life to attend to or simply do household chores, or see friends, talk to my family back home or maybe simply go out. That is the reason why I did not did blog hopping anymore for the past months unless I see the footprints of any blogger friends in my tagboard or if they left some comments and then I reciprocated by visiting them back..I felt sorry about it guys!

But today, I had the chance to go walking with my husband we did really had fun!! It was a very wonderful afternoon seeing the nature again outside! I hope that the weather will get better in the coming of the spring time so that I can frequently go out again..or maybe see places..

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who always visit me here and leaving their footprints. I apologize if I can't reciprocate your visit immediately. I truly appreciate everything especially to all blogger friends who had helped me a lot in this blogging world. Thanks a million!!

We should always remember, computer is not everything. There are still more realities in this world aside from internet or computer! Go out and see the world around us!! Cheers!!

Monday

Hello. How Are You?

Nice to be backed here and share some good thoughts and story for today. Hello! How are you? I hope everything is great. I can't afford to delete this very beautiful story in my inbox without sharing it to you. It is a subscribed email from mountainwings.com...visit their site for more inspirational stories..Truly beautiful!! please read and share to your friends!! have a great and blessed Monday to all..take care!!

Hello. How Are You?

1.) Hello.
3.) How are you?
4.) Hello. How are you?

Four words or less could make a world of difference.

I just heard the sad news that a colleague of mine took his
own life over the weekend. My initial reaction was: why? I
guess my reason was that we both work for a company that is
fairly stable in this economy, his life was full of energy on
and off work, he was young and he had a lot of friends.
Everything was perfect!

Or so it seemed.

Hello.
At a session to share our memories of him, someone brought it
up that it might be a good idea to always reach out to people
we know who might be going through rough times emotionally,
financially, spiritually or in any other way they might not be
feeling fulfilled.

How are you?
My expansion on this is to say this should not just be to our
friends and family alone but to anyone we come in contact with
in our daily life or even just once in a lifetime.

There have been moments in my life that I needed to share
things on my mind but did not know who to speak with. Or
moments that I just wanted to talk to a stranger who will not
give a biased opinion because they were my friends. When
people go through hard times, they become more of what they
are, the quiet withdraw more or the talkative increase their
chatter. A few simple signs could tell us something is wrong.

Hello, how are you?
When I was much younger, a girl on my street caught my eye and
I always promised myself that I would summon the courage to
say hello and become her friend. I never did. She died of a
sickness I had survived a few years earlier. My family was
aggressive with testing and we diagnosed it very quickly.

I keep wondering, what if I had said those four words, would
it have led to me sharing my survival story and would she
still be alive now? I will never know the answer to that.
However, you can! Not the answer to my question but you can
say those few words and you never know; it may just save a
life!

My MountainWings Moment resolution is, as simple as it may
seem, 1, 3, 4 or more words may just bring back a life or
bring a smile at least.

I know I need a smile to get me going once in a while.

~A MountainWings Original by Peter Debo Fadesere,
New Orleans, LA~

Tuesday

Felt So Sad of a 13 years old boy who Committed Suicide.

I just feel so sad today after reading in the newspaper of a young boy who committed suicide. Imagine at the age of thirteen, he committed suicide. He was found inside his closet and believed to hang himself. I knew it since last Friday because my husband told me about it. I had seen this boy whom I will call for short Andre two years ago in the German American Volksfest here in Hohenfels. . And I always see his picture everytime I visit my dentist. Yes this boy was the son of my dentist. He got a very kind and wonderful father and I believed a wonderful family too. I really can't imagine how he did that or what are the reasons why he ended his life. But whatever reasons why he did that, I just pray for the repose of his soul and may he rest in peace and join our Creator now.

He is young, very good looking boy, and helpful according to his classmates and schoolmate. Here is a short message from his friends and classmates according to a German Newspaper in our place.

Wir vermissen unseren guten Freund
Andre
der uns immer zum Lachen brachte und sehr hilfsbereit war.
Auch wenn Dein Platz in unserer Klasse leer bleibt,
wirst Du immer in unserem Herzen sein!

Deine Freunden and Klassenkameraden

I will try to translate it in English so that you can understand it better. here it is;

We miss our good friend
Andre
who always bring laughter and was also very helpful.
Even when your seat in our class is empty now,
you will always be in our hearts.

