26 Jul 2021

Summer Vacation with pay!

 I am so amazed with how Swedish government provide a 25-30 working days vacation with pay to all employers/workers in Sweden! For me, a couple of weeks rest is healthy and is needed to be more efficient and more effective to our respective works. A time for self relaxing - its like recharging for another year round responsibilities and concerns at work!

As a Filipino who have worked in Philippines for how many years and did not have this kind of benefits, I appreciated this act so much! After have been blessed for a stable job here in Sweden and enjoying this benefits, I always praise God for this blessing called summer vacation! 

June- August is our Summer vacation here in Sweden and I am always looking forward to it! Its the time wherein we can have the time to visit my homeland Philippines or travel around the world! I love travelling, my husband loves to travel too, together we have formed a family that travels.

 As a preschool teacher, our summer vacation usually falls on the whole month of July. Therefore, yes! I am on vacation now. My 3 weeks have just finished and one more week and I'm back to work! So far, I am satisfied with everything! I had time road tripping with my girl friends and we had so much fun visiting beautiful places across Sweden. And then as a family, we visited Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, a family getaway! And just last week, together with our dearest and closest family friends, we have done camping or glamping! I cannot ask for more! I and my little family are beyond blessed! 

So guys, I hope and pray that you are enjoying your summer vacation as well and praying for everyone for a bright and wonderful time everyday! Be kind always. God bless us all!

29 May 2021

Self Love vs. Denying Your Self

In Luke 9:23 said "Jesus said unto all, If any man would come after me, let Him deny himself and follow me!

While the world is striving, campaigning and pursuing, “self-love” Jesus encouraging us to “deny ourselves” It doesn't mean that because known women and men are encouraging those words, its already right! Many times if not all the time, we have to be very careful on what we hear and see from famous personality! It mostly near the truth but not the truth - or not really according to what Jesus said!

The Lord promised that if we take care of others and the ones He loves , HE (GOD) WILL TAKE CARE OF US!
God’s love and care is so much better and will never fail! You will never feel the need to “love yourself" - it’s usually the last act when you feel empty, when you are already self-pitying that no one loves you and nobody can love you but yourself! REMEMBER my brothers and sisters, God’s love is so enough and overflowing that you have enough to love and care for others!

Now, the only thing to really feel and understand that “God’s love” kind of love is to DENY YOURSELF , the opposite of what the world is telling you !

Start to take care of others and love others the way you think to love yourself! Then that’s it! Enjoy a life full of love! It’s the law of the universe - What you give , you get it more back to you♥️💕
Have a wonderful weekend! 💕

9 Nov 2020

Plants and Flowers

 I've been into plants and flowers ever since, but when I got married and had a full u-turn about life and lifestyles, my love of gardening was being neglected! My focus were directed to my other 'love' which is traveling! And since my present situation is giving me opportunities to travel, I and my family keeps on traveling every summer that I have no time for plants and flowers!

Plants and flowers are like human being. They have life too. and in my own experiences, they have feelings too! They needs time, care and attention. So it was impossible for me to grow them during summer since we usually not home.

But this year, since we couldn't travel, finally I got to put my full time to planting and gardening and created a whole new surrounding at home!

It was not that easy because I have to create a whole new garden for plants and flowers! And I am so satisfied for the results!

But then, it's winter time again and I have to hide my plants indoor! And it's so heartwarming every time I come home, and their beauty meet me :) Even though, they are every where in my house! 
In the corner are my succulents <3 and the orchids on the windows :)
 Here are some of my beautiful flowers inside! They are giving me good vibes! They are my stress reliever! And they makes me feel happy!

Flowers are like individuals! They have different beauty and you have to handle them differently! Some needs so much water but some needs so few! Some are tiny some are huge but they all have their kind of beauty! 

Feel good everyone! And be kind!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well!" PSALMS 139:14

25 Apr 2020

What I perceived on this CoViD19 pandemic

It's been 2 months now since the outbreak of COVID19 globally and there were already so much reactions - different reactions about this that has being spread out into the open! Well, what is my take? I'll tell you it's so much gratifying.
In this blog, I will be sequencing my thoughts and feelings in the situation that I am in or I have!

I've always heard and read about the captions "we will fight this together, we are in the same boat-we fight as one..." something like these comments. But then as the days and the situations of the people kept on rolling and worsen, I have realised that NO! We are not in the same situations as we all faced this global crises! As one have said; " we might be in the same STORM but absolute in different SHIP/boat".
You see, some are givers, some are receivers, some have gardens, front yards and backyards to chill, some have no windows. Some have different rooms to choose from, some have even only a corner! As you are trying to listen everyone's thoughts, rants and voice in social media, it's suggesting about how you see it, react and feel personally. Well, at least to me!

