Category: Inspirational

One Run Six Lessons

It’s funny that I had to call this entry 1 Run 6 Lessons. I never thought a simple morning run can bring so much realizations. Discernment and lessons in life that is. A phase which seemed to be constant. Well, all these realizations came about while I was doing my morning run. I arrived a bit late in the oval when I got there after sending my youngest son to school. The sun was up as it was already past 7:30 in the morning…It wasn’t the usual gloomy weather we had like the past days which made it very okay for me to run a little late in the morning. There were few people left in the oval, jogging, walking, some were just in one corner stretching or chit chatting. I was hesitant to start running and was contemplating on proceeding to the gym and just do my cardio there before my strength training. But on the other hand, I was already there, paid the entrance and literally got myself into the oval so what the heck! let’s do it!

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I stretched a little and started jogging. You see every time I run, I see to it that I at least run 5 kilometers to make my time and effort count. I have to admit that at the point my heart was not into it. It felt like I was being dragged, my legs felt heavy as if it didn’t want to cooperate with me. My mind and my body weren’t in synced. The first round was so hard that I barely made it to the starting point. And then when I was back to where I started ready to do another round, I was so tempted to stop already and just hit the gym and continue my cardio there. And then again there’s this tiny voice in my head that tells me to hang in there and continue running. So there, I did continue to run at my own pace, the sun was still up, a bit distracting. Thankfully there were times where the sun seem to shy away and hide itself from me, thus, making the run way bearable! Still with few people in the oval doing their thing. I was in my 4th round and noticed that there were handful of of people coming in the oval who also just started. I was able to finish 5k in 35 minutes – my fastest so far. It was hard at first but eventually, I got myself into my “I-Will-Do-It” zone and rocked the 5k run! Yay! to willpower!

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I Finished the run with 6 lessons learned:

  1. It is never too late to start something new for yourself. There’s no such thing as too late to dream! No matter where you are and what you are, it is never to late to dream and go after it and do the things you want to do and make life happen!
  2. There will be things that you’ll do in life that is hard at the very start of it. Perhaps, a decision you made, that brave and bold step you finally made. It’ll be hard at the beginning, just continue anyway. I promise you, it will become easier eventually.
  3. Push yourself, motivate yourself because no one else will do that for you. I know you probably have read it somewhere, but at that moment, I experienced it and understood what it meant to push yourself to get to that goal you have set.
  4. When you feel like giving up, that’s the point where you should continue to push yourself and remind yourself that you’ve already started it, therefore you WILL finish it! It’s okay to pause and take a little break but make sure to continue moving forward and not stop…unless you want to start over again.
  5. Just because there were people who were ahead with the race, doesn’t mean you are less likely to succeed or you are already behind the race. And just because many have gone through the race and probably have finished it already, you’d lose heart and turn your back. Remember that you are running your OWN race, it’s not a competition, you will get there at your own pace. Your life, your goals, your race, your triumph!
  6. Keeping your eyes on your goal and not losing sight of it will keep you going. The desire to continue and get to that goal and the desire to stop because you are tired an demotivated are both there..It’s up to you which thought and desire to feed!

The little things that we do in our daily lives indeed teaches us valuable lessons. Lessons that if we only pay attention will help us mold ourselves to be better individuals, and if you pay even closer attention, that can pave your way to a rewarding and meaningful life.

-xoxo-

TheWoMom

You Do You

How many of you are actually holding back, afraid to do things freely, and just be yourself because friends, family, and the rest of the world is watching? How many of you puts on restrictions on their facebook statuses and timeline because you are worried some might judge you for it, or somebody might be offended by it, or disapprove your posts and will probably merit you a “call & audit” from these people who supposedly care for you. Well, I have been there, I mean not to the point of putting on restrictions on my facebook but I’ve been to that phase where I get to worry what would people think if I do this and that, post this and that! Definitely not the best feeling in the world!

