You Did It

Over the course of your life, you’ve probably accomplished an amazing variety of things. At work, in your community, with your family, at school and among friends you’ve achieved some pretty terrific goals, haven’t you? This period of transition is an excellent time to recall these accomplishments, think about them, talk with others about them, and write them down. Not only will you feel very good when you see just how much you’ve accomplished, the process will also help you to understand the personal qualities and skills that you displayed.

Start by writing down as many accomplishments as you can think of which you found to be most satisfying. It doesn’t matter whether they are job-related, family achievements, community work, hobbies, leisure activities, or things you accomplished in school. All that matters is you are proud of these accomplishments.

Enjoy your breakfast moment.

Life Is A Gift

Life Is A Gift
By Mother Theresa

Life is an opportunity. Benefit from it.
Life is beauty. Admire it.
Life is bliss. Taste it.
Life is a dream. Realize it.
Life is a challenge. Meet it.
Life is a duty. Complete it.
Life is a game. Play it.
Life is a promise. Fulfill it
Life is sorrow. Overcome it.
Life is a song. Sing it.
Life is a struggle. Accept it.
Life is a tragedy. Confront it.
Life is an adventure. Dare it.
Life is luck. Make it.
Life is too precious. Do not destroy it.
Life is life. Fight for it.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thank you for reading my blog.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments.
Thank you for being a blessing to me.

May your family and friends laugh around the table, and eat not only delicious food but also the joy of sumptuous relationships.

May your little children experience not just new toys and new clothes but new depths of love.

And may you always enjoy your breakfast moment.

What's Your Gift to Jesus?

Hi! It is exactly one week before the birthday celebration of the most important Person who walked the face of the earth. For sure you’ve started preparing for the endless parties and the long gift list for your loved ones. Just one reminder: don’t show up at the party without a gift for the Celebrant.

So what's your gift to Jesus this Christmas?

Allow me to give you a suggestion, and here it goes: What you are is God's gift to you. What you do with yourself is your gift to God.

Enjoy your breakfast moment. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

IV Wisdom

You’re good, but you’re going to be great. You’re the best, but you’re going to get better.

Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but remember, those are always the ones that lead to the most beautiful views. Challenges come along and inevitably, how you respond to them determines who you are deep down inside - and everything you are going to be.

Increase the chances of reaching your goals by working at them gradually. The very best you can do is all that is asked of you. Realize that you are capable of working miracles of your own making. Remember that opportunities have a reason for knocking on your door, and the right ones are there for the taking. You don’t have to win always, but you do need to know what it takes to be a winner. It’s up to you to find the key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. Understand that increased difficulty brings you nearer to the truth of how to survive it and get beyond it.

Cross your bridges. Meet your challenges. Reach out for your dreams, and bring them closer and closer to your heart. Get rid of the "if only’s," and get on with whatever you need to do to get things right. Go after what you want in life, with all the blessings of all the people who care about you. And find out what making your wishes come true really feels like.

Just do it. Have a nice breakfast moment.

I Want A New Bicycle

Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs.

"I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE... I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE... I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE..."

His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf." To which the little brother replied, "No, but Gramma is!"

Enjoy your breakfast moment.

The Weeweechu Game

One beautiful December evening Huan Cho and his girlfriend Jung Lee were sitting by the side of the ocean. There was a romantic full moon, and Huan Cho said, "Hey baby, let's play Weeweechu."

"Oh no, not now. Lets just look at the moon", said Jung Lee. "Oh, c'mon baby, let's play Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Huan Cho Begged. "But I'd rather hold your hand and watch the moon."

"Please Jung Lee, just once... play Weeweechu with me." Jung Lee looked at Huan Chi and said, "Ok, we'll play Weeweechu."

Huan Cho grabbed his guitar and they both sang... "Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year."

Enjoy your breakfast moment. Make someone happy today by sharing this game.

Optimistic And Pessimistic

A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom and gloom pessimist.

Just to see what would happen, at Christmas time their father loaded the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist's room he loaded with horse manure.

That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly. "Why are you crying?" the father asked.

"Because these are not good. I'll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually get broken." answered the pessimist twin.

Passing the optimist twin's room, the father found him dancing and jumping for joy and is very happy in the pile of manure. "What are you so happy about?" he asked.

To which his optimist twin replied, "Dad, thank you so much, where's my horse, where's my horse!"

Blackmailing Jesus - A Funny Story

It was coming up to Christmas and Ace asked his dad if he could have a new bike. He told him that the best idea would be to write to Santa Claus. But Ace, having just played a vital role in the school nativity play, said he would prefer to write to the baby Jesus. So his dad told him that would be fine.

