Thursday, February 16, 2012

28...

28 is the number this year

I know I've been through a lot of things during the period

I've had ups and downs
I've had laughs and tears
I've been drunk and sober
I've eaten dust and drank tap water
I've fought my way through a lot of obstacles

I've seen my closest people passed away
I've gotten married to the best person in my life.
I've had two wonderful children.
I've had so many other experiences that I can't share here.

Moreover...

I'm thankful for all the experiences, good or bad. 
I'm thankful for all the people supporting me all this time
and I'm thankful to God for letting me live this wonderful and colorful life

and here's to the best 28 years of my life...


Happy birthday me

-E-


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Making Everyday a Valentine's Day


Happy Valentine's Day People!

It's February 14 and everyone's busy buying chocolates and gifts for their loved ones.

I'm not one of them though.

Simply because I celebrate Valentine's day everyday.

How is that possible?

Valentine's day is known as the Love day. The day where you show your loved ones that you love them. To me that should be everyday because I love my wife every single day and I want to show her every day that I love her. I love her from the moment she wakes up in the morning, the way she smiles through her day up until the moment she smiles while she's dreaming at night.

She's special and perfect every single day. And for that, I want to show her how much I love her everyday.

I believe that this actually applies to a lot of you out there. Perhaps you never really realize it until you read this post. You can do it as well. Simply by trying to make everyday special for the two of you. As if it's your last day together.

Live your life that way with your loved ones and see the magical change in your life.

Happy Valentine's Day Octha Emmerling. I love you not just on this day but every single day of my life.


regards

-E-

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Making Self Reflection a Habit


As humans we face problems day in and day out. This is perfectly normal. However, we often forget that our problems are actually our life lessons. We tend to ignore or run away from our problems instead of dealing with it. Again, this is a natural defensive reaction. Sure, we can blame so many factors when problems occur. Our friends, our surroundings, our work partners, or anything blamable. One thing that you always have to remember is actually look back to yourself. Why? Simply because we can be the one causing the problems as well. It's just that because we have our own ego, we think that we are never wrong.

Self reflection is something that you should make a habit. I do it on a daily basis every night before I take a ride to Slumberville. I always try to reflect everything I do from the moment I woke up till my reflection time. Why at night? Simple, you are mostly done dealing with the problems and you are more objective. This way you can judge problems better.

I usually ask myself a few questions in dealing with my problems. The questions are:

  • What did I do wrong?
  • What can I learn from it?
  • How do I prevent it from happening again?
  • Can it be improved?
  • What side effects can occur?
  • What's the effect to my life?
  • What's the effect to m loved ones?
Those questions help me learn. I learn and try to improve myself everyday. By learning you can improve yourself, improve your life, and improve others as well. 

Learning about life is a never ending lesson. Everybody needs it but not many know how to. Life is dynamic, and all you can do is learn and adapt. Try doing the self reflect daily and see how it can improve you as a person. Good luck!

regards

-E-

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