10 Miriam Defensor-Santiago Quotes I Can Live By

Love her or hate her, she has something to say about that too. You might just find your next life quote here.

 

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Aside from all the zingers, puns, and rhetorics that are spinning after the passing of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago I also want to bring to the surface some of her thoughts about life, politics, and God.

 

I am a fan, I must admit. She never got the shot to become Philippine President after two attempts but that doesn’t discount the fact that she was capable and qualified – academically, professionally, and morally.

Love her or hate her, she has something to say about that too. I rummaged the World Wide Web and came up with my own archive. You might just find your next life quote here.

Dig in. Continue reading “10 Miriam Defensor-Santiago Quotes I Can Live By”

Eight Things to Start Doing By the Time You’re 30

Whether at twenty, thirty, forty or in whatever stage we get to finally hear the call to live a purposeful life, take heed and start over.

About a week ago I just bid farewell to the twenties. It was unstoppable. I would have wanted to stay twenty-one forever but as the sun rises and sets everyday, I keep adding days, weeks, months, and then years to my roller coaster life.

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I think it is rather worth mentioning that there is nothing magical about moving to the thirties. You don’t wake up on your birthday feeling like a changed person. No, that’s not the case. Everything’s the same – my challenges, disposition, and goals. But that doesn’t mean I will not be able to overcome, become better, and achieve something.

This is where the thirties become one of those many chances we get as long as we live. And this simple checklist from Jesse Carey of Relevant Magazine is a good starting point, at least for me, on how to go about making good use of another chance not everyone gets.  I have made a shortlist below:  Continue reading “Eight Things to Start Doing By the Time You’re 30”

7 Things I’d Say to the Younger Me About “The Person [I] Really Need to Marry”

 

Maybe you are here because the title got you. Well, it got me too. I will break it to you gently, this is not your How To Spot Mr. Right guide but this piece is definitely very insightful you will thank yourself if you will be able to read through …

Tracy McMillan has a powerful message in this TEDx video about how we can be good at our job to “light up our corner of the world.”

  1. A total failure…That is one way to look at it but not the only way…

You may not be where you want to be right now. Life didn’t go as planned. You look at yourself and see the past relationships that didn’t work (no matter how great those guys were). Whether relationships or other aspects in life that went south, you can take over or hand over the wheel, take a detour or go another route. Map out those failures and transform them into road signs.

  1. Enter into a relationship with yourself and then you put a ring on it

Get to know yourself better. Love yourself right where you are, regardless of your size, color, hairstyle, etc. You can be your worst enemy but you can also be your best ally. Commit and be loyal to yourself if no one else will and especially when no one else will. Continue reading “7 Things I’d Say to the Younger Me About “The Person [I] Really Need to Marry””

What if the glass is half-empty?

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Since I read about the benefits of drinking a glass of water right after you get out of bed I made it a habit. This morning, looking at the glass of water I’m about to empty, I was reminded of these thoughts I read before… Continue reading “What if the glass is half-empty?”

LIFE’S BIG THREE: Questions I Wish I Answered Many Years Ago

Sometimes it’s just a clear road sign that says “This Way” and then you will have to decide which way to go – the good life with unbearable lightness or the best life with a significant weight?

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He does make beautiful things. You will see it in His time. Keep going.

“…the quality of our lives is determined in large part by the quality of our questions. What we ask leads us to truth and can then lead us toward objectives and goals that make up the significant aspects of our lives.”– Robert Dickie,The Most Important Questions Millennials Aren’t Asking 

If I may add three more questions I have learned from my mentors that will attempt to answer this big one – “What to do with my life?”

If this big one didn’t hit you yet, that is alright. Continue reading “LIFE’S BIG THREE: Questions I Wish I Answered Many Years Ago”