The Christmas season always makes me feel warm and giddy. There’s something about the decorations, the music, the gifts, and getting together with family and friends that make me feel like a little kid. My parents had a really nice tree, and our home would always be fully decorated. All the rooms would have some … More We Finally Got A Christmas Tree That’s Taller Than Me
It’s easy to be grateful when everything in life is going well – when you are getting ahead in your career, when you are in a loving relationship, when you continuously receive countless blessings. But it gets a lot harder to feel gratitude when you are going through some difficult times. It even seems counterintuitive. … More Gratitude When Times Are Tough
The Mister asked me what I wanted for my birthday. In the past, it probably would have been some new gadget, or jewelry, or maybe some new clothes. I thought about it for a couple of days… I wanted some new shoes, but I found nothing that I particularly loved. I definitely don’t need a … More What Do I Want For My Birthday?
It has been 2 years since my husband and I uprooted and started a brand new chapter of our lives in New Zealand. There are pros and cons of leaving the Philippines and living here, such as: … More 2 Years in New Zealand
We are currently living in a world where busyness is glorified, bad news is present everyday, people feel more disconnected, and social media triggers comparison and envy. No wonder a lot more people are lonelier today than before. However, with all this negativity around us, we can still choose to see the positive. We can … More Starting a Gratitude Journal
Mornings are my favorite time of the day. I love letting sunlight pour into our home. I am not one of those people who can wake up at 4am or 5am everyday. I tried it, and realized that my body can’t handle it long-term. But I do get up earlier than I should – before … More My 5 Simple Morning Habits
I am always trying to fill my calendar with as much productive stuff as possible – either for work, home chores, or other side projects. I do put it a fun activity in my calendar once in a while, but you know what I mean. We only have so many hours in a day and … More Everything Happens at the Perfect Time