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I have been confronted by some friends, probably even judged me. They said I have changed a lot. Then, I was told to watch what I post on Social Media, careful with how I do things, and even my decisions in life were at some point questioned, and all that. I truly appreciate the concern, really I do. I know the real friends and the real people who cares for me meant well. What irks me is when I am told this “What will people think?”. Really? Do I really have to worry what people will think of me? Do I have to stop what I do which by the inspires a lot of women, just because some people finds it offensive and “inappropriate”. I actually gave it a thought, re-examined myself, revisited by decisions, reviewed my social media postings and realized that they’re all okay to me. None of it harmed anyone, directly or indirectly. Not even my kids! So I said to myself, screw the judgemental people, I don’t really care. People can keep their opinions on me to themselves, it won’t bother me.

Like what it says below, people will always have anything to say regardless of what you will do! There are people who always finds fault in whatever you do, these fault-finders will never be pleased! So don’t live your life in fear of their judgements. The ones who truly care for you will encourage you and will support you. YOU DO YOU because at the end of the day, it will be between you and what you did. Your life is your responsibility, your happiness is your own choice. Don’t let anyone dictate you! Don’t let anyone be that barrier and take away your freedom to be YOUR TRUE SELF. I say this with the reminder as well to be RESPONSIBLE with your actions, Do not hurt people, be bold but at the same time be responsible. As for me, I know to whom I am answerable to, and definitely to none of you.

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-xoxo-

Em

What I’m Feeling Right Now

This pretty much sum up everything that I am feeling right now. This song lifted me up this very morning. If you are reading this and you are in the midst of unexplainable pain, if you are going through life’s blows and trials, be comforted that we have a God who is a comforter. See Him through the lyrics of this song. Come to Jesus and lay to Him all your pain and your burden. He will lift you up. Cry a river if you must but do not give up. Sing praises to Him as you go through this painful phase in your life. You are not alone.



“Steady My Heart”

Wish it could be easy
Why is life so messy?
Why is pain a part of us?
There are days I feel like
Nothing ever goes right
Sometimes it just hurts so much

But You’re here
You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I’m not gonna worry
I know that You’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand
Each and every moment
What’s good and what gets broken
Happens just the way You plan

You are here
You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

And I will run to You
And find refuge in Your arms
And I will sing to You
‘Cause of everything You are

You steady my heart [x2]

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I’m not gonna worry
I know that you’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand

Life is a Journey

journeyI have walked so many roads,
So many paths and thorny trails,
My flesh has bled,
My existence having been weakened.

I have crossed deep rivers
With their vigorous flow,
I cannot fight its current
But I had to pass through.

I have labored under a scorching heat
I thought the sun would never set,
I’ve tasted the sweat of hopelessness,
I’ve broke down with discouragement.

I have climbed hills and mountains
Filled with the harshness of nature,
There were times that I was lost,
So thirsty and exhausted.

I have run through stormy weather
With my strength fighting against the wind,
I’ve been soaked in cold rain
From chill, my hands were shaken.

Yes, I stumbled and fell with fear,
Yet I rise with courage and dignity
With faith in me believing,
Hopes abound in my future journey.

Second Time In Cadayonan – Besigan

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. – Proverbs 3:27

I am blessed to be a part of one blogging organization who does not only aim to uphold ourĀ  city in the world wide web but also gives emphasis on social responsibilities. Last December (yes! this is a long overdue post), CDOBloggers, Inc. ones again went to the City’s farthest baranggay (Besigan) to hold a Christmas Outreach to the pupils of Cadayonan Elementary School. This is the organization’s second time to visit the place and we are glad to see that the school has improved a lot since our last visit. From 2 almost make-shift classrooms, now to 2 buildings of 2 classrooms each plus comfort rooms at the back. I am personally so happy to see the newly constructed classrooms as it means the children will remain dry and can continue with their classes even when it’s pouring outside (which normally happens almost everyday in Cadayonan-Besigan).

I would like to share some of the photos taken during our visit.

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This outreach is also extra special to me because my eldest son decided to go with the group to help us with the outreach program. This trip made him appreciate more the things that he have.

besigan-goingMike, Irene, Ruby, Jenjacqs, Germz, Edu, Me, Micah and NJ braved the stiff and super rough road going to Cadayonan Elementary School in the spirit of giving. Made ourselves comfortable at the back of this truck (not really the cleanest so we had to settle sitting on a used tarpaulin and empty boxes of cartoons and braced ourselves for the 2 and a half hour rough ride to make it in one piece) Thank you to the CDO City Engineers office for the ride.

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