There are so many things that comes to my mind and many times, I just feel it and reasoning it out for myself, letting it sink in and assuring that I myself understood -I think its important to do it too for our own well being. And then in a while, after all sink in, you will have to choose whether you'll share your thoughts or keep it yourself!

When your thoughts and ideas might help, inspire and will give cautions and learnings to anyone, then it might be worth sharing! But if it'll only open a debate or a trigger for negativity and irritations then better to keep it to yourself!

In the coming blog, I will be sharing my thoughts and insights about this world wide crisis thats going on !

10 Nov 2019

"Crossing every BRIDGE"

“I’ll just cross the bridge when I get there” 

This has always been my “mantra” or slogan in my life’s journey! That whatever comes my way however hard it is, I’ll just have to cross over it! And even how scared, unsure and tired I might be, I’ll always tell myself; “okay heads up and just cross the bridge when you get there” Knowing that my God is always with me wherever I go and whatever I do☝️

But as I get older and had crossed many bridges in my life, I have new realisations

1.) You don’t need to cross every bridges life has thrown into you! You should have the wisdom to know if that certain bridge will get you into where you suppose to be.

2.) Sometimes, we can be in a certain bridge but it’s not for you to cross, instead, YOU are there to help others to cross over their bridge! 👌 Or even you can be the bridge so someone can cross over. 
This week, I am so happy or feel so great that I have helped a child crossed over her outraged emotion. 
And then so proud of my husband who as well became the bridge for my brother to cross over this phase in his life! 
These kind of experiences are the most fulfilling moment to end the week❤️ 
Thank you Lord for the opportunity to help🥰
Have a great week ahead everyone🎉

26 Oct 2019

So much to be THANKFUL for !

Everyday we meet a new different day than yesterday! And every time we woke up we will never know what that day brings. All we can hope and pray is a great and a wonderful day. But this is for a normal daily life situation. Know that there are many people who almost know what their days will be. They are those who are in a situation wherein everyday is fighting for survival, fighting for their life! They are those who are going through hard situation in life. What they know, their days will be as hard if not worst than the day before.

I was once in that kind of situation, I was suffering a hard day everyday right the time I must wake up! I had a heavy heart even just thinking of my day and my prayers were for the Lord to sustain me on the days ahead!

Then One day when I woke up and stretch out my arms then start praying as I do in my morning routine, I began to change my kind of prayers! I started thanking God for the things that I thought it was okay on that time, like, for my breath, for the rest and a few hours sleep I had in the night, for my husband, for my kids, for the roof in my head to keep us warm in the night and when I began to innumerate, I realised there were so much more to be grateful for, while I also felt there were also so much hardship in this world. And it only takes one part in your life in testing to forget these great major things we have, that worth of thanksgiving!

From that time on, I continued innumerating the things I have to thank for, then it became more and more that I couldn't count anymore until I realised that even those hardships and unwelcome happenings in my life I already learned to thank about it knowing it has a great part for my purpose!

If right now, you are in a situation that the world call it as 'bad' and 'sad', try to being thankful about it! Try to lift up the things -you might find it only few  that are okay in your life, start there! Then you will experience the magic of gratefulness!

22 Oct 2017

The special fruit in the forest

I had another dream the following night and it goes like this;

     We were camping in the middle of nowhere, a forest? a vacant place where no one resides? My aunt Alice and aunt Sarie were there in my dream. And three more 2 tall guys and another woman that I didn't recognise in my waking up but in my dreams, I knew them, they were close friends.
My two aunts and the other guy went away to look for something, will it be food, fruits vegetables, whatever they might find in that huge forest! While me and my other two company remains in our camping area fixing up the place.

      A couple of hour later, my aunts and the guy returned with so much goods with them. There were Santol fruits so big and still hanging the suppose branches but the branches looks like a flat thing leather. We know its nice and can be expensive. My aunt alice gave me one big branch with 5 pieces of huge santol fruit in it. I can say it was the best. But I certainly knew they have more in the sacks. They gave aways but there are others who paid with money in return to the goods given.

But before the day ended, a group of strong men (like Gladiators) with their horses came and look for them who went out and stole their fruit. My aunts in fear surrendered directly and showed so sorry for what they have done for they do not know it was forbidden. But the twist was, they pointed me as one of them as well and handed me the money they received from other people. They were so scared. I did not deny as well and explained well to the men our innocence and that we just saw it in the forest and thought know one owns it. I handed to them the money we received and returned the fruits that was left in our hands. And they spare our lives and left. Then I woke up!

I still did not understand what that dream tells me. I just want to write it here so I could not forget it!
Any one can share their wisdom about it <3 p="">