Ace went to his room and wrote, "Dear Jesus, I have been a very good boy and would like to have a bike for Christmas."

But he wasn't very happy when he read it over. So he decided to try again and this time he wrote: "Dear Jesus, I'm a good boy most of the time and would like a bike for Christmas."

He read it back and wasn't happy with that one either. He tried a third version: "Dear Jesus, I could be a good boy if I tried hard and especially if I had a new bike."

He read that one too, but he still wasn't satisfied. So, he decided to go out for a walk while he thought about a better approach. After a short time he passed a house with a small statue of the Virgin Mary in the front garden. He crept in, stuffed the statue under his coat, hurried home and hid it under the bed. Then he wrote this letter.
"Dear Jesus, If you want to see your mother again, you'd better send me a new bike."

Two Distinct Choices

Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation.

And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can. All of us have the choice.

To do or not to do. To be or not to be. To be all or to be less or to be nothing at all.

Slow Down

Someone said that if you treat a cold, it lasts for seven days. If you don't treat it, it lasts for one week! So, when cold comes, all we really need is rest, lots of liquid and lots of sleep.

Have a healthy breakfast moment. Slow down and be silent.

Just Give It A Shot

When dreaming of a personal accomplishment, most people make the mistake of waiting...

- Waiting until they've been trained
- Waiting till someone says they are ready
- Waiting till they have the proper tools
- Waiting till they're better
- Waiting till they're hired
- Waiting till they've been given the assignment

Question: There are 3 frogs on a leaf. If one of them decided to jump off the leaf into the water, how many frogs are left on the leaf?

Answer: THREE

Why? Because the frog only DECIDED to jump! Ponder over this, my friends. Are you, not unlike the frog; who decides to do this, decides to do that, but ended up not doing any? In life, we have to make many decisions. Some easy, some hard. Most mistakes are not made by wrong decisions. Most mistakes are made due to improper decisions. We have to live with the consequences of our decisions. And that is called RISK.

Enjoy your breakfast moment and always find time to learn how to manage risk instead of being afraid of taking it. Always give it a shot.

A Matter Of Choice

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight.

I have responsibilities to fulfill today.

I am important.

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today, I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today, I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today, I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today, I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today, I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today, I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today, I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind, body, and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me.

Have a nice breakfast moment and remember this: If God took something away from your grasp, He's not punishing you; but merely emptying your hand for you to receive something better.

Today

Our morning thoughts may determine our conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make our day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. Let's face each day cheerfully, smilingly and courageously, and it will naturally follow that our work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment.

Have a nice breakfast moment & may God bless us all.

The Saddest Story

Peter, John, and Matthew were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75 storey sky scraper. After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room. Peter said to John and Matthew, let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I'll tell jokes for 25 flights, and John can sing songs for 25 flights, and Matthew can tell sad stories the rest of the way. At the 26th floor Peter stopped telling jokes and John began to sing. At the 51st floor John stopped singing and Matthew began to tell sad stories. "I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"

Have a funny breakfast moment. Laughter is still the best medicine.

The Boy and The Fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered gradually dwindled down. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Have a nice breakfast moment and remember that you should never lose your temper in an argument. If you’re right, you don’t need to. If you’re wrong, you can’t afford to.

Proud To Be Pinoy!

We Filipinos have a very unique way of calling others by making the "psst" sound. Try this sometime. When you are abroad (as I've experienced it), and you are not sure if the fellow ahead is a Filipino, a Malaysian, or a Thai, make the "psst" sound. If he turns his head, you've found a kabayan.

There is something else that is very unique to us Pinoys. We point with our lips. We are the only people in the world that point at people, things, and directions with our protruding lips!

There is another thing that I'm proud of as a Filipino... it's Manny Pacquiao!

Enjoy your breakfast moment.

Mommy, I'm Sick

A child came crying to his mother and complained that he has severe stomach ache. She told him, "It is because your belly is empty. Come and have some food." The child obeyed. On the next day, the mother had a heavy head ache. The child consoled her and said innocently, "Mommy, it is because your head is empty!"

On another occasion, the curious child asked his mother, "Mommy, why are some of your hairs turn gray?" "My dear," she said, trying to reform him, "It is because of you. Every bad action you do turns one of my hairs gray!" The child replied innocently, "Really! Now I know why grandma has only gray hairs on her head."

Have a funny breakfast moment.

Who's Talking?

