COMMITMENT IS ACTION

       May isang mag-asawa na nagrerenew ng kanilang commitment at the same time ay celebration ng 50th Wedding Anniversary.

       Napansin ni Misis sa gitna ng pagdiriwang ang kalungkutan ni Mister.

      Nang tanungin niya kung bakit malungkot, sagot ni Mister ay “naalala ko noong tayo ay di pa mag-asawa, nagtatagpo tayo sa
likod bahay ninyo, at minsan nahuli tayo ng Tatay mo na hinahalikan kita.”

      Sagot ni Misis, ‘ikaw talaga, ang sweet-sweet mo, ang tagal na nun a, naaalala mo pa!”

     “Oo siyempre. At di ba, sabi pa ng Tatay mo nung mahuli niya ako, pag hindi mo pinakasalan ang anak ko, ipakukulong kita ng
50 taon!”

     “Oh, sweet mo talaga, mahal! Tandang tanda mo pa iyon kahit 50 years ago na” ang sagot ni Misis.

      “ Nagkukwenta lang ako, kung nagpakulong na lang pala ako nuon, bukas e malaya na ako.”

Commitment is a value na nagdadala upang tayo ay maging malapit at mahalin ng ibang tao. Sa paninindigan sa salita ay masasalamin ang trust, honesty, integrity and discipline. To do as you say you would, is a demonstration of commitment.


Commitment is more than words. Maaaring ang mga salita ay pagpapahayag ng pangako (commitment) higit sa lahat ito ay isang gawa.

Ito ay higit pa sa pagpapahalaga sa iyong salita.

Ito ay paggalang sa sarili at sa kapuwa.

Ito ay hindi pagbabalatkayo.

Ito ay hindi pandaraya.

Think and analyze, before you commit.

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“Commitment. And everything that goes with it. I need honor and love in my life from somebody. Who’s playin’ for keeps.” – LeAnn Rimes

IKAW! OO IKAW NGA.

Kasama ko ang isang Sales Engineer namin sa pagbisita sa isang kompanya. Wala akong kakilala sa kompanyang iyon but I was able to make my way and after 3 short discussions, I was guided to the General Manager. Ang kasama kong Sales Engineer was full of admiration, paano ko raw nagawa iyon. Sabi ko, I was just being myself.

Then sinabi niya sa akin, alam mo iba sa mga naririnig ko ang pagkakilala ko sa iyo. Marami naninira sa iyo but nakita ko na mahusay, matulungin, mabait at magalang ka.

Sagot ko, “honestly, those people inspires me to work more and do my best. Because they cannot cope up to the level of what I can do, so they resort to gossips and intrigues. Just look at them. They are pitiful incompetents who live on pretensions, showing fake MBAs, Certificates, Work Experiences, Positions, etc.” Then, I stressed:

“You are not out to please anybody but yourself. Worrying about what people think or hope they will like you, leaves you without a real sense of yourself.”

Dinugtong ko pa, “if you try to fit yourself into in everyone else’s perceptions and the community’s perception of “normal” you are denying everyone and the world of all your gifts, talents, knowledge and who you really is.”

This is the sad part in any group, organization, community, country and the world. Some people have a ready perception of what they want in others. At karamihan naman ay pinapatulan ito. Pinipilit na makibagay sa kung ano ang gusto ng iba, only to end up as not pleasing everybody. No identity.

The main thing here is love. We have differences. Walang sumuswak sa hulmahan ng perfection.

I couldn’t see that people don’t love each other because they’re perfect. They love each other for everything, including the flaws. More so, we love each other in large part because of our flaws.

I remember the movie “Two for the money” sabi ni Robert de Niro kay Matthew McConaughey “You cannot be perfect. Your imperfections and your differences are what set you apart and unique. And people love you for that.”

Learning to embrace yourself and shut out the need to please people or be what everyone else might want you to be is hard and it’s not something that can be an overnight change. But learning to accept all of the parts of yourself, including the ones you may not like, is not only the greatest gift you can give to yourself, it’s the greatest gift you can give to the world around you too. Let them talk about you. Let them gossip. Let them sow intrigues.

But… you should be you.

You are God’s creation.

You offer yourself as you. With all your flaws and imperfections.

