The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.– Ferdinand Foch (via light-essence)
Tumblr and social media overdose
This has been on my drafts for a while but since it’s June 30 and half the year has gone by I might as well do it before I miss out on the rest of the year. I originally started tumblr to follow my friends and as an anti-drug. What I like about tumblr is that it’s very user friendly - easy to post, easy to change settings and easy to pretend like I know what I’m doing. I love...
One thing I really have to do is train my mind to stop being so scatterbrained and focus on things in front of me. Life sure is overwhelming, and everything is more enticing than the other. But I need to stop spoiling and treating myself to laziness when the rest of life is waiting.
God’s definition of success is really one of significance – the significant...– Saw this on a friend’s facebook wall and loved it.
But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar...– Mitch Albom (via kari-shma) Also why it’s a good idea not to judge or compare our lives to others.
At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be...– (via eletheowl)
May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love,...– Ray Bradbury (via girlwithoutwings)
I don’t know what people are scared of …. It’s time we love people for who they...– Ellen Degeneres (via life)
a bag of chips=1.69lb weight gain →
I was buying a bag of those really yummy Kettle chips and then my coworker told me about this…..and now I can’t even look at it anymore. Haha
We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies...– Neil Gaiman (Newbery Award Acceptance Speech)
But when I handed the clerk my green card as proof of U.S. residency, she...– - My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant, Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas tells his story as a Filipino illegal immigrant in the US. (via pinoytumblr) Due to the awesome 3 degrees of separation, I’ve actually met this guy. He’s freaking inspiring. He “grew up” here...
Love after Love
The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart....
Pinoy Tumblr.: A Letter to Filipina Women →
rubyveridiano: In celebration of #PhilippineFridays Dear Sister, I know I’m biased, but I think you are one of the most beautiful women in the world. You and I come from bronze sunsets and islands, of banana leaves and sampaguitas, your grace innate like the waves of the Pacific… Such a beautiful piece on female empowerment, worth the read.
My new mantra: make things happen and thank yourself later.
about time a republican strongly supports gay... →
quick read too!
iamblessed: We all need someone to tell us we’re perfect, once in a while. Even if — no, especially since — we’re not. Because it doesn’t mean we never make mistakes or don’t do stupid things. It doesn’t mean we don’t trip and fall and stumble occasionally. It doesn’t mean we are not complete and utter fools every other day of our lives. It means that despite all of that, we are still...
Whew!!! I FINALLY figured out my answer for what I want to do next in life. It will be a big and scary leap of faith, but oddly, I’m finally at peace and happy with myself every time I think about it. To save up for the adventure, I’ve already decided to: sell my car (not like it’s worth much, but still…) and be a full time commuter commit to test taking and...
If you could go anywhere in the world, money in...
Sometimes I think that we waste our words, we waste our moments and we don’t...– (via iamblessed)
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.– Bruce Lee
40:20 Vision: Gift for a 20-Something: Three Gifts... →
4020vision: Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what 3 “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. Here are one woman’s gifts: 1. A good doctor. Don’t take chances with your health. Get tested. Get second opinions. Protect your fertility so you…
The Urban Historian: Revolution and Nation →
theurbanhistorian: Revolution is commonly defined as an overthrow of a government through violent means. There is one definition of the word that is not well known but is a better dictionary definition: all encompassing change, an event where big changes are expected. The Philippine revolution of 1896 is one such… Philippine independence day is tomorrow, June 12 :)
Only in God are we truly safe. He kisses our nail wounds and raises us above our...
I learned a new word today: joyfear. Yes, it’s a compound word on purpose. It’s that feeling that life suddenly has a new meaning, like a single defining moment filled with intense joy and intense fear. When powerful emotions fill us up and make us feel like a whole new person; in between hope and loss, ambition and commitment, change and familiarity. That’s joyfear. Wish I...
Realize that the journey of life is not about being right or pretending that you...– Jack London
could you imagine swimming to school everyday? →
Imagine holding your books above your head, swimming to catch your breath, and still trying to get to school on time. Major props to these kids.