Who's talking? They say that during courtship, the man talks and the woman listens. Once married, it is the wife who talks, and the husband listens. After some more years, both husband and wife talk, and the neighbor listens.

Have a quiet breakfast moment and remember that true life is all about pleasing Him, and not so much myself, nor my neighbors.

Changes

Albert Einstein is said to have once said: "Men love women with the hope they will never change. Women love men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed."

Lord, thank you for loving me as I am, no matter what I am. Amen.

House of 1000 Mirrors

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the House, he thought to himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again."

Have a nice breakfast moment and remember that all the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

Never Give Up On Your Dreams


Never give up believing in yourself. Whenever you doubt yourself, remember some of the many inspirational stories below of failure being turned into major success by amazing people we all know and respect. Every one of us can make a big difference if we only choose to believe in ourselves and n
ever give up. Please help to spread these inspirational stories to all you know so that both individually and collectively we might more fully live our awesome potential.

Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded.

Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. Disney also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and didn’t read until he was seven. His teacher described him as “mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” He was expelled and refused admittance to Zurich Polytechnic School. The University of Bern turned down his P
h.D. dissertation as being irrelevant and fanciful.

The movie Star Wars was rejected by every movie studio in Hollywood before 20th-Century Fox finally produced it. It wen
t on to be one of the largest grossing movies in film history.
Enjoy your breakfast moment and yes, we can! Just don't give up on your dreams.

Commitment

Somebody shared with me this story about children who were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the end of the table was a large tray of apples with the note, written by a nun: "Take only one. God is watching."

At the end of the table was a large pile of chocolate cookies. A child had a written note: "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

Have a funny breakfast moment and let's go beyond legalisms and compromise, and to keep going the extra mile, and one more smile.

Enjoy The Coffee Instead

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for each of you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup. But you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups. Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

Have a nice breakfast moment and don't let the cups drive you... enjoy the coffee instead!

Stealing Moment

An 80-year old man was arrested for shop lifting. When he went before the judge he asked him, "What did you steal?" He replied: a can of peaches. The judge asked him why he had stolen them and he replied that he was hungry. The judge then asked him how many peaches were in the can. He replied 6. The judge then said, "I will give you 6 days in jail."

Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment the man's wife spoke up and asked the judge if she could say something. He said, "What is it?" The wife said "He also stole a can of peas."

Have a funny breakfast moment and note that it is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.

Asking God Moment

A young man once asked God how long a million years was to him. God replied, "A million years to me is just like a single second in your time." Then the young man asked God what a million dollars was to Him. God replied, "A million dollars to me is just like a single penny to you." Then the young man got his courage up and asked: "God, could I have one of your pennies?" God smiled and replied, "Certainly, just a second."

Enjoy your breakfast moment and remember that when you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart.

Fishing Moment

One day, an 82-year old man who loves to fish was sitting in his boat when he heard a voice say, "Pick me up." He looked around and couldn't see any one. He thought he was just dreaming when he heard the voice say again, "Pick me up." He looked in the water and there, floating was a frog. The man said, "Are you talking to me?" The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up. Then, kiss me and I'll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen."

The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully, and placed it in his front breast pocket. Then the frog said, "What, are you nuts? Didn't you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I will turn into the most beautiful woman you have never seen." He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said, "Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog."

Enjoy your breakfast moment and remember that we we're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Seeing God Moment

A middle-aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near-death experience. Seeing God, she asked if this was it. God said "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months, and 8 days to live."

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face lift, liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, you name it. She even had someone come in and change her hair color. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.

She got out of the hospital after the last operation, and while crossing the street she was killed by an ambulance speeding to the hospital. Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought, you said, I had another 40 years?" God replied, "I didn't recognize you."

Moral lesson? Oh, you know it! Just enjoy your breakfast moment.

Magic Moments

Breakfast moments, magic moments? We all have them but not all of us acknowledge them. Hmmm... How come?

Well, let's firstly take a moment to recapture a magic moment. Think about a time, like, when you felt special. A time when you felt bigger on the inside than you were physically on the outside. A time when you felt like you were going to burst with excitement, enthusiasm, wonder and love. A time when you glowed and people noticed. A time when you knew you had done something very good. It may have been as simple as helping an injured bird or tying your child's shoelaces. Or maybe even a job promotion. Perhaps the birth of your child or their first steps. Maybe it was a card or flowers with special thoughts attached. Could have been the smell of the ocean or the spring flowers, rain on a window pane or maybe it was your first kiss.