From your friends and classmates

Before I write this post, I was watching in Frontal 21, a ZDF German TV program that featured tonight about medicine or tablets for anti-depression but give side effects such as risk to suicide. Some tablets that are featured are Prozac and Strattera which are manufactured by Lilly from the United States and Zoloft from Pfizer. The Strattera which are taken by 3.5 million children around the world including Germany. Below are the following URLs of the ZDF TV program which I watched tonight in the television and also search it in the interent. This is in German and I suggest that you better search these tablets in Google or yahoo or whatever search engines, so that you will know exactly what are its side effects.

http://frontal21.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/20/0,1872,7488820,00.html
http://frontal21.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/0/0,1872,7488768,00.html?dr=1

I am just sharing this to all of you for you to be aware of the side effects of these products. Before you take these tablets, please think of it a thousand times. I just don't exactly know if Andre had taken one kind of these medicines before. I hope not! because I just really can't believe that this happened to him.

I know life is not perfect. There is always ups and downs. I was there. I know how it feels that sometimes you get really confuse why such bad things happened. As for me, I just keep on asking for help from Him though prayer. I know that without him this world is nothing. Don't lose hope! Keep praying! ..that is only our best defense!

Lastly I would like to extend my deepest condolence to Andre's family. Wherever he is now, I hope and pray that he rest now in peace with the Lord.

Monday

Freedom!!

I got this excerpt from my mailbox. This is just a good reminder on how we must use our Freedom...and yes we have all the freedom to choose and to do all things in our lives but we must see to it that this Freedom is use wisely!! what do you think!!


"Everyone has the freedom to choose
but along with that freedom
comes the responsibility to choose wisely
and the consequences if you don't."


Please choose wisely.

Moments of Truth

Let me just ask you with a few questions before I start. I might be writing here taglish for sometime..so please bear with me..How would you feel if one of your friend betrayed you?? How would you react if your friend divulge a secret which you had entrusted him/her?? What are you going to do after knowing that the secret he/she divulge to other persons are not really the truth but all lies?? Does he/she just want you to be bad in the eyes of other persons to make himself/herself be the good one?? or he/she is only insecure for some reasons??...

How I just wish, I am a saint or martyr who have always the patience, forgiveness and understanding all the time. But I'm not..I'm just an ordinary person who have a simple life,can lost my patience and understanding too..... and just want to have especially my honor and dignity being preserved and protected...Yes I have to admit, I don't have the wealth and fame in this world, but as far as I know myself, honor and dignity are all what I have. And I am proud of it.

I just don't understand why there are just some people out there who cannot close and hold their tongue and talk bad about other people. And yes, it happened to me.The person whom I considered to be my family and close friend had betrayed me. I trusted her a secret but she divulged it to other persons she just met for I guess some weeks or even a month only. Probably I could accept when she divulge the true story of my secret but she didn't. She twisted the story, add some details and minus some too..That was a total false and lie story about me...

I knew her for quite some years already. I always tried to understand her, listen to her problems, even helping her with financial matters sometimes and helping her in other ways too... Well, it doesn't mean that I am trying to count what I had done to her but I just don't understand that with all the help, understanding and true friendship I gave her, she had betrayed me....Why?????

Is it because that something bad happened to her that day, she will also gossip other people. And yes, according to the person whom she divulged my secret, she also gossiped about other friends regarding their personal experiences that really don't need to be told to.

Days gone by..weeks gone by, I tried to realize, at least I learned from my experience...I learned some lessons!!... I learned that I should never trust somebody unless I already know that person for a long long time!! I tried to forget and even forgive!! I even prayed for her sometimes that I hope she will also learn from what had happened to us. I just keep on hoping that she will learn to hold her tongue especially for matters that are not really good to say... I never lost a friend anyway because I believed it is her lost... and now I guess she lost already lot of friends.

How I just wish I can still advise her..But I already did it before many many times but she never listen...or she just doesn't want to accept the truth...It is not only me who advised her even the other friend whom she also lost last January..I even warned her last January of this year telling her that """If that is how you are going to handle friendship, you will surely lose your friends in the future"""...slowly by slowly it is happening!! if she just listen to me and keep it in her mind she might kept her friends..

Now I am trying to forgive and forget just for the sake of our "pinagsamahan" or friendship before. I even want to thank her for all the favors she had done for me..But I guess me and my husband had also done a lot for them..we never expect for a return anyway...help is help for the sake of friendship especially if you considered them as part of the family!!! but she destroyed it....she ruined everything!!

It is over now!!! I was hurt and wounded but at least I learned some lessons..I even want to thank her for the lessons she brought!!! The next time I will be careful already of whom and to whom I will make friends....I also hope that next time she will just be careful of her attitude about what really friendship is.....and I hope she will learn to understand what really friends are, not only to have friends so she can use them or take advantage of!! Honestly speaking, this is the first time in my whole life that I met such kind of person like her. ..at least I knew who she is already and how she handled friendship!!! It is not my lost anyway but hers!!