You offer it you in all of your wonderful and unique glory!

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“Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars. Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing. It’s okay not to be okay
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart. Tears don’t mean you’re losing. Everybody’s bruising. Just be true to who you are.” – Jessie J

EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL FATIGUE

Dental Office: “Good morning, this is Dr. Spongklong‘s office. How may I help you?”
Patient: “Yes, it’s Perfecto Mahusay. I’d like to cancel my appointment for today.”
Dental Office: “I’m sorry to hear that. May I ask why you’re canceling?”
Patient: “I have this awful toothache!”

This comes to us most of the time. Minsan nawawala tayo sa sarili at di natin narerealize na ang mga sinasabi pala natin ay mali or kabaligtaran.

Mental fatigue tawag nila sa English o sa sariling wika ay Pagod na Isip.   Dala ito ng sobrant trabaho, poor sleep, an unhealthy diet, adrenal fatigue, thyroid and hormone imbalances, medication side effects, pagaalala o kalungkutan, experiencing an overall lack of meaning to life and the list goes on!

Ang general rule is that kung paggising mo sa umaga punong puno ka ng energy pero pagdating ng hapon ay lanta ka na, malamang na ang fatigue ay physical ang origin. If you wake up tired in the morning but get going as the day progresses, it’s worth exploring your emotional concerns. Ang emosyon kasi natin ang nagdadala rin sa level ng ating energy. Did you observe na pagkatapos ng isang madamdaming pangyayari tapos umiyak ka, hinang hina ang pakiramdam mo? Masakit pa ang ulo.

This kind of fatigue could point to a spiritual foundation — an overall lack of meaning and fulfillment. It could also mean lack of focus in life. Maraming pinagkakaabalahang di dapat.. unnecessary.. na nakakaapekto sa iyong emotional resistance.

Madalas kong mabasa na kapag ikaw ay emotionally fatigued, huminga ng malalim, unti unting itaas ang mga kamay patuwid hanggang magtagpo sa may ulo. Do this for at least 5 minutes.

Isa pa ay ang isipin ang mahal sa buhay. Research has suggested that this kind of visualization ay naglalabas ng “feel good” chemicals tulad ng endorphins sa iyong body upang umangat ang iyong energy level.

But the best kind of energy booster is “thinking positive”.

When you are looking forward, enthusiasm comes in and it brings a smile in your face.

Power factor!

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 “I get so tired when I have to deal with you. I wonder if you think what you say is true. I turn away to another smiling face
with air behind it.” – Weezer

SA SIMULA AY MALIIT NA HAKBANG

We dream big. Of course, dreams are always big, because it is a world beyond what you are now. Even if you say that you have simple dreams, it is still considered big, because it is a situation that is some level higher and different from where you are now. So let us call a dream as big.

The problem when we dream big, is that we also try to do something big. We think that we can fulfill our dream by doing big things. And that is where we all fail, we seem lost in doing big actions, concocting big plans, and surpassing big hurdles. We were overwhelmed.

Remember that all big things start from small things. Everything in the universe is but a mass of small matters. Dusts.

So why won’t we do small steps, small actions.

Even the smallest of actions, the ones James Allen called trivial and insignificant, can lead to great success.

Lao Tzu stated it simply, for everyone to understand: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Pero papaano?, you may ask.

Sir Isaac Newton’s principle that a “body at rest tends to remain at rest and a body in motion tends to remain in motion,” definitely applies to the action principle. Once you’ve taken the first step (even a baby step), the next steps seem easier to take. And to continue his statement, “…. unless acted upon by an external force.”

Every journey begins with a single step and for most of us, the first single step is the hardest part. But our mistake often lies in making “leaps” not steps. Or being afraid to take the first step.

Making tiny steps is not difficult. And it can lead to big changes. It can bring you to places.

Let your energy go. Let your talents flow. Let you creativity show.

And most of all, let your faith move that first tiny step on the road to success in life.

Go now, take that stride to life. God wishes to lift your feet.

Don’t deny Him.

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“Walk with faith in your hands, and you’ll never walk alone. For with faith in your heart. The world is your own. You never will grieve. If in Him, you believe and. Walk with faith in your heart.” – Bachelors