Whatever it was, all these things are special moments. Magic moments that we all too often forget. We experience them but then within no time at all, we begin to think about the growing pile of bills, or the car that needs repairs or the serious lack of time, and as a consequence found yourself back stuck in the rut again with thoughts of not so magic moments.

See, life is really very short and for most of us we will be happy to experience perhaps just 70 birthdays, and with each passing birthday our lives change and so do our opportunities. We will, on average, sleep only one third of our lives or 220,000 hours. The opportunities that existed yesterday may never come your way again and you may find yourself regretting what you didn't do instead of what you did do. Pretty scary stuff huh?

Well then why not take the time now. Why not sit with someone special and recapture those magic moments, and as you do, consider that whilst you are doing this very thing, you are also in effect creating yet another magic moment.

Enjoy your breakfast moment and I wish you all the best.

Waiting Moment

While taking breakfast one morning, I noticed a guy who had been trying to get his waiter's attention for ages. Finally, the angry customer grew tired of waiting. He stood up and shouted out, "I need more tea!"

Annoyed, the waiter came over. "You don't have to yell. I'm not deaf," he scolded. "Sorry," the man said. "That was rude of me." "It's OK," the waiter said. "Now what do you want in your coffee?"

Have a nice breakfast moment and remember this: Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait... The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.

Smoking Moment

Today, after a few hours of working with my technical associate, I noticed that I hadn't seen him lit up a cigarette once. "Are you trying to kick the habit?" I asked curiously.

"No," he replied. "I've got a cold and I don't smoke when I'm not feeling well." "You know," I observed, "you'd probably live longer if you were sick more often."

Have a healthy breakfast moment and remember that you own yourself, so if you want to do something that destroys yourself, go ahead. Just don't harm others when you do.

Picture Perfect

Today, I want to challenge you guys. What is wrong in this picture?



Enjoy your breakfast moment and happy halloween to all.

Golf Moment

A golfer was way behind in the championship game when he hit his ball into the rough. Bending to retrieve it, he came face to face with a leprechaun. "Want some help with your game?" the leprechaun asked. "That would be great!" "OK," said the leprechaun. "But for every time I help, you'll lose one year of your sex life." The golfer agreed and won the game.

Getting into his car later, he found the leprechaun sitting on his dashboard with a pad and pencil. "I helped you ten times," the leprechaun said. "That's ten years. Now, what's your name?" "Father John."

Enjoy your breakfast moment and remember that a good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

I Love You Moment

This morning while shopping in the supermarket, I heard a toddler shouting on top of his voice: "I love you, mommy!" again and again and again. Wondering why he's being so sweet, I went near to him and told her mom, "He's so wonderful and so sweet, I feel so envious." Then she told that he's acting like that every time he needs something.

Oh, I love kids! They are short, highly emotional people who don't know anything. They only rely on their creativity and imagination and get by on the world, a world full of giants.

Have a nice breakfast moment and don't worry about what a child will become tomorrow, so as not to forget that he or she is someone today.

To Marvin Ace, Mark Ace and Yuan Dale, I really miss you guys! I'll see you soon and Papa loves you very much.

The Filipino Spirit

Every time I travel and go around Dubai, I see how rich and progressive this city have become. I can't help but feel envious of the progress the locals are enjoying and wish that the Philippines, too, would shape up and get going real soon.

There was one moment though, in one Indian restaurant, that made me realize that we are richer still despite our poverty. The waiter, a Hindu, observed how happy and joyful we Filipinos are. He said it was so easy for us to be warm and accommodating. He also observed how prayerful we are.

He said it so well: "When I have problems, I just go out, drink and have fun, and somehow forget. But you Filipinos, you pray, you turn to God, and you are peaceful and happy again."

How true.
We have our faith. We have a treasure.
It is not ours to keep, but to spread. Not ours to flaunt, but to share.

Have a solemn breakfast moment and let's be thankful for the gift of faith. Not ours to keep but ours to give.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

My friend, do you want to be rich? Do you believe in the saying that money is the root of all evil? The Bible says "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24). Whoa! Does this mean that Bill Gates will probably wind up in hell? Of course not!

This is my opinion, if you can be rich and still focus on your heart being in the right place then money is not a problem. But if you put your greed before others need then there lies the root of the evil of money. Bottomline, it's just a matter of where your heart is. You can't serve two masters at the same time, either you serve one and despise the other.

So go ahead, be rich, earn as much as you can and then serve God through your richness, it's just material things and is not required in heaven.

The purpose of being rich is to help others. The more you give, the more you will receive, the more you share, the more you bless the world, the more you are doing the act of serving God, the Master.

Have a nice breakfast moment and let us always be a blessing to others.