Lastly I just want to share these nice quotes...i hope that you also get some insights about it!!!

"People who are for you today,
maybe against you tomorrow.
Those who please you now,
may displease you later on.
Do not be so foolish as to rely too much
on these changeful creatures."

adapted: anonymous

"Choose your friends carefully
you never know who is on your side,

and remember the truth shall prevail. "
-LINK

Please visit my other sites in a few days...I will be sharing more personal updates there!!!
Thanks to all friends I met who had become my true friends..
I know I have some good and true friends out there...
even they are far away from me but at least we still keep our friendships!!!
I really miss my friends back in the Philippines
and some few ones here in Germany but they are also some distance away!!!
hope to see you soon!!
may the Good Lord will Keep Our true friendship till the end!!

Friday

What really Matters Most!!

I just want to share an excerpts of some sort of a sermon in Kyregma. I believed this is true. I also want to share a true story in relation to below excerpts when I was in US last May-June, 2008..

My sister had some visitors last time in Las Vegas. Actually they are couple. The wife (aka Lady X) asked her "how big is your wedding ring's diamond??" What a question?? what do you think?? My sister was a bit dismayed by the first question Lady X asked her. Is that proper to ask that kind of question!! I mean if you are an educated person you should not ask this kind of question!! Besides even if you are not educated but have common sense, this is not a proper question to ask for.

Sometimes people are just so induced with material things to the point of using credit to buy such thing!! I would say "the envy to his/her neighbor", in which below words are really true. I admit, I would like to have things too, but I always make it sure that it is only according to my means and what is in my wallet, let me say!! unless if it is really emergency!!

It just simply says, "Just live according to your means". Sometimes we aspire for things that we really wanted but we must not use the other way to acquire it. What I mean is, we only buy it if we really have the resources to buy it. Unless maybe if it is really very important and we need it basically, then we can find the means to acquire it!!

I am just thankful that I have all the basic things i need, food, shelter, clothing, etc..I think these are the most important thing. I live a simple life and I am happy about it. if God will give me more then I will be thankful for it and would be happy to share it to my family and friends or somebody!! Besides it is not always materials things that make us truly happy!! There is more than that!!

Please read below for more insights and reminders from Kyregma. It is good sometimes to meditate for ourselves isn't it??

Thanks for visiting me here!! hope you enjoy it!!

God looks upon all as equal. For God there is no slave or freeman, no Gentile or Jew, rich or poor — all are one in Him. This was made possible through Jesus who, having destroyed the barrier of hostility, united the Jews and Gentiles. He has brought peace by the blood of the cross. We are to live as one people, a holy people set apart for God.

We easily become jealous of others when we see them advancing in ways beyond ourselves. We become greedy and want what they have, but know we cannot have it. Rather than giving thanks to God for others’ blessings, we hold grudges and breed resentment in our lives. All that we have is grace from God. St. Paul teaches us that those who are jealous, covetous, idolaters will never enter the Kingdom of God (Ephesians 5). Fr. Brian Steele from Kyregma

25 Reasons Not To Leave the Water On

This issue is not related to the drought in many parts of the
country. It comes from the mind and pencil of a child.

The day after his seventh birthday, my son Joseph left the
water on in his bathroom with a rag in the sink, and it
overflowed onto the floor and almost all over the bathroom.
This was the third time this happened; a prior time we had to
replace the ceiling sheetrock on the level below the bathroom.

This time my wife figured he needed to write an essay on why
he shouldn’t leave the water running to make sure he got the
point.

This is what my newly turned 7 year old wrote on his own.
It tickled me so that I could add no additional punishment.

25 Reasons why I should not leave the water on:

1. We will not have any bath water.
2. The ceiling will be leaking.
3. The Internet will be broken.
4. No TV.
5. We won't have any water to drink or wash our hands.
6. The lights will be out.
7. We will be wet.
8. We won't have any medicine.
9. I will have to go to bed.
10. I can't write anymore.
11. We will have a drought.
12. The house will be dirty.
13. The floor will be covered with water.
14. We will have no food.
15. We will have no water.
16. We might not be able to see.
17. We might not have any clothes.
18. The house can be under water.
19. I can get in trouble.
20. We can get our mom and dad mad.
21. Nobody will have water.
22. The paint can come off stuff.
23. Our shoes, books, CDs and all our stuff can have
water in them.
24. It can burn the house down when it touches heat.
25. We would spend all our money on water and not have
money for food.

~A MountainWings Original~
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