The Persistent Man

A young man walks into a bar and asks the bar tender, “Do you have any grapes?" The bartender says, "No, we only sell beer here". The man leaves.

The next day the man walks back into the bar and asks the bar tender, "Do you have any grapes?" The bartender says, "No! I told you that we only sell beer, and if you ask me again I'm going to nail your tounge to the bar.” So the man leaves.

The next day the man walks back into the bar, and asks the bar tender “Do you have any nails?" The bar tender says "No." The man asks “Do you have any grapes?"

Have a nice breakfast moment and never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.

"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." - Barrack Obama

The Fear Factor

My friend, a banker, had decided to get a dog for protection. As she inspected a likely candidate, the trainer told her, "He doesn't like men." Oh, perfect, my friend thought, and took the dog.

Then one day she was approached by two men in a parking lot, and she watched to see how her canine bodyguard would react. Soon it became clear that the trainer wasn't kidding. As the men got closer, the dog ran under the nearest car.

Have a fearless breakfast moment and remember that the only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out... and do it.

One Last Look

The story is told about a taxi driver who went out of his way to pick up an 80-year-old woman who was leaving her house to go to an old folks' home. With a lonely heart, and with all her worldly possessions in one little suitcase, the lady asked to be brought around the city for the last time, down memory lane. After two hours, the taxi driver brought her to her new home without charging anything. She hugged him gratefully and said, "You gave an old woman a little moment of joy today. Thank you."

Our lives do not consist of great moments.

It's the little moments that we remember and affect us forever.

Enjoy your breakfast moment and accept the fact that people may not remember exactly what we did or said, but they will always remember what we made them feel.

Matchstick Moment

The story is told that there was once a family of matchsticks that lived miserably inside the dark matchbox.

One day, one of the matchsticks fell down when the matchbox was opened. He saw what the other members of his family were longing for - bright light. He also saw a man take out two matchsticks from the box. The first one was used by the man as a toothpick, the other for cleaning the ears! But his greatest joy was when he saw the man get another matchstick, strike it, and behold came forth the light! "My gosh," he said. "The light we have been looking and longing for, is within us! I must go back to my family and tell them the good news."

According to the story, the man saw the matchstick, picked it up from the floor and returned to the matchbox. His message was: "The light is within us." Some believed him, some did not.

Have a nice breakfast moment and believe in the goodness that is within us and within everybody, and to continue to live in the light.

The Expectant Father

Three men were sitting in the waiting room of a hospital. The nurse walks over to the first one and says, "Congratulations! You're the father of twins." "What a coincidence," he says. "I work for the Twin Towers." After awhile, the nurse comes out to congratulate the second man. "You are the proud father of triplets," she tells the man. "That's funny," says the new dad. "I work for 3M."

The third expectant father jumps up, a look of terror on his face, and runs for the door.
"Sir, where are you going?" the nurse calls out. He yells over his shoulder, "I work for 7 Eleven!"

Enjoy your breakfast moment and remember that being a father is different from being a husband.

LEANING

According to a text message I received, it is not true that beer makes you fat. On the contrary, beer makes you lean - lean on walls, lean on doors, and lean on people.

Enjoy your breakfast moment and let us lean on Him alone.

Who's The Boss

A man wanted to buy his son a parrot as a birthday present. The next day he went to the pet shop and saw three identical parrots in a cage. He asked the clerk, "how much is the cost for the parrot on the right?" The owner said it's $250. "What?", the man said. "Well what does it do? "Oh, he knows how to use all of the functions of Microsoft Office", responds the clerk. "He can do all of your spreadsheets and type all of your letters."

Then the man asked what the second parrot cost. The clerk replied, "$500, and aside from the talent of the previous one, he's an expert computer programmer".

Finally, the man inquired about the cost of the last parrot. The clerk replied, "$1,000." Curious as to how a bird can cost $1,000, the man asked what was this bird's specialty. The clerk replies, "Well to be honest I haven't seen him do anything. But the other two call him "BOSS".

Have a funny breakfast moment.

The Wiser

A starlet is seated next to a lawyer on a long flight. She craves her sleep, but he keeps waking her up. "Let's play a trivia game," he suggests. "If I answer wrong, I'll pay you $50. If you answer wrong, you owe me $5."

The starlet agrees, and the lawyer goes first. "What's the distance between the earth and the moon?"
The starlet hands the lawyer $5. Now it's her turn. "What goes up a mountain on three legs and comes down on four?" The lawyer is dumbstruck. He scans the internet, flips through his pocket encyclopedia, and texts every scientist he can find. No dice. Hours later, he wakes up the starlet, hands her $50, and asks, "So what's the answer?" Without a word, she hands him $5 and goes back to sleep.

Have a funny breakfast moment and remember this:
"A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength." [Proverbs 24:5]

Keeping The Duck

Visiting the countryside on a hunting trip, the well-dressed man from India takes aim and shoots a duck. But the fowl drops into a farmer's field, and the farmer claims it. Since both want it, the farmer suggests settling the dispute with an old fashioned hick-kick. "I'll kick you as hard as I can in the crotch, then you do the same to me," he explains. "Whoever screams the least gets the bird."

The city man agrees. So the farmer winds up and delivers a crushing blow to the man's privates, and he collapses to the ground. Twenty minutes later, when he finally manages to stand, he gasps, "My turn." "Nah," says the farmer, turning away. "You can keep the duck."

Have a funny breakfast moment & remember that listening is the beginning of understanding.

My Funny Kabayan

Gloria, Mike, Mel, and Juan were talking about their dream jobs. "I want to be a lawyer," Gloria began, "so that I can defend my countrymen." "I want to be a congressman," said Mike, "so I can draft laws to benefit my countrymen." "I want to be a doctor," said Mel, "so that I can cure my countrymen."

"How about you, Juan? What would you like to be?" asked Mike. Juan thought a moment and replied, "I'd like to be a countryman."

Enjoy your breakfast moment and always remember that only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

A Man On A Diet

A man says to a friend, "My cousin is on a three-week diet." "Oh, yeah? How much has he lost so far?" "Two weeks."

Enjoy your breakfast moment and remember that it is more important to know what you're becoming rather than what you're getting.

"The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline." -Bum Phillips

Love, Sacrifice, and Humor

An elderly couple goes to Burger King, where they carefully split a burger and fries. A trucker takes pity on them and offers to buy the wife her own meal.
"It's all right," says the husband. "We share everything."

A few minutes later, the trucker notices that the wife hasn't taken a bite. "I really wouldn't mind buying your wife her own meal," he insists. "She'll eat," the husband assures him. "We share everything." Unconvinced, the trucker implores the wife, "Why aren't you eating?" The wife snaps, "Because I'm waiting for the teeth!"

Enjoy your breakfast moment and remind ourselves that true love requires lots of patience, sacrifice, and humor.

A Child's Pain

I remember the first time I succeeded in flying a kite. I had the school playground all to myself, and I remember shouting at the top of my voice looking at my kite while running so fast to keep it airborne. Then bam! I hit a post and fell down and was writhing in pain. After some moments, a playmate passed by. I thought he would help me, but just stared at me, did not even stop, and walked on.

That was many years ago. The pain falling down and losing a kite are all gone now, but i still feel the pain in my heart whenever I remember the cold, indifferent stare from the boy who didn't stop and passed me by.

Have a funny breakfast moment and let us remove the indifference and coldness in our heart. Maybe it was just an angel checking on me if I was alright.

Afraid To Love Again

It was several years since her teenage son had died in an accident, but she continued to grieve. And grieve she did to the point that she became cold to her other son. One day, this son could not take it anymore and asked her why she ignored him. She broke down before him, embraced him, and asked for his forgiveness. She finally told him that she loved him so much. She confessed that she was holding back her love because she was afraid, afraid to love much again, and get hurt much again.

Have a lovely breakfast moment and remember to love again and again in spite of hurts and pains.

What Is That? A Sparrow!

No need to say anything here. Just watch and tell it to yourself. This is worth a thousand words.



Have a nice breakfast moment. No big deal. Call your parents now.


Surprise, Surprise!

The story is told about an 85-year old widow who went on a blind date with a 90-year old man. When she returned, she was upset. "What happened, mother?" asked her daughter. "I had to slap his face four times." "You mean he got fresh?" "No," she answered, "I thought he was dead!"

Have a funny breakfast moment and always remember that there will always be surprises at any point in our life.

Are You Full?

There was once a teacher who put rocks in a glass container and asked the students if it was already full. When the students did not answer, he put in some pebbles. Next, he poured in the sand. Finally, he put in water and declared that the container was now really full. He went on to say that if the process was reversed, that is, if the water was put in first, then the container would be already right away full.

Lesson? Don't fill up your life with worthless things that will never make you full. You can have all the money, power, positions, pleasures, but if you don't have God, you are not still complete and you are never full.

Lakbay Buhay (Walk for Life) in Dubai

Thousands Walk for Typhoon Victims
Lily B. Libo-on

DUBAI — More than 8,000 people from all walks of life turned out at Gate 4 of Safa Park on Friday, October 9, 2009, to participate in the Lakbay Buhay (Walk for Life) to raise fund for the relief and rehabilitation of the typh
oon victims in the Philippines.

The walk was organised by the Philippine Business Council in coordination with the Red Crescent of Dubai, the Philippine Consulate and the Filipino community.

Lucille Ong, president of the Philippine Business
Community, told Khaleej Times that the 5,000 tickets issued to the first batch of registrants were used up in only 30 minutes.

“It was fun to have joined in this walk for a cause, but the most important is the successful raising of funds for the typhoon victims, which would be turned over to the Red Crescent of Dubai, and would channel it to the Philippine Red Cross for the relief and rehabilitation of the typhoon victims,” Ong said.

The amount raised is not known but according to unofficial estimates, it could be around Dh500,000 considering the turnou
t.

The registration which started at 7am ended only at 9.30am as the organisers had to accommodate the stream of participants who included people of other nationalities as well.
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These are the people who responded to thi
s blog article. Thanks to all of you, hehe...
More of this news in Khaleej Times.PS. Do your part as a Filipino. It's never too late.

Five Balls

There are five balls we juggle in life -

FAMILY

FRIENDS

HEALTH

WORK

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Remember, of these five, only work is made of rubber. The rest are made of glass. Don't drop any of them. They are fragile. Handle with care.

Have a nice breakfast moment and know that there are a lot of important things in life, remind yourself of what is really important.

Taxi Moment

During one of my taxi rides here in Dubai, I met Mr. Desmond, who at around 50 is so full of life, goodness, simplicity and love for nature. What a humble and joyful person! When I asked him what his secret was, he told me: "Don't let anything or anyone destroy your peace. Keep your peace. If you get angry, you lose your peace. If you worry, you lose your peace." And here's my favorite part: "If you get upset, you've been set up!"

Wow! Behind these words is a man who has learned through the years of true humility and deep trust in Allah.

Have a peaceful breakfast moment and don't let anyone or anything destroy the peace that is in your heart.

A Coffee Moment

In one of my bus stops here in Dubai, I went to a coffee machine to get a cup of coffee. With no knowledge of Arabic, I tried to understand the instructions by looking at the pictures, counted the coins, took time to choose which button to press, and finally pressed one. Success!

But the grinding & dripping sound of the machine was soon overwhelmed by a frantic cry from the storekeeper who was running to me, shouting, "Daa Alkoub, Daa Alkoub!" (hope I got that right) I had all the machine figured out, but I forgot to put a cup to receive the dripping coffee!

Have a funny breakfast moment and always be ready and open to receive His graces.

A Very Touching Story About Father & Son

A son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?" The father who, despite having a heart condition, said "Yes." So they went on to complete the marathon together. This father and son team went on to join every other marathons because the father will always joyfully say "Yes" to his sons request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, "Dad, lets join the Ironman together." To which, his father said "Yes" too. This is the insipiring love story of Dick and Rick Hoyt.

For those who dont know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island. This Father and Son team went on to complete the the race together.

Please watch, while enjoying your breakfast moment, and be inspired.

Inspiring Thought About LIFE

Enjoy your breakfast moment. What's your inspiring thought? Please share it by posting your comment below. Thanks & God bless!

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

As a little boy my father loved to play catch with me. I wasn't very good at it but he would play anyway. He was always telling me "keep your eye on the ball" as I would not be able to catch even the easiest of throws.

As I got older, we didn't play catch as much. If I had a problem and would go to my father and ask for his advice, he would try to make a joke with me and say "keep your eye on the ball." We would both laugh because usually that advice did not apply to the problem, but he would just try to make me smile.

But I got the point. It's about focus. When I get in a stressful situation I just tell my myself "keep your eye on the ball."

Have a nice breakfast moment.

Grace and Joy

Today, I have a confession to make. I have two life companions.

Grace has been with me all these years. Grace has sustained me through my most difficult times. Grace has stayed with me and never left me, all these years.
Joy is my other life companion. Joy has given me so much consolation and comfort. Joy has encouraged me to go on in spite of my lonely moments.

Enjoy your breakfast moment and I thank God for grace and joy, my two companions in life.

Let Go, And Let God

One of my relatives sent me this beautiful text message: "Notice how God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing the buds!"

Don't try to force anything. Let life be a constant letting go and letting God.

Maybe that's what living in God means, "a constant letting go, and letting God."

If you live in God, you will live well. If you live well, you will live on it in the hearts of people. Relax, everything happens for a reason. Let go and let God...

Enjoy your breakfast moment.

Last Request

There is a story about a priest who asked the convict seated at the electric chair if he had a last request. "Yes, Father. Please stay with me and hold my hands," was the convict's reply.

Have a funny breakfast moment and remind ourselves that He will be with us no matter what.

Good Luck, Bad Luck!

In my work today, I experienced some good things, and well, the not so good things. Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

This is what I've reflected upon. Everything that seems on the surface to be bad may be a good in disguise. And everything that seems good on the surface may really be bad. I'm proud to say I'm wise when I leave it to God to decide what is a good fortune and what is misfortune. And I thank Him that all things turn out good because I love Him. I've also learned that:

1. No matter what happens how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
2. Making a "living" is not the same as making a "life".
3. Life sometimes gives a second chance.
4. If I pursue happiness, it will elude me. But if I do the best I can, happiness will find me.
5. Whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
6. I still have to learn a lot.
7. Life is short so I should laugh more.

Be Humble

A lawyer, driving on a country road, encountered a crowd in one intersection. Thinking cleverly and wanting to throw his weight around to get to the scene, he shouted, "Let me through! I am a relative of the victim!" Upon hearing this, the crowd made way for him and lo and behold, lying in front of everyone was a dead pig run over by a car.

Have a funny breakfast moment and remember that the way to the right path is not through deceit and pride but though honesty and humility.

Perfect Timing

On one of my morning walks, I suddenly stopped to tie my shoelaces. While I was doing that I heard a crashing sound. A few meters ahead of me, in the direction where I was going, a huge branch had fallen from a mango tree. I f I had not stopped, that branch would surely have fallen on me!

Have a safe breakfast moment and remember that everything happens for a reason. And that He is always with us in so many ways more than what we can know or imagine.

Sardines Omelette

For my third breakfast meal suggestion, I want you to try this sardines omelette. Please watch this video.
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Enjoy your breakfast moment & bon appetit.

A Few More Minutes

This morning I went to the barber shop. While waiting for my turn to have a new look, I sat down next to a man on a bench outside the shop, near a garage. "That's my son over there," he said, pointing to the little boy in red sweater riding his bike. "Yeah, he's a fine looking boy, I also have a son almost his age." I said.

Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son. "Can we go now, Matthew?" Mat pleaded, "Just a few more minutes. Please?" The man nodded and Mat continued to ride his bike to his heart's content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. "Time to go now?" Again Mat pleaded, "Wait dad. Just a few more minutes. Please?" The man smiled and said, "OK"

He looked at me and smiled so I said, "You certainly are a patient father, that's really nice." The man smiled and then said, My older son John was killed back home by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike. I never spent much of those time with John and now I'd give anything just for a few minutes with his brother. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Mat. He thinks he has a few more minutes to ride his bike. The truth is, I get a few more minutes to watch him play."

Life is all about making priorities. I'll give my dear ones a few more minutes of my time today, and everyday. What are your priorities?

The Parable of The Pipeline

Hi, I'd like to share with you this video I got from youtube. It's all about how to lessen our money pressures and be financially free so we can enjoy life.

Rich or poor, people have one thing in common, it's called time. We all have the same 24 hours in one day. That means we can begin our journey...now.

Imagine how wonderful life can be when we never have to worry our financial future again. We can also share our blessings to others. It will be a feeling worth more than any price you can name.

Have a rich breakfast moment and remember that money is not the root of all evil, but the love of it.

Useless?

I read the story that a group of women recently held a meeting to help the tsunami victims. Aside from raising funds, they also decided to bring to their next meeting, whatever useless things they had around in their houses.

Guess what?

In the next meeting they all turned up with their husbands.

Have a funny breakfast moment and remember that in His sight, no one is useless.

Let's Help the Victims of Tropical Storm Ondoy

Here is a story I heard about how people trap monkeys.

Food is placed inside an empty coconut shell. The monkey would put his hand into the shell through a little hole and would grab the food. But when it would pull out his hand, it would not fit through the hole anymore because of its closed fist holding the food.

If only it would let go of the food, the monkey could go away freely. But the monkey would not let go, and so it was easily trapped.

Have a nice breakfast moment. And may I ask, what are those things you cannot let go? Is it your pride, your sins, your vices, your riches? Maybe these are the things that "trap you." As we go on in life, may our hands be more open in giving and in sharing. Let us give, while we live. Let's help victims of Tropical Storm Ondoy.

"The best way to receive is to give." - Anonymous


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